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Was watching an anime, about to finish and review it for everyone. Terrible show, hated every minute... and then I find out it's the first half of the second season. That explains half of my issues with the show... Really hating Netflix right now. Now I have to seek this thing out online and watch it in full.
DanMachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?) is an action-fantasy anime following Bell Cranel as he works to make a name for his Goddess' Familia and catch the attention of the girl of his dreams by fighting his way through the dangers of the Dungeon.

Honestly, from reading the synopsis, I imagined something very different. Perhaps more interesting than this turned out to be. I came in skeptical. With my luck of the draw in anime lately, I was pretty sure I wouldn't like this one as much as everyone who hyped it up did. And I didn't, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Why did I think it would be bad? A few points: Lots of busty anime girls falling over this one guy; He looked like the type to miraculously win every big fight set before him; He was voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who has repeatedly played Mary-Sue characters that I have not been fond of (Kirito in SAO, and Sora in No Game No Life).
These simple facts kept me away from this anime for a while, but I had to give it a chance first. And I was somewhat surprised at how 'not completely awful' it was for all these details.

To start, Bell Cranel, while something of a Mary-Sue, is actually a bit clumsy, somewhat stupid, and even humble. He's kind of adorable at some points, I just wish I'd felt more for him. But he turned out to be nothing like what I would've expected out of the action-fantasy anime I've watched lately. A good surprise to find.
Liliruca Arde is a likable female character, as is Aiz Wallenstein. Just likable. I didn't really love any characters in this show, but I didn't really hate them either.
A fair few of them have interesting backstories, but, at the same time, I was bored.

The music itself was fine, didn't really capture my attention. The voices are all really good, a fairly star-filled cast, with some talented newbies in there as well. Lots of interesting sound effects for the creature voices, though.

The setting is odd. A cool enough mix of many different cultures, with designs that are okay, not truly remarkable in most cases. The rules of the world, though... It's all really game-like, for no reason. They use all the gaming terms like 'drop item', and measure the strength of the adventurers through 'Levels' and 'Statuses'. Not a bad thing, I'm sure they thought it was pretty creative. I'm not fond of it myself, though. I was miffed with it throughout the series.
I won't say the story was entirely without heart, but I wasn't feeling it. Between Bell being a Mary-Sue that everyone loved, and the girls all using the moments of angst to show how much they love him, I just wasn't getting into it. Sure, Bell earned some of the admiration he got, but I lose interest with these stupid and unnecessary harem details that everyone wants to use lately.
The adventure was good. The friendship was there, even if it formed a little too quickly. Lots of stuff went much too quickly in this series, really. Especially the final battle. Completely lackluster.

In conclusion, I didn't hate it, but it was terribly boring, and a lot of the stuff that they should've done was passed right over. I didn't have high expectations for it to begin with, so that helped me out. But, I wasn't really fond of being right this time.

Watching on,
Tatsuno13
Orenchi no Furo Jijou (My bathtub situation) is a comedy net-series anime about a high school student who has rescued a merman and brought him home, and now live together with other water creatures coming to visit them.

Needless to say, I went in hoping to ship some BL couples, maybe laugh a little, see what all was going on in it. Literally just heard about it yesterday, and watched the whole 13 episodes in a day. At 4 mins. long, it isn't hard. It's actually very good for when you're busy and still need some sort of anime fix.
Anyway, I didn't so much get BL to ship here, but I found I was laughing hard, especially while finding out just how nasty my own mind is! Heh-heh, episode 3, I think it was. With Tatsumi's massage. I know I'm not alone!

Back on topic again. Not a lot goes on beyond the situation of the show. They introduce characters, I think Maki was my favorite, and yet... Takasu... I cannot deny the tentacles! Okay, Maki and Mikuni were the funniest, while Takasu was more like anime-crush worthy!
None of them are particularly interesting beyond humorous character traits, but that was enough.

The opening is quite misleading, and funny as such. They have it done much like the opening for 'Free!', all full of angst with characters looking nervous until the end... but the show is entirely comedy. Nothing but goofy stuff here. Creatively wonderful bishie goofy stuff!

Not a lot to cover this time. It was strictly a comedy anime spun off of a 4-panel manga series (similar to newspaper comic strips), and it never really goes anywhere. But it was totally worth it! Between hot anime guys and gut-busting comedy, this show brightened my day, and I was glad to have watched it!

Watching on,
Tatsuno13
K (or KK, however people stylize it) is a contemporary science fiction anime following two teams out to kill a man claiming to be the malicious Colorless King. The man accused of the Colorless King's crimes, however, recalls nothing of them, and runs for his life until he can prove his innocence.

I've been looking at this one for a while. The visuals drew me in, as usual, but the colors didn't really turn me on. I decided not to read anything on it, as it looked like I would get spoilers to the show, and just recently decided I was tired of letting this one eat at me.
I'm not sure what I expected of this one, but it wasn't bad. Pretty good writing, nice twists that left me asking questions every other episode. I'm still not clear on what inspired all this. Perhaps it's a German folktale I don't know yet? There are loads of German themes in this one. And while I loved the journey of it, the ending... Like, weren't they doing all they were doing to avoid this? I mean, I expected one. That one just had to happen, but the other... Sorry. Gotta be vague, don't want to spoil anything.

The characters are nice enough. I love most any characters played by Yuki Kaji, Mamoru Miyano, and Tetsuya Kakihara. This time, though, I wasn't as big on them. I liked Neko, actually. Even more when Kukuri started calling her 'Wagahai-chan' (spelling?). I rolled at that! Just the most adorable, goofy nickname I've ever heard! Plus, her powers are awesome. Can't go wrong with cute and awesome!

The music was cool enough, but nothing really spoke to me. I'm not quite sure why.
I know I've already mentioned some of the actors here, but I loved everyone I heard, though I didn't know them all! I might go back and watch this one in English, as I'm a huge fan of Lucien Dodge, but I'm not crazy about the idea of watching anything in English right now.

The visuals aren't bad. They aren't my favorite, and the art style doesn't particularly appeal to me, but it's pretty smoothly animated, and the fight scenes are really cool to watch. Again I note, I didn't care for the coloring either, so I might've liked it better if the show was a bit brighter. But, they were likely going for making the show look more realistic, and I can respect that. They did pretty well. It really sets the mood for the more serious situations, actually.

In conclusion, this show was good, but not quite my cup of tea. I don't regret watching it, it was very cool at points. But, I wasn't dying for every episode like I hope to do when I start a show. This is just me, though.
I'm not sure if I'll go looking for all the incarnations of this show just yet, I have a few other things lined up ahead of them for sure, but I would be interested in seeing the others at some point.

Watching on,
Tatsuno13
I hate stupid, pessimistic people. I make one comment on a poll, a perfectly positive, happy opinion, and this person just has to crap all over it. I tried to be friendly in response, but they kept coming with the negative! Ugh... I'm exhausted. I hate people who hate positiveness. 
DanMachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?) is an action-fantasy anime following Bell Cranel as he works to make a name for his Goddess' Familia and catch the attention of the girl of his dreams by fighting his way through the dangers of the Dungeon.

Honestly, from reading the synopsis, I imagined something very different. Perhaps more interesting than this turned out to be. I came in skeptical. With my luck of the draw in anime lately, I was pretty sure I wouldn't like this one as much as everyone who hyped it up did. And I didn't, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Why did I think it would be bad? A few points: Lots of busty anime girls falling over this one guy; He looked like the type to miraculously win every big fight set before him; He was voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who has repeatedly played Mary-Sue characters that I have not been fond of (Kirito in SAO, and Sora in No Game No Life).
These simple facts kept me away from this anime for a while, but I had to give it a chance first. And I was somewhat surprised at how 'not completely awful' it was for all these details.

To start, Bell Cranel, while something of a Mary-Sue, is actually a bit clumsy, somewhat stupid, and even humble. He's kind of adorable at some points, I just wish I'd felt more for him. But he turned out to be nothing like what I would've expected out of the action-fantasy anime I've watched lately. A good surprise to find.
Liliruca Arde is a likable female character, as is Aiz Wallenstein. Just likable. I didn't really love any characters in this show, but I didn't really hate them either.
A fair few of them have interesting backstories, but, at the same time, I was bored.

The music itself was fine, didn't really capture my attention. The voices are all really good, a fairly star-filled cast, with some talented newbies in there as well. Lots of interesting sound effects for the creature voices, though.

The setting is odd. A cool enough mix of many different cultures, with designs that are okay, not truly remarkable in most cases. The rules of the world, though... It's all really game-like, for no reason. They use all the gaming terms like 'drop item', and measure the strength of the adventurers through 'Levels' and 'Statuses'. Not a bad thing, I'm sure they thought it was pretty creative. I'm not fond of it myself, though. I was miffed with it throughout the series.
I won't say the story was entirely without heart, but I wasn't feeling it. Between Bell being a Mary-Sue that everyone loved, and the girls all using the moments of angst to show how much they love him, I just wasn't getting into it. Sure, Bell earned some of the admiration he got, but I lose interest with these stupid and unnecessary harem details that everyone wants to use lately.
The adventure was good. The friendship was there, even if it formed a little too quickly. Lots of stuff went much too quickly in this series, really. Especially the final battle. Completely lackluster.

In conclusion, I didn't hate it, but it was terribly boring, and a lot of the stuff that they should've done was passed right over. I didn't have high expectations for it to begin with, so that helped me out. But, I wasn't really fond of being right this time.

Watching on,
Tatsuno13

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Kaiju-Guru86 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
Thanks for the llama Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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Tatsuno13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment on my review! :D
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav!
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AliceLunaexe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you for fav. if you want to notified if I make similer stuff, pls click the watch button. (ps you and i are in the same boat)
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BisonLover Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave! 
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Thanks for the fav :)
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WolfsoulPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the fave. It is appreciated greatly
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galaxyokami Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favekuroshin on icon
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thanks for the llama toon in where i give part 2 of kill la kill
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Tatsuno13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I will! You can bet I'll be there to commiserate with you! :lol:
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