Fall ’07 Day Two

BLUE DROP

Wow, it’s been a while since I heard Sawashiro Miyuki in an ojou-sama role. Dear god, I truly miss her ojou-sama voice, and when she goes all out in it, one can really get enraptured by it.

Definitely following this show.

Myself;Yourself

Good enough to get it’s own post.

Mokke

Not extremely good or bad, Mokke’s beginning was a tad slow for me. The slice-of-life-ness is prevalent here, so I just felt it was a bit of a waste for Kawasumi Ayako and Mizuki Nana voicing the two leads, as the roles aren’t really too challenging to voice. Maa, I guess I’m a bit too much of a seiyuu fanboy already. Honestly speaking, I was expecting something like Ayako’s role in Yumetsukai, but I guess that’s off the mark for Mokke.

One thing I liked about Mokke was the OP, “Kokoro no Ato (ココロの跡)” by Riyu Kosaka, a very nice song that sets up a mood for the show. Already on my “Must-get’s” for the Fall season after M;Y’s OP and ED.

Hope the next episode would be more interesting.

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro

Hmm… pretty interesting, even if it’s rehashing a lot of tropes used in detective shows. I’ll say the producers know their stuff, with their subtle distraction of the steak meat in the kitchen. Seasoned readers of detective shows or Roald Dahl readers will probably get my reference teehee.

While it’s a bit cliched, Neuro isn’t too boring of a show, for it’s initial outing, and seeing Takehito Koyasu in full scale voice acting in Neuro’s role was pretty enjoyable. Kana Ueda provides an excellent backup to him as well.

Too bad the animation quality looks pretty artificial and cheap, although it’s not bad. Kinda find this “cheap” look really distracting when watching anime lately. Well, I’ll stick on for a few more outings, if just to see more of Takehito Koyasu.

Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Ever since trying out Akagi on a whim last year, I’ve fallen in love with Nobuyuki Fukumoto, the creator of the series. Sadly, it’s been a bit hard to find his works in English, not strange because of the deep subject matter of his works.

I’m pretty happy to see another of his work being adapted in to an anime, and Kaiji sounds like it’ll be fun. While the titular main character isn’t as awesome as Akagi was, but he has an aura of normality to him, so it’ll be interesting to see how he’ll be gambling.

Even the games he’s going to play looks interesting, with the first round being a game of Jankenpon, but on 12 cards instead, 4 for each of the 3 combinations. Ahh… I wish Triad or some other dedicated subbing group would pick this show up.

3 Comments

  1. 0rion Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 9:21 am

    Triad has stated informally that they’ll be subbing Kaiji, but considering the pace of their releases, it’s not too likely that they’ll get around to it any time soon.

    Not quite the gripping “hit the ground running” kind of start that Akagi had, but definitely a lot of fun. I read a few volumes of Kaiji, and while it does have its gripping “zawa zawa” parts, it’s a much lighter story than Akagi overall.

  2. Asrialys Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    You messed up the link for Myself;Yourself.

    Kuro: Works for me.

  3. Asrialys Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 6:06 am

    When I click on it while on this specific post, it doesn’t work because it seems the addresses got put together. But it works fine when I’m on the front page. My only guess is that you just put “/address” *shrug* Whatever.

    Kuro: Ah, yeah, it doesn’t work. Missed one “/” at the front. Corrected now. Thanks for the heads up.

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