Spring 2012 First Episode Impressions of Shorts and Continuations

I couldn't resist watching the spring season like I did for the winter season so I'll give some first impressions on all I've watched.

Gakkatsu hopefully will be hilarious with each episode being about a random strange issue. Right up my alley!

Shorts

Gakkatsu - Made a post about it!

Shiba Inuko-san - A strange one about a girl who is a dog yet goes to school like a normal person. I'll give it a few more episodes before I choose weather I want to blog it or not. I'm sure I'll end up doing something with it.

Yurumates 3D - I actually expected this to be a full on series not a short episodes one because there are already 2 ova's of it. Can't say this will get better with time.

Recorder to Randoseru 2 - Picks up right where S1 left off. (Did anyone aside from this person and me watch it?) This show is silly pandering to both girls and boys. I oddly find it quite amusing.

Kuromajo-san ga Tooru - Meh not very interesting since I can barely remember what it was about. I just remember it was too long being at 7 minutes... Which you know... Is never good for a short episode series to give an impression of.

Oh how magical boys amuse me so.

Season 2+

Fate/Zero - Picked up right where season 1 left off. It's good to have it back~

Kimi to Boku - More boys and cats. Can't go wrong here in my opinion~

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? - Yet another that picked up right where season 1 left off. This first episode even felt like the first episode of season 1.

Phi Brain - Again, picked up right where season 1 left off. I look forward to my weekly dose of puzzles~

Saki - So the mahjong girls are back. I'll watch it because I watched S1 but I'm going to expect the same results as S1... Meh.

Queen's Blade - This first episode kicked off with a booty-licious pirate babe! I was amused. Good to have Queen's Blade back for my weekly dose of awesome boobs and hilarity!

YEAH CARDS!

I've kept up with Cardfight!! Vanguard but haven't watched any of the S2 yet. I will watch it though as I've become fond of the show somehow... Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream has slow subs but they are getting there so I'll wait till I can finish S1 before diving into S2. Jewelpet S4 I have no interest in due to not having seen any of the other seasons of this show. I kinda want to but I'll wait till season 1 appears. There's a bunch of other kiddy anime airing as well of course but I don't keep up with them either.

Oddly the one I was most looking forward to.

Continuations of franchises

Eureka Seven - Now I'm not the hugest fan of Eureka Seven but I highly enjoyed this first episode. I really think that old dude with the glasses is pretty darn hot too. I hope this one exceeds my low expectations for the franchise.

Haiyoru - This had a short episode series made so I wasn't expecting to like the full anime as much as I did. Somehow they improved on the shitty little short and made it watchable. I can't say that I believe the series will stay this way though. I give it 3 more episodes before it suffers the same fate as the short episode series.

Lupin III - A series focusing on Fujiko? Fuck yes! And I wasn't shocked or offended by the amount of boobs that was in this either unlike most people. I mean really... It's about Fujiko!

SD Naruto Rock Lee - Worst than I thought it was going to be... Which wasn't good to start with. I'm sad that the bf actually liked it...

Arashi no Yoru ni - I love this movie to bits. This series weirds me out a bit due to the English cast and the CG but I think I'll get over it. Mei has something weird going on as well that I hope to get over as time goes on. Overall though it was a fun watch.

The only one I'm not watching since I haven't seen any of the series at all is Saint Seiya. Maybe I'll get around to it at a later point this year but I'm actually not counting on that. It is however a series I really do want to watch sooner than later so... Eventually!

Expect at least 3 more posts with all the other new NEW anime first episode impressions within the next few days. ^__^

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Long Anime

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Ten Long Anime,
Nine Delicious Openings & Endings,
Eight Digiboy Top Anime,
Seven Franchise Continuations,
Six Top Tier Anime,
Five Nyanpire Kitties,
Four Marvel Anime,
Three Teachers,
Two Anime Buddy Challenges,
and an Underrated Anime

Picture by gibuchoko

I watch all the long running shows with my boyfriend. Sometimes he's really into it, other times... not so much. Here's all our thoughts on these 10 long running shows that we have been watched all year long.

Note: There might be some spoilers in our thoughts. So read at your own risk!

Naruto Shippuden

Picture done by luke (artist)

chii: Honestly I think I block a lot of Naruto stuff out. I barely can think back to much of what happened this year in it and what I can remember I hate. But well, if this happened this (spoiler alert) year that was something special. I hate you Naruto fillers!

Tamerax:  When they aren't doing stupid filler episodes, this show is full of awesome. The store is great and I really enjoy the characters (except for the rapping brother guy... he can eat a wang and choke on it to shut up).  When they ARE doing stupid filler episodes,  this show is like pulling teeth that has already been lodged into my anus (under mysterious and no doubt unpleasant reasons).  Point is, those suck....

Gintama & Sketdance

chii: KYAAAAAAAA Gintama is BACK! Sket Dance is the poor man's Gintama. It has ok characters but that's about it. It's really hit or miss with the comedy and I can't stand that it's about high school kids. My favourite character is Switch because he's pretty unique among all the others. The few crossover episodes they did with each series were priceless.

Tamerax: I enjoy these shows but Gintama is definitely better of the two because they just do more weird and wacky stuff. When they do actual main story line (serious episodes), they are awesome and serious but still keep a lot of the funny aspects. When Sket Dance does it, I just don't feel right.  Also, Sket Dance doesn't have nearly as many poo and fart jokes and let's be honest, those are the true essence of comedy.

Toriko

chii: GUTS GUTS GUTS! Now that I have that out of the way... I'll just say that I REALLY PROMISE TO START BLOGGING THIS SHOW AGAIN COME THE NEW YEAR! Embarrassingly I've only watched the first umm 2 episodes... But I can say without a doubt that it is one of my absolute favourite anime.

Tamerax: I can't say anything about this show because chii won't ever watch them.  Instead, here are some ASCII boobs:    (.)(.)

Beelzebub

chii: At first I wasn't really in love with the show. We watched the jump special and it was pretty good so we decided to give the series a try. It starts off how imo Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! does, kinda crappy for the first few episodes then all of a sudden it hits you with awesome and you end up looking forward to it each week. The characters grow on you and you start to actually care what happens to them. After a while it won't bother you that the kid never wears pants!

Tamerax: I liked the show and then I got bored and then I started to like it again and then trailed off...just like Reborn.  I was starting to get interested again with the "knights" story arc. For some reason, this is the one anime that makes me sit back and go, "these high school students sound like they are in there 30s".

Cardfight!! Vanguard

chii: I didn't think I would enjoy a little boys show about yet another cardfighting game... 50 episodes in and I'm still ready for more. I love the OP and ED's to the show too. Oh and the cute cat that lives at the game center is pure love.

Tamerax:  ...this makes want to play Magic again. That's about it. 

Detective Conan

Picture done by arya (artist)

chii: We got a real treat near the beginning of the year I believe involving that main plot behind the show. It was pretty darn awesome. Movie 15 came out and it was the longest to date. I really enjoyed it.

Tamerax:  TELL HER ALREADY!  @#%@#%@#$^!!!

Fairy Tail

chii: Back when this show started in 2009 I'd say we got through about 20 episodes before we stopped. It wasn't because the show sucked. It was more because I wanted the episodes to build up! I find that marathoning long shows like this to be the best way to consume them. I loose too much detail if I have to wait week by week. This drives the bf crazy because he wants the episodes every week! HAPPY is awesome and the arc that focused on him and Charle that just ended was amazing.

Tamerax: This one actually took me a bit by surprise because it took a while for it to grow on me. As the arcs progressed, I enjoyed it more and more.  I really like the characters even if there are like 3252346346 of them but unlike One Piece, most of them don't have some annoying aspect that makes me want to hate them. I also like that they don't drag out plot questions for too too long. Most questions get resolved in a few episodes or so... most of them. I like that.

Bleach

chii: urg... There is only one thing that is memorable to me from this year and that has to do with Gin. I hate how they always build up Aizen as the baddest dude of all but always shrug it away quickly when shit finally goes down. Bleach has become a show I still watch because the bf wants to. I hate Bleach fillers more than Naruto ones... At least we got a time skip to counter some filler that I'm sure the Bleach people would have loved to make us watch instead...

Tamerax:  It felt like we waited for SO long for the big battle to happen... all the training and BS filler episodes... just to have it done and over with in what boiled down to like 5-6 episodes (remember they kept starting the battle and then buggering off for some crap filler arc for a while and then come back again).  If they are gonna do anything not directly story related, do more fun episodes like the beach one from a while back. At least the arc with the personified swords had some fun moments.  Do that more.

One Piece

chii: This was an emotional roller coaster all year long. I'm so glad the crew is back together now! What a time skip that was! Ace ;__;

Tamerax: Finally back together. Despite my slagging of it above, this is one of my all time favourite shows.  Still... that Ace bit was unexpected and well... kinda crappy. Not as crappy as the filler arc that came after with them all as a kids... bleh. I think with all that emotional energy devoted to watching everyone try to save Ace... well, they could have actually done it.  uh... spoiler alert 😛

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Tuesday Tally Week 7-8 February 15-28 Finishing Up and Catching Up

I spent most of these 2 weeks catching up with my long running anime and finishing off a lot of big series I had on the go. Added in a lot of movies here and there that I had been wanting to watch for quite some time now and some not so much. *Glares at Gundam Seed*

Cats with swords!

Boobs in Space







February  15-18

Gintama episodes 172-175

Z-mind, Project Blue SOS, and maybe Twin Signal OVA's will all be featured in a Snack of the Week post so look out for those.

Puss in Boots Movies 1-3

Overall: A delightful re-watch of the first followed by the other 2. Puss in Boots are great family movies that anyone can enjoy. It helps if you like cats a lot too I suppose.

Kiddy Grade Movies 1-3

Overall: Only really worth watching if you have seen the whole series before hand. Which is exactly what I thought about the Fate/stay night movie. Although if someone just wants some action with a decent enough plot this'll be fine too unlike the Fate/stay night movie where you pretty much have to have knowledge before watching what it's all about. I think I got more out of these movies having seen the series but it did cut out a lot of blaa blaa I found so I almost enjoyed the movies more than the series.

To the big sleep!

Probably my favourite shot from the movie








February  19-22

Naruto shipooden episodes 189-199, Bleach episodes 301-309, One Piece episodes 480-487, and Gintama episodes 176-192. Shounen madness! All caught up finally with the big 3 and almost finished Gintama which is my favourite of the 4 easily. Naruto finally got back to some story. One Piece had some crazy shit go down after building it up for like 50 episodes or something (probably less but I can't be bothered to check at this point) Bleach had some kick ass stuff happen with Gin that was way more interesting than anything that has happened with Aizen.

Touch episodes 49-89

King of Thorn Movie

Overall: Better than I expected it to be honestly. I saw the end coming a mile away but I was interested in this world so that kept me watching. I might pick up the manga someday because I hear that people liked it more than the movie but we'll see. We all know how I am at this point with picking up manga XD I really loved how it looked. I watched it right after Welcome to the Space Show so I wasn't expecting anything just as awesome visually as that movie was but it works out nicely. Kind of made me want to play Resident Evil 2 again.

Welcome to the Space Show Movie

Overall: <3 I expected awesome and I got awesome. Rare but it happens sometimes! The visuals were out of this world gorgeous! You know that tingly feeling you get when you are just so excited about what you are seeing because it is SO gosh darn pretty? I got that. The last time I had that feeling was when I watched Gundam 00 on my big tv in the basement. So people wanting some eye candy will not be disappointed with this movie. It's a little confusing plot wise at times especially towards the end but overall it's a really nice story about kids bonding and going TO SPACE. Oh how I would have killed to be one of these kids and go on such a great adventure!

I have the same way of thinking when woken up

*swoons*










February  23

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Spiral Labyrinth episodes 1-28

Overall: I wanted to make my 2000th anime special to me much like I did for my 1000th anime. So what better of a choice could I have made than to finally watch one of the extra stories of my favourite anime of all time Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I gotta say I enjoyed the first 14 or so episodes the most since those featured Yang. When the Reinhard episodes came around 2 of his arcs were amazing but one of them was a complete snore fest that involved dueling for the nobles. The last 2 episodes were a link to the main series that made me almost want to re-start it up again and watch it. I will re-watch it eventually but I think my hands are full with the anime I have chosen to watch this year already. So here's to another 2000 anime!

Gintama being over is just like that feeling

These 2 are so precious









February  24-28

Gintama episodes 193-201

Overall: I'm sad that it is over but so happy that it's coming back in April. I'm rather glad that I marathoned it honestly because waiting for the awesome each week would have sucked. That's the only thing I'm not looking forward to about the next series.

Touch episodes 90-101

Overall: Who would have thought I would enjoy a baseball romance drama! I went in skeptical and came out rewarded and glad I'm not afraid to try new things even though I think they won't be good for me. Solid 8/10.

Touch Movies 1-5

Overall: Movies 1-3 were bad re-caps of the series honestly. I got a lot more out of watching the 101 episodes than those first 3 movies that sum it all up. Movies 4-5 were extra stories that were fun but still left us hanging.

Gundam Seed Movies 1-3

Overall: I kinda wish I just watched these instead of the series...

Astro fighter Sunred episode 50

Zenryoku Usagi episode 42

Here is Greenwood OVA

Overall: I said my piece here.

Wounded Man OVA

Overall: Boobs, sex, and violence.

Oishii!

Probably my favourite character








Fairy Tail episodes 20-67

Overall: I had been meaning to catch up with this for a long time now and since I caught up with all the other shounen I decided to include this one as well. It's a lovely combination of Naruto and One Piece for me honestly. It has the character love I have for One Piece mixed with the music love I have for Naruto. Great friends helping each other out as all go on a wonderful journey to accomplish their goals. Simple but oh so good. I love Happy and Plue!

~

Episode Count: 186 +  5 Specials/OVAs +  16 Movies

Manga Count: o

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chii’s Does Not Want List

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.

Filling done by narumi (blue monday)

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.

Originally done by yukkii (dodaira)

1. Clannad (Especially Clannad After Story)

2. Full Moon wo Sagashite

3. Beck

4. Aria the Animation (Only watched Season 1 of the franchise)

5. Green Green (Dropped at episode 3)

6. Yumeria

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

13. Akikan!

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

18. Chu-Bra!!

19. Kanokon

20. Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

Picture done by natsu (norari kurari)

21. To Heart

22. Loveless

23. Amagami SS

24. Chaos;Head

25. Crystal Triangle

26. Smash Hit

27. Love Love?

28. Cosprayers

29. Bus Gamer

30. Eiken

31. Roots Search

32. Kampfer

33. Naruto

34. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

35. Futakoi

36. DearS

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!

42. Suzuka

43. Needless

44. Beet the Vandel Buster

45. Twilight Q

46. Kiddy Girl-and

47. Graduation

48. King of Bandit Jing

49. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

50. Real Bout High School

Picture done by qinni

51. K-On!

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

58. Heroman

59. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

60. Hanaukyo Maid Team

61. Mouse

62. Blue Flames

63. Idol Project

64. Sister Princess

65. Kannagi

66. Nineteen 19

67. One

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

Picture done by nekokun

81. Only Yesterday

82. Magic Knight Rayearth

83. Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-

84. Angel Beats!

85. MM!

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!

93. Witchblade

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)

Picture done by koutamii

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Tuesday Tally Week 1 Starto! January 1-10

So honestly upon thinking about this project more I REALLY should have started it when I started my blog. It would have been amazing to been able to have seen my stats from last year but oh well. I can do it for this year though so starting fresh is best here! I started off my year in a house somewhere in the middle of Vermont nothingness. I had a great time and oddly was able to watch 30+ episodes of anime while surrounded by rambunctious friends.

<3

^__^








January 1-3

Kuragehime ep 11 END

Overall: It was rather unfulfilling first episode of the year but I still love this series to bits even if the last episode was lackluster. I really hope we see another season of this show someday because I think it was brilliant and really funny. We need some darn closure too! Don't make me go read the darn manga, but oh wait... That's not even finished either!!! It all makes sense now!

Joon-sang and Yu-jin as teenagers

Winter Sonata ALL

Overall: If you love your drama to keep coming over and over again before you can take a deep breath this show is for you. It's a lovely Korean made anime that is beautiful to look at and it'll make you fall in love with all characters. Starts off with the character as children and they GROW up! I love anime that do this so I was taken with Winter Sonata in a heartbeat. 8/10

Heroic Age episodes 1-6

Overall: Great start to this series honestly. I've been craving a great space opera anime for quite sometime now and this certainly wet my lips.

Arakawa episodes 12-13

Overall: Very interesting and fun way to end the series. I'm still not sure what's up with it but I hope we'll see more someday. I love everyone that lives under that bridge!

😀

January 4

Gintama episodes 1-17 (re-watch)

Overall: It's good to finally get around to this wonderful series. I'm starting from scratch again because I'm watching it with my boyfriend and it'll be more fun that way. He's loving it so far and I'm getting more out of it funny wise a second time around for sure.

Heroic Age ep 7-18

Rio: Rainbow Gate episode 1 was watched as well but I'll talk about that more in a Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.

Stay strong my trannies!

XD










January 5

Gintama episodes 18-28 (re-watch)

Overall: This batch holds some of my most favourite episodes. The tranny episodes were just awesome and the epic meat battle will never get old no matter how many times I watch it.

Kimi ni Todoke episode 00

Overall: Did we really need this kind of episode?

Starry Sky episode 2

I love me some space ships

<3








Heroic Age episodes 19-26 END

Overall: I'm honestly still putting my thoughts together on this one. I'll definitely need a re-watch of it at some point too. I really, really loved it but it's hard to explain why. It has a lot to do with it being a Sci-Fi SPACE show with kick ass "mecha" like creatures. I enjoyed the music and animation a lot and the OP and ED were great. All the characters were liked except for the twins... I don't understand too much why they had to be the comic relief but there they were! Great show and I highly recommend! 9/10

January 6

Gintama episodes 29-36 (re-watch)

Naruto Special

Overall: It was a boring fight. I did enjoy that it was 6 minutes or whatever compared to the 10+ episodes it took in the actual series.

Sweet sweet pew pew power

Gundam 00 Movie Trailblazer Crap

Overall: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhg.... Was a great way to start off my "Snack of the Week" project though!

January 7

Gintama episodes 37-43 (re-watch)

>.<

Starry Sky episode 3

Overall: This show is fucking SO ugly.

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls Special 2

Overall: Kissing guide! lol...

Infinite Stratos, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yumekui Merry, Gosick episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.

;___;

January 8

Gundam Seed episodes 16-19

Overall: It certainly was an emotional few episodes. I'm not liking this sand arc too much but I'm told that it's not all that bad so here's to hoping! Episode 19 at the very end made me a little sad for Sai honestly because everything has just gone to shit for the poor guy. *shakes her fist at Flay*

Gintama episodes 44-51 (re-watch)

Overall: Episode 50 has been one of the best episodes yet. It has about a million different parodies and references in it which was highly amusing. This show just rocks so hard!

Attraction Studio 4°C Short

Overall: This is all about not smoking. As weird as it is, it is also very interesting. Especially since you can actually interact with the show but only 4 times and it just involves clicking where they tell you to and wiggling the mouse back and forth. I highly suggest you check it out if you are a fan of Studio 4°C.

Cardfight!! Vanguard, Freezing, Oniichan Crap, Beelzebub episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.

Brother *click to read*

Finished the Manga Brother

Overall: I didn't like how they kept telling the situation at the beginning of every fucking chapter. That was super annoying because it was rather short being only 2 volumes. I thought that the younger brother looking older than the real older one was just weird. 18-23 years old were the siblings which was a little odd at times. The sex was pretty darn hot though! Only check it out if you aren't afraid of yummy man sex! XD

Oh Vash!

January 9

Gintama episodes 52-54 (re-watch)

Trigun: Badlands Rumble Movie

Overall: Very much <3 I'll gush about it more for this weeks Snack.

January 10

Gintama episodes 55-61

Dragon Crisis, Kore wa Zombie desu ka, Wolverine, Mitsudomoe episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.

Level E episode 1

Overall: I picked a GREAT anime to episodically blog about this winter season.

~

Episode Count: 138 + 3 Specials + 2 Movies

Manga Count: 1

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