Oct 27, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 16

Watching Sword Art Online has really become nerve-wracking. I keep trying to figure out where they’re going with this. This is not about some quest for a special sword. I am still looking for a character that might turn out to be the new enemy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.10.26_23.56.08]I doubt this quest will take much longer. The next episode should finish that if all goes well. I highly doubt that the remaining episodes of this season will revolve around Kazuto’s in-game experience. Don’t get me wrong, I like games a lot, as you could probably tell by looking at my screen name, but I don’t want to keep watching this quest business for much longer if it doesn’t lead to something important. Of course, by important I mean something that might affect Kazuto in the ‘real world’. I doubt a special sword from that game would help the guy get a job in a few years’ time.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.46_[2014.10.26_23.56.21]I could not help but notice that one of the characters said that the quests in the game were infinite because there are infinite legends and myths. That is wrong. I don’t know if that was just poorly translated to English, but that would be very wrong. There is by no means an infinite amount of myths or legends. There are a lot of them, I agree, but they are not infinite. A couple of million players should easily be able to clear all of those in a reasonable amount of time. I don’t know… Maybe I’m just nit-picking because the story isn’t going as I had hoped.

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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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