Your favorite Sengoku Era heroes, MOE-fied!
|Sooooo what is this series going to even be about? For some reason I keep thinking it is going to be a collection of short “sengoku” themed clips, but that would be just silly…anyway I have only seen cover artwork for this series and nothing more so I should be in for a treat. What about you Jrow? Does the name of the series give you any flashbacks to when you reviewed Sengoku Otome?! Hopefully Collection is entertaining.|
|Yup Fosh, it brings me back to Spring 2011 when I blogged Sengoku Otome. Almost exactly one year later, another Sengoku series with girls is out. This time, the popular Brains Base studio is handling production and the girls are much more moe than Otome’s ever were. Moe warriors, FIGHT-O!|
Nobunaga was so close to uniting all of Japan! She falls presumedly to her death only to realize that she’s somewhere completely different. She lands directly into Oota’s stomach and the guy has to take her around, showing her how we do in 2012. She prevents a crime at the video store, takes a bath and eats food, they go out and find a cola can, it’s fantas— who am I kidding…
Time-travelling Human Missle Attack!
Such a strong warrior in her own time, but can’t even win a modern-era food fight.
Oda’s deadliest move, her Telekinesis Nut-Breaker.
Everybody Hates Oota
With those teeth, I’m betting her bite is much worse than her bark.
Nobunaga notices a nearby shrine and prays to return to her own timeline. A fox, a rabbit and a cat
walk into a bar overhear that she might burn the shrine down, so they aim to fulfill her wish, but with a catch. She must find the Secret Treasures, which are within the hearts of other warriors that have appeared in the current timeline. How did Oda and the others get here?
Want to make a wish come true? Just threaten to burn their place down!
Extra Moe Panning Images (Click images for full-size)
Take Sengoku Otome, make it overly Moe, reverse the time-jumping to a modern setting, and out comes Sengoku Collection. Sengoku Era & Three Kingdoms certainly seem like a genre of their own these many years and maybe a number of people actively avoid it. In addition to that, some might be wondering what the heck Brains Base is doing animating some moe sengoku junk food anime.
(sentence deleted to avoid reader rage) I’m all cool with it as long as the overall production meets the standards that I expect of them. That isn’t fully the case with Collection’s premiere episode. The consistency and the backgrounds are the weakest spots save the ending scene with the Mikos, but I did enjoy the very bright colors and the moe character designs by Katsunori Shibata, whose only character design credit is this show. Oda Nobunaga is very cute and shows off quite a bit of skin and boobage, and I do like all the other girls from the credits and their designs and outfits. To answer Fosh’s question, yes to fanservice, which in episode 1 was nice. There likely won’t be added extras on the BDs, but it’s a nice little moe tease. I do want to see more of Date. :3
The first episode is simply a boy-meets-girl introduction in which girl gets naked, boy gets scared, boy shows her around town blah blah; the cliches just keep on coming in this episode all the way down to the big fetch quest for Oda to return to her timeline. I did kind of laugh at the idea of the Mikos getting scared enough to grant Oda’s wish, but though it can be labeled as typical run-of-the-mill moe/comedy/ecchi/action stuff, there’s a charm about this show that I like. I won’t keep up with blogging, but I’ll be looking forward to this each Thursday. Hanazawa will be in this (surprise surprise) and Noto Mamiko will play Tenshin later on.
This is anime junk food, and even if it’s bad, every season I seek out series like this one. We got Apollon coming up and Eureka 7 AO, Tsuritama and even other comedies like Kore wa Zombie 2; lots of great animes that look to have very interesting plots and developments. There’s not anything in Sengoku Collection in terms of story that’s exciting and worth addressing, the art isn’t the most sensational we’ll see this season, but bright colors and moe girls are doing the trick for me.
Whoa what in the world did I just watch? I can’t really tell what was going on for the first few minutes, but it was refreshing to have the girl from the warring states era going into the modern world. Usually that theme is in reverse as in modern character is sent to an alternate world like in Sengoku Otome! And the generals have different personalities and are obviously all chicks…yeah I guess that is pretty much Otome set in modern Japan! As old as that theme can be I liked watching this first episode.
Now for the dull moments if this first episode…starting off with the derpy character designs! Some of them look great and a few characters have similar eye designs from Lucky Star or some other generic moe-ifed series. Even the backgrounds looked horrible…maybe should have toned down the colors a bit? However our main lead Oda Nobunaga is our usual fan service character, but can we count that as fan service? I mean they didn’t exactly blind us with sunbeams or show any pantsu shots yet! Wait does Oda even were such things?!
Enough bad there were some fun moments with Oda interacting with the that random guy that she practically crashed into him, but I thought it was nice that he took a complete stranger back to his house! Then again Oda looks very cute so I can’t blame him too much. Watching her run around looking at things made me laugh, but she did act a lot like Merry from Yumekui Merry as in super curious about the world around her. I will have to give this series a few more episodes just to see where things are going and now we know this is going to be a basic “collection” themed anime…at least the Kana Hanazawa fans will be pleased with her character staring in the second episode as Ieyasu.
Episode 2 Preview:
Ieyasu? Basara fans are dying right now.