Sep 22, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 25

I was a bit worried. I thought that this was the final episode. I saw the ending and had a crazy look on my face, when I suddenly saw “Next week…” That just isn’t funny. I forgot that this show has twenty-six episodes and not twenty-five.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.12_[2014.09.21_21.53.35]So all hell has finally broken loose. An army of armed terrorists has taken the city by surprise and is currently shooting everything up. It is kind of sad when they attack a school meeting, it is sadder when they actually attack the students, but we kind of reach the very bottom of sadness when those very students are actually kicking their asses. Slowly their soldiers are being picked off one by one as the students, whom don’t have to rely on weapons, use their magical abilities to get rid of those non-magical terrorists. Grown men being killed by high school teenagers… How shameful.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.26_[2014.09.21_21.54.15]There is one thing that I did not like. Actually, it isn’t that I disliked it, it’s just that I’m rather disappointed by it. They put Tatsuya in a suit that he invented. Tatsuya is completely covered and you can’t tell it’s him. Also, it would seem as though his magical powers haven’t gotten stronger since Miyuki did something to him last week.

I am quite interested in the final episode. The students appear to be safe now. Tatsuya, after saving a few more lives, took off to go to the front lines in order to deal with those invaders. I just hope that I still get to see that one scene that I’ve wanted to see for months now; a scene where Tatsuya deals with his family once and for all. That probably won’t happen though, will it?

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Sep 21, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 378

Why push in a double feature filler? You won the manga a week to get ahead, which isn’t nearly worth all the effort, especially since there have been rumours going around about the manga finishing up its final arc, thereby ending the Naruto series after many, many years.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.09.20_23.44.21]So Obito became the host for the Ten Tails, hmm? Fine. I don’t agree with it, but it’s better than watching a nonsense filler that pretty much takes us back many months and shows us crap that we’ve either already seen or something that we don’t need to see. Nevertheless, Obito should never have been able to become its host since the Ten Tails isn’t actually complete. The Eight Tails and the Nine Tails have yet to be absorbed by it. Only small chunks of Chakra have been absorbed, which shouldn’t have made the Ten Tails complete, because by that logic the Ten Tails could’ve been formed without extracting any of the Tailed beasts from their hosts. Just steal a little Chakra and that would’ve been it, right?

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 378 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.38_[2014.09.20_23.45.15]Anyway, we are back to the same point where we always land when something new happens; we get an overpowering enemy that suddenly gains a power boost. Yes, Naruto can control more and more of the Nine Tails’ Chakra now, but it’s useless against an opponent like that. It is no surprise that Naruto, too, will get a power boost in the end in order to level things a bit.

Haven’t you realized that that’s pretty much it in the Naruto series? It always revolves around that system. A strong enemies shows up, the main (and supporting) characters aren’t strong enough so they become stronger in order to defeat the enemy, after which a new, stronger enemy appears and the whole process just starts all over again. That is one of the things that makes this show extremely predictable at times.

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Sep 20, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 12

What in the name of bloody hell was this!? What is wrong with these Japanese people and their endings? I just don’t understand. Usually a good start and often enough a bad ending, just like this one. What a huge let-down.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_24.06_[2014.09.19_23.03.25]About half of the episode was dedicated to Ken’s madness. He was driven mad by the constant torture and was forced to see Rize once again. He actually seemed to have a conversation with her as they both when on a spiritual journey together. Really? You dedicate about eighty percent of the final episode to this crap? Are you kidding me!?

Ken’s hair turned white after being somewhat broken by Jason’s torture, after which he powered up and mopped the floor with Jason. It took twelve weeks to get to this point. Ken got captured, tortured and is now finally free and stronger than ever. He even defeated that guy. And what happened? We didn’t even get to see it. We didn’t even get to see Ken reunited with his friends. There is no news of a second season, which depends on the upcoming sales, so I can only call this a bad ending.

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Sep 15, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 24

I am forced to keep this post short and simple due to a severe lack of free time today. Mind you, this episode definitely deserves a review of at least three hundred words. Just calling it epic wouldn’t be enough. I have a good feeling about the ending…

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.09.14_23.39.27]So the convention got attacked by terrorists with guns. How boring. It took Tatsuyu a couple of seconds to turn things around. It just goes to show that that guy is a natural born leader. He shouldn’t be following that major. They should be following him. The fact that he led that group to safety just proves my point.

And did you see the look on everyone’s faces when they found out that Tatsuya was a secret agent and that they were forced to keep his identity a secret? Finally some well-deserved recognition. It was foolish of them to even think that Tatsuya was like them. God… This episode was so wonderful that I might actually watch it again tomorrow. I’m completely hooked right now.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2014.09.14_23.39.46]Anyway, I don’t know if all the students are safe. They are bound to encounter more terrorists. All Tatsuya can do now, especially now that his true identity has been revealed, is fulfil his mission. That last scene where Miyuki did something to Tatsuya was the cherry on top of the cake. Many theories are already going through my head (the more likely one is that Tatsuya can finally use his “full power” now that Miyuki undid some magic of some kind). I can’t wait to see next week’s episode, even though we all already know that Tatsuya is going to defeat every single one of those terrorists himself is he has to. That’s just the kind of overpowered main character that he is.

P.S. I am fully aware that I failed to keep this post short and simple. What can I say? This episode made me want to write.

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Sep 13, 2014

Posted by in Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul episode 11

Yeah, okay, bite me. We are eleven weeks in and Ken is still extremely weak. He can’t do anything, he can’t say anything and he doesn’t even try to escape his current predicament from what I’ve seen. I foresee a mediocre ending to be very honest.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.33_[2014.09.12_23.40.28]Tokyo Ghoul had a powerful start. The horrific action captured the attention of many anime fans and a lot of them, including myself, are rather disappointed by how things played out. It is no secret that I’m a sucker for overpowered main characters, but to have the protagonist so laughingly weak that he can’t even defend himself or try to escape somehow when he’s being held in a room where some lunatic tortures him from time to time… Yeah, that is just shocking, especially if you consider that Ken, a rare one-eyed Ghoul, is supposed to be stronger than regular Ghouls, provided you believed what the other Ghoul, Itori, said a few episodes ago.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.29_[2014.09.12_23.40.08]It really is sad that Touka and the rest of Anteiku had to gather in order to help save Ken, but to think that Shuu, an enemy whom we were led to believe was dead, showed up to help as well… What a disaster. Still, all will be forgiven if I get to see Yoshimura, the old man that owns that café, fight against a powerful opponent.

You know what I really disliked about this episode? I disliked the part where they finally gave us a glimpse of a white-haired Ken. They waited eleven weeks to show us that, and they only showed us at the very, very ending of the episode. We will actually have to wait until the next episode to see what has happened to Ken (probably got himself another personality due to that torture, just like that other Ghoul).

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