Apr 18, 2015

Posted by in DanMachi

DanMachi episode 03

This season is quite a mess. I have to reschedule a lot of posts for many days later because most of the good shows air on the same day. The other shows, shows that aren’t really worth writing about, air on other days.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.37_[2015.04.17_23.54.35]So Bell managed to ensure the safety of his beloved goddess. You could tell that he was fully prepared to give his live so that she could live on. She took him in when no other family would. They all saw him as dead weight, a parasite that would eat their food, use their beds and other resources. Hestia took him in and turned him into a promising adventurer. That is why I am not at all surprised if he rushed towards death so that that girl could continue living. That just goes to show what kind of respectable character this protagonist is.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.56_[2015.04.17_23.54.43]I replayed the scene where Hestia updated his stats twice. This time it didn’t show how much he had progressed. I decided to cheat a little bit finding the matching chapter of the manga and found out that his stats had almost doubled. They freakin’ doubled! No wonder he managed to defeat that monster. Doesn’t matter if he has a super-knife; he couldn’t have defeated that monster with just that knife if his stats hadn’t doubled. That knife may be special and forged by another goddess, but that doesn’t mean it’s wielder will instantly become invincible.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 02

Ore Monogatari, I choose you! Use your thunderbolt! God… I’ve been making cheesy Pokemon jokes all day long. Pokemon, a gift yet quite the curse. I wonder if the same thing could be said for Ore Monogatari?

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.38_[2015.04.16_23.00.16]First thing’s first; Takeo, one of the main male characters. The guy is huge, strong and scary-looking. He looks a bit like gorilla and will never become a doctor. I know that makes him sound like a complete loser, someone that no woman would ever want to end up with. Nothing could be further from the truth. Its guys like that whom usually end up with great girls. The guy has a heart of twenty-four karat gold, things of others and is always ready to help someone, even if he himself ends up getting hurt in the process. Now that’s a guy that girls want.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.11_[2015.04.16_23.00.31]The second thing that I would like to point out is that Rinko-chan, the girl that Takeo saved on the train, probably really likes him. Takeo is used to girls befriending him so that they can get closer to Makoto, his good-looking best friend. I really believe that that’s not the case this time. I think that Rinko-chan may have fallen for Takeo.

The problem lies with Takeo. He is not used to girls falling for him. In fact, occurrences like that might actually be somewhat rare. That’s why he doesn’t know how to deal with those situations because he believes that she could never be interested in him. If only he had more self-esteem. Things would’ve been better for him.

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen episode 02

I feel like I am gambling by picking this show to write about. I like the concept, I like the story so far and I like most of the characters. I am known to pick at least one show that looks promising, but turns out to be very disappointing.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.16]So Leonardo, the boy whose eyes supposedly belong to god and are known for being able to see every single thing, ended up joining a secret organisation known as Libra. This is fine. I can understand that you want to team up with other like-minded people instead of taking on the world on your own. I can also understand the chief’s decision to put Zapp on bodyguard duty to make sure that Leonardo doesn’t get into too much trouble, seeing as he’s their new important asset and hasn’t really gotten any experience in the field yet.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.34]What I cannot understand is how Leonardo, with the use of his special eyes, managed to see how a ghoulish-looking bus disguised itself as a regular delivery bus and how to ghoulish-looking creatures disguised as regular humans managed to abduct Leonardo after they nearly killed Zapp. It feels like we skipped something.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot that we don’t know yet. This story is only making a little sense. I mean, what were those creatures? Why go through all that trouble? How can they hide so damn well in public? Those are all things that need to be explained before things start making a bit more sense. Also, I think those characters look and acted a bit too childish for my taste, but okay…

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Apr 13, 2015

Posted by in Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End episode 02

I decided to give this a chance since it’s really speaking to me. It has a dark element but also a funny, light element. The main reason why I decided to write about this is because I was waiting for the second episode. I actually waited for it.

[Ohys-Raws] Owari no Seraph - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_11.29_[2015.04.12_23.38.03]So things took a different turn when I suddenly see that same boy that survived the vampires’ mealtime in school. I mean, yes, I saw him in action and defeat that strange monster as though it was nothing whilst his colleagues were cowering in fear and waiting for backup, but I simply don’t understand that school part. Is it really to turn him into a team player? Because I agree with that kid; he doesn’t really need friends in a world that’s currently overrun by vampires and monsters, and where humanity has been reduced significantly. I’m just saying…

[Ohys-Raws] Owari no Seraph - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_17.48_[2015.04.12_23.38.18]So yeah; it’s strange. The guy would be better of training or learning new skills than to learn about history, or how to multiply or spell. Power suddenly becomes a lot more important when your race has come very close to being exterminated. You’d want to enlist as many of those soldiers as possible to fight off the vampire and those monsters.

And the future? Well, I’m sure that Yuuichirou will be fine now that he’s made a friend. He achieved what was asked of him so now he can move on to training and missions, yes? I certainly don’t mind following his school life every now and then, seems funny, but I am more interested in the action and finding out where those vampires and monsters come from.

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Apr 12, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!, Spring Anime 2015

Ore Monogatari!!

A lot of people have been waiting for this show. And I really do mean a lot! I dare say that this might be one of the better romances out there. In fact, I deliberately did not read the manga more than 4 chapters because I knew that this was going to get an anime adaption.

Ore Monogatari!!The artwork is good. Very good indeed. I mean, they focussed quite a lot on the characters and their expressions. I think that’s going to do a world of good, especially since it’s a romantic comedy. Expressions are very important.

The story is so simple and yet so interesting. A huge guy that looks like something out of horror movie is simply trying to find love. His heart is his the right place and it shows, so a lot of people are automatically becoming his fan.

Do I recommend it? Of course. It’s a romantic comedy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer and you’ll simply want to see more and more. Go watch it!

Plot Summary: Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. (Both estimates) Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunakawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?

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Apr 12, 2015

Posted by in DanMachi

DanMachi episode 02

How could I not write about something this interesting? I am not always interested in medieval stuff that involved RPG monsters and whatnot. But hey, it works in this case. It works quite well. It works damn well in fact!

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2015.04.12_00.29.55]So Bell acquired this skill that allows him to grow much faster than any other adventurer. His stats keep rising with every fight as though he’s been active for months. This forced Hestia to attend this divine party and ask one of her old friends, Hephaistos (that’s how they appear to write it), to force a weapon for her beloved Bell. All of that grovelling and begging just so that Bell-kun can get a weapon that will allow him to fight without any worry. Yeah… Now that’s what you call a damn good goddess. I wouldn’t mind having one of those.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.02_[2015.04.12_00.30.08]Bell is still very inexperienced. No doubt about that one. The problem with that is that he trusts everyone almost right away and that he does things without thinking it through. He will become a fearsome adventurer when he gets more experience, especially with that rare skill of his. He might become the best thanks to that skill.

Now, the guy, as usual, finds himself in yet another mess. A high-level monster is targeting his goddess and he sees it as his responsibility to protect her even if it would cost him his own life. This will probably result in Hestia giving Bell that new weapon and Bell using it to defeat that monster. That much I can already see.

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Apr 12, 2015

Posted by in Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom episode 12

I am going to keep this post short because I found this episode rather dull and because I am running out of time and because my RSI is once again killing me. It’s been one of those days, you know? I just want to go to bed and end the day.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 12 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_19.36_[2015.04.12_00.29.10]So Class E decided to go up against the elites in a baseball match. This is all very nice and all, but you’re doing something quite pointless. Yes, you’ve shown that you can beat those so-called elites at their own game, but at the end of the day that’s what it is; a game. Class E beat them at their own game but it won’t do much for them since it really was just a game.

In the end they will still be looked down upon. They will still have to endure many hardships and unfair situations because of that evil principal. And Koro-sensei will have to continue helping his students whenever they encounter yet a new situation where they are being looked down upon. That’s how this will be going for a little while longer.

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Apr 10, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen, Spring Anime 2015

Kekkai Sensen

Hello, what do we have here? This was actually a lot more interesting than I initially thought. I read up on this show and thought that it was going to be one of those childish and predictable shows, but this is nothing like I had imagined.

Kekkai SensenThe artwork is really good. Bones, a studio that’s known for quite a lot of wonderful titles, has been doing a great job by the looks of it. I have seriously very few complains. The characters look great and the level of detail is very nice.

Truth is; I have very little complaints about the story as well. I think it’s a damn shame that Leonardo, that kid, seems physically weak, but other than that it’s actually pretty interesting. What a pleasant surprise!

I can definitely recommend this at this point. The first episode really surprised me. I’m already eagerly awaiting the second episode. I think this action and adventure-filled show will surely keep my entertained during these next few months.

Plot Summary: One day, New York City as we know it vanished overnight into a mysterious fog. Now known as Hellusalem Road, it has become a place where another world beyond imagining is connected to our reality. The balance within this new world is protected by a secret society known as Libra. Leo, a journalist and photographer who arrives in the city, is unexpectedly recruited to join their ranks.

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