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.

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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…

Hunter x Hunter – 42

March 20, 2007 at 7:13 pm | Posted in anime, Hunter x Hunter, impressions | Leave a comment

First episodes were great – sea, travelling, traps, treasures, mysterious animals and beasts, unusual plot twists.
Now, there did all that potential go?
Why such anime so quickly deteriorates into a stupid “one on one duel” fighting genre?
Right now I see typical Dragon Ball situation – Gon and Killua are learning super moves and becoming even more of a cheaters they were before.
To anyone that wants to watch this – stop right after the final Hunters Exam, you will spend some great time and won’t witness its downfall.

Tokimeki Tonight – 26

February 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm | Posted in anime, impressions, Tokimeki Tonight | 1 Comment

Hmm, after watching most of this anime I must say I like it even more.
Though it seriously lacks in the animation and plot complexity, it doesn’t fail to amuze and entertain me with innovative ideas, in those areas it wouldn’t lose to it’s far more famous rivals like Ranma 1/2. Hell, this is the first anime I’ve ever seen that parodied it’s own ending!

Dancouga Nova – 1

February 16, 2007 at 2:18 pm | Posted in anime, Dancouga Nova, impressions | Leave a comment

This anime belongs to the genre I thought extinct – the Giant Robo in it’s original form.
“Realistic” is an alien concept in said genre, and DN proves it from the earliest moments – hundreds of automated weapons wait for a grotesque invader mecha to destroy them all in a massive energetic attack whipped out of nowhere, without even making an attempt at shooting; two regular policemen barge in and attempt to arrest like ~20 mafia members, without surrounding the place before that; “pilot candidates” after getting kidnapped immediately know how to pilot their mecha and defeat the enemy with a perfect teamwork (and they’ve just met for the first time. If it’s THAT simple – why bother with those particular girls/guys?)
The only thing I actually liked is the OP song.
No way am I seeing more than one more episode of this.

Tokimeki Tonight – 4

February 12, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Posted in anime, impressions, Tokimeki Tonight | Leave a comment

Old anime that tells the love story of a vampire-werewolf half girl. Her parents insist she marry a guy from the Netherworld, but she is in love with a seemingly normal classmate, and of course there’s a rival girl fighting for his heart. Continue Reading Tokimeki Tonight – 4…

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge 18

February 7, 2007 at 5:58 pm | Posted in anime, impressions, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge | 5 Comments

Major cosplay episode. Continue Reading Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge 18…

Moonlight Mile 1

February 5, 2007 at 6:49 pm | Posted in anime, impressions, Moonlight Mile | 1 Comment

This anime hits the same vibes as Coyote Ragtime Show, although it lacks the 12 sisters fanservice. I’d bet it’s the same animation studio and at least half the stuff and cast is the same.
Plot summary: on the moon, some kind of moonbase is destroyed, and the lone survivor has to run 105 kilometers to be rescued. Her air supply is limited, and just as she runs out she stumbles upon a mecha unit. Unfortunately, it is not friendly. A huge ship lands and their commander walks out. Continue Reading Moonlight Mile 1…

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