Dec 19, 2014

Posted by in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 11

I am going to write about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso since it was such a good episode and since Parasyte took that expected one week break after all. I’ll admit that there wasn’t a lot of action in this one, but I must say that this was one of the better episodes.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.05_[2014.12.18_23.27.42]What worries me most is Kaori’s health. She’s clearly hiding something and it is only a matter of time before that comes out. I foresee an illness that will end up bestowing upon her an early, undeserved death. I just feel it. Of course, every fibre of my being hopes that I am wrong about this. She is by far the greatest character on the show.

What also surprised me was Kousei’s attitude towards the whole thing. He had just been disqualified for stopping in the middle of his performance and he even got talked down by that grumpy old man, yet he stood proud with a smile on his face. It was almost as though he walked out of there as the winner. I guess his feelings reached the girl that conquered his heart.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.54_[2014.12.18_23.28.06]It all doesn’t matter though. Kousei is back. He lost his way and is now trying to find his own piano playing style. He is coming back. He has the support of his friends and the support of Hiroko-chan, a young mother (I think?) that claims to be his guardian and teacher. She, Hiroko, seems to think very fondly of Kousei. I think she could be the one to help him get back up on his feet and into the music world where he obviously belongs. She just needs to keep poking into his life a bit more in order to give him that extra push for him to pursue his dreams, because I don’t think Kousei would improve a lot without a little bit of support from friends.

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Dec 18, 2014

Posted by in Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven episode 11

You know, the problem with Trinity Seven is that the fights are always so ridiculously childish. The characters are joking around and sometimes they don’t even bother attacking seriously. That’s what it looks like to me.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.12.17_23.19.19]This episode is a good example of that. Levi was matched against an opponent whose “Thema” is the same as hers. They both are researching the same thing and so you’d think they’d be evenly matched. If that were even remotely true than Levi wouldn’t have to resort to such ridiculous tactics. It really looked like she was just messing around. She hid a lot, faked attacks by claiming it was something else and tried to fool her opponent with lies. All of this was done in a sort of “funny” way in order to try and make us laugh, no doubt. That failed in my case.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2014.12.17_23.19.33]It was pretty hard to watch. Levi is still my favourite, but I want to see her fight seriously. Stop messing around with ninja nonsense and attack using real attacks. Her speed and illusions are cool and quite handy, but the way she follows up is stupid. I saw her fight seriously once and that was definitely worth watching.

Anyway, the final episode is up next and I am pretty sure that Arata will resolve everything by talking and showing his “compassionate” side to Hijiri in order to bring her over to his side. We all know what is going to happen. Trinity Seven has probably given us one or two unexpected twists during the past few months. That’s about it.

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Dec 17, 2014

Posted by in Grisaia no Kajitsu

Grisaia no Kajitsu episode 11

So they are going to dedicate yet another episode to explore Amane’s past. Wonderful. They will probably end up using the final episode as a kind of group thing to show us what kind of harem Yuuji has built during these past few months.

[HorribleSubs] Grisaia no Kajitsu - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.52_[2014.12.16_23.12.43]I found this episode rather difficult to watch. Not a lot of interesting stuff. It’s like I was watching a rerun. Every character has had a rough past and is trying to live life as normal as possible. We’ve seen all of it by now. So yeah, this, as heavy as it may be to some, did not surprise me at all. After all, we’ve seen this sort of thing plenty of times now on Grisaia no Kajitsu.

Yuuji will once again find a way to help Amane overcome her past. It’s just difficult to watch because it’s too much of the same thing (in general). They even threw in another dead dog, just like with Michiru. This story is just going round in circles. It’s like playing a game; every girls represents a level. They all have a problem and a demon that the hero must defeat. Definitely a visual novel adaption.

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Dec 16, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 24

Well, this certainly turned out to be a very mediocre ending. I had such high hopes for Akame ga Kill! I even dreamt about a continuation and what would happen. All of that got destroyed by this dreadful final episode.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.10_[2014.12.15_23.11.11]So Tatsumi died after all. He powered up at the very last second in order to stop that crazy emperor from destroying the empire and he lost his life in the process. Sure, he will be remembered and everything, but come on… How is this a decent ending? I don’t really care if the protagonist dies in the end. Akame ga Kill! is the sort of show where even the most favoured characters tend to die. I just think it would be a damn shame to kill off more and more in pursuit of an ending that would or, in my case, would not satisfy the viewer. I am just very disappointed.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2014.12.15_23.11.26]We all knew that Esdeath would get killed. Could’ve seen that one coming from a mile away. Although I must really admit that Akame surprised me once again with that mode of hers. She was superb. The one weapon that kills people is what made her strong enough to kill Esdeath. That’s pretty poetic. With Esdeath locking herself and Tatsumi up in ice? I am okay with that too. Shows that she really cared of him after all.

What I absolutely despised and refuse to accept was the fact that Leone had to give up her life in order to defeat that evil advisor. She may have completely destroyed his face, which coincidentally gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but she ended up getting shot after her Imperial Arms was destroyed. She ended dying in a dirty alley. Alone. What a terrible ending that was! She deserved way better than that.

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Dec 15, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 23

What the hell is going on with Sword Art Online lately? I don’t understand where they are going with this. What is the point of it now? The story has been going downhill ever since Kazuto wrapped up that Death Gun nonsense.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.12.15_00.15.55]I do not see the value of Asuna bringing a sick girl to school with the help of a virtual presence device in the form of a webcam and microphone. I watched that scene twice in order to figure out the meaning behind it all. I can only imagine that it’s Asuna’s personal wish to help this girl out because she feels really bad for her.

That being said, I am glad that Asuna finally mustered the courage to confront her strict mother. Yeah, yeah… I am aware that she used that game in order to confront her, which make it slightly less impressive if you ask me, but she succeeded in making her point. Her mother finally agreed and Asuna has the green light to do whatever she wants (for now).

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