From the get go, it was hard not to see Occult Academy as being anything other than a dramedy, what with Maya’s past with her now-deceased father coupled with the crazy antics and adventures in exploring the supernatural. And yet, the show still seemed to throw people for a loop with the fact that the quest to prevent a future apocalypse wasn’t totally Serious Business. Never mind the fact that it wasn’t completely executed well, but I felt that the show kept the balance of comedy and drama fairly nicely. And the show always (until the end at least) made ways to remind the audience of that balance, as one of the more stunning examples occurred in episode 6.
Posts Tagged '12 Days of Anime'
Tags: 12 Days of Anime, occult academy, seikimatsu occult gakuin
Tags: 12 Days of Anime, amagami ss
What I said about Angel Beats! earlier is probably what I’d say about Amagami SS as the show is finishing up. It’s been a pretty entertaining watch aside from some arcs rubbing me sort of the wrong way (*cough*harukaandsae’s*cough). Despite that, in each of the arcs there were little touches that made it hard for me not to like each of Junichi’s various choices whenever their arc came up, and it adds to the general impression of things when seeing them interact with each other in later arcs.
Tags: 12 Days of Anime, Angel Beats!
As a whole, Angel Beats! was an entertaining work, but not something that makes me want to revisit it any time soon. Though while I don’t feel like rewatching the show as a whole anytime soon, I wouldn’t mind watching TK bust a move nonstop, and I hope that the new OVA focuses on him to feed that need.
Tags: 12 Days of Anime, panty & stocking with garterbelt
Sometimes while watching anime, there are moments where I get bowled over by what I happen to be viewing at the time, and to me that’s always a good sign. And then there are moments where I feel like I just get steamrolled over, and it takes a while to recover from that, which is where lasting moments can kick in and stay. One such moment occurs in episode 6 of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, where our heroine angel sisters do battle with a pair of demon sisters bent on wreaking havoc on the home setting of Daten City with artificial Ghosts (what Panty and Stocking must defeat in order to get back into Heaven) using a “Ghost Stone”. This probably sounds a little better in context than without. But the results are breathtaking regardless.
Tags: 12 Days of Anime, baka to test to shoukanjuu, bakatest
This year definitely has more than 12 random moments I can pick that best signified what made this year awesome for me anime-wise. Problem is, I wasn’t sure if I could actually make posts about them (the effort, oh my god!). I mean, I missed the first day already (but will make up for it in the future, I think), and depending on how busy the next couple of days are, more could be around the corner. Let’s see what happens next though.