Friday, 22 November 2013

Review No. 2: Kuuchuu Buranko

 Since I was already in the K area I decided to check out a short anime that peaked my interest. Yes, you guessed right; Kuuchuu Buranko. It's only 11 episodes, so why not?

 Description: There's a colorful alternative version of Tokyo and Irabu Ichiro is a psychiatrist living there. He has patients who come to him  for counselling, obviously. Ichiro, however, is perhaps stranger than his patients. Or at least his patients think so. He wears a bear head mask and can change his appearance from an adult to a child at will. Despite his......personality, he always manages to help his patients.

 What I think about it: At first I didn't want to watch it because the animation style is one I don't usually like. It's really a colorful city, sometimes things (people) become 3-d and there are cardboard people walking all over. Despite all of this, it's an enjoyable anime, in fact it's quite funny. You just have to give it chance. I think you should be a teen or older to watch this though, so yeah.........take that how you will.
                                      All the patients are connected to each other somehow and everything takes place within the same time frame (the same week, I think). It all works out neatly in the end.

Irabu Ichiro: Eccentric would be a word to describe him. He gets really excited when it's time to give injections and he has a funny laugh so prepare yourself. I was totally freaked out by the bear suit in the first episode but I got used to it eventually.

My conclusion: This one gets a 3.5 out of 5 stars, it's worth a watch if only to relieve your stress. :)

Please comment, I'd really like to know what you guys would like me to review next.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything but my opinions.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) I and II Review

 Let's see, we need a description first for those readers who don't know anything about this anime.
 Kuroshitsuji is the story of a twelve year old boy, Ciel Phantomhive, who assumes the title of Lord Phantomhive after his parents' death. With his Demon Butler, Sebastian, at his side Ciel resolves issues for the Queen as her Guard Dog while he searches for the ones who murdered his parents. Ciel is out for revenge and he won't stop until he gets it. This story is set in the Victorian Era Europe.

Okay, on with the review!
  It starts off slow with tea drinking and business meetings but have no fear, the action picks up as the show goes on. I love the dark, mysterious nature of this anime. It's addictive.

 Character Assessment (I'll be brief because I don't like when people ramble on and I'm lost halfway in their explanation)

Ciel Phantomhive- A bossy, brat that we can't help but love. His cuteness only adds to his charms.

Sebastian Michaelis- One Hell of a butler. He can keep his cool and worry about being late making dinner in the most ridiculous situations (I mean life-threatening). He has a delightfully wicked smirk. He adores cats! I love this character!

Elizabeth- Ciel's wife-to-be. I don't like her, I think she was an unnecessary character but that's probably because I like Ciel so much. I think she was really too childish but she is a child so I really can't fault her for it.

Lau- Never knows what's going on but makes it his business to butt in anyway.

Undertaker- Creepy but likable once you get used to him.

Grell Sutcliffe- He's a cool character especially since he harasses Sebastian and lives with minimal damage.

Bard, Meirin and Finny- Comic relief and the protectors of the mansion

Prince Soma- Wears his heart on his sleeve. It's entertaining to say the least.

Agni- Faithfully serves Prince Soma

Season 2

I really don't think you should watch it unless you really, really, really, really want to see more of Ciel and Sebastian.

Alois Trancy- I disliked him on sight but after a while I began to feel sorry for him.

Claude Faustus- Evil to the core. Not even cool about it, he's just, eeek!! Creepy.

Hannah- Urgh, I'm not even going to say anymore. Just, ewwwwww!!!!!!!!!

Conclusion: Watch the first season not the second one. It's an awesome anime!
Yes, I know I left out some characters. These are the most important in my opinion.
Please leave comments and tell me what I should review next.

Disclaimer: Most of the ideas in this post are my opinion, feel free to have your own. All the characters belong to their rightful owner/s, I own nothing but my thoughts.