I’m Back Baby, Can you dig it…

Hey guys, I’m back from a long hiatus and i have decided to move to blogger. This is because i can use this much more easily and now my friend “Zenter” is not blogging with me anymore i felt it was time for a change of scenery.

I am gong to be moving all my previous posts from WordPress to here and adding some First reactions to some of the newer stuff. I will not give my final thoughts on Attack on titan as of now but a review is planned to come soon.

I have decide to change my style a bit more and refine it and when i get a better mic i will do most my Vlogging on video. Also look out for The Ani-storm podcast which you can follow on twitter @AniStormPodcast which i will be participating in and as always you can follow me on Twitter @NightZero78.

For anybody following my wordpress blog the new URL is http://thesarcasticbrit.blogspot.com/. I will leave this blog up for a week or so to make sure everybody gets the message and i hope to see you on Blogger. And as always, I’ll see you next post…

RWBY – Why so much hate?

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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.

See ya!

~Zero

And I will leave you with this video:

Attack on titan 18 – It took it’s time…

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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.

Female titan - Dishing out the pain!

Female titan – Dishing out the pain!

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!

~Zero

Stumbled into the weird part of Youtube again!

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!

~Zero

Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari – Shafts Occult mystery!

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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.)

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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.

Some of the art used within the series and how the use of color is very bold.

Some of the art used within the series and how the use of color is very bold.

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

An Epic Quote, From An Epic Anime!

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann FTW, So many manly tear were shed that day!

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann FTW, So many manly tear were shed that day!

“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.”

Attack on Titan Episode 17 – Why is this not as epic as I remember?

 

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Attack on titan episode 17, the episode I was most anticipated because shit was so going to go down and it did. The survey corps have gone out on their expedition to begin their retaking of the wall whilst implementing their plan, but Shit hit the fan big time and Titan’s started to break their formation  due to a new titan leading them which show signs of intelligence and Armin and Pals have to try to slow her down. yeah that’s basically it for this episode.

Although I felt it was pretty cool seeing a new titan and the return of the 3D maneuver gear on flat land which did raise an interesting concept of how they combat the titans on flat land, nothing in this episode stood out and slapped me in the face which is already filled with awe. whilst watching this particular episode it made me feel that the pacing of the series will never peek to the brilliance  that it was at the start of the series. This may be mainly because of the way the series started as it just dropped you in the action but their needs to be built up at this point in the series but I don’t feel that until they retake the wall this brilliant plot point will appear and leave us in awe. Although I do feel some epic Titan on Titan fights coming on, which may give a much-needed change of pace to the series as there are now multiple intelligent titans we may see some really unique fights which may be spectacle to behold.

My opinion on this episode was that was quite anti-climatic I was expecting a bit more from it but it was still a great episode we saw some pretty cool scenes and more weird immersion-breaking Titans so I was not to disappointed but I expect so much more A-1 Pictures so supply me with the goods next episode with more Rivaille as he kicks ass with style!

Anyway thanks for reading, same as usual Like and follow us,and visit our FB, Tumblr or our brand new Twitter. Thanks again and I’ll see you next post 😀 !

Don't care if its getting old have to share the love for Levi cause hes FABULOUS!

Don’t care if it’s getting old have to share the love for Levi cause he’s FABULOUS!

 

Podtaku Live Stream – “You should be watching!”

Awesome Fan-art BTW don't own it but it looks badass

Awesome Fan-art BTW don’t own it but it looks badass

Hey guys, Stayed up until three in the morning ( UK time) and this was the greatest experience of this year. I have been huge fan of podtaku since day one and this Livestream sums up why it was awesome. if you didn’t watch it you have missed out on soo much and you can watch it here, http://youtu.be/2vrvnGWKFvs , to sum up what happened they basically took questions from the fans and answered them leading to many hilarious scenarios  like Holden fornicating his Senjougahara figure, Jeanne getting Drunk and many other things for our amusement. so highly recommend you check it out.

So thank you podtaku for an awesome year of Podcasting and i wish you good luck. For anyone who wants to check them out you can  find Gigguk’s (Garnt’s) channel at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dF9qfBMXrSlaaFFDvV_Yg , The Casanova Holden at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dF9qfBMXrSlaaFFDvV_Yg , Arkarda (AKA Tristan) at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmEbe0XH51CI09gm_9Fcn8Q and Jeanne at http://www.youtube.com/user/xDisturbedJeans.

So anyway thank’s Guys if you ever read this for making every other week awesome with your podcast and keep doing what you do! so guys if you haven’t Checked them out DO SO NOW if you have not you won’t regret it. so check them out, thanks for listening and I’ll see you next post.

Added Notification: I will be doing my Attack on Titan reaction later tonight plus We have twitter now so follow us there!

hillarious fan-art, shout out to Jillian Ickes @WeirdOtakuChick

hilarious fan-art, shout out to Jillian Ickes @WeirdOtakuChick