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
I wonder why do previews sometimes. I mean, I knew White Album wasn’t going to be my sort of anime, yet I instantly downloaded it anyway. The only way I ever like these Shonen Romances is if it’s side-splittingly funny, like Clannad. But nope, the girls are those moe blobs I’ve come to expect from these types of shows.
I’d find it hard to reccomend this even to Shonen Romance lovers. It wasn’t exactly all terrible, the ‘goddess of the day’ scene was actually quite funny. But the mood just isn’t right and the dialogue all sounds strained. It just isn’t any good.
Sora Kake Girl
I’ve already made my thoughts clear on this show, but I suppose it’s worth saying again: This is one of the worst shows I have ever seen, and I really do mean that.
Chrome Shelled Regios
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this show so I was actually pleasantly surprised. It’s about some sort of messed up future involving giant woodlice and other such ugly bugs and fighting and so on. But the fighting was, surprisingly, the dull part, mainly because the animation isn’t great. It was the character interactions that was far more fun to watch.
The balance is just right with the characters. The dialogue is well scripted and believable. There are quite a lot of characters but for once the plot isn’t slowed down by the numbers. Besides, the purple haired girls makes me drool.
But there is one thing that makes this show almost unwatchable: The music. It sounds like DDR music put into fast-forward. I’ve never watched a show where the music makes it unwatchable but I think I may have a first. If I continue to watch this I may just have to turn the volume off altogether.
Even if I didn’t already know from doing the season preview, you can spot the style of SHAFT from a mile away. Their style is an odd one, one which I’m still not sure whether I like it or not. Plus there’s also SHAFT’s type of humour, again not something I find myself laughing all that much at.
Maria Holic does exactly what it says on the tin, and what it says on the tin is very weird indeed. Yuri, traps, maids, nosebleeds, all sorts of odd stuff stacked in together that actually works quite well. The trap in particular is so fantastically evil, I already love her…him…yeah
But I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it. I’m wary since, knowing SHAFT, this all could get old rather quickly. I hope they can keep this from going stale
Yeah, not much great in this lot but don’t worry. I’ll be doing another bunch soon enough, including Ride Back and Kurokami. And trust me, those two are certainly worth watching.