Posts Tagged ‘Guilty Crown’

Chibi Devi was not originally on my list of anime to try this season. However, after seeing the cute promotional pictures, reading a couple of positive reviews, and learning that the episodes were only five minutes long, I decided to give it a shot.

Chibi Devi

And let me tell you, this show is absolutely adorable! With only five minutes per episode, there’s not much plot or character development. Animation quality is also lacking. But it’s just so cute and it makes me chuckle! Now…I do have to say…my love for Ribon-style shoujo certainly has an effect on my opinion. But if you just need a quick pick-me-up that will give you a momentary break from your day, Chibi Devi does the job. It’s extremely light-hearted and succeeds at its one simple goal: being cute. So, while those who want something with substance should probably avoid this show, if you’re bored and have five minutes to spare, Chibi Devi might be worth your time.

Final Verdict: Pass



Awkward, antisocial teenage boy meets hot way-out-of-his-league girl and acquires superhuman powers. Sounds like just about any other anime story designed for geeky, hormone-driven, high-school-aged boys right? Right. Well, ladies and gents, let me introduce you to the latest addition to this genre: Guilty Crown.

Guilty Crown

Protagonist with whom the average anime geek can identify? Check. Super powers? Check. Cool weaponry (i.e. mecha)? Check (and check). Hot love interest? Check. Skimpy clothes? Check. Cute cat girl? Check. Fanservice shots? Check. Sweet action sequences? Check. Check, check, check, check-check-check. Guilty Crown appears to be pretty much an amalgamation of everything that the average teenage male otaku wants in an anime. Which really doesn’t make it much different than a lot of the other anime shows we see released one year after the next. What Guilty Crown has, though, that the average anime series does not is: top-of-the-line graphics, an excellent soundtrack, and what appears to be a substantial budget. And, in addition to all of this, Guilty Crown does have its own little unique quirks. Not only has Guilty Crown introduced a non-white character, it also includes a paraplegic as a member of the main cast. Also, despite the fact that Guilty Crown is aimed at the male side of otakudom, the series has introduced some characters that have clearly been designed for female fans. *coughGaicough* So…my point is…Guilty Crown is attempting to reach out to a fairly broad audience and is, thus far, (at least by my standards) succeeding. The story does not feel particularly original at this point in time, but it has another twenty episodes to work with…plenty of time to fix that little issue. And even if it does stick with its safe little mainstream storyline,  the path it has chosen seems to be a decent enough one to keep me watching. The potential is there…it’s just a matter of whether or not Guilty Crown will choose to utilize it.

Final Verdict: Pass


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Alright…I am going to be trying something a little new (for me) this season. I am actually going to make a point of watching at least the first episode or two of any new anime that interests me. A lot of times I just tend to focus on a few and spend my time watching those, even though there are more series being released that interest me. And, of course, being that time is limited, it often takes me a very long time to ever get around to watching those series I don’t initially try out…usually because by the time I finish the series I started, a new bunch of shows are being released. So…this season…we are going to see how many shows I can “sample.” I already have in mind the few I will probably actually watch until the end, but maybe by putting the shows through “prelims,” I will change my mind or add an anime to my list that I otherwise might not have. If I leave out a show, it is probably because of one of the following reasons:

1. It’s the type of show I would never watch anyways (i.e. hentai, yuri/yaoi, and so on).

2. The show is a sequel to a series I have yet to watch (i.e. Shakugan no Shana III and Fate/Zero).

3. For whatever reason, the show simply does not interest me (i.e. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE and Battle Spirits: Heroes).

4. I run out of time or shows to try.

5. I get bored and just want to watch the shows I’ve decided on.

6. Any other whim that hits me.

So, please understand that I am only doing this because I enjoy it. And so, the instant I stop enjoying it, I will stop the prelims. Thus, I apologize ahead of time if there is a show you were really hoping I would try out and I do not get around to it. Or if I listed one of the shows you really like as one of the ones I definitely would not watch to begin with. I feel that I am entitled to my opinions, though, (as you are entitled to yours) and so plan to stick with mine. If, however, there is a particular show you really, really want me to give a shot, feel free to say so. I won’t promise to fulfill your request, but I will certainly be happy to give it serious thought and consideration.

Planned Prelims: Chihayafuru, Mirai Nikki, Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, Persona 4, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Mashi-Iro Symphony, Tamayura, Kimi to Boku, Phi Brain, Chibi DeviHorizon in the Middle of Nowhere, C3, Guilty Crown, and Un-Go.

Let the prelims begin!!!

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