Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Spring Animes

I haven't gone on an anime watching binge in a long time, but I wanted to check out the new animes.  Man there is some weird stuff out there this time round, great for me :)  Keep in mind that my choices of anime series are tailored to my taste, there are still plenty of great animes out there of other genres that I haven't covered.  For me I mostly go for Funny and Cute with the occasional Thought Provoking series.

These series are ordered by how much I will end up following it.

Accel World
This series is a technology sci-fi where all humans are basically linked to technology directly.  They can see and type straight to a computer (in our terms) through their sight and mind.  Downloading programs, bank cards, etc are linked to themselves.  This low confidence student is approached by his crush and pushed into accepting a new program which allows him to "freeze time"?  no it's that his mind accelerate 1000x normal time, but that is actually just the side benefit of the program.  It's actually a video game in which he needs to succeed in.  I've only watched the first two episodes, but it looks like the different characters are keeping secrets, and our protaginist needs to grow lots of confidence to succeed.

Acchi Kocchi
This fulfills my Lucky Star fix.  A cute little series just about the interactions between several friends where they go through little scenarios.  It's just a fun joyful series which makes me giddy.

This series is just bizzar.  You have one student Yuki who has panic attacks when people look at him, and he feels that he's drowning under water.  Another person who says he's an Alien, and loves fishes, and for some reason is drawn/obsessed with Yuki even though he's never met him before.  Following the world of their interaction I have no idea what going to happen but at the end of the first episode you find out they are going to save the world.  

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Of The Dead (Season 2)
I'm mostly watching this because I watched the whole first season.  It's a slightly strange series of the interaction of a Zombie living with a bunch of girls (Magical Shojo Alien, Vampire, Necromancer). The Zombie just wants a normal life pretending to all those around him he's still just a normal human, but thrown in with different strange girls makes his calm quiet life rather busy.  Not to mention that some times he has to fight monsters in  a Magical Shojo outfit which he finds extremely embarrassing and does not want to be seen by those who would recognize him.

Medaka Box
Medaka is the school president who vows to solve any student's problems 24/7 365 days a year.  She's super ambitious, always doing what is right, while looking down on people.  Her childhood friend is dragged into her plans even though he thinks she's beyond crazy.  

Natsuiro Kiseki
The first episode showed us the characters and history of the characters, but not quite sure where they are going yet with their story line.  My guess is their friendship and journey to try to become idols as they try to full fill their childhood wish, difficult since one friend is moving away and also bitter that the rest of her friends are still acting like children instead of growing up and seeing reality. 

Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A (Season 2)
I was told I should watch season 1 first so I understand the story, so I might take a pause and do that before I continue.  Anyways when I first saw the name of the series I was surprised because it had the same name as that MahJong series, did they make a second season so many years later.  Sortof, apparently they made another series with the same theme, and it looks way cuter.  So I'm going to check it out, but like I said, to season 1 first.

Ok, so with good series, comes bad series.  Remember this is just my taste, but the remaining  series listed here I've watched an episode or two of and decided not to waste my time on.

Mouretsu Pirates
So I was actually quite interested in the premise of this anime.  A high school student who finds out her dad is a Pirate of a Space Craft, and she's suppose to take his place.  Although interesting, I found that the story play was extremely slow, thus found myself skipping along on the video player time bar, and showed that it couldn't keep my attention.  Maybe I'll go try reading the Manga instead.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
God/Alien comes to Earth to protect this random high school student from monsters.  Blah Blah Blah she's in love with the boy.  ~Fight Fight~ ~blood blood~ ~naked bodies~.   YAWN this isn't anything original, just a bunch of fan service.  Moving on...

Shirokuma Café
Animals and humans live side by side, the only difference between the animals and humans is that the animal characters look like an animal and their personality is reflected by their animal characteristics.  The story is about a Lazy Panda who needs a job, but expects to find a job that pays him for doing nothing.  Basically it hit a big Pet Peeve of mine of people who bum around and expect to get stuff with no effort.  If it wasn't for the fact that they used cute drawings of animals instead of humans, this series would crash and burn to the ground.

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