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Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 11:33 am More new anime
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Some more first episode reviews:

Maoyuu Maoo Yuusha: The war between demons and humans has been going on for quite some time. The demons have conquered a city in the south to be used as a staging ground for their raids, but the humans have made some incursions in the demon world as well. One human hero manages to make his way all to the castle of the demon king. Which turns out to be a demon queen. She argues with the hero that the war is actually necessary to maintain the status quo -- but she is willing to turn the two worlds into chaos to forge a new future. He agrees...
Very interesting concept, and I'm very curious as to what they make of this. Slightly fanservicey, but nothing that detracts too much of the setting.

Senran Kagura: A prestigious school in Asakusa in Tokyo has a secret division where a bunch of girls are trained as ninja. And there seems to be a rival band of ninja on the prowl...
I guess the main requirement to make it as a ninja is to have an enormous chest... It was fun to spot the landmarks of Asakusa, but that was about the only good thing about this.

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman: Set in the Edo period, Roman is a 'helper' who takes on requests for all sorts of odd jobs. But not all is well: evil magistrates find evil ways for extortion of the honest working class. They turn to Phantom Thief Roman, who steals the wealth of the rich and returns it to the common people.
Wait, did we just watch Dr. Siebold featured as an assistant to a master thief!? The series is kinda childish, but in a fun way.

Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun: It's probably a sequel to something, because the first episode doesn't waste any time with things like introductions. There's a party of three holed up in a church somewhere, and the villagers are suspicious of them and what's going on there. With good reason: the main church is after the group, using spirits!
...right. What an incomprehensible mess.
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From:kees_s
Date:February 1st, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
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You should investigate a bit about the background of Maoyuu Maoo Yuusha, it's very interesting. It started life as a thread on the Japanese otaku BBS 2chan. Some unexpected developments are sure to happen in that story.
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From:fub
Date:February 2nd, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Interesting! But I don't want to spoil anything -- I'll watch it when it's complete and then read up on the history of the setting.
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