Category: Summer 2011

The Idolm@ster 01-05

Idolm@ster… Oh Idolm@ster, now where to start with you…

Based off of the Xbox 360 Idol management/music/dance game that came out a few years ago, we now have a more “faithful” anime adaptation. I say that because a few years ago sunrise tried to adapt this series into an anime with an original mech-story, the result was Xenoglossia. I’m not exactly sure how well it did, but judging by the fan reaction, at the time, not very well.

Well in this adaptation, I will first off admit that this is my guilty pleasure show of the season. I can justify Yuruyuri and such shows for the comedy or other aspects, but this show, I’m watching for the girls. Now take that as you will, but everything from the voice actresses to the on-screen interactions is carefully done. My take on it is that they didn’t want another disaster like Xenoglossia.

So how is it? Well, they got it right. Idolm@ster is one of those few shows that I don’t miss every week. I can sit back, relax and just watch the girls go through whatever it is they need to go through that week and come out of it satisfied. The show is relaxing, well paced, and just darn enjoyable to watch.

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No. 6 01-04

So begins my first Sci-Fi anime of the season, I am trying to do as many as I can but with work and other projects lining up all the time, I can only promise at least one post a week.

I’m hoping my “comeback” to this blog will bring back more of my fellow bloggers from the first start, but for now you’re mainly stuck with me. My last post, where I briefly touched on “Why I watch anime,” became a surprise hit. I recieved multiple emails from many bloggers and readers about it. So I’m hoping maybe I can stir up another wonderful topic sooner or later.

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Dantalian no Shoka 01/02

Nay, I am the world. The world inside the gourd.

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No, no he’s not.

I had a hard time picking which show to showcase first for this new Ani-Blog experiment. Dantalian and Kami/Memo would most likely have been better shows as they impressed me way more than these first two episodes did.

Main reason I’m picking this as a starting point? The brilliant Takaya Kagami-Sensei wrote it.

As an avid reader of Kagami-Sensei’s works, I was delighted when I found out this was getting an anime adaptation.

Similar to how Legend of Legendary Heroes ended up, I doubt this series will nab a second season. (Shame most anime fans these days can’t recognize golden stories).

As for the adaptation itself, I enjoyed the original work much more and felt that the story rushed itself (most likely to meet the expected 13 episode deadline). I’m not sure if I’ll continue to blog about this show, but I’ll most definitely be watching it.

Possible SPOILERS***

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