Apr 16, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 27

I’ll be starting this post off by pointing out that I am now completely sure that the remaining episodes will focus entirely on the Inter High race. Perhaps they will save one episode for celebration or something, but this is it. This is what it’s all about it.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 27 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.33_[2014.04.15_23.43.47]So everyone is doing their best despite the fact that their second climber, Sakamichi, had a little accident and was now officially last. The lead climber from Hakone really, really wanted to race against Yuusuke. He knows all about his style and they’ve raced each other before. You could tell that Yuusuku was eager to go and that it was hard for him to put his team before his own desire to race that annoying, self-obsessed prick. So what if it’s their last year in high school? It’s not going to be their last year on a racing bike. There will be other opportunities in the unforeseeable future.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 27 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.13_[2014.04.15_23.44.15]I could very well say that this is going to happen and that that’s going to happen, but I’m sure everyone can tell what’s going to happen. Yuusuke will be the key racer during their climb. He is to keep them riding at a steady and fast pace until it is time for Shingo and Shunsuke to ride like hell. I’m sure that that’s all there is to it right now.

Oh, let’s not forget that Sakamichi is going to catch up. I’m guessing it’s going to take about two episodes, but even I wouldn’t be surprised if he appeared again during the next episode. Let’s face it; that little runt is known for catching up to people. They focussed so much on that in the past that the story has become pretty predictable.

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Apr 15, 2014

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Ping Pong The Animation

What. The. Hell. Is. Going. On!? I’ve visited over five different sites and saw how this got a seven average. A seven!? How does this deserve a seven? I was thinking more of a five, which I think is very generous after what I’ve seen.

Ping Pong The AnimationThe artwork is just too damn bad. Some of the characters look good and some of the details do too. That’s it… The rest just looks too dreadful to even describe.

It does have a decent story. Certainly one that’s worthy of twenty minutes per episode, but the artwork just needs to be improved. This is just too damn terrible.

I’m sorry, but I cannot recommend this. I did not enjoy it and I cannot see how you, a reader, could. It’s just too heavy on the eyes.

Plot Summary: Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who’s been friends with the loud and energetic Yukata Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They’re both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile’s personality always prevents him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile’s talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 26

Hmm… Yeah… Why was this episode even created? I mean… What purpose does it serve? It doesn’t add anything, it doesn’t tell us anything and it certainly wasn’t exciting. Calling it a mediocre episode would be the most generous thing you could do.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 26 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.08_[2014.04.09_22.19.00]Had this been episode twenty-five point five, okay… But no! It was an actual episode where the characters continued their b*tching about the last couple of episodes. What was the point? We know why that gay-looking guy lost. No point in explaining that he lost because he chose to dodge instead of rushing forward. He chose safety over victory, that’s all there is to it. We already knew that.

The second half, for what it’s worth at this point, was a lot better because of Sakamichi’s unfortunate accident. So what if he fell of his bicycle? Isn’t that his speciality? He falls for some reason and then gets back up again. Just watch, he’ll get back up, finds the motivation to get back in the game and amazes us by catching up again.

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Apr 9, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Baby Steps

Another tennis anime, okay! It’s no Prince of Tennis, just so you know. I have only seen the first episode and I already know more than enough to say that Prince of Tennis is a lot better in almost every single way.

Baby StepsThe artwork really could use work. It’s not as detailed as I had hoped and I honestly think that the characters don’t look spectacular. It’s just doesn’t speak to me, you know?

The story is looking good so far. No supernatural crap like Prince of Tennis’ “Boomerang Snake”. So far it’s all about plain tennis. I like that. I always thought that Prince of Tennis could do better without all those ridiculous moves.

Sports fans eat your hearts out. I could say that this is the worst sports-genre anime in existence and still I’m sure people would want to watch it. It’s not, it was quite interesting and I’m pretty confident that a lot of people will really like Baby Steps.

Plot Summary: Maruo Eiitirou (E-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he’s unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He’s instantly captivated by it.

With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join E-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication, and work ethic.

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Apr 9, 2014

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Haikyuu!!

I honestly don’t understand the Haikyuu!! hype that’s been going ‘round. I’ve seen the first episode and I have no idea what’s so special about it. It was a good watch and it definitely was interesting, but by no means would I give this show an eight.

Haikyuu!!The artwork is good, no doubt about it. It is very detailed and the characters al look pretty good. No complaints there.

The story is not all that exceptional. It’s just another sports-genre anime about a group of boys trying to become the best. This time around we’ll be watching volleyball. All I hope is that it stays “normal” instead of watching all those characters pull of supernatural moves.

Do I recommend this? Sure, to sports-genre fans. It amused me and I’m quite interested in seeing the rest, so why not?

Plot Summary: A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata’s love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as “King of the Court.” Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club… only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama.

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