Apr 23, 2015

Posted by in Sidonia no Kishi 2

Sidonia no Kishi 2 episode 02

I just have to write about this show. I was very sceptical about the first season, so I chose to write about something else. I just wasn’t sure about the artwork back then, but hey, I came around. I see this jewel for what it is now.

[AnonSubs] Sidonia no Kishi - Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 02.mkv_snapshot_04.10_[2015.04.22_23.16.29]So anyway; Sidonia has a lot of new problems now. Season one was about Nagate showing up one day and finding himself leading a new live in the presence of other people (and a cooking bear-woman). His biggest worry was fighting Gauna outside of Sidonia. And yeah, that was quite a load on his shoulders, especially since he was sent out almost every time.

But now? Things have changed. He will have to worry about his friends being taken over by some kind of parasite that goes for the mind and he has to worry about hybrid weapons that may or may not end up destroying Sidonia instead of enemy Gauna’s. Not to mention the fact that that captain, whom may have been taken over by a parasite as well, has just killed those so-called “elders”.

[AnonSubs] Sidonia no Kishi - Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki - 02.mkv_snapshot_15.39_[2015.04.22_23.17.04]Things have taken an interesting turn. Nagate’s problems were once so simple, but now it’s going out of control. We have a captain that’s dead-set on taking over, a group of parasite-controlled ‘humans’ whose motives aren’t clear yet and we have one hybrid weapon that was supposedly created to fight off those aliens. All of it is getting out of control. Rather, I think it’s too much at once. They introduced that hybrid plus they killed off all those elders in one episode. What is next? Are they going to take over one character after another with those parasites? Sounds to me like the Gauna are winning after all…

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Sidonia no Kishi 2, Spring Anime 2015

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

It’s back! I have been waiting for this. Knights of Sidonia has really caught me by surprise. The artwork takes getting used to, but that doesn’t take long. You generally just enjoy every episode and that’s what it’s all about!

Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei SenekiThe artwork, as I stated earlier, is something you have to get used to. The characters look a bit 3D-ish and a lot of people, including myself, aren’t really used to that. Still, I believe the level of detail is high and that you get used to everything else after only a few minutes. No problem whatsoever.

Nor do I have any complaints about the story. I always found it very interesting. My eyes never left my screen when I was firing up an episode. I doubt that’s going to change with season two.

I honestly do recommend this. Knights of Sidonia is one of those unexpected jewels that you stumble upon. It catches you by surprise and once you are caught you don’t want to go. It’s definitely worth watching.

Plot Summary: Having narrowly avoided the collision with the asteroid, the Sidonia sets a course for the Lem system in order to wipe out the Gauna nest.

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Saint Seiya will never die. These series (and movies and games and pretty much any other content) has been very popular for years. And why not? The story behind it is quite brilliant. But yeah, you can clearly see that the most recent series are just not on the same level as the earlier ones. They are just milking as much money from it as possible.

Saint Seiya Soul of GoldThey tried to keep the artwork as similar as possible, you can tell, but let’s face it; the first series aired almost twenty years ago. You cannot produce stuff from that year and expect to air it in this day and age.

Story-wise it’s okay, I suppose. It’s not nearly one of the best series out there. It’s not going to be either. But hey, it’s better than some of the other shows this season. I for one think it’s worth following.

Saint Seiya fans will probably enjoy this. I cannot recommend this to anime fans that don’t know about the Saint Seiya series, seeing as they will be missing a lot of vital information that would make this story a bit strange.

Plot Summary: In the Underworld, during the fight against Hades, the 12 Gold Saints gave up their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall and allow Seiya and his friends to keep moving forward. Aioria and the Gold Saints, who should have disappeared, come back to life in this beautiful Earth full of light. How have they resurrected if they were supposed to be dead? While the big mystery remains, Aioria gets involved in a new battle and when his Cosmo exceeds its limits.. a change happens to the Leo Cloth!

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Apr 13, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture

There aren’t many fans out there that haven’t heard the name “Ghost in the Shell”. It’s a name that carries a lot of weight and just that alone, that fan base, would be enough to give this show an enormous boost of viewers. It is no joke to say that this show has a huge advantage.

Ghost in the Shell AriseYou will never hear me knock down the artwork of any Ghost in the Shell product. I’ve seen all the movies and pretty much any and all content. It’s good, very good. I’m even waiting for the new movie that’s coming out in a few months’ time.

I’m not all that impressed by the story so far. It’s too much of the same thing if you ask me, but it’s only been one episode for me and I can definitely say that it looks very promising.

Ghost in the Shell fans will watch this from start to finish. I will watch this from start to finish. It’s intrigued me and I simply want to know a little more. I suggest you give it a real try.

Plot Summary: in 2027, Motoko Kusanagi is a highly skilled agent of the military that meets Daisuke Aramaki, former soldier who is currently the chief of Public Security Section 9. Their encounter sparks the assembly of an elite new unit within Section 9.

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Apr 11, 2015

Posted by in Spring Anime 2015

Gintama 2015

Now, now… Don’t be surprised. Gintama was and still is insanely popular. The problem with that is that they try to milk it out as much as possible, just like with other popular shows. They don’t really care of the quality of the story goes down, just as long as money keeps coming in.

Gintama 2015The artwork will never really change. At least not in a negative way. If anything, it’ll just continue to get better and better until they find a new way to crank the level of artwork even higher than it already is.

The story is questionable though. Like I said; they will do anything to ensure that money keeps coming in with these popular shows. That usually means that some area gets affected. Usually it’s the story.

Gintama fans will watch this either way. No point in recommending this one since most anime fans already know about it.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Edo-period Japan suffered a great cultural shock—the aliens called Amanto invaded the Earth, overpowered the nation’s government, and outlawed the carrying of swords by the once proud samurai. Moreover, the aliens took the people’s jobs and are currently running Japan as a sweatshop using the natives as laborers. In this strange new era are Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai whose personal trademarks are his naturally permed silver hair, his love of anything sweet, and his addiction to Shonen Jump; Shinpachi Shimura, the teenaged heir of the Kakido-Ryu style; and Kagura, an incredibly strong alien girl from the powerful Yato clan. The trio are self-employed in an odd jobs shop called Yoruzuya Gin-chan, which offers to do almost anything for a price, from finding lost kittens to saving the world. Unfortunately, the jobs rarely go as planned, or pay enough to cover the pain and suffering the employees encounter—never mind their rent.

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