This show is the smex of the season.
My most anticipated show of the season doesn’t disappoint at all with its first episode!!! Ok without bias speaking, it wasn’t near perfect as I thought it would be after watching the awesome OP, but it still caught me at the edge of my seat for the rest of this series already. OMG I’m so hyped up for the rest of the show now! There’s so much stuff I love I don’t know where to start xD.
OP: Uragiri no Yuuyake by THEATRE BROOK
>> Download OP [.avi, 1280×720]
The OP is very Baccano-esque as expected, and it is just AWESOME. I love it to bits~. Just like Baccano, we have lots of characters already shown in the OP, and the song also rocks ^^. Definitely a contender for the best OP this season.
Meet Mikado, our awkward main character. His awkwardness is so cute~ I thought I’m not gonna like him at first but now after watching him, I think he’s gonna be very interesting. I love how enthusiastic he is and shy at the same time. Toyonaga Toshiyuki is also quite a new name for seiyuus I know as well, so I’m excited to hear more from him. I like him so far.
Ahh~ Masaomi Kida <3 GAWD I LOVE HIIIM!!!!! He’s friggin’ awesome already, plus I love his introduction xD. His jokes may be a bit lame but that’s the part of his charm. Miyano Mamoru is also a major plus fangirl points~!! It has been a while I heard from him after the shotgun wedding incident xP. So yeah, I missed some Mamo dosage and this show would definitely fix it. Moving on, Kida is such a very VERY lovable character~ I got reminded of Tamaki so much from him because he’s so glompy and energetic and just adorable <33
Besides from Kida, there are lots of characters already introduced by the first episode as Kida tours Mikado around the Ikebukuro district. There are Kida’s friends, Walker (CV: Kaji Yuuki) and Erika (CV: Takagaki Ayahi). There’s also Simon (CV: Kuroda Takaya) the big black guy. There’s also Ryohei (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi) and lots lots more. Though not all people are safe to hang along with, because there are quite a few names known to avoid because they are dangerous. That’s Heiwajima Shizuo (CV: Ono, Daisuke) who’s the cause of a flying fridge/vendo/whatevs, and Orihara Izaya (CV: Kamiya, Hiroshi). That and many more not they introduced yet ^^. The seiyuu line-up for this show is also awesome!
Horo = spotted in this anime xD… Well, it’s Brains Base anyway, which is from the same makers of Spice and Wolf II.
And here’s the intriguing part of the show~ Kitty-helmet-headless-shadow-motorcycle-dudette? seems like a girl if you ask me… She brings on the mystery. This black motorcycle rider is so badass, lol I love how she owned some guys with his motorcycle and some awesome shadow powers ^^. More blood ftw~
Overall, I’m lovin’ this show. It was quite a carefree start to a very promising series. Lots of screentime to introduce the two main characters and I love their interaction. Mikado seems like a very mysterious character.
I also wonder why the lady he bumped on the street freaked out, and there’s a strange mark/scar around her neck. Does she have a relation with the headless rider?
ED: Trust Me by Matsushita Yuuya
>> Download ED [.avi, 1280×720]
I love the ED as well~ It’s kind of a J-Pop RnB and it’s easy-listening and modern at the same time and it suits the carefree parts of the show.
I can’t wait for more!! I’m so excited for some other characters to show up and get more screentime. Orihara seems very kickass (he’s sure to be my fave character along with Kida), I’m sure to love Shizuo too. I lol’d when I saw the flying fridge xD. We still have to see Fukuyama Jun and Hanazawa Kana on their roles yet.
The animation is alright, I won’t really care much about it yet because they presented Ikebukuro very well, I love the lights and the busy feel of it. Watching this really makes me want to go to Japan cities =___=. Music is already cool. Both the OP and ED are just sexy. Damn I want both full singles nao!!!
So yeah, no doubt I’m gonna continue blogging this one. I loved Baccano SFM, and it was one of my favorite anime shows, so I hope it’ll be the same case for this one. So yeah, DRRR!! so far has fun and interesting characters, intriguing plot, smexy~ music, nice animation, and the x-factor that keeps me on the wait for the next episode already. This can be the best show of this (very bland) winter season.