Jul 6, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Durarara!!x2 Ten

And it’s back once again. The second part of season two. I don’t quite understand why season two has to be divided into three parts (part three will air next year), but I’m pretty sure it’s a profit-related issue. They probably squeeze more money out of it this way.

Durarara!!x2 TenNow, it goes without saying that the artwork is good. Durarara has been created by well-known studios ever since season one. It doesn’t surprise me that the artwork looks so good. The sales figures and the ratings pretty much say it for me.

I’ll be honest; I have not been following these series. I have seen season one and a few episodes of season two, but something about this just didn’t really stick with me. I kept getting distracted and my focus was never really there. I guess the story just never really had much of an impact on me.

I can recommend this to all supernatural fans. Do you like super powers and everything related to that genre? Go check it out. Be sure to watch the first season though.

Plot Summary: A half a year after the the war of the Yellow Scarves, Ikebukuro has begun to return to normal. High school is in session, Izaya is back to scheming, and Celty, the legendary headless rider, is still chased by the police as she rides through the town. But a few unusual things have slipped into the mix. Gradually, thanks to outside elements, Ikebukuro will be thrown back into chaos.

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Apr 17, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Wow… This might actually be pretty good. When I read that it was going to be another one of those shows where the characters trade bodies I became sort of disappointed. God only knows how many of those there are already. But no… This was actually quite amusing and interesting.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no MajoThe artwork is pretty good. The characters look nice, the level of detail is good… Sure, there are things that I don’t really appreciate, like some of those character expressions, but hey… That’ll happen.

The story is what interests me. The main heroine isn’t your typical girly girl. Soon more will show up and it makes me curious about their personalities. I basically just want to see what’s going to happen.

Recommendable? Yeah. I think so. Why not? It’s funny, a little ecchi (yay) and contains traces of romance and huge doses of supernatural abilities. So yeah, why not?

Plot Summary: One day, high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs (literally), and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

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Apr 7, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Vampire Holmes

Yeah. No. This could’ve been something interesting despite it being an anime short, but no… In fact, I dare say that this was one of the worst anime shorts I’ve ever seen.

Vampire HolmesThe artwork isn’t even the main issue here. It’s not at all good, but what can you expect from an anime short? They focus so much on pointless character expressions that take up so much time that there’s no time left for anything enjoyable.

The problem is that there’s just no story. What is the point? Do they want you to laugh? Do they want you to look at it with an excited expression on your face? Honestly… It was completely pointless.

I understand, people. I really do. It’s only three minutes every week. So who cares, right? Well, I do! I am not going to waste my time on this and I suggest you don’t either. This was the first and last Vampire Holmes episode for me.

Plot Summary: While crowded in daytime, this London neighborhood has been haunted by a “vampire killer” for many nights. The protagonist wakes up in a residence, with a man calling himself “Holmes” and claiming to have entered the house chasing after a vampire. Unknowingly, the door of the residence has been locked from the outside…

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Mar 28, 2015

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul √A episode 12

Well, I don’t think it would take a genius to see that there’s definitely another season coming in the (near) future.  And why not? The Tokyo Ghoul series have been a huge success in ratings and the first season has done quite well in sales as well.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul A - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.41_[2015.03.27_23.52.15]Now then; Ken has once again lost another friend. First it was the old man and now his best friend, Hide. I thought it was quite touching how that guy knew from the start that Ken had become a ghoul. He knew and he still helped Ken by taking him to safety after his fight against the almighty Amon-kun. Not only did he do that because he was his friend, he did it even though he was fatally wounded himself. He didn’t care about seeking medical attention, he just wanted to drag Ken to a quiet spot where his colleagues wouldn’t be able to find and kill him. Now that’s true friendship for you!

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul A - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_18.57_[2015.03.27_23.52.39]And Touka? Yeah. She just almost everyone. She still has a few friends left on the planet, but the Anteiku staff have given their lives in the attempt to defend their beloved café.  It’s a damn shame that it burned down, but Touka already decided to continue its legacy if I saw correctly. Nice to see that the deaths of so many of her friends didn’t end up destroying her life.

As for Ken… Well… He took Hide’s body back to his colleagues. Probably so they can give him a proper burial. Was it a smart move? Not at all. He was standing against a guy that took on the real One-Eyed Owl on his own. How the hell is Ken supposed to beat someone like that when he couldn’t even deal with the ghoul that he helped save a few weeks ago? We’ll just have to wait till the next season I guess…

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Mar 20, 2015

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul √A episode 11

I hate myself for saying this; but this post has to be kept short due to a gross shortage of time. That and I feel like I’m about to die. I think that nasty fever has returned or something because I feel absolutely terrible.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul A - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_17.11_[2015.03.19_23.13.28]Anyway, this long-awaited episode finally aired and I watched it with a smile on my face. I watched how the real One-eyed Owl tore apart the bastards that took down the old man. I don’t know if that really is that man’s daughter, seeing as she laughed quite a lot, but that ghoul definitely seemed to care enough to get really angry.

What about reckless Ken? Well, I guess he’s improving. He did not surrender to the madness within and maintained in control the entire time during his fight against Amon-chan. I just want to see how this’ll end. I don’t think he’s going to attack his old friend and I don’t think that One-eyed Owl is going to win somehow. Things are not looking well. I can’t wait to see what happens!

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