Nov 1, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 04

I told myself that I should always write honest reviews. I don’t plan on changing any time soon, so this might actually be the first negative Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso post. I am truly very disappointed by what I saw this week, making it painfully clear that this is not like the Nodame Cantabile series.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.10.31_23.07.07]They rushed and rushed in order to make it in time for kaori’s gig. They pretty much turned Kousei’s life upside down without even thinking it through, but hey… they made it. They were just in time, as one could already expect. I don’t really like it when characters make it just in time. It’s so cliché. Just let them arrive and do what they have to do.

Anyway, I would like to tackle the ending first before I start another one of my rants. So Kaori collapsed at the end of the episode. Nice cliff-hanger. Am I curious? Not really. She’s fine. She was probably just tired, didn’t eat a lot and maybe the pressure just got to her when Kousei couldn’t keep up with her at one point. Either way, she’ll be just fine. We already know that much.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.12_[2014.10.31_23.07.32]Now then, what about this episode? What about the music that they played? I am kind of hoping that this was a one-time thing since Kousei has only just begun to play the Piano again after all these years. The guy panicked and could no longer keep up with Kaori, causing him to come at a complete standstill. This, apparently, came as no surprise to one of the judges, whom knew about Kousei. He said to himself that it was no surprise that two soloists couldn’t perform flawlessly right from the beginning, which is true. Both Kousei and Koari are soloists, which is kind of why I am hoping that this was a onetime thing and that Kousei will continue to grow on his own (with the help of his friends of course).

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Oct 31, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 04

A rather predictable episode I’m afraid. Still, Parasyte seems to be doing really well. There’s even going to be a live action movie of it soon. I’ve already seen the trailer and I must say that it looks kind lame. I’ll just stick to the anime adaption.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.58_[2014.10.30_23.20.31]You know, this Protagonist, Shinichi, is really starting to piss me off. He keeps saying that he wants to eliminate all parasites and is always so eager to start a fight, but now a parasite brought the fight to him and he is on the brink of peeing his pants. He nearly panicked when that guy attacked. He has such a big mouth, claiming to be ready to fight one of those creatures at any time, but chickens out when it’s time to put his mouth where is money is. It’s only because he realized that Migi wants to survive and would block every one of those attacks that he finally walked up to that guy and stabbed him in the chest.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.43_[2014.10.30_23.20.53]Same story with that woman; he was so eager to attack her when he found out about her existence. Now he’s pretty much cowering in fear because they’re not sure that they can beat her, especially since she’s carrying a human child. Shinichi doesn’t want to sacrifice that child, even though that woman/thing only plans to experiment on it and eat after she’s done.

I’m pretty sure that something’s about to go down right now. Shinichi’s parents left to go on a trip together. They are no longer an issue. He can roam free without having to worry about those two finding out about his current predicament and getting involved. Now would be a good time to go after that woman.

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Oct 29, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 04

I suppose I should just come out and say it; I regret picking Grisaia no Kajitsu to write about. There is no storyline whatsoever. We are just following those strange students around, that’s it. I find it very hard to write about anime like that. I should’ve picked Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, which turned out to be good.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.28_[2014.10.28_23.40.00]It is safe to assume that each character is going to be put in the spotlight each week? Michiru got lucky this week. It was her turn. Those scenes where the characters thought that she was an alien because she occasionally bleaches her hair like an idiot were kind of strange. I laughed, that’s not the problem, but I still could not see the value of it.

The only thing worthy of attention is the serious possibility that Michiru might have a multiple personality disorder. Personality A is curious and more serious and ended up kissing Yuuji. Personality B is playful and energetic and couldn’t remember kissing Yuuji. I suppose I could call that interesting? We’ll just have to wait and see where they’re going with this.

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Oct 25, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 03

I think this episode basically just answered every single one of my questions. That is quite impressive. Normally I’d have to wait a few weeks before my questions get answered one by one. God bless Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.26_[2014.10.24_22.48.58]So Kaori, as I pretty much already expected, knew exactly whom Kousei was. It seems that he is too much of a celebrity to remain unknown for long. Not only does she know about him, she actually wants him to become her accompanist. That is beyond straightforward. I still remember her getting freaked out when she thought that he was making a picture of her panties, which, of course, was not the case. I can also clearly remember how she went nuts for Ryouta and asked Tsubaki to introduce them to one another. Now it’s all heading in a completely different direction.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.33_[2014.10.24_22.49.46]It surprised me even more when Tsubaki and Ryouta supported Kaori in her quest to drag Kousei behind a piano again. That I definitely like! If he is indeed a truly talented pianist that is destined to make great music, why not? Let them stalk him as much as they think is necessary if it were to help him play again. Go nuts!

Now then, let’s see if I can predict what is going to happen in the future. It is my guess that Kaori and Kousei really will fall for each other. It is also my guess that Ryouta and Tsubaki may become an item. I doubt that that Tsubaki’s flame will still burn strongly when she finds out that Kousei has a thing for Kaori. Rough times are ahead…

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Oct 24, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 03

Another eventful Parasyte episode. I must say that this one really got me thinking about what to expect from Parasyte. Quite frankly, I am not sure that I like what I’m seeing here. This episode was quite worrying if you stop to think about it.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.52_[2014.10.23_23.18.16]So a couple of parasites joined the big picture. I thought that Shinichi, having gained a little bit of power through that parasitic friend of his, would’ve become a parasite hunter and exterminated all of them. I kept in mind the fact that Migi merely wants to survive and prefers to avoid any and all conflict with other parasites if he can. This puts Shinichi, who wants to kill all human-eating parasites, in a very weird place, especially now that he has to deal with two of them, one of which may be more intelligent and experience than him and Migi.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.23_[2014.10.23_23.18.51]Okay, so let’s talk about this “A” guy. He is not on that woman’s level yet, but he poses an immediate threat now that he’s standing face to face with Shinichi. Will he win though? Probably not. I’d be amazed if Shinichi and Migi ended up victorious again without even a scratch on ‘em. I’m fine with them continuing their winning streak, but keep it a little bit more realistic (and I am using that term loosely right now).

And finally, that woman… She is actually Shinichi’s math teacher and knows whom he cherishes the most. She actually has a hostage that she could harm whenever she pleases, basically ensuring Shinichi’s full cooperation. She planned it all out and she is probably more experienced than Migi, making her a very big threat. This is going to get rough…

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