Batch 2! Here’s a quick first impression on some of the Fall 2007 anime series that I’ve seen. Whether I’ll watch/blog it or not is included after each impression. ^_^
Again, I’d probably pick up about 1-3 new Fall series (plus I’ll be continuing on with Hayate no Gotoku! from the spring lineup). Series overviews will be written after a couple or so episodes.
In this batch: (1) Rental Magica, (2) Bamboo Blade, (3) KimiKiss Pure Rouge, (4) Mokke. Let’s move on to batch 2, shall we?
I did have a general idea of this series, but I admit, I didn’t quite understand the story much on this episode, but I guess that’s just me. I think I got too overwhelmed with all the terminologies. Although, at the end of the episode, a bunch of information (in text) was shown so the viewer would have an idea about which is which regarding the character’s magical backgrounds. I’ll try and reproduce the text info here as well on another entry as sort of a glossary of terms for reference to those of you who plan to follow Rental Magica, along with a series overview write up. This was on my watch list, but I think the first episode just didn’t quite get my attention, or maybe because I was just expecting quite much from it from the preview. However, it’s only the first episode and I can say that I’ll be watching a few more episodes, maybe the next one will be a better.
- Watch it? – So far, yes. I’ll go see a few more episodes before I can give a proper yes or no answer.
Blog it? -Nope, since I’m not too good at following what’s happening in the episode.
I really liked it! I found it quite entertaining. I’m definitely going to write a series overview for this one. Kirino and Sensei are funny. I also like Tamaki and Yuuji. I love the indifferent atmosphere that Tamaki has. Random scene babble: The part when Kirino and Ishida-sensei are wandering about the campus and then several balls were thrown in their direction and the professor was falling down towards them, it was pretty good. Haha, Tamaki even hit the professor aside. Here’s one of this episode’s funny lines that cracked me up:
[Kirino is talking to Eiga (Yuuji’s friend) who wants to join the pingpong club]
Kirino: “You should join the Kendo club too.”
Eiga: “I’ve never touched a bamboo sword before.”
Kirino: “It’s okay. A racket and a shinai (bamboo sword) are both made of wood, WOOD!”
The last scene was a cliffhanger… A kendo challenge was supposed to start between Tamaki and Toyama (the jerk). Tamaki’s rendition of being a hero for justice will be in episode 2. I want to see more!
- Watch it? – Yes!
Blog it? – The probability is high.
Sounds like a shade of lipstick? Don’t let that put you off. It’s actually pretty good, and more importantly (for me, at least), it’s also quite funny! This was initially in my list mainly because it’s animated by JC Staff and directed by Kenichi Kasai, whose directorial credits include Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile. KimiKiss is a romantic comedy and is based on a PS2 dating sim game. The episode was mainly introduction to the characters. It’s pretty good so far, although not much has happened yet…. Well, except that kiss in the end.
- Watch it? – Yep.
Blog it? – Nope. I’ll just enjoy watching it from the sidelines.
I really like the OP song (“Kokoro no Ato” by Riyu Kosaka). I thought it flowed well with the OP sequence and it sounded really good! The story took its time building up in this episode, but I think there was enough explanation about the storyline. It isn’t completely boring but it isn’t exciting either. It has enough interesting elements to it in terms of the bond between the sisters, Mizuki and Shizuru, with some nice scenery colors and animation. Although it can be classified as slice of life, it also has a supernatural theme to it with the spirits and such, so it might appeal to those who are fond of that genre.
- Watch it? – Not really, but maybe at a later time when I wish for something to watch to pass the time.
Blog it? – Nope.