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anime update [Jul. 8th, 2013|05:58 pm]
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]

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.

This entry was originally posted at http://insaneneko.dreamwidth.org/492887.html. Please comment here or there.

[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2013-07-09 07:44 pm (UTC)
Just started watching Free! and am just as confused. I think there was too much hair swishing XDD

But well... it managed to keep me entertained, at least for the first ep. We'll see how it goes.

And then of course there's my seiyuu bias XD This is my first time watching Shimazaki Nobunaga in anime. I first heard him in BL drama CDs actually, in very funny roles no less. (Castle Mango as Yorozu's BFF, then in Boku wa subete wo shitteiru Ayumi XD) So the voice he uses here is completely new to me.

I find Haruka adorable though, especially how easily manipulated he is with the mere mention of water XD
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2013-07-12 06:06 am (UTC)
I haven't watched the second episode yet. I'm worried that I'll be less confused but more disappointed. I hope this goes somewhere.

I didn't listen to Castle Mango's drama CD...but I do like that voice actor. He does grumpy well.
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[User Picture]From: phat008
2013-07-10 02:54 am (UTC)
Hello! Saw the first maybe 12-15 minutes of Free and got sleepy, so maybe rewatch another day along with the 2nd episode. I enjoyed the first ep of the 2nd season of Hakkenden with all those lovely bois and new chara as well. After reading your post, I will look into the manga and compare. Have you seen "Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist"? I'm guessing if you like Hakkenden, then you may favor this new anime too. Take care and thanks for sharing ^__^
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2013-07-12 06:07 am (UTC)
The manga and the anime aren't that different yet. I can only assume they will diverge, tho, since the manga hasn't ended.

I downloaded Makai Ouji and will give it a go. Looks very pretty. XD;
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