Apr 21, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen episode 03

So last week’s episode contained quite a bit of action. It also contained a little glimpse of what we can expect from the protagonist. It almost seemed as though they wanted to hint us about a possible power-up.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.15_[2015.04.20_23.25.09]So this episode kind of disappointed because I feel as though it didn’t contribute anything. There was no action and not a lot of progress to be very honest. Perhaps I set the bar a little too high when that girl suddenly showed up last week, but they haven’t done anything about that. That girl is still a complete mystery.

Basically, they, and by they I mean Klaus, played a game that resembles chess against some demon overlord in order to gain some information about a game-changing drug that’s known as Angel Scale or something. It was very uneventful, although we did get to see yet another female character that seems to be quite strong. I’ll be looking forward to learning more about those characters.

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Apr 14, 2015

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Kekkai Sensen episode 02

I feel like I am gambling by picking this show to write about. I like the concept, I like the story so far and I like most of the characters. I am known to pick at least one show that looks promising, but turns out to be very disappointing.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_06.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.16]So Leonardo, the boy whose eyes supposedly belong to god and are known for being able to see every single thing, ended up joining a secret organisation known as Libra. This is fine. I can understand that you want to team up with other like-minded people instead of taking on the world on your own. I can also understand the chief’s decision to put Zapp on bodyguard duty to make sure that Leonardo doesn’t get into too much trouble, seeing as he’s their new important asset and hasn’t really gotten any experience in the field yet.

[Ohys-Raws] Kekkai Sensen - 02 (MBS 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_13.54_[2015.04.14_00.09.34]What I cannot understand is how Leonardo, with the use of his special eyes, managed to see how a ghoulish-looking bus disguised itself as a regular delivery bus and how to ghoulish-looking creatures disguised as regular humans managed to abduct Leonardo after they nearly killed Zapp. It feels like we skipped something.

Let’s face it; there’s a lot that we don’t know yet. This story is only making a little sense. I mean, what were those creatures? Why go through all that trouble? How can they hide so damn well in public? Those are all things that need to be explained before things start making a bit more sense. Also, I think those characters look and acted a bit too childish for my taste, but okay…

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Apr 10, 2015

Posted by in Kekkai Sensen, Spring Anime 2015

Kekkai Sensen

Hello, what do we have here? This was actually a lot more interesting than I initially thought. I read up on this show and thought that it was going to be one of those childish and predictable shows, but this is nothing like I had imagined.

Kekkai SensenThe artwork is really good. Bones, a studio that’s known for quite a lot of wonderful titles, has been doing a great job by the looks of it. I have seriously very few complains. The characters look great and the level of detail is very nice.

Truth is; I have very little complaints about the story as well. I think it’s a damn shame that Leonardo, that kid, seems physically weak, but other than that it’s actually pretty interesting. What a pleasant surprise!

I can definitely recommend this at this point. The first episode really surprised me. I’m already eagerly awaiting the second episode. I think this action and adventure-filled show will surely keep my entertained during these next few months.

Plot Summary: One day, New York City as we know it vanished overnight into a mysterious fog. Now known as Hellusalem Road, it has become a place where another world beyond imagining is connected to our reality. The balance within this new world is protected by a secret society known as Libra. Leo, a journalist and photographer who arrives in the city, is unexpectedly recruited to join their ranks.

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Aug 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Sengoku Basara: Judge End

Another Sengoku Basara anime. What a surprise. These shows are a huge hit in Japan. They just cannot get enough of it. Unfortunately, I do not share that enthusiasm. I do like the Destiny Warriors games, which I think is very similar to this.

Sengoku Basara Judge EndI don’t think I can complain about the artwork. It’s pretty detailed. A lot of unique characters, weapons, skills and sceneries. No complaints there.

I just can’t appreciate the Sengoku Basara series because I find the story rather uninteresting. The artwork I like, but I won’t watch something when I don’t like the storyline. A good story is very important to me when it comes to action and historical anime.

Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to those that have seen any of the other Sengoku Basara series. I honestly think that the story needs some more work and cannot recommend these series to newbies that like a good story.

Plot Summary: It will be based on the events that unfold in Sengoku BASARA 3 and will also depict the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Jul 18, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Tokyo ESP

The author behind this creation is also responsible for Ga-Rei: zero. It seems he is quite successful in getting anime adaptions for his manga. Even I have to admit that this proved to be quite the amusing first episode.

Tokyo ESPThe artwork is good. Very detailed. They worked quite a bit on the characters and the details are simply great. I can definitely see myself watching this every week if everything looks this good.

I also quite like the story. Usually it’s the “normal humans” that are in control of the world and have more than enough power to supress espers. The roles have turned in Tokyo ESP. The espers have gained control and are raising hell in Japan. I will be looking forward to seeing the rest.

I do recommend this. Action fans and super power fans will be ecstatic. I am ecstatic. I think most anime fans would enjoy this sort of thing, so why not give the first episode a try?

Plot Summary: The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

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