Wednesday, May 16, 2007

April 2007 New Anime - Second thoughts Round 1 Part 1

The Good:

Romeo & Juliet
Second thought: Personally, I felt it had a pretty boring start. But after episode 2, things are falling into the right place. It's getting more interesting, and a bit faster pace, too.
Revised rating: 4.1 out of 5 (net gain 0.35)

Second thought: After a relative quick start, things slowed down a lot in the next 2 episodes. Then it start to pick up pace again in episode 4.
Revised rating: 4.3 out of 5 (net gain -0.5)

Touka Gettan
Second thought: After watching episode 3, I realized that the episodes are in the reverse order, like the movie Momento. Once that's understood, things start to getting more clear.
Revised rating: 3.6 out of 5 (net gain ???)

Lucky Star (Recalled from the trash)
Second thought: After thinking about it, I decided to give it one more try. It's actually pretty interesting once you get around the simplified art form and almost completely "talk" anime.
Revised rating: 3.5 out of 5 (net gain 1.2)

The Bad:

Shining Tears X Wind
Second thought: It is just not interesting enough. Plus, the character art starts to bother me.
Verdict: In the trash it goes
Final rating: 2 out of 5 (net gain -1.8)

Seto no Hanayome
Second thought: This is an example of over-using hyper deformation. It's just not funny any more. (I think the cause is it's not funny enough to begin with.) Plus the story is really really really dry. And there's no substance what so ever.
Verdict: May it burn in hell
Final rating: 0.8 out of 5 (net gain -1.7)

Idol Master Xenoglossia
Second thought: It is just too stupid, period.
Verdict: Straight to the trash.
Final rating: 2 out of 5 (net gain -1.3)

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