Mar 31, 2014

Posted by in Hajime no Ippo: Rising

Hajime no Ippo: Rising episode 25

Oh hell yeah, I have no regrets! It’s been one heck of a season and I enjoyed it tremendously. The last few episodes, as strangely placed as they were, were an absolutely delight. I have no problems with this season’s ending whatsoever.

[HorribleSubs] Hajime no Ippo - Rising - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.10_[2014.03.30_22.25.26]The one thing that really spoke to me during these flashback episodes was the artwork. I loved it. Watching the coach’s face as he drove his fists into his opponent with every ounce of power he had left was absolutely thrilling. It gave me Goosebumps. You can clearly tell that that character was (and still is) very proud and hardworking.

It was a good ending. I almost shed a tear at the end. We all knew that Ippo was moulded into the coach’s image, but we never really knew the reason behind it all. Training Ippo to become a world-class fighter has always been a personal project of his. I guess we finally all understand why. Mamoru is just a born fighter. Ippo on the other hand was forged to become a world-class fighter. Great story!

Read More
Mar 30, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara

I saw the pre-air version of this show and I must say that I’m really not all that impressed. I didn’t read up on it, it never caught my eye and I’m actually about to watch it again because I can’t remember most of what I saw… That’s not a good sign.

Kanojo ga Flag wo OraretaraThe artwork, from what I can remember, was decent. I think that Nanami is the show’s crown jewel when it comes to character design. She is the first somewhat unique character I’ve seen that I would be able to recognize out of a ten-character line-up. Maybe…

The story is what worries me… It’s not all that unique, is it? I mean… A guy comes along with the ability to see things that others can’t. He can see what someone else wants or when someone’s about to die. Stuff like that has been done to death (pun intended). They might make it interesting if they can focus just enough on the romance.

Am I looking forward to this? Not really. Will I continue watching? Probably. There are one of two things that piqued my interest. That’s why I’m going to watch at least one or two more episodes before I decided to drop it or not. I suggest you do the same thing.

Plot Summary: Hatate Sota is a high school boy, who has an ability to visualize “flags” for future events such as “death flag,” “friendship flag,” and “romance flag.” Despite the flag-viewing ability, he avoids making friends with others due to a trauma he experienced in a ship submergence accident. Four beautiful girls get interested in his strange way of living, and they begin to live with him at the school dorm by force.

Read More
Mar 30, 2014

Posted by in Kuroko no Basuke 2

Kuroko no Basuke 2 episode 25

No Space Brothers this week? Fine. I could seriously use a break from that one. I might as well do my Kuroko no Basuke post right away. I’m guessing that the third season will arrive sometime next year at the earliest.

[HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 50 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.02_[2014.03.29_23.31.34]This was the last episode. Still, I have decided to keep this post short and simple. Not much that I want to add because I’ve pretty much said all that I wanted to say during the past few posts. How many viewers out there were actually surprised when that annoying child, Atsushi, entered his very own zone? I doubt anyone was.

In the end it was a very, very predictable ending where Taiga pulled his team ahead and Kuroko stopped his old friend Atsushi as he was about to defeat Seirin by scoring a few more points. Seirin wins and will advance to the next match. They are going all the way to the finals where they will play against Seijuro and probably lose. That’s pretty much how I see things.

Read More
Mar 29, 2014

Posted by in Gin no Saji 2

Gin no Saji 2 episode 11

So I just finished watching the second Gin no Saji season and decided right away to write this post and to schedule it for Saturday. The reason why I wanted to write it right away is because I want to point out that I really hope this isn’t the last of it. We really need another season (at least) to wrap things up properly.

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2014.03.29_00.01.16]I finally understand Yugo’s personality. It took me a while and it may be a bit too late, but I finally understand it. We all knew that he didn’t want to go home and face his father, especially after being hospitalized because he himself has been too much of a fool. He didn’t take care of himself and had his father come all the way over there to scold him in that hospital room. That was brutal. Still, he grit his teeth and went over there to help out Aki-chan in her time of need. It’s stuff that like that pisses me off when something always goes wrong just as they are about to “hook up”. Enough is enough, just make it happen already!

[HorribleSubs] Gin no Saji S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2014.03.29_00.01.34]I also liked that scene where Yugo encountered some of his old ‘friends’. He really didn’t have any, which is probably what made it so easy for him to leave that town to go to a school far away. But still, that scene made me realize that Yugo really has chance. I remember the old depressing Yugo from season one that did everything half-heartedly.

Another season has gone by and I can really tell that I’ve learned quite a lot. I really hope that we get to see at least one more season. I just want to see Yugo and Aki on a well-deserved date. Even if it’s just once. Hell, an OVA would be fine too. Just grant me that one favour. A little less drama and comedy and a little more romance. That’s all I ask.

Read More
Mar 28, 2014

Posted by in Engaged to the Unidentified

Engaged to the Unidentified episode 12

I really wish that I could say that I was satisfied by the ending. I am not. Not even a little bit. A lot of questions are left unanswered, nothing actually ended and I cannot stop asking myself what the point of watching this show was in the first place.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 12 (720p) [B43AA5DB].mkv_snapshot_09.05_[2014.03.27_23.12.52]Kobeni left the house to go look for Mashiro and Hakuya. Very promising. She goes on the train, walks through the mountain and nearly falls prey to all the snow around her. She is weak to begin with, but for her to start a journey like that is just stupid. One could already tell that no good could come of it. Naturally, what followed next was predictable.

Ignore the fact that Hakuya had so save her again. Also ignore the fact that almost every character gathered around there at the end to make sure that she was safe. I’m just kind of puzzled right now. We know she regained most of her memory, but for her to be able to find their home that easily is kind of strange…

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 12 (720p) [B43AA5DB].mkv_snapshot_21.03_[2014.03.27_23.13.33]The real problem is this: nothing ended. This whole thing started when Hakuya and his little sister showed up on their doorstep with a confusing story about his engagement to Kobeni. You’d expect a bit of romance during these twelve weeks, but no… They are still just friends and they have made very, very little progress throughout these past twelve weeks. I’m just disappointed that it ended that way. We still know almost nothing about Hakuya’s powers, his family or any of the other clans that are out there. We know very little, yet the show has ended… That’s why I cannot acknowledge this as a good ending.

Read More