Omamori Himari is just another pervy show that has demon chicks in it.
Both girl uniforms in this show are pretty cute. First up we have a lovely long sleeved red jacket that has 2 pockets on each side. The skirt is a plain black which you can almost never go wrong with and oddly enough the yellow bow tie isn't ugly but instead compliments the rest of the uniform quite nicely. The other girl uniform has a simple long sleeved white shirt with a thin blue bow tie. Over top they wear a yellow vest with red buttons and a red stripe along the bottom. I'm not sure why this works but it does especially with the green skirt that has a white trim along the bottom. Generally I hate these colour combos but it works here.
Overall: I'd go for both.
Like last year I made it a goal to watch everything that aired this year. With a few exceptions of course. Season 2 of shows I haven't seen were counted out and shows that I had seen a lot of but knew I couldn't just stomach anymore. Yup that means no Hidamari Sketch for me this winter! I still can't stand that so many seasons of it are being made... Cobra The Animation was the only other show I didn't watch that aired. It is something I've been wanting to watch for a while and this as certainly bumped it up in my want to watch list. Here we go with Winter's Aired Anime.
Winter actually was a really short season with only 13 shows that aired. Katanagatari started but it only showed one episode per month for the entire year so I don't quite count it. Only 2 shows ended up being 24 episodes (Durarara and Qwaser) and carried onto Spring where all the others were 12-13 episodes. So everything pretty much ended for new spring anime to take over the airwaves.
Winter honestly was a pretty boring season. It had some winners but half my list is on the lower half, out of 10 score wise for only 13 series... Everything was new except for Hidamari Sketch, Cobra, and Heartcatch but since I only started Heartcatch that didn't really matter to me. I was expecting new and fresh from everything but all I got was lame and crappy for the most part.
Katanagatari did something new. Something I haven't ever really seen before. Well in more ways than one honestly. Some of it was cliche like the one episode per sword capture type deal but mostly it was unique. The art and music were amazing and not to mention that you only got one episode per month! That was something special to me. I had always honestly wondered why no one had ever really done a show like that before (There might have been but I'm too lazy to research it) spanning an entire year with 12, 45 minute episodes. Generally I hate shows that have long air dates but Katanagatari was reliable for when it was going to come out. So I knew I would get my show once a month no matter what.
Best Show of winter for me, aside from Katanagatari because that is the winner for overall best anime of 2010 was Durarara. I was looking forward to it from the moment I saw it announced. I watched the first episode and wrote a little something about it and then I actually ended up waiting till it was finished to watch anymore. I'm SO glad I waited too because there's nothing worse than waiting to see one of your favourite shows one episode at a time over many, many weeks. Some people love that but I just can't stand it with something I'm totally into.
Worst Show of winter for me would be Chu-Bra... Even though it's THE only series I have "successfully" blogged all the way through... ._. ...I love panties but not from the eyes of a 12 year old. I'm not even going to chew this anime out anymore. I think I've done that enough already. Urrg.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of winter 2010:
- Durarara 10/10
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8/10
- Hanamaru Youchien 7/10
- Sora no Woto 7/10
- Heartcatch Pretty Cure (still airing) 6/10
- Seikon no Qwaser 5/10
- Dance In The Vampire Bund 4/10
- Ookami Kakushi 4/10
- Ladies Versus Butlers 4/10
- Omamori Himari 2/10
- Chu-Bra 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Hanamaru Youchien I expected to be just another one of those perverted school kid shows that everyone thinks is cute. It ended up being much, much more.
Surprise fail: Ookami Kakushi I don't even know what that was...
Honorable mentions: Cobra I honestly can't wait to sink my teeth into. I put off watching the new one because I haven't seen the old. This is something I shall be completing in the year to come for sure. Sora no Woto I actually expected to hate a lot more than I ended up. It was total win though. Well not total, it could have been a little less slice of war life like and a little more awesome even though what was there in general was pretty darn awesome. I'm still not sure of my overall thoughts of the show. Heartcatch has brought Pretty Cure back up to my magical girl standards. It was shattered with Fresh last year so I was expecting the worst. Thankfully I got the best. Seikon no Qwaser I think digiboy said it best here "purposefully awesomely bad".
On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Nine Silly Catgirls,
Seven Gundam Universes,
Six Macross Titles,
Five Delicious Openings,
Four Quirky One Shots,
Three Big Contenders,
Two Amazing Rivals,
and Char Aznable on a Horse
Who doesn't like catgirls! Here's some lovely kitty ladies that have wandered across some 2010 anime leaving their paw prints everywhere.
Strike Witches - Sanya V. Litvyak
Omamori Himari - Himari Noihara
Mayoi Neko Overrun - Nozomi Kiriya
Kaitou Reinya - Kaitou Reinya
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai - Ruri Gokou
Koihime Musou - Their leader: Moukaku. Her minions: Shamu, Tora, and Mike.
Asobi ni Iku yo - Eris
Asobi ni Iku yo - Durel
Sex Pistols - Norio Tsuburaya
From the anime Omamori Himari, Shizuku is a water dragon demon who had her entire family killed by one of the demon slayer families, which is why when she finds out that Yuto is one, she warns him that she might have to kill him.
Why I like her: Her water power is very cool. (lol) And she always manages to get into the most interesting situations with Yuto. Usually involving water. She only speaks when she has something important to say as well.
Why I hate her: She ends up liking him in "that" way. >.< Not a surprise but still...
Overall: Need a fanservice loli? Shizuku provides.
Tis been a while but I didn't forget about this one even though no one else seems to be watching it either. It is just another generic fanservice filled anime after all. The "plot" isn't all that deep and it's kinda boring. Why must someone always have a lack of memory about their past? Or if they have this issue why not give a good reason for it. Himari wishes to change this by bringing Yuto back to where he grew up. She needs him to see his real roll in the Amakawa Family and slay the demons instead of becoming their friends.
Episode 5 not much happens but some fanservice.
Another demon slayer appears, Kuesu Jinguji from England. She also turns out of be a sudden fiancée. Surprise surprise... She invites Yuto to come to her hotel room when he is willing to join her side.
A battle between Kuesu and Himari takes place. After almost being totally defeated by Kuesu, Himari sees just how scary she may become if she looses her way. She is after all the very thing she wishes to kill. A demon cat.
Well those were some powerful attacks! After her "clear" loss Himari stumbles back to Yuto's room all beaten up.
Because of her injuries from her battle with Kuesu, Himari takes a pill that will turn her "wild" in order to make her better. This of course means her full on cat form will come out and of course Yuto must be the ever so strong master willing to endure and help her see this through.
Yuto finally goes to the hotel where Kuesu is staying to tell her what he has decided. An odd moment goes by as he explains where he stands. It felt very Eva or ef - a tale of memories like in how it was presented.
Kuesu starts to flip out during this explanation and tries to kill Yuto with a knife. His inner power comes out and saves him flinging Kuesu back crashing into a window and starts to fall from the skyscraper.
While he watches this from his failed attempt to save her from falling memories come flashing back to him where it was her in fact that grew up with him sharing that kiss. He remembers that it was he that said it would be fun to fight demons together and that he'll always protect her.
Episode 9 starts off oddly at school. It's time to draw pictures. Himari starts taking pictures with her cell phone which doesn't quite meet the standards. But this picture of her is very pretty. Wallpaper pretty one might say.
While she and Yuto are off doing that some other classmates get their loli needs in with drawing ___ in a fountain soaking wet!
Demon vampire sucks some of Yuto's blood uh oh! Afterwards a rumor starts to go around about a cannibal demon whom eventually shows up and attacks Himari because everyone thought she was after Yuto instead! Don't they know what cannibal means! 😛
I wonder if an elf girl will show up next.