Aug 30, 2015

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Gate episode 09

Boy, this episode was just one big rollercoaster ride. So many interesting and amusing scenes that I’m thinking about watching this episode again tomorrow. Gate is turning out to be quite the memorable show if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.43_[2015.08.29_23.26.08]We learned a lot more about Youji this week. Apparently he’s quite a skilled soldier if I am to believe the rumours. Why doubt it? I saw what the Japanese did to the Americans this week. It was hilarious to see American soldiers get slaughtered by Japanese soldiers, even though they had the advantage of outnumbering the Japanese. America, like many other countries, want access to that gate even though it’s on Japanese ground. They, apparently, don’t mind using force. The whole world seems to be scared of Japan getting a hold of all those resources.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.56_[2015.08.29_23.26.43]It was also quite noticeable how the princess and her companion have changed since they came to Japan. They realized that Japan is way ahead and way more powerful. But instead of getting scared they actually seemed to be enjoying themselves, especially when they visited a hot spring. Japan might actual win that princess over to their side.

My attention is focussed on Rory though. Yeah, the episode ended with her forcing herself on Youji, but we all know that nothing will happen. Youji will do the ‘right’ thing and resist her charms. What I am focussing on is the idea of Rory attacking those cocky American soldiers. I can’t wait to see what happens if they actually stand face to face with Rory and the others.

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Aug 23, 2015

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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 16, 2015

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Gate episode 07

This certainly took a strange turn. But I can see many new possibilities now, one of which really speaks to me. Still, I’m pretty happy with Gate so far. It’s been nothing but a delight and I’m pretty sure it won’t let me down any time soon.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.51_[2015.08.15_23.53.19]I’ll admit that I’m a little disappointed at how that princess handled things. She could’ve at least gone on her knees to apologize to Youji on behalf of her knights. Instead she chose to hold her head high and send her main knight, that blonde one whose name I can’t remember right now, to sexually pleasure Youji in order to make up for that unfortunate incident. They even gave him several servants to cater to his ever desire. It would’ve been perfect if his men didn’t arrive just as he was about to have his one-in-a-lifetime-harem. Poor guy, he just can’t catch a break.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.12_[2015.08.15_23.53.33]This is where it gets interesting though. The princess as well as that small group of refugees are all going to Japan in order to satisfy the public and other nations. This should prove to be quite interesting. The princess will see how advanced they are and think twice before she considers attacking them. Rory on the other hand is a wild card. There’s no telling what she might do.

It goes without saying that Rory is my favourite. She’s funny, looks amazing and she’s strong. She’s basically the whole package. The fact that she’s so unpredictable makes it even better. For all we know she could’ve played nice all this time in order to infiltrate their world and plunge it in to chaos. I wouldn’t put it past her. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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Aug 9, 2015

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Gate episode 06

I had to redo part of my schedule since Gangsta got rescheduled to air on Sunday and that messed things up a bit. What’s worse; I had to wait an extra week for both Gangsta and Himouto! Umaru-chan. At least I get to schedule Gate a day earlier.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.56_[2015.08.09_00.11.09]I particularly likes this episode. We got to see a clear battle between modern day warfare and medieval warfare. Those from the Middle Ages may have shielded their bodies with (impurely forged) metal, but they are no match for attack choppers and assault rifles. They died within minutes, all of them. The machine guns and rockets made sure that their enemy died a quick and painless death. In a way it’s far more merciful than being stabbed by a sword or pierced by an arrow so you can slowly bleed to death. Very merciful indeed.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.25_[2015.08.09_00.11.35]Also, I think it’s quite bold how that princess had the nerve to name terms after what she witnessed. She knows that she and her so-called knights are powerless against Japan’s modern technology. I wonder how she will react if she finds out that her knights captured one of the captain’s that laid waste to an enemy that they couldn’t defeat.

I’ll just say one more thing; I hope they won’t negotiate. Japan has no reason to negotiate as they have the power to bring their solder back by force if they need to. A smart princess would release him immediately after what she witnessed. I just cannot help but wonder how this will turn out, you know? I’m kind of thinking about how the princess might deliver him to her father.

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Aug 2, 2015

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Gate episode 05

I have a great shortage of time and my whole schedule if messed up now that both Gangta and Himouto! Umaru-chan have been delayed till Sunday (one of which, Gangsta, permanently). It’s a pain in the ass sometimes.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.55_[2015.08.02_00.28.49]So the recon unit decided to go to the nearest city to trade some dragon scales. I guess those wizards need money too. The problem lies with the recon unit itself; they will insist on interfering with other people’s affairs. They do this with the intention to help others and spread peace, but they’re really only making enemies this way.

Nevertheless, the captain decided to help that princess, the same princess whose task it is to dig up as much information about the captain and their stronghold as she can, in order to prevent villagers from getting slaughtered unnecessarily. The princess made the wrong choice in using them as bait. We’ll just have to see and wait what the captain will do now that the city has been breached.

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