Apr 11, 2015

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Gintama 2015

Now, now… Don’t be surprised. Gintama was and still is insanely popular. The problem with that is that they try to milk it out as much as possible, just like with other popular shows. They don’t really care of the quality of the story goes down, just as long as money keeps coming in.

Gintama 2015The artwork will never really change. At least not in a negative way. If anything, it’ll just continue to get better and better until they find a new way to crank the level of artwork even higher than it already is.

The story is questionable though. Like I said; they will do anything to ensure that money keeps coming in with these popular shows. That usually means that some area gets affected. Usually it’s the story.

Gintama fans will watch this either way. No point in recommending this one since most anime fans already know about it.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Edo-period Japan suffered a great cultural shock—the aliens called Amanto invaded the Earth, overpowered the nation’s government, and outlawed the carrying of swords by the once proud samurai. Moreover, the aliens took the people’s jobs and are currently running Japan as a sweatshop using the natives as laborers. In this strange new era are Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai whose personal trademarks are his naturally permed silver hair, his love of anything sweet, and his addiction to Shonen Jump; Shinpachi Shimura, the teenaged heir of the Kakido-Ryu style; and Kagura, an incredibly strong alien girl from the powerful Yato clan. The trio are self-employed in an odd jobs shop called Yoruzuya Gin-chan, which offers to do almost anything for a price, from finding lost kittens to saving the world. Unfortunately, the jobs rarely go as planned, or pay enough to cover the pain and suffering the employees encounter—never mind their rent.

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Apr 9, 2015

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Arslan Senki

This was surprisingly amusing to watch. I have always been a fan of shows and movies where large armies fighting each other. Action like that has always interested me. It really never gets boring.

Arslan SenkiThe artwork isn’t bad. A lot of studios are working on this (more than usual) and you can tell that it is not a budget production as the level of detail is pretty high. I honestly couldn’t complain about the things I’ve seen so far.

The story? Well… We have a young price that doesn’t know a damn thing about the world. This will undoubtedly leave to many adventures and discoveries that involve great amounts of action.

Do I recommend it? Sure. I think I can. It looks very promising. Do you like medieval warfare and a good amount of adventure? Give this a try. I am already waiting for the second episode to come out.

Plot Summary: Arslan is the heir apparent of Pars, a strong nation that sits at the hear of the trade route connecting the East and the West. When the pagan nation of Lusitania begins an invasion of Pars, the timid Arslan is confronted with battle for the first time. His worst anxieties are realized the Parsian army falls for a Lusitanian stratagem and are routed. He barely escapes with his life, thanks to the loyal and indomitable warrior Daryun. Together they will stand against the invasion and the cruelties of fate that are about to blow down on Pars.

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Mar 31, 2015

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Maria the Virgin Witch episode 12

I will have to admit that this wasn’t one of the endings I had hoped for, but I guess it’s the best next thing. Am I satisfied? Sure. A good ending for yet another underrated show. If only more people had given this a fair chance.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_00.24_[2015.03.30_23.14.45]Nevertheless, I am still not satisfied with the fact that that mercenary was allowed to leave like that. He is alive and well and was even given the right to speak to Archangel Michael when he asked him what he thought of Maria. Of course he’s going to say negative things. But that’s not the point. The point is that he’s still alive after raping Maria, killing his chief and so many others. That insane monk got killed when he approached Michael, but that mercenary will be allowed to live, after which he will probably continue to wage war in order to loot and loot.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_15.18_[2015.03.30_23.15.11]I also did not like the idea of Maria becoming human so that she can live her life and have children of her own. The only thing that I liked about that is that Ezekiel got spared and will be reborn as Maria’s child. That part I definitely liked. But the thought of a powerless Maria does not suit me one tiny bit to be honest.

May review may not reflect it, but I really was satisfied with the episode. It was a nice ending to an overall good show. There will always be one or two things that you won’t agree with it in the end, but you know it’s a good show when it ends and you already start wishing for another season of it. I can only hope to see more of this someday…

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Mar 24, 2015

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Maria the Virgin Witch episode 11

I suppose this was a really good episode in general. A lot of good things happened and I am pretty sure that more good things are about to happen. That all being said, I cannot help but feel that one or two things did not go as I had hoped.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_08.25_[2015.03.23_23.46.55]First thing’s first; that insane mercenary was allowed to leave after all the thing that he had done. He raped Maria, gave her to the church and almost killed the boy that Maria loves. When is it enough? Why is he not being punished for his crimes? I understand that Maria hates violence and will always interfere when war breaks out. But did she really have to be like that when it involved the one guy that took everything from her? The one guy that almost got her killed. It was more than just foolish to let him go with that horrible woman, especially after she acted like a complete idiot.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.29_[2015.03.23_23.47.17]It goes without saying that this story would’ve gone completely different if it were up to me. It probably would’ve been a horrible story, but I would’ve had that guy die a hundred times over. I would’ve removed a limb during every episode. His other arm during this week, a leg next week, the other leg the week after that, and so on…

Still, a lot of good came from it. Maria has her power back, she has a boyfriend now and she’s standing face to face with Archangel Michael once more. I doubt they’re going to fight again, but something tells me that Maria is going to be victorious if they were to find one another. I don’t know why. All that’s left now is to see what kind of happy end we’ll get to see.

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Mar 17, 2015

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Maria the Virgin Witch episode 10

I am really happy that Maria has made all of those friends recently. She may not have her powers back, but she has friends that are willing to support and help her now that she needs it. That just goes to show that she doesn’t stand alone, at least.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_00.17_[2015.03.16_23.49.46]So Maria was supposed to die at the stake for being a witch. They were planning on burning her even though she saved their lives many times over. It makes you wonder why she even wanted to help them. The war has started once again and things are getting out of hand. Many people are dying and many properties are being destroyed now that Maria isn’t around to prevent them from going to war. People must’ve realized this by now, so why support the church when they are so useless instead of supporting Maria, whom has been stopping one war after the other all this time? It’s so stupid.

[Ohys-Raws] Junketsu no Maria - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.16_[2015.03.16_23.50.09]I also thought that that English witch was quite right when saying that the angels and that their creative is wrong. They do now know love because love if something that humans created. It’s something that defines humanity, so it is only natural that the heavens don’t understand it. She definitely won that argument, even though she nearly got killed.

What now? As Maria going to get her powers back? Is she going to fight the heavens again? There are, if I am correct, two episodes left so a lot can still happen, but I suspect that that mysterious entity is going to involve itself with Maria soon. Why else approach Maria regularly like that? It obviously has plans for Maria.

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