Thursday, 24 May 2012

First Impressions: AKB0048

"At the start of the 21st century, an interplanetary war broke out. Earth's ecosystem was severely damaged, and humanity was forced to flee the planet. In several planets of this new society, things that "disturb the heart" like music and art are forbidden. 48 years later, the legendary idol group AKB48 is resurrected as the interplanetary troupe AKB0048. Held as heroines by some and labeled as terrorists by others, they must take up arms to bring their music to their fans wherever they are. The story follows a group of young hopefuls as they train to become the next generation of AKB0048."

Sounds like an AMAZING anime, not enjoying it as much as I thought I would though. So far there has been 4 episodes released on My score for this particular anime for my first impression is a 6/10. I find that the anime itself has too childish of a feel for me and deals with some extremely dramatic situations. I feel like this anime could be A LOT better if they had characters in it that were closer to their late teen years as apposed to children (similar to Code Geass).

Story has a lot of potential. We shall see how it progesses further into the anime.

Animation is awesome. It looks like they use some CG animation for the performances that the girls do. I really like this look. I personally think that it brings more life to the anime. Last thing I will mention is the opening theme. Highly addictive. I am a HUGE fan of japanese music but extremely picky to what I listen to. I have already made this song my ringtone.

Check it out here: AKB0048

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Fairy Tail Anime Review


A newer anime that has more than 2 seasons! As you guessed I'll be reviewing Fairy Tail! An anime about a celestial wizard, Lucy, who wants to join a wizard guild called Fairy Tail. It supposedly follows her adventures as she makes new friends as well as enemies in this little less than normal (may even be considered quirky) wizarding world.

I generally don't like animes that have A LOT of episodes because most I find are based off of very good mangas that are very popular... BUT NOT FINISHED... therefore fillers are needed and we all know how annoying fillers can get (booo!) Fairy Tail I find is extremely awesome as far as following a story line. As far as accuracy to the manga goes... I wouldn't know. I have not read the manga though I have heard it is fairly accurate.

There are a number of things I love about this anime. Where to start though... Lets start with the animation itself! Fantastic. Something that I am extremely picky about is the animation style (which you will come to learn in further reviews) I love how simple all the characters look but they still have those quirky hairstyles and features that most animes lack nowadays! I definitely love the attention to detail in it as well. For the animation style I give it a 10/10!

The storyline for this anime is a great concept too. Concept. This anime, as much as I love it, is less than perfect. Don't get me wrong I would reccomend this anyone who enjoys action mixed with comedy and fantasy but thats all it is. I have watched about half of the episodes out so far I believe we're almost at 200? I could be wrong dont quote me on that :p Anyways I feel like I haven't gotten through even half of the STORY.

Now I love a good fight just as much as the next action fan but the fighting for 1 part of the story goes on for at least 4 episodes at a time. I did find myself skipping over the episode in the middle just because I wanted to see more of the character development.


I would also love to see more of the main character's development. Right now I feel as if it is more about the dragon slayer natsu (spoiler alert!) Natsu's development and his search for the dragon who raised him and taught him how to use dragon magic is in most of the episodes. I feel like there were only 4-8 episodes surrounding Lucy (the main character) And she is BY FAR my favorite character.

There are also about 4 other main characters in this anime too. It can be quite confusing for someone to watch like me. As I watch anime at the end of the day after work when my brain is like mushy peas. Dont like my brain being overloaded by a million different backstories.

Its annoying.

I also would like to see more development romantically. I know the anime may not be a romance but they've already hinted it! I feel like the character's relationships are stuck in the same spot and have been since episode 20. It is VERY saddening.

Overall... I would give this anime a 7/10 mostly for the story concept, animation style, and it does a VERY good job at being very funny.  Don't watch this anime if you don't like extremely detailed battles because you'll be watching them for 5 episodes at a time!

I would reccomend it to the people who enjoy anime just for the action and comedy. (there are also some very touchy subjects in the anime such as child slavery, demons, and siblings killing each other viewer discretion is advised) Just putting that in there cause I know theres people out there who find it offensive!! Just a heads up!!

Well with all that said. Go check it out!

Here is where I watch it online!