Archive forJanuary, 2013

Final Review: Jormungand Perfect Order

DISCLAIMER: Anime reviews on this blog will attempt minimal to no spoilers unless other 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.

Jormungand Perfect Order is the second half of Jormungand, which had premiered earlier in 2012. You can read the review of season 1 here. It continues directly from the events of its prequel and seeing as they aired within the same year, I will keep this review brief. Jormungand Perfect Order premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and like its prequel, it was simulcasted by Funimation.

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Final Review: La storia della Arcana Famiglia

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.

La storia della Arcana Famiglia (or Arcana Famiglia for short) is based on a PSP otome visual novel released in 2011. The story is about a battle royale among the Arcana Famiglia organization to win Felicita’s hand in marriage as well as becoming the new head of the Arcana Famiglia organization. Felicita, who is against such a proposal and wishes to choose her own path also decides to take part in the Arcana Duello tournament even if it mean fighting those who she considers “family.” Arcana Famiglia premiered during the Summer 2012 anime season and was simulcasted and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is based off an ongoing shoujo manga of the same name. Shizuku Mizuntani is a girl who can only focus on studying and and her own future. She continues to strive to be #1 in the class only to always fall short of that #1 position to fellow classmate Haru Yoshida, the boy who sits next to him but never attends class. She only finally meets her “rival” when she is tasked with delivering print outs to him. On the contrary, Haru’s encounter with Shizuku results in him greeting her as a friend and the start of a new relationship rather than an arch-nemesis. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and was simulcasted on CrunchyRoll.

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Final Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard Asia Circuit-hen

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.

Cardfight!! Vanguard Asia Circuit-hen is the immediate sequel to Cardfight!! Vanguard, which ran for 65 episodes between January 2011 and March 2012. The sequel ran for a shorter 39 episodes between April 2012 and January 2013. The series continues to follow Aichi Sendou and his friends playing the Vanguard card game. In Asia Circuit-hen, Aichi meets a mysterious boy who suddenly replaces Aichi’s Royal Paladin deck with a Golden Paladin deck. While Aichi certainly remembers using Royal Paladin, it seems their existence have been completely wiped from everyone else’s memory. Furthermore, Kai Toshiki and Ren Suzugamori also had their decks replaced but do not seem to recall using Kagero or Shadow Paladins. Aichi must now fight in the Asia National Vanguard Tournaments with his friends to try uncover the meaning behind this mystery. Like the first series, Cardfight!! Vanguard Asia Circuit-hen was simulcasted on CrunchyRoll.

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Final Review: Kokoro Connect

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Kokoro Connect is based off a series of light novels with essentially each volume dealing with a different “problem” among a group of friends in the Cultural Research Club. The series is 17 episodes long and adapts the first four volumes of the light novels. The series began its run in Summer 2012 and had the last four episodes aired back to back on December 30, 2012. The first 13 episodes were simulcasted by Crunchyroll and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: CØDE:BREAKER

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.

Code:Breaker is a based off a manga of the same name that began in 2008. Code:Breakers are special types of assassins with unique supernatural abilities that operate as part of a secret unit of the government. Each Code:Breaker has a different ability but as a result of becoming one, they become “non-existent” to the society. Sakura Sakurakouji is a normal high school girl trained in martial arts. One day, she encounters Rei Ogami, a Code:Breaker. As a result of their encounter, Rei now attempts to erase Sakura’s existence in order to keep the existence of Code:Breakers non-existent. It turns out, Sakura is a unique “specimen.” Code:Breaker premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and was simulcasted and licensed by Funimation. The manga has licensed by Del Rey and 23 total volumes have been published/announced to date.

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Final Review: Kamisama Hajimemashita

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Kamisama Hajimemashita (aka Kamisama Kiss) is based off a shoujo, romance, comedy manga of the same name. The manga began its run in 2008 and currently has 13 volumes published. The story follows Nanami Momozono, who is evicted from from her home due to her father running away from gambling debts. As a result, Nanami is now homeless, that is until she meets a Mikage, who asks her to go to a shrine in his place. Little did she know, Mikage had also bestowed upon her a role of being a deity for the shrine in his place. At the shrine, Nanami meets Tomoe, a fox demon who had been waiting at the abandoned temple for Mikage for over 20 years. After a few quarrels here and there, Nanami forces a contract onto Tomoe, making him her familiar. Thus begins the new daily life of Nanami and Tomoe. Kamisama Hajimemashita premiered during the Fall 2012 anime season and was simulcasted by Funimation.

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