I’m going to have to schedule this week’s Hajime no Ippo review by yet another day. I don’t have it in me right now. I’m completely out of energy and writing this particular episode is draining whatever energy I have left. God, I’m truly, truly tired…
I must not think about the mild predictability I’m currently experiencing in Magi. Thinking about that might put me straight to sleep. You can already tell what’s going to happen next week. It’s a good thing that the ending had a nice little twist. I would’ve been pretty disappointed if it didn’t. How else could the story make any sense at this point?
So we finally get a brief estimate of how Kouen acts in the heat of battle. He seems overly confident and quite level-headed. He doesn’t seem to make any rash decisions and seems to care for his family and troops. I don’t know if that’s just because he has plans for them or because he’s genuinely concerned for their wellbeing, but something doesn’t add up.
Matal may have been defeated by Titus, but the real enemy finally shows his face (kind of). It finally starts to make a little sense. Just a little. It seems that Hakuryuu’s insane mother tried very hard to resurrect her father. That just sounds a little strange. That big ball of dark Rukh is supposed to be her father? Perhaps her husband? I don’t know. I hope to learn a bit more about the next week.
The real question being right now; where the hell is Hakuryuu, where the hell is Morgiana and where the hell are Sinbad and his team of elite warriors? They should’ve been here a few episodes ago. Hakuryuu will undoubtedly show up to stop his insane mother, Sinbad and his men will probably show up at the end to fight off Kouen and his men and Morgiana will probably show up with that Magi to fight off that evil being together with Aladdin. Pretty good guess, no?Read More
Okay, there are three or four episodes of Kuroko no Basuke left. It’ll be two or three weeks before we hear that there’s going to be a third season (they usually save that sort of news right before a season ends). Let’s just try to enjoy the rest of the season, shall we?
They are not making it hard right now. The supernatural element seems to have died down (probably until Taiga gets into “the zone” or shows us the new move that Alex taught him. It’s all about who’s faster, stronger, height, width, jumping power and one’s ability to look ahead. It’s finally back to decent basketball and things have actually become quite pleasant since Kuroko was benched. Everything is logical again and everything is enjoyable again. I just hope it stays that way now that Atsushi joins the offense. Things usually tend to get a little supernatural when one of the members of the Generation of Miracles is involved.
I thought it was quite interesting how Seirin managed to squirm their way through Teikou’s iron wall in order to score and score. It got to the point where the difference in points was laughable. They thought that it was best to make us of that brief moment when Atsushi jumps in the air to pass to someone else so that he may shoot and score. Quite the interesting play.
My expectations? They are obvious. Seirin will win. Yes, Atsushi will raise hell and Tatsuya will not make it any easier with his annoying faints. Still, Seirin will prevail. It’s too soon for them to lose. The story wouldn’t make sense if they did. Kuroko will come back with his new form, Taiga will enter his “zone” and show us that new move and the rest of the team will suddenly gain a morale boost. It’s the usual…Read More
Yeah, I’m definitely going to stop writing about Space Brothers after the 100th episode. This has been going back and forth for the past few months and I can already tell what’s going to happen in the future. I usually enjoy writing these posts, but when it’s time to write about Space Brothers I get all annoyed.
I knew this was going to be a horrendous episode when I saw that Mutta’s parents were in it. There is never a normal episode when those two characters are involved. It always jumps from drama or action to pointless comedy without any progress. Same with Mutta; what’s the point of continuing this road when most of the viewers can already see the ending?
Anyway, Hibito will probably not be going to the moon if we were to believe that NASA top-dog. We all know that that’s probably not true. Mutta and the others will find out about it and help him prove himself once more. I’m confident that Hibito will return to space in the future (provided Space Brothers doesn’t get cancelled before that happens).Read More
I thought that the Naruto Shippuuden fillers were over since we had two episodes this week, but no, they’re still going strong. I’m guessing that I’ll be posting Gin no Saji episodes on Saturday for a few more weeks. Probably until the second Gin no Saji season ends.
So a new episode arrives and we immediately dive in a world of pain and misery. They covered it up by starting out with this cheese-making business at the beginning of the episode, which I found very informative. In fact, I quite liked that because I always wanted to try making my own cheese. It sounded easy enough until I saw that scene. Seems like a whole lot of work…
Anyway, during this episode we learned why Ichirou, the school’s biggest baseball freak, wasn’t attending school during the past few episodes. It seems that he dropped out because he can no longer afford to spend his time learning new things when he could earning money by working. You see, his family just went bankrupt and they need money to pay off their debts.
This all sounds very problematic and dreadful. It is. It truly is. However, things got so much worse when they revealed that the Mikage family co-signed the Komaba family’s loan, which means that the Mikage family’s business is now on the line as well. Things will only get worse if the Komaba family cannot pay off their debts in time.
This one episode, as dreadful as it truly was, explained so many things. After seeing the episode I actually stopped and thought about it for a few minutes. It’s almost a given that the Mikage will go under as well if the Komaba family can’t come up with the money, and that is why Aki’s usually so on-edge. This is a perfect opportunity for Yugo to shine. He is great with this sort of thing. It may not be any of his business, but it’s the perfect opportunity for him to impress Aki.Read More
There is something terribly wrong with this episode. I’m overall quite happy by what I saw this week, but the ending kind of worries me. There are a few episodes left and I would really like to see when and if Kobeni and Hakuya end up together. I would like that a lot.
I remember watching Kobeni’s curiosity taking over as she spied on Hakuya, Mashiro and Konoha, a girl that turned out to be of the same species as Hakuya and Mashiro. She overheard as Honoka asked Hakuya to marry him. Does she love him? No. It seems that their species doesn’t have a lot of males, so her mother taught her to ask one in marriage if she ever met one.
What does this mean? I understand that not everyone is impressed by this. It certainly isn’t enough for people to get excited about what’s to come. To me, it just means that Kobeni has a rival now and that she needs to think about her feelings for Hakuya, especially since Hakuya’s feelings for her are so obvious. The ball’s pretty much in Kobeni’s court.
Kobeni must’ve realized that there are other girls out there that would love to become Hakuya’s partner. Sure, Hakuya won’t budge for as long as they’re engaged, but it sure put Kobeni on the spot and it was enough to light the fuse. Kobeni kind of confessed (with the help of Mashiro). It could be too soon to say, but this might be the official start of their relationship (as engaged boyfriend and girlfriend).
All good news so far! Hell, its great news! But the ending seriously worries me. Benio suddenly entered demon-mode and started to sabotage Hakuya when Mashiro kind of confessed for Kobeni. Benio knew that they were engaged, but could it be that she never took it seriously? Did she thing that Kobeni would refuse? It sure seems that Benio is against it. I’m starting to get a little worried…Read More
I’m really starting to get nervous here. Episode nine has passed and still no sign of Vermillion-chan. I cannot get over how interesting that character was. I want to know more about her. I want to see her again and hear her talk. I want more!
You can tell that things are coming to a close. The story has suddenly become very hectic now that the city is about to get levelled. It’s a strange thing, but it gets done all the time; making characters look weaker when a new opponent surfaces. The school chairwoman, Ayaka’s mother, was known to be the strongest witch in that city and nearly unbeatable. Did it show? No. The town was falling apart after that tower witch activated and what happened to the principle? She collapsed because that spell uses up all of her magic. It’s basically her magic that’s currently destroying the entire city.
Think about it: you have a city that you must protect at all costs. You have family and friends there. Your home is there. You can clearly tell that it’s important to her. I may have missed the explanation, but why is it that the city is rigged with a spell that makes everything explode? Rather, why is it that her enemy has the ‘key’ to set it off? It makes no sense to me.
Anyway, Honoka and Ayaka can only run right now. Ayaka isn’t strong enough to fight that tower witch and her mother is currently useless. Honaka can’t fight at all so I’m guessing that Vermillion-chan will finally appear again if Honoka gets caught. Do not forget that they’re after the power that currently resides within Honoka… It’s really only a matter of time (of which we have very little right now).Read More
I am tired, hungry, annoyed and kind of short on time. It’s a good thing that this episode wasn’t as complicated as I had thought, because I am going to keep this post short and simple. My bad if I forget to tackle a few of the important stuff, but hey, I write what I want to write.
Their racing competition seems to have begun. People were giving it their all and things seemed to be progressing smoothly. I can even remember how much I wanted to see Shingo race, merely so that I knew what he was capable of. I got a good impression during this episode. Long story short: I am not impressed whatsoever. Not at all. I thought his racing would come close to the supernatural, but no…
What happened? Shingo got hurt badly and Juichi, his opponent, was feeling bad. I wouldn’t have it. It’s survival of the fittest in every competition. Is it legal? Do it. Just as long as long as it brings you a step close to victory. It’ll be quite amusing to see how Souhoku will function now that the team captain is wounded.
Quick edit: I realized, after watching the episode again (because something wasn’t quite right), that the competition hadn’t started yet. I was watching some kind of video tape-induced flashback of Shingo’s past. What a stupid and utterly confusing episode!Read More
Yet another episodes arrives (late) and the same question keeps popping up in my mind. When exactly are the rest of the characters showing up? There are only a couple of episodes left and the war seems to have reached its final stage. Hurry up…
So old man Matal finally made his way to his underground complex. He saw how old those non-magical people were begging them, the magicians, to keep them safe so that they can continue their pathetic lifestyle as they are being drained of energy during every single minute of every single day. But that’s not why Matal went down there. He doesn’t care about their wellbeing of their wishes. They are just livestock to him, nothing more. He went down there to use all of the black Rukh that he had been saving up. Fighting off countless of evil Djinn-like creatures isn’t going to be easy, not even for the Kou Empire’s army.
That being said, Alabiba destroyed one of those Djinns like it was nothing. Not to mention Kouen, the eldest son of the Ren family, rulers of the Kou Empire, and his followers. They showed up and annihilated all of those evil Djinns with only one attack. There is once again a huge shift in power taking place. Don’t be surprised if some of the main characters start looking weak again.
That being said, what about Aladdin? He managed to hold off the Leam Empire’s Fanalis squad, but now he seems like he’s out of juice. Fighting those evil Djinn-like creatures and/or the Kou Empire’s strongest warriors might be too hard for him. I dare call it impossible right now. I’m pretty sure the rest of Aladdin’s allies will show up next week. They have to…Read More