So over the summer and my adventures in tackling my “to-watch list” as well as shortly after writing the Kancolle review I had that urge to watch something else. Something that some people said was like Kancolle but with planes. This show was on my list for a while now and I finally decided to check it out. Before I knew it I am already making plans to do the review for the second season, the film, as well as the OVAs at some point. Any way enough about that. Like always for series reviews this will be spoiler free. So without further ado, time to get started on this action, sci-fi, military based anime.
Well there are only four more episodes after this one. Wow heard to believe it. I think I will put my focus like I did with my Actually I am review episode 8 and talk about my thoughts on the adaptation as a whole compared to the manga. It feels like both episodes had some things that worked well, where I think something in this episode worked better as an anime unlike the other review were I thought it worked better in the manga. Anyway enough stalling it is till to start.
Well this episode can be summed up fairly quickly so most of this will be focused on personal thoughts of the episode and thinking about the manga chapters that it relates to, since I remember them being up there for some of the more funnier chapters. Overall I will probably focus on my thoughts about anime and manga version of this series. So, there may be little spoilers not sure.
For all intended purposes instead of using the English title for the rest of the review I will simply say DanMachi. It is also known as Familia Myth, but still DanMachi is easier and quicker to type. So despite the fact that this is coming out over a month after I said I was getting out, but I have taken a different approach to reviews, and that is plan out which ones I would like to do, then ask Twitter either the day before or of when I want to get it out. That way I get to do a series I would like to review, and you guys get to choose which one comes out. I did this with the Ben-To review. More than likely will do it for reviews to come. Anyway enough about all that, let’s get started in this Fantasy Comedy that seemingly was a popular choice from the Spring 2015 season.
There was problems with this series getting a physical release in English and word about it getting a dub was all the way last year over a year ago. That was the first time hearing about this series for me. Time and time again I ran into either a new season or a show I wanted to check out more. This show has been on my to watch list since then, and much like some of the older shows I will soon be reviewing, this one finally I was able to watch. The question is was waiting over a year and finally getting around to it worth it for this comedy action series? So, without further ado, let’s get started.
So, I brought it up several times scattered throughout several posts that game adaptations do not go so well with me. Most of the time I end up dropping the show. There is one other case besides this one where I succeeded in watching it. The only thing that these two shows share that no other one did before is the fact they do not follow the games. KanColle gives an anime a story based on a game that has no story. But because of this, is this show good giving something that the game did not have? Also forgot to mention the was the third one that was voted on for me to review.
As to all my series reviews, I do my best to stay spoiler free.
Well, out of all the shows I posted in the poll, this was the second one voted by the community. The first one if anyone is curious was Saekano, which the review went out back a few months. So, unlike the previous series this one takes more of a pleasant Slice-of-Life Comedy where there is no need to plow on through but let it settle for a bit between episodes. So begins the review for Food Porn the Animation, sorry that is now Shoguki no Soma, Gourmet Girl Graffiti.