Monthly Archives: March 2013

Kokoro Connect

Genres:  comedy, drama, romance, school, slice of life, phycological

Themes:

Objectionable content:  moderate – slightly mature themes and actions, mature subject matter.

 

Imagine, the club you are a part of in school now gets semi regular visits from a body possessing alien who likes to screw with all your lives for his own entertainment. That basically sums it up.

In kokoro connect the cultural research club has a problem, a being called heartseed has come and is now pulling their lives apart thread by gathered for his own entertainment by causing supernatural happenings,  in the order of body swapping, uncontrollable urges, age regression and forced empathy( emotion telepathy).

I kid you not. Kokoro connect is basically a slice of life anime with these instances in it where the main plot workings are how the five friends are affected by these different happenings, and how it affects their respective relationships.

While its actual plot may sound odd it is actually very well done and is highly effective in what it sets out to do, making you think about how these things affect people and about the different kinds of people around us.

I really recommend it, it is worth watching even if it’s just for the hilarious hijinks.

 

Story/plot: 8.5

Character interactions/relations:9.8

Actions/ events:7.2

 

 

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Upotte!!

Genres:  action, slice of life, comedy, school, ecchi

Themes: fanservice, fighting, guns, weapons, yuri

Objectionable content:  significant – violence, mature themes

 

The phrase girls with guns really does hit the perfect mark here!

Okay so we have a teacher who comes to a new school to teach, he, whose name is never stated quickly finds out the school he now teaches at is not normal, as all students and all of the other teachers are the physical humanoid manifestations of various guns. Because of this he must learn how these “students” are different from normal and get used to them, and they must get use to him as well, after all, he’s the only human in the entire school.

In all honesty upotte!! Is a very fun anime that does do what it sets out to do, if what it set out to do is  create comedy and give you tidbits of information about random guns. You do remember some of the info they give you but most of it is lost among the comedy of the story, and only halfway through do they bring in story arcs that change things up with actual opponents and enemies.

Give it a shot I say, and then decide for yourself!

 

Story/plot: 5.7

Character interactions/relations:6.4

Actions/ events:8.9

 

 

complications

internet being uselessly stupid, little or no connection, telling this from phone

review of upotte!! next week sorry.

Strike witches the movie

strike  witches movieGenres: action, science fiction

Themes: fanservice, mecha, military, witches, weapons

Objectionable content: moderate – blood, violence, mature themes

 

Picking up where the second season of strike witches left off, yoshika miyafuji and major sakamoto have both returned to fuso with no magic to go back to their lives, sakamoto as a military teacher and miyafuji as a student of medacine so she can become a doctor of normal means not magic. After a meeting with a new fusio witch by the name of shizuka hattori and the chance to study medicine at the greatest school in Europe, miyafuji goes with hattori as her bodyguard.

Once in Europe after many clashes between miyafuji’s personality and hattories military strictness they meet up with some of the old 501st bringing back memories and happiness, but on the way to the school miyafuji and hattori go awry to help a village and encounter a new kind of neuroi, subterranean ones.

Basially I really like how this one pick up where the second season leaves off, especially since the 501st reforms( again) to battle the newest neuroi threat. For a full length movie it is very well done and the perfect hinge to start the third season that is obviously soon to come!

 

Story/plot: 8.8

Character interactions/relations:7.9

Actions/ events:9.3