1 of 1 episodes seen
I liked the first four series as an enjoyable ecchi with good fights. Good, but not that amazing. I went to Shuugaku Toushi Keppuroku with the same expect, but i was really surprised. In fact, at the end of the 40min, I had this satisfying feeling that you get when you watch something really breathtaking.
The OAV is divided in two parts : two fights. I would rather say : Two fucking amazing big fights. They really takes part of my favourite.
While mixing ecchi and martial arts is sometimes boring for many anime watchers, this 'add' to Ikki tousen exactly show the opposite. If you watched the previous seasons, it's a must-to-watch. You can give it a try if you don't know Ikki Tousen I think, there is not so much spoil in it. read more
4 of 10 episodes seen
Story - 7
The story focused on 3 childs who received a power at birth, named 'gift'. They are sent to another world by Kurosagi (Black 'sexy' Rabbit) to help her with her community.
Since this world turn around a 'gift' competition, the show mix action, fantasy and supernatural.
The story in itself is good, it has some suspens, and is correctly developped.
Art - 9
Smooth and clean. Character design is one of my favourite, and backgrounds are nice.
Sound - 8
The opening is amazing, and the ending is funny. The sound don't seem bad during the show.
Character - 7
While Izayoi is your average cliché of overpowered-highschool boy, which I really like, the others don't really shine by themself, apart from Kurosagi who is quite funny and support what you can call a light fanservice.
Enjoyment - 9
It's really interesting to follow this show, since there is some mystery, specially about Izayoi's gift. I'm personaly following this show with impatience and interest, and surely until the end.
Overall - 8
It's really easy to give it an 8, since it's pratically the only supernatural and action show this winter, supernatural being my favourite genre.
If you're going to watch this show, you should have some things in mind. Firstly, there is some 'light' fanservice. It don't really disturb the show, but some are so haters of that, that it might be underlined. Then, it's a Light Novel adaptation, so, to keep the book being saled, it have some lacks in the story and character development. If you saw Sword Art Online, then you can deduce that it will have the same sorts of lacks, as a rushed story for example.
If you're into supernatural, over-powered children and a little of action and fan-service, you should give it a try. read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
I consider in the rest of the review, that you saw Bakemonogatari firstly.
As his prequel, Nisemonogatari follow the supernatural life of Koyomi, fighting every kind of ghosts and spirits. The story principally focuses on his two young sisters, known as the 'Fire Sisters' who want to bring the justice in which they believe. The new thing here, is that, after Oshino Meme's leaving, Koyomi will meet other antities' 'experts', who are radically different from Meme. The first one, named Kaiki, is an impostor only interested in making money on the backs of students, and the second one is a woman fighting against immortal demons.
The strong point of the story, as Bakemonogatari, is the supernatural part. People being possessed by spirits is not an over-used theme in anime's world, anyway this one developped it perfectly, with amazing plot.
While mixing comedy and fan service is something rather common for an anime, you'll never imagine that this can be done so well in this show. Some said that it ruined the series, but for me, it adds something that made me love the serie much more. Of course, you should know that ecchi scene are between Koyomi and his sisters, so it can disturb at first.
If you saw Bakemonogatari, you should of familiar with the graphism. It's the same under-developped but no less amazing art. This is such a dangerous thing to be so unique. I have to admit that the first time I saw Bakemonogatari, I thought about dropping the anime. Lucky me, I gave a chance to it. This is really well orchestrated.
Every characters remain to be the same. While Senjougahara and Hanekawa are relegated to supportings roles, Koyomi's sisters and, for the happiness of the viewer, Shinobu get main roles. I really think this is one of the huge lack of Bakemonogatari, but in Nisemonogatari, Shinobu 'the donut's lover' will help Koyomi to fight for his principles.
Interactions between them are, as in Bakemonogatari (if not more), often meaningless, and even sometimes it doesn't result something that can make the story to progress. But this is sooooo pleasurable. Once again, Nisemonogatari used a dangerous development, that can bore, so amazingly that it does just the opposite : it catch the viewer. This is a huge feat.
My enjoyment was at his best, from the beginning, to the end. For a supernatural, mystery and comedy lover I am, this show is the perfect masterpiece. The universe is unique, the art is incredibly sursprising and the characters are very endearing. I really think it can be called a masterpiece, since it mix so many unique things perfectly. read more
25 of 25 episodes seen
Sword Art Online is surely the anime which divides the most this year. But I think one thing brings people together in agreement, this anime had an amazing potential. Only by seeing the first two episodes you’ll see it. The plot is well introduced and really interesting. Having the consciousness trapped in a perfectly modeled virtual game, and with only one possibility to escape from that: finish the game, is quite captivating.
Then come the development of the story, when Sword Art Online definitively lost a part of the viewer. Why? To me, because some people didn’t expect what the producers wanted to describe in the show: the feelings. Love, fear of death, friendship, treason…. Yeah this show has a considerable part of describing feelings by scarificing some action scenes. And I don’t think everybody was disappointed by that. Anyway, if you’re going to watch this anime, have that in mind: you won’t watch a show full of action, fighting scenes and hard trainings.
Let’s talk about the action now, in one word: sloppy. Come on, fighting scenes against bosses, apart from episode 2, are like two minutes long, what’s that? We just begin to appreciate the fight and it finish hurriedly. The fight with the suspense the most appreciable exactly takes 1min15, and it has at least 20sec of thiking of the protagonist. This isn’t the strong part of the anime, you’ll understand it. As the fights, the story is a little rushed. Kirito sometimes up 10 levels between two episodes, it personally didn’t disappoint me, but I can understand that it can do, so it’s important to say it.
Fortunately, the romance catches up the anime in extremis, but not everyone agree with me I think, let’s develop for people that plan to watch it. Yeah it has 5 ‘loving’ story in the 25 episodes (even if for me 2 of them are more a male-girl friendship), but only one is reciprocal. And it isn’t a harem or something like. It seems to be a lot, but it really deserves the anime, and his purpose. Once again, it’s possible that you disagree with me, but I just share what I think.
So if we’re talking about relationship, let’s have a look at the characters. The protagonist, named Kirito in the game, is firstly a reclusive person, who prefer stand and play alone. What is really great is that we will see how, in facing challenges and risking his life, he will grow up in mind. Firstly thinking that he is overpowered and super-skilled, he will become disillusioned, and will see that he is nothing but somebody fighting for his life, like everybody in the game. The meeting with Asuna will really change him. Asuna is another main character, a girl that wants to escape the faster possible this world. Why she is well made? Surely because she make the dream of any MMO players come true. A girl playing a massive multiplayer game, beautiful, and really skilled.
I can’t really describe others characters since it will have more spoils than information. Moreover, some characters only appear in one episodes, but it once again deserve the anime, more precisely the setting here. We’re in a game, so it’s quite normal to meet somebody one day, and never see him again.
For the art & sound now, I’m not an expert, so I just will say that it was not that bad. It’s smooth, clear and detailed. The only thing I blame on the graphism is the character design, that could have been better, but it’s just my point of view. For the sounds, I really really enjoyed the fighting theme. It fits so well that it’s a shame to make all this work for only a 2 minutes fight. Openings and endings are really good, and even the lyrics are really well made for the anime, I mean it really represent what the show want to bring to the viewer.
In summary, Sword Art online is not as bad as a lot of reviewers say. It just follows its own path, surely different from what would be great to do for them. I’m aware that this show has a considerable number of lacks, but what you should ask to yourself is: Am I watching shows for all the work put in it, or just to spend a nice time? To me, the enjoyment is the more important thing to rate a show. Once again, don’t be outraged, it’s just my point of view.
1 of 2 episodes seen
10 of 12 episodes seen
Honestly, i firstly watched this for the beautiful artwork, and thinking there will be some fanservice, and now i'm following this for other reasons. Believe me, this is REALLY addictive.
Story - 7 (x1.5) : Girls fighting with tanks, what an original and strange idea right? What miss in it, is the development. Let me explain : in any sport anime you'll see that : a meeting of several people who, by building strong relationship, decide to participate in a tournament. Panzer is not sport, it's art. Maybe that explain the reason why they can fight in a town and even destroy houses with tanks fire haha. No seriously, if the development had been as original as the main idea, it would have been really great.
Art - 10 (x0.5) : The strong point in this anime. No details was forgotten, backgrounds are one of the most beautiful and detailed i've ever seen in anime. Tanks designs are great, and fighting with them in the snow was incredible for the eyes. I read that they used sophisticated software programs to synchronize the snowfall with the rest. Even without being connoisseurs, you will recognize the beauty of the artwork.
Sound - 9 (x0.5) : Nice sound adaptation. I like the sound during fighting scenes, which mixes the old side of the tanks with the suspens of the fight. I was really impressed by the Russian songs too.
Character - 6 (x1.5) : Not so developed. The main protagonist is your average cute & shy girl, with sides sometimes delirious, and is pratically the only one that the anime is developing. The second one that have caught my attention is Mako Reizei. His personality is really funny, but as i said, the anime is too much focused on the main character, even if you have some 'sides' stories with 2 or 3 others, like Hana Isuzu and her floral arrangements that causing troubles with her mother. But that's where they failed : If you want to develop a character, do it entirely. It would have been great to have a little more development on some secondary characters.
Enjoyment - 8 (x2) : I can not give below 8 with all the impatience I have between two episodes. This part is more personal, anyway I think anyone can really enjoy it like I am. Fights are well done, even if you can be sure of the final result of every fighting scenes (or maybe not for the final fight, wait & see). Suspens is not really intense, but still exist. You can have some laugh at some character's reaction too.
Overall - 7,5 : That fresh idea mixed to a beautiful artwork, sound, and some cute characters is really enjoyable. This anime is definitely not only for girls, even if it has this word in the title.
'Will you sacrify your team-mates to reach victory?'
'Are the traditions of family so important that you should consecrate all your life to it?'
These can be questions that this anime raise. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
As you now know, this anime is one of the most funny I've seen. But he got another goal sentimental: it reminds you of your school years, during which time we laugh, we take the shame, we have fun, we cry, we love ... That's the strongest point of this anime, that's why some people can have a crush on it. Let's begin :
Story : 8.
One word : Original, as we can expect now from Japanese scenarists. The idea of mixing reality and fiction into a disease is just extraordinary. The setting of school is in favor of that. So now the Comedy is in place, i would say strongly in place. Then begin the Romance, and despite what I thought at first, it was not bad at all. Anyway, I think this would have been better to continue into a pure Comedy.
Art : 8.
What can i say? Proper. This is not my favourite art but it was ok.
Sound : 9.
Oh god, the best ending ever ! I hear it all day long. Opening is great too.The juggling between the normal sound, and the sound when we enter a 'fight' is quite interessting.
Character : 10.
To make characters like the Dark Flame Master, Jao Shingan etc... you should have a nice imagination ! They are very endearing. When we see how having chuunibyou is a trouble, we necessarily understand the shame Yuuta feel. Rikka is nice too, she has nothing to do with what others think, she is natural at all. My favourite is Nibutani : how can we guess that the most beautiful girl in the class had written that she was a witch than 400 years on the internet? She's really funny.
Enjoyment : 10.
It's so funny to watch the embarassing situations that cause Rikka to Yuuta. As i said, this anime is one of the funniest com-rom i ever saw.
Overall : 9.
Chuunibyou is intended for people nostalgic for their school years, to those who are still there, and even those who will enter it. This is its strength. A lot of people will identify themself to the characters. To me, it's a must-to-watch. To dislike it, you should hate KyoAni, or your school days... read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
First of all, i want to say that i choose this anime for my first review because i really loved it, i guess it's easier to write first about anime you enjoyed. This show is a comedy ecchi really funny, so if you can't stand a little bit of boobs, this anime is not for you. Here is a little introduction :
Sai Akuto is a teen who dream to become a Priest, a man with high qualities. He decide to enter a Magic Highschool. On the road in the train, he swear friendship with another student : Hattori Junko. Arrived at school, he passes a medical examination with a special bird which can predict his future occupation. It predicts a future to the exact opposite of what he dreamed, he is destined to become the King Demons.
Story - 7
That's the worst part of the anime, the first episode made me remind of Harry Potter, It felt like 'deja vu', that's why i gave a 7.
Art - 8
Great art, nothing to say more, i really liked it, but i think it depends on people.
Sound - 8
Sounds was Ok, the opening is good, ending ok. During the show it's not a masterwork, but good enough to keep you watching.
Character - 10
Every character have his own personnality, unusual personality, that's what i like ! Sai Akuto attracts lots of troubles because of the fact that he is destined to become a king demon.
Enjoyment - 10
That's just the funniest anime that i saw in my life ! Full of misunderstandings, embarrasing situation and comics scenes.
To conclude, I recommend this anime that will give you a huge enjoyment and a lot of laughs. read more