Feb 3, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 04

So I went to work today seeing as I was feeling a little bit better when I woke up. Big mistake. Now I feel like I’m about to die and writing this post is basically an extremely difficult ending to an already extremely difficult day.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.33_[2016.02.02_23.47.49]This episode was so obvious and yet so entertaining that it’s quite easy to make this post short. I mean, that hostage damn near got killed after making it quite clear that she doesn’t care anymore whether she lives or dies, a soldier got hurt in the process and the culprit is dead. The mastermind? Obviously she’ll be getting away with it for now.

As for Youji and his quest to slay that dragon… Well… I suppose they will manage eventually when backup arrives, but I’m more concerned with hose those elves treated him and his friends after he came that way to basically kill that dragon before it could kill all of them. I would almost say that it’d be more fun to see him slay that dragon after it wiped out those elves.

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Jan 27, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 03

I wanted to write this post yesterday but I feel asleep. I do not regret it. I’ve been feeling so horrible lately and last night I actually managed to catch a few hours of sleep without coughing up a lung. I can only hope that I’ll be just as lucky tonight.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.56_[2016.01.27_00.03.58]I’ll come out and say it right away; I do not like how Youji is letting himself be manipulated like that. That dark elf used a lot of underhanded methods in order to get his help. She clearly does not mind to ruin other people’s lives if it means that her people get to keep theirs. Some might think it’s quite admirable that she’s willing to go so far for her people. I do not.

I have recently also been told that Youji will make some kind of pact with Rory. I have no idea what that’s about, but it couldn’t have been her biting him at the end of the episode, right? What was so special about that? All I get to see is the adorable Rory bite Youji’s arm. The only injustice is that she has been getting way too little screen-time lately.

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Jan 22, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Ajin

Okay, I was going to watch the movie, but when I heard that there was also a regular anime adaption coming that was to follow the story accurately I decided not to. And I am kind of glad that I decided that now that I’ve seen the first episode.

AjinI think the animation is great. I don’t know which studio made this, but I like that 2.5D style ever since I saw Knights of Sidonia. It looks very nice and I have very high hopes for this. Very promising indeed.

The artwork is good, but the story just finishes it for me. It clinched my interest in one go and I don’t think I’ll be getting tired of this any time soon. The story is very interesting and I especially like Kei, one of the main characters.

I really do recommend this. Why not indulge in a little supernatural horror with quite a bit of mystery? I think it shows a great deal of promise.

Plot Summary: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

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Jan 20, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 02

God bless the Gate series. My god… I knew I was right about this show as soon as I finished watching the very first episode. I knew then and there that it was going to be good. Did I think that it was going to be this good? No. It has exceeded my expectations.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.15_[2016.01.19_23.51.24]It’s a shame I’m still in the middle of this season’s ‘busy’ period because I think that this particular episode deserves a big post since it was epic. There is never a dull moment in Gate. If they’re not fighting than they’re exploring or on some other adventure. This is how it should be done, Japan. Learn from the author(s).

That moment where Youji gave the order to his men to open fire inside the castle and in front of that cocky king? Priceless. I watched that scene over and over again. I never got bored with it. I just continue at some point because I wanted to know what would happen after that. Well done! It’s about time that Japan got a little bit more aggressive since they got attacked first.

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Jan 16, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

I have been reading a lot about Ajin and I thought that it would air today so that I could write about it right away. I guess that’s not happening today. But hey, this makes up for it. Yet another anime about an RPG game world done right.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!The artwork really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a little bit childish at first. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how wrong I was. The characters look great and the level of detail is absolutely nothing to complain about.

This time it’s not about a guy that logs into a game and can’t log out anymore. It has an interesting story that makes you want to watch more. It is funny, adventurous and it has a lot of potential for a great romance story.

Recommending this show seems like a safe bet to me. I enjoy it very much and I have a feeling that it will only get better from here on out. Go ahead and give it a chance!

Plot Summary: Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

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