Review-Roundup: CROSS ANGE 03, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 02

[HorribleSubs] Cross Ange - 03 [480p].mkv - 00006Uhm, I’m not sure whether she’s trying to insult the way Normas live or if she genuinely thinks that’s what the Normas’ life has been like before she came along and fucked things up.

This time I review:

CROSS ANGE 03: Ange’s a real asshole… but then she becomes a different kind of asshole. Suddenly, though, she turns out to be Chosen One who’s the only one capable of piloting the SUPER-MECHA! Sucks to be you if you’re actually a decent human being in this series’ universe apparently, because it’s all about being the shittiest one of them all (I think, that’s the message of the series).

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 02: Shirou talks to Rin and then they go to a place to talk some more with yet another person present. Fun times!

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The Legend Of Korra: Book Of Balance – 03 Review

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Okay, I don’t really know what else to write here as an introduction so let’s just continue with the ridiculous, overblown version of “What if Korra had lost her powers and had been treated like a Rocky-reference?”. So… the first season Korra had lost most of her phyiscal prowess but still she faced some arrogant pro-bending-champion and kicked his ass. Everybody loves her again! She even buys Tenzin a talking robot as a birthday-present! But it turns out, the tumultuous Earth-Kingdom has sent the incompetent Queen into an exile during a violent revolution and now the people rule! Naturally that makes the Earth-Union a big threat to the capitalistic Republic-City! Korra doesn’t want to get involved in politics but that’s when she talks with Bolin who doesn’t know what to do with his life after all the adventures he had with Korra. He wants to show the world that his time in the limelight isn’t over – and so he challenges one of the Earth-Unions strongest pro-benders, Lizard, to a fight! Korra is reluctant to get involved in this fight but then agrees to be on the sidelines to offer him advice during the breaks between rounds and whatnot. The fight is a disaster… Bolin gets destroyed! More than that – he dies! She blames herself for this and so she vows revenge. And with that she goes training in the spirit-world away from all of her friends and family. While that champion from the Earth-Union Lizard is basically training to become the first Cosmonaut of the Avatar-univers that also being pumped full of steroids, Korra does traditional, clean training to get herself in shape for the final big battle! And so in the end they face each other! And Korra has no chance against him. She’s not as strong, not as fast and not as experienced in pro-bending. And the crowd in that Earth-Union-stadium loves how Lizard is dominating the fight. But then round for round passes and Korra is not getting thrown off the plateau, round for round she gets pummelled and yet she never gives up! And that’s when the people from the Earth-Union start cheering for Korra instead of Lizard. Inspired by the audience Korra starts a comeback and slowly step by step pushes Lizard back and ultimately throws Lizard off the platform. The crowd cheers and even the politicians from the Earth-Union tear up at this display of perseverance and courage! And in the end Korra proclaims that this fight has shown her that change is possible for all people. everyone can become a better version of themselves tomorrow as long as they would strive for that! And with that the second season ends.

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Review-Roundup: Psycho-Pass II 02, Sanzoku no Musume Ronja 01/02, Akatsuki no Yona 02

[HorribleSubs] PSYCHO-PASS 2 - 02 [480p].mkv - 00004‘The game’s afoot!’ is what’s actually going through Akane’s mind right now. After all, she’s NEVER wrong nowadays when it comes to deductions and investigations.

This time I review:

Psycho-Pass II 02: The WC-killer isn’t really concerned with the poor state of public restrooms, it turns out. Also, Maki is still a pain in the ass while Akane seems to be the only one doing any serious police-work while also knowing when other people need to do what for the investigation.

Sanzoki no Musume Ronja 01/02: Mattis is the leader of a band of bandits but the real boss of the castle is his wife. The situation doesn’t get much better once his daughter Ronja gets born.

Akatsuki no Yona 02: Yona’s childhood-friend Soo-Won killed the king who was Yona’s father. Nobody can believe it… and so everybody has to double-check with the princess to make sure she knows what she’s talking about. Meanwhile, Hak mercilessly slaughters a lot of people while fleeing the castle with the princess who’s as helpful as a bunch of cucumbers.

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks 01, CROSS ANGE 02

[HorribleSubs][Nusaf] Cross Ange - 02 720p TV CRF26.mkv - 00007Sure, rape as a tool of ensuring dominance, that’s just what animes needed…

This time around, I review:

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks 01: Emiya is a goody two-shoes with a special ability – which is mostly useless. He had always dreamt of being a hero of justice but all his mundane do-gooding wasn’t good enough for him apparently – and so he finally gets his shot at doing supernatural do-gooding as a girl appears in his garage. She calls him her Master – he’s just sure he’s in for a lot of trouble.

Cross Ange 02: Ange is still a stuck-up princess – but she shows an incredible talent for mecha-action. She still tries to find a way back “home”, though and very physical rape-threats haven’t improved her opinion on that matter.

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The Legend Of Korra: Book Of Balance – 02 Review

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I feel like in an alternative world Korra would’ve been successful enough to have gotten a deal for multiple seasons after the third. So what happens is that the 4th season basically turns into a Rocky-plot. A professional competitive bender challenges Korra to a duel who’s left weakened after her last battle and her healing-process doesn’t give her the results she wants. Korra ultimately secretly flees from the South-Pole to accept the challenge and arrives in Republic City for the duel. Her challenger is of course an insanely talented Fire-bender who cockily allows her to use all four elements. She battles him round for round, always seeming weaker than him, despite using all four elements, but she never gives up nonetheless. This sequence is full of flashbacks filled with regrets and bad decisions where she alienated her friends and family while also starting to hate herself. And yet she continues until after what seems like an eternity the battle ends as a draw as the rules would dictate. Her challenger flips out and attacks her but that’s when she finally recovers her Avatar-state and kicks his ass easily. Haha, how’s that for a fourth season ^^ ? What a weird world it would be where that would be the fourth season of this series…

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Psycho Pass II – 01 Review

[HorribleSubs] PSYCHO-PASS 2 - 01 [480p].mkv - 00003I really hope that the “individual vs. society”-theme will be something the whole season will deal with instead of just this episode – because this episode most definitely didn’t do that topic justice.

Before I even come to the review of this episode, I would like to remind everybody that there’s also a movie in the works which will be released next January. And I don’t wanna frighten anyone or anything but the director Shinotani said about this second season that it had been really tough to make. It’s almost as if Psycho-Pass was never supposed to have a second season actually, but because of its phenomenal success the people who created the series were sort-of pushed to do more with the material. And so now we get this second season AND a movie. Let’s hope the second season didn’t suffer because of this ambitious schedule.

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Review-Roundup: Akatsuki no Yona 01, Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 01, Sora no Method 01

[C12] Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - 01.mp4 - 00006Ah, what a romantic thing to say! I bet, girlfriends would just love to hear their boyfriends tell them that! It’s right up there with romantic comments like “You’re my girlfriend. Shut up and cook.” and “You’re my girlfriend. Shut up and wash my clothes.” for example.

This time around I review the following series:

Akatsuki no Yona 01: A princess meets the man of her dreams – except the man of her dreams is a murderer. What will she do…?! Well, apparently, if the opening is to believed, she will start a war. But hey, that’s just the usual wacky environment of politics back then! After all, war and murder are nothing but a continuation of diplomacy by other means, right…?

Okami Shouji to Kuro Ouji 01: A certain girl is a bad liar – but because of that she meets her true love. Except her true love turns out to be a total asshole. Hilarity ensues! Also, the tough dude in that relationship finally has a chance to show off his vulnerable side to the woman he secretly loves!

Sora no Method 01: A girl comes back to a town after several years. Before she left that town previously she did a thing that did a thing and met some people who helped her do this thing do a thing and also there was a girl with glowing hair. Naturally she remembers nothing of this. It’s like Total Recall but without any sci-fi or action… actually she just has a bad memory and there are a bunch of kids who take this shit way too serious.

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Review-Roundup: CROSS ANGE 01, World Trigger 01, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks 00

[HorribleSubs] Cross Ange - 01 [480p].mkv - 00003It’s amazing how Cross Ange can keep a straight face without anyone making a necessary and appropriate comment in scenes like these. Apparently racism is just another one of those drama-inducing tropes now.

This time around I review these series:

Cross Ange 01: Magic, rainbows and racism have secured world-peace – but at what cost? Princess Ange is about to find out!

World Trigger 01: Pesky foreigners (from outer space) try to invade Japan and just as a proud Japanese city is about to fall, some ingenious teenagers appear and kick the asses of those aliens! A few years later a dude wearing glasses has a stick up his ass concerning virtue and shit like that but then a weird little, white-haired transfer-kid appears. Naturally the transfer-kid is SO unorthodox in his behavior that he can’t be anything but one of those pesky aliens! Turns out he needs to learn how great humans are because he himself has NO clue how being good works.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks 00: Tohsaka Rin is a tsundere, her Servant is NOT. Hilarity and a lot of magic battles ensue.

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The Legend Of Korra: Book Of Balance – 01 Review

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The final season of Legend Of Korra! Personally I have been looking forward to this. I loved the third season and so I hope that the fourth season will continue this trend. Naturally I still don’t really like the second season and the first season was kinda okay but in general I’m optimistic regarding this fourth season. The third season has been THAT good.

Also, I’ve found out that Chaika’s second season is also coming up. I definitely won’t review the second Selector-season but Chaika’s? That first season wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad either. *sigh* It really depends on where that series wants to go with its second season. I really hope the first episode will give me a definitive answer in that regard.

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Gundam G no Reconguista – 01/02 Review

[C12] Gundam Reconguista in G - 01.mp4 - 00001I don’t think the Gundam-franchise has ever looked that colorful before.

And so the Fall-Season begins. I could’ve already reviewed Terraformars but well… a blind person would know what the hell is going on with that series. If you have a pair of characters called Adolf and Eva in a series that talks about stuff like “Your genes are better than other people’s.” than you know what kind of story the series wants to tell. This new Gundam-series is a far more interesting little thing in comparison. Well, maybe not little. After all, Gundam has an anniversary to celebrate and they got Yoshiyuki Tomino back into the game for this series. The most surprising thing about these first two episodes is to see just how hard its creators are trying to do something different with the Gundam-franchise. And the first two episodes actually were a nice change of pace, although they weren’t good enough to make me feel optimistic about the rest of the series.

On a more general note: I will definitely review Psycho Pass’ second season and I will definitely review Legend of Korra’s fourth season (starting tomorrow). Selector WIXOSS has its second season coming up but I’m not so sure about reviewing that one. Otherwise, I will see what interests me.

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