Hein (fub) wrote,

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More new anime

Joukamachi no Dandelion: The king insists that his nine children (who all have some sort of super-power) have a normal life -- so they live in a normal house and go to a normal school. But they're always under surveillance, which is hard on the shy Akane. The next monarch will be decided on by popular vote, and she decides to win the election so she can get rid of the cameras following them!
Yeah, a totally ridiculous premise, but it's a lot of fun. I really liked that the children are all friendly to each other -- no fierce competition.

Jitsu Watashi Wa: Asahi is called the 'leaky basket': he can't lie and can't keep secrets. So it's quite obvious for everybody that he (not so secretly) likes Youko. But then he finds out she is actually a vampire, and she will need to quit school when she is found out! Now he has a secret he must keep, otherwise he will never see his crush again!
Kinda fun, and Asahi is a good guy with nice friends. Kinda bizarre, but interesting to see how it will develop.

Non Non Biyori Repeat: I thought it was a sequel to Non Non Biyori, but it seems to cover the same period as the original series, but show different events. We liked the first series, we'll like this one too: slow moving slice-of-life series!

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan: Devil Beetles have attacked the earth. But up in the sky is a city that is raising Sky Wizards to combat the Devil Beetle menace! A group of three girls is abysmally bad. To polish their skills, they get a new instructor, but they don't get off to a good start.
The fanservice is distracting, and the three girls are caricatures. And of course the new instructor is a cool guy... Nah, we've seen this type of series before, we'll pass.

Himouto! Umaruchan: Umaru is the most popular girl at school: beautiful, smart, kind, good at sports... She has created an ideal persona. But when she gets home, the mask falls and she turns into a slob, who only cares about manga and anime -- and about eating snacks. Her poor brother has to cater to her whims, because Umaru is not above using her image to get her way!
Kinda funny, and she is deliciously manipulative when she can. Not sure for how long it stays funny (they probably have to keep introducing more and more characters to add more comedy), but we'll see.

Million Doll: Suuko is a hikikomori who loves idols, and through her blogging she supports her chosen groups -- right now, that's a local idol group from Fukuoka that she saw during a concert in Tokyo.
Not sure we needed that little peek into a very creepy corner of Japanese nerd culture. Only 8 minutes long, though.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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