Fall 2015 Anime Twitter Hashtags

Aikatsu! 4: #aikatsu
Brave Beats: #ブレイブビーツ
Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis-hen: NO OFFICIAL HASHTAG
Comet Lucifer: #cometlucifer
Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou: #コンレボ
Dance with Devils: #ダンデビ
Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood: #animedialover
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: #asteriskwar
Garo: Guren no Tsui: #anime_garo
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??: #gochiusa
Haikyuu!! 2: #hq_anime
Heavy Object: #heavyobject / #ヘヴィーオブジェクト
Hidan no Aria AA: #ariaaa
Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aiji: #北斗の拳イチゴ味
K: Return of Kings: #anime_k
Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotoma: #cocotama
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: #g_tekketsu
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R 2: #kindaichi
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!: #小森さん / #komori_anime
Lance N’ Masques: #lanmas
Noragami Aragoto: #ノラガミ
One Punch Man: #onepunchman / #ワンパンマン
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan: #ハコネちゃん / #onsenyosei
Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-Sareta Ken: #syomin_anime
Osomatsu-san: #おそ松さん
Owari no Seraph 2: #終わりのセラフ
Owarimonogatari: NO OFFICIAL HASHTAG
Peeping Life TV: Season 1??: #Peeping_Life_TV
Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan: #cav_anime
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru: #櫻子さん
Shingeki! Jyojin Chuugakkou: #kyojinchu
Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha Burst: #shinmaimaou
Soukyuu no Fafner: Exodus 2: #fafner
Star Mu: #スタミュ
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider: #すべてがFになる
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai: #35小隊
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: #うたわれ
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid: #vdproject
World Trigger: Isekai Kara no Toubousha: #ワールドトリガー / #ワートリ
Young Black Jack: #anime_ybj
Yuru Yuru San☆Hai!: #yuruyuri

Please comment below if there are mistakes in the hashtags, or if I’m missing a series. If anyone knows the official hashtags for the ones I didn’t have, please let me know. Thanks.


Review: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

If I recall, the last shoujo series I watched was Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, and that was over a year ago. I usually prefer to read this genre from time to time as opposed to watching. My sister was so excited for Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, she influenced me to watch although she dropped it when she didn’t like the adaptation (she’s a fan of the manga). Nevertheless, I carried on.

The plot quite honestly might be boring for some people. In fact, the first few episodes was a bit dull for me, but I decided to keep watching. There wasn’t any concrete goal for the viewers to conclude although it’s ultimately that type of love story between a prince and a “normal” girl. It mainly showed how these two characters of two different social statuses go about their relationship, albeit it started as friendship to something more in the end. In the episodes, there were obstacles that could potentially prevent Shirayuki from being close to Zen, and we see how they deal with it along with how their relationship will progress and develop. What I liked about this is that it isn’t your typical “love at first sight” shoujo. It took until episode 10 for any real confirmation that one of them had romantic feelings for the other, even though there were hints throughout the show. On episode 11, it is where we’re shown that the love isn’t unrequited. Overall, I do think that the plot is weak, and nothing worth worrying about if you have decided to skip over the show. However, my enjoyment of the interactions between the characters made up for it. I’m also a sucker for realistic pacing of a romantic story so that was a plus for how it was written, but it is also for that reason that I think that it would have been better off left as a manga; it will almost feel like an unmemorable slice-of-life show for those not used to this kind of pacing, if it didn’t have an underlying objective.

The main two characters were quite entertaining, but the supporting character Obi was my favorite. He had a more obvious character development than any other characters in the series. Even though Zen had quite a change from his personality from when he was a kid to adolescence, I wouldn’t consider that real development for the plot itself. Nevertheless, I find the character interactions between Zen, Mitsuhide, Kiki, Obi, and Shirayuki very delightful. I do wish in the short 12 episodes, I was able to see how Kiki become one of Zen’s attendants. There isn’t much screen time for her, and she can be quite forgettable. Zen and Shirayuki is obviously canon, but I’m very much intrigued on Obi’s subtle interest with Shirayuki.

Focusing on the technical details, the art and animation is bearable but quite mediocre and not too impressive even though it’s a production by Bones. I don’t think it’s very surprising that it’s another one of those series whose opening and ending themes are much better than the episode itself. I did enjoy the ending song though, and I’m impressed with the VA cast. Not a fan of Izana’s VA although Ishida Akira does a good job in his other roles (mainly the mainstream shounen roles).

Personally, I am looking forward for the second season, but I’m already itching to read the manga instead because I want to see more interactions between Obi and Shirayuki. (I’m still a fan of the canon pairing, Zen and Shirayuki.) If you are contemplating to watch it, keep in mind there’s no “real” plot as it focuses on the development between characters, and that is plot. If you are into romance with slow development, I don’t think this show is a waste of time. It might be, if you are looking for other genres to compensate for the lack of excitement this show will bring. There’s minimal to no comedy, the action scenes aren’t really “action-y,” and really, the only good thing about it is the romance I suppose.

Animation/Art: 2.25/5
Story: 2.5/5
Characters: 2.75/5
Sound/VA cast: 3.75/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Overall: 3.05/5

Review: Rokka no Yuusha

I haven’t been consistent in keeping up with any of my summer shows let alone my winter shows except for Shokugeki no Soma, which is why I had the urge to just breeze through the five episodes I’ve stacked up for Rokka no Yuusha. My initial impression of the series was terrible, and after, well it still left a bad taste on my mouth. I still think this should have been adapted as an OVA instead of a series. With the lack of spice to capture the audience, I won’t blame people who have dropped the show on it’s second or third episode (I had the urge to drop it half-way through the first episode). I’d be surprise (like how I was with myself) if you’ve managed to cling onto it ’til the fourth episode, where things actually started to take a turn. I realized by this time that despite what I thought the goal of the characters were in fighting the Demon God, I was wrong. It turns out that since there are only six chosen braves to fight the Demon God, only six should be present at the temple where the braves are supposed to meet, but they were seven; not to mention, they were trapped kind of forcing them to kill or be killed.

Please note that I don’t watch a lot of mystery shows so my critiques are obviously from a different type of audience. Having said that though, I thought that this was a mediocre mystery show. By episode five, I had made a list of who I suspect, and the finale was merely a confirmation of my answer. Given that there were seven characters, there was one-two that were bound to be just extra characters. They’re merely there to throw you off, but easy enough to know they are for distraction. The mystery feel didn’t feel consistent throughout the series. There’s so many unnecessary scenes that only around episode seven or eight did it sound like there’s already some actual theories by the characters. Theories in itself cause more curiosity and throw off the viewers. Even after episode 5, my list hadn’t changed. Only by episode eight/nine did it confirm four real Braves already that I knew were real. Another thing was that since it had a fantasy tag as well, the audience weren’t given enough information to even form a/other concrete hypothesis. When I say that, it was the instance when Riura, Saint of the Sun, suddenly became part of the whole ordeal when Adlet was explaining the seventh’s plan in the end. When they were doing introductions about the saints and what they did and who the Brave-Killer killed, there wasn’t given much about their powers/roles even in small bits throughout the show to even consider it. (Contradicting myself, I guess it’s a mystery in that way, huh?) There wasn’t any need, in my opinion, to add some romance in the mix. Adlet professing his “love” all of a sudden was laughable. Fremy’s darkness can’t disappear with just a confession. Love will be born out of friendship, if that’s how Adlet approached her. But that’s just me.

Something I couldn’t bear in the entire show was its characters. The plot was already unappealing, and the characters should’ve been used to save me from that, but until the end, there was just poor characterization and development–everyone was static. You might ask me, “How about Fremy?” I thought about it and she just didn’t convince me when years of hatred dissipated just like that? It looked so fake to me, like the whole thing was just a setup to have a tsundere character for the main guy. In other words, her character change wasn’t convincing. Hans was a little dynamic; he was the most bearable character out of all of them. With Adlet, wow, how many times can this guy say his annoying tagline in just one episode? Everything he did was reasoned out as “because I’m the strongest man in the world”, and that’s just bad characterization. I get his backstory, I really do, but there are ways to go about. With Nashetania, oh man, I can’t even begin to describe her irritating character. If Fremy was the tsundere, she’s, without a doubt, the yandere. When her character was revealed to be the seventh, her reason for doing what she did baffled me. “What? Come again?” was my reaction. Her reason was weak borderline pathetic as the villain of the show. I thought there was something much deeper than that, but “peace” that’s… something. Basically, the characters were unconvincing as themselves.

So apparently, Passione was the production company. They did Rail Wars! not too long ago. The animation there wasn’t that bad, but considering I only watched three episodes, that’s not enough to judge. The art and animation was amateur and of “Toei” quality (I guess that’d be too harsh since the animation here was definitely slightly better than any Toei-produced shows). I’ve never read the manga but I’m just going to go ahead and say that the animation’s character designs were not on par with the manga’s–I still like how they were drawn in there, but I still don’t like Nashetania and Adlet’s clothing designs. They have a weird getup, especially Nashetania…

Given that there was still a seventh problem even at the end, my list still remains as is. Goldov is probably working with Nashetania. At episode three when they reunited, it seems that Nashetania ordered him to find out who the Brave Killer was to obviously use it to her advantage. In the finale’s reveal, it just raises my suspicion more on Goldov. Nashetania can’t do everything on her own, she will need an accomplice so with Goldov preparing everything before that day then he’s a plausible subject. His loyalty is, without a doubt, to her. There’s one thing I’m unsure of though, in the end, either he was betrayed by Nashetania that’s why she left him and he was sulking or it was part of another plan. Great actress.

I know it seems like I only have negative things to say about the show. I’m like this most of the time. I would’ve said positive things if I enjoyed it or there was actually some good things to judge but there was none. I’m the type of person that if the show had a notable plot/character, I’d disregard my personal feelings about it and definitely point them out. If the show didn’t have either but I thoroughly enjoyed it, I’d say the good and bad things about it. This one though like, many others I’ve watched before, the plot/characters were unsatisfactory and I didn’t enjoy it as much, so I have nothing to “defend” it. However. what it has successfully done, and I guess you can count it as a good thing, is that it managed to keep me curious to who the fake Brave was, which is how I was able to complete the series. Rokka no Yuusha was obviously not the show for me, but it may be for you, if you’re into mystery(?) and action (and borderline psychotic girls with bunny ears).

Animation/Art: 1.75/5
Story: 1.5/5
Characters: 1/5
Sound/VA cast: 3/5
Enjoyment: 0/5
Overall: 1.5/5