May 31, 2012

Posted by in Featured

Vividred Operation anime ad online

Vividred Operation anime ad online

The television station Tokyo MX began airing a second 30-second commercial for Vividred Operation, the upcoming “original new animation project” collaboration between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Magazine and Aniplex, on Wednesday. The commercial does not show any actual animated footage.

Strike Witches’ Kazuhiro Takamura will be directing the new anime, and is also handling the character design and working with Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Guilty Crown) on the scripts. A-1 Pictures (The IDOLM@STER, AnoHana) will be handling the animation production.

The project’s official website had previously provided clues about the new project. The heroine of the “girl science-fiction action” anime will be a 14-year-old girl who lives with her little sister and grandfather and who lives an impoverished life in various ways.

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May 31, 2012

Posted by in Medaka Box

Medaka Box episode 09

Okay… I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I don’t even know what to think of this episode. It was a very, very strange yet interesting episode. It sort of reminded me like a gag anime at one point, which was kind of disturbing. I’m not a gag fan, so there’s that. However, I still found this week’s episode pretty entertaining.

It revolved around the disciplinary committee again. A little thirteen year-old boy, apparently the chairman of the disciplinary committee, set his mind on conquering Medaka-chan and the rest of the student council. Seriously, that little psychopath was really, really disturbing. I’m still not sure, seeing as they didn’t show it, but I’m pretty positive that he was throwing candy at people. Medaka-chan left as soon as he told her about his plans to take care of the student council, thereby leaving Hansode-chan in charge of keeping him at bay. Smart move, Medaka, leaving two little monsters alone like that. How could that possibly go wrong?

Medaka-chan spent her time wisely by taking out those disciplinary committee “assassins” one by one. The students weren’t even that surprised anymore. It seems that everyone knows that Medaka-chan is a bit of a monster. She took out a geek with claws first, thereby saving Mogana-chan. Then she took down an idiot that used a bike as a weapon, thereby saving Kouki. And finally she arrived at the disciplinary committee’s building, hoping that she would be in time to save Zenkichi from the hands of that busty “assassin”. Yeah right, as if that guy needs or even wants to be saved at that point.

I saw that happening. I saw how Medaka rushed in and saved Zenkichi. Only one thought came to mind; why!? That girl was busty, tall, pretty slender, plus there were ‘toys’ all over the place. I would go nuts if I were Zenkichi. Oh well, she did have his best interests at heart, which is why she came to save him in the first place. The question is; will she succeed in stopping them? I’m sure we’ll find out one way or another during the next episode.

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May 31, 2012

Posted by in Jormungand

Jormungand episode 08

Jormungand claims yet another good episode, how fortunate. This was the eighth episode and I’m still not getting tired of watching, at all. In fact, I’m actually looking forward to the next episode. News of a possible second season should be arriving any day now, I’m sure of it.

I know I said that the episode was good, but one of the characters in it annoyed me a lot. The episode revolved around Koko’s trade. How she sells weapons, acquires them, how she deals with competition… It was awesome. Koko never seizes to amaze me. She actually managed to get control over Scarecrow’s newest partner, that pretty blonde. Now that’s just bad ass!

However, that’s not what the episode was about. It was mainly about what happened after that. Koko’s clients kept declining her trade after that annoying woman beat her to it. Seriously, that old goat was everywhere. And it’s not all that surprising, seeing as she was tapping Koko’s phone, and therefor knew her entire schedule, allowing her to beat her to it. Play fair? Nah, not when there’s weapons and money involved.

Koko got pretty depressed over it for a little while. She kept thinking of ways to make a comeback. She shut herself in her room for two days and nights, formulating the perfect plan to get back at her. Koko’s idea was to confuse that old goat. She knew that she was being tapped, so she led her off track a bit. In the meantime she manipulated a lot of people into buying drones and whatnot, which caused all the clients to come back to her. Brilliant! Did you see the look on that old goat’s face? Awesome. No, fantastic. Hell no, it was orgasmic! I always love it when I see a cheater bite the dust.

I was pretty surprise to see that that old goat called Koko and arranged a meeting. Koko knew that there would be snipers there, but that they probably wouldn’t be hers. She may be a lying cheat, but she’s not experienced enough to think that far ahead. She should be lucky that Koko is such a forgiving person (yeah, that’s right, I just said that). She could’ve easily killed both her and her bodyguard, but she didn’t. That’s what separates Koko from your average killer. She doesn’t enjoy killing people, and will only kill in the first place if she has no other alternative. I can hardly wait to see how she will entertain us next.

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May 30, 2012

Posted by in Zetman

Zetman episode 09

Oh, wow. What an epic episode this was. I was planning on making a big fuss out of it, but I’ve decided to keep it short and simple. I usually tend to go on for too long about all sorts of unimportant stuff when I’m excited. Sorry about that.

The story continues as we see how Seiji’s men use their transformation abilities to infiltrate the Amagi mansion and fool Konoha into giving them Jin’s pendant, the same pendant that his ‘grandfather’ left him. It was an easy win for Seiji and his men. This means that Jin can no longer become complete. He needs that red stone in order to obtain his complete form; the red Zet.

This entire episode revolved around betrayal, lies and friendship. Jin now knows who his true friends are. That’s something that cannot be forgotten. The question is; is that guy, “master”, a friend or a foe? He claimed to help Jin on his quest to take down Seiji, seeing as Seiji, despite having a higher rank in the EVOL change, has become a serious threat that he cannot defeat alone, apparently.

It isn’t all bad though. Sure, one of those scientists lost their lives during the attack on the Amagi mansion, but everyone else survived. Well, that and the fact that Jin and Hanako have officially become a couple. That was really, really great to see. Both of them deserve it. They have had a lot of hardships in the past, so it’s time to make a few good memories, don’t you think?

I know that the episode wasn’t all negative, but things will only get worse from here on out. Jin now has a girlfriend, yet another person that he has to protect at all cost. Kouga now needs to deal with that psychopathic old man that seems to have captured his little sister. And I’m sure that Kouga’s grandfather will soon have to deal with Kouga’s father. It’s not all that surprising. Kouga’s father doesn’t care as much about his family as he does about his company, and he’s clearly willing to do anything in order to keep things from going south. The next episode will be awesome, I just know it.

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May 30, 2012

Posted by in Accel World

Accel World episode 08

What the hell did I watch? This turned out to be one messed up episode. Yeah, I enjoyed it a lot, but it was simply messed up. All the strange comedy made things a little bit confusing, despite the fact that it couldn’t get any simpler.

The episode started out very normally; Haruyuki was still battling against other Burst Linkers in order to level up even more. He hasn’t forgotten about his promise and has been working very hard on becoming a top class Burst Linker, apparently. His relationship with Chiyuri and Takumu hasn’t changed either. They are still friends.

That’s when Haruyuki went home and everything turned upside-down. He never would’ve imagined that a little girl with red hair was waiting for him at home. She claimed to be a second cousin, yeah right. No way that a cute girl like that could be related to a guy like Haruyuki. She was cute, but her mind was completely messed up. Let’s just say that she’s not the type of girl you’d want in your house alone.

I didn’t take long for Haruyuki to find out that she wasn’t his second cousin, but some Burst Linker that broke into his home, created a few fake mails on behalf of his mother and friend, and tried to pass as his family. Still, finding out while taking a bath is a bit too much. Oh well, at least it proved that Haruyuki isn’t much of a lolicon freak, even though he did get a nice feel, not that there was anything to feel, hehe. Hell, it wasn’t even his fault. She tried to rush out, tripped and fell into his arms.

That little girl, also known as Scarlet Rain, the second Red King, challenged him to a match in order to get even for having touched her. I’m not going to explain how or why, but it’s pretty obvious that Haruyuki would’ve lost that match. His avatar may be pretty special, but you can’t beat one of the top players if you’re not a top player yourself. His best option is to converse with Kuroyukihime on how to proceed from here on out, and actually stick to the advice that she gives.

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