Apr 19, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 03

You know, the funny thing about anime that has been adapted from games and the like, is that they focus quite a lot on the characters and their proportions. They often focus on the breasts and hipline, at least more than with manga adaptions, I think.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.00_[2014.04.18_23.44.11]I cannot help but notice a constant pattern here. Episode one: Aruka meets a couple of guys in her journey that take her to their village to become some kind of body guard. Episode two: Aruka arrives in some messed up city where she meets some no-name bounty hunter that starts out as her friend, but only wanted her so that she could pay for her drinks and is now doing her best to try and kill her because of the bounty on her head. Episodes three: Aruka, trying to fight off that girl from episode two, meets up with yet another characters, becomes acquainted after following her to her hideout, only to end up being blown away by the character that supposedly killed her master.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.40_[2014.04.18_23.44.49]Do you see the pattern now, too? Aruka arrives at whatever place, meets whatever character and ends up fighting for her life at the end. It could be that it’s only the first few episodes to bring all of the key characters into the picture, but I might actually stop writing about Blade and Soul if every single episode is like that.

You can already tell that they’re building up to the next episode using the exact same method. Aruka is now missing after being attacked by same crazy woman and her mysterious powers and that bounty hunter from episode two. She will probably get saved by someone or meet someone after dragging herself out of the water, become ‘friends’ and end up being attacked again. Isn’t that how these things usually go?

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Apr 19, 2014

Posted by in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin episode 02

So the midget detective finally shows herself, huh? I’m kind of putting a lot of hope into this show. I have high expectations and am kind of hoping for a good ending, which the Japanese aren’t really known for if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.36_[2014.04.18_23.38.23]So Juugo already found one of Nanana’s treasures, huh? You’d think that Nanana would be rather agitated after finding out that people are successfully finding and taking all of the items that she collected when she was still alive, but no… She genuinely seems to encourage it. Whom else besides Juugo would end up finding any of it? He’s the protagonist. All female and male characters will get drawn to him. Unfortunately, male characters in female clothing are no exception. We already have one of those. How many more can we expect to see, huh?

[HorribleSubs] Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.28_[2014.04.18_23.39.13]Anyway, Juugo is already being dragged into something that he has no knowledge of. He knows a little about Nanana and her treasure, the one that murdered her and about the island itself. That’s it. He knows nothing else, yet he’s already being involved by unknown characters that undoubtedly have motives of their own.

It’s quite obvious to me that this is going to be one of those chases. People chase after Juugo, Nanana chases after her murderer and Juugo chases after Nanana’s treasure. At one point all of them will meet in the middle and it’s all going to come out. I have no idea how romance has anything to do with this yet. I’ll just have to wait and see.

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Apr 18, 2014

Posted by in No Game No Life

No Game No Life episode 02

I am absolutely loving No Game No Life! You are given an idea of what to expect from the story, but then it suddenly takes a strange turn and you can start all over again. I, too, have an idea of what Sora wants right now, but that could change again next week.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.02_[2014.04.17_22.56.47]No Game No Life is pure magic. Sora struck me as the type of character that wants an easy life behind a PC where he can play the rest of his life. Shiro is somewhat similar, but only because she pretty much follows her brother in everything he does. You could very well say that Sora is responsible for his little sister’s mental issues.

This episode is one hell of an example… Sora defeated Stephanie in a game of rock, paper and scissors, after which he ordered her to fall in love with him. It’s moments like these that you realize how messed up that guy truly is. The worst part is that that poor girl has to obey and fall in love with him. She no longer has any choice.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.28_[2014.04.17_22.57.24]There are many things that I still want to point out, but I hate reading huge posts that go about nothing, so I always try to keep my posts short and simple. I was actually quite shocked when I saw what happened when the two of them are separated. They become weak little creatures that can no longer function properly. Only when they’re together do they act all high and mighty. This could prove to be quite difficult when they’re going to take on “royalty”. They may be great at playing games, but they sure have a lot of weaknesses, which makes it all the more interesting.

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Apr 18, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Break Blade

I wonder why sub groups don’t seem all that interested in Break Blade the series… They’re pretty good, aren’t they? I’ve seen all the movies and thought they were rather good. It’s too bad that this seems to be some kind of a reboot? I’ve pretty much already seen this? I’m not very impressed so far…

Break BladeThe artwork is good. I expect nothing less from Break Blade. The characters look good, the mechs are awesome and the details get two thumbs up. It’s definitely a nice watch.

I always kind of disliked the name “Break Blade”. They should’ve just named it “Broken Blade”, which is what they call Rygart’s mech. It’s too bad that there’s no unique story here. It’s all basically from the movies from what I’ve seen so far.

Break Blade fans will enjoy this, probably. I might not be as big a fan as they are, because I found it rather disappointing that there’s no original story. Haven’t seen any of the Break Blade movies yet? Go and try this out.

Plot Summary: In the continent of Cruzon, an impending war between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens is brimming. The people of this land are able to use quartz for whatever purpose they desire. Yet one person, Rygart Arrow, is not. He is an “un-sorcerer,” a person unable to use quartz. But this characteristic will enable him to pilot an ancient Golem, one strong enough to put up a fight against the invading army of Athens.

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Apr 17, 2014

Posted by in Featured

Second Kiniro Mosaic season green-lit

Second Kiniro Mosaic season green-lit

The June issue of Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine is announcing on Saturday that the upcoming Kiniro Mosaic (Kinmoza!/Golden Mosaic) anime sequel will be a new second television season. Yui Hara, the creator of the original Kiniro Mosaic four-panel comedy manga, drew a sketch thanking fans for the new season.

The official website for the anime had announced last month that a production on a sequel has been green-lit. Director Motoki Tanaka (Tensho) reported this month that he has recently been working on a new anime after the first Kiniro Mosaic anime. He added that this new anime has a slightly different feel from Kin-iro Mosaic.

The Kin-iro Mosaic anime’s website had also announced that there will be a special live Kin-iro Mosaic concert event called “Hello Konnichiwa!!” by the group Rhodanthe* on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Zepp Tokyo venue.

The original manga’s story begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly “pure Japanese” girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu’s host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, “Shinobu, I’m coming to Japan!” The “Japanese/British girls’ light comedy” follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

The first anime series ran last summer. Crunchyroll streamed the anime in several regions as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed it for North America.

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