Jul 4, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

The much-anticipated Gate has finally arrived then… Alright… I must admit that I enjoyed watching the first episode. But I will say this; although the start really does look promising, this type of show can go either way after just a couple of episodes.

Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku TatakaeriI have very little to no complaints about the artwork. Maybe some of the characters could’ve looked a bit better, but that’s alright. It’s pretty detailed and I like the setting. I expect a lot from this just by looking at the artwork.

Let’s face it; characters going to other worlds in order to fight and whatnot is nothing new. It’s been done before. Even in this particular setting. Sure, there are quite a few differences, but the similarities are still there. I wonder how Gate will stand apart from all the others.

I am going to give this a fair try. The first episode interested me and I am definitely going to watch the second episode, at least. I suggest you give this a try as well. You might really end up liking it.

Plot Summary: A gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.

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Jul 4, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Miss Monochrome 2

People have told me quite a few times about how this is supposedly one of the “watchable” anime shorts. I’m sorry; I don’t see it. The artwork alone was too hard for me to watch. The fact that it’s only a couple of minutes per episode doesn’t help either.

Miss Monochrome 2Like I said; I hate the artwork. It looks really bad and I just can’t seem to get used to it. There are only a few anime shorts that have been successful on this front but this isn’t one of them.

As for the story; it’s an anime short. There isn’t one. I just don’t like this 2.5D nonsense and especially in this setting. It makes me want to stop watching anime altogether.

I’m sorry, but I am not going to waste my time on this crap and I don’t see how I could possible recommend others to do otherwise. Skip this stuff.

Plot Summary: In order to be more in the eyes of the public, Miss Monochrome begins working to become a top-selling idol. Spacey Miss Monochrome once again runs around the idol show biz world, being tossed around by others.

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Jul 4, 2015

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 418

I don’t understand why they even try. Honestly, they are completely ruining Naruto Shippuuden with these crappy fillers. Writing these posts feels like a chore and quite frankly I just want to stop. If things don’t get better after two weeks from now then I’m stopping for real.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 418 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.40_[2015.07.03_23.45.24]I mean, most of this episode wasn’t bad. It was pretty good. We saw Kabuto again and found out that he had the nerve to switch sides once more. We saw Naruto a little, we saw how Guy was about to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to hold Madara at bay. And yeah, then came the fillers. I honestly already know about their past. I know about Guy’s past and about Lee’s past. We’ve already seen it countless times. There’s no need to waste any more time on it. Stop filling, goddammit! It seems that the next episode is going to suck as well.

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Jul 3, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 13

I am so happy that Ore Monogatari isn’t ending. I really forgot that there were twenty-four episodes instead of the usual twelve or thirteen. There’s no way that things can end anything soon. Many more things need to be explored.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.32_[2015.07.02_23.52.49]I believe that this episode will lead to many new possibilities. We all know that Ai, Makoto’s older sister, has a real thing for Takeo because of the way he treated her ever since they met. Ai cannot let go of it. She keeps thinking about him and she keeps seeing him as boyfriend material. It’s fine if she wants to have a crush on Takeo, but it’s been so long that it’s more than just unhealthy, especially since Takeo could probably never see her as more than a sister. Maybe he could, I don’t know, but there’s simply no chance of anything happening now that he’s with Rinko.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.57_[2015.07.02_23.53.00]But yeah, I’m happy that Ai made a friend in college. I’m also happy that he likes her and wants to fight for her. I’m even happier when he decided to show up in order to push Ai into confessing her feelings to Takeo. Now, I will agree when said that it’s really none of his business and that he should stay out of it, but I will also agree when said that he isn’t wrong and that Ai would probably start to move forward again after all this time. It’s really a tough spot. I doubt her relationship with Takeo would change though. I don’t think he would treat her any different than usual. We’ll see…

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Jul 3, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Gangsta.

I loved the first episode so much! Unbelievable! I have never read the manga and I’ve heard few things about it, so it goes without seeing that I was pleasantly surprise when I started watching the first episode. What a change!

Gangsta.The artwork is just sublime. I honestly wouldn’t dare to change a thing. The characters look amazing and the level of detail is superb. Really, the details are just insane. Even the way they censored things is subtle and doesn’t really bother me at all.

I would describe this story, from what I’ve seen, as a slightly darker version of Black Lagoon. It contains sex, violence and drama. Loads of it. Black Lagoon was pretty heavy for its time, but this may just end up surpassing that when it comes to violence and sex.

I honestly recommend this to every action and drama fan. It’s definitely worth checking out. I loved the first episode and I have insanely high hopes for this. It goes without saying that I’m already considering to write more about it.

Plot Summary: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two “handymen” known as “Benriya” who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia — for a good price. After an assignment from police the two met and later joined by Alex, a former prostitute who got interested in the mysterious background of the team, in particular of Nicolas’ abilities.

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Jul 3, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Okusama ga Seitokaichou!

I honestly have mixed feelings about this. I don’t think that this should be labelled as regular anime since it contains quite a lot of uncensored nudity and sexual acts. I would rather have labelled this as hentai to be honest.

Okusama ga Seitokaichou!Nevertheless, the artwork looks good. It’s only eight minutes per episode and although I wouldn’t mind watching more of this romantic comedy, I still think that this might be something that’s worth watching every week.

The artwork itself is pretty funny and interesting. There are similar shows out there, but this one is a little more direct (for lack of a better word).

Ecchi fans eat your hearts out. I cannot recommend this to children due to the sexual content, but yeah, I will be following this since I’m a complete pervert by nature.

Plot Summary: The story begins with Izumi Hayato running to be student body president. But when a beautiful girl swings in promising the liberalization of love while flinging condoms into the audience, he ends up losing to her and becoming the vice president. At the student council meeting, the newly-elected president invites herself over to Izumi’s house, where she promptly announces she is to become Izumi’s wife thanks to an agreement—facilitated by alcohol—made between their parents when they were only 3.

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Jul 1, 2015

Posted by in Sidonia no Kishi 2

Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 12

Normally I’d be writing my Kekkai Sensen post right about now, but since it’s on a two week break and I don’t seem to have the ability to see into the future…. Well… it makes it hard for me to know what’ll happen. So yeah, the final Knights of Sidonia post will have to do.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 12 END (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.05_[2015.06.30_23.41.07]So this season ends once again. I am truly addicted to this show. The first season came as a breath of fresh air; the artwork was too weird, but I got used to it so quickly that I started laughing it after a few minutes. That’s why it’s no surprise that there’s already a third season planned. It hasn’t been announced yet, but several sources have reported that a third season is forthcoming. It’ll probably take at least another year for it to arrive, but it’s definitely coming. And yeah, things ended with a cliff-hanger so it stands to reason…

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 12 END (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.43_[2015.06.30_23.41.30]Anyway, Nagate survived. He, as expected, got reinforcements and they ended up protecting him and his two friends from a huge swarm of Gauna. He only had that dagger since he ran out of ammunition last week. But hey, watching those mechs fire away was kind of cool, too. It’s a shame they didn’t came in for close combat.

But hey, I was wrong about the red Gauna. She was killed after all and part of her was captured. Well, maybe I wasn’t all wrong. There’s a chance she might get used for something or that she might escape and run amok again. Either way, we’ll just have to wait for the third season to see what happens next. I just hope that Nagate starts thinking for himself soon instead of aimlessly following people’s orders.

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Jun 29, 2015

Posted by in DanMachi

DanMachi episode 13

Yeah, I suppose I do find this ending rather good. It may have been a little rushes and not all questions were answered, but I suppose it’s because I wanted to see a lot more of DanMachi. It saddens me that it’s already over.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.29_[2015.06.28_23.40.00]DanMachi truly was this season’s underdog. Many people thought that it was another dirty anime when they saw that busty loli Hestia and thought that it was going to be more fan service than anything else. Things soon changed after only a couple of episodes. People came around and saw DanMachi for was it truly was; a great show.

I’m not sure if there’s ever going to be a sequel. I haven’t heard anything yet. Not even an item about the possibility of a sequel. That’s why I’m kind of satisfied with this ending as it had everything you could wish for; a badass boss, a huge fight and a happy ending. That finishes things pretty nicely if you compare it to the endings of other shows.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.00_[2015.06.28_23.40.24]I knew that Bell-kun’s latest skill would be the key to him defeating that boss. His attack being amplified like that allowed him to slay that boss before it could destroy them all. That’s all very cool and impressive that Bell-kun managed to rise to the occasion, but I still think that it could’ve been avoided if Hestia hadn’t used her divine powers after Bell-kun had already won the day (so to speak). It seems kind of pointless if you think about it. Bell and his friends were safe and so was she, so there was no point in having her interfere. I wonder if that happened in the manga as well or if it was just their way of ending the show. Either way; I am pleased. I’m glad I watched this show and that I wrote about it.

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