Durarara!!: Last episode Review + General Review of the Whole series

    After watching the last episode of Durarara, I had a blank expression on my face. It ended as if nothing happened. It was really nothing special. Nobody died, no shocking revelation, Ryuugamine didn’t do anything at all and in-terms of character growth, most of them didn’t improve at all. Some characters were oddly flat.That’s what you normally get when there are a lot of characters.The plot focused more on how they were connected which is one of the reasons why I watched the show in the first place.

    I have to admit. There were dull moments and they couldn’t keep the
    excitement that was built up on some of the episodes. But they put a lot of cliff hangers which pretty much made us look forward to the next
    episode.

    It was a happy ending. A very plain one at that. Kida, Ryuugamine and
    Anri are reunited and Ikebukuro remains the same. I’m hoping for a season 2 or an OVA or maybe even a movie. Because, I really can’t accept such a dull ending. The series had potential to be a great one but too bad it didn’t. Looking back now, I guess I’ll rate Durarara as “Above Average”. Still worth watching but not worth watching again. That’s just me though.

    There are things you wouldn’t get with just one view of Durarara. It’s just like a game. You don’t unlock everything with just one play through.I know I didn’t get the whole picture of the anime but I’m satisfied with what I got already.

    Thanks Durarara! Without you, there wouldn’t be “Colorless”.

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    Tayutama : Late Anime Review

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    I know it’s a little late for this..but I just had to do it.

    Tayutama lies between Nagi Kannagi, Chizuru Kanokon and those typical Harem anime.It’s not bad at all. In fact , I’m quite impressed on how it stayed loyal to the ero-game character designs. Unlike some animes ( *cough* Akikan *cough* )

    So, we have a cliched story on where a girl is forced to live with a guy and become his partner for life. We’ve seen this genre/plot countless of times with varying character types , ways of meeting and reason for being stuck with each other. It could be arranged mairrage , destiny , the girl or boy was forced to be in “that” situation , etcetera etcetera. You know the drill. In this case , the guy is a decedant of some other guy who helped saved the world from evil hundreds of years ago. He’s also skilled and not some typical Baka-ero shounen. Still , the dialogue “It’s not what you think!” or “You misunderstood!!” is inevitable to say on a Harem anime by Yuuri.

    Now, about the Female lead. We have a not-so innocent Goddess. Her personality cross-breeds between an innocent ojou-sama type and a sly fox. Which is , quite new to me , making me interested to watch this anime more.

    Of course , the blonde iinchou-type is there. Imouto-type. Childhood friend type. What else…Oh..the black haired one with red eyes…I don’t know what’s her type but can I take a guess? The silent type? Well, let’s see.

    This is a keeper for me. Even though WE ALL KNOW which route this anime is gonna take. Wait..I think we don’t know. Everyone thought Juinichi would end up with Yuuhi..So , no rash judgements first.

    Note: Blonde girl is mine. MINE. Mio is also mine.

    Haruhi-chan: Continues

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    Sorry. The Haruhi-chan series still continues. I made a mistake. That was just my assumption that when they are gonna release the DVDs , it’s over. Sorry. >.<

    Episode 21 and 22 have been released at Kadokawa’s channel already. Enjoy.

    Haruhi Suzumiya : A Troll to remember [ Troll UPDATE ]

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    The Haruhi troll thing died for a while, hasn’t it? Well , I’m not surprised since it’s really just a re-run and even though there are still speculations that the 2nd season will air right after, people are starting to lose hope.

    Kadokawa has recently been posting FULL episodes of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1. Credits are still the same, nothing changed. See the opening? It’s 2006.

    But it has been reported that the airing will have more than 14 episodes ( 28 episodes in total ) . 2 possible things: Kyon order and Haruhi order. ( OH THE TROLL POWAA )  OR Kyon order THEN SEASON 2 PEOPLES!!

    Currently , Kadokawa’s channel has just uploaded episode 03 , broadcasting it in Kyon’s order. We’ll just have to wait until 11 episodes are uploaded. After that , we’ll see what’s really beyond THE LAST EPISODE! Will it be ” Haruhi Order” or “Season 2”?

    Full Metal Alchemist Remake : For the best or for the worst?

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    When I watched the first episode , I didn’t bother to make a review since I know this would be awesome. But as I continued , I was slowly having doubts. More like , I’m starting to prefer the original.

    The thing is , humor and comedy is rich in EVERY moment. I’m basing this comment on episode three. The goofy scenes are funny, I’ll tell you that but sometimes they appear in situations which makes them inappropriate to watch or it ruins the whole cool effect or moment. This is just episode three and I hope they tone down the humor on this one. Of course , Ed’s frequent outbursts because of people picking on his height is inevitable in every episode.

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    Remake v.s. Original

    Ed looks much cooler on the original. On the remake , he does has his moments too. <3

    What I like about the remake is the pace. I know they are making it more faster since they’ll follow the flow of the manga more compared to the first one. The original took two episodes for Father Cornello’s story to finish but in the remake it took only one.

    YUI was an unexpected choice but still very good for the opening. Ending song is very cute. <3

    And by the way , MARINA STILL SUCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

    Shangri-La : First Episode Review

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    Shangri-La is not your typical anime but that doesn’t mean it’s good.I found it fairly entertaining with nothing funny to laugh at or be shocked about. In fact , I may not even watch the next episode. This is a drop to me. The art wasn’t appealing, animation was quite good , characters are “Bleeh” except for the white-haired loli princess and the pig-tailed sly loli.

    The story is unique but I’m not interested in carbon markets , boomerang wielding girl , gonzo , Carbon laws , Carbon Police or any of that sort. I guess I’m not in the mood for a realistic/Futuristic setting.

    But what entertained me was Index’s seiyuu. I don’t need to look and see if it’s really her. I KNOW it’s her.

    So , Shangri-La is not on my list. Buh-Bye. :3

    Pandora Hearts : Uhh..Okay?

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    This anime is pretty average to me. Nothing big, judging from the first episode. It’s pace is rather slow and it was quite similar to the Anime Kuroshitsuji. VERY similar. I like the male lead though. He seems to be the rebellious type , the exact opposite of Ciel who was always working and never laughed. ( Well , they are different. Ciel’s parents were murdered blah blah blah. )

    I was talking about the pace earlier, right? Look, most FIRST episodes have the main theme introduced already. But in here, Oz’s partner hasn’t been introduced yet. They kinda just showed the lighter side of the picture. Comedy here. Comedy there. In terms of standard pace speed , the first episode is like HALF of episode one. But I guess their style is different. Oh well..

    And what a surprise , this anime has this creepy factor. Oh sure, talking teddy bears and dolls are scary ( Actually, they are. ) but the girl with black hair really creeped me out. SERIOUSLY.

    I’m still curious enough to watch this. Opening is boring but the art is beautiful. ( Cute guys FTW! ) Ending is..boring as well.( It’s boring because I kept on repeating FMA: Brotherhood Opening..It was so awesome.EPIC WIN! YUI!! )

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