[Mini-reviews] 9/10/09 [Anime #1]

Since I keep losing track of my opinions on anime by the time
I get around to writing a review of 5+ episodes, I've decided to
"jot" down opinions in my blog when they are fresh. For full reviews
please check out my review blog, JA NE online magazine and Ogenki podcast :]

Birdy the Mighty Decode
Episode(s) Watched: #1
Quick Star Rating: 3/5
Quick Opinion: Episode one of Birdy the Mighty Decode did a good job of setting up the story and that's about it. Yes, the fighting sequences were pretty cool but there was nothing super special nor unique about them. The animation was fairly crisp, but I can see the story steering towards something I may have seen or read before *cough* Figure 17 *cough*. I can't make a good judgment on an anime based on just one episode, but it's looking OK at this point.
Plan to Continue Watching: Yes.

Darker than BLACK
Episode(s) Watched: #1 & 2
Quick Star Rating: 4/5
Quick Opinion: I kept telling myself I was going to watch this anime but never really got around to doing so.... 'till I found out there was gonna be a new season and one of my buddies is a lot like the main character Lee. The first two episodes did not disappoint. I find it brilliant to take the age old concept of people having powers and adding a price for these powers. I almost fell of my bed from laughing when that one guy had to eat flowers after using his power. I felt bad for the guy who had to arrange rocks in such a precise manner. And there was that guy who had to break his fingers. I flinched. I really did.
Plan to Continue Watching: >.> HAI!

Kara no Kyoukai- The Garden of Sinners
Episode(s) Watched: #1
Quick Star Rating: 3/5
Quick Opinion: Seemed a lot like TypeMoon's otherwork Tsukihime so I was really disappointed. The animation was fairly pretty, but the story was bland.
Plan to Continue Watching: Sure.

Episode(s) Watched: #1
Quick Star Rating: 3/5
Quick Opinion: I'm actually re-watching this series is order to do a review for JA NE. When I first saw this series I loved it, but this second time around the story does seem a bit blah. The animation is really pretty, but the characters aren't all that interesting. They're all tragic.
Plan to Continue Watching: Yes.

Episode(s) Watched: #21
Quick Star Rating: 4/5
Quick Opinion: I love this anime. I just do >.>
Plan to Continue Watching: YES YES yyyeeessss


[Anime of the Week] (9/6-12/09) Denno Coil

# of Episodes: 26
Running Time: 24min/ep
Rating: (Akia Tomiyo) 13+
Plot: Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.


[Fall 2009 Anime] Akia's list o' Awsome! >:D

Plan to Watch:
Nyan Koi!~ YES! Talking to cats? xD I will rofl with extreme laughter with this one.
Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okaeri~ I watched, and loved, the first two seasons so I'm definantly watching this two part TV special.
Fairy Tale~ Watching the anime saves me from having to read the manga. Lol. And it might be as epic as Rave Master (which I miss dearly).
Winter Sonata~ It's based on a K-drama so it might be good. *fingers crossed*
Kaidan Restaurant~ Not much is known, but it looks cool!
Kimi ni Todoke~ HAI HAI HAI! I just started reading the manga.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza~ =D YESSSSSS. I loved the first season.
Sora no Otoshimono~ Seems a bit like Yumeria mixed with Tokyo Mew Mew. rofl
11Eyes~ Woah.
Tegami Bachi~ Yess, I love this manga (sorta).
Kiddy Girl-and~ Sure. Why not. The original was good enough.
Miracle☆Train ~Ouedo-sen e Youkoso~ 0__0 'nuffffff said
Inuyasha Final Act~ I delt with the rest of the series, might as well finish.
TO~ meccchhhaaaaaa
Eden of The East the Movie I: The King of Eden~ DUH
Don't Plan to Watch:
Jungle Emperor Leo (special)~ It's a TV special of The New Adventure of Kimba the White Lion that came out back in the late 80s. I never watched the original.
Battle Spirits: Shonen Gekihan Dan~ Second season of the kids trading card game anime. No thanks. I'm tired of these kind of anime.
Queens Blade: Gyokuza no Tsugumono~ I couldn't stand 3 episodes of the first season so I doubt I coud stand any of the second. Too perverted/ soft core porn for my taste in anime >.>
Natsu no Arashi~ bleh blarghhhhh.
Kanokon ~Manatsu no Daishanikusai~ Never watched the TV series, and I won't have the time to watch it first!~
Hidamari Sketch x 365~ I should have been watching the previous seasons T^T
Stitch~Itazura Alien no Daibouken~ It took so long to get official, I ost interest.
Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi~ YURI. looks like it and is a second season so no thanks.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2009~ >.> <.<
Tentai Senshi Sunred II~ uhhhh no
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu~ It's way too kawaii looking.
Sasameki Koto~ *throws up* yuri
Utsurun Desu~ Too weird lookin'
Galaxy Express: Towards the Dimond Ring~ Not enough time to watch the TV series before watching this movie.
Sersllyyy Not sure 0_o:
Kampfer~ If it wasn't for the gender bending aspect (you have to be a girl to use your powers. This is most likely going to lead to yuri ~ >.>), I'd probably watch it without a doubt so I'm not sure
The Book of Bantorra~ There's no info on the premise, so I can't really say yay or nay to this one.
Yumeiro Pâtissière~ Not enough info, but it's about cooking.
Kuuchuu Buranko~ 0__0 where's mai summary!!!
The Sacred Blacksmith~ Most interesting title so far, but no summary.
Asura Cryin 2~ I'm still struggling through the first season.
Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini~ If I find the time to watch the first season, then I'll watch this. I've heard good things about this anime.
To Aru Kagaku no "Railgun"~ Um.
Seitokai no Ichizon~ >.> makes me want The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross moreeee
White Album 2~ If I finish the first season, I'll most likely watch this.