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Random Thought (April 16, 2014 at 09:40PM)

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I know it's a bit late but you know as promised, finally here's my final thought for the winter 2014 anime as well as the other anime that ended this winter. Since I have quite a lot of shows this past season I will divide it into two. For this entry I will be giving my thoughts on all the winter anime I've picked. Next time would be all the anime that are not winter 2014 anime but rather anime that been airing for a while but ended as well this past winter season.

Noragami (7/10)
-Truth be told I was kinda tricked with its all plot. I thought this anime would be centered through the girl named Hiyori. If I remember correctly in the plot the I've read Hiyori's a victim of bullying and then she finds a cellphone number written on a mirror. I don't know what happened but this wasn't what really happened in the anime and maybe as well as the manga. Right now I cannot find the exact plot that I've read. Probably it was a mistake that's why everything was edited now in all the plots written that I can find online. Anyways, it has action which is really good. I'm not quite fond of supernatural anime that deals with gods and demons, maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it that much. The premise reminds me of Yu Yu Hakusho although this time, the girl gets hit by a car and began possesing spiritual ability. In the end I gave it a 7/10 since I think it was actually good in some ways, it wasn't a waste of time, plus the action was pretty good for me. Nice OP and ED song if I might add.

Hamatora The Animation (6/10)
-Another anime that tricked me again for being like Durarara!! since K the anime. Ah dammit! I don't know why I even watched this. The only good episode is probably the first episode. The animation looks awful. The name of the characters are "really" well thought of. Pretty Nice isn't it. Yep! Pun intended! I really don't like anime that introduce you to so many characters right off the bat in the first episode. Yeah, I know Durarara!! was also like this but I ended up loving it anyway. Perhaps the problem I see here is that, this anime has so many characters that it feels like most of the characters are fine not existing in the anime in the first place. Pretty much that I can think of right now is that they have no real role at all. They are just there to fill in the anime. To be honest, I would rather watch an anime with only 1 or 2 characters than this with so many characters but you just can't know them all in just 12 episodes. I think it would work if they did it in 2-cour. Yes I know that it's going to have a 2nd season but they could have just focused more on their characters first. It's just so confusing for the viewers when you are introduced to these characters and expect them to know them all in just one episode. In the end, I felt 6 hours of my time was taken from me without getting something out of this anime. The only good thing this anime was able to produce are the very catchy OP and ED songs. That's just all there is to it. 6/10 anime for me. Still pretty high in my opinion but since I'm quite generous these days, 6/10 is the highest I can give.

Silver Spoon 2nd Season (8/10) [Attached Photo]
-The only anime that shined for me this winter season. The first season aired in summer 2013. So it is a requirement to first watch the 1st season. Truth be told, I actually liked this better than the 1st. Everything was adapted beautifully from the manga, just exactly what I liked it to be. The drama was executed nicely as well. It wasn't off and forced at all. I was actually giving it a higher score if it wasn't for the fact that it ended in an open-ended way. Well there's nothing we can do since the manga is still ongoing but you know, I just hope and have my fingers crossed for a 3rd season anytime soon.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren (7/10)
-This is a sequel that I wouldn't recommend anyone from watching. It just painfully ruined the series. It ruined how beautiful the 1st season felt for me. Long story short, there is actually no need for a 2nd season to begin with. There wasn't anything worth remembering at all. Though the comedy are still there which is a plus, I felt the romance between Yuuta and Rika were too forced. It felt forced that they just do it for the fact of showing the romance part of the show to its fans. In short, this 2nd second season is purely a fanservice season. If you are a huge fan of the series, then fine give it a try but don't blame me for not giving a warning if you didn't like it in the end. If you just enjoy this series for the moe girls then you will most likely like this as well.

Space Dandy (7/10)
-I'm not really a fan of episodic anime especially when an episode felt very pointless to the entire series. I found the episodes pretty bland to be honest. The only episode that struck me the most is the 5th episode. I'm always a sucker for heartwarming drama so that's probably why I loved the 5th episode. That one episode gave me hope for the series but sadly it went back again to its usual flow after that episode until the season finale. It was announced that it will get a 2nd season by summer 2014. For the sake of completing this franchise and in hopes of redeeming itself, I will still watch it.

Sakura Trick (7/10)
-I would lying if I watched this anime for the story. I'm saying it right now, the only reason I watched this anime is to have an experience or background with a yuri anime. To be honest, I quite enjoyed some episodes of it, well most of it in fact. I have never seen too many kissing scene in an anime that isn't hentai before. I also actually like the art style and animation. It kinda reminded me of Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts anime. Overall this is an anime not to be watched very seriously. It's just some anime that you can watch when you feel lazy and you want some good laughs here and there.

Advisory: No Random Thought for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It will resume on Saturday with the continuation of my final impressions for the anime I watched that ended last season.

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Random Thought (April 15, 2014 at 11:54PM)

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Really getting bored of life. Good thing I have plenty to watch this whole summer. I just finished Honey and Clover II and Golden Time. Just a few minutes ago I just finished watching the first episode of Planetes. Not really what I was expecting but it's pretty good. I guess it's much more futuristic than Space Brothers. I've read so much positive feedback from it. I guess that's something to look forward to. Now I have a very high expectation from Planetes.

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Random Thought (April 14, 2014 at 11:38PM)

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I decided to leave 2 more episodes of Honey and Clover II for tomorrow to watch.

Watched the comedy anime Golden Boy. Well it's a 1995 OVA, pretty good animation for that era in my opinion. It's kinda ecchi though and the main character reminds me of Onizuka. He is wacky and all but he sure has the street smarts and heart of a good person.

IDK how many days do I have left before school starts again. Well screw that. I still have more than 1 1/2 months to go, or even more than that. xD

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Random Thought (April 13, 2014 at 10:28PM)

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I just finished watching Honey and Clover Season 1. Man… I just love this anime. This anime has one of the greatest cast of characters that, to be honest, makes me wanna be in it as well. They're just so fun to be with. Not only that, this anime also teaches about life and how to find your own self. I highly recommend this anime to all people who still are uncertain on whether which path to take in the future. Definitely a very great 9 out of 10 anime for me! It's really really good! I can hardly wait to watch the 2nd season right away. But I kinda feel sad that it only has 12 episodes compared to 24 episodes + 2 special episodes for the 1st season.

I kinda feel sorry for myself that I didn't watch it before when it was aired on Animax. Maybe it's just part of growing up. These kind of anime weren't for me when I was younger. But really though, I should have watched it that sooner.

I know that I just posted something about Honey and Clover just 2 days ago, but you know.. it really deserves a 2nd mentioning. Heck, I'll probably make another one, once I finished season 2.

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Random Thought (April 12, 2014 at 10:13PM)

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Continued my Honey and Clover marathon tonight. That's pretty much it I guess. That reminds me, I still haven't posted my final thoughts regarding the shows that ended during the last week of winter. I'm just too lazy to formulate my thoughts. It will just depend on my mood I guess. I'm planning on calling it a day this early and read HakoMari light novel until I fall asleep.

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Random Thought (April 11, 2014 at 11:32PM)

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Today I've been watching another big hit josei anime from JC Staff that is Honey and Clover or commonly known as Hachimitsu to Clover in Japanese. This anime pretty much explains why I love josei anime over shoujo. No annoying main girl character who is obsessed with all the males she can get. Most joesei I've encountered are just lighthearted and fun to watch, no complicated plot whatsoever. It's a pretty good watch in a lazy summer afternoon and evening.

Honey and Clover a coming of age anime about college friends living an old low rented apartment, their day-to-day lives until they face off the real life outside college after graduating. There are romance and drama here and there which makes this anime so realistic slice-of-life. I admit that the first few episodes really didn't grab me but after letting it run a few episodes or so, probably right after episode 5, things get more interesting. Maybe the reason for this was I wasn't still quite oriented with all the characters but when I came to know each one of them, I began to enjoy this series along.

Honey and Clover has 2 seasons. The first season has 24 episodes plus 2 special episodes while the second season which concluded the series has 12 episodes. I'm still at the 15th episode of season 1 but I'm planning on finishing it as soon as I can. It's a good series. I can highly recommend it to anyone who likes lighthearted, comedy, romance, slice-of-life, coming of age, drama anime.

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Random Thought (April 10, 2014 at 11:03PM)

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Okay. This just in. Still not an hour ago, I've been browsing thinking if I could already find Nisekoi OP2 [Step by ClariS] then a fateful encounter occurred when I stumbled upon this very well made English Cover of Nisekoi OP1 [Click by ClariS]. What makes this cover really unique and good is that it's sung by a guy. Currently he only has 4 covers uploaded: Nisekoi, Angel Beats!, Higurashi, and Nagi no Asukara. Man! I'm so happy I found this guy on YouTube. I instantly hit subscribe during the first few seconds I was listening to his Nisekoi cover. Godspeed to this guy and his band. I will certainly follow his covers from now on.

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