karas (final impression)

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This show was just to epic and beautiful but was way to confusing to get what was going on. The best thing about Karas was the fight scene which were over the top and amazing I mean fights would go from sword fights to a dog fights just like that which left me going wow. The art style was really well done aswell blending 2D and 3D together making for amazing and beautiful scene’s which again impressed me. Now we get to something I didn’t like which was the story nothing really gets well explained that well and the whole story just get to confusing to follow what is going on but to be honest I just stopped caring about what was going. There was one thing I did like about the story which is how it followed 3 different people but this was also one of the reasons it got confusing. The other thing about this anime is that it is an ova series of 6 episodes and it was only made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production.

I would heavily recommend this to anyone who just wants to watch something were they don’t need to care about the story and just wants to enjoy some amazing fights scene’s or if you have 3 hours you want to kill. This is probably now one of my favourite ova series that I have watched I am going to give this show a 9 which it does deserve for what it is.

 

=Zenter

 

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Yosuga no Sora (final impression)

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I should start by saying that I have mixed feelings about this show there are one or two thing that I liked but a lot that I didn’t. What I didn’t like was the lack of character development which leaded to me not being able to get behind the characters and feel for them which then leaded to some of the main parts not having a big effect on me even though I liked the idea of them. I didn’t like the lack of a good romance story it just has the girl and the protagonist falling in love with out giving you a good explanation for it. One of the things that I did like is how the show had the protagonist go down one of the girls route and then the story would go back to a certain point in the show and then it would go down a different one but this was one of the reason it was hard to get behind a character. I also liked the last route he went down which was his sisters and I think that what happened was interesting and had some good ideas.

I think if they made this just following his sisters route and added character development with a good romance story were it should them falling in love and not just have them randomly confess to each other this show could have been really good, but this show is a visual novel adaptation and I havent played it and don’t know if I will so I don’t know well it followed the visual novel. I am going to give this anime a 5 which is a shame because I think this show really had some potential.

=zenter

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Nakaimo-my Sister is among them (final impression)

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Today im going to talk about Nakaimo-my Sister is among them which is a show that i have just finished watching and it wasnt what I expected.

When I went into this show I thought it was just going to a generic harem anime where one of the girl was his sister which it kinda was but it had like a mystery type feel behind it because he didn’t know which one of the girls in his harem was his little sister. I found this the best point of the anime because you don’t know which one is his sister as well and each time you think you have figured out who it is something else will come up it just keeps you guessing. That’s really the only thing that makes this show stand out. The rest is just what you will find with any other harem which isn’t a bad thing unless you looking for something new. As for the Characters again they just are just again generic but you do get some good character development.

I will say that this show is ok and that’s about it I would say that if you like harem’s and have some free time to go and watch it. I don’t think this show will get a second season and as for me I wouldn’t mind a second season but it’s not something I want badly. this show gets a 6 from me.

=zenter

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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

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!

 

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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Back from holiday – Ready to post sum epic sh*t!

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Hey guys, Zero here! Sorry I have not posted recently I have been away on holiday to the rainiest parts of the UK so i could not post. As Zenter knew I was pretty bored being dragged away on holiday and he had many phone calls from me dying in hot cars and caravans, and starving to death with a lack of food which he probably found funny at my expense.

As the proud Otaku I am, I did make sure to be fully stocked up on anime and light novels before I went so all was not lost. so to elaborate on this the anime I watched while away was “Sailor moon” and I re-watched “The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” which are both awesome and I advise you check them both out but only check out the disappearance if you have seen both seasons of “The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” as this is the final part of the story so you should not watch this first as you wont’ get it. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, zenter 😉 )

I also read some more of the 5th installment in the “sword art online” light novel series “Phantom Bullet” which is also very interesting and I advise you check it out if you liked the SAO anime.

So I apologize for the lack of posts and I will make up for this over the next couple of days as I have some interesting posts that I thought of in my absence which i will post about and most will be very controversial so you may give your opinions on them and I hope you will enjoy them. so thanks again for reading leave a like or comment on any of our previous posts and feel free to follow us on the Facebook’s and Tumblr. so thanks again and make sure to check out any previous or future posts we make, “Or in the name of the moon, I shall punish you!”

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Just to let you guys know a really bad-ass podcast called “Podtaku” are celebrating their 1 year anniversary by doing a live stream on Saturday August 3rd at 7PM EST on http://www.justin.tv/podtaku . I highly recommend you check them out if you have not already, they are a hilarious group of people and I have followed their channels from almost day one. they are a great influence on what I do and they have taught me everything i know and I am a huge fan. so now that I’m done dick riding them like the fully fledged fanboy I am I will leave the video bellow, leave you to your own devices and thank you again for stopping by, Sayonara!