Sep 23, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 12

So I’ve had some time to think about Kazuto’s theory and the more I think about the more absurd it seems. This episode had no impact on that whatsoever. It was just too farfetched to begin with. Not that my theories are any better at this point.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.36_[2014.09.22_23.17.00]I will say this once again; I am pretty sure that Death Gun is that stalker guy that Shino regularly talks to. There are just too many similarities for it to be a coincidence. Besides, geeky guys are usually capable of doing desperate things when “their girl” is at stake. That’s probably why Otaku’s have such a bad reputation in Japan.

Anyway, did they really need another half episode to discuss their plans? They already know what to do; survive and take out Death Gun before he takes them out. It appears, if I understood correctly, that there can only be two winners. Coincidence? No. We know that Kazuto and Shino will make it through this just by that piece of information.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.31_[2014.09.22_23.17.31]How though? That is the question. Kazuto is matched up against Death Gun now, whom made his theory seem even less likely, because all ten remaining Laughing Coffin members, whom survived the terrors of Sword Art Online, could all be seen as accomplices if Kazuto’s theory is even remotely correct, seeing as Death Gun B, the one that supposedly sneaks into people’s homes and kills them with some kind of poison, can’t move at the speed of light and travel from one place to the other within minutes. It does not matter though. Kazuto doesn’t know Death Gun’s real name and he doesn’t have time to find out now that he’s getting his ass handed to him. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Sep 22, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 25

I was a bit worried. I thought that this was the final episode. I saw the ending and had a crazy look on my face, when I suddenly saw “Next week…” That just isn’t funny. I forgot that this show has twenty-six episodes and not twenty-five.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.12_[2014.09.21_21.53.35]So all hell has finally broken loose. An army of armed terrorists has taken the city by surprise and is currently shooting everything up. It is kind of sad when they attack a school meeting, it is sadder when they actually attack the students, but we kind of reach the very bottom of sadness when those very students are actually kicking their asses. Slowly their soldiers are being picked off one by one as the students, whom don’t have to rely on weapons, use their magical abilities to get rid of those non-magical terrorists. Grown men being killed by high school teenagers… How shameful.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.26_[2014.09.21_21.54.15]There is one thing that I did not like. Actually, it isn’t that I disliked it, it’s just that I’m rather disappointed by it. They put Tatsuya in a suit that he invented. Tatsuya is completely covered and you can’t tell it’s him. Also, it would seem as though his magical powers haven’t gotten stronger since Miyuki did something to him last week.

I am quite interested in the final episode. The students appear to be safe now. Tatsuya, after saving a few more lives, took off to go to the front lines in order to deal with those invaders. I just hope that I still get to see that one scene that I’ve wanted to see for months now; a scene where Tatsuya deals with his family once and for all. That probably won’t happen though, will it?

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Sep 21, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 378

Why push in a double feature filler? You won the manga a week to get ahead, which isn’t nearly worth all the effort, especially since there have been rumours going around about the manga finishing up its final arc, thereby ending the Naruto series after many, many years.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.09.20_23.44.21]So Obito became the host for the Ten Tails, hmm? Fine. I don’t agree with it, but it’s better than watching a nonsense filler that pretty much takes us back many months and shows us crap that we’ve either already seen or something that we don’t need to see. Nevertheless, Obito should never have been able to become its host since the Ten Tails isn’t actually complete. The Eight Tails and the Nine Tails have yet to be absorbed by it. Only small chunks of Chakra have been absorbed, which shouldn’t have made the Ten Tails complete, because by that logic the Ten Tails could’ve been formed without extracting any of the Tailed beasts from their hosts. Just steal a little Chakra and that would’ve been it, right?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.38_[2014.09.20_23.45.15]Anyway, we are back to the same point where we always land when something new happens; we get an overpowering enemy that suddenly gains a power boost. Yes, Naruto can control more and more of the Nine Tails’ Chakra now, but it’s useless against an opponent like that. It is no surprise that Naruto, too, will get a power boost in the end in order to level things a bit.

Haven’t you realized that that’s pretty much it in the Naruto series? It always revolves around that system. A strong enemies shows up, the main (and supporting) characters aren’t strong enough so they become stronger in order to defeat the enemy, after which a new, stronger enemy appears and the whole process just starts all over again. That is one of the things that makes this show extremely predictable at times.

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Sep 20, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 11

See? What did I tell you? You just cannot predict Majimoji Rurumo. You think something bad is about to happen, seeing as the end in nearing, and then something like this happens. A lot of authors could really use this show as a good example to make things a lot less predictable.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 11 [h264-720p][C763F82E].mkv_snapshot_11.31_[2014.09.19_23.04.01]That being said, how is this going to end, really? I did not expect Rurumo to go around singing in some high school band. I certainly didn’t expect her to be so good, seeing as she’s pretty much bad at everything else. Nevertheless, it just worries me that the next episode will be the last. Rurumo is still a witch in training and Kouta has hardly used any of those magic coupons during these past few episodes. I think he used them two or three times since he found out that he will die when he uses them all in the end? Yeah… Next week should solve that once and for all. I hope.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 11 [h264-720p][C763F82E].mkv_snapshot_18.15_[2014.09.19_23.04.15]I really liked that scene where they all went to audition and that blonde judge realized that they were novices. He thought to himself that he was about to listen to some terrible band-wannabe music, when suddenly Rurumo started singing and everything changed. It just goes to show once again that Rurumo is full of surprises.

It kind of annoys me that Rurumo is still struggling with her feelings, which are somewhat new to her, and that Kouta is still so blind to it all. Has that guy no heart? Doesn’t he realized that Rurumo has been acting a little weird around him, and that she really seems to be interested in his opinions lately? That guy is way too dense. I just hope the last episode is a good one, because this show deserves it.

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Sep 20, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 12

What in the name of bloody hell was this!? What is wrong with these Japanese people and their endings? I just don’t understand. Usually a good start and often enough a bad ending, just like this one. What a huge let-down.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_24.06_[2014.09.19_23.03.25]About half of the episode was dedicated to Ken’s madness. He was driven mad by the constant torture and was forced to see Rize once again. He actually seemed to have a conversation with her as they both when on a spiritual journey together. Really? You dedicate about eighty percent of the final episode to this crap? Are you kidding me!?

Ken’s hair turned white after being somewhat broken by Jason’s torture, after which he powered up and mopped the floor with Jason. It took twelve weeks to get to this point. Ken got captured, tortured and is now finally free and stronger than ever. He even defeated that guy. And what happened? We didn’t even get to see it. We didn’t even get to see Ken reunited with his friends. There is no news of a second season, which depends on the upcoming sales, so I can only call this a bad ending.

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Sep 19, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 11

Good lord… It feels like a vein in my head is about to burst. My head is killing me and I think I’m coming down with something. I will keep this post short and go straight to bed.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.13_[2014.09.18_23.17.25]I think it’s nonsense how the roles have suddenly been switched. Kou took on the role of mature, smart and understanding guy. That image of his has been completely shattered. In fact, the roles have turn. The superficial Futaba-chan has grown a little and is now trying to help Kou the best way that she possibly can. Seriously, how the hell did that happen!?

I do have to admit that Futaba seems very dedicated. She is completely in love with that idiot and she doesn’t really care of he were to find out at this point. Stupid? Oh no. She’s just brave. It seems she grew up a little and is now aggressively following Kou around (which is something she did from the beginning) in order to help him see reason, seeing as he’s still bothered by his mother’s death. We’ll see how this turns out… Just one more episode, right?

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Sep 18, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 11

Ugh… Don’t you think it’s a little bit morbid how some of the “heroes” are simply replaced by other characters? Two characters get killed and get replaced soon enough by two knew characters… I guess the grinder needs more meat.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.53_[2014.09.17_23.09.01]So this so-called doctor invades Night Raids’ base by unleashing his formerly human puppets to do his dirty work. Not only was it disturbing to see how gay they all looked, but I think it’s also quite uninspiring that most of those characters looked exactly the same. Was it really so much trouble to give those characters unique features? They looked the same, wore the same clothes, talked the same and they even used the same fighting moves. No wonder they were all cut down so easily when one of the newbies showed up to strut his stuff to impress his teammates.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.50_[2014.09.17_23.10.25]So this guy, Susanoo (reminds me of Naruto Shippuuden), has the same kind of ability as Seryuu’s Imperial Arms. Instead of having a pet of his own that grows a few feet tall and whatnot, he himself is the weapon. His body, too, has a core that you need to destroy if you want to defeat him. Otherwise he, too, will keep regenerating, just like Coro.

Am I disappointed in the end? A little. I think it was a damn shame to get rid of Bulat. Nevertheless, we have two new characters that arrived to help out Night Raid in the fight against the ice queen and her powerful henchmen. I just hope that Seryuu gets to die first. She needs to die. Oh, and I wouldn’t mind if Esdeath were to capture Tatsumi again. I kind of liked those scene, hehe.

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Sep 17, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 10

What’s this!? Could I have been wrong? Could it be that we’re getting a couple of serious episodes? Don’t get me wrong, these past ten weeks have been delightful. I just think that a few serious, progress-filled episodes would do this show a lot of good.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2014.09.16_23.30.11]So Seishuu-sensei has been working on his calligraphy and experienced a lot of ups and downs. He finally got inspired and created something that he thought was good, after which he submitted it to some competition. Now we are saddled up with a nervous Seishuu-sensei and a group of people that want him back home.

So yeah, Seishuu seems to have finally gone home. Permanently? I don’t know. All I know is that he seems to have left without having said anything, although he did try to. Let’s just face it; a guy like that belongs in the city and not in some remote village with a few dozen local hicks. I doubt he would like to spend the rest of his days being dominated by little children.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.04_[2014.09.16_23.30.24]So Seishuu left, huh? The end? No. I don’t think so. I actually thought about the possibility of Naru and the others visiting him in the city after they find out that he’s gone, but will they? Will they really? Those characters have gotten really attached to him so it’s definitely a possibility. I personally think it’s more likely that he will go back to his home city to attend that competition in person and listen to what people have to say. But after that I actually think he’s going back to that little town where he got inspired in the first place. I don’t know… We’ll just have to wait and see how this will play out.

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