Archive | March 2014

Thoughts on Noragami so Far (From the First Three Episodes)

 

 

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Oh wow… I actually got around to watching Noragami before the Winter Season ended… and it’s two reviews on the same day! Pretty damn cool, don’t you think?

That aside, what do I think of this show? Is it as fantastic as many have said? Is it the best anime of Winter 2014?

Both answers are going to be no. I was pretty damn disappointed with this series.

But first, some good things about this show because people will start complaining if I don’t put in some good things in it.

The animation is pretty fucking awesome, and that’s definitely a good thing when considering the action scenes, which are also good. They’re very fun to watch what exactly happens to the phantoms when they die. The song that plays during the fight scenes, while can get repetitive a little, is just damn awesome. But you wanna know the best part about this show?

The opening theme song.

HOT DAMN!!! This is one of the best songs of 2014 anime!!! The hook is amazing, it’s extremely catchy, and the singing is the most FUCKING AWESOME THING I’VE EVER LISTENED TO IN A LONG TIME!!!  HOW THERE AREN’T ANY MORE THEME SONGS LIKE THIS IS BEYOND ME!

Phew. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s talk about the reason you’re here, aka, what I don’t like about the show. As much as you would like some, I only have two flaws with the show.

First is the ending theme song. Tia, the singer behind this song, tries a little too hard with this song. I can’t pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with this song too much, but I feel an awkward miasma with this. It just feels like Tia’s voice just doesn’t belong in this anime, that it was more for… Piko… and… Piko…

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Where the fuck is he?

Ah, damn it. I have a review to do, and I’m letting my daydreams get to me.

 

Anyways, back to the review!

The worst thing about this anime are the characters. Let’s start with our main protagonist Yato. He’s an asshole and a hypocrite.

He claims that if people are suicidal, then we should let him/her commit suicide. However, when someone was about to commit suicide, he slashes the phantom into pieces, preventing the person from committing suicide.

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People are going to defend it by calling it character development, but I call bullshit.

Let’s move on to another character, preferably Hiyori. My God, what a useless bitch. She rarely does anything in this anime at all. I mean, yeah, people can argue that she saved Yato from a bus in the first episode. But other than that, she just stands there and does absolutely nothing. If I took her out of the series, nothing of value would really change.

The only considerably good character in this show is Yukine, and even on some occasions I consider him a brat.

Overall, I give this show a 70/C-. If you like action, go ahead and watch it. But me personally, it’s just not my cup of tea.


 

 

Go! Go! 575 Review

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I would’ve made an MMD picture, but I lack motivation.

By self demands, Go! Go! 575 review!

Wow… only four episodes… I can’t believe it ended that soon. And you know what?

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Holy shit; a picture!

It still sucked.

What’re the goods?

First off, the animation is very well done for a short that barely anyone knows about, and the voice-acting is pretty decent as well.

Aaaaaaaaaand… that’s about it. Everything else is bad. Let’s start with the characters.

Azuki is the clichéd happy, dumb, bubbly girl kind of like Tomo Takino from Azumanga Daioh.

Matcha is the clichéd calm, smart, level-headed girl kind of like… Yomi from… Azumanga Daioh…

Yuzu is a perverted fuck like that girl from… KissxSis I guess… And if there’s anything I need to say, it’s that you shouldn’t rip off characters from KissxSis because that anime is fucking awful!

Another bad thing about the anime is the opening theme song. The voice actors don’t blend in and harmonize well enough to make it effective, and it makes me question why these two are in a group together in the first place.

It’s like Piko’s disappointment song, “Kotonoha”, except that the first minute-and-a-half was amazing.

The second worst thing about the anime is the fact that the girls barely do anything at all. If you don’t what I mean because you thought this was a slice-of-life, read this.

Two girls are trying to come up with a haiku for a contest, so they need to practice the lines and dances in order to have a chance of winning.

All through the anime, they rarely do any of that. And when they do practice, it’s only in 5% of the anime. They mostly just eat, talk, and go to public bathhouses.

But you wanna know the worst part about this? No really, guess. I fucking dare you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They didn’t give the show a proper ending.

That’s right. The show technically didn’t end. It goes from the three girls uploading their dance video on the internet to you’ve completed the anime.

 

WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT! This type of ending reminds me of Lucky Star’s ending, and the less I say about that the better. Now to the show’s credit (or as much as I can give it), there is going to be an episode five which introduces another character. But you know what? I highly doubt that it’s going to be a better ending than what I’ve already received.

Overall, this show gets a 29/F. Don’t bother watching this because you’ll end up being disappointed.

Also, I have yet to watch Noragami.

 

I have a theory!

Funimation wants shows that will have a popular Nico Nico Douga utaite singing the opening/closing theme song because a lot of people were very impressed when Piko sang the opening song for Binbougami Ga! (a show that Funimation has the rights to). Now, they have Tokyo Raven, and coincidentally, Gero sings the second opening theme song for the show.

Funimation spent too much time on Nico Nico Douga. I spent too much time on WordPress.

Let’s talk about Tonari no Seki-kun.

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When I did my first impression on this series, I called it too repetitive for my taste. I even compared it to Watamote and Miss Monochrome. But, I have one thing to say about that.

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Boy was I wrong!

For a show’s premise sounding repetitive as all fuck, they actually do something new each episode! Sure, you can argue that they made Seki-kun play Shogi twice, but you know what? It’s not the fact that the idea’s been done before; it’s the way that it’s been handled. Tonari no Seki-kun knows how to freshen a show up very well even with already done ideas. 

So what? The ending of the plots are all the same?

Actually, no. In episode six, Yokoi takes away the Transformers toys that Seki-kun brought to school away from him because he wasn’t paying attention during a drill, forcing him to pay attention in class. In the next episode, it wasn’t just Yokoi and Seki-kun not paying attention. The whole class was involved in sending notes to each other. Hell, just recently in episode nine, Yokoi tries grabbing the stuffed cactus that Seki-kun crocheted, scaring him into reading his textbook.

This is why I think Tonari no Seki-kun is a great show and a really big surprise. It’s the chemistry with the characters and the big imagination that goes along with this show. If I gave this show a grade, I’d give a 95/A.