Atelier’s Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Ep. 1; Aired April 10th)
This show is one of the ones this season that didn’t impress me like Black Bullet (which I’m currently working on a post for).
Atelier was adapted from a video game and it definitely had those moments that it felt more like a video game and less like an anime. It was something that could be seen in some of the dialogue of the show where it felt just kind of off.
I really liked the character design though. It wasn’t too over the top, but it had interesting elements like Escha’s hat and tail.
The alchemy in the show kind of confuses me (with the purpose and such). This comment probably doesn’t make sense, but I hope they tell more about alchemy in the future episodes.
And apparently Escha and Logy aren’t that great at alchemy?? I don’t understand why they would send them out on missions when all we’ve seen of Escha’s alchemy is her making an apple tart.
I liked how the opening showed a lot of world building. The song was okay though, but I think it fit the style and feeling of the show.
Asuiro by Rie Murakawa
The ending video could have been better. It was just zooming in and out on the girl who lives in the ruins and they could have done so much more with it. I love her character design though!
Fuyumidori by Haruka Shimotsuki
This isn’t a show that looks like its going to have character development or a deep plot, but who knows, maybe it’ll get better. I’m definitely interested in the Ruins in the sky and who is the one that lives there.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Ep. 1; Aired April 6th)
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.
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!
There was just an opening theme for this opening, but it had a good song and the fight sequences worked well with it.
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!~
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Ep. 1; Aired April 6th)
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
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.
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.
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??