Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen

With the end oft the second season drawing near, I have to admit, this anime is pretty good. The first season was good, the second was even better. Mind you, I usually dislike most vampire stories.

On the pairing front, the first season gave a small BL vibe with Mika and Yuu, but there wasn’t really much to it. Later on during the first season and through most of the second season I thought Yuu x Shinoa was going to be a thing.

That is, until the bite happend. After years of fighting it, Mika finally has to drink human blood in order to survive. To be fair, he probably would’ve died without drinking a single drop of blood, if Yuu hadn’t talked Mika into it. What a bittersweet way to become a vampire: with the blood of the one person you want to protect the most.

Besides, the way he bit him, now this was some great BL. I swear, I was shipping Yuu x Shinoa and that single szene totally made me jump ship to Yuu x Mika. I want to see them together so bad.

Digimon Adventure tri.1: Saikai

It’s finally here!!

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Pokemon might have the better games, but Digimon sure has the better anime. And always had. I’m a 90s kid, I grew up in the middle of the monster-craze and I loved Digimon Adventure.

Digimon Adventure tri is made specifically for people like me and this anime is pure fanservice. There are a lot of shows out there trying to give us what we want and hardly ever do they succeed. Digimon tri hits all the right spots. And I mean all the right spots.

After watching all 4 episodes, I need to get that supid grin off my face. giphyfeels2Hearing the intro, the fighting theme and the evolution theme alone sends me on an emotional rollercoaster. Add the original cast and the original Digimon and you have a winner.

However, what truly makes this great, is how well they aged the characters. They’ve all grown up, but their friendship was still there and the overall chemistry was spot on. The one time when Koshiro explained way too much in detail what’s going on and everyone just started talking about different stuff was hilarious. And what about Koushiros crush on Mimi? Awesome. Tai x Sora x Yamato love triangle hints in the first 10 minutes of episode 1? Can’t wait to enjoy the upcomming shipping wars. Huge animated monsters beating the crap out of each other? Man, I’ve missed it so much.

The thing is, this anime doesn’t just give us what some people think we might want, it really gives us what we want. Even though the original cast of Digimon Adventure was still there in Digimon 02, they only played a minor role (aside froiron-man-gifm Hikari and Takeru – how come they’re not dating, though? This needs to be fixed asap) and many “day one” digimon fans, wanted to know more about the aged original cast.

And this is exactly it. They can still fight, but they have their problems. Joe seems to be the furthest away from the group because he has essential problems in his life. Tai has no idea what to do with his future and likes to hang out with his friends all day, but heavily questions their actions regarding their fights in terms of destruction and possible loss of human lives. He would’ve never done that in the past, because he was a kid and the audience were children as well.

Well, what can I say? Digimon Tri had big shoes to fill and the expectations were sky high. This anime is pure fanserivce and it’s target audience aren’t children, it’s old fans like me who missed the original not even sorry chris hemsworthcast after 02. In that respect, it didn’t just meet my expectations, it exceeded them. It’s exactly what I always wanted and I can’t say how much I was looking forward to it.

The wait was worth it.

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ep. 2

headdeskWhen I was briefly talking about the first episode, I said I hoped there’d be no harem. Episode 2 arrives and with it comes the harem. And the incest. Two of the things I hate the most in anime. What a great start.

The episode was ok, but only until the sister arrived. I mean, sure, the newspaper girl was unnessecary fanservice, but I can live with that. Frankly speaking, if I couldn’t, I couldn’t watch anime alltogether. Since most anime are shounen and have more or less fanservice, as a female anime fan, this is something you just have to live with.

This doesn’t mean I have to like it, though, and I have my point of no return and this point is immediately crossed when the female lead becomes a rival in the form of the male leads sister. She literally shows up and jumps at her brother. Awesome! The first real kiss in this anime and it’s incest – real incest, the anime made it very clear beforehand those siblings are related by blood. This is just wrong on so many levels.

And on MyAnimeList most people were actually… rooting for this! You can’t really disagree nope-48959with preferences and I usually let everyone like what they want, but incest between bloodrelated siblings? Sorry, but no. And I absolutely won’t argue about her reasons and that it’s only fiction and let everyone like what they want. Just. No.

So, getting this out of the way, I’m obviously very close to dropping this anime. A friend of mine said he heared the main leads are actually going to be together, which is probably why neighter the anime nor the Novel are tagged as a harem and the thing with the sister will probably just be played out as fanservice from time to time.

However, even considering this, I’m still very close to dropping this and the reason is Stella. I’m fine with Tsundere, I even like Tsundere. I watched Shakugan no Shana and Toradora and I liked both of them. What I don’t like is when a supposely strong female lead goes ultra-dere to the point where she throws away her entire pride as a woman. A Tsundere is always fanserivce, but this extereme version of a Tsundere is just off the charts and makes me want to puke.

tumblr_nw0yvl6hdS1rd6sdio1_500If you want to play the strong female lead card, you better play it properly and don’t disgrace your entire gender by playing the obident slave rubbing your bare breasts on his back. That’s just disgusting. Of course you can have a character who’s strong and be in love, but normal people in love don’t do this crazy stuff, or at least not in this stage of their relationship.

End of story? Rakudai Kishi no Cavarly took a massive turn to the worse. Probably my first drop this season.

Fall Season 2015

Fall season has begun! 😀 And since I have no freaking clue what I’ll be watching, I felt the need to finish Haiykuu Season 1, so I can watch at least Haikyuu Season 2. I mean, seriously, I have no clue what to watch, besides the obvious sequels.

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In my desperation I watched Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and Comet Lucifer. Both were ok, but nothing that had me on my toes. I like Tsundere, so that’s what Rakudai has it going for me, I just hope it won’t turn into harem – that’s an immediate drop. I can’t say much about Comet Lucifer, right now it could become anthing. My prediction is, it might just turn out to be an average mecha anime and that’s it.

I guess I’ll use this season to finsh up some anime I still need to complete. Haikyuu has brought me back onto track with my beloved sports anime, so after I finish up that one and tumblr_novw1uQtB91sgmjk9o1_500start with Haiykuu S2, I’ll marathon through Hajime no Ippo Rising. After reading 1100+ manga chapters, there’s no way I let a 25 episode anime beat me. I love Ippo, but it’s just a bit sad my personal favorite part of the story has been long over: the japanese featherweight title match between Sendo Takeshi and Makunouichi Ippo. Still the best animated fight in any shounen to date.

I also have a few Initial D Fifth Stage eps left, the problem with this one is, I already disliked the Project D arc in the manga, but I could still skip over the endless talk and boring stuff. However in the anime, there’s no way around it. I just think they really overdid it with the talking and explaining and stuff towards the end of the manga and it’s not doing the anime any good. The races are amazing – if you’re allowed to see more than two cars drifting through two corners per episode, that is. My favorite season is still season 2.

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