Jul 11, 2015

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Aquarion Logos

Aquarion is back. I actually remember the very first Aquarion show from back in the day. Quite frankly, I don’t know why there are so many series of this. Aquarion Evol didn’t do so well. The ratings weren’t spectacular and neither were the sales. The ratings for Aquarion Logos aren’t really that good right now either.

Aquarion LogosI honestly don’t think it’s the artwork. The mechs all look pretty damn good, the characters look nice and the worlds all look pretty cool. I would gladly slap you if you said that this looks like a budget production.

The story is definitely the problem here. Aquarion Evol became rather weird, predictable and had quite a strange ending. Things get confusing really fast and a lot of times it contains too many nonsense scenes. I guess that puts people off…

I’ll admit that I had a hard time watching Aquarion Evol. I skipped through a lot of it to make it to the ending. That is why I’m not recommending this one. The Aquarion series have not done well over the years and I don’t see that changing with this one.

Plot Summary: Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a “Logos World” between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the “Logos World” too big to control “texts.” A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic “texts” with “Creative Voice Power,” and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya.

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Jul 1, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 12

Normally I’d be writing my Kekkai Sensen post right about now, but since it’s on a two week break and I don’t seem to have the ability to see into the future…. Well… it makes it hard for me to know what’ll happen. So yeah, the final Knights of Sidonia post will have to do.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 12 END (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.05_[2015.06.30_23.41.07]So this season ends once again. I am truly addicted to this show. The first season came as a breath of fresh air; the artwork was too weird, but I got used to it so quickly that I started laughing it after a few minutes. That’s why it’s no surprise that there’s already a third season planned. It hasn’t been announced yet, but several sources have reported that a third season is forthcoming. It’ll probably take at least another year for it to arrive, but it’s definitely coming. And yeah, things ended with a cliff-hanger so it stands to reason…

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 12 END (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.43_[2015.06.30_23.41.30]Anyway, Nagate survived. He, as expected, got reinforcements and they ended up protecting him and his two friends from a huge swarm of Gauna. He only had that dagger since he ran out of ammunition last week. But hey, watching those mechs fire away was kind of cool, too. It’s a shame they didn’t came in for close combat.

But hey, I was wrong about the red Gauna. She was killed after all and part of her was captured. Well, maybe I wasn’t all wrong. There’s a chance she might get used for something or that she might escape and run amok again. Either way, we’ll just have to wait for the third season to see what happens next. I just hope that Nagate starts thinking for himself soon instead of aimlessly following people’s orders.

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Jun 25, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 11

Knights of Sidonia is really stagnating right now. The insane predictability is killing most of the joy you get from watching. There were one or two scenes that were to my liking, but the rest was something that anyone could’ve foreseen.

[Leopard-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi - Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 11 RAW (TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_22.13_[2015.06.24_23.25.12]So Nagate decided to save his friends and try out his improved mech to the max. Well, that’s nice. Watching him blast away all those Gauna was interesting and pretty entertaining. But that’s all that really mattered. They achieved what they came for; their friends. They seem to be okay so all that’s left is to leave that planet.

But yeah, that red Gauna was preventing them from leaving. Every time she seemed to be defeated when she pulled a fast one in order to survive. She did it in season one and she’s doing it now in season two. She may have infected Nagate’s mech now and she’ll probably escape again next week. This loop will continue.

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Jun 18, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 10

There are only a few things that I want to say about this episode. I am running out of time today so it’s a good thing too. I just wish that things stopped being so incredibly predictable. It took me a while to notice, but a few weeks ago I started noticing a constantly recurring pattern.

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 10 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_19.03_[2015.06.17_23.45.25]Anyway, I’m a little disappointed that Nagate didn’t end up piloting that hybrid. That girl is always there because of that guy. He doesn’t trust Nagate enough to pilot the hybrid even though he’s letting them hang out because it helps to keep the hybrid in check. She now has friends so she wouldn’t do anything stupid with them around.

It was so predictable that they would provide Nagate with an upgraded mech, their so-called mark three. If Knights of Sidonia was as lengthy as Naruto or One Piece we’d be looking at a mark five by the end of the year. That’s how it goes in this show. It’s definitely not like your average Gundam series, where they apply upgrades gradually over time. Kinda predictable… Just like the return of that red Gauna.

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Jun 11, 2015

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Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 09

What is with this week? A lot of shows suddenly air pointless episodes that make very little to no sense. I mean, first they give us that nonsense about Nagate having to do a mission at the cost of his life, which turns out to be an order for him to go on a date. What the hell?

[Ohys-Raws] Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 09 (BS-TBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.06_[2015.06.10_23.21.45]I’m just coming straight to the point; that commander finished yet another new toy and she, being power-hungry and all, ordered four pilots to their deaths by sending them out on a suicide mission. Izana turned out to be one of the pilots and the chances of her returning alive is small, so I’m guessing that Nagate is going to interfere with the help of Tsumugi.

I’ll be honest; I would like to see Nagate pilot Tsumugi. Tsumugi may not need a pilot and she would probably do better without, but I think that she could do better if she takes Nagate with her. Izana and the rest of those poor pilots need help either way. There’s no way they can make it out alive without help from the looks of things.

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