Wednesday, 2 July 2014
The Best Anime from Spring 2014
First off we start with the Best shows from Spring 2014 in no particular order.
Ping Pong :
Plot : Two long-time friends Smile and Peco are both members of the ping pong club at their high school and are both very talented at the sport. However, Smile's quiet personality keeps him from being able to win against Peco. The club's teacher takes notice of Smile's talent and works to change his attitude toward the sport.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmZVuMDlw-w
Thoughts : Ping Pong the Animation really blew me away, at first I was skeptical about the art work itself,
but the animation, music and story more than made up for it. I previously did a full review on it which can be found here
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou :
Plot : Thanks to his parents' job transfer, high school freshman Usa Kazunari finally gets to enjoy living on his own in the Kawai Complex, a boarding house that provides meals for its residents. Ritsu, the senpai he admires, also lives in Kawai Complex, as do a few other unique individuals: his masochistic roommate Shirosaki; beautiful, well-endowed Mayumi who has no luck in finding men; and sly, predatory college woman Sayaka. Surrounded by these people, Usa never finds his daily life boring
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLo2Dc1srWQ
Thoughts : Really enjoyed this anime, it had great characters and good mix of laughs and feels. The art is great to look at and the music was pleasant. One of the shows I enjoyed most every week.
Knights of Sidonia :
Plot : It has been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous seed ships like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Tanikaze Nagate is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the desperate battle for the survival of humanity...
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFVaxGqCN9k
Thoughts : Ahh Knights of Sidonia a moody, futuristic anime filled with aliens, mecha and a very grim outlook on humanity's fate. Even though heavy CGI was used in this show, making the faces look more than just a bit strange, it didn't feel out at all, as this show features some of the best visuals I've seen this past season. Show also features some big mysteries, a ton of characters each with their own traits. And it also fills you with a real fear for the characters as they can die at anytime.
That's my short list of shows I thought was the Best of the Spring 2014 Anime season. My next blog post will be about the shows I thought were the Worst of Spring 2014.
Did you watch any of these shows? What are your thoughts on them, and what are your Best shows of the season?