Sunday Anime Video Mix – 3/11/10Author: Jon Martin | Sunday, April 11th, 2010 |
Long to be far away? In a place where no one knows your name? A place where everyone is polite and everything is clean and everything is in it’s proper place? Well, lets go to Japan then. Here’s your random collection of anime airing in Japan right now!
Plot Summary: It’s Yui Hirasawa’s first year in high school, and she’s eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are desperately trying to save the school’s light music club, which is about to be disbanded due to lack of members. They manage to recruit Tsumugi Kotobuki to play the keyboard, meaning they only need one more member to get the club running again. Yui joins, thinking it will be an easy experience for her to play the castanets, the only instrument she knows. However, the other members think their new addition is actually a guitar prodigy…
The intro was so cutesy I decided not to include it. After barely making it through the intro, the opening scene is actually really cool, here check it out:
Plot Summary: In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life. On the otherhand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers.
The animation in this pilot episode is pretty good for a medium-budget anime. It’s really shiny looking (O_O). The scene where they are attacking the “angel” is pretty well-done and I really like the style the show is going for. It seems that Japan is really into characters that play their own instruments. I can’t blame them. I did the same thing in Reboot. Check out the best scene from Episode 1 of Angel Beats.
Official Website: http://www.angelbeats.jp/
Plot Summary: Ryuugamine Mikado is a boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro. Masaomi has warned him about people he doesn’t want to cross in the city: a champion fighter, an informant, and a mysterious gang called “Dollars.” Nervous from Masaomi’s stories, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city, the Headless Rider astride a black motorcycle. From then on, the existence of supernatural cases and a gang called the Yellow Turbans will rise to the surface, and Ikebukuro will pushed to the breaking point.
Pilot episode showcases some pretty good animation, I think it will get better as time goes on.
Official Website: http://www.durarara.com/
Come see part 2 next Sunday!
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