Oct 20, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 15

Hmm… I am having a hard time figuring out the rest of the story at this point. The enemy, the Death Gun gang, has been defeated for as far as we know. I haven’t forgotten about that threat, but really… What can I expect at this point?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.23_[2014.10.19_23.21.11]Quite a weird turn of events. Kazuto has his account back in the land of fairies and decided to team up with his friends in order to go out on a quest to recover the famous sword Excalibur. I had no idea that swapping accounts from game to game was that easy. In fact, I never even thought that going on quests like that was that easy. Shino is completely new to the game and doesn’t even have the right equipment from what I could tell. How is it that she is going on that quest when she’s a noob? The MMORPG’s that I’ve ever played were never that easy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.51_[2014.10.19_23.21.40]So the group set off on a flying elephant (don’t ask) in order to find that sword, an item that no player has found yet. It makes me think about the competition that they have. Many players are out there trying to find that sword and I am sure that quite a few of them are player killers or PK’ers for short. I very doubt that they are the “new enemy”.

I am putting my money on that strange NPC. She was doing something that she normally doesn’t do. She only did it do Kazuto’s party, too, and I just don’t believe in coincidences like that. Either she or the person controlling her will be latest enemy, I’m sure.

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Oct 14, 2014

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Hi sCoool! SeHa Girl

I will sum this nonsense up with one simple word: worthless. There are plenty of other negative words that I could’ve used, but I will be going with that one for now.

Hi sCoool! SeHa GirlThe artwork is just dreadful. They need to stop with this 2.5D nonsense because it is visual hell. Either stick to 2D or go completely 3D. Anything in between rarely works.

The story… Is there one? I don’t know. I was so annoyed because of the artwork that I forgot to pay attention to the story. That says a lot.

Seriously, this is one of those times where you just need to listen to me when I tell you that you will be wasting your limited time in this world on this crap. It isn’t worth it.

Plot Summary: The story of the anime will revolve around Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive, who have just enrolled in SeHaGaga Academy at Tokyo’s Haneda Ōtorii station. They are given an assignment needed to graduate by a suspicious teacher, and to clear this assignment, the girls need to enter the world of Sega games. The girls must try their best to graduate without incident.
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/anime/23787/Hi%E2%98%86sCoool!_SeHa_Girls#HdMysOtZKGBHqGLr.99

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Oct 7, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 14

There we go. Justice has been served. It took us fourteen weeks to see that little creep go down like that, but we’re here. Now all that’s left is to remove the remaining threats; the remaining members of Laughing Coffin that helped those two brothers with their little plan.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.56_[2014.10.06_22.55.37]So Kazuto came in and save the day in real life this week. He’s no longer just a virtual hero. He surpassed that point in his life and is now actually saving people from getting killed in the “real world”. I think it’s safe to say that he found his calling. Maybe he should consider about becoming a detective or something along those lines.

Do I like it that Kazuto figured everything out beforehand? I have no problems with it. He knew that there was a group of people behind those murders and that they were using some kind of injectable poison that would cause a person to die of heart failure. He just figured it out at one point and somehow guessed that that’s how they did it.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.14_[2014.10.06_22.55.56]What surprised me more than anything is Shino’s recovery rate. She was terrified of guns until just a little while ago. She would go to pieces if people used their hands to illustrate the shape of a handgun, but now? Those b*tches actually pointed a gun at her (a BB gun) and she didn’t seem to have a lot of trouble with it. In fact, she took it from them and played with it for a little bit before giving it back. She didn’t even mind going with Kazuto, whom came to pick her up after school. She is definitely headed in the right direction. Good for her.

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Oct 5, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Log Horizon 2

So this got a second season as well, huh? Not entirely surprising. Log Horizon took many people by surprise. A lot of people really liked the first season and became die-hard fans ever since. I am not one of those people.

Log Horizon 2I was never really a big fan of the artwork. It looks alright, but I feel like they just need to polish up some of the details. The “special effects” aren’t always as great as you might expect. The characters do look very nice though.

Second, the story never really caught my attention. I think I watched the first three or four episodes before I got fed up with it. The story just doesn’t really do it for me.

People that have seen the first season will undoubtedly watch the second one. No doubt in my mind about that. I won’t. It all comes down to personal taste. Do you like shows about adventure games? Give this a shot then.

Plot Summary: Veteran gamer Shiroe and other players have been trapped in the world of the online game Elder Tales for six months. The once chaotic city of Akiba has regained its everyday hustle and bustle following the formation of the self-governing organization Round Table Meeting. The earthlings, who are originally from the game world, have gained the trust of Shiroe by waging a defensive war against the Goblins in Zantleaf Region. This has led Princess Rayneshia of the Cowen family, the highest-ranking Earthling Aristocrats, to live in Akiba.

It’s almost winter and the Adventurers are thinking about what they’re going to do and what their goals are in this other world. Will they remain in Akiba or go to the city of the West? Or will they travel to the land of the North or another faraway country? The opinions of the Adventurers begin to diverge. What adventures await the members of the Shiroe team in this second series of Log Horizon?

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Oct 4, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Selector Spread WIXOSS

The funding for this project must’ve been substantial. I heard that both the DVD sales and the overall ratings were rather disappointing. I for once would never have given this a second season since I barely made it through the first one.

Selector Spread WIXOSSThe artwork isn’t the issue here. The characters look very interesting, it is overall pretty detailed and in the end there is very little that I would have changed.

The story is the biggest problem for me. It just gets so repetitive and dull that it just makes me want to stop watching. The first season was like that. At one point it actually started becoming so predictable that I actually managed to predict the ending quite accurately.

Do I recommend this? Only to those that liked the first season. The people whom, like me, barely made it through the first season probably won’t finish this season. I am fairly certain I won’t.

Plot Summary: WIXOSS is a card game that’s popular with teenagers. Supposedly there exist “LRIG Cards,” female character cards with wills of their own. Special girls can hear the voices of the LRIGs, and those who possess them are called Selectors. These Selectors have card battles in a dimension that other humans cannot access. It’s said that whoever triumphs in these battles will have their wish granted. Ruko Kominato is the latest girl to find an LRIG card. She names her card Tama, and without any further explanation is thrown into her life as a Selector.

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