Feb 28, 2013

Posted by in Bakuman 3

Bakuman 3 episode 21

I finally found out why Bakuman has such irregular releases. The only subgroup, Sage, exists out of a few fans that sub these shows for fun. A few of those guys don’t like Bakuman, even though Sage funsubbed the previous seasons, too. It’s a very strange story, but okay…

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_21_[720p][D4279C8F].mkv_snapshot_03.41_[2013.02.27_22.52.47]Anyway, things are finally getting better for Moritaka and Akito. They were approached by a man that came to that event for the sole reason of meeting them, hoping they were interesting in an anime adaption of Reversi, not knowing that Moritaka and Akito created that manga for the sole purpose of getting animated.

It was strange that Moritaka stayed calm (as though an anime adaption is years away). Strange, but very understandable. I guess he’s done with getting his hopes up for no reason, only to be disappointed later. I guess he really has grown since he first started out with Akito. And yes, I really just noticed that during this episode. I always thought he stayed somewhat the same immature guy.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_21_[720p][D4279C8F].mkv_snapshot_19.29_[2013.02.27_22.53.39]It’s come down to a battle between Eiji’s Zombie Gun and their Reversi, even though we all know that Reversi is going to win. There are only five episodes left and the end is rapidly nearing. They don’t have time to create another race between those three without letting Moritaka and Akito win for once. Reversi wins this time, end of story.

I also fear that the anime is going to follow in the manga’s footsteps; it’s going to suck like hell if it is. It’s like they focussed all of their attention on Moritaka and Akito’s road to have their work animated, and used up the remaining time to create some kind of ending. It was very, very disappointing. I’m pretty sure that the third season is going to drop like hell if that actually happens in the anime.

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Feb 28, 2013

Posted by in Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo episode 20

Is there any point to this show anymore? Why would they throw in these fight-to-keep-Sakurasou-open scenes at the very last minute? There are four episodes left and there’s still so much ground to cover. I don’t think this is going to end well…

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 20 [70069C8F].mkv_snapshot_00.26_[2013.02.27_22.49.34]The episode focussed primarily on their attempt to keep Sakurasou open. They have to get gather hundreds of autographs to put their case before the school board. What is the point? The building is getting torn down sooner or later anyway, so why prolong the inevitable? Besides, it won’t be long before they graduate.

I hate to say it, but this once again is because of Mashiro’s talents. People want her to keep painting at all costs, and say that it’s because of Sakurasou’s influence that she started working on manga. That’s not true. She was working on that before she even arrived. It’s just convenient that her manga is about her live inside that building.

[rori] Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - 20 [70069C8F].mkv_snapshot_17.35_[2013.02.27_22.50.41]It won’t be long before all the characters either move back home or get a place of their own. Nanami, after having failed her final audition, will be forced to move back home with her parents. She tried her very best to make it, but I guess she just wasn’t lucky this time.  I feel really bad for her. She tried so incredibly hard, and she’s definitely not like Mashiro, a girl that can do anything with her talent alone. Nanami had to work very hard in order to do what she did. Sure, she failed and is about to move back home, but that doesn’t mean that she won’t get another opportunity, providing she doesn’t decide to stay and try again.

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Feb 27, 2013

Posted by in Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited

Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 08

And so the chaotic memories continue. I must say that this episode explained a lot as to why Kyousuke turned out to be a maniac that wants to kill all the “normals” and create a world for espers. It’s still doesn’t change the fact that it’s his own fault, but I’ll get to that.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2013.02.26_21.42.13]The episode started out surprisingly strange when Kyousuke’s stepsister approached him in the baths wearing nothing but a towel. I didn’t see the point. She’s an esper, I’m sure she could’ve done that differently, even if they are brother and sister by law (not by blood, I think). It was definitely an interesting start, I’ll give them that much.

This story focussed on the ‘test’ between espers and normal soldiers. Kyousuke was assigned to fight against a skilled pilot in a very modern airplane during those days. Kyousuke was still weak in those days, even though he was stronger than most espers. He had a difficult time at first, but he soon, as one could already predict, got a power-up and managed to win the match on behalf of the esper unit.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.03_[2013.02.26_21.42.39]Boring! Those were just a shoe-in for the information that people actually wanted to know, I know I did. Why did he get shot? How? Where? That all got answered during this episode. It explains why Kyousuke gave up on “normal” people, and the strangest thing is that I can’t really blame him. I can actually relate to him wanting to mass-murder those judgemental pests.

I’m pretty sure that this will whom is whom thing will go back and forth for a little while. I’m only rooting for Yuugiri right now. She is absolutely adorable. Andy doesn’t deserve it, seeing as he’s a backstabbing lapdog of some government organisation. Kyousuke doesn’t really deserve it either, because he just wants to mass murder everyone without abilities, and not everyone deserves that, although most of them probably do.

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Feb 26, 2013

Posted by in OreShura

OreShura episode 08

Okay, those guys really need to speed things up. We’re focussing too much too long on one character. It’s getting boring and nobody wants that, especially since OreShura has been doing so well lately. Still beats the living hell out of the current Space Brothers episodes though.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.12_[2013.02.25_23.03.18]The first part looked pretty promising. Masuzu was scolding him for not doing a good enough job, plus Chiwa didn’t make things that much easier for him either. It’s hard to place myself in Eita’s shoes, because I would’ve flipped a long time ago. I would’ve just grabbed that notebook. Who would stop him? Masuzu? I’d like to see her try.

I also never really understood Kaoru’s role in this show. I know he’s Eita’s friend and gives him support regularly, but do we really need him? Do we really need him to set Eita up with Ai? All of his plans have backfired so far, so he has contributed nothing, he’s not that funny and his personality is nothing special. He’s just a random character.

[HorribleSubs] OreShura - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.10_[2013.02.25_23.04.18]Anyway, the girls want their club back, and do to that they need to find something to blackmail Ai with. Do they not understand that they don’t actually help when they involve themselves with Eita and Ai? It doesn’t take a dumb person too long before he/she realizes that Ai has a thing for Eita. I’m proof of that. I realized that right away and my IQ is like the Nurarihyon no Mago manga’s ending; very disappointing.

One thing still bugs me. Kaoru tried very hard to set Ai up with Eita, yet he decided to walk Ai-chan home instead of keeping Chiwa and Masuzu busy so Eita could do that. Is that just me? Am I thinking too much of it? Surely any friend (and I’m talking about real people here) would’ve done that? I know I would have. 

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Feb 25, 2013

Posted by in Space Brothers

Space Brothers episode 46

The episode quality is once again dropping now that all the drama is over. We must all face the fact that space Brothers didn’t get recognized for its comedy. It’s always been a bonus that makes you laugh sometimes, nothing more.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 46 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.20_[2013.02.24_23.39.52]The one thing that I don’t get about this episode is that they suddenly started to focus on different characters. It’s been forty-six weeks since the show started, yet we’ve ever only focussed on the few characters that Mutta’s been involved with. Now we suddenly dive into the lives of other characters that we don’t actually know. We learned about their goals, their family and a bit of their way of living. What’s up with that? I mean, some of those characters have never even been in the spotlight, not even once. That’s why it was so strange to watch. I guess I’m really the type of guy that doesn’t like change.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 46 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.51_[2013.02.24_23.40.09]Have you ever asked yourself if Space Brothers has too much comedy in it? I did during this episode. I ask myself that question after Mutta got tricked into wearing his JAXA suit. I started thinking about all the comedy and about the (failed) attempts to make us, the viewers, laugh. I honestly believe there’s too much of that. The show does so much better with the drama element, the high ratings more than proved that statement when Hibito was in trouble. They shot through the roof, but are now dropping again. Like I said; the drama is gone and so are those high ratings. Less comedy and more drama, that’s the way to go with this, Japan.

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