Sep 16, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 11

I am now one hundred percent sure that Shino’s stalker is the one behind that Death Gun nonsense. There are too many coincidences and everything points to him in my mind. Am I seriously the only one that sees this!?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.39_[2014.09.16_00.19.44]So Kazuto thinks he has figured out Death Gun’s methods. He thinks that Death Gun is working with someone else. Death Gun A kills characters in-game and Death Gun B visits players’ houses when they are in-game and do not realize that someone has entered their home. This Death Gun B supposedly injects the players with a poison of some kind as soon as Death Gun A shoots that player in-game with that black handgun of his. This makes it seem as though Death Gun A has the ability to kill players in real-life via the game, even though Death Gun B is the one that does the actual killing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.56_[2014.09.16_00.20.18]It’s a very farfetched theory. This would mean that Death Gun B is currently standing beside Shino’s bed. She cannot logout because he might harm her anyway and she cannot get shot by Death Gun A because Death Gun B will then inject her with that poison. This just leaves them with two options; find a way to signal people on the outside so that they can rush to Shino’s house and apprehend Death Gun B or work together to defeat Death Gun A, hoping that Death Gun B really does leave without doing anything to Shino. This just goes to show that that Stalker really is one of the Death Gun’s. No way did he look over her shoulder. He just knows her address because she either told him or because he follow her home after one of their real-life meetings. I’m sure that’s it.

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Sep 15, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 24

I am forced to keep this post short and simple due to a severe lack of free time today. Mind you, this episode definitely deserves a review of at least three hundred words. Just calling it epic wouldn’t be enough. I have a good feeling about the ending…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.09.14_23.39.27]So the convention got attacked by terrorists with guns. How boring. It took Tatsuyu a couple of seconds to turn things around. It just goes to show that that guy is a natural born leader. He shouldn’t be following that major. They should be following him. The fact that he led that group to safety just proves my point.

And did you see the look on everyone’s faces when they found out that Tatsuya was a secret agent and that they were forced to keep his identity a secret? Finally some well-deserved recognition. It was foolish of them to even think that Tatsuya was like them. God… This episode was so wonderful that I might actually watch it again tomorrow. I’m completely hooked right now.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2014.09.14_23.39.46]Anyway, I don’t know if all the students are safe. They are bound to encounter more terrorists. All Tatsuya can do now, especially now that his true identity has been revealed, is fulfil his mission. That last scene where Miyuki did something to Tatsuya was the cherry on top of the cake. Many theories are already going through my head (the more likely one is that Tatsuya can finally use his “full power” now that Miyuki undid some magic of some kind). I can’t wait to see next week’s episode, even though we all already know that Tatsuya is going to defeat every single one of those terrorists himself is he has to. That’s just the kind of overpowered main character that he is.

P.S. I am fully aware that I failed to keep this post short and simple. What can I say? This episode made me want to write.

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Sep 12, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 10

Wow. Why did I think of Natsuyuki Rendezvous? I remember loving that show to death. Waiting every single week for a new episode was very hard. And that horrible ending disappointed me so much that I lost faith in Japanese endings. Ao Haru Ride won’t be any different. I can tell.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.09.11_23.39.49]I was not very hopeful. I knew what to expect. Futaba is a pretty jealous girl, so when she saw Yuuri and Kou exit that room together and refused to tell her what they did there, I immediately knew that Futaba would not leave it alone until she found out why. She has used sad, obvious excuses before to get what she wanted. This this was no exception. She used like half a dozen bad excuses to gain access to Kou’s house in order to squeeze out a little bit of info on what happened between those two, only to discover that part of that room has been dedicated to Kou’s deceased mother. Yeah, good going, Futaba.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.24_[2014.09.11_23.40.19]I even hate myself for actually getting a little hopeful when Kou held Futaba like that. “Here it finally comes” I said to myself, when suddenly Kou’s older brother showed up to ruin everything. Seriously, he ruined everything. The moment was perfect, the position was perfect and the timing was perfect. I hate myself for that.

I swear, I will never get my hopes up like that again. Ao Haru Ride just keeps shooting it all down. No wonder the manga is so popular amongst girls. They build up so freakin’ much that it makes me want to hit someone. I imagine that girls love this kind of let’s-wait-so-it-becomes-a-lot-more-special crap. The only thing that can make it special is if you obey your partner’s every command (and vice versa from time to time to be fair).

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Sep 9, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 10

I am fairly certain that Kyouji, that so-called from of Shino, is Death Gun. He completely fits the profile and he has the motive. Kyouji is obsessed with Shino and Death Gun happens to have the one gun that terrifies Shino more than anything in the world. I doubt many people know about her fear… Coincidence? Not really.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.02_[2014.09.08_23.15.13]Despite the obvious bad guy in this season, don’t you think that Shino’s relapse is a little annoying? She was a complete badass not two episodes ago. She never let anyone talk her down, held her own during any situation, but now… Now she’s become a meek little puppet that can’t even defend herself, even though she’s fully aware that’s she’s just playing a game. And please, don’t send me angry e-mails (again) about how I’m insensitive and stupid to say something like that. I got mails like that a lot and this is how I respond: “it’s just anime, geek. People have their own opinions of it. Get over it!”

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.57_[2014.09.08_23.15.20]It kind of annoyed me how Kazuto had to help her fight against Death Gun. She could not pull the trigger. All Shino could do was cry for help as she sat there in fear. For a second there I thought she was going to piss herself. It’s a little disappointing to see one of the main characters, in this case one of the strongest snipers, to be reduced to that.

Anyway, Kazuto has his work cut out for him. Shino’s crazy stalker (I’m sure of it) is on their asses and he is looking to kill both of them. Perhaps the guy realized that he can’t steal Shino’s heart and decided to kill her instead? All the more reason to kill Kazuto; first he defeated his Guild in Sword Art Online and now he’s stolen the heart of the girl that he likes… Ouch!

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Sep 8, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 23

Just two more episodes left. This means that the final battle is at hand. I kind of knew that it would be going this way. Last week’s episode was just too damn strange as the pace suddenly broke the sound barrier. This makes sense again… I think.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2014.09.07_22.57.04]I could not believe that a group of high school students could take down an experienced, powerful magician like Lu. That guy rampages through anything, so for him to be taken down that easily was just complete nonsense. Things starting making sense again when they already planned his rescue, even though I actually started to think that him getting captured like that was part of their plan. This just means that Lu, the boss’ right hand man, is an important powerhouse in their organization and that they need him to obtain the artefact that Tatsuya currently has hidden.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.09_[2014.09.07_22.57.28]I’m also not a very big fan of recruiting former enemies. I say former because the enemy in question, Chiaki, no longer seems to be a threat. They just want her at this point because she’s the school’s second best engineer (Tatsuya, of course, being the best) and they think they can profit from her being on their side.

Now, I did not fully understand that exhibit at the end of the episode, nor am I very interested in it. I just want to see how Tatsuya will handle this situation without letting people find out about his true identity. His sister must’ve been present to watch their presentation, so I’m guessing that Tatsuya will go on a rampage again after they endangered his sister’s wellbeing.

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