Jun 30, 2013

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Hōzuki no Reitetsu anime green-lit

Hōzuki no Reitetsu anime green-lit

The 31st issue of Kodansha’s Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that an anime adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi’s Hōzuki no Reitetsu supernatural comedy manga has been green-lit. More information about the anime’s cast and staff will be released at a later time in the magazine.

The dark comedy revolves around the fierce god aide to the great king of Yama, Hōzuki. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.

Eguchi began the manga in Morning in 2011, and Kodansha will publish the tenth compiled volume of the manga on August 23. It went on to be a nominee for the 5th Manga Taisho Award last year.

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Jun 30, 2013

Posted by in Hataraku Maou-sama!

Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 13

Amazing… Absolutely amazing… This ending was absolutely dreadful. It’s like saving money all your life in order to buy a Ferrari, but only so that you can take a shit on the hood and wipe your ass on the seats. They made a great show and gave it a poor ending…

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 13 [5467C06D].mkv_snapshot_04.06_[2013.06.29_23.28.45]Why would anyone start off the final episode with one of Chiho’s messed up dreams? I almost thought that Sadao really was going back to Ente Isla, which probably would’ve made for a better ending I think. I could definitely come to like an ending where he finally travels back to his own world in order to settle things once and for all.

I thought this was supposed to be a romance? I can’t believe I actually thought that Sadao would end up with Emi, what a fool I’ve been. There was almost no romance whatsoever. Sadao’s thick skull made that practically impossible. It has been a one-sided love on Chiho’s part, that’s it. I can hardly call that romantic.

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 13 [5467C06D].mkv_snapshot_16.02_[2013.06.29_23.29.53]I also cannot believe that Mitsuki, that annoying shrimp, returned to being that same old freak he was before. Why the hell did that happen? Why the hell did they use the last episode to make him hit on Mayumi, Sadao’s boss? That is by far the last thing that I would’ve like to have seen. I’d rather see Sadao, Shirou and Hanzou all dead than Mitsuki’s happy face.

Things really got ridiculous when, during the last freakin’ episode, they started to focus on some kind of scam deal that Hanzou got involved in. Really? You saved this for the very last episode? Really? Why do I get this urge to march to a local Japanese restaurant in order to put my fist up the employees’ asses? How very disappointing…

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Jun 30, 2013

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Chihayafuru 2 episode 25

Remember when I said that the Japanese have a knack for strange endings? Now do you believe that I wasn’t kidding around? This ending almost suggests that there’s going to be a third season, which I highly doubt because the sales aren’t anything that impressive. The show has only been boosting manga sales.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.18_[2013.06.29_23.27.43]It was kind of disturbing to see Chihaya congratulating Arata so half-heartedly on his well-deserved victory. It’s almost like she’s jealous. Chihaya, to me at least, has always been a pretty puzzle. I could never really guess what that character was thinking about. I guess that’s part of her charm as a female Karuta player, huh?

I never really thought that another twenty-five episodes was a good idea. Thirteen episodes should’ve sufficed, especially if you consider how little improvement there has been during this season. They focussed quite a bit on these new students, which, let’s face it everyone, contributed very little to the story in the end.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.44_[2013.06.29_23.28.06]Also, and this is what bothers me most, I can’t figure out why they would use the final episode to put Chihaya’s operation in the spotlight. I saw a glimmer of hope when Chihaya was on the phone with Arata, thinking that she might’ve realized that she may have certain feelings for him. No. I was a fool to forget that the concept of love is completely lost on her. It’s like Chihaya got the ambition and her older sister got the love part. I would rather have seen a little bit more romance near the end, as I always thought that romance would do really well in Chihayafuru. It’s a shame that nothing ever really happened.

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Jun 29, 2013

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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai movie green-lit

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai movie green-lit

The wraparound jacket band on the fourth volume of Miyako Fujisaki and Shungiku Nakamura’s Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai light novel series is announcing on Saturday that an anime film adaptation of the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi franchise has been green-lit. The cast is scheduled to be announced on August 1 in the eighth volume of Nakamura’s original Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi ~Onodera Ritsu no Baai~ manga. Kadokawa Group Publishing’s Asuka Ciel magazine had announced in December that an anime adaptation of the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai story is in the works.

The original manga’s story follows the tension between a newly recruited manga editor named by Ritsu Onodera (voiced by Takashi Kondo on television) and his tyrannical editor-in-chief Masamune Takano (Katsuyuki Konishi) — who happen to share a common past. The Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai light novel series centers around Takafumi, a worker at the Marukawa publishing company with his own shared college past with Takano. He had helped bring Takano into Marukawa.

The manga has been adapted into two anime seasons, with both seasons airing in 2011. Crunchyroll both streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan.

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Jun 29, 2013

Posted by in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

Devil Survivor 2 The Animation episode 13

Hey guys, I’m a bit pissed off by the lack of respect some people have towards this show. I’m getting really tired of religious morons and their constant b*tching about how this show is for Satanists. How dreadfully pathetic can you possibly be?

[HorribleSubs] DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.53_[2013.06.28_23.02.50]Still, I must admit that I expected a bit more from this episode. It looked like a decent ending, that I must say, but the action was pretty crappy this time. Both Yamato and Hibiki have fought hard for this moment. Their last opponent were each other, so it’s only normal to expect one last epic battle, right? Why is it that after all that demon fusion, which gave me Yu-Gi-Oh! flashbacks, that we ended up with two ultimate-level demons, only to see them collide for about half a minute? What happened to the action? What happened to a battle between demon bosses? That, if anything, was truly disappointing if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.49_[2013.06.28_23.03.22]I’m not even going to moan about how Hibiki, as expected, defeated Yamato and wished for the world to return to normal. It almost seemed as though there was more talking than fighting, and that nothing was really ever accomplished because things went back to the point where demons weren’t yet discovered by the public.

The ending was very much like the first episode; they show a dull fight scene where two demon bosses ‘hug’ each other, only to send Hibiki back to a point in time where he and Daichi were talking about that stupid program where you see your friend’s dead face. We’re right back to where we started. It was a strange ending alright, but overall not bad if you compare it to the Japanese norm. Well done and thank you!

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