Jan 8, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Active Raid

It was pretty hard to watch this episode. I couldn’t keep focussed and I eventually became bored. I just wanted it to be over with. That’s obviously a terrible sign.

Active RaidThe artwork is okay. It’s not amazing and the characters don’t really tend to stick. The mechs look rather uninspired as well.

The story just started off really dull. I am not sure if it was only the first episode, since a second season was already set in stone before the first episode even aired. I might give the second episode another chance or I might not.

I honestly just can’t recommend this based on what I’ve seen so far. It’s not all that interesting and I simply can’t see this become a hit big enough to be worthy of another season.

Plot Summary: Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division — popularly called “The Eighth” — who don powered armor “Willware” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit’s status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.

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Apr 13, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture

There aren’t many fans out there that haven’t heard the name “Ghost in the Shell”. It’s a name that carries a lot of weight and just that alone, that fan base, would be enough to give this show an enormous boost of viewers. It is no joke to say that this show has a huge advantage.

Ghost in the Shell AriseYou will never hear me knock down the artwork of any Ghost in the Shell product. I’ve seen all the movies and pretty much any and all content. It’s good, very good. I’m even waiting for the new movie that’s coming out in a few months’ time.

I’m not all that impressed by the story so far. It’s too much of the same thing if you ask me, but it’s only been one episode for me and I can definitely say that it looks very promising.

Ghost in the Shell fans will watch this from start to finish. I will watch this from start to finish. It’s intrigued me and I simply want to know a little more. I suggest you give it a real try.

Plot Summary: in 2027, Motoko Kusanagi is a highly skilled agent of the military that meets Daisuke Aramaki, former soldier who is currently the chief of Public Security Section 9. Their encounter sparks the assembly of an elite new unit within Section 9.

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Dec 20, 2014

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Psycho-Pass 2 episode 11

My post sure is late today. Had company over in order to help us make lots of yummy stuff for Christmas. Needless to say that my belly will never be empty during these days. God I love this time of the year.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 11 END (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_00.43_[2014.12.20_01.13.52]Anyway, I must say that I am not really satisfied with this ending. I am not satisfied at all. I expected a lot more from this second season, and let it be said that I don’t think a third season will be forthcoming any time soon. A lot of fans did not respond well to this apparently, which is not at all surprising in my humble opinion.

Nothing actually got finished, you know? Sure, some of the bad guys are dead, but the funny thing about that is that there’s always a new one waiting just around the corner. That is why I do not acknowledge this is a proper ending, despite it being a pretty good episode. It should’ve gone a little bit differently, that’s all.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 11 END (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_12.09_[2014.12.20_01.14.16]I already knew that Kamui was not the one that killed Akane’s grandmother. He may resort to violence in order to achieve his goals, but Akane was never really his target. She posed no immediate threat. She merely wanted justice served, which is something he used to his advantage all this time. It became obvious to anyone that that insane enforcer was the one that killed her grandmother in order to make Akane go bad, which failed miserably. In the end Akane just went back to serving the Sybil System and that insane enforcer got what he deserved.

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Dec 14, 2014

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Psycho-Pass 2 episode 10

Oh come on, we could all see this one coming. No time to act surprise, people. The only thing that surprises me is the amount of Psycho-Pass fans that are now rooting for Kamui’s attempt to destroy the Sibyl System once and for all.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.37_[2014.12.13_23.49.17]Yeah, I won’t lie; I am one of those people that are rooting for Kamui right now. He was a product that was created by an infamous professor that is now part of the Sibyl System. You could very well say that Kamui is trying to destroy the one that did those things to him. You really cannot blame him for being so messed up. They experimented so much on him that he lost part of his humanity. He’s probably going to commit suicide when and if he succeeds in destroying the Sibyl System. I honestly can see that happening at this point in time.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.52_[2014.12.13_23.49.34]And Akane? Yeah. I honestly see her taking Kamui’s side sooner than the system’s side. I don’t think that Kamui’s really the one that harmed Akane’s grandmother. I could be wrong, of course, but I somehow feel as though that Sakuya Tougane guy is the one that pulled the strings that led to her grandmother’s suffering.

One thing is certain; Akane is not going to let either of them have their way. She doesn’t want anybody to get killed. She wants them to be brought to justice. That’s the kind of personality she has, which is why you cannot break her easily. It is one of the reasons that I am currently hoping to see her destroy that evil system once and for all.

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Dec 6, 2014

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Psycho-Pass 2 episode 09

Okay, I won’t go into extreme details, but I just threw up. That was not a joke. I really am sick and I really am going to keep this post short. It’s bad enough that I was too motivated to do the same to this week’s Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso post.

[Ohys-Raws] Psycho-Pass 2 - 09 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_00.23_[2014.12.05_23.24.54]So poor Akane got herself more enemies to deal with. She has to watch her back because of Sibyl and her front because of Kamui. Her hue might actually skyrocket next week. All I know is that it takes a whole lot to break that tough girl, but when you might actually succeed when you go for her grandmother like that.

Did Kamui actually do that? I don’t know. He would be playing right into the hands of the Sibyl System if he did. If anything, Akane is one of the few ways to destroy that system once and for all. She knows the location and the details. She must know a way to destroy it. I for one hope so, because she might have to if Sibyl really is hostile. Just two more episodes…

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