gyakuten saiban – episodes 03-04

this is one of those shows that’s hard to watch if you don’t know the source material. it’s lost on those that havn’t played the game. maybe it will get people to play the game.

the main difference from the game is the the loss of tension and catecholamine release during the cross-examination sessions. it’s too… light in the anime. it’s a combination of the music and the overall atmosphere. but i love this series.

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i want this plant now

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i always love focus lines

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more importantly. trailer for gyakuten saiban 6 – out in japan in june… and hopefully english translation soon. OR i could just learn all hiragana, katakana, and necessary kanji in two months?! i do have a japanese 3ds loitering around somewhere…

anime intro:

i never watch trailers and such really… but i guess i must be a real fanboy.


mayoiga 01-02

i like shows that do not explain the entire back story / setting all at once, done overtly or somewhat discretely. this show does it just enough.

i like this show a lot so far.

the mystery aspect.

the human nature aspect.

… i must be tired.

i am going away this week and may not keep up with new anime this week.

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Boku no hero academia 01-02

a lot of hype about this show. i watched it because DaMin told me to.

so far… it’s very shounen. i can tell it’s an intro arc so far… but so far it’s not that interesting. i may wait for a bunch of episodes to air then marathon it. if rumors are true, this will be the next long-running show eh?

unfortunately, all i could think about the entire first episode was how similar the setting is to one-punch man. in fact, these two shows could take place in the same world… kind of.

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very japanese

very anime

very existentialism + phenomenology + the line of reality

gyakuten saiban (turnabout trial) / ace attorney – 01-02

so finally

as a huge fan of the video game series, i was really looking forward to this show.

and it is not disappointing.

the OST: appropriate, but i’m glad they kept some of the key music, like the witness/cross-examination music sequence. so many memories.

the voice-acting: appropriate

the art/animation: a bit… bright, but it works.

the OP and ED are so so, i like the ED more.

i replayed the first two cases on game 1 last week so it is fresh in my memory. some of the translation/text are literally taken from the game translation.

major gripe: they kept the english names. i would have preferred that they put the japanese names in the subtitles. but oh well.

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i really want this bag now

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seiyuu八武崎 碧 Yabusaki Aoi , one of my favorites.

she did = Kayo from boku dake inai machi

ringo-chan from danshii koukousei no nichijou

kaname madoka from MadoMagi

giselle from last exile – fam, the silver wing (ugh what a great show, must rewatch)

victorique from Gosick

of course she did a bunch more, but i really liked all these shows and characters

it’s a bit interesting, since she did not voice mayoi in other media (eg layton vs gyakuten game etc), but i’m glad she’s doing it.

i want to sit down and figure out the entire game OST on guitar. yes i love it that much.