What in heaven’s name did I watch? Was this really a regular Kyoukai no Kanata episode? It was so unnecessarily confusing that I almost stopped watching. It’s strange to see this episode after we just finished watching two filler-like episodes that had no real impact on the story.
Some would probably describe this episode as an amazing and/or interesting twist. I don’t know about that. The start was confusing as hell and in my humble opinion they didn’t really explain it very well. There are still pieces of the puzzle that are missing and I can only hope that those are found during the next couple episodes, otherwise the story just doesn’t make sense anymore.
The start was completely off. I have been paying close attention to Mirai-chan, one of the cutest and more interesting characters on the show, so I immediately noticed her strange personality. She was so focussed on being with Akihito that she did things that she normally wouldn’t dare to do. Mirai has never been that aggressive.
It became even weirder after that when it became known that Mirai isn´t exactly ´there´ anymore. Akihito was dreaming all this time after Mirai extracted that youmu from his body. I´m not sure if that youmu escaped or simply used Mirai as a host for now, but things have gotten really weird and I´m not at all sure I like it.
I didn´t get the ending either. What was that supposed to tell me? I don’t get it at all. The only thing that’s going through my head right now is that Mirai-chan might be gone for good even though it was everyone’s plan to kill Akihito instead of her. I’m not sure if three episodes will be enough to answer all the questions that this episode caused. We’ll see…Read More
I’ll be keeping this post short because I have very little I want to say about this week’s Freezing Vibration episode and I don’t want to lower the already shockingly bad quality of my posts by ranting on about something that doesn’t even matter.
Well then, shall we start by pointing out that everything’s still so damn predictable? Almost all the Pandoras found out about the experiments and some of them agreed to help the E-Pandoras in their attempt to escape the facility. It was no surprise to see Satellizer and a grossly depowered Kazuya on the frontlines.
The predictability, unlike my interesting in this show, keeps growing and one can almost see the ending. They are probably going to wait another episode or two before revealing yet a few more little secrets that involve either that professor and/or that Pandora, who’s probably related to Kazuya somehow. Choosing this over Noukome or Gingitsune may have been a mistake after all.Read More
Is it safe to me to say that I was pretty much right about everything during my last Yowamushi Pedal post? This part was so obvious that it was almost funny. It’s almost as though they actually “stole” the ending from Over Drive.
So I was right, Sakamichi managed to peddle his skinny ass up that mountain and actually reached the top before Shunsuke. It may not have been a real race, but to think that I was completely right about pretty much everything… You will just have to believe me when I tell you that I haven’t read the manga at all. It’s just that I noticed a lot of similarities between these past few episode and the ending in Over Drive. Both were delightful to watch and I really enjoyed this week’s episode, although I still believe that they need to cut back on worshipping one particular character.
Who is Shunsuke anyway? That character strikes me as a textbook control freak. He always seems so obsessed with winning that nothing else really matters. He almost sacrificed his victory in order to race Sakamichi for the mountain title. I understand that all of those characters want to win, but Shunsuke really seems obsessed.
It didn’t really surprise me that Shunsuke defeated Shoukichi. He really had a hard time climbing that mountain, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he used up a lot of energy to overcome that obstacle. I’m guessing next week’s episode is going to be all about training. I’m actually looking forward to seeing what they’re going to do.Read More
Sometimes I really doubt my ability to pick a good show to write about. With Magi it’s no different. I generally like what I see a lot, but there are a few characters that just don’t interest me. Alibaba is one of them, although he was quite cool in this episode.
Alibaba travelled many miles to learn something that Sinbad could’ve taught him. He lied to his friends, acted real tough when he was actually getting in the way of progress, and for what? He walked many a mile and missed many meals. He was practically a skeleton when he finally arrived. Hell, he even failed the first exam because of it.
It makes me wonder why he’s doing all of this? Sinbad could’ve very well taught him how to use his powers. Sinbad could’ve also told him that he has two types of Magoi coursing through his veins, although most of us already knew that. It’s why Aladdin kept seeing two different types of Magoi emanating from his body.
Anyway, it was quite amusing. Did I see an episode that didn’t focus on poor-dressed female characters? No. It was still pretty much the same. Alibaba met a few old friends that helped him out by giving him a place to sleep and food to eat, only to end up fighting that very same chick at their casino. It just goes to show that his former title is still giving him a helping hand every now and again. I’m not sure I like that because it gives me the idea that he has an unfair advantage, even though that’s probably not the case here. Either way, I am more focussed on Aladdin and Morgiana. Can’t wait to see how she is doing…Read More
It’s safe to assume that things aren’t really going to change any time soon. I must admit that I expected more. I thought there was more to it than a slice of life story in a fantasy world filled with magic. I guess I was wrong…
I have to accept that their life is tied to that magical shop. It’s going to be like that for the rest of the show and I have to accept. It doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be fun or interesting, but it certainly damaged my expectations. I had hoped to see more than just a pointless war between two stores. It allows for a few interesting scenes, like last week’s fan service episode, but how good could it possibly become? At best they lose a few sales and have to find yet another method to attract customers, although an episode like this one may be a lot better than any fan service episode could ever hope to be.
I can say a lot of things about Yuushibu, but I certainly cannot say anything bad about this episode. It was a delightful episode with quite an interesting twist. I have no doubt in my mind that all the characters will remain faithfully employees of Leon, but I’m pretty sure it’s safe to expect a bit more action and romance than before.
Raul is still as ignorant as ever, that won’t change, but Fino is starting to realize that she actually likes Raul. I’m pretty sure that this will boost the romance in Yuushibu considerably. Also, the fact that people from Fino’s world have come to take her back to become a queen of all that is evil will surely spice things up for the time being.Read More
I fail to understand this episode. Honestly… What was the point? I don’t think it showed anything of importance that we didn’t already know. Last week’s episode pretty much ended where I stopped reading the manga, because I knew back then that a third season was only a matter of time.
I’m happy that we got to see Alexander again. He was a very tough opponent for Ippo to beat and he can teach Ippo a lot of new thing about himself in order to prepare him for his next match. Alexander, after being taken care of by the Makunouchi family, would probably be more than happy to do as much as he possibly can to help him. That being said, why did they cover the one thing that Ippo already knew about himself? I fail to see why they would take things to such extreme levels when Ippo already realized that his Dempsey Roll needs improving.
The sight of Ippo being knocked out by Alexander’s Dempsey Roll counter was pretty devastating. Yes, it gave Ippo what he needed to realize the Dempsey Roll’s flaw, the fact that its movement is easy to predict and counter, but that was something we all already knew, just like the fact that those punches come from blind spots.
It was a very strange episode. I can only hope that the next one will be better, especially since they are really building up to a perfected Dempsey Roll. Ippo realized what was wrong and is not going to work on improving it. I would be lying if I said that I’m not interested in what he comes up with. I definitely want to know.Read More
Space Brothers is really full of surprises lately. It’s slowly recovering from a series of dull and pointless episodes and it’s finally giving me hope again. I am actually starting to enjoy watching it again, just like I did when Space Brothers first started.
I was really impressed by Kenji’s resolve last week. He showed how much he wanted to go to outer space, although his ambition isn’t nearly as strong or as good as Mutta’s. Kenji just wants to go up there to impress his family and to do right by his little girl. That’s not nearly as impressive as a man that wants to go because a woman, whom could very well be called his second mother, is dying and he made her a promise to set-up the telescope on the moon that she herself designed. Now that’s a story that could capture any front page of any newspaper. Kenji’s reasons rather fall short and aren’t as good as that.
Stories aside, I’m actually impressed by Mutta. We all know that he’s a stubborn fool and always looks for new possibilities. He knew that the gap between him and Kenji was getting wider, which led him to believe that Kenji was going to be picked for sure. Kenji showed a lot of initiative and made quite a lot of calls.
Of course, Kenji was playing the bad guy here. Mutta never gave up and kept looking for new ways to do everything. The difference between him and Kenji is that Mutta never gives up and tries to find ways to do as much as humanly possible. That’s why Mutta managed reverse the flow and knock Kenji out of the spotlight. If I didn’t have a social life I would’ve actually cheered here.Read More
Skippy, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! I am really bad with episodes like these. I cannot deal with corrupt characters that use underhanded methods to get things done. It makes me want to cheer for the good guys and hope that they murder the bad guys. That’s probably why I wouldn’t be any good as a member of the mafia or yakuza.
I had almost completely forgotten that last week’s episode was one of those flashback episodes. It was confusing as hell to watch, but we learned how Teppei got injured and we learned why Teppei is so careful around that annoying creep. Those guys wait for the referee to look away so that they can pull their opponents by their shirts, step on their shoes before they try to jump or even hit them in the face with an elbow. There’s a limit to how far one can go and to how ignorant a referee can be. Doesn’t he realize that something’s going on when player after player starts to get injured? It’s annoying as hell to watch.
There’s one thing I fail to understand though… Aren’t there any checks? I mean, didn’t it become known that there were always players that ended up getting hurt in every match that team Kirisake, Seirin’s current opponent, played in? Any man would’ve realized that there was something wrong with those statistics.
I’m kind of hopeful about next week’s episode. Teppei is seriously doing everything possible to prevent his teammates from getting hurt by their opponents, and since it’s starting to get to them it’s almost a given that they’re going to try even harder. People in a hurry often make mistakes, so I can only hope that the referee starts paying more attention.Read More