Apr 17, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 02

I thought about writing about Soul Eater Not! It’s fun, interesting and it already has a huge fan base. Still, Black Bullet does so much more for me. The story alone was enough to make up my mind in the end. Black Bullet it is!

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.17_[2014.04.16_23.42.37]Okay, so Rentarou and Kisara went to a very important meeting where they and a lot of other fighting monsters and their initiators were told to wait for further instructions. That’s when we learned that they were supposed to find and retrieve a very dangerous weapon that could end up destroying the walls that protects them from the Gastrea, monsters that seek to destroy humanity. Is that all there is to it though? The bad guy in this case, Kagetane, and his initiator, Kohina, showed up and raised so much hell in that room… He actually killed a few people by deflecting their own attacks… Overpowered characters for the win!

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.39_[2014.04.16_23.42.59]That being said; their “government” was keeping quiet about the whole thing. They knew what they were supposed to retrieve because Kagetane revealed it and turned it into a game. That woman had no intention whatsoever to tell anyone about what was inside that box, which makes her just as big a threat as Kagetane.

There’s no doubt that it’s all about Rentarou and his supposedly special “initiator, Enju-chan, whom ended up running away at the end. There is obviously something important about those two characters, which is why they’re the main characters, that will allow both of them to power up and defeat all that is evil. Sounds about right? We’ll see…

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Apr 16, 2014

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Sidonia no Kishi

This is going to be freakishly complicated. I have no idea how to express myself when it comes to Sidonia no Kishi. It’s very hard to describe even though I actually enjoyed the first episode. I never thought that I would come to look this.

Sidonia no KishiThe artwork is the main issue here. It’s a sort of 2D mixed in with 2.5D characters. It’s a very strange mixture and you’ll definitely have to get used to this sort of thing, but I actually liked it. I found it rather amusing and ended up enjoying the first episode, even though it’s from the same people that messed up Aku no Hana beyond belief.

The story is pretty cool. It’s interesting, quite well thought out and shows quite a lot of promise. Pump in a little bit of drama and you really have something here.

Do I recommend it…? I don’t know. It’s really difficult. I know that a lot of people are going to dislike this one because of the artwork. Like I said; you have to get used to it. I ended up liking it even though this normally isn’t my type of show. Just give it a try…

Plot Summary: It’s been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.

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Apr 14, 2014

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Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun

I suppose every season has at least one or two disappointments… This is definitely one of them. I had to grit my teeth and bear it without skipping through the episode. It was very uninteresting and very vague. What a shame…

Fuuun Ishin Dai ShogunArtwork doesn’t really speak to me. It’s not good, it’s not bad. The characters just look a bit plain and it’s not as detailed as you might expect. At least the mechs, from what I could tell, looked pretty decent. That’s always important in mecha-genre anime.

The story is lacking. I have no idea what the point of the first episode was and I have no idea if I will ever want to recommend something like this to anyone. Seriously, what is it about? I honestly have no idea.

I’m afraid I cannot recommend something when I don’t even know what it’s about. All I saw was some aggressive main character that was looking for some perverted woman that lures men with her body to kill them after sex. Seriously, how is that a story? That’s a real-life thing that’s happening everywhere. Only we nowadays call it marriage…

Plot Summary: In the late Edo period, Japan had experienced an unprecedented crisis by Kurofune (Black Ships), the ships from foreign countries. But a giant robot called Onigami, which has existed since ancient time, dispelled the Kurofune ships and the exclusion of foreigners was accomplished. The story begins in Japan where Meiji restoration in 1868 didn’t happen.

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Apr 13, 2014

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Soul Eater Not!

I am definitely going to watch this from start to finish, just like with Soul Eater. I absolutely loved that show and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to love this one as well. I was sold when I laid eyes on Tsugumi. That character is adorable!

Soul Eater Not!I think that the artwork is and always has been the greatest feature of Soul Eater. It’s just too good. It looks good, everything is so incredibly unique and detailed… Are there really people that dislike the artwork? I find that hard to imagine.

This isn’t like Soul Eater where characters would set out on their own journey to become the best of the best. At least, I don’t think so. I think it would be quite nice to learn how the whole Soul Eater world works.

I honestly do recommend this. It might be best to watch Soul Eater first, but that might not be all that important since this is a side story and not a continuation. It all depends on the person, really. I still suggest that you do watch Soul Eater first if you haven’t already.

Plot Summary: Soul Eater Not! is a side-story to the main series, focusing on a freshman halberd named Tsugumi Harudori, who befriends two other meisters, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn. All three take part in the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class at DWMA and learn to control their powers in order to overcome their difficulties to have a normal life, as opposed to the battle-oriented EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) class taken by Maka, Soul, and their companions.

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Apr 13, 2014

Posted by in Black Bullet, Spring Anime 2014

Black Bullet

Meh… I think Black Bullet is a bit overrated. The first episode didn’t make that much of an impact, yet I see people having nerdgasms all over the place because of this. It definitely wasn’t boring or uninteresting, but I definitely wouldn’t go bragging about this one.

Black BulletThe artwork isn’t bad. The characters look good, it’s quite detailed and I like the style so far. I do believe those monsters, Gastrea as they are called, could use a little bit of work. They look to plain. It’s like they took a picture of a regular spider and supersized it. I don’t know… Something was lacking…

The story is interesting, no doubt about that. I was entertained from start to finish. It’s an interesting concept and the Japanese never get bored when it comes to loli heroines, so why not? Let the mayhem begin!

I do recommend this. However, do not believe everything you read about this. It’s not all that amazing. It’s definitely going to keep you happy and I might actually even write about it, but I still feel it could use some work. Just check out the first episode for yourself.

Plot Summary: In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and is forced to live within a wall made of Varanium Monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the “Cursed Children”, children born with the Gastrea virus who are able to control it—which gives them superhuman abilities—were discovered. Due to the Gastrea virus’ intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female. Civil Securities are formed to specialize in fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the war, Rentarō Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in his childhood friend Kisara Tendō’s Tendō Civil Security, along with his Initator Enju Aihara, receives a secret mission to prevent the Tokyo Area’s destruction.

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