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OreShura ep11: you can’t win if you don’t play the game.

March 17, 2013 3 comments

Episode 10

It’s like holding a place in line for a new video game console or other piece of hot tech, and then immediately selling it on ebay. Or asking for a window seat on a plane when you know you have to use the bathroom every thirty minutes. Or any other number of selfish, inconsiderate things that come from taking something from others when you find no value in it yourself. It’s annoying. And when people find out, no one is going to like you for it. Whether Masuzu wants to admit it or not. She’s playing the game of love. And performing miserably. Also, as a side note I may be beginning to develop some resentment towards Eita. Read more…

OreShura ep7: let the Royal Rumble begin!

February 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Episode 6

I really, really need to stop getting roped into these harem anime.  But then again, how many stories would last half as long as they do if you cut out the miscommunications and complications?  The more I watch this show, the more I realize it’s like a Pokemon that’s evolving.  It starts off all cute and simple, but nothing stays cute and simple once it evolves.  OreShura is turning into an anime that will drag Eita from one bloated, scatter-brained situation to another.  And I doubt how he’ll ever get out. Read more…

OreShura ep5: a badass medical drama is just around the corner

February 3, 2013 5 comments

Episode 4

You had to wonder at the end of episode four how Eita was gonna handle the love letter in his foot locker. Standard Harem Operating Procedure (SHOP) dictates that when a third member of the harem is introduced, it’s done awkwardly and with great misunderstanding. Actually, that’s how every girl appears to the male protagonist. And I was greatly looking forward to seeing how this eventual misunderstanding would further screw with Eita’s life. But first, he has Masuzu and Chiwa’s substantial problems to deal with first. Read more…

OreShura ep4: immensely satisfying; eminently embarrassing

January 27, 2013 3 comments

Episode 3

Well, I think if may be time to hand out upgrades. This episode has really pushed my opinion of the show in a positive direction. I haven’t been giving OreShura much credit for being a good show. Or at least an entertaining one. Counting this fourth episode, I’d say I’ve enjoyed about 75% of what I’ve seen. And only the first half of the first episode has been truly bad. I think I’m also starting to get this show’s goals and patterns. Read more…

OreShura ep3: when winning is losing, and dreams are goals.

January 20, 2013 1 comment

I had trouble identifying what anime I was watching this week.  There was some Chuunibyou (coincidentally just started on that series, too), some Toradora!, and a gumbo of Dragonball Z, Shakugan no Shana and some other stuff thrown in for good measure.  But I think this mess of an episode managed to hold my interest and hopes a little bit. I guess it’s a good thing too, I need to have hope for some shows after all.  If not I’ll just look like an angry old man.  OreShura!  Let’s go! Read more…

OreShura ep2: So Dirty

January 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Episode 1

I could not be more pleased with a show that has heart. Something that tugs at your heart strings, a series that warms up your insides and turns your hard emotions into jelly. You know, something that makes you root for a character trying to make their way. Right now, OreShura does not have that. Matter of fact, it’s looking like it wants to quite heartless.  And maybe I’m okay with that. Read more…

OreShura ep1: painfully boring, delightfully evil

January 7, 2013 3 comments

I know I’m gonna regret making that statement one day. I just know it. Absolutes don’t work well for me. But OreShura inspired me to make that statement. I love anime, I really do. But sometimes I think I place too much hope for the medium. I think I forget that it’s a business sometimes and romanticize it. I complain about how little it changes from time to time. About how I grow tired of so many tropes and traditions (this coming from a Gundam) that permeate the medium to its core. I wish for more LBGT characters to be featured as normal parts of a series as opposed to being the standouts or freak shows of a series. I complain about everything taking place in a GD high school, and every series being kicked off by a mysterious transfer student. I complain about how the characters almost always live by themselves and how characters in anime seem to have a near impossible time getting over their hang ups, especially childhood ones. But overall I still love anime. That’s why I sat through an entire episode of OreShura. My complaints are bigger than this show, but I can’t help but allow them to reflect on my opinion. Read more…

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