Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka Ep. 4: Blue-Colored Mad Party

25 October, 2008

I’d rather be playing Tales of Vesperia than watching this series’ forced humor.  Both Akane-iro and ToraDora suffer from the same “groundbreaking” tsundere female lead that has somehow mananged to…well, not be groundbreaking.  At least ToraDora, though, has an understanding of what it’s all about; Akane-iro just stumbles around and cracks stupid jokes to make it through the day.

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Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka Ep. 3: Mysterious Colored Scream

20 October, 2008

Another one of the shows that had a promising start but then stumbled into a whole host of problems that take away any sense of enjoyment you might get while watching it.  It’s choppy, its premise is horrendous, the characters now completely run-of-the-mill, its execution ridiculous.  It’s almost as if the show were stumbling forward without really figuring out what it is.  What’s happening to it is just like the other tsundere anime of the season.  I’ve pretty much lost all interest in this, although one character in particular makes it worth one last episode after this.  I think.

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Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka Ep. 2: Rose Madder Colored Approach

11 October, 2008

Well…after the first episode standing out so much, episode two goes through some run of the mill situations.  I’m not knocking it that hard, as it’s still a decent episode.  However, this series lost some of its appeal on me, and I’m still completely in the dark on why there are action sequences randomly placed in the episode.  I’m now debating whether I want to continue with this or not.  I hope that the next few episodes aren’t nearly as contrived and boring as this one was if I do keep going though.

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Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka Ep. 1: Scarlet First Kiss

5 October, 2008

This is one of those series where I really have no idea what to expect.  I’m not a fan of visual novels, so I know pretty much nothing about this, other than the fact that there is a verifiable smorgasbord of quality VAs on board.  Seriously, the amount of talent they’ve recruited for this ONE SHOW is amazing.

Interestingly enough, this show is pretty good.  You can certainly tell it’s based on a visual novel (one guy, bajillion girls?), but that may not be a bad thing this time around.  Each character has their own personality, the female lead isn’t too stereotypical, and the male lead doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out in anguish.  In all, a very interesting prospect, and something that may be worth looking at this season.

(Creative liberty taken with episode name, Rose madder sounds horrendous.)

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