Music of the Week #161

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A bit delayed

Earthbound 2

The early parts of this week really did its number on me but I should be able to get some stuff out. In terms of administrative things: SAO’s Three Episode arc will be either skipped over or just not talked about at all depending on the final episode this week. Bahamut and Chaika will get their posts in this week and Twintails will get bundled and will just get really brief summaries since I’m not the best at covering comedies like those.

That being said, I’m really late so let’s just get on with this and prepare the next posts

The Runaway Five (or the Tonzabura Brothers) are the traveling group of musicians that Ness and co. meet a few times on their journey. Whether its getting them to another town, getting out of debt, the Runaway Five always puts on a funky tune before parting with our crew. Strangely enough, they have Five in their name, they actually have six members in total.

Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 3- Shipwrecked

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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 3- Shipwrecked

Things begin to pick up as the pieces of Emperor Gaz are beginning to thin and the groups begin to converge on their locations.

Administrative stuff first then: SAO is boring the hell out of me so the current arc will be talked about in a trio-bundle if the last episode next week is decent and if not, I won’t talk about it at all and chug through the next arc. I’m quite busy this weekend if you couldn’t tell but expect Twintails up later and then Bahamut again.

I didn’t expect things to hit the fan that nicely by the end of the episode. It’s not such a plot cliffhangar but rarely do I get the chance to see shipwreck scenes with monsters to boot. We’ve got 7 more to go but at least things are already brewing up by the end of this.

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Music of the Week #160

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We’re riding through the season

Earthbound 11

So Bahamut and Chaika are currently my favorites for the season while Twintails can only get more insane. If you didn’t hear, Yona will be reviewed at the end of the season or I will end up dropping it sometime in between. I’m all for Korea but I’m not the best with reverse harems. Same thing goes for FSN but I honestly doubt you need a review of that unless I do an objective look at the adaptation.

SAO on the other hand is getting annoying. I realized that the mediocre melodrama is actually required for me to stomach what’s going on. That means to say that when the series is just about the characters playing the game for fun, it’s pretty unwatchable for me. I didn’t like last week’s episode and I guess I can either bundle it up with this week’s or judge the entire arc in two weeks, we’ll see. Other than me questioning myself why I’m replaying Fallout New Vegas, that’s all for now folks.

Past the grove with UFO’s and walking trees, through the eerie town painted blue, we find Ness’s first companion trapped in a small building. Paula becomes the essential “mage” of the team. Ness’s adventure only gets livelier as his journey continues.

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Episode 3- Necromancer Judgment

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Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Episode 3- Necromancer Judgment

Yet another adventure-filled episode of Bahamut where Kaiser of all people gains a companion.

I’m really enjoying this so far and I would have never expected stuff like this from a series based on a card game. I’ve said that fact a few times now but I can’t stress the fact on how much my non-existent expectations were blown away. Things can only go higher in my opinion and I hope Bahamut delivers.

Anyways, onto the episode with some spooky happenings right in the Halloween season.

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Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu Episode 1&2- Absolute Insanity

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Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu Episode 1&2- Absolute Insanity

Stupidity done so right that it becomes amazing.

Like I always say, a seasonal harem is something that I choose to watch for mindless entertainment. Sometimes, the experience is good sometimes, not so much. I think whether or not the series taking itself too seriously is one of the major factors when it comes to enjoyment. Thankfully enough, Twintails here knows of its stupidity and puts it into overdrive.

It’s my guilty pleasure of the season and it doesn’t hold back.

I’m afraid this will be a short worded and awkwardly written post while having an overload of pictures so you have been warned.

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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 2- Two Parts Down

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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle Episode 2- Two Parts Down

New developments and objectives are given out.

Before we give in, just a few administrative announcements. Akatsuki no Yona will be reviewed at the end of the season along with Fate. While my nationalism points me to cover it, I don’t trust reverse harem series since Arcana Famiglia. Then again, that was an adaptation.

Like I feared, it seems that our heroes’ journeys finally begins again at the end of this episode. This leaves us with only 8 more episodes to conclude the journey but at least they set up some exposition already for not 2 but 3 groups of characters. So let’s not waste anytime and get into this week’s Chaika.

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Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Episode 1&2- Holy Hot Damn

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Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Episode 1&2- Holy Hot Damn

Rev up those fantasy engines, we’re going for a ride.

Shingeki no Bahamut comes from a fairly recent mobile game craze that’s raking in a lot of downloads and money. I’m not a mobile “gamer” but I know of its existence thanks to the large amount of high quality art the game gets. I honestly didn’t even notice the anime “adaptation” airing this season until I saw a few people talking about it. Naturally, I didn’t expect ANYTHING from a series based on a card game.

Bot goddamn, I did not expect this at all.

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