Shibawanko`s Spirit of Tradition 1-2 - Your ultimate anime experience
Who needs Kanon or Death Note when you can watch something like this? Shibawanko's Spirit of Tradition is anime where dog and cat teach Japanese manners and traditions also using real life examples. I can't believe how good it actually was, I downloaded the torrent solely to see what kind of series it's and ended up laughing. Everything that manage to give similar reaction definitely deserve closer look. I may have weird taste, but this was more enjoyable than about 70% shows this season. =)
Aria The Natural 15 - Akira the mood breaker
Hataraki man 1 - Workaholics are hilarious
Response to Ayyo's post about the state of dating sims among anime fans
I didn't plan to do post like this since it's kind of obvious, but after reading Ayyo's post about the subject I guess it's ok. Before anyone start screaming out there, yes, some series exist without using same stereotypes as in every genre like KGNE and Air for example, but in this genre I simply dislike the basic content so much that it's not worth my time. Good not-so-successful example from recent seasons is Utaware. In the end all I got was huge disappointment without proper end and my initial decision to skip it was right. Following three reasons in general why I avoid this genre:
1) Point of view. Most shows I watch have female POV and despite being a guy I enjoy that a lot more than watching male one, I have various problems to relate with male lead. And top of that I hate harems so when dating sims combine those two you can't really expect to me like it.
2) Stock characters. Yes, all genres have these, but I happen to find the ones here so loathsome that there isn't really limit to it. Some are annoying, some disgusting and the rest plainly boring.
3) Fanservice. Slightly related to first one, I would rather stab myself with knife than watch how "moe" girls show their panties 13 episodes in the front of male lead and everything's so funny that I almost die, due to boredom. Is it some sort of law every female either have to be loli or own big boobs? And someone please, maids aren't pleasure to see.
There. You can flame me if you want, but I'm not going to change my opinion. If I have to watch several hours crap to find something decent and still expect I have motivation to search good ones you overrate my need to find good anime. There are many genre that have much better ratio with entertaining content so dating sims are lost case. I still haven't decided do I follow Kanon, I'm running low on patience with these things right now.
Btw Ayyo, it's not like I appreciate your opinion either so I guess we are even.
Saiunkoku Monogatari - Dropped after too much hesitation to actually do it
When I watch anime where an army of bishies talk like it's their last day things tend to be boring, usually series like that needs tons of SD faces or some sort of emotional attachment which don't happen too often. SaiMono lacks both and to make it worse I'm not fan of Chinese settings. I would rather take modern world used for example in Nana when it comes to stories about independent women. Music also feels too forgettable.
Some good point(s) exist though. Shuurei is great character and I have tried to keep watching SaiMono because of her while waiting that the plot becomes more interesting later. But with not so good results. If I watch this half-heartily without getting much in return it's just pointless waste of time. So yeah, I drop this now.
Asatte no Houkou 1 - Nice surprise
Kamio Misuzu and her addiction to peach juice
Princess Princess 6 - "N-No, my dad is normal!"
Yeah, it's bit late since last episode aired months ago. I'm not sure yet if I do series review, but this particular episode is too awesome not to blog. The main content here concentrate on Sakamoto's family and in their house Tooru and Yuujirou trying to guess which member of family they see. That may not sound exciting, but it's quite hilarious.I guess I follow the order in episode, first they meet Mother who looks like older sister. I loved their comment about flowers behind her. =)Next one is younger sister, guesses vary from brother to father. They are surprised by that and soon Sakamoto try to convince (mainly) himself that his father is normal, but end up being uncertain about it.
A little later his older sister knock the door, unfortunately (for Tooru) she wasn't grandma. Only two left and they have narrowed it to males, immortal dad being the last one before the legendary Sakamoto-sama. =)That was excellent episode, probably the best one in whole series. PriPri deserves way more attention than it has got, most bloggers blogging this are females. Is it strange for guy to think that crossdressing is completely normal?