Jul 29, 2015

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God Eater episode 03

This turned out to be quite the amusing episode. People are still moaning about how this doesn’t live up to some of Ufotable’s other works. Stop crying and enjoy the show. I think it’s a really entertaining show and it’ll probably only get better.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.13_[2015.07.28_23.31.58] - CopyI think this week’s episode was a bit better because there was a subtle combination of information about characters and their weapons and quite a bit of action. We learned, thanks to Alisa, that new-type girl, that their new-type weapons have the ability to devour those monsters and absorb their “energy” in order to turn that into ammo for their long-ranged mode. I think that’s absolutely brilliant. They don’t have to carry around all that ammo. They can just switch their weapons back into sword mode and send it out to devour one of those monsters in order to replenish their ammunition. That should make them a lot more mobile since they won’t have to carry all that stuff.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.47_[2015.07.28_23.32.17] - CopyI’ve seen quite a bit of those new-types this week. I think Lenka’s melee mode looks cooler, but Alisa’s longer-ranged mode, that awesome-looking minigun, looks so much better than Lenka’s canon. That does not change the fact that Lenka, despite it being his second battle ever, performed just as well as Alisa, whom seems to be experienced in battle.

Alisa also strikes me as a little rebel. I hope I’m right. She refused the help from others because she didn’t want to abandon her comrades and she even whooped Lenka’s ass in order to prove her point. I like that. People that follow orders blindly are the ones that die first. So keep on rebelling as much as you think is necessary!

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Jul 22, 2015

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God Eater episode 02

Yeah, God Eater seems promising. A lot of people have been badmouthing it because of the way they’ve done the characters, but I’ve already gotten used to it. It was the same thing with the Knights of Sidonia. Look past it and you’ll find something interesting.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.14_[2015.07.21_23.43.40]But yeah, the artwork is not the reason why I decided to write about God Eater. I simply like overpowered and rebellious characters. I became instantly interested when the protagonist decided to disobey orders in order to help save as many lives as possible. He did not stay behind because he was told to. He wanted to go out and help people and that’s exactly what he did. Who cares if they didn’t like it? I hate organisations and government in general because they’re always selfish and corrupt, which is why I’m hoping that the protagonist will continue to rebel from time to time.

[HorribleSubs] GOD EATER - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.23_[2015.07.21_23.43.55]Renka will now be thought by Rindou. I think that’s much better than doing those virtual reality exorcizes over and over. I don’t know a lot about Renka, but he strikes me as the type of character that learns more from actual combat than to practice in some facility. I just hope I’m right, seeing as some of those “higher-ups” are playing to take away his God Arc.

I don’t know what to expect at this point. I’m sure that Renka will do fine under Rindou’s command. I’m more worried about Renka losing sight of his own ideals. I don’t want him to become one of those characters that follows orders to the very letter because he’s afraid of what might happen afterwards. He’s fine as he is now.

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Jul 17, 2015

Posted by in God Eater, Summer Anime 2015

God Eater

Now this is what I call interesting! I have to admit that I’m having one or two problems with the artwork, but I think I can get passed that.

God EaterThe artwork itself looks good, but the characters look a bit strange. It’s like they went for 2.5D but stopped shortly after they left. It’s like 2.2D quality. I think I can get used to it, but I would’ve preferred if they had gone a different way with it.

The story really interests me. It’s not unique or amazing, but I feel as though the protagonist will be quite the little rebel when it comes to obeying orders. I like that.

I think it’s safe to recommend God Eater. I like what I saw and I will definitely be watching for the time being.

Plot Summary: In the year 2071, the Far East is ruled by angry gods. 20 years ago unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Humanity both fears them and reveres them as “aragami.” They are immune to all weapons and the mankind’s numbers continue to dwindle. The last bastion of hope is the newly developed “God Arcs” weapons that utilize Oracle cells to fight back. The weapons wielders band together into an elite force dubbed “God Eaters.”

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Kurayami Santa

No. this may have been good back in the day before colour television was invented, but now it’s just an eyesore.

Kurayami SantaThe artwork just doesn’t hold a candle to today’s standard. Some people might enjoy the nostalgic sight of it, but I simply cannot appreciate it.

I am told that the story is quite amusing. It’s an anime short, so I seriously have my doubts about it. Something that was “good” in the early eighties may not be so good today.

I simply cannot recommend this. Your average anime fan will probably not appreciate this. Maybe an older generation of anime fans…

Plot Summary: Set in 1960s Kyushu, the story centers around Santa, a familiar from Hell who is charged with maintaining the border between Hell and the human world. Santa’s mission has him crossing paths with many humans and supernatural creatures.

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by in Summer Anime 2015

Gakkou Gurashi!

A lot of people are going nuts over this one. I do not see it. It seemed to me like another boring slice of life anime. It could be that it just had a rough start, but to me it seems like nothing special.

Gakkou Gurashi!The artwork is okay. The characters look alright, although I think the cat-girl look has been done to death. They gave Yuki a cat-girl hat and a cat-girl frown from time to time in order to draw out a few laughs. Meh…

The story eludes me. I cannot even remember where I got lost. I have been told that it’s more than just a slice of life anime where school girls go about their business. It’s supposedly about to become quite interesting…

I haven’t seen anything exciting yet. It looked like just another boring slice of life anime to me. Maybe the second episode will change my opinion…

Plot Summary: Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Yūri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

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