My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. Wanderer says:

    Lots of stuff that makes me say “what the hell is this?!” this season. Also astonished that Monster Musume is getting an anime, given that the (barely) not-hentai manga grew from a series of porn shorts the author drew.

    I am in for a few things, though. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (I still don’t know why they cut 2wei in half in the first place), Non Non Biyori (NYANPASU!), and Symphogear. YES I HAPPEN TO LIKE SYMPHOGEAR. Is there a problem? >:(

  2. zztop says:

    For those unfamiliar with Gatchaman Crowds:
    Crowds is a heavily reimagined reboot of the 1970s Gatchaman sentai franchise, commissioned to celebrate the then-50th anniversary of its owners, Tatsunoko, in 2013. Director Nakamura Kenji, known for his creative quirkiness and out-of-the-box ideas, chose to downplay the traditional superhero elements in favour of a pseudo-commentary on online social media and people power as the true drivers of modern-day heroism, over the traditional superhero team group.

  3. I.D. nameless says:

    I’m going to be on a limited schedule as usual. The only things I’m watching for sure are Fate Kaleid and Gakkou Gurashi. Might pick up one or two more along the way as well if I hear good things about them.

    • I.D. nameless says:

      The name Gate bugged me a little and I finally remembered: it’s a light novel that I heard some good things about in the past but never bothered to check it out. I might add it to the list.

  4. littleshogun says:

    Okay. First of all to Eva, is your health problem serious or not? If yes I hope you get well soon. And just because I didn’t comment in your PreCure review doesn’t mean I stopped following PreCure, OK? I still following it, and I think it’s about time the wheels are turning for the four princesses. Yes I said four and you will find out why in this week PreCure.

    Second, looks like there is not quite impressive anime selection. Is anyone here has a relative name Mami Tomoe by the way? If so, we must sacrifice her to Charlotte, otherwise the world will be destroyed forever, lol. Well, my corny joke aside is there anyone else watching Kanon, Air, or Clannad? If so they coincidentally created by the same writer as Charlotte, Jun Maeda. The studio they choose to animated these three? Kyoto Animation. If so probably Charlotte will full of tears(or sappy story to Jun Maeda hater), considering the infamy(involving death and supernatural thing) of these work could make grown man cry(or not). Oh for the fan, the works are called season trilogy iirc, because Kanon set in winter, Air set in summer, and Clannad set in spring. Also they started as Visual Novel and Season Trilogy Visual Novel already full translated in English. Go get them if you want. And for good comparison, I think Charlotte is continuation from Angel Beats iirc, also by same writer. If you find out the Charlotte music is good, the composer for Charlotte is also Jun Maeda.

    Third, even for man, I think for Bikini Warrior, the clothes are too much exposure, and the PV is more fitting for H-RPG, and by the way most woman in H-RPG that had quite good game play is dressed more modest than those four which is quite ironic. Especially one of the four illustrator is from Alice Soft, which is quite famous for Rance series H-RPG. If you want to check out Rance, beware of Rapist Protagonist, which may turn you off. And for the game with the MC whose goal is screw the girl all over the world, the girls is dressed more modest(Mostly with some exception, but not as open as Bikini Warriors). Oh I watch the PV and found out the girls job is instead slaying the monster, the monster should 200 times more powerful and instead kill the warrior, it did the job with some interesting slime, tentacle thing which not out of place in Hentai Anime. And another good example of H-RPG which the woman dressed modestly are Yumina the Ethereal and Utawarerumono. You may check these two in VNDB.

    Well sorry for wall of text. Guess I quite passionate to talk about Visual Novel here.

    PS By the way Eva, did you watch Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime? Not my question, but one from Live Journal.

    • Eva says:

      I was diagnosed with Tendonitis back in early 2012 and back then I had to take a 9 months hiatus due to being unable to use my hands whatsoever. I was basically crippled during that period of time. So in order to prevent it from getting that bad again, I have to take necessary breaks in order to prevent myself from further injury. I can handle covering two shows with maximizing my hands off computer approach, as it seems to be working well so far in order to finish my Spring coverage.

      I have watched Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, but I haven’t completed it because stuff happened and it was put on-hold. I plan to finish watching it this summer. I know it’s a good show.

  5. 15fan says:

    Gakkou Gurashi! (School-Live!)

    People who read the Manga say the Intial summary does not match at all and the manga cant wait to see people’s reactions.

    • Eva says:

      AKA: Don’t judge the book by it’s cover. (evil laughter in the background)

    • I.D. nameless says:

      Even if not many people will watch the anime (which seems to be the case given the reactions here) I’m still going to sadistically enjoy each and every anime-only viewer reaction I can find :)

    • BodaciousSpacePirate says:

      Yeah, but it is hard to talk about the ACTUAL content of Gakkou Gurashi, considering there are about half-a-dozen “jaw hitting the floor” plot twists in the first five chapters of the manga.

      Seriously, this is going to be one psychologically intense anime.

    • Eva says:

      Updated the genre accordingly. Anyhow thank you for bringing it up.

  6. BodaciousSpacePirate says:

    FYI, AniChart’s description of Million Doll is hilariously inaccurate:

    “The original manga revolves around Suuko”
    actually, it is an ensemble manga featuring six main characters

    “an idol-loving hikikomori who has one ability: to make any idol popular through the power of blogging”
    that’s based on a VERY liberal translation of her monologue from the first chapter; it doesn’t correspond to the content of the series at all

    “She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio”
    Itorio is a corporate-sponsored idol unit, consisting of three farm girls

    “and tries to make her sell more, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryuusan and the underground idol Mariko.”
    actually, Ryuu is a 20-something salaryman who falls in love with the daughter of a prostitute, Mariko. Mariko works in a nightclub and dreams of escaping poverty by becoming an idol, only to meet with continual failure and disappointment.

    At least they got some of the names right.

  7. Just a few things…

    [1] First and foremost, I’m glad you’ve found a way to stay active and deal with your health condition, Eva. Thank you in advance for covering DanMachi thoroughly and to the end :)

    [2] Vantage, I’m looking forward to seeing you cover a beloved iyashikei anime with Hello!! ‘Kin-iro Mosaic’ nearing its end! By the way, did YOU sneak Aria into this summer preview? :3

    [3] For some reason looking into Overlord made me consider the possibility that the sudden change in the game world… is actually someone’s attempt to help the main character???

    Is it possible that Momonga did have some great friends until he lost his parents and then shut himself away from the world? I had this vision where Momonga has conquered Yggdrasil and bonded with his underlings despite his evil facade, then the six of them reveal themselves to be his last and closest friends. They found out what happened to him eventually and all of them, grown and successful in various ways, decided to buy out the company and their game. Together they monitored his activity in the game, enhancing the experiences to be more life-like in order to touch his heart and bond with him, which gives the company great data for their next big game.

    Thus he leaves Yggdrasil with his best friends by his side to start his life again, eventually going on to work for the company on the next game and marrying that one girl whose avatar has the horns… It’s probably too crazy to be true, but… A virtual reality game being quietly shut down? An ordinary person having no friends? I’m so curious!

    [4] The link for the IDOLM@STER PV reads as: …It isn’t actually an issue since anyone who click on it will see the address and simple be able to delete the irrelevant part, but I know Eva likes to keep things in working order no matter what.

    • Eva says:

      Thanks for notifying me of the broken link! It has been fixed.

    • Vantage says:

      If I’m able to, I hope to cover the second season to Gochiusa as well, whenever that airs. As amazing as Kiniro Mosaic is, when compared to the ‘big three’ recent iyashikei anime it actually comes in third behind Gochiusa and Non Non Biyori for me. And as for Aria – that wasn’t me! It was initially something we thought would air next season, and I guess that image of Akari was just bundled in with the rest when the preview banner was made.

      More information on it has popped up recently though: the new Aria won’t be a full-length TV series, and will instead be a series of three specials, bundled with the Blu-ray box release of each season. It’s fitting given how perfectly the third season ended, but it’s also a bit disappointing at the same time, as is the lengthy wait. But it’ll be so worth it given how gorgeous the cast’s adult designs are.

      • Wanderer says:

        Wait, you mean I’ve got to buy the entire series again to see this? That’s a lot of money for just three new episodes… Why must they lock undine Ai-chan away from me so cruelly?!

        • Vantage says:

          I’m sure they’ll be floating around the internet easily enough, when the time comes. The bigger problem is waiting for that time to actually come – the first episode will be released with Animation in December (although it premieres at some event on 26 September) while the Origination box-set will only be available in June 2016 ;_; All details are here!

          Undine Ai-chan is cute, but I’m even more sad at being denied dekkai wavy-haired Alice. Look at how massive Maa-kun has grown though, holy crap.

          • Wanderer says:

            Well yes, but I DO own the whole series. I WANT to own it all. Aria ranks up among my favorite anime of all time, having proven to be truly inimitable (a number of shows seem to have tried to imitate it, some of them quite good in their own right, but none of them have managed it). I WANT to own every bit of Aria that has been released. I also have shown this series to family, and we have rewatched it all the way through together at least once as well. What I’m not sure I want is to have to pay for the entire series all over again in order to properly own these last three episodes, no matter how good the episodes might be.

            I admit I was wondering what Alice had done to her hair. I’m not sure I’m a fan of wavy hair compared to the way she used to have it, but I’ll wait and see how it looks when I can get a better view.

            I do hope Alice has taught Maa-kun to stop biting Aria Shachou, because it’s entirely different for a kitten to do it compared to a cat that size.

            *reads the character bios and setup stuff for the OVA* ALL RIGHT, NEW SERIES SET IN THIS TIME PERIOD PLS! FUND IT!

            • Vantage says:

              That’s a nice sentiment! I don’t own Aria (yet), but it’s definitely the sort of thing I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase if presented with the opportunity. I do get what you mean though, since you’re essentially just after these three episodes – and going by, Animation seems like it’ll cost a wince-inducing 21k yen. I guess it’d be easier to pay for this release if they’d remastered all the seasons or something.

              The wavy hair makes kouhai-chan look very mature and grown-up – I initially reacted with doubt as well, but I quickly grew to like it the more I stared at her. It feels like the most drastic change in appearance of the three, given that Akari is basically still Momiko (but now with an Alicia-san aura) and that Aika changes her hair all the time.

              So far, it’s probably best to treat Avvenire like an epilogue of sorts. But it’ll set a precedent, especially when none of us ever considered that more Aria after Origination would even be a thing, ever. And if they got Amano to invest effort into designing new Singles, then they might as well make full use of them, right? :D

  8. Pandora says:

    So exciting for Woking!!, Junjou Romantica, and Makura no Danshi!

  9. AnimeSays says:

    It’s gonna be an exciting summer this year! Can’t wait to watch Woking!!

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