Aug 31, 2013

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episodes 327 & 328

Oh no, did I jinx this week’s episodes? Is it because I praised Naruto Shippuuden in my last post for having a good streak going? Oh, who am I kidding? There’s no way that someone as unimportant as I could ever cause an episode or two to suck as much as these.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 327 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.55_[2013.08.30_21.06.02]The first few minutes of these episodes consisted of recaps. Recaps, recaps, and more recaps in episode 327. I was about to punch myself in the face when the story finally started again. Bee, Kakashi and Guy were holding off Tobi and his tailed beast puppets so that Naruto could focus on releasing one of them, a four-tailed monkey by the name of Son Goku.

It was ingenious to see that Naruto had still one clone inside of his body so that the original could pull out that stake from the outside whilst his clone helped him by pushing that stake out from the inside. Naruto may not be a smart guy in general, but he is pretty reliable when it comes to battle. It’s like he was made to fight.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 328 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.02_[2013.08.30_21.07.25]It was awesome. We had to endure a few minutes’ worth of fillers until the story picked up again, that’s what I thought as I was watching naruto’s awesome struggle to free Son Goku from Tobi’s control. That’s what I thought, yeah, but then we were ambushed by even more recaps. This went on for both episodes.

I suppose that’s what you can expect from two episodes a week. I suppose the animators can’t keep up, so they throw in a couple of recaps to fill it up a bit. Recaps normally service a certain purpose. Sometimes it’s to draw our attention to a certain event that affects the future, sometimes it’s to make us remember something specific, but most of these recaps served no purpose whatsoever. Such a darn shame…

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Aug 30, 2013

Posted by in Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou episode 09

I know it is wrong of me to say this now, but I have no feelings of disappointment now that this show is ending. I don’t need to see any OVA’s, I don’t need to see a second season. It’s fine. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou served its purpose; it kept me entertained.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.58_[2013.08.29_22.33.06]Looking back I must say that I regret picking this show over Servant x Service to write about. That show proved to be surprisingly interesting and romantic. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou is just an endless wave of comedy and crappy action. What could you expect from a heroine that uses a pair of scissors as a weapon?

The worst part is that you get excited every now and again. You see a scene that raises your hopes, making you believe that things are about to get more romantic and a little bit less funny. Rather, the comedy is fine. I would prefer to see a little bit more romance and a little less of those crappy action scenes.

[HorribleSubs] Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.24_[2013.08.29_22.35.23]This episode, too, raised my hopes just likes the others. But, unlike the others, I’m not going to fall for it. I saw a scene where Kazuhito confessed to Kirihime. She got all red and start muttering the most ridiculous stuff you’d ever hear. It was almost too perfect, but I didn’t get my hopes up this time. I knew this was just a spur of the moment thing.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, we finally get to the point where we meet our mystery assassin. It turns out that she’s one of Kazuhito’s old friends from school. What a surprise… Is this a second Madoka-type clash I sense coming? Let’s face facts; it’s probably Hami. They have been focussing on that character so much lately…

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Aug 30, 2013

Posted by in Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2 episode 08

Hmm… Not as good as I hoped it would be. Also, I think an episode with a small, interesting side-story is great, but don’t throw in too much of them. I wouldn’t want to lose sight of what’s important here, now do I!

[Anime-Koi] Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun - 21 [h264-720p][B37924B9].mkv_snapshot_06.45_[2013.08.29_22.31.32]It is quite funny how Shino was forced to attend an elementary school. It’s thanks to Murasame that he still looks like a little boy, and the others simply took advantage of that to get close to a certain boy. Now this boy was one big puzzle, but I’ll get to that later.

Shino was supposed to get closer in order to find out what was wrong with him. Now, make sure you forget about that annoying, clueless monk that showed up during this episode. Forget about most of the people that Shino came in contact with during this episode. None of that really matters at this point.

[Anime-Koi] Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun - 21 [h264-720p][B37924B9].mkv_snapshot_10.51_[2013.08.29_22.31.48]Shino was ordered to follow a boy around that wasn’t really alive. It may have been a spirit, it may not have been. I have no idea, I wasn’t paying that much attention this time because I was too disappointed. The interesting part, however, is that that boy actually disappeared, yet he looks a lot like the character on the second season’s cover. Did I miss something? I don’t know, it could’ve been Shinobu I suppose. But that kid really looks like the character in the second season’s cover, which made me think; what if he isn’t actually dead? What if he will return later? Unlikely, but possible.

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Aug 29, 2013

Posted by in Featured

More Junjou Romantica content on its way

More Junjou Romantica content on its way

The wraparound jacket band on the 17th volume of Shungiku Nakamura’s Junjō Romantica boys-love manga is announcing on Friday that more anime is in the works.

The manga already inspired two anime seasons in 2008, and Right Stuf licensed both for North America.

The second Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi anime series included an adaptation of Nakamura’s Junjo Romantica manga spinoff Junjō Mistake, and there was also a Junjō Romantica original video anime last year.

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Aug 29, 2013

Posted by in High School DxD New

High School DxD New episode 08

You know, a guy once asked me what the difference between hentai anime and ‘normal’ anime was. I used to have a clear answer for such a question. But now? Nope. There is no easy way for me to come up with a decent answer after High School DxD New got branded as a ‘normal’ anime instead of hentai anime.

[Commie] High School DxD New - 08 [A48E5E3E].mkv_snapshot_01.41_[2013.08.28_21.54.45]Seriously, watch the first season for a bit. Specifically; watching the scenes near the half-way mark. They usually show two (ecchi) pictures of the show’s characters. In season one this was done in a way where I could still label the show as ‘normal’ anime. Notice how in this season almost all of the characters appear half naked and/or in ridiculous poses. It happens way more than in the first season.

Isn’t it marvelous that they want straight to sex after that scene with Vali, wielder of the English dragon’s powers? He waited for Issei to show up so he could confront him and his friends, apparently. So how did we go from there to a scene were Xenovia wanted to practice having sex with Issei? I have no idea.

[Commie] High School DxD New - 08 [A48E5E3E].mkv_snapshot_16.19_[2013.08.28_21.56.56]I thought thinks were going to get a bit more serious. I still do. Rias’ brother showed up, then her father showed up and now there’s talk about a bishop that she was forced to seal away… How am I not supposed to expect a serious battle that we leave me sitting here in awe? You throw this much at us and you mix it up with a lot of sexual content, expecting us to like both the action and the insane amount of fan service.

You know, I have gotten three e-mail from people about last week’s High School DxD New post. It seems that there’s nothing wrong with this season, that it’s practically the same as the first. It’s not. This season contains a lot more fan service and a lot less action. Ecchi scenes were subtly mixed in with battles and such, but here it’s more about sex than anything else.

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