Category Archives: Summer anime 2017

SUMMER 2017 ANIME – FINAL THOUGHTS

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Well the shows are pretty much ending. It’s that time again to give my review of the shows I have been watching. To be honest only one show was really my fav. Others were good to give a try but not going to Rave about. Then others were just not worth it.

FAVS

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Anime: Saiyuki Reload Blast Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Shenmo

SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST

The Sanbutsushin (The three Aspects of Buddha who relay the orders of heaven) sends Genjyo Sanzo the monk, the monkey king son Goku, half demon Sha Gojyo and Cho Hakkai who turned into a demon down to India to stop the Demon King Gyumaoh from resurrecting. We follow them on their journey of fighting demons and trying to survive with no money or food.

THOUGHTS

This was my favorite show for this season. The pace of the show was just right. The storyline was different and I liked it a lot. It kept me interested the whole time. The 4 main characters Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai were all cool, tough, can whoop ass and also all hot. Their stories were so interesting to watch. To learn about their back story was also great and it made since. I will def recommend those who like action and bad ass characters to watch this show.

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Anime; Gamers Genre: Romantic Comedy, Game, School

GAMERS

Keita Amano loves to games but he doesn’t have any friends. One day in school Karen Tendou who is the most beautiful and popular girl in school approaches him to join the Gaming club, but Keita rejects her offer because he is not into competitive gaming. He just likes to play games for the fun of it. After this rejection Keita’s life changes for the better.

THOUGHTS

Now, the title doesn’t really go with what I thought the show will be about. They do talk about gaming but you didn’t really watch any gaming. It was a romantic comedy. But I do have to say I did enjoy it. I’m usually not into romantic comedies but this one was really hilarious. The characters are funny and the situations they put themselves in was even more funny. If you are looking for some laughs this is a good one.

GIVE IT A TRY

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Anime: Classroom of the Elite Genre: Drama, School

CLASSROOM OF THE ELITE

Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a quiet and not very motive boy. He has been placed in Class – D at Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, which is dedicated to instructing students for the future society of Japan. Class D has the inferior students who have to work hard in their scores to move a head a letter grade for their class. Ayanokōji befriends two students Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida and his life begins to change.

THOUGHTS

I did enjoy this show a lot. The two main characters Ayanokouji and Horikita are really cool. I liked Ayanokouji’s very laid back, nonchalant attitude. Plus he was extremely smart. Horikita was was very standoffish and had a bad attitude but I like those kind of characters. These two were great together. Now the story is pretty much a competition of trying to get your class to be the best and sabotage other classes. It started off good but kind of lost its momentum towards the end. Then There were so many secrets with the characters that kind of came to light but they never really went into depth with them. So things kind of got confusing to me. I think there will be a season 2 because there are so many things they need to answer. But I did like watching the show. Not my fav but worth a watch.

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Anime: Elegant Yokai Apartment life Genre: Superntaural,

ELEGANT YOKAI APARTMENT LIFE

Yūshi Inaba has been living with his uncle and family since his parents died. Yūshi wants his own independence and decides to move into his high school dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burns down. Not wanting to move back in with his Uncle he finds a cheap apartment called the Kotobuki-sō that he can rent until they rebuild his dorm. After moving in he finds out that the apartment has yōkai, ghost and other worldly beings. Thus, beginning a new life for Yūshi.

THOUGHTS

This was an interesting show. Nothing special but interesting to watch. I did like to see the different spirits and demons in the show. All the characters in the apartment were funny and interesting characters to watch. The storyline is nothing special but it made since and had a point to it. The main character Inaba after moving into the apartment starts to train to become a Mage. I like to watch him train. It’s def a slice of life type of show.

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Anime: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu Genre: Historical Fiction, Supernatural

KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU

In 1863 during the shogunate war, Izuminokami Kanesada and a new recruit Horikawa Kinhiro which are Token Danshin(sword warrior) are historical Japanese blades brought to life by Saniwa, must stop the Jikan Sokōgun (time retrograde army) from changing history. They must recover a mysterious cargo that is capable of changing history.

THOUGHTS

This show I am still up in the air about. The story is kind of good with us going back into history and trying to save it and keep it the way it’s supposed to be. The characters in this series didn’t have much depth to them for a show like this. You learn about them but I didn’t connect with any of them. I did like the action/ fighting scenes. The scenery was amazing to see because it felt like old Japan. The clothing on the characters was really awesome too. But it was something about this show that is missing. I can’t put my finger on it.

LEAST FAV

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Anime: Clean Freak! Aoyama- Kun Genre: Comedy, Sports (soccer), school

CLEAN FREAK AOYAMA – KUN

Aoyama- Kun is a super skilled soccer player but he has an obsession with cleanliness. We watch his everyday spectacles of his daily OCD activities.

THOUGHTS

This show was funny and had its moments. But it did become annoying many times. It’s actually not Aoyama who was annoying with his OCD but the supporting characters that were annoying. They were all over the top and there was no balance between crazy characters and normal characters. It was sometimes just too much. I did like Aoyama because I kind of have the same OCD like him. But not as dramatic.

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Anime: Hell Girl 2 Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Horror, Psychological

HELL GIRL

Each episode follows different individuals who are in extremely stressful or dangerous situations caused by someone else. At midnight the individual can access the Hell Correspondence website and request to get rid of that person. Hell girl who is named Ai Emma. She presents the individuals with a doll that has a string tied around it. Once they pull the string hell girl will get rid of the person that is causing the problems in their lives and bring them to hell to suffer. In exchange the individual who requested this order will also go to Hell when they die.

THOUGHTS

I was so disappointed in this show. I was a super fan of the first season. . I was so excited for season 2. Season 2 didn’t have the darkness like season 1 had. The story was extremely confusing because at one point we had a new Hell Girl, then we never spoke about her again, then two episodes they showed two previous episodes from season 1 with no point relating to anything now. Then we have another girl that is seeing visions from hell girl but no explanation as to why. This season was literally all over the place.

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Anime: 18if Genre: Supernatural, Dark Fantasy

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18if follows a boy named Haruto Tsuishiro who wakes up in a dream world that is filled with strange entities controlled by witches. He is assisted by professor Katsumi and a mysterious white haired girl named Lily to survive. They all come together to outsmart the witches and attempt to return to the real world.

THOUGHTS

I don’t know what to say about this show. What I can say is that the dream sequences were always interesting and fun. It made me feel like I was in a different world. But many times I felt the series to be boring. They finally helped answer questions about Haruto towards the end but it wasn’t like the best ending to a story. It wasn’t the best series for me at all.

DROPPED

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Anime: Resturant to Another World Genre: Fantasy

RESTAURANT TO ANOTHER WORLD

The Western Restaurant Nekoya is a typical restaurant in Tokyo, Japan that serves many dishes including western food. The difference between this restaurant and others is that every Saturday the restaurant opens up for business to other worlds inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and mystical creatures. Many of these other worldly beings becomes regular patrons every Saturday.

THOUGHTS

Only thing I can say is I just couldn’t watch anymore. It was boring and had no point to the story. Who comes up with these things?

So, those are my thoughts on summer 2017. Let me know what you did watch and your thoughts?

SUMMER 2017 ANIME – FAV AND LEAST FAV

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This season has been pretty good for new anime. I’ve been pretty happy with a good amount. Since it’s half way through the season wanted to share my opinion on the shows.

FAVS

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Anime: Saiyuki Reload Blast Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Shenmo

SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST

The Sanbutsushin (The three Aspects of Buddha who relay the orders of heaven) sends Genjyo Sanzo the monk, the monkey king son Goku, half demon Sha Gojyo and Cho Hakkai who turned into a demon down to India to stop the Demon King Gyumaoh from resurrecting. We follow them on their journey of fighting demons and trying to survive with no money or food.

THOUGHTS

This is my fav show of the season. I love all 4 of the main characters.

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Anime: Classroom of the Elite Genre: Drama, School

CLASSROOM OF THE ELITE

Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a quiet and not very motive boy. He has been placed in Class – D at Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, which is dedicated to instructing students for the future society of Japan. Class D has the inferior students who have to work hard in their scores to move a head a letter grade for their class. Ayanokōji befriends two students Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida and his life begins to change.

THOUGHTS

This is my second favorite anime of the season. I really like Ayanokōji because his nonchalant attitude is so cool, he is smarter than you expect. There are so many secrets to him they haven’t revealed yet and I am anxious to learn more about him. The competition between the classes is another aspect of this show that entertains me. The characters are another factor I like as well, their teacher is awesome with her cold demeanor. This show has so many secrets that I am so excited for things to come to light.

 

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Anime; Gamers Genre: Romantic Comedy, Game, School

GAMERS

Keita Amano loves to games but he doesn’t have any friends. One day in school Karen Tendou who is the most beautiful and popular girl in school approaches him to join the Gaming club, but Keita rejects her offer because he is not into competitive gaming. He just likes to play games for the fun of it. After this rejection Keita’s life changes for the better.

THOUGHTS

This is a funny show. Amano is such a lovable character and you can’t help but like him. He is so oblivious to what happens around him and it’s so hilarious. Karen even though she is beautiful and popular she has a quirky and goofy side to her. This romance comedy is def a must watch because of all the random moments that you do not expect.

 

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Anime: Clean Freak! Aoyama- Kun Genre: Comedy, Sports (soccer), school

CLEAN FREAK AOYAMA – KUN

Aoyama- Kun is a super skilled soccer player but he has an obsession with cleanliness. We watch his everyday spectacles of his daily OCD activities.

THOUGHTS

This show is hilarious. I kind of understand Aoyama- Kun’s OCD. I hate germs as well but I am no where near as bad as him. His nonchalant attitude is funny and the OCD is hilarious. I do like some of the supporting characters. … And his angry attitude towards Aoyama’s OCD. It’s a funny show you can’t help but watch.

 

NOT SURE

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Anime: Hell Girl 2 Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Horror, Psychological

HELL GIRL

Each episode follows different individuals who are in extremely stressful or dangerous situations caused by someone else. At midnight the individual can access the Hell Correspondence website and request to get rid of that person. Hell girl who is named Ai Emma. She presents the individuals with a doll that has a string tied around it. Once they pull the string hell girl will get rid of the person that is causing the problems in their lives and bring them to hell to suffer. In exchange the individual who requested this order will also go to Hell when they die.

THOUGHTS

Now I loved Hell girl season one. I like dark psychological anime. This season is not bad it’s just that it’s pretty much the same stuff as season one. There is a tiny twist with this mysterious girl coming around. Wonder what that is about, but I hope they add something new to the plot. Maybe someone that is against hell girl or someone trying to expose that this is real to world, I don’t know but something more. I still like the darkness to this anime.

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Anime: Elegant Yokai Apartment life Genre: Superntaural,

ELEGANT YOKAI APARTMENT

Yūshi Inaba has been living with his uncle and family since his parents died. Yūshi wants his own independence and decides to move into his high school dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burns down. Not wanting to move back in with his Uncle he finds a cheap apartment called the Kotobuki-sō that he can rent until they rebuild his dorm. After moving in he finds out that the apartment has yōkai, ghost and other worldly beings. Thus, beginning a new life for Yūshi.

THOUGHTS

This anime is a slice of life but it’s not too bad. I do like the yokai because they pretty funny and cool. But I wish there was more of them. I like the main character … But I want this story to give me more.

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Anime: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu Genre: Historical Fiction, Supernatural

KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU

In 1863 during the shogunate war, Izuminokami Kanesada and a new recruit Horikawa Kinhiro which are Token Danshin(sword warrior) are historical Japanese blades brought to life by Saniwa, must stop the Jikan Sokōgun (time retrograde army) from changing history. They must recover a mysterious cargo that is capable of changing history.

THOUGHTS

I really do like the action in this anime. I also like the characters because they all have tough and cool attitudes. It’s the story that I am not too sure about, it has a good base but I feel there is something missing to nail this story to be really exciting. I like they can go back in time and try and keep history the way it should be with out the … messing it up. But I feel there is something missing to the story to make it a fav for me.

LEAST

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Anime: 18if Genre: Supernatural, Dark Fantasy

18IF

18if follows a boy named Haruto Tsuishiro who wakes up in a dream world that is filled with strange entities controlled by witches. He is assisted by professor Katsumi and a mysterious white haired girl named Lily to survive. They all come together to outsmart the witches and attempt to return to the real world.

THOUGHTS

I agreed with Karandi on her post that there are so many unanswered questions. Why is … able to see these dreams and interact with others? Why are all the witches females? I’m sure males go through issues as well. Is he a savior or something? So many questions and no answers yet. I do like the dream world because it’s so cool and mystical looking. But so far this anime has not captured my interest.

 

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Anime: Resturant to Another World Genre: Fantasy

RESTAURANT TO ANOTHER WORLD

The Western Restaurant Nekoya is a typical restaurant in Tokyo, Japan that serves many dishes including western food. The difference between this restaurant and others is that every Saturday the restaurant opens up for business to other worlds inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and mystical creatures. Many of these other worldly beings becomes regular patrons every Saturday.

THOUGHTS

This anime is interesting because of the different portals between the worlds that lead to this restaurant. The different creatures and fairytale people that enter are unique. I am just not into slice of Life anime. This anime has no point or climax and it will probably be enjoyable to those that are slice of life type people. But I do give it credit the food does look really good when it’s done.

So those are my thoughts of the summer 2017 season. What are your thoughts on some of the shows?