Dropped:Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 4

Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 4

Alex:Clan Oasis sets out on a quest for the puppeter’s number one fan, and somehow it times into a picnic-esque trip, with the girls being cute and that lot. They walk onwards until they reach their destination, the mines. When they find the enchanted path it means they get to play an insert song and every acts adorable and scrounges for valuable rocks…until they stumble across a meteor rock. Doing this causes an earthquake and everyone runs away dramaticly.

Then they get home and due to them being stupid Leicester and Agnes end up hiding naked in the public baths…yeah. On this subject, I don’t get how most of the talk about this anime is how hot Leicester is. I mean…eh? Thats one of the worst reasons to watch an anime.

All in all…another boring episode of Campanella.Wander if it’ll get any better as time goes on and the random stuff stops happening.

Dropped:Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 3

Shukufuku no Campanella

Alex:Following the “find the crystal stones and save the world” idea from last week, this episode has Clan Oasis venturing to the north on a fancy train. Which means they can spend five minutes making Minette look reaaaally cute with her big eyes…here’s hoping they don’t try to that idea again.

This episode seemed to have Carina as the character of focus though, as we got treated to the original meeting of Leicester and Carina in question, which was your standard “I met you when I was little and fell in love with you” type of meeting. And if that wasn’t enough, It also used this chance to put the two of them on Carina’s magic wand/rod and fly over the forest in what was meant to be a romantic moment. Needless to say, it wasn’t romantic at all.However…the noteworthy magic was managing to get tied up by ivy just from falling over.

Then Leicester and Carina used their powers to beat the evil crystal monster and they all lived happily ever after. The end.

This episode was honestly disappointing to watch, and partly feels like a waste of time. If the future episodes are going down this path, consider this series dropped.

Dropped:Shukufuku no Campanella Episode 2

Okay, so after watching Mitsudomoe, i’ve decided it actually will be too hard to blog. It’s a funny comedy, but there’s just not much to write about it. I’ll probably blog Ookami-San instead if it keeps going down the right track.

Shukufuku No Campanella Episode 2

Alex: Hm, such a change in direction. Now that the characters were introduced last episode, this is when it shows signs of a plot.Not a brilliant one, but still.

Okay, so basicly, because of the meteor shower, a large amount of Ero (Which we’d call Life Force) got realised into the world, especially when the meteor crashed into the clock tower. The girl we saw inside the meteor is an automata, who is basicly a living puppet kept alive by the Ero. She called our main character Papa because he was the first person she saw when she woke up, and que predictability, she’s ALREADY in love with him.And yeah, that leads to the first part of this anime having the main characters sitting down and everything is explained to them by the adults. Nice and boring.The second half was where it got interesting, and probably became the reason this is worth watching.Because the life force is getting stronger, it’s calling sprites of the long dead Dragon Race back to life (or something like that) and its up to our Oasis Guild Members to band together and save the world. When they find a nearby Dragon Spirit causing trouble, the lot of them go into action, Final Fantasy style. You’ve got your mage, your gunner, your swordsman, and your puppeteer all fighting off the evil dragon. When it was weakened, the guardian of the dragon spirits arrived and told the automata to use her magical powers to calm the dragon and drain the extra Ero out of it. Then they all go celebrate on a beach, go fanservice. I suppose it’s good that the mother got over her obsession with Leicester before it got really annoying, but the rest of the characters are treading that narrow line between barely funny and pretty annoying to watch.

I’ll keep watching, mainly because im such an RPG fan and seeing this anime pull of a proper RPG styled fight was such a treat for me to see. xP But again, with all its upcoming positives, if you dislike cute/moe girls in anime, it’s not worth watching this.

First Impressions: Shukufuku no Campanella and Kuroshitsuji II

Shukufuku No Campanella

Summary: Our lead character is a plain person who has a lot of girls after him.

Alex: In modern anime, it’s not hard for your everyday lead to find a girlfriend. This show however, takes that to an extreme. The main character is obviously a very plain, nice person, with nothing special about him, and he has enough girls after him to make anyone jealous. There’s the rich, shy girl who’s too shy to confess to him, the mother who thinks that she’s sexy enough for him, the random passerby who fell for him at first site,the rival from nextdoor and her sister, and the weirdo from the sky who calls him Papa.Why, don’t all these girls spell typical harem anime? However, it’s worth noting that it’s a treat to look at. Some outstanding animation and backgrounds provide lovely eye-candy for the viewer. Sadly, Shukufuku No Campanella is your typical harem.  Nothing special, but nothing terrible, either.

Kuroshitsuji II

Summary: Our lead character’s butler is a demon.

Alex: Okay, wow. Is this really the same series?Almost EVERYTHING that was wrong with the previous series was sorted in this episode. It’s probably a little early to get ahead of myself, but just wow.Last series was too focused on making Ciel look like your everyday princess who needs rescuing, and Sebastian as this uber cool person.Our lead character is completely out there. It looks like he was a victim of child abuse when he was younger, which made him a bit of a pysco.The way he compared the egg for breakfast to a living thing and then destroyed it was an amazingly wow scene.The same applies for that scene with the maid.His butler is a little over-the-top, but also pretty crazy, especially with his actions.With some very dark undertones throughout the whole episode, Kuroshitsuji looks set to be one of the biggest surprises of the summer season.

Mimi: Kuroshitsuji II really IS a surprise already, Alex. The first season was a turn-off for me, so much so that I couldn’t quite make it past the first few episodes.  But what do you know, the second one actually starts out REALLY well.  It was a real attention-grabber with the action, such as when Claude (the new butler) pulled those trippy moves to set up the dining table, and when he encountered Sebastian towards the end.  In addition to that, the few crazy psychotic scenes involving the new young master were an “omg-I-CAN’T-believe-that-just-happened” thrill to watch.  The preview of the next episode seems to promise some action-packed adventure, so against all my expectations, I have my eye on Kuroshitsuji II this season.