Sep 17, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 10

What’s this!? Could I have been wrong? Could it be that we’re getting a couple of serious episodes? Don’t get me wrong, these past ten weeks have been delightful. I just think that a few serious, progress-filled episodes would do this show a lot of good.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2014.09.16_23.30.11]So Seishuu-sensei has been working on his calligraphy and experienced a lot of ups and downs. He finally got inspired and created something that he thought was good, after which he submitted it to some competition. Now we are saddled up with a nervous Seishuu-sensei and a group of people that want him back home.

So yeah, Seishuu seems to have finally gone home. Permanently? I don’t know. All I know is that he seems to have left without having said anything, although he did try to. Let’s just face it; a guy like that belongs in the city and not in some remote village with a few dozen local hicks. I doubt he would like to spend the rest of his days being dominated by little children.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.04_[2014.09.16_23.30.24]So Seishuu left, huh? The end? No. I don’t think so. I actually thought about the possibility of Naru and the others visiting him in the city after they find out that he’s gone, but will they? Will they really? Those characters have gotten really attached to him so it’s definitely a possibility. I personally think it’s more likely that he will go back to his home city to attend that competition in person and listen to what people have to say. But after that I actually think he’s going back to that little town where he got inspired in the first place. I don’t know… We’ll just have to wait and see how this will play out.

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Sep 13, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 10

Accept it, people. There will never be a normal Majimoji Rurumo episode. Don’t even bother trying to think about the next episode. You won’t be able to predict it. Trust me, I tried many times during these past few weeks.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_07.31_[2014.09.12_23.37.55]All hell was going to break lose when I started watching this episode. Rather, I knew it would. Things cannot stay the same when you mix Kouta and a group of naked girls with a Japanese hot spring. You automatically already know that Kouta’s going to do everything in his power to prove to the world that he’s a perverted force to be reckoned with. Making it a mixed bath instead of a traditional both for men and women separately was like comparing a few drops of oil with a whole oil tanker. You basically just gave that pervert the right to look (and touch) all he wants.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_19.56_[2014.09.12_23.38.28]I dare call that normal, actually. At that point I started to wonder when something strange was going to happen, because it always does happen one way or the other. This week was no exception either. Kouta got his hands on a special bottle of water that had the ability to turn him into a wolf over time. All the more reason to believe that the author was high on cocaine.

Now, I may have been seeing this or I may have just misunderstood the whole situation, but I think there was a little spark between Rurumo and Kouta, don’t you think? Rurumo saved him once again and I am pretty sure that Kouta and Rurumo had a little moment there that they won’t forget. This is Majimoji Rurumo, so I may be overthinking things, but I am keeping my fingers crossed nonetheless.

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Sep 12, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 10

Wow. Why did I think of Natsuyuki Rendezvous? I remember loving that show to death. Waiting every single week for a new episode was very hard. And that horrible ending disappointed me so much that I lost faith in Japanese endings. Ao Haru Ride won’t be any different. I can tell.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.09.11_23.39.49]I was not very hopeful. I knew what to expect. Futaba is a pretty jealous girl, so when she saw Yuuri and Kou exit that room together and refused to tell her what they did there, I immediately knew that Futaba would not leave it alone until she found out why. She has used sad, obvious excuses before to get what she wanted. This this was no exception. She used like half a dozen bad excuses to gain access to Kou’s house in order to squeeze out a little bit of info on what happened between those two, only to discover that part of that room has been dedicated to Kou’s deceased mother. Yeah, good going, Futaba.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.24_[2014.09.11_23.40.19]I even hate myself for actually getting a little hopeful when Kou held Futaba like that. “Here it finally comes” I said to myself, when suddenly Kou’s older brother showed up to ruin everything. Seriously, he ruined everything. The moment was perfect, the position was perfect and the timing was perfect. I hate myself for that.

I swear, I will never get my hopes up like that again. Ao Haru Ride just keeps shooting it all down. No wonder the manga is so popular amongst girls. They build up so freakin’ much that it makes me want to hit someone. I imagine that girls love this kind of let’s-wait-so-it-becomes-a-lot-more-special crap. The only thing that can make it special is if you obey your partner’s every command (and vice versa from time to time to be fair).

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Sep 10, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 09

Yep. We probably return to the world of calligraphy at the final episode. Until then it’s all fun and games I suppose. I knew it was going to be this way so I am not at all upset. I’m fine with all of it as long as I can keep watching Naru-chan.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.38_[2014.09.09_23.11.21]I fail to understand the first half though. I can’t at all remember my early days. My earliest memory must’ve been of me at age twelve or something. Was I just like that? I am aware that kids have the attention span of hummingbirds, but this was something else. They treat Naru like some toy and then start mouthing off Seishuu for being an idiot and whatnot, only to switch personalities and mood when one of their little friends show up. I am all but certain that I was not like that whatsoever. It just reminds me that children are stupid little creatures that siphon money from your bank account on a daily basis

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.39_[2014.09.09_23.11.40]I must admit that that bathing scene was pretty funny. I actually used to bathe like that, you know? My mother would boil a lot of water and pour it into a tub. I would wait until the water temperature had cooled down a bit and then jump in to clean myself. It just reminds me of how grateful I am for today’s technology. Most children nowadays don’t have to go through all that.

And I am not going to say it. I do not expect anything from next week’s episode. So what if Seishuu suddenly got inspired to do some work? He suddenly works for like half a minute and suddenly next week’s episode gets all serious? Nah. It’ll probably be the same story. Just let Naru tease him again or something. That’ll be fine.

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Sep 7, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 375

Okay, just going to quickly write this post and get back to my girl. She has been annoying me all day. Apparently I spend too much time gardening, watching anime or working on my blog. The sad part is that she’s new here. By new I mean just a couple of weeks. To think this kind of argument came up this soon…

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 375 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.16_[2014.09.06_22.41.11]Anyway, the mayhem continues as everyone is fighting someone. Team Seven is still working on the Ten Tails, Kakashi is fighting (very well) against Obito and Madara got so tired of waiting that he just decided to go through with this plan. I guess he really didn’t want to waste his time by fighting one of the First Hokage’s wood clones.

Did Madara’s plan fail? Of course not. He has been working on it for years. Something as simple as that could never stop Madara from fulfilling his mission. He just used Obito (through Black Zetsu) as the pawn that he is and made him the Ten Tails’ host. I wish I could say that I would love to see the result next week, but I think we can expect more fillers if I am to believe next week’s preview.

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