Jul 27, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 369

I think next week’s episode should be the last of the flashback episodes. I’ve seen quite enough of the First Hokage and Madara when they were younger. Madara was never really one of the characters that sparked my interest, so that’s why I sound so unmotivated.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 369 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.40_[2014.07.26_23.34.52]I have to admit that the battle between Madara and the First Hokage was definitely worth mentioning. The first actually managed to stop Madara and his Susano’o covered Tailed Beast from destroying everything. To think that the Nine Tails was that easily stopped is just madness… It took Naruto’s father a lot of trouble and two lives (his wives’ and his own) to seal away a part of the Nine Tails within himself and in his newborn son. The First just stopped him with just his Sage Mode and is putting severe pressure on Madara right now. It would seem that all the Hokage pale in comparison to that guy… Until Naruto, of course…

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Jul 26, 2014

Posted by in Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo episode 03

Yet another strange turn in Majimoji Rurumo. I truly have no idea what to expect from this anymore. All I know is that I still like what I see and that I still want to continue writing about it. I could do without Rurumo’s kiddy panties though. I somehow think it’s wrong to air that…

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 03 [h264-720p][12F74CA6].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2014.07.25_23.28.40]So Rurumo got a job at Kouta’s school as a cafeteria lady. This sounds interesting and somewhat promising, but it’s Rurumo we’re talking about. She’s barely capable of being a witch, much less a manual worker. This results in Rurumo always being around Kouta. Not sure if this was part of her plan (if she has any) or if it’s just coincidence (let’s face it; we can rule out the possibility of this being a mere coincidence). Not that I mind seeing her bored-to-death face. Rurumo-chan is cute no matter what she does, what she wears or where she is.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 03 [h264-720p][12F74CA6].mkv_snapshot_16.10_[2014.07.25_23.29.11]A strange turn indeed. I thought it was because they were planning on throwing in a love triangle. This Mahou Shoujo-wannabe joined their club and I thought that it was Kouta she was after. I immediately thought about a love triangle, but that idea got crushed when she jumped the club captain and left Kouta standing there like an idiot.

I know one thing: we need more Rurumo. I think the character is brilliant. The more I look, the more I love it. I can only hope that Kouta breaks through her poker face soon and strikes a chord or two. Rurumo deserves to smile a bit more. I wonder what it would look like… A smiling Rurumo… It needs to happen, dammit!

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Jul 25, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 03

Quite a messy episode. I expected something a little bit different. I was already going for a hopeless pursuit where Futaba would try desperately to find traces of the boy she used to like. In a way I think she already is trying.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.37_[2014.07.24_22.58.54]I didn’t expect that the show would take such a strange turn where Kou, the no longer shy protagonist, would appear to be so sensitive. I just thought it was because his old brother turned out to be one of their teachers, and this guy in so worried about his little brother after his father and mother broke up… Well… I thought that, but it simply took a different turn. I was actually more surprised that Futaba basically told Kou that she used to like him back in the day and that she knew that he liked her, too. I thought that would mark the start of an interesting relationship, but no… Not yet.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.49_[2014.07.24_22.59.13]This episode was so strange that there’s very little that I want to say. I’m just worried that this whole show will turn into one of those group-romances, you know? They all get new friends instead of pretending to someone they’re not. They all fall in love with someone and soon you’ll have one love triangle after the other. I honestly don’t want this show to be one of those long, boring quests to see if true love will conquer all and such. I honestly am not interested in teenage love drama. It’s always so overreacted and corny and the problems always seem so insignificant (mainly because I look at it from an adult’s point of view).

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Jul 23, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 03

Now this is impressive; the ratings for Barakamon just keeps rising. Last week it was the same story. It rose by a firm 0.4 averagely and this week by another 0.6 averagely. More and more people must be realizing how promising this show is.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.09]What the hell happened to Naru-chan? The opening was insane. The face on that kid was so disturbing that it was impossible for me to contain my laughter. Seeing her rant about how good she can ready nowadays and mumble the word “Mandom” didn’t help at all. It was too hilarious. Can we expect something like this during the start of every episode from now on?

Seishuu seems to be settling quite alright. He has gotten accustomed to country style living and the people that live in that hick town. It seems that he even got used to people constantly trying to invade his own little kingdom. It makes me wonder how. I don’t think I could ever get used to something like that. I probably would’ve bought a gun on the second day.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.20_[2014.07.22_22.24.18]I also learned something new about hick life in Japan. Of course, I can’t say for sure if this is a regular thing of or it’s just a tradition in the messed up world of Barakamon, but that whole Mochi-picking thing was quite amusing. People get a house or a boat and suddenly the whole village get showered with goodies? Not bad… Not bad at all…

I think I can see where this is going. Seishuu was furious when he heard he lost to someone that had just started writing recently. I understand how that could make a person feel pretty bad and angry. You study and work hard most of your life in order to get to the top, only to be overtaken by some cocky newbie. Yeah, that has got to hurt. Still, Seishuu’s anger attacks are getting far better ever since he arrived in that village. I like where this is going.

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Jul 20, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious

Wauw… Japan did it again. It created yet another “WTF-show”. Japan is well-known for its strange commercials, absurd anime and disturbing songs. This particular anime doesn’t really help Japan’s image to be very honest.

Francesca Girls Be AmbitiousThe artwork is a visual blow in the face. There’s a little character in the show that wears some kind of skill on her head, old fashioned underwear and a black cape… What the hell is up with that? The artwork is insane…

It’s not the worst story in existence. It may be an anime short, but with ten minutes per episode and twenty-four episodes total… Well… You could really make something here… Yes… Something… Oh god have mercy…

This was unreal. The overwhelming artwork and disturbing story make for a dangerous combination. Only your die-hard comedy fan would probably love this sort of thing. Powerful stuff. I might give the second episode a try…

Plot Summary: Exorcist works in Hokkaido to exterminate all of the zombies that have been plaguing the land. However, although she can handle the perverted Takuboku Ishikawa, she finds herself at a loss when faced with the revived Shinsengumi. Within the chaos, she finds herself having to borrow the help of undead idol Francesca and her dog Franken.

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