Jan 19, 2015

Posted by in Aldnoah.Zero 2

Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 02

You know, I don’t care what people say about the characters, Inaho is still my number one. Noticed how Slaine, Inaho’s archenemy, is always operating some high-tech suit? Well, Inaho always operates a low-tech training mech and he kicks ass with it.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.16_[2015.01.18_23.28.17]It is funny that Inaho can fight against other, newer and arguably better mechs and still come out on top. He just uses his heat. He goes in for information, searches for a weakness and does everything just right in order to full exploit that weakness in order to make up for his lacking mech. You cannot teach something like that. The guy is a natural. He is one of those guys that puts information before firepower, and why not? Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. The fact that he managed to fight of Slaine in those conditions proves all of that.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.29_[2015.01.18_23.28.47]A lot of people still don’t like that Slaine changed sides. They think he betrayed the people of earth by helping that count and that other princess. I am not entirely convinced yet. He might be sticking around until that other princes wakes up again. I think it’s too soon to say anything about his loyalty to the princess.

I, of course, am rooting for the soldiers of earth. Those Martians (if I can call them that) were the ones that attacked first by staging an attack on the princess. They were the ones that wanted this war. I could never side with those that willingly seek out war. All that is left is for Inaho (and this is a scenario that has been playing in my mind) to lead a squad of soldiers to destroy those Martian ships in order to win the war.

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Jan 18, 2015

Posted by in Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom episode 02

I just have to write about this one. I cannot stop laughing when that alien creature called Koro-sensei is going all over the place to show off. I don’t think I need to keep repeating myself by saying that I really love overpowered characters.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_08.30_[2015.01.18_00.24.00]Assassination Classroom is both funny and serious. That alien just keeps on making me laugh and the students make the story a little bit more serious because they try to kill him in order to get rich. It is weird that those kids are being taught regular things, but that they are also being trained as professional assassins without them probably even noticing.

I must admit that the story doesn’t make a lot of sense right now. Why would an alien threaten to destroy the earth in one year’s time unless a group of students can kill him first? He obviously doesn’t want to die. It is just too hard to figure out what he’s planning. That’s what I like most; I just cannot understand that character.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_18.40_[2015.01.18_00.24.15]I have a rough idea of how things will be going. The government, eager to survive no matter the cost, is sending in a “special” kid to seriously kill that alien. This kid is probably a child soldier that has killed dozens of people already. That kind of thing is somewhat predictable in stories like these. However, I believe that Koro-sensei will be making things a lot harder to predict than with other stories. That kid may (or may not) be a monster sent to kill Koro-sensei, but at the end of the day he’s still only human. He won’t be able to kill him just like that, so I am guessing that this guy is going to become a regular on the show.

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Jan 17, 2015

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul √A episode 02

The story took a really weird turn here. What a way to start the second season. I am going to be stuck on this stuff all week until I watch an episode that makes sense again. Why am I so excited about this season? Is it because Ken is finally a badass? Is that it? Hmm…

[Zero-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul Root A - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.44_[2015.01.16_23.38.10]So Ken really did join that Ghoul organization. I thought he was just saying that to distance himself from Touka to keep her out of harm’s way. But no, he really joined the organization that captured and tortured him and that nearly killed most (if not all) of his friends. Yet he still decided to join that organization. I cannot understand it. Is he after something? Is he trying to infiltrate the organization in order to get closer to its leader? Is that it? Ken does not strike me as the type of person that forgets and forgives easily when the safety of his friends are stake.

[Zero-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul Root A - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.24_[2015.01.16_23.38.29]He may be a badass now, but he is still the same old Ken. He could’ve killed that man if he wanted to, yet he decided to spare his life by walking away. That scene just confused me even more. He does not want to kill aimlessly. It just makes it harder for me to find out why he’s doing this. We all know that he has a goal in mind…

I’m just glad that Touka’s safe. Ken, before joining that organization, stopped Touka’s brother from killing her. Now she’s back in school and trying to move on. Doesn’t that seem strange? That Ken is now the strong one whilst Touka’s doing her best to try and seem human? I just cannot get enough of this story… Things just keeps reversing.

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Jan 17, 2015

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 13

Once again I am keeping a Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso post short again because this episode chocked me up. I have this new-found respect for the protagonist and I dread that the story is about to take a horrible turn.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.03_[2015.01.16_23.33.57]Kousei played his mother’s favourite piece in order to say goodbye to her once and for all. The start may have been a little rough on the ears and even though it wasn’t his time to shine, he stilled played an incredibly beautiful piece that struck everyone and even ended up affecting the final act. Now that’s music for you!

Anyway, Kousei has finally re-entered the musical world by doing this. However, I fear that it might not last long now that Kaori is once again in the hospital because she passed out again. What the hell is wrong with it? Is it a brain tumor? Is it diabetes? Hell, is it aids? What is wrong with her!? Don’t you dare let her die! God, I don’t want to write this post anymore.

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Jan 17, 2015

Posted by in Winter Anime 2015

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

Ah, it would seem that I forget about this one. I remember seeing the very first season and somehow liking it. It was okay and, although I did not see all of it before dropping it, I still think it was pretty amusing before I got bored with it.

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella GirlsThe artwork is still very nice. The characters all look cute and the level of detail is definitely not bad. It was always nice to look at and the characters always managed to find a way to keep me somewhat entertained.

The story is what made me stop watching the first season. It was about a group of girls trying to become idols. At one point it all got extremely predictable and obvious that I just stopped watching because I already knew that I was right about what was going to happen next. I hope that’s not the case with this one.

Can I recommend it? That’s a tough question. If the story is better than definitely yes. I always thought it was a pretty nice show at first. It’s pretty funny at times and it teaches a tiny bit about what it takes to become an idol without them throwing all kinds of girly crap in your face. So yeah, see for yourselves.

Plot Summary: There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!

Girls leading normal lives…

They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now…

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Jan 16, 2015

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 14

You know, I am really getting tired of that Satomi. God she’s so incredibly selfish. Shinichi has the world on his shoulders and she is worried about losing the old Shinichi to an obviously new and improved Shinichi. Get over it, babe!

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.52_[2015.01.15_22.46.47]So Shinichi’s old parasitic teacher sent a detective after him to try and learn more about Shinichi’s change. This backfired completely. That detective, thanks to Shinichi tracking him down with his one and only ally (not counting Migi), now knows that his employer is parasite that, unlike Shinichi and his friend, eats humans. This will probably result in his and his family’s death, because that woman now probably knows that he knows, and those parasites are kind of fond of their privacy. It is only a matter of time before hell breaks loose again.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.39_[2015.01.15_22.47.24]So she realized that Shinichi has changed. What I find weird is that she immediately realized that part of Migi is now coursing through Shinichi’s veins. Is it because she can sense those parasitic cells that are part of Shinichi? Did she just guess correctly? I think it’s strange. I remember Migi saying that those cells are so tiny that he cannot sense or control them anymore.

I am still kind of waiting for Shinichi to cut loose. Let the guy go crazy. He is always so worried about involving innocent people in his fights. Just let us see him go wild for once. It is only a matter of time before he’s up against a small army of parasites if he is seriously planning on fighting the group of parasites that successfully infiltrated the dreadful world of politics.

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Jan 15, 2015

Posted by in Kamisama Kiss 2

Kamisama Kiss 2 episode 02

I just have to write about this show. I remember when the first season came out and I underestimated it. My review was rather dull and, now that I’ve seen all of it, rather underrated. Kamisama Kiss is a really great show.

[Zero-Raws] Kamisama Hajimemashita S2 - 02 (TX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.14_[2015.01.14_23.21.13]I love Nanami. I absolutely love her. She looks great and she is the very definition of adorable. In fact, they should just change the word adorable to Nanami. It’s her personality that makes her so suitable despite being human. The world would be a better place if Nanami was god. Nobody in his right mind would kill anybody in Nanami’s name. She’s just that pure.

I am also a little happy that her little monkey transformed into a little boy. We all knew that something like that would happen eventually. A crow transformed into a boy idol, a snake transformed into Mizuki and a fox transformed into Tomoe. It was just a matter of time before that little monkey transformed as well.

[Zero-Raws] Kamisama Hajimemashita S2 - 02 (TX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_21.32_[2015.01.14_23.21.32]Anyway, Nanami got separated from Mizuki, whom was supposed to take care of her during her trip to the world of the gods, and is now attending alone without any support. She has to convince those gods that she is suitable and that she (and other humans) has value. I don’t see a problem with that to be honest. Anyone could see that Nanami is a kind, honest girl that would be willing to help anyone to the best of her abilities. That is definitely god-worthy. The chances of her being attacked or shunned somehow are very, very small I think.

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Jan 15, 2015

Posted by in Winter Anime 2015

Sengoku Musou

There’s always one of these shows. This is insanely popular in Japan and the games are pretty popular in the west as well. I, too, have played those samurai games and I loved them. Just slashing apart huge armies of solders. Priceless.

Sengoku MusouThe artwork will always look alright when it comes to these types of shows. There is always plenty of backing and the characters and weapons always look good, not to mention the action scenes.

The stories, because they are based on games, aren’t always good. I have seen similar anime that turned out to be pretty bad because of a disappointing storyline. Only time will tell if this particular storyline is good or not.

This is difficult to recommend as well. I don’t know if the story is going to be good or not, so I advise you to check out the first episode for yourself.

Plot Summary: Toyotomi Hideyoshi is on the verge of unifying the realm, and all that remains is the Odawara Castle protected by the “Lion of Sagami” Ujiyasu Houjou. Hideyoshi’s personally trained generals—Ishida Mitsunari, Katou Kiyomasa, and Fukushima Masanori—as well as Ootani Yoshitsugu, Shima Sakon, and Naoe Kanetsugu are all on the frontline of the battle. Amidst the battle formation are the two young warriors of the Sanada household: older brother Nobuyuki and younger brother Yukimura. As the stalemate begins to break down, Sanada Yukimura rides on a lone horse into the fray. His brother follows him right after.

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