CODE GEASS: Akito the Exiled Movie 1

#1: The Wyvern Arrives (Mirrorcreator)

Here’s the first treatment of Code Geass. This is an upscaled PSN rip so if you want better quality, you have to wait for Blu-ray release on January next year.

Anyway, it was a nice episode. The 3D CGI Knightmare fights are well-animated too. But I think the Knightmare fights from the first 2 episodes of the Code Geass TV series were way better than that.

Suzaku and C.C. will be appeared in the next movie coming in Spring 2013. Darn, have to wait for a long time. No Kallen? No Shirley? And also no Lelouch?

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Kokoro Connect 「ココロコネクト」 Kako Random Finale

#13: As Long As We’re Together (Mirrorcreator | MT)

The shortest arc in the series. This episode is primarily at Iori again, this time about family matters.

This will be an episode finale for TV broadcast, but not the whole series because according to Kokoro Connect official Twitter account written in Japanese, the Michi Random arc (Ep 14-17) will be first shown at a live event, followed by the Blu-ray releases in March and April 2013, probably due to the unfortunate incident during the voice acting audition. I’m quite unhappy about it. Screw that producer!

Anyway, since this series hasn’t finished yet, I’m not doing a review about this yet.

Koi Choco 「恋と選挙とチョコレート」 Episode Finale

#12: Election Day! (Mirrorcreator | MT)

All doubts are surely cleared up in this episode. So they did really move on to Chisato’s route.

At the beginning of the series, I thought Yakumo Mouri was the antagonist in the first place. But after I figured out something in the 11th episode, I did finally realize that it was not him but someone else that was hiding beneath the shadows and that person finally revealed in this episode.

Same goes to Yuki’s lover. First he prefers Aomi, then Mifuyu girl, and then the president candid Shinonome, and finally it’s confirmed that childhood friend Chisato will be Yuki’s girlfriend. ‘Tomoya the Second’ is really a womanizer after all…

Anyway, the series ended up nicely although it was pretty unrealistic with the existence of that school’s intelligence agency & that humongous number of students. Gonna love that chocolate kiss scene.

SCORES:

  • Story (7.3/10)
  • Animation, Art & Design (8.4/10)
  • Music/Audio (7.8/10)
  • Overall (7.5/10)

Koi Choco step aside, let’s prepare for the Little Busters! anime series arriving next week!

Kuroko’s Basketball 「黒子のバスケ」 Season 1 Finale

#25: Our Basketball (Mirrorcreator | MT)

Gosh… This show is really great. I can’t wait to watch the 2nd season to see the other 2 ‘beasts’. So we might hear a plenty of Hiroshi Kamiya’s voice acting next season as Seijuurou Akashi.

SCORES:

  • Story (8.5/10)
  • Animation, Art & Design (8.1/10)
  • Music/Audio (8.8/10)
  • Overall (9.0/10)

Every match I’ve seen in this series were really intense. The techniques of the basketball were really cool but I think some of them looks too good to be true, if you know what I mean. The music tunes were pretty catchy especially during the match. The animation is OK, only the flaw about this was the animation of the character using the hand-drawn design, because you’ll see some ‘pencil sketches’ especially around the neck part of each character. The plot seems straight forward to the point; no fillers included.

In a nutshell, it’s the best sports anime of the season. While Slam Dunk kept its name for the all-classic yet influential basketball anime, Kuroko no Basuke is all about modern basketball play style.