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07
Jul
11

Anime Summer 2011 First Ep Impressions Part 2

Warning: I’m on drugs which will cause me to do some terribad ratings. 2 ratings are math related.

Kamisama Dolls

Like I said before, Kamisama Dolls is a bi-polar anime where there are rapid shifts between cute and violent. The main flaw about that shift is that the “cute” counterpart is pretty un-cute. We have Utao who happens to another generic little sister and who reunites with her big brother, Kyouhei. The big bro aka the real main character seems to have a dark past with the “seemingly” antagonist, Aki, who happens to be a total psychopath. These 3 characters come from a village with a dark secret that is the “controllable” and robot-looking Gods – The Kakashi. Kyouhei cutting his ties with his village had left his role as a Seki -One who controls these Kakashi- to his not-really-adorable little sister who is a n00b in terms of control skills.

I find Aki, a seki in rampage, to be interesting as he looks as if he’s the real bad guy, but I feel he’s more of a anti-hero or at least a victim as I do not think he fits the description of Pure Evil. It’s not like he killed anyone important yet. No one considers Scar from FMA to be a real antagonist. The village seems to be a greater hidden evil. “The shrine’s orders are absolute.” You can’t expect any good from that.

We do find a bit of yaoi hint with Aki’s obsession to Kyouhei. For some reasons, this summer is a female-bait season, but hey, as long they don’t make out, I’m fine.

Score: 8.e/10

I blame Chiaki Ishikawa for reminding me of The Mysterious Cities of Gold with her song (LOL). Great song though.

Natsume Yuujinchou San

The recipe for Natsume Yuujinchou remains the same and will still be the same. Natsume Yuujinchou is just a slow-paced and relaxing youkai slice-of-life anime. It doesn’t really require anyone to watch the previous seasons completely as the entire show is episodic. Natsume and Nyanko-sensei keep doing whatever they do best: Relax, meet some youkais and react accordingly…Help them or chase them out. The series offers some heart-warming moments with the interaction of Natsume and several youkai. P.S.: I’m starting to believe that Nyanko-sensei was Reiko’s pet in her days, since he just seems to know about her than anyone else which pretty much explains why he is still protecting Natsume even though the Book of Friends is getting weaker and weaker.

RIP Tea Cup Youkai. Your sacrifice will remembered…for about 2 days.

Score: 8.Pi/10

Yuru Yuri

What is Yuru Yuri? My main description of the show would be a half-decent show about 4 middle-school lezbos. We got about 3-4 lesbian jokes which get boring after a while. The only strength of the show seems to be the realistic age-height proportion (lol)…Middle Schoolgirls who look like Middle Schoolgirls. So far, the comedy has been hit-and-miss as there was some glimpse of gold, but we mainly get coal. Is the show worth watching? Yes, unconvincedly, if you just want to waste some FREE time, but we’ve all seen Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh before and Yuru Yuri is not as good as these shows.

Score: 5.lez/10

I really hate the opening song.

Ikoku Meiro No Croisée

Don’t you love a story about a cute little “japonaise” going to france as a “slave worker”? Ok, that was a bit of a bad joke about the “slave” thing, but you get the setting of the anime. Ikoku Meiro No Croisée focuses around cute little girl, Yune, going to France to work for a pre-adult, Claude, in his iron workshop. There might not be any slavery thing, but I can predict a romance building up which could chase away many viewers and gain the love of every pedophiles of this world. I’m still very concerned about that. However, I have I have to admit that the first episode was very well done in its beautiful animation and character design. In addition, we’re not likely to see any senseless fan service. I do find it hilarious that Claude sold Yune’s most prized possession, a kimono that is a memento from her mother which would create a bond between those 2. Who cares about family keepsake when you get to work? :p

Score: 7.loli/10

There’s nothing better than a chillax song.

Sacred Seven

The main character, Tandoji Arma, is a guy with super powers who wants to be left alone and who is feared by 99.9% of all the school students except obviously for one girl. Let’s all thanks Sunrise that she isn’t another big b00bs chicks. Funny enough, she doesn’t seem important (hahaha) even though she is. It’s just me not wanting to know characters name. However, we all know the chick will never get him as she is no match for the leader of a maid army, a Lolita chick who happens to be accompanied with a mecha-piloting butler and a talking backpack (lol). A silly army comes with an even more sillier leader. However, she’s another character who blindly puts her trust to a stranger like Tandoji, but I do agree with her philosophy buying anything for her goals, even an entire school…Heil the abuse of power.

Well, Go Go Power Rangers! I do enjoy being wrong about an anime after saying this is going to be an epic fail for sure. In contrast to Tiger & Bunny that seems to target a western demographic, Sacred Seven is somewhat a more appealing super hero anime for those wanting to escape from the western style without necessarily going away from going away from it. The anime doesn’t excel at originality but does bring back some good memories of super hero series such as Megaman, Casshern, Power rangers and Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad without being a total rip-off. The animation style and fighting scenes that try to make you think it’s epic really are strong points of this anime. Plus, there is an army of maids…what else could you ask more?

Score: 8.Sunrise/10

Awesome opening song.

06
Jul
11

Summer Anime 2011 First Ep Impressions Part 1

Blood-C

As I expected so far, the first episode did a great job proving that Blood doesn’t blend well with Clamp. In addition, for a show that is supposed to look beautiful, the animation looks mediocre as hell. In Last Vampire, the focus was on bloody gore. In +, it was Saya’s identity search and road to accept her destiny to kill those beast. Both movie and anime had somewhat a form of horror genre. Sadly, Blood-C isn’t that. Not impressively gory, Not really psychological…It’s just senseless action added with lovey-dovey moments that doesn’t transition well. Saya is now an annoyingly clumsy girl who loves her daddy very much to a romantic stand-point. The actions in the first episode are pretty much resumed as “School life, Trips to the ground, Maiden Life, Trips to the ground, Kills monster without question, Goes Home with a smile to daddy.” If we didn’t watch The Last Vampire and +, we wouldn’t know WTF is happening on this show. This is a bit ironic as Clamp is clearly trying to stray away from the Blood series, but they pretty much expects us to see them to understand their stuff. If we go to the fight scene itself, it was okay but I do have a problem at how the creature got killed. Since the chiropteran was a statue (Facepalm), I laughing at how Saya couldn’t cut it with her sword until the beast got into a full transformation. Your final form is useless if you become killable which is a bit retarded. As a blood series, it fails so far. As a Clamp show, it ranks even below than Kobato. Oh Yeah, did I say Saya trips to the ground? Oh Clamp, what have you done? At least, provide us with a good opening song which isn’t the case right here. The episode gets a “marvelous” 5/10.

Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Facepalm: I’ve found even worser than Blood-C. Ro-Kyu-Bu! isn’t only your next K-On! Basket anime. It’s also your next Kodomo no Jikan. Coach got fired for being a lolicon…Male High School Team get suspended…Talented Freshmen player who resents the sport become the temporary coach of the middle school girls team…Girls get into maid outfit…FUCK YOU! I can definitely predict where da fuck is this anime going. The only chick who can play will fall in love with the guy and problems arise. More stupidity will fall upon us and my brain will short-circuit again. I’m still surprise that Basketball was still the focus of 50% of the episode even though it’s just a driveway for more fan services. A 4/10 fits this anime pretty well, but I’m sure this anime scores a 10/10 for pedophiles.

Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyo

To much of my surprise and delight, Nurarihyon no Mago finally gets back on the good step. A new director and more source material really help to get back up from the shitty first season. For the first episode, they aired the death of Rikuo’s father, Rihan, and the FIRST chapter of the manga (lol). Seriously, how incompetent was that first director to not make the real first episode THE first episode of the anime. Putting that ep first would have shut the critics up who said that Rikuo is a shitty character for not initially wanting to become a Yokai. The anime finally took the path of Shounen Jump instead of being a retarded Mystical anime failingly trying to become a horror. However, it would be wrong to say that the anime will follow the manga closely considering Jaimi and Ryuji are introduced next week in the same ep. Well, as long it’s well done, there’s no problem. For bringing depth into Rikuo, this episode scores a 8/10.

Kami-sama no Memochou

The Memopad of God will lead me to the answers of my Biology test answers. Ok that’s irrelevant. I know bad joke is bad. WTF is Kamisama no Memo-chou? An anime about a detective called Alice. But not any detective, A NEET Detective!!!! But not any NEET Detective, A HIKIKOMORI Detective!!!!!!!!!!! That’s really the only NEET Thing To Do! This is somewhat a very pleasant anime to watch. Call Alice and Narumi a bad duo version of Victorique and Kuujo, but damn, Alice is so fucking cuter than Victorique! While the mystery could have been focalized a bit more, I did enjoy the slice of life element of the show where the main guy is just adapting or being force to adapt to the NEETs he’s being introduced. For the first time (I think), we have an anime where NEETS aren’t actually useless and creepy. NEETS are just officially unemployed or not in education and not necessarily outcast of society. I do find it funny that the playboy dude was actually a NEET. Somewhat, Alice seems to be the only hikikomori who’s actually BOSS! The series seems to be a must-watch this season. I don’t know what’s the strength of Gosick since I haven’t watched it all, but the characters of Kamisama no Memo-chou captivated me better than Gosick’s. Score 8.5/10

Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise

Well, considering I’ve started the first impression of Summer 2011 pretty negatively, why not finish this post the same way too? I’m too lazy, so I’ll do a short bash on this terribad show. The next impression will be more positive. The first moment of Twinkle Paradise made me facepalm so badly as we see bad guys trying to rob vegetables…FUCK THIS SHIT! In addition, the opening song is annoying. What the fuck is this show? An obvious parody of Sailor Moon about 2 girls mahou shoujos with obvious character traits. The red girl is the annoyingly energetic girl. The blue girl is the shy-type girl with big b00bs. The content looks very kiddy, but fan services also target an older audience. I think this anime might be good in the 9th dimension. Anyway, just…Don’t watch this! Score: -10/10 (notice the negative sign).

29
Jun
11

PV: Natsume Yuujinchou Season 3

No doubt, this is the anime I’m most looking for this summer along with Usagi Drop and Kamisama Dolls. More Nyanko-sensei!!!

27
Jun
11

C episode 11: What a headache!

After the 11 episodes of C- The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, I find myself to think “WTF is the point of this anime?” 8-9 episodes of Yoga soul-searching for a path in his life. Present or Future…fight or not to fight…Get rich or die…Destroying the financial business vs destroying life. In the end, it turned into an epic fight between Mikuni who believes in the present and Yoga who believes in the future. Yoga wins by destroying the Yen currency in Japan which would weaken Mikuni’s powers. However, shouldn’t that apply to Yoga too? I don’t see how that makes much sense. While the fight was entertaining enough, I had to switch my brain off for a little while.

Yoga wins and what?

We get this shitty god-like dude who’s behind the Financial district saying to Yoga that its purpose is to lead people for a better future. RIGHTTTTT, suicide+people no longer existing = better future? LOL, maybe the anime is referencing that the world is a better place when there’s less humans. We need to to go back to the past and erase the existence of Willy Wonka in order to get rid of any source of inspiration used for C’s trolling.

Ok, the win of Yoga enables him to use the rotary press to give everyone’s future back. There’s a few catches. The present is a different world, so the future is different too. He doesn’t get Hanabi who is a different person. Msyu probably won’t become his daughter, but he does get her kiss in that episode though. The US Dollar currency replaces the Yen in japan…wait what? I’m facepalming at the fact this anime is trying to say that America is the Savior! Just ridiculous… Why not make Bush as the main character in a second season? Season 2 would be called B: Bush- The Debt of Soul and Possibly Retarded.

Questions such as “WTF is the Midas Money?” has yet to be answered. In the end, it is just black money with unknown effect to reality.

By using the rotary press, while it is to buy everyone’s future, it is really unknown if there was any change to Yoga’s future. He’s fighting for the future and all but using the black card means sacrificing your own future. A)Does buying everyone’s future include his own future? If yes, this black card is flawed. If no, then, what’s the point of fighting for everyone’s future when you’re damaging yours?

But seriously, after all the personal inner conflicts on choosing future or present, the climax is that the financial district district still exists and will still exist as long as there is a future. After 11 episodes, the animators finally realized they created an impossible dilemma to solve with the little amount of time. You bankrupt someone and the loser’s life and surroundings lose all future. You try to keep someone alive and it fucks everyone’s future.You try to avoid fighting and have your opponent or yourself cut your cash in half which should…still fuck you. 11 episodes to tell you that there is no possible choice but to buy some time with the black card. But since the future is alternated, is Yoga’s new future as strong as his past future? Will someone even have the same conclusion as him when the erasing of the financial district occurs? In the end, the anime showed that the animators had no ideas what to do with the ending. However I’ll give credit to them for making me think a bit, even though I got a huge headache.

C could easily become a visual novel game using the style of Higurashi or Steins;Gate, where we try to find the ultimate route to the happy ending (LOL). I already thought up of 2 possible ending that could work in the ideal circumstance.

1)To accept fighting: However, do nothing but have a cup of tea during the 666 seconds which results into a draw. You don’t gain. You don’t lose. You don’t receive damage. No change to reality? But like I said, it’s on an ideal circumstance which is still impossible in real circumstance due human’s nature to go forward with enrichment and power which would cause distrust between the opposing forces. You know world peace is impossible.

2)Yoga can always spend his life to expose the financial district to the real world and go witch-hunting on the entrees. However, senseless killing will occur which results into a bad future.

As you can see, no matter what ending comes up, it comes to the same thing. This anime is just telling us “Humanity is fucked and so let’s ask the help of the US”.

3)Have Hatsune Miku stand before the erasing power of C and activate this:

You know Mikuni fails compared to Abridged Seto Kaiba since he can’t screw the rules.

While I would consider the series a 7.5/10 when i turn off my brain, the last episodes gets a brilliant 10……………………………………………..out of 100 :p

24
Jun
11

NHL Draft Tonight!! Go Habs Go

Well, The NHL draft is in a few hours and as always, I’m interested in mainly 2 things. Who’s the first 10 picks and which elite talent Trevor Timmins will miss to get for Montreal?

In the top 10, 5 players are pretty much assured to be drafted there. Obviously, they are Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (WHL), Adam Larsson (SWE), Jonathan Huberdeau (QMJHL), Gabriel Landeskog (OHL), Sean Couturier (QMJHL).

The Oilers are most likely going for Nugent-Hopkins. If not, I guess they could go for Adam Larsson since their defence lines are pretty bad (but they have 3 promising defensive prospects with Jeff Petry, Martin Marincin and Alex Plante). Adam Larsson is probably going to Colorado while Landeskog could get into Florida as the team lacks good forwards in the system. It would be interesting to know who’s going to get draft first between Couturier and Huberdeau. I predict Couturier for his safe body size.

Will Montreal get a good player?

Well, MTL GM, Pierre Gauthier said that his scouts believe that the first round has enough depth to get, on the 17th pick, a player on the same caliber as top 10 player. Do we believe that? That’s stating the obvious, there always players from the lower 1st round that shines more than some top 10. It’s really nothing new.

The Montreal Canadien’s scouting team has the tendency to look for the american hockey program. So, Scott Timmins will probably look for the guy who will be a 2-way player after 4 years before going pro. Is that a wrong move? NO, it’s the safest thing to do since these players get to be developed with defensive roles. But, will that produce the shining star? Probably not (lol), because in the end, he’s looking for the future responsible second-liner and not the possible first-liner with a hint of miss risk. I just want to see Timmins gambling like a gambler and not got for the 1 penny slot machines. Just hope that he doesn’t pick for a defensive defenseman on round 1, because it’s there where he seems to fail the most.

What does Montreal need?

Either a player with elite talent who can possibly shine or a sizy forward since the 4 of the top 6 forwards are below 6’0″ + the team sucks at 5 vs 5.

From what I’ve read, the one I Hope (?) to see drafted in montreal:

-Zack Phillips (center): Do we need another prospect center? No, but positions can always be changed anyway (lol). It seems that most nhl scouts and hockeysfuture believe the dude will go to Montreal. He has apparently great hand skills, but questionable skating. I’d say it would be cool to draft him into Montreal. We need offense!

-Joel Arnia (right-wing): the dude is a hit-or-miss kind of player. Talent vs inconsistent work Ethic. Who knows? André K. did get drafted by Montreal (lol).

-Boone Jenner (center): Some speculated that Montreal is looking at Jenner ever since the team signed Alain Berger from the Oshawa Generals. Apparently, he’s a hard-working player with good hockey sense who will play any role from face-offs to blocking shots to leadership. He’s probably not going to be the best offensive potential nor the most impactful pick but I’m sure he can’t be worse than Kyle Chipchura (lol).

-Matt Puempel (left-wing): Apparently, the type of player that gets drafted in the 27-30th pick. Offensive-minded player with speed and hands but also with bad defense and inconsistent work ethic. That reminds me of Ryder but with speed (lol). Worth it? Montreal can always go lower pick on the first by trading in order to find a second round pick or get another 3rd round pick.

Sources:
rds.ca
tsn.ca
hockeysfuture.com

23
Jun
11

Beelzubub Chapter 113: I’ve seen it all now

The saga between Kunieda and Hilda continues as Kunieda tries to catch Oga’s body and Hilda tries to get Baby Beel who resides in it.

The most bizarre moment in Beelzebub has occurred:

LOL, it really feels that Aoi has started to become a rival for Hilda for the wrong reason:

Furuichi’s face says everything. I’m really disappointed at how the anime make him look like an overly perverted loser but in truth he’s a lucky mastermind (while being a bit pervert) who as brings in common sense into the group of the characters.

Tamura Ryohei obviously trolled in that chapter. Pretty funny how Oga and Beelzebub switching bodies would have been relevant to the story for a while, but in one page, the problem has already been resolved like nothing happened. Nonetheless, Beelzebub keeps me wanting to know what happens next, whether or not it will be a story or a comedy chapter.

22
Jun
11

Kimi no Iru Machi Chapter 140: Haruto must die

Well, Seo Kouji built the perfect setting to end the series in a happy fashion, but nah, the drama must continue!! Eba is becoming that slut who needs Haruto’s dick. Haruto falls for the chick who abandoned him a long time ago. Hell, he dumped Asuka in this chapter. The series is either going to end in an immoral way with Eba and Haruto being together forever after or in the dude’s soul-search on whether Haruto truly loves Asuka or not which will result in him dumping Eba and going back to Asuka (thus showing that Haruto still has not learned his lesson). In the end, it’s just a rollercoaster that needs to be stopped!!

Haruto FAILS!!!!!!!!!!!




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