Short Review ※ Unlimited Fafnir

I’ve been quite busy recently so I didn’t have the leisure to create separate and long posts about the Animes that I’ve watched these past few weeks. It bugged me that I was only able to tell my comments to one of my friends though, so I just have to write my thoughts (for my peace of mind). I love reading my past post about my first impression on the things I watch so I have to do this.

Anyway, the title has “Shoujo” in it, but it didn’t mean I only watched romcoms or romance drama. I also watched other genres, but most of the series I’ve seen target that demographic. Let’s start:

Beware: Spoilers Ahead

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Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

English: Unlimited Fafnir

And here I am starting with a non-shoujo anime. I’ve been curious since I saw the title on my HDD. Yes, it’s still one of those Animes I so effortlessly copied from my officemate’s husband. The term ‘Fafnir’ is obviously not Japanese so it’s quite eye-catching.

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Mythology was one of my strongest points (or maybe you can say it was my favorite) when I was in high school, but our classes only covered Greek and Roman Mythologies, which are quite similar with each other so I paid no heed to Norse Myths back then, thinking it was just another version of the two. So you can say I have absolutely no knowledge about it other than the corruptions made from RPG games, movie adaptations and Animes. Now that I mention it, they use Norse Mythology characters quite a lot.

Unlimited Fafnir uses it too, although I think the anime was too short to even have the chance to explain why they used Norse Mythology as basis; but I’m not one that goes on a rampage just because the series wasn’t explain well. Going to the core issue:

Story:

  • The story setting is at a modern Academy that serves as some sort of shelter for the young girls that were called “D”s. The Ds are the people that has a unique mark someone in their body – it symbolizes that they have a Dragon pair. I mean, a real dragon pair. The Ds possess powers for some reasons, due to their past encounters with the Dragons. Unfortunately, that’s a double-edged sword because being a D means that someday, their dragon pair will come for them. If unable to resist the dragon, the D will also become a dragon herself.
  • So the academy teaches the female Ds on how to use their antimatter powers in order to repel the dragons’ attempts in turning their comrades into monsters.
  • Much like how Infinite Stratos went, Mononobe Yuu entered the school as the only existing male D.
  • Most of the episodes only showed how the girls and Mononobe fight with the Dragons that tries to turn their classmates.

Characters:

  • I didn’t really check the genre online before I decide to watch it, so I had no idea it was ‘harem’. With that said, the characters comprise of one male hero and several female characters that may or may not be in love with him.
  • Mononobe Yuu, the main character is surprisingly dependable compared to the usual clumsy/idiotic heroes of other series under the same genre. I think his power, which is literally huge, is quite awesome as well.
  • The different archetypes showed themselves yet again: Imouto-type, Tsundere-type, Kuudere and Dandere types, and there’s the Klutzy type as well.
  • (Hi10)_Juuou_Mujin_no_Fafnir_-_02_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_20.54_[2015.06.20_15.12.17] I’m uncertain whether I liked where it was going, but Mononobe Mitsuki (the imouto) seems to harbor some feelings for her brother. She’s pretty too and I think they look good together, but I felt she’ll be better of as a single character than Yuu’s leading lady. The flashbacks seem to imply that they weren’t really siblings to begin with, so the complicated forbidden love is hanging somewhere. It’s a plus that her power/weapon is named Brionac. It brings memories of one of my most favorite LN characters.
  • (Hi10)_Juuou_Mujin_no_Fafnir_-_12_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_20.48_[2015.06.21_22.47.42]Freyja Iris, the girl who seems to be the one that raised the most flags during the entire series, is a klutz but I didn’t particular get irritated with her. She said some nice quotes by the end of the series so it overturned whatever my first impression of her was. Oh, she’s a fanservice pool, btw.

 

  • The villain, Kili Surtr Muspellzheimr, reminds me of both Homura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) and Shana (Shakugan no Shana) at the same time. It’s that kind of face.
  • Tear Lightning, the girl who thought she was a dragon, had been the focus of the series for quite a few episodes but I couldn’t really say much about her. Some people might find her annoying though. Although I think she and Lisa Highwalker make a good pair (non-romantic).
  • And while the other girls were also nice, I didn’t really see any dramatic character development from them. Or I should probably say that the progress made by the others did not really leave that much impact.

Overall Thought:

I don’t think Unlimited Fafnir was bad and it did explain what’s going on with the story. It’s just that 12 episodes didn’t really match with the type of story that’s suppose to have a lot of flashbacks. It lacked the comedic atmosphere that is common on some harems though – not that it was supposed to be funny anyway. The drawing was good, even though they combined 3D effects with it. The action scenes weren’t too bad as well. So if you like stories with an overpowered main character and a bunch of female characters fighting monsters, I guess this isn’t a bad choice.

The Way I Wanted It ※ Chaika — The Coffin Princess

EXCELLENTI finished watching the 2nd Season just a few minutes ago I think it’s effective to write some comments as soon as possible. I’ve been neglecting doing this for the five or so Animes I’ve finished watching before Hitsugi no Chaika but I can’t postpone it for this one. Yes, the title doesn’t indicate that I will write the things I wanted to happen in the Anime but didn’t. The title is the way it is because everything I wanted happened!

Chaika Trabant

As what I usually review, Hitsugi no Chaika isn’t a new Anime from this or the previous season. The first season aired April-June 2014 and the second season continued October-December of last year as well. And because I’m in a satisfied mood right now, I’ll give a decent background about the Anime for those that haven’t seen it yet and planning too. Even though anyone who’d find this post probably already knew who Chaika is.

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Why Did I Watch It?

I watched Hibike! Euphonium by KyoAni recently (it was one of the few Animes which review I procrastinated on), and I really love the trumpet player girl named Kousaka Reina. I snooped around her profile on MyAnimeList and looked into the Voice Actress who took the role. She wasn’t a familiar name (to me) but I noticed she got the main role in Hitsugi no Chaikaone of the unwatched series in my HDD marked with “to watch”.

I was going to watch Chaika sooner or later but the fact that the main girl is being voiced by someone who played Reina made the encounter faster. It was only when I started watching this series that I realized how different Chaika is from Reina.

Story

Spoilers Ahead

Emperor's Remains

The Emperor’s Remains

As the title suggests, Hitsugi no Chaika or Chaika: The Coffin Princess is the story of girl named Chaika. She’s always carrying a coffin which I thought would be more significant in the story – well, it is significant in a way. But it was used in a way I didn’t expect but that really didn’t impact my judgment on the Anime. It was so trivial anyway.

Going back to the story, Chaika Trabant – is what the main heroine call herself, even though the people in the story refer to her as Chaika Gaz most of the time. I’d like to call her Chaika Gaz in this review so I’ll be continuing as such. She is supposedly the deceased Emperor’s daughter who was killed five years ago just as the war was coming to a close. Yet alive and quite a jolly one, Chaika ventures from one place to another to collect her father’s remains (as in body parts) which were given as rewards to the eight heroes that subjugated the Emperor, and give a proper funeral for her father.

My friend commented “horcrux lol” when I told her about it.

Well anyway, that’s pretty much the story. It isn’t anything extravagant, but the characters themselves were quite praise-worthy. I got a lot of favorites from the cast.

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Characters

  • Chaika Gaz

Chaika Gaz

Chaika Gaz GundoChaika is the Emperor’s daughter as mentioned above. At first I thought she’ll be more of a damsel in distress, well she is at times – but Chaika can fight. She uses an armament generally called gundo and it is in a form of a sniper rifle. It isn’t fired just by pulling the trigger though. Chaika has to recite some spells before it activates; she’s considered a wizard because she can use this skill.

Chaika is quite inept. She’s very trusting and innocent that made me wonder how she managed to live up until the first episode of the Anime. She also talks weird, like a foreigner. It was not annoying for me, which is surprising really since I have encountered the same type of character from “Brother’s Conflict” and smirked at the way the guy speaks. I’ll start calling myself double-standard from now on.

She has thick eyebrows, as you can see and she always carries around a coffin, which she uses as a storage for her gundo. She also puts the remains she collects in that coffin, hoping someday that she’ll be able to complete everything and give her father a proper funeral. For some reasons, Chaika has a lot of money as well. It wasn’t shown anywhere in the Anime though where she’s able to get it and continue to get it from.

When the truth about her identity unfolds, the characters would often refer to her as the “White Chaika”.

  • Touru Acura

Touru AcuraTouru AcuraTouru is a character that I did not expect would be wonderful. I’m quite judgmental when it comes to male characters, especially heroes, but he exceeded my expectations. I’ll willingly call him awesome or excellent, to be honest.

Anyway, Touru is a jobless and poor saboteur that met Chaika in the forest while he was gathering vegetables for food. Chaika was lost and he offered assistance in exchange for a meal. Just as Chaika accepted his offer, they were attacked by a wandering Unicorn (which is a type of monster in their universe) and with the help of each other, they were able to kill it. Later in the episode, Chaika offered him a bodyguard position which he accepted, since saboteurs lost their purpose when the war ended five years ago.

Touru has this nice ability called “Iron-Blood Transformation” which transforms his appearance. His hair becomes color red, and red marks appear on his face as well. While in this mode, he’s plenty stronger than usual. In the latter part of the second season, he transformed into what I wanted him to be and became even more awesome. I’m conflicted whether I’ll put it here though but I guess I won’t.

I like him because he is intelligent and a very good fighter. Like your typical shounen hero, he has this ’emotion-driven’ actions sometimes but he was NOT in any way as dramatic as the usual main male characters. He is very capable. It made me want to applause really.

  • Akari Acura

Akari AcuraAkari AcuraAkari is Touru’s sister – not by blood, but they grew up together. She’s also a saboteur like Touru but unlike her brother, Akari seemed to be working even before Chaika hired both of them as her bodyguards. Given a normal circumstance, she’ll probably be my favorite. But there are too many promising characters in the series to even choose a favorite so I’ll table that topic for now.

She’s what we may call Kuudere. She calls her brother “Ani-sama” and often spouts brocon-filled lines whilst donning a poker face and speaking in a deadpanned voice. She seems to get jealous whenever Touru is too close to Chaika so she often cut in the middle of the two. She does so regularly (still deadpanned) so it’s almost like a running gag rather than an actual romantic rivalry.

Akari can also use the “Iron-Blood Transformation”.

I also noticed, she loves to pretend to be a member of some street-performing troupe; hence, she’s a good actress and only shows proper facial expressions when she’s acting.

  • Fredrica

Even though I said I’ll table the topic for now, I can probably consider Fredrica as my sort-of favorite character in this series. It’s too bad for people who hates spoiler but I can’t really say my comments about her without spoiling anything. Anyway, Fredrica first appeared as a villain in the series – a Dragoon Cavalier and one of the Eight Heroes that defeated the Emperor.

Dominica Scoda Fredrica

She possessed one of the remains that Chaika was looking for as well. Even though she initially helped Chaika’s group when they were attacked by Orthros (rabid dogs) in the forest where her castle was, they eventually had to fight her.

I really didn’t know what to make out of her character when she was introduced. She was narcissistic (I actually liked it), and has an appearance of a tall woman wearing an armor. She lives alone in a mansion in the middle of the forest. Touru and the rest found her mansion creepy, because it was full of her portraits and statues.

Fredrica Cat VersionIFredrica Dragoon Versiont was not long before Touru realized who she is. During their fight, Fredrica revealed her true form – the Dragoon itself. According to her, her master – the Dragoon Cavalier Dominica Scoda, whose appearance she copied, had long died after the war was over. The Dragoon didn’t want to forget its master’s appearance so she put up those portraits and statues all over the mansion.

Fredrica can transform into anything but she usually pretends to be a cat, or a little girl that resembled her deceased master. She is supposedly immortal as suffering from any type of wound does not kill her. She said that she can be killed by sword when her forehead was stabbed deep enough until her brain; but she has the ability to create dual structures of her body, so killing her once would not suffice. She’s also fixated in getting Touru to have a duel with her. In the second season, she gave a very nice proposal that made me “LKSJALSJFKJKLF” in front of my computer.

Call me biased, but I didn’t think it was enough to just put one of her appearances (pictures) so I put everything to make my comments clearer. Hahaha!

  • The Kliemann Organization

One may call them villains, or maybe supporting characters. But if Chaika wasn’t someone to be considered a trigger for a war, the Kliemann Organization could be main characters because they have the correct sense of justice. It just so happened that it opposes Chaika’s group’s objectives. There are a few members of the Organization but I couldn’t remember all of their names. I was able to remember Gilette-sama, Vivi and Nikolai though.

Gilette Squad

The Gilette Squad

  1. Alberic Gilette – is a nobleman and cavalier; he’s also the leader of the Gilette Squad under the Kliemann Organization. They are mostly handling the “Chaika Case” throughout the story, but they were given minor tasks as well. Gilette-sama looks like your typical ouji-sama, he’s blonde, valiant, and kind. But he often doubt about the real significance of Chaika’s actions (gathering the remains). In the second season, he briefly suffered in memory loss and became a villain.
  2. Vivi – Her sort of tsundere nature didn’t really sit well with me at first, but when she transformed into a half-Chaika (oh, you must be confused if you did not watch the Anime, but I have no plans of explaining it haha), I thought she became really beautiful. I think the white hair really suited her!

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Chaikas

Major Spoiler

There are several Chaikas in the series, and all carry coffins – dead set in gathering their father’s remains. They also have different types of style and abilities, as well as unique personalities. They also have different reasons why they’re collecting the remains.

  • Chaika BodganRed Chaika – The Red Chaika was the very first identical Chaika that Chaika (White) and her group met. Unlike the White Chaika, she sports her hair shorter and wears a red outfit; although the way they talk are very similar to each other (accent). I actually love this girl. She’s a tsundere but she’s amusing. During their first meeting, she was taken hostage by Touru, much like how the Red Chaika’s subordinates took the White Chaika. Their personalities are very different. Unlike the White Chaika who is inept and too trusting, the Red Chaika is very fierce, ill-tempered and good at fighting. She doesn’t use a gundo like White Chaika’s sniper rifle, but she uses a Snake Blade, which is a type of sword that extends itself and becomes a whip.

    After staying with Touru and Akari in the place of the White Chaika, she was impressed of their fighting skills – especially Touru’s – and developed a liking to them. She proposed that the siblings ditch the White Chaika and work for her instead, and she was flatly rejected to her dismay. It later developed into something else and it was not only once that it was implied that she might have developed some feelings for Touru in the process. She collects her father’s remains because she wanted ‘revenge’.

  • Layla Blue ChaikaBlue Chaika (Layla) – She was the second Chaika that they met. Unlike the White and Red Chaikas, she speaks in a more normal manner, and she also seemed to know more than any other Chaika. Apparently, it was not the White Chaika that was shown in the Anime’s prologue, but Layla. Precisely because she knew more, she abandoned her name and introduced herself as Layla. Her specialty is mixing aphrodisiac scents or something and she uses the favors she got from different men to be able to achieve her goal – which is to gather the remains and use them as her Floating Castle’s magic fuel; and later ignite war amongst the nations. Basically, she wanted to do something akin to a suicide bombing.

    Layla allied herself with one of the Eight Heroes, specifically the youngest son of the hero.

  • Black ChaikaBlack Chaika – The Black Chaika is the last Chaika shown in the series. She allied herself with the last Hero, King Hartgen, the same person who beheaded the Emperor. I’m uncertain what type of power she has because she’s able to control people at will and she also recites chants (so she’s a wizard as well). She did not have any weapon-like gundo with her, but she was often seen sitting on a throne (which might be her gundo, actually). The Black Chaika also speaks in a normal manner much like Layla, and she sports a bangs that made her appearance a bit different that the previous Chaikas.

    In the later part of the Anime, she was the one that was able to complete the remains of their father and was also the reason why the Emperor was reborn into a new body. Even in death, she was proud of what she did. It seems she was killed by the Red Chaika.

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Bonus Character

  • Niva Lada

Might as well be Hatsune Miku’s and Luka Megurine’s child. Seriously, when I first saw her I blurted out, “Oh. Vocaloid?”

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Niva Lada is one of the reasons why the second season was awesome. She was only showed a couple of times but she never failed to astound me. Supposedly an invention and the Emperor’s “fortune”, Niva Lada is the strongest gundo ever made. She appeared as a young girl who doesn’t have any facial expression yet have a distinct personality.

(Hi10)_Hitsugi_no_Chaika_-_Avenging_ Battle_-_05_(Anime-Koi)_(720p).mkv_snapshot_15.10_[2015.08.06_22.48.31]Prior to meeting the White Chaika, Niva Lada was on stand by mode, thought to be inoperable by the wizards that created her. Upon hearing Chaika’s name though when the Red and White Chaikas were put on the same room as her, she activated and spoke. Before the Red and White Chaika escaped from the wizards that captured them, the White Chaika freed Niva Lada – wounding her finger in the process. Niva Lada sucked the blood – which seemed to activate an even more complex feature within the gundo. It enabled Niva Lada to recognize the White Chaika as someone that she should follow.

Niva Lada functions depending on the conditions laid out, ultimately meeting whatever her Master required of her. When the White Chaika used her, she enveloped Chaika’s sniper rifle and became it, enabling Chaika to activate higher class annihilation magic.

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More Comments

All in all, I think Hitsugi no Chaika is a pretty cool series. It did not deviate from the main plot even during Season 2, and was able to put conclusion even in the trivial scenes (like Vivi and Gilette’s fortunes – from the cookies). It had little to no ecchi fanservice, well “fanservice” depends on how the audience define it anyway. Since ecchi seems to be a regular occurrence on most series now, Chaika is a breather.

I did think that the ending was sort of anticlimactic, at the same time it wasn’t. As I said, everything I wanted happened so I really liked it. But there was one thing, I wished the last episode was 5~10 minutes longer. The Red Chaika took on a role that is even more amusing in the conclusion of the Anime (an allusion to the Red Riding Hood, perhaps?). And Akari’s brocon tendencies took a hike, I guess. Haha!

As for Touru and the White Chaika…well. They are the reason why I wanted the last episode to be a bit longer.

I love it! ※ Saekano

※ Grammar Nazi. You’ll faint here.

Saekano, for better or for worse, was a title that I didn’t even notice in my HDD.

Assuming that you haven’t read my previous posts, my officemate’s husband lend me his external hard disk drive (HDD) a month or two ago, and I copied a not-so-insignificant number of Animes. Being an aloof person in real life, I’m not the type that flaunts whatever it is I like (no matter the scale).

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But I guess moths are attracted to flame indeed. My officemate eventually found out that I, in some degrees, like watching Animes. She readily revealed that her boyfriend (they haven’t married yet then) is a huge fan of Animes and that it’s not an exaggeration to say that he downloads them 24/7. Cutting the story short, he readily lend me his external hard disk drive after my officemate gave him a list of the Animes that I want a copy of.

He prepared a folder for my requested Animes, but bless his soul, he also included a diverse collection of other series as well. I was surprised at how updated he is! I honestly thought that he’s going to say he can only give me overly popular and long Animes like Naruto or Bleach (btw, that’s not an insult towards the Animes mentioned lol).

One of the Animes in his HDD was “Saekano”.

In the middle of unknown (to me) Japanese Anime Titles, “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata” is hardly outstanding. Except for the ‘Heroine’ word of course. But through random file-opening, with a dead-panned expression, I Google-d what the title means while opening Episode 00 (Prologue). I watched for five minutes or so, or at least until “the black-haired girl” finished acting out her scene.

Unfortunately, it did not fully get my attention and I finished two other animes, namely: “Servant x Service” (which I actually just continued after I stopped watching it 2 years ago when I broke my laptop) and “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge”.

For some reasons, I picked up Saekano again and absent-mindedly finished the Prologue. Until finally, in the middle of Episode 01, I paid attention and found it interesting. I had known from that one line preview from Google that it is sort of harem. Based on how the Prologue went, I had assumed it would be like OreShura — a not-so-bad yet boring Anime (it took a few minutes before I managed to type ‘boring’ by the way). It was regretful, but the Anime just didn’t left an impact on me, despite the cute drawings; so I didn’t have high hopes about Saekano. Of course, my beliefs were unfounded and soon I was smiling along the raging sarcasm that is Kasumigaoka Utaha.

Story

Aki Tomoya is an otaku whose goal is to create the ultimate Dating Sims galge, in other words. I had thought that the thing that brings them all together wouldn’t play much of a big role in the series it happens a lot in this type of Anime that it almost feels like the staff forgot what the Anime is about and the characters just end up playing in a beach or going to a hot springs.

I am so glad that even until the end, the theme “creating a dating sims” is there; albeit the increased number of fanservice here and there. It also maintained its comedic nature to some extent despite the supposed serious flashbacks sometimes. I hate stressful shows so comedy is hai hai!

Characters

(Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_03_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_14.31_[2015.06.07_02.06.51] (Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_03_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.06.07_02.07.03]Rather than saying that he is dense, Aki Tomoya is a league different than most of the protagonists in the same genre. Being an otaku, you can say that he is by nature, delusional (hahaha, I’m sorry otakus, I did not mean to offend). So I think describing him as clueless is not right.

I mean, he get the hints, but…? I don’t really know how to explain it. But all the same, while he’s quite better than the rest, Mr. Ethical is still an idiot. By the way, I never understood the significance of that nickname.

Also, Tomoya’s depressing bouts are also lighter than Sorata’s (from the Anime Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo”), and made it easier to marathon the Anime without cursing the protagonist’s dramatic monologues. And oh, I insulted Sorata but I super love that Anime.

A side note… Kirito-kun. Why do I always hear your voice whenever it’s something related to a game?! Like seriously. I have no idea how many times I’ve heard the VA’s voice since Sword Art Online. And most of them are protagonists of an Anime where gaming is involved.

(Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_03_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_20.10_[2015.06.07_02.14.03] (Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_10_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_02.06_[2015.06.07_18.41.42]The second character, Sawamura Spencer Eriri is a half-Japanese, half-English student and an oujo-sama. Of course, sporting that blonde twin tails, Eriri is a tsundere and belongs to the osananajimi trope. The reason why she cannot be ignored is not because of the cliche archetypes she’s under, but because I found her talents amazing. They actually put some more substance into this character than just being your typical oujo-sama.

Eriri is also an otaku and a famous doujin creator, albeit a secret to everyone else except their club. Eriri mainly draw ecchi (R18+) doujins and asks her parents to sell them every time the Comiket is on-going. In some Animes, I can honestly say that tsunderes are tiring characters for me. Tiring to watch, that is. But she’s different because Eriri gave the impression of someone that is more of a background character than a person who has an edge in a harem competition.

She’s actually quite pitiful because as the story progresses (or not), more girls are added into the picture until her osananajimi role was no longer unique to her. She wasn’t as assertive as Utaha or the cousin and I think, ironically, despite being more exaggerated she also loses to Megumi.

Another thing, I love her name for some reasons. It’s weird.

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It can be said that it’s inevitable, but Utaha-senpai is one of my favorite girls in this series. No, I don’t actually ship Aki-Utaha, but as an individual, I think she’s awesome. Utaha is a third year high school in the series – a year older than Tomoya, Eriri and Megumi. She’s a lazy girl with black hair, and despite sleeping throughout her classes – the best student in their school; her other persona is a popular teen author who sold more than 500,000 copies of books despite being a newbie. It turns out, she’s also border Yandere.

Only in Animes can we find such a ridiculous combination of personality.

Another thing, out of all the flashbacks, I liked hers the most. When she was trying to give Aki Tomoya her draft. I don’t know why but I liked that scenario.

I don’t really have much to say about her, only when you see her dialogues would you find her character charisma, I guess. I also like her character design the most, it reminds me of a lot of my Kuudere biases.

(Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_11_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_15.37_[2015.06.07_19.57.05] (Hi10)_Saenai_Heroine_no_Sodatekata_-_11_(720p)_(FFF).mkv_snapshot_18.46_[2015.06.07_20.01.45]The fourth character is Katou Megumi. She is my favorite in this series. Despite being plain, I found her character really great, I also think that she is the character that had the most development, albeit her lack of presence.

Her casual enjoyment towards games and Animes reminds me of myself from before (lol, it didn’t mean I’m the heroine type). That deadpanned face is another thing. I’m a big fan of expressionless anime girls so you can say that a big portion of why I love her is because I’m just that biased.

One of the scenes that really made me smile was when she went back from a family trip to “motivate” Aki Tomoya by pretending to be the heroine he had always dreamt of. I thought her acting was really awesome. Megumi doesn’t get flustered very much, and it could be argued that rather than being another love interest, she was the only one who treats Tomoya normally, like a friend.

Another thing (my “one more please” doesn’t end), the way she was always quietly doing things on her cellphone in the background is hilarious to me for some reasons.

As for the other two characters, the loli imouto whose name I forgot didn’t really stick that much so I don’t have much to say about her. Except, she’s also a good artist.

And for the last girl…

One picture only.

One picture only.

I was prepared to write a hate post two episodes before the end of Saekano solely for this girl. I have no intention of going back and opening a file to look for her name because I guess I deliberately made myself forget it. lol

You have no idea how much this character annoyed me, it was the same feeling I have towards Ouma Shuu (Guilty Crown). Like it’s been so long since I’ve seen red. It was good that she was introduced in the laaaaaaaatter part of the show, hence a conflict solved in a fast forwarded manner.

This girl is a selfish and loud girl. Not in any way the adorable type. I didn’t like how she’s a pool of fanservice as well. But I’ll stop here. A redeeming quality or life line appeared for her at the end of the show when the origin of her band was revealed so my irritation lessen by 50%. It actually saved her from a long post in which she was the main character.

So anyway, I love Saekano all in all. I wouldn’t give it a 10 but I really enjoyed the show. I was kind of looking forward to seeing how their game would sell but it wasn’t shown on the epilogue so an OVA would be nice…

해를 품은 달 ※ Haereul Poomeun Dal

Caution: For grammar nazis, don’t even bother reading this. Haha!

Of course, if you’re well versed with Korean Dramas, you’ve probably seen this (or at least heard of it). In English, more known as “The Moon that Embraces the Sun”, it can be argued as one of the most popular Dramas in 2012 and probably one of the most popular fictional periodic dramas of all times.

The Moon that Embraces the Sun

I’ve watched this back in 2012 too, albeit late (because I was following a completely different Korean Drama). But to be honest, I cannot remember how I stumbled upon the title, or why I downloaded it. As far as I know, it was neither recommended to me nor did I see it on YouTube by chance. I don’t believe it was ‘randomly downloaded’ though.

But anyway, just last month (May), while taking a break from watching Animes, I had opened my Korean Dramas folder and – after scanning “Dong Yi” – decided to re-watch this series.

Watching Korean Dramas is quite taxing. Each episodes are usually an hour-length. In a sense, it’s one of its pull as well – the fact that each episode doesn’t end in half-bake cliff hangers. Well anyway, I’m not about to talk about the whole industry, I’m not an expert.

The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.11.42_[2015.05.25_01.23.11] The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.11.45_[2015.05.25_01.23.18]I’ve re-watched the series countless times but still – embarrassingly and involuntarily – teardrops still fall whenever I see Episode 5. I’ve always wanted to commend the child actress and actor, they were way too great that the ‘past’ left more impact on me than the ‘present’ scenes (although I love those too).

The drama is kind of different than the usual ‘rags to riches’ adaptations of real life stories of historical figures – it’s wrong to compare it to those based in real life, but I figured I should mention anyhow. This is a fictional story during the Joseon Dynasty supposedly. And it’s about the love story of the Crowned Prince (Son of the King and Queen) and the intelligent daughter of one of the kingdom’s Ministers.

That kind of story telling is a bit bland – I suppose. So let me add, it’s about the tragic love story of the Crowned Prince (Seja Joha), Lee Hwon, and his Crowned Princess (Sejabin), Yeon Woo.

They didn’t have what you can call ‘dramatic first meeting’. Except for the “umbrella” part, it was more of battle of the brains type of first meeting more than chemistry. I am uncertain if I’m making any sense here. So you can say that their love story didn’t start with something cliche like falling for each other’s beauty.

The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.12.26_[2015.05.25_01.23.49] The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.12.42_[2015.05.25_01.24.05]In the story, it was an open secret that the Seja Joha is to marry a pre-determined Crowned Princess which most likely will come from the King’s maternal side of the family (the villains in the series). But meeting Yeon Woo motivated him to make a move, resulting into a fair Sejabin selection, to which all maidens around the same age as the Prince participated.

Of course, Yeon Woo won after the ‘question and answer’ portion (although I will not elaborate further) and was selected as Princess Successor, as in fiancee of the Seja Joha, not quite the Crowned Princess…yet.

Unfortunately, their marriage did not happen. In return, I got the most awesome parting scene I’ve ever watched in my life (narrowing it down to Korean Dramas only, of course). They acted out the scene so perfectly that until now I feel the need to sympathize with them whenever I watch Episode 5.

I just realized, right now I am not as proficient as I am when writing blabbers about Animes. I rarely ever comment on 3D characters shows so it’s a bit… but I can probably blame it also on the fact that my narration will never give justice to this particular episode. You just have to watch it to understand.

Going back, the Princess Successor who never became the official Sejabin died after she left the palace with an unknown illness. Thinking about it, one might be surprised at how ‘deep’ the feelings of the Seja Joha has for the Yeon Woo despite having met only recently. They didn’t even get to enjoy being engaged that much.

The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.33.26_[2015.05.25_01.26.57] The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E05.mkv_snapshot_00.33.28_[2015.05.25_01.26.58]Aside from the puppet show, the pictures on the right was probably their only other couple moment after the selection.

This scene is marvelous as well anyway so I have no particular complaint about it. The beauty of this scene was amplified when I watched the ‘present’ time episodes, when the Seja Joha (who, at that time is already the King) gave another Haereul Poomeun Dal to Shaman Wol whom he fell in love with (I’m smiling as I write this).

Of course, even though I’ve already said too much above, I still refuse to spoil the whole content of the drama.

Fast forwarding to the ‘present’ timeline. The Seja Joha grew up as an intentionally sarcastic King – obviously still bitter about what happened eight years prior to his throne succession. He ended up marrying the pre-determined Sejabin, Bo Kyung – whom I think is the most pitiful character in this drama.

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The complexity of her character is something that it lost upon me but if I were to assume, I guess she simply wanted attention, in its purest definition, that is. From her ambitious father, to the Crowned Prince who was her first love. Unfortunately, she was a mere tool in the plot, unable to gain the same amount of empathy as Prince Yang Myung had.

Remembering him, I questioned myself if it was okay to pity Bo Kyung more than the other Prince – who had an unrequited love for the late Princess Successor Yeon Woo; had once again fallen in love with the same Shaman Wol whom the King has his sights on; and ultimately… (well, let’s stop right there).

But he was way too ‘happy’ to be pitied. He’s more like a breath of fresh air or something similar.

The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E11.mkv_snapshot_01.01.27_[2015.05.25_02.48.15] The.Moon.That.Embraces.The.Sun.E11.mkv_snapshot_01.01.32_[2015.05.25_02.48.20]Ah…this post is just how I think about Episode 5. Supposedly, but I ended up writing more than I should and then abruptly ending it like I always do.

I have a lot more things to write about but whether or not you’ve already watched the series, I still refuse to write detailed spoilers.

So I guess, if you haven’t watched it yet, just figure something out while looking at the pictures. Or just watch the series. While Periodic Dramas usually do not end the way I want them to, like how Jumong did not marry So Seo-no; or how Hwang Jin Yi abandoned her status to perform in the streets (albeit noble, it’s irritating) – “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” is different in that it ended up exactly as I wanted it to end.

The conclusion was so perfect that I felt uneasy. Hahaha! It’s like the director knows how it feels to be a periodic drama viewer and avoided drawing out an ever more annoying ending.

All in all, the drama is perfect ten. Even the old villains are perfect.

LINES I LIKED:

I say “lines I liked” but all of these only came from one scene:

  • “The more you try to protect them, the more they will get hurt. The more you try to obtain the things you want, the more you will lose. That is the fate, of the throne upon which you will sit in the future.” – Late King

Conversation between the Late King and the Seja Joha:

“If you must protect someone, do not let it be discovered. If you want to obtain something, abandon another. You must lose in order to gain, and you must abandon in order to obtain. That…is politics.”

“So…what is it that Your Majesty has obtained? What is it that you’ve gained and what is it that you’ve lost?”

(King’s thoughts) “I lost a faithful subject, but obtained his safety; I lost Yang Myung, but I protected you; I lost the Crown Princess, but I protected your sister, Min Hwa.”

^ I love this flashback so much.

Watching List ※ Progress

Since I had a week-long vacation just a few weeks ago, I used the chance to watch a few sitting Animes on my HDD. It also gave me a chance to drop a lot of them after looking at the first thirty seconds of each series. I don’t have any particular reason for dropping Animes. Wherever I am in the series, as long as other things keeps on successfully distracting me from watching it – hindering my usual ‘marathon’ style of watching – then I will drop it. And hoping against hope I will pick them up in the future.

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Aoi is way more handsome than his Original. If he’s not being a jerk, that is. Haha!
© Hakkenden

I had finished a few within that week, including:

  • No Game, No Life
  • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
  • Aldnoah.Zero (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Date A Live (Season 2)
  • Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun (Season 2)
  • Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo
  • Mirai Nikki
  • Infinite Stratos (Season 2)
  • Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Momo e no Tegami (Movie)
  • To Love Ru Darkness (OVAs)
  • Aki-Sora + Aki-Sora: Yume no Naka

High School DxD NewYou see, I prepared about 64 to 90 Animes because I was so sure that not everything will have me focus on them completely. I have no requirement whatsoever when it comes to the plot, the drawing style, or even the voice actors. As you can see above, there’s no particular genre pattern in those titles (As I typed it, I wanted shake my head at Aki-Sora; dear me, I am forever scarred).

It surprised me that the popular ones in my [ New Folder ] did not manage to let me watch them in one-go. The pending Animes are:

  • Death Note (Finished Episode 1)
  • Ao no Exorcist (Finished Episode 2)
  • High School DxD New  (Halfway Episode 1)
  • Tokyo Ghoul (Halfway Episode 1)
  • Log Horizon (Three minutes into the anime)
  • Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge (Finished Episode 2)
  • Sabagebu (Halfway Episode 1)
Clicked random episode to get a screenshot. I didn't know this character is from Tokyo Ghoul!

Clicked random episode to get a screenshot. I didn’t know this character is from Tokyo Ghoul!

By no means did I find those above ‘ugly’ or ‘unworthy of popularity’. It’s simply coincidence. It took me six months to finish “Claymore” even though I personally think that the anime was interesting (for various reasons, I also read the Manga; Priscilla is awesome, isn’t she?).

But anyway, I’m also disappointed that I can’t finish those Animes above. Whenever I talk to my friends and mention those titles, they get quite excited that I actually show interest – but the fact that I can’t get past the first episodes is something I keep to myself. You can say that I am getting ‘motivation’ from their hyped reactions.

I must admit it’s my fault for getting distracted with anything related to Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. I leave any Anime episode I’m currently watching if there’s any significant update about the light novels. Yes, incidentally, I’m one of the huge fans of its light novels, I don’t talk about it that often – I dedicated a Wikia for it to redirect my “spazztic moments” into something productive so I didn’t feel the need to post anything about it in WordPress. Well enough of that; the point is, it’s the reason why I usually lose my drive in watching some Animes.

Currently, I have a few Animes I’m watching in a non-marathon fashion, but still consistent (like 2 or 3 episodes per weekend day):

  • Hanayamata (Currently at Episode 11)
  • Kampfer (Currently at Episode 8)
  • Akame ga Kill (Technically, I already finished it by scanning the rest of the episodes, but you can say I’m currently at Episode 17)
  • Kamisama Hajimemashita Season 2 (Currently at Episode 7)
I've debated whether I'll use this screenshot or the other one.

I’ve debated whether I’ll use this screenshot or the other one.

In the end, I used both.

In the end, I used both.

You might have noticed already but I do not concern myself very much with on-going Animes. I find following Animes very stressful, as I did when I followed Sword Art Online and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. It’s ironically fortunate that my old laptop was broken during the time they aired Mahouka Anime. Otherwise I would’ve pulled my hair every week while waiting for the next episode.

As such, even though I’m a bit curious with titles I’m seeing a lot, like Danmachi (I’m not into Lolis very much but I am interested why the girl called Hestia is so popular), I still do not Google it. A large part of me also hates spoilers so yeah.

Right now, I don’t know what else I should consider watching in the future. I have more series in my folders but I base my “to watch” list on the titles. If I felt the title of the folder is boring, I wouldn’t even think of checking it out. Well, this ‘rant’ post is over. I think I’ll go continue watching Hanayamata for now. Seriously, Yosakoi (I now completely understand that trope, ‘cute girls doing cute things – e.g. nothing but moe’ or whatever).

PS: In my folder, there are a few Animes I’m considering watching next:

  • Fairy Tail (175 Episodes)
  • Sukitte in a yo (13 Episodes)
  • Ookami Shoujo to Kuro-ouji (12 Episodes)
  • Saekano (12 Episodes)
  • Gokukoku no Brynhildr (13 Episodes)
There's a lot of things in my folder but it'll probably take months before I finish them all.

There’s a lot of things in my folder but it’ll probably take months before I finish them all.
© Brynhildr

Impossible Dream – ※ Brave Frontier ※

Brave Frontier 2015 Intro Page

Brave Frontier 2015 Intro Page

Well, before I forget what my topic will be, I’d say the “Impossible Dream” I’m talking about is my wish for the Android game Brave Frontier to have an actual anime. I didn’t really have too much reasons why I wish for it, I simply love the drawings and would love to see the ‘un-chibi’ versions of the Summons.

For the people who doesn’t know what Brave Frontier is, it’s a smartphone game defined as a classic RPG. It was originally a Japanese game. Currently, I am playing the International Version.

The player, meaning you, or I – is a Summoner whose mission is to defeat the “Four Fallen Gods” that plans to spread evil in the Grand Gaia.

At first, you’re a pathetic summoner who can only summon the squishy ‘monsters’ that look like Ragnarok’s Porings… But later on, you’ll be able to keep some high-leveled creatures, kudos to you if you wouldn’t need to buy gems in order to summon awesomeness.

To be honest, at another person’s point-of-view, it can be a boring game since they don’t really “move”. Well they move but you get the drift. It’s not like Final Fantasy or anything. It’s more like a visual novel type of game. I’m bad at describing so just see it for yourself. So as mentioned, it can look real boring. But for some reasons, even though I prefer games with fluid movements like “Shadow Fight 2”, I found Brave Frontier real addicting!

Like other games, Brave Frontier gives you some free gems when you start the game. It’s a token for you to try the “Summons Gate”, the place where you can get Rare creatures. If you know Pokemon or Yugi-Oh!, those have quite a similar concept.

Summon

Rare, Super Rare, Mega Rare!

During my first try at Summoning, I thought I was going to get some crappy character the befits a newbie but surprisingly, I was real astounded at my first summon.

Excuse my “simple-mindedness” but I wasn’t amazed because of the Summon’s skills or anything noble like that (in my defense, I was a newbie and didn’t know much about those things anyways). Instead, it was the drawing that captured me. I found Elza really pretty! And I wished there was someone who made an un-chibi form of this Summon.

I later found out that she’s not even the most beautiful Summon out there. So I became quite enamored collecting beautiful pictures of the Summons. The Elza that I captured was a four-star version of the girl. There’s also a five and six-star version, which means I have a beautiful but still a crappy summon. So as you surmised, you can level up each summon by Fusing other monsters to your favored Summon. It’s the only way to level them up, and eventually Evolve them into a higher tier.

The higher the level or stars, the more complex the character designs are.

These are the five and six-stars versions of Elza that I acquired later on.

There are always additional details on the design whenever you evolve a Summon.

There are always additional details on the design whenever you evolve a Summon.

So anyway, like my previous Blabbers, this is not meant to be a ‘review’ for the game so I wouldn’t go in-depth. I just want to spazz about the illustrations. It makes me feel like buying posters of the Summons if they’re ever available in Anime conventions (even though this isn’t an anime).

Continuing, each Summons also have their own stories in a separate tab inside the game. Take Elza for example, it’s said that she’s an imperial princess from some empire who was imprisoned due to some circumstances. Apparently, as I play the game and evolve her to know more of her story, Elza turned out to be quite a siscon.

Another thing, I have summoned more than six Elza since I started playing. A feat (for me). I don’t dislike summoning Elzas but I hate fusing them with other Elzas because it seems a total waste for me.

Well, enough of my first Summon.

I got addicted collecting these stunning characters, most especially Summons from the Dark Type.

There are six types: Fire, Water, Earth, Thunder, Dark and Light

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Favorite Units:

If we’re going to base it on pure character design without regards to each Summon’s skills. Then the following units would be my favorite!

Lunaris in her 6✮ form

Lunaris in her 6✮ form

Most of my favorites came from the Dark class, not just because their skills are badass, but I think their antagonistic looking designs are incredible. Fire types are my second favorite, I think they’re real tough!

When I was just starting, I saw some players owned (1) Black Lotus Lunaris – a Dark Summon, and spent months playing just to capture one. I even spent money on gems just to get her – but the irony was I never did. When I finally gave up and instead wished to get a Zelnite (Earth), I got Lunaris. It was quite anticlimactic.

But she turned out to be quite the bishoujo as well. With a tragic love story to boot. Lol. Maybe it’s just me, but hers and Sodis’ back story left me dissatisfied. I’m not sure if Lunaris seriously resented him for betraying the Gods. And according to the stories, even though she doesn’t look like it, she’s a mother-figure. I can’t imagine!

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I am uncertain what kind of animal that is.

(2) Cataclysm Empress Feeva

I personally do not own one, but one of my game friends use her as their Lead Summon so I’m also able to use her when I go on Quests. There are only a few Summons that has another monster/familiar with them, and most of their ‘pets’ are quite kawaii. But Feeva’s is so coooooool! She’s one of the newer Rare Summons in the international Brave Frontier version though I’m not sure how long she’s been present in the Japanese version of the game.

I want to acquire one but I couldn’t Summon as much as before.

As you can see, Feeva is also a Dark type. I’m not sure if the moderators/creators are biased towards the Dark summons, but seriously, that class contains the most fab designs.

(3) Ember Charm Fiora

Unit_ills_full_10545Here’s a different one. When I first saw Fiora (4✮), she was wearing her hood. Her back was also in a hunch and her hair is white. So back then, I thought she’s based on the witch on Snow White, the fairy tale. Her character design is not as flashy as my other favorites but she’s in this list because she surprised me. Her 6✮ form is totally different!

Talk about puberty?!

Obvious from her name font color, Fiora hailed from the Fire type. I also do not own this unit.

(4) Brimstone Emperor Alpha

I do not have any words for this badass-looking character. His Ultimate Brave Burst and Leader Skill are also fantastic. To be honest, I can just use him as my squad’s leader forever.

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A 7✮ unit. Truly an “Alpha”!

Alpha is also a Fire-type unit and one of the first to be evolved into a 7✮ Summon in the international Brave Frontier. Whenever I look at his profile page, he always seems to be in zoom mode. His design was completely taking over the whole page. It looks marvelous!

He reminded me of Creator Maxwell a bit, for some reasons.

Currently, I keep on getting the other units from Alpha’s batch but never him. I guess I’ll just settle for my friend’s Alpha for now. Sigh.

(5) Colossal Tridon

Probably one of the most awesome units out there.

The first unit I summoned from the Athensphere batch!

The first unit I summoned from the Athensphere batch!

Ahhh! This beautiful Tridon!

The moment I summoned his Mega Rare 5✮ form, I was stunned. It was the week when his Summon Rates were up but I was incredibly surprised that in my supposed five attempts, the first I got was him. Although I got his Guardian version.

Besides the Elements, there are five types of units by the way: Anima (High HP), Lord (Equal), Breaker (High ATK), Guardian (High DEF), and Oracle (High REC). If the unit is not a healer, then being a Guardian or Oracle will prove to be quite useless.

I was a biiiiit disappointed when I evolved Tridon to his 6✮ form and the ATK wouldn’t increase any further. But thanks to some luck, , I later acquired a Breaker.

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I actually have more favorite Summons like Death God Shida, Shadow Ronin Mifune, Magnum Opus Rigness, Shera, the other Athensphere Gods and many others. But I figured I’d like to dedicate another post for them. Magress can’t fit in here. lol

Not A Triangle Fan ※ Amagi Brilliant Park

Don’t you just secretly hate love triangles? Well, maybe ‘hate’ was a bit strong but whatever. I usually watch Harem Animes so it’s not really that uncommon to see web-like love stories, albeit usually being told/portrayed in a funny manner. Among the Harem Animes I’ve seen, I seriously want to applaud when the Male or Female (if it’s Reverse Harem) protagonists get to really choose one partner. Or at least, whenever they display favoritism towards one particular person among their choices.

Because that helps me decide which pairing I can ship. Nah, I wouldn’t ship the “favorite pair”, it would be otherwise. For some reasons, I often yet coincidentally like the “second choice” more than the “favorite”, which is why my favorite ships always end up in disaster.

Ao Haru Ride.

I don’t even want to explain it, but if you’ve read or watched it, then you probably get my drift.

I don't know

I don’t know

Well anyway, I’m not about to discuss that series. I recently watched Amagi Brilliant Park, which I didn’t even know was created by KyoAni. I had an internal argument whether I’ll watch it or Log Horizon first and since I love non-stressful Animes, I ultimately decided to try the former (because its name sounded sparkly). I thought it will be about fuwa-fuwa girls doing anything and everything under the sun, in a park. You know, like Minami-Ke or GJ-Bu. But I was pleasantly surprised.

Kanie-kunI personally think that Kanie looked handsome. The fact that he was obviously tall is a plus as well. I don’t know but I’m so used to seeing Oreki-type of males from KyoAni (I was talking about the height), so I was happy that this time the character looked more mature – don’t even remind me of Free, I know the guys there are quite tall and lean as well but I haven’t really finished that Anime yet.

So anyway, I wouldn’t say that Amagi Brilliant Park has a profound plot or episodes like Hyoukait’s only about one thing: salvaging a rundown park. While the episodes never deviated from that one theme, the series itself comprised of random character’s stories each episode, so I categorized it as one of those non-stressful Animes I’ve mentioned before. Even though it has a plot.

** I think anything with a definite plot is stressful. Regardless whether I liked it or not.

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I totally drifted off topic again.

I was going to discuss about love triangles but I started mumbling about plots and whatnots.

This early, you should know that I have loved Sento the very first time I saw her.

Sento

“I couldn’t care less.”

Why?

  1. She’s poker-face.
  2. She’s monotone.
  3. She was drawn beautifully.
  4. She’s weird.
  5. She’s not human.

Well, the fifth one, I didn’t find out until later but who cares.

The reason why I’m telling you this is for you to know that she is the epitome of my ‘by default’ favorite characters. As long as they possess those traits above, I would love them unconditionally. So when faced against a damsel-in-distress loli oujo-sama, of course I would pick Sento! Of course… of cour…se.

I should’ve.

Kanie and Latifa 01 Kanie and Latifa 02This is the only stressful thing about ABP. When the circumstances between Kanie and Latifa (the loli oujo-sama) came into light, I was hugely conflicted because I thought that Sento and Kanie were the canon pair in this series. When Latifa was introduced, it didn’t really feel like Sento liked Kanie romantically. And so when I started smiling towards the Kanie-Latifa pairing, Sento was revealed to have that kind of interest towards Kanie as well.

So I tried to find faults in Sento who became a tsundere because of that “wear your heart on your sleeve” spell casted on her, because I happen to really love Kanie and Latifa together. But then I felt bad.

This never really happened when I watched Harem animes before. It’s either I only like one person for the main character and like the other choices individually – or not have a favorite at all.

That sickly look.

That sickly look.

And the thing about Latifa-sama, her characteristics are not really similar to my other loli favorites.

She’s too kind, almost annoying – but she’s not. A damsel-in-distress. A weak character if you must. But for some reasons, because of hers and Kanie’s past, I wished they would end up together (I think they look really good together), even though I think Sento still has the upper hand.

I’m not even sure if I’m making any sense here. I’m just confused.

This Anime will most likely never get a 2nd season, but if it ever will, then I wish to know who Kanie will like. I think it will be Sento. Hear my broken heart.

This development.

This development.

My reaction.

My reaction.