Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru", "Maoyuu Maou Yuusha", and "Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT" Initial Episode(s) Thoughts

Well I had quite a surprised feeling after finishing the first episode(s) of Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, and Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT (these anime names are getting longer and longer…). Never had I been so excited and anxious for the next release for the next episode to air the following week. Let’s talk about Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru first:
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru is from what I can tell a light drama/slice of life that revolves around the fake relationship of Masuzu and Eita. What has me so interested in this particular series is the character Masuzu. She is bold, unique, manipulative, and a whole bunch of other things. She sets the premise of the show by asking out Eita to be her fake boyfriend so that the other boys at her school will stop bothering her. At first Eita declines the invitation but when she presents a long lost book of Eita’s he quickly changes his mind. The character interactions between these two characters are so fun to watch that the episodes fly by so quickly. When you enter Chiwa (Eita’s childhood friend) into the equation you receive a very fun looking love triangle in the works. The initial two episodes do a great job of setting up the plot and introducing the characters and their intentions. I am looking forward to this anime’s future releases.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha kind of caught me off guard because I actually stumbled upon it on accident. When looking for another episode of another anime, I found this series and thought “Well one more anime couldn’t hurt”. The plot of the show starts out with the Hero confronting the Demon King. He shortly finds out though that the Demon King is actually a very beautiful and normal looking female that wants to bring peace to the world. After telling the Hero her goals, they decide to mutually help each other out. The initial premise of the show first made me think that this might be another boring adventure anime. There were also hints of early romance being instigated by the Demon King with the Hero missing a couple bites. What I found out after two episodes though is that this anime does have some good quality points. They go into detail on why the humans and demons wage war so that countries without a food source will receive financing from the government. They go into great detail on how these countries would starve and die without war. The Demon King (or should I say queen) is very knowledgeable of many useful things such as the state of the war and agriculture. She plans on helping a small village thrive in order to start her conquest of peace. I have to say that Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has started out very well and I am eagerly awaiting next week’s episode.
Finally we have Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT, an anime that I have somewhat been waiting for since finishing up its first season. Its predecessor was by no means a masterpiece but was still entertaining to watch. This season starts off pretty much where the first one left off; Kodaka, Sena, Yozora, Rika, and Yukimura are all part of a club that meets after school each day. Their club’s goal is to make friends and although you can say they are all friends, many strange events happen between each character. For one thing, one reason the show is enjoyable to watch is because each character is essentially socially awkward. Each character is either putting on a fake personality, used to being alone, ore is just plain weird. The interactions that follow are amusing to watch because the characters are always playing pranks on each other or doing something strange in public. The back and forth conversations between Sena and Yozora are especially entertaining to watch because they both are very close to being on the same wavelength. Overall the first episode follows the same flow as the previous season so basically if you want to know if you would like this show, just watch the first season first. If you skip the first season you might be a little lost.

All three of these shows started out great; I do not really know what else to add so I’ll say only this, “GO WATCH THEM NOW”.

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