Happiness Charge Precure

69309lPrincess Himelda Window Cure Queen of the Blue Sky (CV: Megumi Han), or Hime for short, has left the Blue Sky Kingdom to find Cures to save her world from evil. As she’s shy and scared of talking to anyone, she throws her love crystal and it hits Megumi Aino (CV: Megumi Nakajima), who loves helping people. She manages to open up the princess and together with the god Blue (CV: Shouma Yamamoto) and the fairy Ribbon (CV: Naoko Matsui) they start their quest to save earth and the Blue Sky Kingdom from the Terribads. Continue reading

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Space Dandy

64451lSpace Dandy is a Dandy in Space.

Dandy (CV: Junichi Suwabe) is an alien hunter who maybe isn’t that good at his job in finding rare aliens and taking them to the alien registration bureau. Together with the robot QT (Uki Satake) and the Betelgeusian “——” (also known as Meow) (CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino), who joined the crew because Dandy thought he might be of some use, the three of them hangs out at the restaurant Boobies where Honey (CV: Yurin) works or fly through space hunting rare aliens and sometimes saves the day, sometimes ruins it and sometimes ends up where they started. Continue reading

Hoozuki no Reitetsu

55913lWe all know that if we sin we go to Hell. But did you know there are several Hells? As in, they are divided by region? Hoozuki (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto) is a demon and the right hand man of the King of Hell, Enma (CV: Takeshi Nagasako). He enjoys growing goldfish plants and is a super sadist. He’s also the go-to person if you have any trouble in your job as a minion. Follow Hoozuki, Enma and the minions of (Japanese) Hell in their daily life in this dark comedy. Continue reading

Sakura Trick

56189lHaruka Takayama (CV: Haruka Tomatsu) and Yuu Sonoda (CV: Yuka Iguchi) were impossible tu separate in middle school and luckily they got into the same class in high school too. However, Yuu ended up in the back and Haruka in front, to Haruka’s despair. The girls to share something special that friends normally don’t do and therefore they kiss one. Then twice. And their relationship continues from there. 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

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei

55261lKobeni Yonomori (CV: Haruka Terui) lives with her sister Benio (CV: Eriko Matsui) (who’s a siscon) and their working mother, Akane (CV: Yui Watanabe) and Kobeni is the one in charge of the house chores. On the day she turns sixteen, she’s told she’s engaged to Hakuya Mitsumine (CV: Wataru Hatano) due to an arrangement of her grandfather’s. What’s more, Hakuya, together with his little sister Mashiro (CV: Yuri Yoshida), comes from the mountain they live on to live with the Yonomori family. What she doesn’t know is that Hakuya once saved her life as a child and that he isn’t even human. Continue reading

D-Frag!

53407lKenji Kazama (CV: Katsuyuki Mazama) is a delinquent and he’s trying to become the strongest at his school together with his friends Hiroshi “Long Mountain” Nagayama (CV: Kenichirou Matsuda) and “Little Foot Yokoshima” Yokoshima (CV: Hiroki Gotou), a trio called “Kazama Party”. One day, however, the Kazama Party finds their way to the girls at the Game Creation Club (Temporary) and Kenji is made to join the club. Now his life i changed to be filled with weird games and he soon learns that the club president, Roka Shibasaki (CV: Kana Hanazawa), is the strongest and is the one he’d need to defeat to become the strongest himself. But things doesn’t go exactly as he’d like it… 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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Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha

54903lInari Fushimi (CV: Naomi Oozora) loves the local Inari shrine. She is also in love with Kouji Tanbabashi (CV: Hiroshi Okamoto). One day she helps a fox pup and soon after she visits the shrine while frustrated and she wishes to be the girl she thinks Kouji is in love with, Akemi Sumizone (CV: Iori Nomizu). As thanks for helping the pup the goddess of the shrine, Ukanomitama-no-kami (CV: Houko Kuwashima) (Uka for short), grants her wish and Inari is suddenly Akemi…

This is a… well, to be honest, I don’t really know where to put it. It seemed like it would be a love comedy, but Uka’s and Inari’s relationship is in focus and Inari’s love is just some sub-story with barely any progress at all during the 10 episodes this show consists of. Continue reading

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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