Sep 18, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 11

Ugh… Don’t you think it’s a little bit morbid how some of the “heroes” are simply replaced by other characters? Two characters get killed and get replaced soon enough by two knew characters… I guess the grinder needs more meat.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.53_[2014.09.17_23.09.01]So this so-called doctor invades Night Raids’ base by unleashing his formerly human puppets to do his dirty work. Not only was it disturbing to see how gay they all looked, but I think it’s also quite uninspiring that most of those characters looked exactly the same. Was it really so much trouble to give those characters unique features? They looked the same, wore the same clothes, talked the same and they even used the same fighting moves. No wonder they were all cut down so easily when one of the newbies showed up to strut his stuff to impress his teammates.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.50_[2014.09.17_23.10.25]So this guy, Susanoo (reminds me of Naruto Shippuuden), has the same kind of ability as Seryuu’s Imperial Arms. Instead of having a pet of his own that grows a few feet tall and whatnot, he himself is the weapon. His body, too, has a core that you need to destroy if you want to defeat him. Otherwise he, too, will keep regenerating, just like Coro.

Am I disappointed in the end? A little. I think it was a damn shame to get rid of Bulat. Nevertheless, we have two new characters that arrived to help out Night Raid in the fight against the ice queen and her powerful henchmen. I just hope that Seryuu gets to die first. She needs to die. Oh, and I wouldn’t mind if Esdeath were to capture Tatsumi again. I kind of liked those scene, hehe.

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Sep 17, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 10

What’s this!? Could I have been wrong? Could it be that we’re getting a couple of serious episodes? Don’t get me wrong, these past ten weeks have been delightful. I just think that a few serious, progress-filled episodes would do this show a lot of good.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2014.09.16_23.30.11]So Seishuu-sensei has been working on his calligraphy and experienced a lot of ups and downs. He finally got inspired and created something that he thought was good, after which he submitted it to some competition. Now we are saddled up with a nervous Seishuu-sensei and a group of people that want him back home.

So yeah, Seishuu seems to have finally gone home. Permanently? I don’t know. All I know is that he seems to have left without having said anything, although he did try to. Let’s just face it; a guy like that belongs in the city and not in some remote village with a few dozen local hicks. I doubt he would like to spend the rest of his days being dominated by little children.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.04_[2014.09.16_23.30.24]So Seishuu left, huh? The end? No. I don’t think so. I actually thought about the possibility of Naru and the others visiting him in the city after they find out that he’s gone, but will they? Will they really? Those characters have gotten really attached to him so it’s definitely a possibility. I personally think it’s more likely that he will go back to his home city to attend that competition in person and listen to what people have to say. But after that I actually think he’s going back to that little town where he got inspired in the first place. I don’t know… We’ll just have to wait and see how this will play out.

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Sep 16, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 11

I am now one hundred percent sure that Shino’s stalker is the one behind that Death Gun nonsense. There are too many coincidences and everything points to him in my mind. Am I seriously the only one that sees this!?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.39_[2014.09.16_00.19.44]So Kazuto thinks he has figured out Death Gun’s methods. He thinks that Death Gun is working with someone else. Death Gun A kills characters in-game and Death Gun B visits players’ houses when they are in-game and do not realize that someone has entered their home. This Death Gun B supposedly injects the players with a poison of some kind as soon as Death Gun A shoots that player in-game with that black handgun of his. This makes it seem as though Death Gun A has the ability to kill players in real-life via the game, even though Death Gun B is the one that does the actual killing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.56_[2014.09.16_00.20.18]It’s a very farfetched theory. This would mean that Death Gun B is currently standing beside Shino’s bed. She cannot logout because he might harm her anyway and she cannot get shot by Death Gun A because Death Gun B will then inject her with that poison. This just leaves them with two options; find a way to signal people on the outside so that they can rush to Shino’s house and apprehend Death Gun B or work together to defeat Death Gun A, hoping that Death Gun B really does leave without doing anything to Shino. This just goes to show that that Stalker really is one of the Death Gun’s. No way did he look over her shoulder. He just knows her address because she either told him or because he follow her home after one of their real-life meetings. I’m sure that’s it.

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Sep 15, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 24

I am forced to keep this post short and simple due to a severe lack of free time today. Mind you, this episode definitely deserves a review of at least three hundred words. Just calling it epic wouldn’t be enough. I have a good feeling about the ending…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.09.14_23.39.27]So the convention got attacked by terrorists with guns. How boring. It took Tatsuyu a couple of seconds to turn things around. It just goes to show that that guy is a natural born leader. He shouldn’t be following that major. They should be following him. The fact that he led that group to safety just proves my point.

And did you see the look on everyone’s faces when they found out that Tatsuya was a secret agent and that they were forced to keep his identity a secret? Finally some well-deserved recognition. It was foolish of them to even think that Tatsuya was like them. God… This episode was so wonderful that I might actually watch it again tomorrow. I’m completely hooked right now.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2014.09.14_23.39.46]Anyway, I don’t know if all the students are safe. They are bound to encounter more terrorists. All Tatsuya can do now, especially now that his true identity has been revealed, is fulfil his mission. That last scene where Miyuki did something to Tatsuya was the cherry on top of the cake. Many theories are already going through my head (the more likely one is that Tatsuya can finally use his “full power” now that Miyuki undid some magic of some kind). I can’t wait to see next week’s episode, even though we all already know that Tatsuya is going to defeat every single one of those terrorists himself is he has to. That’s just the kind of overpowered main character that he is.

P.S. I am fully aware that I failed to keep this post short and simple. What can I say? This episode made me want to write.

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Sep 13, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 11

Yeah, okay, bite me. We are eleven weeks in and Ken is still extremely weak. He can’t do anything, he can’t say anything and he doesn’t even try to escape his current predicament from what I’ve seen. I foresee a mediocre ending to be very honest.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.33_[2014.09.12_23.40.28]Tokyo Ghoul had a powerful start. The horrific action captured the attention of many anime fans and a lot of them, including myself, are rather disappointed by how things played out. It is no secret that I’m a sucker for overpowered main characters, but to have the protagonist so laughingly weak that he can’t even defend himself or try to escape somehow when he’s being held in a room where some lunatic tortures him from time to time… Yeah, that is just shocking, especially if you consider that Ken, a rare one-eyed Ghoul, is supposed to be stronger than regular Ghouls, provided you believed what the other Ghoul, Itori, said a few episodes ago.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.29_[2014.09.12_23.40.08]It really is sad that Touka and the rest of Anteiku had to gather in order to help save Ken, but to think that Shuu, an enemy whom we were led to believe was dead, showed up to help as well… What a disaster. Still, all will be forgiven if I get to see Yoshimura, the old man that owns that café, fight against a powerful opponent.

You know what I really disliked about this episode? I disliked the part where they finally gave us a glimpse of a white-haired Ken. They waited eleven weeks to show us that, and they only showed us at the very, very ending of the episode. We will actually have to wait until the next episode to see what has happened to Ken (probably got himself another personality due to that torture, just like that other Ghoul).

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Sep 13, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 10

Accept it, people. There will never be a normal Majimoji Rurumo episode. Don’t even bother trying to think about the next episode. You won’t be able to predict it. Trust me, I tried many times during these past few weeks.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_07.31_[2014.09.12_23.37.55]All hell was going to break lose when I started watching this episode. Rather, I knew it would. Things cannot stay the same when you mix Kouta and a group of naked girls with a Japanese hot spring. You automatically already know that Kouta’s going to do everything in his power to prove to the world that he’s a perverted force to be reckoned with. Making it a mixed bath instead of a traditional both for men and women separately was like comparing a few drops of oil with a whole oil tanker. You basically just gave that pervert the right to look (and touch) all he wants.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_19.56_[2014.09.12_23.38.28]I dare call that normal, actually. At that point I started to wonder when something strange was going to happen, because it always does happen one way or the other. This week was no exception either. Kouta got his hands on a special bottle of water that had the ability to turn him into a wolf over time. All the more reason to believe that the author was high on cocaine.

Now, I may have been seeing this or I may have just misunderstood the whole situation, but I think there was a little spark between Rurumo and Kouta, don’t you think? Rurumo saved him once again and I am pretty sure that Kouta and Rurumo had a little moment there that they won’t forget. This is Majimoji Rurumo, so I may be overthinking things, but I am keeping my fingers crossed nonetheless.

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Sep 12, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 10

Wow. Why did I think of Natsuyuki Rendezvous? I remember loving that show to death. Waiting every single week for a new episode was very hard. And that horrible ending disappointed me so much that I lost faith in Japanese endings. Ao Haru Ride won’t be any different. I can tell.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.09.11_23.39.49]I was not very hopeful. I knew what to expect. Futaba is a pretty jealous girl, so when she saw Yuuri and Kou exit that room together and refused to tell her what they did there, I immediately knew that Futaba would not leave it alone until she found out why. She has used sad, obvious excuses before to get what she wanted. This this was no exception. She used like half a dozen bad excuses to gain access to Kou’s house in order to squeeze out a little bit of info on what happened between those two, only to discover that part of that room has been dedicated to Kou’s deceased mother. Yeah, good going, Futaba.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.24_[2014.09.11_23.40.19]I even hate myself for actually getting a little hopeful when Kou held Futaba like that. “Here it finally comes” I said to myself, when suddenly Kou’s older brother showed up to ruin everything. Seriously, he ruined everything. The moment was perfect, the position was perfect and the timing was perfect. I hate myself for that.

I swear, I will never get my hopes up like that again. Ao Haru Ride just keeps shooting it all down. No wonder the manga is so popular amongst girls. They build up so freakin’ much that it makes me want to hit someone. I imagine that girls love this kind of let’s-wait-so-it-becomes-a-lot-more-special crap. The only thing that can make it special is if you obey your partner’s every command (and vice versa from time to time to be fair).

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Sep 11, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 10

This was one seriously messed up episode. There might be some possibility that Tatsumi is gay, too. No man would’ve done what he did in that situation. No man. Still, the episode lived up to my expectations. I have no complaints whatsoever.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.17_[2014.09.10_23.54.44]Remember how Tatsumi got captured by Esdeath last week? Of course you do. Millions of fans all over the world waited for a whole week to see how Esdeath would train Tatsumi to become her pervert love toy. I am obviously one of those fans. I still cannot understand how Tatsumi passed up on the opportunity to defile Esdeath’s body. Instead he tried to convince her to join Night Raid. As if Esdeath would simply switch sides because some weak guy asks her. Things would’ve been different if Tatsumi managed to successfully impregnate her, thereby gaining some leverage. But hey, that’s just how my messed up mind works, and it’s how I would’ve done it.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.20_[2014.09.10_23.54.58]I was actually unpleasantly surprised when I saw that fish fanatic, Wave was his name I believe, transform, too. It seems his Imperial Arms was based on Incursio, Tatsumi’s current Imperial Arms, and that Incursio is just a prototype. I was under the impression that the Imperial Arms where all somehow created during a short period of time, so I never really thought that there were prototypes.

Putting that other guy side that’s about to find Night Raid’s base… I am pretty sure that this whole Incursio thing can go three ways. Either those two Imperial Arms are equal in power, in which case Tatsumi will lose because he lacks experience, Wave’s Imperial Arms really is stronger than Tatsumi’s, in which case Tatsumi will definitely lose, or if Tatsumi’s Imperial Arms, being a prototype, actually ends up being ‘special’ and therefor stronger, in which case Tatsumi has a chance of winning.

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