Death Note, episode 33, I just want to say it.

I just want to say that it was the first time they used a cheap trick to stitch up the plot. I am talking about that moment when Near was looking through the videos with Kiyomi Takada and suddenly found out that Teru Mikami is the X Kira, as Near named him. That was so unrealistic that I felt that I have to point that out.

Death Note Episode Near

Really?.. -.-

There is a lot of other unrealistic stuff about Near. I know that a detective in this show has to have some obsessive hobby. But when L was eating sweats all the time it was ok. In fact sweats do help your thinking process, so, why not. But this boy is playing with toys. That is just so off. The whole point of playing with toys is to immerge into a fantasy world. Try to play with a toy while thinking about your schedule for the next week. You will see that it doesn’t go well together. In fact, if you are a grown up person, playing with toys is kind of hard, because your attention is attracted by the real world. And if you are not a grown up person, I don’t see how you can be of any help in a real investigation. Let’s be honest, investigation is not a chess play, you need to have a lot of knowledge about the world to do that sort of thing. How can a kid that spend all his time playing be of any use there?

Ok, ranting is done. I am still planning on writing a post about detectives in the Death Note and my reaction on the series in general. Hopefully I’ll do it soon. See you then (^_^)/

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Naruto Shippuden, episode 310

That episode ended the Tatewaki arc. It was a really good filler, and if all the fillers were as good, I probably would have regretted skipping them in the past.

This episode started with team 10 trying to carry away prince Shu and Naruto going on impostering him (impostering now a word).

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls

I wonder how long transformation jutsu holds. Not long enough to get some sleep, it seems.

All in all, I would say Naruto did a really good job pretending to be Shu. Considering that he has no idea about manners and such. Also, he did a good job escaping the castle, even though Tatewaki caught him.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Naruto with katana

Btw, it is strange that Naruto didn’t learn how to fight with katana. It is a common weapon, after all.

The biggest out of place moment in this episode happened after Tatewaki caught Naruto. Instead of taking actions to get Shu back he told Naruto that it is all ok, since it will lead to peace. “Samurai loyalty is to peace”. That is just so wrong. Samurai loyalty is to his lord and that is it. If you have no lord, you are a ronin, and your loyalty is to money. No need to invent pointless lies.

The other bad moments were the one when Shu ran off from Ino and Choji (what kind of ninja can’t even catch a boy?… -.- ) and when Shikamaru let Shu go around the town, which was stupid and pointless. And close to the end of the episode Yamato “killed” a puppet y stubbing it with a kunai in the head. Puppets are not alive, darn it, how can you make such mistakes?.. You can’t kill it and it is pointless to stub it, you can only destroy it to the point where the puppet master won’t be able to use it properly.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Lord Shu

Just take him where you should take him and be done with it -.-

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Yamato

That was dumb

But let’s go back to the good part of the episode. There were Deidara and Sasori in here,  and they almost didn’t act out of character. Doesn’t that sound good to you? It sure does for me ^_^

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Deidara and Sasori

That reminds me of the start of the Shippuden, which was one of the best part of this anime, in my opinion.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Deidara

Well, he did act ooc, just a little. I guess writers for this filler read too many fanfics for Sasori and Deidara

Now, about the animation. As usually, filler means gore. See for yourself:

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Gore scene

Right

Also, the animation was very nice, even better than unsuall.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 310 The Castle Falls Naruto as lord Shu

I don’t know, I just like how they draw scenes for this episode. Not all of them, but many.

At the end of the episode Tatewaki learns that Naruto and Co saved the prince and the princess and he melts away, as he has no regrets.

That is it for this two episodes long arc. Next episode is not technically a filler, it is based on the manga. But it has nothing to do with the original story. It should be fun, though. Here is the preview:

Hope you liked this episode and let’s be patient and wait for the end of the fillers. Yeah >.< See you next time (^_^)/

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Shingeki no Kyojin, episode 3

I know, I am a bit late with this review. The 4th episode is about to be out, actually. But well, what will you do, I didn’t have time for blogging this week. So, let’s go into this episode.

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 Eren Jaeger failes

The episode was essentially about Eren and his friends getting trained to be soldiers. There was a time skip after the last episode and there will be another time skip between this and the next episode. They did not show us a lot of the training they have got, just one little story of how Eren was trying to work with broken equipment, without any knowledge that something is wrong with it. He wasn’t able to do anything, because of that. They made him look weak and untalented, made him realise (I hope) that determination alone is not enough, made him see the world from the perspective of losers. That didn’t last long, though. At the end of the episode they discovered the problem and Eren passed the test.

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 Happy end, yay

Besides telling us that little story this episode introduced some new characters. The most noticeable one is the potato girl (as Internet call her):

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 Potato girl

He real name is Sasha Braus

I don’t know why, but she manages to draw attention to herself. Probably because she is just so simple-minded. I don’t know. So far the only noticeable feature of her character was her constant appetite.

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 Sasha Braus

Yeah

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 Sasha Braus

Seriously..

Also there was that girl, who appeared out of nowhere with her weird speech, saying that she is going to use Sasha somehow. I don’t know if we will see her again, but she is a candidate for the local antagonist role.

Shingeki no Kyojin  Episode 3 a girl

Did she even tell her name?

To summarize the episode I should say that it wasn’t bad, but I strongly hope that the next one will be better. And I hope to see some action too. Luckily, I won’t have to wait for too long. Till then, see you (^_^)/

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Aiura, episode 3.

I love this little show ^_^ Even though out of 3 minutes long episode the first minute is the opening and the last 20 seconds in the ending. Watching it just make you feel better for some reason.

Aiura Episode 3 Iwasawa, Saki

Random screenshot. I don’t even need to pick, there are so many well drawn scenes that I can just press PrintScreen button without looking and I will most likely get a good picture.

In this episode the girls had a quick test. Their new teacher gave them test sheets with only one question “Write your teacher’s name”. That was funny, and it got funnier when she picked the only student who was able to spell her name to be the class representative. Also, she managed to misspell her own name when she wrote it on the blackboard. I don’t know, I have a feeling that we a going to have some fun watching this teacher.

Aiura Episode 3 Yamashita, Sumiko

Yamashita, Sumiko, the teacher. Her face just shine with the zero amount of motivation that she has.

Aiura Episode 3 Yamashita, Sumiko and Mei Yanase

I have seen people like her in the real life and some of them are teachers, but I don’t remember checking out what they do in their classes. I wonder.

I am waiting for the next episode already. See you (^_^)/

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Bleach, chapter 535

Just like with the last Naruto chapter, there isn’t much to talk about here. The chapter explained how Isshin and Masaki ended up together, and that is about it. But well, let’s look into it.

First of all, now we know how Kisuke was able to stop the hollowfication process. He used human souls and quincy arrows, inserting them into shinigami to make the hollowfication stop. By the way, where do you think he took the human souls from? It is not like you can make it in a lab.

Bleach Chapter 535 Kisuke Urahara

Kisuke Urahara used to kill humans. Just saying.

To save Masaki, Kisuke needed a shinigami soul. So essentially he had to use Isshin to save her, to binding them together. And that is it for their love story. It is not like either Masaki or Isshin displayed much feelings towards each other before. And now they are bound together for the life time. Can just imagine what Kisuke would say to Masaki when she wakes up.

Kisuke: ‘Hey there Masaki-san! We fixed your health problems for you.’

Masaki: ‘Thank you so much ^_^’

Kisuke: ‘But see, there is that one problem. See this dude over there?’

Masaki: ‘Yes, what about him?’

Kisuke: ‘Well, you will kinda have to live with him for the rest of your life.’

Masaki: ‘Ooookay, if you say so…… O_o” ‘

Ryuken: >.<

Bleach Chapter 535 Isshin and Masaki

I wonder what exactly Masaki thought at that moment. We, probably, will learn that from the next chapter.

Also I want to mention that Ryuken becomes my favourite character. Don’t know if he will get there, but he is heading in the right direction. I already like him lot more than Uryu. Too bad that after this flashback ends we will hardly see him.

Bleach Chapter 535 Ryuken

I wonder why I like his character. Maybe because he is smart, yet not a prick. I don’t know.

Bleach Chapter 535 Ryuken

Maybe that is because unlike Isshin he can see the situation through and all at once. Reality hits him straight to the face and he stands for it.

Though I can’t say that I like Isshin much less than Ryuken. He is awesome in his own way.

Bleach Chapter 535 Isshin Kurosaki

Yeah, that is want I mean

Bleach Chapter 535 Kisuke and Ryuken

Not that many people can make Urahara made this face.

I wonder what will come next. I hope that in the next chapter we will see a little bit of how Masaki and Isshin got along. Also, I would like to see Aizen part of the story. Also, we have yet to see Ichigo’s birth (and to learn who the *** is his real father, for heaven’s sake). But there is a good chance that the flashback will end there. Would be awful, but I wouldn’t put it past Kubo to do that. Till next time, see you (^_^)/

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Naruto, chapter 628

New chapter of Naruto is out. Is it just me, or it is really out a bit earlier than usual? Not that I am complaining, or anything ^^

The new chapter was heavily action impacted. I guess Kishimoto wanted to reward the fans for going through the flashback, that many don’t like much. For me it was the opposite, as I liked the flashback more than what this fight. Not that I am not enjoying the fight scenes, and it would look even greater when they animate it.

Naruto Chapter 628 Sakura shannaro

Sakura approves of the action-impacted chapters ^_^
By the way, if you wonder what is this word she just said and you don’t want to google in, then I will do it for you, read right below:

Shannaro is, apparently, a catch word Sakura uses, when she is exited. Internet says that it can be translated as “Hell, yeah!” or something like that.

In this chapter people (and not people) used some new (and old) jutsu that I want to mention. The biggest one is that thin that the Ten tailes did. I don’t even know if that is a jutsu. Kurama named it Tenben Chii.

Naruto Chapter 628 Tenben Chii

When I was reading this I was like “It is going for what?.. What kind of English is that?..” There were a little too many Japanese wards in this chapter, for my taste.

Naruto Chapter 628 Tenben Chii

And here is how Tenben Chii looks like

From what we saw Tenben Chii is a jutsu that produces a massive explosion and causes hurricanes and lightnings to occur. The magnitude of the jutsu is overwhelming.

Also, Madara used Itachi’s jutsu, Yasaka Beads. Here:

Naruto Chapter 628 Madara Yasaka Beads

Look at the center of the picture. Itachi said that this is his most powerful long ranged attack.

Yasaka Beads, Itachi

Here is Itachi’s version

That shows that most of the Uchiha can use it, so we can expect Sasuke to learn it.

And the last jutsu from the chapter that I want to mention is this:

Naruto Chapter 628 Katon Bakufuu Ranbuu and Katon Gouka Mensugyaku

Katon Bakufuu Ranbuu and Katon Gouka Mensugyaku

There are just so many different Katon jutsu that does the same thing on a different magnitude, that I do not even try to remember the names. By the way, those two have a pretty decent magnitude:

Naruto Chapter 628 Katon Bakufuu Ranbuu and Katon Gouka Mensugyaku

That is insane

Also, in this chapter Naruto did some crazy things with his chakra. It seems that now he can manipulate chakra that he gave to others, which is over the top. But there are so many things that Naruto can do, that are over tha top, that I don’t even know if that is worth mentioning anymore.

Though, at some moment they showed that Naruto started to lose control over all those chakra bits. Frankly I don’t see how he was able to manipulate the chakra in the first place. Ok, I won’t talk about that now, I will make another post all about crazy chakra manipulation in latest chapters of Naruto. Not today, though.

Naruto Chapter 628 Chakra cloacks

I was so glad that at least something is not perfect about Naruto’s chakra control

And now, there are two panels left that I want to show to you. Look at that:

Naruto Chapter 628 Kakasi and Obito in a whirlpool

That is just bizarre

Can you tell me who did they do that? Did Kakashi suck in Obito and Obito did the same to Kakashi? Didn’t Obito say that this jutsu is not working on him, when he rescued Sasuke from Kakashi and Naruto?

And the last panel:

Naruto Chapter 628 Madara's incane grin

That is really, really bad. He totally lost his cool there. And that is a bad sign for him.

Hope you liked the chapter. There wasn’t much to talk about. Hopefully I will be able to post my reaction on Bleach tomorrow. And for those of you, who are wondering what happens to Shingeki no Kyojin reviews and other series, I will be there in a matter of days. Sorry. Till the next time (^_^)/

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Anime podcast of the week. April 23, 2013.

First of all, let me apologise for the lack of activity last few days. I had my hands full with my work lately. Sorry.

This week I brought you a series of really good reviews made by one of my favourite podcasters, Jahmere Durham and Mike Martinez, the two guys who make 2 Guys and a Mic podcast. I have to admit, I wanted to give a try to a some new podcasts this week, but those guys are so good at what they are doing, that I think it would be unfair if I chose some other podcast just for the sake of diversity.

2 Guys and a Mic podcast Mysterious girlfriend X

For this week I chose three review. First is a review of anime “Mysterious Girlfriend X”. That is rather a strange series, judging by the review, but I didn’t watch it, so I can’t say. Here is the link to the podcast – Mysterious Girlfriend X – 2GAM.

The second one is a review of Deadman Wonderland. Going from the review it is worth watching, but check out the review and see for yourself. here is the link – Deadman Wonderland – 2GAM.

The last one is a review Occult Academy. Even if you are not going to watch the show, you may want to listen to the review, as I did. The link – Occult Academy – 2GAM.

And some other news. This week we brought some happiness into the world of anime podcasts. If you listen to Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast you noticed that in their last episodes they were mentioning that their Facebook page almost reached 2,000 likes. Last weekend, when I checked it was 1,996 or something. I decided to give it a boost and posted the link to their page on one quite big anime group. They got their 2000 likes in 10 minutes. And in the last episode they mentioned that they reached that number at last and Chiaki said that she is happy ^_^ Let’s support our favourite podcasters in the little ways we can. See you next time (^_^)/

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Aiura, episode 2.

There isn’t much to say about the second episode. Ayuko entered the same school as Saki and Kanaka, which was obvious from the start. For some reason her school have sells for shoes that are too high for her to access.

Aiura Episode 2 Ayuko is short

That is weird

Aiura Episode 2 Kanaka on her knees

That is weirder

The three girls are in the same class, which is also expected. So far they gave each other some nicknames and that was it. But the main point about this show is animation and nice feel, so I will post some pictures here to fill it up ^_^’ That probably is the best way to review this show. Just post pictures.

Aiura Episode 2 Chibi from the opening

Chibi from the opening

Aiura Episode 2 Crabs

Can you tell me,what is up with all those crabs?

Aiura Episode 2 Amaya, Kanaka; Iwasawa, Saki; Uehara, Ayuko

^_^

And that is it. Three minutes of cute animation. See you next time (^_^)/

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Episode 1.

First thing I have to say. This is an anime about a bunch of unsound people. Not the usual stuff, here you have people with problems. That makes anime both interesting and, at times, disturbing. So, here I go, hope this post won’t me too long (though it will, probably).

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru episode 1 Hachiman Hikigaya

First, the main character, Hachiman Hikigaya

Hachiman Hikigaya is a lonely guy, in a sense that he has no friend and he hasn’t got a girlfriend. Some time ago, when he was younger and more alive he tried to approach a girl, whom he liked, but was rejected. That made him lose some of his self-confidence. A typical story most of the guys came through that. But in his particular case the thing hit him hard. He decided to become a hedgehog, so there will be no interaction with girls in his life ever again. And to protect his feelings he made up this idea that all the people, who enjoy their youth are lying. In short, he needed some help, at this point.

On the other hand he clearly is smart and has an open mind, which makes him an interesting character to watch and gives a way to changes in his personality. But mind you, he isn’t a nice person.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru episode 1 Shizuka Hiratsuka

Second, the teacher, Shizuka Hiratsuka.

So far Shizuka Hiratsuka is a quite annoying character for me. I know something about teaching and people like her should not be allowed to come close to kids. She even said to Hikigaya something like “You should die”. That is so overboard. In the real life you can and should be fired after that. And on top of that she seems stupid, which does not make her interesting to watch. But whatever, she is only a supporting character.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru episode 1 Yukino Yukinoshita

Third, Yukino Yukinoshita, the female lead character

That is the second main character. Yukino Yukinoshita is an attractive girl, as she states herself dozen of times. Basically she has the same problem as Hikigaya, but her personality i sway different, so she behave in a different manner.Namely, she takes on the task to teach others, how they should be. I like how she tells Hikigaya “I will fix your problems for you” when she has exactly the same ones. Also, she acts very cold towards others. That coldness goes so far, that when at one point Yui says that what Yukinoshita told her was cool, Yukinoshita ask her “Are you sure you listened, I tried to put it harsh”, or something like that.

She is a smart persone, and just like Hikigaya she has a lot of interesting ideas. I expect her to change a lot during the series. At the very least, I hope she will become nicer.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru episode 1 Yuigahama, Yui

Yuigahama, Yui

Yuigahama, Yui is the most normal of the people there. She listen to Yukinoshita without being offended, which is a talent by itself. Also, she showed signs of stereotypical tsundere behavior, which is inevitable, probably.

For me, the first episode of this show was not about comedy or relations. It was about discussing things. First, there was this quite interesting discussion of Hikigaya and his problems. Yukinoshita attacked him pretty badly, telling him that he should change his ways and such. He was quite depressed, though he did not crack or broke down. Next time they met he asked her if she has any friends, and it came out that she hasn’t. She put up an excuse that she is too pretty and people fall for her. See any logic here? Me neither. I wonder what the real reason will be.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru episode 1 Yuigahama, Yui

There is some comedy there too, not just talk. So, don’t worry.

There were more interesting points made in the show. Here is one of them. Hikigaya said “Changing is like running away from the present. Why can’t you just accept who you are now, and who you were before”. Yukinoshita said that this way problems will stay. Just how often you hear something like that in an anime? And, what do you think, is one of them wrong? Think about it.

I don’t know if I will watch this anime through. I will watch the next episode and decide, I think. Till the next time (^_^)/

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Naruto Shippuden, episode 309, eating contest

If the title of this post made you excited, then you are a better fan than me. But on the other hand, I was prepared for a flashback filler, so I wasn’t disappointed. Also, this episode featured team 10 plus Naruto combination, which was interesting.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Kage derp faces

I think it is a very appropriate picture to start the post with

I will start with a big spoiler. In this episode Naruto did not eat ramen, even though he had a chance. Yes, tat really happen. That day will be remembered forever.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 NAruto does not eating ramen

You see, I told you. He just won’t eat the ramen.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Naruto is shocked

Yeah, I feel your pain

The episode was about Naruto running through the forest and stumbling upon a reincarnated Samurai, who turned out to be his acquaintance from on of the missions he did before the Shippuden started.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Tatewaki

That is Tatewaki, the samurai I am talking about

Before the flashback starts Naruto talks a little with Karui. He mentioned that she beat him yesterday, which makes me wonder who is gone crazy there. After Karui beat Naruto Naruto went to the Kage meeting, then went after Sasuke, then went to have his training with Killer B, then went to the war. That should have taken weeks. I will put it to be a subtitles mistake.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Naruto watching Tatewaki killing people

Also, there was this funny moment when Naruto was just standing there watching shinobi getting killed. He was able to stop the fight with one blow, but nah, why bother

Flashback was about a mission that Naruto and the team 10 got. The mission was to retrieve a kidnapped price to his homeland. During the mission Naruto had to switch places with the prince and while Choji was creating a distraction by winning a food contest, or so they said.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Naruto and Choji

Naruto participated in the contest too, but he has nothing on Choji there

The contest was the best part of the episode. Especially I liked the part when they announced that the next serve will be barbecue and Choji’s eyes started to shine and they put in that battle music:

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 epic BBQ

That was an epic BBQ eating

Besides all that comedy stuff, this episode showed us some Akatsuki activity. Deidara and Sasori met Kakazu and Hidan.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 Deidara and Sasori

Even if it is a filer, it is nice to see those two again

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 pic3

Btw, when they were talking about how missions become boring and such, I had a feeling that I am listening to two RPG players talking. If you look at a chat in an MMORPG, you will see quite the same conversations going.

From their dialog and from the preview for the next episode I guess that next time we might see the famous deed of Sasori. You remember they said that Sasori was able to conquer a nation with his puppets? There is a chance that they will show us this historical event. Here is the preview for the next episode, see for yourself:

One last thing about the episode. There was this scene where Tatewaki was teaching the prince how to fight with katana. There was a moment when he deliberately hit him on the wrist. I just want to tell you. If the man who teaches you sword fighting hits you on wrist, get rid of him, that is a worthless teacher. You won’t be able to master the sword with him, all you will get is a permanent injury.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 309 The prince Naruto and others are going to rescue

That is very painful, believe me

On that happy note I am finishing this post. Hope we will see those fillers to the end together. See you (^_^)/

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