Monday, July 30, 2012

The new shows of the Anime Summer Season 2012

           Hey, guys just a quick update. The new show should be up tomorrow so be excited! Also, we have updates for the website that should go into effect any time now. Lastly, I would like to cover what I’m watching in the new summer season and what my impressions of them are so far.
           The first show that I am covering is Sword Art Online. It’s an action/ fantasy directed by Tomohiko Ito, who also directed Occult Academy. I found the first episode to be quite engaging. To give a brief synopsis’s you find Kirito, a beta testers now gamer for the new virtual reality MMORPG: Aincrad online interacting in the game. Within the first few hours of playing the game something dawns on the players. They can’t log out. Lo and behold the game creator has trapped the gamers in this world and the only way out is by beating it. The catch is if you die then you die in real life. What’s cool about this show is that you really feel that this is made by true gamers. There are jokes and nuisances that real mmo players have to deal with and get. I have high hopes for this show and can’t wait to see where i will end.
          Now the second show that I am watching is Humanity Has Declined. This one is a straight up comedy with a lot to say on current society. It’s directed by Seiji Kishi, who has directed numerous titles like Angel Beats! and My Bride is a Mermaid. The story is about a woman who acts as a UN arbitrator between the Humans and little creatures called fairies that also inhabit the earth. With humanity population on the decline and food becoming scare, food itself is very valuable. Thus when it starts to pop up with the FairyCorp logo the UN arbitrator is sent to investigate. So far with the first episode I found it to be a little preachy. There’s a lot of satire about consumerism and the red tape of bureaucracy which I find interesting. Tough at times I fell that they are trying too hard to get their points across. I hope with further episodes it continues with this trend but, in more subtle ways. Plus the fairies are way cute.
                                        I’ll keep you posted for now this is John out.