Oct 17, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Monster Strike

This was surprisingly watchable. Anime adaptions from games are usually very tricky. Even more so when they’re also anime shorts. This one is actually pretty watchable, especially if you’re rather young (in your teens).

Monster StrikeThe animation is surprisingly nice to watch. In fact, it’s actually pretty good for an anime short. If only all anime shorts were on this level…

The story, even though it’s based on a game, as actually quite interesting. In fact, it might be worth following. It may seem a little childish, sure, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s pretty interesting.

I am going to be watching this and I see no reason to suggest otherwise. It’s only about seven or eight minutes per episode or so, so why not?

Plot Summary: Ren Homura returns to his former residence, yet he feels very uncomfortable: he possesses no memory of having lived there. Without warning or his permission, a game called “Monster Strike” installs itself into Ren’s smartphone; monsters of the game then literally fly out from his smartphone and start fighting on streets. Watching the fighting in amazement, Ren starts picking up his lost memories.

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Jan 11, 2015

Posted by in Winter Anime 2015

Death Parade

This turned out to be incredibly morbid. I am not entirely familiar with one but I heard a lot of good things about it. Will I write about this one? Probably not. It is a little bit too dark for my taste. Would’ve been okay if there were some reason for it.

Death ParadeThe artwork looks really good. No problems there. Two great studios are working on this and it clearly shows. The characters look amazing, de sceneries look amazing and it is overall incredibly detailed. That might not necessarily be a good thing when the show’s this graphic.

Even I cannot deny that, although the story is kind of dark, it certainly is unique. Humans are pretty foul creatures, capable of doing horrible things. To make something that reflects their true nature… Yeah, it’s going to be dark.

Do I recommend it? Sure, to horror fans. This is going to mess with your mind. If you like that sort of thing then go ahead.

Plot Summary: After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to the Death Game, wherein they wager their lives and reveal their true natures. Decim himself is the ultimate arbitrator of who wins and who loses, who lives and who dies.

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Dec 23, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 24

Quite the dramatic episode this turned out to be. I still say the same thing that I have been saying for quite some time now; this was not the way the end the second season. Not at all. I would’ve switched it around so that the Death Gun arc came after this nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2014.12.22_23.35.29]I have seen that a lot of people don’t agree with me. That is fine. I honestly don’t care. I found this last couple of weeks to be ridiculously boring and predictable. We all knew she was going to die and we all knew how she was going to die. I even knew when she was going to die. It became all too obvious that they were saving it for the final episode.

Anyway, I guess I’m a little bit disappointed. They never really finished the Death Gun story in my opinion. This episode may have been better than the last few, but I would not call it a good ending for this season. I can only hope that there’s going to be a third season and that the third season will be a lot better.

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Dec 16, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 24

Well, this certainly turned out to be a very mediocre ending. I had such high hopes for Akame ga Kill! I even dreamt about a continuation and what would happen. All of that got destroyed by this dreadful final episode.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.10_[2014.12.15_23.11.11]So Tatsumi died after all. He powered up at the very last second in order to stop that crazy emperor from destroying the empire and he lost his life in the process. Sure, he will be remembered and everything, but come on… How is this a decent ending? I don’t really care if the protagonist dies in the end. Akame ga Kill! is the sort of show where even the most favoured characters tend to die. I just think it would be a damn shame to kill off more and more in pursuit of an ending that would or, in my case, would not satisfy the viewer. I am just very disappointed.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2014.12.15_23.11.26]We all knew that Esdeath would get killed. Could’ve seen that one coming from a mile away. Although I must really admit that Akame surprised me once again with that mode of hers. She was superb. The one weapon that kills people is what made her strong enough to kill Esdeath. That’s pretty poetic. With Esdeath locking herself and Tatsumi up in ice? I am okay with that too. Shows that she really cared of him after all.

What I absolutely despised and refuse to accept was the fact that Leone had to give up her life in order to defeat that evil advisor. She may have completely destroyed his face, which coincidentally gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but she ended up getting shot after her Imperial Arms was destroyed. She ended dying in a dirty alley. Alone. What a terrible ending that was! She deserved way better than that.

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Dec 15, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 23

What the hell is going on with Sword Art Online lately? I don’t understand where they are going with this. What is the point of it now? The story has been going downhill ever since Kazuto wrapped up that Death Gun nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.12.15_00.15.55]I do not see the value of Asuna bringing a sick girl to school with the help of a virtual presence device in the form of a webcam and microphone. I watched that scene twice in order to figure out the meaning behind it all. I can only imagine that it’s Asuna’s personal wish to help this girl out because she feels really bad for her.

That being said, I am glad that Asuna finally mustered the courage to confront her strict mother. Yeah, yeah… I am aware that she used that game in order to confront her, which make it slightly less impressive if you ask me, but she succeeded in making her point. Her mother finally agreed and Asuna has the green light to do whatever she wants (for now).

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