Feb 9, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 18

I can remember how easy it was to write two or more posts a day when I still had my old job. I had very little to do during the day so all I ever really did was surf the web and write posts. Now that I have a job that actually requires me to work I noticed that writing multiple posts on the same day is quite challenging.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.31_[2016.02.08_23.33.05]I’ll just get right to it; I find it out that Haku is continuing on like normal. I mean, he found out that he is in fact ‘human’ and that the emperor is actually his older brother that created all those animal-eared humans. You’d think that he would be spending a lot more time at the palace, but no… Nothing seems to have changed.

Nobody knows about this (yet). Haku didn’t seem to want to profit from it. In fact; he’s going on yet another dangerous journey with his friends to delivery their allies some supplies so that they can continue their war. I just think it’s strange that the old man suddenly declared war like that. We have no idea what happened before that…

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Feb 3, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 04

So I went to work today seeing as I was feeling a little bit better when I woke up. Big mistake. Now I feel like I’m about to die and writing this post is basically an extremely difficult ending to an already extremely difficult day.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.33_[2016.02.02_23.47.49]This episode was so obvious and yet so entertaining that it’s quite easy to make this post short. I mean, that hostage damn near got killed after making it quite clear that she doesn’t care anymore whether she lives or dies, a soldier got hurt in the process and the culprit is dead. The mastermind? Obviously she’ll be getting away with it for now.

As for Youji and his quest to slay that dragon… Well… I suppose they will manage eventually when backup arrives, but I’m more concerned with hose those elves treated him and his friends after he came that way to basically kill that dragon before it could kill all of them. I would almost say that it’d be more fun to see him slay that dragon after it wiped out those elves.

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Feb 2, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 17

What a fantastic episode! So many questions answered in one go! I love it! I thought that it was an amusing, far-fetched story, but now it seems that there’s a lot more to it than that. I am so glad I picked this show.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.18_[2016.02.01_23.11.50]I’m glad that they moved on. Watching a depressed Haku for too long would’ve really had a negative impact on the show. Instead they surprised us with one hell of an episode that basically explained the entire show in one go. I actually dare say that the story is actually plausible and not at all as sci-fi-ish as people thought it was.

To think an episode as this actually started out with Kuon treating Haku’s feed with some of her homemade ‘medicines’. You wouldn’t really expect to see anything as amazing as this after seeing something like that. They really tricked us big-time. Well done! I wouldn’t mind a lot more of episodes like these.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.11_[2016.02.01_23.12.28]Now, I simply love what happened after Haku decided to amuse that old man and his stories. The mother of all twists arrived shortly after it turned out that humanity almost went instinct after most humans turned into those slimy things that they call curses. Those that didn’t turn were wiped out or died of natural causes. The only humans, apparently, are that old man and Haku, whom, apparently, turn out to be brothers. All other living creatures are basically created by that old man to keep him company. Amazing stuff. It’s going to be a pain to wait until the next episode. I want it now!

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Jan 27, 2016

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Gate 2 episode 03

I wanted to write this post yesterday but I feel asleep. I do not regret it. I’ve been feeling so horrible lately and last night I actually managed to catch a few hours of sleep without coughing up a lung. I can only hope that I’ll be just as lucky tonight.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.56_[2016.01.27_00.03.58]I’ll come out and say it right away; I do not like how Youji is letting himself be manipulated like that. That dark elf used a lot of underhanded methods in order to get his help. She clearly does not mind to ruin other people’s lives if it means that her people get to keep theirs. Some might think it’s quite admirable that she’s willing to go so far for her people. I do not.

I have recently also been told that Youji will make some kind of pact with Rory. I have no idea what that’s about, but it couldn’t have been her biting him at the end of the episode, right? What was so special about that? All I get to see is the adorable Rory bite Youji’s arm. The only injustice is that she has been getting way too little screen-time lately.

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Jan 27, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 16

This could’ve gone either way. This could be my fever talking, but I do believe that this was one the best possible outcomes. I was in no mood to watch a sulking Haku for twenty minutes. Instead I got to see something interesting.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.12_[2016.01.27_00.03.02]So Kuon may have realized that she’s interested in Haku. I personally doubt it since I already know how thick-headed she is, but one can only hope that something’s finally going to happen between those two. I wouldn’t mind after sixteen weeks. It’s about time we got to see a little bit of romance amongst the comedy and action.

Now, I know that the emperor has shown quite a lot of interest in Haku. I very much doubt that Haku will be receiving one of those weird masks in the future because he’s simply not a soldier. He doesn’t even want to fight. I’d be pretty shocked if that happened, but I do find it strange that the old man is so interested in Haku.

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