Category Archives: Drama

Ouran high school host club

Genres:  comedy, romance, slice of life, drama

Themes: , cross dressing, male harem, bishounen, parody, twins

Objectionable content: minor – slightly mature themes, cross-dressing

 

If rich private schools are like this it’s no wonder why rich people seem to piss me off!

Our high school host club is about exactly that, the club called the host club in the extremely private rich and posh school called ouran academy. This host club is basically a social gathering spot for the girls of this school to fawn over the guys of the host club; only problem here being because of circumstance a girl by the name of haruhi has to pose as a girl and work at this host club.

As it is just this would make the entire severely dry but because of haruhi’s unique circumstances and history it keeps thongs partially afloat. This series is supposed to be comedy but in all honesty I did not think much of the jokes in had in it and the events that were supposed to funny I just found odd, or at the best moments where I had to scream a WTF ( what the frick).

The storyline itself was not bad initially, but I just cannot get past half of its stupidity, I know it’s well liked but I honestly don’t really think much of it!

 

 

Story/plot: 6.4

Character interactions/relations:6.7

Actions/ events:4.1

 

 

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

 

 

Aion (manga #1)

aionGenres:  fantasy, myatery

Themes:  demons

Objectionable content: moderate – violence, blood and gore, moderate non sexual nudity

 

After losing his both his parents tsugawa tatsuya continues going to school while trying to live up to his father’s last request of becoming a great man. While attempting to do this he tries to help a girl who is being bullied. This girl has a completely cold attitude but he can’t help but want to help, which allows him to discover that she is a sort of immortal who hunts down parasitic bugs who mind control people.

Created by the artist of chibi vampire (anime by the name of Karin) the story here is quite dark and violent but is very strongly held together with the character relations and how the parasites affect people. I only have had the chance to read the 1st manga as I do not believe the rest are translated yet( if they I haven’t heard yet) but I hope the rest of the serious is as inviting and interesting as the first, I do suggest you all take a look at it!

 

Story/plot: 8.6

Character interactions/relations:8.3

Actions/ events:7.2

 

 

Astarotte’s Toy

astarottes toyGenres: comedy, drama, romance, supernatural, ecchi

Themes: anthropomorphic monsters,  fan service, harem, lolicon, panchira(panty flashing) succubi, tsundere

Objectionable content:  significant – meant for mature audiences, mature themes and innuendo

 

okay so first of all, I’m going to say this was  interesting to review but I also want everyone to know that this anime is defiantly not meant for younger audiences I believe.

One day while job hunting noaya tohara is taken to a magic land to work for its princess, the princess in question is princess Astarotte “Lotte” Ygvar who is a succubus, and is like maybe 12 by the looks of it. Noaya has been taken to work as part of the princess’s harem so she will never need to worry about having energy, after all succubi live off of life energy from men. To complicate issues noaya is a father with a daughter that looks around the same age( we never actually get told her age but though she looks younger than lotte it is estimated or vaguely told to us that she is the same age or older).

The anime itself is entirely character based without fights other than verbal face offs and is actually centered around lotte and how things change in her life with noaya and asuha( noaya’s daughter). In all honesty the anime is very well made and executed and open for a sequel as many secrets have not been put out into the opening, the biggest one being that asuha and lotte are actually half-sisters and lotte’s mother loves noaya( as the did have a kid together)

Honestly it was enjoyable to watch and I am intrigued by how things could continue to unfold as everyone’s lives continue to change.

 

Story/plot: 8.5

Character interactions/relations:9.8

Actions/ events:6.2

 

 

Akboo48

Genres: drama, sci-fiakboo48

Themes: idols, mecha, music

Objectionable content: mild

Guerrilla warfare idols equipped with floating dance platforms living lights and mecha. Pretty much tells you about ¾ of this entire series.

Okay so not quite.

In a future time when the earth seems to be no longer habitable humans have colonized many worlds, and on most of them entertainment and anything else that “disturbs the heart” is illegal. In the middle of this is a group of idols that fight to give planets the entertainment they desire. The group AKB0048 is more of a generational group as each year they get more people joining who try to take over for older people.

This anime is centered around the girls of the 77th generation who try to prove themselves to the fans of akb0048 while they try to discover themselves.

In all honesty, if seeing that this is a mecha made you want to watch it don’t, the mecha bits are small and far between. The anime itself focuses on the music and the drama between characters and does this very well luckily. I’ll also point out that the music/dance scenes in this anime jump between animation and CG relatively often and almost seamlessly allowing the dance scenes to work very well, later in the anime I caught myself attempting to sing along to some songs.

Basically what I’m saying here is that the story and relations between characters if great and the actual dances are not bad either, and with the somewhat dark side story that develops it keeps you guessing and hoping the second season that is currently coming out answers your questions and my own about how things will progress..

 

Story/plot: 8.2

Character interactions/relations: 9.4

Actions: 7.8