Ayatsuri Sakon – 6

April 24, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Posted in anime, Ayatsuri Sakon, impressions | Leave a comment

This is a detective story following the adventures of puppet master Sakon. It comes in the form of independent arcs, and episodes 1-6 covers two of them.
The first one is a remake of Agatha Chrisitie’s Ten Little Niggers, there prior to each murder a child’s rhyme is told and a puppet predicting the murder is shown. Actually, the killer is obvious with the explosion of the gun, as only one or two people could actually pull it through. The criminal’s plan had two big holes, the first one is him relying on the fact that he would be able to kill before anyone notices, and the second one is his accomplice helping him, which is very wierd as that one would’ve been the next possible target.
The second one is also a closed circle killing, but this time the list of suspects was a bit longer with the past events hidden. Another weak point for the criminal, as he relied on the eyewitnesses leaving the room after his diversion without checking the corpse – and that could’ve very well been not so; but since the killings weren’t pre-planned this is also acceptable. Actually, I didn’t catch that illusion at all, and thought that the killer just copied the keys aforetime, which was consistent with my idea of him being very familiar with the place.
The only common heroes of both arcs are Sakon and his talkative puppet Ukon, while some meddling from his cop aunty is also present.
Well, it’s not a great story but the plot is pretty consistent and execution is very good, a nice way to exercise your brain once in a while.

Sumomomo Momomo 13-14

April 19, 2007 at 9:54 am | Posted in anime, impressions, Sumomomo Momomo | Leave a comment

Two of the worst fillers I’ve ever seen. Both of them are so out of place I’ve thought that they are a nightmare of Momoka’s. Continue Reading Sumomomo Momomo 13-14…

Anuki

April 16, 2007 at 8:50 am | Posted in impressions, manga | 1 Comment

Korean manhwa.
Anuki lost his memory and was found in the middle of a sea. Trying to find his past he joins a mercenary school and becomes an ace pilot, but overdoing himself he gets an illness that can leave him blind. Besides that, several sides of war are present: an aircraft inventer whose sister and mother are hostages in the hands of two opposing countries; princess that becomes a marionette queen and his father, the military commander that threw his son away to save her; their enemy leader, who recruits Anuki for his army; and the girl that saved him.
While at first the story is uninteresting, it gets good by the middle of the first volume. Unfortunately, it falls flat afterward as the author completely fails to provide any kind of character development or unpredictable plot twists. Continue Reading Anuki…

Princess Resurrection – 1

April 13, 2007 at 9:43 pm | Posted in anime, impressions, princess resurrection | 2 Comments

From the beggining, I had very high expectations for this title – if animated decently, the manga could provide just the kind of entertainment I really enjoy – love story with lots of dark humour. Continue Reading Princess Resurrection – 1…

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