Aug 29, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 21

Okay, now this I don’t mind. Ore Monogatari just got a little bit more interesting. It’s just a damn shame that it took so long. There are only three episodes left and although I am happy by what I’m seeing so far, I still want to see that one episode…

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.30_[2015.08.28_23.58.54]But yeah, I’m happy. Makoto has been helping Takeo all this time. He gave him advice, stuck around when he needed to and more. It is very rewarding to see him finally get interested in a girl himself. Well, kind of. I mean, that girl, a grey-haired girl with glasses, has been stalking him for years, which is kind of creepy, and she finally, thanks to Takeo, managed to muster the courage to confess to Makoto and ask him out on a date. So what if Takeo and his girlfriend are going? It’s still a double date. Makoto is finally making a little progress, even if he can get better.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.14_[2015.08.28_23.59.11]There. I said it. I think Makoto can get better. Am I happy that he’s about to go on a date with a grey-haired girl with glasses that has been stalking him all this time? Not really. I’m just happy that he’s finally moving forward and that he’s giving dating a fair chance. He has rejected every one so far. Hopefully this will motivate him.

The next episode can be dedicated to their date. I am fine with that. But I still want to see that one episode where Takeo meets Rinko’s parents. I think it’s highly unfitting that the show should end without Takeo having met Rinko’s parents. I mean, Rinko’s practically part of the Gouda family already in the eyes of Takeo’s parents. Now it’s Rinko’s turn.

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Aug 28, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 08

I am running out of time but I still want to schedule this post for tomorrow. I hate days where I don’t even have time to watch all the episodes that come out. Someone screws up at work and I, the usual hero, have to fix it all.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2015.08.27_23.42.15]I do have to admit that I liked this episode. I saw a chance for Umaru’s brother to have a girlfriend of his own. His childhood friend obviously has a thing for him and she has no trouble showing it. Why not just give her a chance? It would be way better to be a two income family when you have to take care of an otaku sister.

The rest wasn’t all that special. It turned out to be a Christmas episode where they were all enjoying the holidays. I have no problems watching characters enjoy traditional Japanese culture. There are times where I actually learn a thing or two. I wouldn’t mind seeing another one of these episodes next week, provided that blue-haired girl gets as much air-time as this week (or not at all).

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Aug 27, 2015

Posted by in Overlord

Overlord episode 08

This episode was incredibly epic! I am so glad that I chose to believe in Overlord. It hasn’t disappointed me yet. Waiting for the next episode will be a real challenge. It’s not like I can go read the manga; the anime is way ahead of the translated edition of the Overlord manga.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 08 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.46_[2015.08.26_23.33.10]So Momonga’s allies were slaughtered like pigs by that insane woman. I liked that little twist about that little boy actually turning out to be a girl. It’s so simple and unexpected; I like it. But I think I can make one thing clear here; they weren’t friends. Momonga feels no sadness about their deaths. It surprised me a little to hear him say that he’s mad because his work went wasted. He wanted to use them as tools to spread his name throughout the city. I don’t know if I should find that awesome or unnecessarily evil, but I like where this is going.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 08 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.49_[2015.08.26_23.33.50]I also kind of hope that Nabe will deal with that annoying geezer fast and show up with his head just as Momonga is about to fight that woman. I would really like to see the look on her face as she realizes that she’s not up against your average adventurers. They did a great job at making the viewers hate her guts. I just want to see her sweat just before she gets defeated. The thought of her realizing that she has no chance of victory after all that she has said and done is simply orgasmic. I really, really hope that I won’t be let down next week.

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Aug 25, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 08

I should’ve known better. I thought that we’d see less of Aoi now that she’s been reunited with her family. Not only did nothing change, we actually get to see both her mother and her brother more than ever, even though I care for neither one of them.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.08_[2015.08.24_23.28.54]I suppose the headline is still Souta’s increasing interest in Mahiru. He keeps thinking about her and I think he’s close to admitting once and for all that he likes her. He, a so-called adult, likes someone his age instead of ‘cute’ things. I’m sure this will continue for a few more weeks before something actually happens. If something even happens. But anyone can tell that they’re planning to end it all with this season. I doubt we’ll get to see a fourth Working season after this. They are really wrapping things up at an incredible pace now.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.18_[2015.08.24_23.29.08]I am also starting to think that we’ll never get to see Souta’s mother. She’s been a big mystery throughout the series and there are a lot of questions that involve her. That is why I will be really disappointed if none of those questions get answered. Their relationship is still too much of a mystery at the moment.

I’m guessing that Jun and Yachiyo will get their turn before Souta and Mahiru. They have been going back and forth since the beginning. In fact, I would not be surprised if they started on that next week. Yamada has been reunited with her family, Otoo-san has his wife back and even Popura is growing a little. Things are ending after all this time…

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Aug 24, 2015

Posted by in Gangsta.

Gangsta. episode 08

This episode was much better than the last. I kind of got tired of all those flashback scenes. Just show us what happened in one episode instead of splitting several episodes in half like that. It makes things hard to follow sometimes.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 08 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.30_[2015.08.23_23.22.02]Anyway, those two handymen and their lovely pet parasite were busy working on their favourite gun store. They had to repair and repaint the place in order to make some money. I suppose it’s better than putting their lives on the line like they usually do, but I’m guessing that the money isn’t nearly as good as shooting someone.

What bothers me is that the story kind of didn’t continue. Last week we saw how Nicolas noticed something. You’d think that he, being as eager as he is, would immediately investigate in the hope of finding a worthy opponent. It’s rather disappointing that something like that didn’t happen. I was kind of looking forward to it.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 08 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.47_[2015.08.23_23.22.20]Now it also turns out that Alex has a younger brother. It took them eight weeks to get to this point? Not only does she have a younger brother, but he also just arrived in the city and he pretty much found her right away just by hearing her sing. I’m not saying that I don’t like it. All I’m saying is that it raises a lot of questions.

Is that guy also a Twilight? What does he do? Why did it take him so long to come looking for his sister? How did they even split up? I’m guessing that we’re going to get a lot more flashback scenes during the next few episodes. That’s what I was worried about; a new character shows up with a past and we’re bound to find out more.

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Aug 23, 2015

Posted by in Gate

Gate episode 08

There is no denying it; this episode was awesome! I laughed so much and my eyes were glued to my screen the whole time. I could definitely do with one or two more of these episodes. I’m so glad that I picked Gate to write about.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2015.08.22_23.48.13]I’ll just get straight to it; the group went back through the gate to visit Japan. They were all shocked by what they saw; strange constructions as far as the eye could see. They, and by they I mean the princes and her companion, immediately realized how inferior they are. They can send massive armies to battle the Japanese military, but even she now knows for sure that there’s nothing that she or her father could ever do. At least, not as they are now. They might be able to steal some of the technology and use it against Japan in the future, that’s an option.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.15_[2015.08.22_23.48.50]Anyway, I also laughed (and cheered a little) when Rory took the mic. She kept calling that obnoxious woman ‘little girl’ because of their difference in age. That woman did not like it and got a nice burn when she found out that Rory is hundreds of years old. The look on all their faces as that became known was priceless and well worth watching.

I’m not even going to focus on the fact that this Otaku captain of theirs isn’t only a Ranger but a Special Forces soldier as well. That’s just too much to image. I’m just shocked that it turns out that he was married at some point in his life. To an actual woman. I honestly don’t even want to know why they broke up. I’m guessing it has something to do with anime and manga.

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Aug 22, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 20

This episode just caused me to ask myself one question. What now? What can I expect from Ore Monogatari now? It just seems like things have gone nowhere ever since Takeo and Rinko kissed. I have no idea what I can expect anymore.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.39_[2015.08.21_23.49.34]We’ve gone through everything. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and various other holidays and events. So much has happened that I’m now starting to question how this will end. Not only that; I am also starting to wonder whether I ever get to see Takeo meet Rinko’s parents. It’s just weird. We went from meeting Rinko to dating to holding hands to kissing and now things just seem to be stagnating. It’s great that Takeo has a baby sister now, but don’t focus too much on that. Focus on the romance. Focus on Takeo and Rinko.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.30_[2015.08.21_23.49.55]At first I thought that Takeo’s new baby sister would open new doors. I thought that Rinko would come over more often and that it would lead to progress. It hasn’t. Things have pretty much stayed the same if anything. I find that very disappointing since we’re nearing the end. I really hope that next week’s episode will give us an idea on how they plan to end this show.

Was this episode good? Sure. A bit lengthy even though it was Valentine’s Day, but I suppose it was amusing. It was funny to see Takeo sweat. It’s just a damn shame that his best friend still hasn’t found anyone after all this time. His friends are all hooking up but he remains alone. I still cannot help but fele that he deserves better.

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Aug 21, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 07

Was Himouto! Umaru-chan always like this? I honestly did not notice that. It’s like a bunch of little stories that they just looped together. Mind you, this episode was significant better than the last one if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.04_[2015.08.21_00.08.36]I have come to accept it. I simply do not like that blue-haired girl. She’s annoying. But I do like Nana-chan. She’s cute, kind and shy. Besides, she has a crush on Taihei and I would grant that guy all the happiness in the world for having to put up with his hellish younger sister. During some scenes he doesn’t look as much as a brother as the does a slave. It’s insane. The poor guy is being drained physically, mentally and financially, which makes me curious about the rest of their family and if they help out or not.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.03_[2015.08.21_00.08.49]I got to see their mother briefly. She looked like a slightly older version of Umaru. Is she still alive? Do they have a father? Is Taihei really supporting both of them all on his own or is he getting financial aid from (one of) their parents or other relative(s)? I have so many questions and only a couple of them have been answered so far.

But yeah, they can stop with that blue-haired girl now. I don’t care for her. Replace her with Nana-chan or Kirie if you must. I prefer Nana-chan personally. Scenes with new characters like Taihei’s colleague, Kirie’s older brother, coming over to look at Umaru was pretty funny as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that.

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