October 5th, 2013

Fleeing rabbit

New anime

More new anime watched:

Nagi no Asukara: People live in the sea (the weather report speaks about salt concentrations instead of rain), but other people live on land. The two group don't really mingle (there's a lot of prejudice between the two), but that changes when the school under water is closed and the pupils from there have to go to a school on land. Luckily, some people are able to look past the differences -- but not everyone is.
A really interesting twist on a true-and-tried plot, and I really wonder how it will work out. Looks lovely too. Hikari's a bit of a hot-headed dolt, though, which is not a good sign for a main character. We'll see if he grows out of it.

There was also the 'zeroth' episode of Kyousougiga, but that didn't make any sense to us. Let's try the first episode and see if it makes more sense then -- the visuals are quite lush, so it has that going for it.

And there is a new season of Infinite Stratos, but since we thought the original series was too stupid, we skipped that one.

Kill la Kill: Ryuuko transfers to Honnouji Academy, a school ruled with an iron fist by the student council president, Satsuki. She distributes special uniforms to her favourites, which gives them super-human abilities. Ryuuko has the half of a giant pair of scissors, the weapon her father's murderer used. She is looking for the other half, and Satsuki knows who has it. She can't best the uniforms, though -- until she gets a (very skimpy!) super-powered uniform herself!
If you like the ultra-flat style and quick cuts filled with over-the-top violence, then this is for you. We will give it a miss.