Sep 22, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 25

I was a bit worried. I thought that this was the final episode. I saw the ending and had a crazy look on my face, when I suddenly saw “Next week…” That just isn’t funny. I forgot that this show has twenty-six episodes and not twenty-five.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.12_[2014.09.21_21.53.35]So all hell has finally broken loose. An army of armed terrorists has taken the city by surprise and is currently shooting everything up. It is kind of sad when they attack a school meeting, it is sadder when they actually attack the students, but we kind of reach the very bottom of sadness when those very students are actually kicking their asses. Slowly their soldiers are being picked off one by one as the students, whom don’t have to rely on weapons, use their magical abilities to get rid of those non-magical terrorists. Grown men being killed by high school teenagers… How shameful.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.26_[2014.09.21_21.54.15]There is one thing that I did not like. Actually, it isn’t that I disliked it, it’s just that I’m rather disappointed by it. They put Tatsuya in a suit that he invented. Tatsuya is completely covered and you can’t tell it’s him. Also, it would seem as though his magical powers haven’t gotten stronger since Miyuki did something to him last week.

I am quite interested in the final episode. The students appear to be safe now. Tatsuya, after saving a few more lives, took off to go to the front lines in order to deal with those invaders. I just hope that I still get to see that one scene that I’ve wanted to see for months now; a scene where Tatsuya deals with his family once and for all. That probably won’t happen though, will it?

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Sep 21, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 378

Why push in a double feature filler? You won the manga a week to get ahead, which isn’t nearly worth all the effort, especially since there have been rumours going around about the manga finishing up its final arc, thereby ending the Naruto series after many, many years.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.09.20_23.44.21]So Obito became the host for the Ten Tails, hmm? Fine. I don’t agree with it, but it’s better than watching a nonsense filler that pretty much takes us back many months and shows us crap that we’ve either already seen or something that we don’t need to see. Nevertheless, Obito should never have been able to become its host since the Ten Tails isn’t actually complete. The Eight Tails and the Nine Tails have yet to be absorbed by it. Only small chunks of Chakra have been absorbed, which shouldn’t have made the Ten Tails complete, because by that logic the Ten Tails could’ve been formed without extracting any of the Tailed beasts from their hosts. Just steal a little Chakra and that would’ve been it, right?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.38_[2014.09.20_23.45.15]Anyway, we are back to the same point where we always land when something new happens; we get an overpowering enemy that suddenly gains a power boost. Yes, Naruto can control more and more of the Nine Tails’ Chakra now, but it’s useless against an opponent like that. It is no surprise that Naruto, too, will get a power boost in the end in order to level things a bit.

Haven’t you realized that that’s pretty much it in the Naruto series? It always revolves around that system. A strong enemies shows up, the main (and supporting) characters aren’t strong enough so they become stronger in order to defeat the enemy, after which a new, stronger enemy appears and the whole process just starts all over again. That is one of the things that makes this show extremely predictable at times.

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Sep 15, 2014

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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 24

I am forced to keep this post short and simple due to a severe lack of free time today. Mind you, this episode definitely deserves a review of at least three hundred words. Just calling it epic wouldn’t be enough. I have a good feeling about the ending…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.09.14_23.39.27]So the convention got attacked by terrorists with guns. How boring. It took Tatsuyu a couple of seconds to turn things around. It just goes to show that that guy is a natural born leader. He shouldn’t be following that major. They should be following him. The fact that he led that group to safety just proves my point.

And did you see the look on everyone’s faces when they found out that Tatsuya was a secret agent and that they were forced to keep his identity a secret? Finally some well-deserved recognition. It was foolish of them to even think that Tatsuya was like them. God… This episode was so wonderful that I might actually watch it again tomorrow. I’m completely hooked right now.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2014.09.14_23.39.46]Anyway, I don’t know if all the students are safe. They are bound to encounter more terrorists. All Tatsuya can do now, especially now that his true identity has been revealed, is fulfil his mission. That last scene where Miyuki did something to Tatsuya was the cherry on top of the cake. Many theories are already going through my head (the more likely one is that Tatsuya can finally use his “full power” now that Miyuki undid some magic of some kind). I can’t wait to see next week’s episode, even though we all already know that Tatsuya is going to defeat every single one of those terrorists himself is he has to. That’s just the kind of overpowered main character that he is.

P.S. I am fully aware that I failed to keep this post short and simple. What can I say? This episode made me want to write.

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Sep 8, 2014

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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 23

Just two more episodes left. This means that the final battle is at hand. I kind of knew that it would be going this way. Last week’s episode was just too damn strange as the pace suddenly broke the sound barrier. This makes sense again… I think.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2014.09.07_22.57.04]I could not believe that a group of high school students could take down an experienced, powerful magician like Lu. That guy rampages through anything, so for him to be taken down that easily was just complete nonsense. Things starting making sense again when they already planned his rescue, even though I actually started to think that him getting captured like that was part of their plan. This just means that Lu, the boss’ right hand man, is an important powerhouse in their organization and that they need him to obtain the artefact that Tatsuya currently has hidden.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.09_[2014.09.07_22.57.28]I’m also not a very big fan of recruiting former enemies. I say former because the enemy in question, Chiaki, no longer seems to be a threat. They just want her at this point because she’s the school’s second best engineer (Tatsuya, of course, being the best) and they think they can profit from her being on their side.

Now, I did not fully understand that exhibit at the end of the episode, nor am I very interested in it. I just want to see how Tatsuya will handle this situation without letting people find out about his true identity. His sister must’ve been present to watch their presentation, so I’m guessing that Tatsuya will go on a rampage again after they endangered his sister’s wellbeing.

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Sep 7, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 375

Okay, just going to quickly write this post and get back to my girl. She has been annoying me all day. Apparently I spend too much time gardening, watching anime or working on my blog. The sad part is that she’s new here. By new I mean just a couple of weeks. To think this kind of argument came up this soon…

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 375 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.16_[2014.09.06_22.41.11]Anyway, the mayhem continues as everyone is fighting someone. Team Seven is still working on the Ten Tails, Kakashi is fighting (very well) against Obito and Madara got so tired of waiting that he just decided to go through with this plan. I guess he really didn’t want to waste his time by fighting one of the First Hokage’s wood clones.

Did Madara’s plan fail? Of course not. He has been working on it for years. Something as simple as that could never stop Madara from fulfilling his mission. He just used Obito (through Black Zetsu) as the pawn that he is and made him the Ten Tails’ host. I wish I could say that I would love to see the result next week, but I think we can expect more fillers if I am to believe next week’s preview.

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