Jul 30, 2015

Posted by in Overlord

Overlord episode 04

Okay, I’ll admit I got a little nervous there. I really want Momonga or Ains as he prefers to be called now to remain the overpowering character that he is now. There is a pretty good chance that that’s not the case anymore now.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 04 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_05.47_[2015.07.30_00.17.52]We learned that there are others that can use magical items that belonged to that game. They can summon stuff, watch people from afar and god only knows what else. Ains had the advantage of being the only one with items like that, but not anymore. There are characters out there that know about that game and the items from the game. They are doing the exact same thing as Ains right now; exploring the world and making use of ignorant humans in order to obtain more information and power. That might mean that Ains is not necessarily the strongest.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 04 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_18.57_[2015.07.30_00.18.13]And what about that swordsman? He used some pretty interesting attacks against those angel-like characters. It was just like the moves you’d see in your average MMORPG. Are there others like him? Can that sort of thing be thought or do you have to be born with that talent? There’s just too much that we don’t know yet…

I like how Ains doesn’t get full of himself. He is currently still the strongest so far, but he doesn’t brag about it and he certainly doesn’t underestimate others. He fights carefully, thinking that there might be someone strong to beat him just around the corner. That’s really good thinking. I like characters like that a lot.

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Jul 29, 2015

Posted by in God Eater

God Eater episode 03

This turned out to be quite the amusing episode. People are still moaning about how this doesn’t live up to some of Ufotable’s other works. Stop crying and enjoy the show. I think it’s a really entertaining show and it’ll probably only get better.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2015.07.28_23.31.58] - CopyI think this week’s episode was a bit better because there was a subtle combination of information about characters and their weapons and quite a bit of action. We learned, thanks to Alisa, that new-type girl, that their new-type weapons have the ability to devour those monsters and absorb their “energy” in order to turn that into ammo for their long-ranged mode. I think that’s absolutely brilliant. They don’t have to carry around all that ammo. They can just switch their weapons back into sword mode and send it out to devour one of those monsters in order to replenish their ammunition. That should make them a lot more mobile since they won’t have to carry all that stuff.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.47_[2015.07.28_23.32.17] - CopyI’ve seen quite a bit of those new-types this week. I think Lenka’s melee mode looks cooler, but Alisa’s longer-ranged mode, that awesome-looking minigun, looks so much better than Lenka’s canon. That does not change the fact that Lenka, despite it being his second battle ever, performed just as well as Alisa, whom seems to be experienced in battle.

Alisa also strikes me as a little rebel. I hope I’m right. She refused the help from others because she didn’t want to abandon her comrades and she even whooped Lenka’s ass in order to prove her point. I like that. People that follow orders blindly are the ones that die first. So keep on rebelling as much as you think is necessary!

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Jul 28, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 04

Another interesting episode. I find that these episodes can be quite misleading when it comes to the Working series. You think something’s about to happen due to the amount of progress some characters seem to be making, only to feel betrayed afterwards.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2015.07.28_00.06.47]So Jun and Yachiyo’s relationship has been progressing quite nicely since last week. Yachiyo knew that there’s a girl that Jun likes, she just doesn’t know who that girl is, which makes it a little harder for her to approach him. She realizes that she doesn’t want him to be just a friend anymore. She wants something more, but she doesn’t know what that is. She’s socially quite awkward and doesn’t know much about relationship or love in general, which only ends up making things harder. We’ve reached a point where I want it to be over with; let them become an item already. It’s been long enough.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.00_[2015.07.28_00.07.01]The unexpected twist during this episode was when souta started to see Mahiru a little differently. He thought that she was cute, even though, in his mind at least, only adorable things (like children and little animals) are usually the only things he finds cute. Quite the interesting development no matter how you look at it.

But hey, it’ll probably be like Jun and Yachiyo; it’ll be milked until it completely stops being funny. That whole awkwardness between Jun and Yachiyo stopped being funny last season, so I wonder how fast this will stop being funny. There really aren’t a lot of possibilities when we’re talking about a girl that doesn’t like to communicate with people from the opposite sex.

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Jul 27, 2015

Posted by in Gate

Gate episode 04

This is actually becoming quite interesting. An angle that I never thought of is slowly becoming more and more real, which is actually pretty good. There might actually be a war on either side of the gate if this keeps up.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.02_[2015.07.26_23.44.17]I say all that because Japan is the only country with one of those gates. That gate leads to a whole new world filled with all sorts of untapped resources that Japan could obtain and use to become the world’s biggest superpower. I simply never thought of that. I just thought that they were going there to eliminate a threat.

The idea of them becoming the number one superpower is simply quite interesting. Other countries will become nervous (or at least their leaders will) and will naturally want to prevent Japan from becoming that powerful. The only way to do that is to get them to share that gate or to go to war with Japan and simply take that gate by force.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.07.26_23.44.26]In the meantime; the defence force is doing their best to accommodate their new guests as best as they can. They have built houses, baths and all sorts of things that drastically improved their lives. In a smart amount of time they’ve built an entire base from scratch. It’s so heavily fortified that even a dragon would have a real tough time attacking them. Your average panzerfaust or RPG might not be enough to kill one of those things, but all of those tanks, canons and heavy anti-air artillery might just do the trick. Perhaps a guided missile or two to blind the dragon first? The possibilities are endless… See why I said that the story is becoming really interesting? I have no idea what’s going to happen next.

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Jul 26, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 03

Well, it was to be expected that they would add a new character soon. I’m sure there’ll be more showing up soon, but this particular character really stands out. I’m honestly not sure I even like her from what I’ve seen so far.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2015.07.25_23.52.47]I’m talking about Kirie-chan. She’s a shy, evil-looking girl that followed Umaru around like a stalker in order to return something of hers. I just don’t like the idea of Kirie thinking that she met Umaru’s little sister. It’s way too farfetched and strange. Why not just let Kirie discover Umaru’s little secret? Kirie has no other friends that she can talk to, so why not? Maybe the two could build a friendship that would last a lifetime if that happened. But this is just strange. Her entire personality is just strange; she instantly became chibi Umaru’s servant and she seems to worship the perfect Umaru. That’s not really healthy.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.13_[2015.07.25_23.53.21]I’m guessing that that blue-haired girl, Sylphy or whatever her name was, will also become one of the regulars. She keeps popping up and I’m sure she’ll continue to do so as long as perfect Umaru’s walking around. Every time Umaru does well, which is pretty much most of the time, she seems to appear out of nowhere.

I think the ending was the best part. It was so funny that I actually fell of my chair. I think this may have been the first time that Umaru really relied on her brother for something other than money or help. What made it so funny is how he chose to prioritize the laundry over his frightened little sister. I saw that scene three times in a row. It didn’t stop being funny.

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Jul 25, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 16

Okay, I finally found something that I dislike about Rinko-chan. It took me a while to find something on her, but I finally have. I’m surprised that it took me this long to be very honest. Normally I would’ve found at least have a dozen things by the time we reach the third episode.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.59_[2015.07.24_23.39.57]They all decided to go out together and at one point they stopped to get something to eat. I believe it was soup or something like that. Rinko kept blowing and making a ‘just-listen-to-me-blowing-cutely’ sound. She doesn’t like her soup hot, but the way she blew was so incredibly annoying and noisy that it actually caught my attention right away.

I am also surprised that Takeo’s latest admirer tagged along on their little trip. Rinko played it cool and tried to bond with her. And yeah, she realized that she had no chance with Takeo, but I still think that it was a really weird move. I won’t even be surprised if she becomes a regular character now that she’s become friends with everyone.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.41_[2015.07.24_23.40.14]Anyway, it’s been sixteen weeks and a lot has happened. Every week has been a wonderful adventure, no doubt about it, but I am still waiting for that one episode where Takeo gets to meet Rinko’s parents. I just can’t wait to see their reaction as that enormous guy wants through that door and introduces himself as their daughter’s boyfriend. Their reaction will be priceless and I simply need to know how they will deal with it. Besides, that might just be what they need to give their relationship a little boost. I mean, I don’t want to wait until the very last episode until they give each other a little kiss or something like that. Just make it happen already!

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Jul 24, 2015

Posted by in Gangsta.

Gangsta. episode 04

This episode was just awesome! It had everything; loads of action and loads of interesting scenes that ended up answering quite a few questions. It’s shocking that next week’s episode might even turn out better than this one.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 04 (ABC 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.47_[2015.07.23_23.30.34]I’ll just start off with a rant about Worick and his roots. I believe we already learned a tiny bit about his past, we must have, seeing as I knew that he came from a wealthy family. Little did I know that he was being prepped by his father to become some crappy elitist pig. It was also kind of surprising how his servants hated dealing with him and how he kept dealing with people around him. I’m not going to say that it was just him being immature because of how wealthy his family was. His mother was losing his mind, his father was cheating on her and the only one he could talk to was a deaf kid called Nicolas.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 04 (ABC 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.32_[2015.07.23_23.30.57]It was nice to know that the two didn’t meet one another in the army or something or were survivors of some horrible war. That would’ve been far too cliché. No, Nico was Worick’s bodyguard and the two became really close because they had quite a few similarities despite them living in different worlds. No wonder that they’re still together.

Now, I’m really interested in the next episode. I want to see how Nico will deal with that other Twilight guy. He’s quite a young guy, yet his skill with those blades is something to be feared. He’s fast, cunning and skilled. This should force Nico to fight seriously for a change. I can’t wait to see what both of them are capable of!

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Jul 23, 2015

Posted by in Overlord

Overlord episodes 02 & 03

I was already considering writing about Overlord. It looked promising to begin with, but the second episode didn’t really give me a clear idea of what I can expect to see in the future. This episode made up for that and really liked what I saw.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 02 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.42_[2015.07.22_23.43.21]Last week’s episode was more like an intro. It was to build up a little suspense and show us the bigger pictures of the protagonist’s guild. He met them, verified their loyalty and gave them orders in order to secure their domain in case of an attack. It shouldn’t be all that surprising that he’s good at it; he’s been playing that game a long time and knows all about it. It’s like asking an old sci-fi die-hard to explain the Star Wars movies to you; he knows all. All he needed to do was make sure that everything was exactly the same or at least similar as in the game.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 03 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_21.49_[2015.07.22_23.43.55]This week’s episode was far more interesting because it showed us a great deal. It shows us that the protagonist doesn’t plan on killing all the humans in that world. He wants to become ally and probably gain control by helping them and winning their alliance. That’s one way to go; get people to worship and follow you because of your power.

But that’s not the real reason I decided to write about it; I just like overpowered characters. We have a character that can use magic of a level so high that he has no known equal. I simply cannot help but love a story like that, even though they sometimes tend to become a little bit predictable. That is why I am looking forward to the next episode.

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