Jul 21, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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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Jul 17, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 02

Yeah, alright, why not. I wasn’t actually planning to write about Ao Haru Ride because romance anime tends to let me down a lot in the end. They always start things off so well and end it poorly. Most of the time nothing ever happens. We’ll see…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2014.07.16_22.31.55]So Futaba now leads a pointless life where she has to pretend to be someone she’s not in order to maintain friendships. At least, that’s what she thinks. That is just incredibly sad. I never pretended to be someone I’m not in order to make friends. Sure, I didn’t have many when I was growing up, but the ones I did have hung out with me because of me and not because of my acting skills. In fact, I really hate people that put a mask on and do and say anything in order to become friends. That’s the saddest kind of person you can be. You can only be truly happy if you can be yourself around others.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.35_[2014.07.16_22.32.10]Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before Futaba messed up. It happened during this episode and I’m pretty sure she’ll do it again. She may lose a couple of contacts whom she thought were her friends, but she will gain real friends in return. Isn’t it funny how insignificant a teenager’s problems seem? I honestly couldn’t sympathize.

My money is on Kou. He seems rather aggressive and doesn’t seem to shy away like Futaba usually does. I like that. He is himself, he doesn’t put on an act in front of others and he seems to speak his mind a lot. That guy will go far. It will probably be due to his personality that he and Futaba will start dating in the future. I honestly can’t see Futaba doing anything as aggressive as asking him out…

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Jul 16, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Persona 4 The Golden Animation

Another anime adaption from a well-known game in Japan. I won’t fall for it this time. I probably won’t even bother watching this stuff. My problem with the Persona series is that they always start off strong (although pretty much the same). They start good but become rather dull and uninteresting after a couple of episodes.

Persona 4 The Golden AnimationNo much I can say about the artwork. It’s the same old style. They focus a lot on the characters and details. That is why I can say that this is clearly not a budget production.

The story is a problem for me. It usually starts off like any other Persona anime and becomes, just like any other Persona anime, rather dull and uninteresting because the pattern never changes. That is why I usually stop watching after the fourth or fifth episode.

I will play it safe and recommend this only to Persona fans. I cannot see myself watching more than three or four episodes of this before I’m tired of it. It’s the same old thing under a different name and wearing a different jacket.

Plot Summary: In the spring when the cherry blossom petals fall, Yū Narukami moves to Yaso Inaba to live with his uncle and cousin due to his family’s circumstances. He transfers to Yasogami High School, where his event-filled school life begins. However, when serial murders begin occurring in the peaceful town, Yū is awakened to the power of his heart turned to physical form: A Persona. Within these new mysteries is Marie, a resident of the alternate world, the Velvet Room, who has no memories of her past. Together with his friends, Yū must solve all the riddles set in front of him and save Yaso Inaba from further violence.

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