Impressed!! Mawaru Penguindrum 15
Confirming this series has featured some of the worst parenting of all time. Well pretty much all of my concerns from the last episode were addressed this week as Shouma comes back to his senses and we finally get our first glimpse at why Momoka is so important. Oh and Sanetoshi’s in there for a second but I STILL DON’T TRUST HIM. OK I’ll admit I was a little premature...
Impressed!! Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 3
And for the first time in anime comedy history, the male lead stands up for himself. Episode 3 of BokuTomo packs in a little bit of everything with a few unrelated segments involving Sena, Yozora and Kodaka’s little sister, Kobato. Seriously, we get enough parodies, flashbacks, romantic tension and glaring but unacknowledged fan service to fill several episodes, and yet somehow it all...
Impressed!! Guilty Crown 2
Sorry ‘bout your parents kid, but I gotta get back to class. Episode 2 of Guilty Crown answers a few of our questions, gives a human face to the conflict at hand, and then….. goes back to where it started. I was actually enjoying most of the episode but why they chose to undue everything and delay Shu’s inevitable involvement is beyond me. Fortunately there’s no drop...
Figure It Out!! EX "Summer in Ariake" Kuroneko
So, faithful readers, would you like another terribly named review series, this time about figure collecting? Sure, why not! Now I’m not a big collector personally, but I do follow the scene and pick some things up every now and then. Most recently I snagged Sega’s EX “Summer in Ariake” Prize Figure version of Kuroneko, and I certainly don’t mind sharing. ...
Impressed!! Mawaru Penguindrum 14
Well her name IS Yuri after all. After all the bizarre things that have gone down in Penguindrum, it seems this week’s episode caught me off guard more than any of them. Strangely enough, nothing particularly surreal or supernatural happens. There’s just some surprise twists that I did not see coming and I don’t know if I agree with them. Let’s be honest: we all knew...
Impressed!! Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 2
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable™ available January 26th! Preorder today! We’re two episodes in and I’m not sure what to make of BokuTomo. On one hand, it seems like the writers are capable of making something funny and clever and seem to be setting us up for some serious character development. But on the other hand I could also see them relying too heavily on niche...
Impressed!! Guilty Crown 1
Ghost in the Anime industry’s shell. As the bullets and missiles danced across the opening of Guilty Crown, I starting thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve watched a real action series. I mean the “I take myself very seriously” type of action show that unapologetically tries to be important. Needless to say, it’s been awhile, but that may change as...
Impressed!! Mawaru Penguindrum 13
Making a deal with the Devil? the Princess? Prince Charming? Penguindrum serves up a transition episode this week as we wrap up the events of the first half and move on to… well, I’m not so sure. With Ringo’s initial conflict seemingly resolved and a new Survival Strategy in place, I imagine we’ll be getting around to that savin’ the world business. This episode...
Impressed!! Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 0 & 1
Two beautiful girls want to be your friend… sooo what’s the catch? After watching the Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (or BokuTomo, or even HaGaNai if you’re so inclined) ”episode 0” preview, it would have been easy to write it off as a crass, fan-servicy harem show filled with lowest common denominator humor. And you wouldn’t be 100% wrong. But upon closer...
I must say, I'm Impressed!!
So I thought I’d mention a few little upgrades I’m implementing for the Fall season. You may have already noticed the re-design (yeah Chie!), but I’ve also decided to change the title of my weekly anime coverage from “Recapped!!” to the much punnier “Impressed!!”. Why, you ask? Well I’ll tell you anyway. I figure what I write isn’t so...
Fall 2011 Anime Season: Rapid-Fire Preview
Well, I can’t watch everything, so here’s what I’ll be checking out and potentially covering for the Fall season: Fate/Zero Perhaps the most talked about series of the Fall, this prequel to Fate/Stay Night is kind of a given. The first episode has already aired and the production values are insane for a TV anime. Plus, it’s got Saber in a suit… on a motorcycle....
Summer Wrap Up Part 3: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu... →
The final part of my Summer Anime Wrap Up, a full Review of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni.
Recapped!! Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni 13 Final
Idiots and tests and leading people on. As the final episode of Baka Test’s second season comes to a close, “order” is restored at Fumizuki academy. The Juniors are predictably victorious in the Haunted House challenge, and even more predictably our Love Triangle receives its necessary re-balance. The summon battles and Yuuji’s crazy strategies never fail to entertain,...