Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% – Episode 8

What the fuck am I watching?

No, I mean seriously, this anime just overtook itself in stupidity. As long as it’s the funny kind of stupid you can laugh at it, it’s all good, but episode 8 was painful. The part with the bishounen all wanting Haruka as their partner was to be expected, so no surprises here. It’s dumb and stupid, but this is the way this anime works, so I wasn’t surprised at all.

What was really painfully stupid was the “dream”-part that (sadly) wasn’t even a dream, because Haruka found a flower in her hand. While it was pretty obvious there’s more to the stupid black cat with the stupid name than just being a stupid black cat with a stupid name, I actually totally forgot about it. It appeared in the fist two or three episodes and was gone after that, so I hoped they’ll just forget about it, but no, they did not. Now the cat is a prince from another country far far away, who’s also a Bishounen and knows Haruka from another life. Just… wow, how many clichés can you squeeze into one person. Let alone most of these clichés are from Disney movies, what makes me wonder just who in the world is supposed to enjoy this episode?

Ao no Exorcist 18 – Filler for the… fail

So, a new Ao no Exorcist-Episode and of course it was a filler. I was very sceptical when the Anime began, because there are not this many chapters and I don’t think they plan to begin the current arc, because it’s not finished in the manga and they don’t really have enough episodes left. I’m pretty convinced the rest of the anime will be fillers.

Aside the beach-episode they exorcist-fillers weren’t that bad, so they’re probably going to end this anime on a solid note, but of course the original material is better (most of the time) and I’m very curious how they’re going to let this anime end. Will they try to wrap it up in the last episodes? Or will they just let it end with no real end at all, everything open and ready for a second season? The problem is, that Konekomarus feelings towards Rin are also a problem in the manga, but they solve it later and in the anime, this problem has already been solved now. In fact, the manga handles the problem with Rins friends much better, because it takes more time, until you really see what they think of Rin and why they’re acting different now.

Well yeah, so much about this. Let’s enjoy the filler-time *cough*, because the preview already showed episode 19 will be a filler as well, just as I expected.

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.

Let the summer season 2011 begin! – Nurarihyon 2, Sacred Seven and Kami-sama no Memo-chou

The first animes this summer have aired now and while the weather is pretty crappy right now where I live, I’ve taken my chance to look into a few of the first episodes that came out. And if I may say so: it didn’t start too bad, but I want to watch quite a lot anime this season, so there is more to come.

Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou is the second season of Nurarihyon no Mago and doesn’t really start where the first season ended, but I haven’t read the manga (probably never will), so I don’t know if this was actually what was supposed to come next. While the first season ended with a huge fight, the fight was only mentioned once during the whole first episode of season 2. Instead of a normal episode or the beginning of a new arc, we get to see some background information on Rikuo. To be exact: we get to see what he was like when he was an eight year old kid. Apparently he liked to play pranks… what the hell? Well, whatever. It’s about the first time he transformed into his yokai form and what was weird for me was, that the voice actors didn’t chance. Rikou has two voice actors: one for his human form and another for his (more adult-like) yokai form, so his yokai voice is a lot deeper. I do admit that his yokai form looks older, even when he was a kid, but he looked like a 12-year-old at most and the voice actor wasn’t even trying to sound like a child. Meaning: a child with the voice of an adult, this is bullshit. Other than that, the episode was ok, I guess. I liked the first season, but I was never a real fan, so I kind of got what I expected. It was all right.

Sacred Seven is an original Anime (at least I think so) and seems to be one of those battle shounen animes with stereotypical characters and some nice action. What surprised me, was how dark it is, because I expected it to be a very lighthearted anime, while it actually has some darker tones to it. For example, we have random people getting turned into stone and those stones are getting destroyed, meaning these people are being killed. The main character has been gone berserk at some point and send an older teenager into hospital for 8 months. That must have been pretty hard… well, seems like his special power ran wild. For his “real” power to be awakened, a blonde and rich loli-girl gives him a special stone and *BAHM* he’s got great control over his power and kann kick some ass easily. I wouldn’t say it was “good”, but so far it wasn’t “bad” either (well, the maid-army was weird, but who cares), so I’ll see what this’ll turn into.

Kami-sama no Memo-chou is based on a novel and tells the story of a group of NEETs with a little girl called “Alice” at the top of them. Apparently she is a NEET detective and while shehardly ever leaves her room at all, she gathers information through the Internet/her computers and her “underlings” to solve the cases. The main character somehow gets dragged into this and finds himself helping the NEET detective. And this is the story of the anime with the first episode, that made the biggest impression on me so far, because it was really good. Aside the fact that the first episode is 48 minutes long, so it has more time to show the audience something interesting than the 24-minute-episodes of the other animes, it was interesting and has character I’d really like to see again. Yeah, and it looks nice, but that’s not too imporatnt for me. The preview for next week seemed nice, so right now I’m really looking foward to see more of this anime.