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 Featured

Miritari! anime green-lit

Miritari! anime green-lit

Ichijinsha announced at its Miritari! booth at WonderFest that an anime adaptation of Mamo Williams’ four-panel comedy manga is in the works.

The story takes place during a conflict between the Krakozhia Dukedom and the Grania Republic. In the midst of the fighting, a savior appears to the Krakozhia Dukedom, and it is a high school student named Sōhei Yano. Two female soldiers, First Lieutenant Ruto and Second Lieutenant Haruka, appear in tanks to intrude on Sōhei’s everyday life, followed by the enemy soldier Shachirofu, all of whom use firearms without hesitation at his house.

The series ran in Manga 4-Koma Palette magazine and Ichijinsha published the fifth and final compiled volume last year. Williams is currently serializing Miritari! Otsugata in the same magazine.

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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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