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Hey guys, been watching some RWBY recently. For anyone that doesn’t know what the series is it’s a short web series by Rooster teeth which is directed by Monty Oum. The story at the minute basically boiled down to people called Huntresses beat monsters using dust (Which is Totally not magic!) and there girls Ruby,Yang, Blake and Weiss go to this school to study to become a huntresses. Yeah and that’s it at the minute.
the series has actually become very controversial on the internet with many hater’s and many lovers of the series (Me included.). This hate I feel is that because it is inspired by the anime and the character designs show this. This means many people come into the series with the mindset that this will be as brilliant anime series and it’s not, IT’S A WEB SERIES! So I feel it is wrong to compare this series to some of the large-scale productions like Attack on titan etc.
Yeah I understand that the story is relatively short and there is not much to work on in terms of story so it is acceptable to not be enjoying it yet and the characters as they feel like they have more american characteristic s than Japanese but I feel slightly annoyed by people going on about run time, animation and voice acting as AGAIN IT’S A WEB SERIES!
Okay so because it’s a web series and they have a relatively low-budget and a tight schedule so they have a relatively short run time and the animation is done with Poser pro 2014 and although some people may hate the 3D animation but I feel it gives it its unique appearance. I can understand why people hate the voice acting as they have used members of RoosterTeeth to do character voices and they can be pretty bad but it has got better since episode 1 But they did use Jen Taylor (Cortana) for a voice over so they have at least one professional.
Soo I have to give anyone my idea for the mindset for the series if you haven’t watched it yet. So when ever you see something you don’t like put it in the sentence : “I don’t like (Insert problem here,) Because it’s a web series.” If the problem slots into the sentence your probably over analyzing it. But my other advice is just don’t deconstruct or over analyzing it and sit back and enjoy the over the top fight sequences with over the top weapons (Sniper-Scythe ❤ ).
Anyway for those who haven’t seen it you can actually now watch RWBY on Crunchyroll, RoosterTeeth and YouTube. so thanks for reading my slightly bias opinion and I hope you enjoy the series. Leave a like and follow us for more posts and as always I’ll see you next post.
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It’s a day late and I’m sorry. soooo… Attack on titan episode 18 ehh? FINALLY!!! it’s has finally picked up again and that pleases me so much. For a while I thought that AOT was just being a massive cock tease, telling me each episode “Don’t worry something will happen, maybe next episode K?” and it was starting to annoy me but it’s okay now as shit truly hit the fan this episode. Last episode they just teased us with the concept of the female titan and just holding her back, but I feel they let her off the leash and she started running through the formation like the juggernaut.
Now that we know of the destructive power of the female titan it make’s us wonder how they are going to fight this thing as they are cornered in the forest of giant tree’s and nobody knows whats going on. I feel that some elaborate plan is coming up but only time can tell what they will do and this also poses the question is Eren going to transform to combat the titan. If so do the other members of the survey corp’s trust him to do so and if he does transform can he control himself.
Again only time can’t tell what will happen next. I’m keeping this one short as there is not really much to say about this episode except for how fast the pacing was, it picked up speed faster than Ferrari. What I could say about this episode was that we didn’t learn anything new about the series, although there was a great sense of pace but anything more I can say about the episode would be regurgitating the action scenes which you could probably see for yourself.
That was my reaction to this episode of attack on titan. I apologize now for it not being very long but I hope you liked it regardless. Thanks for reading, like and subscribe ECT, ECT. As always thanks for reading and see you next post, See-ya!
So as usual I got bored and I was on Youtube, as fate dictates I must always find something weird (Last time it was lolicore for the record.) and this may be the fruits of my success, soo enjoy! This song may be the motto I live my life to 😀 ,DW im kidding but anyway enjoy and sorry for the lack of posts, I promise to post tomorrow ‘Kay!
As always, see you next post!
*WARNING! THIS POST MAY HAVE MINOR SPOILERS FOR HIGHSCHOOL DxD, I HAVE TRIES TO REFRAIN FROM USING SPOILERS BUT I CANNOT BE 100% SURE SO I HAVE WARNED YOU NOW JUST IN-CASE.
Issei Hyodo is a normal highschool student at Kuoh Academy a former all girls school which is now open to boys. One day Issei is killed then resurrected by a devil and he wakes up in his bed thinking it was a dream until he gets killed and resurrected again but this time when he wakes up he finds a girl in his bed with him, She tells him that she is devil and that he has been resurrected as a devil with her as his new master. Issei then has to join the Occult Research Club where everyone is a devil to serve his master by fighting fallen angels and other devils.
Issei is a second year student. He is your typical highschool pervert where he can’t stop thinking about girls breasts and will take any chance to look or touch them but he will help anyone who needs it. Issei uses the Boosted Gear which is a gauntlet that can double his power and even said has the power to kill a god.
Rias is a third year student and is the leader of her group of devils. She is a kind to all of her servants and is proud that she is a part of the Gremory Family but would like people see her as herself and not as someone from the Gremory family. Her power lie’s within her ability in magic.
Asia is a second year student and was a nun before becoming devil. She is very innocent and didn’t have any friends which is why she is bad at socializing. Her power is the Twilight Healing which allows her to heal anyone.
Akeno is a Third-Year Student. She is an elegant girl but when she is fighting someone she turns into a bit of a sadist. Her powers are in her ability to control lightning.
Koneko is a first year student. she has a cold personality not showing her emotions and she doesn’t like Issei because he is perverted. Koneko doesn’t have any powers she just has a lot of physical strength.
Yuuto is a Second-Year Student. He is an upbeat person who cares for his comrades. His power is sword birth which allows him to make and sword he wants aswell as being a very skilled swordsman.
A lot of fan service.
Fan service sometimes detracts from serious points.
Doesn’t feel like a harem because only two girls seem to have feelings for Issei.
Going into this anime I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did it’s not the best thing I have ever watched but it’s also not the worst. I felt there was too much fan service in this anime getting to points were I was getting annoyed at it because there where scenes where it was not needed. As for the story there was enough there to keep me entertained and comedy was nothing new. It does have a some specials and ova along with a second season which I haven’t watched yet but I’m going to. I would recommend this to anyone who just want sit back and not take it seriously. The best thing I could say is to search up the ending theme and watch that and then you will know what you’re getting your self in to by watching this. I’m going to give this an 8 out of 10 because I can’t say I wasn’t entertained while watching it.
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June 3rd 2009, Studio shaft created “Bakemonogatari” and in January 8th 2012 “Nisemonogatari”. these two series were directed by none other than Akiyuki Shimbou and is well-known for its heavy use of unique and complex dialogue, unique characters and some very weird comedy. “Bakemonogatari” is about a boy called Koyomi Araragi who has been recently attacked by a vampire and then finds himself helping out 5 girls who have been affected by oddities and apparitions. The story also follows the relationship mainly between Araragi and Senjougahara which is intertwined with the series. “Nisemonogatari” is a continuation of the story of “Bakemonogatari”.
The characters in the series are on of the strongest parts of the series. The main character is Koyomi Araragi who is your typical protagonist, as he usually can’t help himself from helping people in need but he does diverge from this stereotype as you find out when he’s not helping people, he’s being constantly on the receiving end of Senjougahara’s abuse, touching and beating up a grade school student or doing weird stuff to his sister! (you’ll know when you see it!)
The other character worth mentioning in detail is Senjougahara Hitagi who is the tsundere heroine of the series but although this seems to follow the same pattern as most modern anime, her character breaks the mound for tsundere’s as she has the one of the most interesting and unique personality of any heroine to date as she is very sadistic and when she is with Araragi they have some of the funniest and most interesting dialogue i have seen in a long while in anime.
The other characters are mainly serve as a new girl in the next arc and also make reappearances for comical purposes or they serve their purpose as a supporting role. None the less the actual cast is quite small which allow a large amount of development for these characters and the series makes you feel attached to these characters and their not being left behind. Another point to add is that the a large portion of the cast are girls which makes this series move into the genre of harem. (which speaks for itself.)
So my main thoughts on the series was as follows. The story was good in my eyes but was not exactly an amazing feat of writing, it served its purpose and nothing less but I do give points for writing as it intertwines the romance aspects of the story brilliantly with the main plot-line. Although the plot was slightly lacking in “Nisemonogatari” in my opinion but I feel it was very controversial. one of the other points I have to make about is the dialogue in the series. At first glance the large majority of dialogue in the series as opposed to action can make the series a quite boring or feel really slow which could put many people off the series also the lack of dub may put off people who don’t like subtitles for your various reasons. The series also gets point for its great use of intertwining some comical dialogue into some scenes which isn’t too bold and in your face but it does have some blunt, unusual and vulgar humor which may put some people off.
Although this previous point is true the dialogue in the series can be considered a double-edged sword, as the dialogue is the strongest part of the series as the dialogue is never boring due to the way they use plays on words, references and the interesting ideals all the characters seem to express. The dialogue between characters is also quite comical especially when mixed with some of the quirky art they put in sometimes to spice up these scenes but they may be seen as an eyesore to some. They also used some unusual or darker art in some scenes which helped to set the mood as I couldn’t help but think it was typically shaft as you could see how the unusual art had an influence on one of shaft Newer series “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”
Speaking of art, The Art and Animation saw top-notch with great character designs which always caught your eye, the great use of color in the series and the attention to detail with the landscape and backgrounds as they are so well done I actually feel I’m being drawn into the background unaware of what is happening. They also use vibrant colors when in conversation or what few fights the series has in parallel with fast transitions to make scenes much more interesting and vibrant even if it was only just simple dialogue, they also used very dull colors in some scenes to set the mood in some of the darker scenes which also looks great. They also use a variety transitions between wide shots and close shots which work great for setting the mood in a specific scene. The animation of the series was great as it was very smooth and the way they used transitions in parallel to dialogue really made it unique to most of the anime at the time or even now.
The music is one of my favorite parts of this anime as the music they use they manage to intertwine with the dialogue so well that it sets the mood perfectly that I give major points to this anime for. The soundtrack of “Bakemonogatari” consists mainly of piano melody and a few songs on guitar (both acoustic/ Electric) and vice-versa in “Nisemonogatari” as I heard less use of the piano which was a shame as in the first season they used it so well. But as I said previously it sets the mood perfectly for each scene as it fits the dialogue well and the melody flows through the scene well with the transitions to create some very powerful scenes which actually took my breath away. One of my favorite songs soundtrack was The piano Version of the Opening “Staple, Staple” which made for some of the most breath-taking scenes. To listen to it you can click this link : http://youtu.be/ccjQ4Hk_ejM .
My final verdict on the both Series is that it is a great story revolving around may arcs but its true strength lies in its ability to intertwine Breath taking art, Interesting and unique character and dialogue, Great transitions and dialogue and a beautiful soundtrack to create a wonderful experience, and with some good comedy (Although it is pretty weird). If you go into this with a with the mindset that you should expect a lot of text but if you look close enough you may find a unique experience that you will enjoy. I’m sorry that this review may have seemed slightly bias but I feel that this series is truly a great anime if you are ready to tackle something so unique and genre defining and you can look past its large dialogue but remember this show may not be for the faint hearted or anyone looking for fast paced action. The rating I have given these anime are 9/10.
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed this very passionate review, I tried to keep open-minded and write a fair comparison but you just saw the end result and I REGRET NOTHING. I’m sorry if you didn’t enjoy it but I tried my best I promise but if you did feel free to like, follow us and look at our other reviews. Thanks for reading, again hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it and until next post.
See Ya! ~Zero
“Listen, Simon. Never forget. Just believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that I believe in; not in the Kamina that you believe in. Have faith in the Simon who believes in you.”