Ann-”Hurry up and wake up stupid master! We can’t fool around all day…”
|Welcome to the odd world of Busou Shiki, now I am not too familiar with this anime series because I only saw like one ten minute episode of Busou Shiki Moon Angel, but with a bigger budget this time how will things change for this strange little anime series? I guess you will find out today on this first impressions post.|
Japan does Toy Story
Aines-”Take that you evil cardboard box!” Cardboard box-”OH GOD THE PAIN!!”
Moe moe fighting doll~
I hope their master knows they used his toothbrush to clean the toilet…
Sure this is not your childhood classic Disney movie, but this series shares a bit of “toys coming to life” only the humans are fully aware of this because these dolls are designed to move around and talk to their “masters” after all or you could just call this a second coming of something like Angelic Layer or Strike Witches if you rather stick to just anime titles? I know Bosou Shiki and Angelic Layer share a lot common from fighting in random tournaments set to various CGI worlds and dressing up your battle dolls of course, but I loved how the art department played around with scale and how the Shiki dolls interacted with the world around them especially when they were cleaning the house? That was very cool and kind of hilarious at the same time. I just have one real question, how the hell did Ann move all those boxes into the house? I assume the delivery guy moved them into the house for her or Ann has some crazy strength? The best scene of the episode had to be the character intros for Aines and Lene because they simply punch and bust their way out of their boxes! I mean can you just imagine ordering a figure and when it finally arrives it comes to life and breaks out of the package to greet you as master? You would probably laugh your ass off or run away screaming in terror.
Fighting dolls up in here
Quick someone break out the super glue and fix her up!
Aines-”I am going to break all of your joints!” Pink doll-”You are a truly evil doll…”
Animation wise the fighting scenes are very impressive to watch; however it wasn’t mind blowing or anything because you can see similar scenes in Infinite Stratos, Strike Witches or maybe a tiny bit of Black Rock Shooter? Aka high speed CGI scenes with lots of epic gun play and of course random laser beam spamming because it is super effective. Since we are dealing with dolls it appears that Busou Shiki can play around and throw in some violent stuff such as the first part of this episode showcasing an amazing fight between two dolls resulting in one of them getting crushed by a building followed by getting blown up afterwards…I am quite surprised they didn’t show pieces of the defeated doll flying all over the place! So what did you think of the overall action stuff? I wish there was more because I really don’t care too much for the slice of life stuff…I really don’t want this to turn into a massive harem where the main guy collects all these random dolls for his “collection” either way I am tuning in every week to watch the fighting, but how much fighting will we actually see from this series?
Moe moe voice actors
Right off the bat I noticed one thing about this first episode and that comes down to the voice talents for the three main Shiki dolls starting off with Kana Asumi which most of us know as the adorable and mentally insane Nyaruko-san or Miya Tachibana from Amagami SS? So who else do we have to look forward to hearing? Next up Megumi Nakajima or Ranka Lee for the Macross Frontier or Elena Himekawa from Phi Brain and rounding off the final main character with Kaori Mizuhashi, sadly I have no idea who she voiced besides Emi from Daily lives of high school boys and some random Strike Witch named Martina Crespi. Aside from these three this series has plenty of top tier actors like Aya Hirano, Eri Kitamura, Marina Inoue, Miyuki Sawashiro, Rie Kugimiya, Romi Park, Yu Kobayshi, Yui Horie and finally Yuka Iguchi! Most of these rolls I assume are random Shiki dolls that our main cast ends up fighting? I know I probably missed a few new actors but the list is quite huge and a few of the names are shocking! My mind went pure WTF seeing Rie Kugimiya, Yu Kobayshi, Kana Asumi, Yuka Iguchi and Aya Hirano together in the same series? That might make everything more fun!
Extra combat dolls
I guess Waldo was hiding in Japan this entire time huh?!
Remember children always let sleeping dolls lie.
Plastic backstory and plots for everyone to enjoy!
Tsundere doll unlocked?
Well that was certainly an interesting trip into the doll fighting world of Bousou Shiki! Like I said before I don’t have much experience with this universe, but the overall idea isn’t really that difficult to understand I mean dolls fighting sounds absolutely crazy right? However I loved that part about Angelic Layer so I could easily watch some more of this. What did you think about this first episode? It had a few cute moments with the girls but the main master guy was kind of weird looking! Animation wise he looks really terrible, but I can tell the animation team isn’t really putting much effort into his design because the main focus is spent on the design of the dolls! Also what was with BLANK? She had a bit of a boob jiggle going on? I guess we need random fan service to keep us watching? The opening fighting scene and the middle fight for the love letter was amazing; however I just felt like I was watching the first and final episodes of Infinite Stratos again but in mini figure mode? I almost forgot the final Shiki doll she looks really cool! So at least the designs are interesting to look at right? I can’t really say much for the actual story right now because this has HAREM written all over it especially when all the dolls want the attention of the main character? One last thing to mention this feels like a free to play third person shooter game I played called Microvolts!
Who will win the ultimate cooking battle?!