7 CommentsDeath Parade / By Inushinde /

Death Parade Episode 10 and Part of 9: Better Death Late Than Death Never and Also Death Beard

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Oculus has always been kind of disquieting to me, despite old men being shitty at pool being generally endearing. I can honestly say that it didn’t need to give him a memory-eating goatee to make the effect more pronounced. I’ll be seeing that in my dreams for years to come, in all of its pink, tendril-y glory.
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18 CommentsDurarara / By Scamp /

Durarara x2 episode 10 – Cute Headless Horse

Durarara x2 Shou - 10 - Large 34I really like that they’re giving Shooter, Celty’s horse\motorbike\chariot\van\glider more personality this season, making it an actual horse rather than inanimate object. The scene where Shooter felt all hurt that the little girl was afraid of him was pretty great because it’s one of the first times in the show you actually stopped to look at what Celty was riding. It’s a smoking black headless shapeshifting horse. That’s kinda scary, something you can forget about with the nervous act Celty has going on. Giving him the big blowup balloon head so the little girl could pet him while Mikado faffed around looking serious in the foreground was my personal highlight of the episode.

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21 CommentsJoJo's Bizarre Adventure / By Shinmaru /

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 34 – GOOOOOOOOOD

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Meet D’Arby and his cat, D’Awwwwwwwwwby.

I and others familiar with the story hyped this arc in particular when we realized it was coming up. Admittedly I became a bit concerned about backlash, because I didn’t want to give people the wrong idea about this fight. It’s not exactly a knockout, drag out brawl. What it is, however, is emblematic of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure at its best, a fight that’s just a bit off from expectations and turns the story into something else entirely.

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6 CommentsDurarara / By Scamp /

Durarara x2 episode 9 – Escape chariot

Durarara X2 - 09 -28[2]Celty really has stopped giving a fuck whether anyone knows her identity anymore. She used to drive around only at night and even then with her lights off. Now she creates headless horse chariots in the middle of a busy street in broad daylight with multiple people videoing her on their phones. I guess she has appeared so often on TV that she doesn’t feel the need to hide herself anymore. On a more serious note, it’s also part of her overall character development of being more comfortable with being seen as a person and not a monster. She has friends, hangs out with people and is not afraid of being with people.

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4 CommentsGundam Build Fighters / By Shinmaru /

Gundam Build Fighters Try 22 – TRYON 3 ;_;7

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gundam-build-fighters-no-romanceThe last thing I expected watching this episode was for Team Try Fighters to pull a heel turn. You just don’t interrupt someone’s super robot transformation like that. That’s bad form, Team Try Fighters. They’re lucky they weren’t disqualified automatically for attempting to break one of the core tenets of giant robot battles. (“Thou shalt not interfere with cool transformation sequences.”)

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6 CommentsParasyte / By Scamp /

Parasyte episodes 21-22 – Which lady would you choose

Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu - 22 - Large 29Which ship do you side with? In the space of two episodes, our hero Shinichi slept with two women. No don’t try to argue with me, did you not see them sleeping next to each other in those futons? It may be my preference for older women shining through but I would choose the old lady. At least this lady would accept me for who I am at all times and understand when I have fights I need to take part in, rather than constantly going on about how I’ve changed constantly.

(you know what sucks? Gastroenteritis, that’s what sucks. Vomiting and shitting everywhere, boy wouldn’t you love to know the full gory details. Hence why I’ve been rather out of action lately.)

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12 CommentsJoJo's Bizarre Adventure / By Shinmaru /

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 33 – Child Beating

jojos-bizarre-adventure-alessi-imitating-kakyoinChasing around and trying to drown a naked child is one thing, but imitating Kakyoin during a Shining parody? Alessi, you have gone TOO FAR.

This episode definitely works better for me than the previous episode. Alessi is more of a threat along with still being a giant creep, so there’s at least some danger when little naked Polnareff is being chased around. Trying to drown a little kid? That’s just not cool, man. (Unless the kid is the Death 13 baby, that is. Then drown away! That kid is evil!) At the same time, the core of Alessi’s character doesn’t change — he’s still a total frontrunner, confident when he believes he has the upper hand, but crumbling at even the slightest hint of adversity. He needed that fetus up his sleeve to recover after Polnareff dumped that turd on him!

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7 CommentsDurarara / By Scamp /

Durarara x2 episode 8 – Some movement

_HorribleSubs__Durarara___X2_-_08__480p_.mkv_snapshot_07.23_[2015.03.01_21.59.52]It was nice to see Durarara actually have some animation again. People actually moved. Arms gestured while people spoke and people walked across rooms as they saw something, instead of fading in and out as the animators forgot to do the inbetweens. That said we are hardly out of the woods yet. While we are finally moving now, the character designs have taken some awful turns as seen by poor old Shizuo above. I personally like the theory that Shizuo was making such an effort to keep his temper under the control that he broke his whole character outline.

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