Oct 9, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Comet Lucifer

I got interested by reading the synopsis a few weeks ago because it sounded like it could have a lot of potential. That is why I watched this closely and in the end I went “meh”. It has betrayed my expectations.

Comet LuciferI was quite hyped at first. The artwork looked pretty good, I liked the characters so far and those vehicles all seemed pretty cool. Then the mechs showed up and I got a lot less excited about it. I honestly think they could’ve used a lot more work. They don’t look very creative. None of them so far.

And the story… Well… I wouldn’t give this five stars. The story is a little weak. Yes, it seems fairly interesting, but it’s by no means as good as the artwork. Even the sound effects might’ve been better.

This really depends on whether or not you like this sort of thing. I personally like mecha-genre shows if they’re pretty dramatic. The darker the better. This doesn’t seem very dark to me, but I’ll be giving the second episode a try.

Plot Summary: On the planet Gift there are precious crystals called Giftjium buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sōgo’s hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground’s mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.


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Oct 3, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Noragami Aragoto

Yattaaaaaaaaaa~! Oh joy! Noragami has finally returned once again and not a moment too soon. I loved the first season a lot and knew immediately that it wouldn’t be the last we’d seen of Noragami. Thank god I was right!

Noragami AragotoThe artwork is still as sublime as ever. They’ve really outdone themselves. One could say a lot of things about Noragami, some of it bad, but you could hardly attack the artwork, especially not if you compare it to other anime.

I loved the first season because of its interesting story. There was rarely a dull moment. They seem to pick up right where we left off and we already have a general idea of what we can expect to see this season. I have high hopes.

I absolutely recommend Noragami. Watch the first season if you haven’t already before you start watching this one. I will undoubtedly be writing about this season.

Plot Summary: In the second season of Noragami the main focus is on Bishamon, god of combat. She has many shinki due to her being unable to abandon spirits attacked by Ayakashi. She has a large group of shinki with her as leader, causing her trouble as she sometimes cannot tend to all of them properly, especially when one of them gets sick or is in pain. She has a strong hate for Yato, as a dark past binds the two of them. How will the horrifying events dated hundreds of years ago in combination with current evil happenings affect Yato and Yukine?

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Sep 20, 2015

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Gate episode 12

I am once again short on time, yet I refuse to keep this Gate post short because of it. I never would’ve thought that I would come to love it so much, you know? I was looking forward to it but I never expected it to be this good.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.06_[2015.09.19_23.41.31]So we picked up the story and started off with a desperate elf that wanted Japan’s help to save her people from annihilation. I’m guessing it’s the very same Fire Dragon that Youji and his men attacked to safe those villagers that’s now attacking that elf’s people. I can’t be sure of course, but it would make sense. They attacked that dragon and hurt is badly, so it goes without saying that they pissed it off to no end. It’s probably out for revenge and is going to city after city until it finds the people responsible for its pain and suffering.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.19_[2015.09.19_23.41.58]Yeah, I know, I have quite the imagination, but it doesn’t sound wrong at all. In fact, it sounds quite logical. They made it quite clear that the Fire Dragon in question was already hurt when it attacked the elves. We know that those things are powerful and that there aren’t many people in their world that can take one down. Rory is probably the only one capable of fighting one.

We all know that she will eventually encounter Youji and that he’s bound to end up helping him. The thought of being responsible for the pain and suffering of her people is something that he doesn’t want to live with. I’m sure of it. I’m pretty sure he’ll enlist the help of Rory and the rest. I can’t wait to see how that’ll go down.

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Sep 13, 2015

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Gate episode 11

I absolutely hate how Gate has been coming in late these past two weeks. I want to watch Gate as soon as it becomes available, but now it would seem that I have to wait an extra day. That’s a really hard thing to do.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.34_[2015.09.12_23.17.16]Anyway, the visit to Japan is over and we’re back in the world of dragons, knights, elves and magic casters. The princess has seen what she’s up against and even she instantly realized that she has to do everything in her power to make sure that her beloved empire makes peace with Japan in order to prevent that empire from being destroyed within a day. I think a few bombs would be more than enough to level that city to the ground if push comes to shove. Those people haven’t even seen what Japan’s capable of yet. They have no idea.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.59_[2015.09.12_23.17.32]And as for Rory? Yeah. She’s still awesome. Still the best. She really seems to have a thing for that Youji. At first I thought she was just teasing, but lately it seems to have gotten quite serious. I have a feeling that those two are going to become very close in future. She certainly won’t let him go just like that. She’s almost always with him.

I’m really looking forward to the next episode, too. That dark elf will try to get Japan’s forces to help her out and I’m pretty sure that Youji’s party is going to get involved seeing as they’re probably the ones that hurt that fire dragon in the first place. Now’s a good time to prove just how powerful Japan’s modern technology really is.

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Sep 6, 2015

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Gate episode 10

Another very nice episode. And I’m truly very stupid. I was getting a little nervous about Gate ending, but I forgot that Gate has twenty-four episodes. The show deserves every single one of them. What a delight it is to watch.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.43_[2015.09.05_23.47.08]I’ll get straight to what I want to say most: the princess realized her inferiority. She knows that her father’s beloved empire stands no chance against the might of the Japanese army. Their technologies are worlds apart and even though the princess has people on her side that can use magic and various other stuff, it still doesn’t make up for the fact that Japan has tanks, jets, helicopters and god only knows what else. They have a huge arsenal at their disposal and they are clearly not afraid to use any of it if it means that they’ll be able to secure that world’s resources and to prevent another attack.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.11_[2015.09.05_23.47.24]I am actually a little shocked by how powerful Rory is. She went up against a lot of armed soldiers with automatic assault rifles and she killed them all. Yes, they managed to land a few hits, but she instantly regenerated. Isn’t she a huge threat to Japan? She’s on their side for now and she will always be my favourite Gate character no matter what.

I am looking forward to the next episode. It’s really hard to tell what will happen next. I’m sure Youji will get into trouble again. I just hope he gets more alone time with Rory. Those two are hilarious and quite interesting together. And just to be very clear: no, I’m not a lolicon. I just really, really happen to like Rori’s personality, appearance and fighting style.

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