My Thoughts On The Fate Series

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Overview

A little bit of overview for those who haven’t watched this series. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers.

So first of all there is a war that is called the ‘Holy Grail War’. In this war 7 masters summon 7 servants fighting to win the ‘Holy Grail’, an omnipotent wish granting device. Each master is chosen by the grail to participate in the war and most of them have a wish they desire to be fulfilled. The only way they can win the grail is by surviving the war and being the last man standing. And so, 7 masters with their own servants fight to the death to win this grail.

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Toradora Review

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Synopsis

Takasu Ryuji likes Aisaka Taiga’s best friend Kushieda Minori. Aisaka Taiga likes Takasu Ryuji’s closest friend Kitamura Yusaku. Ryuji finds out who Taiga likes and Taiga finds out who Ryuji likes. Thus, they make a promise to help each other out.

Review

You know, summarizing a romance anime is pretty easy because the premise is really simple. But for people only reading the synopsis, they might be turned off by it (and confused because of the many names). It’s basically the same like any other romance drama out there. Simply said, the appeal of a romance genre is not in the plot but in the characters. So then, let’s go straight to the characters. I’ll explain about the two main characters pretty briefly because I don’t really think they’re that interesting compared to other characters.

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Judging an Anime by its First Few Episodes

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I have a friend who watches anime. But I hate his way of determining if an anime is good or not. How? Well you guessed it, by judging the whole anime only by watching the first few episode. He would watch the first few episodes of an anime and if he does not find it interesting, he easily labels it as trash and to make matters worse, also discourages other people from watching that particular anime. I hate people like him. People who would only watch the first three episodes or so and already determine whether or not that particular anime is good.

If someone asks them if that particular anime is good or bad, they’d answer with ‘it’s sh*t’ when in actuality, they’re just saying ‘I can’t go through more than 3 episodes of this anime so it must be bad’. I’ve never judged an anime or any kind of film for that matter by its first few episodes. If I watched an anime and just couldn’t go through with it, I’d not say that the anime is wholly bad but I’d say that “so far, the first few episodes are bad. I don’t know about the rest of it but I can tell that the first few episodes suck”.

Because to me, you just can’t truly judge an anime by watching the first few episodes. It’s like judging a book by reading only the first chapter or the first few pages. For one, you can’t uncover the whole atmosphere of an 3 episodes in. Yes it might work if it’s a light-hearted comedy anime but for the darker and more melodramatic themes, it’s impossible. The first few episodes is only for us to ‘react’ to the show. Is the show engaging from the very start? Is it randomly funny all of a sudden? Does it have a  very slow start? It definitely does not reflect the overall of an anime. Sure you can predict where the anime is generally going but did you actually witness the direction of the anime to have the right to judge it? Of course not, so shut up and don’t say anything about the anime ever again.

Well, maybe I think of this because I have the tendency to finish watching what I started even if it was boring as hell. I don’t know, what do you think about this?

Sound! Euphonium Review

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Synopsis

The story follows Oumae Kumiko who wants a new life in her new highschool. During middle school, her concert band got a ‘dud gold’ for the prefecture competition so she wants to forget about it and get away from it. However, her new friends in highschool insisted her on joining the school’s ‘helpless’ concert band and she joined the very thing she wanted to get away with full of hesitation.

Review

This is NOT another version of K-on… because let’s be real, after seeing the cover photo everyone thinks it’s just another KyoAni’s cutesy girl show. So did I. Until I actually watch the anime that is. Well to be honest, even if this anime is just another Moe show, I’d watch it anyway because of the beautiful animation.  But I have to say that this anime rocks hard as the primary focus is not on the Moe side.

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