I always found Freezing a bit weird and I couldn't really watch more than the first episode, I have a strange distaste to abnormally large breasts, I'm all for large breasts I just don't find extremely large breasts suitable for anime. An example would be Shiba in Kamisama Dolls, some of the scenes show how stupidly drawn the breasts are. (Don't get me wrong though, large breasts can work in anime if done tastefully rather than just thrown in for good measure.)
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Synopsis from ANN:
"For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the FPA's Yang Wen-Li. As they deal with superiors and subordinates, maneuver through complicated political arrangements, plot strategies, and win battles, each will be tested, and ultimately, changed, by the reality of war. "
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I always thought this would be a good example of trying to include personality in looks, it's pretty easy to draw an outgoing/happy person or a depressed/thoughtful person, it's a bit harder to get across a wide range of personalities that are a little more convoluted than people would like to acknowledge. I'm probably thinking too much into it though.
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I hope there will be a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf. I love when anime succeed in integrating an original aspect like in this one, the trade/market stuff.
A few episodes left on Angel Beats! at the moment. Very funny when they joke around with every cliche of heroic shonen scene in mangas. "I will sacrifice myself guys! RUN! Run and don't look back!" "Ok thanks, see ya" *die painfully*.
The anime I watched recently and would recommend:
- Toradora. The personalities of each characters are very good and that what makes the show. + Inko-chan (the only animal in anime I wanted to ... suppress by pity. "What is that! How can they keep it alive? By go, put it down and let it find peace instead of agonizing all day long"..... "those eyes!! those mad evil eyes! MUST.. NOT.. MAKE... EYE.. CONTA...!!! ahhhhh I saw pure madness!!!)
- Gosick. Very very good anime. With the cover of a loli Gothic style main character, I hesitated a bit but it was surprising. With the story taking place in Europe 1924, the usual Japanese representative is an exchange student in an imaginary country between France and Italy. And the good thing is that it's absolutely not a school anime nor "oh i love her at first sight but i'll need 20+ episodes to tell her" kinda stuff (no panties, no big breast). Almost no scene at all in a classroom.
The anime is a mix of Agatha Christie Detective style and strange murder/stories in an early 20th century Europe right between the 2 World Wars. The smaller stories (investigation) takes multiple episode so nothing is rushed (special mention for the end of the ***** Stone arc). The 2 main characters are a perfect match (the japanese student and the European gothic loli). ++ for the voice actors. Hopefully the male main character personality is very good in the role of a gentleman/sidekick in an early 1920s environment (the outfit are all well done in European style). The female character looks annoying but you can't hate her as she is a mix of cuteness and highly intellectual. Relations between the 2 are well done.
So go see it now. Totally worth it. (The only complain would be that the male character might be yelling the girl's name way to much in the long term but anyway, I would give it between 9 and 9.5 / 10)
And +++++++++ for the Opening and the 2 Endings (1st ending!). Sweet.
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"They could have at least drawn me eating more apples."
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I'm about mid way through the first girls bravo season, it's pretty good so far. I bookmarked Demon King Daimou, I'll get to that one too. Still trying to find a good download of anything else. Wish crunchyroll had some of these, I spend more time on free sites anymore then I ever do on crunchyroll, I guess I'll just be paying 6 bucks a month to watch Bleach a few days early.
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Try Gundam 08th Ms Team or 0080 War in the Pocket oh and 0083 Stardust Memory. All three of those are pretty serious and good examples of mecha shows that will most likely be as different from saturday morning cartoons as ya can get. Oh and Zeta gundam as well i mean kamilles mom dies in the 2nd or 3rd episode shot to death right in front of him(if you consider this spoilers get out more this show was aired in 85). Heh i'll need to think of some more but trust me mecha is not what you think it is. Even Wing was censored in it;s original airing here in the US. Robotech was as well when they merged the series for that matter.
Camille is a MANS NAME
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VOTOMS is no kids cartoon
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Well, I lied before: I ended up having a few spare hours and finished off The Legend of Legendary Heroes. I'd say it was pretty solidly "alright." While I can see that it's based on manga/LNs it feels like they didn't really take into consideration how much time they had to work with in the anime. That is, just following Sion/Miran and Ryner/Ferris would have been enough for the series; I was probably enjoying the series the most around the late teens when it seemed like they had accumulated enough interesting situations that needed to be resolved. But they try to follow Kiefer, Milk and her squad, Duke Lieral, Tiir, and all the Gastark people and instead of making the series richer it detracts from the main plot because they feel thrown in there as plot devices rather than as characters in their own right. In the end they just run out of time and don't do justice to anybody. Again, I'm aware that this is based off of other material but it felt like they did a poor job selecting what was most important.
With that out of the way the animation was pretty good and I liked a lot of the effects used in the show (especially when Ryner starts annihilating stuff). I also thoroughly liked Miran Froaude's role in the series. And obviously I thought was at least entertaining enough to finish. I guess off to Clannad now...