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December 28, 2012

Pumpkin's Palette + Autumn Anime Season Wrap up

Oogami from Code:Breaker reminded me of Rin from Ao no Exorcist with the blue flames and sword
Mikoto [K]
(I'm never going to officially finish this sketch)
Most of this season's animes are more or less wrapping up in these two weeks. 

Firstly, Sword Art Online. I still think that the anime does not do the original novel any justice. Many important interactions and emotions of certain characters were not portrayed well, if at all, in the anime, and the arrangement of the story in the anime was very poor. I highly recommend people go and read the original light novel.

Btooom!: The last few episodes felt rushed. Again some in-depth interactions between characters were missing, which were present in the manga. However, they left enough cliff hangers for viewers to want to watch the second season.

Ko-inu from Code:Breaker

Code:Breaker: This anime started off well. I'm just annoyed that they deviated from the original manga storyline and made one of the characters I enjoyed into "acting evil". It lacked character development, not that there was much to begin with in the manga though. One would find the story confusing because there is no explanation of why the characters acted the way they did. I felt that the art slowly degraded.


Mikoto - I was trying a new method of shading

[K]: There are many mixed feelings about this anime. There will be dislike due to the under-developed plot and characters.  You won't understand what is going on until around the 3rd/2nd last episode, and by the last episode things escalates so quickly it leaves the viewer go "What!? It ended already?". There were quite a few flash back scenes which helped a little with character development. Nevertheless, the art and animation are amazing and very detailed. I loved the sound, they must've spent a lot of money hiring the bunch of famous seiyuus. The BGM was excellent and so were the character songs. There are many many many fan-service scenes, big boobs, short skirts, lolis, BL, and I leave it to the viewer to decide whether this is a love or hate factor. I kind of expected the ending, but then in the corner of my fangirl heart I would hope that it wouldn't become true. Unfortunately, [K] ends with melancholy. Good news is that a second season is slated for future release, so something to look forward to while reading the manga side stories.


MikotoXMunakata and ShiroXNeko (Inspired by ep 13 of [K])
Anna [K] parody of Wooser
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: I think this is one of the best romance comedies that I have seen. This anime takes viewers down memory-lane to their childhood, instigating nostalgia and perhaps not so pleasant memories. I think many viewers can agree to the emotions of the characters because I think that almost everyone has been through "chuu-ni byou", the phase of life where your imagination runs wild and merge your fantasy world with the real world. The OP and ED songs were also well written and performed.


Mikoto [K] parody of Wooser










Wooser no Sono (Hi)Gurashi: This is a set of random 2 minute stories, well more like parodies of other anime. It's funny only if you get the references, otherwise this will be a bunch of jumble with no storyline.


Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: This is a light hearted shoujo comedy. I'm not one for lovey-dovey stories but this anime was bearable because of certain bishies in it, oh and I mustn't forget the chicken. The main characters' personalities really irritate me. It's set in the typical high school setting.
Nagoya from Tonari no Kaibutsu kun

Kamisama Hajimemashita: Also another shoujo anime. This has more lovey-dovey elements than Tonari, but then KamisamaH has more bishies (and better seiyuus) than Tonari.
Chibi Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita
Finally, a small parody of mine based off ep 12 of [K].
Seri [K] parody of Wooser
Neko [K] parody of Wooser

Misaki [K] parody of Wooser
Munakata [K] parody of Wooser


Anime Review: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is a wonderful anime about our imaginative and childish sides clashing with our reality. The anime dives deep into human nature, emotions and psychological influences that affect social behavior.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!Synopsis:

Yuuta Togashi suffered from chuunibyou while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he put that dark history behind him and forgot about it... or he was supposed to. High school was smooth sailing and full of enjoyment—until the unavoidable, sad event occurs. The event that locks Yuuta into a contract with Rikka Takanashi and disrupts his desperately ordinary life.

Review:

Human behavior is such a complex yet fragile thing. The various influences around us can easily affect our thinking and actions. The anime is basically about a boy named Yuuta Togashi that suffered from Eight Grader Syndrome whilst he was in middle school. After entering high school, he decides to put that behind him and to become an ordinary teenager. However, Yuuta encounters Rikka Takanashi which has the same syndrome and disruots his ordinary life. The story is quite entertaining, engaging and full of surprises. You definitely will not get bored.

The art was quite good and I loved the imaginary scenes which played out nicely with full effects. The backgrounds were also quite highly detailed and the characters looked superb. There really isn't nothing to complain about here.

The theme songs were quite good and suited the anime really well. Character voice acting was also perfect and suited the characters. There were also plenty of background music and accurate sound effects to further your enjoyment of the anime.

Yuuta is considered a pretty ordinary guy which a colorful past. He doesn't really show his emotions, but when he does, it is a sight to behold! He is constantly nagged and pushed by Rikka and her followers. Rikka on the other hand, is a really lively girl, full of imagination. She is rarely quiet or sensible and tend to go overboard with many things.

Overall, I enjoyed the anime a lot. From this, you can learn so much about human behavior and how emotions affect our thinking. The story was quite engaging and the characters were well developed.

STORY: 9

ART: 8

SOUND: 8

CHARACTER: 8

ENJOYMENT: 9

OVERALL: 8

Featured Wallpaper: Kuroyukihime

Today's featured wallpaper is Kuroyukihime from the popular anime, Accel World. The anime was about a virtual reality game that is played by many players all aiming to be the top. The wallpaper is quite mysteriously dark with some nice splash of colours here and there.