Jul 30, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 04

Another chaotic and ridiculous Barakamon episode, awesome! It is, you know? It really is ridiculous. It’s no wonder that country bumpkins usually live to be a hundred. They stay in shape, live very simple lives and seem to be having far more fun that people in modern cities. Why is that anyway?

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.26_[2014.07.29_23.44.56]This episode shows that clearly. Seishuu found himself unable to function properly without his computer or mobile phone. He couldn’t work or relax without either one of them. This in itself is a problem, but it becomes so much worse when I recognize myself in it. I am always looking at some kind of screen. It’s my work, it’s my hobby… How could I not?

Ignoring the fact that I’m seriously considering to take a trip to some random bumpkin village, I think Seishuu is lucky. He has a lot of people there that will take his mind of things and support him in any way they can. He screws up, finds it hard to adept to local life and has trouble answering the simplest of questions because he feels pressured. His old man sent him to the perfect place.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.29_[2014.07.29_23.45.13]This week he got to write on a boat. It turned out expectedly horrible, but the owner, the father one of the three female demons, seemed to like it in the end because everyone was involved somehow. It was something that other boat owners didn’t have. It kind of bothers me that he seemed genuinely happy with it. A part of me thinks he was just pretending to be happy to give Seishuu a break and because his daughter was standing next to him. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to find a repainted boat during the next few episodes.

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Jul 29, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 04

Oh, look… Kazuto finally decided to show up after three episodes. It’s not that I don’t like Shino or anything, but isn’t Kazuto and his super geek-skills the star of the show? All that’s left is for us to see Asuna’s expression when she finds out that her boyfriend has been doing dangerous in-game stuff again behind her back.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.51_[2014.07.28_22.53.15]So Kazuto converted his old account from another game into a special (really?) account in Gun Gale Online. I strongly refuse to believe that Kazuto did that, and the he obtained that account through the government that hired him to track this Death Gun character down. It also wasn’t much of a surprise that Kazuto encountered Shino almost immediately. He’ll probably stick with her for some time until he encounters Death Gun, whom has set his sights on Shino next. All Kazuto has to do now is wait for the guy to show up whilst getting stronger in the meantime.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.33_[2014.07.28_22.53.46]Now, I don’t like the fact that Kazuto’s in-game character has such a girly body. I’m sure that’s the primary reason as to why some random guy was willing to pay a lot of money for it, but I somehow think it’s wrong. It’ll take some getting used to. His characters were never really ‘manly’ or anything like that, but they weren’t this feminine either.

What am I expecting at this point? I’m expecting an overpowered character that will soon draw away Death Gun’s attention from Shino. Kazuto has played games for so many years, especially if you include the time he spent trapped inside Sword Art Online, so he has a serious edge on a lot of players. It’s only a matter of time at this point.

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Jul 28, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 17

Another marvelous episode. I think it’s a disgrace how the ratings have dropped. It had an eight average when the show first started and still rising as time went on, but these past few weeks have been a disaster for the ratings. Why? I don’t understand. I really don’t.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.45_[2014.07.27_23.06.07]So the organization behind all the sabotages decided to turn up the heat in order to sabotage First High from winning any more matches. Their methods and priorities have been completely altered by the fact that Tatsuya defeated Third High. They no longer care about student safety. They just want to ensure that they come out on top at any cost. I noticed one of them saying that their lives depended on it, which means that they are not the masterminds. There is someone out there so powerful and influential that those sick pr*cks no longer mind killing students because they themselves are scared.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2014.07.27_23.06.21]Anyway, Tatsuya didn’t seem bothered. He stayed one step ahead of those fools by giving Miyuki the ability to use Flying Magic, which is one of Tatsuya’s newest sequences that has only been released last month. Never mind that Azusa already discovered that Tatsuya is Taurus Silver, seeing as it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the students discover it.

Also, wasn’t it brilliant how Tatsuya prevented that guy from tampering with Miyuki’s CAD? He was mad as hell and took him down within seconds. Fools. You cannot fool Tatsuya. His greatness overwhelms all else. It’s only a matter of time before Tatsuya strikes back. The only difference is that Tatsuya, unlike those morons, never fails to accomplish his missions.

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Jul 27, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 369

I think next week’s episode should be the last of the flashback episodes. I’ve seen quite enough of the First Hokage and Madara when they were younger. Madara was never really one of the characters that sparked my interest, so that’s why I sound so unmotivated.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 369 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.40_[2014.07.26_23.34.52]I have to admit that the battle between Madara and the First Hokage was definitely worth mentioning. The first actually managed to stop Madara and his Susano’o covered Tailed Beast from destroying everything. To think that the Nine Tails was that easily stopped is just madness… It took Naruto’s father a lot of trouble and two lives (his wives’ and his own) to seal away a part of the Nine Tails within himself and in his newborn son. The First just stopped him with just his Sage Mode and is putting severe pressure on Madara right now. It would seem that all the Hokage pale in comparison to that guy… Until Naruto, of course…

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Jul 26, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 04

Do you know what I hate about Tokyo Ghoul? The pace. It’s too damn slow. Ken still doesn’t know anything. He knows nothing about how the Ghoul world works and has no idea how to defend himself or remain in control when his Ghoul side takes over.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.15_[2014.07.25_23.32.39]I do like the fact that everything’s so detailed. A few episodes ago they focused on how Ghouls can’t eat human food without getting sick, so they have to pretend to eat it and barf it up afterwards. Digesting it could prove dangerous. Touka ate a bit what her friend prepared for her and she insisted on digesting it. She did not want to spit it out because it was her friend that gave it to her. Now that is impressive! They focus on how rough it is on Ghouls and what it could do to them, yet Touka went through with it. I wonder if she actually could get sick from a small bite like that.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.43_[2014.07.25_23.32.56]So this guy, Shuu, shows up and wants to be friends with Ken. Never mind the possibility of Ken being the strongest creature out there. I want to know how Ken can be so incredibly naïve. He knew that he was following a Ghoul… Did he learn absolutely nothing from his encounters with Rize or Nishiki? It’s about time he grew up a bit.

I’m also a little bit disappointed in his lack of ability. He loses control quite easily when he is in danger (probably survival instinct), but he has no control and he has no idea how to use that power. He’s like a little boy with a hand grenade. Renji needs to train him more in order to prepare him for what’s out there. Ken stands no chance right now.

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Jul 26, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 03

Yet another strange turn in Majimoji Rurumo. I truly have no idea what to expect from this anymore. All I know is that I still like what I see and that I still want to continue writing about it. I could do without Rurumo’s kiddy panties though. I somehow think it’s wrong to air that…

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 03 [h264-720p][12F74CA6].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2014.07.25_23.28.40]So Rurumo got a job at Kouta’s school as a cafeteria lady. This sounds interesting and somewhat promising, but it’s Rurumo we’re talking about. She’s barely capable of being a witch, much less a manual worker. This results in Rurumo always being around Kouta. Not sure if this was part of her plan (if she has any) or if it’s just coincidence (let’s face it; we can rule out the possibility of this being a mere coincidence). Not that I mind seeing her bored-to-death face. Rurumo-chan is cute no matter what she does, what she wears or where she is.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 03 [h264-720p][12F74CA6].mkv_snapshot_16.10_[2014.07.25_23.29.11]A strange turn indeed. I thought it was because they were planning on throwing in a love triangle. This Mahou Shoujo-wannabe joined their club and I thought that it was Kouta she was after. I immediately thought about a love triangle, but that idea got crushed when she jumped the club captain and left Kouta standing there like an idiot.

I know one thing: we need more Rurumo. I think the character is brilliant. The more I look, the more I love it. I can only hope that Kouta breaks through her poker face soon and strikes a chord or two. Rurumo deserves to smile a bit more. I wonder what it would look like… A smiling Rurumo… It needs to happen, dammit!

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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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