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Review-Roundup: Beautiful Bones 06, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 06/07

[C12] Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - 06.mp4 - 00007Sure, let’s check the value of this ring that clearly holds sentimental value for someone dealing with death in some way! The whole question of whether it’s a diamond or not even gets a nod during the resolution of the mystery, even though it’s completely unnecessary information. It’s really just there for the sake of the plot and the gimmick of the show.

This time I review:

Beautiful Bones 06: It’s a false suicide… AGAIN! Can we please stop with the “jumping to the conclusion that it’s a suicide”-bit of this show?! It isn’t that suicides couldn’t offer compelling story-material, it’s that this show constantly mistakenly talks about suicides when it really aren’t suicides in the traditional sense (even the one from the last arc was engineered by a crafty evil person after all). And could someone, aside from Sakurako, have some common sense in this show please…?

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 06/07: Tekkadan’s in trouble as its original plan has gone down in flames. All that’s left to do is find an alternative. Fearing Mikkazuki’s judgment Orga rushes himself to conclude that the only alternative are the Jupiter-mafia. But on their way there they are pursued by an “old friend” who has gotten some new friends and these new friends are actually greedy pirates/mercenaries. The fun never ends with these orphans!

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Subete ga F ni Naru – 05/06 Review

[C12] Subete ga F ni Naru - 05.mp4 - 00001The marmalade is trying its hardest to look fashionable with a bold red in an ocean of grey and whites.

This time I review:

Subete ga F ni Naru 05/06: Confusion reigns supreme as everybody involved still reels from the double-homicide of Magata and her father. Even Nishinosono and Saikawa can’t help but argue about whether Magata should be considered evil or not. After all, she merely killed her parents. In her defense, she’s nuts. After the argument the two lead-characters decide to leave the crime-scene and visit all those other students who had the time of their lives having a party at the beach. Miraculously the two leads decide they really should investigate what the hell the deal is with these two deaths.

Oh, and Magata stabbed her mother because her lover was a pussy. And the father died swiftly after that as well… Ha, the things you do when you hit puberty, right, guys…?

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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie – Review

Ghost in the Shell - The New Movie.mkv - 00000So instead of an enigmatic cyborg-lady that kicks ass and is looking for the meaning of life, Motoko’s just a straight-up savior-figure at this point. What Motoko thinks should be done is the right thing to do. Her concept of individualization is the ultimate ideal humanity should chase after! Or at least that’s how Arise makes it seem…

Look, for example: If your dog named “Paul” dies and you get a new dog… of course, you’d name him “Paul – The New Dog”. It makes total sense! And if that dog dies, well, I guess, you kinda realize that naming your second dog “Paul – The New Dog” was kinda stupid. But you know what would make it work? If you’d call the next dog just “Paul – The New Dog” again! And! You call the old dog… wait for it… “Paul – The Old Dog”. So, what I’m saying is: Clearly we must now go back to Mamoru Oshii’s first Ghost in the Shell movie and call it “Ghost In The Shell – The Old Movie”. And if another GitS-movie comes out in the future, we just gotta rename this movie “Ghost In The Shell – That Other Old Movie”. I mean, it’s genius to just define a movie by whether it’s new or old in the franchise. Imagine if Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”-movies were called “The Lord Of The Rings – The New Movie” (and then just add a I, II or III to each respective movie). Such a great way to name things!

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Review-Roundup: Hidan no Aria AA 04/05, Beautiful Bones 05

_C12__Hidan_no_Aria_AA_-_04.mp4 - 00000The list of coming up with bullshit-school-life-plothooks is endless in Hidan no Aria AA when you have a character who apparently knows NOTHING about the school she has been going to for quite some time!

This time I review:

Hidan no Aria AA 04/05: It’s Quartet-season! Meaning four-person-teams will fight against each other to get good grades… I guess. Look, the series barely cares about this shit. The series’ scriptwriters apparently couldn’t care less about this project. Five episodes and this series has yet to move forward from the flimsy premise of its first episodes.

Beautiful Bones 05: Nobody dies. And they all lived happily ever after!

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Review-Roundup: Subete ga F ni Naru 03/04, Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 04/05

[C12] Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans - 05.mp4 - 00000I should’ve known… That mustache… Man, I should’ve known… Although, I have to admit, it’s brave choice. I mean, that mustache… let me tell you, LOTS of bad karma. Not surprised AT ALL how his story ended.

This time I review:

Subete ga F ni Naru 03/04: One died and the murderer is still on the loose! Things look dire in the science-prison-cubicle! But Nishinosono is committed to figuring out just what the hell is going on! Of course she relies on her pseudo-lover Saikawa for this since he’s the guy who actually does most of the deducing in that relationship. Meanwhile, the victim’s sister has arrived via helicopter and the guy who flew the helicopter got killed. Yep, let’s not question that and continue figuring out what the deal is with Magata’s prison-cell.

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 04/05: Tekkadan is off to a rocky start in its business-history as its very first mission is fraught with people betraying them left and right and there’s a giant organization called Gjallarhorn hunting them down as well. Luckily they have a REALLY good mecha-pilot in their midst and nobody takes them too serious this far. Of course, things are just gonna bound to get worse from here on out after Tekkadan’s ‘Maverick’ has paved his way to Earth with slaughter and mercilessness.

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Beautiful Bones – 03/04 Review

_C12__Sakurako-san_no_Ashimoto_ni_wa_Shitai_ga_Umatteiru_-_04.mp4 - 00001Is there any way to be less of a milktoast-character than to get flustered while showing concern for your mother’s health…? If it’s serious, you shouldn’t get flustered and if it isn’t serious… quit being age-ist. Getting older causes a lot of problems over time but you certainly don’t want to hear that from some milktoast-grasshopper.

This time I review:

Beautiful Bones 03/04: Death has a way of following Sakurako, the woman who’s obsessed with bones. So during a trip Shoutarou and Sakurako stumble on a skeleton in a Japanese forest (as you’re bound to do at some point, I assume, according to Japanese mystery-stories). Turns out it’s the grandma of Shoutarou’s classmate. Since she fell from a cliff the police naturally call it a suicide. There’s NO way in hell an old lady could accidentally falls down a cliff. But guess what…? Turns out it WAS an accident! It really needed a genius to figure this out! For the fourth episode the dimwit is a guy who believes in curses this time around. Maybe he should just slit his own throat immediately if he’s that convinced that some supernatural force will turn his life into a Final-Destination-plot. Then again, who knows… maybe there’s something strange about the cursed guy being such a try-hard…

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Review-Roundup: Young Black Jack 03, Hidan no Aria AA 03

[C12] Hidan no Aria AA - 03.mp4 - 00001True love always starts with stalking the object of your love – according to Hidan no Aria AA.

This time I review:

Young Black Jack 03: Jack and whatever-her-name-is-girl have a little date in Jack’s rundown flat when they hear screams from a neighbor and investigate. After a bit back and forth it’s revealed that Jack’s neighbors are pesky pacifists who illegally try to help deserters from the American military. But one of the deserters has a bit of a problem, a medical problem, that is. The pacifists naturally force Jack to help them at gunpoint because really… pacifists are selfish bastards as Black Jack quickly realizes. Helping soldiers secretly escape from a war they should fight in just reeks of terrorism, don’t you think? Naturally Black Jack leaves the man to die but suddenly a ghostly doppelganger appears and urges him to save the man. But why should Black Jack use his genius-medical abilities to save a life if he hates pacifists so much…? Who knows why it is so important to save a life when you can, right…?! It’s a real nailbiter of a mystery, guys!

Hidan no Aria AA 03: There’s a little girl who likes her princes of the penis-less variety and said prince’s only wish is to be more girly. And thrown into the mix is a girl who’s as observant as a lemming – meaning you could trick her into jumping from a cliff. Of course, that’s the main-chara Akari and she tries her best to help the little girl get close to Raika who’s depressed about being so manly – while going to a school that wants her to be very manly. Look, the setting doesn’t matter. All that matters is to establish who wants to fuck who in this all-girls-setting.

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Review-Roundup: Subete ga F ni Naru 02, Hidan no Aria AA 01/02, Beautiful Bones 02, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 03

[C12] Subete ga F ni Naru - 02.mp4 - 00002Get it?! She doesn’t understand mundane stuff because she’s super-rich! It’s hilarious, isn’t it…?

This time I review:

Subete ga F ni Naru 02: Saiwaka, Nishinosono and… some other guys travel to the island where the genius Magata lives. After a load of exposition and some romantic shenanigans Saiwaka and Nishinosono arrive at the… let’s say, building where Magata lives and immediately become entangled in a shocking mystery.

Hidan no Aria AA 01/02: Despite the fact that Sherlock’s a fictional character as we all know, in this series there’s some tsundere-girl running around claiming to be his granddaughter or something. Another girl entirely who tries her hardest to be a moeblob wants fuck said Sherlock-granddaughter. Hilarity ensues!

Beautiful Bones 02: There’s a kid, there’s blood and there’s this boy who can’t help but get involved and when he gets involved, this other woman with genius-deduction-skills gets involved and that leads to a quick solution of the mystery. I probably can think of better ways to spend your freetime than doing the job of the police…

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 03: The orphan-revolt is happening fast and ends brutally. Also, some old dude with some old notions of honor and whatnot challenges the young genius-pilot Mikazuki to a duel.

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Subete ga F ni Naru – 01-06 Review (Live-Action Version)

subete.f.naru.e03.doa.farah.mkv - 00000One of the show’s more interesting ideas is that finding out the truth is usually more hurtful than leaving a mystery unresolved.

So, here’s the first part of the review of the live-action-adaptation of Subete ga F ni Naru. Two things I want to clarify right from the start: One, there will be spoilers. Even though I won’t directly talk about what happens in the Magata-arc which the anime will cover it shares some of the same themes the other two arcs of this live-action-version do. And two, well, to be honest this isn’t the best kind of Japanese mystery-show. It has its share of problems and I really hope that the anime will turn out better than this live-action-series.

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Review-Roundup: Young Black Jack 02, Subete ga F ni Naru 01, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid 01, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 02

_C12__Young_Black_Jack_-_02.mp4 - 00001You know, a drug-addict… It’s that… thing some people do apparently when they aren’t feeling right. The series seems to never tire or reminding you that he’s a drug-addict while also never making it seem like he’s an actual drug-addict. He assisted in an operation again for God’s sake! And he gave a frigging speech about morality, too! What does this series think being an drug-addict is like?!

This time I review:

Young Black Jack 02: Way back when doctors were real numbnuts and couldn’t figure out how to transplant a heart. Turns out if you’re a genius-doctor and evil enough you could do it already. Because of some weird coincidences Jack finds himself in the position to do such an operation but his druggie-friend saves him from himself. So instead of killing that one person with the operation, he kills the other person with the operation and it’s all fine because he gives the dead person’s identity to the other person! Isn’t that heroic?!

Subete ga F ni Naru 01: A girl wants to fuck her teacher and some reclusive genius-scientist-lady is getting between her and that goal. Out of jealousy she urges the teacher and the rest of his class to visit said genius-scientist-lady.

Valkyrie Drive 01: Some innocent schoolgirl lands on an island where girls fuck other girls in order to battle each other.

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans 02: The situation stinks, nobody’s happy but there’s a frigging Gundam in the middle of all of it, so this means more fighting is going to happen. Really, it’s just a bunch of orphans trying to fight for their survival and there’s some girl trying very hard to say something relevant but failing to do so this far.

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