I Heard you Like Lists: The 5 Types of Anime I won’t Review

We all like lists right? I heard you like lists and it’s been a hot minute since I did one. This week has been absolutely hell for me, hence the shortage of posts, but I still wanted to have something up. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, so here it is! The anime you’ll probably never see me review on this blog! Why? I’ll get into that after the cut!

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Parallel Paradise Volume 11: When They Said ‘Breastplate’ They Weren’t Kidding

Our look at the manga Parallel Paradise continues! When we last left off, Yota and his bountiful bunch of bootlicious booby bimbos had fought a dragon worm and decides the best thing to do with throw grenades at it (and stab it a lot). After getting a card key and another hint for the quest to end this all. We join our heroes as they get ready to head to another town. Let’s find out what happens after the title page!

  • As always, moving to a new town means we replace the old cast with the new, though this time we find ourselves going back to the older cast, with Yota pulling Peko along for the journey. Like with the other girls, she has a bit of an aversion to men at the start, but that fades away quite quick. I will say that some of the girls are starting to blur together now, a common problem in harem series, and there wasn’t much to say about her character. She’s another notch on the belt for our hero, that’s all.
  • Though I will say that I am enjoying how practical both Yota and the story are approaching the mating process. After losing her horse, Peko has to either mate with Yota or be left behind. That fact alone is what drives the first sex scene of the volume and I have to respect the series for just stating it up front.
  • It also leads to the series first lesbian scene and while quick, it was good to see that the girls aren’t just completely all over Yota and that they’ll just tear into each other when getting aroused. It furthers my theory that all the girls here for basically sex-bots who were the only survivors of the apocalypse.
  • The newest girl of this story is a mysterious armored knight Nakuta, who decides to take the fight to Sandrio and execute any of the girls who bare the ‘mark of the male’. It’s a cool idea and I like how the rumors of Yota and his powers are spreading around, and she is a character who will take some really interesting turns in the next few volumes. Not what you expect at all!
  • That said, having Yota and the others literally rip off her breastplate to expose a boob so Yota can touch her. It’s just fucking funny and that classic harem shit you’d expect from a series like this. Again I said this last time, I am glad that this series is being practical about Yota’s ‘fuck touch’ and how to use it. That’s the mark of a writer knowing his world.
  • Aside from that Parallel Paradise’s 11th volume is another good installment with a new arc starting and plenty of sex scenes to boot! At this point, you are either in or out, and thankfully with the next installment, we will introduce a character who is going to change things up quite a bit! I hope you’ll check it out for you!

Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Charlotte wants to get into Ichika’s House Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like a cart full of cabbages. I yell in absolute despair as I give you my thoughts, views and opinions on everything in the anime and manga world. This week we are entering those final beautiful days of summer which means it will hopefully cool the fuck down. Let’s get into it after the cut.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 7: They Kinda Learn?

Our look at the manga version of The Quintessential Quintuplets continues! Another quick point-form look here as we dive into the next volume. Not a comment on the quality of the story, in fact this volume is a return to form for the series, but just the better way to do this. Let’s get into the 7th volume after the image!

  1. Something I will talk about as we get to the end of the series, I do think Quintuplets would have been blessed by doing more ‘alternative endings’ involving the other sisters. It gives the fans what they want, but also fits with the idea that these are five identical sister. In this volume we see each of the girls having their own chapter about how they approach the final exam of the year. It’s a great way to see their difference perspective and ideas.
  2. Especially considering who ends up getting picked, it would have been nice to see each of the sisters having their own ending.
  3. Furthermore I like how each of the Nakano sisters are discovering their passions and what they want to do in this chapter. While Ichika has been well established about being an actress, we don’t know much about the other sisters. Seeing Miku and Itsuki talk about their dreams and jobs helps gives them good character development. I especially like Itsuki’s talk with her mother’s friend who lets her know that she needs to be a teacher for herself is a good moment.
  4. I don’t really care much for their father either. I mean, I get the story needs to have a bad guy, but I do think that this is the same thing as Food Wars and Bakuman. the story doesn’t need a villain. Let the plot itself be the hurdle to overcome. Having the father be mysterious and not supportive does make sense, but I really don’t think the story needs to to succeed.
  5. I love how Ichika remains the big sister and is trying to keep her feelings for Fuutaro hidden, while Miku is just totally upfront about wanting to confess. Poor Miku, you had no fucking change.
  6. Nino confessing at the end is a cool way to finish off the volume, especially since she sort of replaced Itsuki as being the tsundere in recent chapters.
  7. Overall I find that the 7th volume of Quintuplets to be a return to form after the sort of dull and re-treading ideas of the last handful of entries. The girls are discovering their dreams and Fuutaro is there to help shepherd them along. I’m sure things will change soon, but I am glad we are back on well-treaded ground here.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 6: Quitting….this Haircut!

Our look at the manga series The Quintessential Quintuplets continue! When we last left off, Nino and Itsuki got into a fight and moved out. Meanwhile Yotsuba is doing her Yotsuba things? Will Fuutaro be able to hold things together? Well after the image, let’s take a quick point-form look at the latest manga volume and find out!

  1. Most of this volume concerns itself with the fight between Itsuki and Nino, the reasons and the subsequent reconciliation. But there is also a bit of time given towards Yotsuba. In the end it is mostly building on stuff we’ve see before, but it goes towards the general theme of the series.
  2. That theme as I have said time and again is the idea that Fuutaro’s arrival into their world is radically changing the girls life. We see this with Nino and Itsuki’s fight because Nino can’t stand the idea of living in a world that wasn’t like their childhood. While the others are warming up to Fuutaro, Nino remains the last hold out, and we see that get put to bed in this volume.
  3. And that remains probably the best part of Quintuplets so far, not the usual harem stuff. I mean, the girls remain cute, but the real meat is seeing these sisters and their unbreakable bond be tested by the arrival of a man. They’ve all had different reactions, but Nino remains the lone ‘bratty one’ among the bunch. She just wants things to stay the same, and she will do what she can to stop it.
  4. Which sort of comes to a head here, and ends with the typical “come of age” haircut that often happens in shows. I have no doubt we will see more of Nino’s feelings as time goes on, but I was glad that this was ‘put to bed’ for the being.
  5. For Yotsuba, she is once again the girl who ‘cares too much’ and wants to do everything for everyone. I liked how both Fuutaro and her sisters helped her get the courage to quit the track team, and it was quite funny how that all ended up.
  6. Finally, I liked how Fuutaro quitting being the girls tutor leads to them deciding to move out into their own apartment, away from their father’s money. I wonder how long that will last, but it’s good to see the Quints getting more independent from their supposedly rich and arrogant father. It’s good drama that goes beyond the ‘Who will end up with who?” plot line.
  7. Overall it is a solid entry into a solid series, letting the characters breathe and establishing more plots and themes than just the romance. Not much else to say except that, but I will not doubt have more to say when we get to the next volume!

Requiem of the Rose King: Kissed by a Rose

A weak season means that most shows have been forgettable or just plain meh. It’s been a type of dry spell that is becoming more and more rare with the industry. However a dry spell it is and there has been little to really pull viewers in. I know I dropped a couple shows that I just couldn’t get into.  With that said however, there were some anime that I decided to stick with and see if anything good could come from them. The result? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Requiem of the Rose King and find out.

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