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So, here we are, 4 or so episodes into the winter season. What caught my eye this season? Well, let me tell you, the real winner is STILL:

Bakuman: A+

Bakuman is still everything that I want out of it in its second season. Perhaps it has even become more! That last episode I watched ended with one of those “OH SHI- I feel a dynamic shifting!” sort of moments. I’m really glad to see TakaxMiyo getting some more play in the show and I will happily watch it until the last episode at this rate. Great stuff. But you aren’t here to find out about Bakuman, you are here to hear my opinion on the new stuffs! Let me let you in on my experiences.

Kore wa Zombie desu ka?: B

That translates out into “Is this a Zombie?” This anime is a pretty strong B-lister. It is a sort of gag-comedy based harem anime. Your main character was killed by a serial murderer and raised as a zombie. He retains his personality and, in fact, actually seems to have only benefited from the process, so long as he stays out of prolonged exposure to sunlight. You get a group of other weird girls that pop up, a Magical Girl, a Necromancer, a Vampire Ninja… it is entertaining enough… but it isn’t going to be a classic anytime soon. I will not twist your arm to make you watch this one, but it hasn’t been bad for me so far.

Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakra ne!!: A

This one is a mouthful and it comes out to something alone the lines of “I don’t love my brother at all!!” This is the type of ecchi I REALLY enjoy. The sort that is well aware of the tropes of its own genre and knows where to poke fun. The main character is a younger sister who has a thing for her big brother. She is slowly trying to lure him into a forbidden romance, but then she finds out that they aren’t actually blood relatives. This actually REALLY depresses her for a bit, because suddenly the awesome taboo is lost… but then she realizes that their love might have a future now! Ah, but a rival appears! I’ve been enjoying this one a lot and, especially if you’ve watched a lot of this sort of anime, I recommend it heartily.

Wolverine: B+/A

Short in America, big in Japan. Wolverine isn’t pulling any punches here. AIM guys get stabbed bloodily… our boy does his classic heal nonsense… he falls in love again, because we know he has a thing for Japanese women… it is pretty much what you would expect from a Wolverine anime. That is a good thing! If you watched Iron Man, this is pretty much the same sort of deal… I’m actually really impressed, though, with just how well Wolverine works as an anime protagonist… I mean the guy has always screamed red-blooded blade-wielding protagonist. Still, we can never have enough Wolverine… I mean being on 3 super hero teams and running 2 or 3 solo plots is barely enough for a guy like him. It is a B+ for folk who generally enjoy Wolverine and a decent A for people who can name at least 3 superhero teams that Wolverine has been on and 2 women he has been in love with.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: A+

I am REALLY enjoying this one. Studio Shaft has done it again. I talked about this one in another rant, so not too much to add here. It is just really interesting watching this one and seeing just how deep they can make the magical girl genre go! There are some serious dyed-in-the-wool fans that tell me that Magical Lyrical Nanoha can do deep… but I tried Nanoha… and it just didn’t catch me. This one had me going “Wow, this is different and interesting” by the first episode. By the third episode I knew that this was a winner that I could gladly watch until the series ended. Great stuff here.

Those are the ones from the new season that I’ve had time to watch. I’ve actually been doing schoolwork this semester, which cuts down on my general anime-watching time a bit. If there is another new release you love, let me know. I’ll give it a watch and toss it up here.

Oh, and, as always, One Piece is S ranked.

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11 Comments

  1. Where can I find Wolverine as I know more than enough on both the teams and lovers? Will look into your threee above Wolverine as well.

    • I’m not entirely sure where to send you to download “anime”, however as Steve”-sensei” once told me, you can find anything out there on the “.net”

  2. It’s clear to me that I have a severe lack of anime exposure produced by Studio Shaft.

    • Studio shaft makes lots of things better with their anime’s…. namely drugs. Smoke a bowl and watch some pani poni dash, Zetsubou Sensei, or Hidamari sketch and man you’ll…. OH GOD YES i just wikid shaft and they’re turning Katte Ni Kaizo into an anime!!!… OH GOD NO ITS ROSARIO TO VAMPIRE ALL OVER AGAIN!!! I shouldnt get my hopes up T_T

        • Jordan
        • Posted January 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm
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        Interesting story… I wonder if they will go through the Abrupt Ending…

    • Salaharrian Hime
    • Posted February 1, 2011 at 10:51 am
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    Love it!Excellent selections! I look forward to your updates :)AKA MATH

    • Welcome, glad to have you onboard.

  3. Love your blog! I’ve read all of them 😀

    • Comments like this keep me posting. Or inflate my ego. Maybe both.

    • AHH stranger danger!!! Shun!!!….. Tom i just squid self defensed in my pants…

        • Jordan
        • Posted February 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm
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        He needs an adult!


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