Its summer and so begins a new season of animes. While there are many in this season, I feel that some aren't as appealing as others. With that said I'll do my best to cover as many as possible and see if they are really wroth watching. This weeks shows are a early stream of Blood-C, hour long prologue of Kamisama no Memochou, Flash animation Double J, and Loli Basketball Ro-Kyu-Bu!.
The blood series has been a interesting show of super power girls slaying demons called “Furukimono”, ancient demons that prey on humans. The series began with the wonderful movie, Blood: The last Vampire and its first TV series, Blood +. Now with the power of Production I.G and CLAMP, we have Blood-C. The story involves Saya Kisaragi ( Nana Mizuki
) as a typical highschool girl and part time priest at the family shrine who her father task her as a slayer. Like most Nana characters, Saya has most of those characteristics. Kindness, beauty, super powers, and a good singing voice. Along for the ride is her close friend Nanahara Fumito (Nojima Kenji), Saya’s classmates, Amino Yuuka ( Asano Masumi
), Motoe Nono/Nene ( Fukuen Misato
), Tokizane Shinichirou ( Suzuki Tatsuhisa
), class president Tomofusa Itsuki ( Abe Atsushi
), and their sexy homeroom teacher Tsutsutori Kanako (Miyagawa Miho). If you haven't tell from the character designs or the fact that there are twins in the show, this is pretty much a CLAMPs work with the usual lengthy bodies, that make me feel like my vertical axis on my screen is stretched too high, to how everyone is so beautiful in some aspect. It pacing is also CLAMP like with a ordinary day in the first half of the episode and later a huge event happens that really sets the tone for the rest of the series. Since I watched this from a streaming feed, its hard to tell the quality of the show's look since the colors are dull out but it is well animated with lots of movements, especially in the fight scenes. This show isn't afraid of showing off some blood with our first demon get its arms and head chopped off, along with a beat up looking Saya. Most scenes usually don't have music playing in the background with adds to the build ups and tensions, While some Blood fans may not like this first episode after years from it last showing, Blood C still holds true to its roots while operating in a different style.
Kamisama no Memochou
Strange things are happening and only the NEET Detective Yuuko "Alice" Shionji (Yui Ogura) can solve them while searching for a missing friend. With the help of his assistant, Narumi Fujishima ( Matsuoka Yoshitsug
) and a group of other NEETs, they go out to solving cases for the sake of finding the truth. Something about this show reminds me of Gosick and it mainly surrounds our NEET Detective. Like Victorique, Alice is a smart individual showing she is able to handle herself in most situations. However, she is still a child at heart is usually breaks down from the most trivial things like her chopsticks not breaking cleanly and when the ear on her teddy bear came off. However, all of the other characters aren't as interesting as Alice and mostly come from the generic character types as of this point. While characters, as of this point, aren't as engaging, the mystery aspect of the show is its strong point. With the whole case blowing down to the single truth and meaning makes for some interesting outcomes, even if the outcome is grim. Visually, the show looks nice with a similar design to Index/Railgun series J.C.Staff, complementing the urban theme the show is pushing. So far a nice start for a show that isn't suffering too much from J.C. Staff's weirdness and hopefully they stick to it.
A 4 minute comedy that is was quick but kinda painful to watch. Well to be honest it was more boring than annoying. Jokes were okay but the 4 minute run doesn't help carry the jokes and it is mostly random ideas that aren't clever or well designed like SHAFTs random comedy. Speaking of SHAFT but not as good, the visual are very abstract like with pale, odd colors, with odd animations that don't feel like any effort was made to make it look like it was on purpose. The whole scenario surrounds our main character looking for a club to join where he stumbles upon the "Traditional Art" club with 4 female members. And that is about it. There is nothing going for this show. It is too short for its own good and while it is trying to make it interesting with its odd art style, it doesn't pop as well as other studios.
I felt wrong when I was watching this. There is a sense of creepiness in show that I don't like, even if it trying to be all innocent about it. Showing these elementary school girls in the showers, having them call their coach Onii-chan, and one of the girls is too tall and too well-endowed for her age. Also some of the older female cast look a little too young and are also shorter in a odd way. So the story goes Hasegawa Subaru ( Kaji Yuuki
) helping her aunt's girls basketball team at her elementary school after being blackmailed in to doing so. From their he start to be impress with their basketball abilities as they train, including one Minato Tomoka (Hanazawa Kana) by her experience with the game. There are signs of development between couch and team but it kinda hard to watch when you realize that you are watching little girls doing stuff. It is a little sad because I would watch this just for the actors like Kana, Saki ( Hikasa Youko
), Aoi (Itou Kanae), and Aunt Miho (Itou Shizuka) all do a pretty good performance. The show also looks colorful and cute with a surprising amount of animation, including a scene of Tomoka just pulling off some cool basketball moves for someone that is 3 feet tall. I do wish I recommend this show but there is too many things that feel wrong about it.
Let see Twins, Girl with glasses and very large twintails, and puck girl. Yep, this is a CLAMP show
Don't mess with her, ok
I would like to enjoy this but I can't
Don't worry, we will get you another one
-_-; no shame
Girl got some moves