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Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi 2 is basically continues where the first season left, if you've been keeping up with the manga. There are three main stories being told. One is that of former lovers, broken apart by a rather stupid misunderstanding, finding each other again after a couple of years. The other is of a thirty-year-old dude who likes good looking guys and ends up with one, but his self-esteem generally sucks because he /is/ thirty and his boyfriend is pretty much sex on legs. The last story is of two childhood friends, one ends up falling for the other and you know what happens next. ;)
Out of all the yaoi or shounen-ai series out there, the anime adapted from Nakamura's works still stand to be the best. They have enough emotion and depth to actually count as a love story and not just some fujoshi's wet dream. The first episode actually made me cry. Don't judge me. I totally feel for Ritsu/Masamune.
Gah, the weakest point of almost every anime--the art. But compared to other yaoi/shounen-ai series--I'd probably give Sekai-Ichi a 9.
I like last season's ED theme better but I'm pretty sure the new one will grow on me soon. The OP has the same atmosphere as the other season and those of Junjou Romantica. Jumpy. Happy. Lovey-Dovey. The BGM are wonderful, as always. Making me cry. *sniffles*
I don't know about you guys but I love all of the characters. Even Ritsu. Heck, especially Ritsu. I honestly don't understand why people hate him that much. If he isn't always so hesitant, then this series would've ended quickly.
And Masamune, but that's mostly because I've read manga. There's an extra chapter there about his and Ritsu's high school ~*affair*~; it's gives him more depth. Without it, he'd be pretty much like the other tops Nakamura writes.
Really. How can this be explained? Two boys making sweet, sweet love? Um. Yessss. But seriously though, that's not Sekai-Ichi's winning point. :) It really does have katons of sweet moments that make your stomach flutter. For that, it's very hard to jack off to.
Overall: 9/10 read more
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Since this is Persona 4 The Animation, it's understandable that they made everything like that of the game. No fault in that, really. It's about some Tokyo kid named Narukami Yu (Or Seta Souji. Or whatever you named the MC when you played) who transfers to the province because of his parents work. He stays there for a year with his uncle who is, if I remember correctly, is the chief of the police force. Conveniently, weird shit started happening as soon as he moves to the place. People who are being featured on Mayonaka TV are being kidnapped and being the MC, he has to save each and everyone of them with his band of buddies. That's basically it. There are twists in the end. Some pretty good emotional points every now and then.
I've always thought there was something weird with the lower portion of the characters faces being darker than their upper portion. It only bothered me a bit while playing the game because you weren't really constantly seeing the 2D animu versions of the characters. That aside, the backgrounds and everything else are really great.
I love how they used the original BGM but there are some moments where the BGM felt awkward due to excessive use. There's no issue with using BGM every single second in a video game, the characters don't speak all the time and you have to fill in the silence somehow. But that doesn't really work with anime.
It's not the same without interaction. The characters lost a bit of themselves in the anime.
I'm giving this a seven out of ten because, you know, I already know what's going to happen and that's not really fun when you're watching a murder-mystery. ): But if you're a new timer, I'm telling you it gets pretty tight near the end. ;)
Overall: 8/10 read more
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Story: The story is supposed to be one of HxH main points. It's this really fresh and happy and just plain enjoyable anime that would be a lovely watch after you've had a shit day. Well, the first parts, that is. In this reboot, I think they lost a bit of that. It lacks entirely of emotion and I was not moved by any of the supposed tear-jerking moments when with the 1999 ver., my heart was all fluttering and crap.
Art: Is it just me or did the art style get shittier? The animation is better but the illustrations---they feel so off.
Sound: The OP theme, I don't like. The ED theme, however, is very much my style. However, I don't really feel like it fits well with the animu. Maybe they're just trying to do what everyone else is doing but I miss the easy-going acoustic-rock-beat that the old initital OPs and EDs had.
Character: What is character development? There was one point in the story where Kurapica called Leoria by his name and I was like: "Were they even introduced to each other?!". Everything feels so rushed. The characters weren't used to their full potential. Gon is turning out to be an annoying Marty Stu.
Enjoyment: ...Pretty okay. I'm mostly enjoying it because it's the animu of my childhood and not that it was super awesome or anything.
Overall: 7. I expected more from you. ): read more