Bokurano * Wellber no Monogatari ~Sisters of Wellber~ * Romeo x Juliet * Seirei no Moribito * Murder Princess
I had high expectations for this show, but when it came down to the mech ‘showdown’, it felt like Reideen Part 2, this time with more pilots. Slow motion action and CG don’t look very nice at all. I think I might have to pick up Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula again.
- Wellber no Monogatari ~Sisters of Wellber~
A princess killing her fiance sounded interesting, but then something doesn’t feel right at all with this show. Must be how the characters are drawn. It feels so…generic. The execution of the story felt lacking, it was interesting only on ‘paper.’ And the talking tank at the end of the show was the last nail on the coffin.
- Romeo x Juliet
Does this look familiar? Kyoshiro…
Now, I actually don’t care if this series will follow anything from Shakespeare (since I’m not really into plays), but I have my not so good impressions with this show.
- Flying horses??!! Kyoshirou to to something was the last show I saw with flying horses in it, and it hasn’t been a good recollection. Sure it lends a uniqueness to the show; perhaps we should be thankful they aren’t flying and talking horses at the same time?
- Where’s that hair! I mean, Odin, er Juliet, has such long hair it’s unbelievable she’s able to hide it while dressed as a guy. (I also have the same question with Anthy from Utena.) But then I actually preferred her short hair ‘look.’
- And, Romeo x Zorro! Er, Odin? Or Juliet? I hope this show’s story doesn’t scamper off into different directions. It would be such a waste, I thought the animation was good.
- Seirei no Moribito
The nicest scenery ever among the new shows
Speaking of animation, this one has the best among the new shows I’ve watched so far, and with a nice premise to boot. It’s good that the boy the female bodyguard will be looking after, is not annoying so far. There seems to be some magic involved, and I’m looking forward to nice fights.
- Murder Princess
So far the only major attraction for this show seems to be the soul-swapping between the princess and the female monster hunter. I actually don’t like the little female robots posing as villains, they’re so annoying. I was rolling my eyes, ‘Why do they have to ruin this show with lolis?’ Ok, they’re not human really, but still the show would have felt better had they not appeared at all.
- Darker than Black
Take two. I missed out on important details since I watched this raw. I still have the same reservations though. But at least I won’t be hearing ‘Naoto!! Naoya!!’-like screaming with this one. Hopefully.
My lament now is that some shows have not yet been subbed, like Lovely Complex and Terra E (if not I’ll watch raw). My only other remaining must-watch show that hasn’t aired yet is The Skullman. So I’ve decided that these are the shows that I’m sure to watch till the end:
* Heroic Age
* Hayate the Combat Butler
* Engage Planet Kiss Dum
* Seirei no Moribito
Watching, but not too enthusiastically:
* Romeo x Juliet
* Murder Princess
* Darker than Black
* Idolmaster XENOGLOSSIA
* Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula
* El Cazador de la Bruja
Right now, I’m actually quite disappointed with the mecha shows that premiered. Perhaps I’m being too demanding that something come out with the scale of Eureka Seven. On the non-mecha front only Claymore and Hayate are most interesting to me right now. In comparison, last year’s spring season brought me the likes of Simoun, Strawberry Panic, Ouran Koukou Host Club, NANA, ZEGAPAIN, xxxHOLiC, Saiunkoku Monogatari, BLACK LAGOON, Jyu Oh Sei, School Rumble: Second Semester. Of course only Ouran Koukou Host Club, NANA, xxxHOLiC, Strawberry Panic, BLACK LAGOON, Jyu Oh Sei, and School Rumble: Second Semester appealed to me at first immediately (StoPani was a copycat, Jyu Oh Sei turned into Jyu Oh Duh!, and SR 2nd Sem lost steam in the 2nd half). So, does anyone else think Spring 2006 was superior to Spring 2007?
I guess that’s it, I need to get more sleep now. Ja!
Since I’m feeling lazy today, there won’t be any pics.