Posts Tagged Star Driver
A couple weeks ago: understanding that Mushishi Zoku Shou is about how problems find Ginko, not Ginko finding problems, Kaori having the most amount of friends in Isshuukan Friends, Captain Earth finally trending in the right direction, and looking at wizards using the most modern weaponry in Hitsugi no Chaika.
With Winter 2014 zigzagging along and reaching the finales in the next couple of weeks, now is an ideal time to look ahead to and prepare for the Spring 2014 anime season. Once April arrives, dozens of new anime will begin and several franchises will return to TVs in the forms of sequels, alternative stories or simple rebroadcasts. Based on numbers alone, Spring 2014 appears to be one of the largest anime seasons in terms of total volume. In addition to the abundance of this season, there is quite a diversity of anime, too, making this season more of an unknown or a mystery than others. So what exactly does this new anime season have to offer? Below is an extensive list of the anime for Spring 2014 along with my thoughts and opinions for each one.
Before we had Fabulous Max from Penguindrum we had just plain Fabulous from Star Driver. You remember that anime, right, that one from about a year ago with fabulous masked persons piloting fabulous but strange mecha in a fabulous alternate dimension of pure and unrestricted fabulousness? And let’s not forget about the glittering abdomen/peacock-feathered garments or those punches that destroyed mechas when they landed square on the pilot’s face. It was truly a fabulous anime. But there was one character in particular who refused to be fabulous like everyone else. Keito contrasted everyone by always being serious, dull, and rational, distinct from everyone else in the series. But it was all just a ploy and it was made apparent when we saw one scene in particular, one which completely redefined Keito’s character, redirected Star Driver and pretty much left me downright speechless. Fabulous, too.
Despite the most popular show of the winter season still incomplete, I’ll go ahead and write my season review for Winter 2011. It’s not like there’ll be any changes to the scores or how they rank when Puella Magi Madoka Magica finishes, so there’s no real point in waiting an undetermined amount of time to pretty much post the same thing, especially with the other nine shows already complete.
Figured with the halfway point in most shows being reached or surpassed, that I’d provide a concise review of each show I’m watching this Winter. Their order listed below is in the order that I’d rank them now along with their numerical score (between 10-5). I’ll also toss out my favorite character of each series, too, since that’s always fun. Oh, and the best Art, Characters, Entertainment, Sound, and Story. There are also some minor spoilers, so if you haven’t watched everything yet, just mind your eyes and skip those sections.
There are a lot of passionate voices out there blogging about anime. Yup… there are a lot. What I find the most alluring about these blogs is finding out what shows these people enjoy and which ones they dislike. People will come to various conclusions about the shows they watch based on whatever process they use to evaluate the show. Of course, there are the popular anime, which everyone seems to favor, and the shitty anime, which no one bothered to watch. Then there’s the raging mass of shows caught between these two sides. These are the shows I find the most interesting because the spectrum of opinions ranges from extreme to extreme. The sheer diversity of these thoughts is what I truly like to read. However, there are so many different types of shows from comedy to sci-fi to action to adventure to ecchi to horror to slice-of-life to whatever. How is it possible to evaluate the wide range of shows?