Winter 2016-What I’m Watching

Since we’re about halfway through this season, I wanted to list the four series I’ve decided to watch. I don’t usually try to keep up with currently airing shows, but there were some that I wanted to watch so this is what I ended up with.

1. Haikyu!! 3rd Season

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I picked up the first two seasons of Haikyuu in order to prepare for this one, and I am certainly not disappointed. It is a bit harder to watch when there’s only one episode a week, which slightly disrupts the flow from episode to episode. Haikyuu does an excellent job making you eager for the next episode, and even though I know how the season will end, I still find myself on the edge of my seat during some seriously epic moves. Gah, sports anime always gets me.

2. Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star

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In short, the fourth season (how did it make four, you have to wonder) is pretty much the same as all the others. I’m not really sure why I keep watching it, after all, Ai isn’t going to be in this season that much. I just like laughing at how corny this show can get. The plotline of this season, which basically has every member of STARISH pair up with a member of HEAVENS to sing a song, get slightly repetitive over time. I’ll keep watching it because I want to see the animation for STARISH’s song.

3. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)

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I’m a little upset because there were many arcs from the manga that weren’t shown in the anime, including the arrival of Mutsumi’s brother and everyone’s confession to Kae. Those  were my favorite parts and it’s unfortunate that they weren’t included. The most recent episode (The Fujosji Dispute) was pretty amusing, especially since I’ve had that argument with my friends before (She said Izaya X Shizuo, I said Shizuo X Izaya, we agreed to disagree).

4. Yuri!!! on Ice

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My favorite show this season, and possibly of all time, is definitely Yuri!!! on Ice. It has everything I look for in an anime, including:

  • Sports (which is incredibly well animated)
  • Cute boys (the style is really pretty, Victor is my personal favorite)
  • Yaoi (LOADS of it)

It isn’t officially tagged shounen-ai or anything, but just seeing how Yuri and Victor act around each other, anyone would think they’re in love.

I’m the more hyped for the next episode of Yuri!!! on Ice than any of the other shows I’m watching. I’ve probably screamed more in the fifth episode than any other show. I already want there to be a second season, and I think there will be due to the amount of popularity the show has gotten. It’s not based off of anything, so I don’t believe that anyone really knows what’s going to happen other than the staff. Also, if you change the lyrics of the opening song from “We were born to make history” to “We were born to ship Victuri”, it fits in perfectly. AHHHHH I SHIP THEM SO HARD THAT’S A NEW OTP RIGHT THERE!!!

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I like Victor a lot a lot…

That’s all for now. I’ll post once the season ends!

 

 

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪

It took a while, but I finally finished all three seasons! Overall, I’d say 8/10. I came for the pretty boys and stayed for their music.

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Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ is a reverse harem anime in which all the boys are singers and the girl is the composer. They’re all enrolled in Saotome Academy, a school where students learn how to become idols or composers. Of course all the boys fall in love with her, despite romance being banned in the school. Unable to choose which boy to compose for, our main character decides that they should become a boy band and combine their voices. Thus creates STARISH, a name created from each of their initials.

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I have to say, the first season was the best, the second was pretty good, and they were both much better than the third. Maji Love Revolutions got a little slow after the first episode, going through each member of QUARTET NIGHT hanging out with Haruka just like they had with STARISH in the first season. The Cross-Unit project also wasn’t all that exciting since every pairing was fairly repetitive. But, on the positive side, the songs that STARISH sang were great! I listened to Maji Love 1000% on loop over 108 times. Maji Love 2000% was equally as good, but I didn’t try learning the dance to that one. I liked the Maji Love Revolutions song too, though I understand everyone that was upset by the MMDs.

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At the end of the third season, when the crowd was chanting for either QUARTET NIGHT, STARISH, or HEAVENS, I was yelling for HEAVENS. I think their song was pretty catchy and they made the second season pretty entertaining. I look forward to season four!

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Okay, now some time to reflect on the characters. First up, the main character, Haruka Nanami. I entirely agree with everyone that says her eyes are creepy. Her eyes are yellow/orange and the pupils are green. It’s so unnatural even for an anime character. And, since she was the center of the harem, I naturally loathed her. I’d prefer if her best friend, Tomochika, was the center since she had a much better personality than Haruka.

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My favorite member of STARISH was Otoya Ittoki because (1) I love red hair and (2) he had a really nice personality. Other than him, Shou Kurusu was pretty cute and Tokiya was good to look at, I suppose. The rest (Ren, Natsuki, Masato, and Cecil) were all really elegantly animated and the majority of the show was HD (without going into these lazy animations too often).

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Sadly, QUARTET NIGHT’s songs weren’t as good as STARISH’s song (but I guess they’re not supposed to be). The only member that I liked was Ai Mikaze (Imagine my surprise when they revealed he was a robot!). Camus and Ranmaru weren’t all that likable and Reiji was a little strange to me.

Ringo Tsukimiya x Ryuuya Hyuuga

 

I really liked Ringo Tsukimiya as a character. It’s nice to see some LGBT in anime ^^ . The ship of him and Ryuuya was pretty fitting since they’re always together. Lastly, the headmaster, Shining Saotome, was kind of annoying, especially because he kept shooting down STARISH.

Well, that’s all I have to say about this show! I’m not sure what to watch next, so I’m taking request and I may do a poll.

DOKI DOKI!