Jun 30, 2012

Posted by in Eureka Seven Ao

Eureka Seven Ao episode 11

Okay, I guess I might as well write a quick post about this week’s Eureka Seven AO as well. Frankly, I think that this week’s episode was a bit dull and pointless, but maybe that’s just me? I could be that I’m in a rut over the badly ending spring anime.

So yeah, the story continued with Ao and his friends hunting for Secrets. It’s basically all the same. They hunt them, fight them and kill them, providing Truth doesn’t stand in their way to mess things up a bit. It’s all part of a much bigger plan. A plan made by government officials and large organizations. The conspiracy just never ends, does it?

This week’s episode took a strange turn by putting Elena in a different spotlight. Gazelle, one of those mercenaries, was sure that Elena was none other than Miller, an American spy that was sent to obtain information about Generation Blue. I know I was looking at this in a pretty dull way knowing, knowing what could happen next and such, but come on… enough with the conspiracy theories already.

Oh, and just when you think things couldn’t get any worse; it seems that there was some kind of sand that controlled people’s thoughts, making them see and do things against their will. It took a lot of patience on my part not to skip through that scene, seriously. I don’t know. Maybe Eureka Seven AO just isn’t for me. We have to keep in mind that this anime is competing with Eureka Seven, a prequel. It is very hard to top something as good as that, let alone make it better. Not that it’s any use, as the ratings for Eureka Seven AO have been slowly dropping during the past three weeks.

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Jun 30, 2012

Posted by in Sankarea

Sankarea episode 12

Man, what a strange final episode. It doesn’t even feel like the end. There is so much ground left to cover, so I honestly refuse to believe that this is it. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that we can expect a second season. The manga as well as the anime have been doing pretty well in Japan, so it’s only a matter of time before we get some more Sankarea content.

I felt pretty strange as I started watching this episode. I saw Rea-chan continuing her life alongside Chihiro. That’s just too strange. I guess I’m having trouble believing that Rea’s father is really ‘done’ with her. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had actually shown up again during this episode, hoping to take his beloved daughter back home with him. But no, no such thing happened.

We witnessed as Rea continued her new life in the Furuya household. I noticed that the rest of Chihiro’s family, mainly his father, had gotten a bit interested in Rea. They all commented on the fact that Rea-chan only eats those leaves, doesn’t go to school or doesn’t even act like a normal teenage girl. This just makes things a whole lot more complicated for Chihiro and Rea.

The reason why I can’t acknowledge this episode as an ending is actually pretty simple; it doesn’t end anything. It ended with Rea losing control again and forcing herself upon the powerless Chihiro, giving him some sort of bloody kiss in the progress. But Rea and Baabu are still imperfect zombies, so nothing has actually been solved. What happened to the messed up relationship between him and Ranko? What about Rea’s father? Surely he’s doing something in America to help his daughter survive this dreadful curse. Not to mention the little side story involving his unfulfilled wife. Whatever happened to that?

There’s just so much more ground to cover. That is why I cannot believe that this is the end. There has got to be more. Whether it’s a second season or a couple of OVA’s, it does not matter. Things just need to be explained properly for a good story to end well. This story has yet to end. The story ended with the story completely unfinished. For now I’ll just keep my ears to the ground and see what happens on the Sankarea front. There’s not much else that I can do to be honest.

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Jun 29, 2012

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 268

Awesome! The war has finally begun and it is looking good, really good. It is far too early to say who’s winning or not, but it’s looking pretty good right now for the Allied Shinobi Force. I was hoping to see the start of the battle between Gaara and his father, but I think that we will have to wait another episode or two to see something as awesome as that.

Things seem a little strange right now. Those white Zetsu’s seem way too weak. They were dropping like flies when being hit by kunai and whatnot. It just seems way too easy, and that’s actually what troubles me. I know that there were a lot of resurrected Shinobi mixed in with the white Zetsu’s. I know that. But will they really pose that big a threat? Take Neji’s father; he’s currently fighting against the head of the Hyuuga clan, also known as his older brother. They seem pretty evenly matched. Both are from the same clan, have similar fighting styles and Jutsu’s. Neji’s father has the edge though, seeing as he’s got an immortal body this time.

The rest of the episode focussed more on teaching us, the viewers, on the properties of elements and how a select few people can control multiple elements. Chakra elements that is. It was pretty informative and impressive at the same time. Do you realize that the people behind Naruto Shippuuden are actually providing us with all sorts of new stuff, even though the show is years and years old? Not many people can say the same thing about their work. That’s probably why Bleach was discontinued. It just wasn’t interesting anymore.

Frankly, I’m excited to see next week’s episode. It should be any day now that Naruto will find out what’s really going on and join his friends in battle. Don’t worry. I’m not going to spoil too much. I’ll just end this post by saying that we have a lot of good times ahead of ourselves. Naruto Shippuuden is about to rise to a whole new level of entertainment! Not like I expected anything else from Naruto Shippuuden, of course.

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Jun 28, 2012

Posted by in Jormungand

Jormungand episode 12

What a huge relief! I was so glad when I saw that Ugo survived the attack. I knew I didn’t have to worry. Killing a bad ass like him wouldn’t be so easy.  That brings me to the following question; can we really count this as a season finale? I’m not too sure. Yeah, I’m more than satisfied with the episode in general, but it doesn’t really want to make me watch the next season. Mind you, I definitely will.

The final episode of this season started as Ugo tried to avoid getting his head chopped off. It’s a good thing that Lehm regained consciousness, because Ugo would’ve definitely been dead if it weren’t for Lehm. I knew that it would take more than just a simple blow to the head to take that guy out for long. It was enough for Ugo to retaliate, escape that unfortunate position and beat that guy through the wall. Absolutely epic.

That brings me to the following question; how? How can it be that Koko’s team took out those three mercenaries so easily after that? I expected a huge struggle for survival to be honest. Lehm defeated that big guy, Koko managed to defeat that girl by opening a door and Ugo managed to outdrive “boss Dominique”. I’m not saying it’s bad, not at all. I just think that it shouldn’t have been that simple, that’s all.

This all brings me to the battle between Sofia and the guy she’s trying to get revenge on. She actually drugged Jonah to make him sleep through it, but it’s good that she woke up quickly, as she needed him to take out the sniper that was shooting at her. I wouldn’t say that it was easy for her to kill that guy, but I will say that I wanted to see just how she did it, you know? But still, getting shot in the back to save your precious comrade is pretty noble, no matter how sick and twisted you are. That goes to show that even Sofia has a heart that doesn’t just beat for Koko’s sake.

Finally I would like to end this post by saying that I really enjoyed Jormungand and that I will be waiting to watch the second season as well. Great job on this one!

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Jun 28, 2012

Posted by in Accel World

Accel World episode 11

Not a bad episode, not bad at all. This is the same with any game, actually, isn’t it? Characters killing each other just to obtain more experience points in order to level. Classic RPG gameplay. It’s only a matter of time before the anime ends and we see whether or not Kuroyukihime actually gets to level ten.

We left of with the insane battle between Haruyuki and Yellow Radio’s little army. Yellow Radio set up this whole surprise attacked in order to overthrow the Red King, hoping that he would be the first to achieve level ten. However, he did not count on the Back King’s resistance. He expected her to just give in after all the things she’s done, thinking that she would be traumatized. What a stupid strategy. Only a fool would rely on something like that, which is why he paid the ultimate price. I actually wanted to see how Kuroyukihime finished him off, oh well…

I guess the time has finally come for them to fight Accel World’s biggest threat; Chrome Disaster, an avatar that possess some kind of powerful item that takes control of one’s avatar. I wonder how they’re going to fight him at this point. Most of them are worn out after fighting Yellow Radio and his followers. It’ll definitely be a very interesting battle to watch, and something also tells me that Haruyuki will play a significant role during that battle.

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