Jan 30, 2015

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Parasyte episodes 15 & 16

Yeah, I kind of knew that it would turn out this way. It didn’t go exactly as I had imagined, which is why I’m still as excited as ever, but I was spot-on in general. It’s just a damn shame that the pace has dropped a little bit.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.01.29_23.37.48]So that private investigator finally saw what happened when one becomes affiliated with those parasites. His entire family was slaughtered like lambs and now they are after him to finish the job. He should’ve listened to Shinichi. That way he could’ve prevented this from happening by fleeing the city or something. But no… He knew best…

What surprised me a little is that that female parasite has become a target as well. Her obsession for Shinichi’s change and humanity in general has kind of set off the alarm amongst her kind, and so they are now targeting her because they think she’s become a threat. Now that is a pretty interesting twist that I did not see coming!

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.29_[2015.01.29_23.38.15]Of course, the spotlight goes to Shinichi and Migi once again. They are up against a freak of nature. Parasites in general are pretty freaky, but it gets worse when those two are up against five parasites that decided to take over the same body. Arms, legs and the head… All completely parasitic. All Shinichi could do was run and hide to give Migi some time to come up with a plan.

Still, Migi can have all the time in the world to plan all he wants, but even he is going to have a hard time when facing five parasites at once, especially when that old guy took over and united all of them. He morphed those legs so that he could actually catch Shinichi. Shinichi can’t even run away from that guy anymore, no matter how fast he’s become. It should be pretty interesting to see how they will deal with that monster.

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Jan 26, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 03

There we go! This episode pleased a lot of fans, that’s for sure. I remember when the first season ended and a lot of nerds decided to take it upon themselves to troll anime forums about how terrible the ending was. That was funny…

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2015.01.25_23.24.21]It seems Slaine has planned this all along. He saved that count from getting killed because of a very specific reason. This might be just me reading into it, but I have a feeling I am right. There is simply no way that he could’ve saved his beloved princess on his own. People would’ve just killed him and the princess in order to continue taking over the earth. So, instead of fighting the unbeatable, he played it safe and stuck with them to win their trust and, during this week’s episode, to await an opportunity to seize power for himself. He saw the opportunity when he was declared that man’s adopted son and took it with both hands.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.21_[2015.01.25_23.24.41]So yeah, Slaine is now royalty and has control over quite a bit of manpower. Something tells me that this isn’t enough for him and that he will continue this search of his for more power. He already has his beloved princess in one of his facilities and he will continue to protect her until she awakes, which may or may not happen (but probably will).

This little twist? Not entirely surprising. Slaine’s personality is pretty straightforward. I don’t think he would do anything to harm the princess, so it was only a matter of time before we figured out his little plan. I’m actually a little bit more curious to see how Inaho will deal with all of this. I think it’s about time he stopped using a training mech and started using a real mech that’s made specifically for combat.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 02

You know, I don’t care what people say about the characters, Inaho is still my number one. Noticed how Slaine, Inaho’s archenemy, is always operating some high-tech suit? Well, Inaho always operates a low-tech training mech and he kicks ass with it.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.16_[2015.01.18_23.28.17]It is funny that Inaho can fight against other, newer and arguably better mechs and still come out on top. He just uses his heat. He goes in for information, searches for a weakness and does everything just right in order to full exploit that weakness in order to make up for his lacking mech. You cannot teach something like that. The guy is a natural. He is one of those guys that puts information before firepower, and why not? Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. The fact that he managed to fight of Slaine in those conditions proves all of that.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.29_[2015.01.18_23.28.47]A lot of people still don’t like that Slaine changed sides. They think he betrayed the people of earth by helping that count and that other princess. I am not entirely convinced yet. He might be sticking around until that other princes wakes up again. I think it’s too soon to say anything about his loyalty to the princess.

I, of course, am rooting for the soldiers of earth. Those Martians (if I can call them that) were the ones that attacked first by staging an attack on the princess. They were the ones that wanted this war. I could never side with those that willingly seek out war. All that is left is for Inaho (and this is a scenario that has been playing in my mind) to lead a squad of soldiers to destroy those Martian ships in order to win the war.

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Jan 16, 2015

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Parasyte episode 14

You know, I am really getting tired of that Satomi. God she’s so incredibly selfish. Shinichi has the world on his shoulders and she is worried about losing the old Shinichi to an obviously new and improved Shinichi. Get over it, babe!

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.52_[2015.01.15_22.46.47]So Shinichi’s old parasitic teacher sent a detective after him to try and learn more about Shinichi’s change. This backfired completely. That detective, thanks to Shinichi tracking him down with his one and only ally (not counting Migi), now knows that his employer is parasite that, unlike Shinichi and his friend, eats humans. This will probably result in his and his family’s death, because that woman now probably knows that he knows, and those parasites are kind of fond of their privacy. It is only a matter of time before hell breaks loose again.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.39_[2015.01.15_22.47.24]So she realized that Shinichi has changed. What I find weird is that she immediately realized that part of Migi is now coursing through Shinichi’s veins. Is it because she can sense those parasitic cells that are part of Shinichi? Did she just guess correctly? I think it’s strange. I remember Migi saying that those cells are so tiny that he cannot sense or control them anymore.

I am still kind of waiting for Shinichi to cut loose. Let the guy go crazy. He is always so worried about involving innocent people in his fights. Just let us see him go wild for once. It is only a matter of time before he’s up against a small army of parasites if he is seriously planning on fighting the group of parasites that successfully infiltrated the dreadful world of politics.

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Jan 13, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2

Everyone knew this was coming. The first season ended with a cliffhanger and the popularity of Aldnoah.Zero was skyrocketing. It is definitely a great mecha-genre anime that could rank way up there with Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Aldnoah.Zero 2The artwork is superb. No doubt about that. The level of detail is incredible, especially on those old mechs. You can actually see the ravages of time on those frames. Not to mention the creativity and uniqueness.

The story is nothing to laugh at either. It’s very interesting and very tense right now. One of the characters that was supposed to be good switched over to help another character that was supposed to die. That made a lot of fans very angry.

I am going to watch this? Definitely. I am going to review this? Possibly. Do I recommend this? Oh, absolutely. I have loved every single episode so far and I am pretty sure that won’t change with season two.

Plot Summary: In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission found a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Upon landing, astronauts discovered an enchanted utility later referred to as “Aldnoah,” giving the astronauts a status of superiority. Soon, many humans have relocated to Mars, and have adapted to the name “Martians.” After Princess Asseylum, a royal Martian princess, descends onto Earth in an attempt to create a treaty between both planets, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

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