Summer 2014: The rest of the field…

This post is brought you by Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon. While this revived 2014 series will make us feel glee with nostalgia, the fact that Sailor Moon Crystal will release two episodes every month is a let-down.

Following the manga is great, but 26-episode anime series taking a year to finish feels an eternity. Oh yeah, here’s the rest of the anime series already aired and let’s talk about its first impressions!

01. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen

Let’s start with Argevollen where it starts very decent due to how mecha battles were played. It’s somewhat realistic due to how Trail Kriegers move, and it’s giving those VOTOMS and Gundam 08th MS Team vibes.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that it will all throw away because of this titular super prototype mecha named Argevollen. I’m worried that this mecha is so powerful, it might start an arms race of epic propotions. Oh, and the fact that Ryota Ohsaka is in it, playing the hot-blooded protagonist named Tokimune Susumu, would turn this show into somewhat of a train-wreck.

02. Sabagebu!

Next up is Sabagebu!, which is similar to Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu in terms of setting. However, while last year’s summer anime about girls with BB guns turned into a darker and somewhat-depressing show thanks to Gainax, Studio Pierrot+ made it wackier and surprise, it has real-life gun fire effects and blood!

Just kidding, it’s all in their head! After all, someone needs to imagine like they’re in a real battlefield! Other than the plot, I think the animation needs a step-up in upcoming episodes. But hey, at least there’s “Ahnuld” Schwarzenegger!

03. Akame ga Kill!

What can I say, Akame ga Kill! hit all the marks with the first episode alone. It has an amazing plot where assassins kill certain corrupted people from the imperial capital at night, and the animation and sound production is top-notch for now.

I hope it stays that way ’cause I’ll be planning to blog this once the first half ends!

04. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Coming at number four is an anime series about a girl having a crush on a guy who happens to be a manga artist. And I have to say, it’s a surprise show given how Chiyo Sakura failed to express her true feelings to Umetaro Nozaki, which end up either becoming a fan or Nozaki’s assistant.

I have to thank Dogakobo for this ’cause this show is hilarious! After all, they’re the ones responsible for the likes of Yuruyuri and Love Lab so kudos to them for this adaptation. I hope it stays that way too!

05. Momo Kyun Sword

I’m not gonna make a long explaination on this anime series ’cause it’s all about Momoko and her peaches… Lots of it! Seriously, it seems that the staff took inspiration from another Momoko and they made it younger, bustier, and klutzier!

Nevertheless, this Japanese folklore turned up its head, and the only thing that matters is fanservice! Oh yeah, and also I feel that it needs some fourth-wall breaking narration by Satomi Arai!

06. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

And finally, let’s end this post with an anime series from SILVER LINK where its art-style is similar to Non Non Biyori, but it’s actually a harem comedy anime where the main character Koutarou Satomi has to share a room with a ghost, a magical girl/cosplayer, a priestess from the underground, and two aliens!

Sure that it has fanservice and all, but I feel cautious on this anime series due to how the main character acted like a derp, as well as the comedy falling flat in some other places.

Anyways, that would be it for the rest of the shows airing in Summer! See you at the halfway mark…

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