Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Season 2

So… according to MyAnimeList.net they’re planning to make a second season for Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and I’m seriously wondering, if this anime was even popular enough? Was it this well-liked? I can’t belive it, the manga without the stupid side-stories is a lot better, but the anime is just a pain in the ass.

I don’t think I’ll watch it. :/

Reading Naruto – 487 chapters finished… and why is this manga even called Naruto?

Well, first of all, now I understand what a friend of mine meant when she said: “The bad guys never die.” While ‘never’ is not true, it is indeed true it’s pretty hard to kill the Akatsuki members, because at least half of them are immortal. When cutting of their heads doesn’t work anymore, you’re in serious shit. Well, all right, Akatsuki is some kind of club for the insanly strong guys, but either Immortality has to be some kind of qualification to join, or the bad guys are just too strong.

The next thing is… why is this Manga even called Naruto? Of course, Naruto is portrayed as the typical main character in a shounen manga, but what this manga is all about, is our little emo-kid Sasuke. By the way, the further I’ve been reading the more I’m convinced this guy’s got some loose screws. His way of thinking is just plain wrong and inexcuable.

“Give me back my clan, my family, my brother.”

Dude, you killed your brother yourself, get real… Well, whatever, the point about Sasuke is, that this manga is telling the story about the traedgy of his clan and his life from Narutos point of view. First it’s about Sasukes eyes and the mark he get’s from Orochimaru. Then it’s about getting him back from Orochimaru and now it’s about stopping him from destroying Konoha and Naruto happens to be the one who has to stop Sasuke, because he’s his best friend, but when it comes down to it, this manga is not about Naruto at all, it’s about Sasuke and this pisses me off.  Why call this manga  “Naruto” when he happens to be the main characters, but not the center of the plot?

Oh yeah and just recently Naruto anticipated his own death in his future fight against Sasuke. If this really happens, I’m seriously disappointed, because this manga is supposed to be about Naruto and his goal to become Hokage. If he really dies alongside Sasuke, what does he achieve? He stops him, ok. He probably will manage to make Sasuke understand that his darkness is not everything, but this is not worth anything when he dies the moment he realises this. Well, and of course he fails in bringing together Team 7 as well as fails in making his own dream come true to become Hokage and chance the world with his respecatable ideals in this position.

What I mean is: dying alongside  Sasuke won’t achieve anything besides stopping Sasuke, but living on with Sasuke and achieving his dream to become Hokage, can change the world he lives in for the better, as well as chance Sasuke.

Reading Naruto – 265 chapters finished

The hype is gone, people are more ashamed to admit they liked Naruto than proud of being a fan… exactly the right time for me to dig into this manga. Since it’s a long and easy to read shounen, I’ve decited to marathon through this manga. Having started yesterday morning, I think I’m doing a pretty good job (read 177 chapters yesterday) as of now.

The most important thing: my opinion. Well, first of all, I can understand why this manga is liked by many people, because it’s a solid action-manga with nice charcters who have unique powers, although those powers tend to be creepy sometimes… It’s not an outstanding manga so far, but it’s solid and well made for this genre. The character I probably like the least is Sasuke. Yeah, he had a tragic past, but seriously? This guy needs prefessional help, he’s got a few loose screws. His superior complex is beyond good and evil what leads him into the arms of the enemy. Stupid child. Talking about tragic pasts: there are quite a lot in this manga. The thing is: there is hardly anyone who had it as hard as Naruto himself and he’s always laughing it off and tried to accomplish his goal, while the others are all whining or want revenge on someone. I can’t feel andy kind of sympathy for these characters, because Naruto is so much stronger than every single one of them in this matter. Except Gaara, he’s got it even harder than Naruto.

The introduction of Orochimaru was one of the most underwhelming things I’ve ever read in a manga so far. Probably, because I knew he’ll be the big bad guy, so I had high expections that he’ll recieve the treatment he deserves as the utimate evil, but that was just… underwhelming.

The next thing is the Chuunin-exam. Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura have been doing one hard/messed up mission and a few smaller ones. Apparently that’s enough for them to become  a lot stronger than before and now they’re ready to take the next exam after less than a year. What the fuck? Where’s the training? What made them this strong all of a sudden? Well, forget about it, we’re taking the exam! Sure… the first real training was between the prelims for round 3 and the actual round 3.

The first fight that caught my interest was when Sasuke was on his way to Orochimaru and Naruto was trying to stop him. This fight was cool and interesting, it was very important and the characters were both fighting very emotional. For me, the best part was when Naruto said that he was wondering if his relationship with Sasuke was the same he would have with a brother.

Then comes the timeskip. I liked it that they showed Kakashi’s past and how he got his left eye, because I was seriously interested in knowing that. Narutos return to leaf village was (again) underwhelming. It’s probably because I’m doing a marathon here, so it didn’t took me long to get past Kakashi’s chapters and I already reached the point again where Naruto returns, but the way it’s being played out… not that impressive. Take Fullmetal Alchemist for example, when Edward was absent for a while because of a dangerous injury (there was also a short timeskip). When he came back, you first saw his feet, then his back, part of his face (mouth) and you knew he’ll kick the poor guys ass who called him small, but you still didn’t see him, you had to wait even longer, got to see his automail and THEN he makes his kickass reapperance. This was just incredibly cool, this is how you do stuff like this.

My favorite character so far is probaby Hinata, she has to appear a bit more often, but I like her a lot. Sakura climbed up the ranks when she began to acknowledge Naruto slowly and learned how to kick ass from our lovely 5th Hokage-lady, but she’s still nowhere near the top. My second favorite is most likely Naruto himself and after him comes Kakashi. I also love Rock Lee and his Master, those two are awesome and always funny, but Rock Lee is also very serious about his goal and he works very hard, I really like that. Shikamaru is also one of my favorits, because he’s pretty strong, very intelligent, but super-lazy. I can realte to being super-lazy, because I am lazy as well. xD Temari is pretty cool as well, she destroys an entire forst with her oversized fan. She doesn’t have to lean how to kick ass – she already can. Way to go girl.

And last but not least: the coolest thing about this entire series so far are the frogs. Especially the badass boss-frog is awesome, I want to see him more often and the small frogs are always used for some comedy.
So much about that.

Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou Episode 2 – better than I expected

After the first episode proved itself as some kind of recap-episode (well, it was expected), the second episode was actually really good. The Quality was great and the content interesting – is there more to wish for? This is enough to make a mainstream-shounen watchable and while the first season was “meh” for me (not that interesting, but not bad either), this episode probably managed grab my interest more than the entire first season.

As of now, the greatest threats have always been other demons and while Yura is fairly strong for her age, she’s nothing compared to her brother and he other guy, who were easily able to knock out Aotabou. They’re not just insanly strong for human beings, they’re also a bunch of assholes. I mean, seriously, this is not the way you treat your little sister, who’s still in middle school. Of course she’s nowhere near as strong as an adult.  On top of that, it seems grown up onmyōji just are this strong and knowing shounen, the first strong enemies are sure not the last and not the strongest to come.

The part that surprised me the most was that Rikuo showed his Yokai-form, although he knew there is no way to hide his secret from Yura anymore as soon as he transforms now. Sure, he did it to save Yura from her heartless brother, but he’s in deep shit now, if Yura doesn’t suddenly decide she’ll be on his side from now on. Hm… I like the sound of an onmyōji being on the side of the yokai. I appove this idea. XD

In the next episode, we’ll see some great action and a battle, between a strong yokai and a strong onmyōji. Now that’s something I’m willing to look foward to.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Season 3 – What were they thinking?

Nigizaka Haruka no Himitsu… not an anime I like to remember, I can tell you this much. The first season was not too good, but it was like a guilty pleasure for me, so I won’t complain too much. The characters are stupid, the story is stupid, well yeah, but it was still somewhat enjoyable.

The second season however was a complete disaster. What was still somewhat enjoyable in season 1 was turned into s seaquel that turned out to be neigther funny nor romantic in any way. The characters were even more stupif than bevore, new characters were pretty much unwatchable, as well as the incredible dumb story and don’t let me even begin to rage about the “we’ll interrupt the couple during every single private moment and create an awkward atmosphere”.

And now this shit gets a third season. Seriously? What the hell were they thinking? Use the money you spent on this crap to create a good anime and don’t throw it into yet another unnecessary sequel! As far as I can remember, season 2 was not that well liked at all and someone told me the novel it’s based on is not selling that good either. So why does this shit gets another season, instead an anime you can at least bear to watch, because it’s not complete bullshit?