Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Anime Impression

Spring is a usually a good season for anime. We are a little over half way through the season right now. Here's some of my impression on Spring 2016 anime:

Boku no Hero Academia

watched: ep 1-6

It's a super hero anime show. A teenage boy who has no power name Izuku who will inherit the greatest super power of all. This is his story. Studio Bones really did a great job with this show. It's a manga turned anime so I'm hoping they stick to the manga. The character design is great. I like the comic book feel this show has. I want to keep rooting for Izuku. It's going pretty well.

Verdict: Will continue watching

Bungou Stray Dogs

watched: ep 1-6

I adored this show. The character design and animation is top notch. There are corny/funny humor in this shows plus a little bit of quirky characters, which is makes it fun and exciting. It kind of reminds me of Getbackers but with literature characters(many of the characters are named after literature characters).

Verdict: Will definitely keep watch watching


watched: ep 1-3

I wanted to give this show a chance because it has this whole boy warped into a fantasy world premise. The character design is pretty good. However, after watching a few episodes, I feel like the story is very average and I think the animation could have been better. It got awesome OP and ED though.

Verdict: Maybe pick up later

Big Order

watched: ep 1

I watched one episode and I don't know. I'm not into having the main female lead being a psycho who tries to kill you. The manga artist previous series Mirai Nikki had that and that really creeps me out. The animation is OK and the character design kind of look the same as Mirai Nikki.

Verdict: Probably not

High School Fleet

watched: ep 1

Cute girls controlling war ship and this one crew just got screwed really bad. It reminds me of CanKolle but a little different. The animation is good. The character is generic stereotypes. I might have to watch more to see if what happen and if there will be character development.

Verdict: Maybe


watched: ep 1-3

There are a lot of characters in this show. A lot of them want to escape the world and go live in this lost village. I think the characters are just yelling and screaming a little bit too much. I'm still awaiting for some horror, murder, and mystery to happen. The hard part is to make use of that whole lot of characters. I'm hoping it'll be a mix of Higurashi and Another but not sure if I can bear the yelling and screaming in this show.

Verdict: Will try to continue

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

watched: 1-5

I'll pick this fluffy show up because it's cute. This is the show where all the supporting character shines because Tanaka is so listless.

Verdict: Pick up

Shounen Maid

warched: 1-5

I'll also pick this fluffy show up because it's cute. This slice of life show is heart warming at time and funny at other times.

Verdict: Pick up

Sakamoto Desu Ga?

I'll pick up this show because Sakamoto is too cool for school \(^o^)/ The over the top stuff that Sakamoto do is priceless.

Verdict: Pick up

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai

watched: ep 1-5

I know Jojo is popular and I'm gonna try to catch up by watching its previous arc. I decided to this Arc on a whim and I actually really like it. I think it's because the setting of this show is in high school and the bright color background really attracts me to it. I like Jousuke and his pals. The comedy in this show is great. Can't wait to see more action scenes. This season Jojo just looks fun and I'm hoping to see more.

Verdict: Pick up

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! (Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright)

watched: ep 1-3

I've played Ace Attorney a few years back and was really happy it got an animated series. The story follows the game but not as detailed as the game. The animation is OK. I like its opening song a lot. It's hard for me because being a fan of the game I wanted more. It ended up being OK so I'll continue watching it.

Verdict: Will watched

Joker Game

watched: ep 1-6

I like stories about spies and espionage. This shows gives me all the stuff I wanted in a spy anime. Production I.G. animation is excellent and the character design is really good. I like its ending theme too. The setting is before World War II I think and this spy agency train men in Japan to send them out overseas. Each episodes has different spy's stories. I'm hoping we can see a bigger arc where all the guys are involved but I have a feeling we won't. Really want to see what happens next.

Verdict: Pick up


watched: ep 1-6

After 6 episodes, I'm still not really entirely sure what they are fighting for. Studio Trigger did a great job with the animation and character design in this show. The premise is about the teens sharing pain. The bad guys is about to appear I think and there must be some sort of mystery behind our main character not feeling any emotion. There are still a lot of unanswered questions. I'm curious to see what happen next.

Verdict: Will continue

Kotetsujou no Kabaneri

watched: ep 1-4

There's a lot of resemblance of this show with various other shows. It's like if Attack on Titan was set in steampunk Edo era and the titans got swapped with zombies. The animation and the character designs are amazing. It has excellent OP and ED theme. I'm hoping to see a little more development in the story. I really like Mumei. She's a badass.

Verdict: Will continue

Macross Δ (Delta)

watched: ep 1-3

There were a lot of characters introduced in this show in its first episode. I'm liking the bad guys of this show right now. The music in Macross Δ is awesome as always but I'm hoping to see more development in our lead characters. It might be because I missed the Macross Frontier characters that I'm expecting a lot from Macross Delta's main characters. Also with the Walküre, I'm hoping lots of beautiful songs will come out.

Verdict: Pick up

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

watched: ep 1-6

I'm surprise at how good this show has become. I feel so sorry for the main character, Subaru, because he has to die so many times. This show is about a normal teenage boy coming out of a convenient store and gets warped into an alternate fantasy world but luck is not on his side and he gets kill. But every time he dies, he comes back to restart that day again. I was thinking it might be like Boku Machi (Reverse) but in the fantasy world but it's not. I think it's a really good light novel adaptation so far. I like the characters and the animation is very well done. Can't wait to see more.

Verdict: Pick up

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