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Sometimes I really doubt my ability to pick a good show to write about. With Magi it’s no different. I generally like what I see a lot, but there are a few characters that just don’t interest me. Alibaba is one of them, although he was quite cool in this episode.
Alibaba travelled many miles to learn something that Sinbad could’ve taught him. He lied to his friends, acted real tough when he was actually getting in the way of progress, and for what? He walked many a mile and missed many meals. He was practically a skeleton when he finally arrived. Hell, he even failed the first exam because of it.
It makes me wonder why he’s doing all of this? Sinbad could’ve very well taught him how to use his powers. Sinbad could’ve also told him that he has two types of Magoi coursing through his veins, although most of us already knew that. It’s why Aladdin kept seeing two different types of Magoi emanating from his body.
Anyway, it was quite amusing. Did I see an episode that didn’t focus on poor-dressed female characters? No. It was still pretty much the same. Alibaba met a few old friends that helped him out by giving him a place to sleep and food to eat, only to end up fighting that very same chick at their casino. It just goes to show that his former title is still giving him a helping hand every now and again. I’m not sure I like that because it gives me the idea that he has an unfair advantage, even though that’s probably not the case here. Either way, I am more focussed on Aladdin and Morgiana. Can’t wait to see how she is doing…Read More
It’s safe to assume that things aren’t really going to change any time soon. I must admit that I expected more. I thought there was more to it than a slice of life story in a fantasy world filled with magic. I guess I was wrong…
I have to accept that their life is tied to that magical shop. It’s going to be like that for the rest of the show and I have to accept. It doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be fun or interesting, but it certainly damaged my expectations. I had hoped to see more than just a pointless war between two stores. It allows for a few interesting scenes, like last week’s fan service episode, but how good could it possibly become? At best they lose a few sales and have to find yet another method to attract customers, although an episode like this one may be a lot better than any fan service episode could ever hope to be.
I can say a lot of things about Yuushibu, but I certainly cannot say anything bad about this episode. It was a delightful episode with quite an interesting twist. I have no doubt in my mind that all the characters will remain faithfully employees of Leon, but I’m pretty sure it’s safe to expect a bit more action and romance than before.
Raul is still as ignorant as ever, that won’t change, but Fino is starting to realize that she actually likes Raul. I’m pretty sure that this will boost the romance in Yuushibu considerably. Also, the fact that people from Fino’s world have come to take her back to become a queen of all that is evil will surely spice things up for the time being.Read More
I fail to understand this episode. Honestly… What was the point? I don’t think it showed anything of importance that we didn’t already know. Last week’s episode pretty much ended where I stopped reading the manga, because I knew back then that a third season was only a matter of time.
I’m happy that we got to see Alexander again. He was a very tough opponent for Ippo to beat and he can teach Ippo a lot of new thing about himself in order to prepare him for his next match. Alexander, after being taken care of by the Makunouchi family, would probably be more than happy to do as much as he possibly can to help him. That being said, why did they cover the one thing that Ippo already knew about himself? I fail to see why they would take things to such extreme levels when Ippo already realized that his Dempsey Roll needs improving.
The sight of Ippo being knocked out by Alexander’s Dempsey Roll counter was pretty devastating. Yes, it gave Ippo what he needed to realize the Dempsey Roll’s flaw, the fact that its movement is easy to predict and counter, but that was something we all already knew, just like the fact that those punches come from blind spots.
It was a very strange episode. I can only hope that the next one will be better, especially since they are really building up to a perfected Dempsey Roll. Ippo realized what was wrong and is not going to work on improving it. I would be lying if I said that I’m not interested in what he comes up with. I definitely want to know.Read More
Time really does fly… I almost can’t believe that I’m writing yet another December post. It almost feels as though I’ve been asleep for a few months. Oh well, its fine, I absolutely love December. That’s why the site is once again wearing its Christmas-style outfit.
I have the week off so I’m going to do a lot of fun things to make up for all the times that I was stuck at work and couldn’t do whatever it was that I wanted to do at the time. The first two days I’m going to waste behind the TV and new PlayStation 4.
I would look to thank everyone for their support and for reading this and any other post you may have read. It’s nice to know that there are people out there that think my crappy posts are worth reading! I also want to thank the thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for all the support and, of course, for following this blog.
May you all have a pleasant and healthy December and even greater holidays!Read More
Space Brothers is really full of surprises lately. It’s slowly recovering from a series of dull and pointless episodes and it’s finally giving me hope again. I am actually starting to enjoy watching it again, just like I did when Space Brothers first started.
I was really impressed by Kenji’s resolve last week. He showed how much he wanted to go to outer space, although his ambition isn’t nearly as strong or as good as Mutta’s. Kenji just wants to go up there to impress his family and to do right by his little girl. That’s not nearly as impressive as a man that wants to go because a woman, whom could very well be called his second mother, is dying and he made her a promise to set-up the telescope on the moon that she herself designed. Now that’s a story that could capture any front page of any newspaper. Kenji’s reasons rather fall short and aren’t as good as that.
Stories aside, I’m actually impressed by Mutta. We all know that he’s a stubborn fool and always looks for new possibilities. He knew that the gap between him and Kenji was getting wider, which led him to believe that Kenji was going to be picked for sure. Kenji showed a lot of initiative and made quite a lot of calls.
Of course, Kenji was playing the bad guy here. Mutta never gave up and kept looking for new ways to do everything. The difference between him and Kenji is that Mutta never gives up and tries to find ways to do as much as humanly possible. That’s why Mutta managed reverse the flow and knock Kenji out of the spotlight. If I didn’t have a social life I would’ve actually cheered here.Read More
Skippy, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! I am really bad with episodes like these. I cannot deal with corrupt characters that use underhanded methods to get things done. It makes me want to cheer for the good guys and hope that they murder the bad guys. That’s probably why I wouldn’t be any good as a member of the mafia or yakuza.
I had almost completely forgotten that last week’s episode was one of those flashback episodes. It was confusing as hell to watch, but we learned how Teppei got injured and we learned why Teppei is so careful around that annoying creep. Those guys wait for the referee to look away so that they can pull their opponents by their shirts, step on their shoes before they try to jump or even hit them in the face with an elbow. There’s a limit to how far one can go and to how ignorant a referee can be. Doesn’t he realize that something’s going on when player after player starts to get injured? It’s annoying as hell to watch.
There’s one thing I fail to understand though… Aren’t there any checks? I mean, didn’t it become known that there were always players that ended up getting hurt in every match that team Kirisake, Seirin’s current opponent, played in? Any man would’ve realized that there was something wrong with those statistics.
I’m kind of hopeful about next week’s episode. Teppei is seriously doing everything possible to prevent his teammates from getting hurt by their opponents, and since it’s starting to get to them it’s almost a given that they’re going to try even harder. People in a hurry often make mistakes, so I can only hope that the referee starts paying more attention.Read More
Another great episode!? I have a very bad feeling about this. We’ve been having so many great episodes lately that we’re bound to get lots and lots of fillers soon. Don’t be surprised when we have to wait two or three months.
This certainly was a very emotional episode. The god that’s known to most of you as Itachi has performed what most can only describe as a miracle. He stopped Kabuto’s forbidden Jutsu, the Edo Tensei. Everyone was finally set free and ready to return to the afterlife. It’s really time for final goodbyes. It wasn’t easy to see Itachi go, he was by far my most favourite character on the show, but it’s for the best. His final moments are bound to set Sasuke back on the right path after having lived most of his life with only one goal; revenge. Time to get rid of all that hate, although it suits him quite nicely.
I’ll be sure not to spoil anything for those that read the manga, but let’s just say that the real fight is about to begin. Madara is unaffected by Itachi’s effort to stop Kabuto’s Jutsu. He just resigned the contract and obtained, from what I understood, an even better body. He now has an immortal body with infinite Chakra. How the hell do you beat someone like that? He was hard enough to beat without adding more oil to the fire, and the fact that Kabuto made him even stronger by giving him the Rinnegan does not help whatsoever. It’ll truly be an amazing battle to see Madara fight against the five Kage’s, especially since their morale is dropping rapidly now that Madara keeps getting stronger.Read More
Kyoukai no Kanata Daisuki! This is yet another good example of how all anime should be. I have very little to no idea how this is going to turn out. I love it! I can only hope that this passes by fast this week so that I can watch the next episode.
Honestly, I have no idea what’s about to happen. I know that the four-eyed pervert, or Akihito as you may know him, will undoubtedly survive this thing. I have no idea how, but that’s the only thing that’s pretty obvious. The main character rarely ever dies in these types of stories. How will he survive? I don’t know. Will he remain half human and half Youmu or will they somehow remove that evil half of his? I don’t know. I have no idea how it’s going to happen or what is going to happen next. That’s how it should be; very difficult to predict.
Also, which characters are we supposed to like and which are we supposed to hate? Is there still a difference between friend and foe? I can’t tell anymore. I don’t know if Izumi is planning to use Akihito’s powers somehow or if she’s trying to stop Miroku and the organisation that’s backing him from doing so. Either way; she’s serious about wanting Akihito dead.
Like I said, Akihito won’t die. Mitsuki doesn’t want him to, Hiroomi is trying to protect him and Mirai, because she actually likes that pervert, will not kill him. I suppose that she’s going to do everything she can to get through to Akihito, hoping that he snaps out of it. Part of me wishes that Akihito goes completely berserk and destroys that entire organisation and everyone in it.Read More