First Impressions: Autumn 2015 – Part 3
Next up is:
- Comet Lucifer
- Concrete Revolutio
- Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
- Komori-san Can’t Refuse!
- One-Punch Man
- Lupin III (2015)
I’m not completely sold on Comet Lucifer. There is some good stuff in here (like the mech action at the end), but there is also a lot of very standard stuff that I’ve seen a hundred times before (basically everything else). It is fun though, and there is plenty of effort put into the action to make it interesting to watch, but there is no getting away from the fact this is another magical girlfriend show. I do appreciate the effort being put in and it has been a while since I’ve watched a straight up magical girlfriend show…….and that mecha action was good. I guess I’m giving this another episode or two – sort of need to see how magical crystal loli turns out before I make any real judgements, if she’s annoying this will be an easy drop.
This was really all over the place, but I can forgive it that because Concrete Revolutio just had a lot of energy, and all the colours really appealed to me! Still, this opening episode suffered a lot from random time skips and just having way too much going on at once. It sort of felt like when the team was brainstorming this series every idea they came up with was worked into the final piece somehow. There is just elements of everything fired into the mix, and it sort of works in a weird hyperactive kind of way. Even the ED is a trip – completely psychedelic and really damn cool looking! Basically at the moment Concrete Revolutio is a whole lot of style and not much substance – my interest is definitely piqued, but an actual storyline would be nice in the next few episodes. On probation.
Well that’s 3.5 minutes of my life I’m never getting back. Self important loli-god plays match-maker for generic anime characters. There is a fall onto boobs scene. So dropped.
Giant girl with massive boobs gets asked for favours incessantly, including people asking to cut in line at the bathroom so much that she nearly wets herself. That’s it. Well at least it’s only 2 minutes long…….dropped.
Ah now this is more like it – what a stellar opening episode! From the JAM-Project OP (which was pure perfection) through to the oddly chilled ED, One-Punch Man had my undivided attention. It’s a pretty simple shounen comedy series, but it is the presentation what really makes the show interesting to watch. The animation is glorious – beautifully drawn and choreographed fight scenes, and excellent faces for Saitama throughout. It remains to be seen how they’re going to keep things interesting over the run of the show since this opening episode basically sums up the whole gimmick (Saitama’s disillusionment with how easy it is for him to win ludicrous fights in one punch), but I have faith that all the wacky characters in the OP can keep things fresh. But yeah, I really loved this episode a lot – simple, well produced shounen fun. What wasn’t to like!?
I laughed and I cheered – basically this is all kinds of my sort of show and I’m definitely watching more. Glad I waited for the anime adaptation rather than picking up the manga like I had been tempted to do so often in the past.
Finally got round to checking out the new Lupin show, and it sure is cool. I really like the animation style the new Lupin stuff uses, it’s detailed but still cartoonish enough to make the master thief hi-jinks work. Loved the OP & ED – super slick and really fun. The new character is a touch irritating, but livens things up in her own way and she does bounce off Lupin well. I’ve decided not to watch this weekly – going to save the episodes up for a marathon once the season has finished – got too much on my plate as it is already!