Oct 21, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 16

This episode was shocking, a little disappointing and quite frankly a little bit annoying. It just pissed me off to no end. Let’s just say that this wasn’t the episode that I had hoped for and that the ending that I am hoping for won’t happen either.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.26_[2014.10.20_23.40.36]Quite a few things became clear to me. For one; Bolls is going to die. I am certain of that. Kurome is not. I can tell that much just by watching the first few minutes of this episode. She will survive this ordeal. The way this usually works is that the enemy loses at least one member and the good guys too. My guess is that Chelsea’s going to die. They focussed way too much on her habit to remain in the shadows, but she broke that habit because of her feelings for Tatsumi. Either Bolls will kill her or Kurome, but she is definitely going to die within the next few episodes.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.26_[2014.10.20_23.40.59]I have been hoping that Kurome would die. Her power is ridiculous, unfair and immoral. But that’s not why I wanted her dead the most. That has passed. The reason why I want her dead right now is because she chopped off one of Leone’s arms. How dare she do that the one of the show’s most lovable characters!? She really deserves as painful death.

I am also disappointed to see Najenda fight. She is nothing special. She only has abnormal strength and that annoying robot arm. Other than that she’s nowhere near Esdeath’s level. I bet that Susanoo, whose new battle mode I absolutely love by the way, would be able to defeat her in a one on one battle. Definitely not worth the wait.

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Oct 20, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 15

Hmm… I am having a hard time figuring out the rest of the story at this point. The enemy, the Death Gun gang, has been defeated for as far as we know. I haven’t forgotten about that threat, but really… What can I expect at this point?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.23_[2014.10.19_23.21.11]Quite a weird turn of events. Kazuto has his account back in the land of fairies and decided to team up with his friends in order to go out on a quest to recover the famous sword Excalibur. I had no idea that swapping accounts from game to game was that easy. In fact, I never even thought that going on quests like that was that easy. Shino is completely new to the game and doesn’t even have the right equipment from what I could tell. How is it that she is going on that quest when she’s a noob? The MMORPG’s that I’ve ever played were never that easy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.51_[2014.10.19_23.21.40]So the group set off on a flying elephant (don’t ask) in order to find that sword, an item that no player has found yet. It makes me think about the competition that they have. Many players are out there trying to find that sword and I am sure that quite a few of them are player killers or PK’ers for short. I very doubt that they are the “new enemy”.

I am putting my money on that strange NPC. She was doing something that she normally doesn’t do. She only did it do Kazuto’s party, too, and I just don’t believe in coincidences like that. Either she or the person controlling her will be latest enemy, I’m sure.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park episode 03

I know that this has been a thing since the beginning, but I cannot get over how annoying Seiya can be. He thinks of himself as some kind of god. Everything he does is great, everything he wears makes him look great and in his mind there’s no one out there as good as he is. The guy needs a reality check…

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 03 [9F3D6650].mkv_snapshot_04.43_[2014.10.18_22.58.32]Also, those fights with Moffle are getting a little old, although I have a feeling that they will be occurring in future episodes as well. The pattern is always the same, isn’t it? Seiya implements one of his ideas, Moffle comes in angry and starts swinging his fists (or should I say paws?) at Seiya and they both end up getting shot by Isuzu. The first few times were funny, just don’t make it a regular thing.

Is Seiya doing it wrong? Don’t you dare to even think that, fool. He came up with the idea to have all the girls do a promotional video in their bikinis. That alone makes him a great manager in my book. He even came up with an ingenuous plan to make sure that people actually watched that video. What more could you possibly want?

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 03 [9F3D6650].mkv_snapshot_21.42_[2014.10.18_22.59.09]I also could not help but notice that Isuzu is starting to get a little bit nervous around Seiya. Maybe he finally got through to her? It’s kind of obvious that she has a school girl crush on him, but the fact that she’s different than other girls makes it all the more interesting. How in the world will that even work out? That’s what I want to know.

And finally, I have to once again focus on the fact that they need half a million visitors a day before their deadline. During this episode they didn’t even have five hundred. I know that’s because the park is still closed because of renovations and whatnot, but come on… that’s just bad. They really need to speed things up a little.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 382

Here we go again. I hate it how things continue to go back and forth here. At one point Naruto’s strong and confident, the other he’s weak and helpless. That’ll be over soon enough though. I think the series will end after the winter.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 382 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.29_[2014.10.18_22.57.59]It annoyed me a little how confident Sasuke was when he materialized Sasano’o. Only last week did he look upon Naruto’s power with a disturbed look on his face. Now he thinks he can stand beside him as his superior even though he’s using Juugo’s cursed seal powers because he himself can’t use nature energy. Cocky fool. I really do hope he dies in the manga. I hope that from the bottom of my heart.

Other than the fact that I have always disliked Sasuke, I think that Naruto will always come out on top. He has the kind of personality that is always looking for answers in order to save himself and his friends. He and he alone can get through to Obito and stop him from enslaving everyone. Sasuke just adds oil onto the fire.

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Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 02

I knew from the moment I started watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso that I really wanted to write about this show. I almost gave in and read the manga, but I managed to hold on. I just really want to know how this is going to play out…

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.57_[2014.10.17_23.05.40]This masterpiece caught my attention right away. It isn’t one of those happy music-genre anime where things rarely go wrong. Oh no. This is filled to the brim with drama and the characters, from what I can tell, will have to face many more hurdles in order to succeed in the world of classical music. Nodame Cantabile had its fair share of drama as well, but I believe that this is going to be a little bit more hectic than that.

I mean, did you see Kaori play? She knows the pieces and she knows how to play them. She knows, but she wishes to play her own music instead. The pieces she could play during this episode were limited and they weren’t her own, so she decided to pick a piece and actually make it her own by playing it differently. Yes, it was beautiful, but she still did not win because that sort of thing isn’t allowed.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.56_[2014.10.17_23.05.57]Arima is somewhat the same, I think. He doesn’t play anymore since his obsessive mother passed away, but that is obviously about to change. He is getting eager to play once more and now that he seems to have a little crush on that violinist… Well… It is only a matter of time before they team up and make a name for themselves.

That being said, I wonder if Kaori knows who Arima is? She must have known… The majority of the people present there knew who he was as soon as he walked in. That is just one of the things that’s being going through my mind ever since I finished watching the second episode. Does she know? Is she after something after all? I really want to know…

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Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 02

A new season, a new enemy, a new goal and new characters. How lovely. I didn’t write about the first season because it seemed like a longshot, but I am glad that I got the opportunity to write about the second season instead.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.49_[2014.10.17_23.01.15]Anyway, Akane managed to successfully capture that criminal before her colleagues killed him due to him having a level high enough for lethal use of those awesome weapons. Akane confronted him and made him see reason, after which is level went down so that they could take him out without having to kill him. This led to his capture and interrogation where he appeared to be completely insane. He may not have been seeing things, seeing as that accomplice of his really does exist, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was mentally insane and still became a murderer in the end.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.44_[2014.10.17_23.01.37]I find it beautifully ironic how Akane’s methods are being questions right now by that rookie. I can remember Akane in her rookie days. She, too, sometimes questioned the decisions of her superiors and often did things her way. That’s why I find it hard to dislike that rookie. She may be a little naïve right now, but she shows a lot or promise.

The one thing that I still find hard to believe is that Akane chose to remain quiet about the Sibyl System and continued with her work as a police officer. I would’ve thought that that would’ve been enough for her to lose faith in the system. That is why I love this show; things sometimes don’t make sense at first. It makes things less predictable.

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 02

Awww yeah! Parasyte just keeps getting better and better. I am not at all a big fan of dubstep, but Parasyte makes it work! Certain scenes are just so much better with dubstep in the background. Very well done, Japan. To think that this type of music, which was created in 1990 or 1991 I believe, has become incredibly popular over the past year.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.10.16_23.15.42]So the protagonist, Shinichi, is trying to get used to his new parasitic friend. It is noticeable how little he tries to use that hand. He obviously doesn’t trust that parasite, whom has been given the name Migi. Can I blame him for that? No. The first thing he did was grope the heroine’s breasts (good job, Migi) and during this episode he knocked a bully, whom was bullying Shinichi because he was jealous of his relationship with Satomi-chan, a few metres away. I am pretty sure the guy lost consciousness for a couple of seconds before he ran away screaming.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.02_[2014.10.16_23.15.55]Shinichi is having a very hard time with all of this newfound information. He know knows that people are being slain by those mysterious parasites, but he also realizes that some people just aren’t worth saving. He assumes that Migi will just help him defeat all of those hostile parasites, which is a terrible miscalculation on his part.

Migi is brilliant. I love that character. That create is obviously far more intelligent than your average human being and does everything in a way that ensures his survival. He puts himself before anything else and has no problems making that very clear to Shinichi. That being said, how long will Migi stay passive when Shinichi is constantly putting them in danger by seeking out hostile parasites? This will seriously be very interesting.

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014, Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2

I am pretty sure that most people could see this one coming. Psycho-Pass turned out to be a great success. When I read about all that I immediately realized that a second season was soon forthcoming. After all, if you find yourself in possession of a cow that squirts out pure gold, you’d naturally milk that puppy dry.

Psycho-Pass 2Artwork; awesome. Summarizing the artwork with that one word is more than enough. It just looks too damn good.

I was surprised to see how Akane-chan has grown. I remember the fragile, easily influenced Akane from season one. Now she’s a badass, seasoned cop that doesn’t take no for an answer. Well done, Akane-chan!

I do recommend this. The story can be quite hectic at times, but that is one of the things that make it great. Watch the first season if you haven’t already and enjoy!

Plot Summary: Having learned the true nature of the Sybilla System, Akane Tsunemori chose to obey the system, believing in both humanity and the legal order. She’s part of a new police section and spends her everyday life facing down criminals. Unbeknownst to Akane, however, a monster who will shake the system to its core is about to appear before her.

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