Monday, 7 April 2014

Anime Spotlight : Golden Time, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, Kill la Kill and Strike the Blood

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 Golden Time
A Romance anime about Tada Banri, who just entered a Law College in Toyko and Kaga Koko a childhood friend and stalker of Tada Banri's new friend Yanagisawa Mitsuo. Koko initially only has eyes for Mitsuo, but after an eventful night her relationship with Banri starts. Golden Time was a fun show to watch, the music and animation were both great. The characters each have their own unique quirks and it was quite interesting to see how they handle the challenges and personal struggles they faced.

Secondly we have Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
The sequel to Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! A new girl gets introduced who seems to be a childhood friend of Yuuta's and she also knows Nibutani. Rikka sees her as a possible obstacle that could get in between her and Yuuta. Even though I enjoyed Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren I do feel the story is wearing a bit thin. The romance progress was too slow for my liking and the common theme is Delusions for the win.

Moving on the list we have Kill la Kill
Studio Trigger's first show and coming from some of the people that made Gurren Lagann I had high hopes, and after watching all of it I can say for sure. I am not disappointed. Kill la Kill is about our main character, Matoi Ryuuko a high school girl that, after finding her father murdered. Takes up half of the scissor her father made and her search for the killer begins. Even though this show comes off as a bit random at first. It really is worth your time. The music and animation are top notch. And soooo many plot twists!

Last up for today's list we have Strike the Blood
An action anime with superpowers, mythical creatures and of course a harem. Strike the Blood is about Akatsuki Kojou, a boy that is apparently one of the most powerful vampires in the world. And the girl that is supposed to observe him and end his life if needs be, Himeragi Yukina. Strike the Blood isn't anything outstanding. It feels a lot like a cheaper version of the A Certain Magical Index series in many ways. It does have it's moments and is worth trying out if you want a bit of comedy, cute girls and some super power fueled fighting.

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!