[AOW] Angel Beats (3/24-30/2013)

Soooooooooooo, thanks to Netflix I've been re-watching this series but in English. I thought this was the weaker of the KEY series of anime (which includes Air, Kanon, Clannad and more recently Little Busters!) simply because it tried to be way too saddening (I'll go more into that when I'm finished with watching in English because I plan to do a review) but watching in English the series is a bit more enjoyable and reasonable in English. Besides, I love the opening.

Type: Original
Genre(s): Comedy, Tragedy, After Life, Action, Supernatural
# of Episodes: 13 + 2OVA
Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri's claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn't go as he intended.


[AOW] Ichigo Mashimaru (3/17-23/2013)

Rarely is there a moe show that isn't aimed at making lonely otaku guys horny (I'm staring at you Vivired Operation), yet shows such as Ichigo Mashimaru exist. I saw this quite a while ago, but RightStuf! sent out a swag package for my convention (the Fellow Anime Lovers Convention which is happening May 17-18, 2012 in El Paso Texas) that included a pencil board for the series... making me decide why not feature the show as AOW.

Type: manga adaptation
Genre(s): Comedy; Slice of Life
# of Episodes: 12; 3 OVA; 1 side story
Everyday things make up the fabric of life whether its making friends, going to school, trying to make money, or celebrating a holiday. Ichigo Mashimaro is a heartwarming series that follows the daily lives of Itoh Chika, her sister Nobue, and her friends Miu, Matsuri, and Ana.