Sunday, 29 April 2012

Kuroko no Basuke Episode 04

i just found my favorite guy in the show.

Captain Hyuga Junpei!!
kuroko no basuke 04-02

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Spring 2012

as usual, will be blogging each new Spring series as i watch them. all biased opinions ahead.

all biased opinions are up!

with Irino Miyu and Sugita-san reuniting (after Danshi) for this, i didn't even have to consider watching; this is already a MUST-WATCH. a little different from Irino's previous "alien" show, since he's the self-proclaimed alien this time round. the scene-stealer? Akira (CV Sugita-san) and his duck Tapioca. it's funny to see him talking to Tapioca, not to mention with four SPs at his beck and call.

Sakamichi no Apollon
the return of a music-based show to the NoitaminA block? hell yeah! after Nodame Cantabile ended, we haven't had any good music devoted show in the block for ages. i've never been that familiar with jazz music, always confused between jazz and blues, so this is a good chance to learn and enjoy, much like how Nodame made me appreciate classical music.

an emotionless child soldier Jonah (CV Tamura Mutsumi) with a too-cheerful female arms dealer Koko (CV Itou Shizuka) and her staff of ex-military veterans. lots of guns, outrageous car chases and beautiful beautiful visuals. Ep1 doesn't give you the slow character introduction, it gets that over and done with in the first 5 minutes, then continues to keep you in captivated with loads of action and also some laughs in between. i'm sure we'll get to the actual story soon, but in the meantime, just keep me entertained with the car chases.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Kimi to Boku.2 Episode 01

kimi to boku.2 ep01
and we're treated with a flashback of the twins right from the start.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

thoughts before Spring 2012

with the exception of Aquarion EVOL and Moretsu Pirates, i've finished all other Winter series last week in preparation for the new Spring season.

four Weekly Shonen Jump series ended last week,
1) Bakuman (no worries, there's still season 3 in Fall)
2) Bleach (total-drag-thank-goodness-it-finally-ended)
3) Beelzebub (my first surprise ending)
4) Gintama' (shocker!)

i'm still reeling from the shock of Gintama' ending. something i really couldn't accept especially with the news coming only a week before the last episode. since i don't follow the manga, i can't be too sure whether it is because the anime have caught up to the manga chapters. but at least, or i hope, this will not be the end of Gintama. the last episode still gave me a small glimmer of hope that there could still be some continuation somewhere in the near distant future, even though what was posted on WSJ sounded like there would never ever have anymore Gintama anime.

with four WSJ series wrapped up, we only get 2 replacements, Medaka Box and Kuroko no Basuke.

Spring 2012 is HUGE!! of the 50 shows, i already have 20 which i would definitely catch their first episode. whether or not i will continue on watching, will have to be determined after that.

Spring 2012 also comes with the much anticipated Fate/Zero continuation!! another sequel is Kimi to Boku, but we all know everyone is more excited about Fate/Zero.

finally, even with 20 new shows, i've started watching Naruto Shippuunden. something to fill in the hollow that Gintama left.