Sep 1, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 22

Just a couple of episodes left before Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei has finished airing. Can you already see the ending? I can. I see Tetsuya standing strong as one of Japan’s strongest magicians. Overpowered main characters are awesome!

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.42_[2014.08.31_23.33.54]I was both surprised and at the same time not at all surprised when I saw Tatsuya go about his routine. I know that sounds very strange and pretty much impossible, but at one point I thought that he would go on the offensive. He’s not the type of person that sits idly by as his friends and family are being targeted by some mysterious organisation. At the same time I thought that he wouldn’t be fazed by any of this because he knows that he is stronger and that his friends can defend themselves very well. He was just more focussed on catching more enemies spies, in which he succeeded quite nicely I might add.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.17_[2014.08.31_23.34.16]I was surprised the most by that big guy. He always seemed so strong and careful, so to see him go out in the open like that was kind of strange. Not only did he simply reveal himself, he just attacked head-on as though he thought that he couldn’t get hurt by a bunch of kids. He won’t be trying that again anytime soon after his second attempt failed. Or will he? It all seemed to go a bit too easy if you ask me…

Let’s just quickly summarize this episode right now. Tatsuya caught yet another rat, his friends caught that big shot, Miyuki nearly stole a kiss when her brother was sleeping and the enemy, although supposedly wounded after the events of late, seems to be planning an all or nothing attempt to find and steal that artefact. That’s right; good times are ahead.

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Aug 29, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 08

This whole story is just going back in forth. It’s almost like watching a random child that’s plucking leaf petals from a flower. “She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not…” It’s quite annoying if it goes on for too long.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.03_[2014.08.28_22.50.36]So Futaba finally managed to find the courage to tell Yuuri about her feelings for Kou. I think it’s quite admirable how Yuuri dealt with the news. Sure, she was bit surprised and rather sad, but she took it very well. Besides, she doesn’t strike me as the type of character that will do anything to get what she wants. I think she’s as straight as an arrow. That is why I’d rather see her win that Futaba, but that’s obviously not going to happen. Futaba is just way too fussy and has quite a few problems, and I don’t think that their past should give her the edge, even though it obviously does.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.37_[2014.08.28_22.50.58]Quite frankly, the only one that I’m actually rooting for is Shuuko-chan. So what if she has a crush on her teacher? They aren’t extremely far apart when it comes to age, so why not? Just wait until Shuuko-chan graduates and date her. Date her now if you think you can keep it quiet… I only say that because I think that Kou’s older brother is a good guy, of course.

Was there any actual progress? I don’t know. Futaba told Yuuri about her feelings for Kou and says that she’s seriously going after him now. I never thought she would literally follow the guy around town like he has honey stuck to his ass. I just hope that Kou will notice her feelings soon. It’s time that he, too, grows up a little instead of acting like a sad, attention craving child.

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Aug 27, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 08

Ah, this sucks! I was writing this post yesterday when suddenly a blackout decided to ruin my plans to write and schedule this post, forcing me to start this post all over again because I couldn’t save it. Well, I do it willingly since this particular episode was so damn good.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.01_[2014.08.26_13.39.16]The pace suddenly just picked up. I thought this was going to be another one of those slow episodes where Kazuto made his way to the finals, but no… This turned out to be a lot more than that. I’m not sure if I have this right, but I think this may actually be the finals. They put thirty something players in a big field and let them fight it out amongst themselves. One player is supposed to remain standing (if I understood correctly) and come out as the sole winner of this match. Normally I wouldn’t by fazed by this, but I am getting quite excited since Kazuto, Shino and Death Gun are all on the map. This means that only one of them will win, right?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.52_[2014.08.26_13.39.47]Kazuto is still worried about that guy. Does he really have the power to kill someone with some in-game weapon? He doesn’t know, nor is he willing to take any risks. He told Shino to stop Death Gun from killing that guy because he thinks that his victim might die in real life, too. Kazuto is really taking this seriously. The fact that Death Gun is an old Sword Art Online player from a player killing guild must’ve sealed the deal for Kazuto. He’s completely serious and has been acting like a nervous, panicky little brat since he had that talk with Death Gun. I’m quite interested to see how he will deal with this situation next week.

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Aug 25, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 21

I honestly don’t understand this episode. So many strange events and so many vague scenes… What can I expect from this, I wonder? At this point I’m just waiting for Tatsuya to go wild again. Just let him annihilate all the enemies.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.47_[2014.08.23_23.02.49]So the girl that tried to spy (and sabotage?) Tatsuya’s work has finally been caught. She returned when he was doing god only knows what, only to be seen by one of Tatsuya’s friends whom recognized the device she was using to hack his computer. She ran away again, just like last time, but got caught in the end. You’d think that they would no longer acknowledge her as someone from the same school, but they brought her to the nurse’s office and treated her like she were the queen. They didn’t even bother tying her up or something. What a pointless turn of events…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.34_[2014.08.23_23.02.58]I just hope I get to see something nice before the show ends. Leonhart seems to have a thing for Erika, which probably got stronger after catching a glimpse of her half naked body. Mikihiko and Mizuki like each other even though they’re both too shy to do anything about it right now. Seriously, a little bit of romance at the end would do this show a lot of good.

Anyway, it’ll probably end with Tatsuya saving the day again. Those terrorists (if I can call them that) are after the technology that Tatsuya’s currently working on. It’s only a matter of time before Tatsuya has to face them and my money’s on him. It wouldn’t be his first time to take down an evil organisation and it probably wouldn’t be his last.

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Aug 22, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 07

You know, it’s actually quite funny. I actually started to think that I somewhat understood women after all these years. I kept telling myself that Ao Haru Ride is just function and that girls don’t actually think like that. My niece certainly set me straight on that one…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.57_[2014.08.21_22.52.55]I am honestly losing a little bit of interest in Ao Haru Ride. It’s all so pointless. They make everything seem so complicated and important, yet everyone knows the outcome. I for one am completely puzzled. I keep asking the same question during every episode; “why don’t you say something if you realize you like him/her?”

This episode just added to that. Futaba bought new shampoo because Kou made a comment on how her hair smells. She bought something new in order to impress him and seem more girly, only to end up doubting her decision afterwards. What is up with that? So many pointless emotions… I’m guessing the majority of Ao Haru Ride fans consist primarily of girls.

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