Akagami no Shirayuki Hime has finally returned with it’s second season. I have to say that I’ve really missed this anime because I’ve been away from it since the Summer Season of anime. This first episode was executed beautifully, it gives the audience a refreshing look at all the characters that e know and love from the previous season of this show. At the beginning of the episode, Mihaya, a noblemen who kidnapped Shiraiyuki in the first season appears in the first few moments of the episode. The fact that he shows up foreshadows that conflicts will come up in Shirayuki and Zen’s romantic journey of the series.
After hearing the opening song, I must say that I really did admire how fitting the new opening theme song was to Akagami’s second season. Overall the song was very mellow and I felt like it was a great transition into the beginnings of the first episode. In addition, I found the scenery shown in the opening to be very vibrant in color and drawn beautifully. As the opening song comes to an end, we see Shiraiyuki hard at work cleaning and tidying up the medical wing. Later we find out that Zen is also working hard, reading and signing documents. The reason as to why he was working hard has to be one of the most adorable parts to this episodes.
“When he snuck over to see Shirayuki earlier apparently he saw how busy she was and thought, “I can’t lose.”’ – Kiki
This had to be one of the adorable moments of Shirayuki because it shows us that Zen respects Shirayuki and that she motivates him to work just as hard as she does. That brings us into the comedy segment of the episode which had me giggling when I first heard it. Mitsuhide encourages Zen to go see Shirayuki thinking that this is the perfect time for a break. Zen gets a paper cut and he is told that if he doesn’t see anyone in the medical wing, the paper fibers will get into his body and he’ll turn into a paper person. This was comedic because of how straight faced Zen was when he was told this by Mitsuhide. Not only was it funny here, but when the Chef of the medical wing brought it up, it also sparked some laughs.
Another adorable Zen and Shirayuki moment that comes up in this episode had to be when Shirayuki’s hand was held by Zen who was half asleep. I have to say the relationship between these two is most definitely ‘relationship goals.’ I really admired the chemistry between Zen and Shirayuki throughout this series. This episode did not fail to bring adorable moments with the relationships in this series
Ryu and Obi also had some adorable and sweet moments between each other. I got this brotherly vibe from the way Obi treated Ryu in this episode. I found it really cute how Obi wanted to teach Ryu how to climb a tree, but ended up helping him out. I also found it adorable how our little Ryu seems to be supportive of the Shirayuki and Obi ship because he gave him flower seeds that Shirayuki is collecting.
Looking forward to episode 2 of Akagami, anticipating the fight scene between Obi and Zen.
Hey guys just a quick update here.
My posting schedule is probably not going to follow the anime season schedule for now. Lately my weekends are super busy and school is coming up soon so it’ll take time for everything to come together. I do apologize for only having two reviews out right now.
Sorry for the discoloration of this post as well.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is a psychological, seinin and supernatural anime series that follows main character, Satoru Fujinuma. He’s a twenty-nine year old male who tries to live out his dream of being a mangaka. Unfortunately, he works part-time as a pizza delivery man but still clings to his aspirations. Satoru has an ability called “revival.”
“I usually go back between one and five minutes where everything is the same as before. It’s always right before something bad happens.”– Satoru Fujinuma
After an incident that led to him being hospitalized, he regains forgotten memories of the past and we find out that various kidnapping and deaths occurred when he was in the 5th grade.
I didn’t have any expectations for the series and didn’t have the intention to check it out. However, after I viewed Chibi Reviews video about what he would watch this anime season, and he anticipated that this series would have been one of the best series of this season. With that in mind, I decided to check it out. When I viewed this episode, I found myself completely invested in the story. I was unable to avert my eyes from the screen because the plot was just so interesting and very unique. I’ve only recently gotten interested in psychological genre of anime and this by far has to be the best way that an anime has introduced the story. The supernatural aspect alone is a great element to the plot in itself which is why it stood out to me. Since the main character has the ability of “revival,” Satoru is able to prevent disastrous events from occurring? Imagine all the disasters surrounding you that could be prevented! You could save a couple of people if you had an ability like that.
In addition to the compelling story, I was really impressed with the voice acting that was done in this first episode. Shinnosuke Mitsushima, was the voice actor for our main male character and this was also the first character that he voice acted for. In all honesty, I found his voice very fitting for the role of Satoru. Throughout the episode, the tone of his voice was very detached, and this was carried out through the episode until we get to a major plot point of the episode. Not only did this amazing new voice actor surprise me but, I was intrigued to find out that Asian Kung Fu Generation’s song, Re-Re was played at the ending sequence of this episode. It was nostalgic because I remembered being addicted to many of their songs when they did the openings of Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto. When I first heard the song, I was amazed because I was instantly hooked on the song and I couldn’t wait to figure out who the artist of the song was.
If this didn’t convince you, then I don’t know what you’re doing to yourself.
~Assisted by Mochi-san~
Musaigen no Phantom World had a very interesting introduction of the concept it was aiming for in this series. It’s an action, fantasy and supernatural anime series. Originally I didn’t have high expectations for the series, but after hearing Chibi Review’s first impression of the series, I decided to check it out. When I viewed the first episode, I really really enjoyed the animation of this anime because of the vibrant color pallet that the creators of this anime choose. Not only did I really enjoy the colors that were chosen for this series, but I also really liked the animation to the fight scenes in this episode. The action sequences in this anime was a joy to watch because it was very colorful and well animated in my opinion.
The character designs were fairly average in this anime however, the character that really stood out to me was Ruri, the fairy character in this anime. She was a very bubbly and cute character that brought comedic elements into the show which was very enjoyable in my opinion.
Though the show has comedic elements, I don’t think this show is for everyone. There are fan-service scenes in this anime. I’m not the best person to go to when it comes to fan-service being too distracting for the audience. I think the series has done an alright job at adding in fan service moments to provide comic relief for the audience.
After seeing and keeping up with all the anime seasons this year this is my top 10 anime that I have seen in the year of 2015.
- Death Parade
- Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
- One Punch Man
- Ore Monogatari
- Nanatsu no Taizai
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April
- Akagami no Shiraiyuki Hime
- Subete ga F ni Naru
- K: Return of Kings
- Yamada kun ro 7-nin no Majo
- Parasite – The Maxim
- Aldnoah Zero