Feb 28, 2014

Posted by in Engaged to the Unidentified

Engaged to the Unidentified episode 08

Another Engaged to the Unidentified episode that focussed completely on the supernatural… Still, I’m seeing a light at the end of the supernatural tunnel. A little glimmer of hope that tells me that the romance genre is picking up again soon.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 08 (720p) [51D3852C].mkv_snapshot_02.54_[2014.02.27_23.09.59]So we’ve established that there are more supernatural beings at the school. Mashiro-chan and Hakuya-kun weren’t the only ones. They don’t know the person in question and none of us know what she, Konoha, is actually capable of or if those supernatural beings all of their own unique skills or if it’s all pretty much the same. I know that I keep going on about how the supernatural element of the show has completely taken over, but if I think about it there’s really very little that we know about Hakuya or Mashiro. What are their abilities? Are they the same? When can they use those abilities? Is there some sort of limit or condition that has to be met beforehand? Who knows?

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 08 (720p) [51D3852C].mkv_snapshot_21.13_[2014.02.27_23.10.47]I must honestly say that I’m a little annoyed by Benio. Just a little. I hate the type of person that wants to know everything about everyone. I’m sure that she has plenty of secrets of her own, so why is it that she must know everything that’s going on? Is it that she’s naturally nosey or is there something else going on that worries her? It makes me thing that there’s something else she hasn’t told Kobeni about the Mitsumine family.

Anyway, my little glimmer of hope is the same thing that got me down. Konoha-chan has become that glimmer by openly asking for Hakuya’s hand in marriage. Kobeni overheard that and now I’m sure she’s going to think long and hard about how she feels about Hakuya and if being together with him is worth fighting for. Don’t let me down, hope!

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Feb 27, 2014

Posted by in Featured

Invaders no Rokujouma anime green-lit

Invaders no Rokujouma anime green-lit

The AnimeJapan 2014 event updated its page for “RGB Stage” events on Thursday, and revealed that Takehaya’s Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) light novel series is getting a television anime this summer.

Kōtarō’s bizarre communal life has begun, and “this six-mat room is a battlefield!?”

The anime’s voice cast includes Yūichi Nakamura, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aoi Yūki, Ayana Taketatsu, Eri Suzuki, Harumasa Ōmori, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa. Yūki and Taketatsu’s musical unit Petit milady is contributing their third single as the anime’s ending theme song.

Takehaya launched the light novel series with illustrations by Poco in 2009, and Hobby Japan published the 14th volume last August. Tomosane Ariike started a manga adaptation on Hobby Japan’s Comic Dangan website last December. The light novels already inspired an original promotional movie with some animated footage by director Shinichi Watanabe and SILVER LINK in 2010.

The official website for the light novel series has been teasing a “special project.” AnimeJapan 2014 will host a special event for the television anime on its Blue Stage in Tokyo Big Sight on March 23 at 1:40 p.m.

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Feb 27, 2014

Posted by in Witch Craft Works

Witch Craft Works episode 08

God… I can’t get enough… I just cannot get enough of Witch Craft Works. It’s highly unlikely that it will happen, but I am truly keeping my fingers crossed for a second season. Every episode so far has been an absolutely delight. Truly.

[Watakushi-Nameless] Witch Craft Works - 08 [720p][AD3B9C57].mkv_snapshot_08.19_[2014.02.26_23.38.55]I will probably hate myself for saying this, but still… Allow me to share a little secret with you all. I love Witch Craft Works so much that I download the episode every week before I go to work so that I can watch it during my lunch break. I don’t just watch it behind my desk either. I go to the basement where no one comes (only the IT nerds like myself) and watch it there in peace.

This week was no exception. I fired up the episode and enjoyed as I got to know a little bit more about everyone’s favourite poker face princess. She was so adorable when she was little. It seems that her obsession for Honoka started even before he actually came into her life. The poor guy didn’t even realize it.

[Watakushi-Nameless] Witch Craft Works - 08 [720p][AD3B9C57].mkv_snapshot_10.41_[2014.02.26_23.39.22]What about now? Will we have to watch Honoka’s struggle as everyone is now looking at him as some kind of role model? His life only got harder when Ayaka made him the student council president and it showed. He had no idea what to do and in the end he had to be saved by Ayaka and the others witches (again). This was the eighth episode. I think it’s about that that Honoka “awakened” and obtained power that allowed him to protect Ayaka for a change. This reversed world where the woman looks after the man is making men look bad, and the fact that it’s one of the show’s charms makes it even worse. I am so conflicted right now…

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Feb 26, 2014

Posted by in Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal episode 20

It’s about damn time that we finally got an episode that didn’t involve Sakamichi’s training. It’s good that this episode came when it did, because I was starting to get a little bit bored by constantly following the same handful of characters.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.08_[2014.02.25_22.47.59]So we follow Sangaku around during this episode, huh? That’s great! This one episode made me want to start rooting for him instead of Sakamichi. It seems that he used to be very ill (and still is) and that he uses cycling as a means of escaping that harsh world. He has this strange obsession to constantly feel alive instead of doing nothing, which is what led him to pick up cycling in the first place. That being said, how far can a guy like that go? We saw him climb for a couple of miles and he already grabbed his chest. The last thing I want to see on Yowamushi Pedal is a character dying from heart failure during a race. I’m sure that goes for everyone.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.40_[2014.02.25_22.48.08]I’m not so sure what the point of the last part was, maybe to show us a bit more about Yuusuke and his life. It certainly wasn’t to show us their racing route, otherwise they would’ve shown it. Quite a strange scene. It’s not the kind of scene you would expect to see after you learn about another character’s past, but maybe that’s just me.

I’ll just end things here. This episode was a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching it since I’m pretty sure that the next episode will once again be about Sakamichi and his friends and how they will train for the upcoming inter high competition. There’s a chance that they will just go over it quickly and start the actual races, which would be nice, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll get to see at least one or two more training episodes.

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Feb 25, 2014

Posted by in Magi 2

Magi 2 episode 20

Why, Magi? Why? Why did you have to disappoint me so much!? Is this what I can look forward to after forcing me to wait yet another week? The fight might as well have ended during last week’s episode so that I could’ve been spared from this annoying feeling of pure disappointment.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.18_[2014.02.24_22.38.25]I remember how the Fanalis commander held up his sword to use his Djinn equip. I remember that very well. So yeah, I was smiling when I finally saw him in that cool-looking mode as he was about to carve his way into the city of Magnostadt. Aladdin probably had no way of stopping that attack until Alibaba, late as hell, drops in and stops him from attacking. This eyesore of a character might have done something terribly wrong by stopping that guy. It’s quite obvious that Matal is still hiding something and it might’ve been better if the city was breached by the Leam Empire. I’m obviously only saying this because it might have stopped Matal’s plan, whatever it may be, from coming into fulfilment.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.19_[2014.02.24_22.38.40]What do we have now? We have a bunch of pissed of characters and we have a dying Magi, Scheherazade. It seems that she, too, is just a copy of the original, and that it’s the original body of Scheherazade that’s actually dying, which means that all the copies, Titus included, will soon perish when the original body breathes it’s last breath.

What are we left with? Well, we are left with two strong characters, Aladdin and Alibaba, an empire that’s basically been defeated and on its way home, we have a Kou Empire that’s about to start its march towards Magnostadt, and Morgiana and Sinbad and his crew are still nowhere to be found. I’m guessing that Hakuryuu will show up when the Kou Empire does.

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