I’m not the biggest fan of the Muv Luv series, I can admit to this but I can also admit that I’m relatively interested in the series for reasons other than seeing busty girls wear colorful, tight suits. The Muv Luv universe loves to be violent and traumatic with its disgusting looking aliens but it also loves juxtaposing wartime atrocities with the perennial Japanese regular-day influence. As far as I know about the original trilogy, the front cover of it definitely looks like a bait and switch and the previously animated Total Eclipse still felt more of a harem series than an actual military drama series. This rendition doesn’t cut down the harem part but it’s nowhere nearly as obvious as TE.
So since the original trilogy is hassle to get to and with already mediocre thoughts on Total Eclipse, I can say with certainty that Schwarzesmarken was actually enjoyable to watch, even with expected adaptation decay.
Been a while since I’ve said this but this is also the first time I was so enamored with character design (IE: Like a good amount of them instead of watching an entire series for a single character). So, Disclaimer: The pictures below are probably (definitely) skewed into just showcasing the pretty girls from the series but I assure you right now that I actually have some things to say about the rest.
Continue reading Schwarzesmarken- When the secret police are worse than aliens
ScWe’re reaching the end of the season and you know what that means, Series Reviews. If you were around last seasons, I revamped the process into something a bit more presentable so I’m actually looking forward to talking about them. As much as I would love to sink my teeth into tearing apart Bahamut, that ends next week.
With that in mind, Bahamut’s episode this week will be skipped in lieu of the rest of the series reviews that are going to be worked on instead of the weekly recaps. See you guys then.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 11
Stuff is getting decent, I guess. It’s literally just Bahamut that isn’t completely annoying me right now but that should be a given. Hell it’s doing so bad right now that I barely need to take any screencaps of it.
But hey, something I was looking forward to finally happened and it was an absolute blast to watch.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 10
We’re almost there.
The week was busy and I contracted some illness near the end of it but I still managed to get this out. Lack of pictures obviously means lack of interest in some sense of the word but even Bahamut got a few recently mostly because some half-decent fanservice shots where the plot wasn’t relevant. The plot driven ones were definitely the better ones, as usual.
And at this point, I’m just padding this introductory portion out since the image I used for this week is pretty tall and one of the few things worth screencapping from Bahamut.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 9
Prepare the endtimes as we’ve crossed the 3/4 threshold for most series this week. Obviously the ones that revolve around an actual plot thankfully got some things set up for the finale but the others not too much. Whether or not that’s a good thing actually only applies to one series out of the 3 that don’t exactly follow plot-progression standards but it’s a unique case since it’s an indepth adaption of a novel while the other is another LN and the other is a comedy series.
Either way, Spring is looking mighty fine.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 8
So it felt like the series I actually care about had to get a buffer episode in before shit really hit the fan. That being said the rest of the stuff I was watching haven’t done anything all that exciting. It would be preferable to have the last arc be set up for but then again, we’re only a week past the half-way point for a lot of these so I guess I should cut some slack since all the set ups “should” be happening now and/or they got one more arc to flesh out before that happens.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 7
The halfway point is here and the two series I care about the most actually gets some more development going on.
But a pretty empty weak if I look at it numerically since 2 out of the 5 series actually had decent episodes, hell, one didn’t even have an episode this week. Strange but oh well, dropping is not an option at this point since I’m invested in all the stuff I’m watching to a certain degree. Anyways, we hit our halfway points this week and the stuff I don’t particularly care for remains the same while the ones I like are actually going somewhere.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 6