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:

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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

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!

 

Gun Gale Online – Phantom Bullet (Sword Art Online) First impressions

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Last year A-1 Pictures made an anime adaptation for the light novel series “Sword Art Online” wrote by Reki Kawahara, directed by Tomohiko Ito and music by (the goddess) Yuki kajura. The series showed lot’s of promise but was let down early on by the story, the filler and the amount of diversity in genre meaning it didn’t focus on romance or the action. despite these problems I still saw promise in the series as a whole and saw through the fandom for the series which lead me to read the light novels for the series as it was the source material and from forums I heard the light novel were “superior” so I gave them a go.

The story of the phantom bullet arc takes place in the world of Gun Gale Online where the game is mainly focused on guns where the previous series focused mainly on a fantasy setting. The main story line of the arc is that a player known as death gun who is evidently causing the death of high-ranking players, so it’s up to kirito (as per usual) to save the day with his new companion Sinon (Asada Shino) whilst swooning his lover Asuna Yuki.

So far the plot of this arc doesn’t seem to special it seems to follow the same concept as the last few arcs but the thing that’s kept me interested was the new character they introduced called Sinon, who I found very intriguing as in the game she is an ice queen who brutally kills all who stand in her way but in the real world she is a shy girl who can’t stand up for herself, is bullied constantly and cannot even look at a gun because of her dark past shrouded in mystery.

the other thing that was interesting was the entire change in setting as instead of a fantasy setting they use a much more modern setting which is a much-needed change of pace and it will be very interesting to see how Kirito will adapt to the new world, game mechanics and weapons which will be a completely new experience for him to fight against long ranged weapons.

After reading the first few chapters of this volume I am very hooked on the new arc so I highly recommend you check out the light novel series if you’re a fan of light novels or SAO as it is very good, probably better than the anime but that’s up to debate if you don’t like text. So I will continue to read this and keep you up to date on it as I read. anyway thanks for reading its much appreciated. like us, follow us and like us on the Facebook’s ect, and I will be putting up an attack on titan episode reaction tommorow as it will be big and I hope you check it out and make sure you guys check out the Podtaku livestream with the link in my previous post. so thanks again for reading  and I will see you next post! and now I will continue to do nothing as per usual… sayonara!

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Attack on Titan episode 16 – Building up or slowing down?

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In one of my previous posts where I discussed my thoughts on attack on titan I mentioned that i felt the series was slowing down or that the pacing of the series had changed. this was because after the battle for Tross the pacing of the series change because we had reached a turning point where the humans managed to achieve victory and they weren’t in constant battle or training, as it was time of peace. This allowed the story to take a much different approach rather than throwing us in the mists of battle, we would be told much more about the past in this world we know little about and establish a new plot point in the series.

For the series this pace change felt really weird because of the ridiculously fast pace at the start of the series which made it seemed much slower than it was. In hindsight the pace at that point was probably on par with many other good series it was just slow in comparison to the series. But at the end of episode 15 and episode 16 i came to a realization that this was mainly build up to the next plot point and this pace change may actually serve a more sinister purpose to make the next plot point that may appear next episode have a much larger impact.

Although this seems like a great idea it does make me think about whether this upcoming plot point will have an as large or larger impact on the viewer as the start of the series. This is mainly due to the fact that at the start of the series we were thrown into the middle of the action but at this point there has been build up to this plot point.

I have not read the manga for the series so I do not know the direction the series will be taking but from speculation and from what we saw in the last episode we may see other titan-shifter’s like Eren which could make the series much more interesting but although it seems like a brilliant explanation as it still leaves questions unanswered and it does not explain why somebody would work against the military and decrease the chances of beating the titans. but this reason does explain the existence of  the female titan (in episode 17 preview and op 2), the colossal titan and the armored titan but that also leaves questions like why do they also exist, what is their motivation for helping the titans and who are they? are they a character we have previously encountered or new characters to be revealed?

So i am very interested to see what happens for the next 8 episodes of the series. For all the non-manga, feel free to comment on what you think will happen next. For anybody reading the manga… NO SPOILERS! So anyway feel free to like and follow us for the latest post’s and like us on our new Facebook and Tumblr page to get all the new posts there. Thanks for reading i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did, thank you and I’ll see you next post.

~Zero

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Psycho-Pass Season 2 (Good or bad?)

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*WARNING! THIS POST MAY HAVE MINOR SPOILERS FOR PSYCHO-PASS, I HAVE TRIES TO REFRAIN FROM USING SPOILERS BUT I CANNOT BE 100% SURE SO I HAVE WARNED YOU NOW JUST IN-CASE. But anyway hope you enjoy the post 😀 *

Okay so with that out the way… In October 2012, production I.G. and (My favorite writer) Gen Urobuchi made the anime we now know as Psycho-Pass. the story took place in the future where a system called the Sibyl System monitored everybody mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes, all through a “cymatic scan” of the brain to decide whether they were criminals. this assessment was called a Psycho-Pass. when the probability of them committing crimes is too high they would be pursued and apprehended, by force if necessary using the advanced weapon known as a “Dominator” which decides which can only fire and kill those whose crime coefficient is high enough. The story mainly follows Akane Tsunemori, a new inspector to the force who is made to take on many large cases right off the bat.

As I’m not reviewing this I’m going to try to keep this short. I thought Psycho-Pass was a great series to watch the highlights of the series in my eyes was firstly in the animation and art as the art itself added well to the cyberpunk world and the special effects on the gun for example looked brilliant and made it look realistic. The character designs in the series looked brilliant one of my favorites was Shinya Kōgami cause he looked like a bad-ass. Another highlight of the series was the setting and theme behind the series as i found the concept intriguing like how the system could condemn a person to death but as a person you may feel the decision to be wrong or that the system may not feel the system to be morally just, and this concept was what kept me interested throughout the series. the final point of interest for the series was the soundtrack which was great during scenes in the anime and the opening and ending themes always got me pumped for another episode.

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there was quite a few problems that i had with the series as a whole. the first problem I had was that the series as a whole was quite slow and episodic so until the main story arc actually kicked in I felt that some episodes felt like a bore and it felt like a task to get through some episodes. Another problem i had with the series was that character development was very limited and many side characters did not get as much development as i hoped or not at all which left some questions in the back of my mind but this did not affect my overall viewing pleasure of the anime. The final problem with the anime was the ending, as i felt they left to many questions unanswered and the villains motives was relatively unexplained but i liked the fact that they left the ending open to interpretation which made me feel satisfied with the ending given and gave me an interesting viewpoint of the series as a whole.

so anyway on July 2013 they announced the second season of Psycho-Pass and i feel like I’m on the fence about this. This is mainly because of my mixed feelings towards the series as a whole influencing my opinion on this. so i think the best way to explain this is to break it down into why i want the second season and why I’m okay with it not being made.

the reasons that i want to see this second season of Psycho-Pass is because as I previously explain, i feel there are too many plot points left unexplained and there is so little i know about some of the characters that this large mass of questions cannot go unanswered in my mind and i feel that this season may give me those answers. another reason is because i want to see the direction in which they take the series because the open ending given to the series means that they could take the story in many directions. For example i feel the first way they could take the series is that it could still follow Akane and revisit areas of the plot that were left previously unexplained or not well explored, or i feel that the plot could follow this new character that was shown it the last scene and she could retrace the steps the previous protagonist did but then make different decision focusing on the areas of the story that were previously mentioned but never developed.

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This second point was actually an analogy that I thought up after watching Psycho-Pass, as from the evidence I got from the series like the setting at the end was identical to the first episode, i thought that the events of the series may have been like a vicious circle where it was all the events of the series may have been part of a cycle but i can’t fully explain this without running into spoilers so I will leave it at that (If you want the full explanation feel free to message me on here or Facebook and I will happily explain it to you.) and my final reason for wanting this series is this may be the first sequel Gen Urobuchi has ever done so I will be interested on how he deals with this.

so on the other end of the scale there are a few reasons why i would still be happy if there wasn’t a second season is because i liked how the ending was open to interpretation and this allowed fans to get out many different analogy of the series which was something i really liked about the series as you got a new viewpoint on the series whenever you talk to somebody new. the other problem I feel with a second season is also the fact this may be Gen Urobuchi’s first second season and i feel that this may go in three ways.

  1. He feels very passionate about the series and he wants to see the series all the way through to the end and not leave any stones un-turned.
  2. He may not be able to reach the same level with the second season the first or exceed the quality of the first season because he may feel uncomfortable with developing on a previous series rather than creating a new series from scratch.
  3. He’s being told to write a new series by production I.G. because of the popularity of the first season so he doesn’t feel as passionate about the second season so he won’t write it to his full potential.

So i feel that it being Gen Urobuchi’s first second season may put him out of his comfort zone and this may be a compromise to his great talent in writing.

Even taking this all into account I feel I’m still on the fence about this second season but only time can tell and i only hope for the best from this series as a whole. Thanks for reading this post i hope you have enjoyed this as much as i did writing it. For this post i would like you to post your opinions on the second season and the direction you feel the series may be going, or post you interpretation of the ending of the first season. so again thanks for reading and I’ll see you next post 😀

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~Zero

shingeki no kyojin Episode 15 (thoughts so far…)

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Soo for the people who have been living under a rock since April 2013, production I.G. produced Shingeki no kyojin or attack on titan. the series was also directed by Tetsurō Araki who directed other iconic series such as Death note and Guilty crown, so when this series was released it seemed like a pretty big deal.

The story of attack on titan is that 100 years prior to the series an unknown force named Titans which are tall humanoid beings that drove humanity to near extinction and forced them to devolve to a low-level society almost like medieval England and survive in one last settlement surrounded by three walls. they are known as wall Maria ,Rose and Sina which is the last defense for the humans.

after all this setup about the world of AOT, the story mainly follows Eren jaeger and his struggle surviving in the world presented and how he deals with what he was presented. The plot does actually go much deeper than this but as i cannot really explain this without spoilers as all manga readers and others who have watched the anime will know.

the reason many people have given this show so much hype is because the anime has one of the strongest starts i have seen in anime in a long time. this is mainly because they managed to build such a vast and interesting world and it makes you want to know much more about the thing in the world like the titans or the city and how it was built and the series keeps you lusting for more answers and i hope we get them.

Another reason is that in the first episode the series doesn’t ease you in slowly, shit hits the fan straight away and there is lot’s of death and destruction straight off the bat and this just leaves you in awe. this pace also adds to the feel of this dystopia and how meaningless the fight between the humans and titans are. also this pace never really slowed down and i would almost die in anticipation for the next episode as there would always be something happening and it never felt like there was a reason not to watch the next episode.

The final reason i feel there is so much hype going into it is because of the animation quality is near perfect. the reason this is so significant is that the solders would fight with 3D maneuver gear which means the action is very fast paced as they are swinging between buildings and flying through the air towards titan. This means if they did not have fluid animation to put it bluntly it would look shit but because it’s really fluid it looks really fast paced and epic. I also feel that they may have also been showing off when animating this as there are some brilliant scenes like when a character had his leg bit off MID-AIR and then slid along a nearby roof top destroying the roof tiles and it looked so epic.Also the sound track is awesome and the first opening pretty much speaks for itself and if you haven’t seen it watch it now!

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Now that ALOT of credit has been given where necessary now I have to talk about a few minor points i have to now discuss a few flaws that the show has although at the minute they appear to be minor. The first problem is the designs for the titans because they are very inconsistent with the designs. This means that there are some titans which look really bad-ass then there are some titans that look so mongish that they made me break immersion. for example there have been some weird titans that i saw like the titan dubbed the “Kawaii titan” which has been the star of many memes and one titan i saw that looked like Freddy mercury although i do feel this may be a personal problem rather than a problem everybody will have but you have been warned.Image Image

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The other problem i am having now is that it reached episode 14 (There was an op change :(. ) i felt like the series is beginning to slow down which is sad considering how strong the series began but it was kind of given as no writer could ever hold that pace in a series without slowing down for some form of character development and world building as they have only really developed the characters Eren and Mikasa as they are kind of the main characters. I do feel like the series need to slow down as the series is at an important turning point and I feel that the right may just be building up to a massive plot point as we found out in the end of episode 15 as shit is going down an I feel I new enemy as well of the titans may appear within the ranks of the human race but this is entirely based on my speculation but we will have to find out.

so to wrap this up quickly if you haven’t watched attack on titan go watch it now, you will not be disappointed, if you still on the fence about this series I command you to give it a go and if you don’t it may be your loss.

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~Zero