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Fall Anime 2011 Preview and First Impressions

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Heres the chart of reference, and the ones i will take a little interest in will be written below.  Unless someone convinces me otherwise to watch a another series, this is what got my attention, yes there a few in this list i won’t watch.  Once again, info like synopsis and the other important stuff are in the chart.  You know what isn’t in the chart? my thoughts, and they are below.

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But first the ones that didn’t get grab my attention, summed in words that convey my feelings and opinions
Read on

Bakuman Review

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Well this series is no suprise.

I first heard of Bakuman during the first years of my newfound interest in the world of manga and anime.  I’ve watched a few shows and a read a few before, but i was limited to what the bookstore near me had.  When i visited Myanimelist a year ago, i noticed Bakuman.  I always thought Bakuman had to do something with Bomberman, boy was i wrong when i clicked that link.

Bakuman is essentiall, a manga about making manga.  The read most of the manga up to the current chapters and it is one interesting tale.  Moritaka Mashiro is a talented artist, and he’s only in junior high.  He is the nephew of a popular manga artists who died a few years back due to “overworking”.  Mashiro admires a girl in his class named Miho Azuki, but like many other regular guys in manga, he can’t really confess, atleast without some help.  Mashiro draws the girl of his dreams in his notebook, and accidentally leaves it in his desk when he leaves for his house.  He rushes back and finds Akito Takagi, the genius of his school looking at his drawing of Azuki.  Takagi proposes an idea that they should create manga together.  With Mashiro as the artist and him as the writer.  Mashiro is at first skeptical, mostly because of his uncle’s death with overwork.  Mashiro dismisses the optimism of Takagi’s idea.  However, he is unable to ignore Takagi as he had made his way to Azuki’s house, to confess.  Mashiro is dumbstruck and rushes to Azuki’s house too.  Takagi used his genius to get Mashiro to come here.  They ask for Azuki’s presence and Takagi tell her that they will be manga artists.  Azuki is overcome wih joy as she says that she is working to become a seiyuu (or voice actor).  Something in Mashiro switches on and he asks Azuki to marry him if they all achieve their goals, and then..

Obviously, everyone is shocked, even Mashiro who can’t believe he just said that.  Suprisingly, Azuki agrees, only after running to her house and shutting the door.  Now with girl of his dreams on the line, Takagi and Mashiro starts working on a manga that will make them the most famous mangakas of all time.  The duo then create a name for themselves, Ashirogi Muto.  Man, that is something the creator of Death Note would do (yeah, the dude who made Light Yagami made this)

The manga is great, the find out manga isn’t all about your own ideas and they need consultation and what not.  Later, they meet a colorful cast of aspiring mangakas and they compete against eachother to “Change [Shounen] Jump” The manga hasn’t changed much, only the characters got older and are in college, Takagi gets married to Miho’s friend Miyoshi.

Main 4

  • Moritaka Mashiro (Blue in top picture)
  • Akito Takagi (Red blonde kid with glasses)
  • Miho Azuki (Girl next to Mashiro)
  • Kaya Miyoshi (Girl next to Takagi)

Other important characters not mentioned above.

  • Akira Hattori: Takagi and Mashiro’s editor who sees great potential in them.
  • Eiji Nizuma: He’s the genius in making manga and is somewhat loud but is extremely respectful.  (Background)
  • Shinta Fukuda: He’s the loud and charismatic type, he’s loud as well but he’s somewhat blunt. (White hair)
  • Takuro Nakai: 36 years old and works with teens, he’s a sad guy.  Later retires but comes back, he reminds me of Forever Alone (Not shown)
  • Ko Aoki: Is the girl competitor.  She starts out extremely confidant and arrogant, later becomes more femenine and willing to listen to others.  (Girl next to Fukuda)
  • Aiko Iwase: She was the 2nd in place behind Takagi when they were in school together.  She’s basically Aoki when she was introduced.
  • Kazuya Hiramaru: He’s kinda weak and timid but he’s considered a genius.  (Black haired guy next to Aoki)

The anime is basically the manga, and the manga is great.  Second Season is announced i think.  Go watch it for fun and read it to continue the story.

My Watchlist

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Well my friends here are either too busy or too lazy to actually post anything by themselves, let alone if it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t have watched anime to review or actually post anything here.  We go to different schools, or atleast i do.  They never answer texts or rarely get their phones so only on weekends can we actually meet to discuss whats best.  Well thats the situation which we will never change, the least they can do is answer back for Christ’s sake.

Well the review list on the side, but I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who actually watches anime in my spare free time.  Evidently, my friends here go to school, and i mind you, we all are very intelligent….eerr blahboy5253 might be an exception, but hey, we are honor students.  But i go to a private school but i get less homework than these guys, whats the deal here.

So i guess im done, I’m the only one who would actually post here.

So what am i watching right now. Lets see

Bakuman

Bakuman to me sounded almost like Bomberman but i looked over it and decided to check it out.  Guess what? i liked it, not only is it painfully accurate, its extremely realistic (to an extent, not all girls accept future marriage proposals in highschool mind you). If Japan should be proud of anything they have done for the world in the past 100 years (next to getting bombed twice and surviving) is contributing heavily to the entertainment industry in the world.  Japan owns the most say in the gaming and entertainment industry.  Nintendo, Sony, Capcom, Square Enix, and Konami  form a formidable combination in the gaming world, but however, America isn’t looking to shabby in their game makings.  But for comics, its either good old Western comics like Batman and Iron man or its from the Land of the Rising Sun with their countless manga.  Gah im going off topic. 

But this manga really shows the hardships of becoming manga artists, very recently, this famous series turned into an anime and so far, only 2 episodes are out so im looking foward to this series.

That is probably the only realistic series i have ever seen.

The World God Only Knows

Is it me, or is almost every anime focusing on girls now? I remember the old days of action packed fighting (not the ones like today) and good old comedy like cromartie highschool.  But once in a while, a original series with girls comes along and stands out amongst this shameful pile people call entertainment, although indeed entertaining, it just factors into the level of human perversion.  The World God Only Knows is one hell of a creative idea.  A (particularly good)  gaming nerd (not the ones you would expect, he’s a dating sim nerd) whose obsessed with 2-D Girls is visited by a demon from hell to capture lost spirits.  These lost spirits inhabit the most mysterious phenomenon, a women’s heart.  Confusing our hero (named Keima) with capturing “real girls” compared to 2-D girls, the demon (named Elsee) fears losing their head, because making a contract with demons happens to do so.  So our hero has to woo certain girls to drive out lost souls.  For me, thats one damn good idea.  Well guess what, this is turned into an anime too.

To Aru no Majutsu no Index

Don’t ask about the title, its ridiculous, i know but the series is probably the strangest one.  An extremely unlucky kid named Touma live s in a city full of mages, espers, whatever you call them, one day he happens to find a small girl perched on his veranda.  She introduces herself as Index as she carries an huge selection of ancient scriputures, grimoirs, and writings in her tiny adorable head.  She reveals she is targeted by many other magician guilds for the forbidden texts in her head.  Touma also runs into some allies, a strange girl, a maniac, and a bunch of other nuns.  It’s strange but you will understand when you actually watch it, the 2nd seaons was recently released.

Sora no Otoshimono

This is an extremely perverted anime which i happen watch.  I don’t know why but i like the series, what i hate is that the main character’s real face is almost NEVER shown, he’s always into this animated-animated form.  Other than that, the main character is a huge pervert, and i mean huge.  He laters gets visited by some robotic angels called Angeloids.  The manga/anime has an overarching plot behind it, but it is rarely addressed.  2nd season its out, yeah it had a previous season…

Is it just me or is anime getting extremely centered on to guys?  I’m seeing an increasing number of manga/anime with characters whose breast are the largest thing on their bodies.  I would also like to point out about the same topic.  Pantyshots and fanservice has infested the murky waters of anime and manga, and for a guy with atleast some decency, i want that to stop.  Hopefully its just a passing trend, like Americans liking retardly stupid rap songs about absolutley nothing.

My rant/talk is done here, see you next week :D

Oh wait i don’t have school this monday….HAHAHAHA