Aug 26, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Chu Feng: B.E.E

So there’s no actual God Eater episode this week, which makes me really sad, but at least they didn’t waste an actual episode on fillers. I was actually surprised by this one. I thought for sure that I would end up hating this. In the end I found this rather watchable.

Chu Feng B.E.EI mean, the artwork is nothing special. It looks alright, I suppose. The characters look nothing special but at least the mechs and the tech looks alright. Fact is; I have seen a whole lot worse than this. That’s for sure.

The story is questionable. It’s a really dark story from the looks of it and I definitely like the action. People are getting shot and crushed all over the place. I just find the story questionable since the first episode didn’t have a big impact. I just know there was a hostage situation going on but I have no idea why. It’s hard to know what’s going on right now.

This is fifteen minutes of action-filled sci-fi anime. I’m not going to say that it looks promising. It doesn’t. The artwork is alright and the story is, at this time at least, pretty questionable. You’ll just have judge this one for yourselves. I for one will be giving the second episode a try.

Plot Summary: In 2017, a group of genius scientists achieve a remarkable breakthrough in bioengineering. However, all the new technologies are put into military use, beginning a new round of arms race. Vanguards, as the most significant achievement of the modern bioengineering and the most advanced weapon, are widely utilized in the race. Although vanguards are exceptionally combat-effective, their life expectancy is shortened by the nanomachines they use. Usually, most vanguards will retire from the army after a number of years in service.

The heroine Liuli has also consumed too much of her lifespan after executing missions for a long time. With only 380 days left in her life, Liuli receives a new mission, to rescue a hostage being held in a civilian facility. It is without doubt a difficult mission for a vanguard like Liuli, who only knows how to kill and battle. However, Liuli obediently decides to accept the mission in the end.

During the mission, Liuli surprisingly finds that the man who holds the hostage was once a vanguard. The former vanguard Zhongrong Zhou cries and asks the government to hand over the son of Eden. As a vanguard, Liuli feels deep contempt against Zhou. To eliminate the scum of the vanguards, a battle between two vanguards begins…

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Aug 25, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 08

I should’ve known better. I thought that we’d see less of Aoi now that she’s been reunited with her family. Not only did nothing change, we actually get to see both her mother and her brother more than ever, even though I care for neither one of them.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.08_[2015.08.24_23.28.54]I suppose the headline is still Souta’s increasing interest in Mahiru. He keeps thinking about her and I think he’s close to admitting once and for all that he likes her. He, a so-called adult, likes someone his age instead of ‘cute’ things. I’m sure this will continue for a few more weeks before something actually happens. If something even happens. But anyone can tell that they’re planning to end it all with this season. I doubt we’ll get to see a fourth Working season after this. They are really wrapping things up at an incredible pace now.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.18_[2015.08.24_23.29.08]I am also starting to think that we’ll never get to see Souta’s mother. She’s been a big mystery throughout the series and there are a lot of questions that involve her. That is why I will be really disappointed if none of those questions get answered. Their relationship is still too much of a mystery at the moment.

I’m guessing that Jun and Yachiyo will get their turn before Souta and Mahiru. They have been going back and forth since the beginning. In fact, I would not be surprised if they started on that next week. Yamada has been reunited with her family, Otoo-san has his wife back and even Popura is growing a little. Things are ending after all this time…

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Aug 24, 2015

Posted by in Gangsta.

Gangsta. episode 08

This episode was much better than the last. I kind of got tired of all those flashback scenes. Just show us what happened in one episode instead of splitting several episodes in half like that. It makes things hard to follow sometimes.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 08 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.30_[2015.08.23_23.22.02]Anyway, those two handymen and their lovely pet parasite were busy working on their favourite gun store. They had to repair and repaint the place in order to make some money. I suppose it’s better than putting their lives on the line like they usually do, but I’m guessing that the money isn’t nearly as good as shooting someone.

What bothers me is that the story kind of didn’t continue. Last week we saw how Nicolas noticed something. You’d think that he, being as eager as he is, would immediately investigate in the hope of finding a worthy opponent. It’s rather disappointing that something like that didn’t happen. I was kind of looking forward to it.

[Ohys-Raws] Gangsta. - 08 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.47_[2015.08.23_23.22.20]Now it also turns out that Alex has a younger brother. It took them eight weeks to get to this point? Not only does she have a younger brother, but he also just arrived in the city and he pretty much found her right away just by hearing her sing. I’m not saying that I don’t like it. All I’m saying is that it raises a lot of questions.

Is that guy also a Twilight? What does he do? Why did it take him so long to come looking for his sister? How did they even split up? I’m guessing that we’re going to get a lot more flashback scenes during the next few episodes. That’s what I was worried about; a new character shows up with a past and we’re bound to find out more.

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Aug 23, 2015

Posted by in Gate

Gate episode 08

There is no denying it; this episode was awesome! I laughed so much and my eyes were glued to my screen the whole time. I could definitely do with one or two more of these episodes. I’m so glad that I picked Gate to write about.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2015.08.22_23.48.13]I’ll just get straight to it; the group went back through the gate to visit Japan. They were all shocked by what they saw; strange constructions as far as the eye could see. They, and by they I mean the princes and her companion, immediately realized how inferior they are. They can send massive armies to battle the Japanese military, but even she now knows for sure that there’s nothing that she or her father could ever do. At least, not as they are now. They might be able to steal some of the technology and use it against Japan in the future, that’s an option.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.15_[2015.08.22_23.48.50]Anyway, I also laughed (and cheered a little) when Rory took the mic. She kept calling that obnoxious woman ‘little girl’ because of their difference in age. That woman did not like it and got a nice burn when she found out that Rory is hundreds of years old. The look on all their faces as that became known was priceless and well worth watching.

I’m not even going to focus on the fact that this Otaku captain of theirs isn’t only a Ranger but a Special Forces soldier as well. That’s just too much to image. I’m just shocked that it turns out that he was married at some point in his life. To an actual woman. I honestly don’t even want to know why they broke up. I’m guessing it has something to do with anime and manga.

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Aug 22, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 20

This episode just caused me to ask myself one question. What now? What can I expect from Ore Monogatari now? It just seems like things have gone nowhere ever since Takeo and Rinko kissed. I have no idea what I can expect anymore.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.39_[2015.08.21_23.49.34]We’ve gone through everything. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and various other holidays and events. So much has happened that I’m now starting to question how this will end. Not only that; I am also starting to wonder whether I ever get to see Takeo meet Rinko’s parents. It’s just weird. We went from meeting Rinko to dating to holding hands to kissing and now things just seem to be stagnating. It’s great that Takeo has a baby sister now, but don’t focus too much on that. Focus on the romance. Focus on Takeo and Rinko.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.30_[2015.08.21_23.49.55]At first I thought that Takeo’s new baby sister would open new doors. I thought that Rinko would come over more often and that it would lead to progress. It hasn’t. Things have pretty much stayed the same if anything. I find that very disappointing since we’re nearing the end. I really hope that next week’s episode will give us an idea on how they plan to end this show.

Was this episode good? Sure. A bit lengthy even though it was Valentine’s Day, but I suppose it was amusing. It was funny to see Takeo sweat. It’s just a damn shame that his best friend still hasn’t found anyone after all this time. His friends are all hooking up but he remains alone. I still cannot help but fele that he deserves better.

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Aug 21, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 07

Was Himouto! Umaru-chan always like this? I honestly did not notice that. It’s like a bunch of little stories that they just looped together. Mind you, this episode was significant better than the last one if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.04_[2015.08.21_00.08.36]I have come to accept it. I simply do not like that blue-haired girl. She’s annoying. But I do like Nana-chan. She’s cute, kind and shy. Besides, she has a crush on Taihei and I would grant that guy all the happiness in the world for having to put up with his hellish younger sister. During some scenes he doesn’t look as much as a brother as the does a slave. It’s insane. The poor guy is being drained physically, mentally and financially, which makes me curious about the rest of their family and if they help out or not.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.03_[2015.08.21_00.08.49]I got to see their mother briefly. She looked like a slightly older version of Umaru. Is she still alive? Do they have a father? Is Taihei really supporting both of them all on his own or is he getting financial aid from (one of) their parents or other relative(s)? I have so many questions and only a couple of them have been answered so far.

But yeah, they can stop with that blue-haired girl now. I don’t care for her. Replace her with Nana-chan or Kirie if you must. I prefer Nana-chan personally. Scenes with new characters like Taihei’s colleague, Kirie’s older brother, coming over to look at Umaru was pretty funny as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that.

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Aug 20, 2015

Posted by in Overlord

Overlord episode 07

Another pretty good episode. I just hate that we still haven’t got a clear picture of Momonga’s enemy. Yes, there are a few devious characters walking about, but they strike me as small fries. We still just know too little even though we’re halfway.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 07 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.49_[2015.08.19_23.50.55]The first half was kind of strange. Momonga was still continuing his quest in order to make money. He decided to have his reputation of slaying the “forest king” spread throughout the land so that he can get better paying quests. He wants to make a name for himself and I’m not quite sure why yet. Yes, the guy needs local currency, but I doubt that that’s really all there is to it. If he really needed money and nothing else then he would’ve just taken some from others, seeing as there’s nobody there strong enough to defeat him or his underlings.

[Ohys-Raws] Overlord - 07 (AT-X 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.07_[2015.08.19_23.51.24]I’ll admit that I was a little bit disappointed when I saw that the “forest king” was nothing more than a giant hamster that was created by one of Momonga’s old friends. I may be more disappointed with myself than with the show, seeing as I couldn’t stop laughing at something as stupid as that. That hamster looked really funny.

But that’s not what it’s all about now. It’s about that psychotic girl and her attempt to abduct Momonga’s employer. He can use any magical item so that makes him perfect for her plan. We’re already seven weeks into the show. It’s about time we got to see some real action. Maybe we’ll get to see Momonga sweat a little.

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Aug 19, 2015

Posted by in God Eater

God Eater episode 05

Wowowowow! Things took yet another turn for the worse. We learned a lot of new things and yet more questions arose. Also, I noticed that I have completely gotten used to God Eater’s artwork. In fact, I can now actually appreciate it.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.09_[2015.08.19_00.01.56]So Lenka and his new friends have been sent out on a new mission to retrieve cores. They all got so impatient because of how slow their ‘bunker’ is progressing, so they decided to go hunt bigger game, which ended up becoming their biggest mistake yet. Things seemed fine at first, but then they encountered more humans and things just went south. More and more monsters showed up and eventually the mother of all monsters (even though he looked like an old man) showed up and kicked everyone’s ass. There was no stopping this thing. It was all over the place.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.19_[2015.08.19_00.02.15]What’s interesting is that even that Russian chick, whom, if I may add, immediately recognized that thing, got her ass handed to him. In fact, she didn’t even do any damage. She nearly got herself killed for nothing. What’s worse is that Lenka nearly got himself killed as well trying to save that stupid girl. I can only hope that those other two manage to escape.

Now, Lenka, trying to save that idiot, fell into a river and will most likely survive. They won’t die, obviously. I’m more interested in those strange marks on his arms and face when he got angry. For a second there I thought he was going to get a sudden power boost and kill that thing, but now I’m starting to think that his weapon takes a toll on his body and that those marks are one of the side effects.

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