First Impression: Nanbaka and Occultic;Nine

Nanbaka

  • I’m confused. Half-way through the episode, two words described it for me: “colorful” and “bizarre”.
  • The whole escaping plan made me think that if this is what the entire series is about, this would be quite boring. Then I got to the second half of it, “Hmm. All right, this might be a series of comedy skits.” Which weren’t actually that bad, since it honestly made me chuckle. I mean, even with those bleeps you can totally understand what they were talking about.
  • Then, we got towards the end and it got just a tad darker. I’m confused, but it’s still “colorful” and “bizarre” for me.
  • I’ll probably give it another try on the next episode. I’m getting that feeling that it’ll be my guilty pleasure show this season.

Animation/Art:2/5
Sound/VA cast: 2.5/5
Enjoyment: 2/5
Overall: 2.17/5

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Occultic;Nine

  • Overbearing dialogue. Leaves you with “what the hell just happened?” feeling. I think at one point we have all watched a show with this kind of style of directing. Not my favorite, but it does highlight the mystery theme it’s trying to convey.
  • I find the art style familiar as well, can’t pinpoint how though, but I love the details of each room location (e.g. cafe, office, staff room).
  • I actually have a lengthy negative comment regarding Ryoutasu (and by extension, Ririka) and Gamon, but I’m just keep my thoughts to myself for now because I don’t want to be flamed.
  • This show screams “stereotypical” characters. I am not a big fan of it, but I want to know how they will use this in the storyline. I’m also intrigued by how they are connected with each other, so I will give this show another couple of episodes to see if I could bear it without getting annoyed by its characters.
  • Although I may say that, I am very much impressed with the VA cast. Definitely a good match to these characters. Kaji Yuki specializes in this portrayal so I did chuckle as I recognized his voice.

Story: 2/5
Characters: 1/5
Animation/Art: 3/5
Sound/VA cast: 3.5/5
Enjoyment: 2/5
Overall: 2.3/5

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Fall ’16: To-Watch List

I swear this blog is still alive!

I apologize for being MIA for a season and a half. I honestly tried to keep up, but it just wasn’t happening. The only show I ended up finishing from my spring to-watch list was flying witch. It was definitely a favorite for me that season. I did drop Kuromukuro even after investing six weeks of my time I wasn’t convinced that show was for me. Out of my list, I do fully intend to finish Joker Game sooner or later; the rest, I’m still a bit dubious (in other words, most likely not).

For the summer line-up, I tried to watch a bunch of pilot episodes, and sure enough, I narrowed 10 shows to a merely three—namely, 91Days, handa-kun, and Mob Psycho 100. That’s a good enough number, I think. I also haven’t finished them (oops), but I will soon!

As for this season, I challenge myself to actually finish what I’ve started. I do believe that’s mostly going to happen for one of my all-time favorites series, Natsume Yuujinchou.

Anticipation Rate: 5/5

Anticipation Rate: 3/5

  • Hibike! Euphonium 2 – You can’t deny the drama and the realness of this series. I’d like to see what they have in store for us this sequel.

Anticipation Rate: 2/5

  • Occultic;Nine – An eye-catching plot! I love me some mystery shows to watch.

Anticipation Rate: 1/5

  • Nanbaka – Colorful poster already made me raise a brow. This looks like it’s going to be a fun ride for the viewers!

 

So, what would you be watching this season?