Room Mate is a shorts series related to One Room which aired last season. When I reviewed One Room in Backlog: Week 10, I wrote:
The main character, you, interacts with three girls one after another. Everything is from his/your POV and you only hear one side of the conversation, the girl’s of course. The animation is nice, but the plot is very simple — it’s just like every other visual novel. All the girls like him/you. Boring really, but the girls are cute.
I was expecting Room Mate to be just like that, but with bishounen. What is my opinion after the first three episodes? Spoiler warning! Continue reading
The Backlog series as well as First Impressions are suspended for the time being because I’m knee-deep in Soil Mechanics. My exam is on Friday 21st, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
This week was awful as far as anime goes. I was very busy and when I had some free time, I’d study and not watch anime. I watched 21 episodes, including 12 shorts.
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
New seasons of Natsume Yuujinchou are always a safe bet. I was having a hard time watching stuff at the beginning of fall last year and was looking for something I could depend on to be soothing and well-done. Well, this is it. There are a good number of regular “youkai-of-the-day” episodes, but there’s also some development with the Matoba clan and Natori-san gets one episode. Overall, exactly what you’d expect.
By the way, the next season, Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, will start airing on Wednesday. Continue reading
First of this season’s first impressions is here. It’s Frame Arms Girl, an anime that’s basically an advertisement for Kotobukiya’s Frame Arms Girl model kit line. I will spoil the whole episode, so read after watching, please.
Ao opens a package that arrives at her doorstep. Inside the package is Gōrai, a Frame Arms Girl: a small robot capable of independent movement. Gōrai is a newly-developed prototype: a Frame Arms Girl equipped with an “Artificial Self,” an advanced AI that gives her a personality.
The anime will focus on Gōrai, the first model released for the line, as well as Stylet and Baselard.
The main human character, Ao, who lives alone, because her parents are overseas for work, receives a package with Gōrai. It turns out that the developers of Frame Arms Girls sent them out to various people to test-drive them. Ao is the only one who activated her doll though, so she makes up for 100% of the data. She is new to the model kit world and not particularly interested in dolls. But if she collects enough data, she will get paid. *kachink* That’s roughly the first half of the episode. Continue reading
This was the last week of the winter season, so I have one anime from this season. In all I watched 21 episodes, including 13 shorts.
Tamako Love Story
Tamako Love Story is a full-length movie following the Tamako Market TV series. Mochizou is seriously considering studying film-making in Tokyo and has decided to confess to Tamako before going away. It’s a love story with one airhead heroine and one poor, sweet boy. I don’t want to give anything away, but he confesses! And her reaction! Aaaa! I cried.
Subjectively, I loved it. Objectively, the art is KyoAni. The plot is more than just a love story — we are confronted with all the main five characters’ visions of future and then there’s the baton club entering a contest. Plus there’s a little more development of lesser characters, like the shopping district men and women. I don’t think there are any bad points… maybe the yelling, but that might be more cultural? (When the characters are frustrated they run out into an open space, like a riverbank or a field, and just scream.) Let me know, what you think. Continue reading
Week number nine, huh? I watched the minimum — 21 episodes — including 16 shorts. I watched a lot of shorts, because I have an exam on Tuesday and have been studying. I barely finished anything…
These are two-and-a-half-minute chibi skits, breaking the fourth wall and talking about the anime a little. They’re nothing stellar. I mean, you don’t really have to watch them unless you’re a completionist like me.
That’s it! Nothing else this week. I am keeping up with Kobayashi-san’s Dragon Maid, so that should have a finale next week, and One Room, which will end on Wednesday. I hope to finish Tamako Love Story and Natsume Yuujinchou Go. So yes, this should be longer next week.
Eight weeks, that’s almost two months. I’m only keeping up with two airing series, so I’m working on my backlog pretty intensely. Why is it not getting smaller then? This week I watched 22 episodes, including 12 shorts. Continue reading
It’s Sunday! This week I finished two movies, one short and one series. As always I watched 21 episodes, including 13 shorts. I’m finishing a lot, but my “watching” and “to watch” numbers are barely budging.
Here we are again. This week I had a hard time keeping up with my episodes. Especially on Monday and Tuesday. But I still managed to watch 21 episodes, including 17 shorts. Yeah, I’m mostly watching shorts, because I’m busy. That’s also why I finished three shorts series this week.