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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
4 months ago#31
Grimms Notes the Animation : So it's like a fantasy series but I guess the premise is a little bit weird and actually somewhat creative. People are born with books that tell all the details of their lives in advance. Bad dudes are going around writing bad events into the books. Good dudes have to go stop the bad dudes. Not really my kind of thing but I actually do respect the creativity behind it. 6 Crabs out of 11 Crabs.

BanG Dream! 2nd Season : Another sequel to another show I haven't seen.

Fukigen na Mononokean Tsuzuki : Another sequel to another show I haven't seen. Well these write ups are getting easier and easier, aren't they?

Piano no Mori 2 : Literally.

Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale : This is not the Bermuda Triangle that I know. I guess it's a moe slice of life series about mermaids. This would be better if it was about a grizzled old sea dog trying to find his way back from the depths of a supernatural ocean based curse, but what do I know. 2 Crabs out of 9 Crabs.

B-PROJECT: Zecchou*Emotion : Another sequel. I guess they're all congested to one side. I should have taken note of that before I started writing.

FINAL LIST OF STUFF I'LL ACTUALLY CHECK OUT

5-Touban no Hanayome
Endro!
Circlet Princess
Yakusoku no Neverland
Continue Watching Boogiepop wa Waranai

maybe if I still feel like watching anime after I finish all the other high priority shows:

Watashi ni Tenshi
Rinshi! Ekoda-chan
Domestic na Kanojo
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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
4 months ago#32
Circlet Princess 01

This show did a pretty good job of establishing the near future setting very quickly and effectively while still making the world feel like it relates enough to the modern day that you can get into what is going on and not feel alienated. Every other aspect of the show is basically just adequate in all regards, or subjective.

I don't know what counts as standard for good action scenes in anime anymore, but I would say the action in this was pretty good. Not great but not terrible either. I wouldn't watch it just for the action.

The characters actually seem pretty okay. None of them have a lot of depth yet but they all have their own quirks and you can see how they could potentially develop or how their relationships will play off of each other in the future.

The humor is decent. I smirked at a few scenes. Nothing made me laugh out loud.

If you wanted me to classify this as science fiction or fantasy I would definitely say fantasy, and I think that's the weakest thing about it. Being about e-sports you think there would be explanation of the rules or how the game works. Sadly, that is not the case. Everything just kinda happens as the characters need it to happen. Maybe they'll explain more technical aspects of how everything works later but, based on this first ep, it really does not seem to be that type of show. All you need to know is that they are battling in a virtual world.

The Circlet Bout itself was also fairly disappointing, at least to me. The characters don't have any avatars, and there's no actual video gaming aspect to it. They basically just fight in a virtual arena while running around with their actual bodies and fighting with virtual weapons. If there is a team play aspect it was not featured in this episode. There's no actual game mechanics, it's basically just a sport -- it's like they are playing kendo but in VR. I wouldn't say this is objectively a negative quality but for me I definitely didn't like it.

Overall I would say I expected this to just be a trashy fanservice show and it's not really that, but it's not what I would consider a great sports anime either. If you're the type who likes Ace of Diamond or Haikyuu, I would say this doesn't seem to fill the same niche. If you like stuff such as Kuroko no Basket... maybe check it out. If the concept of an e sports anime is appealing to you... okay, just keep in mind this is more like a fighting game in virtual reality e sport and not like a MOBA.
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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
4 months ago#33
Endro! 01

As a fantasy adventure show I would say this is pretty middle of the road. It doesn't feel like it has any true heart or creativity behind it. As a slice of life cute girls comedy it doesn't really stand out for me much, either. It kinda lacks the sarcastic or ironic punch that is usually needed for me to enjoy those types of shows -- this, on the other hand, is very straightforward. What you see is really what you get.

There weren't really any characters that were cute or funny enough to carry the show, and this is a show that needs to be carried, because the core elements just are not there. The mage girl was funny but a bit of a gimmick character. I could see her wearing thin pretty fast. There were a few good jokes and a few cute moments. I'd probably recommend this to someone if the concept of a demon loli teacher sounds good to you, since that is likely to be a big appeal of this show. But, alas, it's not for me.

I might give it another episode but I could see myself not feeling enthused enough to bother.
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User Info: KommunistKoala

KommunistKoala
4 months ago#34
the disappointment crabs
does anyone even read this

User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
4 months ago#35
yeah they've been disappointing so far. I could see someone like Mac, or maybe others, enjoying Endro! more than I did. it's really tough to say.
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User Info: Mac Arrowny

Mac Arrowny
4 months ago#36
I wasn't that big on Endro. I thought Mage and Mao were pretty good, and the production values and such were solid, but it wasn't an amazing series or anything. Just solid.
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User Info: pyresword

pyresword
4 months ago#37
Oh I missed this. Tag. Will read later when I'm not at work.
Oh woops. Putting Advokaiser in my sig like this until I think of something more clever

User Info: profDEADPOOL

profDEADPOOL
4 months ago#38
Oof that's disappointing to hear, I was hoping Endro was good.
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User Info: Reg

Reg
4 months ago#39
This is two shows I have yet to try that I will not be trying courtesy of Maria's sacrifice.

User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
4 months ago#40
Mac Arrowny posted...
I wasn't that big on Endro. I thought Mage and Mao were pretty good, and the production values and such were solid, but it wasn't an amazing series or anything. Just solid.


yeah it was a bit too straightforward. I think we've had too many shows that did the whole cute girls, moe comedy angle in a fresh and ironic way. it's hard to go back and enjoy something that really has nothing to it other than being a generic fantasy story but with cute girls as the main characters.

the opening scene is also something that would be funny on paper -- they go and defeat the demon lord at the very beginning, then the end credits roll, then the hero wakes up and it was all just a dream -- pretty generic and overdone, but you could see how it could be amusing. instead the director devoted way too much time to it. around 5 minutes to get through a sequence of events where you already basically knew where the joke was going, and there wasn't even a punchline. that kinda set the tone of the whole show for me.
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