Mirai Nikki dropped

“I used to be able to predict the future like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.”

When the first episode of Mirai Nikki (未来日記) anime came out, I had already spoiled myself by reading the manga from the beginning to the end. The fun of watching it kind of got lost because of that.Actually, even as I read the manga, I never like how much of a coward the protagonist (Amano Yukiteru) is, or how much of a crazy girl Gassai Yuno is. In fact, I felt that the concept of Mirai Nikki itself could have been portrayed better.

Although the anime is based on the manga, the character design seemed somewhat dated (Amano looked like a Pokemon trainer). That omake section at the end of the anime already tells me that there would be quite a number of filters. Having known what the end is like, you would wonder why they had wasted a lot of time with all of those filters. I only hung around to see what difference the anime is from the manga is, but seems like exactly the same thing. If you had read the previous post, I had talked about what my expectations are.

What pushed me to drop it is that I found myself not wanting to watch more episodes, and the massive amount of new winter anime coming in, which themselves seem quite good, I see no reason to keep watching it.

Picking up and dropping anime

Well, I know that there is only a week or two left for the Autumn anime, but I would be dropping two anime at this time: Haganai (僕は友達が少ない) and Kimiboku (君と僕。). In exchange, I would (again) be picking up Ben-to (ベン・トー).

I tried to follow Haganai and Kimiboku, but I didn’t find myself dreading watching them. That’s a sign that I’m not interested with what I’m watching. As to why I picked up Ben-to, well, let’s just say it’s more interesting to watch and make up the boredom I suffered while watching the other two.

I’m also thinking of dropping Mirai Nikki, not because I’m saying that it’s not good (though I do have to say that the main character is annoyingly a big coward), but that I had read through the entire manga that it is based on from the start all the way to the end. I mean, there isn’t really any meaning watching suspense if I already know everything that happened from the start, all the way to the end. It’s just a waste of my time.

Possibly Dropped anime: C³, Kimi to Boku, Ben-To

Covering three different anime at the same time. That’s something rare of me to do, but long time readers would remember that I would put up a longer list and a short summary of it, but that didn’t allow me to write much.

C³ (Cube×Cursed×Curious)
So the father’s protagonist sends to his son a mysterious parcel from overseas. Then a girl who seemed to lack common sense pops out of it like magic. Then the protagonist dares to leave her alone while she knows nothing about the world, resulting in having a house in a wreck.

I can’t watch this anime: from the characters lack of intelligence, and character design. As for the opening and ending themes, you may like the song though.

Kimi to Boku (君と僕。)

I’m not sure why I dropped this. I watched it again and found nothing wrong with it. Maybe I’m just disturbed on seeing a guy with long hair…

I think I’ll watch it again.

Ben-To (ベン・トー)

Another strange anime: it’s about groups of people fighting over half-priced lunch boxes towards the end of the end of the day. There’s even a club dedicated to this kind of thing.

Just looking at the opening alone, and the way girl’s bodies are portrayed, it’s obviously not the kind of anime for me. I rather watch Haganai (僕は友達が少ない) than this anime that doesn’t even make sense.

Other anime


As of the time of writing, there are quite a number of anime on my watch list. Other anime I’m thinking of dropping, but not yet, are:

  • Mawaru Penguin Drum: It’s starting to become a girl’s love fantasy drama who is rudely awakened to reality than a pair of brothers doing whatever it takes to prevent her sister from dying from a strange illness. I was expeting Ringo Oginome (girl in a green and white sailor uniform)
  • Sakugan no Shana 3 -Finale-: I felt that the end of season 1 as an Autumn 2005 anime was the true end of it and my attention for it’s future season, are just extensions of it. Also, as of the second episode, there’s too much talk and little action. A deja vu of To Aru Majutsu no Index (season 1 & 2), which is also produced by the same animation studio.

Anime I could have watched: Tamayura -hitotose-

I had watched the OVA that was released months before the anime, and the first episode of the anime itself. It about a girl who had gain interest on taking photos with her late father’s (analog) camera.

There isn’t really anything wrong with this anime I should say, apart the image quality appearing up-scaled at 720p, suggesting that it was upscalled.

However, this anime is just… too normal for me to catch my interest.  I tried to watch this, but because it failed to catch my attention, I would find myself falling asleep. Possibly even more quickly than an anime that I would drop in later episodes.

Add this to the amount of anime I watch at the same time (e.g. Penguindrum, Mirai Nikki, Haganai), and the other things I do, this has fallen out of favour.

[Possible Dropped] – Blooming Fundamentals

Japanese title: 花咲くいろは (Hanasaku Iroha)
Season: Spring 2011
Might have dropped at: I don’t know what’s going on anymore (Episode 12), maybe until an episode with a new opening and/or ending sequence to know for sure.

Well, this anime is on the borderline of continuing to watch this, and the possibility of dropping it completely. I’m kind of lost.

Visual and music wise, there’s nothing wrong actually, one of the best I’ve come across to tell you the truth. The reason for dropping is mostly because of my diminishing interest and the lack of any interesting progress in storyline. Almost too slow.

Why I’m even considering is my schedule, not knowing that this a 24-episode anime, A-Channel ended at 12 episodes instead of the expected 24, and the recent end of Anohana.

[Dropped] – [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

Japanese title: [C]
Season: Spring 2011
Dropped at: just before the collapse of the Southeast Asian financial district (episode 7)

This anime was dropped quite a while ago, so I might not remember clearly on why I dropped it or details of the anime itself.

This anime started off interestingly of receiving a lot of money, but in exchange of having to fight battles weekly with others in the same situation in the “Financial District”, an alternate world. Loosing a battle means having misfortune that could range from failing a minor test, to having one’s child to be unborn.

Well, I kind of tolerated the character design, but the creature attached to the protagonist (called Myshuu or something) was kind of… not visually appeasing.

As the episodes go on, it starts to become clear that the battles that I wasn’t interested in became the main focus of the anime, and nothing interesting to watch. At some parts, English was spoken, but spoken with obviously simple vocabulary with a Japanese accent. I’m not making fun of the voice actors behind it, but it does make me uneasy having heard real American and British accents for quite a while. Combining all the tiny things that I have been tolerating has become a reason for me to drop this.

>[Possible Dropped] – Blooming Fundamentals

>Japanese title: 花咲くいろは (Hanasaku Iroha)
Season: Spring 2011
Might have dropped at: I don’t know what’s going on anymore (Episode 12), maybe until an episode with a new opening and/or ending sequence to know for sure.

Well, this anime is on the borderline of continuing to watch this, and the possibility of dropping it completely. I’m kind of lost.

Visual and music wise, there’s nothing wrong actually, one of the best I’ve come across to tell you the truth. The reason for dropping is mostly because of my diminishing interest and the lack of any interesting progress in storyline. Almost too slow.

Why I’m even considering is my schedule, not knowing that this a 24-episode anime, A-Channel ended at 12 episodes instead of the expected 24, and the recent end of Anohana.