Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring animes 2015: First impressions


Block B - HER

Tämä kevätkausi ei vaikuta mitenkään erityisen hyvältä, mutta sain kuitenkin poimittua jotain katsottavaksi. ^^

This spring season doesn't seem to be very good, but I managed to pick something to watch. ^^


Ame-iro Cocoa
Due to various circumstances, college freshman Aoi Tokura begins part-timing at the café "Rainy Color" run by Shion Koga and owned by Kouji Amami. Attending the café are the cool and handsome Keiichi Iwase and the confident Ryouta Sakurai. Aoi's life gets a lot more hectic, but fun.

Ame-iro Cocoan taide näyttää jotenkin halvalta, mutta jaksot ovat vain kahden minuutin pituisia, joten ainakin tämän katsoo nopeasti.

The art of Ame-iro Cocoa looks somehow cheap, but the episodes last only for two minutes so at least it's short.



Baby Steps 2nd Season
Ei-chanin seikkailut tenniksen parissa jatkuvat ja nyt kakkoskauden alussa hän pääsee Floridaan treenaamaan. Animaatio ei oikein loista, mutta Ei-chan on kiva päähenkilö ja sarjaa katsoo mielellään! Jostain kumman syystä tunnaribiisi ei vaihtunut...

Ei-chan's adventures with tennis are continuing and now in the beginning of the second season he goes to Florida to practise. The animation isn't so good, but Ei-chan is nice and I'm happy to watch this! Somewhy the opening song didn't change...



Diamond no Ace: Second Season
Daiya no Acen kakkoskausi alkaa recap-jaksoilla... Miksi oi miksi? Huonoin tapa aloittaa kakkoskausi, varsinkin kun ensimmäiseen kauteen ei ollut mitään väliä. 

The second season of Daiya no Ace starts with recap episodes... Why? This is the worst way to start a new season, especially when there's no break between the seasons.


Hibike! Euphonium
Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school's brass band club as a first year. Kumiko's classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school.

Hibike! Euphonium ei varsinaisesti kiinnosta mua, enkä ollut edes varma pitäisikö mun katsoa se. Toivoisin, että tästä kehkeytyy muutakin kuin söpöjä tyttöjä tekemässä söpöjä juttuja musiikkikerhossa. Ei toista K-Onia, pliis.

Hibike! Euphonium doesn't really interest me and I wasn't even sure whether I should watch this or not. I hope this anime will be more than just cute girls doing cute things in a music club. Not another K-On, please.



Kyoukai no Rinne
As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Luin Rinneä mangana pari ensimmäistä pokkaria kun se tuli suomeksi. En hirveästi välittänyt siitä, mutta se vaikutti kiinnostavammalta kuin Takahashin suositumpi sarja Inuyasha. Anime vaikuttaa tähän mennessä ihan samalta kuin manga. Kyllä tätä katsoo, mutta toivon mukaan jaksojen edetessä nappaisi vähän enemmän.

I read the two first volumes of Rinne when they were translated into Finnish. I didn't like it so much, but it seemed more interesting than Takahashi's more popular manga Inuyasha. The anime seems very similar to the manga this far. It's ok, but I wish it would feel more interesting in the next episodes.


Ore Monogatari!!
Takeo Gouda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Ore Monogatari on ehdottomasti se anime, jota odotin kaikkein eniten! Luin mangaa ennen animen alkua ja se on aivan hulvaton, joten mulla on suuret odotukset animen varalle. Tätä tulee jopa 24 jaksoa! Parin ensimmäisen jakson perusteella tämä on täydellinen.

Ore Monogatari is definitely the anime that I waited for the most! I read the manga before and it's hilarious, so I have big expectations for the anime. This will have 24 episodes! The first two episodes were just perfect.


Plastic Memories
This story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they... Well, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but...

Mun ei ollut tarkoitus alkaa katsoa Plastic Memoriesia, mutta kun sitä ehdotettiin mulle... Oon kuullut joidenkin hehkuttavan tätä, mutta musta Plastic Memories on ihan tappavan tylsä ja ennalta-arvattava. Katsotaan muuttuuko asenteeni animen edetessä...

I wasn't supposed to watch Plastic Memories, but it was recommended to me... I heard that some people think it's very good, but I think it's deadly dull and predictable. We'll see if my opinion changes when the anime continues...


Show By Rock!!
Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from "Retriever"), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named "Plasmagica," and aim for the top of the world.
However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they'll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY's music industry... Maybe?


Joo myönnetään, aloin katsomaan Show By Rockia kun kuulin siinä olevasta Yoshino Hiroyuki-kitarasta... Mun ei ollut tarkoitus alkaa katsoa tätä, mutta yhtäkkiä olinkin katsonut kaksi ekaa jaksoa. 3D-animointi näyttää järkyttävältä ja päähenkilö aiheuttaa mulle vielä diabeteksen, mutta jos katson tämän sen kitaran takia...

Okay, I admit that I started watching Show By Rock because I heard there is a guitar with Yoshino Hiroyuki's voice... I wasn't supposed to watch this, but suddenly I had watched the first two episodes. The 3D-animation looks horrible and the main character will probably give me diabetes, but let's say I'm watching this for the guitar...



Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions
UtaPri palaa yhtä kimaltelevana kuin ennenkin, tosin kolmoskauden nimi ei olekaan Maji Love 3000% vaan Maji Love Revolutions. Ja revolutionia tässä kyllä toistellaan. Olin itse tyytyväinen kakkoskauteen, joten tämä kolmoskausi tuntuu lähinnä vain rahan lypsämiseltä. Mutta ehkä lauluprinssit saavat vallankumouksensa ja tästä tulee vieläkin parempi kausi? Uusi lopputunnari ja sen 3D-animointi eivät tosin vakuuttaneet.

UtaPri returns with the same amount of sparkle as earlier, though the name of this season isn't Maji Love 3000% but Maji Love Revolutions. And they really say revolution many times. I was happy with the second season, so this third season feels like just trying to get money from the fans. But maybe the singing princes will get their revolution and this season will be even better? Though the new ending and its 3D-animation didn't convince me.


2 comments:

  1. Mua ehkä vähän kismittää se että Rinnestä tehtiin anime, koska Ageha oli mun eka cossi ja pelkään että siitä tulee massacossattu nyt animen myötä... Mun pitäs varmaan kans tehä tuttavuutta kevään animu kattauksen kanssa :D

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    1. Aa ymmärrän! En lukenut Rinneä niin pitkälle et oisin Agehaan törmännyt. Jännää kun mulla oli sellai mielikuva et joku tuttu ois sitä joskus cossannut, se olit varmaan sinä. :D (En muuten ois ees tiennyt tota hahmoa.)

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