Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring 2011 anime roundup

TL;DR try the ones I recommended. I tried to sort them from best to worst to unwatched, but this is not always true. If I update / add something it will jump to the top (assuming I like it).

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For a more in-depth review of some of the anime listed here (nana to kaoru, nichijou, denpa onna, kaiji...) go to Analog Housu, the blog of the guy who formerly did that otaku webcomic


Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei (added 27/4/11)
TYPE: a comedy with a short attention span which is often about odd topics

This is a short flash anime. I'm putting this at the top because it's most likely to be the one you don't know about. It is in a similar style to Haiyouru! Nyaruani but seems more funny and seems to have more actual animation this time round. Runtime is 5 minutes with the ED so it doesn't hurt to try it.


Nichijou
TYPE: light hearted comedy with awesome animation

(Stylised) Animation is awesome, could watch this show just for that. It also makes me laugh, which not many anime are capable of doing. It remians pg as well (the way it looks), although surprised me with the random BL drawing in episode 2. Everyone must watch this, or at least try it! 5stars AA++++ WOULD WATCH AGAIN


Hana-Saku Iroha
TYPE: uplifting Drama/Comedy/Coming of age? story

Everyone seems to love this, and after the first ep, I didn't. But after watching the second ep, I can safely say i'll follow this series to the end, due to it's nice animation, liekable and developing characters, and (third statement makes my writing sound better). You should try this one as well, reader. EDIT2: watched third and fourth episode. whoever is writing this seems to have the same tastes as I found yuri and shibari in the same epsidode. BUT THAT ISN'T EVEN WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.


Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Type: lovely Shaft/Shinbo insanity. Think bakemonogatari but for normal people. see analoghousu link at the top for details.

I will probably stick with this series...need to see more episodes before I make a descision. Looks like i'll be in it for the characters rather than the plot, although the female main could turn out to be a yuki nagato (dislike).


Steins;Gate
I like it so far (i usually like science fiction stuff). The main charcter is already getting boring at episode 2, but I like the looks of the female character. Watching for plot, but also to see how the characters are (they are SOMEWHAT likeable)


Hen Zemi TV + OVAS
I love the art style, and sometimes the humor. It is entertaining on a shock level as well as genuinely entertaining/funny sometimes. The OVAS (2) which have been released are longer (~26mins) and contain far more sexually explicit content than the tv series. I wonder if ordinary people (not perverts like me) will understand the OVAs... TL;DR: watch it if you're into something a bit wierd!


Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
I don't know of anyone who is watching this. This is a remake of an anime (which itself was probably an adaptation of a manga). Only got into it because of a review/preview I read on the net. It has pretty damn awesome retro animation, you should watch ep 1 just for that. Additionally, it is actually funny sometimes / has a fast pace so is entertaining. Reminds me of Panty and Stocking except without all the crudeness and crude humour (only a little bit of panty of stocking mind you). Not sure if i'll keep watching the whole seres but will at least watch the next one.

Tiger & Bunny
After watching the first few minutes, I wasn't too sure about this one. But after watching the first episode (which does not really contain a plot hook) I still want to watch the next one, to follow the story of the main chracter cause he seems like a good guy. No, really.

Astallote no Omocha!
EDIT: it's actually ok. Sorta like hayate no gotoku. ignore what i said earlier.

A Channel
watched first episode. not as good as I thought it would be, I didn't even like it despiteit's shoujo-ai undertones. As everyone else says, it reminds me of k-on and lucky star, except it doesn't seem quite as good as either (well I didn't like k-on that much to begin with..)

[C] – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
Watched first ep. Really dislike it for some reason....the premise and the characters. Other people like it though, so you should give it a try. The ED is sorta nice looking though. I read somewhere they decoded the QR codes and they actually say somethign

30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
Watched the first episode. I didn't like the humor all that much. The main female character hasn't been properly introduced yet. I 'll probably know if I like it by the second episode.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
strange I haven't got this yet, it has already come out and looks like my kind of thing

Dog Days
apparetnly it has lots of boobies (starting from second ep) but I haven't seen them yet. I mean I haven't seen the first ep yet, not the boobies.

Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
Quite itnersting, I have not read up on this so after watching the first episode I was a bit confused. It kept me entertained but for some not so good reasons, perhaps the panty shots and stupid situations. I rememeber the loli also. Need moar eps to make judgemebnt

Hidan no Aria
watched first episode. will probably not watch this at all, due to being somewhat stereotypical, and having a somewhat unlikeable premise for me. has kugiyama rie in it (i think) as a main character. you will probabyl like it if you like shonen, fighting, and kugiyama rie.


Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san TV
Ah, this. Well, I can tell you it has kugiyama rie although in a small side role. It also has biri biri (dono seiyuu's name) and vash from trigun as voice actors for main characters. It's short (12 mins). Try the first episode and see for yourself! I don't remember it being extremley funny, but it was entertaining, and I did not get bored.

Deadman Wonderland
One of the few series I have a love/hate relationship. Breaking it into parts should be easiest:

Music: fitting and non-generic. I like it.

Characters: generic and uninteresting after the first episode. The hot chick is hot though. and a g.

Plot/setting: Somewhat interesting but also somewhat insane...probably can't swallow it unless it's sprinkled with cocaine, which it isn't (cocaine = lovable characteres)

Direction: Not good, althuogh may have been a result following the manga too closely. It's hard to empathise with characters which you have had no time to build up a relationship with, unless you really know what you're doing. By the end of the first episode I wasn't very moved by what happened. I assume the directors would have had more character dev if they had infinite time to write the story

Art: not generic, but I don't love it either. I do have a thing for silver/white haired characters though.

Gintama 2
I only went through some of the original gintama so will probably never end up watching this until sometime inmy late 30s

MARIA†HOLIC 2 – Alive
watched the first ep, seems like more of the first season

Soft Tennis
attempted to watch the first episode but failed. will write more when I actualyl watch it

OVAS
Nana to Kaoru OVA
Only watch if you have read the mangas, otherwise it won't make much sense / you will have no relation to the charactesr (much like the sono hanabira OVA released a while ago). Additionally, as my friend said, the drawing style takes a bit of getting used to...

Ore no Imouto wa konna ni kawaii wake ga nai 13/14(hey, I nearly memorized it!)
If you want to learn how to say 'anal fuck' in japanese, watch it. I quite enjoyed 13 and 14, but as always some segments of these episodes were not so awesome (patchy enjoyment levels). Still worth watching if you're a fan of the series / are otaku enough.

Kämpfer: Für die Liebe - unwatched, didn't watch kampher

Highschool of the Dead OVA – Drifters of the Dead - unwatched. didn't watch highschol of the deade

ALSO TO NOTE:
Hoshi ni Negai wo Cold Body x Warm Heart
saw HOSHI ni NEgai wo part 1? Cold Body x Warm Heart. Was ok, especialy if you like sci-fi, however overall wasn't that good (and didn't contain THAT much real animation (as opposed to CG), understandable coming from a small studio). Something that you might show to your kids, maybe.TL;DR: plot not so good, but likebale in an odd way (lol tldr doesn't match actuall descrip)

UNWATCHED

Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) - unwatched

Jewelpet Sunshine - unwatched

Hato no Oyomesan - unwatched

Hyouge Mono - unwatched, might watch since it says it's seinen

Toriko (2011) - unwatched, supposed to be an insane comedy...i'll see

Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou - unwatched, never haerd of thisbefore...

Moshidora - unwatched

X-Men Anime - unwatched

Sket Dance - unwatched

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi -unwatched

Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream - unwatched

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - unwatched

Seikon no Qwaser II - unwatched

Sengoku Otome – Momoiro Paradox - unwatched

Kaiji 2: Hakairoku Hen - unwatched

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II – The World God Only Knows II
saw some of the prequel, not enough to judge

3 comments:

hungy said...

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Lydz xX said...

the characters look so cute :)

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Lydz xX

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