Apr 18, 2015

Posted by in DanMachi

DanMachi episode 03

This season is quite a mess. I have to reschedule a lot of posts for many days later because most of the good shows air on the same day. The other shows, shows that aren’t really worth writing about, air on other days.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.37_[2015.04.17_23.54.35]So Bell managed to ensure the safety of his beloved goddess. You could tell that he was fully prepared to give his live so that she could live on. She took him in when no other family would. They all saw him as dead weight, a parasite that would eat their food, use their beds and other resources. Hestia took him in and turned him into a promising adventurer. That is why I am not at all surprised if he rushed towards death so that that girl could continue living. That just goes to show what kind of respectable character this protagonist is.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.56_[2015.04.17_23.54.43]I replayed the scene where Hestia updated his stats twice. This time it didn’t show how much he had progressed. I decided to cheat a little bit finding the matching chapter of the manga and found out that his stats had almost doubled. They freakin’ doubled! No wonder he managed to defeat that monster. Doesn’t matter if he has a super-knife; he couldn’t have defeated that monster with just that knife if his stats hadn’t doubled. That knife may be special and forged by another goddess, but that doesn’t mean it’s wielder will instantly become invincible.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 02

Ore Monogatari, I choose you! Use your thunderbolt! God… I’ve been making cheesy Pokemon jokes all day long. Pokemon, a gift yet quite the curse. I wonder if the same thing could be said for Ore Monogatari?

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.38_[2015.04.16_23.00.16]First thing’s first; Takeo, one of the main male characters. The guy is huge, strong and scary-looking. He looks a bit like gorilla and will never become a doctor. I know that makes him sound like a complete loser, someone that no woman would ever want to end up with. Nothing could be further from the truth. Its guys like that whom usually end up with great girls. The guy has a heart of twenty-four karat gold, things of others and is always ready to help someone, even if he himself ends up getting hurt in the process. Now that’s a guy that girls want.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.11_[2015.04.16_23.00.31]The second thing that I would like to point out is that Rinko-chan, the girl that Takeo saved on the train, probably really likes him. Takeo is used to girls befriending him so that they can get closer to Makoto, his good-looking best friend. I really believe that that’s not the case this time. I think that Rinko-chan may have fallen for Takeo.

The problem lies with Takeo. He is not used to girls falling for him. In fact, occurrences like that might actually be somewhat rare. That’s why he doesn’t know how to deal with those situations because he believes that she could never be interested in him. If only he had more self-esteem. Things would’ve been better for him.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Wow… This might actually be pretty good. When I read that it was going to be another one of those shows where the characters trade bodies I became sort of disappointed. God only knows how many of those there are already. But no… This was actually quite amusing and interesting.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no MajoThe artwork is pretty good. The characters look nice, the level of detail is good… Sure, there are things that I don’t really appreciate, like some of those character expressions, but hey… That’ll happen.

The story is what interests me. The main heroine isn’t your typical girly girl. Soon more will show up and it makes me curious about their personalities. I basically just want to see what’s going to happen.

Recommendable? Yeah. I think so. Why not? It’s funny, a little ecchi (yay) and contains traces of romance and huge doses of supernatural abilities. So yeah, why not?

Plot Summary: One day, high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs (literally), and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Ninja Slayer From Animation

Unbelievable. I just saw the first episode. I just saw it about ten minutes ago. Damn you, Japan. I want my twelve minutes back! This was a huge waste of time.

Ninja Slayer From AnimationThe artwork is the absolute worst. I’ve seen indie games with better quality artwork than this show. This looks like it was made by a group of high school students. It’s like they purposely made it look this bad.

The story may appeal to some. It sure did sound interesting when I read up on it, but the artwork just kills it. The artwork makes it horrible to watch.

I just cannot recommend this. I honestly want those twelve minutes back. I suggest you look for something else.

Plot Summary: Kenji Fujikido is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. Fujikido cheats death and becomes “Ninja Slayer” -a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninja in mortal combat.

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

It’s back! I have been waiting for this. Knights of Sidonia has really caught me by surprise. The artwork takes getting used to, but that doesn’t take long. You generally just enjoy every episode and that’s what it’s all about!

Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei SenekiThe artwork, as I stated earlier, is something you have to get used to. The characters look a bit 3D-ish and a lot of people, including myself, aren’t really used to that. Still, I believe the level of detail is high and that you get used to everything else after only a few minutes. No problem whatsoever.

Nor do I have any complaints about the story. I always found it very interesting. My eyes never left my screen when I was firing up an episode. I doubt that’s going to change with season two.

I honestly do recommend this. Knights of Sidonia is one of those unexpected jewels that you stumble upon. It catches you by surprise and once you are caught you don’t want to go. It’s definitely worth watching.

Plot Summary: Having narrowly avoided the collision with the asteroid, the Sidonia sets a course for the Lem system in order to wipe out the Gauna nest.

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Nisekoi:

I wasn’t happy when the first season aired. I mean, yes, I think the manga deserves an anime adaption, but when it finally arrived… Let’s just say that I felt somewhat betrayed.

Nisekoi 2Now, some of you might wonder why I felt betrayed. Well, I can only blame the artwork for that. The characters look so damn strange and the artwork is not at all smooth or visually appealing to me. It, for me at least, is very difficult to watch and enjoy.

Nothing wrong with the story though. It’s a good story. A lot of fans say that it’s a pointless story where nothing really happens and where things just go in a loop. I cannot deny that, but I still think it’s quite enjoyable.

I for one will probably not watch this, just like the first season. I will stick with the manga. But hey, see for yourself if this anime adaption of Nisekoi is worth watching.

Plot Summary: As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss.

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Saint Seiya will never die. These series (and movies and games and pretty much any other content) has been very popular for years. And why not? The story behind it is quite brilliant. But yeah, you can clearly see that the most recent series are just not on the same level as the earlier ones. They are just milking as much money from it as possible.

Saint Seiya Soul of GoldThey tried to keep the artwork as similar as possible, you can tell, but let’s face it; the first series aired almost twenty years ago. You cannot produce stuff from that year and expect to air it in this day and age.

Story-wise it’s okay, I suppose. It’s not nearly one of the best series out there. It’s not going to be either. But hey, it’s better than some of the other shows this season. I for one think it’s worth following.

Saint Seiya fans will probably enjoy this. I cannot recommend this to anime fans that don’t know about the Saint Seiya series, seeing as they will be missing a lot of vital information that would make this story a bit strange.

Plot Summary: In the Underworld, during the fight against Hades, the 12 Gold Saints gave up their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall and allow Seiya and his friends to keep moving forward. Aioria and the Gold Saints, who should have disappeared, come back to life in this beautiful Earth full of light. How have they resurrected if they were supposed to be dead? While the big mystery remains, Aioria gets involved in a new battle and when his Cosmo exceeds its limits.. a change happens to the Leo Cloth!

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Apr 15, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Urawa no Usagi-chan

Another anime short that’s not worth watching. I suppose it could serve as a decent commercial, although some commercials might actually be better than this one.

Urawa no Usagi-chanThe artwork is nothing worth mentioning. I’m not even going to waste any more words on that.

The story? Give me a break. Some anime shorts actually have some sort of story that’s worth following. This isn’t one of them.

It’s the same as my previous anime short post; not at all worth watching.

Plot Summary: The happy-go-lucky daily campus lives of eight high school girls: Usagi, Tokiwa, Minami, Sakura, Midori, Kojika, Saiko, and Misono, in the Urawa-ku, Saitama Prefecture.

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