Natsume Yuujinchou Go

73da2bc04fa3c225e8eea933982993a61475602593_fullTakashi Natsume (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya) is back once again, living between the worlds of human and youkai. For another season we get to follow Takashi’s daily life with Nyanko-sensei (CV: Kazuhiko Inoue). He starts to learn more about his maternal grandmother Reiko (CV: Sanae Kobayashi), and slowly continues opening up to the fellow humans around him. Continue reading

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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE! LOVE!

80776lOur favourite magical boys and alien wombat are back, fighting against new enemies, now that the student council has stopped their evil activity and become friends with the Earth Defense Club! They are powered up in their magical powers, but are just as gay as before. Continue reading

Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!

68451lA group of five youths have gathered in an empty club room with a sign saying “Earth Defence Club (lol)” at their school, an all-boys school. One day a pink wombat (CV: Mugihito) appears and makes the five Battle Lovers to protect earth from evil. The Earth Defence Club is made official with their dead teacher as their supervisor. At the same time the student council at Binan Koukou act as the evil with a green hedgehog called Zundar (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto) as their leader.

I’ll keep it short not to spoil the little story this show has. This show, called Cute High Earth Defence Club LOVE in English, is a great mahou shoujo parody that is really funny. It’s sadly unappreciated, but it’s actually a very good show, which is well done and doesn’t take itself seriously. The name of the school – Binan Koukou (translated to Cute High) – is roughly translated to Pretty Boy High School, which in itself just show how it’s not taking itself seriously.

I loved the show, because it’s well made and is spot-on on how it makes fun of mahou shoujo, doesn’t take itself seriously, and doesn’t repeat the exact same jokes every time. It even has a plot twist! I recommend this show to anyone and everyone. The only people that might want to stay clear of it are the people who gets embarrassed when they see boys transform in a really mahou shoujo-ish way. It was totally one of the best things that aired this winter season.


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Ace of Diamond

54235lEijun Sawamura (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) lives at the countryside and loves baseball and is the pitcher of his middle school team. His team, however, isn’t that great and they lose a match in the preliminaries, in which Eijun throws a stray ball the catcher couldn’t catch. But on that math, a scout happened to be there watching and she tries to recruit the young pitcher to Seido. During a visit at the school Eijun gets angry at one of the players and duels him, winning the duel and changing his life. He decides to go to that school and become their pitcher. But on his first day, he’s late and isn’t even allowed to practice with the team, but has to run and that’s all he can do. Now Eijun has to prove he’s good enough to practice with the baseball players and prove he’s the one to stand on the mound. Continue reading

Hamatora

55181lA small percentage of people have a special power called “Minimum” and these are called “Minimum Holders”. There is a special school for the children potent to be a Minimum Holder, and the graduates usually get jobs high in society. The group making up the Hamatora Investigation Bureau however have chosen not to take such jobs. Nice (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) together with his partner Murasaki (CV: Wataru Hatano) and their friends use their power to investigate and help people in need. Continue reading

Noragami

From now on I will write out scores for the shows I’ve watched. For anime these scores will include Story, Characters, Animation, Music, Total and Average. I’m, for now, using a 0-5 system. 5, is awesome, 4 is good, 3 is neutral, 2 is bad, 1 is horrible, 0 means I can’t score it. Scores and what I score might change over time.

58139lHiyori Iki (CV: Maaya Uchida) is your everyday girl, who loves watching wrestling. One day as she and her friends are going from school, she sees a guy running in front of a lorry. She jumps out to save him, but in front of the lorry, her soul is separated from her body and although she’s unsure how reliable the guy is, she has to ask him – the god Yato (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya) – to help her with her problem. But Yato isn’t fulfilling her wish although she did pay him 5 yen and while she’s waiting for her wish to be fulfilled she learns how the world of the gods work and befriends Yato and his regalia Yukine (CV: Yuuki Kaji).

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Batch #5

Batch posts are posts where I write early impressions on shows I end up dropping or about OVAs, which I can’t write a lot about.

54783lNatsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

Takashi Natsume (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya) is able to see demons. One snowy day he sees a demon who is searching for something, but doesn’t know what it’s searching for. Takashi tries to help it, but it’s hard when all he knows it’s something nostalgic, new, sparkling and warm. When the demon finds it, it became a flower and disappeared.

It’s typical to Natsume Yuujinchou and filled me with emotions – as the show always done. I loved this little OVA and when I watched it earlier this spring, it was really fitting. All in all, it’s a lovely OVA which captures the essence of the entire show, music, pacing, story and feelings included. I should write about NatsuYuu in the future.

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Shingeki no Kyojin

47347lTitans have conquered the earth and humans have fled into tall walls to keep themselves safe from the threat. The only ones that can leave the walls are a special unit of soldiers, but the majority of them never return from their mission. One day the outer wall, Wall Maria, falls and the titans enter. People are evacuated, people are eaten by the titans, and Eren Yeager (CV: Yuuki Kaji) was there to see it. He saw his own mother get eaten and he couldn’t do anything about it.

This makes him determined to kill all the titans and to reach his goal, he becomes a soldier. He’s refuses to accept defeat, but the day before the trainees are supposed to choose which unit to join, the titans attack again. And this time, Eren himself is eaten while his best friend Armin Arlert (CV: Marina Inoue) can’t do a thing. Continue reading