Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Season Anime 2013: Sampling + First Impression part 1

October is a great month for new season of anime. Fall and Spring tends to come out with the better one. There is a lot of shows out this October so here's a quick first impression for you all.

* This is purely base on what I thought of the first few episodes of the show so my opions may change

Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill is one of the most rave about show to come out this season. I can't stop thinking that it has similar style as Gurren Largenn(since it's from the same producer) so I had a pretty high expectation for this show. At first it reminded me of classic anime but more bizarre and a bit crazy but overall super fun. The battle scenes were quite impressive. At first I thought the girl wanted to be a banchou but I was completely wrong. The sailor outfit fan service was not my cup of tea though >o<. What makes up for the show is the awesome action scenes. It's pretty cool so far so I'll definitely tune in to this show. What I learn: Sailor fuku drinks blood

Yamukashi Pedal

This is a manga turned anime about high school bicycle racing club. I was reluctant to watch sport anime because I haven't watch that much of it. I thought I'd give the show a chance and it was funny and interesting. It's an anime about an otaku boy who'll join the high school bicycle racing club. Ep 1 shows a few of the main characters in this anime and we see that the main character is not interested in bicycle racing but he has a natural ability and high endurance. So of course his sidekick is this cool dude who's a super awesome bicyclist. Will keep on watching to see what will happen.

What I learn: hime..hime..hime..(princess..princess..princess) You'll find out what I mean after watching the end credit of ep 1.

Outbreak Company

I has no idea what to expect from this show and it was a bit strange but pretty interesting. Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to introduce the world of anime to a fantasy RPG like world in an alternate universe? This was what the main character has to do in Outbreak Company. I don't know how this anime will go but look like the boy is stuck in that world until he fulfill his anime ambassador position. I like the character design and the animation. It does feel that this anime is gearing toward hardcore anime fans(so many moe scenes from the elf girl). Will keep watching.

What I learn: Maid half elf moeness.

Galilei Donna

Interesting premise. Descendents of Galileo are being targeted in order to find Galileo's inheritance. The character design is nice. Looks like it focuses on the three sisters of different age. There's a college law student, a normal high schoo girl, and a genius elementary school mechanic. The mecha design is not too shabby either. I'm hoping to see some interesting story in this one. Will continue watching.

What I learn: Mecha goldfish is cool.

That's it for now. There were a lot of new anime series that I watch so I'm planning to write a part 2 in a little bit. ^O^

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dareka no Manasashi (Someone's Gaze) Animated Short

Dareka no Manasashi is an animated short film directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeter Per Second and Voices from a Distance Star). He's becoming one of my favorite anime director. It's a story about young woman growing up and facing difficult situations in life and her relationship with her father. I find it very sentimental and heart warming.

Also if you like this, definitely check out his latest film Garden of Words. It's beautiful. Here's the Garden of Words trailer below.