Jan 19, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Maken-Ki! Two

Here we go again! Let the big breasts bounce, the curvy asses shake and the supernatural powers destroy everything… Maken-Ki is back! I’m afraid I won’t be writing about the second season. I found it very hard to muster a few decent lines during the first episode. The episodes contained too much fan service for me to write up proper reviews without coming across as some kind of demonic pervert.

Maken-Ki! TwoThe artwork is still as amazing as ever. The characters still look great, sexy and too erotic to be on regular television, the details are as nice as ever and the action is still as fluid as I can remember. Good times are definitely coming.

Story is interesting. I always thought that it was and I never stopped thinking that. That being said, I believe that is too much fan service for me to take the story serious. It’s got a nice foundation but I wouldn’t really call it amazing.

All the ecchi fans will lover this. People that enjoy watching characters with super powers might, too. I couldn’t possibly recommend it to other people. It’s just too much fan service and not much else.

Plot Summary: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.

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Jan 10, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Hamatora The Animation

Boy, this is way too familiar. It’s almost like I was watching Darker than Black, which is quite similar in more ways than one. Still, I like it a lot. I think Hamatora showed a lot of promise and I’m quite looking forward to the rest.

Hamatora The AnimationI’m quite pleased about the artwork. The details look great, the characters look great and the powers that I’ve seen so far are all great, too. So far there’s nothing that I would have changed about the artwork to be very honest. Nothing at all.

The story is the only thing I’m worried about. It’s done before, you know? A group of ‘special’ people that people can hire at reasonable prices. Pay them and they will do almost anything, even though they themselves are being hunted on. It just sounds all too familiar, and I’m not just talking about Darker than Black anymore.

I will recommend this. It’s packed with action and mystery and lots of characters with lots of awesome superpowers. You’d be a fool if you didn’t try it out. At this point I don’t even care if some characters are overpowered or not. I just want to learn a little bit more about their powers and what they have to do to use them.

Plot Summary: “Minimum” – a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as “minimum holders.” In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.

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Oct 1, 2013

Posted by in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 24

I must admit that it wasn’t a bad ending. Anime is known for having bad endings, unfortunately. They sometimes think that a show is going to be very successful, so they sometimes end shows in a way to prepare for another season or something, which doesn’t really end anything since most of the time it doesn’t happen. That is why I’m pretty satisfied with this ending.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_24_[720p][1E0D545F].mkv_snapshot_01.42_[2013.09.30_22.49.22]I like how things turned out. An interesting and confusing battle between a group of people and a small army of robots. That’s always nice to see. The confusing part is that all those characters showed up for the fight, and they were characters from the same school, which would imply that most of them (if not all) have abilities of their own. It’s confusing because none of those characters used any abilities. Only the characters we already knew were using their abilities to fight those robots. Maybe that’s just my imagination, but it seems rather lazy. Was it really that hard to mix in a few powers?

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_24_[720p][1E0D545F].mkv_snapshot_19.53_[2013.09.30_22.50.58]It’s also nice to see that most of my predictions were spot-on. It was painfully obvious that Shizuri and her team were going to show up sooner or later during this episode. Hell, they even gave us another eyeful of them in their bikinis. Maybe it was their way of thanking us for watching their amusing show?

The only problem with this show is that there were only two Febri-chans. I wouldn’t have minded at all if there was some kind of underground basement with hundreds of them. I could’ve died peacefully due to an overdose of cuteness. All joking aside; it was a good season, although I still don’t know why they showed us that scene with Index in it. Oh well…

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Sep 30, 2013

Posted by in Shingeki no Kyojin

Shingeki no Kyojin episode 25

Amazing…  The only thing wrong with this episode is that it’s the season finale. Having to wait for the manga to get ahead for a new season to appear is going to be pure agony, but I’m going to be patient. Shingeki no Kyojin deserves it.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2013.09.29_23.08.04]So they wrapped this season up in a neat little bow by putting Annie’s demise in the spotlight. We knew it was coming, we knew that we weren’t going to see much else. Still, seeing Eren lose control like that was absolutely epic. My heart was pounding so heart that the neighbours might’ve heard it, too.

This was another one of those episodes where I kind of think that they could’ve told us a bit more about how the titan transformation works. We know that the titans have regenerative capabilities. We know that Annie can regenerate pretty much any wound in her titan state if you give her enough time, yet Eren’s titan body doesn’t seem to regenerate. That still isn’t very clear and I would’ve liked to know a lot more about how all of that works.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2013.09.29_23.08.34]You know, something tells me that the answers to many, many of my questions are all locked away in the basement of Eren’s old home. I’m guessing that we will learn a great deal about the titans, how some people are capable of transforming and why they all have different abilities. I would really like to know more.

That last part where Eren lost control was really epic. I could’ve sworn I laid eyes on the devil. I’m pretty sure I saw fire as he got angrier and angrier. And, which also made me very happy, is that he didn’t beat her thanks to some ridiculous power boost. He had help. I liked that a lot. I can only imagine that the next season is going to involve more characters that are capable of transforming. I can’t wait to see that!

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Sep 24, 2013

Posted by in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 23

Now that this season is coming to an end next week, I think that I have sufficient information to form an opinion on whether this season is better than the first or not. It is. This season contains more action, more structure, a slightly better story and less easy-going episodes.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_23_[720p][113E5243].mkv_snapshot_08.55_[2013.09.22_16.17.36]The think that I both love and hate about this season is that the story is so damned aggravating. Never really seems to be going right. I think that introduces an element of unpredictability to an otherwise semi-predictable story. I liked how that guy prevented Mikoto and Shinobu from doing whatever they wanted by planning ahead. It’s safe to say that he won’t allow for insubordination and any other threat that might end up destroying their little project. That is why I think that he could very well be capable of killing both of them if he wanted to. He certainly has the brains for it.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_23_[720p][113E5243].mkv_snapshot_21.14_[2013.09.22_16.18.06]It’s funny how the smart try to triumph over the strong. It’s a battle that’s been going on in real-life for many, many centuries. It gives me no pleasure in saying that brains usually conquer all else. That’s probably why jocks always pick on nerds in high school. It’s probably because they know that they’ll probably end up working for those nerds one day.

Anyway, without getting distracted any further, I think the final episode should prove to be both predictable and amusing. We finally caught a glimpse of Febri’s sister and we also know that Febri’s lollipops are running out. I can only image that Mikoto is planning some kind of sink-or-swim-operation. We’ll see.

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