May 5, 2016

Posted by in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episode 03

I was right. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is absolutely fantastic. The agonizing wait for Attack on Titan’s second season has suddenly become far less agonizing now that I’ve got this to keep me busy. Fantastic stuff…

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 03 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.38_[2016.05.04_23.20.19]What I hate most is how the human characters in that world of theirs are all so damn terrified. I hate it because I can somewhat understand them all being scared now that they’re on the brink of extinction. On the other hand it’s also annoying that they keep doubting both Mumei and Ikoma, their two biggest weapons and possibly their only chance to make it to the next station alive. They may have their precious guns and all, but they cannot match the overwhelming abilities of Mumei-chan and Ikoma. It’s like trying to kill a solder inside a tiger tank with a common BB gun; it’s just not done.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 03 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.40_[2016.05.04_23.20.44]I would also like to say that Koutetsujou no Kabaneri is still grossly underrated overall. I have seen several websites and its average is between a 7 and a 7.5 which doesn’t do it justice in my opinion. I wouldn’t go any lower than an eight and that’s me being stingy. I can only hope that this gets at least as many episodes as Attack on Titan.

I also have mixed feelings about the people’s future attempts to attack Mumei and Ikoma. The two of them have made it very clear where they stand despite Ikoma losing control at the end of this episode. I’m sure he won’t end up doing anything too bad, but I doubt that the people will come to accept either of them any time soon (if ever).

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Apr 26, 2016

Posted by in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri episodes 01 & 02

I am going to take it easy this season. I have a new job so I don’t have a lot of time to begin with. The number of shows I can review this season may be limited, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick the best ones. Needless to say that I can’t leave Koutetsujou no Kabaneri alone.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.56_[2016.04.25_23.42.59]This show was made by the same people that created Attack on Titan and it’s actually quite similar. Instead of building walls, fighting with 3D manoeuvrability gear and enormous titans that want to eat you whole, we have something slightly different. Does that mean that this is a total rip-off? Absolutely not. The first episode was enough for me to get hooked.

Instead of fighting man-eating titans as high as buildings (and some even higher) they have to fight whole armies of man-eating super zombies. Instead of flying around from building to building they have to use other weapons in order to try and kill those super zombies. Instead of hiding behind huge walls they have to hide inside train stations that they’ve remodelled into anti-zombie fortresses.

[Ohys-Raws] Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - 02 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.11_[2016.04.25_23.43.27]How can you not be interested after reading all that!? It’s like Attack on Titan but with super zombies. And there is no squeamish kid that transforms into a monster. Just an eager dude that’s fond of science and willing to help his fellow man in any way he can. He managed to obtain a body that doesn’t lose out against those super zombies by preventing that virus from reaching his brain (love that scene by the way) and thereby remaining in full control whilst having all the benefits of that virus. I’m sure we’ll soon learn that there are downsides to it, but I’m just going to play the part of an naïve fool so I can enjoy this a little while longer.

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Jan 22, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Ajin

Okay, I was going to watch the movie, but when I heard that there was also a regular anime adaption coming that was to follow the story accurately I decided not to. And I am kind of glad that I decided that now that I’ve seen the first episode.

AjinI think the animation is great. I don’t know which studio made this, but I like that 2.5D style ever since I saw Knights of Sidonia. It looks very nice and I have very high hopes for this. Very promising indeed.

The artwork is good, but the story just finishes it for me. It clinched my interest in one go and I don’t think I’ll be getting tired of this any time soon. The story is very interesting and I especially like Kei, one of the main characters.

I really do recommend this. Why not indulge in a little supernatural horror with quite a bit of mystery? I think it shows a great deal of promise.

Plot Summary: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

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Oct 13, 2015

Posted by in Fall Anime 2015

Kowabon

Just how many anime shorts are there this season? A new one showed up today. It seems there are still one or two more on their way that we haven’t seen yet. What is the point of all those anime shorts? I am really curious…

KowabonThis one’s a bit different since they apparently created this show by using the rotoscoping method, which is, for as far as I can explain it, having a group of real actors and actresses play all scenes out in real life only so that the animators can then use that footage to recreate it as an animation. I’ll admit that it looks interesting.

The story, for as far as there is one, is not that great. It’s supposed to be scary but it’s not. It’s not at all scary. My little niece probably wouldn’t even find it scary.

I suppose it might be interesting to watch this just because of the way they’ve created this, but it certainly wouldn’t be for a nice scare. That probably won’t happen any time soon.

Plot Summary: There are cameras everywhere in the modern world, monitoring our lives 24/7. Those “eyes” have seen the world you do not know.

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Gakkou Gurashi!

A lot of people are going nuts over this one. I do not see it. It seemed to me like another boring slice of life anime. It could be that it just had a rough start, but to me it seems like nothing special.

Gakkou Gurashi!The artwork is okay. The characters look alright, although I think the cat-girl look has been done to death. They gave Yuki a cat-girl hat and a cat-girl frown from time to time in order to draw out a few laughs. Meh…

The story eludes me. I cannot even remember where I got lost. I have been told that it’s more than just a slice of life anime where school girls go about their business. It’s supposedly about to become quite interesting…

I haven’t seen anything exciting yet. It looked like just another boring slice of life anime to me. Maybe the second episode will change my opinion…

Plot Summary: Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Yūri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

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