Starting this series from knowing nothing has been pleasant surprise of this season. every time I watch an episode of Erased I can’t help but get sucked in it feels like a movie to anime, with the black bars taking up the top and bottom of the screen.
Koufuku Graffiti was a series I’ve been anticipating since early June since I found out Studio Shaft was picking it up and I knew I’d be watching since I am trying my best to stick to their shows as they’re always unique, Koufuku is no exception. Cute girls cooking is the description and I couldn’t think of a better way to summaries the series so far.
I have had very high expectations of this show since Shinbou himself said that “It will be the next Hidamari Sketch, it needs at least 3 seasons.” And since Hidamari is my favorite Anime I’ve seen, I think I may have over shot my expectations a little. From what I’ve seen so far this could well be the next Hidamari, it’s just a few flaws that stand out to me as massive since I pick out a lot of little details.
Earlier this year I took the chance to watch the original 2011 Idolm@ster series and I’ve never been more happy with an Anime in my life. Everything about the series was fantastic, the story of would be Idol group 765 pro trying to make it to top Idol was something I loved in every aspect. Learning that the franchise was 5x bigger than I already knew was something that scared me, the idols worked best focusing on a small (for an Idol show) cast of 14 characters and discovering there’s more than 100 with Million Live, Side M, Dearly Stars & Cinderella Girls was frightening.
Cinderella Girls was a series i was reluctant to star watching worried that it would be a carbon copy of the formula that was already so successful for A-1 Pictures. Thankfully I feel as though so far Cinderella Girls is a much better experience than I could have predicted. Managing to diversify its self from the 2011 series and still keep me engaged in the story of rookie idols Uzuki, Rin and Mio.