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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable: A Slice of Jojo

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable: A Slice of Jojo

Diamond Is Unbreakable is one of my favorite Parts and it starts the more complex and intricate nature of what Jojo becomes famous for. It’s the transition between the burly muscular men of Parts 1-3 and to the effeminate, lanky, and ever so slightly more realistic style that Araki shifted to during Parts 4-5 where the change is apparent. It’s also one of the Parts I was entirely excited about seeing animated because Part 3, being the most famous and widespread, had itself and OVA and other serialization attempts. Whereas the OVA had some of its own merits, Part 3’s complete anime-treatment was exciting on two levels. First, it was finally complete after decades of waiting and second, the infinitely superior successive Parts were to follow. Nothing against Parts 1-2, those were a blast to watch but Part 3 was when Stand battles taking the hit or miss “Enemy of the Week” format followed. A handful of these weekly battles were good but it was made up for with the Final Stretch with the lead up to DIO’s World which kind of made up for it.

Nonetheless, Part 4’s adaptation was something I went in with complete faith and as anyone who stuck with my weekly ramblings saw, my faith was shaken part way through. I’m going to keep this short since an in-depth review of this would just turn into a review of Part 4 as a whole. We can save that conversation for a later date but for now, I’ll just be judging the anime as an adaptation.

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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri- A less worse Guilty Crown

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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri- A less worse Guilty Crown

The ride hasn’t stopped but we’re at our stop for now.

Kabaneri initially started off as something I overlooked as the season began and as the end of the first week drew to a close, I happened to watch it on a whim, only to be impressed by the visuals, music, and practically everything else that set everything up quite nicely. After a few weeks, it became apparent that I wasn’t the only person feeling this way about our “Shingeki no Kyojin” with zombies. In the end, I think a better comparison can be made to the studio’s previous work with Guily Crown. Compared to highschool kids fighting against an established government, I think fighting against super-zombies with steam powered weaponry ontop of trains is a way more interesting premise which ultimately leads to a more enjoyable experience.

But did it turn out decently in the end for our original studio work that grabbed everyone’s attentions for the season? Let’s find out

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Boku no Hero Academia- Zero To Hero

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Boku no Hero Academia- Zero To Hero

So here I was writing the review for Ace Attorney, only to remember it’s 24-ish episodes and that I didn’t need to talk about it yet. As if the delays weren’t bad enough, yeah?

Boku no Hero Academia or BnHA is the “other” hero series that’s making strides that isn’t One Punch Man back in the East. I actually marvel at how something of this genre with the whole School and Hero thing haven’t been combined before. I’m damn sure it actually has but this seems to be the most prominent one out of it in recent memory. I didn’t expect much but I was genuinely happy with what I watched.

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Hundred- I’ve seen this one a hundred times

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Hundred- I’ve seen this one a hundred times

Man, I have been waiting all season to make that joke. At this point, everybody must have had thought of that at least once.

Production IMS has come a long way since DAL 2. I assume all those BD sales from Shinmai Maou raked in all the dough for them to make a few more regular series that look pretty decent without any sort of promises of BD’s fixing all their visual hiccups. But visual quality alone can’t make up for a series and today, we’ll be looking at this season’s other harem series simply called, Hundred.

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The Asterisk War- What happens after the tournament ends?

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The Asterisk War- What happens after the tournament ends?

Consider this a mini-review because, for better or for worse, a lot of the problems from the first cour carried over to the second cour.

Aniplex’s 2-cour “titan” Asterisk finally comes to an end and boy does it end on an extremely boring cliffhanger. As I’ve mentioned above, there’s really not much to say other than that the Bad things continued to remain bad while the good things remain good and on the latter portion, there’s not that many. So let’s get this over quickly so we can get to the full-blown stuff, shall we?

Oh, and with a bunch of series ending the past week, there won’t be recap as per usual in the final week.

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Spring Anime 2016 Week 3

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Spring Anime 2016 Week 3

Fully onboard the seasonal train.

Everything so far has been entertaining on their own right, well except Hundred because that’s just an obligation to watch for me to continuously rag on about battle harem series. Everything else however was pretty nice. The biggest note however goes to the earthquake that occurred in Japan last week which led to a number of series being delayed, which unfortunately included Sakomoto.

But oh well, it’ll continue the following week so let’s not waste any time and get to this week’s stuff.

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Dagashi Kashi- 23 Minute Commercials

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Dagashi Kashi- 23 Minute Commercials

A small review for a small series

I’ve seen a lot of buzz regarding Dagashi Kashi one or two seasons before it aired when I saw frequently saw discussions about it during new chapters. People also made some huge buzz around Hotaru as well, with a lot of art going around. When I decided to Google it up, the premise interested me and I expected the anime with slight expectations.

Where they met at all? The answer to that should be obvious if anyone listened to me for the past few weeks but let’s get some detail in.

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