sunnuntai 28. joulukuuta 2014

Sound! Euphonium teaser trailer

The ´new anime adaptation that was hinted earlier this week has now been confirmed by Kyoto animation during Comiket. We have the new teaser trailer that Kyoani released on their youtube channel.

 


Main Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Series Director: Naoko Yamada 
Character Designer: Shouko Ikeda 
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao 
Color Designer: Akiyo Takeda 
Background: Mutsuo Shinohara 
Musical Instrument Design: Hiroyuki Takahashi 
Music: Akito Matsuda 
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

torstai 25. joulukuuta 2014

'I can't understand what my husband is saying' gets second season



The four panel style manga which enjoyed a nice anime run earlier this season has gotten another season. The last episode (13th) announced that they will return for another season next year.

I can't understand what my husband is saying is a comedy show about the antics of a hardcore otaku and his wife trying to understand his crazy antics.

You can read my first impressions of the anime here.






keskiviikko 24. joulukuuta 2014

Key announces "Charlotte"



The acclaimed visual novel studio Key has revealed a new anime project that they are working on called "Charlotte". They did not reveal much abour their new project only this teaser trailer has been released and we know that Maeda Jun would write, Na-ga would illustrate and P.A. Works would produce the series.






maanantai 22. joulukuuta 2014

Yu-Gi-Oh 2016 Movie



The countdown site has ended with a trailer popping up. The trailer seems to be about the 20th anniversary of Yu-gi-oh and the announcement of a new movie coming 2016. No further details were given but  it being a celebration of yugioh guessing that it will once again bring all the main characters together to fight some greater evil is probably a pretty good guess.









sunnuntai 21. joulukuuta 2014

Streaming service Hulu gets Cowboy Bepop


If you own Hulu. Christmas just got alot better this year. The streaming service announced that they would bring the american loved classic to Hulu. The complete English dub version will be coming in 2015.

Hulus description of the series

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners team up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot, Jet, is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the vastness of space, but together, they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters the year 2071 has ever seen.


Happy holidays!

perjantai 19. joulukuuta 2014

Amagi Brilliant Park - Review



Let us not pull any punches Amagi brilliant park is good maybe even great. Kyoani has done it again, they have succeeded in making a cheerful, funny show.

Amagi brilliant park is a show about a theme park with the same name and its struggle to stay open. In their struggle they hire our main character Seiya Kanie to save the park. He soon finds out that the parks employees aren't normal humans and that there is something magical in this place.

It is a charming simple story that doesn't take everything too seriously, the park itself is wonderful and the characters that inhabit it are all a joy to watch. The story is good and it has its moments ranging from funny to pulling your heart strings and it executes them very well. ABP has a episodic structure, meaning every episode usually tells it's own story while slightly moving the overall plot which I usually don't really like but here it works well.

The characters are wonderful, there isn't one that isn't funny or boring. Even the background characters that don't have their own episode are great and the ones that do have their own episode are just super. Of course some of them are just cliches and don't really get any development but that doesn't mean they are bad. The main characters are great Kanie is funny, smart and relatable (huh, maybe I am a narcissist) and Sento is a great source of comments and comedy.


Being made by Kyoani it may not come as a surprise that both the animation and music are topnotch. It is the best looking series this fall, from the character designs to the smooth animation of when Sento draws her muskets from under her skirts. The opening is good, background music isn't something great but it gets the job done but some of the emotional music is great.

If you haven't guessed already I liked this show, I guess it felt refreshing and new. Maybe it wasn't very original but everything it did worked for me. But at the same time it doesn't take any risks and doesn't really do anything new, it just does some good old things really well.

VERDITCT - 8.5/10
If you find the first episode enjoyable you will like the whole series so go watch the first episode and see for yourself.

There is a good amount of fanservice.

Latifa

Sento

Sento as a pirate

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Dated





Aya Hirano has revealed the much sought after date for the next coming of our lord and savior Haruhi or at least the the next anime iteration. The news comes via a tweet from the seiyuu herself.

The tweet in question.

 The official website also reveals that the whole original cast of voice actors will be coming back for this iteration of our holy event.







torstai 18. joulukuuta 2014

Haikyuu Season 2?



Big fan of the volleyball action of Haikyuu!!? Yes? I got some really good news for you. It seems that shonen jump will have a big announcement next week related to the Haikyuu anime. Early reports for the december 22nd issue seem to indicate that the big news is a new season for the beloved sports anime. This is a good time to be a fan of sports anime it seems.





tiistai 16. joulukuuta 2014

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 VIDEO

Here is a super short first look of the ultimate ninja storm in action. You can finally play the last arc of Naruto in this edition of the super success franchise.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja storm 4 is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox one in the west in 2015


maanantai 15. joulukuuta 2014

Miritari! New PV is out



The first PV for the new gun loving series Miritari is out. After the big success of 'Girls und Panzer' the new trend of pleasing the gun otaku has a continuation with Miritari which is about guns instead of tanks. Of course it is a total moeblob anime with nothing but cute girls and guns but if that is what you are looking for boy do I got the anime for you with Miritari!









sunnuntai 14. joulukuuta 2014

Akame ga Kill - Review

Akame ga kill anime review. Done by studio White Fox the anime adaptation of the greatly popular manga.


The story follows a young villager Tatsumi as he comes to the nations capital only to find out that the people are corrupt and evil he is then approached by a mysterious group of assassins called the Night Raid who are trying to change their nation for the better.


The story is the best and the worst part of the series. It is the great to have someone try something original for once and not going with a way too generic plot (not that it is that original, it just isn't done that much in anime). A series that takes death seriously is also something that is rare in the anime world, usually there is no death or it's undone so quickly that it has no deep meaning. Though Akame ga kill really likes killing characters but unfortunately if you follow the series it is quite easy to spot the death flags popping up episodes before their deaths. The deaths themselves are really inconsistent sometimes they are emotional and great and sometimes I just couldn't care less. The story also gets really fast paced toward the end, feels like they wanted to end quickly. Also it good to note that at some point they decide to go for their own ending instead of following the manga.

The characters are what will either make or break the show for you, if you like them they will make the whole show worth it but if you don't get attached to character archetypes in a matter of episodes then this show isn't really for you. That is really the problem with the characters is that they are archetypes, there is the typical tsundere, the older sister type etc and they don't really get enough development other than the obligatory flashback. That doesn't mean there aren't some nice fun characters in there.

The animation is the probably one of the best this season, it has great smooth action, great backgrounds and awesome character animation. That doesn't mean it is not simplistic at times but the budget has been spread superbly, the scenes where they are talking are simple and the action gets a big cut of the budget. There is also a healthy amount of fanservice of the pervy kind for those of you who enjoy it and those who don't there isn't that much so it doesn't get annoying or anything (typical nowadays amount).


The music composed by Taku Iwasaki (Soul eater, Black Butler) is nothing super special it gets the job done by being up beat when it needs to be and sad, emotional when it needs to be.

Let us get to the most important part, did I enjoy it? Short answer yes I liked it but it has some glaring flaws that are impossible to just look past. The action is amazing and fun but story is inconsistent.

Verdict - 6.5/10 a solid series that I can recommend to everyone who likes shounen series but if some cheap pulls at the heart strings doesn't fun then it really isn't for you.

The girls showing off
The Night Raid
Incrusio power up (gif)

perjantai 12. joulukuuta 2014

Top 10 anime girls of fall 2014

Yuusanis new poll of the top anime girls this fall was dominated by Amagi brilliant park but the usual suspects of Sword art online were still high up on the list.


1. Sento Isuzu (Amagi Brilliant Park)

2. Noel (Sora no Method)
3. Latifa Fleuranza (Amagi Brilliant Park)
4. Miyamori Aoi (Shirobako)
5. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
6. Tohsaka Rin (Fate/stay night)

7. Miyazono Kaori (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
8. Konno Yuuki (Sword Art Online)

9. Kanzaki Tomoyo (Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-Kei no naka de)
10. Saber (Fate/stay night)