Jan 15, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Pupa

Haha, I knew it! I knew this would turn out shitty! This is your beloved horror show of 2014? Ha! You can’t expect something to be scary when you only have five minutes per episode. You can’t build up to a decent scare. With this you couldn’t build up to a decent scare if you had 5 hours.

PupaHorrible. Not only was it censored (a censored horror show, really?) but it was so horrible that I might call my doctor tomorrow to have myself tested for eye cancer. It may have been a little creepy but that’s just about it. I did like the parts where the screen went completely black though. That may have been the best part of the artwork.

I’m not even going to comment on the story. They completely screwed over the manga with this horrible anime adaption. It’s truly a disgrace that betrayed many, many expectations. Thank god I knew this would happen when I heard that Deen was behind it all.

Don’t waste your time by watching this. It’s not worth it. It’s horrible. I’d rather watch some loli wave her girly wand to make a few girly monsters disappear.

Plot Summary: Growing up with an abusive father, Utsutsu is highly protective of his younger sister Yume. One day, Yume sees a red butterfly and contracts the strange Pupa virus. She begins to sprout grotesque wings and to indiscriminately attack both animals and humans. Hoping to find a way to stop the advance of the virus, Utsutsu seeks out Maria, a researcher who knows the secret of Pupa. He decides to sacrifice his own body as live bait for the sake of saving Yume.

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Jul 9, 2013

Posted by in Summer Anime 2013

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei

What did I just finish watching? Damn, I was about three or four minutes in before I started getting these annoying Medaka Box flasbacks. Seriously, what did I just watch here?

Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no KoukouseiI must admit that the artwork looks a whole lot better than some of the other shows this season, especially the characters. These are characters that I would be able to pick out of a line-up. I think that having unique and interesting characters is important on a show.

I have no idea what to say about this story though. It’s messed up. A bunch of kids get locked up inside of a messed up school and the only way out is for them to kill each other? It’s like Medaka Box fused with BTOOOM! or something.

There’s no doubt that horror fans will watch this no matter what I say, but to those  that don’t enjoy the sight of blood or psychological warfare; skip this. Don’t even give the first episode a try because it’ll mess with your mind.

Plot Summary: A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

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Oct 7, 2012

Posted by in Fall Anime 2012

Litchi DE Hikari Club

I’ll do this one quickly. I can’t be bothered to spend too much time on this. It doesn’t happen all too often, but the Japanese truly make the strangest things.

Dear reader, have you ever felt the urge to gauge out your eyes and stick knives in your ears? Well, that’s how I felt when watching this. This is supposed to be a funny, dramatic yet romantic anime short? Give me a break. This is a disaster, nothing more. Both the artwork and the story are just horrible.

Don’t do it. Don’t even think about giving this a try. Don’t even think you can bravely watching through the whole thing without giving suicide a fair thought. It’s just not worth your time, which is something we have very little of.

Plot Summary: The story starts of with 9 boys, all in the Hikari Club, who are driven to make the ultimate Artificial Intelligence, and will stop at nothing to create it. The leader of the club, Zera, is an attractive boy who is very sick and twisted. He has complete control of the members. The second-in-command and previous leader, Tamiya, is not happy with the way Zera is controlling everyone, so he tries to reclaim the club, and eventually everything begins to crumble and turn into chaos.

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Jun 30, 2012

Posted by in Sankarea

Sankarea episode 12

Man, what a strange final episode. It doesn’t even feel like the end. There is so much ground left to cover, so I honestly refuse to believe that this is it. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that we can expect a second season. The manga as well as the anime have been doing pretty well in Japan, so it’s only a matter of time before we get some more Sankarea content.

I felt pretty strange as I started watching this episode. I saw Rea-chan continuing her life alongside Chihiro. That’s just too strange. I guess I’m having trouble believing that Rea’s father is really ‘done’ with her. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had actually shown up again during this episode, hoping to take his beloved daughter back home with him. But no, no such thing happened.

We witnessed as Rea continued her new life in the Furuya household. I noticed that the rest of Chihiro’s family, mainly his father, had gotten a bit interested in Rea. They all commented on the fact that Rea-chan only eats those leaves, doesn’t go to school or doesn’t even act like a normal teenage girl. This just makes things a whole lot more complicated for Chihiro and Rea.

The reason why I can’t acknowledge this episode as an ending is actually pretty simple; it doesn’t end anything. It ended with Rea losing control again and forcing herself upon the powerless Chihiro, giving him some sort of bloody kiss in the progress. But Rea and Baabu are still imperfect zombies, so nothing has actually been solved. What happened to the messed up relationship between him and Ranko? What about Rea’s father? Surely he’s doing something in America to help his daughter survive this dreadful curse. Not to mention the little side story involving his unfulfilled wife. Whatever happened to that?

There’s just so much more ground to cover. That is why I cannot believe that this is the end. There has got to be more. Whether it’s a second season or a couple of OVA’s, it does not matter. Things just need to be explained properly for a good story to end well. This story has yet to end. The story ended with the story completely unfinished. For now I’ll just keep my ears to the ground and see what happens on the Sankarea front. There’s not much else that I can do to be honest.

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Jun 23, 2012

Posted by in Sankarea

Sankarea episode 11

Okay, this was the weirdest episode yet. What the hell is wrong with Chihiro? In fact, what the hell is wrong with Rea? The story has just taken a very strange turn into a very strange direction. It makes the possibility of a second season a whole lot smaller.

Chihiro is still being held captive by Rea’s father, Rea is still a zombie, Rea’s mother is still sexually frustrated and Rea’s father is still the same old psychopath. Not much has changed, really. It’s just that the story has taken a strange turn when Rea, Chihiro and Rea’s father got together in the same room. Sure, her father had pierced Chihiro’s stomach with that fencing sword of his, but that’s alright. He didn’t feel the pain at first because of Rea’s poison. Now, that’s not the strangest part. The strange part was when they all started taking and Rea’s father actually gave them permission to live together. Seriously? After all they’ve been through?

Hell, I’m pretty sure that Rea’s father is aware of his daughter’s current predicament. He is aware that she’s a zombie with very little time left. We mustn’t forget that it was Chihiro who brought her back with his potion, so in theory he is also has the best chance of saving her life. Things would be so much easier for him if his grandfather could help. If only his memories wasn’t as messed up as Rea’s father…

Frankly, I’m rather curious as to how this is going to end. I have yet to hear anything about a second season. Sure, the ratings have been pretty good, but there are many other factors than just ratings. I like Rea, I really do, but I think I would rather see him end up with Ranko, even though they’re cousins. It’s a very complicated and vicious love triangle, but hey… There are always losers where there are winners.

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