Ah-nee-may Ramblings part 3,It Still Is (Not) Enough.

Breaking news! I’m maintaining my promise to deliver an overview on the current anime season therefore you are all getting the (oh so dubious) privilege of enjoying my random ravings about what I’m currently watching.Partial scores included,considering that the majority of this season’s shows have reached the 7th-8th episode and that’s enough for me to form some half-assed opinion about them.Overall,i’m quite satisfied with this summer anime season:no real masterpieces around,but a variety of decent-good shows for everyone’s tastes is fine too.

The same can probably be said about the incoming Fall season,but that’s material for another post.Maybe.Just maybe.

But enough talking,have at you!

  • Amagami SS

I’m a sucker for some romance every now and then so i couldn’t pass this one. Meet Tachibana Junichi,your average guy who got his heart broken by some girl two years ago right on Christmas Eve,meet a number of gorgeous girl who will fall in love with him for the silliest reasons out there.The interesting thing is that the anime is arranged in omnibus format,which means that every girl shall get her own version of the story.That’s right,no more main heroine getting the spotlight and everyone else watching from the sidelines! Is it awesome? It kinda is and it would certainly be more,if it wasn’t for the fact that each girl’s arc only lasts four episodes and makes you feel like you are watching a very abridged version of a relationship instead of the real thing.

Overall score: 7/10,moderately fun and very droppable once your favourite girl’s arc has passed.

  • Highschool of the Dead

The one show EVERYONE is watching.The amount of rage surrounding this is ridiculous but 1) whoever decided to watch this expecting something DEEP deserves to be shot anyway 2) haters gotta hate.Do i need to explain the plot? Very well: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE,and a bunch of high schoolers must survive. If you want mindless zombies and even more mindless fanservice,this is the show for you.

Overall score: 8.5/10,genuinely entertaining,technically well done and a faithful adaptation of the manga.

  • Shiki

AKA Higurashi 2: when the cicadas cry more.”During a fiercely hot summer in Sotoba, a peaceful and quiet village with a population of 1300 people, a series of bizarre deaths begin to occur.” Gee,i wonder where i heard something similar before…ah well,first few episodes were pretty awesome with one twist that managed to create a nice atmosphere of “what the hell?”,the following episodes were kind of boring and introduced some plain weird characters with FABULOUS designs.Thankfully,the general atmosphere stays heavy (the body count gets higher with each passing episode) but I’m not sure where this anime is heading,honestly:anyone with half a brain has already figured out why people are dying now so here’s hoping for lots of twists in the future.

Overall score: 7.5/10,not bad but not terribly interesting either.Given the general lack of horror anime is well worth a watch though.

  • Seitokai Yakuindomo

Student council president Shino Amakusa,investigating the mysteries of this world.

Sex jokes,sex jokes everywhere:this is what SYD is about,and it works well.One faithful day,Takatoshi Tsuda decides to join Ōsai Academy,an all-girls school which has started accepting male students.He is then asked to join the student council as male representative:little does he know that from now on his life will be filled with girls having perverted thoughts about EVERYTHING.

That’s the gist of it,and there’s not much more to add…the plot is nonexistent,the jokes are mostly hit or miss but each episode never fails to make me laugh in some way,if only for the absurd things that pop out of nowhere:Moe vibrators? Check.Bondaged teddy bear? CHECK.

Overall score: 8.5/10,surprise of this season.


~ by Orpheon on August 19, 2010.

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