This week we explore the many facets of cute girls in anime starting with the most blatant use of it in Kantai Collection. This is a show that reimagines warships into moe girls and then have them do cute things. In contrast, Junketsu no Maria is a show that happens to have some cute girls, but their looks are side notes to their actual personalities, opinions and their role in the overarching story. As pro cute girls as I am, I actually want them to do something new and interesting.
A couple new reviews to get May started. First, CNile takes a look at the highly popular Tokyo Ghoul. It’s a rare case where the second season is better than the first. Meanwhile, Kavik Ryx builds on the extensive Gundam franchise with a review of its latest, Reconguista in G. Sadly, it doesn’t impress.
This last season brought with it a few gems. Shadowmage takes a look at one of them, Shirobako, which centers its tale around the anime industry itself and features some great characters. The same cannot be said for our second entry. Aldnoah.Zero has some promise, but doesn’t build on its strengths.
It’s the start of a new season of anime which means that another new set of shows have ended their run. We’ll run down some of the best and most talked about shows in the line up of recently finished anime. Up first are two shows that were nothing but quality throughout their respective runs. Your Lie in April is a beautifully drawn and beautifully realized drama that is more than worth your time. Parasyte is a hard sci-fi series mixed in with a small touch of young male power fantasy that has a clear message to say and the guts to say it.
Spring is here! To herald the coming of allergy season we’ve got two new reviews of anime that we wouldn’t particularly recommend for watching when you’re at home trying to escape all that pollen floating around outside. However, both of them do have cute girls, so if that’s up your alley give these shows a chance. First is our impressions of Sora no Method aka Celestial Method, which is a decent maiden series for a brand new animation studio. Second, we take a look at Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu, a comedy that uses twintail fetishism to fight aliens.