Tomio’s Fall 2012 Anime Picks and Impressions

Written by Tomio Satou

17 October 2012

To be honest,  I’m was  more focused on playing online games (specifically League of Legends)  than watching anime.  And I only pick up series which are recommended by friends. Titles that I’ve finished recently was Puella Magi Madoka Magica, High School of the Dead and Fate/Zero (Yes I’m a late bloomer LOL). I’m currently watching Sword Art Online since I’m a gamer at heart and I can relate to the series. Anyway, I decided to watch 3 Anime titles that caught my attention this season. Here are my impressions about Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Psycho-Pass and K.


Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

I really can’t remember the last time I’ve watched a shoujo anime.  Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun focuses on Mizutani Shizuku (a cold hearted girl) and Yoshida Haru’s  (a troublemaker) relationship. I’ve always liked romantic comedies that’s why I picked this up (Besides being recommended by a friend). Anyway, I haven’t read the manga so I really can’t compare both.  Story is character driven which I find good. Comedy and romance mixes well in this series. Personally,  this anime has it’s charm even if it’s still in it’s early stage ( 3 episodes as of  Oct 16).  I’m hooked and I can’t wait to know the development of Shizuku and Haru’s relationship.

If you’re fond of shows with similar genres, I recommend watching it.


One of the reasons why I picked up this anime up is because of  Urobuchi, Gen (Well-known for his dark style and tragic plot twists and for  Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero).  This anime takes place in the near future where it’s possible to instantly measure a person’s state of mind and personality.  Story is dark and dead serious from what I can tell after watching the first episode which I find pretty cool. Gore was also expected as well to compliment it’s genre. There’s still a lot of things to expect from the show since we only have the first episode up.

If you like Police drama with the combination of Sci-fi and Action, then you should definitely check Psycho-Pass out.


This series is focuses on Isana, Yashiro, a young boy who is caught between the war of “Kings” set in a modern world. There are a lot of characters and the Genre is a mix of a supernatural and action. It has it’s own lighthearted scenes as well. Animation quality is good with a mix of 3D. The only problem I felt towards this series is that, I still need to get a grasp of the flow the story. And there are moments I find myself dumbfounded while I was watching the first 2 episodes. I didn’t read the manga so I can’t make full comparison. Some even claim there are a lot of incoherence. Regardless of this, I find the anime entertaining and hopefully we get more of it in the coming episodes.

Check K out and tell us what you think.

Well that’s it for me. I hope you guys find my impressions interesting. Until next time!

Maido Ari~  Tomio Satou out~



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