Quick Thoughts: it’s a bit upsetting how Karneval doesn’t have that IMPACT in each episode but still make me want more. The ‘mystery’ or suspense in the series doesn’t get any better but is still interesting enough to keep me on my seat and finish the entire episode enjoying its beautiful visuals and sexy character voices. With not much development on either Nai and Gareki or even on other characters, Karneval is still a series I’m looking forward to seeing a bit more improvements later on in the season. More of my thoughts here. Continue reading
Looks like Karneval will never fail to look as fancy and flashy as the first episode. Similar to how Karneval started, this second episode was able to successfully follow up its flashy shounen style. The introduction of Yogi (Miyano Mamoru) finally gave Karneval a lighter feel to the series after those serious fight scenes. more of my impression here… Continue reading
Quick Impression: To my expectations, Karneval certainly didn’t let me down with its action pack first episode and the introduction of Nai (Shimono Hiro), Gareki (Kamiya Hiroshi), Tsukumo (Endou Aya) and Hirato (Ono Daisuke). I really like the opening scene of Nai and Karoku (Hoshi Souichirou). Their relationship will probably one of the key points in this series since Nai is in search for Karoku to begin with. Aside from the story, what also captured me in Karneval is its outstanding set of cast and really beautiful art and animation. That flawless fight scene at the train as well as Gareki and Nai’s escape from the mansion were both really great.
All in all, Karneval has really proven itself (to me) worth watching. Being the series I looked forward to the most this season, I’m glad that Karneval didn’t failed my expectations and brought a nicely paced opening episode with those fabulous looking characters in a shounen-like series. Now I really can’t wait for the next episode. Yogi will be introduced :3
Quick Impression: Honestly speaking I was never a fan of Shiratori Shun (Iguchi Yuuichi). I find his arc pretty boring when I read it back then and I still have the same view now that I’ve watched it. But despite how much I find Shiratori uninteresting, his arc can be viewed in an inspirational way. Not going through the details of the episode, Shiratori’s determination of being a mangaka is very encouraging. I envy him for having the guts and strength to leave his family, his home, just because his mother is against of what he wants to do. What only made me disappointed in this story is how it actually resembles Mashiro’s story but Shiratori had it heavier (that very inconsiderate mother). With how much I can recall from the manga, I believe that Takagi’s time with Shiratori will be another struggle for Ashirogi Mutou. As for the contest, if I remember it correctly, this will be the really fun battle of romance oneshots :3 Now I just remembered Hiramaru’s submission. LOL~ more of my impression here. Continue reading
Quick Impression: It seems that there were a lot of things that happened in this episode. There was never a dull moment since things kept on happening one thing after another. There were surprising, excising and even worrisome stuff that Ashirogi faced. Who knows how this will be resolved? Although the main issue in here is what will Ashirogi do now that they know that PCP has high chances of not getting an anime. Will they start off a new series? Add to that the problem of Takagi being asked to be the author for Shiratori’s Rabuta and Peace. more of my impression soon. Continue reading
Quick Impression: this episode is more of a quick show of the rivalry going on between Takagi and Iwase. Also, this episode has clearly shown how Mahsiro has acknowledge Iwase as their rival. Setting the Iwase aside, the best part of this episode is how Takagi came up with the 5-chapter arc of PCP. I like how he gave out all his ideas and how it was actually shown in the anime as he explains what’s going on(: more of my impression soon. Continue reading
Quick Impression: For some reasons, this episode didn’t felt as good as the previous two. Or was I just getting too much shoujo this season that I’m starting to compare them? Whatever the reason is, I’m starting to get tired of Mei’s character. Turns out she’s not my type of heroine for a shoujo series. Well. Wait, turns out their relationship and their characters (Tachibana Mei and Kurosawa Yamato) aren’t entirely my type of characters. I’d say that at some point, it’s starting to slide down on me. The characters are somehow getting into. We definitely need more Asamicchi and Nakanishi!! Although the overall shoujo feel to it still seems pretty good. I sure do hope that things will get better in the future because somehow, I’m getting the feeling that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is actually better than this. More of my impression here. Continue reading