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!

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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!

Mirai Nikki review

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*WARNING! THIS POST MAY HAVE MINOR SPOILERS FOR MIRAI NIKKI, I HAVE TRIES TO REFRAIN FROM USING SPOILERS BUT I CANNOT BE 100% SURE SO I HAVE WARNED YOU NOW JUST IN-CASE.

Genre

Action,romance,supernatural,survival

plot

This anime is centered around Yukiteru Amano or Yuki for short who is a 14-year-old middle school who is always alone spending most of his time writing in he’s phone diary. One day when he is talking to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina who is the god of time and space, Deus gives Yuki the power to tell the future by looking at his diary entries. Yuki then find out that he’s now participating in a survival game with twelve other people to determine who will succeed Dues and become the new god of time and space. He finds that he’s going to do this alone as a mysterious girl say that she will help Yuki win the survival game.

Main Characters

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Yukiteru Amano (Yuki)

Yuki is the protagonist of the anime and he has the Random Diary which can give him future or present details about he’s surrounding. As for Yuki personality lonely,weak,scared and doesn’t want to kill anyone or become the god of time and space, but as the anime goes on he becomes the complete opposite a stronger character willing to kill and wanting to become god. When it comes to fighting Yuki mostly stays back an lets yuno take care of it but he will join in and help yuno some of the time.

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Yuno Gasai

Yuno is another dairy user and wants to help Yuki win the game. she uses the Yukiteru Diary which tell her what Yuki is doing ever ten minutes. As for her personality she is Smart and polite girl but this is just a fake personality for she is actually Yandere and can get jealous when Yuki is around other people she continuously stalks Yuki and will even go as far to break in to he’s house. when it comes to fighting Yuno is the one who does most of fighting she uses a knife and it very skilled even being able to deflect knifes being thrown at her.

my opinion

This anime is defiantly something I would recommend you to watch as long as you not offended by violence and gore or if you’re not in to thing with a story. When it comes down to it most of it done well it keeps you hooked on the story you’re wondering who are they going to fight next what can there diary do and how are they going to over come it. This anime has good but sad ending to it I’m not going to go into to detail but there are somethings that didn’t get which had me thinking why could you have not done it this way and everyone would be happy but it didn’t detract from the ending. With the character it’s not just here are the people that Yuki is going to fighting everyone gets good development you actually get to know about their feeling their past and why each one wants to become god. There are also some bit that made me laugh mostly Yuno being Yandere but they don’t conflict with the serious parts of the anime. the fight scenes are average with nothing to over the top because no one has any power except Yuno’s knife skill. When I watched this I watch in sub and I do know there is a dub going to be coming out but I would recommend watching it in subs than waiting for the dub and to be honest I don’t think the dub will be all that good. I will give this anime 10 out 10 because I usually don’t get that much enjoyment out of thing like this but this show really griped me and surpassed my expectation for it but this is just my opinion and you would have to check it out for yourself but I really do recommend watching it.

=Zenter

(I do not own any pictures used in this post all rights go to the respective owners.)

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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IS : Infinite Stratos review

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*WARNING! THIS POST MAY HAVE MINOR SPOILERS FOR INFINITE STRATOS, I HAVE TRIES TO REFRAIN FROM USING SPOILERS BUT I CANNOT BE 100% SURE SO I HAVE WARNED YOU NOW JUST IN-CASE.

hello to anyone reading This. I’m zenter and this is going to be my first post where i am going to be reviewing the anime Infinite Stratos and I hope you all enjoy it.

Genre

Science fiction,Comedy,Harem

the plot

This anime is based in the near future where there are mechanized suits called Infinite Stratos or I S for short. However these I S  are not used in wars but for competitions and can only be piloted by females. one day Ichika Orimura finds himself to be the only male to able to pilot an I S and is sent to the Infinite Stratos Academy where I S pilots come for all over the world. Ichika begins he’s new high school life where he learns how to pilot an I S and  meets a lot of interesting Characters.

Main Characters

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Ichika Orimura

Ichika is the protagonist of the anime. He is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and he pilots the Byakushiki which focuses on melee combat. Ichika is a typical harem protagonist managing to get girls to fall in love with him but not being able to pick up on it which leads to a lot of awkward situations.

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Houki Shinonono

Houki is the first girl Ichika meets and is also he’s childhood friend.she is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and pilots Akatsubaki which is a melee type. Houki very easily gets mad and will resort to violence against ichika even attacking him with a kendo stick.

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Cecilia Alcott

Cecilia is the Representative for england. She is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and pilots the Blue Tears which is a long-range sniper type. Cecilia is stereotypically british and is stuck up.

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Huang Ling Yin (Rin)

Rin is the Representative for China and is another one of Ichika childhood friends. She is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and pilots the Shenlong which is a short-range melee type. rin is  very energetic and is a bit competitive

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Charlotte Dunois

charlotte is the Representative of France. She is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and pilots the Rafale Revive Custom II which is medium-range type. charlotte is alway kind and doesn’t getting angary.

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Laura Bodewig

laura is the Representative of Germany and a A genetically engineered super-soldier. She is a first year at the Infinite Stratos Academy and pilots the Schwarzer Regen which is a medium to long-range artillery-type. Laura is a tough person and with being raised in the army doesn’t understand how thing work in life.

my opinion

well this anime isn’t for everyone this will only appeal to the people who like harems and fan service but that’s not to say its bad. This is not for anyone who looking to get behind a good story since it doesn’t really go anywhere. On the other hand looking at the other aspects of this show it does deliver with a good amount of comedy centered around Ichika not being able to read the situation make for a lot of awkward situations and funny outcomes. talking about fan service again it does not disappoint but does bombard you with it. As for the fight between the I S its standard high-flying fast combat but isn’t to over the top still it would have been nice to see some really good fight’s. This show has some of my favourite Characters and has made me come back and re watch it. Between the dub or the sub I would have to say the dub because the voice actors use such stereotypically accents for the english,French and German Characters which just add to the humour of the show. I would give it a 9 maybe 8 out of 10 because it appeals to my sence of humour and kept me wanting more which I will be getting because this show is getting a second season which I am really looking forward to.

I would like to thank anyone who has read all of this post I know it not that detailed but I would like to do more detailed reviews in the future.

=Zenter

(I do not own any pictures used in this post all rights go to the respective owners.)

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