Sep 1, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 09

This episode was kind of disappointing. There were two nice developments but they took up only a small part of this week’s episode. The rest was just either unnecessary or uninteresting. For a second there I thought we were going to take a step back again after that woman suddenly disappeared once again.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.01_[2015.08.31_23.28.58]The second biggest item has to be that Souta’s oldest sister got back together with her insanely masochistic ex-husband. I’m kind of happy for her. The guy is a real handful, but I think they could make it work since Kazue does seem to be interested in him for some odd reason. She does strike me as the type of person that likes to beat people up.

The biggest event has yet to come; Souta’s mother, whom turns out to be a well-known politician, will be coming back home to check up on her kids. I have no idea if she’s there to stay, but I honestly am happy about it. I want to know more about her. This just goes to show that this is definitely going to be the last season; everything is getting wrapped up. No loose ends.

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Aug 29, 2015

Posted by in Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! episode 21

Okay, now this I don’t mind. Ore Monogatari just got a little bit more interesting. It’s just a damn shame that it took so long. There are only three episodes left and although I am happy by what I’m seeing so far, I still want to see that one episode…

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.30_[2015.08.28_23.58.54]But yeah, I’m happy. Makoto has been helping Takeo all this time. He gave him advice, stuck around when he needed to and more. It is very rewarding to see him finally get interested in a girl himself. Well, kind of. I mean, that girl, a grey-haired girl with glasses, has been stalking him for years, which is kind of creepy, and she finally, thanks to Takeo, managed to muster the courage to confess to Makoto and ask him out on a date. So what if Takeo and his girlfriend are going? It’s still a double date. Makoto is finally making a little progress, even if he can get better.

[HorribleSubs] Ore Monogatari!! - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.14_[2015.08.28_23.59.11]There. I said it. I think Makoto can get better. Am I happy that he’s about to go on a date with a grey-haired girl with glasses that has been stalking him all this time? Not really. I’m just happy that he’s finally moving forward and that he’s giving dating a fair chance. He has rejected every one so far. Hopefully this will motivate him.

The next episode can be dedicated to their date. I am fine with that. But I still want to see that one episode where Takeo meets Rinko’s parents. I think it’s highly unfitting that the show should end without Takeo having met Rinko’s parents. I mean, Rinko’s practically part of the Gouda family already in the eyes of Takeo’s parents. Now it’s Rinko’s turn.

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Aug 28, 2015

Posted by in Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 08

I am running out of time but I still want to schedule this post for tomorrow. I hate days where I don’t even have time to watch all the episodes that come out. Someone screws up at work and I, the usual hero, have to fix it all.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2015.08.27_23.42.15]I do have to admit that I liked this episode. I saw a chance for Umaru’s brother to have a girlfriend of his own. His childhood friend obviously has a thing for him and she has no trouble showing it. Why not just give her a chance? It would be way better to be a two income family when you have to take care of an otaku sister.

The rest wasn’t all that special. It turned out to be a Christmas episode where they were all enjoying the holidays. I have no problems watching characters enjoy traditional Japanese culture. There are times where I actually learn a thing or two. I wouldn’t mind seeing another one of these episodes next week, provided that blue-haired girl gets as much air-time as this week (or not at all).

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Aug 26, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Chu Feng: B.E.E

So there’s no actual God Eater episode this week, which makes me really sad, but at least they didn’t waste an actual episode on fillers. I was actually surprised by this one. I thought for sure that I would end up hating this. In the end I found this rather watchable.

Chu Feng B.E.EI mean, the artwork is nothing special. It looks alright, I suppose. The characters look nothing special but at least the mechs and the tech looks alright. Fact is; I have seen a whole lot worse than this. That’s for sure.

The story is questionable. It’s a really dark story from the looks of it and I definitely like the action. People are getting shot and crushed all over the place. I just find the story questionable since the first episode didn’t have a big impact. I just know there was a hostage situation going on but I have no idea why. It’s hard to know what’s going on right now.

This is fifteen minutes of action-filled sci-fi anime. I’m not going to say that it looks promising. It doesn’t. The artwork is alright and the story is, at this time at least, pretty questionable. You’ll just have judge this one for yourselves. I for one will be giving the second episode a try.

Plot Summary: In 2017, a group of genius scientists achieve a remarkable breakthrough in bioengineering. However, all the new technologies are put into military use, beginning a new round of arms race. Vanguards, as the most significant achievement of the modern bioengineering and the most advanced weapon, are widely utilized in the race. Although vanguards are exceptionally combat-effective, their life expectancy is shortened by the nanomachines they use. Usually, most vanguards will retire from the army after a number of years in service.

The heroine Liuli has also consumed too much of her lifespan after executing missions for a long time. With only 380 days left in her life, Liuli receives a new mission, to rescue a hostage being held in a civilian facility. It is without doubt a difficult mission for a vanguard like Liuli, who only knows how to kill and battle. However, Liuli obediently decides to accept the mission in the end.

During the mission, Liuli surprisingly finds that the man who holds the hostage was once a vanguard. The former vanguard Zhongrong Zhou cries and asks the government to hand over the son of Eden. As a vanguard, Liuli feels deep contempt against Zhou. To eliminate the scum of the vanguards, a battle between two vanguards begins…

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Aug 25, 2015

Posted by in Working!!!

Working!!! episode 08

I should’ve known better. I thought that we’d see less of Aoi now that she’s been reunited with her family. Not only did nothing change, we actually get to see both her mother and her brother more than ever, even though I care for neither one of them.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.08_[2015.08.24_23.28.54]I suppose the headline is still Souta’s increasing interest in Mahiru. He keeps thinking about her and I think he’s close to admitting once and for all that he likes her. He, a so-called adult, likes someone his age instead of ‘cute’ things. I’m sure this will continue for a few more weeks before something actually happens. If something even happens. But anyone can tell that they’re planning to end it all with this season. I doubt we’ll get to see a fourth Working season after this. They are really wrapping things up at an incredible pace now.

[HorribleSubs] Working!!! - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.18_[2015.08.24_23.29.08]I am also starting to think that we’ll never get to see Souta’s mother. She’s been a big mystery throughout the series and there are a lot of questions that involve her. That is why I will be really disappointed if none of those questions get answered. Their relationship is still too much of a mystery at the moment.

I’m guessing that Jun and Yachiyo will get their turn before Souta and Mahiru. They have been going back and forth since the beginning. In fact, I would not be surprised if they started on that next week. Yamada has been reunited with her family, Otoo-san has his wife back and even Popura is growing a little. Things are ending after all this time…

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