Nov 1, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 04

I told myself that I should always write honest reviews. I don’t plan on changing any time soon, so this might actually be the first negative Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso post. I am truly very disappointed by what I saw this week, making it painfully clear that this is not like the Nodame Cantabile series.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.10.31_23.07.07]They rushed and rushed in order to make it in time for kaori’s gig. They pretty much turned Kousei’s life upside down without even thinking it through, but hey… they made it. They were just in time, as one could already expect. I don’t really like it when characters make it just in time. It’s so cliché. Just let them arrive and do what they have to do.

Anyway, I would like to tackle the ending first before I start another one of my rants. So Kaori collapsed at the end of the episode. Nice cliff-hanger. Am I curious? Not really. She’s fine. She was probably just tired, didn’t eat a lot and maybe the pressure just got to her when Kousei couldn’t keep up with her at one point. Either way, she’ll be just fine. We already know that much.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.12_[2014.10.31_23.07.32]Now then, what about this episode? What about the music that they played? I am kind of hoping that this was a one-time thing since Kousei has only just begun to play the Piano again after all these years. The guy panicked and could no longer keep up with Kaori, causing him to come at a complete standstill. This, apparently, came as no surprise to one of the judges, whom knew about Kousei. He said to himself that it was no surprise that two soloists couldn’t perform flawlessly right from the beginning, which is true. Both Kousei and Koari are soloists, which is kind of why I am hoping that this was a onetime thing and that Kousei will continue to grow on his own (with the help of his friends of course).

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Nov 1, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 04

I am running out of time. I am therefor forced to keep this post short and simple, which will be an easy task. There are very few points that I want to address in this review. It was a pretty disappointing episode in the end.

[Zero-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 04 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_11.54_[2014.10.31_23.08.50]It got to me. It really got to me that that old man just continued to murder people by bashing their heads in and that none of those people, whose hues were already through the roof anyway, attempted to defend themselves. The old man only had that robot dog and a stick. A dozen people should be more than enough to overpower them.

It also got to me that those officers shot one of their own without even thinking twice about whom they were shooting at. They even killed innocent people because their mental state was messed up by that lunatic. I can only hope that this inspired Akane to go her own way instead of listening to her colleagues or her evil boss.

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Oct 31, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 04

A rather predictable episode I’m afraid. Still, Parasyte seems to be doing really well. There’s even going to be a live action movie of it soon. I’ve already seen the trailer and I must say that it looks kind lame. I’ll just stick to the anime adaption.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.58_[2014.10.30_23.20.31]You know, this Protagonist, Shinichi, is really starting to piss me off. He keeps saying that he wants to eliminate all parasites and is always so eager to start a fight, but now a parasite brought the fight to him and he is on the brink of peeing his pants. He nearly panicked when that guy attacked. He has such a big mouth, claiming to be ready to fight one of those creatures at any time, but chickens out when it’s time to put his mouth where is money is. It’s only because he realized that Migi wants to survive and would block every one of those attacks that he finally walked up to that guy and stabbed him in the chest.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.43_[2014.10.30_23.20.53]Same story with that woman; he was so eager to attack her when he found out about her existence. Now he’s pretty much cowering in fear because they’re not sure that they can beat her, especially since she’s carrying a human child. Shinichi doesn’t want to sacrifice that child, even though that woman/thing only plans to experiment on it and eat after she’s done.

I’m pretty sure that something’s about to go down right now. Shinichi’s parents left to go on a trip together. They are no longer an issue. He can roam free without having to worry about those two finding out about his current predicament and getting involved. Now would be a good time to go after that woman.

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Oct 30, 2014

Posted by in Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven episode 04

I knew it. The protagonist couldn’t just become an almighty mage overnight just because he can copy people’s powers. That would’ve been awesome ridiculous. Yes, this makes a little bit more sense I guess. Doesn’t it?

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.29_[2014.10.30_00.00.48]Surprising episode, I must say. Or was it? They focussed so much on Yui and her bizarre condition that there had to be something to it. I suppose it would only be a matter of time before something went wrong, but for it to happen right away is just… disappointing? What bothers me most is that it seems that almost anyone can cause one of those disasters. It first I thought it was only Arata since he was a special case, but now everyone with strong magical powers seems to be making that list, which means that the headmaster and the Trinity Seven (and other characters like them) pretty much come to mind.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.01_[2014.10.30_00.01.15]So… Arata needs to meet certain conditions before he can uses someone else’s powers, it seems. I guess they didn’t really bother telling us what those conditions could be, but my guess is that the person whose powers he plans on using needs to give his or her consent before he can actually them, which makes his ability a bit less amazing.

What happens now? Well… I imagine that Arata has quite a few more days to enjoy his harem whilst more and more characters start to fall for him. First it was Lilith, then Arin and now Levi. It’s a matter of time before the rest follows in their footsteps. That’s the problem with stories like these; the general idea is all too obvious.

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Oct 29, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 04

I suppose I should just come out and say it; I regret picking Grisaia no Kajitsu to write about. There is no storyline whatsoever. We are just following those strange students around, that’s it. I find it very hard to write about anime like that. I should’ve picked Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, which turned out to be good.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.28_[2014.10.28_23.40.00]It is safe to assume that each character is going to be put in the spotlight each week? Michiru got lucky this week. It was her turn. Those scenes where the characters thought that she was an alien because she occasionally bleaches her hair like an idiot were kind of strange. I laughed, that’s not the problem, but I still could not see the value of it.

The only thing worthy of attention is the serious possibility that Michiru might have a multiple personality disorder. Personality A is curious and more serious and ended up kissing Yuuji. Personality B is playful and energetic and couldn’t remember kissing Yuuji. I suppose I could call that interesting? We’ll just have to wait and see where they’re going with this.

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Oct 28, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 17

Ha! I feel as though I have won a jackpot or something. Of course, god forbid me from having such luck, but still… Being spot-on with my predictions is almost as good. I’m not saying the story is predictable or anything like that, but things kind of became clear when they focussed too much on certain things.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.38_[2014.10.27_20.52.57]Poor Chelsea… I really liked that character. She had a ridiculously cute laugh and always managed to put a smile on my face, especially when she transformed into that animal in order to steal Mine’s cake. I just can’t get that scene out of my head. Nevertheless, she died a badass. She took out Bols by exploiting his weakness of cute things. She pretended to be a little girl that got caught up by that explosion in order to get in close for the kill. She tried to do the same thing with Kurome, which almost succeeded if Kurome wasn’t such a monstrosity, and ended up paying for it with her life, as I kind of expected.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.06_[2014.10.27_20.53.29]I must say that I never expected for it to happen during this episode. I knew Bols was going to die because of his position and the fact that he used his ultimate attack and failed. I knew Chelsea was going to die because she altered her attitude towards battle (because of Tatsumi?) and got too cocky. She wanted too much too fast.

Did Chelsea deserve it to have her head end up on a stake for all to see? No. I hope that Tatsumi goes berserk one of these days and finishes them off. I know that something like that won’t happen, but I can always be hopeful. Just as long as Seryuu and Kurome die and Leone makes a full recovery. I don’t think I could get used to a one-armed Leone.

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Oct 27, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 16

Watching Sword Art Online has really become nerve-wracking. I keep trying to figure out where they’re going with this. This is not about some quest for a special sword. I am still looking for a character that might turn out to be the new enemy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.10.26_23.56.08]I doubt this quest will take much longer. The next episode should finish that if all goes well. I highly doubt that the remaining episodes of this season will revolve around Kazuto’s in-game experience. Don’t get me wrong, I like games a lot, as you could probably tell by looking at my screen name, but I don’t want to keep watching this quest business for much longer if it doesn’t lead to something important. Of course, by important I mean something that might affect Kazuto in the ‘real world’. I doubt a special sword from that game would help the guy get a job in a few years’ time.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.46_[2014.10.26_23.56.21]I could not help but notice that one of the characters said that the quests in the game were infinite because there are infinite legends and myths. That is wrong. I don’t know if that was just poorly translated to English, but that would be very wrong. There is by no means an infinite amount of myths or legends. There are a lot of them, I agree, but they are not infinite. A couple of million players should easily be able to clear all of those in a reasonable amount of time. I don’t know… Maybe I’m just nit-picking because the story isn’t going as I had hoped.

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Oct 26, 2014

Posted by in Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park episode 04

Wooh~! I did not expect a little twist like this one. I am rather pleased with it, actually. It just goes to show that Amagi Brilliant Park is so ridiculous (a good kind, of course) that it makes it hard to predict what will happen next.

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 04 [C442142C].mkv_snapshot_03.42_[2014.10.25_23.50.24]The almighty Seiya, whose perfect life partner is himself, was really on his game for most part of the episode. He managed the park like a real manager, make improvements, made suggestions and executed idea’s like tomorrow would never come. He was really on fire. The same thing cannot be said for Isuzu, whom felt like a useless third wheel. She realized that most of her suggestions weren’t necessary because Seiya was already on top of it. She became very agitated and aggressive because of it. It was a side of her we have never seen before and I kind of liked it!

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 04 [C442142C].mkv_snapshot_14.15_[2014.10.25_23.50.49]Still, Isuzu proved that she wasn’t completely useless. She proved to be quite capable in emergency situations. She took control and gave out orders to the staff that resulted in a successful rebound. The rain ended up doing minimal damage and the park was once again saved from the clutches of Mother Nature.

Still, this was the fourth episode and the park is still closed. They are still working hard to improve the attractions and clean up the park. The problem is still money. They have too little of it and not everyone can get what he/she wants. I wonder if this will become a problem when the park reopens, which should be any week now.

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