Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Lineup 09/10


Seems like there's a lot of people ranting about the crappiness of this Season Lineup. In a way I agree with their opinion, with the paradigm of anime shifting to panties, oppai, oshiri, and lolis (though I don't mind with the last one), and with the stench of fanservice reeks from miles away, it seems this season is heading to oblivion. But, what's worse is quality animes is somehow overshadowed by these shows and lost its shine. This season is not all craps and more craps, there are some that I thought should be noticed, and that some is . . . . . .(Alphabetically)

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

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The setting is a definite cliche', the concept is not so out-of-the-box, but the humor is something that I actually crave lately. That's what I get from reading the manga, though there'll definitely be a slight difference between its anime and the manga, I'm sure it's not so much that it'll leave me undesired for this series. I also heard the light novel is doing great. So a decent animation is all it needs to be one of the favourite this season.

Dance in The Vampire Bund

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The atmosphere of the story really befits SHAFT style, where harsh reality strike with a little hint of naivety, despite the lack of quirkiness in most SHAFT's works, it fills in with the profundity of the story. Then again, maybe I just want to see SHAFT handle more action scenes, and it's good to know that it balance between deep dialogues and action sequences. Lastly, I just hope they'll do something with the character design from the manga a little more, with that done it'll be Perfecto, wait they did.


Durarara!! Scan1
Not much to say about this series, except the comeback of what I hope process-over-ending story that is applied in Baccano. Same author and same studio, so you can probably expect the same chic and suspense style of Baccano, which is rare to find nowadays.
Hanamaru Youchien/Hanamaru Kindergarten
Hanamaru Youchien Scan1
HYPER PEDO!!!!!!!!, just kidding though. What needs to be understood from this anime is that it's definitely not another KonoJi, in fact it's nowhere near that, I mean it's kindergarten for God's sake, then again it's Japan. The things that should be appreciated is the gullibility of the story, just imagine Rugrats, if the setting is at school and with a Japanese touch added to it and a pinch of genderbending, and then wala it turns into Hanamaru. Not just that the jokes are actually funny and something to look forward to.

Hidamari Sketch

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Hidamari Sketch, have always been my haven out of all the anime I've watched. The story is simply enjoyable to watch, that I don't mind watching it over and over again. That reason maybe due to Akiyuki's influence, which leaves quite a different impression from the 4-koma, and it's really interesting to see Akiyuki's style implementation in other works that are not so gloomy.


Katanagatari Scan1
First of all, my favorite author NisiOisiN, and Second the studio that brought us "Tears to Tiara" which actually have exceptional animation, but it falls short on the story aspect, which is quite a shame. Other reason is seeing the peculiar character design put into play. If all the aspects are coming together quite nicely, it'll surely be a hit.

Well that's all my thought this season, sorry for the lack of bedazzle, but please do enjoy.
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