Jul 26, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 04

Do you know what I hate about Tokyo Ghoul? The pace. It’s too damn slow. Ken still doesn’t know anything. He knows nothing about how the Ghoul world works and has no idea how to defend himself or remain in control when his Ghoul side takes over.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.15_[2014.07.25_23.32.39]I do like the fact that everything’s so detailed. A few episodes ago they focused on how Ghouls can’t eat human food without getting sick, so they have to pretend to eat it and barf it up afterwards. Digesting it could prove dangerous. Touka ate a bit what her friend prepared for her and she insisted on digesting it. She did not want to spit it out because it was her friend that gave it to her. Now that is impressive! They focus on how rough it is on Ghouls and what it could do to them, yet Touka went through with it. I wonder if she actually could get sick from a small bite like that.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.43_[2014.07.25_23.32.56]So this guy, Shuu, shows up and wants to be friends with Ken. Never mind the possibility of Ken being the strongest creature out there. I want to know how Ken can be so incredibly naïve. He knew that he was following a Ghoul… Did he learn absolutely nothing from his encounters with Rize or Nishiki? It’s about time he grew up a bit.

I’m also a little bit disappointed in his lack of ability. He loses control quite easily when he is in danger (probably survival instinct), but he has no control and he has no idea how to use that power. He’s like a little boy with a hand grenade. Renji needs to train him more in order to prepare him for what’s out there. Ken stands no chance right now.

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Jul 19, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 03

Not a very eventful episode, was it? I guess I kind of got used to the insane amount of horrific action that your average Tokyo Ghoul episode contains. It was still a very good episode despite all that. I learned a lot about their way of life.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.22_[2014.07.18_23.42.13]This episode made me thing about which side to choose. I think I’m going for the Ghouls, but not because the main character is mostly Ghoul now. Think about… Humans eat pretty much everything and Ghouls only eat humans. We humans devour everything to the point of extinction, so can I really be negative about the fact that Ghouls eat humans? Isn’t that, in that world, their food chain? Ghouls are overall pretty wicked and horrible, but humans don’t lose out. A lot of them are insane and care only about slaughtering Ghouls for fun. That is basically why I picked the Ghouls; they kill humans in order to survive, but humans kill Ghouls because they want to remain in control of the food chain (and some do it for fun).

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.00_[2014.07.18_23.42.18]It may not have been very eventful, but we learned a lot. We know how those guys get their food. They basically eat the bodies of people that committed suicide. They are basically cleaning the place up if you think about. That way they won’t have to resort to killing “innocent” people. Not that it matters. There are more human beings than there are Ghouls. A lot more.

I think next week’s episode should mark the start of hell on earth (so to speak). Ken will get his mask, which will be awesome, and I’m pretty sure a battle is just waiting around the corner. Don’t you want to see what Ken is capable of when he’s pushed into a corner by a powerful enemy? I’m sure that we’ve only caught a glimpse of what he is truly capable of when he goes nuts.

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Jul 16, 2014

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Persona 4 The Golden Animation

Another anime adaption from a well-known game in Japan. I won’t fall for it this time. I probably won’t even bother watching this stuff. My problem with the Persona series is that they always start off strong (although pretty much the same). They start good but become rather dull and uninteresting after a couple of episodes.

Persona 4 The Golden AnimationNo much I can say about the artwork. It’s the same old style. They focus a lot on the characters and details. That is why I can say that this is clearly not a budget production.

The story is a problem for me. It usually starts off like any other Persona anime and becomes, just like any other Persona anime, rather dull and uninteresting because the pattern never changes. That is why I usually stop watching after the fourth or fifth episode.

I will play it safe and recommend this only to Persona fans. I cannot see myself watching more than three or four episodes of this before I’m tired of it. It’s the same old thing under a different name and wearing a different jacket.

Plot Summary: In the spring when the cherry blossom petals fall, Yū Narukami moves to Yaso Inaba to live with his uncle and cousin due to his family’s circumstances. He transfers to Yasogami High School, where his event-filled school life begins. However, when serial murders begin occurring in the peaceful town, Yū is awakened to the power of his heart turned to physical form: A Persona. Within these new mysteries is Marie, a resident of the alternate world, the Velvet Room, who has no memories of her past. Together with his friends, Yū must solve all the riddles set in front of him and save Yaso Inaba from further violence.

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Jul 12, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 02

I would really despise myself if I didn’t write about this one. You know, I fired up the second episode during my lunch at work so I had something awesome to look at as I made a bowl of chicken soup disappear. By boss saw what I was watching and was put off by the graphic content. It was quite funny.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.00_[2014.07.11_23.29.43]My reviews will be quite troublesome due to the fact that I couldn’t possibly know what that guy, Ken, is going through right now. I kind of picture him as a zombie that wants nothing more than to tear a guy apart and eat his brains. I think that a ghoul is somewhat more selective. I am aware that their hunger is uncontrollable after which they will just hunt down the first human they come across, but they somehow seem far more selective than your average zombie character (not to mention far more intelligent). It’s quite difficult to try to understand how one of those ghoul characters work.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.18_[2014.07.11_23.30.06]The fact that Ken is only half ghoul and half human makes him something else entirely, which makes thing even more interesting than they already are. It kind of remember me of the Blade series; half human and half vampire. At least Ken has a few friends that are willing to show him the ropes instead of throwing him out on the streets to be killed by other ghouls or humans.

There’s just one thing that I’m not sure about. Ken has a couple of organs transplanted into him from Rize, a ghoul that tried to kill him, when they both got trapped underneath those beams. He now seems to have her exact powers as well. I’m not sure I like that. I can’t wait for him to develop a few unique abilities of his own. That should certainly spice things up.

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Jul 11, 2014

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Re: Hamatora

Another Hamatora season? I read somewhere that the first season sold quite terribly in Japan. Maybe the manga sales went up or something? The money has to come from somewhere… I for one wouldn’t have invested it.

Re HamatoraThe artwork is pretty good. I like the characters and I like how detailed it all is. Really, the artwork is not the issue here.

I think the story is lacking. It’s by no means very original and I dropped the first season after a couple of episodes. I just wasn’t interested. I usually like anime with super powers and such, but I got bored really quickly.

I can only recommend this to those that have seen the entire first season. I for one think that the comedy kind of ruins an otherwise promising story.

Plot Summary: The highly anticipated sequel is here. Wrapped in shock and mystery, the story continues!

It has been three months since the incident at Yokohama. Things have been settling down at Cafe Nowhere. Murasaki and Hajime have teamed up and started investigating again. After an unforeseen reunion, Art holds Nice at gunpoint. What are his real intentions? What will become of the connection between Art and Hamatora?

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