48 CommentsHunter X Hunter / By Shinmaru /

Hunter x Hunter 138 – No, I WON’T Clean Your Room, Do It Yours– *head explodes*

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Silva: You remember what the rules are, right, Killua?

Killua: Yes, Father. I especially remember that it’s dangerous to seek a wish from Alluka after something especially largely has been granted just prior. What did the last person ask for, by the way?

Silva: For Kurapika and Leorio to have larger roles in the series.

Killua: FUCK.

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9 CommentsAldnoah.Zero / By Inushinde /

Aldnoah.Zero Episode 2: Aristocrats are Dicks

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Scamp may have written his thoughts on the first episode, but I saw Butch from halfway across a packed auditorium, so I think I’m just as, if not more, capable of judging Aldnoah-dot-Zero’s merits. And since it has martians who arbitrarily invade through New Orleans, rather than the capital like in every other country, I think that speaks volumes for the show’s quality. Read More »

21 CommentsJoJo's Bizarre Adventure / By Shinmaru /

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 15 – I, Too, Share Polnareff’s Fear of Toilets

jojos-bizarre-adventure-polnareff-toiletShinmaru: Poor Polnareff. He will never be able to think about restrooms the same way again. Anime rarely delves into the consequences of the battles our heroes engage in. Sure, they’ll show the physical damage, but what about the psychological damage? Will Polnareff ever again be able to take a dump without thinking about zombies trying to stab him with their tongues? Or zombie babies crawling around and humping legs? I’m surprised one of the zombies didn’t crawl through the toilet at some point just to dig the phobia deeper in Polnareff’s brain. Think about going to the bathroom and then … well, I’ll let your imaginations complete that thought. It’s not a pretty scenario, though. I’m not sure I’d ever use a restroom again.

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22 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Terror of Resonance episode 1 – Terrorism cures bullying

Zankyou no Terror - 01 -38[2]Terror of Resonance is about two teenage boys with Dark Pasts involving lots of dead children. Their names are Genki Boy, who thankfully actually has a brain and isn’t genki because his skull is filled with nothing but adrenaline, and Broody Boy, who lives in his own dark and serious chuuni world. According to one girl, the two boys have “a smile like the sun” and “a gaze like ice” so when they both look in your direction, you get a severe case of frostbite and all your fingers fall off. That’s how they destroyed the twin towers. That, and a little help from some explosives disguised as goofy teddy bears with a scrotum instead of a mouth.

Neither of these characters feel particularly human so they’re hard to get much of a feel for beyond their highly transparent outer personalities. The cipher we’re supposed to have is a teenage girl who is being bullied. Why is it that the girls in anime who are bullied are almost always pretty rather than the ugly girls that were actually bullied in school? Anyway, she’s not got much of a personality either beyond being put-upon teenager. Her bullying problems are solved by the pair of pretty boys as she gets herself involved in the bombing of the twin towers.

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18 CommentsEditorials / By Inushinde /

Anime Expo 2014 — Days 0-1

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The amount of Zvezda promoted at AX this year gave me hope for the future. Read More »

29 CommentsHunter X Hunter / By Shinmaru /

Hunter x Hunter 137 – I Am So Predictable that Even I Can Predict How I’ll Feel

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Last week I, as someone who is clearly an expert on parenting despite never raising a child and not being in any economic or social condition to do so, made a dismissive wanking motion toward Gon’s father, Ging, for being such a crappy, absentee father. Then, because I am self-aware enough to know that I am a dumb man-baby, I admitted that I would probably like Ging in spite of him being a giant jerk (or maybe because of it?).

It took him one episode to win me over. I’m the easiest person in the world to please.

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21 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Sword Art Online II Episode 1: Gun Gale Online? More Like Gun GAAAAY Online

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To answer the question that’s most likely going to crop up, yes SAOII sucks and probably will suck worse as it progresses, just like last time. And yes, the first episode does an abnormally good job of disguising this fact, just like last time. Read More »

17 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Akame ga Kill Episode 1: All Authority is Bad as Long as You Disagree With It

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Say what you will about Akame ga Kill, but it sure knows where to place the annoying male childhood friend—in a cage to be tortured and slowly poisoned to death by a girl pulling jarringly silly faces. That doesn’t mean that the writing isn’t patronizing, but at least we won’t have to deal with another shitty character in a show that’s shaping up to be full of them. Read More »

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