New season instant reviews (184)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-04 04:15 ID:npK4nNes

Koikoi7_01 raw: take all the most corny high-school shounen cliches, mix them and serve them at mad speed and in no special order. The chara designs are too close to the manga - they copied the errors too (the eyes are drawn too close, for one thing.)

2 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-04 04:17 ID:npK4nNes

Ichigo 100% raw: some kind of preview? The episode happens in the middle of the series. 'Seems to follow the manga religiously. I had a laugh or two, so it can't be that bad.

3 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-04 04:20 ID:npK4nNes

FutagoHime 1 raw: a sugar candy show for little girls. I couldn't stand all the syrup, but the production value seems high.

4 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-04 04:27 ID:npK4nNes

Izumo_-Takeki_Ken_no_Hirameki-_01 raw: looks like a non-hentai, cute-ified remake of the hentai anime Izumo. Lots of clothed girls, one too-serious guy. I fear that the show's interest will be low.

5 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-04 16:56 ID:36RE+9qK

The Law of Ueki 01 RAW: angsty fighting anime using trees.

6 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-04-04 22:13 ID:wMU0/tdJ

7 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-04 23:00 ID:vR67Ily5



8 Name: Robbie 2005-04-04 23:35 ID:MHoAHU2S

That red cross insignia on those airships look familiar...

9 Name: Robbie 2005-04-04 23:38 ID:MHoAHU2S

10 Name: Karai Pantsu!!vNO7pKmD 2005-04-05 15:28 ID:5gPU15Wn


Jesus.... those things could NOT look any more outrageous. I wish airship designers would take a cue from Last Exile. >_<

11 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-05 20:20 ID:36RE+9qK

Sousei no AQUARION 01 RAW:
Mechas vs invaders in post-apocalyptic world. Zomg graphics.

12 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-06 02:44 ID:36RE+9qK

Adventures in a strange land using strange weapons. Good adaptation of the manga. Fun.

13 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-06 12:25 ID:MjWbXLND

I guess >>9 uses a design based on the Cross Fitchy ( to invoke the image of crusaders.

And I guess >>6 knows to copy the best. Actually, now that I look closer at it, it also looks a bit like the Scientology Cross (

14 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-07 02:27 ID:36RE+9qK

Eye Shield 21 01 RAW: Comedy sports anime. Bullied loser boy gets enrolled into the school's American football club. Hilarity ensues.

15 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-07 14:01 ID:36RE+9qK

Gokujo_Seitokai_01 raw:
Dual-personality loser girl with a hand puppet arrives at new school, hilarity ensues. Large cast.

16 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-07 16:27 ID:Heaven

Futakoi Alternative 01 raw:
Similar plot to Futakoi, but sort of redone by the Nanaca+Crash flash game author. :) Ep01 introduces the characters (mad speed mayhem-style).

17 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-08 11:45 ID:MjWbXLND

I'm sort of looking forward to >>15, but of the shoujo shows this season, Honey & Clover looks sort of promising.

18 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-08 13:13 ID:36RE+9qK

MAR: weak school boy gets transported to fantasy land. Fights ensue.

19 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-08 17:45 ID:36RE+9qK

[oops - I misplaced this entry in the wrong thread. Reposted here.]

LOVELESS 01 raw:
Boylove anime. In this world, virgins have cat ears and tails. Confused catboy changing school gets caught in a magical conspiracy. Whirlwinds of dead leaves ensue, amongst other flashy happenings. Lovely catgirl gets snubbed.

20 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-08 17:46 ID:36RE+9qK

Speed Grapher 01 raw:
Photographer investigates the rotten sides of life.

21 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-08 18:40 ID:36RE+9qK

He's My Master 01 raw:
Maid's comedy anime from Gainax. The voices are familiar, the style too. Lots of similarities to Mahoromatic, except that the maids are human, the master more lecherous, and no conspiracy in sight. Service, service!

22 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-09 18:23 ID:Heaven

Sentou Yousei Tasukete! Mave-chan:
When the worlds of Yukikaze and an anime convention collapse.

23 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-09 23:21 ID:Heaven

TSUBASA Reservoir Chronicle 01 raw:
Happy Sakura-chan is a princess in a happy magical land but evil doers are planning evil deeds in the shadows. Tragedies ensue.
Good music. The voice actor for Sakura is unnatural, it sounds like she's reading her text. OTOH it doesn't seem like she'll talk much in the next episode(s?).

24 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-10 01:38 ID:Heaven

Ichigo 100% 01 [TV]:
The adaptation seems relatively faithful to the manga at first glance. The girls are cute. That Dabada music was nice, but at other places the music was too loud and covered the voices. And my, are those school skirts short - it's almost embarrassing. ^^;

25 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-19 12:34 ID:4b/kQW5i

Eureka7 01 RAW
Samurai Champloo goes sci-fi. A boy stranded in the boondocks dreams of becoming a sky surfer. Suddenly all hell breaks loose as one of "them" crash into his house.
There is a clock in the top left so it's prolly gonna be teenage-rated at most. Good animation.

26 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-04-19 20:01 ID:Heaven

I am japanese, but I have not enough time to watch all anime.
Why can you watch so many

27 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-04-19 20:21 ID:Heaven


We are NEET!

28 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-19 20:38 ID:4b/kQW5i

I don't watch them all, only a few. Except here but those are first episodes, I'm doing my selection. And even then, there are a lot of anime I end up not watching, put on DVD "for later". ^^;

29 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-19 21:06 ID:4b/kQW5i

Whiny school girl who wants to become a violin player gets involved with a fluffy evil magical being from Hello Kitty land. Fluffy good magical being from same land comes to her rescue. Happy happy la la.

30 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-23 03:38 ID:TDVcuzpb

Honey_and_Clover_TV_01+02 raw:
Shoujo anime? A bunch of men together rambling about and thru life. Only one girl, a frustrated, not-so-pretty pottery maker, who gets barely any screen time. "Action" is provided by one of the guys, a lolicon, who is harassing the daughter's owner. <cough>

31 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-23 11:43 ID:vR67Ily5


I don't think you quite got that one. The young-looking girl is the 18-year-old daughter of the owner's cousin, and is as much a main character as anyone else.

She's the reincarnation of Tsubasa Shibahime!

32 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-04-24 04:46 ID:xKcp0e++

>She's the reincarnation of Tsubasa Shibahime!

You do know that this reply is the last reaction you'll ever get to mentioning Tsubasa Shibahime, don't you? You could just as well mention Hitler.

33 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-24 22:34 ID:Heaven

Basilisk_-Koga_ninpou_chou-_01, subbed:
Duels, loves and betrayals amongst superninjas in old Japan. Lost of ugly male characters, a few sexy babes. For the fan of those kinds of stories.

34 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-04-30 18:10 ID:SUQtbNPH

A filthy rich Church uses lost technologies to rule a decadent, post-apocalyptic world destroyed by vampiric invaders. Effeminate men, strong women. Will Good prevail over Evil? Will Man regain his rightful place? Will we witness this grand epic subbed soon? Only time will tell.
Cool graphics, airships, pretty babes, church music.

35 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-30 18:39 ID:vR67Ily5


INSTANT REVIEW: Mixing Hellsing and Last Exile just makes me giggle.


36 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-05-02 18:02 ID:SUQtbNPH

When law enforcement agents from multiple dimensions meet in Tokyo, the result is gonna be messy. Also, beware of the Kappa.
Dark dogfights, dark fighters, dark secrets.

37 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-05-22 00:53 ID:RU+CamQQ

Zettai Shonen_01 raw:
In the boondocks, life is boring for our young hero. The main action is provided by the dog and the cats roaming about. Until one day, when strange occurrences start to happen.
Looks interesting. Washed out colors, babes are cute, artwork and animation is good, plot is mysterious enough.

38 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-05-23 15:42 ID:vR67Ily5

GENCO show! GENCO show!

I'm checking it out for sure.

39 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-05-23 22:59 ID:9VNjogDm

Lol why did they choose GENCO as name?
That name's so close to GONZO...
A homage maybe?

40 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-05-24 03:48 ID:HHkMVlGv

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-05-24 08:49 ID:Heaven



42 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-05-24 13:53 ID:MjWbXLND


I wouldn't think so, but on the other hand, the opening credits for Kujibiki Unbalance lists "G*N*O" as the production company.

43 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-05-25 20:49 ID:NH+Noyzv

The Snow Queen 1 RAW:
Some kind of "Heidi of the Alps" remake? In the mountains boondocks, life is not boring for our very young, brave, always smiling heroine. She has all kinds of minor problems she has to solve that I could care less about...... huh, the chara design put me off, the "full of good intentions" spiel put me off, the overly melodramatic scenery put me off... I couldn't watch more than a few parts here and there.
Prolly a "old style" shojo title, aimed at very young viewers. I'll pass.

44 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-04 06:24 ID:Heaven

By ep 3, all the wotakus have agreed that Zettai Shounen is a semi-ero-anime disguised as a children's anime.

No seriously, what were they thinking? It's a good show, of course, but what's with the... oh never mind.

45 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-05 12:55 ID:Heaven

I have only seen 1-2 so far but "Zettai Shounen is a semi-ero-anime" doesn't make sense to me. It looks more like a coming-of-age anime to me, with a little scifi/mystery thrown in. The boy hasn't shown any interest to girls so far, more the contrary. If there is nudity/erotism/sex in 3, well that's fine, that's also part of a coming-of-age plot.

46 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-05 23:43 ID:GBtsCQ5+

Ok I watched ep3. Not a single bit of nudity. >>44 is a joke.

47 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-06 06:51 ID:Heaven

If they allowed nudity at that time on NHK I'll tell you that the next Ghibli movie will be directed by Quentin Tarantino.

What I mean is that it's got interesting camera angles. And they focus on weird places. I'm not the only one saying it's at least a little weird for a kid's show, there were some similar comments on some other blogs, like for example this: or

And of course, the 2ch official thread here:

All talking about Zettai shounen being ero in some-way or another...

Of course at it's core the story is a fantasy/sci-fi/coming of age thing, but what's with all the other weird stuff?

48 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-06 14:36 ID:GBtsCQ5+

Of course it's weird. It's about aliens/skyfishes/invisible thingies that watch you without you knowing it.

Of course the angles are weird. It's the aliens' viewpoints! That's the whole point.

Of course the aliens' views are used. It gives an atmosphere to what would otherwise be a boring daily routine in a boring remote neighborhood.

49 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-06 19:23 ID:vR67Ily5

You are really, really making me want to watch this now.

Any translations yet?

50 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-07 04:16 ID:Heaven

dragosmore said he's doing it for some group or another (heaven knows what), and Faith/Shi-fa said they'll be doing it too.

Ain't seeing any sign of them yet, hope they com esoon...

And well, it being from the alien's point of view is a good idea, I guess. I just can't shake off this slightly ero vibe from the show, ...

Viewpoints from below. That has soooo many possibilities to explore. I doubt they'd go so far as to have any panty shots though. No way. Now that's too much.

51 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-07 14:29 ID:GBtsCQ5+

I wouldn't mind to see some nudity, they are some babes in there. The show has been remarkably tame so far. I suspect they are holding out the nudity card for additional shock value in a later episode. Right now it's just tease.

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-11 05:38 ID:Heaven

53 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-11 16:04 ID:GBtsCQ5+

Big deal, a fully clothed girl. Those seem very tame to me.
And, knowing 2chan, those frames most likely appear very fast and one has to go frame by frame to even notice it.
Methinks that those claiming it's ero are actually hoping, wishing and longing for the show to turn into a porn fest. :/
They should go back to watch KoiKoi7.

54 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-12 15:17 ID:Heaven

Never heard of a panty shot on an 8:00 show on NHK though...

55 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-12 17:35 ID:GBtsCQ5+

Tell me why should I care about NHK's execs opinion.

56 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-12 19:36 ID:vR67Ily5

57 Name: lolocaust!rsvcwx6Axc 2005-06-12 20:52 ID:Heaven

58 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-13 00:17 ID:vR67Ily5

The first episode looked like the first episode of something I like. I just wish the whole show would look like the opening, which is the most stylish thing ever.

Also, it gets bonus points for the Prince Igor ringtone.

59 Name: Freak of Nature 2005-06-14 21:28 ID:YS+huidM

On the basis solely of the intriguing nature of this discussion, I went and watched the first two episodes, and my verdict is in: this one is very watchable, indeed.

I don't get the ero-vibe that others have mentioned... but I have to say, I'm getting a slightly creepy feeling that this one may take a turn for the darker, later on - like Narutaru did.

60 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-14 21:43 ID:vR67Ily5

It's this summer's Summer Series.

Also, they had me at the first episode title - "The Beginning of a Depressing and Strange Summer".

61 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-15 02:53 ID:7H1ETDIL


62 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-15 05:17 ID:Heaven

4-ch mentioned in Zettai SHounen thread #3

(Currently at 640 posts)

As usual half the thread is talking about ero tendencies...

63 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-15 13:35 ID:Heaven

Re-reading the theead, I realized that some of the replies may have not been directed at me and so I may have over-reacted. Sorry. As usual with anonymous boards, it gets confusing as to who is speaking to who.

64 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-15 13:36 ID:Heaven

>>63 swap/theead/thread

65 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-15 15:35 ID:Heaven

>>n for the win!

66 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-16 01:36 ID:/eeT57Zk

My season instant reviews are so instant that I've already finished them all!

67 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-16 04:40 ID:Heaven

Yeh, speaking of which, wtf is the GLF on Ayumu's shirt for? (Surely not Great Leap Forward, please...)

Oh, one nice thing is that it seems like some of the characters actually change their clothes.

68 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-16 12:15 ID:Heaven

GLF, maybe a misspelling of GOLF?

69 Name: Freak of Nature 2005-06-16 12:41 ID:YS+huidM

I've now seen the first four eps. (everything Triad has fsubbed), and I still can't see the supposed ero tendencies.

Honestly, I suspect this is all in the mind of a certain class of viewers - the ones who are so conditioned to erotic responses to anime that they'll fap to Hamtaro or Crayon Shin-chan. :-)

70 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-16 12:50 ID:Heaven


71 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-16 15:03 ID:NNyuvIpc

You can go explain to ttp:// (look quite a way down) If anything, he isn't your usual "kimowota"

GLF 最高 (・Д・)ノシ

72 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-16 19:28 ID:MRo+FBTt


73 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-16 20:04 ID:vR67Ily5

"kimoi wotaku".

In other news, I had great fun looking up the "rods" (or "sky fish") mentioned in episode 3. This really is stuff people believe in, although even among UFO nuts, this one's considered pretty suspect. <-- Not even misspelled UFO sites believe this. <-- This is totally awseome - a sky fish figure!

74 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-16 22:05 ID:MRo+FBTt

And "kimoi" is? I don't find the definition.

75 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-16 22:18 ID:MRo+FBTt

As for skyfishes, it seems to have caught in Japan, but not in other countries. My first exposure to the name was from an anime (The World of Narue).
Wiki's entry doesn't even bother to give the pros, only the cons:

76 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-16 23:41 ID:vR67Ily5

"Kimoi" is a very rude word for "disgusting" or such.

Were there skyfishes in Narue? I must have forgotten.

77 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-17 10:02 ID:Heaven

kimoi = kimochi warui

78 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-17 14:32 ID:/SiQnAr4

>>77 Thanks


>Were there skyfishes in Narue?

No, it was just mentioned by the resident ufo girl (IIRC).

79 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 10:11 ID:Heaven

Are there only like 3 people who use this board regularly?

80 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 15:22 ID:Heaven

That appears to be the case.
80 GET

81 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 15:50 ID:Heaven

3rd person reporting!

82 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-06-20 16:51 ID:Heaven

Hay I'm here too.

83 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-20 17:01 ID:vR67Ily5

It's a good thing we have >>79 in here now!

84 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 17:52 ID:Heaven

I'm a person too!

85 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 18:04 ID:Heaven

I think this quick rising of posting rates is suspicious.
I advocate enforcing ID codes!

86 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 20:51 ID:Heaven

I think this suspicion of posting rates is suspicious.

87 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-20 21:44 ID:Heaven

I think this suspicion of this suspicion of posting... oh, forget it.

88 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-21 09:01 ID:Heaven

Zettai Shonen 5 subbed チン☆⌒ 凵\(\・∀・) まだぁ?

89 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-06-21 11:36 ID:Heaven

>Zettai Shonen

Was that the pedo or the furry one? I'm pretending I've forgotten which is which again already....

90 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-23 01:54 ID:Heaven

Wonderful, Zettai Shonen 5 by Triad is now out. (・∀・)

It's not furry so I think it's 'pedo'.

91 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-23 12:12 ID:MjWbXLND

The previews are definitely furry, though.

92 Name: !tDrNXEkNUI 2005-06-24 13:36 ID:Heaven

Instant review of new Speed Grapher OP in ep 12:
Holy fuck.
If only the rest of the series looked this cool.

93 Name: !yOkz.eLQB6 2005-06-25 06:09 ID:Heaven

Come on, don't tell me I'm the only one who watched it so far.

94 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-25 20:37 ID:9Rg4DrEk

I must say that this season isn't very exciting.
The shows I'm looking for: Bleach (tho it has lost some of its original spunk), Zipang (dry, but good stuff - tho not even from this season), Erementar Gerad (well, it has decent action scenes and art), Trinity Blood (it's prettyyy) and One Piece (I love it).
The rest, like Gundam Seed Destiny, Speed Grapher, Futakoi Alternative etc., I have on the back burner, to be watched later.

95 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-26 00:51 ID:vR67Ily5

What on earth are you talking about? This season has three shows that are both high quality, entertaining and intelligent, when usually you'd be happy to have just one. There's Emma, Honey & Clover, and Zettai Shounen.

96 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-26 02:29 ID:Heaven

I'm agreeing with Waha here. Those 3 rock my socks, underwear and spectacles off... I'm really glad that there are these 3 shows I can enjoy so much.
The rest of the stuff I'm watching so far is
SG (okay story, great potential but SHIT animation - thanks Gonzo!)
Sousei no Aquarion (guilty pleasure from laughing my ass off at the intended cheesiness of it all. Really, it's not that funny, but...)
Eureka Seven (was getting annoying, but recently okay - it's not as good as I thought, great production values but rather bland storyline)


97 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-26 14:45 ID:9Rg4DrEk

>>95 'Seems that we don't have the same tastes. Nothing wrong with that, that's why we are different individuals.

Emma: anime is so-so, I don't get the same elated feeling as with the manga. Manga is great.
Zettai Shounen: I'm watching it to find out the mystery, but otherwise it's a somewhat boring slice-of-life anime.
Honey & Clover: BORING! Boring boring boring. I'm comatose after I watch an episode. No thanks. >_<
Sousei no Aquarion: cheesy, monster of the day stuff. The art is okay tho. But I cannot relate to any of the characters.
Eureka Seven: good start, then went into Stellvia mode (self introspecting loser boy). I cannot identify with anyone in the show anymore. Art is okay. And, it's not getting subbed anymore it seems? Last I saw was ep5.

98 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-26 14:54 ID:9Rg4DrEk

>>97 I meant Eureka Seven ep6.

99 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-27 11:44 ID:Heaven

It seems to be the case. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate One Piece and Erementar Gerad and Trinity Blood (I personally think Gonzo shouldn't have done this and left the budget to SG), and of course GSD (though it's staaaaarting to get a biiiit itneresting now).

Sling, I'm sorry we're not (・∀・)人(・∀・)ナカーマ.

100 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-27 12:16 ID:Heaven


101 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-27 12:26 ID:XyJYb7FW

>>99 lol

102 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-27 21:50 ID:vR67Ily5


You're just not sophisticated, Sling!

103 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-28 00:03 ID:wMU0/tdJ

Try Gokujo Seitokai or Futakoi Alt. Futalt's plot is going somewhere odd and uncomfortable now (~7), but according to those weird anime blog people it gets better again later.

104 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-28 02:47 ID:LlvD4+AZ

Is there a current review site with lots of screens and quick impressions like used to have?

Or I could just download ep01 of every single series that comes out, is that what everyone else does?

105 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-28 03:03 ID:wMU0/tdJ

They have amazingly bad taste, but they sure watch a lot of anime raws.
I kind of like too.

106 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-28 03:05 ID:wMU0/tdJ

107 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-28 03:22 ID:XyJYb7FW

Gokujo Seitokai: the art/animation/plot was so bad after ep1, I gave up early. When an anime is a comedy and I'm not laughing, there's something wrong. Most likely I'm not the intended audience.
Futakoi Alt.: great start, then it became some kind of existentialist cinema, with endless instrospection. It picked some speed with the Gothic Lolita episode then went back to "I have no job" "My dad was so great" etc. The art/animation is amazing so I keep plodding thru (actually I'm fastforwarding thru nowadays, it has sunk that low to my eyes.) The ep with the twin teachers left a bitter taste - the reason they broke up is not really explained, instead they go into an acid trip scene. Maybe the anime is a metaphor for someone who lost everything because of drugs and is slowly climbing his way back?

108 Name: Martin Random 2005-06-28 03:58 ID:WasaSzVh

Giving up on Gokujou Seitokai at episode 1 was the wrong decision. It's one of the few shows worth following this season.

109 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-06-28 06:04 ID:LlvD4+AZ


Thnaks. :D

110 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-29 23:04 ID:XyJYb7FW

Kamichu ep 01 raw:
Girls coming of age doing miko things, calling out spirits and stuff. Main girl is small and meek and whiny and shy but potentially powerful. Fluid animation.

111 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-30 23:02 ID:YnGvXxHO

So far I don't understand a single thing that's happened in Kamichu. Nice animation, though.

112 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-06-30 23:17 ID:YnGvXxHO

113 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-07-03 03:59 ID:Heaven

Kamichu ep 1 raw

WTF is this kami-sakuga?
Very good audio direction, it's coming from the same person who did Emma - really get a scale of the damage and whatever, very detailed. Great music also. I look forward to seeing more!

114 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-03 21:58 ID:wgcVzbJP

Okusama wa Joshi Kousei ep 01 raw:
anime adaptation of the Hiyoko Brand manga, a schoolgirl is married to a teacher in secret. Embarrassing situations ensue.
I'm a bit disappointed in the anime version. The girl in the anime version seems to suffer from exotropia (=divergent strabismus, eyes look outwards) which detracts from her manga image of a charmingly naive lovely girl. And sometimes one of her eyes is located out of place. Hopefully the animators (Koreans? I see a bunch of Korean names in the credits. No Japanese post-production Quality Control?) will have caught up to the manga style for the other episodes.

115 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-03 22:07 ID:wgcVzbJP

Da Capo Second Season - 01(RAW):
I need to see this subbed, it looks like good fun.
At at glance, it seems that it's a similar story to the first season, but using different characters this time. I suspect that the similarities to the first season will soon stop and branch elsewhere.

116 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-03 22:14 ID:wgcVzbJP

Amaenaideyo!! ep 01 raw:
Not sure what is going on in this one. Apparently, it's the story of a boy who visits an all-girl buddhist temple and falls in love with one of the girls and so ends up joining the team. Hilarity and ecchi situations ensue.
Similarly to Kamichu, the boy seems to have strong latent powers that are useful against evil spirits. Kamichu would be the shoujo version, and Amaenaideyo the shounen version.

117 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-05 23:21 ID:zKAlStzA

Moeyo_Ken_TV_01 raw
A Takahashi hodge-podge. Let's see, we have ancient Japan, rocket launchers, youkais, paper shinigamis, a bunch of obasan fighters, a cocky young boy with a pigtail, a giant cat with a big appetite...
The plot plays out like a series of sketches put together, a bit stiff but probably because it's the first episode.

118 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-05 23:26 ID:zKAlStzA

Pani Poni Dash! ep 01 raw
A teacher first day at school. Problem is, she's a kid so things don't pan too well. Plus, her class - actually, the whole school - no, actually the whole town - no, the whole planet and surroundings - is a bit crazy (but overall enthusiastic).
Cuteness abounds.

119 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-05 23:32 ID:zKAlStzA

Okusama_wa_Mahoushoujo_01 raw:
An married, modern witch lives in a town with her mother. Husband is not there so she's lonely. New characters arrive to the scene to liven things up. A feel-good episode with warm colors, tho I suppose it's going to get darker later on.

120 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-06 04:10 ID:zKAlStzA

Gun_x_Sword_01 raw
A Western from the East (Eastern?): gunfights, swords, saloons, giant robots, Western towns, nano metal. The hero is named Vash, er I mean Van. Not Van the Stampede or anything, just Van. And his trench coat is black, not red.

121 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-06 16:06 ID:zKAlStzA

Sugar_Sugar_Rune_01 raw
Some Queen from some magical world sends her 2 daughters to the human world/school for training. One has blue clothes and is subdued, the other has red clothes and is unruly. Everybody has way too much make-up and jewelry and weird hairdos, even the men. A bad example for the young viewers, methinks. At least in school the extravagancy is toned down, whew. Chara design is standard shoujo, tho I find this one here a bit creepy.
For some reason I kept falling asleep while trying to watch the episode... ^^; I gave up before the end. The art and animation is well done but there is no life in it.

122 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-07 04:30 ID:zKAlStzA

A planet that doesn't look like Earth, or more likely Earth got partially submerged. People are living a simple life in a remote island, near a military base (uh-oh). Things get heated up suddenly as many life-changing events begin to take place.
A grand saga it seems. Some very dramatic moments, wow. And the ostrich is a riot.

123 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-07 15:52 ID:gSNRPfvr

Suzuka_01 raw
A boy arrives in a new town and will work at a bathhouse while srudying. The neighbors are all pretty girls, as well the landlord and her daughter. The only other man in sight is in the preview, and looks like a rival.
Typical hentai anime plot, animation style and dialog. But without any unf action, it's just a simple love story.

124 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-07 16:28 ID:gSNRPfvr

Akahori Gedou Hour Rabuge ep 01 raw
Parody. Incompetent alien dirty pair clone versus 5 competent human magical witches. All girls. It feels a bit like Puni Puni Poemi, but with much less of the manic pace and the over-the-top jokes.
Animation is of high quality. Pretty to look at.

125 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-08 15:11 ID:BANxYM9c

SHUFFLE!_01 raw
A schoolboy who is hesitating between several girls get chosen to be the husband of two non-human girls. "What?" Well, it's not well explained in the episode either. The teaser/preview explained more than ep1: the human world connected with two other worlds, the devils and the angels. So now non-human exchange students are in schools.
I was distracted in this ep1 by the shadows of the characters: from one scene to the next, the shadows are never at the same place, and in one scene there is even two charas with opposite lighting. ^^;
Ep1 plays at a much more leisurely pace than the teaser, I think I liked the teaser better. OTOH the soundtrack for the teaser was cheap h-game music, which has been corrected in ep1.
The girls all look the same, except for the hair and the ears. Even the personalities seem to stem from the same mold. Hopefully this will change in future episodes.

126 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-07-10 01:32 ID:Heaven

Tide Line Blue

Great animation, good direction (keeps my attention) and nice visuals overall (though knowing the director I'm wary of whether the 3D will get too obnoxious). The story might just be interesting, but we don't know yet so I won't say anything. The characters are a little familiar but also a little different. The big thing that makes you wonder is why the hell was the main female lead pregnant at the age of 16? Who screwed her? Was it rape? Personally I can feel there's something different about the character relationships compared to most anime. Firstly the main girls in the seires are both older than the guys (16 and 19 vs two 14 year olds). Secondly it's not like people are really mean - Teen may have seemed a little mean but he was still nice enough to ask them to come over to his ship. And also, usually in most adventure stories you don't have a little baby tagging along. Now how is Kiiru going to play a 'father'ly role? Which anime have we seen where 14 year olds do that?

Ok, that's enough crap for now.

127 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-12 00:36 ID:G9Ss+7/B

Petopeto-san ep 01 raw:
Looks like a variant of Shuffle!, but instead of demons/angels at school, the foreign students are youkai (=demons, monsters, goblins). One boy gets stuck on a youkai girl, and they have to sleep to get rid of the curse. But the boy is young and he can't sleep with the girl he felt in love at first sight so close to him. Hilarity ensues (or not).

128 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-07-13 04:58 ID:kPu++dlo

GUN SWORD Instant Review:

Van (NOT SPIKE) has a very goth costume and his gimmicks seem to be apathy and covering all his food in condiments. His opponent in episode 1 is, as far as I can tell, transplanted from Bobobobobo Bobobo. I don't care about anything else, that guy and his constant shouting of LUCKY are enough to make up for anything. I'm sold.


129 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-07-14 15:59 ID:hol0J2U3

episode 2 addendum: he fights a legion of mustache fighters led by "Baron Mayor". I still think this is actually Bobobo.

130 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-15 00:33 ID:LGDHEW9t

Ichigo_Mashimaro_01 raw
Very young girls doing cute nothings. One quarter of the episode was about fighting sleepingness while working on a birthday present. Zzzzz...

131 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-15 06:25 ID:hjren0R/

> Zzzzz...

Comment on the episode, or your reaction?

132 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-15 08:47 ID:Heaven


Wouldn't that be the same, kinda?

133 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-15 08:47 ID:Heaven


It's a pedo lolicon anime. It's not supposed to feature anything but very young girls doing cute nothings.

134 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-15 13:34 ID:LGDHEW9t

>Comment on the episode, or your reaction?

I mean, it's well animated, and it does appeal to one's "mother's instinct", seeing one's kids growing up and trying to do things that are difficult for kids, things like that.
But I failed to get involved. The kids are working their asses off to make a birthday present for the older sister, but the older sister comes out as a lazy, revengeful, chain smoker bitch, so why should I care that she gets a birthday present? ^^;
Yeah yeah I know, in the end she shows up to be compassionate... in the very end. And even then she had to go and scribble on the girl's face some (nasty?) comment. Oh boy. This place needs some parenting... hey where is everybody, anyway? I have yet to see a single other soul around.

135 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-16 02:38 ID:BwN3EJtw

>This place needs some parenting... hey where is everybody, anyway? I have yet to see a single other soul around.

see 133 for your explanation

136 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-16 05:03 ID:LGDHEW9t

I fail to see this episode as being "lolikon".
No sex, no naked children, no older men lusting for younger ones (whee, "Card Captor Sakura"), no kids undressing getting filmed by grown-ups (whee, "Paranoia Agent"), no nothing.

137 Name: Onion 2005-07-16 07:11 ID:+GeC8L89

Don't confuse lolicon with pedo. It isn't the same thing.

139 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-07-16 12:58 ID:20Tunhag


You're not reading the show quite right. It's not supposed to be heartwarming stories about people showing compassion, it's understated character-driven humor about people who act badly, while still being cute. Cute, and appealing to the pedos, there's no denying that.


And if you don't care what some guy on the internet says, how about a dictionary?

140 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-07-16 14:26 ID:LGDHEW9t

Actually, I could dig a show where all characters look cute but are in reality complete bastards (yay for PaniPoni_Dash!). :)

But here I only see the older sister as being so sinister.
Okay, maybe that's the point? One single grown-up, doing mean things to less knowledgeable, more gullible younger ones, and we are to laugh about how "stupid-but-cute" those kids are?

141 Name: lance_dragons 2005-07-19 05:33 ID:2zK1+Unz

Nah, Miu (pigtails) is supposed to be the randomly mean one, the manga is pretty funny and being done by #akatsuki-manga...
Unless it's been licensed, which it might've with me not paying attention.

The group often posts the tag line "it''s not just for lolicons."

142 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-20 03:22 ID:S866jOal


Well, the fact that the show's intended (not incidental) audience is adult males gives it a few notches up the loli ladder. The occasional bath scene and panty flash in the manga don't hurt much, either.

Though we have yet to see if the anime will go that far...

143 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-02 13:06 ID:El3Dzbbc

Finally got myself to watch ep2 of Ichigo Mashimaro.... hey, it was pretty good! Thumbs up.

144 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-13 10:16 ID:NNyuvIpc

Shit, I love this series. I just hope they do Yokohama as well as Tana though!

145 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-13 10:23 ID:Heaven

Your search - 絶対少年今期のベストアニメ決定 - did not match any documents.

146 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-13 13:15 ID:Heaven

絶対少年今期のベストアニメ決定 = zettai shounen konki no besuto anime kettei

147 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-13 22:50 ID:JnnTzA6c

what to review instantly this season:

148 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-13 23:29 ID:1+Q7jwR4

Banner of the Stars III 1: I tried to watch it raw but there was too much speaking, I need a sub.
Bioboosted Armor Guyver: I read such much bad press about this one that I hesitate to even look at it.
Stratos 4 Advance CODE:204: all the Stratos sequels I have looked at so far were crap, I fear for this one.
To Heart 2: I'm in love with this one already without having seen a single frame. ^_^
She, The Ultimate Weapon Another love song: I have it, I must gather some courage to watch it... (I hated the tv series.)
Rozen Maiden Traumend: I love this one in advance.
XXXHolic Movie / Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Movie: I hate those in advance. Tsubasa was so slow going, un-animated and unnaturally voiced that I gave up on it mid-series.
Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place: woot!

149 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-13 23:31 ID:vR67Ily5


More Stratos 4? What the hell is going on here? Is anybody actually watching that?

150 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-13 23:33 ID:vR67Ily5


Don't go lumping XXXholic in with Tsubasa just because CLAMP keeps crossovering them. XXXholic is a different beast altogether, and one I thoroughly enjoy.

Also, the movies are being done by Production IG, so the last thing I expect is bad animation quality.

151 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-14 00:39 ID:1+Q7jwR4

Saikano OVA - Another Love Song Mission 1:
retelling of the same story, from another viewpoint - an older girl who was the prototype before Chise. Same long, mushy antiwar ramblings that rub me the wrong way. Same incomprehensible, unexplained reasons for the ongoing war and for using young females to be ultimate weapons. Top notch animation, better than the TV series.

152 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-14 00:59 ID:vR67Ily5


After looking through it closer, it sure looks like slim pickings this season. There's the XXXholic movie which I MUST HAVE, and more Komugi and Dokuro-chan is always welcome, but TV-series-wise, it's looking pretty sparse. Jigoku Shoujo has my interest piqued, and noein seems to have some chance to be somewhat interesting. Apart from that... no, it's weak.

At least Zettai Shounen will keep running next season, too.

153 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-14 03:50 ID:NNyuvIpc

What about Mushishi? Give that a chance!

154 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-14 11:41 ID:vR67Ily5


Oh, I was ignoring it because of the lack of information, but now that I look closer, I see that's it's an Afternoon publication, which means I am likely to enjoy it.

155 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-15 08:22 ID:NNyuvIpc

Go read the 1st volume scanlated by mangascreener. It's a very odd but nice and somewhat surreal manga. I can't wait to see what it's like in anime format. They better do a good job.

In other news
SUB KITA----------------\o/--------------!!

156 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-17 04:40 ID:+SYvyPeS

Banner of the Stars III, subbed:
Aka, Jin/Jinto gets slapped around. :) Good stuff.
I'll have to go into details if I want to nitpick:

  • the cat had round pupils. Unless it's a special breed, it should have been slit vertically.
  • the humans from Martin/Earth sounded a bit too much like the Abh, cold and analytical. I was expecting a warmer response from them. But then maybe the Abh logic had rubbed on them. The most emotional person around was surprisingly the blue haired pilot girl (Ekryak). I guess the rubbing had gone both ways. :)

157 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-18 00:12 ID:MRupgkUj

Has anyone seen the first Zeta Gundam movie?

158 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-18 01:47 ID:PdwskqtM


Stratos 4 is frickin brilliant

Stratos 4>naruto>inuyasha>all other anime

159 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-08-18 23:45 ID:Heaven

>>158 Hahaha! Funny.

160 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-20 03:31 ID:PdwskqtM


its true though Stratos 4 is a masterpiece from Studio Fantasia, the Japanese sure love it, thats why its having so many sequals without having a fucking story right?

Stratos 4 rules

wish someone said otherwise but no ones posted since you have :(

161 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-20 11:54 ID:vR67Ily5

> the Japanese sure love it

If they do, they're pretty quiet about it!

162 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-20 21:34 ID:PdwskqtM


then why are they making so many sequals? we all japanese companys dont just produce sequals for the sake of it, their has to be a demand?

163 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-20 21:52 ID:vR67Ily5

Thus my confusion!

164 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-21 17:52 ID:PdwskqtM


its kinda like how shows like Divergence EVE had a sequal because of the perverts that like the breasts, but Stratos 4 had no storyline it tried to take itself seriously but ultimatly failed, its a good show but they really seem not to not know what direction to take the show in

i mean say the end of stratos 4 introduced "Star Seed", but never went any further in the series after Karin was rescued, the OVA introduced more insight behind that woman commander onboard the station and how she went insane from the star seed, yet that show ended when the station was rescued, the best part about Stratos 4 was the 5 minute ova

kinda makes you think they should of just made it a 26 episode series and left it like that

but then crap like Pocket monsters and Beyblade went on for hundreds of shows =/

one of the many mysterys of anime i guess

165 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-08-25 01:59 ID:HjP76v07

Pani Poni Dash is the most inspiredly overactive show I've seen in a while. Excel Saga doesn't even begin to catch up to it. People seem to be comparing it to Azumanga Daioh (and apparently Sensei no Ojikan, although I never watched that), but it's not really all that close. I'll probably forget about it long before Azumanga, but it sure is entertaining until then.

(Also, I have two drama CDs of it, and I see a marked lack of people translating drama CDs. I guess that'll go on the pile of projects I'll never have time for)

166 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-25 13:58 ID:WxE6wDgL


167 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-26 07:29 ID:vi7fN5uU

168 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-26 21:44 ID:vR67Ily5

I just tried watching an episode of Pani Poni Dash, and I guess I just didn't get it. There were all these individual fragments of jokes and moe, but none of it fit together or was funny in any way. It felt like it was written by MegaHAL, except without the fortuitious humor.

Well, the class president trying to poison everyone was somewhat amusing, even if the joke was underplayed in the strangest way.

Overall, it just fell flat. Does it get any better?

169 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-08-27 00:04 ID:EsY7Juub

2 and 3 have a plot, though if I said what it was it might ruin it. I can't say I remembered 4, though.

170 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-27 00:06 ID:vR67Ily5

Also: The otakusploitation is getting kind of blatant. I mean, putting shobon in the opening?

171 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-27 03:20 ID:vi7fN5uU

Well, there are a lot of fans of it because of it's unusual and trippy visuals and well, moe, and maybe some of them are just Akiyuki Shinbo's bitches.

Most otaku think the enshutsu is very good. I've never watched it though because it seems too plastic. I'll just get sick of it. And if it's too moe I'll get sick of it too. Sorry, Kamichu, I had to ditch you for that reason too although you have one of the best production values.

172 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-29 06:06 ID:ETlgaIel

gsd sucks ass. but gseed s1 is great. i don't know how one person can take a good series like GS and make a shitty one likeGSD

173 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-30 01:55 ID:PdwskqtM


Fukada can

174 Name: nash 2005-08-30 04:03 ID:ETlgaIel

good thing Meyrin's ass makes up for the lack of quality in GSD. more ass please.

175 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-31 17:33 ID:Heaven

OVA Majokko Tsukune-chan ep 01 raw:
Based on a 4-frame manga? A happyhappy magical girl in a house out there helps good people and punish bad people. Minimal animation, belching-style gags, no real story, superfastspeak, some backgrounds are photographs, what.

176 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-09-02 22:40 ID:Fabv0Ywb

Based upon the manga(manwha?) of the same name, a man sent by the central government goes around and put things right. Except that the central gov is no more, so he's on his own quest for justice.
Amazingly well done animation, very smooth. I don't usually like to rewatch an anime I have seen, and I rewatched several parts of this one. The lovely scantily-clad babe also contributed to the overall enjoyment. ^^ My only regret is that this is all there is beside the manga. OTOH, if they had gone for a TV version we may not have had the same superb animation.

177 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-09-03 17:05 ID:zQAl1AgL

i don't see how GSD could be worse than GS

not that i'm very interested in finding out how exactly they would accomplish that amazing feat of badness


178 Name: Mr VacBob!JqK7T7zan. 2005-09-04 01:15 ID:BmDc+VBY

Instant reviews of things I saw in DragonCon anime video room!

Shuffle!: I saw five seconds of this. It was enough to convince me not to watch more.

Tide-Line Blue: That is the least manly male lead character design ever not made for an FF game.

179 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-09-19 05:57 ID:w3bv6bnR

Hay guys, can you recommend sites that have screen-heavy reviews of current series? I used to rely on back in the day when it was updated... (BTW I've asked this question here before, but lost the links posted when my bookmarks were hosed.)

180 Post deleted by moderator.

181 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-12-29 05:11 ID:q+pAezj9

this was a fascinating step into the time machine, wasn't it guys? time solves all mysteries.

182 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2006-01-03 02:56 ID:C5OltEhi

183 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2006-01-10 23:11 ID:Heaven

damn, i'm pretty sure 177 was me posting, looks like something i would write, especially the 'badness' part

but i cannot for the life of me remember posting it, or signing it maeda, which, if i did post this, is probably a cromartie referral

can someone explaing this to me please?

184 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-03-13 14:32 ID:Heaven

You are asking someone to explain your own post to you

Read that again

Kill youself

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