Another day, another late quick impressions post. As with the impressions done last season, Link’s the main author here, and when TheBigN or dm00 post, we’ll indicate it by name and by color. Continue reading ‘Spring 2011 Anime Initial Impressions’
Tags: A Channel, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, Ao no Exorcist, astarotte no omocha, Blue Exorcist, C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Dog Days, Dororon Enma-kun Meramera, Fireball, Fireball Charming, Hanasaku Iroha, Hen Zemi, jewel pet sunshine, Kaiji, maria holic alive, maria+holic, Moshidora, Nichijou, seikon no qwaser, Steins;Gate, the world god only knows, X-Men
Tags: Beelzebub, Dragon Crisis, Dream Eater Merry, Fractale, Freezing, Gosick, Hourou Musuko, Infinite Stratos, Kimi no Todoke, Kore wa Zombie desu ka, Level E, Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!, Oniisuki, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Rio - Rainbow Gate!
Again doing something a little different here, where in this post, some authors of DMAB will note quick impressions and, in some cases, unnecessary snap judgements of some of the shows that start this season. Long post will be long for sure. Since the opinions can be long and unwieldy, various authors will be color-coded to tell them apart (though it probably won’t be for your reading pleasure, now that I think about it), with Link in the normal everyday black, TheBigN’s opinions in reasonable orange, and dm00′s opinions in the other end of the RGB spectrum. Too make this even harder to read for many, pictures might be at a minimum here. Have fun! Continue reading ‘Winter Anime Season Initial Impressions’
Tags: Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Magica Madoka
Hey, I’m not dead yet.
As a frequent visitor to the SHAFT Bar & Girl, I was heavily intrigued the second I heard about rumors of the studio’s Power of Anime (Anime no Chikara, Aniplex’s now-defunct timeslot that pumped out three A-1 Pictures ventures of varying quality) series. Reports were swirling around of a SHAFT original cartoon, another promising entity. Put two and two together and that makes for Akiyuki Shinbo’s possible next big hit. Remember that Aniplex funded their very successful Monstory (Bakemonogatari). This project came to be known as Puella Magi Magica Madoka, SHAFT’s upcoming original magical girl series, to be airing this January. Aniplex has brought together a dream team of Akiyuki Shinbo as director, Ume Aoki as original character designer, Gen Urobuchi as scriptwriter, Takahiro Kishida working on the adapted TV designs, and Yuki Kajiura composing the music. The official site unusually features voice samples, as visual novels often do, of all five core characters. This means they’re serious.
Tags: Yumeiro Patissiere
Well… stuff happened, and I guess there is a new periodic writer here in Link, someone I’ve known for a couple of years now. You may also know him for his twitter account, or for his associations with others around the Internet, for good, for bad, or for laughs. To that end, I’m hoping for another interesting opinion on anime, looks at shows that people don’t necessarily consider, and useful knowledge about fan culture and beyond (but isn’t that always the case with people here?). Here’s to a fun experiment. – TheBigN
Spurned by the seemingly unique “Professional” time skip sequel, buzz over the past few months, and Aoi Yuki’s marvelous, lovable voice, I decided to marathon Yumeiro Patissiere up to its current 46th episode. This was quite the fine idea on my part for this feels like a 90s shoujo treat, likely thanks to Studio Pierrot’s influence. Honest and pure without targeted moe elements, YumePati almost comes off as too simple and standard. But that’s part of its charm.