Hein (fub) wrote,

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More new anime

Gallilei Donna: Three sisters, who aren't really the best of friends, get targeted by kidnappers at the exact same time. It turns out that they are the descendants of Gallileo Gallilei, and apparently some shady organisation is after 'Gallileo's inheritance'. But they don't know anything about it... Luckily the youngest sister is a bit of a gearhead, and she saves the day with the mecha she built in the basement.
The dynamics between the sisters is interesting: they're all their own persons and don't really care much for the things the others care about. It'll be interesting to see what they do about their common enemy.

Samurai Flamenco: Model Hazama dreams of becoming a hero. You know, the type from kids' shows. So he has a suit made, and patrols the streets as 'Samurai Flamenco'. He recognises that he's not up to the really bad criminals, so he decides to take on 'smaller evils' first: a drunk guy jaywalking, some schoolkids hanging around late at night making noise, stuff like that. And of course he gets in all sorts of trouble. Hidenori, a policeman in the city, learns of Hazama's secret identity and gets drawn into Hazama's hare-brained plans.
This series has one of the best opening scenes. Hazama is naive, but his speech to the schoolkids hits the nail on the head: he wants to become a hero because he cares. It's unfortunate that straight-laced Hidenori has to bail him out frequently... Very amusing.

My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy: Suppose you have a mental illness that gives you a choice of two bizarre actions to undertake in the situation you find yourself in. And suppose that you get horrible head-aches if you refuse to choose and act. Our male protagonist has exactly such an illness, and finds himself forced to perform all sorts of inappropriate acts because of his multiple choice mental Gilles de la Tourette.
Another series that competes in the "longest name for an anime series ever" competition. And it's just not that funny: the setup is contrived and the 'jokes' are unfunny. At the end of the episode, we get presented a choice: "Watch the rest" and "Don't watch the rest". Our choice was quickly made.

Non Non Biyori: There's this village in the middle of nowhere. The school is a combined elementary and middle school, and has only one class five students. Four of them are girls, with one of them having moved from Tokyo. She is the only one who has a key to her house -- the rest don't even know how to lock their front doors because they never do so... And so they spend their days in a sleepy village.
At the end of the episode I had to check whether I still had a pulse. It's a very slow-paced and relaxing series, and pretty funny.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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