Boruto

Spring 2017 Anime

I thought I would do an update on what I have been watching during the spring anime season, as some of the first impressions I wrote on here I have stopped watching.

Now if you have been following me for a long time you will certainly know I am big fan of Naruto and I’m defiantly going to carry on watching Boruto: Naruto Next generations. I personally haven’t found any episode being a weak one so far (currently on episode 7). I have enjoyed every moment of it and eager to watch the next episode when it airs. I enjoy the new cast of characters and the old. The action scenes have been great to watch and I enjoying hearing the soundtrack for the series. The only thing I want from this now is the reveal of the mystery shadow that is going on with this arc and when will we get to the pre/post graduation stage of things.

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The highly anticipated Attack on Titan season 2 seems that it has not disappointed anyone thus far. I was not overly excited about it’s return than some people but with seasons 1 cliffhanger and that I don’t read the manga but I did want to continue to see what happens next. Episode 6 (33) is where I really started getting interested (currently on 7). And if you have watched it you know what I am talking about with that sudden cliffhanger from those two episodes. It was a long wait for this season but I have enjoyed it for the most part.

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While I watched the first episode of Tsukigakirei, I explained that I did not like the style but it did grow in time and it’s just a nice relaxing series to watch. It’s not a series I would recommend unless you like the genre but it’s one of these series that didn’t instantly hook me, so I could have easily stopped watching it. I do stand on what I said in my first impressions such as the CGI, but with everything else I just seemed to get over it or it grew on me.

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One of my favourites this season is Sakura Quest. The first thing I compare it with is Hanasaku Iroha even though it’s different it just has some of the same aspects such as main protagonist leaves big town and works in the countryside, friends help each other out etc., it does fall under the working series such as Hanasaku Iroha and Shirobako. Koharu, Yoshino has become one of my favourite characters, which for me I don’t tend to put a lot of characters in my favourite list. The whole community aspect and the characters working hard is an enjoyable one to watch. The animation is wonderful but not in highest quality that I have seen from P.A Works, but that doesn’t matter when I enjoy everything else from it.

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Eromanga sensei is something I thought I would stop watching but funny enough I am still continuing watching it and I don’t really have a good answer why but from the last episode I watched (episode 6) is where the big rivalry of the story comes in to play. What I said in my impressions that I am not really interested in the ero/ecchi series anymore but I don’t think this has gone over the top of me to stop watching it but that each to their own on what they class on what is too much.

The last two series which is a bit of hit and miss are the laughing salesman and Alice & Zourkou. I believe the laughing salesman is 12 episodes long, if so that would be enough but if this was going to be an ongoing series I am not sure if I would continue with it. Not that I don’t like this over the top funny series, I do enjoy it and it’s a great concept of ‘what comes around goes around’. The 2 short stories in one episode is decent enough to keep you entertained and except for possibly 3 I have enjoyed all of it. And I would recommend this if you were after some comedy. With Alice & Zourkou, I was on the verge of stopping but after watching episode 5 I thought I would continue, saying this I have not watched episode 6 onwards yet. I would say it’s interesting and something different enough that it kept me entertained but not as much as the other series that I have watched this season.

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There were a few more that I did check out but did not write and impression on the episode. I also got around watching Mobile Suit Gundam  (Dir. Sekita, Osamu, 1979) during the Easter break.

What have you been watching this season?

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BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS: Episode 1 Impression

I was really looking forward for watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Not only because I am big fan of Naruto, but I wanted to see what they would produce. Knowing that the Boruto manga first few chapters cover what happened in Boruto: Naruto the movie, it seemed this was going to be an Anime original. Which was fine by me if it was entertaining enough. But what would everyone else thing of this?

The first minute we see Boruto going up against Kawaki, just like in the manga, which shows us a glimpse of what’s to come in this saga.

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The OP was very colourful and I was eager to hear more of KANA-BOON song “Baton Road”. Personally I enjoyed the OP and it’s one of these instance when it get’s me excited to watch the episode. Keeping with the music side of the things, co-composed by Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba- once again, but they took a different approach than what they created in Naruto Shippuden. With the different approach of OST, I still think it suited what was shown.

The story is set before Bortuo the Movie and before he joins the Academy, without giving much away I liked the build up showing the aspect of a more modern and how things have changed in Village Hidden in the leaves.

Like any other long series it will obviously going to take it’s time to build up and introduce the cast of characters, even though we see Sarada, Mitsuki and some other familiar faces, we get introduced to a boy named Denki. With Bortuo and Denki interaction we can see what type of character Boruto is as we have only seen Boruto in a movie and I believe we still don’t know much about him as a character.

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Overall if you enjoyed Naruto I would highly recommend checking this out unless you are burned out from the series and called it quits when it finished. I think it’s also okay if you have never read/watched Naruto before, but you won’t have the same emotion on the cast of characters that show up from time to time, the ones obviously which were in the Naruto story.

I am excited to see what Studio Pierrot will create with this series and what kind of stories they can create if they cant rely on the manga.

If you would like to watch this series, you can do so on Crunchyroll.

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