Initial D First Stage(Review) (No spoilers!)

This is one of the anime which every car-person knows about, because this is a really good anime.

This one has got small details about cars right, it also has an really good MC who is a really good driver. This anime was also which introduced many kids to the car culture. This anime did a really good job of portraying the drifting and racing scene in Japan at that time. It also includes real-life  locations which are used for races in the anime.            I also liked how the characters would give explanations for some techniques which they used or something about the car setup etc. This explanation really seems helpful.

Soundtrack:

I can’t confirm if Initial D was the reason why Eurobeat music got popular or not but i can say that it was the reason why i started listening to Eurobeat more. The soundtrack used are really fitting to the scenes when they are played. Some popular songs are “Deja vu” And ” Running in the 90’s”. Those soundtrack paired with racing and drifting really set the mood for the anime.

Synopsis

Takumi Fujiwara is an aloof, spacey high-schooler who does delivery runs in his dad’s Toyota AE86 in the dead of night. Despite working at a gas station and having friends who are car nuts, he doesn’t know a single thing about cars.

Takumi is introduced into the world of street racing and his natural talent draws attention from all across Gunma. Will Takumi face the challenges or back out from the call of the mountain passes? (Taken from Myanime list).

All in all this is a really good anime and everyone should give it a shot.

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AE86 and Takumi(MC)
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Tsukumogami kashimasu Episode 1 Review

This an anime takes place in the old era. It is about a shop which rent’s out some objects which can be ornaments or charms etc.

When an owner of a certain object cherishes the object very much then the objects soul takes a materialized form which is known as Tsukumogami.

Tsukumogami can be seen but they don’t respond to humans, only to other Tsukumogami.

This anime actually is about solving mystery using the Tsukumogami. Which i find interesting. It is supposedly an episodic anime,solving one mystery at a time. I guess the shop is also a part-time detective agency of sorts.

The animation style looks pretty good. I also like how the narrator explains certain objects from the past by comparing it to its present counterpart.

I also think that they will show the back story of each of the Tsukumogami in the shop, which would be interesting to see.

I liked the anime, it is something new and a bit different than the usual.

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Tsukumogami in the shops

Aguu: Tensai Ningyou Episode 2 impression (spoilers)

In this Episode we see Ai talking to Machi about her Aguu. Then Machi in turn tries to bribe Ai by giving her one of the Aguu that she has.

For doing this Machi takes Ai to the Aguu Market. There we meet the owner/tailor “Sherlock” who apparently sews Aguu to people for a deposit.

At first Ai agrees to get an Aguu sewed to her but later on realizes that it is the wrong thing to do. So she uses the Talisman given by the grampa on Machi but is later cornered by Sherlock the tailor. Then gramps and the annoying brat come in to save Ai. It is also revealed that Gramps and the brat have special powers which they use to save Ai and beat Sherlock.

It is also revealed that there is a huge demand for Aguu and there are a lot of markets all around the world. Which suggests that there is a huge world surrounding Aguu which is unknown to most common people.Aguu seems to have a very interesting environment which i hope is explored more in the later episodes.

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The kid who has transformed

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes Episode 2 Impression (no spoilers)

The second episode actually showed us some of the ability of Kiyotaka as he solves a case with ease.

This case as such was not a hard one. But the good thing is that from now onwards we will get to see much more of crime solving.

Well i really hope there are much serious type of cases in the future. The case we saw this episode has been used a quite a lot. I already knew who the real culprit was even before they revealed it. I feel that the cases should be more complicated and challenging. Nonetheless a decent episode

Aguu Tensai Ningyou Epsiode 1 Impression

I have been low-key excited for this anime after having read the synopsis.

So Aguu is kinda like a guardian spirit which genius people are born with. The Not so successful people apparently realized the existence of this guardian spirit and used some wicked methods to make actual genius people into an guardian Spirit, so making them into an Aguu(cursed doll). They can give this Aguu to anyone who desires it.The organization that does it is still a secret.

The main protagonist is Ai who has a odd habit of doing splits randomly. She is a ballet dancer. Then there is her friend Machi who is also a Ballet dancer. Other characters include an old man and an arrogant brat with bushy eyebrows.

The animation style looks good. I am not really digging the opening soundtrack but the ending soundtrack is pretty good.

This anime has a pretty serious tone, that’s what i can say after watching the first episode.

The first episode was interesting and i am looking forward to the next episode.

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Banana Fish Episode 2 impression(spoilers)

I am really impressed with the progression of the plot, it is quite well paced. The first episode did a good job of introducing the character and the outline of the plot.

The second episode was filled with action. We saw Eiji do a pole vault, straight up gunfights and Chase scene’s etc.

Skippers death was quite sudden and i wasn’t really expecting it and the other thing that came out of nowhere was Ash going to Jail. This show’s how much influence the Mafia has on people.

I honestly enjoyed the second episode. Can’t wait for the third now.

Grand Blue Review(Anime)

SO Grand Blue finally aired and one thing i can say is that the animation-style is pretty good but for some reason Iori looks kinda stiff(expression wise) and different from manga. Also i appreciate that they have not censored the butts.

Facial expressions: SO the facial expression are very important in Grand blue and i think they have managed to get it right but they have not nailed it. It still look kinda out of place sometime or forced. There also times when they have nailed it but these moments are quite rare.

Other characters don’t look different than the manga so that’s good.

From what i saw in the first episode i am not disappointed. Sometimes the comedy felt like it was being forced unlike in the manga. I am being a bit more critical of the anime because i love the manga and there are somethings which the anime is not getting right, it is not something that can be just pointed out. These flaws are minor but they are creating a difference in the enjoyment factor for me. The first episode was based on 1st and 2nd chapters of the manga and i enjoyed the episode but not as much as i enjoyed reading those two chapters.( I have reread the chapters at least 5 times).

The anime adaption is really good and i will continue watching it. Honestly it is much better than i had expected it to be. The Manga is on just another level though.

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Angolmois: Genkō Kassen-ki Episode 1 Review

This anime is based on real historic events. I really find that interesting, cause this probably my first historic anime which has more focus on a war that had happened.

Let’s head to the review-

So this anime has quite the art-style suited for it’s historic look. It is quite a violent anime it is trying to depict the horror’s of war so that seems fitting.

So the story revolves around some people who were exiled for reasons unknown are forced to fight against the enemy. Our main protagonist is one of the person exiled, he was actually a general in a kingdom but did something which caused him to get exiled. I think that the other exiled members will also play a key role in the anime.

Now for the characters we have our main protagonist who is a pretty confident kind of person and is strong. He is the type of person who has been through wars,so he has experience with the horror’s of war,he is also a samurai. Then we have a princess and whole bunch of other people who were exiled but we are not properly introduced to them. The other exiled people actually look cool,they might also have some different perks.

This feels like the more serious type of anime and now i am really interested in this one. Now just gotta wait for the 2nd episode.

Main protagonist

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes Episode 1 review/ Impression

The story takes place in an antique shop which appraises antique items. The person who appraises the items is called ‘Holmes’. It is just a nickname but the guy is really smart and intelligent kinda like Sherlock.

I immediately started comparing the characters in the anime to actual Sherlock Holmes.The guy called Holmes is basically Sherlock and Aoi (main protagonist/narrator) is Dr Watson and then there is a mysterious villain which we just caught a glimpse of which kinda feels like he would be Moriarty.

Now back to the review

Story: Well it is just the first episode so i am not really sure where the story is heading into. I feel that the main story revolves around the antiques brought into the shop. The mystery part is not yet seen but we still caught a glimpse of a person who supposedly is the villain. The story might also revolve around counterfeit antiques, which Holmes does not like as an appraiser. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Characters: Yagashira Kiyotaka(Holmes) kinda gives of the Sherlock Holmes feel with his accurate instincts and all. Yagashira like Holmes has a kind of dark side to him(no drugs though). Mashiro Aoi who works part time in the antique shop after certain events. She is a smart girl who catches up with stuff pretty quickly. I think there are quite a lot of them to come some might be there for just an episode and others might make recurring appearances.

Art-style: This anime looks modern and has the art-style and animation similar to Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine. There are some moments where the character are shown as chibi versions of themselves again that’s something i saw in Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine.

While we were able to see the Ability of Yagashira Kiyotaka, we didn’t really see any mysterious cases being brought in,well we’ll have to wait for the anime to progress a bit. For those who can’t wait, you can actually go and read the Novel by Mochizuki Mai, it is said that the anime is based off of the novels.

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Summer Anime I’ll be covering here

Some summer anime have already started and some are still left to air. So here is a really small list of anime i will be covering(episode reviews,impressions etc) here.

  1. Banana Fish- So this anime has already started and i have covered the initial impressions too. I like the tone of the anime and different setting of this anime.l-20180222215744thumbnailbananafishanime
  2. Grand Blue- It is finally getting an Anime Adaption and i am really excited to see how it ends up. It is one of my favorite comedy manga of all time, each and every  chapter makes me actually laugh. images (3).jpeg
  3. Happy Sugar Life- I have read some chapters from the manga and one thing i can say is this one is really twisted and thrilling. It is more of a psycho-horror Yandere love story. I liked what i read and i am always down for a yandere anime.Happy-Sugar-Life.png
  4. Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes- I don’t really know much about this one but it is a mystery-crime solving anime which i really like so i am giving this a shot. It supposedly starts on 10th july(it is tomorrow)Imagem-promocional-de-Kyoto-Teramachi-Sanjou-no-Holmes-2.jpeg
  5. Tsukumogami Kashimasu- Another anime i really don’t know much about but has a different vibe to it. It is based on a novel.Tsukumogami_Kashimasu-5ab9017feb0b8
  6. Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki- It is a historical anime which again i wanna watch because it looked cool.It tells the story of beginning of Samurai era.ang_02_m

7.Aguu: Tensai Ningyou- This is also a mystery anime and it is based on a web novel.               tumblr_p8hzjwZtaA1uu7duto5_r1_500

So these are all the anime that i will be covering this season. Hopefully they all will be good so that i wouldn’t feel the need to drop them.