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.

Read More
Mar 17, 2016

Posted by in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans episode 23

Okay, I have mixed feelings about this episode because there was something that I was happy with and one or two things that I was less happy with.  I know that’s usually the case, but we are nearing the end (I think?) and I see no plausible ending in sight.

[HorribleSubs] Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.57_[2016.03.16_23.54.41]I’m happy that Mika-kun took revenge for his fallen comrade. That woman killed one of those kids without even knowing them just because she was ordered to. Killing people blindly is unforgivable and needs to be repaid in kind. She is now dead, her mission failed; the debt has been successfully repaid. That’s the good part.

The slightly less good part is that Gjallarhorn seems to have at least one powerful Gundam suit and brand-new super soldiers to pilot it. The underdog is once again forced to scurry along as the big dogs hunt them down. Nothing will ever change for as long as Tekkadan keeps trusting random characters. It’s an endless loop.

Read More
Mar 15, 2016

Posted by in Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 23

I honestly do not understand this episode. I’m just a little disappointed in myself that I missed a really obvious Easter egg all this time. I actually feel a little stupid.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.13_[2016.03.14_23.22.18]Haku’s older brother was the one that created all those life forms so that he wouldn’t feel so lonely. A few of them he created to look like relatives; his wife, daughter and I also think his younger brother. I just noticed that Oshutoru (in general mode) looks a lot like Haku. That could be because Haku’s older brother may have created him in Haku’s image.

I know it’s silly. Something as that has been on my mind ever since I saw the episode. But I just can’t focus on the fact that Haku’s still running all over the place with the gang in order to pursue justice. I’m not just going for the obvious by saying that the tactician is behind it all. I’m currently reserving judgement.

Read More
Mar 10, 2016

Posted by in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans episode 22

I honestly don’t even want to write this post. I have no motivation whatsoever. There are so many things wrong about this episode that it makes me want to stop watching altogether. The only reason why I am doing it anyway is because we learned a few new things about the Gundams and what impact they had on their world.

[HorribleSubs] Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.46_[2016.03.09_23.43.31]I don’t want to waste any time by pointing out how weak Orga is now that Biscuit has passed away. I’ll just get straight to the point where Gjallarhorn is now equipping some of their own soldiers with that dreadful Alaya-Vijnana System in order to allow them to bring out their Gundams’ full potential. Even though they shouldn’t be the ones with Gundams.

But yeah, Gjallarhorn seems to be interested in fighting fire with fire. When you fight against an opponent with an advantage as unfair as Mika’s then you might want to start levelling the field a bit by creating some super soldiers of your very own. I won’t knock Gjallarhorn for that. I just hope that Tekkadan will ultimately take those Gundams.

Read More
Mar 8, 2016

Posted by in Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 22

It’s a damn shame that Haku is once again being portrayed as a lowly outlaw. It baffles me that he isn’t just making himself known to the public. Just let them tell him how he’s related to their deceased emperor.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.19_[2016.03.07_23.28.28]The sight of watching Haku and the rest sneak about the city in order to break Oshutoru out of that prison was kind of depressing. They could’ve gone about it so much easier and safer, but no… They just had to take a detour and take risks like that. I know that I’m making it sound rather simple, as though everyone would just believe Haku if he were to announce that he was the former emperor’s younger brother, but I am sure that there are ways to prove it. He would reunite the eight pillar generals, free Oshutoru by clearing him of all charges and set up a rescue party to bring back Munechika. Even I must admit how simplistic that sounds…

Read More