Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Hype List: Star Driver

Who updates things on the internet?

I've been quite busy since I promised the hype list to all you. Personally I blame Magic the Gathering and it's stupid new set (I went 3-2 at the prerelease, platinum emperion was nice), but that aside I haven't updated in over two weeks. Thus all this weekend I will be posting the hype list until I either pass out or finish. (It's a race!)

Up first is Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto. A story about a boy and his cyberbuddy. Well that's not all there is to it, but I get to that. First que Trailer.

So our main character, Takuto Tsunashi, decided to take a swim and washed up on Southern Cross Island. I don't know how far away that is from the main land, but he pulled it off in one piece.

Is that you Phelps?
Now what do he does after this? He enrolls in school like any good boy. So now he's a member Southern Cross Island senior class and apparently he makes friends (He swam across the ocean for friendship, 4kids would be proud.) But that would make for a shitty slice of life and I know you saw that robot in trailer.

Look side characters!

I'm getting to the Robot. Hold on.
So there is a BIG EVIL SECRET at Southen Cross Island. 20 Robots (called cybuddies)are sleeping under the school! Wait wut? Mabie it's robot nap time? What ever the reason, GIANT ROBOTS ARE UNDER THE SCHOOL DON"T TELL ANYONE! (screw that let's go tell MC) But wait there's more to this BIG EVIL SECRET, an EVIL COUNCIL OF NAUGHTY THINGS, called the Kirahoshi Juujidan wants to do naughty things with the robots. $10 says our man Takuto Tsunashi is going to be doing robot fightan to save the world.

Mabie they're going for a swim?
Still not enticed by this show? Then let's talk meta. Star Driver is going to be produced in one of my favorite studios BONES. If you don't know who BONES is then let me remind you. Fullmetal Alchemist and FMA: Brotherhood, Darker than Black, Eureka Seven, Heroman, Ouran High School Host Club, RahXephon, Wolf's Rain, and Xam'd: Lost Memories to name a few of BONES' works. In addition, Enokido Yoji is our script (Revolutionary Girl Utena, FLCL, Gunbuster 2: Diebuster) and Takuya Igarashi is the Director (Soul Eater, Ouran Host Club).

So the question is will I be watching Star Driver? YES
Should you watch Star Driver? If you like anything BONES has done then you really should.
Star Driver Airs Sunday OCT. 3

ALSO: that robot is Fabulous!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Hype List: TWGOK

Well seeing as I decided I didn't want to review any anime currently airing (I don't want to start half-way in), I going to present to all my fans (where did they all come from?) all the stuff that's coming out next season. Therefore until new stuff comes out I will be releasing a series of posts called the Hype List. This is Chartfag's ( check him out) image list and will be used as our textbook so to speak.

TWGOK (The World God Only Knows)


TWGOK is about god, well not really. Keima Katsuragi likes video games. He especially likes galge games (anime dating simulators). He likes then so much he plays them non-stop, to the point where he can predict the games themselves. Due to his amazing ability (well perhaps not that amazing) he claims to be a capturing god and can capture any girl on any game.

He's only this cool 10% of time
 Now someone in hell found out about his ability to capture any girl and seeks to obtain his services. Unfortunately that someone is a little clueless and didn't realize he only works in the video game world. Meet Elsea de Lute Irma or Elsee.

Meet her!
(Actual competence shown)
 Now why does a citizen of hell need to capture girls? They have bad spirits inside them of course! (what were you thinking?) And how does one get the bad things out of the good girls? LOVE duh Now Keima must help Elsee capture evil bad spirits by making the girls they hide in fall in love with him. (that's how the ghostbusters did it... right?) This is the world god only knows and it's sure full of headaches.

I wonder if he cracked his psp?
Now let's look at the meta for this anime. First the manga. Good manga. It's written by Wakaki Tamiki who hasn't done much else worth mention, but the manga is up to 112 chapters and is still going strong. It's serialized in Weekly Sh┼Źnen Sunday, along side Hayate the combat butler and Case Closed. I personally love the manga and have been following it since 2008.
Now the studio, Manglobe. Let's see some of what manglobe has made...Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy, The Sacred Blacksmith, and House of Five Leaves. All very good animations. I've always liked what this studio has put out and hope they keep the standard just as high when making this.

So will I be watching The World God Only Knows? Yes.
Should you be watching it? I recommend it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Me and My shows

So I think that the first point of contact for this engagement of mine should be the list of everything I am keeping track of and watching. Here we go-
Amamagi SS
Legend of the Legendary Heroes
Kuroshitsuji 2
Shukufuku no Campanella
Highschool of the Dead
Occult Academy
Nurarahyon no Mago
Strike Witches 2
Asobi ni Iko Yo
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Heartcatch precure

It's a pretty nice list if I say so myself.

Now For PART TWO, the part where I talk about the shows themselves. Since this is the middle of the season and I'm new to this, I'll try to keep things simple. So without further ado I give you K-on!!

K-on!! the sequel to K-on! (one has on extra ! aren't they creative) is show of mixed love and hate for me. I remember watching the first episode and thinking "this is going to be great." Oh how my opinion has changed. As the episode dragged on getting progressively worse my thoughts changed to "This show needs to hurry up, I have 4 more shows to watch on the que." (I refer to the list of unwatched shows on my drive as my anime que [it's always full]) The silly comedy in a slice of life show such as this has normally appealed to sensitive side of me, but for some reason K-on doesn't do it the way Azumanga and like did. Perhaps it's just to late in the Moe~ girls life genre to hold appeal. Perhaps its the fact I expected more music is show about a band. Perhaps it's the characters or the premise that doesn't hold its weight. Personaly I think it's lack of males. All in all I don't K-on has much to redeem itself after the first few episodes. Watch half the first season and stop there; you'll have seen all there is to see.

The Beginning!

Welcome to the beginning of my own personal adventure into the world of anime. This blog ( will be my journal of adventure through the world of seasonal anime. That's right, I'll only be talking about anime that is airing right now in Japan. Each week I will give my impression of every show I can get my hands on (that doesn't put me to sleep). Although I have been a long time fan of anime, this will be the first time I attempt to add any commentary toward the medium. With this I bid you welcome to my exciting adventures and hope you enjoy my personal opinions of the genre's of exciting anime.

For anyone interested this is a profile of the works that I have seen. There are a large number of works missing from the list (especially in the manga department), mostly because I forgot I saw them.