If you don't like the idea of the anime's premise, stripping the opponents to defeat them, then yeah, don't watch it. But please try not to leave a low rating if you simply don't like THE PREMISE. Anime with fanservice as the plot or central theme can have great potential too, just look at, say, Kill la Kill.
Anyway, I'm at 3 episodes in, and it's been pretty great so far. I really like the art; I find the four main characters' designs appealing to look at.
The plot is well explained and is not very convoluted to understand, unlike other anime where there's just so much
to take in and it would be hard to understand without looking at the source material. There's also an explanation for their way of battling and it's not just simply "make them naked".
I love the music. The music was great and some of the songs were really catchy.
The comedy is great and the interactions between the characters are fun. It's hard to dislike any of the main characters. they're really entertaining and not cringey or generic like other anime.
The fanservice, well, I'd say this anime is bordering on to the good fanservice. Bad fanservice is just fanservice for the sake of fanservice, where the anime would probably be better off without it. Good fanservice improves the anime and flows with the story more; in this anime's case, fanservice for the sake of comedy and action. They pulled it off well and it's not as tacked on and annoying as, say, Shokugeki no Souma.
I might have already said too much even though there's only been 3 episodes so far, but I can say I have enjoyed watching this anime. It's really entertaining and interesting and pulled off the fanservice well.
I have never believed in writing a review for a series that only has a few episodes out. (4 to be exact at the time I am writing this) . I also believe in giving an anime a serious chance of establishing itself.
But this is edging quite close to the worse anime I think I have ever watched so I felt like I needed to warn the anime world of this monstrosity before they suffer the serious pain of watching it.
First and foremost I never played the games, I have friends that have who have told me that no characters correlate over the games as
of episode 4. I have read this was made to celebrate the studios 25th anniversary? Hard to believe the same studio produced Welcome to the N.H.K and Afro Samurai.
If this anime was made to sell the games when the developers gave it to the studio then boy oh boy there sales must be going through the roof. If the roof was the floor and the floor was the Mariana Trench.
I thought about splitting up my review into sections as you normally do when writing reviews for anime but alas, that means effort and its clear with the story, characters and art of this show the studio put absolutely no effort into this whatsoever, so why should I?
The story is incredibly dull, the characters are so bland I reckon placing a plastic cone in the place of them would work just as well. Would just have to replace the fan service shots with shots of something else. Not much lost.
The art style seems like they spent the budget on 3 or so characters then got bored and just didn't care about the rest and probably thought yeah that looks great! The opening itself is not bad i guess and neither is the ending, practically the only good thing I can say about it.
Enjoyment? Oh boy oh boy. MAL gives you the option of rating sections 1 to 10 and everything is rated 1 except for enjoyment which is rated a 5? Why would I enjoy something so bad? Simple really I wasn't suffering through the pain alone, watching it with a group of people. If you plan to check this out, make sure to have a buddy with you so that the pain is a little more bearable as you can mock it together.
TL;DR ? It's really bad and you are probably best staring at a blank wall for a while instead of watching. That's more productive.
Now its time for a lie down for myself as I lost brain cells watching this.
This is going to be my first Review for an anime, i know this is a weird anime for me to start reviewing for the first time, but why not.
everything on this Review is gonna be my opinion, REMEMBER, MY OPINION.
(Keep in mind that i haven't play the game yet and i've watched 5 EP when i was writing this)
The story take places in Akihabara where in Akiba, there is these bad guys that called "the bugged one" that try to take over Akihabara, the bugged one are stronger than a normal human being, and the only way to defeat them is to
strip them Naked, that way the bugged one will be cured and become a normal human being, together with Arisa,Niwaka,Matome, and Tamotsu, join them on their story to stop many different kinds The Bugged One from all over Akiba.
(its stupid i know, but trust me, there's more to it)
We all know that there is many kind of artstyle in anime, for example where the guy was Tall like a normal human being or the guys was drawn like they can turn their body around for like 0,1 sec, Akiba's Trip The Animation was the second one, and guess what, it really fit the whole Cheeky Atmosphere that Akiba's trip had (if that make sense), Gonzo done a pretty good job that's for sure.
The sound was pretty straight forward, the OP of the song are decent, and the voice acting are pretty fantastic especially Ahokainen Arisa, can't remember anything from the background music tho.
there's 4 MC here and each of them are very unique (kind of, well not really) im just gonna talk about the Male MC a little bit, which is Denkigai Tamotsu, he's not your typical MC, he had a very relatable personalty, you know, he's not that typical MC where "im gonna help you cause im a good guy".
Personally i really enjoyed the show, each episode gave me a few laugh here and there, they know how to pull off a good comedy for sure.
If you're trying to find a serious anime with some overwhelming plot and you don't like ecchi stuff, this is not for you .
If you're trying to find a good comedy anime with not so serious plot, and doesn't really bothered by the fan service, this is for you.
[This is my first review, so if you see grammar mistakes or typos, please bear with me]
Akiba's Trip is an anime based of a game about stripping. I don't know about the game tho, but the anime is good enough to make me kept watching 'til the end. It's a bit early for me to review this (since there's only 4 episodes out at the time I'm writing this) but since another users have reviewed this, yea.
Very dumb. In Akiba, there's something called Bugged Ones who possess people living around there to make them evil. To make them back to their "previous" side, the
main heroes Tamotsu (not Mokkun from Boku no Pico, lol) and the red-haired girl should undress them. Then Tamotsu got interested for something like idols (ep 3) and radios (ep 4). He even managed to buy everything related to it, with a really high price. Because of his interest, he got to met some Bugged Ones. (like in the pool of ep 3)
Pretty dumb, right? Since almost every Bugged Ones are girl, you know what's going to happen.
I really liked the colors and the character design. The animation is ok, it goes well with the budget.
The OP, ED, and the OST were forgettable. I can't even remember a single bit of the OP. The voice acting is nice tho.
Forgettable cast. I only remember Tamotsu because his name sounds like Mokkun from BnP, the rest were forgettable. There is a fanservice generator (the yellow-haired girl), Tamotsu's sister, and a red-haired girl who managed to kiss Tamotsu. Also, a professor with a really long name. After writing that, I realized that's a pretty generic cast.
Because I don't mind the ecchi part, I really enjoyed this. For those who hate ecchi, you wouldn't enjoyed this to it's maximum.
Pass if you hate fanservice/ecchi, watch if you dont care and need your daily dose of another ecchi comedy.
Akiba's Trip The Animation rekindles a love for Saturday morning cartoons that I'd forgotten I had. One of the last things I expected when going in to the series was a gang of crusaders defending an otherwise helpless city with the help of supernatural abilities and a quirky scientist. Villains are established and defeated on an episode-to-episode basis and, although it's a format that has the potential to run dry, Akiba's Trip read the blueprints well and constructed a very entertaining experience.
It's true that The Animation differs wildly from the game that it's based off of, but in no way should this be objectively held
against the anime. Taking Akiba's Trip and transforming the primary concept into something else entirely should be praised, given how well this task was accomplished by studio Gonzo. The expressive animation shines colorfully throughout the series and translates each character's personality beautifully, especially in the exuberant fight sequences that staple each episode together. The comedy that ties each character interaction and plot development is never flat or dull and, again, I find myself praising Gonzo for their exceptional grasp on the writers' intentions. The fanservice is an integral part of the story, and yet it never feels distracting from the other elements that each episode explores. You'll find yourself engrossed enough in the various situations that Tamotsu and friends stumble into that the disrobing only feels natural and, often times, comical.
It's difficult to give The Animation anything higher than an 8 when the story itself is inherently restrictive on how far the writers can push their creativity. Our main cast never leaves the city of Akihabara, there is very little focus on any consistent over-arcing antagony (other than the Bugged Ones in general), and room for character development is slim at best. However, the show works very well in the space it has created for itself. I've had an enjoyable trip across the 7 episodes I've seen so far and I would highly recommend Akiba's Trip to anyone who earnestly enjoys anime like Sailor Moon that progress themselves on an episodic basis. Kill La Kill fans should also appreciate the balance Akiba's Trip offers in its fanservice, sakuga, and comedy.
One is that the art style stood out to me. I liked the colors even just on the picture representing the anime. Actually I think the art is the best thing about this anime.
The second is that the premise seemed light and funny despite its ecchi-ness. I don't respect fanservice... and naturally the less of it an anime has, the more I respect that anime. Despite that, it doesn't turn me off to a show. I tolerate it and even sometimes enjoy it... like we all do. (There's two kinds of
people who watch anime: people who occasionally enjoy fanservice and liars). [That's a half joke. Don't get all triggered on me].
This anime did something to me that I hate: A tonal shift immediately after the first episode.
I went into this anime with pretty much 0 expectations, thinking it to be a simple, silly, goofy anime that I could stop watching when I picked my next 'good' anime to watch. The first episode however, despite the comedy, was fairly dark. Combat was well animated (I think. Sometimes less is more if you ask me.) And there was more blood than I expected. Also more intimacy than I expected with, actually, a fairly decent meeting of lips as far as anime goes. Even the fanservice had some plot significance. It all came together and made me interested to see where the story went.
And then they did nothing with it. The story has not progressed in 8 episodes, and after teasing me with the tone of the first episode, it immediately became the silly goofy worthless kind of anime that I had expected it to be, each episode becoming harder to get through. And yes, I binged the 8 episodes (out at the time of this review) in 2 nights, hoping that the tone of the first episode was foreshadowing a darker second half. Now, seeing as I can't seem to find an intended episode count anywhere I suppose it could be longer... but my guess is that they're going for a 10-12 episode anime, which we are quite passed the halfway point of. That makes me sad.
I did know, however, that my hope for a dark twist was probably in vain. As much as the first episode had good interesting 'darker' moments, there was a lot of silliness there too. I probably would have enjoyed the what I've seen a little better if I hadn't raised my expectations. Emphasis on 'probably.'
Bottom line is, this anime isn't that good, and it's not meant to be, and they knew it wasn't meant to be when they made it, and a part of me respects that, but not enough to give it a good rating.
Let me begin by saying this, I haven't read the Manga or played the Game Series "YET" .So this review is totally a newbie's POV on Akiba's Trip.
The Anime takes place in Akihabara a Shopping District in Japan. Where these Weird Monsters(Bugged Ones) Possess your body and feed on the energy, simultaneously bringing out your evil side. The Only way to Get Rid of them, well the title is pretty much Self explanatory "A k i b a s t r i p" .Its pretty much right there YOU HAVE TO FREAKING STRIP THEM *Whoosh*.
Right off the start, the thing is dynamic. The MC is
just an another crazy Otaku searching for interesting stuffs around him and somehow finds himself dragged into this Strip-Fest along with his sister and two crazy mysterious Chic's. Half way through i was about to DROP this one but somehow I found myself hooked onto this one,the whole thing is fast paced and pretty lame if you ask me but that’s the beauty of this show.
So is it worth watching!? well it depends, if you are free and totally slacking off go give it a try,im sure some of you guys might find it entertaining as I did.
So why i like that serie?
Because is so classic for me, the story isn´t good and the art and the character are the similiar stereotypes that have other animes.
The true is really enjoyable, and the classic ecchi, and don´t have more or any thing that make that anime good. Only the enjoyment.
It´s a classic and a very common but i live it, and i can see that one time per week, serve as relax.
This took about a boy (otaku) that obtein a power that can beat "the bugged one" into akiba, and the lony way to beat them is undress!!
It´s really similar to the game,
bot different character
Tamutsu is an lively otaku, how meet Matome who is a "bugged one" but don´t like to obtein power to take Akiba.
Them the loli sister, and Arisa who is very intelligent and strong.
Have an OP that was very sticky, and a lot of ED, but i didn´t pay attention on that.. (T_T)
It´s simple and don´t have so many deform...
Good that has been all, see you!
(Sorry for my english)
Most likely the ecchi anime of the season. If stripping girls as a plot doesn't tell you what it is about, then I'm not really sure what else to describe this anime. I mean, it is literally in the title itself. It is adapted from videogames of the same title, but with different characters and its own standalone story. Surprisingly enough, the animation in the first episode is really smooth. BUT, all the episodes after that had a rather horrendous quality issues; so bad that I feel like poking my eyeballs with forks. The story is really bad too, to the point that I wonder
why I still a haven't dropped this show already. I'll try to endure watching it for now, maybe because I am curious to see how bad it goes from here.
Hey there, this is my first review and I would like to do it to express myself and let people know if this is the kind of anime that you would like to watch.
First, Akiba's Trip The Animation is not related to the game's story, this means that you will not see the main characters of the game and their development along with the story of it but a whole new cast and a new story instead.
The reason why this anime caught my attention was because of the name of the game, but I was slighty disappointed when I saw that it wasn't related to
it, although I changed my mind after the first episodes and a very specific one (avoiding to spoil) that made me hook up with the anime.
So lets begin.
Story: As mentioned before, don't expect the game's development here but hey, don't let appearances fool you, this doesn't mean that it will automatically become bad or mediocre, the approach of this one is actually more of a parodic style and.. I like it, I'm having fun with it laughing a lot with certain episodes and enjoying the rest of them.
Each episode is pretty much independent, they have their own setup that doesn't follow a straight line with the plot, kinda like a cartoon so if you're a viewer that doesn't like these stuff and want instead something else with a story development I don't suggest this to you, but if you don't mind that or you're interested in it, you'll have some fun times out there!
The story isn't solid, but the anime can talk by itself with its episodes.
Art: I like the art, but I think it's just something fine. There are some aspects of it that I like that are unique used in a comedic way and the character design is good-looking.
Sound: Nothing much to say here. I like the opening and the seiyuus are good, the sound effects aren't surprising but they're fine, no complaints here.
Character: I personally find the characters here pretty appealing and have their own personalities well-built. You won't find them flat, generic or lacking something.
Enjoyment: This is the strongest point of the anime in my opinion, because
what it really matters is how you interpret something, even if it's not the greatest thing in the world, you can make it better in your own way. You can enjoy this anime even if it doesn't have the best story or anything similar as long as it is done well.
I have been enjoying this anime with each episode.
Overall: It's a good anime, not the best one out there but I feel that it's pretty unique and it defends well by itself, you'll have fun with the characters and the things they do during the episodes, each episode having a different mini-plot, and plenty of other things.
This will be my first review, I believe. Normally I wouldn't bother for a series like this, however I felt it was important to try and point out some of the major issues that many people simply haven't addressed in reviews thus far.
First of all, I have seen two major 'sides' when it comes to debate on this series. There is the side that argues that it fails on account of being an Akiba's Trip anime without referring back to the games from which it gets its lineage. Secondly, there's the camp that argues that the anime fails as a series in a traditional sense,
through fault of its characters, overall story and other such things. I'm of the belief that both camps are completely incorrect.
As far as I'm concerned, Akiba's Trip is not a traditional anime, nor is it relying on the success of the game franchise it hails from. In fact, I believe that it succeeds for the same reason that the game it hails from succeeded in the first place. This anime is a celebration of otaku culture and Akiba itself. As a result, it casts aside expected conventions of a solid story structure, engaging characters and even its own plot to simply deliver on its purpose of celebrating the electric town of Akihabara.
How have I gathered this? Well, firstly I'd point to the story structure. While the first episodes do indeed set up a narrative, a villain and a purported structure, the rest of the series proves that it has no intention on following through with this as would be expected. Instead, each episode is almost entirely self-contained, focusing on a specific aspect of otaku culture and Akihabara life in general. One episode it may be idols, another it's military otaku, yet another it's radio otaku. The focus is not on the characters or the story in these moments. It's to serve as a grand celebration of the reality it's taking inspiration from.
I have been to Akihabara several times and I should emphasize that the enjoyment of this series is magnified many times when you have first-hand experience. Many, if not all of the buildings seen are real buildings. The occurrences within the 'plot' are exaggerations of daily life within those buildings and on those streets. In this regard, I'd almost say that this series wasn't even made for a wider audience. Many of the references and much of the humor seems to be directed specifically at people who frequent Akiba or are at least major otaku themselves.
The humor is irreverent. Of course it is, why wouldn't it be? The story is already extremely silly on its most basic foundation, so it only seems natural that the actual gags would be even sillier. The humor is built very solidly on in-jokes that only those within the wider otaku community would be able to appreciate. This furthers my assertion that this series was never intended for a wide audience.
The art is admittedly rather sub-par. Sometimes improved on by impressive character design and facial expressions, however the solid colour schemes, lack of movement and backgrounds that at times are indisputably just augmented photographs are hard to simply let-slide each and every time. I do however feel that certain elements of this are worth dismissing. As I have stated before, I feel this anime was never created with the intention of reaching a wide audience. I suspect that the budget was very low from the outset and that talented staff members from the studio were likely relegated to different shows. As it stands however, the art and animation is certainly nothing special and at times can be a let-down.
An aspect in stark contrast is the sound design. The voice actors perform a serviceable job, with some notable exceptions being quite striking and impressive to boot. However the key is the music. Both background music which is at times directly lifted from the games to provide a cheerful and effective mood, as well as the variety of songs used at the end of each episode which I would suspect are likely a method of improving a lackluster budget. In any case, all failures are forgiven in the face of the monotone idol from the idol episode.
The characters are a mixed bag indeed. The protagonist himself is frankly a delight as a result of how blatant he is in his lack of interest for just about every event of the story. Many episodes occur largely as a result of him indulging in his otaku desires and having them taken to a cartoonish extent. In the context of this show, I find it appropriate. It touches on the mindset of particular otaku communities rather well and at times, it feels as though he himself is a representation of Akihabara. The supporting cast are far more mixed, with segway-loli being hilarious in her very few scenes and miss Moi Moi being a constant barrel of fun with constant costume changes and contrived backstories. The only elements where this feels somewhat hurt is in the other two female leads, who often seem to take too much of a back-seat and lack personality themselves.
Overall, I found this an extremely enjoyable series, especially in the context of what I believe it was trying to achieve. It's not a perfect series. Certainly not. If rated against other shows to try and live up to their standards, it would fall flat on many fronts. However if other shows attempted to live up to its specific standards, I can see it quite easily blowing many of them out of the water.
Not the best series of this season by a long-shot. However in terms of raw enjoyment and appreciation for what it attempted to set out to achieve, I feel it would be doing the series a disservice to rate it below an 8. In its own particular playing field, I feel it knocked it out of the park. Here's hoping the last few episodes don't make me eat my words.
This isn't an anime good to see if you are looking for a good story that change every episode with plot twist or something like this. This is an anime to see if you want to laugh and spend time. The question is... You can't take this anime seriously if you want to enjoy it.
I am liking this anime so much because the main character and the blonde one. Tamotsu don't act like an usual ordinary main character of an ecchi anime.
And... I think this is it. Sorry for the bad english if I made some mistakes in spelling, and enjoy the anime :)
I can't watch past episode 6. Art is great, music is... okay, forgettable, but not bothersome. But the rest, oh, sis. Characters, they just aren't actual characters, just the same old cliches, so there isn't much to say about them, unless you want to talk about cliches and ecchi anime in general, which is an interesting topic, now that I think about it. Enjoyment, this is supposed to be a comedy anime, and you know what gags and jokes they are going to make before they even start moving, so... just focus on the art and the seiyuus, which are, by the way, really
There's just no originality, nothing fun about it. But, if you just want to watch boobs moving around a male otaku that you can think it's you, watch it, please. I mean, it's the same as all the previous ones, but at least it has a really good animation, so.
Akiba's Trip is a video game, that I'm aware of, but I've never played it. I considered to get and try it out before watching this anime, but I figured out, based on available anime info, that that would not be necessary.
I've seen a lot of complaints about the tasteless ecchi, but after a few episodes, I failed to notice that, heck, there is barely any ecchi here (there are naked women, stupid outfits, etc. but if you look deeper, you can see my point), and even where there is naked skin on screen, the studio failed to draw it as even remotely appealing...
you could say that people that worked on the animation, really have no taste.
This is more or less comedy oriented anime. There is an overarching action/supernatural plot, but they never really expanded on it too much and it quickly turned to episodic anime that mostly cares about its gags. And given the priority to comedy above everything else, they rarely went beyond the most average jokes you could write. The same applies to the slapstick, it works only now and then. So it at least could squeeze some chuckles out of me. But what totally put me off from watching it more are the characters. I have nothing against two MCs, I like the design and sometimes even the quirky personalities. However, I almost fully despise most of the side characters and villains. There is annoying foreign sidekick who only serves for same stupid ecchi moments and it has something wrong with her face, ugly and unlikable enemy designs, random side characters that have so-called stylized designs, which still doesn't make them any good.
And yet, there is a character so bad, that I was ashamed each time she was on screen. It was that stupid doctor. Everything, even the stupid name, is wrong with her. She has one of the most god awful designs I've ever seen in anime, with horrible color combinations, with cliche personality and even bad back story. And you can bundle the other doctor friend/villain with her, just as bad. God, I hate them both so much.
So yeah, despite all that is wrong with it, it still made me watch a little more and I had on and off fun on few these episodes. In other words, not a complete trash, it even manages to be perfectly average sometimes.