The second installment of my first impressions. I’m going to leave a link to all the other posts I’m doing on the preview page, so you can view them all there
My Rating System Explained!
A = If you watch anything this season, watch this
B = Very good, sometimes surprisingly so.
C = If you have the time, you should check this out
D = Not my kind of thing, I won’t be watching this
E = Bad. Very bad, ignore this show
F = Frustratingly awful
Clannad After Story
The only thing you can judge After Story by is the first season, not by the game or by any other shows this year. Therefore, I am unimpressed. Sure, it still has the soundtrack I’ve always like and I’d forgotten how eyecatching the animation can be, but the edge is gone.
The main problem is, now that the girls have had their little stories and Tomoya has done his conversing with them, they have all become dull moe blobs. Bring back the plot and the quality should follow
Rating: Until something happens (other than girls yelling ‘fight’ occasionally) a C- is all it gets
Eve No Jikan
Time at Eve is actually a series released on the internet. It’s a show about androids and whether they have emotions or not. It’s 6 episodes long, 15 minutes each and each episode is released every 2 months. Yes, 2 months! Gah! Is it really worth waiting for 2 months for something like this?
To put it simply, yes it is worth the wait. This is one quality series. From the swooping cameras to the beautifully animated Eve bar, everything screams quality. Only 2 episodes have been aired and I seriously recommend picking it up. So do androids dream of electric sheep?
Rating: As annoying as a 2 month wait is, it still deserves a B+
Don’t you just love the animation in this! Just look at the picture. Old school anti-grav hair. Watching Casshern and the little dude Ringo bonding on a desolate landscape (which looked to me slightly like a giant slice of pie) was quite a sight.
Plotwise it’s tough to tell at this stage as it we still don’t really know whats going on. But hopefully as it starts to reveal more it will get even more engaging. Let’s just hope it’s not not showing it’s hand because it hasn’t got any good cards.
Rating: I’m dying to see what’s actually going on. A solid B right here
Originality is certainly not this seasons strong point. Kannagi is just your standard guy suddenly gets magical girlfriend type anime. There are a huge amount of them out there. But what Kannagi proves that if you take a standard formula and give it a new shine it will still work.
The reaction of our main character for when the girl appeared was priceless and their dialogue is enjoyable to watch. Ok, so it will probably turn into crappy harem rubbish but for a first episode that was pretty good.
Rating: We’ve seen it all before, but it’s still a C+