Category “Winter 2009 Anime Review”

Asu no Yoichi – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Yoichi-kun was raised by his father in the mountains all his life. Now that he has perfected his swordsmanship, his father decides he now has to learn new experiences through living in the city, which is why he is going to live at an old friend’s house and visit school. As it turns out life in the city is full of surprises and adding to his difficulties is that the mentioned household is inhabited by 4 beautiful sisters of which not everyone is pleased to live with a stranger.

Asu no Yoichi is a romantic comedy about the difficult life of a slightly perverted samurai who has to live in the city. After reading and enjoying the manga I found it hard develop an interest in this anime, even though there a plenty of slight differences to the plot. The anime rather fails to present funny and ecchi situation in a catchy way. However, if you haven’t read the mange this might be something for any fan of lighthearted harem comedy.
Rating: 7/10

MARIA†HOLIC – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Kanako-san is a yuri-girl beyond help and finally transfers to a prestigious girls high school as a second year student. Her dearest wish is to befriend the beautiful pure maidens of this school and maybe even meet her fated lover. On her first day she gets to know the beautiful, rich and highly admired first year student Maria. However, her happy student life makes a drastic turn after she discovers Maria is actually a cross-dressing boy; and a sadistic mischievous one to that. He threatens Kanako not to expose his secret, in which case he would expose she is a lesbian and make her life a living hell. However, now that she is under his observation 24/7 and is exposed to the jealous gazes of the other students, there isn’t any difference, is there?

Maria Holic is the hilarious story of Kanako’s pitiful student life. Being a big fan of shoujo-ai I can’t help liking this series. The animation and general flow is much similar to Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
Rating: 8,5/10