May 5, 2016

Posted by in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episode 03

I was right. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is absolutely fantastic. The agonizing wait for Attack on Titan’s second season has suddenly become far less agonizing now that I’ve got this to keep me busy. Fantastic stuff…

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 03 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.38_[2016.05.04_23.20.19]What I hate most is how the human characters in that world of theirs are all so damn terrified. I hate it because I can somewhat understand them all being scared now that they’re on the brink of extinction. On the other hand it’s also annoying that they keep doubting both Mumei and Ikoma, their two biggest weapons and possibly their only chance to make it to the next station alive. They may have their precious guns and all, but they cannot match the overwhelming abilities of Mumei-chan and Ikoma. It’s like trying to kill a solder inside a tiger tank with a common BB gun; it’s just not done.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 03 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.40_[2016.05.04_23.20.44]I would also like to say that Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is still grossly underrated overall. I have seen several websites and its average is between a 7 and a 7.5 which doesn’t do it justice in my opinion. I wouldn’t go any lower than an eight and that’s me being stingy. I can only hope that this gets at least as many episodes as Attack on Titan.

I also have mixed feelings about the people’s future attempts to attack Mumei and Ikoma. The two of them have made it very clear where they stand despite Ikoma losing control at the end of this episode. I’m sure he won’t end up doing anything too bad, but I doubt that the people will come to accept either of them any time soon (if ever).

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Apr 26, 2016

Posted by in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episodes 01 & 02

I am going to take it easy this season. I have a new job so I don’t have a lot of time to begin with. The number of shows I can review this season may be limited, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick the best ones. Needless to say that I can’t leave Koutetsujou no Kabaneri alone.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.56_[2016.04.25_23.42.59]This show was made by the same people that created Attack on Titan and it’s actually quite similar. Instead of building walls, fighting with 3D manoeuvrability gear and enormous titans that want to eat you whole, we have something slightly different. Does that mean that this is a total rip-off? Absolutely not. The first episode was enough for me to get hooked.

Instead of fighting man-eating titans as high as buildings (and some even higher) they have to fight whole armies of man-eating super zombies. Instead of flying around from building to building they have to use other weapons in order to try and kill those super zombies. Instead of hiding behind huge walls they have to hide inside train stations that they’ve remodelled into anti-zombie fortresses.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.11_[2016.04.25_23.43.27]How can you not be interested after reading all that!? It’s like Attack on Titan but with super zombies. And there is no squeamish kid that transforms into a monster. Just an eager dude that’s fond of science and willing to help his fellow man in any way he can. He managed to obtain a body that doesn’t lose out against those super zombies by preventing that virus from reaching his brain (love that scene by the way) and thereby remaining in full control whilst having all the benefits of that virus. I’m sure we’ll soon learn that there are downsides to it, but I’m just going to play the part of an naïve fool so I can enjoy this a little while longer.

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Mar 30, 2016

Posted by in Gate 2

Gate 2 episode 12

I wish the studio behind Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen would take a good look at Gate so that they might learn what a good ending is all about. Honestly… Gate never disappoints, does it? It’s been a rollercoaster since the very beginning.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.11_[2016.03.29_23.39.08]The only injustice is that it’s over. I can only hope that there’s going to be another season of this. That warrior bunny and that cocky prince survived even though they were both defeated. That cannot be called justice. That prince is still at large and even though princess Pina will be the empire’s new ruler the guy still does have power.

I wanted to see so much more of Rory-chan and those other demi-gods, which is exactly why I am hoping for at least a third season. The thought of things ending at a point where that prince and warrior bunny are still at large, where Pina’s about to be crowned and where Rory-chan still has not yet been set free from that god is not an ending at all.

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Mar 30, 2016

Posted by in Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 25

This ending was a real disappointing one no matter how I look at it. There was no real closure, no real significant progress and I honestly wonder what the point of it all was. It almost seems a little bit cruel to be honest.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.13_[2016.03.29_23.37.20]I mean, Oshutoru ends up dying in a very weird way (he turned to dust), and so Haku decides to take his place by pretending to be him and telling others that Oshutoru survived but Haku died. It seems highly illogical that he is going through life now as a dead general instead of announcing to the world who he really is.

The real kicker is that poor Kuon’s heart was mercilessly broken. She loves Haku and the news of him supposedly being dead did so much damage that she’s become a wandering loner once again. Is that supposed to be an ending? They didn’t wrap things up at all. Very disappointing indeed.

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Mar 24, 2016

Posted by in Gate 2

Gate 2 episode 11

Man… The thought of Gate ending is really upsetting. Why give Assassination Classroom so man episodes and Gate so few? I would rather have it the other way, seeing as Gate has so much more to offer in the long run.

[HorribleSubs] GATE - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.43_[2016.03.23_23.52.50]I could summarize this week’s episode by simply calling it an epic turn of events, but that wouldn’t do it justice. It was fantastic to see how the JSDF came into action by send out choppers, paratroopers and various other armed forces to fight off hostile soldiers and protect that palace and the people inside. I could do with more of that.

Also, the look on that fool’s face as his empire was being overrun was absolutely priceless. I still hate the fact that they’re completely oblivious to the fact that he’s obviously being manipulated by his own slave. Oh well… At least the guy’s losing leverage bit by bit. He’ll lose a lot if Youji actually manages to rescue the princess.

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