Welcome to the I.D.A aka Impzie’s Destructive Analysis. (ok, lame start)
This week’s IDA include Happiness!, Ghost Hunt and Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto.
Ok, this will be a new feature article that I am introducing since I am a freakishly crazy person that suddenly has limited time on his hands. For all the anime that has no full review, it will come under here. Generally, the reasons for not blogging a full episode summary + review are as follows:
1. I am lazy
2. I didn’t find the episode interesting enough to make a full entry
3. Swarmed by schoolwork
4. I have more interesting series to blog.
5. I don’t feel like it because I am a meanie. RAWR!
So yea, a one to two paragraph description of what happened and thoughts coming your way. Impzie’s Destructive Analysis! However, the list is not fixed because if I have more time, i will make a full episodic summary for these shows. Time constraints might deal otherwise.
Happiness! Episode 4 – No Jun, no Otoha, No happiness. This week is about the magic green balls and the usage of them in fortune telling. Add a bit of mischief from #984 green ball and destroying itself eventually to save everyone. Yea….right. Very boring episode in my humble opinion and Happiness! is really poor now. It needs to improve quite a bit, and just have Jun at center stage for it to be good. No, my mind is not in the gutter but it’s the truth. The show is too undirected and boring.
Episode 4 Rating: D+
Ghost Hunt Episode 4 – Wow. This is a new arc about puppets and the possibility of a real spirit appearing. They are asked to investigate in a house, and the spirit this time seems to want them to leave the house. Many occurences of spirits happened, with the witch and monk asked to come over as well. The occupants of the house include a young aunt, a small cute girl and a cousin or something. However, the girl had a doll that was downright creepy and it seems that the doll can talk to her. Funny incidents such as the whole room going down to 0 degree celsius happened and the worst thing was when the doll’s head was dismembered right before their eyes in the video, causing Mai to scream out in terror and shock.
This episode is amazing. Just when you thought that Ghost Hunt was going to be one of those so-so anime, it ups the whole horror/mystery tempo for this series. The doll’s head coming off was creepy, even though I do not usually get fearful of horror scenes. This might be an upturn and I feel bad not blogging a full episode summary for it, but the complexity meant that it’s hard. However, this is probably a top notch episode, bringing more shock and intrigue mystery. Great stuff.
Episode 4 Rating: A
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto Episode 2 – Ok, this time, it is the plot to kill the ugly guy, as they planned out the method of finishing him up. Eventually they did, as they got their revenge where the ugly guy had killed the whole family of the touring group, led by Yuyama. However, we realize that Youjirou is in fact the man that was asked to protect Ryouma but failed to do so.
This episode continued to keep up with the good quality of animation, but I found the elaborate killing of the ugly man to be a bit queer. Them painting their faces and all that just seems to be a bit lame to me but I guess it’s some ceremonial stuff that I did not understand. I love the swordsplay though and it seems that there is really much to all these characters. This is really top notch anime at its best and I will say that this series will be one of the few anime that I will look back with fondness for Fall 2006 if it keeps this up.
Episode 2 Rating: B