Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

Golden Time ep17 & 18: sometimes you just need the courage to face your past.

February 17, 2014 2 comments

It feels good to be back watching this show again.  I think taking a break or a breather from anime for a bit deepens your desire watch it.  I think that applies to this show as well.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Read more…

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha ep7: I’m sorry, but how is she the only person in the world with this information?

February 16, 2013 3 comments

Episode 6

I usually come off in a negative tone when I start a conversation with a question. And it’s not the preschool crap that announcers say at the end of episodes.

“Will Domon survive the attack?”

“Can Kirby float to the other side of that moat?”

“Did the butler really do it?”

The answers are yes (he’s the star of the f*cking show); yes (Kirby can float forever, just like he can suck infinity); and yes (the butler always does it, but usually with the help of the slutty/greedy maid). What I really want to know is how the world of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is so prehistoric and backwards that it hasn’t figured out basic agricultural and navigational techniques and devices, but it can have this sophisticated economic system based on war? And don’t give me that crap about basic medieval serfdom and the intervention of magic either. This Demon King chick is either a damn time traveler or she has help.

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Check-in Station: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha eps 1-5 (War & Peace & Virgins)

February 3, 2013 1 comment

Episode 4

Am I just not permitted to drop anything?  Or is this just a matter of having the right and wrong criteria for judging a show?  Or perhaps I should just stop worrying about it, and focus just on watching a series to completion and then b*tching about it if I don’t like it.  Well none of that is getting solved immediately.  Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has just given itself a stay of execution.  Episode five was pretty good. 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…

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha ep3: you’re gonna need to tart it up!

January 20, 2013 1 comment

Episode 2

Well it looks like Demon King has made the most of six months of down time and a hard winter. The sleepy little village she’s adopted is flourishing thanks to agricultural strategies. And now she has to consider her next steps. Building a network of influence based on this meager living, and getting in Hero’s pants. I can dig it! Read more…

Maoyuu Mao Yuusha ep2: the best seat in the house

January 14, 2013 1 comment

Episode 1

The first episode of Maoyuu felt like it was nothing but concept. And it wasn’t even a fully fleshed out concept either, more like the stuff of a child’s fantasy. A hero and a “queen” come together a midst a long intractable war, and wed in order to bring happiness to the world. All the talking, all the lore, all the unsaid promises in this show now have to be put into motion and realized. The show is taking this literally. It’s time for the Hero and the Demon King to put their plans into action. 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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