Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

Image resultTomorrow is the opening day of Fairy Tail Dragon Cry. Not much else to say, but it's going to be screening in a TON of theatres in the U.S. and Canada. For those of you who have been following Fairy Tail for a while, this is your moment of glory to go check it out.

There's already a detailed plot description on Wikipedia, but in summary, Team Natsu travels to the kingdom of Stella to retrieve a magical item that could determine the fate of Fiore. They fight new enemies, discover dark secrets, and save the world from destruction. This may seem like just another Tuesday for Natsu and the gang, but it does sound like they're incorporating a lot of interesting themes that will make it stand out from the rest of the series.

Worth the time to go check it out, so don't miss it!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trickster: Punt me into the sun & stop wearing tracksuits

What is the golden rule of reviewing anime you ask? Never base your impression off of just the first episode. Always at least watch a few, unless it's so bad you want someone to punt you into the sun. But since when do I listen to my own rules and advice? I'm a hypocrite through and through. So let's talk about Trickster, worth the time or nah? 
"It is the 2030s. A group of mysterious detectives, the Shonen Tanteidan, work at the command of Akechi Kogoro. They've solved case after case, large and small, with their innate enthusiasm. One day, one of the members of the group, Hanasaki Kensuke, meets an odd boy named Kobayashi Yoshio. Robbed by a strange fog of his ability to die, Kobayashi spent his days in isolation, longing for death. Hanasaki takes an interest in him and invites him to join their group. Their fates become intertwined with those of the nefarious Fiend with Twenty Faces and Kogoro Akechi." - Crunchyroll

When it came out last (?) season I thought it looked really interesting and cool. The description they had as different, describing a security robot going out of control, and at the time it sounded promising. Since then you can see they've obviously changed the description to give a more accurate review.

But when I watched the first episode I can't say that it stuck very well with me. Compared to other series it wasn't as engaging. The art was a little awkward at times. The plot and the characters aren't introduced very well in the first episode. And overall, the story just seemed very inconsistent. It's based on work by Edogawa Ranpo, who I'm a huge fan of. But I almost feel a little insulted because they didn't do a good job at all. They didn't make the goal, characters, motives, or anything clear at all in the first episode, which is supposed to be the hook. It was like they had a lot of good ideas, but they couldn't figure out how to make them work together properly, so now they're all mashed in like some awkward vegan smoothie.

I didn't even bother to watch the second episode, but I did take it upon myself to do extensive research about the show, the plot, the director, and original writer, all of that fun stuff. It probably would have been easier for me to just sit down and watch the series, I would have been able to properly judge for myself, even if it took a lot of time up which I could have used for other series I actually cared about. But here's the thing. Something that pissed me off so much that I quit after the first episode.
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The guy in the track suit.

Oh my god just LOOK at him. I've seen tons of anime characters in track suits, for instance, Subaru from Re:Zero and Shirou from Fate. But they had these personality types, as well as designs, that just made it acceptable. Like, okay, that's fine I guess, whatever. But THIS GUY. LOOK AT THE COLOR. It's such a weird color, and it just makes him look like whoever designed him ran out of colored ink or something and just decided to use the nearest Crayola crayon to finish him up. There's just not a lot of color variation and he looks like a soggy carrot. His personality also makes him so annoying and irritating to me. The combination made watching Trickster unbearable for me.

The other main character also included in the picture, he's okay. Not my favorite design but I can live. If you watch the first episode though his legs are so skinny that it looks all screwed up in the animation, they're literally noodles and lines and just a mess. It's like the animators forgot that his legs had to go with his body and remain consistent. It's not like his legs end where his pants do guys, get it together.

I have only two requests from my lovely readers. Please, punt my beautiful ass into the sun so I can finally be free of this world. And please, I'm begging you, don't wear a track suit.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Berserk: Season Two Went by Fast

I'm already impatient for another season of Berserk. I want to see more of our favorite crew. AND I ALSO WANT TO SEE MORE SCHIERKE BECAUSE SHE IS MY GIRL.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Inferno Cop has Blessed you

Interviews with Monster Girls: Possible Season Two?

Not too long ago, a summer episode for Interviews with Monster Girls was released. There was absolutely no warning, it just popped up out of nowhere. Everyone just expected the series to be over. It seemed like they concluded it very well,  and we wouldn't be getting anymore Demi-chan action. Or will we...?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Royal Tutor: Flashback to my crying sons

I would like to take this moment to share with you some of the beautiful pictures I have accumulated of my favorite sons from The Royal Tutor. Prince cleaning squad will forever remain in my heart, and if you don't want them to clean your house then what's wrong with you. 

Tsukigakireri: As the Moon, so Beautiful

Probably the best word to summarize the entire series would be soft. The animation is very soft and gentle, easy on the eyes. The music is mellow and lets the viewer focus more on what they're seeing, acting as support rather than boosting emotions. The overall tone and plot are very soft too, as we're watching romance unfold. It's sweet, but could it be too sweet?

Fun fact about the title of the series is that Tsukigakireri can mean as the moon, so beautiful, as well as I love you. It's a bit of a play on words, which I thought was cool. But anyway, back to the topic at hand. I really want to say that I love this series, it does have a lot of interesting aspects to it.

Nora, Princess and Stray Cat: Direct Critical Hit to the Gut

"Handa Nora is a typical boy. One spring day on his way to school, he comes across a beautiful girl named Patricia. Patricia is a princess of the afterlife, who had come to destroy all life on the planet. Nora and Patricia share a kiss, transforming him into a black cat." - Crunchyroll

I must admit that I fell out of the season hype for a while. Between my garbage internet connection and getting swept up into old fandoms, I thought I may just drop the Summer season all together except for a select few. But after finally pulling myself together, I check out this cute yet bizarre series simulcasting on Crunchyroll, and I'm hyped up and ready to binge. I'm always a sucker for comedic violence and moe girls

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Image result for fate apocryphaI'm a bit ashamed to say that I did not watch it on a legal streaming service, I found a site with fan subs just so I could watch it early. I mean, the Fate series is my favorite, and Jeanne D'Arc is one of the main characters in this series. How could I not want to get a taste of the action a little bit early? I'm very happy to say that I was not let down, and it's everything I was hoping for.

.゚+♡ Jeanne D'Arc ♡+.゚

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The holy maiden with a pure heart, she serves as Ruler and a bringer of true justice, fighting for the sake of the people. She takes her role as a leader very seriously, but she also is a kind and sensitive girl filled with more love than the world can receive. 

Check out the upcoming Fate/Apocrypha!