Monday, April 13, 2009

First Impression: Basquash! - 01 & Asura Cryin - 01

Disclaimer: If I blogged the first episode that doesn’t mean that I’ll stick to it. It’s just that I want to give shows a chance before saying that they sucked.

Basquash! - 01
I could say that this series has an interesting setting, interesting characters and good amount of mecha basketball but I can’t deny that I don’t kinda like Dan. He’s cocky and obnoxious but I think I can tolerate that since I like everything else aside from him. The first episode has a very good animation that has some style. There is a lot of CG used and I think it was good so to those of you who likes sports and mecha themed anime who can tolerate CG, I think you might like it. There’s no OP in this episode but of course there’s an ending and I like it, it’s catchy but the animation sequence is simple but appropriate.

Like I said, I don’t like sports themed anime but this one has amazed me so I think I’ll continue watching it but I don’t think I’ll continue blogging it. I might blog it only up to the 2nd or 3rd episode but let’s see I might change my mind if the future episodes would continue to impress me.

Asura Cryin - 01
I think that was a pretty good episode but confusing at the same time. You have this boy that seems to have been involved in a plane accident and then we move to three years to the future and this guy received a suitcase and then people who wants to get their hand on this suitcase came to his house. What I like about this episode is it keeps you guessing what happened during those three years. There’s this plane crash, the mysterious lady with glasses in a certain scene, Tomoharu opening the case (in the memory like scene), and another dream like scene where Tomoharu said that she’ll save this girl which seemed like Misao. At this point, I don’t know if the plot will be deep or just plain confusing but let’s see what will happen in the next episode.

The animation and character designs, I find it below average. The voice acting, nothing stood out. The OP and ED are ok but nothing spectacular. Before watching this show, I got this feeling that it is generic, mediocre etc. but after watching it I’m doubting it ‘cause it seems that Seven Arcs is trying to put the story here but it’s not complete because of course it’s the first episode but let’s see as the story unravels in the future episodes. I think people are avoiding this show because of its overrated setting and generic character design but I think it was decent enough for me to try watching this. I don’t know if I’ll blog this since there are a LOT of shows that are interesting this season but let’s see.

Until then…


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