Month: April 2015

So, It’s Spring 2015! [Updated]

Let’s get this show on the road…

Uta no Prince-sama Revolutions Honestly, I had no idea I missed bishonen idols so much. They add so much to my life…which is why I was super disappointed by the CG dancing in the end theme 😡 But the first episode was already super ridiculous and I have to admit, in my mind I heard Ren Jinguji ask, “Are you ready?” right before I pressed “play.” I insist on at least one mindless, wonderful reverse-harem per season so now I’m happy.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Well, I dunno if it is or not, but Is It Wrong to Get My Hopes Up Then Make a Boring First Episode? For some reason I had really looked forward to this series and I barely made it through the first episode. About five minutes in, all I could think was, “I want to watch new “Gintama” instead.” I do think it will get better…I hope…Unlike:

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma This one is my own fault. I’d started reading the manga and ultimately dropped it. So I don’t know why I thought I might like the anime but…I don’t. Maybe because I work in a restaurant I’m tired of food and food-anime…though I still love the hell out of “Toriko” and read its new chapter every week. Maybe I’m just biased toward muscular men eating stupid things like “Mellow Cola” instead of squirming boobalicious women having foodgasms over overly-descriptive trying-to-sound-realistic-but-still-totally-wouldn’t-work-in-real-life dishes? I don’t know! Yes, I love muscles more than boobs! But I think it’s largely the over-explanation…which I’m doing right now about my dislike of this show. :/ Unfortunately, it was not the new season of “Gintama.”

Seraph of the End Apparently I never learn because this was another manga that I dropped yet…decided to try watching the anime. Honestly, the first episode isn’t bad…just like the first chapter of the manga wasn’t bad. But, unfortunately, it was no “Gintama.”

Plastic Memories Okay, so my first thought was, “Totally not ‘Gintama,'” but by the end of the first episode, I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, no, it’s still not “Gintama” or even close, but I will continue watching. Looks like it could be painful and heart-wrenching yet filled with toilet humor so might as well stick with it.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pick this one up since I’m reading the manga; I thought it might be overkill. But because of my love of Daryun Hiromu Arakawa, I decided to give it a try. This first episode actually really sucked me in and convinced me that Daryun this show is a keeper.

Kuroko’s Basketball OMG TEIKO ARC! KYAHHHHHHH!!! Okay, so this isn’t a new title for Spring but I don’t care I have to gush about how excited I am! Young, sweet, fresh-faced Aomine being so cute and pure and nice and GAHHHHH I just want to puke love and sparkles and tears all over the screen. Everyone is so cute and mostly innocent and smiley and fist-bumpy and full of hope and everything hasn’t gone to shit yet and everyone turned to assholes and it’s all so adorable and great! I love it so much I can’t breathe. I LOVE KUROKO’S BASKETBALL.

GINTAMA DO I REALLY NEED TO SAY ANYTHING?! I AM SO HAPPY I COULD JUST EXPLODE INTO A HUGE CLOUD OF SPARKLES AND ANPAN. The day this episode aired I got up a half hour early just so I could watch it before work. TOTALLY WORTH IT. Honestly, I expected to see just a still image of the front of the building for 20 minutes while the characters talked so I was pretty excited we actually got a real episode for the launch. Words cannot describe how elated I am to see this show again.

I did watch a few other things too:

Punch Line I thought this was great and look forward to more. You can’t beat panties, nosebleeds, and Strange Juice.

My Love Story!! For the love of all that’s holy, watch this. I’ve been reading the manga and this was one of my most-anticipated Spring 2015 titles. It’s wonderfully hilarious. My only complaint is I wanted MORE.

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In Like A Lion, Out Like an Anime Lamb (Winter 2015 Conclusion)

Yep, the Winter 2015 anime season is over and of course…I cried.

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVED the last episode. Loved the whole series. I guess all that “Love Making!” really worked because I have nothing but love for this show. I laughed til I cried… Whereas with:

Death Parade I just plain cried at the end. I knew I was going to; hell, the second-to-last episode had me in tears, so I was pretty sure the finale would be a doozy. I felt this was just a really incredible show and I’ve been trying to convince everyone to watch it. Unlike:

Aldnoah Zero that I kept watching even while asking myself, “Why am I still watching this?” But I thought it would surprise me at the end and I’d be glad I stuck with it. Spoiler: I was wrong. The best thing about this show was finally being done with it and getting to remove it from my queue. Kind of like:

Saekano – How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- which I had high hopes for after the first episode but ultimately could have been titled “How to Raise a Boring Anime.” And yes, I’m totally positive a ton of other people have beat me to that joke. So, anyway…

Kancolle is over, and that’s okay with me. It was cute but I see there is mention of a second season…and hell, I might even watch because I’m a glutton for punishment, as seen by my love of:

Durarara WHAT THE EFF I HAVE TO WAIT NOW TIL JULY OR WHATEVER?! FUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKK! Yes, I was so tempted to throw something, because I was unprepared for hiatus and ghdasklfjekal;fejklafjkld. But it was all great and now I have something to look forward to when Summer Season rolls around.

Log Horizon is this finally over?

Ace of the Diamond “Chris-senpai!!” That’s all I have to say. Okay, no, I guess I have a bit more to add, and that’s when Chris first shows up again in the series, with his serene face and Eijun’s expectant face, so full of relief at seeing him, all I could think of was this fic. Warning: BL-ish. If you’re uncomfortable with dudes liking each other, you might not read it. Or hell, read it anyway, furiosity is an amazing writer. Speaking of sports and boys hugging:

Yowamushi Pedal is over! I liked this anime but at the same time was glad to see it reach a conclusion. And the second half of the last episode was just perfect. Also perfect, I thought, was:

Yurikuma Arashi I liked this show a lot more than I thought I would. Heck, I loved it. I love saying “gau gau” and yelling, “Kuma SHOCK!” But I really enjoyed the storytelling and the style and the ending was fab. I felt like the final words of the show should’ve been Life Sexy saying, “Shabadadoo” but hey, I got one last “Shabadadoo” near the end and that was good enough for me. Feel kinda weird saying this but when you look past the craziness to what the show was actually about, it’s actually kind of meaningful.

Samurai Warriors I know this anime is based on games and I know enough of Japanese history to assume how this whole thing would end. However…I still cried. I couldn’t help it. I was fine until the very end and then… KIYOMASA!!!! Okay, so “KIYOMASA!!!” was several episodes ago but I still enjoy yelling it at random.

Akatsuki no Yona Of course, just as things were picking up, BOOM, the show is over. Having read (some of) the manga I was wondering how far they were going to go…and I guess now I have my answer! Maybe we’ll get a season two? Regardless, I got to see Hak animated and hear Jae Ha’s voice, so I’m happy.

Now, a quick look at what we have to look forward to:

Fairy Tail TARTAROS ARC! AAAAHHHHH!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure DIO!!!! ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!

Kuroko no Basuke TEIKO ARC! *SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTS*

and perhaps my *most anticipated* anime of the Spring 2015 Season:

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…Until next time!