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Just four more episodes… Only four episodes until this season ends. What have we accomplished so far? Not much. I don’t know what they’re going to do or how they’re going to do it. I’m pretty sure that my long-awaited wish isn’t going to happen.
Yugo is back from the hospital and he’s still in a huge slump because he missed the festival and probably also because nobody came to see him. This would be a good time to get over it. It’s just so annoying that he’s so spineless. Just tell Aki-chan how you feel about her instead of stuttering like some idiot when you ask her if her promise to go out alone somewhere still stands. It’s embarrassing and pathetic. Aki is completely inexperienced and quite naive when it comes to love, so it’s really entirely up to Yugo to make that big first step. Either do it already or just give up and find someone else to follow around.
There is no way for me to go around this or any point in writing a whole story about it, but yeah, Ichiro, the school’s baseball talent whose pitching is said to be monstrous, lost at the end when one of his teammates failed to catch the decisive ball. They will not be advancing to the finals. No more baseball for them until next year.
Yugo and Aki won’t end up together. I’m pretty sure that won’t happen anytime soon. At least let Yugo figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. At least give this season some kind of purpose. It’s been a strange ride thus far and although I’ve learned quite a lot about farm live, I still find it rather disappointing that there has been very little character progress.Read More
Another Engaged to the Unidentified episode that focussed completely on the supernatural… Still, I’m seeing a light at the end of the supernatural tunnel. A little glimmer of hope that tells me that the romance genre is picking up again soon.
So we’ve established that there are more supernatural beings at the school. Mashiro-chan and Hakuya-kun weren’t the only ones. They don’t know the person in question and none of us know what she, Konoha, is actually capable of or if those supernatural beings all of their own unique skills or if it’s all pretty much the same. I know that I keep going on about how the supernatural element of the show has completely taken over, but if I think about it there’s really very little that we know about Hakuya or Mashiro. What are their abilities? Are they the same? When can they use those abilities? Is there some sort of limit or condition that has to be met beforehand? Who knows?
I must honestly say that I’m a little annoyed by Benio. Just a little. I hate the type of person that wants to know everything about everyone. I’m sure that she has plenty of secrets of her own, so why is it that she must know everything that’s going on? Is it that she’s naturally nosey or is there something else going on that worries her? It makes me thing that there’s something else she hasn’t told Kobeni about the Mitsumine family.
Anyway, my little glimmer of hope is the same thing that got me down. Konoha-chan has become that glimmer by openly asking for Hakuya’s hand in marriage. Kobeni overheard that and now I’m sure she’s going to think long and hard about how she feels about Hakuya and if being together with him is worth fighting for. Don’t let me down, hope!Read More
God… I can’t get enough… I just cannot get enough of Witch Craft Works. It’s highly unlikely that it will happen, but I am truly keeping my fingers crossed for a second season. Every episode so far has been an absolutely delight. Truly.
I will probably hate myself for saying this, but still… Allow me to share a little secret with you all. I love Witch Craft Works so much that I download the episode every week before I go to work so that I can watch it during my lunch break. I don’t just watch it behind my desk either. I go to the basement where no one comes (only the IT nerds like myself) and watch it there in peace.
This week was no exception. I fired up the episode and enjoyed as I got to know a little bit more about everyone’s favourite poker face princess. She was so adorable when she was little. It seems that her obsession for Honoka started even before he actually came into her life. The poor guy didn’t even realize it.
What about now? Will we have to watch Honoka’s struggle as everyone is now looking at him as some kind of role model? His life only got harder when Ayaka made him the student council president and it showed. He had no idea what to do and in the end he had to be saved by Ayaka and the others witches (again). This was the eighth episode. I think it’s about that that Honoka “awakened” and obtained power that allowed him to protect Ayaka for a change. This reversed world where the woman looks after the man is making men look bad, and the fact that it’s one of the show’s charms makes it even worse. I am so conflicted right now…Read More
It’s about damn time that we finally got an episode that didn’t involve Sakamichi’s training. It’s good that this episode came when it did, because I was starting to get a little bit bored by constantly following the same handful of characters.
So we follow Sangaku around during this episode, huh? That’s great! This one episode made me want to start rooting for him instead of Sakamichi. It seems that he used to be very ill (and still is) and that he uses cycling as a means of escaping that harsh world. He has this strange obsession to constantly feel alive instead of doing nothing, which is what led him to pick up cycling in the first place. That being said, how far can a guy like that go? We saw him climb for a couple of miles and he already grabbed his chest. The last thing I want to see on Yowamushi Pedal is a character dying from heart failure during a race. I’m sure that goes for everyone.
I’m not so sure what the point of the last part was, maybe to show us a bit more about Yuusuke and his life. It certainly wasn’t to show us their racing route, otherwise they would’ve shown it. Quite a strange scene. It’s not the kind of scene you would expect to see after you learn about another character’s past, but maybe that’s just me.
I’ll just end things here. This episode was a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching it since I’m pretty sure that the next episode will once again be about Sakamichi and his friends and how they will train for the upcoming inter high competition. There’s a chance that they will just go over it quickly and start the actual races, which would be nice, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll get to see at least one or two more training episodes.Read More
Why, Magi? Why? Why did you have to disappoint me so much!? Is this what I can look forward to after forcing me to wait yet another week? The fight might as well have ended during last week’s episode so that I could’ve been spared from this annoying feeling of pure disappointment.
I remember how the Fanalis commander held up his sword to use his Djinn equip. I remember that very well. So yeah, I was smiling when I finally saw him in that cool-looking mode as he was about to carve his way into the city of Magnostadt. Aladdin probably had no way of stopping that attack until Alibaba, late as hell, drops in and stops him from attacking. This eyesore of a character might have done something terribly wrong by stopping that guy. It’s quite obvious that Matal is still hiding something and it might’ve been better if the city was breached by the Leam Empire. I’m obviously only saying this because it might have stopped Matal’s plan, whatever it may be, from coming into fulfilment.
What do we have now? We have a bunch of pissed of characters and we have a dying Magi, Scheherazade. It seems that she, too, is just a copy of the original, and that it’s the original body of Scheherazade that’s actually dying, which means that all the copies, Titus included, will soon perish when the original body breathes it’s last breath.
What are we left with? Well, we are left with two strong characters, Aladdin and Alibaba, an empire that’s basically been defeated and on its way home, we have a Kou Empire that’s about to start its march towards Magnostadt, and Morgiana and Sinbad and his crew are still nowhere to be found. I’m guessing that Hakuryuu will show up when the Kou Empire does.Read More
What is wrong with those Japanese people? Thinking they can mess with my head by saying that Mamoru suffers from detached retina. The man has never been so strong. No way is he going blind! Mamoru for president!
Put all that useless speculation aside and just enjoy as Mamoru teaches that guy the difference between a textbook boxer, someone that has it all, and a real boxer like Mamoru, someone that has something to lose. Mamoru has been swinging like his life depended on it and even I started to think that he might have been going bind.
Mamoru temporarily lost his left eye due to the amount of blood that kept seeping into his eye. He had only his right and he fought splendidly. Detached retina? I don’t think so. A pair of big, rough, steel balls? Obviously. That’s why he’s my favourite character. To hell with Ippo and his whining attitude. All boxers should be like Mamoru.
I’m not going into the specifics, but Mamoru is obviously going to win. He has him right where he wants him and there’s nowhere the current champion can go without Mamoru hunting him down. Besides, Mamoru might as well take it easy and avoid getting hit at this point. It’s a given that he’s way ahead in points and would definitely win the match if it ever came to a judge’s decision. Of course, that’s not Mamoru’s style and he’s definitely looking to end it by knocking his opponent down until he can no longer get up. I’m pretty sure that next week’s episode should wrap things up quite nicely. No point in dragging it out at this point.Read More
It’s becoming clearer with every passing episode that there’s going to be a third season of Kuroko no Basuke. This episode basically just confirmed that. There’s no way that they’re going to end all of this within just six episodes.
I’ll get straight to the point: Seirin played against those two school and barely managed to squeeze out two victories without the help of their star players, Kuroko and Taiga. I was happy that they didn’t focus too much on those matches and that it was over before any of that supernatural crap had a chance to kick in. It was simple and funny, that’s all there was to it. That one scene where Riko slapped all the players in order to keep them focussed on the match (not sure how that even works) was one to remember. Do not be surprised if you start seeing wallpapers all over the place of Kuroko’s face with a slap mark on it.
Anyway, Atsushi’s team defeated their two opponents as well (without losing a single point I might add). No surprise there. It’s all quite predictable. There was simply no way that Seirin or Yousen would lose before they fought one another, especially since they made such a big deal about Taiga’s old friend being on that team and all.
Tatsuya, Taiga’s aforementioned friend, truly is a sad case. He doesn’t want Alex to treat him like a little kid and starts making a fuss over nothing. I honestly don’t care anymore. Break out all the supernatural moves you got, Seirin. Just defeat that little sh*t and his annoying, stuck-up team, although we all know that’s going to happen anyway.Read More
This was definitely one of the better Space Brother episodes. I just suddenly got the feeling to write about it after I saw it. Couldn’t be bothered to write another post today so this is going to be it. Will they keep this up? Doubtful.
We finally learned a bit more about Mutta’s new crush, Betty. It seems that Betty was married to an astronaut that died alongside Brian Jay. It seems that Betty has this strange desire to go to outer space to ‘avenge’ her deceased husband somehow. It could also explain why she’s so hostile towards other men. She is definitely one of the serious ones and I can only expect to see her in outer space soon. Well, that probably won’t happen soon. We probably have many more months of training episodes to go, and do not be surprised if the show suddenly gets cancelled before Mutta ever gets to the moon. The ratings have been going down lately.
So yeah, Betty might be single and all, but I doubt that Mutta stands a chance. He’s definitely not used to dealing with other people’s kids, so suddenly seeing him with a stepson won’t be happening. He needs to give up on Betty and find another pretty girl to fawn over from afar. That’s his thing, after all… Don’t be surprised if he’ll actually use that telescope to spy on chicks.
All the characters seem to have reasons of their own. That playboy character is still an annoying mystery, but I’m pretty sure that he, too, has a good reason to go to outer space. Am I curious about it? Not at all. About afro-dude? Not at all. Betty was really the only one I was interested in because of her aggressive attitude.Read More