B Gata H Kei is about a girl who wants to get laid a lot. The kicker is that she's a virgin and very timid when it comes to penis!
Both uniforms are simple and plain. Boys wear all black but the buttons stick out so at least there's that of interest about them. Girls have a black skirt and get to wear a white shirt under their butt ugly pale yellow sweater that seems to be mandatory wear no matter what. I still hate school uniform sweaters with a passion...
Overall: No thanks.
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 B Gata H Kei, Takashi Kosuda is the main subject of Yamada's lust throughout the series. He's a normal high school boy who has his own insecurities about his sexuality and tries to deal with them while being strangely chased after by Yamada. He lives at home with his older sister, whom he goes to for advice now and then even if she isn't much help.
Why I like him: He's a sweet young man I suppose.
Why I hate him: Takes WAY too long to do what any normal boy would have done a while ago. Then again Yamada is a handful.
Overall: I think Keiichi would have dealt with her better if she meet him first. 😛
For a good 2+ weeks now I've been putting off starting this new season. Why? I suppose I just wasn't motivated enough. Nothing really interested me all that much from the spring pickings save for a few shows honestly. SD Gundam, Hetalia, Working, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms <- which hasn't been touched by anyone yet 🙁 are the only things I've gone out of my way to watch.Things have been a little hectic in my personal life but since that has calmed down a little I find I have some free time to actually start up these shows. All these anime are first impressions based on the first 2 episodes of the series.
I can't get over how much our hero Joey looks like a chick. It's the hair! He builds this adorable little robot. While he was building it I couldn't help but to picture many gundam crazed fans sitting in their rooms building their own robot men. Kinda cute when I think about it that way. It's always been a hobby that has interested me but I have never really ventured into it because while I do like mecha's and all, I don't like them enough to sit still for hours doing detailed work. So back to this robot. It ends up coming to life after getting a little wet and struck by lightening. Joey gets something that looks like a controller of sorts attached to his arm and their story begins.
Aliens that are called Skrugg are of course attacking earth and little Joey is going to end up fighting them with his robot dude. I laughed when the Americans didn't really react when these giant aliens came around and just said you need a permit to make movies here. LOL His cheerleader chick friend Lina, is really huge. Maybe that's just me though.
I gotta say I do enjoy the music throughout the show. The OP and ED are kinda forgettable but it is nice not to hear squealing girls singing for once. The visuals aren't all that terrible either. I'm not all that interested in the characters but it's fun. It's not as bad as I thought it would be but it really isn't amazing either. Just another action romp that is very American feeling. It's giving me the feeling of the movie Iron Giant, which was a really awesome movie and I suggest checking it out if you haven't seen it already.
B Gata H Kei
Ohhh what can I say here... That opening part explaining about the main chick Yamada and her goals was... Special. That fairy thing all throughout the episodes was really annoying. I haven't read the manga for it but I don't think it made the translation to anime very well. The way it's done just rubs me the wrong way. It makes me feel like I'm reading a shoujo manga. A really boring one. Poor Kosuda ends up being the one that she has her eye set on to "pop her cherry". She doesn't quite understand how anything about this works though so what ends up happening is messy situation after another.
I honestly feel really sorry for Kosuda. With his dumbfounded ways and her weirdness... It's a terribly painful match to watch. I do enjoy that each episode is split into 2 different stories though. It makes it feel like the episode goes by a lot faster. heh
This is just another generic slice of school life with your pervertedness to it. Only difference it's the chick being the pervert. Meh it's watchable but barely. I wish I found it more funny. It definitely gives off the smutty manga feel with the sexual topic and the way it is presented visually.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Well the main lead already started to irritate me as soon as she entered the screen. Misaki has a job at a maid cafe and for personal reasons she wishes to keep it a secret from her classmates. Of course she gets found out by a fellow classmate, Takumi, and now she must befriend this guy in order to keep her secret. Cliche story but it's one that I generally don't mind. Hello Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu.
If she wasn't such a bitch all the time I think I could get deeper into this show. Time will tell if this changes for the better or worse. I do like the dude though. Guess a small part of my girly side is coming out for him. He's kinda cute. I like that the boys stand up to her a lot instead of cowering like little fools, which is what happens in most anime. There's cosplay for both boys and girls in this one so even dudes that watch this show shall be entertained along with ladies that wish to drool over Takumi.
The OP and ED I find to be really cute song and visuals. The animation is really pretty too some weird faces here and there but they don't go overboard with it like some anime tend to do. Characters are slowly coming to fruit and I like what I see except for the bitchiness. I'm going to enjoy watching this one.
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Wanting to be the total opposite of a Demon King Sai Akuto begins his magic school training in hopes that no one will fear him because of this prediction. Hattori Junko and he meet before school started and he tells her his dream, liking that dream she pledges herself to him. But if they go against what they say they will do they shall fight to the death or something. Of course having the prediction that he'll become a Demon King makes her very angry and the fighting starts.
There's a lot of interesting characters starting out in this show which will be interesting to see how they all come together. Along with boobs, panty shots, and magic of course. The OP and ED are kinda boring but they are different from most anime with the rock sound which is ok by me. I'd like it more if it wasn't going to be another harem school life anime. Maybe if it was just about his struggle with becoming demon like. It feels like Omamori Himari but without a catgirl. Then again there's always time for one to show up.
I'm not the only one posting spring line up thoughts late so that makes me happy. With the help of awesome charts from Chartfag and from an Anime Countdown site to help me schedule my anime, I've looked around a lot to see who has been saying what and what I'm interested in seeing myself. Unlike last season this one has a lot more to choose from so the chances of finding a lot of awesome always go up along with finding the terrible. Chu-Bra holds my title for worst show of the year so far, although Kiss X Sis could upset Chu-Bra from this title. Scamp has created a very nice preview as well which was very fun to read and gives a lot of extra little background information to each anime.
* means I'm looking forward to it. Onward!
Angel Beats Everyone is looking forward to this one... I'm skeptical. I have a strong feeling I'm not going to like this because it's made by the same people that made Kanon and Clannad... But this one does have a different formula than their usual dish. Action. Don't screw it up for me studio Key.
* Arakawa Under the Bridge I think this would be the one I'm looking forward to the most aside from the several ROTK anime. Girl meets boy, they have to live under a bridge because that's where she lives. lol ok.
* Battle Brave Warriors (SD Gundam Sangokuden (ROTK) It's going to be fun seeing ROTK characters played out in mecha form 😀
* Betrayal (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru) Angsty bishies with yaoi tones. Could be good, probably will be average or even below average.
B-Type H-Group Looks like a trashy smut manga. Could be entertaining in a groan kind of way as most smut is.
Giant Killing Football (soccer) anime. I'll give it a whirl. Never watched an anime based on this sport before oddly enough.
Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan Anime based off a game hardly ever do it for me. But since I haven't played the game it could be ok as I have no expectations for it that way.
Heroman I think it's going to flop... I'll be very VERY surprised if I like it.
* Hetalia 3 already started and I'm already very much a fan.
Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou More magical academy anime but this has lots and lots of fanservice. Gonna be another boring harem trying to be unique.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama Ladies vs Butlers without the fanservice. (At least not to that extent) Definitely looks like it's more aimed at girls than boys this time around. Gives off an Ouran feel to it for me.
Kiss X Sis Incest is fun but not when it's done like this. The ova was... Special...
K-On! Season 2 I watched S1 with a friend and that same friend wishes me to watch it with him again. I'll do it for him as I really have no interest in watching a S2 of girls playing instruments in school. Image above done by ~shaoron.
Mayoi Neko Overun Nyaa! Loli cat in a box. Oh boy. I love cats and all but I don't think this anime is going to get very far enjoyment wise unless something super interesting happens plot wise.
* Rainbow - Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin Dark and gloomy. It's about some boys that go through hard times but they always look towards a better place.
***** Romance Of The Three Kingdoms After almost a year of waiting the time has finally come for this remake to be aired in Japan. I loved the first one when I watched it last summer (Made it my 1000th anime watched) and thought to myself, wouldn't it be great if they remade this with today's graphics. Little more than a month later this showed up on my radar and my wish had been granted. Now I can only hope that someone will pick it up to be subbed as other really awesome ROTK anime seem to not have quite the following (Souten Kouro).
* Sarai ya Goyou (House of Five Leaves) Edo-era Japan with the shoguns. I'm there.
* Senko no Night Raid Fighting secret wars in China, I'm game. Looks like a lot of fun with pretty animation.
* Shin Koihime Musou Otome Tairan Huzza more of my black haired beauty and her interesting friends are back for more crazy action and odd ecchi moments.
* Working! Read my PreRelease thoughts here. Basically I like it.
Yojo-han Shinwa Taikei Looks quirky so we're in for some weird animation. Plot seems to be interesting enough as well following a person reminiscing about their past.
Yutori-chan 1-4 already aired. She works for a telemarketing company. Random stories and fun occur including some close encounters with the boss, cellphones, and illness! Could be cute. I like that it's short episodes.
That's it for everything that I will be watching/airing. Oddly there are a lot of things I'm interested in and of course a lot that I have no interest in either. There are always lots of OVA's and some movies that come out but I won't really bother talking about those. GINTAMA movie!!! Also everyone seems to be really hyped about the ova Black Rock Shooter. I personally don't care either way about it but I will watch to see exactly what all the hype is about. Here are some second seasons or beyond that I probably will not get around to. But I can hope. 😛
Jewelpet 2nd and Marie and Gali 2 No one will probably pick these up because both their S1's were dropped.
Ookiku 2 and Major 6 Both are about baseball... ewww. But I did just get Ookiku S1 so since it's only 25 episodes and ONE season to worry about, I'll be watching it next week most likely. I hope it's good and not boring like almost all other baseball anime I have watched.
Ikkitousen If I get around to watching all the other seasons I'll pick it up. Highly unlikely. I do want to start this series someday though. I'm a sucker for Romance of the Three Kingdoms knockoffs as you all already know.
Ring ni Kakero 1 Highly will try to watch the older one(s) first. But since I haven't even done that with Cobra it's unlikely that it'll happen. Although it is 24 episodes between the 2 of them so it's likely to be watched next week along with Ookiku.
Iron Man Originally was on the line up but sadly will be delayed till Fall 🙁 The live action movie Iron Man 2 will have to make do till then. Can't wait!
Bakugan... We'll see as I just finished S1 and half way through S2... Don't ask why...
Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri Uhhhg what a title. I honestly don't even know what this is about. Something to do with card games and magical girls. No thanks. Looks like Pretty Cure mixed with Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch... >.<