Aug 28, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 08

I am running out of time but I still want to schedule this post for tomorrow. I hate days where I don’t even have time to watch all the episodes that come out. Someone screws up at work and I, the usual hero, have to fix it all.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2015.08.27_23.42.15]I do have to admit that I liked this episode. I saw a chance for Umaru’s brother to have a girlfriend of his own. His childhood friend obviously has a thing for him and she has no trouble showing it. Why not just give her a chance? It would be way better to be a two income family when you have to take care of an otaku sister.

The rest wasn’t all that special. It turned out to be a Christmas episode where they were all enjoying the holidays. I have no problems watching characters enjoy traditional Japanese culture. There are times where I actually learn a thing or two. I wouldn’t mind seeing another one of these episodes next week, provided that blue-haired girl gets as much air-time as this week (or not at all).

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Aug 26, 2015

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Chu Feng: B.E.E

So there’s no actual God Eater episode this week, which makes me really sad, but at least they didn’t waste an actual episode on fillers. I was actually surprised by this one. I thought for sure that I would end up hating this. In the end I found this rather watchable.

Chu Feng B.E.EI mean, the artwork is nothing special. It looks alright, I suppose. The characters look nothing special but at least the mechs and the tech looks alright. Fact is; I have seen a whole lot worse than this. That’s for sure.

The story is questionable. It’s a really dark story from the looks of it and I definitely like the action. People are getting shot and crushed all over the place. I just find the story questionable since the first episode didn’t have a big impact. I just know there was a hostage situation going on but I have no idea why. It’s hard to know what’s going on right now.

This is fifteen minutes of action-filled sci-fi anime. I’m not going to say that it looks promising. It doesn’t. The artwork is alright and the story is, at this time at least, pretty questionable. You’ll just have judge this one for yourselves. I for one will be giving the second episode a try.

Plot Summary: In 2017, a group of genius scientists achieve a remarkable breakthrough in bioengineering. However, all the new technologies are put into military use, beginning a new round of arms race. Vanguards, as the most significant achievement of the modern bioengineering and the most advanced weapon, are widely utilized in the race. Although vanguards are exceptionally combat-effective, their life expectancy is shortened by the nanomachines they use. Usually, most vanguards will retire from the army after a number of years in service.

The heroine Liuli has also consumed too much of her lifespan after executing missions for a long time. With only 380 days left in her life, Liuli receives a new mission, to rescue a hostage being held in a civilian facility. It is without doubt a difficult mission for a vanguard like Liuli, who only knows how to kill and battle. However, Liuli obediently decides to accept the mission in the end.

During the mission, Liuli surprisingly finds that the man who holds the hostage was once a vanguard. The former vanguard Zhongrong Zhou cries and asks the government to hand over the son of Eden. As a vanguard, Liuli feels deep contempt against Zhou. To eliminate the scum of the vanguards, a battle between two vanguards begins…

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Aug 21, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 07

Was Himouto! Umaru-chan always like this? I honestly did not notice that. It’s like a bunch of little stories that they just looped together. Mind you, this episode was significant better than the last one if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.04_[2015.08.21_00.08.36]I have come to accept it. I simply do not like that blue-haired girl. She’s annoying. But I do like Nana-chan. She’s cute, kind and shy. Besides, she has a crush on Taihei and I would grant that guy all the happiness in the world for having to put up with his hellish younger sister. During some scenes he doesn’t look as much as a brother as the does a slave. It’s insane. The poor guy is being drained physically, mentally and financially, which makes me curious about the rest of their family and if they help out or not.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.03_[2015.08.21_00.08.49]I got to see their mother briefly. She looked like a slightly older version of Umaru. Is she still alive? Do they have a father? Is Taihei really supporting both of them all on his own or is he getting financial aid from (one of) their parents or other relative(s)? I have so many questions and only a couple of them have been answered so far.

But yeah, they can stop with that blue-haired girl now. I don’t care for her. Replace her with Nana-chan or Kirie if you must. I prefer Nana-chan personally. Scenes with new characters like Taihei’s colleague, Kirie’s older brother, coming over to look at Umaru was pretty funny as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that.

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Aug 14, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 06

I don’t know what is going on with this show. It’s like they’re stuck in a rut or something. It’s like the author had all these little side stories and merged them altogether to make one strange story. I think we are going off track here.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.59_[2015.08.13_23.31.32]I mean, the start was just funny. Umaru went out late at night without her brother knowing and that ended up being quite the interesting scene. Then they decide to put a curtain in the room to make a place for both of them, so that both of them can have a little bit of privacy. You’d think that something like that would lead to an interesting event, but no….

Then we suddenly dove right into another one of Umaru’s games followed up by yet another little story about her birthday. Each episode is roughly twenty minutes. Are they going to make four stories that last five minutes each or is the main story going to continue? Is Umaru’s secret going to leak out? Will she graduate? I am really starting to wonder what I should expect from this…

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Aug 7, 2015

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Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 05

I knew it. I just knew this would happen. They focussed more on that girl whose name I just can’t seem to remember and I am honestly quite done with her. It is for that reason why I’ve decided to keep this post short.

[HorribleSubs] Himouto! Umaru-chan - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.41_[2015.08.06_23.52.52]That blue-haired monstrosity returned to that game centre in order to have a few more battles against an undercover Umaru. This is fine and all, but the problem is that I just can’t seem to like that character. I don’t like her. The only thing I like about that character is her voice, kudos to the voice actress, but her personality is just annoying.

The only thing that made this episode worth watching was Umaru. I can’t seem to get enough of her. I want to see more of her lazing around, annoying her brother, whom, I if I might add, truly has a heart of pure gold, and god only knows what else. Basically; Umaru makes things fun and interesting. She’s a rare occurrence that made watch and write about anime with chibi’s in it.

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