Monthly Archives: March 2011

Yumekui Merry 11 – Guardian of Dreams

Guardian of Dreams

「夢の守り人」 (Yume no Mamoribito)
“Guardian of Dreams”

Wow, haven’t posted anything for a while. Two main reasons are because of the earthquake and Tsunami that happened in Japan which obviously affected TV schedules, second reason was that I was in the university interview period, which is over now, so I thought now would be the time to start posting again. IN ANY CASE, WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE? The prelude episode tothe prelude episode to the end of the show. It had what it needed, progress, character interaction, a fight scene with the main baddie. So why did I feel rather unsatisfied by the end?

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10 – I Can’t Depend On Anyone Anymore

I Can't Depend On Anyone Anymore.

「もう誰にも頼らない」 (Mou Darenimo Tayoranai)
“I can’t depend on anyone anymore”

Oh my god, this episode was pretty insightful. We actually get to see Madoka as a Puella Magi. Something EVERYONE has been waiting to see. But it isn’t in the way people expected it would be. People may think of this episode as a flashback episode, but I like to think of it as a prologue to the show. A couple of theories were proven to be correct as well. One is the Time Travelling Theory. Kyubey had already figured out that Homura wasn’t from this timeline, but that’s all we gathered. This episode tells us that she is indeed a time traveller. The other is the Global Reset Theory. The world keeps being reset back to the day Homura first met Madoka, at her will.

Most of this post is a summary of the different timelines Homura goes through. To see a more simpler chart of the timelines, instead of reading through the whole thing, then CLICK HERE. Read the rest of this entry

Yumekui Merry 09 – Dreams Disturbed

Dreams Disturbed

「夢乱れて」 (Yume Midarete)
“Disturbed Dreams”

I honestly don’t know where this story is going, or what to think of this show right now. What also comes to mind is the irrelavance of the plot synopsis. I’ve seriously had one girl say to me that me that she isn’t going to watch the show because all the show is about is dreams with cats in them, and thought that it was a pretty retarded concept. The show isn’t like that at all. With wacky pacing, a LOT of foreshadowing going on and Chizuru’s ACTUAL involvement being this late in the show (even though she didn’t say a word this episode, AGAIN), I’m becoming pretty disappointed in this show. But in any case, it seems that we’re moving on towards an original anime ending. Read the rest of this entry

Puella Magi Madoka Magica 09 – I Won’t Allow That

 

I Can't Allow That

「そんなの、あたしが許さない」 (Sonna No, Atashi ga Yurusanai)
“I won’t allow that”

Given how powerful last week’s episode was, it’d be kind of difficult to follow it up. Whilst this episode was a bit weaker than last week, it did tie up a few loose ends, especially on the origin of Puella Magi side.

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My reactions to the offical English cast of Highschool of the Dead

 

English Cast is out.

 

I’m not gonna lie, when people on YouTube said my Highschool of the Dead fandubs should be the official dub, they weren’t fucking kidding. I used think: “Ah, come on! Surely we’re not THAT good. The dub will probably be better.” I am now EATING those words right now.

So in case you didn’t know, the English cast of Highscool of the Dead was announced today. This is the cast. (Click on the links to see clips with the characters and their English voices.)

Takashi Komuro – Leraldo Anzaldua
Rei Miyamoto – Jessica Boone
Saya Takagi – Maggie Flecknoe
Kohta Hirano – Mark X. Laskowski
Saeko Busujima – Taylor Hannah
Shizuka Marikawa – Monica Rial
Hisashi Igou – David Matranga
Alice Maresato – Brittney Karbowski
Rika Minami – Melissa Davis
Kouichi Shido – Illich Guardiola
Soichiro Takagi – Andrew Love
Yuriko Takagi – Shelley Calene-Black

These are my general thoughts on the voices based on the clips from above.

Takashi Komuro :: Eh, sounds okay… I’d have to hear hear him do something else other than what I heard in his clip.

Rei Miyamoto :: Are you FUCKING kidding me? That whole post-Hishashi’s death scene was just awkward.

Saya Takagi :: The voice it fit pretty well…but I fear it may be one of those voices that’ll get annoying. Especially with a character like Saya. Not bad, though. OH WAIT. Just heard her, in Kohta’s clip. She’s horrible. “Hey, are you listening!?” Ugh, that sounded bad.

Kohta Hirano :: I don’t even know here. Like…we only got to hear one side of Kohta in this clip which is his trigger happy side. I wanna hear the softer side to the character too. Not bad, though.

Saeko Busujima :: What I heard, I liked a lot. Sometimes the deliveries falters, though.

Shizuka Marikawa :: DISLIKE. DISLIKE. DISLIKE. UUGHHH. I understand that’s more or less how the Japanese sounded, but at least that was tolerable to an extent. In English, she just sounds like a bouncing, bumbling idiot.

Hisashi Igou :: I LIKE. I LIKE. I LIKE. It sounded cool. Probably the best one out of all of them.

Star Driver 21 – Libido Coming of Age

 

Libido Coming of Age

「リビドーなお年頃」 (Ribidoo na Otoshigoro)
“Libido Coming of Age”

My, oh my did a lot happen these past few episodes. This episode served as a sort of test run for the new Overphase system that the Science Guild has been working on. Also, while Needle Star may have turned on Camel Star last episode, it doesn’t exactly mean, she’s switched sides. She was just concerned about Madoka having no access to her broken Cybody as Camel Star is trying to take out Wako, the South Maiden. As you saw, Needle Star challenged Takuto to another fight, only to be TAU MISAIRU’D again. There’s a few things I should talk about.

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