Summer 2010 First Impressions

I managed to find enough time to watch a shitload of anime today, and so I decided to take a look at all of the shows this summer that I want to watch. I’ll give you actual impressions too. Basically, I’m grading out of three, with my grades ranging from poop to BAM.

Nurarihyon no Mago

Well, at first I believed this was going to be  an awesome show about demons and half demons and all sorts of cool shit. The plot almost kind of reminded me of InuYasha. The animation reminded a bit of InuYasha. The fact that VIZ is involved reminded me of InuYasha. However, when I actually watched the first two shows, I was sadly disappointed to discover that this show was more similar to a demon infested version of Yu Gi Oh, a show that I will never watch, and is completely gay.

I know enough about Yu Gi Oh to know that the main character is a huge pussy who manages to transform on occasion into some sort of bad ass (except the show is about a card game, so how bad ass can he be?). This show is similar in that aspect, and to be honest, I’m really not that into it as of yet.

Impression: Poop

High School of the Dead

Holy shit. This show is awesome. I usually am not one for zombies, or zombie movies. They’re all the same, and imagining suddenly being forced to cave in the brains of family and friends doesn’t make me feel all that great. That being said, I love the manga Sankarea, I thought Zombieland was awesome. Shawn of the Dead kicked ass, and I’ve enjoyed every Resident Evil movie they’ve made. Maybe I just don’t know myself.

High School of the Dead is awesome for the following reasons, which should be obvious already:

  • Lots and lots and lots (etc.) of blood. Blood blood blood blood blood. I LOVE it.
  • The first episode kicked ass. All sorts of stuff happened as everything went to shit. As the main character, Takashi says:

“On the day everything came to an end, I killed my best friend, and held the girl I liked for the first time.” He also doesn’t mention that he killed said friend quite easily, and almost went out and tried to kill every zombie by hand. I expect him to bludgeon every zombie in Japan with a baseball bat by the end of the series. That would kick ass.

  • Blood and more blood and awesome animation…..like….SUPERB animation. With blood.
  • Klux likes it, and that’s to be expected, and therefore, the show must be good.
  • BAD ASS OP
  • Awesome kendo girl who doesn’t care if you’re a zombie or still alive. She will end you:

Best show of summer so far with ease

Impression: BAM

Ookami-san

See my official first impressions post here.

Mistudomoe

I finally forced myself to watch this show, which I fully expected to be a trash heap not worth my time nor energy. However, most people have been raving a bit about it, and have brought to my attention that Mitsudomoe has something that I always enjoy: nice, perverted humor.

Too bad all of it sucks. I think I chuckled once during the first episode briefly. The jokes aren’t that great. The only good character is the girl who always has porn. Honestly, this show better step it up, I’ll drop it in a second.

Also, I hope the teacher falls off a cliff, he’s an obvious pedophile.

Impression: Poop

Sengoku Basara 2

After playing Samurai Warriors all day, this show kicks ass again. Hideyoshi has made an appearance, but the only person I want to see is Ginchiyo Tachibana. Best person ever.

Impression: Average

Shiki

You should be sorry...sorry for having such a fuckin gay haircut.

At the beginning of the first episode, I noticed several things that made me angry:

  • The Gothic stylings of Megumi.
  • Megumi.
  • Megumi.

However, overall, the initial episode was actually pretty good, and sets a stage for what, in my opinion, looks like one of the better shows of the year, filled with death, mystery, death, death, and death.

The animation looks pretty awesome too, I will admit.

Impression: BAM

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

This show is indeed awesome so far. Not only was the animation up to par, but the main character, Maya, is a bad ass waiting to happen. She kicks ass. IE: She’ a synonym for this show.

Subtlety is this shows strong suit (that’s kind of an oxymoron if you think of it). The humor is subtle, but perfectly synonymous with the rest of the show. It’s pretty interesting, and if I could describe it in one word, it would be smooth. It kind of reminds me of Eden of the East to be honest. Especially the end scene of the first episode, where Maya meets what I presume to be the male lead, fully clad in absolutely nothing, his”johnny” exposed to the world (or in this case, her face).

Impression: BAM

Extra-Extra

These are not all of the shows that I plan to watch. I still want to watch Strike Witches, but I’m going to wait for it to complete. I will also be watching Cat Shit One, which I have been waiting for for a while now, but that deserves a first impressions post by itself, because it has such a cool concept of cute things blowing each other up. There are also other obvious choices, like the Black Lagoon OVAs, but I will wait on those too (hopefully).

I was also going to watch Legend of the Legendary Heroes, but now I don’t really feel like it. Should I watch it? You tell me.

I will be continuing to try and watch shows like Aria the Animation (I just finished episode 6, and it still sucks). I will hopefully be able to finish Tokko, the shittiest anime ever, and a few other shows at that. I’m planning on starting Cromartie High School, Golden Boy (well, it’s only 6 episodes) and Tenjou Tenge.