Jan 30, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 04

Here we go again… I actually compared these episode with a coin. It has two sides. One makes me very happy and the other makes me very disappointed. I hope that the latter won’t outweigh the other. That would seriously kill the story for me.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.16_[2013.01.29_23.10.10]I was satisfied at first. Everyone was continuing their everyday lives as though the incident in the last episode didn’t even happen. Yuugiri went back to being a shy little girl, Andy went back to being a suspicious stranger and Kyousuke went back to that hard-to-read bad ass that does as he pretty much pleases.

That all seemed fine, until I got to see the first half of that coin. My hopes of Andy not being a government spy was shot down faster than a Frenchmen runs away from conflict. He couldn’t possibly have planned this from the very beginning though? Unless he and/or his superiors knew that Yuugiri was being held there against her will, and that Kyousuke would eventually come for her.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.35_[2013.01.29_23.11.55]I was frustrated and disappointed, but then I saw the other half, a better half. I saw “The Children”, a group of three high school girls with powerful abilities. Now, in the original show these girls were annoying little brats, which turned pretty much every situation into a horrible comedy. That is why I’m glad that they have grown up, and that things are a little bit more serious in this spinoff.

I’m not going into detail about it, but I’ll just say the exact same thing after I watched two or three episodes of Zettai Karen Children before I dropped it; I root for those that fight “The Children” and the organisation that controls them. People hate espers in that story, yet they don’t seem to mind to make soldiers out of powerful ones? Those guys need to be taught a lesson.

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Jan 23, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 03

Awesomeness thy name is Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited! This may just be the mother of all spinoffs. I have to admit that I’m still a bit clueless when it comes to the story, but it’s definitely very amusing for the time being. I have yet to get bored.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.40_[2013.01.22_23.31.13]This week’s episode started out very randomly. We saw a party, we say people enjoying themselves, and, not entirely unexpected, we saw how Kyousuke ruined that party in under a minute. Now that’s talent! Even I would need at least 10 minutes to properly ruin a party. Five minutes to come up with a proper strategy, three minutes to prepare and two minutes to execute and enjoy.

It was rather foolish to see those two characters play a game to see what Kyousuke had on that flash drive, but I’m not really bothered by it. After all, it did turn out that there was classified information stored on that drive, instead of it being a foolish distraction to keep those two of his back. That would’ve been horrible.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.59_[2013.01.22_23.32.00]Anyway, this was Yuugiri’s mission. Yuugiri, quite possibly the most powerful Loli in the anime world, wanted to kidnap a princess in order to talk, play and shop with her. Yeah, there was more behind it all, but that only came later on. It seemed stupid at first. But, as usual, things soon got a whole lot better when Yuugiri turned up the heat by showing off some of her powers in order to prevent the princess from being assassinated by one of her own men.

Yuugiri saving the day aside, why didn’t we get to see a bit more of her powers? It has been mentioned before that she may just be stronger than Kyousuke, so I’ve been interested ever since, and the fact that Kyousuke showed up to prevent her from using her powers may just mean it was true. I just hope we get to see more of her abilities soon enough.

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Jan 16, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 02

I have to. There’s no way in hell that I’m leaving this one alone. I wanted to post something about Zetta Karen Children, too, but I didn’t because I didn’t think it was worth it. It was way too childish for me to enjoy it as much as I am enjoying this right now. Go Kyoubu Kyousuke spin-off, go!

[Anime-Fast] THE UNLIMITED Hyobu Kyosuke - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.46_[2013.01.15_22.59.14]I’m really loving this so far. I’m a bit worried that Andy, one of the main characters, is actually a government spy that was sent to spy on Kyousuke and his organisation. That would really suck. Right now I’m just hoping that he’s from another criminal organisation instead, but I doubt that’s the case.

I’m more interested in his ability though. He has the ability to negate all special abilities. So basically nothing works on him, although people could still drop a building on top of him. His powers, from what I’ve seen, seem to work within a ten meter radius. Perhaps that gets better with training, but that seems to be his limit for now.

[Anime-Fast] THE UNLIMITED Hyobu Kyosuke - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.47_[2013.01.15_22.59.58]I’m really enjoying this spin-off because of the lack of comedy. Zettai Karen Children was nothing but cheap comedy. This is different. They focus a lot more on drama here. I like that. It allows the author(s) to shove in a whole of surprises. I especially liked Shirou’s ability to fly like that by manipulating fabric at (I think? Or was it his body itself?) Molecular level.

There’s are only two things that worry me right now. First would have to be that You has the ability to manipulate sound waves. He can listen to people from great distances, which means that he could’ve overheard the conversation between Andy and his boss. Also, Andy now has a limited that disables his power, and that means that people like Yuugiri, mind readers, can now look into his mind and see if he’s hiding something. He’s walking on thin ice right now.

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Jan 8, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke

Hey, this wasn’t that bad at all. I was really worried. I always get a bit nervous when the word spin-off suddenly pops up. I instantly remember all those horrible spin-offs that I’ve been seeing recently. Thank god though, as this wasn’t half bad.

Zettai Karen Children The Unlimited - Hyoubu KyousukeThe artwork is pretty interesting. It has this “old school” feel to it, yet it looks so modern. I especially liked it when Kyousuke, one of the main characters, activated his special mode. That looked pretty darn good.

Now, the story is what counts here. It’s a spin-off, so it has very little to do with the original series. It has its own story, and I’m happy about that too. It looks very interesting, not to mention complicated. It’s strange, because I just saw the first episode, but it didn’t feel like it. It feels as though I just watch a regular episode, and that I’ve been missing out on a lot of information. I don’t know if that’s a good thing?

Anyway, I most certainly recommend this to all action fans that have a preference for supernatural powers. I’m pretty confident that you won’t be disappointed by this.

Plot Summary: An original spin-off series centering around Kyousuke Hyoubu.

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