Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I'm Blogging: Spring 2011

[C]-Control: The Money of Soul and Possibility
Hanasaku Iroha

[C]-Control: The Money of Soul and Possibility
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Synopsis: The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he'll agree to pay it back. From then on his fate is radically altered as he's drawn into a mysterious area known as "The Financial District."(Source: ANN)
Thoughts So Far: It's only been two episodes, but [C] is already becoming one of the best shows of the season with its unique plot that mixes RPG-style fighting with a critique on the power the world places on money. The CG animation is still a little jarring at times, and I hope that they fix it for the rest of the series.

Hanasaku Iroha
Genres:Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Seinen
Synopsis: Matsumae Ohana, a 16 year old girl, moves out of Tokyo and starts working at a hot spring hotel, which is located on a hill surrounded by cherry blossoms. Matsumae has yet to decide her future. (Source: MAL)
Thoughts So Far: Dramaaaaa. But it's well-written drama, so it's all good. Despite the initial critique of this being a "cute girls doing cute things" show, it's turning out to be a nice coming of age story. Hopefully it doesn't delve too deeply into melodrama.

Images for the series in this post were taken from MAL. Screenshots in this post were taken at and

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