Dec 20, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 11

My post sure is late today. Had company over in order to help us make lots of yummy stuff for Christmas. Needless to say that my belly will never be empty during these days. God I love this time of the year.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 11 END (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_00.43_[2014.12.20_01.13.52]Anyway, I must say that I am not really satisfied with this ending. I am not satisfied at all. I expected a lot more from this second season, and let it be said that I don’t think a third season will be forthcoming any time soon. A lot of fans did not respond well to this apparently, which is not at all surprising in my humble opinion.

Nothing actually got finished, you know? Sure, some of the bad guys are dead, but the funny thing about that is that there’s always a new one waiting just around the corner. That is why I do not acknowledge this is a proper ending, despite it being a pretty good episode. It should’ve gone a little bit differently, that’s all.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 11 END (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_12.09_[2014.12.20_01.14.16]I already knew that Kamui was not the one that killed Akane’s grandmother. He may resort to violence in order to achieve his goals, but Akane was never really his target. She posed no immediate threat. She merely wanted justice served, which is something he used to his advantage all this time. It became obvious to anyone that that insane enforcer was the one that killed her grandmother in order to make Akane go bad, which failed miserably. In the end Akane just went back to serving the Sybil System and that insane enforcer got what he deserved.

Read More
Dec 19, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 11

I am going to write about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso since it was such a good episode and since Parasyte took that expected one week break after all. I’ll admit that there wasn’t a lot of action in this one, but I must say that this was one of the better episodes.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.05_[2014.12.18_23.27.42]What worries me most is Kaori’s health. She’s clearly hiding something and it is only a matter of time before that comes out. I foresee an illness that will end up bestowing upon her an early, undeserved death. I just feel it. Of course, every fibre of my being hopes that I am wrong about this. She is by far the greatest character on the show.

What also surprised me was Kousei’s attitude towards the whole thing. He had just been disqualified for stopping in the middle of his performance and he even got talked down by that grumpy old man, yet he stood proud with a smile on his face. It was almost as though he walked out of there as the winner. I guess his feelings reached the girl that conquered his heart.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.54_[2014.12.18_23.28.06]It all doesn’t matter though. Kousei is back. He lost his way and is now trying to find his own piano playing style. He is coming back. He has the support of his friends and the support of Hiroko-chan, a young mother (I think?) that claims to be his guardian and teacher. She, Hiroko, seems to think very fondly of Kousei. I think she could be the one to help him get back up on his feet and into the music world where he obviously belongs. She just needs to keep poking into his life a bit more in order to give him that extra push for him to pursue his dreams, because I don’t think Kousei would improve a lot without a little bit of support from friends.

Read More
Dec 18, 2014

Posted by in Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven episode 11

You know, the problem with Trinity Seven is that the fights are always so ridiculously childish. The characters are joking around and sometimes they don’t even bother attacking seriously. That’s what it looks like to me.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.12.17_23.19.19]This episode is a good example of that. Levi was matched against an opponent whose “Thema” is the same as hers. They both are researching the same thing and so you’d think they’d be evenly matched. If that were even remotely true than Levi wouldn’t have to resort to such ridiculous tactics. It really looked like she was just messing around. She hid a lot, faked attacks by claiming it was something else and tried to fool her opponent with lies. All of this was done in a sort of “funny” way in order to try and make us laugh, no doubt. That failed in my case.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2014.12.17_23.19.33]It was pretty hard to watch. Levi is still my favourite, but I want to see her fight seriously. Stop messing around with ninja nonsense and attack using real attacks. Her speed and illusions are cool and quite handy, but the way she follows up is stupid. I saw her fight seriously once and that was definitely worth watching.

Anyway, the final episode is up next and I am pretty sure that Arata will resolve everything by talking and showing his “compassionate” side to Hijiri in order to bring her over to his side. We all know what is going to happen. Trinity Seven has probably given us one or two unexpected twists during the past few months. That’s about it.

Read More
Dec 17, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 11

So they are going to dedicate yet another episode to explore Amane’s past. Wonderful. They will probably end up using the final episode as a kind of group thing to show us what kind of harem Yuuji has built during these past few months.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.52_[2014.12.16_23.12.43]I found this episode rather difficult to watch. Not a lot of interesting stuff. It’s like I was watching a rerun. Every character has had a rough past and is trying to live life as normal as possible. We’ve seen all of it by now. So yeah, this, as heavy as it may be to some, did not surprise me at all. After all, we’ve seen this sort of thing plenty of times now on Grisaia no Kajitsu.

Yuuji will once again find a way to help Amane overcome her past. It’s just difficult to watch because it’s too much of the same thing (in general). They even threw in another dead dog, just like with Michiru. This story is just going round in circles. It’s like playing a game; every girls represents a level. They all have a problem and a demon that the hero must defeat. Definitely a visual novel adaption.

Read More
Dec 16, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 24

Well, this certainly turned out to be a very mediocre ending. I had such high hopes for Akame ga Kill! I even dreamt about a continuation and what would happen. All of that got destroyed by this dreadful final episode.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.10_[2014.12.15_23.11.11]So Tatsumi died after all. He powered up at the very last second in order to stop that crazy emperor from destroying the empire and he lost his life in the process. Sure, he will be remembered and everything, but come on… How is this a decent ending? I don’t really care if the protagonist dies in the end. Akame ga Kill! is the sort of show where even the most favoured characters tend to die. I just think it would be a damn shame to kill off more and more in pursuit of an ending that would or, in my case, would not satisfy the viewer. I am just very disappointed.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2014.12.15_23.11.26]We all knew that Esdeath would get killed. Could’ve seen that one coming from a mile away. Although I must really admit that Akame surprised me once again with that mode of hers. She was superb. The one weapon that kills people is what made her strong enough to kill Esdeath. That’s pretty poetic. With Esdeath locking herself and Tatsumi up in ice? I am okay with that too. Shows that she really cared of him after all.

What I absolutely despised and refuse to accept was the fact that Leone had to give up her life in order to defeat that evil advisor. She may have completely destroyed his face, which coincidentally gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but she ended up getting shot after her Imperial Arms was destroyed. She ended dying in a dirty alley. Alone. What a terrible ending that was! She deserved way better than that.

Read More
Dec 15, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 23

What the hell is going on with Sword Art Online lately? I don’t understand where they are going with this. What is the point of it now? The story has been going downhill ever since Kazuto wrapped up that Death Gun nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.12.15_00.15.55]I do not see the value of Asuna bringing a sick girl to school with the help of a virtual presence device in the form of a webcam and microphone. I watched that scene twice in order to figure out the meaning behind it all. I can only imagine that it’s Asuna’s personal wish to help this girl out because she feels really bad for her.

That being said, I am glad that Asuna finally mustered the courage to confront her strict mother. Yeah, yeah… I am aware that she used that game in order to confront her, which make it slightly less impressive if you ask me, but she succeeded in making her point. Her mother finally agreed and Asuna has the green light to do whatever she wants (for now).

Read More
Dec 14, 2014

Posted by in Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park episode 11

I am skipping Naruto Shippuuden again this week. Still too many fillers for my taste. This on the other hand is starting to look really promising again. The thought of them trying to rush the ending is slowly starting to disappear.

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 11 [B67134F8].mkv_snapshot_10.46_[2014.12.13_23.53.07] - CopyI have surprisingly very little to say about this episode. It was quite brilliant. They found a football team or two that needed a stadium to play in. That’s when the park decided to allow them to use the stadium on the one condition that all of the players and visitors had to come in through the main entrance. Truly a stroke of brilliance.

They did not make it to the required number, but I am sure that our teenage manager will find a way to bring in those two hundred and fifty-two necessary visitors. There’s probably a bus or two somewhere that arrive late or something. We’ll see. I will say that my faith in the ending has been completely renewed and I am truly looking forward to seeing the last episode.

Read More
Dec 14, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 10

Oh come on, we could all see this one coming. No time to act surprise, people. The only thing that surprises me is the amount of Psycho-Pass fans that are now rooting for Kamui’s attempt to destroy the Sibyl System once and for all.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.37_[2014.12.13_23.49.17]Yeah, I won’t lie; I am one of those people that are rooting for Kamui right now. He was a product that was created by an infamous professor that is now part of the Sibyl System. You could very well say that Kamui is trying to destroy the one that did those things to him. You really cannot blame him for being so messed up. They experimented so much on him that he lost part of his humanity. He’s probably going to commit suicide when and if he succeeds in destroying the Sibyl System. I honestly can see that happening at this point in time.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.52_[2014.12.13_23.49.34]And Akane? Yeah. I honestly see her taking Kamui’s side sooner than the system’s side. I don’t think that Kamui’s really the one that harmed Akane’s grandmother. I could be wrong, of course, but I somehow feel as though that Sakuya Tougane guy is the one that pulled the strings that led to her grandmother’s suffering.

One thing is certain; Akane is not going to let either of them have their way. She doesn’t want anybody to get killed. She wants them to be brought to justice. That’s the kind of personality she has, which is why you cannot break her easily. It is one of the reasons that I am currently hoping to see her destroy that evil system once and for all.

Read More