Jul 28, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 04

Another interesting episode. I find that these episodes can be quite misleading when it comes to the Working series. You think something’s about to happen due to the amount of progress some characters seem to be making, only to feel betrayed afterwards.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2015.07.28_00.06.47]So Jun and Yachiyo’s relationship has been progressing quite nicely since last week. Yachiyo knew that there’s a girl that Jun likes, she just doesn’t know who that girl is, which makes it a little harder for her to approach him. She realizes that she doesn’t want him to be just a friend anymore. She wants something more, but she doesn’t know what that is. She’s socially quite awkward and doesn’t know much about relationship or love in general, which only ends up making things harder. We’ve reached a point where I want it to be over with; let them become an item already. It’s been long enough.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.00_[2015.07.28_00.07.01]The unexpected twist during this episode was when souta started to see Mahiru a little differently. He thought that she was cute, even though, in his mind at least, only adorable things (like children and little animals) are usually the only things he finds cute. Quite the interesting development no matter how you look at it.

But hey, it’ll probably be like Jun and Yachiyo; it’ll be milked until it completely stops being funny. That whole awkwardness between Jun and Yachiyo stopped being funny last season, so I wonder how fast this will stop being funny. There really aren’t a lot of possibilities when we’re talking about a girl that doesn’t like to communicate with people from the opposite sex.

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Jul 27, 2015

Posted by in Gate

Gate episode 04

This is actually becoming quite interesting. An angle that I never thought of is slowly becoming more and more real, which is actually pretty good. There might actually be a war on either side of the gate if this keeps up.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.02_[2015.07.26_23.44.17]I say all that because Japan is the only country with one of those gates. That gate leads to a whole new world filled with all sorts of untapped resources that Japan could obtain and use to become the world’s biggest superpower. I simply never thought of that. I just thought that they were going there to eliminate a threat.

The idea of them becoming the number one superpower is simply quite interesting. Other countries will become nervous (or at least their leaders will) and will naturally want to prevent Japan from becoming that powerful. The only way to do that is to get them to share that gate or to go to war with Japan and simply take that gate by force.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.07.26_23.44.26]In the meantime; the defence force is doing their best to accommodate their new guests as best as they can. They have built houses, baths and all sorts of things that drastically improved their lives. In a smart amount of time they’ve built an entire base from scratch. It’s so heavily fortified that even a dragon would have a real tough time attacking them. Your average panzerfaust or RPG might not be enough to kill one of those things, but all of those tanks, canons and heavy anti-air artillery might just do the trick. Perhaps a guided missile or two to blind the dragon first? The possibilities are endless… See why I said that the story is becoming really interesting? I have no idea what’s going to happen next.

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Jul 27, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz!

People are extremely ecstatic over this show. A lot of people don’t know that this was based on an erotic novel and think that it’s all innocent, when in actually it comes pretty close to porn. What you don’t know won’t harm you, I guess?

Fate kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei HerzThe artwork is alright I suppose. A lot of good studios have been working on these spin-off series. To me it just seems like it’s more fan service than anything else though. It’s not nearly as good as the regular Fate series.

I only really watched half of the first season to be honest. The story simply didn’t interest me. It was pretty funny at the start, but I soon got bored with it and I could tell that my image of the Fate series was getting worse.

Fate die-hards will watch this no matter what I say here. Perverts too. Unfortunately, I simply respect the Fate series far too much to watch this. It just doesn’t measure up.

Plot Summary: Based on the Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! manga by Hiroshi Hiroyama, itself a spin-off of the Fate/stay night erotic visual novel by Type-Moon.

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Jul 26, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 03

Well, it was to be expected that they would add a new character soon. I’m sure there’ll be more showing up soon, but this particular character really stands out. I’m honestly not sure I even like her from what I’ve seen so far.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2015.07.25_23.52.47]I’m talking about Kirie-chan. She’s a shy, evil-looking girl that followed Umaru around like a stalker in order to return something of hers. I just don’t like the idea of Kirie thinking that she met Umaru’s little sister. It’s way too farfetched and strange. Why not just let Kirie discover Umaru’s little secret? Kirie has no other friends that she can talk to, so why not? Maybe the two could build a friendship that would last a lifetime if that happened. But this is just strange. Her entire personality is just strange; she instantly became chibi Umaru’s servant and she seems to worship the perfect Umaru. That’s not really healthy.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.13_[2015.07.25_23.53.21]I’m guessing that that blue-haired girl, Sylphy or whatever her name was, will also become one of the regulars. She keeps popping up and I’m sure she’ll continue to do so as long as perfect Umaru’s walking around. Every time Umaru does well, which is pretty much most of the time, she seems to appear out of nowhere.

I think the ending was the best part. It was so funny that I actually fell of my chair. I think this may have been the first time that Umaru really relied on her brother for something other than money or help. What made it so funny is how he chose to prioritize the laundry over his frightened little sister. I saw that scene three times in a row. It didn’t stop being funny.

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Jul 25, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 16

Okay, I finally found something that I dislike about Rinko-chan. It took me a while to find something on her, but I finally have. I’m surprised that it took me this long to be very honest. Normally I would’ve found at least have a dozen things by the time we reach the third episode.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.59_[2015.07.24_23.39.57]They all decided to go out together and at one point they stopped to get something to eat. I believe it was soup or something like that. Rinko kept blowing and making a ‘just-listen-to-me-blowing-cutely’ sound. She doesn’t like her soup hot, but the way she blew was so incredibly annoying and noisy that it actually caught my attention right away.

I am also surprised that Takeo’s latest admirer tagged along on their little trip. Rinko played it cool and tried to bond with her. And yeah, she realized that she had no chance with Takeo, but I still think that it was a really weird move. I won’t even be surprised if she becomes a regular character now that she’s become friends with everyone.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.41_[2015.07.24_23.40.14]Anyway, it’s been sixteen weeks and a lot has happened. Every week has been a wonderful adventure, no doubt about it, but I am still waiting for that one episode where Takeo gets to meet Rinko’s parents. I just can’t wait to see their reaction as that enormous guy wants through that door and introduces himself as their daughter’s boyfriend. Their reaction will be priceless and I simply need to know how they will deal with it. Besides, that might just be what they need to give their relationship a little boost. I mean, I don’t want to wait until the very last episode until they give each other a little kiss or something like that. Just make it happen already!

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Jul 24, 2015

Posted by in Gangsta.

Gangsta. episode 04

This episode was just awesome! It had everything; loads of action and loads of interesting scenes that ended up answering quite a few questions. It’s shocking that next week’s episode might even turn out better than this one.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 04 (ABC 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.47_[2015.07.23_23.30.34]I’ll just start off with a rant about Worick and his roots. I believe we already learned a tiny bit about his past, we must have, seeing as I knew that he came from a wealthy family. Little did I know that he was being prepped by his father to become some crappy elitist pig. It was also kind of surprising how his servants hated dealing with him and how he kept dealing with people around him. I’m not going to say that it was just him being immature because of how wealthy his family was. His mother was losing his mind, his father was cheating on her and the only one he could talk to was a deaf kid called Nicolas.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 04 (ABC 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.32_[2015.07.23_23.30.57]It was nice to know that the two didn’t meet one another in the army or something or were survivors of some horrible war. That would’ve been far too cliché. No, Nico was Worick’s bodyguard and the two became really close because they had quite a few similarities despite them living in different worlds. No wonder that they’re still together.

Now, I’m really interested in the next episode. I want to see how Nico will deal with that other Twilight guy. He’s quite a young guy, yet his skill with those blades is something to be feared. He’s fast, cunning and skilled. This should force Nico to fight seriously for a change. I can’t wait to see what both of them are capable of!

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Jul 23, 2015

Posted by in Overlord

Overlord episodes 02 & 03

I was already considering writing about Overlord. It looked promising to begin with, but the second episode didn’t really give me a clear idea of what I can expect to see in the future. This episode made up for that and really liked what I saw.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 02 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.42_[2015.07.22_23.43.21]Last week’s episode was more like an intro. It was to build up a little suspense and show us the bigger pictures of the protagonist’s guild. He met them, verified their loyalty and gave them orders in order to secure their domain in case of an attack. It shouldn’t be all that surprising that he’s good at it; he’s been playing that game a long time and knows all about it. It’s like asking an old sci-fi die-hard to explain the Star Wars movies to you; he knows all. All he needed to do was make sure that everything was exactly the same or at least similar as in the game.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 03 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_21.49_[2015.07.22_23.43.55]This week’s episode was far more interesting because it showed us a great deal. It shows us that the protagonist doesn’t plan on killing all the humans in that world. He wants to become ally and probably gain control by helping them and winning their alliance. That’s one way to go; get people to worship and follow you because of your power.

But that’s not the real reason I decided to write about it; I just like overpowered characters. We have a character that can use magic of a level so high that he has no known equal. I simply cannot help but love a story like that, even though they sometimes tend to become a little bit predictable. That is why I am looking forward to the next episode.

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Jul 22, 2015

Posted by in God Eater

God Eater episode 02

Yeah, God Eater seems promising. A lot of people have been badmouthing it because of the way they’ve done the characters, but I’ve already gotten used to it. It was the same thing with the Knights of Sidonia. Look past it and you’ll find something interesting.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.14_[2015.07.21_23.43.40]But yeah, the artwork is not the reason why I decided to write about God Eater. I simply like overpowered and rebellious characters. I became instantly interested when the protagonist decided to disobey orders in order to help save as many lives as possible. He did not stay behind because he was told to. He wanted to go out and help people and that’s exactly what he did. Who cares if they didn’t like it? I hate organisations and government in general because they’re always selfish and corrupt, which is why I’m hoping that the protagonist will continue to rebel from time to time.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.23_[2015.07.21_23.43.55]Renka will now be thought by Rindou. I think that’s much better than doing those virtual reality exorcizes over and over. I don’t know a lot about Renka, but he strikes me as the type of character that learns more from actual combat than to practice in some facility. I just hope I’m right, seeing as some of those “higher-ups” are playing to take away his God Arc.

I don’t know what to expect at this point. I’m sure that Renka will do fine under Rindou’s command. I’m more worried about Renka losing sight of his own ideals. I don’t want him to become one of those characters that follows orders to the very letter because he’s afraid of what might happen afterwards. He’s fine as he is now.

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