First Impressions galore~

Good evening~ took me a day to write this because i have too many to watch today…

Why is xxx missing from this post?

For Fate UBW, because of Fate Kaleid, i delayed my Fate/Zero viewing so i cant really just skip just to watch that, i will post an entire review of the series when im done.

For Nanoha, Oregairu, same reason as the previous one.

And im now waiting for Grisaia so i have a lot in my hands already, so i apologise…

So imma start my epic long first impressions post now.

Re-Kan

The name Re-Kan derived from the Japanese word meaning of “Sixth Sense”, as the heroine can see, hear and feel ghost around her.

So far, love the setting, love the storyline, love the concept, love the art, love the heroine.

Pierrot+ made this, i hope the “+” proves that its better than Akatsuki no Yona, haha. Love the purple tint of the anime, it really brings out that “ghostly” image. The colors are vivid despite the purple tint, outlines are crisp, so pretty much awesome.

VAs is a mixed-bag, it brings both indies and newbies into the mix, but i wont judge them early, need to give them a chance. BUT KIDO IBUKI YAY~~~~~ She sounds like a goddess from Heaven, first time i heard her voice like that, omg, in love right now. Ito Miku sounds like Ito Kanae for some reason. Other notable casts include Miki Shinichiro, Uesaka Sumire, Uchida Aya. But neither of them have appeared yet, so im waiting excitedly.

As for music, the OP is pretty nice, but the ED next week. BGMs are haha-ish so yay.

Score:

Story: 8/10

Art: 8.5/10

VAs: I not so sure right now/10

Music: next week/10

Plastic Memories

I always have a bad feeling for original anime productions since Glasslip and Guilty Crown drew a massive scar in my heart. But because it looks promising, so i decided to give it a try. I thought this was going to be another Rail Wars generic blob, but maybe i was wrong.

Storyline and setting are fine. But when i heard about the each giftia having only 9years 4months of life, and then their memories have to be erased or the unit has to be scrapped, i think its gonna be sadness at some point when one of the giftias have to go, imma expect the sadness near the end of the anime. But comedy still exists, so its gonna be a roller coaster of feels for this one, but wont be as hard as School Days or Clannad… 12 eps gonna be a bit rushed.

As for the art, its pretty nice, was surprised when i saw Dogakobo is doing it, because they could have done the same for Yuru Yuri and other series made by them. Original character design done by okiura, who also did the illustration for Izuru’s Infinite Stratos when IS is still under MF. Not disappointed at all, always loved okiura’s illustrations. Colors are pretty decent, wouldnt say excellent, but the outlines are pretty crisp, finally see some effort in Dogakobo.

Music wise, cant judge, no OP or ED, need to wait till next week.

VAs, the cast list i would say better than Re-Kan. Notable staff includes Amamiya Sora, Akasaki Chinatsu, Yahagi Sayuri, Toyoguchi Megumi, Uesaka Sumire, Hino Satoshi. But there is some newbies in the mix too. But Yahagi Sayuri voicing a guy, NO FUCKING WAY. Amamiya Sora’s tsun tsun makes a comeback, Megumi’s rough voice from IS also makes a comeback. Not surprised to Chinatsu and Satoshi’s voices. But the cast list is pretty decent already.

Score:

Story: 8/10

Art: 7/10

Music: next week/10

VAs: 8.5/10

High School DxD BorN

FINALLY ITS BACK, ahh the cockteases, the boobies and the climaxes, argh, been waiting for this for ages.

First ep didnt say much, but it will still stay as a 12ep 1 cour. And a new OVA coming in December, yay.

TNK stayed again, was both disappointed and relieved. For disappointment is because I dont like their art, colors maybe be nice and but not as good as what other studios are offering. Relieved is because not much changes will be done, so whew.

Music wise, FINALLY A PROPER OP, they changed from LSP to ChouCho, my new fav OP… BGMs are normal i guess

VAs stayed the same, finally Kaji Yuki, Hikasa Yoko and Ito Shizuka came back, didnt listen to them for a long time already.

Imma stay neutral for this one, even tho i liked the series.

BorN stands for? Boobs or Nipples? i guess…

Score:

Story: 7/10

Art: 7/10

VAs: 8.5/10

Music: 8/10

Gunslinger Stratos

Another original anime production similar to GF beta and Kancolle, adapted from a game, will not put high expectations for this one.

Storyline i would say, “original” yeah, original, i have no idea what this about and where is this going, so i cant judge much, imma watch a few more before i can set myself to a conclusion. I like guns, thats why i was interested to watch this. But the ending for the first ep is fucked up tho, ANOTHER MC???

Art by A-1, yeah, i feel the “anti-climatic series” incoming, but again, cant judge too early. Artwork can be improved as this is not A-1’s full potential, but combat scenes i would say its pretty decent already, but colors can be improved.

VAs wise, Mizuka Nana, Kanemoto Hisako, Ueda Kana, Sawashiro Miyuki… cant really judge much as this point but it feels pretty uninspiring so far.

Music wise, ok, decent. ED was ok.

cant bring myself to set a score

Seraph of the End

Saw the trailer, and i was excited for this, could sense a little loli. They also announced a second season, coming in the Fall Season.

The beginning already gives off a Tokyo ESP vibe, the apocalyptic feeling, but it slowly starts to have its own story, thank god. Storyline was pretty awesome, unique setting everywhere. Then i see orphans and all of them under 13, being alone, i started to have some feels. But the Vampires just comes in out of nowhere and i was like WTF, but lucky it wasnt that bad. I have a feeling its gonna be a conspiracy theory somewhere in the middle of the anime, and its gonna be quite fucked up. But i hope it doesnt end up like Aldnoah.Zero. Ep ending was pretty much a cliffhanger.

Artwork done by Wit, who did some notable works like Titan and Rolling Girls. Im impressed, so far, its legitly pleasing to see the graphics, gore and colors. Wouldnt say its the best, but its already pretty up there.

VAs side, woah, big list, like epic cast list. Nakamura Yuichi, Hayami Saori, Iguchi Yuka, Ono Daisuke, Sakurai Takehiro, Yuki Aoi, Suzumura Kenichi… damn. Not bad.

Music by 4 people, but the most notable one is Sawano Hiroyuki. Another plus. But there is no proper OP or ED… so cant judge.

Score:

Story: 8/10

Music: not yet /10

VAs: 8/10

Art: 8/10

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu

Been chasing the manga, and now there is finally an anime. I was not expecting this at all tbh, since its a spinoff from the original. Lucky i found this before i end this post.

Yes, finally the Nagato Yuki cuteness from the Disappearance arc is here~ But in the manga i was waiting for her to “disappear”. Been chasing for years but nothing much happened, but the journey will be a legitly good ride. Storyline is pretty sweet, contrast from the original, setting is now back to normal with no weird weird abnormalities, this wont feel generic despite that, i can guarantee that. The first ep is already pretty nice, cant wait for the next ep.

Satelight made this, i was like NOOOOOOO, was disappointed with their Log Horizon graphics and now this, wtf, i was hoping for KyoAni to take the project. Because Satelight has been known for making anime oriented to young kids, like Shugo Chara, Kobato etc… But 16eps tho… and also an OVA coming in October… imma just give Satelight a chance. Now back to the art, its a bit disappointing, even tho they did exactly from the manga, but i think KyoAni can still do a better job at this.

The original casts remains, thank god. Chihara Minori, Hirano Aya, Ono Daisuke, Sugita Tomokazu, Kuwatani Natsuko, Goto Yuko… And i just realized I share the same birthday as Goto Yuko, SUCH HONOR. Actually i knew all along but i think i forgotten about it. Haha, Chihara Minori’s voice is now even cuter than the original Disappearance, I LIKE.

As for the music, BGMs are fine i guess. The ED is pretty nice, since its Chihara Minori.

Score:

Story: 9/10

Music: 8/10

VAs: 9/10

Art: 8/10

Ok, this concludes my 1500 word long first impressions essay, hope you guys enjoy and sorry if i didnt watch the ones you guys expecting me to watch, but my schedule is tight and i cant finish the prequels in time, but in exchange i can make a full size review of the entire series. And also my last post for the weekends, so imma see you guys next week~

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