Jul 28, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 17

Another marvelous episode. I think it’s a disgrace how the ratings have dropped. It had an eight average when the show first started and still rising as time went on, but these past few weeks have been a disaster for the ratings. Why? I don’t understand. I really don’t.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.45_[2014.07.27_23.06.07]So the organization behind all the sabotages decided to turn up the heat in order to sabotage First High from winning any more matches. Their methods and priorities have been completely altered by the fact that Tatsuya defeated Third High. They no longer care about student safety. They just want to ensure that they come out on top at any cost. I noticed one of them saying that their lives depended on it, which means that they are not the masterminds. There is someone out there so powerful and influential that those sick pr*cks no longer mind killing students because they themselves are scared.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2014.07.27_23.06.21]Anyway, Tatsuya didn’t seem bothered. He stayed one step ahead of those fools by giving Miyuki the ability to use Flying Magic, which is one of Tatsuya’s newest sequences that has only been released last month. Never mind that Azusa already discovered that Tatsuya is Taurus Silver, seeing as it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the students discover it.

Also, wasn’t it brilliant how Tatsuya prevented that guy from tampering with Miyuki’s CAD? He was mad as hell and took him down within seconds. Fools. You cannot fool Tatsuya. His greatness overwhelms all else. It’s only a matter of time before Tatsuya strikes back. The only difference is that Tatsuya, unlike those morons, never fails to accomplish his missions.

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Jul 25, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 03

Quite a messy episode. I expected something a little bit different. I was already going for a hopeless pursuit where Futaba would try desperately to find traces of the boy she used to like. In a way I think she already is trying.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.37_[2014.07.24_22.58.54]I didn’t expect that the show would take such a strange turn where Kou, the no longer shy protagonist, would appear to be so sensitive. I just thought it was because his old brother turned out to be one of their teachers, and this guy in so worried about his little brother after his father and mother broke up… Well… I thought that, but it simply took a different turn. I was actually more surprised that Futaba basically told Kou that she used to like him back in the day and that she knew that he liked her, too. I thought that would mark the start of an interesting relationship, but no… Not yet.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.49_[2014.07.24_22.59.13]This episode was so strange that there’s very little that I want to say. I’m just worried that this whole show will turn into one of those group-romances, you know? They all get new friends instead of pretending to someone they’re not. They all fall in love with someone and soon you’ll have one love triangle after the other. I honestly don’t want this show to be one of those long, boring quests to see if true love will conquer all and such. I honestly am not interested in teenage love drama. It’s always so overreacted and corny and the problems always seem so insignificant (mainly because I look at it from an adult’s point of view).

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Jul 21, 2014

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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 16

Amazing episode. I would expect nothing less from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Now some cocky high school boys, tomorrow some cocky world leaders. Tatsuya definitely has it in him. What a great character.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.20_23.02.41]I kept thinking about Tatsuya’s family after he defeated that cocky brat. His family still annoys me more than any of the characters. Do they know about his secret life? Do they know that he is a rare breed of talent and one of the very few people on the planet capable of doing what he does? They should kiss his feet and beg him to market some of his inventions.

Yep, I still cannot get over it. I remember how his father stood there as some no-name butler was insulting him as though he was a piece of trash from the streets. He ignores Tatsuya’s existence completely when he’s not being rude to him. I would pay the animators to create a scene where Tatsuya was giving that guy hell. I really would.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.48_[2014.07.20_23.03.20]Anyway, Tatsuya and his two friends won the match against Third High. Well done. Tatsuya showed a couple of near-impossible moves and probably blew his cover in doing so. It’s obvious to anyone that he’s battle tested and ridiculously talented, but when you see the guy do something that you thought was impossible… Well… It kind of raises a red flag. No doubt that that old man is interested in Tatsuya, but after he witnessed Tatsuya instant-heal himself… Boy, it’s going to get rough. I feel it. That old man isn’t fooled so easily and he had his eyes on Tatsuya from the very beginning. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

How this managed to get a higher rating than Majimoji Rurumo I will never know. All I will say is that I found this to be quite disappointing. I was expecting something more original than this.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceThe artwork, I think, is not the problem here. The characters look alright and they obviously invested a lot of time and money in making it look so detailed. So yeah, very little complaints about the artwork right now.

The story is what disappointed me. It’s so predictable and not all that original. It has the elements of Zero no Tsukaima (magic and all that) and Infinite Stratos (where only one boy can do what usually only girls can do). I just wasn’t very impressed by it.

Well, I suppose it’s a little ecchi so I might give the second and third episode a try, but I will only recommend this to comedy and fantasy fanatics for me. This will really depend on a person’s personal preference.

Plot Summary: Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

Dafuq did I see here? It’s complete chaos. It’s so troublesome to follow and you never know what is going to happen next, although that could be considered a good thing. I’m still just trying to get over seeing the first episode.

Rokujouma no ShinryakushaThe artwork isn’t that bad. The characters look alright, the background looks nice and its overall pretty detailed. I could not help but notice that they focussed quite a lot on the characters’ panties. A whole lot.

I can’t say a lot about the story. I may know what it’s about, but I have no idea what is going on. Isn’t that strange? I know that the protagonist will have to try to prevent any of the heroines from gaining control of his room, but I’m lost beyond that.

Ecchi fans that like a good laugh will like this sort of thing. I like this sort of thing. I just wish I could understand better so that I could recommend it to more people than just laughing perverts. Oh well…

Plot Summary: Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. The ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou’s nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle.

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