May 3, 2007

Spring 2007 Anime, part 3

Pass:

Seto no Hanayome - A Momoi show that is pretty good. Momoi is pretty much in every scene, and heavily featured as both a character and as a musician (presence detected from OP to BGM). Yakuza comedies have been overdone for me, but characters like "Shark" actually being a shark and other simple gags are just incredibly funny to me. Not as funny as Nagasarete, but Momoi more than makes up for it.

Toward the Terra - Simply awesome. Post-apocalyptic utopia with a terrible catch? No matter how many times I've seen that formula, it never gets old. This show is filled with amazing imagery, awesome revelations, firefights, and suspense. The mood and themes are just right, and it manages to provide entertainment without being too preachy about its social theories. The protagonist is a bit angsty, but thanks to the great pacing of this show, he pretty much gets over his requisite "woe is me" phase in just one episode. A LOT HAPPENS in every single episode of this show, and it might tie up Claymore as my favorite series this season.

Heroic Age - PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS!!! Apotheosis now! Basic premise: The Heroic Tribe is basically a god race that owned the universe before they got annihilated by a higher power for being way too strong. The last remaining survivors were sealed into stones and made subserviant to the weaker races in the universe. Humans, initially the weakest race (having lost their home planet to other humanoid aliens known as the Silver tribe), received the strongest strongest servant, and under an extreme galactic version of manifest destiny codified as the Twelve Labors, are now on a mission to take back their home and destroy all other races. Drama, betrayal, politics! It's StarCraft, EV Nova, and mythology mixed together. Bronze tribe is clearly derived from the Kryptos ships. Also, KUGIMIYA RIE.

Kaze no Stigma - 2 episodes in. Bad-ass main character who can kill the shit out of everything after a mere 4 years of contracts/training. Everything is cool so far. So how does an insanely strong wind mage escape his annoying pursuer? Slice a hotel in half and drop the entire top half onto her (actually he was framed for this, but still...).

Shining Tears X Wind - Moved from undecided to pass because the pacing is quite good. The story seems kind of standard, but it moves pretty quickly. Also, machine-gun sword is hilarious.

Bokurano
sola
Hayate no Gotoku!
Idolmaster Xenoglossia
Claymore
Nanoha StrikerS
Nagasarete Airantou

Undecided:
Hitohira

Dropped:
Kamichama Karin
Lucky Star

Pending:
Victorian Romance Emma season 2

Posted by Paranda at May 3, 2007 8:00 AM

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