Hein (fub) wrote,

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Deadman Wonderland: On the ruins of Tokyo, there stands a privatised prison, which doubles as an amusement park: Deadman Wonderland. The inmates perform death-defying stunts to earn 'points' that keep them alive. And poor Ganta gets set up for murdering his whole class (him being the only survivor of some sort of 'red monster') by a helpful lawyer (who also happens to work for Deadman Wonderland, how convenient!) And so Ganta gets trucked off to that weird place where he must see to survive by playing according to the rules of the prison.
Looks nice enough, seems action-packed. And there's obviously more at stake than just simply some violent action anime.

Astarotte no Omocha: Astarotte is the princess of a fairytale land -- and like her mother the queen she is a succubus. When puberty hits, succubi have to, ehm, 'extract seed' from their male harem as nourishment. Astarotte finds the idea repulsive, and resists her advisor's call to start building her harem. However, if she'd find a human, she'd make him her first slave -- so her henchmen set to work activating the portal in Yggdrasil to get to the human world! Poor Naoya gets pulled to the fairy world, and he has to put up with all this...
OK, so it's perverted. But it's drawn well, it's amusing and the females are in control for once. Might be amusing.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: Makoto starts to live with his aunt. She turns out to have a daughter (that she completely ignores) who spends her days lounging around the house -- wrapped in a futon. She says she's an alien, but Makoto finds it hard to deal with the relationship between the two women and with the general weirdness of it all. But when he starts to go along with his cousin's talk, she opens up to him a bit.
It gave me a FLCL-vibe, and that's not bad at all.

Steins;Gate: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean satellite's won't crash into the building wherein you have just witnessed a murder. Yes, it is that weird -- and the main character isn't even sympathetic. Could have been interesting, but everyone's dropped this already.

Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san: Rinko works as an assistant to a detective. One day he lets her in on his secret: he has a contract with the demon Azazel, who fixes his cases for him. But then the detective is forced to revoke his contract -- but he signs it over to Rinko, who now has to do the summons. The weirdness doesn't seem to affect her much, though. Rather crude jokes, too.

Moshi Koko Yakyu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management o Yondara: Minami becomes the manager of the highschool baseball team after promising her friend Yuki (who is in hospital) that she'll take them to the nationals. Of course, that's easier said than done, and when looking for a book to help her get a handle on things, she gets her hands on Peter Drucker's "Management". It's not excactly what she was after, but she applies the techniques in the book to the team anyway...
The disconnect is kind of funny -- and you might even learn something about management!

Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: One big city filled with various characters (most of whom don't seem to particularly like each other), with no plot in sight. And it has an unhealthy fascination with underwear too.

Time Paladin Sakura: Recycling character designs from the Da Capo series, Sakura is a time cop. He primary prey is Time Thief Shirakawa, who always manages to get away just in time! That he has the same family name as the student council president (and that he has the same flunkies) doesn't occur to anyone. And then the Time Paladin headquarters is attacked by a time vampire!
I find it hard to imagine who was the target audience for this. It's certainly not us!
Tags: anime, first episode review

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