Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

I had to pause this scene and take my time to laugh.

I guess every one who work with texts has the same problem: writing the first paragraph. All the words and ideas you want to tell the reader are there, at the tip of your fingers just waiting to be typed, but you can’t find that first word. That’s why most writers begin their texts with something superfluous. Pure incompetence and total lack of creativity.

I’m clearly not that kind of person, what you’re going to read are my thoughts about the anime Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, and of course I’ll stay on the subject. For example, I’ll start by stating the fact that every single episode has a “mystery” in its name, but such thing is nowhere to be found on any episode. This isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s misleading anyway.
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Sakamichi no Apollon

Just doin’ some noise.

So, people said this anime was something about jazz. I’m no expert on the subject of music but there were some drums, piano, sax and stuff being played practically on every single episode. This tells just half of the story though, the anime has a lot more to offer than good music.

The other half would be the relationship between Kaoru, Sentaro, Ritsuko and the people around them, mainly Junichi and Yurika. Like any good josei anime, their relationship is incredibly complicated and described in details, always trying to make you feel the characters’ emotions in your skin. And I must say, it worked with me.
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Review: Hanasaku Iroha

Sunset + Kissu Iso = wallpaper

Sunset + Kissu Iso = wallpaper

I don’t know about you guys but my memory for a twenty-six episode anime just won’t work. One episode per week over six and a half months is too much for me to remember in details… Anyway, I am doing this review like the first two; I guess I can hate the show with the help of some people around the web even though I “liked” it.

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Review: YuruYuri

The best pseudo couple in the show.

The best pseudo couple in the show.

I am seriously confused about this show. At first, when I read the title “YuruYuri”, the “yuri” sparkled. When I saw the girls, I just thought “Yuri + moe? This is getting interesting…” What about the first episode? “Yuri + moe + comedy, I am definitely watching this.” There’s only one little problem with this equation.

If there’s no yuri, than this show falls into the same category as many other shows with moe and comedy. And that’s exactly what happened: YuruYuri had no yuri. Haters gonna hate this first half of the review but I don’t think this anime had any yuri until the end of episode 5 and I’m being nice to say that a kiss hidden by a random drawer was some sort of yuri.

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Review: Sacred Seven

White Knight

White Knight

Here I go again, now it’s time for Sacred Seven. I didn’t want to watch this show at first because I’m not into shounens but I don’t regret changing my mind. The main reason was the fact that Sunrise was behind the project: they “always” make everything look better. I guess it is safe to say that Sacred Seven had pretty decent animation, OST and seiyuus, the combination of these elements can make the shittiest project become good if you forget about plot.

I’ll keep the same structure in my previous review and talk some hater and lover points of view and then finish with my own.

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Review: Usagi Drop

Daikichi and Rin, the protagonists

Daikichi and Rin, the protagonists

Usagi Drop was the first anime to finish this spring season… No wonder, it was an 11 episode series and, given its genre, I can understand why. Slice of life animes can become boring quite easily and even though we know that audience is not always the main factor behind the exhibition of a show like this, it is nice to give the ones who still watch it the feeling of “I want MOAR” instead of “I don’t want it anymore”.

Well I’m not reviewing it technically although I might point something out in the text. What you’re about to read is first a hater point of view and then a lover point of view. They are written based both on my own and by other people experiences who watched the series (and also who didn’t, and why). So, if you want technical information, you can always look into AniDB, MyAnimeList and other sources.

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Amagami SS

Main heroines from Amagami

So damn pretty

Amagami SS is the kind of anime you watch for relaxing after a hard day at the office. It features occasional encounters, chats and situations among all characters, leading to more intimacy and stronger relationships.

The animation is pretty cool in my opinion. Backgrounds are kind of standard, but all characters are nicely designed and it’s impossible for you not to like at least one of the girls. To me, all of them are lovely, but my number one is Morishima. I liked both her appearance and personality, sadly she is too perfect to be real.

Talking about music, I found the OST quite good. There are two nice opening songs and each heroine sings her own ending theme. The choice of different endings is definitely a plus although some might not like some songs… I think you agree with me that it’s impossible to nail 10 songs in one anime. You can check all openings and endings here.

Since the anime is presented as six arcs of four episodes each, you don’t need to keep track of events for very long. From the shy Sae-chan to the full-of-life Morishima-senpai, each arc explores their unique personalities making it enjoyable for those who like diversity and romance.

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