Anime Sunday: Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with yet another Spring 2018 series. It’s my Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Tsubaki Aoi is a college student who has the ability to see Ayakashi, a trait she inherited from her deceased grandfather. One day, when Aoi walks past a torii shrine, she sees an Ayakashi sitting there who announces that it is hungry. She gives it her lunch and then heads to class. On her way back she finds her bento box on the steps of the shrine and goes to pick it up….

Plot: The plot isn’t spectacular, but it’s not terrible either. I really rather enjoyed it, as Aoi is a girl who absolutely doesn’t give up and doesn’t like to take crap from anyone. That being said there is some things that look really obvious to me, but whether or not they actually are what I think they are remains to be seen in future episodes.

Characters: Aoi is our main character and she’s pretty awesome. She’s by no means a bad ass girl, but she has backbone and is quite enjoyable to watch. The rest of the cast is just as interesting, although my favorite side character might just be Ginji.

Art: This is the one downside to this series, and honestly is a pretty big one. The animation is sub par, it’s not as bad as Studio Deen, but it’s pretty damn terrible nonetheless. There were plenty of times when I paused the screen and saw just horrible animation.

Music: The music is fitting, but nothing spectacular either.

Overall: I’d say it would be a must watch if not for the horrendous animation quality. If you can get over that, than this might just be the show for you. If not, you probably ought to move on.

For those who like:  Urban Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Good Plot, Awesome Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Manga Monday: Hinamatsuri by Ohtake Masao [Quick Review]

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This week for Manga Monday I’ve got another Quick Review! It’s Hinamatsuri by Ohtake Masao!

Plot: One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him!

Plot: This series is really odd, but I found myself intrigued by it’s quirky plot and I’ll probably end up reading the rest of the series eventually. I know I keep saying that about a lot of series, but some of them are really long and I don’t have the time to read them and prepare materials for my daily columns. I’m not even counting the time it takes me to go through the books I review, and half of those are audiobooks.  Anyways, Hinamatsuri is a really quirky series and I’m intrigued enough by it to forgive the sloppy art.

Characters: Nitta is an odd guy, he’s supposed to be a ruthless Yakuza but he ends up being sort of timid and indecisive and Hina loves to take advantage of him. Which leads to some amusing situations like her bullying him into buying her a stuffed animal.

Art: The art is sorta sloppy, it’s not super detailed or perfectly proportioned. But it has it’s own sort of strange charm that fits the series very well.

Overall: I’m giving the go ahead on this series, it looks interesting enough and I enjoy seeing Hina bully Nitta.

For those who like: Comedy, Slice of Life, Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, ESPers, Funny Plot, Amusing Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or sloppy artwork.

Manga Monday: Immortal Hounds by Yasohachi Ryou [Quick Review]

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This week for Manga Monday I’ve got another Quick Review! It’s Immortal Hounds by Yasohachi Ryou!

Plot Synopsis: This world is a strange place where humans don’t die when they are killed except for a few people. Vectors, humans that carry with them the deadly Resurrection Deficiency Syndrome, a disease that can keep someone from resurrecting when they die and it happens to be contagious.

Plot: The plot is really screwed up in this first chapter, and I don’t envy Teru at all. I’m not sure that he’s the main character even, but in this chapter he is and he’s got a crap life.

Characters: Teru and Ikumi seem to be our two main characters, at least in this chapter, and they are definitely two love birds, the rest of the cast is okay, but I’m not sure that Teru is our main character in the series.

Art: It’s gritty, and gory and very good in terms of art.

Overall: If you enjoy tragedy, Urban Fantasy or just screwed up stories, Immortal Hounds will be for you!

For those who like: Action, Drama, Romance, Tragedy, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Great Plot, Fantastic Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.