Non Non Biyori, a peaceful story in countryside

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Non Non Biyori is an anime about daily life (or slice of life). The anime takes place in a Asahigaoka. There are 4 main characters in the anime and of them are females. The TV anime was aired from October 8, 2013 to December 24, 2013 with 12 total number of episode. It also has 1 additional episode on OVA which was released at July 23, 2014.

My impression about the story is very peaceful but also very entertaining. The 4 main characters attend the same school and same class but all of them are actually on different grades. It might sounds weird for you but that is something you might find on remote locations in Japan. Continue reading

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IS – Infinite Stratos 2, excellent in everything but story

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Infinite Stratos 2 is the sequel of 2011 Anime TV Series Infinite Stratos. The original Infinite Stratos is excellent in everything but the story is decent. Infinite Stratos 2 improves every excellent part of the first series but makes the story worse. When I compared to other anime, Infinite Stratos 2 is totally the opposite of Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai. Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai is very good in nothing but story whereas Infinite Stratos is excellent in everything but story.

Infinite Stratos 2 was aired in October 4, 2013 to December 20, 2013 with 12 total episode. You also get one more episode in OVA titled “World Purge-hen” in November 26, 2014. This anime adds more female characters who also serve as important character in the story. New enemies also make an appearance in this anime. Of course new characters is not only the add-on here. You’ll see some newer ISs as well. Continue reading

Hanayamata, a piece of art

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Hanayamata is an anime about Yosakoi, a unique style of dance originated from the city of Kochi, Japan in 1954. Yosakoi combined traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. We can say that Yosakoi is the combination of both traditional and modern Japanese culture. And that is what Hanayamata try to introduce to us. So, the concept of the idea is quite original although the progress on the story is not something new. Aired between July 8, 2014 to September 23, 2014 makes this anime about one year old by the time I write this post. The total number of episode is 12.

There are 2 characters who become the central characters in this anime. One of them is Sekiya Naru, a 14-year-old girl in 2nd class of Middle School. She is a very average girl with no strong point at all. She is also seems to be very shy which makes her difficult to get friends. The other one is Hana N. Fountainstand, also a 14-year-old girl but she is totally different than Naru. Hana is from United States, shown by her blonde hair. Hana is very energetic and very positive. She is the one who introduces Naru to Yosakoi. Naru has 2 closest friend. They are Sasame Yaya who is on the same class with Naru and Nishimikado Tami who is Naru’s senior at school. Continue reading

Vividred Operation, brings the power of friendship to next level

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Vividred Operation is anime about young girls fighting alien beings. The basic concept of the story is similar to Sky Girls and Strike Witches but Vividred Operation added the elements of Sci-fi. The story itself takes place in Japan in the future, unlike Strike Witches which takes place in the past. The character design in this anime is Kazuhiro Takamura, the one who designed in Strike Witches anime. However, the concept of Vividred Operation is not created by Shimada Fumikane, the one behind Strike Witches and Sky Girls.

Vividred Operation was aired in January 11, 2013 to March 29, 2013 with length of 12 episodes. This anime gives a fierce competition with other anime(s) aired in 2013. In my already watched list, this anime is one of the best anime from 2013 along with Love Live!, Minami-ke Tadaima, Tamako Market, Kin-iro Mosaic, Ro-Kyu-Bu SS, and (of course) Hidamari Sketch. Continue reading

Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai, an anime about art of war

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Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai (also known as Thunder Jet in several other countries) is story about a man, named Ryuuga Rai in a space war era. This anime has 52 total episodes and was aired in April 8, 1994 to March 31, 1995. That means this anime ended roughly 10 years after I make this post. Actually, I watched this anime started from episode 38 to 52 back then. Why the hell, I suddenly watched this again? I was thinking about something after I bought a new Smart TV and for not so specific reason, my mind remembered this anime. And after that, I realized there was something captured my interest, the space battle. The space battle in this anime is totally different than other anime I’ve seen until now. Continue reading