Summer 2014: The end of the rest…

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to wrap things up for Summer 2014 as the rest of the anime series that have not been blogged regularly are already ended their run (except for Akame ga Kill! and Argevollen).

Speaking of which, Durarara!! will return after five years since Brains Base made the first season. Maybe I should make a retrospective of Season 1…

01. Akame ga Kill!

Let’s start things off with Akame ga Kill! as the Empire has launched a unit dedicated on stopping Night Raid. Led by a ruthless but beautiful leader Exdeath, the Jaegars are known for their brutality against assassins as well as dissidents. The Jaegars are composed of everything that the empire has to offer, ranging from Seryu (a.k.a. the justice nut who killed Sheele back in Ep. 6) to Dr. Stylish! Unfortunately, Dr. Stylish became a titan and he was killed by Akame!

So with Exdeath’s appearance, this show is getting darker but it’s getting awesome at the same time! As for Night Raid, I have to say that the unit has lost Bulat. But hey, there’s good news as Tatsumi not only inherited the Incursio armor from Bulat (or ANIKI!!!) but Night Raid has two new members.

Regardless, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride! Unfortunately, I won’t be blogging this anime series as Fall 2014 is very hectic, with so many series that I’ll be blogging next month.

02. Momo Kyun Sword

Moving onto Momo Kyun Sword and while later episode gets serious such as the reveal that Momoko and Onihime are sisters, plus Youki getting more smug by claiming the Michimi Peach artifact (and failed at the end), this series is still riddled with fanservice.

While Momo Kyun Sword has a good ending, I think there’s no need for another season because even though the web novel is ongoing, there’s no reason to have another adventure for Momoko and her animal companions. It’ll drag on into filler territory if Season 2 was green-lit.

03. Sabagebu!

Next up is Sabagebu! and damn it’s pure comedy gold from beginning to end, trumping last year’s Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu. Sure that C³-bu has some drama in it, but they got nothing when it comes to comedy from Momoka’s absurd levels of douchebaggery to tons of parodies and shout-out shown on this series (not to mention having Arnold Schwarzenegger as the narrator)!

While the TV series is over, there’s more to come for Sabagebu! as Kodansha and Pierrot+ will release one or two OVA episodes in the future.

04. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Sure that Sabagebu trumps Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu, but it seems that it’s not enough to beat Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun in terms of comedy content!

From beginning to end, Dogakobo did a great job making it very surprising, right down to a last-minute trolling by Umetarou Nozaki-kun. Damn, I thought that he’s gonna kiss Chiyo Sakura for reals this time!

Other than the character interaction such as Mamiko… shiba-kun (aka Best Girl Ever) and Yuzuki Seo’s jerkass antics, everything is so wacky and fresh that this show is a winner in my book!

05. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

Next up is Rokujouma and sure that this show is nothing compared to Sabagebu! and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun when it comes to comedy, SILVER LINK did a great job on fleshing out Koutarou’s harem freeloaders… Well, except for Ruth-san for which she swats beetles with a passion!

Other than that, the show is decent except for dramatic bits, more specifically during Yurika’s story arc. Still, even though it’s a decent show to watch, not to mention having a good ending, Rokujouma might not have another season as this show deserves to have one. Hell, I wanna see more mystery surrounding both Sakuraba-sempai and Koutarou in the future!

06. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen

And finally, let’s end this post with Argevollen as this mecha anime series reached its halfway point. Normally, I would complain how Tokimune was a shitty mecha pilot who can’t fight decent, much less holding out the Ingelmian ace Schlein Richthofen.

However, after receiving an OS update on his machine thanks to Jaime Hazaford, plus hearing out Ukyou Samonji’s accounts of how his sister Reika Nanjou died, Tokimune grows up to become a better mecha pilot not just his skills, but his resolve.

Yeah, speaking of Reika Nanjou’s death, Episode 12 was the main turning point on this series as I saw a glimpse of sadness and loss from a stoic figure like Capt. Samonji, apart from seeing how Arandas is incompetent, neglectful and corrupt. With that said, I’m hoping that Argevollen won’t derail itself ’cause it’s getting good by the way!

Anyways, that’s it for Summer 2014. See you next month for Fall 2014… and I have to say that it’s going to be hectic for three months!

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