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My Two Cenz #6

Already number 6 of this weekly review segment? Time goes by when you’re having fun. It can also go by when you’re working yourself to death with endless essays, but that’s another story for another day.

Since OMW is still a new blog with disorganized ideas and such, it isn’t a surprise that I’m changing a bit My Two Cenz. From now on, I’ll only include the anime of the week that I really want to comment on or either rant about. I just wish you guys are enjoying the little changes and thoughts that go by on here and that will hopefully bloom into something enjoyable for this blog’s many readers. Who knows? OMW might grow up to be a very impressionable site someday.

Boku ha Tomodachi ga sukunai episode 5:

And she’s a nun?

Thanks to megane girl, the members of the Neighbor club get the privilege of testing a brand-new role-playing game but as always, things never seem to go the way they wanted…

This was a so glaringly clichéd episode on many levels, starting with the obvious fact that this is what we see in nearly every slice-of-life anime, a RPG-themed episode. Nevertheless, I rather enjoyed seeing the characters in ridiculous costumes running around and fighting monsters. Now if only we move on to something more remarkable, it wouldn’t hurt. I mean, come on! The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya managed to become an unforgettable anime for most, and if Boku ha tomodachi doesn’t demark itself from other similar anime in its genre, what’s the point of liking it? Perhaps I am expecting too much from it.

Gintama episode 232:

Elizabeth, who we haven’t seen for a while in the series, disappears once again and Katsura is desperate to find him. During the search for Elizabath, Katsura and the others come across information that is rather unanticipated about their…duck friend…thing.

Haha, this was totally an, please excuse me for my French, “C’est quoi ce délire?!” (=WTF is this?!) episode. I had guessed that the new female character in Gintama’s current opening was a bit of a charmer, but seriously, I never thought the creators would go that far. Not that I mind or anything. Oh, and the references… what would my otaku life be without the miracle that is Gintama?

Mirai Nikki episode 4:

Yes, I’m having fun with his scary faces.

This anime isn’t wasting its time! Just after the horrible discovering Yukiteru found on Yuno, another Future Diary holder appears and makes life even harder for our poor Yukiteru. I’m honestly worried for his sanity as he seems to not be taking the facts quite well… let us hope he won’t implode (literally) from his position as a main character. I know it’s hard, Yukiteru, but this is too fun for us to really care.

Isn’t anyone frustrated with the fact that there’s always an overwhelming quantity of blood? I find it really unnecessary. This anime already has everything it needs to be breathtaking.

UN-GO episode 4:

Yeah, right. He’s freaking scared of you.

Second part of the mystery behind the death of Kazumori, Shinjuurou and Inga learn the existence of RAI, a sophisticated android created to fulfill the desires of their user and a valuable link to the concerned case.

Did I say last time that this case is keeping me at the edge of my seat? Yes? Well it still is! The way the case turned around and gave us a totally unexpected ending (along with the addition of a new important character) and raised my great expectations even higher than before. UN-GO might be ranked as one of my favorite anime if it keeps up the good work.

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My Two Cenz #5

After a week and a half, my vacation ends tonight and classes will start tomorrow. Bitterly, I now notice that I haven’t completed one-third of what I had planned to do during vacation: Update my fanfiction, play my favorite Aeria games, study Japanese, and write my review posts. The only good thing is that I’m not behind in my fall anime anymore…

Three specials of completed anime have been viewed this week:

Usagi Drop episode 2.5 special 1

Ao no Exorcist special 1 and 2

Deadman Wonderland OVA

And onwards to this week’s anime. Most of them were excellent this week. Others (-cough- Guilty Crown -cough-) were not. Seriously, is it so hard to ask for a original episode? I could rant more about Guilty Crown, but will refrain from doing so. For your own good.

Boku ha tomodachi ga sukunai episode 4:

Others joins the harem.

As said above, two new characters join the harem who are both special in their own way, as one would say. Possibly different from your typical megane girl in harem anime, I would say the new glasses girl is quite funny and sociable compared to the usual, overused quiet personality we usually see of her kind. As for the other one, I find her/him very entertaining.

Working! episode 4:

Hidden Durarara!! reference, right?

This episode had humor. Working! always does have humor, but this time it had humor that would actually make you roar with laughter (as it did for me). If some didn’t notice before, this time we officially learn Jun’s feelings towards Yachiyo and Machiru gets wind of it by accident.

UN-GO episode 3:

So. Inga is a magical girl?

Part one of a possible two-episode case, we get the privilege of seeing Rie help the main characters (once again) uncover the large mystery behind the death, or rather- true identity of the victim. Not much to say for a satisfying episode.

Kimi to Boku episode 4:

Friendship really is a wonderful thing.

At first, I was questioning myself why of all anime I choose Kimi to Boku as an anime to watch, but now I can understand why. Kimi to Boku is this season’s heartwarming anime (as did Usagi Drop last season). Slowly but surely, the characters are becoming more appealing to my eyes.

HunterxHunter episode 4:

And my Kilua is here!

Exemplary of a shonen anime, we get a part two of the last episode where the participants of the Hunter exam follow the Examiner. Nothing much happens until Leorio has a flashback about his past, which was probably the only interesting thing about this episode.

Gintama episode 231:

It’s over 9000! -bricked-

The first part of the episode was hilarious if you like to see Gin and Hijikata out of character. At least they were both reacting normally in their type of situation. But the second half was too much (too dirty DX). I had to skip it.

Beelzebub episode 40:

Well, she was gonna cry sooner or later.

Why? Why did they have to go out and buy potatoes?! If I ignore my emotional feelings towards this episode, this week’s Beelzebub left me speechless. A bit annoyed for the déja-vu sequence, but speechless nonetheless. So Beelzebub does have a lot of potential. At least more than Guilty Crown.

Mirai Nikki episode 3:

You’ll have to admit that scene was creepy.

Yukiteru makes the ultimate error in his case: he gets too curious about Yuno. Being the first one to change his future not once, but twice, this time the tables turn and unfortunately for Yukiteru, not in his favor. So far, Mirai Nikki is one of my fall favorites.

Persona 4 episode 4:

We’re still in the introduction arc where the main characters overcome their dark selves in order to gain a persona. For the moment, the introduction episodes are really great to watch since we find out a lot on the different backgrounds of the characters. Now to find out who’s behind the murders…

Guilty Crown episode 3:

How original.

Inori forces herself into Shu’s life: trouble ensues for him.
Inori’s nonchalant personality is reminding me more of Evangelion’s Rei and I hope the creators aren’t doing this on purpose. I’ve never been a fan of characters like her and Inori is giving me the same effet.

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My Two Cenz #4

ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ Last week was a very busy week, and since I think it’s too late to make a M.T.C based on the episodes I didn’t write about, I skipped onto the next one. Many excuses. In this MTC, there won’t be my thoughts about episode 3 of Kimi to Boku nor Persona 4‘s episode – I didn’t have time to watch them yet and will do so as soon as possible. And as for C3-Cube, it has been dropped due to its lack of a logical plot.

HunterxHunter episode 3:

Entry of bizarre character number one! He has no mouth!

Today, I read on a favorite site of mine that this remake of HunterxHunter was very disliked by the original fans. Not surprising, really. This remake is targeted towards children rather than teens, so the violence has diminished greatly. Now with the Hunter exam that begins, I wonder how they will limit the gore scenes?

Gintama episode 230:

Talk about lack of privacy.

The Sakata family -as I like to call them- get cellphones. The humor wasn’t too forced in this one and I had the impression Shinpachi was more of the main character in this one rather than Kagura. Eh, changes aren’t so bad.

Beelzebub episode 39:

I never understood the deal with the eyebrows.

Remember when I said the plot thickens? Well it does when En, (Beelzebub’s older brother who obviously has a lot of issues for his young age) comes to the Human world to finish off  humanity, an order that was already given to Beelzebub.

It seems that the writers are waiting a bit before getting on to the serious part. For the moment, the episodes are centered around En having fun and Aoi, who is now aware of Beel and Hilda being demons.

Working! episode 3:

Who knows? She could be leader of the world someday with that face.

Yamada is so adorable in this episode. Such a sneeky character needs more love. But should we call this episode a Takanashi episode? He didn’t have much screen time in this episode, but his sisters did. Cute episode, but nothing more to say about it.

Mirai Nikki episode 2:

I’m going to make a collection of his expressions once the anime is over.

Two more members of the game have made their appearance in this episode, both after Yukiteru for different reasons. Ninth is pretty likable if you ignore the fact that she’s a crazy murderer.

Also, Yuno is creeping me out. Why is she totally determined to be with Yukiteru? We have yet to find out. Other than that, I’ve seen enough violence for this week.

Guilty Crown episode 2:

Hm, creepy characters are getting more popular nowadays.

We get a full explanation of what happened at the end of the first episode and we learn what Shu’s new power is. Sadly, it got boring around the second half when I was expecting some interesting background on the new character that arrived.

Boku ha tomodachi ga sukunai episode 3:

I died of laughter at this scene. Didn’t know he had it in him.

Classical pool episode where Sena and the main character spend a little time together. Even if it’s rather pointless and unoriginal, I liked the fact that Sena has more in common with Kirino (in Ore no Imouto) than having the same voice actress: They’re both otaku.

UN-GO episode 2:

I can see your soul…

The vocaloid remark was impossible to miss in the beginning of the episode. Apart from that, this was another introduction episode, this time in a neutral point of view. Not much to say about this one.