29 Sep 2012

AKB0048




Total of episode: 13
Studio: Satelight
Original run: April-July 2012
Opening song: "Kibou ni Tsuite-No Name"
Ending song: "Yume wa Nando mo Umarekawaru-No Name"

In the future, there is a rule that entertainment must be banned. Anyone who breaks the rule should be punished. However, AKB0048, the successor of AKB48, popular idol group (and the members is the successor of AKB48 too), is quietly giving entertainment to their fans. Beside singing and dancing, AKB0048 members also have weapon which is like mic with light saber, so they can defeat the government's robots which are attacking them during the show. Nagisa, Chieri, and two other friends have already seen AKB0048 performing while they were child, and they are really want to be the member of AKB0048. So, they decide to join the audition member.

Story: the story is quite good, but it is too many mechas for anime containing idol group. 7/10
Animation: mecha parts are quite good, but dancing parts are not really good. 7/10
Music: AKB48 songs are as good as usual. No Name, which is subunit of AKB48 and its sisters' members who role as voice actor in this anime, also sings very well song. 10/10
Artwork: the girls' chara designs are too girlish with love sign at their hair. The AKB48 members images are different from the original. 5/10
Overall: 7/10 Seiyuu: No Name is awesome as a voice actor. However, it must be better if the AKB48 members in this anime is using real voice of AKB48 members. 7/10

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Black Rock Shooter



Total of episode: 8
Studio: Ordet
Original run: February-March 2012
Opening song: Black Rock Shooter-Hatsune Miku
Ending song: Bokura no Ashiato-supercell

Kuroi Mato is a tomboyish girl. She is want to befriend with Yomi Takanashi, new student at her school. Yomi is also want to befriend with Mato, but Yomi think that Mato is too close with Yuu, her bestfriend in basketball club. In the other side, there is Kagari, Yomi's neighbourhood who is very dependent with Yomi. Mato, Yomi, and other characters' problems are influenced because of another world where Black Rock Shooter fight the other heroines.

Story: the theme of this anime is friendship, which is quite mainstream, but it was served with different style. 9/10
Animation: the animation is quite good and the battle scene is very epic. 8/10
Music: the opening song is Black Rock Shooter, one of Supercell famous song,  with better quality of Hatsune Miku's sound. The ending song is Bokura to Ashiato, and it is very nice song both of melody and meaning. 10/10
Artwork: I very love the heroines' character design. They are so cool! The main characters is quite good too. 9/10
Seiyuu: This anime is full of popular seiyuus, like Kana Hanazawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, etc. 10/10
Overall: 9,5/10
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27 Sep 2012

Hyouka

Finally this series has finished, IMO one of the best anime. Why?? Have ideal main characters, great artwork and combined with unique storyline make me very love this series.




Type : TV Series
Episodes : 22
Studio : Kyoto Animation
Aired : 14 April 2012 - 16 September 2012
Genre : Mystery, Slice of Life (School)
Music : Yasashisa no Riyuu (OP1), Mikansei Stride (OP2), Madoromi no Yakusoku (ED1) and Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (ED2)

There a high school boy where in his life acts very passively. He won't get a big problem in his life and if forced get it, he will finished as soon as possible. He is Oreki Houtarou.

In his school, he join Classic Literature Club to stop it from being abolished which his friends Satoshi Fukube and Ibara Mayaka also joining. There he meets Chitanda Eru, a calm and beautiful girl, who have an embodiment of curiosity if she says, "I can't stop thinking about it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)".
First this club hasn't activities and Eru asked to Oreki help to solve her private problems about her uncle. And in fact that problem was related to club and finally they begin investigate a case that occured 45 years ago when Eru's uncle also member of Classics Club at same school. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection which titled "Hyouka".

Storyline : The big point of this series, have a mystery genre with unique touched and it's make difference with others. One of a series that story focuses on conversations not actions. It's mystery not about horror, thriller, ghost or detective but about real life, that's why I say it unique. (10/10)
Artwork : Just one word, amazing. (10/10)
Characters : Oreki houtarou have ideal characteristics, a cool boy with talkess and more lazy but clever combined with Chitanda Eru, a moe and cheerful girl. Very rare to get main characters like in this series. (10/10)
Musics : Opening and Ending selection also give more points of this series, very good and suits. (9/10)
Seiyuu : With experienced voice actors make the characters feel alive. (9/10)
Overall : 9/10

Note : This next OVA will be released January 2013 with plot based by the novel author and will bundled with the third volume manga.
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19 Sep 2012

Manga: Kagerou Days

And yes, this is what I've read these days, and I found the plot is quite interesting
Therefore, this is what I got after read 3 first chapters of the manga



Kagerou Days
Original Story: Jin / Shizennoteki-P
Original Character Designer: Shidu
Manga Adaptation: Satou Mahiro

Synopsis:
The Story rolls around Kisaragi Shintarou, a HikkiNEET, Hikkikomori NEET ( Hikkikomori means the person just stay on the home and NEET Means Not In Education, Employment, And Training). He stays of HikkiNeet, until one day, He got an E-mail from unknown sender, and contains a program which is revealed to be an AI named Ene. One day, Ene was teasing Shintarou, until his keyboard broke and finally forcing him to go out to buy the new keyboard after 2 years hikki-ing in his home. What will happen to Shintarou?


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18 Sep 2012

How to make simple Anime Wallpaper

Let me share how to make simple Anime wallpaper like this.
Tools : Photoshop

1. First things first, all you have to do is to download the render pack which you can found here. Well you can say, render pack is picture without background, so feel free to use it. Then, open Adobe Photoshop, open new texture (feel free to use whatever texture you want) and it should be like this:

2. Open the render pack you've downloaded before, pick one suits your taste then. I choose the pink-haired one, and it goes like this:
3. Then, drag the render pack into the texture we've opened before :
4. On the layer window, right-click->duplicate layer, on the duplicated layer "Background Copy 2", drag the duplicated layer a bit, and on the blending option, click Soft light. Clear it up using Eraser tool the part that maybe seems strange to you. And here goes the result :
That's the basic of this wallpaper. You may add some effects of coloring and even text.
My coloring step :
Click
Layer->New adjustment layer->Set the color balance into 49, -38, 21
Layer->New adjustment layer->hue/saturation, set into ->5,22,8
The coloring is optional, it's up to you.

Actually I've posted this tutorial in some forums, but since it uses Bahasa, so I translated it again to English.
Feel free to ask and give some comments. :) 

Credit :
Render pack by http://mayday69.deviantart.com/
Texture by mockingbirds99


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13 Sep 2012

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai


Number of Episodes : 11
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Theme song
Opening : Galileo Galilei - Aoi Shiori
Ending : Kayano Ai, Tomatsu Haruka, Hayami Saori- Secret Base (10years after vers.) 
Overal : 9/10

In short, Ano Hana, which means, The Flower We Saw That Day, an epic slice of life about six childhood friends, but since one of them, Menma, died, everything changes, they become distant. The leader of their childhood group has unbearable guilt and hard to move on even it's already ten years after accident.
One day, a ghost of Menma appeared and came to Jinta Yadomi, or Jintan, the leader. Since Jintan still has deep feeling and guilty feeling towards Menma, he decide to fulfil Menma-in-ghost-form wish. As Menma's wish, slowly, the distant relationship of this childhood friends somehow become close again. Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsuruko and Poppo are another childhood friends on that group.
We will find depressive atmosphere of Jintan's life in early episodes and how hard this group becomes so close again. It's really move the watchers, how Jintan fulfil Menma's wish and make their friendship back it's used to be. Well, this anime teaches us how meaningful the friendship is, how priceless our feeling and any moral value. 


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7 Sep 2012

Some Anime Fall 2012 Preview

Yeah, this time I will give some preview for Anime in fall season 2012 and they're Code:Breaker, Robotic;Notes and [K]. Why I pick that 3 series?? Because I think it's the most interesting hehe..
Okay, let's go

Code:Breaker
Adapted from manga with same title Code:Breaker, which published 9 Juni 2008 and until now the manga has not finished.  In Indonesia, the manga just entered a few months ago and now the anime will be aired too, so for fans Code:Breaker would happy see this.


Information :
Type : TV Series
Episodes : Unknown
Aired : Estimated start in October 2012
Producers : Kinema Citrus
Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural


Sakurakouji Sakura, a high school student where she ride the bus one day and saw a bunch of people were burned alive with a blue flame. Then, see a boy of the same age with her standing among them.
And the next day she comes to that place and there she just get a small fire, no corpses or the rest body burned. Then at same day in her class, come new student who looks exactly like boy she saw before and that boy wears a black glove only in left hand, he is Oogami Rei.
Oogami is a Code:Breaker, cold-blooded killer with the principle "an Eye for an Eye", to "use Evil against Evil". And later convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

Looking synopsis of this anime from several sources, it looks like will be same storyline as the manga and I also hope it because manga story is good. Next artwork, one thing I like Code:Breaker is artwork. The manga Code:Breaker have a nice artwork and in anime seems also equally good, based on the trailer (below). With a good artwork, I hope animation following the artwork and it will be great anime series I think, because this anime have much fight scene. Then Seiyuu, for main characters in this anime are experienced.

 


Robotics;Notes
Based on 5pb's Visual Novel game "Robotics;Notes" was announnced to get a TV or anime series adaptation by Production I.G. Robotics;Notes is 5pb and Nitro+'s third projects following ChäoS;HEAd and Steins;Gate. The story takes place in the same world of Steins;Gate's true end (the world line of 1.048596). The game itself will be released on June 28th.


Information :
Type : TV Series
Episodes : Unknown
Aired : Estimated start in October 2012
Producers : Production I.G
Genres: Sci-fi

The near future world where there are devices called PokeCom which bringing the Augmented Reality world close to existence. Kaito Yashiyo a fans of Fighting Game, and in school he is member of Robotic Club but that club is in danger because of losing its club status. Kaito who one from only two members in Robotic Club with only obsessed in fighting game and not interest about Robot even in this situation. Then Kaito meet with heroine in this anime, a genius Programmer and finally he also decided to make a robot which programming by the heroine with Augmented Reality technology.

One again anime about technology and science from Nitro+. Hope this anime is good like Steins;Gate, and looks the synopsis this anime will contain a lot complex conversation due to about programming and advanced technology. So, for you who addicted about programming and sci-fi technology this anime is worth to watch.


[K]
Information about this anime is very less even from official site of this anime project there wasn't enough information about the storyline. But we can get some artworks, characters and trailer. Look at the trailer, this series contain much of action scene with a good artwork and animation. Though its action but I think this anime also will have a lof of fans from girls because the characters are much bishie.


Information :
Type : TV Series
Episodes : Unknown
Aired : Estimated start in October 2012
Producers : Starchild Records, GoHand
Genres: Actions, Supernatural

[K] Opening
 

[K] Anime PV Special

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5 Sep 2012

Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Report


Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012  was held in last weekend,  as my promise last week that I will make report of AFA ID 2012, this post is created.

When I got there at around 11 am, queue of ticket sales is so long and after wait for about 1.5 hours finally I get the ticket E+S.


Inside the situation is much more crowded than at outside, I immediately headed to main stage area but when I want to enter the area I cannot go in because "No Camera", I am very disappointed so I just can take turns with my friend to go in to watch Danny Choo and Aki Takanori (GSC President) share their experience in anime industry.

After watch Danny Choo for one hour, I go to Exhibition area.  There are so many people, very crowded, and difficult to walking around booth that available in Exhiition area. Big company in anime industry like Animax, Good Smile Company, and Bushiroad come to AFA ID and take their own booth.
Want to taste japanese food like dorayaki, takoyaki and others? Many booth sell japanese food, but again the problem is too many people gather around in there to buy it, so I feel lazy to buy it. This condition is same when I want to go to Moe Moe Kyun Cafe.

In the afternoon around  5 pm, many cosplayer gather in the open field in front of the E+S Area. At that time I can take photo cosplayer with relax and enjoy.
Here is some photos that I get during AFA ID 2012 day 1.














The result for AFA this year is the area that provided for AFA ID 2012 is too small does not match with number of visitors, and I feel a bit bored when in main stage. I hope if AFA ID 2013 will be held, the committee provide a bigger place, change concept of the show for main stage and they also can invite more big company in anime industry to join AFA ID and do better ticketing sales system.

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2 Sep 2012

Mirai Nikki



Total of episode: 24
Studio: Asread
Original run: Oktober 2011-April 2012
Opening theme: "Kuusou Mesorogiwi-Yousei Teikoku" (episode 1-14),"Dead End-Faylan" (episode 15-24)
Ending theme: "Blood Teller-Faylan" (episode 1-14), "Filament-Yousei Teikoku" (episode 15-24)

Amano Yukiteru's hobby is writing diary in his cellphone. However, he never expect that one day his hobby will make him to be psychopate and kill many people. It is because he is one of the twelve Future Diary, diary that can predict future, holders. The Future Diary holders must join survival game which allows them to kill each other. Will Yukiteru be the last Future Diary survivor?

Story: the plot is very unique and interesting. The ending is very unpredictable, and we never know who is the last survivor until the last episode. 10/10
Animation: I like the animation especially when battle scenes. 9/10
Music: The opening and ending themes are very good, and the video clips are good and suit the song. 10/10
Artwork: Actually, I don't really like the artwork. However, I quite love guro scenes in this anime. Blood, blood, and blood everywhere. 8/10
Seiyuu: Voice actors of some main characters are newcomer, but their sound are suitable with the characters. 8/10

Overall: 9/10
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Haiyore, Nyaruko-san!





Total of episode: 12
Studio: DLE
Original run: April-June 2012
Opening theme: “Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos-Kana Asumi"
Ending theme:  "Zutto Be With You-Kana Asumi"

Mahiro is an ordinary boy with ordinary life. One day, he met silver-haired girl who actually an alien from Nyarlathothep; Nyaruko for short. Nyaruko was saving Mahiro from evil aliens and directly fell in love with him. Mahiro's life never be the same as before with Nyaruko, Kuuko (red-haired girl that loves Nyaruko very much), and Hasuta (blonde-haired shota that wants to marry Mahiro) around him.
  
Story: the story is funny and made me laugh lot. 8/10
Animation: the animation is very good. 9/10
Music: I really love video of opening and ending theme. The opening theme is really cute song. 10/10
Artwork: main characters of this anime is so moe, female or male. Even, Mahiro's mother looks younger than her age because of the moe artwork. 10/10
Seiyuu: Nyaruko's voice is so cute, and other characters' voices is also good. 9/10

Overall: 9/10
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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun




Total of episode: 24
Studio: JC Staff
Original run: October 2009-March 2010
Opening theme: “Only my Railgun-fripSide” (episode 1-14), “Level 5: Judgelight-fripSide” (episode 15-24)
Ending theme:  "Dear My Friend -Mada Minu Mirai e- Elisa" (episode 1-14), "Smile: You & Me" (episode 12), "Real Force-Elisa" (episode 15-24)

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun is a spin-off from anime To Aru Majutsu no Index. The story is about Misaka Mikoto, one of Index's character, who lives in Academy City. Misaka, also known as Railgun for her level 5 electricity esper, get very unique life along with her three kouhais: Kuroko, Misaka's roommate, level 4 with teleport esper, who really falling in love with her; Saten, level 0, ordinary girl who really wants to increase her level; and her best friend, Uiharu, level 1, who is part of Judgement along with Kuroko.

Story: genre of this anime is slice of life. The story is simple yet interesting. Although I watched this anime without watching the original series (To Aru Majutsu no Index), I still understand the story. 7/10
Animation: the animation is quite good if it is compared with another 2009-released animes. 7/10
Music: fripSide sang the opening themes very well, I was even played "only my railgun" and "Level 5: Judgelight" thousand times with my MP3 player. However, Elisa's ending themes are not special, I think. 8/10
Artwork: I quite love the artwork, especially the main character. Misaka is tsundere and moe girl and I like her. 8/10
Seiyuu: Kuroko's voice was make me dizzy. However, another characters' voice is so-so. 5/10

Overall: 7/10
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Anime Fall Season 2012

Oke guys, now have entered September and this means anime summer season will ended although not all series completed. Then in this post we will look to forward the next season of our favorite animes or new animes in fall season 2012. In next season there will be many anime series, OVA and movie to be released, so let’s see, choose the series what you think interest to watch and enjoy this season :D

Some anime series from previous season will continue in this season as Bakuman S3, Jormungand S2, To Love Ru Darkness, Soredemo Machi wa Matteru S2, Bamboo Blade S2, Seitokai no Ichizon S2, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb (fourth season of Hidamari Sketch), Hiiro no Kakera S2, Kyousogiga S2, Soredemo Machi wa Matteiru S2. List I had just mentioned may not summarize all the anime series continued from previous season, so maybe there will be additional.
And now let see list the new anime series will be release in this season are :
  1. Battle Spirits : Sword Eyes
  2. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  3. Kamisama Hajimemashita
  4. Wooser no Sono Hugurashi
  5. Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai
  6. Hayate the Combat Butler : Can't take My Eyes Off You
  7. Zetsuen no Tempest
  8. Busou Shinki
  9. [K]
  10. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
  11. Girl's Work
  12. Saint Young Men
  13. MuvLuv Alternative Recollections
  14. Mobile Suit Gundam : The Origins
  15. Sengoku Youko
  16. Sasami-san Ganbaranai
  17. Mangaka-san to Assistant-san
  18. Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
  19. Heavy Object
  20. Arpeggio of Blue Steel
  21. Sora no Woto - Zess, the Silver Trumpet
  22. The War of the Lions
  23. Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo Ne
  24. Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato De
  25. Sengoku Youko
  26. Little Busters!
  27. Suki-tte Ii na yo
  28. Haitai Nanafa
  29. Ixion Saga DT
  30. Teekyu
  31. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
  32. Girls und Panzer
  33. Aikatsu!
  34. Medaka Box Abnormal
  35. Robotics;Notes
  36. Code:Breaker
  37. Psycho-Pass
  38. Magi
  39. Btoom!
  40. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  41. Litchi DE Hikari Club
  42. Hiiro no Kakera Dai-ni-Sho

This chart credit to animekiosk

Then some Movie and OVA that will release in this season are
  1. Gekijo-ban Tiger & Bunny (Movie)
  2. Asura (Movie)
  3. Mardock Scramble : The Third Exhaust (Movie)
  4. Gekijo-ban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika Zenpen : Hajimari no Monogatari (Movie)
  5. Gekijo-ban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika Kohen : Eien no Monogatari (Movie)
  6. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter 3 : Hateshinaki Kokai (Movie)
  7. Nerawata Gakuen (Movie)
  8. Fuse Teppo Musume no Torimonocho (Movie)
  9. Macross FB7 : Ore no Uta o Kike! (Movie)
  10. 009 Re:Cyborg (Movie)
  11. Eiga Smile Precure : Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu! (Movie)
  12. Mystical Laws (Movie)
  13. Eva 3.0 - You Can (Not) Redo (Movie)
  14. Zaregato - The Kubikiri Cycle (Movie)
  15. Planetarium (Movie)
  16. Berserk 3 : Descent (Movie)
  17. Reconstruction of Madoka 1.0 : You Must (Not) Accept (Movie)
  18. Ippatsu Hicchu!! Devander (OVA)
  19. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Add on Disc (OVA)
  20. Usogui (OVA)
  21. Upotte!! (OVA)
  22. Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo : Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen (OVA)
  23. Junjoo Romantica (OVA)
  24. Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA)
  25. Katayoku no Khronos Gear (OVA)
  26. Hori-san to Miyamura-kun (OVA)     
  27. Kagaku na Yatsura (OVA)
  28. My Balls 01 (OVA)
  29. Tabi ni Deyou 01 (OVA)
  30. BlazBlue : Carnival Azure (OVA)
  31. Pluto 01 (OVA)
  32. Denpateki no Kanojo 03 (OVA)
  33. Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! (OVA)
Saa, maybe all the writers mentioned above list is not complete and not necessarily true will be airing at fall season because we're not the anime producer hehe.. Then the writer personally would like watch this anime :
Bakuman S3, [K], Code:Breaker, Jormungand S2, Robotics;Notes, Little Busters!, Psycho-Pass, Zetsuen no Tempest, Upotte!!, Code Geass : Nunnally in Wonderland and it will still increases hehe.. How with you??
Later we will write reviews and recommendations some anime in this season, so keep up to date with us, thanks :D

Oya, this link for full size chart anime fall season 2012 | Chart 1 - Chart 2
Chart 1 credits to animekiosk.com
Chart 2 credits to iblos3om.com
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