Archive forMarch, 2013

Final Review: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

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.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (or Maoyuu for short) is based on a series of light novels that ran between 2010 and 2012. It is often compared to Isuna Hasekura’s Spice & Wolf light novel due to its similar nature and approach. Maoyuu is set in a time where humans and demons are at war. Upon the hero’s encounter with the demon king (or rather queen), the demon queen proposes an alliance to help end the war and bring prosperity to both humans and demons alike. The hero agrees and thus began the life and adventures of the demon queen and the hero. Maoyuu ran during the Winter 2012/2013 season and was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll.

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Final Review: Robotics;Notes

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.

Robotics;Notes is the third series in 5pb’s franchise of science adventure titles with the notorious “;” that takes place in 2019, 10 years after the events Chaos;Head and 9 years after Steins;Gate, both of which had received anime adaptations. Unlike its predecessors, Robotics;Notes is not co-developed by Nitroplus meaning it will lack the same dark mystery aspects and take on a more light-hearted approach and indeed that is what it did. Robotics;Notes premiered as one of the 2 NoitaminA titles in Japan during the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 season and was animated by I.G. Productions. It was simulcasted and licensed by Funimation.

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Final Review: Shinsekai Yori

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.

Welcome to the Winter 2013 reviews. Barring Kingdom and Smile Precure! aside, I thought Shinsekai Yori deserved the first spot this season to be reviewed given the abnormal premise of this show compared with everything else recently. Shinsekai Yori is based off a 3 volume fiction novel by Yusuke Kishi. The series is set a millennium from the present in a utopia-like society. There, a group of friends: Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun are raised with the “god-like” powers known as Cantus. Those with Cantus are considered the “elite” in the society. Little did they know, however, that they were living in a society where “big daddy” was always watching them. It is not long until they begin to come across the secrets of both humanity and the world they are raised in and how different society has become over the last millennium. This marks only the beginning of a life-threatening adventure for the group. Shinsekai Yori premiered during the Fall 2012 season and ran for 25 episodes through Winter 2013. It was simulcasted by CrunchyRoll and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Final Review: Kingdom Season 1

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.

Kingdom is based off a long-running manga of the same name. The series follows Xin, an orphan in the China Warring States Period who strives to become the world’s greatest general. It is only through a series of both misfortune and fortune events does he finally get a chance to experience true war. The first 38 episodes of the series premiered between June 2012 and February 2013. Season 2 will premier in the Summer 2013. Kingdom was simulcasted by Funimation during its run.

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