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Usually I’m not a fan of harem shows (I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot this season) but this anime has a good balance of pleasant animation (not as nice as GOSICK but some of the art we have seen this season is honestly ARGH!!), nice character designs (I think the girls are all quite pretty), the “onee-sama” factor when all the students squeal over Chifuyu-nee and BEST of all the voices of Youko Hikasa and MEGUMI TOYOGUCHI!!! SEI!! How I miss that voice!!!! The guy is also surprisingly not that annoying and actually seems decent! I reckon this one is almost a must watch! The harem factor got a tad over the top in episode 3 but by episode 4 it looks like we’re getting a more serious storyline coming through. The mecha fighting scenes are done quite kakkoi too! This is def worth giving it a go!!
I’ve been meaning to summarise what is catching my eye in the coming season but spare time has been hard to find lately!! Luckily both Yuri no Boke and hashihime has both summarised what’s coming this season. I’ll simply highlight those that I will be checking out. I might not be entirely accurate on the plot summaries…just a warning…The following is broadly in the order of the most appealing first…
Episode 1 on 13 January
Story: Shuicihi Nitori appears to be a shy and quiet preteen boy, when he transfers to a new school he quickly makes friends with the tomboyish Yoshino Takatsuki who sits next to him. It soon becomes apparent that both Shucihi and Yoshino are more than simply a sensitive boy and masculine girl, they both are transgendered. Together they decide to take the first steps toward becoming the people they want to be (taken from ANN).
Reasons for watching: There are a number of reasons to watch this one!! Firstly, the mangaka is the one from Aoi Hana, Takako Shimura!! There’s no yuri but the anime focuses on some transgender issues!? Sounds interesting!! Plus if you go to the website and check out their trailer, the art is soft and endearing with a very classical music OST. I love the use of strings!! How can you NOT watch it!?!? Seiyuu wise, it’s also quite attractive with Aki Toyosaki (Yui from K-ON!), Nana Mizuki (Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical), Saeko Chiba (Natsuki from Mai-Hime), Yoshino Nanjou (Maria from Canaan), Yui Horie (need I say more!?) but they seem to all just play supportive roles. The main two characters are played by new voice actors, I think?
Interesting…it’s the first time I’ve watched an anime of this genre…what kind of genre? Horror…supernatural and it looks like there is some whacky comedy thrown in for good measure. I didn’t expect the comedy aspect but in episode 1 you get to see the lead character, Maya, making a few silly faces. She looks pretty cool and can definitely kick some arse!! Hahaha Best of all, she’s voiced by Youko Hikasa , Mio from K-ON!! *BEAM* Oh and the art was quite impressive. Nice!
So in episode one the first thing we see is a time travelling agent that is killed by some humongous bat looking monster and doesn’t make it back to “base” – well except for his hand…hahaha apparently he’s the 5th one and they only have one left – guess that must be our lucky male lead. ^_^
I mean a PHYSICAL punch kick kind of girl!! hahaha Inami-san has the urge of physically abusing men whenever she’s near one!! I’m afraid Takanashi and Inami are at loggerheads!!! hahahaha This is kind of a funny pair. It gets even more interesting later…she no longer hits him because she’s scared of men but to hide her embarrassment!!! hahaha One of the rare bits where I really cracked up was when blackmail Souma said he noticed Inami changing her hairclip daily now after Takanashi complimented that it was cute once!!! hahahah Did HE get one hell of a bashing!! That was in episode 4.
O_O x 999999999999999999999
I was like that ALL THE WAY for ME!!!
Now I understand why Yuribou made this comment recently (I read it before watching this):
”So…you watch this stuff…and they don’t have sex? Is there something you want to talk to me about son?”
At the time when I read it, I was like, “HUH?” Now I kind of understand. This anime is just plain WEE-YURD (as in weird but just in an American accent! hahaha my recently little play on words)!!! CRAZY!? There’s heaps of fanservice…panties showing…oversized *cough cough*…yep THOSE *points to top left hand picture* etc etc.
But not only is it very fanservice-y but it gets scary too!! The first villain in episode 1 was EEEK!!! X_X Reminded me of the sadistic character, Apo, from Mnemosyne!!! I can’t stand sadism. Freaks me out!! Then the whole idea about Soma replenishing your power/energy levels. *ROLLS EYES* to the 99th degree!!!! I cannot believe someone came up with this idea and it managed to get produced as manga AND anime!?!! It seems such a waste on Aki Toyosaki (Yui in K-ON! The blue haired girl with the massive breasts) and Youko Hikasa’s voices (Mio in K-ON! The short red haired girl in the middle)!!
I did check out episode 2 too and safe to say, that is as much as I can handle. I’ll pass on this one. BUT, Ninnypanties, if you wish to rant on about this anime, I will let you write a summary review at the end of it. hahahahaha I’m sure SOME of you guys out there enjoy this.