Apr 24, 2014

Posted by in Black Bullet

Black Bullet episode 03

Okay, let’s try this one more time. Why is it that Black Bullet keeps getting harder and harder to follow? The mystery keeps getting bigger and you don’t know what to believe anymore. The first episode was like that, the second episode just added another scoop and this episode basically added a truckload.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.27_[2014.04.23_22.33.43]So Enju-chan returned to her school in order to try and return to her old life, even though everyone knows her little secret. It’s ridiculous for people to be so afraid of her when she’s mankind’s only weapon against the Gastrea. They should be praising her instead of fearing her. Still, human beings are weak and fragile. It’s in our nature to fear the unknown.

Rentarou doesn’t help much either. He himself is just one big question mark that walks and talks. So much for having an overpowered main character. At least we have an overpowered bad guy, so it’s only a matter of time before Rentarou finds something that will make him strong enough to beat him and prevent him from summing a level five Gastrea that could wipe out the rest of humanity.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.28_[2014.04.23_22.34.06]That being said, I don’t believe in his organisation. It’s always the same thing with each and every show. There’s always more to it than meets the eye and it’s usually the organisation that has something to hide from the public in order to gain/keep power. For example: what is up with Rentarou? They were talking about performing surgery on him again, just like in the past. What did they do? Does that mean that he’s like Kagetane? Who the hell knows at this point? All we know is that Rentarou’s body has been modified as well, plus he seems very important to a lot of people. Why else would they go through all that trouble to bring him back and revive him?

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Apr 23, 2014

Posted by in Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal episode 28

Another great episode that raised even more questions. The plot thickens en more and more mysteries keep popping up all over the place. Oh wait, I’m supposed to review this week’s Yowamushi Pedal today, not Black Bullet. In that case: meh.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 28 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.04.22_23.12.27]So Sakamichi, the anime world’s greatest geek, raced his ass off to catch up again. I’m glad that they didn’t waste more than one episode on something so predictable that it makes me want to cry. The one thing that I actually liked was to see him pass that group that was blocking his way. Not to mention his brief encounter with that insane character and his freaky body. I could’ve done very well without that particular scene. In fact, I think I could’ve done without this entire episode. It’s all about praising Sakamichi and his incredible cadence and perseverance.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 28 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.20_[2014.04.22_23.12.53]The sighing won’t stop on my end… I’m just so disappointed in Yowamushi Pedal. I can already see the ending. Being able to see that is one thing, but also being able to guess what’s about to happen correctly is just the worst. It really casts a shadow of negativity on my reviews even though I still watching the episodes as they become available.

Yuusuke finally headed off in order to become king of the mountain. Yeah, he’ll win, don’t worry. They focussed so much on his past and showed us how much he suffered that it’s almost guaranteed that he’ll win. The fact that his opponent, a climber from Hakone, is such a cocky douchebag confirms that. Cocky douchebags rarely win in anime. That’s just how it is.

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Apr 22, 2014

Posted by in One Week Friends

One Week Friends episode 03

Good episode. A very, very good and productive episode! You can clearly see how they’re going to do this. Well, you can’t see how, but you get an idea of what to expect. I certainly like it. This way Kaori doesn’t recover just overnight. We can follow her recovery weekly. I like that a lot!

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.08_[2014.04.21_22.42.54]So Yuuki decided to bring his most trusted and arguably oldest friend to the rooftop to tell him about Kaori’s little secret. This is brilliant. He doesn’t take things for granted and he says what’s on his mind. It’s no wonder that he didn’t believe it when they told him about Kaori’s mental problems, but he wasn’t too obnoxious about it, because he took the time to assess the situation and point out to them that this sort of thing usually only happens because of physical trauma or mental trauma. He even managed to link it to something that may have happened to Kaori in the past, which is why she only blocks out friends. A bit obvious, but still kind of smart.

[HorribleSubs] One Week Friends - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.10_[2014.04.21_22.43.15]This guy, Shougo, seems like a very relaxed and intelligent character. He doesn’t strike me as the type that bullies others. On the contrary; he seems rather helpful and doesn’t mind jumping in the middle when others are arguing. He definitely seems rather reliable. Too bad he can’t properly voice his opinions in a less aggressive way.

Anyway, Kaori has started to remember little things. That’s all that really matters here. Now she remembers making things like eggs, next week she might remember something else. A few weeks from now she might remember Yuuki altogether and finally have a normal life instead of pushing everyone away. It’s definitely a good start.

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Apr 21, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 03

Ohhh~ Hell yeah! I need more of this. A lot more. Thank god there’s going to be twenty-six Mahouka episodes. That means that I have at least twenty-three more weeks of joy and I deserve every minute of it after what I’ve been through.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.30_[2014.04.20_21.14.07]So they started things off by explaining how Tatsuya defeated his opponents within one or two seconds. Fair enough, I didn’t understand all of it, but I understood enough to know that Tatsuya is a total badass that deserves to rule that school. It’s the first time that I’m actually hoping that one of the character’s a cunning strategist that will manipulate, use and discard everyone around him in order to achieve his goals. I mean, the students that look down on “weeds” because of how they did on their tests deserve to be taught a lesson. Tatsuya fits that role perfectly.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.05_[2014.04.20_21.14.48]Tatsuya won the match and is now officially part of the student council or the discipline committee. Maybe both. Either way, the guy is doing one hell of a job. He managed to piss off one of the course one students before he even began. This Shun character will undoubtedly by the cause of a lot of problems, but I’m pretty sure that it’s nothing that Tatsuya can’t handle.

I’m really looking forward to the next episode. I want to know how Tatsuya is going to solve this. He faced a group of angry course one students after he defeated their club leader. How awesome would it be if he, on his first day to boot, defeated over a dozen course one students? His reputation would skyrocket and tip the balance just a little bit in favour of all course two students.

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Apr 20, 2014

Posted by in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou episode 03

You can tell that progress is going to be really slow with this one. I guess we might as well enjoy the comedy for the time being, because the romance is still far away from the looks of it. Just so you know; those lovey-dovey moments where the characters blush… Yeah… I refuse to call that romantic.

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 03 [C4420432].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.04.19_23.33.00]So Kazunari-kun got himself a bicycle, huh? Good for him! It’s kind of sad that he actually thought that Ritsu-chan would sit behind him every day to school. His expectations are very low if he thinks that’s some kind of victory. It’s even sadder if he only bought that bicycle because he wanted to go to school with Ritsu every day.

I’m also losing faith in Mayumi-chan. She’s far too naïve. A guy cheats on her and she comes crawling back to him because he wants to get laid? Either Mayumi is truly naïve and dumb or she’s the type of girl that likes to sleep around. I don’t know… She’s basically standing on the line between gullible and slut. That’s the case with most girls nowadays, isn’t it?

[Commie] Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - 03 [C4420432].mkv_snapshot_15.08_[2014.04.19_23.33.21]What can I expect from Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou? I can tell that Ritsu is slowly starting to keep an eye on Kazunari. That’s a good sign I suppose. And Kazunari is still going nuts for Ritsu, so that’s fine as well. I especially liked the part where Ritsu threw that book at that guy in order to prevent Kazunari from being beaten up by one of Sayaka’s flings. It really makes you wonder what kind of person Sayaka is… I for one don’t like her at all. She’s pretentious, cunning and her whole personality is just too suspicious. I don’t think people like that can ever be truly happy with themselves. No way…

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Apr 19, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 03

You know, the funny thing about anime that has been adapted from games and the like, is that they focus quite a lot on the characters and their proportions. They often focus on the breasts and hipline, at least more than with manga adaptions, I think.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.00_[2014.04.18_23.44.11]I cannot help but notice a constant pattern here. Episode one: Aruka meets a couple of guys in her journey that take her to their village to become some kind of body guard. Episode two: Aruka arrives in some messed up city where she meets some no-name bounty hunter that starts out as her friend, but only wanted her so that she could pay for her drinks and is now doing her best to try and kill her because of the bounty on her head. Episodes three: Aruka, trying to fight off that girl from episode two, meets up with yet another characters, becomes acquainted after following her to her hideout, only to end up being blown away by the character that supposedly killed her master.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.40_[2014.04.18_23.44.49]Do you see the pattern now, too? Aruka arrives at whatever place, meets whatever character and ends up fighting for her life at the end. It could be that it’s only the first few episodes to bring all of the key characters into the picture, but I might actually stop writing about Blade and Soul if every single episode is like that.

You can already tell that they’re building up to the next episode using the exact same method. Aruka is now missing after being attacked by same crazy woman and her mysterious powers and that bounty hunter from episode two. She will probably get saved by someone or meet someone after dragging herself out of the water, become ‘friends’ and end up being attacked again. Isn’t that how these things usually go?

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Apr 19, 2014

Posted by in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin episode 02

So the midget detective finally shows herself, huh? I’m kind of putting a lot of hope into this show. I have high expectations and am kind of hoping for a good ending, which the Japanese aren’t really known for if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.36_[2014.04.18_23.38.23]So Juugo already found one of Nanana’s treasures, huh? You’d think that Nanana would be rather agitated after finding out that people are successfully finding and taking all of the items that she collected when she was still alive, but no… She genuinely seems to encourage it. Whom else besides Juugo would end up finding any of it? He’s the protagonist. All female and male characters will get drawn to him. Unfortunately, male characters in female clothing are no exception. We already have one of those. How many more can we expect to see, huh?

[HorribleSubs] Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.28_[2014.04.18_23.39.13]Anyway, Juugo is already being dragged into something that he has no knowledge of. He knows a little about Nanana and her treasure, the one that murdered her and about the island itself. That’s it. He knows nothing else, yet he’s already being involved by unknown characters that undoubtedly have motives of their own.

It’s quite obvious to me that this is going to be one of those chases. People chase after Juugo, Nanana chases after her murderer and Juugo chases after Nanana’s treasure. At one point all of them will meet in the middle and it’s all going to come out. I have no idea how romance has anything to do with this yet. I’ll just have to wait and see.

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Apr 18, 2014

Posted by in No Game No Life

No Game No Life episode 02

I am absolutely loving No Game No Life! You are given an idea of what to expect from the story, but then it suddenly takes a strange turn and you can start all over again. I, too, have an idea of what Sora wants right now, but that could change again next week.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.02_[2014.04.17_22.56.47]No Game No Life is pure magic. Sora struck me as the type of character that wants an easy life behind a PC where he can play the rest of his life. Shiro is somewhat similar, but only because she pretty much follows her brother in everything he does. You could very well say that Sora is responsible for his little sister’s mental issues.

This episode is one hell of an example… Sora defeated Stephanie in a game of rock, paper and scissors, after which he ordered her to fall in love with him. It’s moments like these that you realize how messed up that guy truly is. The worst part is that that poor girl has to obey and fall in love with him. She no longer has any choice.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.28_[2014.04.17_22.57.24]There are many things that I still want to point out, but I hate reading huge posts that go about nothing, so I always try to keep my posts short and simple. I was actually quite shocked when I saw what happened when the two of them are separated. They become weak little creatures that can no longer function properly. Only when they’re together do they act all high and mighty. This could prove to be quite difficult when they’re going to take on “royalty”. They may be great at playing games, but they sure have a lot of weaknesses, which makes it all the more interesting.

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