Oct 18, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 02

I knew from the moment I started watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso that I really wanted to write about this show. I almost gave in and read the manga, but I managed to hold on. I just really want to know how this is going to play out…

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.57_[2014.10.17_23.05.40]This masterpiece caught my attention right away. It isn’t one of those happy music-genre anime where things rarely go wrong. Oh no. This is filled to the brim with drama and the characters, from what I can tell, will have to face many more hurdles in order to succeed in the world of classical music. Nodame Cantabile had its fair share of drama as well, but I believe that this is going to be a little bit more hectic than that.

I mean, did you see Kaori play? She knows the pieces and she knows how to play them. She knows, but she wishes to play her own music instead. The pieces she could play during this episode were limited and they weren’t her own, so she decided to pick a piece and actually make it her own by playing it differently. Yes, it was beautiful, but she still did not win because that sort of thing isn’t allowed.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.56_[2014.10.17_23.05.57]Arima is somewhat the same, I think. He doesn’t play anymore since his obsessive mother passed away, but that is obviously about to change. He is getting eager to play once more and now that he seems to have a little crush on that violinist… Well… It is only a matter of time before they team up and make a name for themselves.

That being said, I wonder if Kaori knows who Arima is? She must have known… The majority of the people present there knew who he was as soon as he walked in. That is just one of the things that’s being going through my mind ever since I finished watching the second episode. Does she know? Is she after something after all? I really want to know…

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by in Parasyte

Parasyte episode 02

Awww yeah! Parasyte just keeps getting better and better. I am not at all a big fan of dubstep, but Parasyte makes it work! Certain scenes are just so much better with dubstep in the background. Very well done, Japan. To think that this type of music, which was created in 1990 or 1991 I believe, has become incredibly popular over the past year.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.10.16_23.15.42]So the protagonist, Shinichi, is trying to get used to his new parasitic friend. It is noticeable how little he tries to use that hand. He obviously doesn’t trust that parasite, whom has been given the name Migi. Can I blame him for that? No. The first thing he did was grope the heroine’s breasts (good job, Migi) and during this episode he knocked a bully, whom was bullying Shinichi because he was jealous of his relationship with Satomi-chan, a few metres away. I am pretty sure the guy lost consciousness for a couple of seconds before he ran away screaming.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.02_[2014.10.16_23.15.55]Shinichi is having a very hard time with all of this newfound information. He know knows that people are being slain by those mysterious parasites, but he also realizes that some people just aren’t worth saving. He assumes that Migi will just help him defeat all of those hostile parasites, which is a terrible miscalculation on his part.

Migi is brilliant. I love that character. That create is obviously far more intelligent than your average human being and does everything in a way that ensures his survival. He puts himself before anything else and has no problems making that very clear to Shinichi. That being said, how long will Migi stay passive when Shinichi is constantly putting them in danger by seeking out hostile parasites? This will seriously be very interesting.

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Oct 17, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Thank you Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. You made me realize why I love anime so much. This show is so incredibly amazing that one season of this won’t be enough to satisfy me. The Nodame Cantabile series made me fall in love with music-genre anime and I am sure that this one will only make that stronger.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no UsoThe artwork is sublime. It is truly, truly good stuff. The characters look wonderful, especially Kaori, that blonde beauty. It is incredibly detailed and I honestly wouldn’t dare to change a thing as it is right now. Wonderful…

The story is good, interesting and it shows a great deal of promise. I can see where they’re going with this and I can honestly say that it sounds dramatically romantic. It is something that I definitely want to see.

You are a true fool if you don’t watch this. You may as well give up on anime altogether. It looks so incredibly good and the story just compliments all of that. It is a must see show.

Plot Summary: Kōsei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he’s fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life.

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Oct 15, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 02

Sold! I certainly am. When you usually lay eyes upon a couple of girls whose panties are regularly visible to the viewers, you’d think that it’d be a tacky show with a lot of fan service. That has never once crossed my mind. It is very subtle and somehow very nice.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.28_[2014.10.14_22.43.10]I am completely ignoring the fact that this is based on some erotic game. I also believe that there is a manga out there, but I am not sure if that’s erotic as well. The reason why I have decided to write about Grisaia no Kajitsu is because of its subtlety and the cloud of mystery that surrounds the protagonist. It makes you want to find out what it is that he’s hiding, doesn’t it? Most of us already has some idea of what it is that he usually does, which is killing people for the government and/or some organisation. That much we can piece together ourselves. It’s his past that I want to know more about.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.41_[2014.10.14_22.43.35]Anyway, Yuuji is new at school and he immediately realized that he is the only male there. Lucky b*st*rd. He made it one of his objectives to ensure that he fits in, so he tried to befriend everyone. Mikan was a little shy at first, but now she, too, has become befriended with him. All he has to do is win over Yumiko, the one girl that wants him dead.

But you know, wanting someone dead and actually trying to kill someone on a daily basis are two entirely different things. I am not even amazed by the fact that Yuuji stopped every one of her attacks. I’m more focussed on the role that she plays in that school. She was the very first student and she seems to know a lot more about that school than the others. If only Yuuji can win her over…

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Oct 15, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014, Parasyte

Parasyte

I see this as this season’s Tokyo Ghoul. Is that wrong of me? I don’t think so. Sure, this didn’t get my heart going like Tokyo Ghoul did, but god did I love the first episode. I’d have to be a complete fool if I didn’t write about this.

Parasyte -the maxim-The artwork is great, which is not all that surprising since Madhouse is working on it. The characters look cool, the sceneries look nice and I am loving those parasitic creatures. It makes you wonder about what kind of person would come up with that sort of thing.

Story-wise this is gold. Pure gold. I can safely say that there is nothing like it out there, which is quite rare nowadays. Almost everything has been done at least once in one way or another. This is just interestingly unique.

If there is any part of you that likes action, horror or sci-fi creatures, not necessarily in one show, than this is definitely for you. It is very interesting and the story is ever so promising. I have only seen the first episode and I already want more.

Plot Summary: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself “Migi” (“right”). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn’t the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.

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