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 - 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.
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!
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.
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. ^__^
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*
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.
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!
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 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.
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
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)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
Gintama episodes 29-36 (re-watch)
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.
Gundam 00 Movie Trailblazer Crap
Overall: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhg.... Was a great way to start off my "Snack of the Week" project though!
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.
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.
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
Gintama episodes 52-54 (re-watch)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Movie
Overall: Very much <3 I'll gush about it more for this weeks Snack.
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
Tuesday Tally brings you a huge list of what I have watched in the past week. I figured it would be a fun way to keep tabs on everything I watch. Especially just to see how much I watch in a whole week! I've kept things as spoiler free as possible.
Ok so here we go with some short thoughts here and there on each episode with some pictures that I thought were interesting. Bare with me as I figure out just how I want these posts to go for the next few weeks since they are a tad jumbled. ^__^
November 8th - November 15th
Milky Holmes ep 4-5
Overall: I feel this show is quite similar to Twin Angel comedy wise sometimes but sadly overall it really isn't as good. I hope Twin Angel really does get that series that I keep hearing rumors about soon.
Bakuman ep 5-6
Overall: The show is progressing rather nicely. It is slow at times but it picks up interest wise that way. I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of what their manga is all about and wonder if it'll actually be made into one we can actually read at some point or possibly already has. I just thought about checking around for that right now and will do so later if I remember XD I like that they took their feedback from the publisher guy well. It wasn't all positive but it wasn't all terrible either. I really REALLY like that they are going to start giving feedback to each other now as well. Nothing can properly get done unless all parties involved feel 100% comfortable with how things are going.
When the publisher said to them "Gold = Cell Phone Number where Copper = E-Mail" I really laughed. Something about that was really cute to me.
Imouto ep 5-6
Overall: I can't relate to people "hiding" their hobby, but I know a lot of others out there can so I see why this particular subject was brought up. All I can say is a friend is not a friend if they don't accept everything about the other person, good and bad. The grandparents brought a lot of laughs to episode 6 and I think it was by far my favourite episode yet of the series. Especially since it didn't have the annoying little sister in it either except for boring fan-service. Why people want fan-service of that kid is beyond me yet it's anime so it'll happen no matter what. lol
Zakuro ep 6
Overall: The show has 100% gotten my pure love at this point. I'm in love with all the characters and it was delightful to learn about the twins sad past.
Bleach ep 293-295
Overall: I've noticed that when Bleach is actually dealing with plot episodes the recap bit in the front seems shorter. It use to take up a lot of time I found. Aizen is a huge jerk who loves to mess with people. I can't decide if I like this or not but I have a small feeling that Gin will end up being the full mastermind behind everything. I think we're in for more filler episodes very, very soon with the way pacing has been for these recent episodes.
Naruto ep 183
Overall: Whatever, untold fillers from the past. >.< *kicks naruto*
One Piece ep 472-473
Overall: Luffy takes a really, REALLY long time to run up to Ace. I think it's been going on for like 50 episodes now or something. If not, it sure feels that way. 😛
Leda OVA - 80's person in a strange world romp 4/10 very forgettable.
Ai no Kusabi OVA - 90's yaoi with a PLOT other than fucking even though fucking has a lot to do with it XD 9/10 Super interesting and I can't wait to watch the upcoming series whenever that'll actually be released. I'd love to see this ova more fleshed out. harharhar.
Yosuga no Sora ep 6
Overall: "From now on I can squeeze you everyday!" this show has turned into a hentai...
Heroman Extra 1
Overall: I'm not sure how this is an extra since it all did happen in the show if I remember correctly that is. at 3 minutes or whatever it really was it wasn't hard to watch. Maybe it'll make more sense when more extras come out?
Arakawa 2 ep 6
Overall: She has Parents??? The chick secretary reminds me of the snake chick from One Piece. I'm not sure why I just made that connection after all this time. "Will you come to Venus with me?" is such a great question and leads to some hilarious imaginary of them living on Venus. In the end the episode ended up being more serious than I expected it to be.
Victory Gundam ep 1-15
Overall: The youngest boy to ever pilot a gundam show. We have a pantsu masked man whom I'm not impressed with at all. The Gundam's transforming is super bizarre and just weird to me @.@ The thing I notice most is the moving music score that follows these intense scenes when shit is going down. There is already a huge body count and people do not know how to handle these things very well. I still hate Haro and the bad guys in this one aren't as likable as they have been in past Gundam's for me.
Victory Gundam ep 16-36
Overall: Episode 26 was very @.@ You just gotta see it to understand. Episode 36 was also another @.@ moment that had to do with Uso's mother. The body count rises greatly and at this point I'm wondering exactly who will be left at the end of the series.
Ika ep 6
Bleach ep 296
One Piece ep 474
Overall: Not much to say here. Some laughs for Ika but the others just more slowly growing plot lines.
Victory Gundam ep 37-END
Overall: More lovely @.@ feelings with episode 38. No other series has actually made me make those kind of faces that often. Props to you V Gundam! The most memorable thing of the series is the body count and the fact that half naked ladies were sent out to "distract" Uso... YEAH! I still give the show a 5/10 but I may reconsider bumping it up after I mull it over a little more. Doubtful though.
Naruto ep 184
The World God Only Knows ep 6
Overall: Again not much to say about these 2 episodes.
Kuragehime ep 4
Overall: This show is win. The brother is pure awesome.
Hime Chen Lilpri ep 31
Overall: Pumpkin time! Adorable Halloween episode and the girls were completely amazing in their costumes for their singing act. The cats in the show are now reminding me of the Onegai my Melody cats. I still have NO idea why I "like" this show...
Hakuouki ep 17
Overall: The show is ungodly slow. I'm still in love with the backgrounds since they are so beautiful. I really wish the story wasn't about vampire like creatures though cause that's a mood killer for me right there. >.<
Gundam 00 ep 1-13
Overall: The graphics are AMAZING and seriously make me drool. I haven't seen anything this pretty in quite some time. That's what I get for watching a lot of meh series though for the most part. So far I have the feeling that this is an updated Gundam Wing. I just get that feeling with these characters I suppose. I'm not too fond of the civilian sub plot right now and I really hope it has more to add than just comic relief in the future because that's all I'm getting from it at this point. The Russian commander is pure love at the moment. I can't really explain why. It might be that scar XD The drunk strategist is a nice addition but I don't like that a lot of the males look like females. I'm looking at YOU Tieria lol Celestial Beings are pretty darn awesome at the moment.
Gundam 00 ep 14-15
Overall: Shit is hitting the fan.
I DIDN'T WATCH ANY ANIME ZOMG
To be honest though I was sleeping because I was working at a rave all day/night Saturday.
Arakawa 2 ep 7
Overall: Those bottle thingies in the beginning were so cool. I laughed a lot at the girls and boys spending time together underground to practive going to Venus.
Sora no Otoshimono 2 ep 7 -
Overall: A sinister angeloid appears and makes things complicated. The epic watermelon issue was hilarious!
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ep 5-6
Overall: Not sure what that creature is that randomly appears. Pedobear? A dog? I do actually think it is a raccoon though. The show is starting to be very hit and miss comedy wise for me. LUTHERRRRRRR. CZARRRRR. <- funny stuff!
MM! ep 6-7
Overall: The show is just an excuse to have girls in M wear -.- Really tired of seeing this chick give this dude just what he likes thinking it will "fix" him.
Bakuman ep 7 -
Overall: They decide on another sci-fi manga to submit which I find a little risky but the point is to make the publisher see how much they have improved which is a good move to do if they want to compete with that HIGHLY eccentric prodigy kid.
Fortune Arterial ep 6
Panty ep 7
Overall: *Shrugs* I did enjoy some of the music in the 2nd half of panty though.
There we have it! That really is a lot of anime up there... lol...