Sep 30, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 13

Seriously, am I good or am I good? I knew right away that that creep was one of the people behind that whole Death Gun nonsense. I knew it ever since I saw that guy with Shino (in “real life”). The way he acted was just too creepy, especially when Shino didn’t seem to want the same thing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2014.09.29_23.28.11]So Kazuto defeated the in-game Death Gun, huh? It’s kind of disappointing that he needed help in order to take him down. I think a real one on one match would’ve been a lot cooler, but I am fine with this. This should’ve solved things pretty nicely, right? After all, Death Gun has been defeated in-game and Shino will live to see another day.

It should be over now, right? After all, Kazuto remembered that guy’s old Sword Art Online name, which apparently was Zaza, so giving that name to the authorities will be enough, right? They will be able to find the person behind the mask, so to speak. Kazuto can once again convert that Gun Gale Online account of his to that fairy king account so that he can play with Asuna and their ‘daughter’.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.49_[2014.09.29_23.28.27]Anyway, did you see the look on that creep’s face when he assaulted Shino? That was really gross. I didn’t know whether he wanted to rape her or inject her with that poison, which kind of proves that Kazuto was spot-on with his theory. He kept calling her name as she pinned her down with a disturbing look on his creepy face. Do some men really become like that? I have to believe that this is just a fiction anime event and that something like that doesn’t really happen. I just have to believe that. Shino should praise herself the luckiest girl in the country for having a friend like Kazuto, whom showed up to save the day once again by fighting off that creep.

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Sep 30, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Tribe Cool Crew

Sweet mother of god. What the hell is going on here!? I’m telling you right now; that little protagonist is one step away from losing his mind. Did you see him? Sweet Jesus… The word fairy definitely came to mind as I watched this stuff.

66373The artwork is just… wow. This is obviously made for kids. It has to be. I could never like something like this. The artwork is kind of cheap, even though the characters definitely look unique, and I find certain scenes very hard to watch. I just can’t get over the protagonist… That hair, those eyebrows, that pink crap on his face…

It’s an anime about dancing. What else can I say? There will be dancing, laughing and probably dance battles. That’s all there is to it.

I am skipping this one and I suggest you do the same. It just looks very weird and the story does not look very promising. I can’t recommend this.

Plot Summary: Haneru is a middle school student who loves dance to the point he can hear rhythm in the sound of chalk during class. One day after school, in the secret spot where he practices dancing, he meets Kanon, who’s there to practice as well. The have a great time dancing together, and eventually face off against rivals in dance battles as they grow up.

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Sep 29, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Terra Formars

I had actually seen the OVA before this episode and planned to write something about it. I decided to wait a few weeks because I knew that this show would be airing this season. I must say that I’m a tad bit disappointed.

Terra FormarsI have to be honest and say that I haven’t read the manga (or whatever this is based on). My first impressed is that it looks okay, even though I am not at all excited about those cockroach guys. They all look the same and I honestly think that that’s just really uninspiring and lazy.

I have very little complaints about the story. The artwork is what I have issues with. The story is alright. It’s pretty unique and filled with horror and drama. Still, I wouldn’t want to see many more than thirteen episodes maximum of this.

Horror and sci-fi fans might like this sort of thing. I for one am not sure about it. I might actually skip this one. It is incredibly censored, the enemy is just dull and I honestly cannot see myself watching a lot of these episodes. This could’ve been great if there was a variety of enemies and if the censoring wasn’t so severe.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Shokichi Komachi was part of the Bugs 2 mission to Mars that discovered Terra Formars, human-cockroach hybrids that resulted from a terraforming accident. Shokichi was one of only two survivors. Now, the AE virus that came from Mars is raging wildly on earth. Shokichi boards the spacecraft Annex 1 to go back to Mars to find a sample in order to create a vaccine. They will face an unanticipated accident, a multinational conspiracy, and even more advanced Terra Formars.

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Sep 29, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Karen Senki

What exactly have I done to deserve something like this? I honestly cannot imagine that there are many people that like this 2.5D stuff. It looks weird.

Karen SenkiI honestly can’t see a lot of good about the artwork. I wouldn’t dare to call it a budget product. Stuff like this isn’t very easy to make, but it doesn’t change the fact that I find it very weird to see. I am not at all a fan of 2.5D anime.

As for the story, well… No idea. I can’t criticize it because I honestly don’t know what it’s about. I just got the image of a couple of girls trying to survive in a very rough world. That’s about it.

Could I ever recommend something like this? Not really. For me to recommend a 2.5D anime… That happens very rarely. Knights of Sidonia, which looks rather similar, was one of those rare exceptions. But this… No, sorry.

Plot Summary: In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a war between machines and their creators, machines rule while humans exist in a state of servitude. Titular character Karen leads Resistance Group 11, an eclectic group of humans who find themselves fighting for their lives as they are hunted by the robots in each episode. Is this the end of humanity? Are they fighting a losing battle?

Through Karen, we delve into a struggle between right and wrong, between indifference and love that explores some of the deepest questions about humanity. What is the difference between a thinking machine and a human being? What is a soul?

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Sep 29, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 26

And so ends yet another memorable show. In the end the scene that I wanted to see the most never happened. Too bad. The ending is kind of annoying though. It makes you think that there’s more coming, even though nothing’s been confirmed yet.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 26 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.33_[2014.09.28_23.23.20]I honestly don’t care that certain things about Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei were rather predictable. Everyone knew that Tatsuya was going to dominate every single one of his enemies. We all knew. I knew before these whole ordeal even began. No need to go online and post garbage comments on anime forums, which is something that a lot of people are doing right now. What’s the point? Tatsuya saved a few of his friends, protected his little sister and defeated everyone in his path. Absolutely nothing wrong with that outcome if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 26 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.24_[2014.09.28_23.23.49]Now, I do hate the fact that that Chinese b*st*rd seems to have gotten away. He helped those people over and over again and in the end didn’t get punished for it. I wouldn’t have been at all surprised if he was the mastermind behind all of it, but I can’t see what he could possibly gain from it. I doubt he’s after money.

But still, I don’t really like that it ended with a kind of cliff-hanger. Tatsuya and Miyuki are to visit their aunt because that major is coming over. That’s how it ended. It just makes you think that there’s something else… And I certainly didn’t like the idea of Tatsuya being chained like a dog by someone in order to keep him under control and obedient. Oh well… An overall great experience.

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Sep 28, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 379

This episode actually made me thing about whether or not Sasuke is capable of using Sage Art abilities. The manga is far ahead so I can’t remember, but I am pretty sure he can’t. I can’t remember anyone ever teaching him any of that.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 379 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.59_[2014.09.27_23.22.56]Anyway, Obito became host to the Ten Tails and is giving everyone a run for their money. All of the Kages have been revived using the Edo Tensei, giving them immortal bodies. Having those bodies is quite the advantage, but not against Obito, seeing as his attacks render their bodies useless. He destroys parts of their revived bodies and they won’t regenerate. No more second chances for them.

They can’t even use regular Justsu anymore. Obito can only be touched by Sage Justsu now, which pretty much puts Naruto in the spotlight, seeing as he’s been thoroughly trained in the Sage Arts. Yes… Good times are ahead. I’ll just end this post by seeing that Obito would have been long dead if Itachi were still alive. Enough said.

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Sep 27, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 12

Majimoji Rurumo… I will never forget you. This must have been one of the hardest to predict shows in the history of anime. I’ve wasted plenty of time with theories, trying to predict what was going to happen next, but I don’t think I’ve ever been right. Well played.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 12 [h264-720p][ECA9A0D3].mkv_snapshot_08.27_[2014.09.26_23.15.50]A lot of people are kind of disappointed in the ending… Why? Is it because Rurumo never found out about what would happen to Kouta if she were to complete her witch training? Maybe it’s because that other witch never showed up again? Either way, I think this ending was quite alright. It fits, you know? An unpredictable ending for an unpredictable show. Besides, it did end something if you ask me. It was quite touching and overall pretty brilliant. The only problem with the ending is that Majimoji Rurumo ended with a low user rating score on pretty much every anime website.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 12 [h264-720p][ECA9A0D3].mkv_snapshot_19.33_[2014.09.26_23.16.13]What’s so wrong about making Kouta and everyone else to forget about Rurumo for a day? I think it was quite a clever test. They all noticed that something was missing in their lives and Kouta came pretty close to remember before he encountered Rurumo in the Kimono that he rented for her. Certainly not a bad idea at all.

Yes, I wish there was a bit more romance. I wish that their relationship had progressed a little bit further. But hey, it was never that type of show. It’s a comedy before anything else. In the end I was amusing every single week. One minute of Majimoji Rurumo was enough to put a smile on my face, so I have no regrets. This was definitely worth writing about in the end.

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Sep 26, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 12

Alright. This post will be kept short, this will be kept simple and this will be kept honest. I do not think that Ao Haru Ride turned out to be a bad watch. There were plenty of times were I truly enjoyed watching it. That being said, I still think that Zankyou no Terror, which turned out to be wonderful from start to finish, would’ve been a much better pick for me.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.39_[2014.09.25_22.19.05]Anyway, Futaba-chan did it. She finally succeeded in breaking down that invisible wall and forced Kou to act his age a bit more. He was so angry and so scared all the time, apparently. Futaba seems to have fixed all that. Does she not realize that she has a hold over him? Dammit Futaba… Just do what most women do; try to dominate and control the living crap out of him.

Kou is slowly becoming more and more sociable with everyone. Nevertheless, was there any progress at the end? Not really. All we really got during these past twelve weeks were hugs and teenage drama. In the end it didn’t really meet my expectations. I would’ve thought that Kou would’ve asked Futaba out by now, but no… A pretty mediocre ending for an overall overrated, yet amusing show.

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