Angel Beats highschool has turned into purgatory!! Everyone lives in their school uniforms in this show.
The uniform on the left is the one we see most of the students wearing. It's a plain light blue skirt with a fancy jacket top with dark blue trimmings. The red bow is alright but a little strange too since it isn't really bow like and more just string hanging down in some sort of fashionable way. Actually when I look at it more it's more like a bow and a tie mated and landed on this shirt! I like the uniform Tenshi (the image above has a roll reversal so it's on the right) wears the best. Brown skirt with a tan jacket and brown cuffs. I love the thin yellow bow made up to look a little more fancy than string. The red gem in the middle of it is a very nice touch too.
Boy uniforms are once again pretty simple but they look good. They wear black pants and get a tan jacket. Most boys choose not to wear the blue tie they should like TK above. Naoi is another oddball like Tenshi when it comes to the uniforms and has to be different. His is boring though and all black. One thing that is awesome about it though is his hat. See the bottom right corner of the picture below to check it out. I think I like it because it reminds me of Jotaro's hat.
Overall: Meh, I'd wear Tenshi's I guess.
So since I did a favourite anime of all time list I decided to do a list of anime that just didn't do it for me. Like the favourites, making this list has some requirements. It had to have pissed me off a lot and be bad according to my tastes. I generally let a lot of bad things slide by without much thought so these anime ended up leaving a nasty enough impression on me that just made me not able to forget. I have absolutely NO desire to re-watch any of these shows and I generally can't stand the attention they get from most anime fans. Some are failed potential that betrayed my feelings so much that I just can't let it go and some are sequels that completely let me down.
If one of your favourite anime happens to be on this list do not bother leaving flame comments. It will be deleted. Take note that everyone in this world is completely different and so their tastes are different as well. Some people are more compatible than others. If one anime happens to be a masterpiece for someone could be another's poison. These happen to be my poisons! Like my Favourites List I'll update this one when something decides to be a terrible anime that just has to make the list.
1. Clannad (Especially Clannad After Story)
2. Full Moon wo Sagashite
4. Aria the Animation (Only watched Season 1 of the franchise)
5. Green Green (Dropped at episode 3)
7. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou / Quiet Country Cafe
8. Kanon 2002 (I will not touch the 2006 version with a 9000 foot poll)
9. Adventures of Mini-Goddess (Tried watching 3 different times and could only get through 3 episodes each time)
10. Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (Only watched Season 1 of the franchise)
11. Real Drive
12. Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka
14. Aoi Hana
15. Kiss x sis (Dropped the series at episode 3 somehow watched all of the ova)
16. Munto / Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai
17. Yosuga no Sora
20. Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru
21. To Heart
23. Amagami SS
25. Crystal Triangle
26. Smash Hit
27. Love Love?
29. Bus Gamer
31. Roots Search
34. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
37. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~
38. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
39. Hidamari Sketch (Finally learned to stop watching when they came out with a season 3)
40. Ichigo 100%
41. Shugo Chara!
44. Beet the Vandel Buster
45. Twilight Q
46. Kiddy Girl-and
48. King of Bandit Jing
49. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
50. Real Bout High School
52. Kurogane no Linebarrels
53. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru / Betrayal Knows My Name
54. Seitokai no Ichizon
55. Canvas 2 ~Niji Iro no Sketch~
56. Slap Up Party: Arad Senki
57. Sasameki Koto
59. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
60. Hanaukyo Maid Team
62. Blue Flames
63. Idol Project
64. Sister Princess
66. Nineteen 19
68. UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie
69. Panzer Dragoon
70. Violence Jack
71. Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature
72. Lime-iro Senkitan
73. Star of Cottonland
74. White Album
75. Final Approach
76. Kodomo no Omocha
77. Lovely Idol
78. Itsudatte My Santa!
79. California Crisis: Gun Salvo
80. Sora o Kakeru Shoujo / Girl Who Leapt Through Space
81. Only Yesterday
82. Magic Knight Rayearth
83. Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-
84. Angel Beats!
86. Macross 7: The Galaxy is Calling Me
87. Ookami Kakushi
88. Pretty Cure Splash Star
89. Otaku no Video
90. Kokoro Toshokan
91. Wedding Peach
92. Manabi Straight!
94. Witch Hunter Robin
95. Mobile Suit Gundam X
96. Hyper Police
97. Elfen Lied
98. Death Note
99. Martian Successor Nadesico
100. Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! / I Don't Like You at All, Big Brother! (We'll see if I can actually finish this one and if so it's going much higher on the list for sure)
Like always there was a lot of shows to watch in spring. 24 shows aired and out of that I watched 21. (Well 20 see below) Sometimes the amount scares me that I'm able to keep up with. Thankfully there were a handful of treasures in spring that I was highly looking forward to. There were 6 season "2" shows airing and I watched half of those. Here we go with Spring's Aired Anime.
Only Ikkitousen, Major and Jewelpet weren't watched due to all being related to series I haven't even touched yet. I actually can't wait to get my hands on Ikkitousen. I know it's a boob filled, poorly adapted, Romance of the Three Kingdoms knock off but the fan inside me tells me I must watch it at some point. Now that all has aired I think I'll tackle it for next year. Major I'm still afraid of since it's about baseball... Which is funny cause the S2 of Ookiku Furikabutte aired as well which I enjoyed a great deal.
I've always enjoyed spring because there's always plenty of shows to sink my teeth into. Amazingly all are finished airing but 2. SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors and Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri. Long titles are long but worth sitting down and watching if you A: Like the idea of Gundam chibis being ROTK characters or B: Like magical girls who sing. I obviously am in love with SD Gundam way more than Lilpri but both are pretty awesome watches.
Best Show of spring for me was House of Five Leaves. I looked forward to a new episode every week. I drooled over the OP and the art just about made me cum in my pants. It was a lovely slow show about an adorable shy samurai with his bandit buddies. SO GOOD. I gotta re-watch and review it to gush more because it deserves more love.
Worst Show of spring for me aside from Kiss x Sis because I dropped that show like a smelly cat shit down the toilet... Anyway the worst show was Angel Beats. I tried REALLY hard to like it but KEY... I fucking hate you KEY. They can't do anything right. I vowed not to watch anymore of their crap releases ever again but I made an exception for this one because it wasn't made from a VN. It was new but still failed prey to the usual crap KEY puts out. >.<
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2010:
- House of Five Leaves 10/10
- SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors (still airing) 10/10
- Arakawa Under the Bridge 9/10
- Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin 9/10
- Senkou no Night Raid 8/10
- Tatami Galaxy 8/10
- Giant Killing 7/10
- Ookiku Furikabutte 7/10
- Koihime Musou 7/10
- Working 7/10
- Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan 6/10
- Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri (still airing) 5/10
- Kaichou wa Maid-sama 5/10
- Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou 4/10
- K-On 4/10
- Heroman 4/10
- B Gata H Kei 3/10
- Mayoi Neko Overrun 3/10
- Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru 3/10
- Angel Beats 2/10
- Kiss x Sis (DROPPED) 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Giant Killing is about soccer... I'm not a sports person let along a soccer one but this one grabbed me. It wasn't the sport it's self but more so the characters striving for their dreams. It was great fun reading both Shinmaru and Emperor J posts on this wonderful show.
Surprise fail: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru... I hate "yaoi" series that are like this. All the drama with none of the meat to back it up. I'll stick with those weird yaoi ova's that come out every now and then. At least I get to see sex there.
Honorable mentions: Rainbow started off very rough and tough. The imagery alone was enough to make you wanna cry. It was a really dark anime about boys sent to prison and how insane it was in there for them. It got more uplifting by the end of the series but still kicked you in the balls every chance it got. Heroman... Just exactly what was that? Senkou no Night Raid everyone dismissed after the first episode. But honestly I thought it was great!
From the anime Angel Beats, TK is a member of the Shinda Sekai Sensen (SSS an organization that fights against God). No one really knows anything about him but he is loved by all. Wears a bandanna over his eyes and handcuffs around his neck. He carries Browning Hi-Power and LAR Grizzly handguns or a PP-19 Bizon submachine gun during missions.
Why I like him: He's super strange and energetic. Always spouting off random sayings in English but other than that he doesn't talk much if ever. His randomness comes in handy allowing him to save other SSS members countless times. He has mad dancing skills too.
Why I hate him: Not possible. He's the only character that doesn't anger me in some way in this anime. If anything he is worth that whole stare I gave the series.
Overall: ''Goodbye Wild Heaven''
Here comes Batch 2! Impressions based on 2 episodes. Check out my other impression post if you missed it.
I tried to like it I honestly did. It is very different from what Key normally does but... For one I don't like their character design. While some people think it's the prettiest ever I just think it's average and well their design almost makes me dislike them even more because it looks the same as everything else they've done. Episode 1 was a jumble and so was episode 2. I do see the appeal to the show but it just isn't for me. People have been comparing it to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya because the main characters basically look and act alike. Although Otonashi is way less irritating than Kyon was. I do see that relation between the 2 shows. The lead girls Yuri and Haruhi are pretty darn close to being twins.
I like the idea of their weird world where they after dying becoming angels that fight for their futures as angels. Or something like that anyway. I just wish it was more appealing to me. The OP I find to be annoying only because there are vocals in there, otherwise it's quite nice. The ED is forgettable. I should decide if I want to drop it or not.
Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
Bishies, bishies, bishies! With swords and a cute girl. A girl who is pretending to be a boy because she wishes to find her missing father. She gets picked up by the Shinsengumi because she just happened to see them fighting some demon people. They want to kill her but of course they don't cause they listened to her story. I'm enjoying this one so far but I hope it actually starts getting a little interesting with the action. It started off well but got super chatty. I am interested to see where it goes but I hope it doesn't become boring character wise or even plot wise.
The graphics are crisp, clear, and very pretty. The OP was rather nice. I really liked the beat and the visuals that went along with it were quite nice. ED is quite nice too.
I honestly don't have much to say about this one. It's about soccer (football). It's not amazing but it doesn't suck at all either. It has a very interesting style to it and I like that they seemed to have gotten someone that can speak English properly for the English gent that appears from time to time. Tatsumi takes on the task of making a shitty team good once more. It shall be a fun watch as long as it doesn't bore me too much.
This OP is AWESOME! The ED was pretty good too but I like the OP more.