Thursday, September 18, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Naruto Shippuuden, Zankyou no Terror, Tokyo Ghoul

Naruto Shippuuden



Episode 378

Jinchuriki makes an appearance.
He sure looked impressive.
Interesting how everyone just stared while he displayed his crazy power.
Maybe they're out of ideas..
Wonder how much Obito is left inside of it.
Maybe they could reason with it eventually.
Damn, those kage's sure have impressive aces up their sleeves.
Great episode!


Zankyou no Terror



Episode 10

WTF!? 9 just turned himself in.
Did not see that one coming.
Looks like 5 is out of commission too.
Shibazaki went back for the rest of the story..
At least 12 & Lisa managed to get away.
5 snapped and attacked transport vehicle with 9 in it.
Damn, now she's even killing her own.
Her move with 9 was totally unexpected.
They way she was hunting them... why the change of heart?
Still, it was nice of her.
The last scene was an interesting choice.
Wonder what final episode is gonna look like now..

Monday, September 15, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. Hey! Say! JUMP: Weekender


2. B.A.P: Excuse Me (Japanese Ver.)


3. GENERATIONS: Always With You


alwayswithyou by Bored4Lyfe

4. Porno Graffitti: Oretachi no Celebration


5. AKB48: Kokoro no Placard
7. IDOLING NEO: Kimi to Ita Nasu


12. T.M. Revolution: Phantom Pain


phantompain by Bored4Lyfe

13. Takoyaki Rainbow: Zessho! Naniwa de umare ta shojo tachi


14. Plastic Tree: Mime


19. Rei Yasuda: Mirror


mirror by Bored4Lyfe

28. 04 LIMITED SAZABYS: swim



K-pop

1. SISTAR: I Swear


2. Yoon Mirae: I Love You
3. Ulala Session: Love Fiction
4. Shin Hye Sung + Lim: Doll
5. Winner: Empty
8. Wheesung: How Much is Your Love



C-pop

1. Harlem Yu: Que Kou
2. Lin Xin Yi: Deng Yi Ge Ren
3. Zhou Xing Zhe (Eric): Yi Hou Bie Zuo Peng You
4. Vivian Chow: Café·Waiting·Love
5. Elva Hsiao: Shut Up & Kiss Me
8. Magic Power: I still love you


20. Bai An: What Is Next?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Haikyuu!!, Akame ga Kill!, DRAMAtical Murder, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Hunter x Hunter, Free! Eternal Summer, Bakumatsu Rock

Haikyuu!!



Episode 24

Intense episode!
This was most tied match ever!!!
Both teams were equally stubborn & persistent.
It was a battle of endurance.
Wow, what a disappointment...
Did not expect Karasuno to lose.
The shock and disappointment were obvious.
Wonder what they'll do in the last episode..


Akame ga Kill!



Episode 11

Damn, Leone got knocked out so easily..
Team stylish have started their attack.
Akame vs Toby!
She's stylish even in her pajamas.
Damn, she took that guy out with ease.
Leone sure was pissed when she woke out LOL
Night Raid's new recruit Susanoo was a real monster.
Impessive as hell too!
Mine proved she could be very useful again.
Nice episode!


DRAMAtical Murder



Episode 11

Ren was acting weird.
Mink & Aoba continued their infiltration.
Aoba finally found the person that was sending him those retro games.
Guess he just wanted to meet him.
So Virus & Trip are behind the Morphine thing.
The truth finally came out about everything.
Now it seems Aoba has a twin brother too.
Luckily his friends showed up to rescue him.
Damn, who knew Ren would turn on Aoba..
Can't wait to see how they'll wrap up the series next time.


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun



Episode 11

Nozaki and his editor relationship... ROFL
That Nozaki sure had some pretty weird reactions.
Also his stories tend to go in weird directions if his friends don't stop it.
Damn, he really is one unusual guy.
Poor Sakura got stuck in his weird plot experiment.
Every time she got her hopes up about Nozaki, he totally messed it up with some weirdness.
Luckily, the bento thing and walk home were just perfect (´ ▽`).。o♡
Of course he used it all for his manga..
Guys hangout at Nozaki's sure made Mikoshiba stressed.
That was the weirdest sleepover of all time (◎ヮ◎)
Damn, I really wanted to hear the answer to the Sakura question..


Ao Haru Ride



Episode 11

Flashbacks to Kou's past.
More info about what was going on..
Kou was dealing with his mom's condition rather well.
His emotions keep fluctuating..
As soon as someone gets closer to him, he gets distant.
Maybe he's afraid he'll lose them like he did his mom..
Kou reverted to his old habit of hanging out with those guys.
Not good, but luckily Futaba pulled him out fast!
It was nice he finally opened up to her.
Such a sweet, emotional episode end.


Hunter x Hunter



Episode 147

Koala ant side story.
It was pretty interesting though.
Still, it was pretty much all about existentialism.
Kite is a girl now? Well, that was a surprise.
Gon-Kite heart-to-heart was nice.
Poor Gon just can't seem to catch his dad twice in the same place..
It was really sweet to see Killua, Alluka & Gon traveling together.
Gon met Something for the first time.
Still, it's sad they had to go their separate ways...
That was clearly something they didn't want to do.


Free! Eternal Summer



Episode 12

Really nice English in this episode.
Can't believe Haru actually went with Rin to Australia!
Still, it was weird how they were together, yet separate.
Think Rin wants Haru to get his mojo back.
All of his friends are hoping for it.
Flashbacks to Rin's childhood in Australia were nice.
It was also a good way to tell Haru that he'll find his purpose in life.
It was really sweet seeing Haru realize how much Rin looks up to him.
Bed sharing was LOL
Their Australian adventure is fun so far ^^
Looks like Haru's confidence is back!


Bakumatsu Rock



Episode 12 Final

That Shogun sure snapped..
Acting like a spoiled brat.
Was abusing his power to the max.
Getting through the castle's barrier wasn't easy.
Ryouma & band vs Shogun!
The power of rock sure is amazing!
Nice final episode.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Anime Series Episode Comments - Air Gear

Air Gear



Episode 1

Story revolves about a 13-year old Ikki.
After getting beat up by an Air Trek gang he got motivated.
Realized he'll have to join them to beat them.
His first Air Trek experience was ROFL yet fun!
He also managed to stumble upon something interesting.
Of course he got into trouble again over a girl *facepalm*
A total rookie against the pros!
Luckily the girls came to his rescue.

Episode 2

Ikki sure got fired up for AT.
He still has a lot to learn to master AT.
Simca is definitely his weak spot.
So far it's a pretty straightforward anime.
Ikki is slowly assembling his team.
They're all rookies so far.
Seems like where's Simca, there's trouble!
She tricked him again, such a bad girl.
Simca is totally playing with him.
He's just too goo goo eyes for her to notice.

Episode 3

Ikki managed to impress and win.
Simca took the cream again ^^"
He learned about the emblems.
Simca totally has Ikki hooked with her "prizes".
Ringo was pissed off about that.
He was reckless with the gear, but he's getting real good.
Looks like Ikki is a natural.
Another interesting guy appeared - Buccha.
He seemed harmless, but that was only pretense.

Episode 4

Yaoh Storm Riders leader was actually Buccha.
Damn, that guy sure is scary.
He was pretty agile for such a huge guy.
That encounter turned into a brawl in no time!
Ikki's friends sure took a beating.
That certainly pissed him off.
It's time for Parts Wars E-class!
Memorizing the map of school was the best thing he did.
Still, a few aces up his sleeve helped.

Episode 5

Track club & Ikki's friends came to the rescue.
Without them Ikki's victory wouldn't have been possible at all.
Spitfire seems like an interesting guy and Ikki's new opponent.
He obviously saw the potential Ikki has.
Him showing up was a recognition of Ikki's talent.
Seems like Ikki's biggest motivation is Simca though..
Damn, she gave him an ultra nice surprise too.
Ringo sure has a problem with Simca.
She's the only one who doesn't like her.
That Simca is just too liberal and too confident and gets away with it too.

Episode 6

Ikki meets Agito, another strong AT rider.
He was pretty creepy too.
The Sleeping Forest legend/myth appears.
Skull Saders were up to their usual tricks.
3rd party pitted Ikki & Skull Saders.
Someone obviously thought it was a fun thing to do.
Ikki vs Skull Saders head jerk!
It was nice to see them loose and get disbanded.

Episode 7

Ikki keeps breaking his AT's.
That became a totally normal thing.
Their homeroom teacher is totally hopeless.
Buccha finally delivered the Parts War winnings.
Still, it was totally not what we expected.
Those crazy mushrooms made them crazy.
Buccha made a switch, parts for mushrooms and gave Ikki the wrong one.
Luckily that mistake was corrected soon.
It was nice watching Ikki & Ringo ride together.
OMG! Onigiri got himself a hot girl, no way!!
He acutally staged a traumatic event for her so she could get over her trauma.

Episode 8

Their homeroom teacher is totally useless..
This episode had lots of fan service.
Buccha had some girl trouble this time.
Those 3 made an enemy out of the head teacher.
Not a smart move.
Still, he wasn't such a bad guy after all.

Episode 9

Ikki has made  a few enemies along the way.
Homeroom teacher Tomita seems to have become a part of their group.
A-class Parts War.
No wonder everyone came to watch!
It was pretty brutal too.

Episode 10

Agito sure is brutal and cruel.
Ikki rolling naked on AT  ROFL
The kid seems to have a split personality.
Agito is the bad one & Akito is the good one.
They all fell straight into the police trap.
So even the police has an AT team now.
That's very problematic.
Ikki got quite a few kisses from Akito ROFL
Guess the kid really really likes him now.
The girls were SO not happy about it.

Episode 11

Akito's brother is the police.
Damn, that makes thing more complex.
Still, Ikki is warming up to Akito.
Now Akito transferred into Ikki's class.
That was to be expected.
Mikura sure showed ex-Gunz members who's the boss.
Ikki's team is finally coming together!
Team Kogarasumaru has now been officially founded.

Episode 12

Territory & emblem race!
Buccha & Onigiri were useless this time.
Masked Croissant came and saved the day.
Onigiri went to perv mode...
Fan service went through the roof in this episode.

Episode 13

Kogarasumaru won their first official battle.
They're moving up in the world.
Women's wrestling part was something I didn't hope to see in this anime.
It was pretty intense though.
Their perv minds were at it again.
They went too far this time though...

Episode 14

The story about Ikki's background was interesting.
Wheelchair AT, sweet!
Ikki can be so thick sometimes..
Rika's background was shown as well.
This anime is pretty liberal when it comes to love.
Ikki challenged Rika to an AT battle.
Damn, that kid is persistent about his dream.

Episode 15

In the end Ikki proved his point.
There was never a doubt in my mind.
Ikki sure is a meat glutton LOL
Rika pulled a fast one over Ikki.
Not that he didn't deserve it...
Seema like she has found her happiness after all.
Akito made himself at home too..

Episode 16

Agito was the one terrorizing other teams.
Guess he likes to beat people up.
Masked Croissant made an appearance again..
To think she'd actually confront him.
He's actually expanding the Kogarasumaru territory.
Buccha can be pretty sharp at times.
Still, wonder what Agito's agenda is.
Behemoth sure did a number on Ikki's team.
Damn, Ikki got his revenge.
Even though smashing the other teams bikes was not a good idea.

Episode 17

Kogarasumaru vs Behemoth!
A D-class battle.
Those Behemoth guys sure were unusual.
The crowd was totally loving it.
Our guys managed to get a grip and fight back.
The battle was progressing rather well.

Episode 18

Simca stole Ringo's role LOL
Guess both girls were eager to help out.
Lots of fan service this time too.
Wish they concentrated more on the battles though.
Ikki's & Agito's fights were most interesting.

Episode 19

Agito & Ikki in a pair fight!
That added an interesting twist to the battle.
It sure was impressive to watch.
Seems like Agito knows some of the people from the battle.
The past always comes out, sooner or later.

Episode 20

This last battle was very intense and long too.
Some flashbacks were thrown in again.
Still, it was impressive watching them fight.
The match was pretty much tied until the very end.
Of course the police showed up and interrupted everything.
Wanijima is the one I like the least.
He's always so cruel and heartless.
Agito finally realized that he is loved.

Episode 21

Kogarasumaru area grew to a huge size.
Now everyone wants a piece of them.
It's taking its toll on our team.
Still, they got lucky & got a special hideout!
Simca changed her image, unusual.
She & her team want to join Kogarasumaru.
Ringo got totally upset by that.
Damn, Ikki was offered a whole army of AT riders & Simca herself.
Can he say no?

Episode 22

Ikki sure was enjoying all the attention.
That is until he realized he'd have to fight his own roommates.
School trip to Kyoto sounds nice.
I bet there's gonna be trouble there as well.
Get Akito's bank book back project was fun.
Is it possible? Wanijima just let them go.
Guess he has some other plan for later.

Episode 23

Field trip to Kyoto.
They've gone nuts there.
Also, they were pretty popular too.
Pulled a fast one over the head teacher and went out.
He totally flipped when he realized they were gone.
Trouble found them in a flash.
Ringo tried to confess...
Ikki was totally clueless.
His brain is all about AT.

Episode 24

Ikki got challenged to a battle.
No surprise there.
Orihara proved once again that he's not that bad of a guy.
The Devil 30/30 battle is cruel and dangerous.
Still, loosing would throw the AT world in chaos.

Episode 25 Final

Ikki's backup has arrived.
Flashback to his childhood was nice.
It was nice watching them fly.
Yoshitsune turned out to be not that bad.
Ikki hurt his knee while trying not to hurt Ringo.
Still, Ikki jumping with an injured knee was painful to watch.
He kept trying and he succeeded. Even broke the record.
Nice final episode!
It felt like there there would be more, but nope.
25 episodes were all this anime got.

Anime Movies Review - Fafner: Heaven and Earth


I haven't seen the anime yet, but I decided to watch the movie anyway. Seemed like a good idea since the story was well rounded and offer enough information. Even people like me who haven't seen the anime can follow the plot without any problems.
It's amazing how peace and everyday life can easily switch into chaos and destruction. It was very interesting and entertaining (but at times also disturbing) watching this anime movie. The music really intensified the experience, which means it was chosen well. Action parts were pretty impressive and enjoyable. At times it seemed like they were fighting angels..
I think any SF and mecha fan will enjoy this movie. It was full of fights, action, personal drama and heroic acts. Don't miss  this one, it's really worth watching.


Plot:
Two years after the end of the original Soukyuu no Fafner TV series, Tatsumiya Island and its surviving residents have returned to some semblance of recovery. However, things have become desperate for our hero, Kazuki; nearly blind now, and partially crippled from his battles with the Festum two years earlier, he clings to the promise his fallen friend Soushi made to him to return to the island and set things right again. Kazuki's hopes flare when a lifeform is detected within an unmanned submarine that comes floating into Tatsumiya Bay one night, but the person aboard isn't Soushi; it is a mysterious "boy" named Misao Kurusu who may not be entirely human, and who claims to have been sent by Soushi. With Misao's arrival, hostilities break out anew between the Human Army and the Festum, and the Fafner pilots are thrown into the most desperate battle of their lives--this time, with the fate of TWO races riding on their shoulders.


Director: Toshimasa Suzuki
Screenplay: Tow Ubukata
Music: Tsuneyoshi Saito
Running Time: 88 minutes
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Current anime episodes comments - Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, Tokyo ESP, Jojo Stardust Crusaders, Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online II, Aldnoah.Zero, Barakamon, One Piece

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus



Episode 10 Final

Everything seemed better than being homeless and rejected.
Things were nice and fun at first.
Shame it didn't stay that way..
Guess if someone is crazy enough to take in gutter rats, he'll do it with ulterior motive.
Reapers had their hands full at that mansion.
I expected more out of the ending...


Tokyo ESP



Episode 10

Rinka in depressed mode.
Azuma stuck on the island in the middle of nowhere.
Guess he's not gonna go anywhere anytime soon.
Rinka joined the others in detainment center.
Things aren't looking good at all..
Flashbacks to the past were very interesting.
At least they finally explained from where the fish came from.
Still, that explanation of the origin of the fish was just unreal.
Anyway... it was good to find out how it all began.
The bad guy just doesn't seem as bad anymore...


Jojo Stardust Crusaders



Episode 24 Final

Diving lesson was nicely done.
Polnareff just can't catch a break.
It's like he's a magnet for trouble.
Poor guy got violated in so many ways..
That was one diving experience none of them are going to forget.
They fell right into a trap.. and flattery wasn't getting them anywhere.
Rose got her teeth busted by Jotaro. Why did that not surprise me?
Finally in Egypt...
Guess the fight will continue in the next season.


Fairy Tail


Episode 24

Party time!
It was kinda weird seeing everyone dressed up.
Gray was too naked again ^^"
Juvia was really cute.
Shame Gray still doesn't share her feelings.
Natsu was AWOL for some reason..
But he sure knows how to make an entrance.
This arc was wrapped up nicely.


Sword Art Online II



Episode 11

Kirito was being Sinon's psychiatrist.
Both of them need to move on.
DG's handgun is a dangerous thing.
He's not a death threat with a rifle.
New theories about how DG is killing were interesting.
Seems like Kirito was spot on with his new theory.
It's incredible someone would actually do that.
Kirito and Sinon really do make a good team.
It was a slower episode, but with a nice revelation.


Aldnoah.Zero



Episode 11

Princess's speech didn't make much of a difference.
Saazbaum sure is one persistent guy.
He truly wants her dead.
Inaho came up with another crazy plan.
That Humvee adventure was interesting.
Deucalion managed to escape.
That attack was just insane... too much damage.
Only one more episode left..


Barakamon 



Episode 10

Seishuu sure gets interesting inspiration from the island life.
I was afraid of they would want him to come back..
There are only 2 episodes left so it's bound to happen soon.
Seeing Naru pout was kinda fun.
Seishuu found a hidden talent - rock stacking LOL
He even got a small job from the villagers.
Damn, he sure gets depressed easily, but snaps out of it equally fast!
The festival part was really fun ^^
There are some pretty talented people living in that village.
Seishuu was totally enjoying it like a kid.
It was weird that he left without saying anything.
Maybe he just doesn't like goodbyes.


One Piece



Episode 661

Doflamingo vs Law!
Things were not going well for Law.
He was obviously exhausted by all the fighting.
That monster, Doflamingo, seemed to have an infinite amount of energy.
Lots of scene jumping around the island.
It was kinda hard to keep up with all the jumping though..
Franky made a good point.
Things are getting complicated.
Damn, Doflamingo sure is pure evil...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Music Time! - This weeks' Asian pop charts

J-pop

1. AKB48: Kokoro no Placard


ETFBKA - DKRPNRKK by UnlistedVid

2. V6: Namida No Ato Ga Kieru Koro
3. Shotaro Morikubo: Uta No Prince Sama Quartet Idol Song
4. THE ALFEE: Eiyuu No Uta
5. Mai Kuraki: Muteki na Heart


6. KARA: Mamma Mia!


7. SID: Enamel


enamelhq by Bored4Lyfe

8. Da-iCE: Hush Hush


hushhush by Bored4Lyfe

10. Bakusute Sotokanda: Seishun Chronicle


11. Lovely★DOLL: Setsunatsu, Diver


18. Himekyun Fruits-kan: Paradigm



K-pop

1. Jang Beom Jun: Difficult Woman


2. Jang Beom Jun: Sarangiran Mari Eoullineun Saram
3. Park Boram: Beautiful Feat. ZICO of Block B
4. Winner: Empty
5. Orange Caramel: The Gangnam Avenue


9. KARA: Mamma Mia


28. Taemin: Danger



C-pop

1. Harlem Yu: Que Kou
2. Lin Xin Yi: Deng Yi Ge Ren
3. Della Ding: Wo Mei Na Me Ai Ni
4. Vivian Chow: Café·Waiting·Love
5. Diana Wang: Ai Cun Zai
26. Elva Hsiao: Dare To Love


28. MJ116: Just Belive