Disregard everything when watching this short anime. Don't think of how bad the art may be, how bad the voice acting is, and things of that nature that are not needed for its enjoyment. The anime has a purpose, and even in the low quality of its production, that purpose is achieved.
So, what is said purpose? To send a message of happiness. It's just that simple: Be happy and everyone around you will be happy, eventually forming a never-ending cycle of happiness.
I would love to give my opinion on how well that message was delivered through the story, how well they used different contrast situations to emphasize the need to be gay, and how they also managed to include some minor teachings that your subconscious will at least detect, but believe me when I tell you is better for you to experience the whole thing on your own, without as much as minor spoilers.
I doubt this anime will pique anyone's interest, so make an effort and give it a try. It will be worth it. read more
1 of 1 episodes seen
Most music videos tend to lack in the story department, and this is no different. All the introduction let us know is that they are going to the beach and that the song is summer-related—information provided in the name of the song. Since this is, after all, a music video, lack of story can hardly be called a flaw.
The art is a mix of CGI animation (for the dancing parts) and regular low-frames-per-second animation (everything else). The CGI animation was motion-captured, and as such, you can't really mess it up. As for the regular-styled animation, it was no different than what you would see in any weekly mediocre anime series. The backgrounds, however, were above average in some occasions, and I would even go as far as saying they were the best art-related part of the whole video.
Now comes the most important part of the video: the music. I'm no fan of this kind of music, but if I were, I wouldn't be amazed by this song. Yes, it's a bit catchy and with plenty of Engrish, but in my opinion, this should have been much, much better. The song is as average as it gets. Now, if you tell me this is a song aimed at children, I would probably think better of it, but this kind of thing is not aimed at children at all, but at an older male demographic; therefore, this is a fatal flaw.
It's an idol music video, so the characters are more of what you expect. Tons of teens in little clothing dancing and being happy. They all are basically the same character personality-wise, aside from a few mannerism some of them posses.
Even after all the bashing, my conclusion is that you will probably like the video. You will enjoy it and love, you will sing and dance to it. Keep in my mind that this conclusion is not directed at every single anime watcher, but those who will not enjoy this are very few and far between.
Bottom line: Give it a try, and since there are subs for it, even better.
14 of ? chapters read
One thing we all know about Dragon Ball is that everything takes forever—for better or worse. Wouldn't it be nice if were to be shorter, more to the point, and in color? Well, that is what Dragon Ball SD is all about. I should point out, however, that it is not as good as it sounds: It is aimed at children (more so than the original), with heavy use of the super deformed art style, and a really, really condensed storyline.
Even with its fast-paced, light story, I would still recommend all Dragon Ball fans to read this; it is, after all, a breath of fresh air for the Dragon Ball franchise.
But, if you are not that familiar with Dragon Ball, I am sure there are better things to read, because to you, this is nothing more than a ''quick'' introduction.
2 of 2 episodes seen
What's the main purpose of a hentai anime? What's their raison d'être? To make the viewer excited, is what most of us think. Now, there's more than one way to make a person reach ecstasy, and I like this anime's approach best: Indirect.
Think of any hentai anime. What's it about? Human A and Human B do the breeding exercise. Well, not here; at least not without some excessive ''foreplay,'' if you will.
And that's what this whole thing is about, so far. It's not about the intercourse, it's about making the experience real and natural for the viewer, where intercourse has a reason—as unlikely as it is here—and it doesn't just happen.
Bottom line: This is not a cookie-cutter hentai. For example, episode 01 can be considered ecchi at best, although there are some hentai elements present in episode 02, however scarce. That's not to say, though, this isn't a good anime, because it is pretty good.
This hentai is among one of my favorites, but I'm afraid I can't recommend it to everyone, because I'm all about story. So, if you are like me in that regard, have at it! read more
3 of ? episodes seen
Let's begin by saying that this anime is nothing like its predecessor: It's worse in every aspect—from the point of view of someone way over 10. The show is aimed at little kids with no real knowledge of Saint Seiya.
You may have realized how the trend is to make anime more simple and cute so more people may be attracted. Well, Saint Seiya Omega its exactly that. Saint Seiya Omega is to Saint Seiya as Dragon Ball Evolution (movie) is to Dragon Ball.
The art is as simple as it gets. You'll notice right away how the designs of the armor have changed: From looking like heavy and sturdy to... shiny clothing. They don't give you that feeling of protection.
The OP is a slow-paced version of the original OP in Saint Seiya. I like the original OP so I kind of like this OP too, but it's by no means better.
The worst part is clearly the approach taken in the story. Check this out: There's an actual school—which all the buildings and stuff—where you go to train to become a ''Saint of Athena''—you graduate and become one, I painfully assume.
Also, remember how all the Clothes used to be in those majestic Pandora's Boxes? Well, they are stored now in little diamonds. Way to go.
In conclusion, is not a bad anime on its own; however, it certainly is not something people who already know and like Saint Seiya will enjoy. So, if you don't know Saint Seiya or you really like the new generation of anime, you may want to give this one a go. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
There is one particular genre that some people really love and some really hate: High School slice-of-life comedies. I, personally, can tolerate them, but twenty minutes is usually too long so I tend to get bored at times. Luckily, for me and those who think twenty minutes is too long for this kind of anime, exist Morita-san wa Mukuchi. A very simple High School slice-of-life comedy; It goes straight to the funny part and the episodes end with a punch-line. Simple as that.
The art is pretty good for a short, though nothing special if you compare it to any current non-shounen twenty minute-long anime.
As far a sound goes, I find the OP really annoying, but the seiyuus are good enough. Again, pretty simple anime, not much work in the voice department needed. Funny thing that the main character is virtually mute.
I only need one word to describe the characters. Generic. Good thing nobody was expecting anything different. Oh yeah! Did I mention the main character is virtually mute? Now the cast is has someone who is not THAT generic!
All things said, I enjoy this anime. It's funny enough and it's only three minutes long. Go watch it, you'll probably enjoy it. read more
1 of 1 episodes seen
Directed by the acclaimed Kouji Morimoto of the, again, acclaimed Studio 4°C. It is about a humanoid rabbit just enjoying the music and jumping rope in different locations.
It's not as simple as that, though. While the movemets of the bunny-person are limited, each one is in perfect harmony with the background and the music; which, by the way, is the first time ever I see something like this.
I can't talk about backgrounds without the special effects embedded in them. The backgrounds are fairly simple, but they are complemented perfectly by the special effects. Thanks to said special effects, the backgrounds stop being 'simple backgrounds' and become a character accompanying the person-rabbit.
I have to say I don't usually enjoy Japanese music, specially this kind of slow electro-pop, but it appears that if you can make a video which is able to transmit the feeling of the song, anyone can enjoy any kind of music.
This is a great video, and I encourage everyone to watch it, even if you don't think you'll like the song. It will be worth it.