Winter 2017 First Impressions Round-up

I need that shirt.

I expected a troubled start for the season because of work, and then my schedule got further complicated by my first attempts at C-41 processing which has taken up a lot of my spare time recently. In the meantime, the season has reached the point at which the shows have more or less proven themselves or died trying. My watchlist went through a lot of changes from the original partly due to my slightly increased watching habits in despite the frantic film processing. And also some figurine stuff.
Continue reading “Winter 2017 First Impressions Round-up”

First Impressions on Akiba’s Trip – Electric Burlesque

I guess it’s about time to cover this one. I’ve seen the game on Steam sales a couple of times and admittedly was tempted to give it a try, but fortunately Neptunia and Senran Kagura are already occupying my gaming timeslot for kusoge with hot chicks. Anyway, I thought I’d at least check the anime out, and surprisingly the first episode was actually decent. It didn’t try to take itself seriously and the action was unexpectedly slick. Was GONZO about to, dare I say, deliver a solid show for the first time since antiquity?
Continue reading “First Impressions on Akiba’s Trip – Electric Burlesque”

First Impressions on Seiren – The Winter Offensive

BAST GURL

The first episode was pretty slow, but the second one’s where the ride got started. Shouichi’s defence is piss weak even for Amagami protagonist standards, and this is not to mention his neutron star level density. Overall this appears to be one of those shows where the main girl has more balls than the protagonist. She’s certainly on full offense.
Continue reading “First Impressions on Seiren – The Winter Offensive”

2016 Anime Top 5 List and Thoughts

I live blog! The last season of 2016 saw me watching the least amount of any season I can remember. Moving back to my once and future(?) adopted hometown of Pittsburgh has made 2016 a great year for me, even as the world outside lights itself on fire. And part of that has meant some less time for anime lately, and I fell below the amount of shows I’d like to keep up with this last season. That said, I don’t think there were any contenders for my Top 5 list in the winter season anyway. For me, this year was fairly front-loaded in terms of the shows I enjoyed the most. But a few others deserve mention too.

Continue reading “2016 Anime Top 5 List and Thoughts”

Closing Thoughts on Stella no Mahou – Doujin Games and Chill

I wasn’t sure what to expect of Stella no Mahou exactly, because its setting had promise to take on at least three different paths: Light school club comedy, a healing type cute girls coding games and eating cake, or a more down to earth depiction of doujin game production using elements from the former two. Turns out the show itself wasn’t too sure either.
Continue reading “Closing Thoughts on Stella no Mahou – Doujin Games and Chill”