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Hibike! Euphonium OVA: Dash, Monaka – Review

[Waku] Hibike! Euphonium OVA [BD 720p AAC] [MiniTheatre.org].mkv - 00000… even if it’s the worst moment of your life!

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Hibike! Euphonium OVA: A bunch of failures learn the hard lesson of not living up to expectations by happily becoming a cheering fan-club for the rest for the ensemble! Also, Hazuki gets convinced to try her luck with Shuichi and (naturally) quickly changes her tune to cheering him on to get his shit together and start a relationship with Kumiko… because you know she’s been waiting since… I guess, it must have been after the time she showed no interest whatsoever in going on a date with him.

But before you think, this means that she’s into Reina… wait a minute… it’s a bit more complicated than you’d think.

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Persona 3 the Movie 03: Falling Down – Review

Persona 3 the Movie 3 - Falling Down (2015) CRF=22 10bit [CBM] (Sub).mkv - 00005What really matters when the fate of the world is at stake…

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Persona 3 the Movie 03 – Falling Down: The guy with a drug-problem died… and *gasp* the teacher turned out to be a psychopath. Guess it’s time for everyone to re-examine their relationships with everyone! Because we can all remember our highschool-days where we wondered if we really should become friends with anyone despite the fact that they could die at any moment like flies. What’s the point of human warmth if it can quickly turn into a cold corpse…? Oh man, I can’t imagine how someone could refute such mature arguments!

Oh, and the world’s ending by the way!

But at least most of the protagonists got on that school-trip before that, right?!

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Review-Roundup: ERASED 04, Schwarzes Marken 01-04, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 04

[HorribleSubs] Schwarzesmarken - 03 [480p].mkv - 00004That certainly looks awkward…

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Erased 04: Satoru continues his personal, secret crusade to save Kayo by aggressively courting her.

Schwarzes Marken 01-04: After this little spat called WWII Germany was split in half. Like in any good bad-cop/good-cop-routine one of them was nice and the other was an asshole. East-Germany was the latter and their bad cops were called the Stasi. Oh, and aliens kick everyone’s asses. But wait… it gets better! One asshole in an elite-troupe of elite-assholes finally gets a chance for redemption as an idealistic pseudo-imouto-character gets dropped into his lap to make him reconsider his asshole-attitude. And *spoiler* his actual sister appears as well soon after that! But even she’s just his “step-sister” – which needed to be clarified for any sort of future romantic moments between the two.

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 04: WWII came and went like a nice summer-breeze and now we’re back to business-as-usual. But then some devilish woman intrudes on the idyll of two dudes’ bromance.

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Review-Roundup: Dimension W 01-03, ERASED 02/03, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 02/03

[C12] Dimension W - 03.mp4 - 00000Well, how else are you gonna sell your anime?!

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Dimension W 01-03: It’s the future. Humanity has solved its energy-problem using a new dimension – except it’s pretty shitty. To make matters worse, this shitty thing is controlled by shitty people. All that stands between them and world-destruction is one grumpy super-soldier and one moe robot.

ERASED 02/03: Being a child isn’t easy. Being your past child-self isn’t easy either. But Satoru’s gotta get his shit together – because he’s the only one who knows that Kayo’s about to get murdered. Especially since it’s confirmed that the authorities are incompetent.

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 02/03: Kikuhiko is about to get left behind by Sukeroku’s talent but then WWII happens! And you know what that means…! Yes, he has to spend a long time doing boring stuff in the countryside!

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Review-Roundup: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 01, Dagashi Kashi 01, Kokaku no Pandora 01, Nurse Witch Komugi R 01

[C12] Dagashi Kashi - 01.mp4 - 00000I like the sentiment of the father correcting his son’s manga-drawings but… how would he know that if his son hasn’t filled in the dialogue into the speech-bubbles…? The premise claims the main-character of Dagashi Kashi is good at understanding sweets but sucks at writing mangas. Well, if anything I will side with this guy’s frustration because his father is judging his manga before even reading the script!

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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 01: Rakugo is the art of telling a great story live before an audience. Yotaro leaves prison with the desire to become such a storyteller and he already knows who to turn to for tutelage. This is how he meets Konatsu who works her ass off in secret to compete with the guy who has something to do with her beloved father’s death. Meanwhile, Yotaro is dealing with his emergent career as rakugo-storyteller.

Dagashi Kashi 01: Some guy wants to do what he wants and not what he’s supposed to do. But since traditions are important the girl of his dreams gets dropped in his lap (despite already having a childhood-friend ready who’s head-over-heels in love with him) whose sole task it is to convince this guy that he needs to take over his family-business. Of course, he’s also better at managing the family-business than writing manga which is his passion. Yep, it’s a nice comedy telling you that your dreams are worthless and what counts is taking over the family-business. Also, there’s a bit of absurd comedy because the dream-girl is a Haruhi-clone.

Kokaku no Pandora 01: Shirow Masamune is the creator of Ghost In The Shell. Later he turned into a shitty writer for ecchi and hentai-stuff. And now we finally we see post-Ghost-In-The-Shell-Shirow-Masamune-work! Of course, you won’t be that surprised if you’ve actually read the original Ghost In The Shell manga because it’s much pulpier than both Oshii’s GitS, the SAC-stuff or even the Arise-stuff. That should tell you something about how relevant Shirow Masamune is as a creator. But I guess, they’ve finally found some idiots who don’t care about that. And the product is one of the worst series of the season!

Nurse Witch Komugi R 01: Look, if you want to make fun of the mahou-shoujo-genre, maybe don’t try to tell a formulaic mahou-shoujo-story at the same time… Especially if your jokes suck.

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Review-Roundup: ERASED 01, Active Raid 01, Prince Of Stride: Alternative 01

[C12] Prince of Stride - Alternative - 01.mp4 - 00003You know, there’s a difference between writing for teenagers and writing like a teenager, Prince Of Stride…

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ERASED 01: A boy with superpowers leads a depressed life – until his mother arrives and gets killed in his flat. His superpowers activate and suddenly he’s back in elementary school!

Active Raid 01: A teenager-girl is supposed to check on one police-unit’s outrageous behavior but gets bullied in return. Said police-unit still saves the day in the end. Also, politics suck!

Prince Of Stride 01: A bunch of kids love parkour but they don’t want to be too free-spirited. So they invent Stride which is Parkour – but safer. As with every extravagant sport what we really want to see is a version that feels as safe as it looks. Stride is exactly that – and the kids love it! Or they supposedly do in this series’ universe…

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Beautiful Bones – 12 Review

[C12] Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - 12.mp4 - 00006In case, you haven’t been paying attention for 11 episodes, here’s the 12th one summarizing it all for you!

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Beautiful Bones 12: For his own safety Shoutarou was abandoned by Sakurako. But he remembers the good old days like when he sent the police to Sakurako’s house or when he was very sure that she was a murderer (for no empirical reason). He realizes, though, that Sakurako gave him a good speech once and he runs back to her telling her what she had said to him. Sakurako’s touched by his powerful memory and agrees to protect him – even though he’s a burden since he’s an idiot who can’t protect himself.

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Review-Roundup: Beautiful Bones 11, Subete ga F ni Naru 11

[C12] Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - 11.mp4 - 00005I guess, this arc has been all about convincing the audience that bones are easier to talk to than living people…

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Beautiful Bones 11: Apparently we still live in this parallel world where everybody’s an asshole or just plain pathetic. And Sakurako is an asshole as well which earns her an infuriated attack from one of the girls. But Shoutarou is there to save her! He survives – but of course the best thing to do is to severe ties with him. You know, that thing series quite often do to cheaply heighten its tension. After all, severing ties with your best-friend/partner-in-crime/lover is always a good way to protect such people from a psychopath.

Subete ga F ni Naru 11: Saikawa and Magata have a little chat about what has happened on the island. And we learn that Nishionosono’s opinion matters little in her little romance with Saikawa – which is just the way she likes it apparently.

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Subete ga F ni Naru – 09/10 Review

[C12] Subete ga F ni Naru - 10.mp4 - 00000It’s a bit of a tragic tale, really… Nishinosono tries really hard to be a “Sherlock”-like figure to match the intellect of Saikawa but really just ends up being a “Watson”-like figure again and again.

This time I review:

Subete ga F ni Naru 09/10: A murderer is on the loose! But who is it…?! Turns out that the solution is more complicated than expected!

Also, Saikawa gives a lecture on Hexidecimals you couldn’t care less about.

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Beautiful Bones – 09/10 Review

[C12] Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - 09.mp4 - 00002You know, just like reality-TV-shows… It isn’t like anybody needs to know what reality is like but we all gladly would watch real people get subjected to a weird version of reality created by the TV-show-producers and the participants’ inherent craziness.

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Beautiful Bones 09/10: Get this: A girl lost her grandmother who she loved a lot. And despite her love she has NO CLUE what her grandmother wanted to tell her. The first mystery was realizing that she wasn’t suicidal. You know, since the grandma you had been exchanging letters with for years would naturally be an inscrutable individual to you. Therefore as the girl remembers that she was promised a certain painting for her eventual wedding, she asks Sakurako for help to figure out what painting her grandmother never was talking about specifically. And guess what…? That painting her grandmother never described in detail or mentioned with its name can’t be identified by Sakurako either! I mean, who could’ve known that you’d actually need hard evidence for the truth…

And in the 10th episode a new arc starts about a bad girl running away from a bad home to be abused by a creepy artist. Her best friend has shitty parents and she herself is a shitty person herself. But at least Sakurako is on the case because nobody’s calling the police…

Oh, and Shoutarou has never realized that bone-cancer is painful. Good for him to finally solve that particular puzzle!

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