Sep 30, 2013

Posted by in Shingeki no Kyojin

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 25

Amazing…  The only thing wrong with this episode is that it’s the season finale. Having to wait for the manga to get ahead for a new season to appear is going to be pure agony, but I’m going to be patient. Shingeki no Kyojin deserves it.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2013.09.29_23.08.04]So they wrapped this season up in a neat little bow by putting Annie’s demise in the spotlight. We knew it was coming, we knew that we weren’t going to see much else. Still, seeing Eren lose control like that was absolutely epic. My heart was pounding so heart that the neighbours might’ve heard it, too.

This was another one of those episodes where I kind of think that they could’ve told us a bit more about how the titan transformation works. We know that the titans have regenerative capabilities. We know that Annie can regenerate pretty much any wound in her titan state if you give her enough time, yet Eren’s titan body doesn’t seem to regenerate. That still isn’t very clear and I would’ve liked to know a lot more about how all of that works.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2013.09.29_23.08.34]You know, something tells me that the answers to many, many of my questions are all locked away in the basement of Eren’s old home. I’m guessing that we will learn a great deal about the titans, how some people are capable of transforming and why they all have different abilities. I would really like to know more.

That last part where Eren lost control was really epic. I could’ve sworn I laid eyes on the devil. I’m pretty sure I saw fire as he got angrier and angrier. And, which also made me very happy, is that he didn’t beat her thanks to some ridiculous power boost. He had help. I liked that a lot. I can only imagine that the next season is going to involve more characters that are capable of transforming. I can’t wait to see that!

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Sep 29, 2013

Posted by in Space Brothers

Space Brothers episode 75

It’s about damn time that Space Brothers released a decent episode. It’s been getting really dull lately. This was one of those rare Space Brothers episodes that made me laugh out loud. It’s nice to know that there’s still some magic left.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 75 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.28_[2013.09.28_23.00.49]So Mutta decided to use a jet to impress a NASA top-dog by showing him some difficult air acrobatics. Very cool, Mutta, but It played out differently than he thought. He planned to fly straight up in order to impress that man and to make a heart in the sky later on for Serika-chan. The guy had it all planned out.

What happened though? Mutta did the first part well; that man saw it and decided to stick around. Mutta decided to do his second trick in order to impress Serika, whose bus was delayed by a few minutes, but she couldn’t see the heart shape very well. Instead, we now have an impressed Serika-chan that thinks she saw an alien and a disturbed NASA top-dog that thinks that one of the astronaut rookies tried to ask him out. That is freakin’ hilarious!

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 75 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.32_[2013.09.28_23.01.16]I laughed all the way to the point where Sharon decided to step into the spotlight again. We get it already; the woman is slowing starting to lose control of her body. Those are difficult scenes to watch, you know? I know its anime and all, but think about it; there are people all over the world that suffer from a similar illness. That’s just no way to die, man.

Anyway, Sharon decided to create an audio recording of her instructions to set up the moon telescope as a ‘final’ gift for Mutta. I absolutely loved that part! It moved me! She’s already in a wheelchair, has lost the ability to write, and, let’s face it, it won’t be long before she loses the ability to speak as well. But hey, her dream of having at least one of the brothers on the moon for her telescope might actually true now that Mutta’s starting his lunar training.

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Sep 28, 2013

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 332

Another difficult episode, but I’m very, very happy with it. It’s an episode that Naruto fans have been waiting for. It’s absolutely vital for them to reduce the recap and flashback scenes at this point to ensure that it follows the manga’s story as accurately as possible.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 332 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.15_[2013.09.26_21.08.11]You start with an eyeful of Madara’s battle. The five Kages are doing their best to keep him at bay. It’s difficult because she’s such an overpowered character, even more so with undead body that keeps regenerating. The funny thing about that body, as it turns out, is that it belonged to the first Hokage, Tsunade’s grandfather, which would finally explain clearly why Madara is capable of using wood-style Jutsu. I was under the impression that he was capable of such a thing because he fought him in the past, even though that still wouldn’t explain why he was suddenly capable of using those types of Jutsu.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 332 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.55_[2013.09.26_21.08.39]I’m kind of torn between heaven and hell here, because I am getting a bit tired of seeing those recap and flashback scenes. They just don’t contribute, yet they need to throw in something in order to keep giving the manga more and more time to get a head. I suppose it’s better than watching episodes that exist solely out of recaps.

Anyway, I just hope that it won’t affect the next few episodes. I would hate for that to happen now that Itachi and Sasuke have been reunited once more. Those that read the manga know what’s about to happen, but I won’t post any spoilers here. I’ll finish this post by saying that we’re all about to see something absolutely awesome.

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Sep 27, 2013

Posted by in Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2 episode 12

I’m going to keep both this post and my Naruto Shippuuden post for tomorrow as short as I possibly can because I just don’t have the time right now. All the more reason for me to be glad that Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou took a break this week.

[Anime-Koi] Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun - 25 [h264-720p][A8E63C87].mkv_snapshot_05.09_[2013.09.26_21.03.17]I must say that I’m overall pleased by what I saw in this week’s episode. Things didn’t turn out to be as simple as I original thought, which is something I’m very happy with. It could’ve done with a bit less comedy and a few less ridiculous scenes, but it was still very good. Now would be the time to stop with the side stories.

I certainly did not like the fact that a lot of supernatural creatures are making their way to the city. Those priests are planning to sacrifice a lot of people and a lot of spirits to create a powerful barrier that’s supposed to be protect mankind. One can only be skeptical, but that can only be expected when characters with authority are involved.

[Anime-Koi] Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun - 25 [h264-720p][A8E63C87].mkv_snapshot_18.40_[2013.09.26_21.03.57]I’m also happy that that woman didn’t turn out to be Shino’s mother. That would’ve been too obvious and it wouldn’t have made any sense. Hell, it still doesn’t make much sense, but it’s better than throwing Shino’s long-lost mother in to the mixture. All that’s left is for them to defeat an army of the undead, watch how Shino loses his sanity to power and hope that they all make it alive.

It will come as no surprise that Shino is going to regain his senses and control that power next week. We all know that that’s roughly how it’s going to go down. Shino has come a long way and he’s the story’s hero, so there’s no way that they’re going to let him switch sides at the very end. All that’s left is to see how they’re going to do it.

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Sep 26, 2013

Posted by in Featured

Kantai Collection gets anime and new manga

Kantai Collection gets anime and new manga

Kadokawa Games announced at the “Kadokawa Game Studio Media Briefing 2013 Autumn” on Thursday that an anime adaptation of its Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- (Fleet Collection) moe-character card battle game is in the works. According to the company, it is aiming for broadcast next summer or later with the voice cast from the game.

Kadokawa Games also announced that the second title (after Natural Doctrine) from its newly formed Kadokawa Game Studio is the tentatively titled Kan Colle Kai (Kantai Collection Kai). Like the original Kantai Collection game, the genre of this new PlayStation Vita game is “fleet-raising.” It is slated for next year.

Kadokawa Games launched the original free-to-play browser game with the service provider DMM.com this past April. In the game, players compete with cards featuring female moe characters inspired by Japanese World War II warships such as aircraft carriers, battleships, and cruisers. Players build, organize, and repair their anthropomorphized fleet to progress through maps.

The November issue of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine is also announcing on Friday that a new manga adaptation of the game has been green-lit. Sakae Saitō (Heavy Object S) is illustrating the manga that Comic Alive will preview in the following issue on October 26. The manga’s regular serialization will begin in the January issue on November 27.

The coming issue features illustrations of five main “kanmusu” (fleet girl) characters and includes the silhouettes of two more characters. A new Kantai Collection feature will debut with the manga’s preview in the December issue. Manga creator G=Hikorō (Fujimi Tantei Orurock) will provide additional illustrations for the feature. The issue will also include an A1-size poster with illustrations of more than 100 “kanmusu.”

A four-panel manga adaptation by Ryota Momoi debuted in the Famitsu Comic Clear online manga magazine in April. In the school life story, older fleet girls teach their juniors battle techniques. The magazine previously announced that Shotaro Harada (D4 Princess) will illustrate a manga adaptation. In addition, a manga adaptation by SASAYUKi (Futago ya Futago no Futajūsō) is slated to launch in the December issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s COMPTIQ magazine.

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