A few 1st Thoughts – Old and new anime titles

Late, late 1st impression but I have been behind on anime and have not gotten to catching up. Just caught up with Webdiver.

Listed:

  • Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

  • Garo: Guren no Tsuki/Garo the Animation 2

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation/PSO2

  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

  • Comet Lucifer

  • Hacka Doll: The Animation


Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

Hmm, is this a mashup of Box of Goblins meets Un-Go and Psychic Detective Yakumo? There is quite a few similarities used in all three.

  1. Haruka (Yakumo) wearin a similar looking top and is the main character’s assistant/person who bugs him like Moe.
  2. Souhei wears glasses and on the anti-social side -> Rinroku (Un-Go) who pretty much stayed at home in front of his computer and also wears glasses.
  3. Rinroku and Souhei also seem pretty Mycroft.
  4. Long chat scenes where they just hash out what is going on as in Box of Goblins.

Seems very all over the place, not sure what exactly is going on. Not sure how the opening relates to a thriller/murder mystery. I find the song really catchy.

I will say this, this series sure has a creepy factor going on. Though trying to figure out if the last scenes of each episode are showing adultery or child molesting… I mean the girl is 13. Pretty cool to see other anime posters in this like No. 9, not sure what the thing is with the ostriches. This is definitely not a mindless anime to watch, many boring talking discussion scenes.

Anime Status: Completed but was a big drag while watching due to boredom.


Garo: Guren no Tsuki/Garo the Animation 2

Yeah, this version set in a version of old Japan makes me yawn. There is nothing exciting about this. The opening is nice and quite catching, which is rare for me to actually listen to a series opening song more then once. Feels like this should have aired in another time period, maybe back when tv ratio was still 4:3? The opening scene with the Horrors is not quite as off putting as Garo the Animation.

Anime Status: On-Hold leaning towards dropped.


Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation

The use of two different art styles is interesting. What is with all these High School animes with the students fanning over the President? Interesting way to show off the campus,  it is a nice touch. Uh, it is never a good sign for the President to want to talk to you in a anime. Loved his friend’s reaction to the fact he is now the vice-president, that made me laugh. Thought that mecha user was shady! Oh dear another soul? I wonder why what I think is a monster/pet in the game show up on the new/returning girl’s shoulder? Of course he would meet the other players he just met in-game in real life! The teasing was funny, shows the President as a real person. Pretty interesting and grabbing for a original storyline. Oh dear, is the mc someone from the President’s past? What is up with the blondie talking as though she’s in a game? The art reminds me of Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation.

Anime Status: Currently Watching/On-Hold for more episodes to air.


Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama

Mindless watching, cute. Reminds me of Shugo Chara via the art but more childish. Sadly, this will probably go on hold since only the first two episodes are subbed.

Anime Status: On-Hold for more episodes to be subbed.


Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Hmmm, what is with all these anime’s now dealing with futuristic weapons at school? I liked the fact that in the cold opening we hear futuristic sword swing sounds. A bit corny but still. This series is growing on me but it is mostly more out of boredom. Needs more episodes. Hey wait, isn’t that?! What is with these short anime’s giving us a what the heck moments after the credits on the finale episode? Though I hear there will be a 2nd season soon.

Anime Status: Complete but was not that great of a series, way too short.


Comet Lucifer

When anime starts the cold opening with a epitaph that just bores me. Blah, blah, blah talking. Blah, blah, blah more talking. -Yawn- What the heck was that bird thing that crashed? I have a bad feeling about that Wanted photo the cop was taking down. Feels like I am watching Code Geass again, where Lulu first meets C.C. and is attacked by cops. Wow, I have not seen a head leader obsessed with stargazing in ages since Escaflowne! Not really that exciting to watch, comedy really is not my kind of thing to watch. Hmmm, comedy meets darker scenes? Gurren Lagann anyone?

Anime Status: Complete but not that interesting


Hacka Doll

Looks like a bust that is going to fail, another one of those Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls series. I thought some of these characters looked familiar! Thousand Memories/SenMo had a collab with them, I have 2 of the girls as units! Yeah, nope.

Anime Status: Dropped


 

Not sure what other title’s I will get around to watching. Have a few books on backlog I need to get working on. Out of all the titles, I really enjoy PSO2.

 

 

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