Nov 24, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 20

What a big let-down. I was really hoping to see how Asuna would deal with the uncomfortable situation she finds herself in at the moment. To think that I would have to go back to watching them play that games again…

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.45_[2014.11.23_22.40.25]Asuna has to deal with the decisions that her mother made for her. Decisions that change her life completely. She would have to change her school, stop seeing Kazuto and stop playing those games, which would also mean that she can no longer see her virtual AI “daughter”. All this in just a couple of days if I understood correctly.

What does Asuna do in order to deal with that information? She plays that game. She does not look for help elsewhere, she does nothing to change her mother’s mind and she does nothing at all that would otherwise change the path that her mother has set for her. To think that I would have to schedule two short posts today…

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Nov 24, 2014

Posted by in Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park episode 08

I am very disappointed. I am starting to get the feeling that the ending of Amagi Brilliant Park is going to be very messy and uninspiring. They’re probably going to do some kind of show that will lure in the necessary amount of visitors at the last minute and end the show.

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 08 [720].mkv_snapshot_04.14_[2014.11.23_22.39.21]It started out pretty interesting. All was going well until Seiya fell sick from being overworked. This resulted in those idiots, Moffle and that pink cat thing, taking his place at school by putting on a Seiya suit with a zipper sticking out of the head. That was just a kick in the family jewels because it actually looked pretty promising.

It is safe to say that this episode contributed nothing to the story’s overall progress. Nothing was done and I doubt there were any shows since the most popular characters of that park where busy trying to be a teenage high schooler. I don’t think there has ever been an episode with this little progress to be very honest.

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Nov 23, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 387

No Amagi Brilliant Park yet, so this post will have to do for today. I don’t understand why it’s so late. I can only hope that this was a one-time thing and that things will return back to “normal” next week. Short Naruto Shippuuden posts just won’t do.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 387 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.00_[2014.11.22_22.55.28]Another episode with a lot of flashback and recap scenes. Sure, there was a bit more progress than last week, but I cannot help but get a bit annoyed at those damned flashback scenes. Even more so when it’s about uninteresting characters. The manga ended weeks ago, so just get to it. Stop milking this golden cow and give this show the ending it deserves.

Anyway, Obito has been dealt with. He has been defeated and was left lying on the ground with a hole in his chest. I’ll try not to full this post with spoilers because I know that not everyone has been following the manga, but I would like nothing more than to see the remaining episodes without having to be bothered by flashback and recap scenes.

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Nov 22, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 07

What is with this pace? I have taken notice of the fact that the pace has been getting slower and slower as weeks go by. We are fully aware of Kousei’s problems. There is no need to dedicate half of every episode to show us how bad it is.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.45_[2014.11.21_23.16.59]It’s always something new. Always something that makes his childhood seem just a little bit worse, even though it doesn’t have to be. He lost his mother and apparently his cat, too. Yeah, that sucks, but there is no need to focus on that for so long. He is a talented pianist that needed a little push forward. He got that much-needed push from Kaori and his two childhood friends and is now taking baby steps back into the musical world. Just let him do his thing without bringing up every single one of his bad experiences, and don’t focus so much on it if you do.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.23_[2014.11.21_23.17.27]Sorry for that annoying rant, but it had to be said if you ask me. There is no doubt in my mind that Kousei will lose this competition. Yes, he has talent, determination and passion in him, but is that enough for him to win this competition after being absent for so long. I really don’t think he will win after everything I’ve seen so far.

There is one thing that I do not understand. Why are people so angry and jealous of Kousei? Is Kaori right? Is it really because he used to play pieces exactly as they were meant to play like he was some kind of, and I quote; “marionette”? I thought that was the whole point… I certainly wouldn’t like it if people changed the music that I created in order to make it “their own”. Oh well… We’ll just have to wait and see how Kousei will deal with this.

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Nov 22, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 07

I am once again running out of time. I have to keep one of today’s two posts short, so I have chosen that it should be Psycho-Pass since this episode was kind ‘expected’. This episode should be granted the title “duh!” if you ask me.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 07 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_08.24_[2014.11.21_23.15.01]I think the only thing worth mentioning is that scene with a little smidge of lesbianism, although we didn’t get to see much. The deed had already been done, you see. If they wanted an episode that would force the ratings to skyrocket, well… They should show what happened and the ratings would surely improve (not to mention tissue stocks).

All joking aside; we did not know that that enforcer was keeping an eye on Akane’s mental stability? So what if all the detectives that he used to serve went bad? That happens. I doubt it’ll happen to Akane though. She’s as unmoving as a rock. Besides, she’ll be quite busy looking for people that look like those holo’s. She won’t have time to go bad.

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Nov 21, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 07

Hmm, I heard about this too, but I wasn’t sure if I could believe it. I also heard about part of Migi staying within Shinichi’s body after getting stabbed in the hart, and I immediately believed it when I saw him run, jump and hear things from afar last week.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.41_[2014.11.20_23.12.37]So Shinichi really did meet another person like him. I could not believe it when I was first told about it (please stop sharing spoilers), but yeah, he met a chubby dude whose chin has been invaded by a parasite. It is strange that I prefer that guy’s parasite over him, but there you have it. A chubby dude that tried to take his own life (and would have succeeded if he wasn’t such a coward) ended up with a parasite that took control of his chin. That just shines a whole new light on having one take over your right arm. I’d rather prefer that than having a parasite taking over (part of) my face.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.21_[2014.11.20_23.13.12]So we met this guy and we got to see how Shinichi dealt with the parasite that killed his mother and then took control of her body. He was able to fight her off without even breaking a sweat. I don’t think he actually needed Migi. He could’ve just fought her using a katana or something. That is why I don’t like the fact that she was killed by that new guy. I really think that Shinichi should’ve been the one to finish her off.

Anyway, Shinichi returns home with a lot more experience, a superhuman body and a whole new look. He got rid of his glasses and changed his hairstyle. We are basically looking at a whole new Shinichi because of what happened during these past couple of weeks, and I must say that I like what I’m seeing.

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Nov 20, 2014

Posted by in Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven episode 07

A very predictable, but enjoyable episode this turned out to be. It finally seems that there is a point to this story. It’s not about the protagonist and his quest to find and rescue his friend and to create the perfect harem for himself.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.47_[2014.11.19_22.31.19]So that busty blonde invaded the school all on her own in order to get even stronger. She used her lewd body to distract the headmaster in order to beat him, after which the headmaster, quite obviously, pretended to be defeated by her when he caught a little glimpse of her breasts. The sad part is that I cannot blame him. My jaw would’ve probably detached itself from my head in order to fall on the floor (in the anime world, of course). Still, I cannot accept the fact that that man did so little in order to ensure the safety of his students. He basically gave up to let Arata do all the work.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.15_[2014.11.19_22.31.43]Obviously, Arata needs to get stronger fast. He took control of Lieselotte’s magic (or at least that which made her a demon lord candidate) and is now on his way to become one of the strongest mages around. He couldn’t have done it without Sora, his grim moiré, though. Not at all surprising that she materialized into a teenage girl. Stuff like that is obvious in these stories.

Not only does Arata need to get stronger in order to find Hijiri, his friend, but he needs to master that time control magic in order to bring back Lieselotte. He always needs to get stronger in order to fight off the evil mages that are currently making their way to that school of his. Finally, a clear goal. Things should get better from here on out.

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Nov 19, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 07

Although it was pretty much the same thing, I have to admit that this episode was a bit better than the last few. Maybe because it focussed on a more interesting character? I might actually regain some of my motivation if this keeps up.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.44_[2014.11.18_23.06.03]So Sachi, arguably one of the most dangerous maids in the anime world, was jealous of the other girls because they got Yuuji’s attention. This pretty much changed her personality. She became unstable and, because she wanted to please everyone around her, accepted some of the most unreasonable requests from her friends.

I was actually happy when Yuuji said that those explosives were pretty well made for an amateur. I was so glad. The thought of her being a professional explosives expert does not sound great to me. I’m just glad that it all ended with a happy ending and that Yuuji has added yet another girl to his already ridiculous harem.

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