Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hotarubi no Mori e Anime movie Review

Hotarubi no Mori e is.... a big blubber of emotional mess .....................and I loved it!
It's just one of those anime that makes you say... There has to be SOME way around this.... 
If there is magic, there is a way!
Oh yeah... Let me give you a little summary for this or you will have no idea what I am talking about.

This little girl, Hotaru, goes to her uncles every year and she gets lost in a forest and meets Gin, a spirit of sorts. He says he can lead her out but she can't touch him. So what does she do? She tries to touch him. It's very cute, to be honest, since the first time the meet is when she is 6.
She goes back to her uncles every year to see him and she gets older and he, obviously, doesn't. 
You can tell she loves him because while she is at home all she thinks about is him. 

I'm not going to keep going with the summary because I feel like i'm going to ruin it. 

So my point is.... It makes you have a bubble of emotion that just bursts out at the the end and leaves you empty for more.

Watch it!
Do it!

That's all I have to say. 
I'm sorry this review sucked but I can't say more than that. 
Just do it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Garden of Words/Kotonoha no Niwa Anime movie Review

I'm just going to get straight to the review.

So, I've been wanting to watch this for a while. Mostly for the art because of how amazing it looks. I mean, seriously... check out amvs or something if you don't want to watch it but the art is BEAUTIFUL. The detail. The color. Everything. Wonderful. Yes, one/two word sentences explain everything.
The story was really cute. I'm glad it was a movie. I don't think I would have watched an entire series for this. So, I'm pretty happy it was just a movie. It didn't need much back story to it and it was a very simple version of a drama. Somethings things did bug me though. Such as the way he never asked for her number or anything and the ending wasn't my favorite. But it was enjoyable to watch because I wanted to find out what happened between them. 
There really isn't much to say about this movie because of how much detail it lacked in the story...but you get most of it just by looking at the picture above. 

If you haven't heard about this movie, here is a little summary...
There is a boy who wants to become a shoe designer who skips school in the mornings to go to the park to draw sketches. He meets a lady there who is drinking beer and eating chocolate. They start to hit it off but he still knows nothing about her. He finds out somethings and then that is where the dramatic stuff comes into play. 
I don't want to say much more because if I tell you everything you might not watch it.
But if you don't care for the story, watch it for the art because that's what drew me in, in the first place. 
Watch it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Red Data Girl Anime Review

Red Data Girl is a 12 episode anime. It intrigued me to watch but was a bit confusing. I feel like you have to know a little about Japanese historical events or myths. I don't have very much knowledge to those kinds of things as much as I would like to though. But you basically get the gist of the story when you are watching it.
The story is basically about Izumiko Suzuhara, a girl who lives in a very distant shrine in the mountains. She can't use electronics because she always seems to 'break' them and there seem to be people who are after her for her powers. She wants to move to the city and become like a normal girl but she has no confidence in herself or anything. She then meets Miyuki Sagara, (The boy next to her in the picture.) one of the guys who protects her son. He's rude, mean, and has to protect her. 
She finds out that she has a himegami inside her. A himegami is sort of like a spirit god thing that is very powerful. Which is why she needs someone to protect her. 
Anyway, Things go down and she goes to a school in Tokyo for people who basically have powers to see spirits. It doesn't really go into detail about the school. 
There she meets her roomate/friend and her twin/brother(s). (Watch it and you will understand what I am talking about.)
There you see what she has to go through to hide her real power.

Ok. In all honesty, this anime didn't go into any details about anything really. You get to understand the story but you have nothing behind it really. Miyuki seems more bipolar than anything and you just get really confused by how they act. The things they talk about in this anime doesn't really make sense and that's why I'm guessing you have to know a little history/mythology of Japan to understand it a little better. 
A lot of things seem to be left open and not many things came up in this anime. I mean, it was a nice watch but for the most part... a lot of things popped up without an answer for me so I was a little disappointed in the ending. 
I feel like there could have been an awesome backstory behind it if they took the time to make it but they didn't and we were stucking hanging. 
Besides all that, It was really enjoyable to watch and I finished in about two and half days/three days tops. 

It was based off of a novel and also has a manga so I might have to read those to figure out what I am missing from the anime. Maybe I will figure out what the anime was hiding from me. ;) 

Art was pretty normal. Nothing to fancy about it. My favorite parts were when Izumiko would dance/sing. It was very pretty.

Opening and Ending songs. They seemed like old and new music converging. It was nice but not something I would listen to often.

Oh! Also, Please don't forget to watch at the end of the episodes. Some episodes have an ending past the credits and it converges with the next episode. So if you skip it you will pretty confused on the next episode. >.<

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary Anime Series Review

Kyoukai no Kanata.

Basically, It's about demon/spirit/monster/things,Youmu, and demon hunters called Spirit World Warriors. Only Spirit World Warriors can see Youmu and are the only ones that can kill the Youmu. That's the concept anyway. There are four main characters... Akihito Kanbara (Akii), Mirai Kuriyama, Mitsuki Nase, and Hiroomi Nase. Then there are the main two characters. Akii and Mirai (the two up above). 
Akii is a half youmu, half human that can be very powerful if he transforms into his youmu half...Who is also immortal. Mirai is a very special SWW that can control her blood to do basically anything she wants. She mostly uses it as a sword. She is the last of her clan and she's basically an outcast because of her powers. 
Although, Mirai is a SWW, she can't kill youmu and since Akii is immortal, he lets her practice on him until she is able to kill a youmu. Then it goes into the trails and tribulations between the two and you find out a bunch of crazy stuff at the end; plus the reason as to why it's called Kyoukai no Kanata and you're like.... Whhaaaaat????
This anime took me a while to watch, in all honesty. 
It was a good anime but it was really hard to keep my interest. The story seemed really interesting but the progression was kind of boring. 
There are only 12 -actual- episodes and then there are some side episodes and mini theater episodes. The side episodes are cute and worth watching if you like idol types. I really liked their song and dance. xD The mini theater episodes aren't really worth watching. 
Although, I wish they had used some of the side stories or made more episodes to help us understand the back story of Akii and such. They just kind of left me hanging with no information as to what happened and why.... 

The art.
So, I really liked the flow and color of this anime. It was really nice. It's actually one of the reasons as to why I wanted to watch it. 

A little video from the idol special. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Anime Review

So I watched this one a while ago, also. 

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii is basically about bringing two kingdoms together.  The Sun kingdom and the Rain Kingdom. (I know what your thinking and I agree.) Basically, it's about how Princess Nike, from the Rain Kingdom, has to survive in the Sun kingdom with King Livi. (seriously, what's with the crappy names?) It's a pretty good anime as long as you get away from the part where King Livi is like... what... 10 or more years YOUNGER than Nike? And you can clearly tell he has mommy issues. You can tell he is trying to find his mom (who he calls by her first name... which is weird. He also dreams of her in weird ways.... Idk. It doesn't really go into 'to' much detail....) in her. 
Eventually, you start to see them really falling for each other and what they have to do to stay together. 
It's a pretty short anime but its refreshing to watch if you have been watching a lot of governmental/overthrow the government type anime, such as Akame ga kill. 

A little more about the two main characters. 
So,  King Livi is basically a 'ruthless' king, although he doesn't look like it. He is very grown up for his character and at times you forget that he is so much younger than his wife.... That is, until you see a faraway picture of both of them... Then you just kind of want to laugh because of how small he is compared to her... But in all honesty, you enjoy seeing their companionship towards one another.

Princess Nike. Well, She's pretty cool. She has powers over wind and rain so she could kill a bunch of people if she wanted to... She doesn't do that, of course. She can make it rain by singing and I really liked the parts when she sang. I wish she could have sang more than one song but as it was... It made sense to keep it to one song.
She's a very nice, funny girl and fun to watch. You enjoy her from the beginning because she isn't just your normal princess. She has her own thoughts and she isn't afraid of saying what she thinks most of the time.  

I really hope there will be a second season because it was very enjoyable to watch. 

Art was alright. It isn't very detailed or anything but I like the small differences in each person. 

The opening seems like something a girl in her pajamas would start blasting and singing/dancing around with. xD Silly, I know. It's not bad. :)
Ending. I actually enjoyed the ending a little more than the beginning. I don't really know why. haha.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hiiro no Kakera Anime Review

So, I watched this one a while ago and I thought I would make a review on it. (Plus it will help me remember that I have watched it already. xD) 
Hiiro No Kakera is based on a novel/otome game.... Which is why there are a bunch of dudes and one girl on the cover above. 
It's basically about a priestess to keep evil spirits away/bad people from the special objects of her ancestors which holds great power. The guys around her are her protectors and they all have certain powers in them which makes them transform into these half youkai (demon) people. (Which look pretty hot if I do say so myself. :P) 
I have to admit I was hoping for more of an in depth story with this anime but of course.... It's from an otome game concept so what did I expect? All in all, it wasn't a bad anime. Just wish there was more to it. I did enjoy watching it. It had enough entertainment to keep me from straying off.

For the art.
The art was really nice. Very 'glossy'. Which I like for these types of anime.. :P The flow was normal. Colors were very nice. 

I am STILL addicted to the first beginning song. The second beginning song was nice but it wasn't as powerful. Still pretty though.
Ending songs were ok. Mostly skipped over them because I didn't care enough. They didn't keep my attention very long. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Akame ga Kill Anime Review

Akame ga kill starts out pretty quickly. A dragon (that doesn't look like a dragon... more like a giant bug) pops out of the ground in front of some passer-bys ,and then the main character, Tatsumi, comes and slashes the dragon's arm off and chops it down. Just kind of an 'ok then' moment. He's some arrogant, naive 'little' boy who wants to make it big. (He kind of gets on my nerves a little, at first.)
It does change into a gruesome anime, though.
Basically the anime is about a revolution that is going on with the kingdom. You find out about these assassins called night raid. (This next sentence isn't really a spoiler but just in case, thought I would let ya know. It happens in the first episode so it's not really a big spoiler.) Tatsumi decides to to join their little group. You basically see how cool they are with their fancy magical weapons and everything.
With the very first episode, you feel bad for the kid. At least I did. :/ Some things go down, I'm not going to ruin it for you if you do decide to watch it...
Each character has their own personality, of course.  The other main character, Akame, is probably just like you think. Cool, calm, distant. The usual. Most people like those types anyway. It makes it a bit more interesting. There are the other characters but Akame is probably the one you want to know the most about since it has her name in the anime. (But to be honest, I don't really see how it's about her. Yes, she's in it but it is more about Tatsumi than anyone....)

It does have it's comic relief though. So, if you're not really into the complete overly dramatic anime... It has your little smirk in it here and there. Nothing overly laugh out loud.
It doesn't start getting really interesting until episode 6. It's very hard to keep interest in it until then so be patient. It took me forever to force myself to watch each episode. Once you do get to the interesting point, it's worth watching.
The fight scenes are my favorite.
It stops at episode 17 and it seems as if there is going to be a season 2. Either that or they stopped making episodes. I can see either one of those happening to be honest. It has its good and bad parts. It wasn't one of my most favorite anime to watch. But... It's worth giving a shot.
I would probably watch the next season. It didn't end on a cliff hanger or anything but I do want to watch the battles between 'good vs. evil'.

You do start to notice that the girls start to crush on .... Guess who?? Yeah... I probably don't have to tell you. But it doesn't really go in to much detail about romance in this anime so if you don't really like it then... you don't have to completely worry about it. I think it's more for comic relief than anything.

The art isn't anything that screams 'WOW!' to me but I do like the emotions that each character gives. It reminds me a little of Higarashi no naku koro ni kai with it's crazy scenes. (Eyes and such)
It has some pretty gruesome scenes so I was pretty interested in that.

OP/Closing songs
There were two openings and two closings.
The openings and the first ending were alright.
The second ending caught my interest though. The art for the OPs/Closing were really pretty though.

All in all... The anime was alright. I really had to push myself to watch it for the first part but once you get past that, it was a interesting.
Warning! It is bloody and gruesome so please be aware of that.

So, I've been watching the newest episodes and I have to admit. I wasn't expecting so many things to happen all at once but it is really progressing and I am actually enjoying it and can't wait for the next episode. I am a little afraid of watching the newest episode. (watched a little preview of it and I'm a little nervous as to what is going to happen) The emotions of each episode seem to get higher and higher and it makes me really like this anime. I think they are learning from each episode and how to play things out.
So if you are still having a hard time trying to watch it, please stick through because you will enjoy the newest episodes that have come out. It's a slow anime to start out but very enjoyable once you get past that large hump of boringness. ( I don't care-ness)

All the blubbering-ness in the last episodes. SO MANY FEELS!! T^T
Also, I still think it's stupid that they don't make Akame the main character until the last episode.