Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Anime Spotlight : List of Anime from Spring 2014 I'm following Part 2
So it's the new season of shows and everything is starting to get into the swing of things. As such I present Part 2 of my list I'm currently following of the Spring 2014 anime season. There will be a few parts to this list as there is too much to mention in one post. And the I might possibly drop some shows as the season progresses. Let's get into it. In no particular order.
Genre : Comedy, Ecchi, Manga, Mecha, Seinen
Synopsis : The comedy centers around a high school boy named Madanbashi Kouichi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Sonan Kyouko from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.
Thoughts : Cheesy super robot action with a fair bit of fanservice? Reminds me of the 90s in a good way.
2. La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky
Genre : Dating Sim - Visual Novel, Shoujo
Synopsis : Soon after transferring to Seisou Gakuin, Kanade finds the orchestra club in the middle of preparing for the National concur. Teaming up with the other members, she will improve her skills, meet new rivals and create memories for what will become an unforgettable summer...
Thoughts : I watched the original La Corda a few years back and dare say it. Enjoyed it, this one has an all new cast but will see if it keeps the same recipe.
3. Mahou Shoujo Taisen
Genre : Anthropomorphism, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic, Mahou Shoujo
Synopsis : The dragon sleeps under the ground of this land...
It gives an abundant harvest on the land when sleeping, but brings a disaster when it is awake. In every decade or hundreds of years, the dragon moves its body as if it tosses about unconsciously. The movement becomes the distortion and causes impurity. This impurity lavishes an evil on people. And now, there is a huge indication of a distortion. Gods foresaw the greatest harm would happen to Japan, divide own power and give it off as a messenger of God (Shinshi) in Japan to gather mediums, or Magica who can expel the impurity. With the magical weapon the power of Gods, Magica will fight to stop evils in Japan.
Thoughts : A mahou shoujo show from Gainax, SOLD
4. Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun
Genre : Action, Juujin, Large Breasts, Martial Arts, Mecha, Ninja, Pantsu, Piloted Robot, Small Breasts
Synopsis : In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis with the arrival of black ships from overseas. However, Japan drove away the black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots that have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigners ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experienced the Meiji Restoration.
Thoughts : This show just screams "QUALITY", I doubt it will survive the 5 episode testing period.
5. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka
Genre : Comedy, Daily Life
Synopsis Kokoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiya, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.
Thoughts : Cute girls in a slice of life setting? So far has some great laughs and is very relaxing, I know a lot of anime fans don't like these kinds of shows, but I'll continue on with it.
6. Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
Genre : Manga, School Life, Shoujo Ai
Synopsis : The story of the original manga revolves around Nekoyama Suzu, a timid, shy tsundere girl who loves dogs, and Inugami Yachiyo, a super masochistic, air-headed, friendly girl who loves cats. One day, after a fateful meeting, the two find themselves attracted to each other. In response to Inugami's instinctive approaches, Nekoyama is always bashful. Their friend Aki has to work hard to make jabs at some of the situations of the two, and also to stop Inugami from going berserk.
Thoughts : Shoujo Ai in fairly short chunks is always welcome in my book.
That's it for the second part of my list, still a lot of shows to post about, But have you watced any of the shows mentioned here? What are your thoughts on them? All information was taken from Anidb.net