Well, after the initial outburst of blogging, I realize that unless a show really kept my interest, I generally cannot bother writing episodic summaries unless there is a huge interest in it. Nevertheless, I still think that creating a list such as this is important. Let’s give an example: Even though I placed Seirei no Moribito, Kissdum, Bokurano and some random other anime under review list, I eventually kept Bokurano only, but Seirei no Moribito summaries will be making a comeback on the blog soon enough when I have the time, but do not count on it.
That said, here are the top three picks that I am likely to blog about. Of the three, I am very sure that I will be blogging on Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai while the other two are probably watching. As you can tell, I am not that crazily excited over the new season, even though there are a few series that I will watch (but not blogged since others will like Zero no Tsukaima and School days).
Here’s a short review and the pull points for me on my top three to blog!
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
The sequel after the slasher horror/thriller anime last year, Higurashi comes back with three arcs (probably 24 episodes then) to explain more about the Oyashiro’s curse and cover grounds that are somewhat left wide open in the first season. If it sticks to the previous style, the three arcs will represent different stories of a parallel timeline, with most of the members like Rena, Kenichi, Rika and Shion a
ll back to cut each other more back in the action. Yakusamashi-hen is an original series for the anime series only, and Studio Deen is still the animation company for this series.
For those who is not in the know for the first season, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is about the main character, Keiichi Maebara, who moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games. However, after four years of the annual Watanagashi Festival, a local festivity to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama, a person will be killed and another will be missing. People said that it is a curse by the local god, but is it really the supernatural?
The first series, despite all its flaws, is a whole thinking bag of its own. I have blogged about this for the first season, where inconsistencies in graphics, plot loopholes and confusion tends to reign quite a bit. Nevertheless, the outcome of the series is a beautifully crafted thriller where you start to figure out what is true (or whether what you think is true is actually true). Higurashi is one of the thriller flicks that will make your brain go all confused trying to decipher the hints and getting rid of the red herrings.
To add, it is also critical to note that the fanservice of Rika and many others is always a good pull, and having enough violent blood never fails to capture audiences. Hiugrashi is a mix of a very interesting genres, and it is perhaps my first pick of the season. I like to think.
This story is based in 1930s America around the railroads. It is regarding the search for the ‘immortal liquor’ that will grant immortality to the person who quenches on the liquid. The search is conducted by a bunch of queer and bizarre characters such as alchemists, lunatics, immortals, terrorists and the Mafia, each for their personal purpose. It is noted that the setting of the anime series will be quite dark and crazy, with good action and a steampunk context to go along with it.
I have no clue what this is about but the artwork of the series, as well as the screenshots for the PV do interest me because I always like a quirky story that is somewhat like the capture of the Holy Grail. If I have to be lame and label this, I see it as Full Metal Alchemist with a more cyber (steam) punk mix where the characters are larger than life.
I must say that with the looks of it, the action part of the show might be a bit too overwhelming for me to blog, but it’s nevertheless a series that I will take a very close eye on.
A very eye-catching title. It is about a girl making her debut in the doujin creation field with the help of her experienced friends. Every aspect of what it’s like to be an doujinshi artist is covered, in Hiroyuki-san’s uniquely perversed comedy fashion. A 4-koma manga adaptation, it seems to be extremely popular in Japan.
Yes, I have very little information on my story synopsis because there is hardly anything to dig out. Nevertheless, the art work is spunky and cute, both plus points for Impz when he picks anime to watch and follow. I generally like 4-koma series since they are often episodic in nature, with a quirky feeling in the show that will be rather interesting to take note of. I wish I have more information but that’s what anime viewing is all about: the surprise of a good or bad show when it slowly reveals its shape.
The job of a doujin creation field is definitely otaku orientated, and somewhat appealing to the crowds who like Genshiken as well as Lucky Star. It is perhaps a show that might impress quietly.
I will have another list soon on the shows to catch and the bloggers that might be blogging on it so to get your information fix!