Posts Tagged Adorable
I never watched an episode of Witch Craft Works when it aired in Winter 2014. However, I have a certain fascination for anime openings and endings where there are adorable chibi characters singing and dancing. For example, my favorite ED in 2012 was Kill Me Baby, with that unforgettable song and dance. The Joshiraku ED and Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita OP were also worth mentioning in 2012 for my 12 Days of Anime, too. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that when Witch Craft Works first aired, I was positively curious about the ED song and sequence that managed to charm its criticizing audience and received a disproportionate amount of praise compared to the rest of the episode.
The distinctive feature of Dog Days is the fact that the entire cast has some sort of kemonomimi (animal ears) and tail that shows they’re part-human and part-cuddly creature. It’s so prevalent that it’s even the heart of the title of this anime. But what is the purpose of these characteristics? Are they merely there to differentiate the populations of the two kingdoms or provide adorable features to the cast or perhaps there is a deeper meaning to all this?
Hey, shouldn’t this have been posted last week, you know, the first week of the season? Yeah, I guess this is five days late, so I hope no one is mad or anything. Unless it’s adorable.
I’ve finally gotten around to watching a majority of the opening episodes of the anime I planned on giving a try this season. Selecting 23 shows means I have to be hasty and pass judgment whether a show shall be deemed worthy of my weekly attention or dropped due to whatever circumstances or flaws I can find. And if I can’t find any, I’ll make one up.
The abrupt addition of fanservice to Dog Days was the biggest surprise of the second episode. It just sorta came out of nowhere, without expectation. But that fanservice overshadowed a much more important feature that was present throughout the course of the episode. And that’s the all the action Dog Days had. All that intense fighting and brilliant animation gave some much needed substance to Dog Days as a series.
I never thought I’d use the words ‘light-hearted’ or ‘adorable’ to describe a war but Dog Days certainly makes that feat easy. The first episode of kemonomimi anime Dog Days wasn’t anything spectacular or noteworthy, but it presented itself well. And it did what it needed in order to set up the characters, the surroundings, and the scenario for an entertaining and cute anime that virtually anyone can enjoy.
Everywhere I look (probably 1-2 sites), I always hear about how evil Kyubey is and how wonderful Homura is. After episode 6, I’m beginning to lean the other way. In fact, I’ll argue that Kyubey is not evil and Homura really isn’t all that good, either.