Hakuouki – Dawn Chapter #01 — [TEMPLATE]

July 1st, 2012



(Pre-air special. Actual broadcast begins on the 9th, so episode #02 won’t be until the 16th).



When I heard that [STAFF MEMBER] would be [STAFF MEMBER’S JOB], I was really [SKEPTICAL/EXCITED]. I wasn’t sure if this would be able to live up to my expectations, but in the end, this was a really great first episode with the promise of getting even better.

For starters [VOICE ACTOR(S)] did a great job with [CHARACTER(S)]. Every line was full of emotion and delivered expertly. I loved the way they interacted. [CHARACTER] may seem to be a [CLICHE] but they’re a very well executed one that you don’t see often. Adding to that was excellent music by [COMPOSER] who added emotion to every scene. The animation and art really stood out too and did a good job of conveying a style perfect for [SHOW’S PREMISE]. If [STUDIO] can keep up this level of production for the entire run, I won’t be disappointed in it. The plot did move a little too [FAST/SLOW], but with the introduction out of the way, I’m confident it will impove next week.

That said, I’m thoroughly impressed by [SHOW]’s first episode and it’s looking like one of the best [GENRE]s of the season so fans definitely shouldn’t miss it. It doesn’t suffer from the stereotypes this kind of show usually succumbs to and focuses on all the right things that make a good [GENRE]. I highly suggest you give it a try and I’ll be [EUPHEMISM FOR MASTURBATION] until the next episode.



Posted in Anime | 10 Comments »

10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Ewan says:

    This review, seems legit…

  • Anonymous says:

    Glad you liked it.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Good job, good effort

  • Hinano says:

    It looks even gayer now that you can actually see all the gay shit that they’re doing to the protagonist instead of discreetly ignoring the text.

    Oh well thanks for taking one for the team, I won’t be bothering with this crapola

  • Anonymous says:

    i cant tell if he liked it

  • Chen says:

    Template would have been more appropriate for a noitamina show.

    All in all, good effort. 7/10

  • meganeshounen says:

    I guess the show wiped out Aroduc’s mind so much that he forgot to input the necessary words for his noun/verb/adjective placeholders. As expected of the show.

  • The Phantom says:

    I see a bunch of males with girly face, hair, behavior, living in the same roof and doing all kind of gay thing together, this has to be the shittiest show of the season, why the fuck this kind of show are green lit for anime is beyond me… WTF japan?

  • BlueItem says:

    And yet, there seems to be a good market for shows with a bunch of young females with girly faces, hairs, and behaviors practically living in the same school and doing all kinds of gay things together, and they’re generally not regarded as the shittiest shows of the season. But I’m sure we can’t think of any reasons why the fuck those kinds of shows are green lit for anime, that’s totally beyond us…WTF commenter above me? At least acknowledge your fairly ridiculous double standard. Or, ya know, throw in some valid complaints about this episode, of which there are many.

  • Alex the Too Old says:


    (I was going to put something involving nested tags for things like [META-HUMOR], [FORCED ATTEMPT TO BE CLEVER] and [STEALING SOMEONE ELSE’S JOKE AND BEATING IT INTO THE GROUND], but [EXCUSE].)