update meta post thing 19/05/2015

If I pretend that I’ve actually been making posts consistently would you humor me and pretend I had been? Please, I’ve just been very beat on this season and nothing to say is coming to mind, Ore Monogatari, Hibike and UBW are all amazing shows in their own regard however when I try to write about them I feel as though I’m forcing myself.

So it might not surprise you too hear that I’ll be sitting out of weekly reviews of this season, however I’ve been working a bit on a side project which I hope to become an expansion of this blog. I’ve been writing a few drafts for video reviews, I’m not sure why but I feel as though they would be a better way of communicating my feelings or at least easier to digest for others and I also want to try and work on my editing skills so it’s a win win really.

Look out for more reviews from me in the future I have a few planned and I’ll defiantly be covering Cinderella Girls when it comes back next season.

IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (EP 12-13)

The two most recent episodes of Cinderella Girls have been the icing on the cake of an already fantastic series. Both episode focusing on probably my favorite aspects of an Idolmaster series, episode 11 being focused around a the same training camp from the Idolmaster Movie and episode 12 focusing on a summer Idol festival where a large amount of 346 Idols and Cinderella Girls all get to perform.

Episode 11 had the surprising change of pace from the rest of the series being set around the girls staying at the same training camp 765 stayed at in the recent movie. This episode mostly focused around the girls learning how to work together and stay in sync as a larger group, I’m glad that the series focused on this being able to bring the girls together again after their time in their separate units.

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Koufuku Graffiti (Final Thoughts EP 9-12)

Koufuku was a series I’d been looking forward to for quite some time though I’ve been disappointed with the series overall for a slice of life it was enjoyable but forgettable. I have more negative things to say about the series than positive but I enjoyed waiting for new episodes each week and watching them with friends, it’s a series that should be shared with others for better or worse.

Coming from the minds behind Hidamari my expectations were extremely high, it’s not really hard for me to say I was disappointed with Koufuku. Though the series judged as a separate entity¬†from Hidamari is exceptionally good, it’s just difficult to admit the series was so mediocre and I would have preferred it being a poor series since then it would have even been a bit more memorable.

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Review: Shirobako

Shirobako is probably the best Anime I’ve ever seen. I feel that’s a pretty bold opening statement but I’ve honestly never encountered this level of quality. Maybe it’s just a high from watching such a fun series but it’s really been an amazing ride. Engaging thorough and jam-packed full of beautiful characters, genuinely funny scenes and morals that actually come across as very appropriate without impeaching on the series, there’s little to no reason to dislike Shirobako.

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IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (EP 11)

This week sees the debut of a real gem of a duo, with Miku and Riina who make the unit Asterisk. Mewraculously, Miku and Riina actually make one of the most entertaining groups and I have no real gravel with these two meow-sicians working together. At first I felt these two may have been off to a rocky start but they certainly found a diamond in the rough with this duo.

I’m feline really good about the direction this rolling stone of is going. I expected the remaining three episodes to really put the studio between a rock and a hard place, but it’s purrfectly clear they’re not leaving any stone upturned. I feel this episode was the cats whiskers and I kinda feel I’m taking how great this series is turning out for granite.

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IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (EP 10)

This week sees the debut of another debut of another group unit, made up of Kirari, Rika and Mirai. This sees the three girls go about promoting a fashion brand called Pika Pika Pop with their unit Dekoration, doing talks with an audience and performances. It’s a nice way that each unit by having them all introduced in a different way, I just expected to see episodes similar to Ranko’s or just performance episodes.

I really loved how this episode managed to bring in the other Idols without seeming forced, Mika would obviously be in this episode since it’s her younger sisters debut. It was really nice to see a more emotional scene with Mika too since she’d just been a support for the girls since taking a back seat. I really love that side characters are still getting screen time despite the sheer amount of Idols in Cinderella Girls though I feel as though it may have something to do with how popular they are.

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