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First Impressions “A Centaurs Worries”

Also known as “A Centaur’s Life”, is an anime that follows a group of friends in a world much like our own except for the fact that there are several different races in a broader sense. The races include: Angel folk, Demon Folk, Cat People, Centaurs, Mermaids and a few others. Each race has unique physical attributes but are all equal in the eyes of the government. The history of the world within the anime and manga is nearly identical to our own except that evolution changed and went a different route than in our world.

It is a “slice of life” anime that follows high school students in their everyday life and sometimes shows the world around them and political struggles. The center character as you might have guessed is a Centaur named Hime, along with her best friends a demon girl, a goat girl and a snake girl. They live fairly normal high school lives with friends, events, confessions and other things typical of teen girls.

I really enjoyed the manga as I have a interest in the “Monster Girl” genre to begin with but this series is makes it seem so normal while bringing up a lot of real world social issues that make it a gem among newer series for sure.

Have you watched this series or read the manga? Who is your favorite character or what is your favorite race? Let me know what you think in the comments!

~First Impressions: Anne-Happy~

I am usually drawn to anime series like this with large eyed colorful characters that are in a word MOE. This anime is quirky in many senses but is also a simple joy to watch with little stress. You follow a group of girls who are all very unlucky in different ways. Each of them has entered a new school and in their class the main goal for the year is- to be happy and over come their misfortune.

Some of the misfortunes are wacky and silly but it is fun to watch this cast  of girls deal with each situation.

Have you watched this series? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!

First Impressions: Haven’t you heard? Im Sakamoto

A quirky anime about a cool and stylish student named Sakamoto who is the subject of resentment from his fellow male students and the crushes from his female peers (and some of his male ones). He handles every situation with grace and style, though many of the situations are a little silly from sword fighting with a Bee to battleing forces of nature.

The series consists of 13 episodes and is packed with zany fun in each one. Since being simulcasted starting in April I have come across many a posting across internet sites of funny moments. A little late to the game but I finally found this series and think it is def one to sit back and watch.

Have you watched  this one? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

~First Impressions: One Punch Man~

One PUUUUUUNNNCCCHHHH!!!!!

So. ~Ahem~ This series aired at the end of this last year and boy did it sweep across the anime community quick! It aired a total of 12 episodes and holy moly is that not nearly enough.

The plot focuses on a hero for fun Saitama who is so powerful he decimates his enemies with just one punch (hence the name). This grows old for Saitama because he craves a equal fight to really get him pumping. Soon he finds himself getting involved with much more serious happenings and meeting a host of quirky (some uncomfortably terrifying) characters. There is a bit of all sorts of comedy and nippits of seriousness in this show. You have cyborgs, martial arts, espers, monsters, aliens and so much more.

My husband and I watched this show together on Hulu while it was simulcasting and loved every bit of it. It is so funny and the fight scenes are pretty great. The main character is unique and its hard to get enough of his emotionless face. There is a bit of everything in this show and we are impatiently awaiting the second season.

Did you watch this show or read the manga? Tell me what you thought about it in the comments!

~Trying Umaibo~

My daughter and I have been wanting to try the ageless popular Japanese snack called Umaibo which translates as “delicious stick”. There are many different flavors and what they basically are is cylindrical corn puffs seasoned. Here we try each one and find out what we think of them.  Spoiler alert: some of them are NOT good =_=.

First Impressions: Wakaba*Girl

MOE. That is all.

Kidding ha ha. This series is super cute and simple and a joy to watch for sure. Each episode only lasts around 8 mins and you just don’t get tired of watching the silly shenanigans these four girls get in to. The story mainly focuses on Wakaba who is a daughter from a very rich family and who has not led a seemingly normal adolescence. Now that she is in high school she is very happy to have made some girl friends and gets to do the things she thinks a “gyaru” (a girly type) would do. Each of her new friends is unique and they all fit together well. There is the pure and girly Moeko, Mao who refers to herself in third person, and Nao who likes games of the BL type. 0_0.

These four girls have silly and fun conversations and interactions that leaves you giggling and at times shaking your head. I highly recommend watching this is you want a simple relaxing thing to watch.

Have you seen this yet? What do you think of it? Are there any other series you know of that are similar to this one? Let me know in the comments!

First Impressions : Silver Spoon

When “Silver Spoon” first popped up on Netflix I was skeptical but once I began watching it I found it very enjoyable, as did my step daughter. It is a very simple series in a refreshing way. Be warned though this series will make you very hungry at times!

The story follows Hachiken who transfers to a agriculture high school to study and get away from his overbearing family. He seems like a bit of a privileged kid compared to the other students who all come from farming family’s and who all have their minds set on agricultural fields career wise. Hachiken makes friends with many of his classmates and begins to really enjoy his school even though he has to work very hard morning to night. He learns many things about the way farms are run and how to take care of animals. I felt like I was learning right next to him!

Each of his friends is interesting and they all have their individual back grounds and dreams that they are working towards. You get to know each one and the hard ships they face throughout the series. I find the story telling very simple and a nice change of pace from some of the other anime I watch. Defiantly check this one out.

Have you already seen this series? Tell me what you thought about it in the comments!

What in the….”HATOFUL BOYFRIEND”

I have recently come into possession of this game, and I must say, Oh good lord what the hell is this.

This Otome style dating simulation game centers around, if you couldn’t tell from the picture, yes, birds. You are a human girl in a school of all birds who are intelligent and seem to be the ruling race in this alternate world. You get to know all the different birds and build relationships with which every birdie you choose. Each character is unique and has their own story and quirks. At first it just seems that this game is like a normal dating sim, simple and fluff. However, there are odd little details here and there that point to something sinister and questionable.

You quickly get the feeling that there is more to this world you live in and begin to be flooded with questions. Why are the birds intelligent? Why do you live in a cave in the game? What the hell is up with the doctor?! There have been so many moments where I vocally shouted “WHAT?! I DON’T UNDERSTAND!” then proceeded to sit there and re-evaluate my life choices.

I won’t give you all the details of the game to leave some mystery. Plus I don’t think anyone can accurately convey the feel and oddity of this game.

Have you been so lucky or bored to play this game? What did you think about it? Which bird did you go after? Let me know about it in the comments!

First Impressions: ~Monster Musume~ (mature anime)

Okay, so I had been a little familiar with the series “Monster Musume” quite a while ago as it was a random manga I had looked at while at the bookstore. Very quickly when you look through a few pages you know exactly what kind of manga it is, ecchi overflowing. I thought it was amusing but not enough to read through and get into the story. Now fast forward and the anime version is being released. I figured “eh why not” and checked it out, now I can’t wait for the episodes to come out fast enough!

The anime is so awkwardly hilarious, I find myself laughing throughout every episode. The shenanigans these monster girls get into are crazy and super amusing through and through! But be warned this is a mature anime, lots of boobies and questionable actions.

The story revolves around a young man named Kimihito who takes on monster girls (being forced to originally) for a homestay exchange program. The knowledge of different humanoid species has been acknowledged by the government and so to learn more about each other they have made it to where other species can come stay in the human areas to learn. Kimihito winds up with seven girls to take care of all of different species.

This series is so funny and as long as you are old enough defiantly check it out! Have you read or watched this series? Tell me what you think about it! Which girl is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Wolf Girl and Black Prince

This anime began airing in October and finished with 12 episodes in late December. I was sad to see it end and would have definitely continued to watch more and more. I liked the animation and story quite a bit though I did find myself feeling embarrassed at some of the happenings.

The story revolves around a girl Erika who lies to her new classmates to make friends with them. She takes a picture of a random boy on the streets to show her friends and says that they are going out. The boy just so happens to go to the same school and is a very popular “prince” of the school, Kyouya. Erika works out a deal with Kyouya so she wont be found out to be a liar, he will be in a fake relationship with her if she acts like his dog and does everything he wants. She realizes that this sweet prince everyone sees really has a black heart and a twisted personality. She begrudgingly agrees and hilarity and awkwardness ensues as they keep up the charade of them being madly in love. Slowly they get to know each other and their fake relationship slowly turns into something more.

I watched this one on  Crunchyroll and defiantly recommend watching it. I love school shojo anime and manga and this one was pretty good. Sometimes the main character’s stupidity and own faults that get her into bad situations were quite embarrassing but none the less funny.

What did you think of this series? Let me know in the comments.