Aug 22, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 07

You know, it’s actually quite funny. I actually started to think that I somewhat understood women after all these years. I kept telling myself that Ao Haru Ride is just function and that girls don’t actually think like that. My niece certainly set me straight on that one…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.57_[2014.08.21_22.52.55]I am honestly losing a little bit of interest in Ao Haru Ride. It’s all so pointless. They make everything seem so complicated and important, yet everyone knows the outcome. I for one am completely puzzled. I keep asking the same question during every episode; “why don’t you say something if you realize you like him/her?”

This episode just added to that. Futaba bought new shampoo because Kou made a comment on how her hair smells. She bought something new in order to impress him and seem more girly, only to end up doubting her decision afterwards. What is up with that? So many pointless emotions… I’m guessing the majority of Ao Haru Ride fans consist primarily of girls.

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Aug 20, 2014

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Barakamon episode 07

I was surfing the internet a couple of days ago when I stumbled upon a Barakamon topic. It seems that there has been talk about a live-action series. Wouldn’t that be interesting to see “real” Naru on your screen? I might actually like that.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.18_[2014.08.19_23.36.40]Anyway, the group decided to go fishing before Seishuu’s friends, Takao and that annoying little brat he brought with him, return back home to resume their own lives. You immediately know that it won’t be one of your regular fishing trips. Nothing has been regular in any of the episodes. I just laughed as they messed up even the simplest of things without worrying about what they’re actually doing. So what if they fish using strange equipment or methods? Everything will be fine as long as Naru is around to raise a little bit of hell. It keeps things interesting.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.12_[2014.08.19_23.37.01]Quite frankly, I’m not into all of that melodrama crap. Let them shop for a few souvenirs before they go back home and say goodbye to them afterwards. No point in dragging out the inevitable. That’s why I couldn’t really understand that scene where they all had to go through that metal detector. I failed to find that funny. Perhaps I’ll watch that scene again after I finish writing this.

I’m hoping for some explosive improvement next week. Seishuu has his little reunion and he’s certainly had plenty of fun. Now would be a good time for him to grow a little as an artist and win something once again. After all, isn’t that the whole point of him being there? Would be nice to see if he actually improved on that island.

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Aug 15, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 06

I am not old. Seriously, I am a young man. Why do I feel so old when I watch this show? The characters’ problems seem so childish and pointless that I basically want to slap the first teenager I come across for no good reason.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.52_[2014.08.14_23.28.50]It seems that my hunch was right. Yuuri fell in love with Kou after he helped her up when she fell. She claims that she always had her eyes on him, but that he pretty much stole her heart when he helped her. I’m sorry, but isn’t that quite a bit sad? Do teenage girls really fall in love over something so trivial? I just hope this love triangle crap goes over quickly, because we already know how this is going to end. Futaba is going to win. Plain and simple. Kou likes Futaba and Futaba likes Kou. Yuuri’s feelings for Kou are one-sided and will stay that way.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.38_[2014.08.14_23.29.15]It’s about time that Futaba realized that she likes Kou. Hell, she always knew it. She gets nervous when she’s around him, she can feel her heart going nuts and she always seems to sniff his hair like a horny b*tch (dog) in heat. I don’t think I would like a hair-sniffing, two-faced girlfriend like that. I hate to say it like this, but Kou can do better. Let’s face it; the guy is smart, has looks and has a pretty good personality. If he were a real human being than he would go very far in life. It’s too bad that he’s about to realize that he has feelings for Futaba just like she has feelings for him. It’s so obvious…

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Aug 13, 2014

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Barakamon episode 06

Another amusing episode! The openings never fail to amuse, do they? You fire up the episode and you immediately start smiling even though nothing’s actually happened yet. You just know something funny’s about to happen.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.39_[2014.08.12_23.48.47]Naru just never seizes to amaze. She will make you crazy, trick you and help you all at the same time. That scene with her selling seashells was hilarious. Even I would probably be a little startled if one of them were to open up in my hand. I think she would make a pretty good business woman by the way she dealt with Seishuu’s visitors.

I still cannot get over the fact that the characters are still bugging Seishuu. They come in without asking, eat his food (that, to be fair, was given to him in the first place) and they take it all for granted. That is why I’m hoping for a change now that these two characters have shown up. Do I expect much? Well, definitely not a lot.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.58_[2014.08.12_23.49.02]They showed up and one of them, his editor or his manager I believe, was drunk as hell and messed things up quite a bit. He even brought a two-faced kid that defeated him in that competition a few episodes back. He claims to be a fan, but damn, he is two-faced like you couldn’t possibly believe. He is so full of sh*t that he would make a great politician. Just throw a few insects at him, leave him alone in the woods or booby-trap his stuff with creepy crawlers to make him go home. He serves no purpose right now. Might as well make him go away again now that he has given Seishuu something to think about.

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Aug 8, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 05

I must keep this port short and simple. I have been feeling bad all day and now I’m actually having chest pains. Damn this stress… The human mind is a fickle thing, really. I can’t wait for my vacation (I’m going a bit late this year again).

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.47_[2014.08.07_23.16.35]I found this episode both a little disappointing and quite relieving. It’s rather disappointing because one of theories has once again been confirmed. A love triangle is well on its way and the outcome is painfully predictable. Everyone knows that Futaba is going to be the lucky girl in the end. There is no other possible outcome that would otherwise satisfy the fans.

However, I am happy that Futaba finally realized that she has feelings for Kou. He carried her when she was too injured to walk for much longer and he hasn’t really changed that much on the inside. Futaba finally realized this and fell in love all over again. This is the part where everyone shouts “It’s about damn time”. I hope it’s Kou turn next week.

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