Day: 02/04/2017

Alice & Zouroku: EPISODE 1 IMPRESSION

This is the first time I have heard about this series and I quickly researched it up.
I have not read the manga as it’s not available in English as of this time but interestingly enough it’s coming out on August 7th in the UK.

Like most series I go in without reading much of the synopsis so I had no idea what I was getting my self into. Obviously I knew the studio behind it was JC Staff and that the director of the series Katsushi Sakurabi has worked on some series that I have enjoyed, even if it was just directing some episodes or storyboarding.

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Just to point out that the first episode is 44 minutes long not that it matters but when I was watching it I felt that the episode was longer than it should be.
The first 10 minutes had a lot of action but I was slightly confused what was going on. When we got introduced to Zouroku, this is where I started to enjoy the flow of the episode and meeting that mysterious girl.

Animation to me was all right; it reminded me of the style of other series that I have watched. I’m not the biggest fan but I don’t dislike it. The CGI on the other hand during the car chase seen was sticking out like a sore thumb, unlike Attack on Titan S2 first episode. Now I personally don’t have the problem but I know majority of the people will probably complain on the CGI that was used.

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The music used in the series was forgettable, nothing I can remember after the episode finish. Obviously this may change later on in the series.

I did enjoy this first episode but I can’t say for sure if I will continue this series until I see what episode 2 has in store. But overall it was an interesting watch and I would recommend giving the first episode a watch if you are in to Adventure, Mystery and Seinen.

If you want to watch this series right now, you can do so by legally watch it on Crunchyroll.

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Attack on Titan Season 2: Episode 1 Impression

I do not read the manga, so I have been waiting 4 years since season one ended to continue this series. Even though I was not the biggest fan when it originally aired back in 2013, as a lot of people hyped it so much and calling it the best anime ever. (Each to their own.) And being around YouTube you could potentially get spoiled when the latest episode aired, it was rather annoying watching it back then.

This does not mean that I despise the series, yes I do have some issues as with other series but over all I enjoyed watching it.
We have all been waiting patiently for season 2 to finally air and I was pleased to hear when it got confirmed that it would air this season. I was ready for it to launch on Crunchyroll after waiting 4 years from that cliffhanger from season 1.

Episode 1 or 26 as it’s mentioned of Attack on Titan Season 2 carried on from where Season 1 left off. I will not mention what has happened because at the start of the episode they do a nice recap of what has happened in the last season.

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After the long wait did I enjoy it? Yes I did, I think the pacing of the episode was done well. Enjoyed hearing the OST once again. Not sure if there were any new songs introduced but that music composed by Hiroyuki Sawano got me excited during the scenes.

Animation overall was good, nothing to complain about. Everything seemed to work especially the action scenes as well with the CGI, which didn’t stand out like a sore thumb like in some anime series.

One of the best things of new anime season is to hear/watch the new OP (Opening) and I think everyone wanted to see what Wit Studio would deliver for this season OP and I personally I think it’s great. Nothing will beat the first OP from the series some people may say but visually it looked great and to have Linked Horizon back again to do the OP. Even though you could see what’s coming up by watching the OP, I don’t feel it spoiled anything for non-manga readers, which is always good.

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The ending cliffhanger was decent but didn’t make me want to watch the next episode in a hurry.

If you watched Attack on Titan dubbed you will be happy to know that it’s been confirmed to air on Toonami (USA) on April 29th April 22nd, so you don’t have long to wait.

If you want to watch this series right now, you can do so by legally watch it on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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