Oct 20, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 15

Hmm… I am having a hard time figuring out the rest of the story at this point. The enemy, the Death Gun gang, has been defeated for as far as we know. I haven’t forgotten about that threat, but really… What can I expect at this point?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.23_[2014.10.19_23.21.11]Quite a weird turn of events. Kazuto has his account back in the land of fairies and decided to team up with his friends in order to go out on a quest to recover the famous sword Excalibur. I had no idea that swapping accounts from game to game was that easy. In fact, I never even thought that going on quests like that was that easy. Shino is completely new to the game and doesn’t even have the right equipment from what I could tell. How is it that she is going on that quest when she’s a noob? The MMORPG’s that I’ve ever played were never that easy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.51_[2014.10.19_23.21.40]So the group set off on a flying elephant (don’t ask) in order to find that sword, an item that no player has found yet. It makes me think about the competition that they have. Many players are out there trying to find that sword and I am sure that quite a few of them are player killers or PK’ers for short. I very doubt that they are the “new enemy”.

I am putting my money on that strange NPC. She was doing something that she normally doesn’t do. She only did it do Kazuto’s party, too, and I just don’t believe in coincidences like that. Either she or the person controlling her will be latest enemy, I’m sure.

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Oct 20, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Sanzoku no Musume Ronja

This could’ve been something really good. It really could have been. I am just really disappointed in the artwork.

Sanzoku no Musume RonjaThe artwork itself looks good. I like that oldskool style. That being said, the characters ruin everything. It looks ridiculous. It looks like they were aiming for 2.5D characters and stopped halfway. The sceneries look very nice, but those 2.25D characters just don’t fit in.

The story might good. Good enough for me to ignore the lacking artwork? No. Not at all.

I cannot recommend this. The artwork is completely ruined because of those characters and the story isn’t nearly good enough to make up for that flaw. I won’t be watching this and I see no reason for you to either.

Plot Summary: Ronja is the only daughter of Mattis, a bandit leader who lives in a castle in the middle of a large forest. When Ronja grows old enough, she ventures into the forest to interact the strange and magical creatures that live there. She learns to live in the forest through her own strength, with the occasional rescue from her parents. Ronja’s life begins to change, however, when she happens upon a boy her own age named Birk.

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Oct 20, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie

This is not at all bad for an anime short. It’s too bad that it’s too damn girly for me, otherwise I definitely would’ve watched it.

Bonjour Koiaji PatisserieThe artwork looks surprisingly good for an anime short. I dare say that it looks too good for anime short.

The story is obviously created for female audiences. It is by no means a great story, but if it weren’t so obnoxiously girly I definitely would’ve given this a chance.

Go for it, ladies. It may be an amusing way to spend five minutes a week.

Plot Summary: The original story follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her dream to open a pastry shop. There she meets several charming young men.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park episode 03

I know that this has been a thing since the beginning, but I cannot get over how annoying Seiya can be. He thinks of himself as some kind of god. Everything he does is great, everything he wears makes him look great and in his mind there’s no one out there as good as he is. The guy needs a reality check…

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 03 [9F3D6650].mkv_snapshot_04.43_[2014.10.18_22.58.32]Also, those fights with Moffle are getting a little old, although I have a feeling that they will be occurring in future episodes as well. The pattern is always the same, isn’t it? Seiya implements one of his ideas, Moffle comes in angry and starts swinging his fists (or should I say paws?) at Seiya and they both end up getting shot by Isuzu. The first few times were funny, just don’t make it a regular thing.

Is Seiya doing it wrong? Don’t you dare to even think that, fool. He came up with the idea to have all the girls do a promotional video in their bikinis. That alone makes him a great manager in my book. He even came up with an ingenuous plan to make sure that people actually watched that video. What more could you possibly want?

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 03 [9F3D6650].mkv_snapshot_21.42_[2014.10.18_22.59.09]I also could not help but notice that Isuzu is starting to get a little bit nervous around Seiya. Maybe he finally got through to her? It’s kind of obvious that she has a school girl crush on him, but the fact that she’s different than other girls makes it all the more interesting. How in the world will that even work out? That’s what I want to know.

And finally, I have to once again focus on the fact that they need half a million visitors a day before their deadline. During this episode they didn’t even have five hundred. I know that’s because the park is still closed because of renovations and whatnot, but come on… that’s just bad. They really need to speed things up a little.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 382

Here we go again. I hate it how things continue to go back and forth here. At one point Naruto’s strong and confident, the other he’s weak and helpless. That’ll be over soon enough though. I think the series will end after the winter.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 382 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.29_[2014.10.18_22.57.59]It annoyed me a little how confident Sasuke was when he materialized Sasano’o. Only last week did he look upon Naruto’s power with a disturbed look on his face. Now he thinks he can stand beside him as his superior even though he’s using Juugo’s cursed seal powers because he himself can’t use nature energy. Cocky fool. I really do hope he dies in the manga. I hope that from the bottom of my heart.

Other than the fact that I have always disliked Sasuke, I think that Naruto will always come out on top. He has the kind of personality that is always looking for answers in order to save himself and his friends. He and he alone can get through to Obito and stop him from enslaving everyone. Sasuke just adds oil onto the fire.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Girlfriend Kari

Incredible. This is so incredibly boring that I have no idea what I should say in this review. I think I didn’t even fully finish the first episode. I kind of just clicked it away near the end.

Girlfriend KariThe artwork is not really the problem. It is not at all good or anything like that, but it’s not so bad that I would go around flaming at everything about this show.

For me it’s the story that just makes me want to go to bed. It is boring. I have no idea what to think of it, I have no expectations and I have no interest in it whatsoever. You can clearly tell that this was adapter from some game; it has an incredibly weak story.

I already know that I am not going to watch this and I see no reason to recommend people to do otherwise. Just move on to something else.

Plot Summary: I have no clue. Some crappy slice of life show about a couple of girls and their every day school lives, I suppose.

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Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 02

I knew from the moment I started watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso that I really wanted to write about this show. I almost gave in and read the manga, but I managed to hold on. I just really want to know how this is going to play out…

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.57_[2014.10.17_23.05.40]This masterpiece caught my attention right away. It isn’t one of those happy music-genre anime where things rarely go wrong. Oh no. This is filled to the brim with drama and the characters, from what I can tell, will have to face many more hurdles in order to succeed in the world of classical music. Nodame Cantabile had its fair share of drama as well, but I believe that this is going to be a little bit more hectic than that.

I mean, did you see Kaori play? She knows the pieces and she knows how to play them. She knows, but she wishes to play her own music instead. The pieces she could play during this episode were limited and they weren’t her own, so she decided to pick a piece and actually make it her own by playing it differently. Yes, it was beautiful, but she still did not win because that sort of thing isn’t allowed.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.56_[2014.10.17_23.05.57]Arima is somewhat the same, I think. He doesn’t play anymore since his obsessive mother passed away, but that is obviously about to change. He is getting eager to play once more and now that he seems to have a little crush on that violinist… Well… It is only a matter of time before they team up and make a name for themselves.

That being said, I wonder if Kaori knows who Arima is? She must have known… The majority of the people present there knew who he was as soon as he walked in. That is just one of the things that’s being going through my mind ever since I finished watching the second episode. Does she know? Is she after something after all? I really want to know…

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Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Psycho-Pass 2

Psycho-Pass 2 episode 02

A new season, a new enemy, a new goal and new characters. How lovely. I didn’t write about the first season because it seemed like a longshot, but I am glad that I got the opportunity to write about the second season instead.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.49_[2014.10.17_23.01.15]Anyway, Akane managed to successfully capture that criminal before her colleagues killed him due to him having a level high enough for lethal use of those awesome weapons. Akane confronted him and made him see reason, after which is level went down so that they could take him out without having to kill him. This led to his capture and interrogation where he appeared to be completely insane. He may not have been seeing things, seeing as that accomplice of his really does exist, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was mentally insane and still became a murderer in the end.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.44_[2014.10.17_23.01.37]I find it beautifully ironic how Akane’s methods are being questions right now by that rookie. I can remember Akane in her rookie days. She, too, sometimes questioned the decisions of her superiors and often did things her way. That’s why I find it hard to dislike that rookie. She may be a little naïve right now, but she shows a lot or promise.

The one thing that I still find hard to believe is that Akane chose to remain quiet about the Sibyl System and continued with her work as a police officer. I would’ve thought that that would’ve been enough for her to lose faith in the system. That is why I love this show; things sometimes don’t make sense at first. It makes things less predictable.

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