Jul 25, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 03

Quite a messy episode. I expected something a little bit different. I was already going for a hopeless pursuit where Futaba would try desperately to find traces of the boy she used to like. In a way I think she already is trying.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.37_[2014.07.24_22.58.54]I didn’t expect that the show would take such a strange turn where Kou, the no longer shy protagonist, would appear to be so sensitive. I just thought it was because his old brother turned out to be one of their teachers, and this guy in so worried about his little brother after his father and mother broke up… Well… I thought that, but it simply took a different turn. I was actually more surprised that Futaba basically told Kou that she used to like him back in the day and that she knew that he liked her, too. I thought that would mark the start of an interesting relationship, but no… Not yet.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.49_[2014.07.24_22.59.13]This episode was so strange that there’s very little that I want to say. I’m just worried that this whole show will turn into one of those group-romances, you know? They all get new friends instead of pretending to someone they’re not. They all fall in love with someone and soon you’ll have one love triangle after the other. I honestly don’t want this show to be one of those long, boring quests to see if true love will conquer all and such. I honestly am not interested in teenage love drama. It’s always so overreacted and corny and the problems always seem so insignificant (mainly because I look at it from an adult’s point of view).

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Jul 24, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 03

I am going to have to accept the fact that Akame ga Kill! is filled with corrupt and insane characters, which are characters that I really can’t deal with. I seem to take it personality every time something awful happens. I sit in my chair hoping for them to get killed, which makes me sound like a bad person.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.01_[2014.07.23_23.27.55]I think that Tatsumi needs to relax. He has a huge mouth and so little skill. He actually thought that he could somewhat hold his own in their group. He thought that their abilities weren’t that much better than his and that they only thing they had on him was experience. Boy, he learned once and for all that those guys live in a very different world than him. He saw how strong they are, he saw how determined they are and now he knows how they live and what they expect from him, which is to fight and survive at the end of the day. Sounds very easy, but that kind of goes away when you actually watch the story unfold.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.57_[2014.07.23_23.28.41]I’m guessing Akame, which is the most important character on the show I’m guessing (seeing as her name is in the title), Mine and Tatsumi are going to become very good friends. All three of them are very different, yet they all have the same goal. I’m guessing that some sort of diabolical love triangle will emerge as both girls might end up falling for their latest member.

Anyway, I sat here and watched the members of Night Raid fight off a group of enemies that tried to find their hideout. They were all killed without much of a problem, but Tatsumi nearly ended up getting killed because he couldn’t handle his opponent. He could only hold him down so that Mine could finish the job. How embarrassing…

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Jul 23, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 03

Now this is impressive; the ratings for Barakamon just keeps rising. Last week it was the same story. It rose by a firm 0.4 averagely and this week by another 0.6 averagely. More and more people must be realizing how promising this show is.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.09]What the hell happened to Naru-chan? The opening was insane. The face on that kid was so disturbing that it was impossible for me to contain my laughter. Seeing her rant about how good she can ready nowadays and mumble the word “Mandom” didn’t help at all. It was too hilarious. Can we expect something like this during the start of every episode from now on?

Seishuu seems to be settling quite alright. He has gotten accustomed to country style living and the people that live in that hick town. It seems that he even got used to people constantly trying to invade his own little kingdom. It makes me wonder how. I don’t think I could ever get used to something like that. I probably would’ve bought a gun on the second day.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.18]I also learned something new about hick life in Japan. Of course, I can’t say for sure if this is a regular thing of or it’s just a tradition in the messed up world of Barakamon, but that whole Mochi-picking thing was quite amusing. People get a house or a boat and suddenly the whole village get showered with goodies? Not bad… Not bad at all…

I think I can see where this is going. Seishuu was furious when he heard he lost to someone that had just started writing recently. I understand how that could make a person feel pretty bad and angry. You study and work hard most of your life in order to get to the top, only to be overtaken by some cocky newbie. Yeah, that has got to hurt. Still, Seishuu’s anger attacks are getting far better ever since he arrived in that village. I like where this is going.

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Jul 22, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 03

This season is really messed up. Most of the good anime air on the same day and I cannot write three posts in one day. That’s too much. So I had to spread it all out throughout the week. Sword Art Online gets prioritized a little, of course.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.21_22.33.34]So we learn a bit more about Shino or Shinon (in-game name of hers) during these twenty minutes. It finally explained why she plays Gun Gale Online (GGO for short) and why she has such a fear of guns. She was forced to kill a man when he tried to rob the bank that she was in. She obtained his gun and shot the man several times in order to protect herself from that lunatic. It was quite funny how she gave him that headshot. I immediately thought that she was meant to be a sniper, but that would be rather crude considering the situation. Panic disorders are no laughing matter.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.27_[2014.07.21_22.34.10]I was surprised to see Kazuto playing ALfheim Online during this episode. I thought we already passed that point? Asuna has been saved and she is a free woman again. In fact, she has finally become his woman now. Focus more on that or on Gun Gale Online and not on elves and whatever it is that elves do in that world nowadays.

I cannot believe they are making me wait another week before Kazuto starts in his investigation. He will have to train his in-game character quite a bit before he becomes a target. Shino has done quite well as a player and seems to be his next target. I’m already wondering how Kazuto will stop that lunatic from killing Shino. So many theories running through my anime-infested head…

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Jul 21, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 16

Amazing episode. I would expect nothing less from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Now some cocky high school boys, tomorrow some cocky world leaders. Tatsuya definitely has it in him. What a great character.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.20_23.02.41]I kept thinking about Tatsuya’s family after he defeated that cocky brat. His family still annoys me more than any of the characters. Do they know about his secret life? Do they know that he is a rare breed of talent and one of the very few people on the planet capable of doing what he does? They should kiss his feet and beg him to market some of his inventions.

Yep, I still cannot get over it. I remember how his father stood there as some no-name butler was insulting him as though he was a piece of trash from the streets. He ignores Tatsuya’s existence completely when he’s not being rude to him. I would pay the animators to create a scene where Tatsuya was giving that guy hell. I really would.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.48_[2014.07.20_23.03.20]Anyway, Tatsuya and his two friends won the match against Third High. Well done. Tatsuya showed a couple of near-impossible moves and probably blew his cover in doing so. It’s obvious to anyone that he’s battle tested and ridiculously talented, but when you see the guy do something that you thought was impossible… Well… It kind of raises a red flag. No doubt that that old man is interested in Tatsuya, but after he witnessed Tatsuya instant-heal himself… Boy, it’s going to get rough. I feel it. That old man isn’t fooled so easily and he had his eyes on Tatsuya from the very beginning. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 03

Not a very eventful episode, was it? I guess I kind of got used to the insane amount of horrific action that your average Tokyo Ghoul episode contains. It was still a very good episode despite all that. I learned a lot about their way of life.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.22_[2014.07.18_23.42.13]This episode made me thing about which side to choose. I think I’m going for the Ghouls, but not because the main character is mostly Ghoul now. Think about… Humans eat pretty much everything and Ghouls only eat humans. We humans devour everything to the point of extinction, so can I really be negative about the fact that Ghouls eat humans? Isn’t that, in that world, their food chain? Ghouls are overall pretty wicked and horrible, but humans don’t lose out. A lot of them are insane and care only about slaughtering Ghouls for fun. That is basically why I picked the Ghouls; they kill humans in order to survive, but humans kill Ghouls because they want to remain in control of the food chain (and some do it for fun).

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.00_[2014.07.18_23.42.18]It may not have been very eventful, but we learned a lot. We know how those guys get their food. They basically eat the bodies of people that committed suicide. They are basically cleaning the place up if you think about. That way they won’t have to resort to killing “innocent” people. Not that it matters. There are more human beings than there are Ghouls. A lot more.

I think next week’s episode should mark the start of hell on earth (so to speak). Ken will get his mask, which will be awesome, and I’m pretty sure a battle is just waiting around the corner. Don’t you want to see what Ken is capable of when he’s pushed into a corner by a powerful enemy? I’m sure that we’ve only caught a glimpse of what he is truly capable of when he goes nuts.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 02

Yeah. I must. I love this too much to leave it alone. It was the same with Witch Craft Works. I watched the first episode and I just fell in love. I watched the first episode of Rurumo and I immediately realized that I wanted to watch and review this from start to finish.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_07.04_[2014.07.18_23.38.17]Of course, that’s only provided that Rurumo doesn’t drastically change any time soon. Everything is just great right now. Rurumo is quite the dullard and she knows nothing about boys and their desires. Well, maybe she does know a little, but the fact that she accepted to live in the same room as him says a lot. No girl that knows what boys want would ever agree to that. That’s why I love this show. The protagonist is an idiot that thinks about R-rated stuff all the time, but fails to put the dots on the “I” whenever it matters. Those two just make an excellent combination.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_20.05_[2014.07.18_23.39.02]I liked that part where Kouta’s friends were ogling Rurumo when she was changing into something more comfortable (I guess?) – Which was all the time first time I realized that Rurumo-chan really is a child. It may have been wrong of me to see her as a female character that would know about sex. You cannot expect a little girl to know about sex (those that do will go to hell).

I don’t like the fact that Rurumo-chan used memory alteration magic to become part of Kouta’s family. She is now a niece of some kind and is accepted into the household just like that. I think it would’ve a lot funnier if Kouta were to hide her a little bit longer in his room. Still, Rurumo-chan is pleased with it and that is all that matters to me.

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Jul 17, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 02

Yeah, alright, why not. I wasn’t actually planning to write about Ao Haru Ride because romance anime tends to let me down a lot in the end. They always start things off so well and end it poorly. Most of the time nothing ever happens. We’ll see…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2014.07.16_22.31.55]So Futaba now leads a pointless life where she has to pretend to be someone she’s not in order to maintain friendships. At least, that’s what she thinks. That is just incredibly sad. I never pretended to be someone I’m not in order to make friends. Sure, I didn’t have many when I was growing up, but the ones I did have hung out with me because of me and not because of my acting skills. In fact, I really hate people that put a mask on and do and say anything in order to become friends. That’s the saddest kind of person you can be. You can only be truly happy if you can be yourself around others.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.35_[2014.07.16_22.32.10]Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before Futaba messed up. It happened during this episode and I’m pretty sure she’ll do it again. She may lose a couple of contacts whom she thought were her friends, but she will gain real friends in return. Isn’t it funny how insignificant a teenager’s problems seem? I honestly couldn’t sympathize.

My money is on Kou. He seems rather aggressive and doesn’t seem to shy away like Futaba usually does. I like that. He is himself, he doesn’t put on an act in front of others and he seems to speak his mind a lot. That guy will go far. It will probably be due to his personality that he and Futaba will start dating in the future. I honestly can’t see Futaba doing anything as aggressive as asking him out…

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