Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Anime Spotlight : D-Frag, Sakura Trick, Samurai Flamenco and Hamatora

Hey There,  seeing as a lot of shows are coming to an end. I'm going to talk about a few of them every week instead of doing full reviews.

First off we have D-FRAG
D-Frag is a fun slapstick comedy about Kenji, who likes to think that his gang are the bad boys of their school. He meets with the girls of the game-making club, who are all a bit crazy. Kenji gets forced to join the club and his life takes a big turn. D-Frag was quite an enjoyable watch, just a bit on the short side. Luckily there is a planned OAD as I really laughed quite a bit at this show.

Secondly we have Sakura Trick
Sakura Trick is the tale of Haruka and Yuu, two good friends that attend a school that is set to shut down in a few years time. Haruaka being very jealous about Yuu's new friendships, wants to share something "special" with Yuu. Their love for each other grows from there.
As Much as I do love Shoujo Ai and Yuri shows. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of depth to the relationship in Sakura Trick, was kind of hoping for another Strawberry Panic. But still had a few laughs from this show.

Moving on the list we have Samurai Flamenco
Samurai Flamenco was a bit of a dark horse, Famous model Hazama Masayoshi's biggest dream was to become a superhero, despite having no powers or fancy gadgets, he takes on the identity of Samurai Flamenco, a super hero his grandfather always told him about. And fights crime in the name of Justice! Initial impressions of Samurai Flamenco was, heck I thought it was going to be like the movie Kick-Ass, a super hero parody of sorts, which this does hold true. The massive plot twists kept me wanting more. Definitely give this show a watch.

Last up for today's list we have Hamatora
A super power filled Detective anime, that I feel is a bit underrated. Hamatora is about the pair of detectives called Nice and Murasaki. They are also called "minimum holders" humans with special abilities. They take on various cases using their powers, and get involved with a case that will change the world they live in. Hamatora has a great mix of action and comedy. And a great mix of characters, on both side of the struggle, Good and Evil. Had a Getbackers kind of feel to it.

If you watched any of these shows let me know what you thought of them in the comment section below. I will post about more recently finished shows next week!