New decade, new anime to watch. For me, the new version of Cobra the Animation and sequels like HidaSketch and Nodame Cantabile were obvious, but what of the rest?
So far, the only first episode that completely disinterested me was Chu-Bra. I wasn’t amused or turned on by it so if the series actually has any appeal, I guess I missed it.
As for everything else:
So Ra No Wo To
I was blown away to learn that Kanata’s VA had no previous roles, but I guess everybody starts somewhere. Her voice is ridiculously cute. The first episode itself was a mediocre beginning and I thought nothing of it. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. Same goes for episode two.
As a once-Boy Scout, when Kanata fell into the water with her pack on, my immediate thought was, “oh, she’s going to have to remove her pack and let it sink” and then next thing I know she’s easily swimming to the surface. That confused me about as much as her god-like hearing and the fact that an owl would steal something shiny and drop it off on a rock somewhere, but I guess this owl does seem somewhat mentally unstable.
Ladies versus Butlers!
It’s porn, right? Kanokon strikes again! By which I mean there is practically nothing interesting about this series other than the character designs and the over-the-top fanservice and that’s enough for me.
Dance in the Vampire Bund
I’d dance in this vampire’s bund if you know what I mean.
I’m always down for a good vampire story, and this one could be ok. I’m not a big fan of werewolves and the whole convenient vampire sunscreen shit was kind of lame. The whole thing makes me think of those shitty Underworld movies with their vampire/werewolf in love battle the evil vampires story. Not sure if want.
I find it very hard to make any sort of comment on this series after only the first episode other than “oh yeah, there was a 2nd season of Spice and Wolf I forgot to watch.” Isaac and Miria on the background TV’s got a chuckle out of me. Since it’s written by the guy who did Baccano! and produced by Brain’s Base I’ll probably like it a lot, but the first episode with all its message-board screentime gives me little to go on.
Also, the author needs to realize that the amount of exclamation points he tags on the end of his titles has no determinable relationship to the interest I feel when I read about them. Even so, I put an exclamation point on the title of this blog post to make it sound more interesting. If you feel that the inclusion of this punctuation had an effect on your desire to read this post, then I stand corrected.