Another week down and it is time to evaluate how things want. I'll be grading new releases that came out this week with a addition to series I am currently watching. My judgment on the new releases are not final till I have seen a few more episode to get a full idea of what I'm getting in to. However, current series I been watching will be fully judge since I have seen another episode to get the full picture. So get started.
Week 2 Releases GradeBeelzebub
Very funny Shounen with a great cast of unique characters, oddball setting, and personality. I have a feeling it will run on the same formula as other Shounen but the comedy will help balance it out.
4 out of 5 Level E
Another show that doesn't have little girls in it. Nice sense of humor, possible deep story, and enjoyable characters. I do wish the visuals were a little better in some places.
4 out of 5 Kimi ni Todoke season 2
One of my favorite highschool romances is back with its lovable characters, beautiful visuals, and the journey of understanding a person feelings.
5 out of 5 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
While it has somewhat of a storyline, it real strength comes from its oddball gags that make fun of the characters, genres, and unsettling behaver.
4 out of 5 Dragon Crisis
Pretty generic in most parts and some visuals look a bit off. It isn't a bad show with nice enough characters and may go somewhere with the story.
3 out of 5 Fractale
A very unique show with lots of pertinence for its setting of a possible post technology world, characters with mysterious past, and great visuals that makes you think that Studio Ghibi was making this.
5 out of 5 Wandering Son
A show that is diving deep in heavy subjects of gender identities, cross dressing, and the social pressures surrounding middleschoolers that have complexity to them. Has one of the best visuals of this season.
5 out of 5
Current Watch list update Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
First episode was good but damn episode 2 had a lot going for it. We have a understanding of what are Puella Shoujo are and how to become one by making a wish to Kyubey to grant. However, the twist is that they must fight the witches, that are the bringers of strange events like unknown suicides and are born from despair. This is a devious system in some ways as a lot of it is a bit sketchy with Homura’s intentions of preventing Modaka from becoming a Puella Shoujo coming to light. There were also a lot of symbols, which in SHAFT shows, have a lot a meaning to them including the Faust
written on the entrance walls to the witch's lair in the episode. There are a lot of details from this show that are making everyone who watches getting all anxious about what will happen. Also we get some small bits of character development like the possible wish Sayaka wants which may link to a person she knows and the question of what was Homura and Mami's wish was that may reflect on who they are. The fight with the witch was pretty good with Mami showing off her fighting skills. I'm both excited and scared to see what will happen next as we travel down this magical world of mystery.
Infinite Stratos Episode 2
While this episode didn't add anything to the plot, it did have some things going for it. Character development has gotten a push with the interaction between Ichika and Houki on both preparing for the fight with Cecilia and the status of their relationship. Ichika isn't a wimp like most male leads as he can hold his own in battle and talking with and Houki has a good balance between tough girl and sensitive when being confronted with some subject like her sister, who was the one who made the IS units (and also bunny ears?), and anything that has to do with Ichika. Combat look pretty good with good angles, fight choreography, and CG animation. This make me hopeful for what will come next, which will be a introduction arc of the cast and also show that there is more to this show than some harem. Yumekui Merry episode 2
Now things are getting interesting. Turns out not all of these Dream Demons aren't really bad as some want to have human vessel because they wish to help their human companion achieve their dreams, while others wish to do harm. Merry is a very special case as she is both a Dream Demon and a vessel. The only question is why was she like that in the first place and how did she get in to the real world? What I expect is that Merry and Yumeji will be facing these dangerous Dream Demons while finding the truth of Merry's past and who she is. Also the comedy in this is pretty much J.C.Staff's standards of accidental bathroom openings and girls really enjoy normal foods. Also noted the dreamland moments have some abstract visual to them which I was hoping for them to do.
Gosick Episode 2
This show still falls in tot he trap of easy mystery as I was able to solve at least most of what was going on with the Queen Berry murder. However, the story of the boat is pretty interesting with it past where a bunch of kids were trap at the bottom decks and one after another were being killed by each other. This connects with the "Hares" on the boat, that the fortune teller’s prophecy back in the beginning of episode one may apply here. It may just be that the whole idea is that all of the small mysteries lead to something of a grand scheme than what some would expect. Character development was also nice with some flashbacks of Kujo past and added mystery of who Victorique is as she had no reaction to the dead body near the start. We also got some good laughing moments like Victorique's deadpan laugh and her pouting face. While most of this puzzle was easy to solve, it still left some question which is what helps make me come back for more.
My watch Status
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
- IS: Infinite Stratos
- Yumekui Merry
- Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?
- Wandering Son
- Kimi ni Todoke season 2
Keeping an eye on
- Wolverine - Hard to find video of it, which is why I didn't have my impressions on ep 2
- FREEZING - Still doing the same crap as from last episode, now with no story development or common sense from the bland characters
And so ends this weeks report on what I'm watching. Please leave a comment on what your watching or anything else.
Galactic Pretty Boy + slimy bastard
"That was not a kick!"
E.T Phone home
She is mai waifu, don't mess with her
Dude, how can I treat you seriously when you do that?
"I'm Wet!" I had to do it :3