That Winter Season

The Winter Season isn’t too much to look at but it seems the best it has to offer has aired.

Too bad I haven’t had time to watch anything but Yama no Susume, which was adorable and will write my thoughts on at three episodes viewed.

More later.

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Chunnibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai first impressions

KyoAni does one thing very well. Cute girls doing cute shit. So it’s pretty easy to figure out whether to watch Chunnibyou blah blah blah. Is this your sort of thing? If it is, Chunnibyou is your show. If it isn’t, you probably didn’t enjoy the first episode that much.

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My Little Monster First Impression

Brains Base is great. They can take this bland concept and make it entertaining. Is it going to be one of Brain Base greats? I really doubt it.  Entertaining for a season? Possibly. Great first episode? Yes.

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Never 7

Never 7 is a significant game. Originally called Infinity 7, Never 7 started off what was called the Infinity series  which includes Ever 17, Remember 11, 12Riven, and Code 18. These stories often feature sci-fi elements.

It’s easy to see that Never 7 was pretty good back when it was released in 2000. However the game doesn’t have a skip text feature beyond skipping through already read text and just skipping to the next choice. After two routes, my sore wrist had enough of playing.

Still, if you want to you don’t mind the lack of a skip function, then feel free to play. The story itself is okay. It’s not amazing, but given how short the visual novel is, it’s tolerable. It’s definitely a throwback to the era of early 2000’s, and serves as a reminder of how much character designs and story-telling has changed since then.

I’m just going to be glad we have skip functions now.

 

Download Never 7 here.

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Shinsekai Yori First Impressions

With the start of a new season usually presenting the worst things first, and A-1 Pictures being a mixed bag, I found Shinsekai Yori a nice surprise. The episode didn’t blow me away exactly, but it didn’t horrify me either. Shinsekai Yori opens with enough potential to become something.

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Madoka Magica Online is Surprisingly Fun

Madoka Magica is anime which has been marketed beyond the point of death. At this point, it may be looking at being in the league with Evangelion in terms of marketing. So it’s hardly surprisingly that it has a freemium online game, which at this point is now open to everyone.

The game, despite it’s simple format, is actually quite addictive and a lot of fun.

This is my character. She is really damn cute. Any dissenters will be cut into little pieces.

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The Anti-Girlfriend Girlfriend of Mysterious Girlfriend X

Working through my backlog, I’ve been watching Mysterious Girlfriend X. The character of Urabe was confusing to me-her strange behavior puzzled me. That was, until I realized she was the opposite of the stereotype of the ideal girlfriend shown in anime.

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We’re Going To Try This Blogging Thing Again

Okay. We’re going to try this blogging thing again.

Well, the story this time. And I swear, half of my readers are still there to hear the drama of why I’m still not blogging. The ex-friend drama sucked. Turns out the girlfriend was causing a bunch of fighting over me. I don’t really know what it was exactly, except it involved convincing ex-friend I was a dangerous threat in all my 5’1” glory, as well as make him miserable for being friends with me. By the end of it he told me he thought I was going to jump out of the shadows and stab him with a knife. I don’t even own knife. And that’s why ladies and gentlemen, you don’t date controlling.  She, it turned out, was a vindictive little bitch, things got worst, and I got more miserable.

So I was depressed, and then I switched from being depressed to being angry. And then it seems I’m thought to now, I’m top of the seizures, OCD, and fibro, have minor bipolar/cyclothymia. Regardless of whether this is correct or not, I’m now on a medication that finally fixes the fatigue I’ve suffered from for years. I’m horribly busy catching back up on three years of life at the moment, but trying to ease back in the reviewing thing.

Having energy again is amazing when I haven’t had it for so long. I can’t even express how wonderful the human body is when it’s at full potential, and how much it marvels me that it can accomplish. I just want to do cartwheels all day long.

I’m not going to promise this will work. But watch out Fall Season, here I come.

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Nazo no Kanojo X first impressions

(Most of this post was written two weeks ago when I’d watched episode one. Then it took two weeks to get this up because one of my closest friends decided to dump me. Over one thing. Yes, I asked him. It because I told him he was being a dick. Short story is, even though this was the meanest thing I ever did to him and the result of him being nasty to me, he just believed that while friends don’t insult friends even if they don’t realize it’s an insult, and they don’t forgive friends for making mistakes. Cue emotional breakdown/personal crisis/ and two weeks of me being too depressed to do shit as I’ve been really hard to clean up my act and be a better person, but I’ve done too much work to not post it.)

Well, you know how the story goes. Boy meets girl. Boy becomes interested in girl. Boy tastes and becomes addicted to girl’s saliva…okay, more like the typical boy meets girl story with a fetish shoved in because this is a Japanese anime. That fetish is, well, saliva.

However, this is a case where the fetish fanservice, but doesn’t consume the show but rather it’s a side note to the story. An awkward side note, but side note none the less.

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Upotte!! First Impressions

Summery (from Black and Blue Socks): In a school where girls are either brainwashed to believe they’re guns or an androids built to be fighting machines, we learn that guns have sexual desires too.

If there’s one thing Xebec can always be counted on to bring me season in and season out, it’s either the boring or the ‘What the hell Xebec?” Here’s an anime (which an adapted from a manga) with an interesting concept. The girls all represent guns. Unfortunately, the coolness for me ends there.  The show went on to be pretty much about the character FNC thinking about sex, and everyone talking about sex– with all these double entendres involving guns. There’s some other things but for the most part. That. Is. It.

I’m sure there are people out there who absolutely love this, and think this is delightfully cute and funny, but man, to me, this was just dumb. I can’t see a hardcore gun person being anything but mortified unless it’s a gun fan that also loves horny high school girls.

If I wanted to watch a cute girls being cute girls, there’s better shows even airing this season in my opinion. Not watching.  And yes, I’m pissy because I think this could have been cool. I am big a fan of Gunslinger Girl, and I liked the segment where the girls were educating the viewer about one of the guns. This could have been something interesting and original, looking at explaining why these girls are guns, how they ended up this way, what it means for their day to day, etc. Instead, it’s just otaku pandering shit.

TMI Xebec, TMI

Seriously, I wonder what they’ll do with this whole show. There’s only so many different ways one can say things as, “I’d take off my safety for him,” (if you know what they mean viewers! *wink nudge wink*).

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