Aug 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Sengoku Basara: Judge End

Another Sengoku Basara anime. What a surprise. These shows are a huge hit in Japan. They just cannot get enough of it. Unfortunately, I do not share that enthusiasm. I do like the Destiny Warriors games, which I think is very similar to this.

Sengoku Basara Judge EndI don’t think I can complain about the artwork. It’s pretty detailed. A lot of unique characters, weapons, skills and sceneries. No complaints there.

I just can’t appreciate the Sengoku Basara series because I find the story rather uninteresting. The artwork I like, but I won’t watch something when I don’t like the storyline. A good story is very important to me when it comes to action and historical anime.

Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to those that have seen any of the other Sengoku Basara series. I honestly think that the story needs some more work and cannot recommend these series to newbies that like a good story.

Plot Summary: It will be based on the events that unfold in Sengoku BASARA 3 and will also depict the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Jun 29, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 13

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. I didn’t really expect much to begin with, but to air this and present it as the very last episode is just shocking. I will delete this episode from my memory and collection. I refuse to accept this episode as the final episode.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.42_[2014.06.28_23.18.28]I am going to keep this episode short because it’s painful just trying to remember what happened when all I want to do is forget I ever saw it. It has nothing to do with the story. In fact, it I could barely recognize the characters because it was so incredibly ridiculous. I will never understand why this episode was created and aired.

I saw more fan service crap in this one episode than in the first twelve. It was horrendous. What kind of person would I enjoy watching a bunch of perverted fish mutants and their obsessions for busty blondes? Blade and Soul may not have met my expectations in the end, but it didn’t deserve an episode like this one. What a darn shame.

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Jun 22, 2014

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Blade and Soul episode 12

Another strange episode. I have no idea what it’s about anymore. The story has completely collapsed and I no longer see the point of following this. I would’ve dropped Blade and Soul if it weren’t for the fact that the next episode will be the last.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.05_[2014.06.21_23.20.07]I can’t see myself writing a normal review about this episode so I am going to keep it short and simple. What happened to the story? It used to be interesting and entertaining. I never would’ve thought that it would become this boring and uninteresting. I should’ve picked Mushishi instead of this one. I truly messed up.

So Jin was being controlled by that woman whom is now dead thanks to that big guy. Jin will not have to find a way to live with herself and the evil empire, which is still as evil as ever, no longer sees Aruka as a threat now that she’s become human (wasn’t she human to begin with?) What kind of messed up story is that? Aruka has become a boring character. I can’t wait to end this crap next week.

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Jun 15, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 11

Well, so much for a good story… It all just went down the drain. I really should’ve chosen Mushishi instead of Blade and Soul. I should’ve known that there was a catch. The story always suffers eventually with game-adapted anime.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.50_[2014.06.14_23.44.24]I knew that Jin would come back. Something was wrong when Aruka stuck her blade in her chest. It was too easy and too fast. What’s the point? Now it seems as though Jin is just a toy and the real enemy isn’t even known yet. Not that it matters, seeing as Aruka was too busy finding herself and fighting that busty blonde that I hated from the start.

What can we expect next week? Another predictable outcome where Aruka and her “allies” have to retreat until they become strong enough to take on the new and improved Jin Varel? What’s the point? There are only two episodes left and I’m pretty sure there’s not going to be a second season. The game is not nearly popular enough and the anime adaption turned out to be worse.

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Jun 8, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 10

Oh god… I see a bad ending coming. I don’t mean bad as in “the bad guys” will win in the end. No, I’m talking about a poor, predictable ending. See? Game-adapted anime often lack a good story, although this one started out pretty good.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.48_[2014.06.07_23.07.36]You know, I hate to see Aruka like this. I really do. She’s actually become so weak and emotional that she cannot even protect herself from a couple of hungry wolves. I mean, she nearly got killed when she tried to escape from some unknown attackers. How low does that character have to sink before the story picks up again? She’s incredibly useless right now.

The worst part is her mental state. It’s like she wasn’t aware of the fact that she has killed people at all. She’s killed many dozens if not hundreds of people. Why is she so disoriented after discovering that she killed that blonde b*tch’s husband? It was her job and the guy wasn’t a sweetheart to begin with. Why now? It just doesn’t make sense…

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.10_[2014.06.07_23.07.53]It got even worse when it turns out that Jin, the one that killed Aruka’s master, isn’t actually dead. At least not yet. Aruka stabbed her through the heart and we were led to believe that she was killed, but now it seems like she’s still alive. It seems that getting stabbed by Aruka was part of her plan to probably become stronger somehow. The strangest thing is that I don’t actually mind. She might be the key to Aruka’s recovery. I don’t know is this episode has set Aruka back on the path of total carnage, but I know that Jin might be able to help her with that.

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