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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Jul 27, 2015

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Gate episode 04

This is actually becoming quite interesting. An angle that I never thought of is slowly becoming more and more real, which is actually pretty good. There might actually be a war on either side of the gate if this keeps up.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.02_[2015.07.26_23.44.17]I say all that because Japan is the only country with one of those gates. That gate leads to a whole new world filled with all sorts of untapped resources that Japan could obtain and use to become the world’s biggest superpower. I simply never thought of that. I just thought that they were going there to eliminate a threat.

The idea of them becoming the number one superpower is simply quite interesting. Other countries will become nervous (or at least their leaders will) and will naturally want to prevent Japan from becoming that powerful. The only way to do that is to get them to share that gate or to go to war with Japan and simply take that gate by force.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.07.26_23.44.26]In the meantime; the defence force is doing their best to accommodate their new guests as best as they can. They have built houses, baths and all sorts of things that drastically improved their lives. In a smart amount of time they’ve built an entire base from scratch. It’s so heavily fortified that even a dragon would have a real tough time attacking them. Your average panzerfaust or RPG might not be enough to kill one of those things, but all of those tanks, canons and heavy anti-air artillery might just do the trick. Perhaps a guided missile or two to blind the dragon first? The possibilities are endless… See why I said that the story is becoming really interesting? I have no idea what’s going to happen next.

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Jul 20, 2015

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Gate episode 03

This turned out to be quite the eventful episodes. I did say that I really liked Gate because I was always fascinated by the idea of war between modern day civilizations as we know them and civilizations from the Middle Ages.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.05_[2015.07.19_23.27.02]Yes. I said that. This definitely isn’t like what I had imagined, I’ll be honest. I did not really think about magic or fire breathing dragons that terrorize the lands. I would have preferred a huge army of men wielding swords, pike’s, bows and various other medieval weapons against a small army of modern soldiers and their modern weapons. I guess I will have to overlook those dragons and the fact that some of the characters use magic and possibly other supernatural characters that may or may not show up as time passes. A small price to pay for an otherwise promising show.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.57_[2015.07.19_23.27.22]But hey, the progress this week was pretty impressive. We now have ourselves an elf, a gothic loli (so far my favourite), a young mage and her teacher. They all seem to have been added to the journey. That’s almost all the characters I’ve seen on the pictures. I’d really like to see more of Rory-chan. That character looks amazing and her weapon looks freakishly awesome.

The way I see it; that princess is being used by her father to scout that hill and gather as much information as she can. He seeks more and more power and he thinks he can use Japan’s defence force as a tool to help him obtain it. I can only hope that his red-headed daughter will see it in time before she does something really stupid.

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Jul 13, 2015

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Gate episode 02

Yeah, I want to write about Gate as well. I watched the first episode and it kind of just stuck. I kept wondering when the next episode was going to come out. Besides, the protagonist is an anime fanatic; it’s bound to be good.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.53_[2015.07.13_00.01.54]The true reason why I chose to write about Gate is because I have always been very interested in warfare between modern civilizations and medieval civilizations. Everyone automatically assumes that Japan’s defence force will be victorious because they have guns, tanks, anti-air guns and god only knows what else at their disposal.

Yes, that may all be true, they have a huge technological advantage. Those guys, from what we have seen, only have swords and bows, but the funny thing about those times is that there’s also “magic” all over the place. There’s bound to be a few mages and dragons that those medieval civilizations can use to their advantage. Just thinking about it is enough to get me all excited! I want to see what happens!

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Jul 8, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Dragon Ball Super

It’s back! Millions of fans all over the world must be foaming at the mouth right about now! I love the Dragon Ball series so much! I watched several episodes every week. I refused to be home late so that I wouldn’t miss a single episode. I’m feeling so nostalgic right now…

Dragon Ball SuperNobody would ever knock Dragon Ball for its artwork. It’s sublime. The attacks, the characters and the level of detail; it’s all so incredibly good. You could pick out any of the Saiyans out of a hundred character line-up within seconds. They are simply that iconic.

Dragon Ball Super continues the story after Kid Buu was defeated and before Videl got pregnant and gave birth to Pan. I am loving that! I also love the fact that we’re going to see more of that purple rabbit guy that we’ve seen in the latest movie. I don’t mind seeing him as the new bad guy.

I definitely recommend this. You’d be a fool not to watch this. I even have old Dragon Ball trading cards from when I was a kid in an old map. I am truly happy that Dragon Ball is back and I will be watching this with a huge, child-like smile on my face every week.

Plot Summary: After defeating Majin Buu, life is peaceful once again. Ordered by Chi-chi to earn money, Goku works even as he wants to train even more. Meanwhile, Goten, about to become a brother-in-law to Videl, sets out on a journey with Trunks to find her a present.

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