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: The conclusion for Sekitani Jun’s story is… moving. Now that I know the real story, Oreki’s theory did had something wrong with it, the part where Sekitani-san volunteered (or something like it) to lead the protest despite knowing the big consequence for it. In an overall look, this episode turned out pretty good. Sekitani Jun’s arc has finally come to a close and it ended really well. Explanations made a good enough to be understood easily. Now, I believe that the Classic Literature Club will now be working on the anthologies. Also, I think that Oreki’s sister will still have more roles in this series. I’d like to see her with them one of these days. Finally, there is still the first volume of the anthologies for them to look for. I wonder when will the real mystery be opened. For more of my impression, click here.
Quick Impression: Without the school-style mystery and Oreki going around the school, Hyouka seems to have presented an episode full of dialogues, explanations and theories. Was it okay? With how Hyouka presents the explanations and questions to each mystery, I have to say it’s okay. I’ve always liked the way they explain things with fancy backgrounds, pictures, texts and such. Also, I like how Oreki connected and made sense to every information everyone has gathered. What Oreki stated did made complete sense but it does seems to be missing something. Maybe I am over thinking things but I just know (and we all know) that there’s more to the mystery here. For more of my impression click here.
Quick Impession: SO what happened to Hyouka after this episode? I have to admit that the school-style mystery had gotten a bit more interesting. The dialogues have gotten a little lesser interesting which I’m a little sad about but Oreki’s funny minimalistic character makes up for that. AND we didn’t see Satoshi until the last part of the episode BUT he’ freakishly funny costume is good enough to make up for that. Really makes me wonder why he joined the sewing club. HAHA. Anyway, with that big mystery to be solved already out, I’m pretty sure that each episode, we’ll be given clues about it and I’m thinking that the small traditional looking Japanese house they saw at episode one has some connection to this? (OR am I starting to over think things already? HAHA). For more of my impression, click here.
Quick Impression: This episode turned out a lot livelier and funnier compared to the first one. Also, this episode introduced the 4th member of the Classic Literature Club. Anyway, compared to the mysteries solved in episode one, this one was a lot tougher and I also had a great time watching them as they solve the mystery behind the book being borrowed for one week. The ending of the episode sure was the most interesting one. I’m pretty sure it won’t be a love confession but an even more interesting mystery. I really can’t wait to see it :3 For my first impression, click here.