Apr 26, 2016

Posted by in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episodes 01 & 02

I am going to take it easy this season. I have a new job so I don’t have a lot of time to begin with. The number of shows I can review this season may be limited, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick the best ones. Needless to say that I can’t leave Koutetsujou no Kabaneri alone.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.56_[2016.04.25_23.42.59]This show was made by the same people that created Attack on Titan and it’s actually quite similar. Instead of building walls, fighting with 3D manoeuvrability gear and enormous titans that want to eat you whole, we have something slightly different. Does that mean that this is a total rip-off? Absolutely not. The first episode was enough for me to get hooked.

Instead of fighting man-eating titans as high as buildings (and some even higher) they have to fight whole armies of man-eating super zombies. Instead of flying around from building to building they have to use other weapons in order to try and kill those super zombies. Instead of hiding behind huge walls they have to hide inside train stations that they’ve remodelled into anti-zombie fortresses.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.11_[2016.04.25_23.43.27]How can you not be interested after reading all that!? It’s like Attack on Titan but with super zombies. And there is no squeamish kid that transforms into a monster. Just an eager dude that’s fond of science and willing to help his fellow man in any way he can. He managed to obtain a body that doesn’t lose out against those super zombies by preventing that virus from reaching his brain (love that scene by the way) and thereby remaining in full control whilst having all the benefits of that virus. I’m sure we’ll soon learn that there are downsides to it, but I’m just going to play the part of an naïve fool so I can enjoy this a little while longer.

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Mar 31, 2016

Posted by in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans episode 25

A pretty feisty ending if you ask me. I certainly have mixed feelings, but it doesn’t really matter. The second season will arrive later this year and we already have a good idea of what to expect from it.

[HorribleSubs] Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.32_[2016.03.30_23.46.08]I’ll start with McGillis; he killed his friend and used people as puppets in order to gain more and more power. The guy is obviously insane. He thinks that Gjallarhorn is so corrupt that killing, betraying and using people is the only way to restore it to its former glory. Smart… Cleaning a corrupt organisation by using your allies as disposable puppets.

I know it looks like Tekkadan succeeded. They managed to get to old man to his destination and all ended well for them. We all know that it’s only a temporary thing. The boys will go back only to be pulled back into another fight. That lunatic McGillis and their own organisation’s boss are out for more and more power.

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Mar 30, 2016

Posted by in Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 25

This ending was a real disappointing one no matter how I look at it. There was no real closure, no real significant progress and I honestly wonder what the point of it all was. It almost seems a little bit cruel to be honest.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.13_[2016.03.29_23.37.20]I mean, Oshutoru ends up dying in a very weird way (he turned to dust), and so Haku decides to take his place by pretending to be him and telling others that Oshutoru survived but Haku died. It seems highly illogical that he is going through life now as a dead general instead of announcing to the world who he really is.

The real kicker is that poor Kuon’s heart was mercilessly broken. She loves Haku and the news of him supposedly being dead did so much damage that she’s become a wandering loner once again. Is that supposed to be an ending? They didn’t wrap things up at all. Very disappointing indeed.

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Mar 24, 2016

Posted by in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans episode 24

I have some seriously mixed feelings about this episode. I honestly don’t agree with a lot of it and I think they could’ve done it a whole lot better. This kind of puts things in perspective now.

[HorribleSubs] Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.14_[2016.03.23_23.54.06]You follow a bunch of characters and their journey for freedom and you start to think that they’re the heroes. Are they though? I’m not saying that Gjallarhorn should win or anything, but I did not like how Orga was willing to sacrifice so many of his comrades by using them as decoys so that the old man could be escorted deeper into the city.

A leader that knowingly sends his men to die is not a leader at all. I thought that Mika, at least, would have something to say about that, but instead he was on board with it and fought as hard as he could. I wouldn’t be surprised if he, too, died during next week’s episode. I’d hate that, but I wouldn’t be surprised at this point. Not at all.

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Mar 22, 2016

Posted by in Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 24

It was a very nice episode. We were rewarded with the mother of all battles and now it’s time to end this. I haven’t heard anything about the possibility of a second season. Since this was based on a game it’s definitely within the realm of possibilities.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2016.03.21_23.31.39]Vurai is dead. Oshutoru transformed, the two of them fought and Haku’s personal servants, whom were assigned to him by his late brother, sealed the power of Vurai’s mask, allowing Oshutoru to finish him off. This will probably not end it all. The other generals won’t take it lying down and one of them, arguably the strongest one, is still missing.

I had hoped that Haku would take the reins. I honestly doubt that he will though. I don’t think that Oshutoru will either. I’m guessing that the princess will recover soon and that she will be the empire’s figurehead after all. I may think the right person for the job is Oshutoru and maybe Haku if they were in a tight spot, but that girl? Not really.

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