The past few weeks the Spring season of anime has started up coming out with some good-looking shows. For me though I am watching some of the older animes and finishing them up before poking my toes into the new season.
Cuticle Tantei Inaba:
When I saw previews for this anime I thought it was going to be your semi-serious and funny type of show. It’s really more of a silly, random type of show where everyone acts serious for maybe about 6 seconds, then it’s back to chibi and humor. I actually really liked it, despite it being different from what I originally thought it was going to be.
A bit of background on the show! The story…well of what story is there…it seems like the main character Inaba is looking for his brother while at the same time crime fighting to bring in the notorious goat Don Valentino and his team. Inaba use to be a police dog but quit and opened up his own agency. He has two people who work for him, one is a cat obsessed boy names Kei who is surprisingly one of the normal characters. The second person is Yuta who is really a boy dressed up as a girl. He has an obsession with trying to kill Inaba’s old handler Ogi. Ogi is a policeman who is obsessed with his little girl Azusa; he is serious for work but really happy and smiles around his daughter. The Don and his groupies, Lorenzo and Gabriella are the “bad” guys. They want to dissolve the police force along with the help of Inaba’s brother and his protectors. Also yes the Don is a goat…which I find to be one of the greatest things.
That’s a bit of the characters and story…but really the story wasn’t super pushed due to it being more of a parody than a serious anime. I am actually a person that loves animes that feature more of a random silly time, I suppose it suits my personality in a way which is why i like them so much. Although for others they can say they do not care for silly random animes. Even though in the beginning they showed he was looking for his brother, they did not explain anything about what the Don was doing till near the middle/end of the anime. I feel it may have been a little too packed in where there was not enough time to really show everything that I would have liked to see. Granted even though it was a parody I would have liked to see them expand a bit more on the dissolving the police.
If you’re in the mood for a random silly anime…this one is worth checking out!
This is one of my favorite shows that I was watching till they decided to end it and will have it continue at a later time. I feel this was due to them catching up to where the manga is that they needed a break in the anime to put some distance between the two. Anyways this anime has action, adventure humor, romance, etc.
The story of the anime follows a lot of characters but mainly focuses on Lucy. Her dream was to join Fairy Tail and become a great wizard, which she got to accomplish. The anime takes us through her different adventures with the guild and also throws in some of the other characters stories to get a better understanding of who they are as well. The central theme(s) of the anime is friendship and never give up.
When I started watching this anime back when it first came out in 2009 I thought I would eventually drop it like I did Naruto. It felt like it was going to be a Naruto/One Piece type anime where it goes through a story arc and then has a butt load of filler episodes. Surprisingly it didn’t have as may filler episodes and jumped right into a different story arc rather quickly I feel. Of course the action sometimes felt repetitive since the characters use the same moves over and over again…and it seemed to be the same old type of battle. I felt that the battles got better as the anime went on and as the character grew it became less repetitive feeling. This is an anime I cannot wait to have come back, I am sad it’s no longer on my weekly watch schedule…maybe I’ll start to re-watch it though!
Girls und Panzer
I was not really sure what to expect with this anime…it looked interesting though since it had tanks and cute girls. I figured to give it a shot and see what it was all about. It was a decent anime but not a great one. This to me was one of those animes to pass some time with when you just don’t know what to watch.
This was about a school that was starting up tankery again which the main character attended due to the reason it had no tankery. Due to certain circumstances they had to start it up again and picked the main character to be in it due to her family having a big background in it. At first she is hesitant but eventually she learns to love it again. She and her friends help her school bring home the trophy for the main competition and she finally finds her own type of tankery.
It is a cute anime I do not like the filler episodes they put in to explain everything since the series was short to begin with I felt they were not needed. I was not extremely impressed with this anime but it was still a good one to sit back and enjoy. If you need something to watch just to pass some time I would recommend this.
So remember how I said I loved silly random animes? Well this is one of them and it’s also a mini anime, as in each episode is only about 8 minutes long or so. I actually was completely wrong with this anime when I went to start watching it. I am expecting a 24 minute per episode and this awesome adventure….when it just really turned around. This is what I get for not reading about it first!
The story is about the King finding heroes to go defeat the demon king! Yes it is that short of an explanation for the first season of the mini-anime.
This anime I was actually torn about…I liked it thought it was really funny. I suppose I just wish it was more along the lines of what I originally thought but still have the funny humor in it just make the episodes longer. When I breezed through the show I was sad to see that they also stopped it in a middle portion of the story. I am happy they are picking it up again in the Summer though! Despite it being short and not what I thought….it was still really enjoyable. I think the random silly animes will always have this soft spot in me where no matter what I will always like them.
I just finished this series last night. Before I started to watch it I was in the mood for an action anime with mecha like additions to it. So I thought maybe this one would do the trick. Sadly this is another anime to just pass some time with.
The story is about these 4 girls who become friends and are able to turn into these super power girls thanks to the help of Akane’s grandfather. They are ment to fight the enemy known as the Alone and keep it from destroying their world.
I was not happy or unhappy with this anime; more like a meh feeling. It’s very big on friendship…that is basically the central focus of the anime. Again another time killer series.