Another week, another episode. Luckily for us, Sacred Seven comes bundled with a new OP song which looks much more epic than a two meter teen hunched over a small moped. Also, the show gets a bit more bearable – possibly because of the new OP.
What’s that? Kenmi’s been playing the Darkstone people all this time? Yeah, with his shifty eyes, that wasn’t hard to predict.
And Ao no Exorcist…dang. I don’t know what to say about that show. It’s entering a lull once again. Six weeks are left of Ao no Exorcist, if not eight, so there’s a fair amount of time for a small mini-climax to build up. Hopefully it’ll be more tantalizing than a demonic bucket of KFC. Seriously, Konekomaru (or whatever his name is) turning into a chicken was laughably bad.
I’ve been disappointed with this series so far and I’m going to keep on covering it just so I can bash on it. Isn’t that noble? In other news, I’ll be away for quite a few days, so be surprised if you see the daily updates flowing in. I’ll try to get what I can covered, but until then, leave a comment (Yes, that was a shameless plug). Anyways, now it’s time to see why Kijima nabs Ruri. Read the rest of this entry
Did I mention I hit another milestone today? Or a few days ago, really. Yeah, this thing is growing so fast…I don’t know what to do with it. Okay, it’s the beach episode that everyone’s been waiting for. And wouldn’t you know it, seeing everyone showing off their beach bodies wasn’t too disappointing… Well, for the most part. SUNRISE managed to tack on a completely unwarranted Darkstone encounter which, in essence, killed what little value this episode had. Yes, I’m being critical – wouldn’t you be the same if you haven’t slept for the past three days? Read the rest of this entry
Treasure this picture of Yuina, folks, as this is pretty much her only scene in this whole episode. She didn’t play much of a role at all this week and her only purpose was to deliver news to Ohana – which she already knew. That being said, it wasn’t only Yuina who was shafted; Ohana, Nakochi, Minchi, and Jiromaru (My precious Jiromaru) were all relegated to the statuses of side characters. Most of the show focused on Enishi’s self-confidence issues and his “blooming” period, for lack of a better term.
Hanasaku Iroha wasn’t the only show that threatened to turn into a bore-fest, Sacred Seven fell into a ditch this week as Alma, Ruri, and Kagami take part in the school’s efforts to set up the school festival, the hallmark of any school-based show – besides of course, the swimsuit episode. Anyways, the Dark Stone was a joke and didn’t call for a transformation. After all, aren’t those stones expensive as hell? Read the rest of this entry
The staffers behind Baka Test take what they did last episode and ramp it up, multiplying the sheer hilarity of it all by a hundred-fold. It’s been a while since an anime’s been able to get me to laugh as heartily as this has (Oh, that made me sound so old), the last real humorous show being Sora no Otoshimono Forte, the sequel to the first season. What, with crossdressers and traps in abundance you know it’s going to be a blast.
Oh dear, I fear that Sacred Seven has just unleashed a beast…a different kind of beast than what you’d expect. The new antagonist/potential anithero, Kijima Knight, is obviously aimed at the tweeny fangrils who squeal over what I’d call the Korean/Japanese bad boy look. But even his devilishly good looks can’t save him from the curse of Sacred Seven, to be burdened with some of the tackiest costumes known to animu fandom! Read the rest of this entry
Baka to Test fans rejoice, the running gags are still ever-present and they’re just as flavorful as last time. Sequels have a tendency to be bad – just look towards movies and books for some examples. However, games and anime are a strange lot as sequels are routinely better than their predecessors.
Ah, but I can’t forget about Sacred Seven, now can I? It’s my first time getting into the first few episodes of an anime and writing about it as I entered the game sometime at the half-way mark. Anyways, Sacred Seven’s second episode doesn’t disappoint, though it does feel like a wasted episode. What we essentially see in this episode is Alma gathering his resolve and finally accepting his fate, fighting Darkstones. They could have very well done this in the first episode, but I won’t rant on further about that.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY – Wow, there’s a lot of anime coming out this Summer 2011 season and it’s a bit difficult to get everything under control. My blogging schedule in regards to this new season is tentative at the moment. I plan to do them as they come out, but between a boatload of work that needs to get done and the short periods of time between episodes, things may get a little sporadic.
Sacred Seven’s main character Alma immediately gave me a Lelouch vibe. You know, the dude from Code Geass? The horribly misguided and troubled youth who thought he could save the world? Eeeh, anyways, it had a strong first episode, and I’m not throwing the praise around lightheartedly. There are some shows that I’ve watched (like Ro Kyu Bu) that I will most likely never review this season since they were just plain horrible. So sit tight, kiddos, as this anime is killer. Read the rest of this entry