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

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

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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Mar 31, 2014

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Hajime no Ippo: Rising episode 25

Oh hell yeah, I have no regrets! It’s been one heck of a season and I enjoyed it tremendously. The last few episodes, as strangely placed as they were, were an absolutely delight. I have no problems with this season’s ending whatsoever.

[HorribleSubs] Hajime no Ippo - Rising - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.10_[2014.03.30_22.25.26]The one thing that really spoke to me during these flashback episodes was the artwork. I loved it. Watching the coach’s face as he drove his fists into his opponent with every ounce of power he had left was absolutely thrilling. It gave me Goosebumps. You can clearly tell that that character was (and still is) very proud and hardworking.

It was a good ending. I almost shed a tear at the end. We all knew that Ippo was moulded into the coach’s image, but we never really knew the reason behind it all. Training Ippo to become a world-class fighter has always been a personal project of his. I guess we finally all understand why. Mamoru is just a born fighter. Ippo on the other hand was forged to become a world-class fighter. Great story!

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