Apr 23, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 28

Another great episode that raised even more questions. The plot thickens en more and more mysteries keep popping up all over the place. Oh wait, I’m supposed to review this week’s Yowamushi Pedal today, not Black Bullet. In that case: meh.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 28 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.04.22_23.12.27]So Sakamichi, the anime world’s greatest geek, raced his ass off to catch up again. I’m glad that they didn’t waste more than one episode on something so predictable that it makes me want to cry. The one thing that I actually liked was to see him pass that group that was blocking his way. Not to mention his brief encounter with that insane character and his freaky body. I could’ve done very well without that particular scene. In fact, I think I could’ve done without this entire episode. It’s all about praising Sakamichi and his incredible cadence and perseverance.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 28 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.20_[2014.04.22_23.12.53]The sighing won’t stop on my end… I’m just so disappointed in Yowamushi Pedal. I can already see the ending. Being able to see that is one thing, but also being able to guess what’s about to happen correctly is just the worst. It really casts a shadow of negativity on my reviews even though I still watching the episodes as they become available.

Yuusuke finally headed off in order to become king of the mountain. Yeah, he’ll win, don’t worry. They focussed so much on his past and showed us how much he suffered that it’s almost guaranteed that he’ll win. The fact that his opponent, a climber from Hakone, is such a cocky douchebag confirms that. Cocky douchebags rarely win in anime. That’s just how it is.

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Apr 16, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 27

I’ll be starting this post off by pointing out that I am now completely sure that the remaining episodes will focus entirely on the Inter High race. Perhaps they will save one episode for celebration or something, but this is it. This is what it’s all about it.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 27 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.33_[2014.04.15_23.43.47]So everyone is doing their best despite the fact that their second climber, Sakamichi, had a little accident and was now officially last. The lead climber from Hakone really, really wanted to race against Yuusuke. He knows all about his style and they’ve raced each other before. You could tell that Yuusuku was eager to go and that it was hard for him to put his team before his own desire to race that annoying, self-obsessed prick. So what if it’s their last year in high school? It’s not going to be their last year on a racing bike. There will be other opportunities in the unforeseeable future.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 27 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.13_[2014.04.15_23.44.15]I could very well say that this is going to happen and that that’s going to happen, but I’m sure everyone can tell what’s going to happen. Yuusuke will be the key racer during their climb. He is to keep them riding at a steady and fast pace until it is time for Shingo and Shunsuke to ride like hell. I’m sure that that’s all there is to it right now.

Oh, let’s not forget that Sakamichi is going to catch up. I’m guessing it’s going to take about two episodes, but even I wouldn’t be surprised if he appeared again during the next episode. Let’s face it; that little runt is known for catching up to people. They focussed so much on that in the past that the story has become pretty predictable.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 26

Hmm… Yeah… Why was this episode even created? I mean… What purpose does it serve? It doesn’t add anything, it doesn’t tell us anything and it certainly wasn’t exciting. Calling it a mediocre episode would be the most generous thing you could do.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 26 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.08_[2014.04.09_22.19.00]Had this been episode twenty-five point five, okay… But no! It was an actual episode where the characters continued their b*tching about the last couple of episodes. What was the point? We know why that gay-looking guy lost. No point in explaining that he lost because he chose to dodge instead of rushing forward. He chose safety over victory, that’s all there is to it. We already knew that.

The second half, for what it’s worth at this point, was a lot better because of Sakamichi’s unfortunate accident. So what if he fell of his bicycle? Isn’t that his speciality? He falls for some reason and then gets back up again. Just watch, he’ll get back up, finds the motivation to get back in the game and amazes us by catching up again.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Not a bad start. It certainly amused me to no end. I can understand why people have been waiting to see this one. I personally choose not to research upcoming anime thoroughly. That way I won’t be disappointed when it all begins.

Gokukoku no BrynhildrThe artwork isn’t half bad. Pretty detailed, nice looking characters and a lot of action-filled scenes. I do miss the mystery though. There’s not a sign of mystery in the artwork. That’s kind of disappointing.

I’ll say this right now; I think Neko is Ryouta’s old childhood friend. You can’t really believe in coincidences when you follow a story about supernatural powers and such.

I had fun watching this, so why wouldn’t you? I suggest that you watch the first episode. It’s definitely very entertaining.

Plot Summary: When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital. Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko. And even though she insists on never having met Murakami before, the girl has superhuman strength and seems to even be able to predict the future.

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Apr 2, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 25

It’s the calm before the storm. I have not a lot to write about. Yowamushi Pedal is really the only show that I have left to review until the other shows start and until the Naruto Shippuuden fillers end. This post, too, will be a short one.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.31_[2014.04.01_22.28.39]Shoukichi and Jin finally unleashed their secret weapons and Touichirou realized what happens when you underestimate your opponents. It’s a good lesson learned. He was so focused on his abs, which was really getting to me, that he did not realize what was going on around him. I for one can’t talk much more of his inanities.

I’m just glad that the better man, Jin, was the one to get the first checkpoint. Touichirou ended third and little Shoukichi second. I actually think that it would’ve been best if that little guy ended third. His aerodynamic racing style should not have been enough for him to get second place there. Jin was simply brilliant. That’s all there is to it.

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