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Man, oh MAN, this is going to be one hell of a ride. So as most of you know, I wanted to watch a... raunchier anime, and 300 followers on twitter seemed like a good excuse to watch one. I put it a vote on twitter, but and after 3 day, Senran Kagura won, just beating High School DxD after the it lead most of the poll.
Either way, I know a bit about Senran Kagura, thanks to the games and the Neptunia series(or more over the 2 games made by Tamsoft, the developer of Senran Kagura). The games(for both series) are something I defentaly want to try, but for now, we have anime.
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
Ninja Girl Time! This is my first impression of Senran Kagura.
This tale chronacols the love and chrouage of 5 young ladies who have devoted their youth in the fight against evil, as Shinobi.
This series begins with a young girl fighting ninjas. She ends up catching a hellicopter ride. One thing I will will say about this series is it has good fight choreography... for the 5 minutes we see it in this episode.
The opening, Break Your World is really good, and while the visuals do leave something to be desired, it's still a pretty solid opening.
Either way, this girl(who we later learn is named Ashka) is returning to Asakusa after some time with her grandpa. Sorry to jump the gun a bit for later in the episode, but Asuka is the daughter of a legandly shinobi, so there is some intresting stories lines that show could take, but we will see. Asuka's boarding school. National Hanzo Academy has 2 sides to it, the general side, and the shinobi side, which very few people know about. This is where the rest of our Ninja are introduces, the first year's Hibari and Yaygu the and 3rd-year's Ikaruga and Katsuragi. Their mentor, Kiriya(expect some Ex-Aid jokes, telling you now), who may or may not be using gives them some morning training in airal combat.
The only effect that Moe has had on me is in New Game, but I have feeling that this series will do that as well, as all of the are cute, even with "plot" on their chests, and Asuka's story I hope will be inspiring.
From here, the girls are put patrol duty and while the 1st and 3rd years encounter some punks reveled to be shinobi. Asuka(who is a 2nd year) encounters that girl again, who turns out to be evil! Thought with the way she was dressed(black and red) it was kind of obivous. Still, it's nice the show chose to drop the foscade almost immadly. Though the dual nature of this girl, who's name is Homura, is still unknown to Asuka.
And that's it really. To be honest, with all the story heavy anime I have been watching as of late, it was nice to watch something slower paced, and less serious. The charaters, while having some neat designs for their Shinobi Transformations(Ikaruga being my favorate), a lot of the focus is on the fanservice, with a lot of boob focused camera angles. Katsurgai in particular stands out as a fan service character because...(Warning:The Image below may not be safe for work)
Don't get me wrong, I love her, she makes me laugh with her groping, but she does this 3 TIMES in this episode! She also has the most raunchy costume design for her Shinobi Transformation, making me think she doesn't know what word subtle means.
Still this was a lot of fun to watch. I know I skipped the ending theme, but I'll save that for the for the review.
Huh, another short one. Still, I have the behemoth that is the Final Fantasy XIII review upcoming, that should be done by December, so look forward to it! And again, thanks so much for 300 followers! I did not expect to reach that this year, so thanks to everyone that follows me there.
Either way, that's it for now! Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo