||[Jul. 8th, 2013|05:58 pm]
I saw the first episode of Free! and am very confused. It's eye-candy for fujoshi, with boys who like to swim and thus are often shirtless. Very pretty art, not much of a premise. There's a grumpy guy, an asshole guy, a pretty young guy, and a nice guy (TM) who were all on a swim team when they were young. They meet again in high school and....not sure what's going to happen. Don't dislike it, am just puzzled as to the point of it.
Also saw the new Hakkenden. Pretty!! It felt a bit disjointed, though, and they've started to change things from the manga. I don't get why they made the changes, and I hope it doesn't jump the shark since I assume they will have to make up some ending for the anime.
As for spring anime, I saw the end of Hataraku Maou-sama! and Karneval. Hataraku Maou-sama! was pretty awesome, though...I wish the kick-ass female would be allowed to be kick-ass instead of the damsel in distress. And the weird rape-y vibe is such a turn off. Reminds me of Sword Art Online, though not nearly as bad. Karneval was a non-ending! It would be so lame if there is no second season. I have to catch up on the other anime from the spring...I'm a bunch of episodes behind on them.
I am caught up on Majestic Prince, but that one is continuing. I am a bit meh on the new character, who is one of those Jekyll and Hyde types. *sighs* Stick with the original five (and kill off the annoying big-boob girl), and I'd be overjoyed.
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