I was right. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is absolutely fantastic. The agonizing wait for Attack on Titan’s second season has suddenly become far less agonizing now that I’ve got this to keep me busy. Fantastic stuff…
What I hate most is how the human characters in that world of theirs are all so damn terrified. I hate it because I can somewhat understand them all being scared now that they’re on the brink of extinction. On the other hand it’s also annoying that they keep doubting both Mumei and Ikoma, their two biggest weapons and possibly their only chance to make it to the next station alive. They may have their precious guns and all, but they cannot match the overwhelming abilities of Mumei-chan and Ikoma. It’s like trying to kill a solder inside a tiger tank with a common BB gun; it’s just not done.
I would also like to say that Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is still grossly underrated overall. I have seen several websites and its average is between a 7 and a 7.5 which doesn’t do it justice in my opinion. I wouldn’t go any lower than an eight and that’s me being stingy. I can only hope that this gets at least as many episodes as Attack on Titan.
I also have mixed feelings about the people’s future attempts to attack Mumei and Ikoma. The two of them have made it very clear where they stand despite Ikoma losing control at the end of this episode. I’m sure he won’t end up doing anything too bad, but I doubt that the people will come to accept either of them any time soon (if ever).Read More
I’m guessing the final boss has finally received himself, although his weapon of choice still remains a bit of a mystery (although we can assume that it’s yet another one of his weaponized guinea pigs). I guess there won’t be a third season.
So their beloved classmate went out of control and nearly ended up dying because of her stupid decisions to turn herself into a walking, talking weapon. I thought that it would take more than just a kiss on the lips and one good pull to take her down in the end. I at least expected to see a couple of wounds.
Oh well, at least the part about Koro-sensei dying at the end of this road was kind of interesting. He doesn’t have long and now we also know how he came to be. I definitely liked that part. It’s about time we learned more about him and his goal to supposedly blow up the earth. I’m starting to get really motivated again.Read More
I am going to take it easy this season. I have a new job so I don’t have a lot of time to begin with. The number of shows I can review this season may be limited, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick the best ones. Needless to say that I can’t leave Koutetsujou no Kabaneri alone.
This show was made by the same people that created Attack on Titan and it’s actually quite similar. Instead of building walls, fighting with 3D manoeuvrability gear and enormous titans that want to eat you whole, we have something slightly different. Does that mean that this is a total rip-off? Absolutely not. The first episode was enough for me to get hooked.
Instead of fighting man-eating titans as high as buildings (and some even higher) they have to fight whole armies of man-eating super zombies. Instead of flying around from building to building they have to use other weapons in order to try and kill those super zombies. Instead of hiding behind huge walls they have to hide inside train stations that they’ve remodelled into anti-zombie fortresses.
How can you not be interested after reading all that!? It’s like Attack on Titan but with super zombies. And there is no squeamish kid that transforms into a monster. Just an eager dude that’s fond of science and willing to help his fellow man in any way he can. He managed to obtain a body that doesn’t lose out against those super zombies by preventing that virus from reaching his brain (love that scene by the way) and thereby remaining in full control whilst having all the benefits of that virus. I’m sure we’ll soon learn that there are downsides to it, but I’m just going to play the part of an naïve fool so I can enjoy this a little while longer.Read More
I’ve been putting this post off because I’ve been so busy with one big post about all the shows of this season (not including anime shorts. Nine out of ten are a waste of time) so there’s a chance I might’ve forgotten to mention something since it’s been a few days since I saw this week’s episode.
Oh boy… Where do I even begin? I must admit that it did come as quite a surprise to find out that one of those students turned out to be a monstrous killer as well. I mean, she hid is quite well, but I always thought that there could be more of them ever since that boy came smashing through those walls. Where there’s one there could be more.
I’m not going so far as to say that she’s stronger than Koro-sensei. She can’t control it and it’s pretty certain that she’ll fall into Koro-sensei’s warm embrace once she comes to her senses when she realizes that he’s not the enemy, even though they do have to kill him if they want to save their planet and everything on it. I guess things just got a little bit more complicated…Read More
What the hell is the point of this episode… honestly? They are basically pushing you in all kinds of directions and that only ends up causing a lot more confusing. I’ll be honest; watching Assassination Classroom is fun, but I do regret writing about it again.
They have spent a lot of time and effort on making that principle seem like a terrible guy. He was practically made to look like the devil and now he’s suddenly this misunderstood guy with a delicate, caring nature. Please… He beats his own son, brainwashes his students and may have even traumatized some of them and still they gave us all that nonsense about him being a good guy?
It sucks that one of his former students decided to commit suicide because he couldn’t take the bullying anymore. The kid was weak and probably had more issues than just the bullying. He could’ve asked for help if he was scared of depressed, instead he took the easy way out. And that supposedly changed that man because he felt responsible? I don’t buy it.Read More