Apr 21, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen episode 03

So last week’s episode contained quite a bit of action. It also contained a little glimpse of what we can expect from the protagonist. It almost seemed as though they wanted to hint us about a possible power-up.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.15_[2015.04.20_23.25.09]So this episode kind of disappointed because I feel as though it didn’t contribute anything. There was no action and not a lot of progress to be very honest. Perhaps I set the bar a little too high when that girl suddenly showed up last week, but they haven’t done anything about that. That girl is still a complete mystery.

Basically, they, and by they I mean Klaus, played a game that resembles chess against some demon overlord in order to gain some information about a game-changing drug that’s known as Angel Scale or something. It was very uneventful, although we did get to see yet another female character that seems to be quite strong. I’ll be looking forward to learning more about those characters.

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Apr 18, 2015

Posted by in DanMachi

DanMachi episode 03

This season is quite a mess. I have to reschedule a lot of posts for many days later because most of the good shows air on the same day. The other shows, shows that aren’t really worth writing about, air on other days.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.37_[2015.04.17_23.54.35]So Bell managed to ensure the safety of his beloved goddess. You could tell that he was fully prepared to give his live so that she could live on. She took him in when no other family would. They all saw him as dead weight, a parasite that would eat their food, use their beds and other resources. Hestia took him in and turned him into a promising adventurer. That is why I am not at all surprised if he rushed towards death so that that girl could continue living. That just goes to show what kind of respectable character this protagonist is.

[HorribleSubs] DanMachi - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.56_[2015.04.17_23.54.43]I replayed the scene where Hestia updated his stats twice. This time it didn’t show how much he had progressed. I decided to cheat a little bit finding the matching chapter of the manga and found out that his stats had almost doubled. They freakin’ doubled! No wonder he managed to defeat that monster. Doesn’t matter if he has a super-knife; he couldn’t have defeated that monster with just that knife if his stats hadn’t doubled. That knife may be special and forged by another goddess, but that doesn’t mean it’s wielder will instantly become invincible.

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Saint Seiya will never die. These series (and movies and games and pretty much any other content) has been very popular for years. And why not? The story behind it is quite brilliant. But yeah, you can clearly see that the most recent series are just not on the same level as the earlier ones. They are just milking as much money from it as possible.

Saint Seiya Soul of GoldThey tried to keep the artwork as similar as possible, you can tell, but let’s face it; the first series aired almost twenty years ago. You cannot produce stuff from that year and expect to air it in this day and age.

Story-wise it’s okay, I suppose. It’s not nearly one of the best series out there. It’s not going to be either. But hey, it’s better than some of the other shows this season. I for one think it’s worth following.

Saint Seiya fans will probably enjoy this. I cannot recommend this to anime fans that don’t know about the Saint Seiya series, seeing as they will be missing a lot of vital information that would make this story a bit strange.

Plot Summary: In the Underworld, during the fight against Hades, the 12 Gold Saints gave up their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall and allow Seiya and his friends to keep moving forward. Aioria and the Gold Saints, who should have disappeared, come back to life in this beautiful Earth full of light. How have they resurrected if they were supposed to be dead? While the big mystery remains, Aioria gets involved in a new battle and when his Cosmo exceeds its limits.. a change happens to the Leo Cloth!

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen episode 02

I feel like I am gambling by picking this show to write about. I like the concept, I like the story so far and I like most of the characters. I am known to pick at least one show that looks promising, but turns out to be very disappointing.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.16]So Leonardo, the boy whose eyes supposedly belong to god and are known for being able to see every single thing, ended up joining a secret organisation known as Libra. This is fine. I can understand that you want to team up with other like-minded people instead of taking on the world on your own. I can also understand the chief’s decision to put Zapp on bodyguard duty to make sure that Leonardo doesn’t get into too much trouble, seeing as he’s their new important asset and hasn’t really gotten any experience in the field yet.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.34]What I cannot understand is how Leonardo, with the use of his special eyes, managed to see how a ghoulish-looking bus disguised itself as a regular delivery bus and how to ghoulish-looking creatures disguised as regular humans managed to abduct Leonardo after they nearly killed Zapp. It feels like we skipped something.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot that we don’t know yet. This story is only making a little sense. I mean, what were those creatures? Why go through all that trouble? How can they hide so damn well in public? Those are all things that need to be explained before things start making a bit more sense. Also, I think those characters look and acted a bit too childish for my taste, but okay…

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Etotama

Ah, I see… Okay, I think I understand what I saw here. No. There is just no way that this is going to become very popular. I’m sorry, but I got really annoyed by the fact that the characters turn chibi when they fight. That’s ridiculous, annoying and hideous. I absolutely hate chibi crap.

EtotamaAs I said; the characters turn chibi when fighting. I cannot take it all that seriously and even though you may build up the drama and suspense; it’s going to be a fight between stupid chibi characters. Absolutely pointless.

It’s a damn shame about the artwork, seeing as the story is actually pretty interesting. It really is. It is very hard to come up with something unique and refreshing these days, which is why I am giving the story, at least, one thumb up.

Do I recommend it? I’m afraid not. I think the artwork completely ruins an otherwise pretty interesting story. I could never enjoy a show knowing that all the action scenes are filled with chibi characters.

Plot Summary: The anime’s story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.

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