[Reviews] Season 2012 (69)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-07 17:36 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Rinne no Lagrange 01 pre-air.
Story: "Madoka Kyouno is the sole member of the Jersey Club is always ready to help others out. One day, she is approached by an alien named Lan who asks her to pilot a robotic aircraft to defend mankind against an evil force."

Genre: Saving-the-World club activities.

Comments: This pre-air Ep1 looked very good.

2 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-07 17:37 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Senhime Zesshou Symphogear 01
"Two years ago, a pair of idols, Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amo, collectively known as ZweiWing, fought against an alien race known as Noise using armor known as Symphogear. To protect a girl named Hibiki Tachibana, who got severely wounded by the Noise, Kanade sacrificed herself. Two years later, as Tsubasa has fought the Noise alone, Hibiki ends up gaining the same power as Kanade."

Suicidal J-pop magical girls.

Very nice animation, like they splurged the budget on it... but forgot to hire someone to write a coherent plot. Like, the redhead says to a random bystander with big eyes, "Don't die," then she proceeds to kill herself.
Does it suffer of the Last_Exile_2 syndrome (=adding pointless cutesy crapola and dumbing things down to appeal to moe buyers)? Well, I'm not sure this is gonna appeal to me.

3 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-07 17:47 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Baby, Please Kill Me! 01
"Sonya is an assassin attending a normal school. Yasuna is an airhead who follows Sonya around, oblivious of how dangerous she is. This adaptation of a 4-panel comic focuses on the adorable ultra-violence that erupts when they try to get along."


It's nice, but... 4-panel adaptations are always tricky. It's like eating cake for 20 minutes, after 5 minutes I'm stuffed already.

4 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-08 17:58 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Mo(u)retsu Pirates - 01
"Marika is a first year high school student living in a far away galaxy known as Uminoakeboshi. One day she finds out that her recently deceased father was once the captain of the space pirate ship called the "Bentenmaru". More importantly, the only one to inherit the captain's title has to be a direct descendant, meaning that Marika is next in line to become the captain of the ship."

Modern space pirates.

Very good. This looks like it's going to be a hit.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-08 19:24 ID:ENPo24QI

× せんひめ
○ せんき

6 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-09 21:29 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Ah yes, sorry: "Senki Zesshou Symphogear."

7 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-09 21:31 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Brave 10 - 01
"A year before the battle of Sekigahara that ended the Sengoku Period, the ninja Saizou Kirigakure meets the miko Nami Isa as she's attacked by assassins. Her shrine was destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu for siding with Yukimura Sanada. Meanwhile, Sanada has been gathering ten warriors known as Sanada's Brave 10, who have the power to change history. As they gather one by one, Nami's own mysterious power awakens."

Males banding.

The poor "girl" in distress is suspicious as hell, it's more like she's acting like one, and besides, her jaw is too wide. I suspect I landed in yaoi territory. But ok, the banter was witty in this first episode. Let me see another episode to see how it evolves, or devolves.

8 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-10 00:01 ID:b0ZLJtyF

"12,000 years have passed in this world, the story of Apollon and Sylvie have become a children's story called "Skies Of Aquaria". The "Abductors" Invaders from Altea come to Earth with only one purpose, they invade to harvest humans. DAEVA the Aquaria Academy exists to train men and women to use Aquaria, but they cannot ever merge because of Guize stones, these block an "unholy union" between genders. The story follows Amata and Mikono in their enrollment into DAEVA, and fight the Abductors."

Power Rangers.

The sappy dialogs put me to sleep, the pretty scenery woke me up. I get the feeling they are trying to do it Italian-style, using Romeo&Juliet as model. The problem is, Shakespeare was not Italian, but a Brit from the 16th century. They should have used "The Decameron" as role model instead. But hey, maybe they are going toward that direction? Gattai!

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-10 02:32 ID:Heaven

I love you Sling! Thanks for these--I'm always lost for what to watch each season.

10 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-10 03:20 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Okay. But beware I'm sometimes tongue-in-cheek in my reviews, they should be taken with a large grain of salt.

11 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-10 03:20 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Another - 01
"When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence."


ALI Project for the intro? Quite fitting for the theme as that music makes me sick, but does this mean the anime has a low budget? Ah yeah, we get served various budget-cutting scenes, even an Eva-like elevator scene, where nothing happens for a long time.
Oh well, I'm not into guro, so I'll pass.

12 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-10 04:11 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Ano Natsu de Matteru - 01
While testing his new camera, Kaito Kirishima is caught amid a mysterious explosion. Strangely, Kaito wakes up the next day perfectly fine, but with no recollection of what happened exactly the day before. Unfazed by what seems to have been just a dream, he heads to school. Discussing with his friends about the camera, they decide to make a movie during summer break. Summer days are about to get exciting for the small film crew...

Remake of Onegai Teacher.

Actually, not really a remake. But I spent my time trying to spot the differences instead of watching the anime... Will the hero have a memory illness too, or not? And stuff like that.
It's a bit a pity as the artist here is the one who did ToraDora/AnoHana, it's very good and it's annoying I can't relax and enjoy it for what it is. I feel like I'm watching Haruhi's Endless Eight for the second time. Argh!

13 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-11 03:10 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Papa no Iukoto o Kikinasai! 01
The story revolves around the daily life of a freshman named Yuuta Segawa.

Family life.

Fanservice is too heavy, it looks suspicious like if bad things are going to happen next. Wait, didn't I saw that girl in another gag manga? Let's see... ah, "Papa no iukoto wo kikinasai" is the drama, and "Chronicles of Street Observation Research" is the gag manga. But in the anime it seems they mixed together both stories. So, I'm not sure if this is going to be a dorama or a gag anime or a family life anime or something else. I need to check another episode to see how it goes.

14 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-13 04:05 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Inu X Boku Secret Service - 01
"Protected by the highest security, the Maison de Ayakashi is rumored to be haunted, where only eccentrics could live. In reality, it is a place for humans with non-human ancestors to live. The socially-inept Ririchiyo has come here to improve himself. She meets secret service bodyguard Soushi, who is assigned to protect residents."

High-society demons.

A pretty boy who is perfect and who says to the shut-in loli, "Let me be your dog"? This looks like a girl fantasy. And of course, the real men are the bad guys in here? Whee.
But ok, this first ep was well written, so I'm gonna follow a couple of episodes to see how it goes.

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-14 18:14 ID:Heaven

Waiting warmly for your opinion on High School DxD. I want to know if it's worth watching and your reviews are the only ones I give a damn about.

16 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-01-16 18:44 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Ok, then here we go...

High School DxD 01-02
"The story follows Issei Hyodo, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus."

Spicy red demons.

This looks like okazu, aka side-dish, aka for-fapping anime, but I watched two episodes and I've yet to get a boner, so I don't know. Maybe it's not my kind of taste.
As for the plot, it feels too much like an in-your-face plot. I would have favored a more subtle flavor for my side-dish. But hey, to each its own.
The animation is ok, but it pales compared to the amazing quality of the excellent ED. If the whole anime has been done by the artist who did the ED, maybe I would have reconsidered my opinion.

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-01-18 18:24 ID:Heaven

Ah, much appreciated.

18 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-03-18 16:14 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Oz(u)ma 01
"The story is set on Earth in the future when abnormal activity on the sun devastates Earth's atmosphere and covers the entire planet in a sea of sand. Sam pursues Ozuma, an enemy of his brother. One day, Sam encounters Maya, who is being chased by the Theseus army."

Sand pirates.

Ozuma or Ozma?
Is this a hint for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Ozma ?
Or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Ozma ?
Cheezy sci-fi. Character interactions seem to be brushed off, I wonder why. Is this for kids? Ah, only 6 episodes. I guess they have to rush to present something interesting. The socializing was boring, but the take-off part was nice. Eh wait, "diving"? So they are diving under the sand? Or did they teleport?
"Doppler"-something? I lost it when they started to use techno-babble acronyms. Is this related to the Doppler shifts of SETI's Project Ozma?

19 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-01 20:46 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Space Brothers - 01
"When they were young, the brothers Mutta and Hibito promised each other they would become astronauts. Now, in 2025, Hibito has followed his dream to become the first Japanese on the moon, but Mutta has just been fired from his job. His brother reminds him of their childhood promise, and Mutta decides once again to aim for space."

Salaryman brothers in space.

Salaryman, "the term carries associations of long working hours, low prestige in the corporate hierarchy, absence of significant sources of income other than salary, wage slavery, and glorious death by overwork." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salaryman
This anime looks to me like a salaryman fanfic, not like a serious sci-fi. This first episode was entertaining, but I wonder if it will move beyond that level.

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-04-05 15:39 ID:sAd073AA

That sounds great!

21 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-05 19:31 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Medaka Box - 01
Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is to put up a suggestion box. Together with her childhood friend Zenkichi, Medaka takes on the challenges in the school that range from mundane tasks to supernatural battles.
By Gainax.

School battles.

Looking good so far. I remember the manga, it was nice at the beginning then at one point it became very boring and I dropped it. I see only 12 episodes are planned, so maybe it won't reach the point where the manga jumps the shark.

22 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-05 19:47 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Zetman - 01
"Jin is a strange kid with an angel mark on his hand. He lives a poor but peaceful life with his grandfather, along with the other destitute and abandoned vagabonds near the river. One day, his peaceful life changes when a strange monster named "player" appears, chopping off heads and killing everyone who appears in front of it."

Superviolent superheroes.

How many people were killed in this first episode? This first ep was watchable but I'm getting the feeling this is going to get much worse. Not sure I want.

23 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-05 20:02 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Saint Seiya Omega - 01
"The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Ko-ga, whose life Seiya saved, and he's been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis... Unaware of his destiny, when Ko-ga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint."

Armored warriors.

This looks like a remake of sorts. I was waiting for Kouga to break the mask of his trainer, but it was the bad guy who broke it this time.
I think I'll pass. I've already seem the original Saint Seiya, and several of the sequels.

24 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-06 20:00 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna 01
"The series will revolve around the character Fujiko Mine."

Bored thieves.

Looking good.
I almost didn't recognize Lupin, he looked like a Sicilian boss at first. But his antics are still the same, so it was fine. I was also not sure on Fujiko, as her silhouette keeps changing model from scene to scene. I'm guessing the studio is not yet used to the characters, and that it will improve.
The action scenes were very good, like when Lupin jams a rifle with his lighter, or when Fujiko grabs a gun on the fly.

25 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-06 20:22 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Sankarea - 01
Chihiro Furuya, who loves zombies above all else, meets a girl and asks her to help him resurrecting his dead cat.

Zombie love.

The whole episode looked like a nice twisted slice-of-life sweet story, but ended with a surreal disemboweled scene. Barf...
Not sure yet where this is going to go.

26 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-06 20:34 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Sengoku Collection - 01
"In a timeline different from our own, the generals of the Warring States period, vie for power. But they're the same generals we know in name only: their appearance, personality, and gender are all different. One day, first Oda Nobunaga and then all the others are transported to our world. Everything is new to them - bicycles, cell phones, automatic doors. Each episode focuses on one general and how she learns to adapt to the modern world."

Parallel world samurai.

First episode was nicely bittersweet and unpretentious, I liked it.
But I didn't like the preview for the next episode, and the deal they made with the "gods" seem fishy, so I don't know if it will continue to be so nice and simple.

27 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-06 23:26 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Acchi Kocchi (=All over the place) - 01
Acchi Kocchi follows the life of five goofy schoolmates: Io, Tsumiki, Hime, Mayoi and Sakaki.

Slice of life.

Animation is ok. Good job adapting the 4-panel manga, it's not noticeable and flows nicely.
But it was a 4-panel comics, so it'll probably go nowhere, with maybe an extra effort for the last episode.
For the fans.

28 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-07 21:07 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Kuroko's Basketball - 01
"Once upon a time, the basketball team of Teikou Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of this team became known as the "Generation of Miracles". After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player of the "Generation of Miracles", the phantom sixth player. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Tetsuya Kuroko, the sixth member of the "Generation of Miracles", and Kagami, a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in America, are aiming to bring Seirin to the top of Japan, taking on Kuroko's old teammates one by one."


Sports anime. Not a bad first episode, but too weak sauce for my taste.
For the fans.

29 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-07 21:37 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Accel World - 01
The year is 2046. Haruyuki Arita is a short fat boy in a prestigious high-tech school. He is weak and let others bully him. One day, Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a virtual reality called the Accel World.

Virtual reality.

Nice art and animation. Interesting. She got rid of his low-tech bullies, but I'm not sure she helped him. It looks like she put him in deeper doo-doo!

30 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-08 18:37 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Nazo no Kanojo X - 01
"One day, a strange transfer student appears before Tsubaki. Urabe Mikoto is an antisocial girl, whose hobby is just sleeping during class-breaks. One day, Tsubaki goes to wake her up and accidentally tastes her drool... And gets hooked on that!"

Mysterious romance.

Yuck, the anime laid the cross-eyed style real hard. But ok, it was better later in the episode. Same for the voice actors, it took a while before they went into their role.
The manga was originally a one-shot which turned into a series later, and is still ongoing. The problem is, the manga never explored the questions the one-shot raised, and just tumbled round and round. I dropped the manga at one point when I realized it was limping around.
Should I stop watching this, now that I have seen the "good" one-shot animated? Let's see... 12 episodes planned. Maybe I'll watch a couple more to see how it goes.

31 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-09 19:59 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - 01
Mahiro Yasaka is chased by a monster one night, when Nyarlathotep, a formless Deity of Chaos, takes the shape of a silver-haired girl and saves him.

My Little Cthulhu Can't Be This Cute.

Very nice. But I'm not very familiar with the Lovecraft mythos, so I don't get all the puns.

32 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-09 23:24 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - 01
"At the Private Seikyou Academy, there is a legend that all students have heard. 60 years ago, there was a girl who for some reason, was left behind in the old, abandoned school building to die. Teiichi Niiya one day meets a beautiful, mysterious girl named Yuuko Kanoe at the old school building and gets a surprise. She's the ghost of the girl who died 60 years ago, but does not remember her past or how she died. Teiichi becomes determined to help her remember, and together, they seek the truth behind the gruesome legend."

Ghost club.

Funny, witty and looking good first episode.

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34 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-11 19:41 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Jormungand - 01
"The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company's unofficial weapon dealers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans. Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers."

Soulless arms dealers.

I wonder why Funi didn't want to simulcast this one -- is it going to get real ugly later? Like CIA tortures or the like? Or does it have to do with that mysterious missile they launched at the beginning of the episode?
Anyway, I could stomach all the blood and death in this first episode, because I didn't care for any of the characters. It was like watching a war game.

35 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-12 20:15 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope - 01
"Summer, 1966. Kaoru Nishimi has moved to live with relatives in Kyushu. He's been an aloof honor student his whole life, but that starts changing when he meets Sentarou Kawabuchi, the school's notorious bad boy. Through him, he learns the appeal of jazz and forms his first real friendships."

Jazzing teens.

Piano-egghead versus jazz-thuggabe gives omelette band.
Interesting clash of personalities.
Let's see, the manga was published in Shogakukan's "Flowers", it's slanted towards female teens and the like.
I wonder if that in-between girl (is she supposed to represent the viewer?) is going to blush too when the other male members of the band are introduced... Is she the actual main lead, and the four guys merely sort of elements of her harem?

36 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-12 22:33 ID:b0ZLJtyF

Tsuritama - 01
"Yuki is a high school student who's never been good at making real friends thanks to his abnormally poor communication skills. Haru is the self-styled alien who decides to teach Yuki to fish. Natsuki is an irritable born-and-raised local. Akira is the mysterious Indian who watches them all from a distance. These four meet, fish, and find big adventures on their little island."

Fishy fishing.

Art is ok. Backgrounds are kind of weird.
"Tsuritama".... fishingball, maybe? Some kind of alien naming for a fishbowl?
No previous manga, it seems.
Are those names in the ED credits Chinese? Is this based upon some Chinese story?
I don't think this a sports anime... And "fishing" means "trolling" in Japanese... And I do feel to be slightly trolled here...
Maybe I should see another episode to see where this is going.

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38 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-04-13 20:27 ID:Heaven

Thank you, Sling.

39 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-04-23 21:32 ID:b0ZLJtyF

"The story follows a boy named Houtarou who joins the club of classical literature by order of his sister, although he prefers not to get involved in anything."

Unmysterious mysteries.

A Clannad+K-on clone? I didn't like Clannad nor K-on, so I may drop this one too.
First Part was somewhat interesting, Second Part was booooring to death. I wonder if the director swapped the two parts? Doing the Second Part first, when the Voice Actors were still not used to their roles the anime, and doing the First Part second, when the VAs finally got settled into their roles? But the difference is too big... Maybe they recorded the whole 12 episodes, and -then- redid the First Part?

40 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-01 20:11 ID:+Kc7tMUS

La storia della Arcana Famiglia - 01
"Arcana Famiglia is a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that has protected a small Mediterranean island from pirates, foreign countries, and other threats. The only daughter of the family's "Papa," Felicita', will be married to the next head of the family in two months - and the successor will be decided in a competition that Felicita' herself will take part in."

Magical Sicilian mafia.

One girl, many pretty guys = reverse harem.
The use of tarots as magical items is interesting, but here they are just used as flashy power-ups, I'm not sure I'm going to keep an interest.

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-07-02 12:11 ID:YvZRCJss


42 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-02 17:22 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Tari Tari 01
"The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children."

Slice of angsty teens.

Nice first episode, but...
Riding a horse with a skirt and naked legs? Ouch, that is gonna hurt after a while...
Animation is nice... hey wait, it looks robotic at times. Ah yeah, they used 3DCGI.
The teacher bitch reminds me of Iroha... yeah, same studio.
I dropped Iroha after a while when it started to flounder around, hopefully this one will fare better. But I have some doubts, it looks too similar.
For the fans.

43 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-02 17:37 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita - 01
(Mankind Has Declined)
"It has been several centuries since human population has declined. Food has become harder to find and what little sources the humans have are considered highly valuable. The most prosperous species on the Earth are "Fairies", 10 cm tall creatures with high intelligence and a great love for sweets. A nameless girl, the main character, became a UN arbitrator between the humans and the fairies and had returned to her hometown to help her grandfather. One day, the village is sent some strange products made by a company called FairyCo. Since the villagers are wary of using the products, the girl, her grandfather, and a nameless boy decide to go to the factory to find out about the mysterious products and who is behind making them."

Shotgun satire.

The story feels so disjointed, is this based on a 4-panel? Ah no, based on a light novel, apparently... I don't understand how that world works, I think I'll wait a few more episodes to see how or if things flesh up.

44 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-02 19:55 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Muv-Luv Alternative - Total Eclipse - 01
A side story from the MuvLuv Alternative, which is a sequel to MuvLuv Unlimited, which happens in an alternate universe, where Earth is invaded by aliens.

Bipedal robots sci-fi.

Only girls? Bzzt, I'm having a bad feeling...
Or is this just promo for a game?
Then ok, maybe I shouldn't pay too much attention to logic here.

45 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-03 21:44 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Utakoi - 01
"Uta Koi tells the "super-liberal interpretation" of the Hyakuninisshu anthology compiled during Japan's Heian period of 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu."

Old poems.

That monotone recitation of a litany of old poems put me to sleep.
Plus, none of the characters were likeable.
For the fans.

46 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-05 20:00 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Binbougami ga! - 01
"Pretty, busty rich girl Sakura Ichiko has been blessed with an inordinate amount of good fortune, so much so that she's actually sucking the fortune from those around her. To correct that massive imbalance, Momiji, a God of Misfortune, has come to Earth to "treat" Sakura - only Sakura isn't so willing to cooperate. As part of an ongoing effort to remedy the problem, Momiji starts living with Sakura."

Fortune wars.

Looking very good, I'm sold!
Eh, wait... No real guys? And OP only shows one more girl to be introduced... Ah, I found a couple of guys in the corner of a still frame at 02:48, for one split second... for comic relief?
Oh well, it looks like fun.

47 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-06 03:04 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Natsuyuki Rendezvous - 01
"Hazuki falls in love at first sight with a flower shop owner named Rokka and decides to get closer to her by applying as a part-time employee. A going-away party soon brings him to her doorstep, and Hazuki is elated. But what happens when he discovers that residing in her apartment is the spirit of the man she can never forget?"

Love triangle.

Funny. But I'm not sure who is loving who? Hazuki's courtship of Rokka was not progressing, until the ghost came into his life.
Oh, I can see the ending! Cunning ghost.

48 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-07 21:03 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Kokoro Connect - 01
"The love and teen pentagonal comedy follows the strange phenomena at the Yamahoshi Academy's Culture Club, starting with the five male and female club members switching bodies with each other."

The Body-Swap club.

Looking good.
Thanks to that overhead scene at the beginning, I'm thinking there is some external force at work here. In "Diamondia" by A.E. van Vogt, the alien collective was unable to grasp individuality. I wonder if it's the same mechanism here?

49 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-08 22:56 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Sword Art Online - 01
With a VR helmet, players can play a game, which takes place on a floating castle called Aincrad. But the developer decides to prevents players from logging out. He tells them that if they wish to log out, they must reached the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss.

Virtual sci-fi.

That reminds me of the Windows8's developers who decided to kill the start button.
And where were those booby-trapped VR helmets produced? No one checked them?
I'm guessing this anime is a satire of our current world, it's quite sad.

50 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-09 20:08 ID:Heaven

The everyday life of a group of rakugoka(=jester) girls.


Words-words-words... wordsturbation.
It reminds me of Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei -- no wonder that guy was suicidal.
For the fan.

51 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-09 20:45 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Oda Nobuna no Yabou - 01
(The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)
"Ordinary high schooler Yoshiharu gets pulled into a time slip to the warring states period. There he meets Nobuna Oda - not Nobunaga, Nobuna. In this world, all the famous warlords of the era are female. Nobuna recruits Sagara, who she dubs "Monkey," to help her in her quest to rule the world."

Multiversal history.

Nice, very lively.
Now as Yoshiharu already messed up with the worldline he came in, it looks like he will never come back to his original worldline. And then his knowledge of history is likely going to diverge at one point, which with his big mouth will probably ends him killed. But I guess the original time slip will then conveniently put him back into his original world in the nick of time. Unless, he decides to stay?
Btw, those time-traveling "ordinary high schooler" really need to start to use solar-powered cell phone chargers.

52 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-10 21:59 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai - 01
(So, I Can't Play H?)
"Ryosuke Kaga is a perverted high school boy. One day, he meets a girl standing alone in the rain. She is Lisara Restole, an elite Death Spirit[=Shinigami], who visited the human world in order to find "The Singular Man". Ryosuke makes a contract with Lisara and she sucks energy required for her activity in the human world from Ryosuke. The source of the energy is his perverted spirit."


Production values look good.
But, a shinigami who says she doesn't know what happens to the souls of people who died? Something is really fishy here, as any living Asian could answer that. It's even in the definition of shinigami itself.
Or does it mean she is a new type of shinigami?

53 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-07-14 17:07 ID:Heaven

Instant reviews:
Campione! 01-02: destructive "gods" battles. Makes no sense.
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica 01: underwear battles. Weak plot so far.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate 01-02: the food club needs money. Seems unfocused.
Kono Naka ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru 01-02: getting-married club. For the fans of dating sims.

54 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-08-22 21:33 ID:LFAuedbs

Thank you Sling~

55 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-04 19:57 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! 01
(="Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!")
Yuuta Togashi previously suffered from chuunibyou, or "8th grade sickness," a disorder where the patient believes they have superpowers and can save the world. During his final year in middle school, he focused on studying and was cured from it. But now in his first year of high school, he finds himself involved with another chuunibyou, Rikka Takanashi.

Wanting a normal date.

A mixture of K-on designs with Hyouka's style, it feels weird for some reason. The anime also seems undecided where it's going to land.

56 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-04 20:00 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Shin Sekai Yori - 01
"In the future Japan has become a fractured country, and small towns now exist. The rulers of this world have the cursed power of Telekinesis. When an incident occurs, 5 children come to realize the world is not as it seems, and learn the bloody history behind this world. These 5 children unite and help the world as it falls into a downward spiral of chaos. "


Huh? Gore right from the bat? That's usually bad news, a foreboder of "incoming: no plot".
Then, it becomes a rural child's nightmare?
And why do I get the feeling it's gonna turn into yet another ultra-violent shish-kebab?

57 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-04 20:01 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - 01
Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she delivers the lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, Haru becomes convinced they are friends. Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would've thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku? A cold-hearted girl x super troublemaker romance with a fresh new perspective.

Love story for girls.

Cute and well-directed first episode, it was so good I thought that was all there is.
Not sure where they can go from there without rehashing.

58 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-06 00:29 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Busou Shinki - 01
"High school freshman Rihito, who just came back from abroad, started a new life in Japan with his four Busou Shinki, female action figures with weapons."

Mini warring toys.

Is this for girls or for boys? Pre-teens?
Anyway, I have a nagging feeling I already seen this whole story 'till the end. A remake?

59 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-06 00:31 ID:+Kc7tMUS

BTOOOM! - 01
"Sakamoto Ryuuta is an unemployed 22-year-old who lives with his mother. In the real world, there may be nothing really special about him, but online, he's one of the world's top players of the combat game "BTOOOM"!
One day, he awakes in what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how or why he has come to be there. While wandering around, Ryuuta sees someone and calls out for help. The stranger responds by throwing a bomb at him! Now Ryuuta realizes both that his life is in danger and that he has somehow been trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game! Will Ryuuta be able to survive long enough to figure out how and why he ended up here?"

Survival games.

Manly romance, meaning blowing stuff up and saving the lost blonde..... MacGyver!? Ah no, MacGyver doesn't use deadly weapons. No good, Sakamoto Ryuuta!

60 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-06 00:33 ID:+Kc7tMUS

K - 01
"Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men."

Slice of deathly life on campus in peaceful Japan.

I've no clue who is what or what's the deal here. Next episode please.

61 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-06 00:35 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Zetsuen no Tempest - 01
"Yoshino Takigawa is visiting his friend's family grave. After getting there, he encounters Evangeline Yamato, a woman in search for his friend, Mahiro Fuwa, who left a month ago to find his family's killer without any clues to who it might be..."

Mages battles.

I like. And I like that girl who is alone on a deserted island but who seems to run the show wordwide anyway, by proxy!

62 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-08 16:57 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Code:Breaker - 01
"Riding the bus one day, Sakura Sakurakouji looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire as a boy her age remains unharmed and stands over the people. When she goes back to the site the next day, there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. When Sakura goes to class, she discovers the new transfer student is the same boy she saw the day before. Sakura soon learns that he is Rei Ogami, the sixth "Code: Breaker," a special type of assassin with a strange ability and a member of a secret organization that serves the government."

Super-powered battles.

So many fabulous guys in the OP, and only one Main Girl? And it seems the Main Guy is about to kill her anyway. Aaah... why is life so cheap? Looks like an old pulp fiction for pre-teens... or is this for girls? A reverse harem of sorts?

63 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-08 16:59 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Ixion Saga DT - 01
"The anime follows Kon Hokaze, a boy who embarks on a journey from our world to an alternate world known as Mira, which is full of a mysterious energy known as Alma. After saving Princess Ecarlate from attackers, he soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle around Alma."

Swaggering swashbuckler gonna swing.

Cheap production values, but okay, fun first episode.

64 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-08 17:00 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Magi - 01
"Aladdin is traveling a desert land with a magic flute that summons a djinn named Ugo.
The two meet Alibaba, a seemingly greedy and aloof young man who is trying to get rich, and realizes that Ugo would be a powerful ally to explore a nearby treasure-filled dungeon."

Sandy adventures.

Not bad, but it looks a bit on the childish/over-simplified side. Not sure if I want.
Those treasure-filled dungeons which suddenly appeared in the World are all shiny traps for a dark twisted nefarious evil end, right?

65 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-09 15:55 ID:Heaven

Girls und Panzer - 01
"In this world, the art of tank-combat is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into the O-rai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student council chairperson to join the school team and compete in the national Sensha-do championships."

Tank girls school.

That reminds me of that online tank game where you get a POS tank to play with for free -- I never managed to land one hit with it and always got blasted. No fun.
Is this just a promo for some similar upcoming tank game?

66 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-11 15:02 ID:Heaven

Kamisama Kiss - 01-02
After her father having run away due to gambling debts, and being evicted from her apartment, Nanami meets Mikage, a strange man who is afraid of dogs. Nanami saves him and tells him her story. He gives Nanami his house as a thank you for saving him. Nanami accepts the offer, due to having nowhere else to go. Upon arriving, she finds that it is a rundown shrine. She is then greeted as the new land god of the shrine...

Youkai fantasy.

It looks like in many of those shoujo fantasies, the "perfect guy" is a magical fox with silver hair. I'm not sure I'm going to keep an interest for long...

67 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-11 15:08 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 01
(=The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
"Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts, which hosts the strangest, trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, Sorata Kanda moves into Sakura Dormitory. As he starts to get used to the life in the dorm, Mashiro Shiina, a world famous artist who cannot even take care of her daily life, moves in. Sorata is forced to become Mashiro's handler. The story is about their daily life as well as mental growth."


Bright and colorful, but I can't help but wonder if this will go anywhere?

68 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-12 19:40 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Robotics;Notes - 01
"In 2019, Kaito Yashio is a member of his school's robotics club and a fan of fighting games. His classmate Akiho is a world renowned programmer of fighting games. Together they decide to create an actual giant robot and seek help from their friends."

Building a big robotto with the school's funds.

That first ep made no sense. A girl who for years wants to build a big robot? Yeah, right. And the school agrees?
Let's see, this is based upon a scifi game/novel. "Its gameplay requires little player interaction as much of the game's duration is spent on reading the text that appears on the screen" -- doesn't seem very attractive so far.
On the plus side, the art is good, and maybe that weird alien/alternate/future/else girl who appeared near the end will liven things up a bit.

69 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2012-10-12 19:46 ID:+Kc7tMUS

Psycho-Pass - 01
"In the near future, it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with technology called the Dominator. Just thinking about a crime can make you guilty, and in this world there is no mercy for criminals. Detectives work in pairs--one Enforcer and one Inspector--with Enforcers delivering lethal justice, and Inspectors making sure their partners don't take things too far."

Thought killer police = bad future.

Ah, that was confusing. I was not sure when the gun was on "stun" or on "kill". And can't the user switch manually? And why was the girl not gun-trained beforehand? Is she not supposed to do her job effectively? Depressing.
Ok, let's see... The girl sits moping on her ass at the end -- it seems there's no counseling/healing technology in this world.
The guy mentioned drugs, so that's probably how they "solve" the symptoms.
The weak point is likely the gun's Criminal Index System, or rather whoever programmed that crude detection system.
I suppose the Detectives will team up with the bad Enforcers to bust up the corrupt order...?

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