Fall 2010 Anime PART IV

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Yeah, I know there’s already three (or four, I don’t know) episodes of this thing out already, but as of right now I’ve only managed to bring myself to watch one. For starters, what’s keeping me from watching any more of this are its ugly character designs: The girls all have weird faces, and everyone is pointy in a way I don’t especially like. It’s not my thing, you know? Similarly, the show’s very flamboyant aesthetic also bothers me. I know it’s purposely going for that kind of thing, but like I said, it’s just not my thing. Aside from that stuff, however, the show is very enthusiastic, has a ton of energy, is very well animated, and is actually pretty entertaining.

But the first episode was pure nonsense, and considering Bones is completely unable to write stories human beings can be entertained by, I doubt it’ll turn into anything worthwhile. I may give the next couple of episodes a shot, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do 25! And I really don’t like any of the designs at all.

Kuragehime

Yeah, this is another girly one, but I think I can stomach it. It’s josei, and that kind of stuff usually works a bit better on me, but still doesn’t really inspire me much in any direction. The designs are pretty interesting, and go out of their way to realistically render bushy eyebrows on a female, which I appreciate in some way.

As for the actual content, it’s alright. All the girls are really exuberant fujoshi, but are maybe a bit too exuberant at times. Honestly, the first episode doesn’t really give me much to go on, but it’s pretty good, so I’ll be watching the rest.

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6 Responses to Fall 2010 Anime PART IV

  1. elevated says:

    I have to completely disagree with you on Star Driver, personally I thought that it was more nutty and fabulous than Code Geass, not to mention it didn’t take it self seriously ala GaoGaiGar which made every second of it more enjoyable for me. But hey everyone has different opinions.

  2. VZMkII says:

    I couldn’t bare more than one ep of Star Driver. I do like the mecha designs though.

  3. shagamu says:

    Star Driver is by far the best anime that premiered on Japanese television this year. Unlike what happened with Soul Eater and Heroman, this time Bones actually bothered hiring a great, imaginative writer (Yoji Enokido of Utena and FLCL fame) to work on the show. When you combine that with Takuya Igarashi’s stylish direction and the beautifully animated 2D mecha action Bones is renowned for, you can’t go wrong.

  4. Orange says:

    Somehow I don’t find Star Driver interesting at all. And the fact that the first three episodes have basically been the same episode over and over again isn’t really helping.

  5. Orange says:

    By the way wah, I think it’s still 2010.

  6. wah says:

    Thanks for the catch!