Thursday, January 31, 2013

[Review] Animation so far - CAN THIS SELL?

Sasami-san =  Cannot sell
Regardless of my enjoyment watching this series, I don't see any reason to pay for this series. Characters are kinda... lacks appeal. Plot is pretentious too, just like most of light novel you see. The thing that shines on this series is amazing sakuga, direction and voice acting. Expect less than manabi line.

Tabamako Market = Cannot sell
The problem with Kyo-ani is that everything that they made after K-On looks just like its minor copy version. When the recent episode did give me moe death with kawaii overload, there is nothing new. Just usual Kyoani stuffs. Knowing this is their original animation, I'm very disappointed that they are not experimenting any more but just going with safety choices, which won't work any more.

Kotoura-san = CAN sell
Dark-horse of the season. No-one expected this to be one, just like Girls Panzer in the last season. Kinda Dejavu. Anyway, I take away my word from the first episode review. They are using similar marketing tactics that Madoka Magica used and it is sorta working right now. For now,

Robotics;Note = Cannot sell
Development is too slow thus boring. Simple as that.

No need for comment.

Unfortunately, that's all I watching this season. Nothing worth watching.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tamako Market ep 2 - Problem with Kyoto Animation

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I saw the first episode of Tamako Market and I was quite positive about it. This episode... not sure.

The real problem is that it is just 'boring', simple as that. 1st episode was ok knowing that it is original animation has things to introduce, but come on. It's 2nd episode and already getting out boring stuffs?

Now, the true interpretation for this boredom is probably... they are using similar gag style they used in Nichijou - unfunny and not even kawaii. We are also seeing bit of K-On, bit of Nichijou, bit of everything that Kyoani had. These can sort of backfire the series for being all over the place. People are already saying 'hey, this part looks like Mio!' 'hey, this expression is from Nichijou!' and stuffs. Not very good sign.

Good that this is not just typical moeblob show. The thing is, same word went for Nichijou. So, will this become Munto reincarnation or new rise of Kyoani? We will see. However, I see a dejavu of Nichijou in this show..

Bird will save this show.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

[Review] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai and more

Finally, 'NEW' shaft show I can review on...  ;_;

End card with sexy Sasami-san

First impression = "wtf did I watch?"

Shaft always does great job on adapting original illustration as close as they can. We all know how superior denpa onna's character design was. Hidari's illustration finally shines after fucked up shit called Fractale ruining everything.

It almost doesn't make sense how much movement that this episode has. In the latest interview on Sasami-san, Shinbo said this series will have a lot of movement unlike other series made by them. As all we know, their style is usually called Kamishibai (Paper Theater) by anti-fandoms due to lack of frames and budget-saving techniques. It seems like they are doing some experiment and building experiences with action scenes before their prism-nana project. Anyway, this is a good change. It is like Shinbo giving  big fat middle finger to everyone and show that they are actually capable of create sakuga-quality on par with Kyoto Animation.

However, this is first episode, and even Bakemonogatari had like unimaginable amount of frames that we don't usually expect from them in the first episode. Honestly, I don't really believe this quality will last, even till half of the series lol. Shaft always fails at quality management. We will see how much improvement they have after draining cash from otakus in comiket.

Regarding the story, hell, can't tell what it was. Total chaos. I knew that this is not usual romantic comedy or harem but occult mystery series, but this was just over the top. I'm not really sure if it is original novel or Shaft going crazy like this. Maybe both. One thing I was very happy about the series is actually Saito Chiwa's amazing acting.

Loved OP and ED. ED was NEET as hell, which is soooo appropriate.


Tamako Market = BIRD WINS

This is like second attempt of original animation by Kyoto Animation. First attempt ended with disaster called MundoMunto, but this one seems to be legit. But to be honest, they should already be very experienced with original animation, because that's what they already did in K-On and Chuni-byou thing. In case of Chunibyou, they just completely remade entire storyline.

It seems that, they did learned some lesson from Hyouka and Nichijou. This is actually pretty damn good starting episode, very moe as usual. The problem is art - Tamako is like Chitanda with twintail.

Other wise, finally something good from Kyoto after Chitanda not hyouka.


Kotoura-san = ???

This is not even good... Why is this getting good reputation? I was absolutely trolled to watch this...

Simply, they squeezed series worth of tension building in one episode. Direction was not bad, but man, that's way too far.


Vivid Red Operation = Boring but pantsu yeyey

That's all I can say. Dropped. Tired of seeing this kind of series.


Girls und Panzer = FUCK YEAH WORLD OF TANK


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Short Review on Nekomonogatari.

Firstly, fuck niconico. Too much lag + advertisement. Although, I suspect that advertisement after 10 sec hilarity is kind of intentional trolling by Shaft.

Anyway, satisfaction over 9000. Very well made. Of course it is so much better than Nisemonogatari - the worst part of series due to Nisio having drugs.