as some of you probably already know, spring not only brings beautiful warm sunny days, but a shitload of new anime shows. I myself am amazed at how many new series are being released and I am having a hard time keeping track of which shows to watch. So I have decided to dedicate my next entries to giving a rundown of the shows im watching and what shows are BLEH and which ones you shouldn't miss.
So to start off, one of my favorites of this season....
1.Hayate no Gotoku! (Hayate the Combat Butler):
Basically this series is about a kid (Hayate) whose irresponsible parents spend all his hard earned money on their ridiculous "dreams" and borrow tons of money (156,804,000 yen to be exact :)) and become so in debt that they flee leaving their son with the debt as a christmas present. wait---it gets better. so after a crazy turn of events Hayate ends up working as the butler (bodyguard) for Nagi, the daughter of a mafia boss to pay off his debt.
What do I think of this show? FUCKIN HILARIOUS!!!! i am not usually a big fan of comedy series but this one is just so random and insane that i catch myself laughing through most of it. So far there are 3 episodes released and all of them have been amazingly funny. You will never look at Santa the same again :) So far out of all the shows i have been following this is definitely one of the best. so check it out---
2. Murder Princess OVA:
Storyline-- There is an attack upon the royal family of Forland and only the young princess Alita escapes. She ends up meeting up with a young female bounty hunter Fallis and a dangerous turn of events results in both of them switching souls. (Fallis has Alita's body and vice versa). Alita convinces Fallis to take her place as the princess and fight any enemies which threaten to overrun the kingdom.
My opinion: I was really hot and cold about this series. I like girls and swords and all, but there were these weird cutesy robot things and weird monsters...not to mention the bad guys of the series so far just seem too silly and ridiculous. Basically I find some of this show pretty stupid. I like Fallis' tough, strong personality and Alita doesn't seem to annoy me too much ----however I am having a hard time imagining the plot being anything special or worth watching. So for now I might check out the next release but as of right now I am not impressed.
3.El Cazador de la Bruja:
. A bounty hunter (Nadie) tracks down a young girl Ellis who is suspected of killing a famous physicist. Ellis is also being tracked down by a secret organization called the "Hunters" Instead of turning her in, both Ellis and Nadie flee together to Ellis's hometown in search of not only Ellis's past, but also the Gemstone of the Inca Rose and the city Winay Marka.
Ok this series just screams NOIR with a touch of supernatural powers. So far I really like the drama and mystery of the first episode and as a NOIR fan this series appealed to me. The action scenes were ok---I liked the gunfights in NOIR much better. However the mystery aspect really got my attention. After the first episode I was like "what in the world is going on?!!" i hope the action scenes pick up some and that this isnt a series where the first couple episodes are all mysterious and vague and packed with drama and then the plot fizzles out and the outcome doesnt live up to your expectations. for now ill give it a chance, especially cause i like the animation a lot and im curious about what in the world is up with ellis.
4. Kami-chama Karin:
To sum it up in a few words....cutesy cutesy young orphan girl mourns over her beloved dead cat and meets a bishounen who triggers the powers of her ring, a keepsake from her dead mother. she discovers she is a goddess and fights evil with her magical powers and the help of several bishounen (also have magic powers). ---i also get the feeling some of you might be reminded of Card Captor Sakura
This is def. one of those you like it/hate it shows. though my summary might sound like i am making fun of this show, amazingly i am going to say i was surprised i kind of like it. *shock* yes, the same person who usually always ignores any cutesy magic girl anime that airs is going to give this one a chance----mainly thanks to princess tutu---one of my very favorite animes to this day. Despite the fact that this series seems cutesy (sugary-cavity cute) the plot actually intrigued me---especially the relationships between the characters. ok, and i admit that the seiyuu's of the bishounen consist of famous actors like Akira Ishida (Gaara from Naruto). the art style is pretty but a little simple for my tastes---the use of bright vivid colors though is amazing. i am thinking/hoping that this is one of those shows that are sugary cute on the outside but have a deeper more serious plot once the story gets going. or maybe i am just hoping to discover another princess tutu.....
those are all the reviews for now...next update will be for all my yaoi/shounen-ai fans. yes aarinfantasy is back and in business my friends :)