No Game, No Life: Ep.1

No Game, No Life (Ep. 1; Aired April 9th)

*SPOILERS*

This show is definitely one for gamers!

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  • It’s similar to Sword Art Online for all those SAO fans out there! Even the main guy’s voice actor also did Kirito’s voice!
  • It seems like it’s a “perfect world” but there’s probably going to be some catch to it eventually. It also doesn’t have that life or death feeling SAO had- or at least not yet.
  • And yet again, brother/sister love! I swear this is the fifth show I’ve watched that’s had it! It’s like weird fanservice-y incest
  • World building is fantastic – the coloring of everything is stunning.
  • The character design was interesting for every character – no one was over the top, but there was no one that was too plain

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  • I found it interesting they were able to make simple games like poker so intense and make you sit on the edge of your seat
  • The opening was fun and upbeat, but it was kind of confusing that they put it at the end of this episode.

Opening Theme

This Game by Konomi Suzuki

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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Ep. 1

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Ep. 1; Aired April 6th)

*SPOILERS*

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  • I liked this show, but I can already tell the Blooms are going be really -really- annoying.
  • My favorite part was the fight sequences!! There’s nothing better than a show that has great fight sequences! And the insert of magic was a nice touch and blended very well.

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  • This is also another anime that has twin love in it – they keep it a secret but apparently they’re both on the same page?? It’s interesting that this season is the season of twin love.
  • Another thing I know that’s going to bother me is how useless the sister is. She’s a part of the prestigious group, but she does nothing useful yet her brother, who is in a lower group seems to be a whole lot better?? Maybe I missed something and they switched places or something?
  • I love the design of the magic they use!! It’s really pretty and I can’t wait to see more of it!

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  • There was just an opening theme for this opening, but it had a good song and the fight sequences worked well with it.

Opening Theme

Rising Hope by LiSA

I liked how they had specials about how the magic works and stuff, but it still left me a little confused. But they added in that there were people who used magic that didn’t know how it worked either which was nice to know for all of those people who can’t understand it.

And another note, the main male character’s voice is also the voice actor of Gray Fullbuster of Fairy Tail which I love!~

One Week Friends: Ep. 1

One Week Friends (Ep. 1; Aired April 7th)

*SPOILERS*

Only one thing needs to be said: THIS IS THE CUTEST SHOW EVER.

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  • I love the different animation style! It’s refreshing to see something new – use of softer colors works really well.
  • I liked how Yuuki’s friend had all the words of wisdom – Yuuki must go to him for everything!
  • I’m curious to see if there’ll be any other people to make a group of friends or if they story is just of Kaori and Yuuki although the story would be perfect either way.
  • The opening theme was sooo cute!!The song was really good and I liked how the animation looked like a watercolor painting.

Opening Theme

Shards of a Rainbow by Natsumi Kon

  • The transition into the ending theme was something I liked. I liked the song and I liked how in general, it fit with the opening theme – had the same style.

Ending Theme

Playing an Instrument by Sora Amamiya

And here’s one of the images they used for the promotional posters. I love it!!

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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii: Ep. 1

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Ep. 1; Aired April 6th)

*SPOILERS*

My first impressions of this show wasn’t good, but I didn’t really have high hopes for it anyways. My friend didn’t really have a good first impression of it either, but I took a glance at her post of the next episodes and she said that it gets better so I look forward to that!

Also what she said was the first episode, you couldn’t really tell who the show was aimed at and where they wanted to take it so it was a little confusing.

  • I find the main promotion picture for the show is a little weird looking

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  • The opening scene wasn’t the greatest – it doesn’t make sense unless you already know about the series.
  • Seems like a low budget series – the sound quality was terrible! I’m not sure if it’s because of the site I was using so I’m going to use something else and see if there’s any change.
  • Opening theme wasn’t particularly great – the song was okay, but the video looked like it was just a bunch of clips thrown together.

Opening Theme

BEAUTIFUL WORLD by Joanna Koike

  • The ending theme was slightly weird watching the camera zoom out of the king’s face – the song was okay, but I couldn’t get over how uncomfortable it was watching the video.

Ending Theme

PROMISE by Rena Maeda

This show doesn’t seem too bad, but I’m going to get it another chance. I could tell when they finally showed the king at the end of the episode, the show would be getting better with him around.

My question of the episode: Did he really just get out of bed naked and throw open the curtains??

Kamigami no Asobi: Ep. 1

Kamigami no Asobi (Ep. 1; Aired April 6th)

*SPOILERS*

This show is definitely one for the fangirls and I’m one of them. It’s totally a bias for me!

And can I just say that Hades is my favorite!!

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  • One thought I had about this show was that it would be perfect for Takarazuka Revue [website/wiki]! It just really fits their style!
  • I loved how they had the flower scene every time they introduced a new guy character – I admit I was laughing though because it was a little ridiculous!
I'm liking this character a lot~
I’m liking this character a lot~
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I’m thinking that the main female character will end up with this guy – it’s just something about him~
  • It’s an interesting concept, but kind of funny because they pick this one random girl to teach super sexy gods about love.
  • I’m curious if there will be any other female characters (that are gods).
  • And can I just say the ending theme is just a little ridiculous because they have all the gods singing (and a side note: doing research and I find the voice actors also sing the opening too omg)

Ending Theme

“Reason For…” by Miyu Irino, Daisuke Ono, Yuuto Uemura, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Hiroshi Kamiya, & Yoshimasa Hosoya

Akuma no Riddle: Ep. 1

Akuma no Riddle (Ep. 1; Aired April 4th)

*SPOILERS*

Overall this show was…okay. I’m not sure how I feel about it exactly so far but maybe it’ll get better…?

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  • They wasted no time getting into the plot.
  • Still trying to figure out who the characters are – they have weird, awkward moments where they just blurt out random things.
  • The “love at first sight” was pretty strange – it was cheesy and they kept playing piano music -every- time they showed Ichinose.

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  • I don’t understand how Azuma, a cold-hearted assassin, can take one look at Ichinose and be in love with her – it was just unnatural.
  • I liked the opening song, but they could have do better with the video.

Opening Theme

Wound Innocence by Maaya Uchida

  • The ending was okay, but again, they could have done better with the video.

Ending Theme

Paradox by  Ayaka Suwa (as Tokaku Azuma)

Ending thought: what was up with that scene with the rubber duckies?? 

Brynhildr in the Darkness: Ep. 1

Brynhildr in the Darkness (Ep.1; Aired April 6th)

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  • This show definitely sucks you in to the plot right away.
  • The little bit of comedy was a nice touch – wasn’t over done and it was placed in the right spots.
  • The background imagery of the sky is absolutely amazing.tumblr_n3mm7r5Wh51s7no9wo5_r2_500
  • I liked how the opening and the endings connect with each other.
  • Imagery in the opening shows how the female characters died and that they came back and I liked how they portrayed this.

Opening theme:

BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS  -Ver.- EJECTED by Nao Tokisawa

  • In the ending theme, it shows each character being added to the group – first shows Murakami walking by himself, then Kuroha Neko is added on, and then each other character was added.

Ending theme:

Ichiban Hoshi by Risa Taneda, Aya Suzaki, MAO, & Azusa Tadokoro

 

Forever a Norman Reedus fangirl.