Random Thought 676
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.
-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.