Category “Summer 2009 Anime Review”

Bakemonogatari – Anime Review

Saturday, 23 October, 2010

Review: Araragi is your typical laid back high school student, except for the fact he once was a vampire after being attacked by one. A homeless priest helped him turn back to human but he still has rather handy side effects like regeneration powers and perfect eye vision. One day he caught a girl named Senjougahara in his arms who was falling down the stairs. Realizing her bodyweight is significantly lower than what it should be judging by her appearance, he concludes she must be possessed by some entity and he decides to help her by introducing her to the priest who once helped him. That’s how their friendship and adventures began.

Unique and entertaining character designs and an animation style that will remind you of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei are what make this anime appealing. It’s a mix of fantasy, romance and comedy that fits together perfectly.
Rating: 9/10

Aoi Hana – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Just when Fumi-chan is about to enter high school, her family returns to her old hometown where they lived years ago. Despite her tall figure she is unexpectedly shy and gets teary eyes a lot. Luckily she gets help from Akira-chan, her old childhood friend. They now both visit different girls academies but still spend a lot time together. However what will Akira think of her when she finds out Fumi-chan is dating a girl from her new school.

Aoi Hana is your typical Shoujo-ai school anime; a genre much too rare these days. The story focuses more on relationships and love than on comedy. It doesn’t pick up that many clichés, but rather offers a semi-realistic view on the happiness and problems of female homosexual couples in contemporary Japan.
Rating: 8/10