Oct 21, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2

Hell yeah! I am so glad that there’s yet another season. I find the Mushishi series strangely relaxing. I fire up an episode and watch how Ginko travels that world of his in search of strange phenomena. Very relaxing indeed.

Mushishi Zoku Shou 2The artwork is still as great as ever. It looks so good and it’s incredibly detailed. The style itself is brilliant and I am pretty sure that anyone in his/her right mind wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s too damn good to change.

I don’t think I need to say anything about the story either. There are very few people out there that don’t know about the Mushishi series. It has become quit famous over the past few years.

I do recommend this. Watch the previous series if you haven’t already. I promise you that its time well spent.

Plot Summary: Mushi; the life-blood of nature. They exist everywhere in various forms: micro-organisms, fungi, bodies of water. Sometimes, they’re even mistaken to be plants, animals, or spirits. But regardless of their appearance, they exist, nonetheless, living the only way they know how. At times, their actions can cause strange or unexplainable phenomena. Enter Ginko, the Mushishi (mushi master), as he continues encountering, studying, and dealing with the mysterious mushi along his journey into the unknown.

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Oct 19, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 382

Here we go again. I hate it how things continue to go back and forth here. At one point Naruto’s strong and confident, the other he’s weak and helpless. That’ll be over soon enough though. I think the series will end after the winter.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 382 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.29_[2014.10.18_22.57.59]It annoyed me a little how confident Sasuke was when he materialized Sasano’o. Only last week did he look upon Naruto’s power with a disturbed look on his face. Now he thinks he can stand beside him as his superior even though he’s using Juugo’s cursed seal powers because he himself can’t use nature energy. Cocky fool. I really do hope he dies in the manga. I hope that from the bottom of my heart.

Other than the fact that I have always disliked Sasuke, I think that Naruto will always come out on top. He has the kind of personality that is always looking for answers in order to save himself and his friends. He and he alone can get through to Obito and stop him from enslaving everyone. Sasuke just adds oil onto the fire.

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Oct 11, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

Man, I am really not good with those Chuunibyou anime. How is this one any different? The protagonist is tripping all over the place. His fantasies are something else.

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka deI do believe that the artwork isn’t the issue here. It looks nice and I must say that Chifuyu, one of the characters, looks absolutely adorable. You just want to cuddle her to death.

This story forces you to see the difference between Chuunibyou moments and moments where the characters are actually using supernatural powers. It’s annoying and confusing. All in all a little disappointing if you ask me.

Comedy die-hards that like the sound of this might have been sold when reading this, but I cannot recommend this one. I honestly don’t find it interesting and I don’t think that I will be watching this.

Plot Summary: Six months ago, the five-member literature club all awakened superpowers. Unfortunately this has not led to them having anything else interesting happen in their lives, like epic battles or saving the universe. They go about their ordinary lives, just happening to have superpowers, waiting for the call to battle to finally happen – assuming it ever comes at all.

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Oct 11, 2014

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Naruto Shippuuden episode 381

It has been announced that the Naruto manga will end in five weeks. I am guessing that there won’t be any more fillers at this point and that the anime will end with the 400th episode. This is just a guess. Those companies like round numbers, so yeah.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 381 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.03_[2014.10.10_23.00.48]So Naruto’s plan ended up working and Obito found himself in a position where he thought he needed to use the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a Jutsu that will supposedly enslave everyone with a powerful Genjutsu, a little bit earlier than planned. It just goes to show how much Naruto and the others are pressuring him. It’s those two (three if you count that annoying Zetsu) against an army of powerful Shinobi, including several Kage’s. It won’t be long now before the other Kage’s show up to re-join the battle as well, making it even harder for Obito and Madara to move.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 381 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.25_[2014.10.10_23.01.26]I loved the part where Sasuke witnessed Naruto’s progress. He was annoyed by how much Chakra Naruto has nowadays and how well he can control it all. That’s just what happens when you’ve got friends that would die for you. Sasuke has lost all that along the way because of his desire to take revenge.

They might throw in a few flashback scenes to lengthen it all out a bit in order to properly reach the 400th episode, but I am not bothered. In fact, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they actually threw in a few fillers to milk out a bit more money in the end. After all, the Naruto series (and movies) have been money making machines since ’99.

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Oct 9, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

I don’t understand what’s so great about this, I’m sorry. I started watching this and the only thing that went through my mind at the time was why I was watching it in the first place. I actually forgot that for a second there.

Gugure! Kokkuri-sanI have a major issue with the artwork. I think it would’ve been fine if it wasn’t for most of the episode, but to watch a chibi character go about her business is annoying. Just show her normal body, please. It would’ve been alright to show the chibi version of Kohina during certain scenes, but certainly not during most of the episode. That really annoyed me.

The story is absolutely nothing special. I don’t care what people say. Characters summing ghosts and other supernatural creatures has been done to death. Those beings coming to live with the main character(s) is nothing special either. It has all been done before.

I am going to be careful with this one and say that I could only ever recommend this show if they were to cut back on those chibi scenes. They are downright annoying. I am aware that that’s my personal opinion, but I cannot help but feel that chibi’s belong in anime shorts.

Plot Summary: A little girl named Kohina ends up summoning a Kokkuri-san, a lower-ranking ghost in Japanese folklore. The Kokkuri-san she calls ends up being a white-haired handsome, young man. Although he had intended to merely haunt her at first, he becomes worried about her terrible eating habit of cup ramen for every meal, so he decides to haunt her in order to protect her.

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