Jul 22, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 03

This season is really messed up. Most of the good anime air on the same day and I cannot write three posts in one day. That’s too much. So I had to spread it all out throughout the week. Sword Art Online gets prioritized a little, of course.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.21_22.33.34]So we learn a bit more about Shino or Shinon (in-game name of hers) during these twenty minutes. It finally explained why she plays Gun Gale Online (GGO for short) and why she has such a fear of guns. She was forced to kill a man when he tried to rob the bank that she was in. She obtained his gun and shot the man several times in order to protect herself from that lunatic. It was quite funny how she gave him that headshot. I immediately thought that she was meant to be a sniper, but that would be rather crude considering the situation. Panic disorders are no laughing matter.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.27_[2014.07.21_22.34.10]I was surprised to see Kazuto playing ALfheim Online during this episode. I thought we already passed that point? Asuna has been saved and she is a free woman again. In fact, she has finally become his woman now. Focus more on that or on Gun Gale Online and not on elves and whatever it is that elves do in that world nowadays.

I cannot believe they are making me wait another week before Kazuto starts in his investigation. He will have to train his in-game character quite a bit before he becomes a target. Shino has done quite well as a player and seems to be his next target. I’m already wondering how Kazuto will stop that lunatic from killing Shino. So many theories running through my anime-infested head…

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Jul 21, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 16

Amazing episode. I would expect nothing less from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Now some cocky high school boys, tomorrow some cocky world leaders. Tatsuya definitely has it in him. What a great character.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.20_23.02.41]I kept thinking about Tatsuya’s family after he defeated that cocky brat. His family still annoys me more than any of the characters. Do they know about his secret life? Do they know that he is a rare breed of talent and one of the very few people on the planet capable of doing what he does? They should kiss his feet and beg him to market some of his inventions.

Yep, I still cannot get over it. I remember how his father stood there as some no-name butler was insulting him as though he was a piece of trash from the streets. He ignores Tatsuya’s existence completely when he’s not being rude to him. I would pay the animators to create a scene where Tatsuya was giving that guy hell. I really would.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.48_[2014.07.20_23.03.20]Anyway, Tatsuya and his two friends won the match against Third High. Well done. Tatsuya showed a couple of near-impossible moves and probably blew his cover in doing so. It’s obvious to anyone that he’s battle tested and ridiculously talented, but when you see the guy do something that you thought was impossible… Well… It kind of raises a red flag. No doubt that that old man is interested in Tatsuya, but after he witnessed Tatsuya instant-heal himself… Boy, it’s going to get rough. I feel it. That old man isn’t fooled so easily and he had his eyes on Tatsuya from the very beginning. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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Jul 20, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious

Wauw… Japan did it again. It created yet another “WTF-show”. Japan is well-known for its strange commercials, absurd anime and disturbing songs. This particular anime doesn’t really help Japan’s image to be very honest.

Francesca Girls Be AmbitiousThe artwork is a visual blow in the face. There’s a little character in the show that wears some kind of skill on her head, old fashioned underwear and a black cape… What the hell is up with that? The artwork is insane…

It’s not the worst story in existence. It may be an anime short, but with ten minutes per episode and twenty-four episodes total… Well… You could really make something here… Yes… Something… Oh god have mercy…

This was unreal. The overwhelming artwork and disturbing story make for a dangerous combination. Only your die-hard comedy fan would probably love this sort of thing. Powerful stuff. I might give the second episode a try…

Plot Summary: Exorcist works in Hokkaido to exterminate all of the zombies that have been plaguing the land. However, although she can handle the perverted Takuboku Ishikawa, she finds herself at a loss when faced with the revived Shinsengumi. Within the chaos, she finds herself having to borrow the help of undead idol Francesca and her dog Franken.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 03

Not a very eventful episode, was it? I guess I kind of got used to the insane amount of horrific action that your average Tokyo Ghoul episode contains. It was still a very good episode despite all that. I learned a lot about their way of life.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.22_[2014.07.18_23.42.13]This episode made me thing about which side to choose. I think I’m going for the Ghouls, but not because the main character is mostly Ghoul now. Think about… Humans eat pretty much everything and Ghouls only eat humans. We humans devour everything to the point of extinction, so can I really be negative about the fact that Ghouls eat humans? Isn’t that, in that world, their food chain? Ghouls are overall pretty wicked and horrible, but humans don’t lose out. A lot of them are insane and care only about slaughtering Ghouls for fun. That is basically why I picked the Ghouls; they kill humans in order to survive, but humans kill Ghouls because they want to remain in control of the food chain (and some do it for fun).

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.00_[2014.07.18_23.42.18]It may not have been very eventful, but we learned a lot. We know how those guys get their food. They basically eat the bodies of people that committed suicide. They are basically cleaning the place up if you think about. That way they won’t have to resort to killing “innocent” people. Not that it matters. There are more human beings than there are Ghouls. A lot more.

I think next week’s episode should mark the start of hell on earth (so to speak). Ken will get his mask, which will be awesome, and I’m pretty sure a battle is just waiting around the corner. Don’t you want to see what Ken is capable of when he’s pushed into a corner by a powerful enemy? I’m sure that we’ve only caught a glimpse of what he is truly capable of when he goes nuts.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 02

Yeah. I must. I love this too much to leave it alone. It was the same with Witch Craft Works. I watched the first episode and I just fell in love. I watched the first episode of Rurumo and I immediately realized that I wanted to watch and review this from start to finish.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_07.04_[2014.07.18_23.38.17]Of course, that’s only provided that Rurumo doesn’t drastically change any time soon. Everything is just great right now. Rurumo is quite the dullard and she knows nothing about boys and their desires. Well, maybe she does know a little, but the fact that she accepted to live in the same room as him says a lot. No girl that knows what boys want would ever agree to that. That’s why I love this show. The protagonist is an idiot that thinks about R-rated stuff all the time, but fails to put the dots on the “I” whenever it matters. Those two just make an excellent combination.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 02 [h264-720p][7AACC633].mkv_snapshot_20.05_[2014.07.18_23.39.02]I liked that part where Kouta’s friends were ogling Rurumo when she was changing into something more comfortable (I guess?) – Which was all the time first time I realized that Rurumo-chan really is a child. It may have been wrong of me to see her as a female character that would know about sex. You cannot expect a little girl to know about sex (those that do will go to hell).

I don’t like the fact that Rurumo-chan used memory alteration magic to become part of Kouta’s family. She is now a niece of some kind and is accepted into the household just like that. I think it would’ve a lot funnier if Kouta were to hide her a little bit longer in his room. Still, Rurumo-chan is pleased with it and that is all that matters to me.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

How this managed to get a higher rating than Majimoji Rurumo I will never know. All I will say is that I found this to be quite disappointing. I was expecting something more original than this.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceThe artwork, I think, is not the problem here. The characters look alright and they obviously invested a lot of time and money in making it look so detailed. So yeah, very little complaints about the artwork right now.

The story is what disappointed me. It’s so predictable and not all that original. It has the elements of Zero no Tsukaima (magic and all that) and Infinite Stratos (where only one boy can do what usually only girls can do). I just wasn’t very impressed by it.

Well, I suppose it’s a little ecchi so I might give the second and third episode a try, but I will only recommend this to comedy and fantasy fanatics for me. This will really depend on a person’s personal preference.

Plot Summary: Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Tokyo ESP

The author behind this creation is also responsible for Ga-Rei: zero. It seems he is quite successful in getting anime adaptions for his manga. Even I have to admit that this proved to be quite the amusing first episode.

Tokyo ESPThe artwork is good. Very detailed. They worked quite a bit on the characters and the details are simply great. I can definitely see myself watching this every week if everything looks this good.

I also quite like the story. Usually it’s the “normal humans” that are in control of the world and have more than enough power to supress espers. The roles have turned in Tokyo ESP. The espers have gained control and are raising hell in Japan. I will be looking forward to seeing the rest.

I do recommend this. Action fans and super power fans will be ecstatic. I am ecstatic. I think most anime fans would enjoy this sort of thing, so why not give the first episode a try?

Plot Summary: The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

Dafuq did I see here? It’s complete chaos. It’s so troublesome to follow and you never know what is going to happen next, although that could be considered a good thing. I’m still just trying to get over seeing the first episode.

Rokujouma no ShinryakushaThe artwork isn’t that bad. The characters look alright, the background looks nice and its overall pretty detailed. I could not help but notice that they focussed quite a lot on the characters’ panties. A whole lot.

I can’t say a lot about the story. I may know what it’s about, but I have no idea what is going on. Isn’t that strange? I know that the protagonist will have to try to prevent any of the heroines from gaining control of his room, but I’m lost beyond that.

Ecchi fans that like a good laugh will like this sort of thing. I like this sort of thing. I just wish I could understand better so that I could recommend it to more people than just laughing perverts. Oh well…

Plot Summary: Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. The ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou’s nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle.

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