Shot straight to my heart! <3
My worries about a maid-less Spring season were proven wrong!
Like someone on the #AnimeBlogger IRC channel said, “one of girls look like Haruhi and another looked like she stole Haruhi’s headband”.
Ritsu and Mio (well, mostly Ritsu) decided to revive the “light music” club. However, they need a total of four members for club to be validated. They managed to persuade Tsumugi to switch from the choir club but no other person showed interest… up until Yui stopped by.
Thinking that she’ll do something easy like playing the castanets, Yui tried to quit after realizing she’ll be playing the guitar. However, with the lure of good food and nice music, she was caught and thus, the K-ON! quartet was borne.
I really didn’t want to give in to the hype for KyoAni’s new work… but the ED did me in. Very catchy and Mio’s the cover girl. Unlike a certain blogger, I found another girl to fawn over. This will probably be the most popular show of the season, the only other competition being Fullmetal Alchemist. However, thinking about the characters and FMA having to retell the story until Dr. Marcoh appears, K-ON! should have a solid lead.
Overall, this will be a nice series to enjoy that doesn’t require a lot of thought. A silly show indeed.
Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
To eliminate crime syndicates, an organization called Inferno carries out assassinations of their leaders. Their top assassin is known as Phantom and her true name is Ein.
She has one partner, Zwei. Both were trained and programmed by a mad scientist known as the Scythe Master. In particular, Zwei had his memories wiped and underwent brainwashing to mold him into the perfect tool for murder.
Yet, despite their existence defined by endless bloodshed, both Ein and Zwei yearn to escape their fate as puppets who don’t belong anywhere else.
When I first read the synopsis, I wasn’t too impressed and one distasteful show came to mind, Nijuu Mensou No Musume (Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief). However, after seeing the first episode, I’m placing this closer to Darker than Black. Considering that Darker than Black is one of my favorite series, I have very high expectations for this.
Yes. I admit it. Ein showing up as a killer maid only a minute into the show is a huge plus for me. Throw in her apathetic personality and I’m thinking of a certain blue haired Eva pilot. My waifu.
Looking just at the music, I enjoyed the OP for its mysterious feel. The accompanying images didn’t really stand out to me… up until the blood splatter. ED-wise, I’m not a fan of Ali Project so I have nothing to say there. The scene with crimson-stained hands almost touching and some brief flashes of Ein’s nude form is probably the only thing worth noting. Other than that, very good music in the scenes themselves, alluringly suspenseful.
Mysterious, action-packed, and with Ein as my new waifu this season… This is currently my favorite of all the new Spring shows. Definitely one to keep up with.