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 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Tokyo ESP

The author behind this creation is also responsible for Ga-Rei: zero. It seems he is quite successful in getting anime adaptions for his manga. Even I have to admit that this proved to be quite the amusing first episode.

Tokyo ESPThe artwork is good. Very detailed. They worked quite a bit on the characters and the details are simply great. I can definitely see myself watching this every week if everything looks this good.

I also quite like the story. Usually it’s the “normal humans” that are in control of the world and have more than enough power to supress espers. The roles have turned in Tokyo ESP. The espers have gained control and are raising hell in Japan. I will be looking forward to seeing the rest.

I do recommend this. Action fans and super power fans will be ecstatic. I am ecstatic. I think most anime fans would enjoy this sort of thing, so why not give the first episode a try?

Plot Summary: The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

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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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Jul 14, 2014

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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 15

Dammit all! The suspense nearly killed me! The next episode should be the one where Tatsuya takes on those two prodigies. Not that this episode wasn’t good. It was great, especially since some of my suspicions have been confirmed.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.34_[2014.07.13_23.08.14]Tatsuya, the fairy master and the big ogre from course 2 have been fighting schools and completely dominating them. Tatsuya is great. By the way, have I mentioned that Tatsuya is great? Well, just so you know, Tatsuya is great. I got quite annoyed when that red-eyed freak told his friend about how Tatsuya poses no major threat because he only has one mildly dangerous weapon in his arsenal. If they can get him to attack head-on, despite him obviously being battle-tested, they think they will win easily. Yeah right… As if Tetsuya has nothing else up his sleeve. He hasn’t even been using his own custom CAD’s yet…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.55_[2014.07.13_23.08.35]It pleasantly surprised me when Tatsuya asked his, ahem, “teacher” to find a certain group of guys. It seems he really does have an idea of whom has been sabotaging his fellow students. I’m sure we’ll learn more about that in the next few episodes. The thought of Tatsuya kicking their asses is already flying through my mind.

The next episode should be it. Tatsuya and his friends have defeated yet another school and Third High should be next. And you know, I really hope that Tatsuya does attack head-on. I know he can win because he hasn’t shown his full potential yet, but I just want to see him prove that cocky brat wrong. Nothing would make me happier at this point

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Jul 9, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

DRAMAtical Murder

Now this is quite funny. I have been reading posts from anime fans for many weeks now. They couldn’t wait for the anime and wished they could control time. Now that it’s finally here their posts have turned into hateful stabs at the animators. That’s just how it works. Sometimes an anime adaption doesn’t work out as well as you’d hope.

DRAMAtical MurderI honestly cannot find anything wrong with the artwork. Honestly I can’t. Yes, it could use a few minor improvements, but I would never think about complaining. I think it looks rather nice and find the characters quite refreshing.

The problem, for me, is the story. I haven’t read the manga and I only know, after having seen the first episode, that it’s primarily about a special boy with a sweet voice and people that try to pull him back into their criminal world. It’s a bit vague right now, but I suspect that the second episode will clear things up a bit.

The problem is that I don’t know if I should recommend this. I honestly enjoyed the first episode and think that a lot of the hateful comments are grossly overreacted. I will stick around for now to see what the future brings me.

Plot Summary: Aoba lives on Hekishima, a small island to the southwest of the main islands of Japan. He lives with his grandmother Tae while working part time at a junk shop. The popular pastimes on the island are the ongoing turf war called “Libstease” and an online game set in the virtual world of “Rhyme.” Aoba isn’t involved in either, preferring to live peacefully, until one day he is forced into a Rhyme battle.

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