Aug 31, 2012

Posted by in Binbougami ga!

Binbougami ga! episode 09

Seriously, what the hell did I just watch? The story just got a whole lot weirder, and that’s saying something when it’s about Binbougami ga. I still can’t believe that they actually used Luffy’s (from One Piece) signature ability, which would be his ability to stretch his body, seeing as he’s made of rubber, during a silly little tennis game between Momiji and Ichiko.

The episode was weird because of two major reasons. Reason number one would have to be the fact that things continued as though nothing had happened. Hell, it seemed as though Ichiko was getting used to Momiji’s presence. I just think that’s weird. Both of them seem to be fighting from time to time, yet most of the time they seem like pretty good friends.

Reason number two would have to be that new goddess of misfortune. That’s right, a new one showed up to help Momiji in her quest to take away Ichiko’s good fortune. Naturally, she failed over and over again, but it’s the thought that counts. New characters keep making their appearance, so I’m actually wondering how many more will appear throughout the final few episodes? It’s not like it’s a bad thing, but there’s a limit to how much you can stuff into a show.

It’s probably a given that we can expect more visits from gods and goddesses. Momiji’s boss is getting a bit impatient, especially after another one of her lackeys got sent back with her tail between her legs. Surely, it’s only a matter of time before she shows up to do the job personally? I for one hope so, as I have been looking forward to that moment for some time now. I wouldn’t mind seeing Ichiko’s reaction when she finds out that she’s the one that sent Momiji out after her. Besides, that should introduce a whole new world of possibilities, where comedy is practically endless.

Read More
Aug 31, 2012

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 277

Okay, so I’m going to keep this post short and simple. I did not really mind the fact that it contained a lot of recaps. I looked passed that and realized that the bond between Naruto and Karuma (the Nine Tails) is getting stronger. Karuma just puts on a show in order to maintain his evil image, even though Naruto looks passed that nowadays.

After having enjoyed those cute scenes with Naruto and his friends in their younger days, I saw that it was far more complicated than that. I already knew that Sasuke harboured so much hatred towards his old brother, the guy that supposedly exterminated the entire Uchiha clan. However, I did not know that Sasuke had realized that too. Perhaps he was just fooling himself?

Anyway, the relationship between Karuma and Naruto is getting stronger, and that is most important here. It is only a matter of time before they become ‘friends’. I just hope that they will hold back on the recaps from now on, seeing as this episode could’ve been a whole lot better without them.

Read More
Aug 30, 2012

Posted by in Fall Anime 2012

Fall anime 2012 chart

I won’t keep you guys waiting for it any longer, so here’s the anime chart for 2012’s fall:

Read More
Aug 30, 2012

Posted by in Featured

Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls season 2 green-lit

Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls season 2 green-lit

The wraparound jacket band on the 12th volume of Akira Suzuki’s Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls novel series is announcing this month that production on a second television anime season has been green-lit.

The series’ story is set in the early 21st century — except in this alternate world, the Tokugawa shogunate never lost power and Japan maintained its enforced seclusion from the rest of the world. At a giant academy for children of military families at the foot of Mt. Fuji, the student council enforces the suppression of rebellious elements. (Many of the students carry the names of famous historical figures.)

The girls Yukimura Sanada (Rie Kugimiya) and Matabei Gotō (Yu Kobayashi) battle the mostly female members of the ruling student council faction such as Sen Tokugawa (“Sen-hime,” Minako Kotobuki), Hanzō Hattori (Saori Goto), and others. A 16-year-old male student named Muneakira Yagyū (Daisuke Hirakawa) and a female Jūbei Yagyū (Aoi Yūki) are caught in the middle.

The first anime season premiered in October 2010, and The Anime Network’s website streamed the anime in the United States as it aired in Japan. The magazine and book publisher Hobby Japan announced at Anime Expo 2010 that it will bring the light novels to North America, although no books have shipped yet. Section23 Films released the first anime season on DVD.

Read More
Aug 30, 2012

Posted by in Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online episode 08

What a dreadful episode this turned out to be. The episode itself was pretty good, but the scenes… Good god. That just goes to show that Kazuto may have been right all along about being a solo player. Being in a guild, from what I could tell, is just one big headache.

The story primarily revolved around the S-rank rare item that Kazuto obtained during his travels in that dreadful virtual world. A delicious little treat by the name of “ragout rabbit” was the hot topic during this episode. How stupid. Kazuto and Asuna both know that it’s all fake. It’s starting to look like they’re both getting too used to that world.

But let’s focus a bit more on that whole guild thing. Asuna, being someone with a high position within that guild, was assigned a guard that was following her around all over the place. This guy, a hideous looking ego tripper, ended up picking a fight with the wrong, namely Kazuto. It didn’t take Kazuto very long to humiliate that fool, so that was pretty reassuring.

Finally, I’m a bit worried about that PK guild. They have been keeping an annoyingly close eye on Kazuto and Asuna. It may be a very wild guess on my part, but I’m guessing that Asuna and Kazuto have made their most wanted list, especially Kazuto, seeing as he interfered with one of their ‘assignments’ before. That puts him in a though spot, as I don’t think that those guys play fair, and with Kazuto having so many friends…  Let us just say that Kazuto is pretty vulnerable, at least more than Asuna.

Read More