Hein (fub) wrote,

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New anime pt. 1

Well, the new season is more than a month underway, so it's high time I typed up my thoughts on some of the series that started.

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo: Harumi is an avid reader. When he sits in a cafe that gets robbed, he dies while saving the life of a girl who was sitting in the booth behind him. He finds himself in the body of a dog, because he felt he couldn't die before reading his favourite author's new book. It turns out that the girl he saved can hear his thoughts, and so she comes to collect him from the pet shop and brings him home. It turns out that she is the mysterious writer, working under a pseudonym. She has a bad character though, and wields a pair as scissors as her weapon...
I don't know what it is with scissors-as-weapons these days, but the characters are kooky and the dialogue is snappy. Could be fun, could easily degenerate in something like Bakemonogatari.

Free!, the long-awaited series by Kyoto Animation. This time it's about... swimming. Four boys swam together, but one of them went to a different high school. An intense rivalry is the result, and so the remaining three start up their own swimming club to defeat the snobby swimming club of their friend-turned-rival.
A KyoAni series with boys as the lead characters! But still we get a high-school club populated with odd characters, just like with K-On. It's gorgeously animated, and I'm pretty sure there's a large market for a series with pretty boys in swimming trunks.

Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu to Keiji: Documents the friendship between two Sengoku-era guys. They're both incredibly masculine and flawless. And their necks are wider than their heads.
I hope they end up together, like they were obviously meant to be. But I won't be around to witness it, because we were quite bored all the way through the episode.

More later.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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