Oct 21, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2

Hell yeah! I am so glad that there’s yet another season. I find the Mushishi series strangely relaxing. I fire up an episode and watch how Ginko travels that world of his in search of strange phenomena. Very relaxing indeed.

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2The artwork is still as great as ever. It looks so good and it’s incredibly detailed. The style itself is brilliant and I am pretty sure that anyone in his/her right mind wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s too damn good to change.

I don’t think I need to say anything about the story either. There are very few people out there that don’t know about the Mushishi series. It has become quit famous over the past few years.

I do recommend this. Watch the previous series if you haven’t already. I promise you that its time well spent.

Plot Summary: Mushi; the life-blood of nature. They exist everywhere in various forms: micro-organisms, fungi, bodies of water. Sometimes, they’re even mistaken to be plants, animals, or spirits. But regardless of their appearance, they exist, nonetheless, living the only way they know how. At times, their actions can cause strange or unexplainable phenomena. Enter Ginko, the Mushishi (mushi master), as he continues encountering, studying, and dealing with the mysterious mushi along his journey into the unknown.

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Oct 10, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Kaitou Joker

So this is the kiddy version of Magic Kaitou 1412 I take it. I will come right out and say that I haven’t even finished watching the first episode. It was so incredibly boring and annoying, that I actually just skipped through the whole thing. I think I’ve seen about five or six minutes of it total.

Kaitou JokerThe artwork is incredibly childish. It looks nice, but it’s just not my cup of tea. I barely made it through Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon, which I also found to be quite childish. This is nothing compared to that. This is way worse.

I imagine that the story follows the same general path as Magic Kaitou 1412. If it doesn’t… who cares? I won’t be watching it anyway.

I recommend this to all children that like to watch anime about magic and all sorts of trickery. The rest should just skip this one.

Plot Summary: The thief Mysterious Joker doesn’t just steal things. An audacious and elusive miracle-maker, he travels the world searching for treasure with his partner and cook Hachi. As they circle the globe, they must avoid traps set by the police and compete in various competitions to reach their final goal, the Timeslip Treasure.

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Sep 20, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 12

What in the name of bloody hell was this!? What is wrong with these Japanese people and their endings? I just don’t understand. Usually a good start and often enough a bad ending, just like this one. What a huge let-down.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_24.06_[2014.09.19_23.03.25]About half of the episode was dedicated to Ken’s madness. He was driven mad by the constant torture and was forced to see Rize once again. He actually seemed to have a conversation with her as they both when on a spiritual journey together. Really? You dedicate about eighty percent of the final episode to this crap? Are you kidding me!?

Ken’s hair turned white after being somewhat broken by Jason’s torture, after which he powered up and mopped the floor with Jason. It took twelve weeks to get to this point. Ken got captured, tortured and is now finally free and stronger than ever. He even defeated that guy. And what happened? We didn’t even get to see it. We didn’t even get to see Ken reunited with his friends. There is no news of a second season, which depends on the upcoming sales, so I can only call this a bad ending.

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Sep 13, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 11

Yeah, okay, bite me. We are eleven weeks in and Ken is still extremely weak. He can’t do anything, he can’t say anything and he doesn’t even try to escape his current predicament from what I’ve seen. I foresee a mediocre ending to be very honest.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.33_[2014.09.12_23.40.28]Tokyo Ghoul had a powerful start. The horrific action captured the attention of many anime fans and a lot of them, including myself, are rather disappointed by how things played out. It is no secret that I’m a sucker for overpowered main characters, but to have the protagonist so laughingly weak that he can’t even defend himself or try to escape somehow when he’s being held in a room where some lunatic tortures him from time to time… Yeah, that is just shocking, especially if you consider that Ken, a rare one-eyed Ghoul, is supposed to be stronger than regular Ghouls, provided you believed what the other Ghoul, Itori, said a few episodes ago.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.29_[2014.09.12_23.40.08]It really is sad that Touka and the rest of Anteiku had to gather in order to help save Ken, but to think that Shuu, an enemy whom we were led to believe was dead, showed up to help as well… What a disaster. Still, all will be forgiven if I get to see Yoshimura, the old man that owns that café, fight against a powerful opponent.

You know what I really disliked about this episode? I disliked the part where they finally gave us a glimpse of a white-haired Ken. They waited eleven weeks to show us that, and they only showed us at the very, very ending of the episode. We will actually have to wait until the next episode to see what has happened to Ken (probably got himself another personality due to that torture, just like that other Ghoul).

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Sep 6, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 10

Oh Jesus… Why does this annoy me so much? I know that Ken is not an overpowered main character. I am fully aware of that. His weakness and helplessness just continuously gets on my nerves. He might have gotten a little stronger, but the difference between this Ken and the Ken from episode two is minimal.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.56_[2014.09.05_23.19.36]So this guy shows up at Ken’s place of work and pretty raises a lot of hell with that annoying voice of his. He shouts, goes on a rampage and talks as though he’s some badass Yakuza. When Ken dropped the guy without actually realizing, I assumed that Ken had gotten a little stronger, even though I was fully aware that it was just an unfortunate accident. He and his little henchmen went through a lot of trouble just to find Rize and warn her that a lot of Ghouls are looking for her. He seemed worried, as though Rize’s life was in danger for some reason. This just piqued my interest…

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_11.55_[2014.09.05_23.19.54]Soon a couple of other guys showed up and wrecked the place. Also looking for Rize. What is it with that girl? Has she done something? Is there something special about her that other Ghouls want? Those guys, even “famous” Ghouls, showed up to look for her. One of them nearly killed Ken in the process of finding Rize.

I honestly don’t understand anymore. There are two episodes left and Ken has just been abducted. Will this show end with a weak Ken? Or will he suddenly gain some kind of power boost after fully tapping into his Ghoul powers? I just hope I get to see Yoshimura, the manager of Anteiku café, in action. He must be pretty strong to be their leader.

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