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Feb 17, 2019
Preliminary
Mmmh...
"...based on an Otome video game for cells...". Got it.
So I put my finger on the "drop" button and I started watching the show witlh little to none expectations.

If any, I thought it wasn't impossible they managed to display some good OST, just as Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100 Nin no Ouji-sama did (-did I tell you before that moumoon's Afureru Hikari OP was liter than lite?-) deserving at least one episode of pain and boredom.

The show started (nice Opening; nothing to write home about) and I blinked once.
Then, I blinked twice.
And thrice.

With a lot of prudence, I risked a rapid peek under the Reverse read more
Oct 20, 2018
Preliminary
There must be some bug...

No matter how many keys I press, I'm totally unabled to display the "Options" menu and start the game.

All I get is a bunch of cinematical intros not particularly brilliant but heavily long; more than 20 minutes each one.

I guess it's a sorta fight tournament game or maybe an RPG... hard to tell.

I wonder why are they referring that much to the glorious 80s' "Fist of the North Star" (they even cutandpasted Ken's face over the 3D body of one of the characters you can choose to play with) when there's no similatiries between the game and that old anime nor read more
Sep 10, 2018
Preliminary
Are you expecting some detectivesque story, focused on fighting against crime or solving whodunnit stuff?

Well, I am sorry. Wrong door, here.

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes is nothing of this.

It' s a touristic anime intended to promote the Kyoto-fu Prefecture; Its monuments, history, popular traditions, streets and towns, hostelery, Tv programms and culture: the art, specially.

How we do that?

We imagine the most unprobable and unrealistic Pawn Stars guy, we name him Holmes for basically no reason (I got the joke with your surname, Kiyotaka... please, stop repeating it) and we couple him by "hazard" (ha!) with the most generic and plain tweenie girl we're abled to read more
Sep 9, 2018
Preliminary
Good OP.
What a song!

"Afureru Hikari" (Overflowing Light) by Moumoon goes straight to my Top-3 this season's OP (struggling at the podium with Tonegawa and Banana Fish ones).

They are a Pop duo (guitar player/other instruments man and vocalist/percussionist lady) highly influenced by international folk and Jazz with astonishing artistic skills (miss YUKA is a heck of a singer; powerful, elegant and with a lovely tesiture) and an undeniable good taste for composition.

The song sounds neat and polished, yet spontaneous... the word "delicious" is not too much to qualify this melody. Apparently fragile though solid in the inside.

If you are abled, try to listen the acoustic live read more
Sep 9, 2018
Preliminary
This season brought us a nice triplet of adult anime. Please, don't you take "adult" by sexual".

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa.
Banana Fish.
... and Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki.

Most of anime tell us what we want to listen.
These three ones don't give a fuq what we want or want not be told to us.
They tell us the truth.

'Course they make some compromises in order to scratch the greatest piece of that pie so-called "teen audience target" they can(comical exaggeration at Tonegawa, simplistic cool action in Banana and epic embellishment at Angolmois).
But they don't allow that to mingle with the main purpose of stories they are telling us.

I can imagine the read more
Jun 27, 2018
Season after season I end up following some serie for unknown reasons and I finally regret.

It's by no means a bad anime...
Not specially good, tho.

Plot (as most of Slice of Life animes) almost intangible, characters kindly unidimensional displaying super-nice but irrelevant dialogues and BSO so charming as forgetable.

Art and animation are regularly fine; comfortable to see but sorta plain.
Kudos to its realistic respect for body-head and face-eyes proportions... they look natural enough to be a relief over so many big-headed, body-stretched and gigantic-eyed figures we're bearing in other series ("Kawaii!", they say... "Physically discombobulated mutants!", I say).

It managed to hook me and I watched it, read more
Jun 25, 2018
My favorite underachieved jewel.

Forget about the plot. It doesn't matter. In fact, it's the only part of the show distintictively lame... who cares?
It's all about the people. How they relate each other, how they think, how they feel.
They are human.
Trust me; they're neither ink over a paper nor pixels into a screen.

Human.

Take all of the ecchi characthers' design cliche one after another:
¿Whimp main characther?
¿Uninhibited gal regularly getting naked for no reason making his nose to bleed?
¿Secretly in love bossy lady always accusing him of perversion?
¿Shy-hot chick, eternally rubbed?
¿Sexually obsessed Mc's friends pack?
¿Exhibitionist and ridiculous alphomega-senpai?
You name it, you get it. You saw them before read more
Dec 31, 2017
I wasn't intending to watch it... I didn't watch first season, so I just wanted to take a look at episode 1 of this 2nd, to see if it was worth go fot the 1st...

...and then, that "Fake Town, baby" OP got me from the throat and brains and now I'm here.
I saw the entire "& Beyond" season before even a glimpse of season 1 or mangas.

... so, my opinion is based almost entirely on Season 2 itself. I'm barely reachin' ep. 3 at Se01, by now.

And here it is:


Nightow is a genius.
Nightow is nuts.

I didn't think so in Trigun ( I haven't watched Gungrave) read more
Dec 16, 2017
Preliminary
Try to complete this sentence:

"Hoozuki no Reitetsu is an anime similar to..."
See?
I cannot.

This is a totally original, personal, unique and untransferable show. There are no antecedents and I hardly believe it will get heirs.

I'm neither always aware of its japanese folkloric references, nor I get all of the jokes.

Minor issues.

It' s a fascinating diorama displaying the myths and legends that shaped the whole japanese culture during millennia, presented with a border-genious mix of traditional art (based on ink art, mostly) and modern anime drawing style far more accurate than usual.

Tone is both didactical and burlesque, with a sense of humour maybe somehow dark but read more