Apr 19, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 03

You know, the funny thing about anime that has been adapted from games and the like, is that they focus quite a lot on the characters and their proportions. They often focus on the breasts and hipline, at least more than with manga adaptions, I think.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.00_[2014.04.18_23.44.11]I cannot help but notice a constant pattern here. Episode one: Aruka meets a couple of guys in her journey that take her to their village to become some kind of body guard. Episode two: Aruka arrives in some messed up city where she meets some no-name bounty hunter that starts out as her friend, but only wanted her so that she could pay for her drinks and is now doing her best to try and kill her because of the bounty on her head. Episodes three: Aruka, trying to fight off that girl from episode two, meets up with yet another characters, becomes acquainted after following her to her hideout, only to end up being blown away by the character that supposedly killed her master.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.40_[2014.04.18_23.44.49]Do you see the pattern now, too? Aruka arrives at whatever place, meets whatever character and ends up fighting for her life at the end. It could be that it’s only the first few episodes to bring all of the key characters into the picture, but I might actually stop writing about Blade and Soul if every single episode is like that.

You can already tell that they’re building up to the next episode using the exact same method. Aruka is now missing after being attacked by same crazy woman and her mysterious powers and that bounty hunter from episode two. She will probably get saved by someone or meet someone after dragging herself out of the water, become ‘friends’ and end up being attacked again. Isn’t that how these things usually go?

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Apr 12, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul episode 02

I knew I would write about Blade and Soul. I usually do when it comes to underrated shows. I saw people moan about Blade and Soul because it’s been adapted from a game. They said, and I quote; “anime that are adapter from games are worthless.”  – No… They’re not. Your taste is worthless, that’s all.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.57_[2014.04.11_23.07.25]You just continue to root for Aruka, a master assassin from the Clan of the Sword, as she continues her journey without backing down for anyone. She’s always on guard and ready to strike at any time. She proved this time and time again to characters that thought that saw her as an easy prey because of what she is (a woman).

That all being said, she does have quite a few weaknesses though. Her personality and lack of experience is definitely one of them. She listens to people too easily and accepts anything that she is given. That in itself is quite a big flaw when you have an entire empire on your ass that wants you dead. A very big flaw indeed.

[HorribleSubs] Blade and Soul - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.03_[2014.04.11_23.07.51]This episode could be used as a perfect example of that. Aruka met a girl whom happened to be a bounty hunter. When a poor bounty hunter and a girl with a bounty on her head start hanging out together… Well… Surely you don’t need anyone telling you that it’s about to go down, right? I mean, the girl ended up finding out about her and immediately tried to cash in by killing Aruka…

Also, I really don’t like that Karen character. She seems incredibly strong and lets people think that she’s this fair, kind lady that everyone should look up to. In reality she’s just as bad. “Water isn’t free here so you have to work it off” my ass. She probably just wants employee’s that won’t cost her anything. She is probably going to be a problem in the future.

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Apr 5, 2014

Posted by in Blade and Soul, Spring Anime 2014

Blade and Soul

I am loving this so far. So what if I get distracted by a couple of wobbling breasts every now and then? It’s so graphic and violent… It’s hard-core, man! I think Attack on Titan was the last anime I’ve seen that was as graphic as this. It also reminds me a bit of Zetman, another masterpiece to member.

Blade and SoulThe artwork is very good. You can clearly tell that they put a lot of work into it. It’s by no means a budget production and I have high hopes for it. I pretty much like all of the characters so far. A lot of unique features and very interesting personalities.

The story, well… It’s nothing special. I’m sure it’s been done a lot. A powerful warrior runs away after supposedly killing someone important, causing many powerful people to chase after said warrior until either party is dead. So maybe it’s not all that unique… Who cares?

I do recommend this. Look past the breasts. Look past the erotic-style comedy. Look at the big picture here, which would be a great piece with a lot of action. It’s the kind of show that allows for many great twists. I’m looking forward to it!

Plot Summary: Alka is an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She’s on a journey to find the woman Jin Valel, who killed her master Hon. Jin is a demon-like woman who controls the Energy of Chaos and kills without feeling – not unlike how Alka has learned to kill in her work as an assassin. On her journey, Alka encounters three strange women, each great warriors in their own right, and grapples with her slain master’s wish that she leave the life of an assassin behind.

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Jan 19, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Maken-Ki! Two

Here we go again! Let the big breasts bounce, the curvy asses shake and the supernatural powers destroy everything… Maken-Ki is back! I’m afraid I won’t be writing about the second season. I found it very hard to muster a few decent lines during the first episode. The episodes contained too much fan service for me to write up proper reviews without coming across as some kind of demonic pervert.

Maken-Ki! TwoThe artwork is still as amazing as ever. The characters still look great, sexy and too erotic to be on regular television, the details are as nice as ever and the action is still as fluid as I can remember. Good times are definitely coming.

Story is interesting. I always thought that it was and I never stopped thinking that. That being said, I believe that is too much fan service for me to take the story serious. It’s got a nice foundation but I wouldn’t really call it amazing.

All the ecchi fans will lover this. People that enjoy watching characters with super powers might, too. I couldn’t possibly recommend it to other people. It’s just too much fan service and not much else.

Plot Summary: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.

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Dec 26, 2013

Posted by in Freezing Vibration

Freezing Vibration episode 12

This ending seems familiar. Oh, that’s right, it’s the same as the first season’s ending. It basically doesn’t end anything, does it? That just means that there’s probably going to be a third freezing season. I just hope it won’t be as mediocre as this one.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 12 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [15BC984D].mkv_snapshot_02.42_[2013.12.25_23.45.42]So Chiffon has been bumped from a supporting character to a main character during these past few episodes… Good for her! Was she one of the ‘good guys’ in the end? I’m not sure. The ending was really vague. All of a sudden she displayed abilities similar to the E-Pandoras, making me think that she, too, was a lab rat that those scientists experimented on. It would certainly explain why she would protect the facility and the researchers by fighting off her (former) friends. I can’t say anything with utmost certainty though, it was just too damn vague.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 12 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [15BC984D].mkv_snapshot_14.38_[2013.12.25_23.46.12]In the end Chiffon ended up sacrificing her life in order to fix the mistakes those scientists made before it destroyed the world as they knew it. What about that old dude? What about Maria? They showed us glimpses and nothing more. I dare say that this was a waste of time to watch and write about. Oh, and… Oh, to hell with it. I’m done reviewing Freezing Vibration.

It has been a very, very disappointing season. It just didn’t measure up from the very beginning. The finale was rushed, most of the important questions did not get answered, lots of depowered characters and the worst character on the show, Luis, was forgiven for his evil deeds like it never even happened. What a disappointing season… Please fire (and sue) the director!

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