Well, it's time for part 2 of my Summer Season 2015 First Impressions. Since, part 1 covered some moe-ish light slice of life shows, part 2 is going to cover some of the serious/extreme stuff.
As I was getting buried under the never ending backlog of "plan to watch" anime, I decided to take a look at the current season. With the return of some ghosts from the past (yeah I'm talking about the DBSuper series), there were some anime who caught my eye either with their intriguing premise, the reputation of their source material or because of their creators.
"Without patience, magic would be undiscovered - in rushing everything, we would never hear it's whisper inside."Whether it be magic or the plot of an anime, rushing things almost never ever works out. Sure, when you're on a budget, covering everything might not be feasible for you, but trying to fit such a big plot into a mere 12 episodes is like trying to fit an elephant into a refrigerator.
"Being relieved to know that you're the same as someone else is stupid... I want to become special. I don't want to become the same as others."
Hibike! Euphonium is not your typical music anime. It is quite different than the norm in the sense that unlike the regular music anime where the protagonist is usually a potential world class player (a gifted genius), here the story is about a 'normal' bunch of highschool girls in their school's concert band trying to make it to the nationals. So then, what does this 'different' setup bring to the table?
"If my lifespan was predetermined, I wonder how I'd handle that."
What would you do if you faced a situation where you knew when you or your loves one was going to "die"? How would you handle that? We all know that we are going to die someday, but knowing exactly when you're going to die can bring a drastic change in your personality and the way you see the world.
You know what they say, "Anything in excess is bad." This applies to cute too. Now. Now. I'm not going to go out and say that this series is turning bad, but yeah, this amount of cute is now getting a little boring as it seems to loose the effect it first had from the previous 12 episodes.
With just two more episodes left for this light novel adaptation to come to an end, the series was barely able to make an impact on me. To put it simply, this is what the original Haruhi anime would look like if you took out everything interesting from it, i.e., it's boring and stale!
This is one of those moments where I say "look how far they've come, they've grown so much" while I feel old sitting in my chair. No, wait. I'm supposed to say that when One Piece finally ends. (Hoping I'm still alive when that happens)