Oct 24, 2014

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Parasyte episode 03

Another eventful Parasyte episode. I must say that this one really got me thinking about what to expect from Parasyte. Quite frankly, I am not sure that I like what I’m seeing here. This episode was quite worrying if you stop to think about it.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.52_[2014.10.23_23.18.16]So a couple of parasites joined the big picture. I thought that Shinichi, having gained a little bit of power through that parasitic friend of his, would’ve become a parasite hunter and exterminated all of them. I kept in mind the fact that Migi merely wants to survive and prefers to avoid any and all conflict with other parasites if he can. This puts Shinichi, who wants to kill all human-eating parasites, in a very weird place, especially now that he has to deal with two of them, one of which may be more intelligent and experience than him and Migi.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.23_[2014.10.23_23.18.51]Okay, so let’s talk about this “A” guy. He is not on that woman’s level yet, but he poses an immediate threat now that he’s standing face to face with Shinichi. Will he win though? Probably not. I’d be amazed if Shinichi and Migi ended up victorious again without even a scratch on ‘em. I’m fine with them continuing their winning streak, but keep it a little bit more realistic (and I am using that term loosely right now).

And finally, that woman… She is actually Shinichi’s math teacher and knows whom he cherishes the most. She actually has a hostage that she could harm whenever she pleases, basically ensuring Shinichi’s full cooperation. She planned it all out and she is probably more experienced than Migi, making her a very big threat. This is going to get rough…

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Oct 17, 2014

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Parasyte episode 02

Awww yeah! Parasyte just keeps getting better and better. I am not at all a big fan of dubstep, but Parasyte makes it work! Certain scenes are just so much better with dubstep in the background. Very well done, Japan. To think that this type of music, which was created in 1990 or 1991 I believe, has become incredibly popular over the past year.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2014.10.16_23.15.42]So the protagonist, Shinichi, is trying to get used to his new parasitic friend. It is noticeable how little he tries to use that hand. He obviously doesn’t trust that parasite, whom has been given the name Migi. Can I blame him for that? No. The first thing he did was grope the heroine’s breasts (good job, Migi) and during this episode he knocked a bully, whom was bullying Shinichi because he was jealous of his relationship with Satomi-chan, a few metres away. I am pretty sure the guy lost consciousness for a couple of seconds before he ran away screaming.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.02_[2014.10.16_23.15.55]Shinichi is having a very hard time with all of this newfound information. He know knows that people are being slain by those mysterious parasites, but he also realizes that some people just aren’t worth saving. He assumes that Migi will just help him defeat all of those hostile parasites, which is a terrible miscalculation on his part.

Migi is brilliant. I love that character. That create is obviously far more intelligent than your average human being and does everything in a way that ensures his survival. He puts himself before anything else and has no problems making that very clear to Shinichi. That being said, how long will Migi stay passive when Shinichi is constantly putting them in danger by seeking out hostile parasites? This will seriously be very interesting.

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Oct 15, 2014

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Parasyte

I see this as this season’s Tokyo Ghoul. Is that wrong of me? I don’t think so. Sure, this didn’t get my heart going like Tokyo Ghoul did, but god did I love the first episode. I’d have to be a complete fool if I didn’t write about this.

Parasyte -the maxim-The artwork is great, which is not all that surprising since Madhouse is working on it. The characters look cool, the sceneries look nice and I am loving those parasitic creatures. It makes you wonder about what kind of person would come up with that sort of thing.

Story-wise this is gold. Pure gold. I can safely say that there is nothing like it out there, which is quite rare nowadays. Almost everything has been done at least once in one way or another. This is just interestingly unique.

If there is any part of you that likes action, horror or sci-fi creatures, not necessarily in one show, than this is definitely for you. It is very interesting and the story is ever so promising. I have only seen the first episode and I already want more.

Plot Summary: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself “Migi” (“right”). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn’t the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.

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Sep 29, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Terra Formars

I had actually seen the OVA before this episode and planned to write something about it. I decided to wait a few weeks because I knew that this show would be airing this season. I must say that I’m a tad bit disappointed.

Terra FormarsI have to be honest and say that I haven’t read the manga (or whatever this is based on). My first impressed is that it looks okay, even though I am not at all excited about those cockroach guys. They all look the same and I honestly think that that’s just really uninspiring and lazy.

I have very little complaints about the story. The artwork is what I have issues with. The story is alright. It’s pretty unique and filled with horror and drama. Still, I wouldn’t want to see many more than thirteen episodes maximum of this.

Horror and sci-fi fans might like this sort of thing. I for one am not sure about it. I might actually skip this one. It is incredibly censored, the enemy is just dull and I honestly cannot see myself watching a lot of these episodes. This could’ve been great if there was a variety of enemies and if the censoring wasn’t so severe.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Shokichi Komachi was part of the Bugs 2 mission to Mars that discovered Terra Formars, human-cockroach hybrids that resulted from a terraforming accident. Shokichi was one of only two survivors. Now, the AE virus that came from Mars is raging wildly on earth. Shokichi boards the spacecraft Annex 1 to go back to Mars to find a sample in order to create a vaccine. They will face an unanticipated accident, a multinational conspiracy, and even more advanced Terra Formars.

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Sep 20, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 12

What in the name of bloody hell was this!? What is wrong with these Japanese people and their endings? I just don’t understand. Usually a good start and often enough a bad ending, just like this one. What a huge let-down.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_24.06_[2014.09.19_23.03.25]About half of the episode was dedicated to Ken’s madness. He was driven mad by the constant torture and was forced to see Rize once again. He actually seemed to have a conversation with her as they both when on a spiritual journey together. Really? You dedicate about eighty percent of the final episode to this crap? Are you kidding me!?

Ken’s hair turned white after being somewhat broken by Jason’s torture, after which he powered up and mopped the floor with Jason. It took twelve weeks to get to this point. Ken got captured, tortured and is now finally free and stronger than ever. He even defeated that guy. And what happened? We didn’t even get to see it. We didn’t even get to see Ken reunited with his friends. There is no news of a second season, which depends on the upcoming sales, so I can only call this a bad ending.

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