Feb 24, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 07

Let’s start this post off with some good news (for me): my foot is apparently not broken.  The bad news is that it still hurts like hell and that I refuse to keep this post short since there’s so much I want to say about it.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.24_[2016.02.23_23.06.29]I’ll just start this off by saying that I hate how things are going right now. That old king may not have left their world just yet. He’s still alive (barely) for the time being. But they still need a leader, so to my surprise that cocky prince ended up being crowned king after all instead of the superior Pina-chan or his other, smarter brother. That warrior bunny girl’s plan is going smoothly and the JSDF still has no idea what’s going on right now. They’re currently on guard now that a prince that they humiliated has been crowned king.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.56_[2016.02.23_23.07.12]We all know that blondy is going after revenge. He doesn’t care of his people will end up getting annihilated. He only cares about power and about getting revenge on the JSDF for humiliating him in front of his father and other followers. The guy has no idea that his castle has already been compromised by JSDF spies that are ready to strike at any time.

One thing is certain; that guy is not cut out to be king. He already gave the order to ruin the JSDF’s reputation throughout their world and now there are assassin’s after our beloved blue-haired mage. Still, I guess it’s not all bad. We ended up learning quite a bit about the gate that connects their worlds. I wonder how long it will stay open for…

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Feb 17, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 06

Another hectic episode that makes you want to pull your hair out. I don’t mind building up suspense or making a villain look particularly evil at certain points, but at least try to make these things less obvious and less predictable.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.49_[2016.02.17_00.04.47]The author should’ve done it like he/she does it when introducing new characters. I mean, they introduced a new character when we weren’t expecting it at all. To think that our beloved blue-haired mage had a big sister… I would never have guessed. That’s where they shine. But then they kind of drop the ball when it comes to dramatic scenes because you can already see what’s coming. We all know that the prince’s slave will be discovered soon and she will pay for it with her life. I’m pretty certain that it’s going to be the JSDF that will solve it.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.41_[2016.02.17_00.04.51]It was painfully obvious. The king holds some kind of ceremony where all sorts of influential figures show up and where they discuss and celebrate all sorts of things. And what happens? A toast of course. The possibility of his drink being poisoned was painfully obvious. It could go either way here; the king dies and a new king will be crowned or the JSDF will save the king’s life with their modern medicine.

I am inclined to bet on the latter. I doubt it’ll be that easy for that slave and her henchmen to kill a king. In fact; I am kind of hoping that the JSDF will save his life so that he’ll be in their debt. I just don’t want to see that cocky, insane prince being crowned a king. That will ultimately lead to their destruction at the hands of the mighty JSDF.

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Feb 10, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 05

What a great episode! It’s too bad that I only have half an hour to write, sort and schedule this post, otherwise I would’ve loved to spend more time writing up a big post that expresses my thoughts more thoroughly.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.04_[2016.02.09_23.37.49]I’ll just have to be direct; I love it that we finally met another apostle. Rory-chan is still by far my favourite, but this new character, whom looks like a dragon, is not cute at all. She’s cocky and kind of petty. I wouldn’t mind seeing Rory being freed from the grasp of that so-called god that Rory is supposed to marry.

No surprise that they managed to slay that dragon. Nor was it very surprising that its young were easily killed as well. I just find it surprising that this “contract” business is actually real. All damage done to Youji will be transferred to Rory. I’m starting to doubt her immortality right now. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how this develops. I need to know what happens next. Fast.

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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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