We’re quickly approaching the mid way mark for the fall anime season! I’ve been a bit busy this past week, but I’m catching up on my postings now! Anyways, here we go, another weekly round up series for the fall 2014 anime season!
Nanatsu no Taizai Episode 3
It was a pleasure watching Meliodas going about without a care in the world. We do get to see a bit of his serious side though. Ten years ago, the Seven Deadly Sins were ambushed by the knights of the kingdom. The Holy Knight was murdered, and they were driven to exile. It’s been a decade, but Meliodas is trying to relocate his comrades and possibly piece together the missing pieces of his memory of that day.
Gilthunder isn’t as weak as the knight they had encountered earlier. He was a friend of both Elizabeth and Meliodas in the past, but the death of his father has turned him into a cold person. While he’s serving the kingdom, it still seems that he has kindness in his heart. He protects Elizabeth and reveals information to Meliodas. I’m not sure if this was part of his plan all along, or if Meliodas actually set up everything from the start. Seeing Gilthunder’s reaction, I’m leaning towards the latter, and that he still has some feelings towards his old friends.
Cross Ange Episode 3
Angelise still hasn’t come to terms with her new life. She continues to cower away, causing deaths amongst the other Normas. I guess this is karma for her. She’s treated Normas horribly in the past, and only now is she realizing all of the pain and suffering she has caused. Upon realizing what her life has come to, she loses all will to live. That is until she has a flashback of her mother telling her to live on! She suddenly gets a burst of energy and slays the dragon. She’s found her resolve and will now do whatever it takes to survive.
Ore Twintails ni Narimasu Episode 1 & 2
Not really sure what I’m getting myself into here… My first impressions on the series, is that it reminds me a lot like Daimidaler (the weird alien like things), and Kampfer (gender bending). Souji is pretty much your textbook harem lead. He’s a pushover while having all of the girls lusting after him. He ends up in an odd predicament where he turns into a twintailed loli and fights the space invaders.
Overall, it’s not a bad series, but it doesn’t stand out to me. I personally like the cliche characters, and wouldn’t mind watching them go about their silly romcom antics. I don’t really expect the story to go anywhere, but hey, it wouldn’t say no to more Thouars screen time!
Parasyte Episode 3
Man, this is quickly rising up the ranks and becoming one of my favorites of the season! In general, they have set the atmosphere of the show. There is still so much mystery surrounding these space invaders, and we slowly learn more each episode along with Shinichi. On top of that, the music is on point for Parasyte. They use such a large range of tracks, but all of them compliment the scenes beautifully.
With each passing episode, the parasites we encounter are becoming more evolved. Ryuuko doesn’t care about senseless slaughter like the majority of parasites. Instead, all she wants to do is continue surviving and learning. A on the other hand appears to actually experience some emotions. He seemed to be getting irritated as Shinichi bashed his kind. Physically, parasites are the same as humans and can still reproduce as one. I guess this will cause some moral conflicts in the future as the parasites continue adapting to their host bodies.
Things are quickly escalating, now that the parasites are adapting to the world. We have parasites, such as A, who could care less about being unseen and wouldn’t mind going all out on civilians. Shinichi is going to have to grow up soon as well. He has to take part, whether he likes it or not. He co-exists with Migi, and thus has no choice but to fight when they track Migi down.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Episode 3
Kousei reveals why he can no longer play the piano. After that performance several years ago, he suddenly stopped hearing the music. As if there is some kind of mental block, stopping him from proceeding. Kaori mentions how his play style was dubbed the human-metronome, he always played pieces to exact perfection. Perhaps it was from his mother forcing him to play every piece the way it had been intended. With his mother gone, it’s like he has no one left to guide him. He never played his own style, he only played how he was told to. Despite being talented, it seems like he just loses sight midway through his performances.
Kaori, knowing his history, decides to force him into the accompanist role. Their styles are polar opposites of each other. Kaori plays however she feels like, while Kousei played in a very methodical way. He did show interest, and was blown away by Kaori’s performance though. Hopefully he’ll learn that music is a form of expressing one’s self, and he’ll develop his own style as time goes on.
I’m a bit concerned at this point that we may go down a tragic route for this story. Kaori stopped by at the hospital after Tsubaki departed. Whether or not she was visiting someone, or going for herself, I can’t see it being too pleasant. On top of that, she seems adamant on making a lasting impression. She’s passionate about using her time here to become remembered by everyone who hears her music. I hope this isn’t the case, and it’s just her passion for music.
Kousei’s world has completely lit up after meeting Kaori. He was stuck in the same routine, day in and day out. He never played the piano, but he would just lay in the music room and mope around. Kaori broke the routine by being so wild and untamed. She put on one heck of a performance and left a lasting impression on him. She’s now bringing him out of his shell, and helping him move on.
That wraps up my week for the fall season. Overall, it was another great week. Most of the shows that I picked up are impressing me, especially Nanatsu no Taizai, and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. Also, in case you missed it, I have done separate postings for Psycho Pass and Fate Stay Night!