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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

 

 

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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

 

 

Soul eater , not! Volume 1

soul eater notGenres: action, comedy, supernatural

Themes: school, weapons

Objectionable content:  violence, mature themes

Everyone here has watched and or read soul eater I’m assuming, and if you have not you should, but here we have the sequel to soul eater.

Okay so not quite. First of all lets explain a mechanic you only hear about in soul eater not.

In the dwma there are 2 kinds of students the EAT(especially advantaged talent) and the NOT( normally overcome target).  Characters like soul and maka and almost everyone you see I the anime are party of the EAT group which makes up about 10% of the school everyone else is part of the NOT and are not allowed to go on mission or hunt for souls like witches.

This manga series is started about the same time or a little earlier than soul eater and follows a NOT student by the name of tsugumi who needs to find a partner who can wield her and the confidence in herself to attempt to join the EAT classes witch all NOT’s aspire to join while they learn to control their powers and skills, not to fight.

Simply put it is set in the same universe as soul eater and there are appearances of known characters (like prezombie sid) all over the place to help this manga feel connected to the original series. As far as action goes it has less than soul eater but it makes up with more character relation and a lot more comedy to boot.

I’ve yet to read the second volume that is out yet but ive good feeling for this and do hope it becomes an anime to sequel soul eater.

 

Story/plot: 8.9

Character interactions/relations:9.5

Actions/ events:7.1

 

 

Fate stay night

fate stayGenres: action, drama, fantasy, romance, school

Themes: magic, weapons, servants, mythology, spirits, superpowers

Objectionable content:  significant – heavy violence, blood and gore, mature themes

 

The holy grail, a chalice of power that grants wishes or a weapon of mass destruction?

Shirou Emiya lost both of his parent in a great fire that engulfed a large portion of the city where he lives, this fire also took the lives of hundred and was caused by servants of magi who longed for an ancient artifact, the Holy Grail. These magi and their servants fought for this artifact to grant any wish they might have had, and now it is time for the next war, and emiya along with other he knows are now in it.

Fate stay night is a pretty well-known anime and I’ve heard a lot about it before watching it but maybe I had heard far too much hype about it as I found it less then I was told. The storyline itself is not bad but it takes it time when first starting, and this is not even the points where they randomly make exceptions to rules they state about the wars( like servants having to have masters)

The character relations are far better as each character has their own personality and very few get along perfectly together with creates a great amount of discontent between both enemies and allies alike.

Both of these have good and bad points but when you combine them with the well done fight scenes it works out well, I only wish we had seen more masters in the war.

Story/plot: 7,2

Character interactions/relations:9.5

Actions/ events:7.3

 

Vexille

vexilleGenres: sci-fi

Themes:  mecha, military, politics, guns, wepons

Objectionable content: significant-  significant violence, blood and gore and mature themes

This would make a very good storyline for a science fiction first person shooter ( or third person shooter).

Human technology has progressed to such an extent that cybernetics, robotics and computerized intelligences are the norm, and it could be used to create human androids that would be impossible to distinguish from normal humans. To stop this the united nations makes the creation of human android and cybernetics illegal, japan however is adamantly against this and fights these new rules fiercely. After many repeated attempts japan does the unthinkable and leaves the UN, taking up a policy of international isolation witch is realized though advanced technology that stops them from being seen or heard of. After ten years of international isolation Japanese international activity of an unknown actions is discovered and it is decided that the American  special forces group known as sword will investigate.

Now that Ive given you the introduction lets actually talk about what it means.

Vexille has a lot of action in it, mainly with mechanized armored suits ( or mad max style junk cars) with a few simple chase scenes in foot. The reason for this is that all of japan is nonexistent and the only habitat for “people” is a slums with few hiding spots, and although this makes some scenes oddly boring they still hold your attention throughout. The action itself is very heavy having much violence and loss of life on quite a few fronts and it luckily does not draw away from the story, witch is the main point here. The story itself is actually a rather interesting one that could in the next  200+ years come true in all honesty, lets just hope it does not.

Story/plot: 9.6

Character interactions/relations:6.7

Actions/ events:8.2