Anime Review 1.7 Shinsekai Yori/ From The New World. (Masterpiece of world-building?)

Anime Review 1.7 Shinsekai Yori/ From The New World. (Masterpiece of world-building?)

Hello everyone this is Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and welcome to my next MVM Entertainment review.

For this one we are taking a look at Shineseki Yori/ From the New World.

With that out the way let us begin.

Story.

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The story of Shineskai Yori is set in a version of japan around the thousand years in the future. Overtime humans have evolved and now they contained the power of some form of telekinesis.  The people are living there peacefully in their utopia society. There using humanoid brad known as muster rats to do they labor for them.

Shineseki Yori inderdous five children Maria Mamarou, Saki, Shun and Satrou they befall them as they grow up discovering more and more about their seemingly perfect society and learning more about themselves in the process.

I can’t say anything more about the story because it will give away major spoilers because this is one of those animes that you don’t want to be spoiled at any cost. That is because Shineseki Yori is a masterpiece at foreshadowing.

Now before I dive into the characters of Shinsekai Yori am going to address the world building.

You see world building is very important in fictional because not only it makes the live of the characters feel alive and interesting but it makes your world have a theme and purpose of existing.

In anime form there should be least decent to great world building in anime genres such as fantasy, steampunk, mecha, history, game, adventure, senien, shouens, post-apocalyptic and action.

How does this relate to Shinsekai Yori?

Shinsekai Yori has the best world building I have seen in anime fiction.

Not only the world is very well explored from the monster races, showing the atmosphere of each location in perfect detail how the games works when using the power telekinesis, but even minor things such a fallen leafs, objects and scenery have a purpose and theme that makes the world of Shinsekai yori believable.

Everything you see in Shinsekai Yori has a purpose and a theme behind it.

One of more thing that I want to mention in the story and world-building part of Shinsekai yori is episode 4 for Shinsekai Yori because not only it has great use of heavy dialogue but it combines the world building and heavy dialogue together in a visual format meaning you will see the world being explored visually while the heavy dialogue is explaining the world in great detail. You may not understand everything the first time but after you watch the same episode two to three times you will finally understand it.

Overall the story of Shinsekai Yori is such a masterpiece in the terms of its content, foreshadowing and world-building

10/10

Characters.

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If you guys don’t know I prefer a character driven narrative over a story because how can your story function without good or decent character. Unfortunately, Shinsekai Yori main characters are kinda of a mix bag.

First up we have Saki who is our main female lead in this entire story. She’s one of the better characters in the story and she has great character development not to mention a well written one

Next up is Satrou who is my favorite character in Shinsekai Yori.

Am not going to spoiler progression for this characters but seeing how he changes as he grows older is very interesting to watch. He starts off as your everyday joker that likes to mess around with people than greatly evolves into someone who takes his morals and opinions seriously as he becomes an adult.

Overall I really liked his character growth in the series that makes him my favourite character in the series.

Next we have Shun.

In my opinion he was one of the weaker characters in the show because he was kinda underdeveloped. I will admit he has a great role in the story which I won’t spoil and has decent enough character development. But the end of the day he was still kinda of an underdeveloped character despite him being a likeable character on screen.

Next up is Maria.

Am personally mixed with her because while she is a very important in the story but her characterization was rather weak at some points but unlike our next character am going to mention she is a likeable and enjoyable character to watch on screen.

Lastly we have Mamoaru who is easily me least favourite character of Shinsekai Yori.

To be honest he was an annoying character in general. Like Shun he has an important role in the story but like with Saki he’s characterization was not that good. On top of that he’s whiny personalty really made this character annoying to watch.

Overall Mamoaru is an annoying character that I don’t like and he was the second weakest thing of Shinsekai Yori besides the visuals which I will get in to an it.

The side characters are fine for what they were but there was one standout character that I can’t talk about due to spoiler’s but all I can say he is a very interesting multi dimension villain that I ended up sympathising which is something a villain hasn’t been able to do in quite some time.

Overall while the characters of Shinsekai Yori are not worthless it was honestly hard to sympathies with few of the characters due to the bland and annoying personalities. Least the most characters of Shinsekai Yori were likeable and enjoyable to some degree.

7.5/10

Art/Animation.

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Ah Shinsekai Yori why do you have inconstant visuals. Done by A1 Pictures the same studio that gave Fairy Tail, Black Butler, Erased, Shigatsu and Sword Art Online and it’s really sad to say this but the visuals were poor. I may heavily dislike Sword Art Online for having terrible arcs, bad world building, awful characterization to the characters but something that I cannot delay that it was animated pretty well. In fact, the second half of SAO airing at the same as the first half of Shinsekai Yori and trust me it tells. Back to the visually the character designs have a lack of shadow and they look really flat. Also, the lack of coloring on the character designs made them look rather dull.

The background design look decent with some detail on the atmosphere but there nothing to write home about. The lighting for the most part is really good and it makes some scenes look great.  Episodes 5 and 10 in my opinion have some of the worst animation I have ever seen in modern anime period. The textures were weird the character designs were changed for the worst and the cinematography is just really bad. There were too many close-up shots to the point where you can’t even tell what is happening.

Overall the visuals were decent at best and terrible at worst. 6/10.

Sound.

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The soundtrack for Shinsekai Yori is great. I adore how it manages to make everything sound throw and ominous using a great variety of instruments that creepy child choir. Not to mention ever track from this show really fits the tone and world building that this show has to offer.

Surprisingly Shinsekai Yori doesn’t have an opening but it has two ending themes. The first ending theme it’s a really calm catchy piece that I adore not to mention the animation is beautiful. The second ending is fine and a good listen but the first ending theme is superior in every way.

Now for dub or sub and to be honest I found the dub for the decent. Sure, some of the voices were rather bland but for the most part they did a pretty decent job with the roles.

This is kinda surprising because most Sentai Flimworks dubs I seen are either mediocre or bad. There were a few exceptions every now and then but those chances are very slim.

In general, Shinsekai Yori has a decent dub but the sub is much better for this case.

9/10

Final Thoughts.

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Despite me bring kinda harsh at points during the review I love this anime.

Yes, it has major flaws in the terms of characterization for some charters and the visuals not very inconstant. The story of Shinsekai Yori is just amazing that some of the best foreshadowing I have ever seen in anime and the world-building of Shinsekai Yori is just wonderful. Not to mention the soundtrack is amazing and well thought out.

Overall I really love this anime despite with flaws.

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I give Shinsekai Yori/ From the New World a 9/10

My anime reccomdations

Kokono Connect

Dennco Coil

Shiki

Psycho Pass

Noein

Kemono no Souja Erin

Top 10 anime that I been harsh to it but deserves a second chance from me.

Top 10 anime that I been harsh to it but deserves a second chance from me.

Hello everyone this is Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and welcome to my next anime countdown.

For this countdown I will be showing you animes that I was not a fan of, heavy dislike it or downright hated it but I should I give a second chance in the future.

With that further a do let’s get on with this list.

10 Death Note Current rating 6/10

9 Hyouka current rating 6/10

8 Psycho Pass: current rating 5/10

7 Magi both seasons: current rating 4.5/10

6 Noragami Both Seasons: current rating 4/10

5 ef series: current rating 3.5/10

4 Rage of Bahamut Genesis: current rating 3/10

3 Death Parade: current rating 3/10

2 Ore Monogatari: current rating 2.5/10

1 You lie in April: current rating 2/10

Honorable Mention. 

Re:Zero. 

Thank you for viewing my list.

If you want to my reasoning for why I don’t like these shows then please leave a comment below on my MAL page or in my WordPress comment selection.

This is Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and have a nice day 

Why I couldn’t finish Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) 

Why I couldn’t finish Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) 

​Hello everyone this is Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and well am going to say this right now.

I wanted to review Vampire Princess Miyu for my MVM Entertainment Month but I won’t review it anymore because I personally found the show BORING!!!.

Seriously this is one of the most boring show I have ever seen in the long while.
Yes I been told that the first 10 episodes were episodic but man those episodes were just really boring and the characters were not even that intresting at all. 
What really kills this show for me was the dub and I got to say this. This is one of the worst I have ever heard. Seriously the audio quality in dub is terrible and the voice acting is really stiff.


I dropped the dub at episode 5 and desided to watch the next 2 episodes sub and to be real honest it’s not much better at all in fact I have to say the sub is only slightly better than the dub just because some characters sounded decent.
In the end of the day I decided to drop this show because it was just so boring.

I don’t think Vampire Princess Miyu is a bad series or anything but just didn’t like it and it’s wasn’t for me. 

The saddest part about this is I actually took screenshots and started writing a review for this.

Oh well can’t be helped now

Stay tuned for my Bakemonogatari review that is coming up soon.

Anime Review 1.6 The Familiar Of Zero (Season 1).

Anime Review 1.6 The Familiar Of Zero (Season 1).

Hello everyone Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger here and welcome to my next MVM Entertainment anime review.

This time I will be reviewing the anime The Familiar of Zero.

Now unlike my Shakugan no Shana review where I reviewed all the seasons I will be only be reviewing the first season of The Familiar of Zero.

Why you may ask well one I only own the first season of The Familiar of Zero on DVD and secondly at this time of the review I have no interest of watching and reviewing its squeals and from what I been told from my mates told that the squeals for The Familiar of Zero are not that good.

Now The Familiar of Zero is quite a polarising series because I see people who love the series or downright hate it with the burning passion.

What do I think of The Familiar Of Zero?

Well let’s find out shall we.

Story.

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The story of The Familiar Of Zero is set in a magic school called Tristen Magic Academy where my main heroine Louise is a second year student there.

Sadly, for Louise her studies in spell casting are not good at all and all of her attempts at magic end up backfiring in an explosive manner which has earned her the nickname “Louise the Zero.” To add insult to injury in her latest failure in the mystical arts occurred during the familiar summoning ceremony were sorcerers age expected to call forth an animal companion. Instead of summoning something great like a Dragon or a bear, Louise summons up a teenage boy from Tokyo named Saito and from there the relationship with Louise and Saito beings.

Personally I found the story of the Familiar of Zero to be pretty enjoyable for the most.

Sure it kinda clichéd at times but for what it is its enjoyable to watch.

Also the comedy of the Familiar of Zero can be a hit or miss for some but for me the comedy is enjoyable to some degree but the gag about Saito having to washing her panties gets really annoying as the season progresses.

As for the World Building it’s actually quite good. It does a good job exploring the magic aspects, beasts and society of the Tristen Magic Academy.

Lastly the pacing for this season is good and it really help the season because not only this is more of a character driven series but it also builds up to the last couple of episodes of the first season.

Overall the story is decent but enjoyable.

6/10

Characters.

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Now I been told from my mates that Lousie is the worst tsundere girl and to be honest she’s not that bad. Sure at times she can be annoying with her abuse behaviour to Saito and also she is loud and whinny but for the most part she’s a meh character overall. I can definitely see people hate her but as for me I found her to be tolerable at best.

Next we have is Saito who is you typical generic ecchi shounen, brave, protective and never wanting to give up. I have nothing else to say about him because that’s what he literally does in this anime. He’s a generic character who does generic things.

The rest of the character cast are also generic ecchi characters who also do generic ecchi things.

But hey least they enjoyable to watch unlike the cast of Love Hina.

In short this character cast is nothing but generic.

5/10

Art/Animation.

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Visually The Familiar of Zero is decent with a standard looking world and character deigns. Sure there are some good actions scenes every now and then but the most part the art and animation is standard tier expect for the fights.

6/10

Sound.

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The soundtrack for the Familiar of Zero is actually good and it really fits with the mood and atmosphere of the anime. It’s honestly the best thing about this whole anime in my opinion.

We got some great tracks such as Good Friends, Louise, Gandaaruvu, Seiso, Hajirai and those tracks alone made this anime more enjoyable.

The opening is great and very catchy and the ending theme is cute but is not that catchy.

Now for Sub or Dub.

The dub is honestly mediocre and all of the voice actors did a decent to mediocre performance on the roles.

As for the sub. Rie Kugimiya as Louise was great and it was easily the best performance from this anime. As for the others is fairly standard.

If you planning to watch The Familiar of Zero. Go with the sub because the squeals don’t have a dub opinion at all.

8/10

Final Thoughts.

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The Familiar of Zero is a generic but enjoyable time-waster series if you have nothing to watch.

The story was meh, character are mediocre to decent, art/animation is decent, a nice soundtrack and the dub is okay.

Personally I don’t think this show is that bad or great to be honest because this show is just decent and harmless.

Only buy The Familiar of Zero on a sale because buying the Familiar of Zero brand new on blu ray. along with its squeals is like buying Assassin’s Creed Unity Notre Dame Edition on launch. It’s totally not worth it to be honest.

I currently own this on DVD and I brought it for £5 which is the most appropriate price for the series for this.

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I give Familiar of Zero a 5.5/10 (It’s your everyday generic ecchi series that is enjoyable to watch if you have nothing to watch at all)

Anime recommendations

Shakugan No Shana

KonoSuba

Toradora

Dog Days

Slayers

Hayate The Combat Butler

Rokka no Yuusha

For my next MVM Entertainment anime review I will be doing a straw poll of what anime you guys want me too review and if that anime wins I will review that anime. Please stay tune for that.
Alternatively you can visit my profile and go too my straw poll link and you can vote from they’re.
http://www.strawpoll.me/11666049
Anyway this was Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

Anime Review 1.5 Fate/Zero Both Seasons. (A masterpiece of war?)

Anime Review 1.5 Fate/Zero Both Seasons. (A masterpiece of war?)

Hello everybody Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger here and welcome to my first MVM Entertainment anime review project.

For the first anime I will be reviewing is Fate/Zero.

Now I have mixed opinions of the Fate franchise because while my thoughts on Unlimited Blade Works by Ufotable are mixed and I personally hate the Deen adaptions of Fate Stay Night. I thought my love with the Fate franchise will die out because of this.

Did my love for Fate Zero die out or it’s still going strong as ever?

Well let’s find out.

 Story.

The story of Fate Zero revolves on something call the Holy Grail War.

A Holy Grail war is a war between seven servants as well as seven masters (Magic Users) who through the power of the grail summon heroic spirits who are the people of legend, history fame, or myth. They all battle which each other to claim ownership of the grail which is said to be able to grant the owner any wish.

The story of Fate/Zero is really good in my opinion because unlike its squeal Fate Stay Night which was inconsistent Fate Zero stay consistent from start to finish containing some of the best story direction I have ever seen.

Fate Zero is the story of the 4th Holy Grail War 10 years pearl to the events of the 5th Holy Grail War in Fate Stay Night what really separates this war for that is the player themselves.

Unlike in Fate Stay Night where the war focus on entirely on the main protagonist here it’s much bigger more diverse, and more mature and

This is war done right!

Aliens and betrayals, well planned and thought out strategies and deposition, well-directed fight sequences, really relatable characters movable tons, world building that is fully fleshed out.

Not to mention I really adore the use of heavy dialogue and exposition as seen in episode 1 and for that reason episode 1 of Fate Zero is one of my favourite first anime episodes in anime and it’s in my top 30 favourite anime episodes.

In short Fate Zero has it all!

The story is original, externally well written, unpredictable, hardly and black and whites and it will keep you edge to your seat when watching,

The ending of Fate/Zero is great and it really fits with the theme of Fate/Zero.

I won’t spoil the ending here because this ending is a experience that you should watch for your own viewing.

Fate/Zero also does an amazing job exploring its themes such as prides, responsibilities of being a king, sacrifices, tragicly, survival and future.

I honestly cannot  find any flaws with the story because the execution of the story is just wonderful.

10/10

 Characters.

The characters of Fate/Zero are very mature and well written compare to the cast of Fate Stay Night where they immature as hell and they usually fall into generic character tropes.

The thing that makes the character cast so special is that doesn’t really have a main character least for a while.

All of the masters and servants are explored in depth and we get to see the war through each of their perspectives. Completely different to its squeal series Fate Stay Night.

Not to mention the character interactions with each other because unlike in Fate Stay Night where the character interactions are stiff, forced and sometimes have no substance at all Fate Zero character interactions are believable, relatable and have a great impact of the outcome of the 4th Holy Grail War.

My favourite characters in Fate/Zero is Rider and Waver because not only they are great entrainment character but they are well written from start to finish. Not to mention Rider and Waver are some of the best duo I have ever seen in anime.

This is all thanks to Gen Urobuchi. If you guys don’t know about him Gen Urobuchi is the series composition of Madoka Magica, Psycho Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Fate/Zero.

Gen Urobuchi has a habit of writing ideologies rather than characters and fate zero is the prime example of that. Most of the character aren’t really fleshed out or well developed  They serve  more as physical embodiment of the individual ideals rather than actual people. The focus is on the character interactions and not necessarily the characters themselves. All of the characters in Fate/Zero are really complex characters making for a nice change from the typically Black and White approach as well generic that squeal series Fate Stay Night suffers from.

Also by the time you figure out who’s good or evil chances are they already been killed in the battlefield. 

 Besides that this character cast is nothing but amazing.

9.5/10

Art/Animation.

 Visually Fate/Zero is one of the best looking anime I have ever seen. Ufotable absolutely really did a wonderful job here as the animation is some of the best animation I have ever seen for a TV series.

The action sequences are unbelievably beautiful  and the choreography is just perfect.

Also unpopular option I think the art/animation here is better than Fate Stay Night UBW (TV) while the fights in UBW (TV) are greatly animated most of slice of life bits were kinda too bright and sometimes the character designs are not properly drawn and feel like plastic at times if you look very closely on the character during those scenes.

The character deigns in Fate/Zero well thought out, very well drawn, animated and consistent from start to finish.

I personally have no complaints with the art and animation.

11/10 I definably broke the scale for this one.

Sound.

The soundtrack is just epic.

This is Yuki Kajiura at her best because she utilises those badass choir vocals endlessly to give nearly every track that feel of epicness.

Fate/Zero has 2 opening and 2 ending themes and they are all just epic and very catchy in they own way.

Now for dub or sub.

To be honest go for what you want because both the Japanese and English voice actors really did a great job with they performance making each role more satisfying  to the audience.

I would say go for both sub and dub for this one.

Final Thoughts.

 Fate/Zero is one of the best animes I have ever seen from 2010s era of anime and its one of the most entering rides I have ever been on.

The story was addicting and seeing the characters ideologies clash with each other was absolute thrill. The animation is absolutely beautiful and the soundtrack is fitting epic from start to finish.

Also both sub and dub are flawless in my eyes.

It accomplishes something a few prequels have and far surpassing its sequel Fate Stay Night. At this point I mention why is Fate/Zero is better than Fate Stay Night and that because it is. Fate Zero manages to fix everything that I hated about Fate Stay Night and in my opinion Fate/Zero makes any anime adaptation of Fate Stay Night look like a joke by comparison.

Fate/Zero is one of the best animes I have ever seen and its now in my top 15 favourites anime of all time.

Fate Zero is a modern classic that should not be missed by anyone.

I give Fate/Zero Both Seasons a 10/10 ( Masterpiece of war)

Fate/Zero is available from MVM Entertainment in the UK and they currently licensed both seasons on DVD and Blu Ray.

 

If you can Fate/Zero is a must buy on Blu Ray for the better viewing experience while DVD version of Fate/Zero is surprisingly good compare to the blurry looking Fate/Stay Night UBW (TV) on DVD.

Anime recommendations.

Fullmetal alchemist Brotherhood

Code Geass

Kara no Kyoukai

Hellsing Ultimate.

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)

Anyway this was Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

Next anime review for my MVM Entertainment anime review project will be The Familiar of Zero S1 or Bakemonogatari.

What I will be watching in the fall 2016 anime season including non-seasonal anime.

What I will be watching in the fall 2016 anime season including non-seasonal anime.

 

The summer 16 is reaching to its closure and the fall 16 anime season is almost here. I thought it would be fun if I show you guys what animes that I will be checking out in the fall 16 season.

Which ever anime season I will be watching a bunch of non-seasonal as well so I can not get bored while waiting for an another episode for that series that is will be airing.

Furthermore I won’t be watching any anime squeals that will be airing beside Haikyuu S3 because I am a big fan of Haikyuu. I will watch the rest of the squeals when they series have finished airing.

 

With that out of the let’s dive in to this list.

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3-gatsu no Lion

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Episodes?

Studio: Shaft

Source Manga

Genres: Drama Game, Senien, Slice Of Life

Description

Rei Kiriyama are a 17-year-old boy whom recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he’s yet too mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin too stagnate. Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too, close too the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home. This is the story of Rei’s triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person. (Source: TV Tropes)

2.All Out!!

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Studio: Madhouse

Episodes 25

Source: Manga

Genres School, Senien, Sports

Description:

 In rugby, They are no ace striker, they’re are no number four batter, so whom are the star of the team? The story begins at school entrance ceremony of Kanagawa High School where Kenji Gion, a small but gutsy go-getter joins the rugby club. He joins with his classmate, Iwashimizu, whom has a complicated past and sub-captain Hachiouji, whom always takes good care of his Club members. Lastly, theyre are Captain Sekizan, whom has overwhelming powers but keeps his cards close too his chest. With such differences in both personality and physical performance, the team must learn too work and grow together so they can become the best. (Source: TMS Entertainment) Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening on September 25, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on October 7, 2016.

3. Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

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Type: TV

Episodes: Unknown

Studios: Toei Animation

Source: Original

Genres: ActionAdventureComedy,FantasyKids

Description:

Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called “Appli Monsters,” or “Appmon.” The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability too think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space. In the vast sea of the internet, the “last boss AI” Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net. Haru Shinkai are led to acquire the Appli Drive, and uses it to materialise Gatchmon, a search app monster.

4.Drifters

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Type: TV

Episodes: Unknown

Status: Not yet aired

Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio

Source: Manga

Genres: Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Historical Samurai Seinen

Description: Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages too mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but are critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported too a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. Theyre, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him whom have been transported as well, too be part of a group known as “Drifters.” (Source: Wikipedia) Episodes 1–3 will be previewed at a screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 on September 11, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on October 7.

5:Fune wo Amu

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Type: Tv

Episodes:?

Studio Zexcs

Source: Novel

Genres?

Description:

The publication of a new dictionary titled The Great Passage progresses. Mitsuya Majime, originally from publisher Genbu Shobo’s sales department, has been recruited by Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary department whom are looking to retire soon. The dictionary department are known internally as the “money-eating insect,” but Mitsuya uses his perseverance and attachment too the words in order too become a great editor. Mitsuya, whom has poor social skills, finds himself working with another man named Masashi Nishioka, whom are able too express himself better.

6: Keijo!!!!!!!!

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Type: TV

Episodes: 12

Studios: Xebec

Source: Manga

Genres: Ecchi Shounen Sports

Description

Kaminashi Nozomi (17) are an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due too her family being extremely poor, money are everything too her. That’s why she wants too step into the world of “Keijo.” “Keijo” are a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed too use there butt or breasts too push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of “Keijo” and bring wealth and fortune for her family?

7: Luger Code 1951

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Type TV

Episodes:  ?

Source: Original

Genres: Action Fantasy

Grand Prize winner of the Shonen Jump+ × Animax Anime Scenario Award. A 2016 TV anime has been greenlit. The story follows a young genius university professor whom is able too learn any language. He are asked too decipher a code used in wireless communication: the Luger Code, developed by werewolves, enemies too mankind. Startled too find that he cannot decipher the code and desperate to study it, the professor embarks on a journey to capture a living werewolf to aid him.

8: Magic Kyun! Renaissance

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Type TV

Episodes ?

Source Original

Genres Magic Music Romance School

A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.

Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school’s yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future.

Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school’s Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.

A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!

9: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

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Type TV

Episodes?

Studios Lerche

Genres Action, Fantasy, Supernatural thriller

The highly popular social network game “Magical Girl Raising Project” are a miraculous game that produces real Magical Girls with a chance of 1 in 10000 for each person. Girls whom are lucky enough to gain the power of magic spend fulfilling days. But one day, the administration arbitrarily announces that “They’re are too, many magical girls so they will be halved.” The curtain will now be raised on the relentless and merciless survival game between 16 magical girls.

10: Nanbaka

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Type: TV

Episodes?

Studios Satelight

Genres Action, Comedy

Four men are assigned to the prison: Juugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rokku, a man who likes to get into fights; and Niko, a man who likes anime.

11: Occultic;Nine

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Type TV

Episodes?

Studios A1 Pictures

Genres Mystery, Sci fi

The “paranormal science” story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the “Chōjō Kagaku Kirikiri Basara” occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yūta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around this nine eventually lead too a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what are considered common sense in this world.

12: Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

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Type TV

Episodes?

Studios: Kinema Citrus

Genres: Sports

Ever since their champion was defeated, the world of girls’ junior high ping-pong has been in turmoil. Koyori is the new smirking transfer student at her junior high and she’s ready to shake up girls’ ping pong.

13: Shuumatsu no Izetta

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Type: TV

Episodes: Unknown

Aired: Oct 1, 2016 too ?

Studios: Ajia-Do

Source: Original

Genres: ActionHistoricalMilitary

If I am promised to the princess, then I will fight for her sake.

In 1939 C.E., the imperialist nation of Germania invaded a neighboring country. All at once, that war spread throughout Europe, and the era was dragged into a spiral of a great war.

Then, in 1940, Germania’s attack turned towards the Principality of Elystadt, a small Alps country abundant with beautiful water and greenery.

14: Stella no Mahou

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Type: TV

Episodes: Unknown

Premiered: Fall 2016

Studios: Silver Link.

Source: 4-koma manga

Genres: ComedySchoolSlice of Life

Tamaki Honda, a new high school student joins a doujin game development circle.

15 Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

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Type: TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Not yet aired

Aired: Oct 3, 2016 too ?

Premiered: Fall 2016

Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)

Producers: TOHO animation

Licensors: None found, add some

Studios: Doga Kobo

Source: Game

Genres: Fantasy

16 TRICKSTER: Edogawa Rampo “Shounen Tantei-dan” yori

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Type: TV

Episodes: 24

Aired: Oct 4, 2016 too ?

Studios: TMS EntertainmentShin-Ei Animation

Source: Original

Genres: Mystery

The time period is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys’ Detective Team are assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, whom has an undying body because of an “unidentified fog,” wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the “Fiend with Twenty Faces” and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move.

17 Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

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Type: TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Not yet aired

Aired: Oct 9, 2016 too ?

Studios: LIDENFILMS

Source: Manga

Genres: FantasySeinenSlice of Life

Souta Tawara are a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family’s Udon place in his hometown Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of the boy, Poko. The daily adventures of the two slowly enfold as Poco energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the “Udon Kingdom,” along with Souta.

18 Watashi ga Motete Dousunda

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Type TV

Episodes: Unknown

Aired: Oct 7, 2016 too ?

Studios: Brain’s Base

Source: Manga

Genres: ComedyHaremRomance,SchoolShoujo

Kae Serinuma are a second year high schooler and an avid fujoshi whom secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi-kun and Nanashima-kun. The death of her favorite anime character causes her too become stressed—and loses weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has become an attractive girl too her classmates, her snarky kouhai Shinomiya-kun, and her senpai Mutsumi, how are she going to deal with them with her constant BL-filled, fujoshi mind?!

 

 

Now for my non seasonal stuff.

Aa! Megami-sama! (TV)

Ao Haru Ride

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arcana Famiglia

Bakuman.

Break Blade

Chrno Crusade

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou

Erementar Gerad

Ghost Hunt

Great Teacher Onizuka 

Gungrave

Hayate no Gotoku!

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kodomo no Omocha (TV)

Kyoukai no Rinne (TV)

Kyuuketsuhime Miyu (TV)

Marmalade Boy

Mouretsu Pirates 

Natsume Yuujinchou

Ojamajo Doremi

Robotics;Notes

Romeo no Aoi Sora

Rose of Versailles

Samurai Flamenco

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Senjou no Valkyria

Shinreigari: Ghost Hound

SKET Dance 

The Law of Ueki

UN-GO

White Album 2

Witch Hunter Robin

Wolf’s Rain

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Anime Review 1.4 Inazuma Eleven

Anime Review 1.4 Inazuma Eleven
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Me looking for anime to watch in my PTW list in a nutshell.

In December of 2015 I decided to pick a bunch of non-seasonal anime that I wanted to watch alongside the winter 16 season. One of these series was Inazuma Eleven.

Now I went into this anime with very low expectations due to the fact that I don’t like sports that much plus some of my least favourite sports are football, boxing volleyball and baseball. So I was expected to hate this anime because of it. As again I don’t like sports that much and honestly I was expecting to kinda hate this anime. Was I wrong in my personal judgement or I am right.

 

Hello everyone Shawn/TheKazeTrigger here and today I will be reviewing the anime series Inazuma Eleven is this show worth a watch let’s find out?

 

Story.

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The story takes place a Raimon Junior High School where Team Captain Endou has to form new members for the Raimon soccer and they hope to complete in various tournaments. But before they do that they have to face Teikoku Gakuen at the soccer so the soccer club won’t be disbanded by the school

Inazuma Eleven is split up into 3 main arcs as well as some subplots that take place during the main arcs.

Football Frontier ARC (EP1-26)

Ailea Academy ARC (EP27-EP65)

Football Frontier International ARC (EP66-127 End)

Honestly the story isn’t the strongest part of Inazuma Eleven. If am going to be real honest here it’s one of the weaker parts especially in the earlier episodes of the first arc which I found to be cheesy at times but at the same time I just can’t to get really infested into it.

The first half it its execution. In my opinion you can make even the most boring sounding setups really good if you can get the execution just right and Inazuma Eleven just that. Honestly I don’t care if the sport is realistic or not because for I only care about the execution more than anything else

The other half are the subplots and in my opinion they are some best subplots I have ever seen in any anime. They are just really handled well and they add life to the characters which prevents them from being boring and generic shounen characters.

All of the arcs were all very enjoyable to watch and they well directed because each arc knows to use its content really well.

The show explores the theme for friendship, teamwork, value as well as overcoming your fears and weaknesses and this show manages to executes them perfectly.

I really like the story for this one even though it’s on the little basic side for the most part. I don’t think much more was needed because the execution of it was so well handled especially in seasons 2 and 3 where the writers decided to go all out.

Great job director Katsuhito Akiyama.

9/10

Characters.

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The characters are what really brings this show together because like with the story it is execution was just great.

First we have Endou Mamoru who is our main captain for the Raimon and later on Inazuma Japan as well as being the main goalkeeper for the team.

Endou starts off as a goofy and kinda hot headed protestant who has a passion for football but honestly as the series progresses he developed from a less goofy hot headed main protagonist to a very determined and more responsible captain for the team.  I actually adore this character because he is well developed character and a lovable one.

I was really impressed with Endou as a who and that’s why I adore him and he’s one of my favorites characters in the show to be honest,

Next up we have our main striker for Raimon Gouenji Shuuya.

Now like Endou he has a strong passion for football but unlike Endou he’s much calmer but self-centred but as the series progresses he much friendly to the team as having massive character development. Not to mention his subplot and backstory was just great and well told.

Overall Gouenji is a great character for his own right.

Lastly we have Kidou Yuuto who is the brains and strategist player for Raimon who is formerly the Captain of the Teikoku Academy but now is an irreplaceable addition to Raimon Junior High. I can only say this much to this character because he is a walking spoiler character which hes side plot. Besides the one that I just mentioned because it happens early on the story anyway.

All I can say about Kidou is he is an amazing character and he is one of the few complex characters.

The rest of the characters are hit or mess depending on your tastes.

For me most of the characters were great because they had they own subplots which are well written for the most part and they fun to watch as well as being well developed. Sure there were a few miss characters like but least they didn’t damage the show for me.

Then we have what is easily my favourite characters in Inazuma Eleven. Kazemaru Ichirouta.

I honestly have grown attached with this chararter because I just really liked how his very friendly as well as being competitive player not to mention I really adore he’s character design

In my option Kazemaru is probably the most realistic character in this show personality wise. Kazemaru is such an amazing character and is currently my anime mascot for my WordPress website.

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Overall the characters were just amazing in my opinion

10//10

Art/Animation.

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If you guys didn’t know Inazuma Eleven was done by OLM which is the same studio that brought us Pokemon, Youkai Watch and Berserk 1997 and to be honest with you guys. Besides this and Berserk (1997) OLM I don’t think OLM is not a good studio least in my option.

The art of Inazuma Eleven is fresh and surprised great because I like most the character deigns because they feel fresh and original

 

One thing that I liked that is the use of color for each arc representing the mood and the tone of each arc.

The football frontier arc has bright color feel it to it but not full colorful while the Aliea Academy arc has a more depressing feel to it. Then we have the football frontier arc international arc which has more modern sports anime feel to it because of the colour usage and the art, in general, has greatly improved in the terms of quality.

 

The animation is surprising really good and it stays consistent all the thought and when they players use hissatsu techniques its freaking amazing of how well animated they all are. Sure at times can use re-use the hissatsu animation but for a show like this I didn’t really bother me too much because they are amazingly animated.

Also the character designs for the most part were great and very unique

Sure there were a few questionable ones but they didn’t really bother me too much.

This is by definitely Oriental Light and Magic finest work in terms of art and animation especially in season 3 (Football Frontier International Arc) where it looks absolutely beautiful at times putting some of the recent anime to shame.

Overall the art/animation is great for what it is.

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8.5/10

 

Sound.

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The first time that I listened to the OST I personally found it lacklustre but over time I started getting used to it and I ended up completely loving the OST because how amazing it was.

Hell, some of the tracks in Inazuma Eleven are emotional and just plan epic.

Notable tracks include.

Teikoku Gakuen Theme empire Gakuen came!

Mortal combat with the empire Gakuen

Lethal Attack

Gathering Circle

Kanashii Kano

At this of the Inazuma Eleven OST has become one of my favourite anime OST.

 

All of the Opening and Endings themes are amazing and a good listen. My favourite openings and endings in Inazuma Eleven are opening 4 and ending 3 because they fit every well with each other like the opening 4 adds hype for that arc while ending 1 closes that arc perfectly.

The Japanese audio for the series was great and the voice actors were well acted.

Notable performance goes to Junko Takeuchi as Endou Mamarou, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kidou Yuuto, Sanae Kobayashi as Natsumi Raimon, Rie Kugimiya aka (Tsundere Queen) as Toramaru Utsunomiya, Yuki Kaji as Kazuya Ichinose and Nishigaki, Yuka as Kazemaru Ichirouta.

There’s also an English dub. Please don’t watch the English dub it’s really bad. I watch the dub for this on Nintendo’s anime channel just to see how it is and it was just awful. Not only the voices were bad but the audio quality itself is bad plus the story and characters development were butchered to all hell.

All of the character has different names and they were really bad on that and the final nail of the coffin for this dub is the show cuts off after season 2 leaving you with a uncompleted story.

I only watched the first 2 episodes for the dub for this I dropped it half way in episode because the voices were just so freaking horrible to listen plus the voice actors had no emotion with the roles whatsoever.

This is a horrendous dub and it up there with some of the worst dubs I heard up there with Higurashi, Fushigi Yuugi, and Samurai X Trust and Betrayal dub is that bad.

 

So there really no reason to watch Inazuma Eleven dubbed and I won’t take any points away because its honestly hard to find a Inazuma Eleven dub nowadays let alone good quality.

Overall besides what I said about the dub the I really love the OST, Openings, Endings and voice acting for the original Japanese audio.

10/10

 

Final Thoughts.

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Inazuma Eleven might just be the anime that I realize I judged this too early.

Am being real honest when I say that my opinions for this anime went from basically is just an another mediocre sports anime to oh my god l freaking this anime so much!!!

Seriously this went being something that i will hate to something that I will love and it impressed me in so many ways that I will never thought possible with a sports anime let alone a kid’s anime.

This and another show called Gurren Lagann taught me that you don’t have to dark and serious or realistic to be good.

This is just an awesome anime that I barely speak my praises enough. The story, the characters, the animation the OST, the openings the endings and the voice acting were all just great. I know it could easily have flopped but execution for everything is so great that I can’t ignore it.

I love Inazuma Eleven and I glad to put this anime in my favorites list.

I give Inazuma Eleven a 9.5/10 (It was a blast that I will forever love)

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Yeah it has its hip-cups and despise is very too high of a score but to extremely honest I just don’t care.

I absolutely love this anime.

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Anime recommendations.

 Prince of Tennis

Haikyuu!!

Ookiku Furikabutte

Gundam Build Fighters

Diamond no Ace

Ginga e Kickoff!!

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Eureka Seven (For the football episode)

Kill la Kill

 

Anyway this has been Shawn aka TheKazeTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

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