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I was supposed to post this on my other blog but because at the last minute I decided to merge it with Aeropapers, so as a heads up I’ll be posting this feature here from now on. I write first impression on anime I’m watching by season. I think I lamented the fact that I was teeny bit disappointed with the summer anime list because I have the last year’s line-up to compare it to. But no worries, even though I’m only following couple of shows I’m quite invested on them so I think it’s still great season for me!

Spring Leftovers:

Gintama: Oh my gosh, I love the new opening song. It is my most scrobbled track (according to my last.fm account). The song also hinted us on what to expect or what arcs they’re going to adapt this season. I most look forward to the soul switch arc where our resident, lazy-ass protagonist Gintoki will switch bodies with the demon captain of Shinsegumi, Hijikita. I expect riot!

I was once asked before if it’s worth investing your time & I always said yes but I do warn them that they have almost 300 episodes to catch up. The comedy though!!

Shokugeki no Soma: I love the manga! I love the anime! And I love that they’re not butchering & rushing the good stuff which I assumed is because they have a plan for a second cour. (please!) Based on the opening song (really, if you watch anime do pay attention to the littlest detail it could mean something) they will do the beginning of autumn election. That’s one badass cook off that will delight our visual palette! I’m excited!

Ore Monogatari: Ah! I love Takeo! I love Suna! I love Yamato! This trio makes my Thursday uber fun! I don’t faithfully follow the manga (read: no access to raws), sadly so I’m not sure whether they are sticking to the plot or not (although the first 12 episodes I was aware of the events) but I think Madhouse is doing a pretty good job. Gosh, this shoujo is so fun! I recently observed that a lot of males loved this series, and somehow only few girls I know who tried it actually liked it. Was it because Takeo is not your average love interest? Or just tastes vary? Hmm, it made me think.

Summer Line-up

Aoharu x Kikanjuu: Aaaaah~ this. Series. Everyone! I’m in love. I marathoned the heck of the manga because my curiosity was nagging me to do it! I didn’t expect to like it this much. But I do. Oh I really, really do! This is not your average gender bender shenanigans & contrary to what I mostly read: this is a SHOUNEN series! But I heard the mangaka has written/illustrated shoujo series before (I haven’t confirmed my source yet so take it with a grain of salt). There’s action, comedy and bishounen. Lots of ‘em. Ah, Tachibana, I’m jealous!

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime: Have I told you how much I like Obi? No? I freaking in love with this guy! (I might have abused the word “love,” but who cares?). He was the reason why I urged myself to read the manga (and caught up with it!) *sobs* He’s so faithful to Shirayuki. Don’t get me wrong I do love Prince Zen but the loyalty of this man? It makes me swoon! I think the author is teasing us whether he has romantic feelings for her or just his duties. I beg the former!

Bones (FMA, Noragami & Ouran HS) is the studio behind it. Honestly, I was bit disappointed because it wasn’t as pretty as their other works. But it wasn’t under budget in anyway. I might’ve expected a lot.

DAT GUY OBI THO!!!

Gangsta: I wasn’t planning to watch it. But I was told by several people that I would like it. And they were right; I did end up watching it. And liked it! It has dark themes (this is a seinen series I assumed), like drugs, prostitution among others. I also read few chapters of the manga. I’m not finish yet but so far, I’m quite curious with these people called Twilights. They are humans with extreme combat ability (and were used for wars? I supposed?)

It has good reviews from the blogs I follow and I think it deserves the praises!

Dropped:

God Eater: Extremely boring. Good concept, just the execution didn’t live up to its potential!

Are you watching anime this season? Which ones are your favorites?! Come talk to me about it!

2015 / 08 / 14

10 Responses to My First Impression: Summer Anime 2015

  1. Ohhhh I’m so happy you’re liking Aoharu x Kikanjuu because I meant to start watching it very soon. Although I tried to read the manga and I couldn’t really find one with the same title? What site did you read it on? Also I’ve been mainly watching series that are already completed but that’s because I have a hate/love relationship with waiting for new episodes or chapters to come out. The only other summer anime I intend to watch soon is Durarara!!x2 Ten, which is like the second part of the second season of the anime (so confusing x.x). It’s not my favourite and I’m not terribly invested in it but it’s interesting enough to make me want to finish it.

    PS. I’m still amazed at the blog design. It’s lovely :D

    • Mitchii G. says:

      One of my recent favorites! I think the one you’ve seen is Seishun x Kikanjuu, right? I think it’s the prequel series (about Matsuoka & Yuki). I read the Chinese scans then followed the translations I found on tumblr. It’s bit of an effort to read but I’m incredibly curious (that it didn’t matter).

      I haven’t watched Durarara, sadly. Been told to watch it but I never got around to do it. Eeeeep~ thank you. Still a bit messy in some places, but I’m glad you liked it. :3

  2. Kezia says:

    Well since I’m not following Gintama and Ore Monogatari I can’t really say much about them but I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE REST < Which is the same case why I don't plan on reading Gangsta because the anime is still ongoing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I DON'T WANNA BE SPOILED AND LOSE THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE.

    And God Eater. I guess I found the art style to be weird and I ditched it on the first episode lol. Sometimes it's both awesome AND creepy how similar our tastes are XD

    • Kezia says:

      Wait why is my comment cut off *cries* Thank goodness I copied it first lol.
      Well since I’m not following Gintama and Ore Monogatari I can’t really say much about them but I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE REST < Which is the same case why I don't plan on reading Gangsta because the anime is still ongoing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I DON'T WANNA BE SPOILED AND LOSE THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE.

      And God Eater. I guess I found the art style to be weird and I ditched it on the first episode lol. Sometimes it's both awesome AND creepy how similar our tastes are XD

    • Kezia says:

      Sigh I will just copy the missing parts hahaha.
      I’m sooo excited for Souma! I really hope this season will cover the final cook-off as well because it was SO COOL. RYOU IS SO COOL AHHH ADSGASFHSA. I love AxK as well and I ship them all together xD Tachibana is so cute with her unusual speech pattern and you just remind me to watch the latest episode because I didn’t have the time to do it a few days ago. Boo school :'( Akagami has made my heart flutter since the first episode and I think this is the first shoujo I enjoy after a while ^^ I’m not gonna read the manga now though because I have limited spare time and I’m scared I will be too lazy to watch the anime since I’ve already known the story

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I wonder why it was cut off. >.< I want to urge you to watch/read Gintama but I think you don’t have time to do so (since it’s a long running series). But I really hope you’ll try OM again. I absolutely adore it & it feels like I’m out of place because most of my acquaintances seem to dislike it. *sobs*

      I stopped reading Gangsta because I’m enjoying the anime. And you’re right it adds the excitement when you don’t know what lies ahead. Ugh, God Eater was so boring. I’ve fair share of MCs who have similar traits with the hero of this series but I found him so lackluster. To think I was excited before; the wait wasn’t paid off. *sighs*

      I love Soma!!! One of the first things I check every Thursday is its manga spoilers. I hope they’ll end it with sequel potential. Gosh, I want to savor (pun intended) the awesomeness of the battles in the autumn election. xD Aoharu!!! Gosh I love it! Akagami?! I finally managed to marathon the manga! Oh my gosh, these two give me feels~!!!

  3. Alysia says:

    I AM STILL SO HAPPY YOU ENJOYED GANGSTA!! It’s not my usual style personally but it’s such an interesting concept. Plus the characters are so cool too!! it’s actually the only one I’m watching from the summer lineup. I have a few from the spring and winter ones I still need to watch as well. I’ve actually started more new mangas this time around! Aoharu x Kikanjuu seems interesting though! I’ll have to check that one out. :)

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yes, the art style of gangsta has this western feel to it. And the music is really interesting, it has punk, jazzy vibe to it. I really loved Aoharu x Kikanjuu so I hope you try it out. :D

  4. Valerie says:

    OBIIIIIII <3 <3 I was also expecting the anime to be prettier because the manga is so well done. I'm kind of mixed on Shirayuki's art in the anime, so that kind of puts me off. BUT OBI is just too darn cute. I've already caught up on the manga, and I guess I'm just glad they even have an anime adaptation. I've been waiting years for it.

    As for Summer anime in general, I haven't been impressed. But I might check out Aoharu x Kikanjuu now that you've mentioned it.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I know!!! The art in the manga is so beautiful, I was disappointed that the anime wasn’t pretty as the original, and it came from a Stdio I highly respected becasue of its past works.

      Aw, too bad you weren’t impressed. :,D But I do hope you pick up AxK, it’s pretty entertaining IMHO. :D

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