Hein (fub) wrote,
Hein
fub

  • Mood:

More new anime

The 'new' season isn't quite new anymore, and I still have some first episode reviews to write!

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai: Sasami is a hikikomori, who is spoiled rotten by her brother (who always carries his briefcase on his shoulder -- we never see his face). And when Sasami has a breakdown, some weird reality-alterning thing goes down, and it befalls on a trio of her friends to save the world from Sasami's antics.
I didn't fully understand what I had been watching when the closing credits rolled by. It's full of that snappy SHAFT look (which may be either positive or negative, depending on your preferences), and it's weird.

Yama no Susume: Two girls made a childhood promise to climb a mountain, and now they meet in class. However, one has now a fear of heights...
Five-minute episode, so not much happens. I didn't see the point of this one.

Vividred Operation: Akane's grandfather has invented a way to generate free energy. But then some sort of alien comes to attack the power plant! Luckily Akane's grandfather had prepared for this (even though no-one believed him). So Akane has to done a skintight suit and battle the alien!
It's like a spiritual successor of Strike Witches, except it has none of the charm or character and instead solely focusses on the loli crotches. It made me uncomfortable.

Chihayafuru 2: Straight continuation of the first Chihayafuru series. We enjoyed that one, let's see where this will take us.

Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo?: Three kids with special powers are transported to another world where they have to play 'games' to gain points to gain power. The problem is that they're quite bratty and strong/smart, so they easily outmanoever their hosts. And there are also more powerful guilds who would want to recruit them...
A rather MMO-like concept, and the main characters don't exactly evoke much sympathy... Still, it's not bad and might even be interesting.

Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional: Straight continuation of the previous Yumeiro Patissiere, except this time it's set in Japan, in the vilage of baked sweets!
We didn't watch the first series of this, and judging from this first episode, we were right not to. ;)

Kotoura-san: Haruka can read minds, which gets her into a lot of trouble: blabbing about your parents' indiscretions is a sure-fire way to break their marriage. And all the other kids stay away from her or call her 'monster' for her powers. So she simply transfers from school to school, never staying somewhere for too long. Until she meets Manabe, a guy who takes an interest in her and doesn't seem to mind that she can read his (perverted!) thoughts. It seems like Haruka has made her first-ever friend.
The beginning of the episode is really depressing, so when Manabe appears to like Haruka regardless of her powers, you're already rooting for them. The animation is pretty basic, though -- but it'll be interesting to see how their relationship will develop.

Line Offline Salaryman: Short episodes about Mr. Moon (with a moon-shaped head) who works at Line Corp. as a designer. His best colleague is a bear. In this first episode, he worries about his nosehair.
...right.

Senyuu: Short episodes about a hero who is travelling across some sort of JRPG-like world, with a cynical and very unhelpful follower. I thought it was funny, but it was too short to make any kind of impact.
Tags: anime, first episode review
Subscribe

  • Gundam

    My love for the mecha anime genre is well-documented on this blog and elsewhere. And of course, Gundam is the granddaddy of the genre, such a huge…

  • Kakiage

    I’ve been on a manga-reading spree these days. It all started out with Dungeon Meshi, which merges my interest in RPGs and dungeon delving…

  • Anime movie introduction

    Two weeks back, a colleague wore a shirt with a text that also included ‘NEO-TOKYO’. I asked him if this was a reference to Akira, and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments