Rurouni Kenshin will be back

There’s so much I want to talk about, but this is more important, because I’m a huge Kenshin-fan. Here’s what I’ve read on MyAnimeList:

According to Jump Square magazine, a new anime of Rurouni Kenshin was announced. The details of the project will be announced in the magazine later.

THIS is awesome. I really hope it’s going to be a remake. The old anime aired from 1996 to 1998, so it’s actually better to make a remake to reach more people to watch it, because if they’d only animate the missing part of the manga, the only people who can watch it, are those who’ve seen the old anime or read the manga. A remake would most likely equal more watchers, so I really hople they’ll do it (because the shishiou-arc was my favorite and I don’t like Enishi… xD). Rurouni Kenshin is easily one of the best well-known and most popular shounen in existence, it deserves a good anime that completely covers the manga without fillers or crap like that.

I’m looking foward to more news about this and I keep wishing for a remake.

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (AnoHana) Episode 1 – Surprise Attack

I’ve just watched AnoHana episode 1. I have to admit, I completely forgot about this anime and just watched the first episode, because I was bored and felt like watching a new anime. I can’t tell you how glad I’m right now, because it would’ve been a shame to miss this.

From what I’ve watched so far, no anime was seriously bad, but no anime left an impression on me. Toriko was silly, Sket Dance was average, Hanasaku Iroha was quite nice, C was kinda… weird, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi was pretty much as goo as I predicted and that’s all I’ve seen so far. Funny enough the only anime I didn’t even plan to watch left the biggest and most positive impression on me: AnoHana.

It’s some kind of comming of age-story I guess. Six old friends have lost connection after one of them died and over the years everyone has heavily  changed. The past leader of  the group “Jintan” is now a shut-in who refuses to go to school, but he can see something he calls “his stress” and this is his dead friend Menma. For her sake he tries to overcome his complexes and wants to fulfill her last wish, but to do so, he will have to reunite all of his old friends and this is not an easy task, considering everyone’s such much different than they used to be.

Actually, I’ve been thinking if Menma is an hallucination like Jintan said, or if she’s a ghost, because she goes off wandering around on her own (altough she’s seen with Jintan the most). If she’s a ghost than she would lead him and his friends back to happiness or something like this, but if she’s a hallucination isn’t it more like it’s Jintas wish for everyone to reunite again? Well, I guess we’ll see what comes next.

As for me I’m really looking foward to next week and I can’t wait for the next episode. This was the best first episode I’ve seen this season. I’d a really nice slice of life drama, I hope it will keep it’s quality up. If it does, I’ll easily turn into an anime I’d love to recommend everyone to watch.

Addicted to Curry Chapter 81 – Smell the Love

Haha, I knew it, I was right, Makito won and he also won over Yuis heart. How nice, but I really want to belive that he did not won her heart over, but more like… made her understand that he loves her, too. It’s a bit lame to choose someone just because he’s a better cook.

Despite the “choose the winner”-part, I really liked it when Yui asked Makito a ton of questions and he, being the nice guy, answerd every single one of them. Altouth some questions were kind of unnecessary, but… yeah… still a nice moment. And the messed up kiss just had to happen, I mean that’s the way mangas work. It’s disappointing, frustrating, ship-tease, but we all know we secretly love it, because the time we actually get to see a kiss, it’s even more awesome, because we had to wait for such a long time until it happend. On the other hand: the main audience for shounenmangas are ttenage boys and I guess most f them aren’t this interested in romance anyway, so it’s even less important if something happens or not. So, why not use it for a joke and let Yui headbut the poor Makito?

I have t admit I’ve read the raw ahead a few a lot volumes, so I already know roughly what’s going to happen between Makito and Yui and how the story is going to continue from this point. Looking at the raw, even if you don’t understand Japanese (like me), is such a huge spoiler and really spoils the fun. Still, I can’t help it but do it all the time. xD

Sket Dance Episode 1 – and you thought it was about dancing?

Springseason has started, so I have started to watch new anime as well. One of the new Anime I wanted to watch is Sket Dance and despite its misleading title, it has nothing to do with dancing whatsoever – thank god, I checked the plot beforehand.

It’s a shounen-anime about a club in school that helps other students and the student council with problems or requests to improve schoollife. It pretty much has everything it needs to prevent itself from sucking. The only problem is, that there’s nothing more. The first episode felt like a shounen-anime right out of the textbok. The characters, the setting, the plot… everything has been done before and it’s not as if Sket Dance is doing a bad job, but there’s something missing that would make it interesting. There’s nothing new, it feels as if everything has been done a thousand times before.

The yankee-girl, the computer -freak, the energic but kind of stupid main character… right out of the textbook. Actually, the special ability the main character has, is something I’ve never seen before, but it’s so lame, I’m impressed it even counts as a special ability.  It’s called a “concentration mode” when he puts on his googles. Well, yeah, pretty much all he’s doing is overthinking the facts and finding a solution. I really hope there’s more to him than this. ^^’

The interesting thing about this anime is actually, that I wouldn’t say it’s bad, but it’s just so incredibly underwhelming. I didn’t expect too much, but this is kinda lifeless. I guess I’m a bit disappointed. I will continue, because it’s not bad, but this won’t turn into the best anime of the season for sure.

Star Driver Episode 25 – fabulous shining star

Star Driver always had great trash-potential. You know, like the movies people like to watch just because they’re so silly. This is Star Driver and it’s absolutely fabulous in what it’s doing. It’s colorful, it’s shiny and it has great animation. And a story that appeard in the last 5 episodes, while we had like… 20 episodes before where nothing happend. Great.

Well, not really much to say about the last episode, except the absolutely beautiful and awesome animations. Who cares about the plot, when it’s so shiny and … shiny!  Well, you have to give Studio BONES credit for their animationquality, it’s always great, but they really showed off in the last episode. 24 minutes of awesome. That’s all there is to say.

What really pissed me off was Wako. Well, I have to admit I’m a WakoxTakuto-shipper and the whole anime was more or less about Takuto and Sugata trying to get the girl (besides the mecha-destroying-stuff). During the latest episodes it actually looks more like she’ll go with Takuto, but no… she takes BOTH of them. Just what the well? Since when is Star Driver a reverse Harem? (apparently: this episode…) Just because she can decide between two awesome boys, doesn’t mean she can just take both. :<