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Forest 2000

dimanche 23 avril 2017 à 05:12
Well... what a weekend! Here's a new split with a friend.

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Battle Lolis - 죽을 날들

samedi 22 avril 2017 à 18:35
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Initial D: First Stage

samedi 22 avril 2017 à 05:19
Initial D (TV Series, 1998)
Produced by OB Planning, Fuji TV

Growing up I was a pretty big racing fan. I spent hours playing Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing, Destruction Derby 2, Sega GT 2002and other racing titles on various consoles, not to mention all of the Saturday nights with my dad at area racetracks. However, as I went through high school and garnered more interest in other things, I fell further and further away from motorsports.

Then, with years gone by since I had cared to follow any sort of racing, Initial D was recommended to me by a friend. Based on the 1995-debuting manga series by Shuichi Shigeno, the Initial D anime has spanned over a decade with multiple TV seasons, movies and OVAs. Numerous games and a live action title have furthered the franchise name.
 

The story of Initial D is simple. Following a repeated setup/race formula over the course of 26 episodes, Takumi takes challenges from various Gunma racers and faces odds which seem to be ever-increasing. This could be considered the series' weakest point, for other than its underdog narrative and some awesomely-unpredictable elements of romance, there's little to the tale other than a boy who races cars in the winding mountain roads of Japan.

Thankfully Initial D stars a lovable cast of characters, who make the ride thoroughly enjoyable. Takumi, a plain-faced high schooler with more talent than he realizes, stands out from the legions of similarly soft-spoken anime leads due in part to his buried but fierce competitive streak. He's often surrounded by members of the Akina Speedstars, a local racing troop comprised of Takumi's good-natured, car-loving friends and coworkers. The Speedstars provide more in comic relief than driving expertise, but their misadventures are great fun to watch. Their reactions to the jokes (often at their own expense) and their miscellaneous banter are spot on, keeping the mood of the series light for the most part. Other drivers, including Gunma's premiere racers (Ryouske and Keisuke Takahashi), offer conservative yet entertaining personalities, while Natsuki, Takumi's crush, is both cute and mysterious.


When it comes to the racing, Initial D takes itself seriously. Keiichi Tsuchiya, hailed as the “Drift King,” has been credited with overseeing production of the show and may be to thank for the depth of knowledge divulged throughout it. Long driving scenes are broken down by spectator and supporter analysis, and made memorable by lots of setup and great music.

With so many racing scenes, Initial D relies heavily on CGI for its car art. This aspect sees improvement in later seasons, but in its first stage the car models hover around the graphics level of the original Playstation. A lot of different animation tricks are used, blending CGI and traditional animation, to give the mountain road battles a higher quality with varying success. The inconsistencies are unfortunate because away from the races Initial D'scharacters and settings all have a nice, dated appearance about them, and when the cars are traditionally drawn they look great.



Initial D's music should need no introduction. The series has made Eurobeat and touge racing nearly synonymous for many. Ryuichi Katsumata's simple and subdued score is eclipsed by the wild and fun Eurobeat which is used to inject huge amounts of energy into key moments. High-tempo tracks such as “Running in the 90's” and “Back on the Rocks” give the series a unique and memorable sound, while themes and insert tracks by the eclectic Japanese duo Move add to the 90s's feel.

Being on the fence isn't much of an option in regards to the Initial D anime. Its straightforwardness  and unwavering approach to storytelling assure that. Within an episode or two you'll know--either the Eurobeat-driven CGI racing, full of boyish banter and young romance, will pull you in or turn you off. Personally, I've fallen hard for the series and as a result my love of things which go "VROOM" has resurged.

Ratings
-2 Awful, ruined it
-1 Took away from the experience
0 Okay, didn't leave an impression good/bad
+1 Added to the experience
+2 Superb

Story:+1
Writing: +2
Characters: +2
Art/Animation: 0
Music:+2
Entertainment:+2
Personal Bias:+2

References
https://myanimelist.net/anime/185
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiichi_Tsuchiya

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LoopTheLoopTheLoop

dimanche 16 avril 2017 à 17:17
Five years ago, amid a torrent of releases put out under Battle Lolis, Loliqueen, Tsubaki Yeah!, and other aliases, came LoopTheLoop.  Since then the amount of stuff I put out has tapered off considerably... but there are still lots of things in the works.  They just don't materialize in a weekend like they used to (for better or worse).

Anyways, here's the successor to 2012's LoopTheLoop.

LoopTheLoopTheLoop


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So Ra No Wo To Review

mardi 28 mars 2017 à 05:18
So Ra No Wo To (TV Series, 2010)
Produced by TV Tokyo, Aniplex

“It's slice of life. It's slice of life. It's slice of life.”

This is something I've had to tell myself over and over in regards to So Ra No Wo To.Years and multiple viewings of it have led me to increasingly cynical reactions. For far too long I've allowed myself to be deceived by the military uniforms, ranks and insignia and the cool walking tank, but as a military anime So Ra is excruciatingly disappointing.

Throughout the series' twelve episode run a considerable amount of time is spent laying down the backstory and folklore of Seize, a small cliff-side Helvetian town, along with the recent war which took a catastrophic toll on the entire planet. The effects of the war are clear on some of the town's chief inhabitants: the troops of the 1121st platoon, a tank unit locally dubbed the “Fortress Maidens.”


The setup is great. The serious scenes related to the war and ongoing military tensions are, for the most part, well done. The folklore and history is intriguing. Big things are taking place in and around Seize. Unfortunately, this world's potential is greatly untapped, and much of So Ra has the characters dilly-dallying, going off on silly, episodic side-ventures true to standard slice of life form.

But... the thing is, as a slice of life anime So Ra outperforms. The animation is fantastic. The characters, while perhaps bearing far too much resemblance to K-On!'scast, are well voiced and charming. The music is great. Everything is well produced.

So Ra staff members, inspired by the Spanish town of Cuenca, did a wonderful job in creating the town of Seize. The drab tones of the wood and stone construction, often carefully-detailed, mix beautifully with the rich greens and blues of vegetation and vast sky. Exceptional lighting, be it from a flickering candle, a glowing sunset or a dark-blue night sky, makes the art of So Ra difficult to grow bored with. The characters are drawn in a simpler, looser style, but they are well animated and fit with their more elaborately-done settings. Even the CGI bits look excellent more often than not.

As mentioned beforehand, the five troops of Clocktower Fortress are generally likable, but they're also recycled tropes, both visually and behaviorally. Kanata Sorami's good nature is upsetting to her equal number, the twin-tailed and militarily-minded Private Kureaha. Sleepy and secretive, Colonel Noël Kannagi works tirelessly on restoring the unit's tank to operational capacity. The officers on base tend to sit at opposite ends of the personality spectrum: Master Sergeant Rio is often an intense crab while Second Lieutenant Filicia (her holding of the rank a real suspension of disbelief) operates on tender emotions and motherly love. Anime is prone to relying on long-overdone tropes, and these (again, spirited and charming) characters are no exception.


The gentle and sad Spanish guitar pieces, “Relique abandonée,” “Un lumière envoûtante,” feel right at home in the town of Seize, where peace is celebrated with somber memories of those lost and misplaced by the war. Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei) composes a number of awesome pieces. But, for me, the one song which will always come to mind with So Ra, is the touching “Servante de feu,” credited to Matthieu Ladouce. This beautiful, soaring blend of guitar, orchestral elements and vocals encapsulates the beautiful sights of So Ra No Wo To and then some.

So, while it may not deliver much to those seeking intense wartime action, So Ra is a nice series with gorgeous sights, impressive sounds and a lot of silly and warmhearted moments to go hand in hand with the sad and serious times. There is certainly the feeling that it could have been something more if it wanted to be, but So Ra No Wo To is still an enjoyable slice of life anime.

Ratings
-2 Awful, ruined it
-1 Took away from the experience
0 Okay, didn't leave an impression good/bad
+1 Added to the experience
+2 Superb

Story: +1
Writing: +1
Characters:0
Art/Animation: +2
Music: +1
Entertainment: +1
Personal Bias: -1

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_of_the_Sky
https://myanimelist.net/anime/6802
https://myanimelist.net/people/5951

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