Jan 22, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Ajin

Okay, I was going to watch the movie, but when I heard that there was also a regular anime adaption coming that was to follow the story accurately I decided not to. And I am kind of glad that I decided that now that I’ve seen the first episode.

AjinI think the animation is great. I don’t know which studio made this, but I like that 2.5D style ever since I saw Knights of Sidonia. It looks very nice and I have very high hopes for this. Very promising indeed.

The artwork is good, but the story just finishes it for me. It clinched my interest in one go and I don’t think I’ll be getting tired of this any time soon. The story is very interesting and I especially like Kei, one of the main characters.

I really do recommend this. Why not indulge in a little supernatural horror with quite a bit of mystery? I think it shows a great deal of promise.

Plot Summary: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as “Ajin” (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy’s life on the run from all of humankind.

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Jan 18, 2016

Posted by in ERASED

ERASED episode 02

I knew it. This was destined to be an instant hit. I was hooked in one go. This episode pretty much made me want to write about it. You know, it almost looks predictable seeing as most viewers think that that teacher’s the one that murders Satoru’s mom in the future, but I don’t think it’s that simple.

[HorribleSubs] Boku dake ga Inai Machi - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.06_[2016.01.18_00.38.58]I’m talking about that guy that teaches Satoru as a child. He doesn’t seem to realize it that something’s wrong, but he thinks that Kayo’s mother is the one that’s abusing her because of the bruises on her body. The only thing you can do right now is speculate. Nothing is certain and I am pretty sure that it’s only going to get weirder.

Make no mistake; the mystery is not what won me over. It’s the interesting story of the protagonist with the ability to go back in time to save his mother or to go back a few minutes in time to save a random person. It’s the sort of story that makes you want to sit and watch because you know that the possibilities are endless with a story like that. I am looking forward to next week!

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Jan 16, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

I have been reading a lot about Ajin and I thought that it would air today so that I could write about it right away. I guess that’s not happening today. But hey, this makes up for it. Yet another anime about an RPG game world done right.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!The artwork really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a little bit childish at first. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how wrong I was. The characters look great and the level of detail is absolutely nothing to complain about.

This time it’s not about a guy that logs into a game and can’t log out anymore. It has an interesting story that makes you want to watch more. It is funny, adventurous and it has a lot of potential for a great romance story.

Recommending this show seems like a safe bet to me. I enjoy it very much and I have a feeling that it will only get better from here on out. Go ahead and give it a chance!

Plot Summary: Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

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Jan 15, 2016

Posted by in Winter Anime 2016

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

‘Okay’ is really the only word that I can use to describe this show. It’s not extremely interesting and, although this is just my personal opinion, I think it looks like a slightly cheaper version of the Infinite Stratos: IS series.

Saijaku Muhai no BahamutThe artwork is alright. The characters look pretty cool and the mechs so far look pretty good too. Yes, there are quite a few things that I would’ve done differently, like making that thing with the swords a little less obvious, but oh well…

Story-wise it leaves a bit to be desired. It’s kind of predictable and it doesn’t really make you want to watch more of it.

If you loved the Infinite Stratos: IS series then you might want to check this one out. I for one will wait for the second episode to see whether or not I will continue following this show.

Plot Summary: Lux is a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

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Jan 12, 2016

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Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

I never could have imagined that Durarara would’ve gotten so popular. I honestly cannot bring myself to watch it. I tried the first season but I just kept losing interesting for some reason.

Durarara!!x2 KetsuI watched the first episode and it’s definitely not the artwork. It looks very nice, which is why I decided to watch the whole episode.

There’s something about the story that makes me want to watch something else. I just don’t really think it’s as interesting as some people make it out to be.

I’ll only recommend this to those that have seen the previous seasons. No point in saying anything else.

Plot Summary: Ikebukuro is engulfed in a spiral of confusion. A group of individuals, each carrying the weight of their own past, gathers at Shinra’s apartment, while in the city the Dollars, Yellow Scarves, and Saika contend for power. However, the situation takes a turn that no one could expect when Celty’s head is revealed to the public, as this tale approaches its conclusion.

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