Hein (fub) wrote,

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Old anime

Remember the spring season? The one that's been over for three weeks now? Yeah, I still have some first episodes to review of that one...

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san: While fishing, a boy catches... Muromi, a mermaid. She's a bit of a ditz, and a total gyaru with her "shellphone". It's a comedy, but it was a bit too bland for our tastes.

Suisei no Gargantia: There's a space-war going on between the humans and some kind of insectoid race. The humans have mecha and some kind of new super-weapon, in an attempt to turn the tide of the war. It doesn't go off as planned, and the humans have to beat a hasty retreat. One mecha pilot gets warped side-ways and finds himself on a planet with humans who speak a language he doesn't know -- and there's breathable air!
Interesting clash of high-tech weaponry and what looks like a tribe of scroungers. And it's well-made as well!

Yuyushiki: Three girls in highschool go about their largely uneventful business, until a teacher puts them in a room with a computer and a whiteboard, and tells them they are now the school's Data Processing Club. Immediately, they start thinking of what they want to know and what they can do.
It's like K-On, except with Google instead of guitars. I'm really curious what they will do with the tools given to them!

Arata Kangatari: Arata re-meets his bully from middle school and has to deal with that. Meanwhile, in a fantasy world, Arata is a prince when there's a coup d'etat. And somehow they switch places.
Not very inspiring, and didn't really appeal to us.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S: More Railgun! Let's hope they can keep up the fun of the previous series -- the second Index series was a bit of a dissapointment. The first episode was the usual, but of course they need to set stage first before they can start developing the plot.

Kakumeiki Valvrave: OK, so a teenage boy somehow gets into the pilot seat of a giant mecha (of which nobody knew the existance until it emerged from a secret research facility, of course) and proceeds to kick the attackers out. So far, completely by the book. But when this is all situated on a Dyson sphere and the boy has to give up his 'humanity' to pilot the machine, I'm interested.

Aiura: Fun slice-of-life. It even got us to break our 'no short episodes'-policy.

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko: The stone cat statue up on the mountain grants your wishes. But it turns out to be a trickster, and you get something that you didn't count on: Yoto wanted to show his feelings more, but now blurts out anything he thinks. Tsukiko wanted to be more mature and handle her feelings more discreet, but she can't show any emotion now anymore. Together they team up to try to remedy their situation...
This one looks like fun: obviously they will get into a lot of trouble with their wishes...

And that's it for the spring season! I'll try to write up the first episode reviews of the summer season soon...
Tags: anime, first episode review

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