Anime Fall 2008 – Part 1

12 10 2008

Well, techincally, maybe this shouldn’t be called part 1 seeing as I have already made reviews of Casshern Sins, Toradora!, Hyakko, Linebarrels of Iron and Chäos;HEAd; but it is the first part of my series of “new anime season fall 2008” entries. I will with these make several, shorter reviews of the new series this season without lots of screenshots and unneccessary talk; however, a few screenshots will be added. I think.
I’ll be using a rating system of five possible stars as I always do. If the star is in-between parenthesis () it means that I’m not completely sure whether to give it, for example, three or four stars; it can also mean I want to possibly give it one more as the story progresses or that I think the series maybe doesn’t deserve that last in-parenthesis star.

Tales of the Abyss, yet another game-inspired anime – that isn’t crap. I have only seen two episodes so far (the third will have to wait for next weekend) but I can tell you already that it is going to be worthwhile watching it to the end. Unless they figure out some way to successfully ruin it and make it a fiasco, but can any man do that? I hope not. Tale of the Abyss, although I haven’t played the actual game, as a relative to my absolute favorite game through all the ages, Tales of Symphonia, was not in any way going to get by me without me having a look-see first, and now, after I’ve seen the anime, I won’t rest until I’ve played the game also! Now, where can I get my hands on the game? Is it to Playstation 2? Gah, too much to find out! :D

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What can I say? It’s definitely not what I had thought when I downloaded it … It’s a chibi harem series, for crying out loud! I was hoping for a magic-school kind of anime (not a Negima! kind), but instead I got stuck with this? It was okay and it had it’s hilarious moments, but this is probably not a show I’m going to continue watching. As I’ve already told you before I don’t often like harem series, and this didn’t seem interesting at all, but I’ll try to watch at least one or two more episodes before I make up my mind completely. WASSHOI!

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Kannagi … yet another must-see. See it and laugh or ignore it and regret. Kannagi is truly hilarious at moments and yet funny at others. I can’t even give you a summary, you will have to see this yourself!

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Shikabane. Shikabane Hime. Shikabane Hime: Aka. I still don’t know what the Aka is for, but we’ll probably (not) get an explanation for that later. Shikabane Hime: Aka is, I think, a typical Gainax production: great, interesting, amazing and to weird and complicated for even Stephen Hawking to understand. Just as it’s supposed to be. Shikabane Hime: Aka, as well as Tales of the Abyss, Toradora!, Hyakko and Kannagi, is definitely a show that I’m going to follow to the end. Way to go, Gainax!

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That’s all I’ve got for you today, but please check back during the coming week and weekend as I will be writing more as soon as possible; however, there won’t be any anime reviews until next weekend as I can’t watch any until then. Have a good end of the weekend and don’t let the upcoming week be a letdown as well – watch lots of anime and stay in school!





Chäos;HEAd?

11 10 2008

One of the 41 animes of the new fall season is Chäos;HEAd, and it is also one of the ones I was planning to watch at least the first episodes of (almost all of them, except series that are continuations of animes I haven’t seen before). I downloaded it and I decided to watch it – oh my god. In the earlier part of the episode there was a lot of links and I actually checked them out. I did not finish the episode. I have gotten enough trauma this week, I don’t want that shit as well on my mind! Chäos;HEAd is probably great and all, but I am not going to watch it until I clear some things up first … I feel sick. (And that my friend keeps sending the links to me doesn’t make me feel easier as I cannot keep myself from clicking on them. T_T)

EDIT: By next weekend I’m pretty sure my traumatic week will have been left behind and I will probably take another look at Chäos;HEAd then. Note that I did never say it wasn’t good, just … don’t click the links.





I’m falling for this Fall 2008!

5 10 2008

Can you believe it? A total of 41 new anime shows starting this fall! That’s seriously too much, NOBODY will be able to watch all of them! And that is a shame because of the ones I’ve seen yet and what my friends tell me they are almost all of them great! I wish I could just stop time for a few days every week so I could watch them all, but I’m busy as it is and not even a time-stopper could help me now. It’s so sad, so much great things going to waste (in my case) … Anyway, what I was going to write in this post was just a list of the new series of this fall in case you can’t keep track on it yourself (but hey, don’t try to watch them all – you’ll croak). I will also give reviews on the new shows that I watch as I did with Casshern Sins, Toradora! and Hyakko, so expect this weekend to a spam-like one! I’ll write them first in order of starting-date and then by their first letters. Click on the titles for more information on the show on it’s repsective Wikipedia page or on the [ANN] for their respective Anime News Network encyclopedia page.

Started on September 28th
Hakushaku to Yosei [ANN]

Started on October 1st
Casshern Sins [ANN]
Hyakko [ANN]
Noramimi 2 [ANN]
Rosario+Vampire Capu2 [ANN]
Toradora! [ANN]

Started on October 2nd
Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka [ANN]
Clannad ~After Story~ [ANN]
Kuroshitsuji [ANN]
Shikabane Hime: Aka [ANN]
Yozakura Quartet [ANN]

Started on October 3rd
Hokuto no Ken – Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh [ANN]
Kurogane no Linebarrels [ANN]
Tales of the Abyss [ANN]
Tentai Senshi Sunred [ANN]

Started yesterday (Oct 4th)
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae [ANN]
Kannagi [ANN]
Kemeko Deluxe! [ANN]
Shugo Chara!! Doki [ANN]
To Aru Majutsu no Index [ANN]
Zettai Yareru Girisha Shinwa

Starting today (Oct 5th)
Ga-Rei -Zero- [ANN]
Inazuma Eleven [ANN]
Kyou no Go no Ni TV [ANN]
Live On Cardliver Kakeru [ANN]
Macademi Wasshoi! [ANN]
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season [ANN]
Skip Beat! [ANN]

Starting tomorrow (Oct 6th)
Bihada Ichizoku [ANN]
ef – a tale of melodies [ANN]
Vampire Knight Guilty [ANN]

Starts on October 7th
Kurozuka [ANN]
Mouryou no Hako [ANN]
One Outs [ANN]

Starts on October 8th
Stitch! [ANN]

Starts on October 9th
Chäos;HEAd [ANN]
Tytania [ANN]

Starts on October 10th
Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter [ANN]

Starts on October 11th
Junjo Romantica 2 [ANN]

Starts on October 12th
Negibouzu no Asatarou

Starts on October 15th
Michiko to Hatchin [ANN]

This has probably taken me more than two hours! XD
I hope not. Anyway, this is (as I’ve said before) way too much to start watching it all, but I’ll check out at least a few more of them and I will of course leave a few words for each of them. Until then, don’t start more than you can handle! :)