Archive forDecember, 2012

Final Review: To Love-Ru Darkness

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless otherwise noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

To Love-Ru Darkness is a sequel to the ecchi romantic comedy To Love-Ru. The anime adaptation is the fifth in the franchise and the third TV adaptation. To Love-Ru Darkness focuses more on Momo and Konjiki no Yami over Haruna and Lala compared to the previous titles. To Love-Ru Darkness premiered in Fall 2012, was simulcasted by The Anime Network, and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Medaka Box Abnormal

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless otherwise noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Medaka Box Abnormal is yet another sequel this past anime season. It is the direct continuation of Spring 2012’s Medaka Box. As it is a direct sequel, this will be more of a follow-up review. Medaka Box Abnormal premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and like its prequel, it was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll and licensed by Sentai Filmworks. You can find a review of the first series here.

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Final Review: Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless otherwise noted. If a review seems dull or shallow, it’s because I’m trying to make sure not to go into too detail for those who are actually interested in the show before or after reading the review or those who have yet to finish the title. If you want further details, there are usually tons of reviews that can be found elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, anime reviews in general are the sole opinion of the author writing it and thus differ across the users. There is no such thing as a “right answer” only a majority agreement. You are free to have your own opinions and thereby free to state and/or argue/debate in the comments section below or on the Fansub TV Forums. The review is not necessarily meant to serve as a recommendation but rather a personal opinion of having completed the series.

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb is the 4th anime series adaptation of Ume Aoki’s Hidamari Sketch manga. The series continue to tell the “life” of the characters living in the Hidamari Apartments. As this is one of the many direct sequels this season, I will keep the review short mostly for fans who continue to enjoy the franchise. The series premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season, was simulcasted on The Anime Network and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Hiiro no Kakera Season 2

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Hiiro no Kakera Season 2 is one of many sequels this past season. As the first season had just aired in Spring 2012 and because this season is a direct sequel, this review will mostly be a follow-up review. Like the first series, Hiiro no Kakera Season 2 was simulcasted on CrunchyRoll during its premier. However, unlike the first series, Hiiro no Kakera Season 2 has yet to receive a US license. You can find the review of the first series here.

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Final Review: BTOOOM!

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BTOOOM! is base off an ongoing manga that began in 2009, currently with 9 volumes. Ryota Sakamoto is the 22 year old protagonist of the show who is unemployed and plays BTOOOM! in his room all day. However, one day he awakes on a seemingly deserted tropical island. It is not long after that he realizes that he’s been thrown into an actual game of BTOOOM! where he must now fight for survival against other real people. He eventually partners with Kiyoshi Taira and Himiko in an attempt to get off the island together through minimal killing. BTOOOM! premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season, was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll, and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Muv-Luv Alternative -Total Eclipse-

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Muv-Luv Alternative -Total Eclipse- (henceforth known as Total Eclipse) is effectively the third main title in the Muv-Luv universe (excluding fandiscs and the like). Total Eclipse is based off a a series of light novels that began in 2007. 5 volumes have been published to date along with a manga that began in 2009. Total Eclipse follows Yui Takamura of Japan and Yuuya Bridges of the US at the Alaska base where they are placed with a project to counter the BETA. Total Eclipse premiered during the Summer 2012 anime season and ran for 24 episodes with 2 additional specials. It was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll during its run.

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Final Review: Busou Shinki TV

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Busou Shinki is a series based off a set of Konami action figures first released in Japan in 2006 and in the US in 2007. The franchise initially spawned an OVA last year and is followed by the TV series being reviewed here. Busou Shinki premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and is licensed by Sentai Filmworks in the US.

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Final Review: Another

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Another is based off a Japanese fiction mystery and horror novel originally published in 2009. It follows Koichi Sakakibara who transfers to Yomiyama Middle School and meeting the mysterious Mei Misaki. Unfortunately, his contact seems to lead to a sequence of mysterious, gruesome, and senseless deaths of his classmates. He later learns that this is a curse that has been stuck with this particular middle school class ever since his mother attended the same school. Another premiered with 12 episodes during the Winter 2012 anime season, was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online is based off a light novel by the same author of Accel World, which had also received an anime adaptation this year. Unlike Accel World, Sword Art Online takes place in a relatively more present-like setting where people still use computers and play games via virtual reality helmets. Sword Art Online was the most hyped title in Summer 2012 but whether it managed to hold up its praise will be unraveled in this review. Sword Art Online was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll and licensed by Aniplex USA.

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Final Review: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (hereafter known as Chuunibyou) is based off a 2 volume light novel that won an honorable mention award at the 2010 Kyoto Animation Award Competition. The series receive a 6 episode ONA, known as Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite, that aired along side the full TV series. The TV series is 12 episodes and aired during the Fall 2012 anime season. The series was licensed and simulcasted in the US by Sentai Filmworks.

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