Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer 2013 Simulcasts: Samurai and rememberance

Gifu Dodo
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

An over the top samurai anime with handsome men with way to many muscles. I swear they looked like body builders. You have two friends decide to reminisce upon the past over some sake. It's interesting because it talks about how a new wife and an old wife could have a fight with a third party involved to mediate  something I hadn't heard of before, I still have a lot to learn about Japanese history. I'm not entirely sure what to think of the series yet but it might be an interesting one.

Chronicles of the Going Home Club
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

This show is totally crazy. Not only do you start out talking about hood seals and how long they lactate but the charachters are absolutely nuts. The humor actually gave me a headache it was so irritating to me. It also felt more like a bunch of smaller episodic storylines squished together into one. There was not really a good sense of passage of time except that they could not have done all those things in one day. This show is the only show so far this season I will not be watching.

Fantasista Doll
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Seems like its some kind of magic girl/card game type series. The main character is a girl who is a former card game champion playing something similar to Yugi Oh. Now shes in middle school she's given up playing those games. Though when shes on the train someone slips some game with cards in her pocket. When shes attacked later she discovers the card summons a girl who helps her and trys to talk her into registering and becomeing her master. She does and learns that its not one but several girls in the cards. There is even a tuxedo mask type guy who praises her that night for getting on well with the dolls. It's feels to me like Yugi Oh X Sailor Moon. I could be wrong afterall it is the first episode and I'm not quite sure exactly what is going on in the series yet.

Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Okay this is the first series this season that captured my heart with the first episode. About a girl named Shinobu who goes to England to stay with her moms friends family for a while. Even though she can't speak English and the little girl Alice can't speak Japanese they end up becoming good friends. Now that they are in high school Alice has come to Japan to study and is going to stay at Shinobu's home. It is really sweet so far. I have to say the English is pretty good a few places where it sounded a bit odd but over all some of the best I've heard in undubbed anime. Though i'd say the accent would be closer to an American one rather than an English Accent. I really want to see more of this tale of friendship.

Makai Ouji Devils and Realist
Simulcast on Crunchroll

The premise creeped me out so I didn't finish watching it. A young man William Twining is perfect and and elite. He is brilliant and doesn't believe anything that you can't prove with cold hard facts. So when his tuition didn't get paid he goes back home to see whats going on to find that his uncle has disappeared after loosing everything but the family home. All the servants but the loyal butler have run off. So he decides to look around to see if there are any secret passages or anything which contain something he can use to pay his tuition. In the basement they find a room which has a magic circle on the floor. Since he injured himself breaking the door down his blood drips into the circle and the demon general Dantelon is summoned. He tells him that William is the descendant of King Solomon and he needs to elect the king of hell. Of course William doesn't believe and kicks him out.  While trying to find out what mechanism was used to get into the room he ends up in the demon world where he gets into trouble. Personally this isn't something I want to watch.

 The Eccentric Famly
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

It's about Tanuki and Tengu living secretly among humans in Kyoto. It looks like fun.