Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 03

Not a very eventful episode, was it? I guess I kind of got used to the insane amount of horrific action that your average Tokyo Ghoul episode contains. It was still a very good episode despite all that. I learned a lot about their way of life.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.22_[2014.07.18_23.42.13]This episode made me thing about which side to choose. I think I’m going for the Ghouls, but not because the main character is mostly Ghoul now. Think about… Humans eat pretty much everything and Ghouls only eat humans. We humans devour everything to the point of extinction, so can I really be negative about the fact that Ghouls eat humans? Isn’t that, in that world, their food chain? Ghouls are overall pretty wicked and horrible, but humans don’t lose out. A lot of them are insane and care only about slaughtering Ghouls for fun. That is basically why I picked the Ghouls; they kill humans in order to survive, but humans kill Ghouls because they want to remain in control of the food chain (and some do it for fun).

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.00_[2014.07.18_23.42.18]It may not have been very eventful, but we learned a lot. We know how those guys get their food. They basically eat the bodies of people that committed suicide. They are basically cleaning the place up if you think about. That way they won’t have to resort to killing “innocent” people. Not that it matters. There are more human beings than there are Ghouls. A lot more.

I think next week’s episode should mark the start of hell on earth (so to speak). Ken will get his mask, which will be awesome, and I’m pretty sure a battle is just waiting around the corner. Don’t you want to see what Ken is capable of when he’s pushed into a corner by a powerful enemy? I’m sure that we’ve only caught a glimpse of what he is truly capable of when he goes nuts.

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Jul 17, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 02

Yeah, alright, why not. I wasn’t actually planning to write about Ao Haru Ride because romance anime tends to let me down a lot in the end. They always start things off so well and end it poorly. Most of the time nothing ever happens. We’ll see…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2014.07.16_22.31.55]So Futaba now leads a pointless life where she has to pretend to be someone she’s not in order to maintain friendships. At least, that’s what she thinks. That is just incredibly sad. I never pretended to be someone I’m not in order to make friends. Sure, I didn’t have many when I was growing up, but the ones I did have hung out with me because of me and not because of my acting skills. In fact, I really hate people that put a mask on and do and say anything in order to become friends. That’s the saddest kind of person you can be. You can only be truly happy if you can be yourself around others.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.35_[2014.07.16_22.32.10]Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before Futaba messed up. It happened during this episode and I’m pretty sure she’ll do it again. She may lose a couple of contacts whom she thought were her friends, but she will gain real friends in return. Isn’t it funny how insignificant a teenager’s problems seem? I honestly couldn’t sympathize.

My money is on Kou. He seems rather aggressive and doesn’t seem to shy away like Futaba usually does. I like that. He is himself, he doesn’t put on an act in front of others and he seems to speak his mind a lot. That guy will go far. It will probably be due to his personality that he and Futaba will start dating in the future. I honestly can’t see Futaba doing anything as aggressive as asking him out…

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Jul 12, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 02

I would really despise myself if I didn’t write about this one. You know, I fired up the second episode during my lunch at work so I had something awesome to look at as I made a bowl of chicken soup disappear. By boss saw what I was watching and was put off by the graphic content. It was quite funny.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.00_[2014.07.11_23.29.43]My reviews will be quite troublesome due to the fact that I couldn’t possibly know what that guy, Ken, is going through right now. I kind of picture him as a zombie that wants nothing more than to tear a guy apart and eat his brains. I think that a ghoul is somewhat more selective. I am aware that their hunger is uncontrollable after which they will just hunt down the first human they come across, but they somehow seem far more selective than your average zombie character (not to mention far more intelligent). It’s quite difficult to try to understand how one of those ghoul characters work.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.18_[2014.07.11_23.30.06]The fact that Ken is only half ghoul and half human makes him something else entirely, which makes thing even more interesting than they already are. It kind of remember me of the Blade series; half human and half vampire. At least Ken has a few friends that are willing to show him the ropes instead of throwing him out on the streets to be killed by other ghouls or humans.

There’s just one thing that I’m not sure about. Ken has a couple of organs transplanted into him from Rize, a ghoul that tried to kill him, when they both got trapped underneath those beams. He now seems to have her exact powers as well. I’m not sure I like that. I can’t wait for him to develop a few unique abilities of his own. That should certainly spice things up.

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Jul 12, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Jinsei

I got it right first time! I told myself that this, Jinsei, would be mediocre at the very best and I was completely spot-on! I don’t want to sound like I’m overreacting, but finishing the first episode without skipping through it was quite the challenge.

JinseiI’m a bit disappointed by how plain the characters look. Pretty much all of them. Yuuki, Rino, Fumi… I would not be able to recognize either one of them if you put them in a line-up. Well, maybe I would recognize Rino if she was wearing her glasses and white coat, but that’s about it.

I’m afraid that the story isn’t that much better. I got really bored there. That little competition with the water balloons was pretty funny, but it ends there.

I honestly didn’t expect much more from this one, and I don’t usually talk badly about ecchi anime unless they really do disappoint. I’m afraid I cannot recommend this one.

Plot Summary: Yuki joins his school’s Newspaper Club and is put in charge of the advice column. Part of his task is to mediate between the 3 girls who are the staff of the advice column, who are often at odds, and choose the best answer to the questions.

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Jul 11, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride, Summer Anime 2014

Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride… Yes… Yes… Even I caught wind of the hype surrounding Ao Haru Ride. At least it turned out to be one of those shows that somewhat lived up to it. I quite enjoyed the first episode and will continue to enjoy it if the remaining eleven episodes are just like the first.

Ao Haru RideI honestly wouldn’t change anything about the artwork. The characters look so simple and a bit plain, yet I am positive that I could pick them out of a hundred character line-up. I definitely like what I saw here. Yep.

I also quite like the story. It’s interesting and it shows a great deal of promise. The only thing that I’m worried about is that this is going to turn out to be one of those dead-end romances where nothing ever happens. That would be terribly disappointing.

I am going to carefully recommend this to romance fans. I am still slightly worried, but I am positive that this could be one of those rare shows where the main characters actually fall in love and end up together. We’ll see…

Plot Summary: Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.

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