Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Ristorante Paradiso

January 13th, 2017

What took me so long to watch this! It's fantastic! There's drama, cooking, waiters, romance and wine! If young guys, with 20/20 vision is what you're looking for, then get out! Don't go! Stay you'll appreciate a more mature man with real/fake spectacles, like a well aged wine.

The only reason this didn't get a 5 star rating was that I never found out what Nicoletta had to tell her mom concerning her father! This is a great restaurant anime with a mature cast of characters. I love how even though this is a short anime, you still get a back story on all the employees at Casetta dell'Orso. It's hard not to love them, they're all well fleshed out which is a rare sight for a single season anime. Ah how I love it so!


M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

January 11th, 2017

I love the colours (gray), especially when neon colours are added to the mix, they really pop! For how much I love the show.... I hate the "main cast"once you watch it through you'll get it. Fudge I hate them all! "Main cast" compromising of Akashi, Sasame, Minashi, and Tugumi, kind of a slight spoiler...  But! Emiru and Mahmu's friendship was one of the saving graces, I cried so much for those two. For a dystopian anime, where the threat is clear but the solution isn't, it's honestly worth a watch if you can get your hands on it.

Also as much as I love Emiru and Mahmu my OTP for this anime is hands down Raika and Iwato. The progression of the relationship is cute, and is a complete polar opposite of Akashi's relationships with all the girls that throw themselves at him.

I had noted to myself a the start of this show that I loved Heito ten times more than  Akashi. Now that I've finished the show, my opinion hasn't altered. I must prefer a character that killed his family, and manipulates other people to the point of terror.

So in conclusion if you want a mech, psychological, sci-fi kind of show where people die... then this is the show for you!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Yuri on Ice

January 10th, 2017

This took me a whole day to rate... the anime was AMAZING, with great music, art, intro and ending themes.

Now my only gripe with the show are the last 2 episodes. What development happened between Yuri and Viktor seemed to deteriorate. I felt cheated, the ending was anti-climactic. I want a season 2 because I want to see what happens... but I feel like someone stabbed me in the hear... Yuri!!! on Ic is an abusive relationship that I want no part in... Although if it starred Yuri P. then maybe I'd reconsider.

Okay I lied, another gripe that I have with the series if that it bats around the bush too much. The fact that Yuri never outright says that he loves Viktor, or that he even goes out of his way to say that they aren't like that, it pisses me off. I understand the kiss happened, and stuff, but! I still don't know if Viktor is just Yuri's muse, if it's more of an idolization type of love, or admiration. I can hear people telling me they're subtly romantic, it's obvious! But is it? Is it really? I understand Yuri's meek, and he has self doubt. Also those thank you rings on the right hand ... I'm not sure if this is an engagement or not (Russia right hand, while in Japan it's on the left), you'd expect it to be on the left hand considering it is being animated in Japan... I know the fandom says their engaged.

So can I just say that Yuri P. has a Howl's Moving Castle/Clamp kind of animation to him. Just GORGEOUS! He's honestly my favourite character from this entire anime. I want him to have more screen time!

I was so excited for god sake! I had History Maker on my cellphone. I'd tune in each week... Just to have a cold-ish interaction between Yuri and Viktor for the last few episodes. Let's face it! No one's here for the skating! I care about the art that goes into the good skating scenes, but I do not care for the sport. Because the anime doesn't make me want to care! I just wanted to see a little romance between Viktor and Yuri.. and I really just got blue balled...

Also JJ is a dick! But he's parents are the embodiment of Canadians (for that one scene). I was cheering those parents on, for their support for their A-hole of a son. Also I loved seeing his backstory albeit short, seeing how set he was to skate to HIS style, no matter how many people said he couldn't make it... but alas do to plot armor he could never win, after all it is Yuri on Ice!

In the words of a wise Yuri Katsuki "Let's end this Viktor.".

Ao Oni The Blue Monster

January 8th, 2017

This was an adorably violent short anime, my son and I would tun in every week to watch it. At one point he had said he loved the show but it scared him. I remembered that I reassured him by saying "Don't worry, look at the monster butts!". So every time the ending theme would come on we'd laugh, point and yell "Monster butt!".

To think a RPG maker game got it's own short anime, and now an animated movie. I am so excited for the movie to come out. I've never played the game but I am excited to see where the movie goes. If you need a pointless distraction with, watch Ao Oni The Blue Monster.


Lostorage Incited WIXOSS

January 8th, 2017

A sequel to the Select series, just when we all thought LRIGs were a thing of the past. Their back, but the game has changed. At first the whole betting your memories and losing all your coins kind of put me off, I was so used to the old formula from the previous seasons. I miss Tama and wanted to see more of the original cast, mind you we do get to see two that I can remember. I've got to say the ending to this WIXOSS season made me happy... stupid friendship tears... I still can't stand Chinatsu... spoiled brat!

Also on a little side note the LRIGs battles are much lamer this season, I'm not sure if it's because of budget restrictions. It's more of a fire from afar, instead of choreographed fight scenes...


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ai Mai Mii: Mousou Catastrophe

January 7th 2017

It's a little odd because I was avoiding this sequel like the plague.  I had the original confused with another anime I had watched around the same time. But as soon as I saw that 8bit intro I KNEW or should I say I remembered the first season and knew I would love this season as much as the last. Fun, ridiculous, worth watching!

Not as much vomit and bleeding from the ears as I was previously used to....


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Le Chevalier D'eon

January 7th, 2017

A show that I thought would be eternally dropped by me... But for the 2017 anime watching challenge was given to me to watch. The plot is slow, the characters are underdeveloped and the story's all over the place. I can just hear people... BUT MADAME! It's a historical anime! That's how they were in real life! Oh... Okay, I say... so the magical psalms really happened... right!? WTF is this shit... I'm french an I made sure to read everything that came up... still shit. For a story about revenge... Lia/D'eon (by the end of the anime... you know what I mean) don't really get the best "revenge", it kind of seems like it was a pointless venture... sure we get answers... but it was stretched so thinly...

But this is more of a rant then anything, I can understand how some people love this show, it's just not my jam... I watched it in it's entirety (I even own it on DVD)... I honestly couldn't stand it.

La revanche!