Oct 10, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin

I am really doubtful about this one. I really liked the rough action, the sex and the whole idea of having to defeat an entire empire to set your people free. Then the protagonist started to fight and I started to doubt the whole thing.

Garo Honoo no KokuinI somewhat like the artwork. It’s dark and quite detailed. However, I do not like that golden armour of the protagonist. It looks cheap and it make me think about Majin Bone, which is lacking on many departments, artwork being one of them.

I must also be honest in saying that the story isn’t anything special either. A baby, born from a witch, gets saved by a mysterious knight before he got burned to death. He grows up to become a hero that will eventually save his kind from a horrible fate. Interesting, but by no means special.

It all comes down to personal taste. I will give the second episode a try because I want a better idea of what I can expect from this. You might as well give the first episode a try, unless you don’t like action anime with demons and magic in it.

Plot Summary: Mendosa, the chief adviser of the king of Valiante, begins a campaign to hunt down “witches,” resulting in the deaths of many magical knights and their sorcerer assistants. Anna, a sorceress married to the knight Herman Lewis, gives birth to a son before her execution. Herman takes their child, Leon, and flees, raising him to be the heir of the legendary Golden Armor. By the time Leon grows up, Valiante is completely in the control of Mendosa, who drives out Prince Alfonso and his mother. Alphonso decides to seek out the man who inherited the Golden Armor to reclaim the throne and save his people.

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Jul 17, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

I knew there was going to be another season of this. The first and second seasons where both quite successful. They were aired in the west and the sales were pretty great. All the conditions for another season were basically met.

Kuroshitsuji Book of CircusThe characters are practically symbolic. You can put them up anywhere in the world and a lot of people would probably be able to recognize them. I know I could recognize Sebastian and Ciel out of a hundred character line-up. It’s all so damned detailed…

What’s there to say about the story? A strange boy with a lot of money makes a deal with a demon and that demon becomes his demon butler. Interesting, unique and it’s proven to be quite amusing.

Anyone familiar with the first and second seasons will undoubtedly watch this. No doubt in my mind about that. I suggest you give the first two season a try as well before you start this one (if you haven’t already seen them).

Plot Summary: The TV series will adapt the Noah’s Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged. This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

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Jul 6, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal

Ah… Sh*t. Why the hell did they make another Sailor Moon anime? I swear to god… I never understood these series. What’s so great about it? The main characters are all pain in the asses and the only viewer audience that comes to mind when I heard the words “Sailor Moon” are teenage girls.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon CrystalI still don’t like the characters. I just don’t. Would I be able to pick most of them out of a hundred character line-up? Definitely. No problem there. It’s their facial expressions, the body language and those transformation sequences… Kill me!

I have no idea what it’s about. I never followed any of the series because I just stopped watching after the first episode. My butthole kept clenching tight every time I saw that annoying blonde. I’m not the type to badmouth a story when I have no idea what it’s about so I’ll leave it at that.

I honestly do not recommend this. Yes, if you are a troubled teenage girl that spends way too much time watching anime. Go ahead. Go nuts. Guys? Don’t do it. Male anime fans have a bad reputation for being disgusting, fat, ugly monsters that never leave their rooms. Male Sailor Moon fans are about ten times worse than that, so don’t do it.

Plot Summary: Usagi Tsukino was a normal second-year middle school girl whose own life changes one day when she encounters a black cat. The cat’s name is Luna who can talk and bears a cresent moon on her forehead. Luna tells Usagi that she is the chosen guardian of justice with the power to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi now has a new responsiblity which is a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal as well as the other chosen guardians to protect the Moon Princess. During her mission, she must deal with various enemies sent by Queen Beryl who is also after the Illusionary Silver Crystal.

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Oct 14, 2013

Posted by in Fall Anime 2013

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta

Boy… I expected more from this. I read the plot summary and did a little bit of reading on this particular series, seeing as I’ve watched Yozakura Quartet, but I must say that this wasn’t as good as I thought it would be.

Yozakura Quartet Hana no UtaThe artwork is definitely not high budget quality. It lacks details and the ‘effects’ just don’t measure up. Hell, the artwork itself just doesn’t measure up to the story. It’s quite clear that this is one of those shows that you watch because of its story.

The story has demons that (try) to co-exist with humans. It allows for a lot of action and mystery. I suppose the mysteries will have to suffer because of the comedy, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in this case.

You don’t really need to watch any of the other series to be able to follow this one, I think. The first series where average, too, yet they sold pretty well in Japan. I suggest that you give the first episode a try because I really don’t want to recommend this.

Plot Summary: The town of Sakurashin is connected to the demon world by seven sakura pillars, allowing humans and demons to live together. The four members of the Hiizumi Counseling Office help and protect its citizens.

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Sep 26, 2013

Posted by in High School DxD New

High School DxD New episode 12

My, my, my… This episode certainly stirred up a lot of sh*t. Perverts all around the world are going crazy about how this episode ended, saying that there’s definitely going to be a third season without thinking things through.

[Commie] High School DxD New - 12 [AF2EDFC9].mkv_snapshot_05.39_[2013.09.25_23.07.56]First and foremost; nothing is certain. The first season of High School DxD sold sufficiently well for them to invest in a second season. A third season is certainly a possibility when the second season produces positive results. But, and I cannot stress this enough, a third season will not appear because there things left unfinished. It always depends on money.

That being said; this is not really an ending. Sure, Issei, as one could already expect, got excited by Rias’ breasts, got a sudden power boost and managed to defeat Vali, whom turned out to be a descendant of Lucifer himself, but nothing really ended. Issei is still a weak demon that can’t even teleport, Rias’ problems are still very much there and the situation between angels, fallen angels and demons is as unbalanced as ever.

[Commie] High School DxD New - 12 [AF2EDFC9].mkv_snapshot_12.30_[2013.09.25_23.08.20]Now, I’m not continue my rant for much longer, but I will say that I expected a lot more from this season. Even more so when I heard about another household member that Rias supposedly had, but we never met that character. It is one of the many reasons why I cannot accept this as an ending. There is still so much left to be done, so many questions left to be answered, and I want them to make up for that ridiculous power boost scene that allowed for Issei to beat Vali. I absolutely despise sudden power boosts, especially if they’re as ridiculous as that. It’s wasn’t even funny.

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