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Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! ~ Review

Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! ~ Review

“Every aspect of a harem squashed into one crazy series is now here!”

Harem is quite a popular genre, that is also long-standing; many anime fans have quoted the genre as being something that is quite unique to anime, and that might be one of the many reasons why anime is and has been loved by people all over the world. Well, this is another harem/romantic comedy series that is both high impact and hilarious, and is sure to draw you in.

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Baka To Test To Shoukanjyuu ~ Review

Baka To Test To Shoukanjyuu ~ Review

“A hilarious mix of stupidness, cuteness and overall awesomeness!”

This anime is a one that I have been leaving for a while now; not because I didn’t really want to watch it, but because I forget all about it. And I’m quite glad that I remembered again because this series was a lot better than I expected it to be.

Baka To Test To Shoukanjyuu revolves around Akihisa Yoshii, known as the idiot (or “baka”) of the title, who attends a school that is quite different from your average school. In this school, classes are separated based on the basis of academic levels ranging from highest to lowest between class A to F. Akihisa being the idiot, is in class F along with a whole bunch of friends. During the separation test at the start of the year, Mizuki Himeji becomes sick and is unfortunately struck into the F class (even though she has an A class level). Not only do the standards of classrooms change in each class, but different classes can battle each other in what is called the Summoned Being War, where students summon beings and fight using their academic abilities. The story follows the misadventures of Akihisa and his group of companions from class F to defeat all the classes and reach class A.

The series uses high amounts of parodies and references to other anime series as well as the occasional use of absurdist elements

The story is mostly centralized in the romantic comedy genre, however the series uses a blend of many genres; the most obvious being parody, fantasy, school life and harem. The plot and the overall setting of the world in this anime is also quite unique and doesn’t fail to tickle the beards of gaming fans with the use of the concept of “summoning beasts”. The overall excution os the story and animation is also very well done, Studio Silver Link was in my opinion, the perfect place to get this series animated (Silver Link animated such notable series as , Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and Kokoro Connect). A noteworthy voice actor is Hiro Shimono who plays the voice of Akihisa (famous as the voice or such characters as Hiro Hirono from Ef, Keima Katsuragi from The World God Only Knows and Haruka Kasugano from Yosuga No Sora).

Overall, this series is very enjoyable to watch an will definitely leave you in stitches at the end of each episode. And if you enjoyed this, then you’ll be glad to hear that there is also season 2, which I am still waiting to watch. But b now watching the first season, I will know that next season will be just as great.

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The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 4.5/5 – Strongly Recommended

Final Score: 8/10

C³ ~ Review

C³ ~ Review

“A violent killing torture machine born from a cube has never been cuter!”

The first time I heard about this anime, I was really interested to see what it was like. At first, I thought it would be just another fantasy romantic comedy/ecchi/harem story; you know, the ones where a mysterious girl comes out of nowhere and begins to like the protagonist and all that. But I soon found out that this series is quite different.

C³ (pronounced “C-cube”) revolves around a boy called Haruyuki Yachi, who receives a strange package from his dad overseas. The package contains a large, extremely heavy black cube. As he cannot do anything about it, he leaves the package alone. That night, he awakes to strange noises coming from the kitchen. Upon inspection, he sees a small, naked girl with glistening blue hair. Her name is Fia, or “Fear”, and although she may look like a normal tsundere, Haruyuki later discovers the horrible identity that is Fear. Now, Haruyuki must protect Fear from incoming threats and danger while trying to lift the curse that has been beset on Fear.

Although there are many serious action and even horror scenes, the series consists of comedy and romantic elements as well

The most notable part of the series is the clever switches between various genre’s; ranging from supernatural action, horror and psychological, to romantic comedy and harem/ecchi. The character Fear is played by Yukari Tamura, who is most notable as playing the voices of Rika in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Mai in Kanon, does an excellent job in playing a tsundere character, a character that she is usually not used to. The artwork design and animation done by Studio Silver Link (who animated such series as Baka To Test To Shoukanjyuu and Kokoro Connect) does an excellent job in the action scenes and the overall presentation of the characters and plot.

The one downside that I can say about this series is that here was no definite ending to the series; it almost stopped suddenly leaving us on a half-ending. But if we leave that out, is a well presented anime that all audiences will surely enjoy. If you can, I would also recommend reading the original light novel that the anime is based on; it is nice read.

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The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Strongly Recommended

Final Score: 7.5/10