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Music of the Week #240

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And the hammer falls

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Seisen Cerberus is definitely something I would like to enjoy because we honestly don’t have enough actual fantasy settings without the protagonist dying and reincarnating. It’s a shame but you can only do so much when you’re not even feeling up to watching an episode every week. Anyways, this season still has a lot of stuff I’m watching so there’s some good to that. But at this point in the week, I’m too hype for Civil War to talk about anything else so I’ll see ya’ll on Friday or Saturday with Koichi and Tamami.

This week’s theme is another one of my favorites, the “final” world of Bomberman 64, the Black Fortress. When I was younger, I thought it was a full sprawling cityscape with the first level having a traffic section. Haven’t been able to see it clearly all that well nowadays but it definitely made it feel enormous. To make sure the final boss was the leader of the bad guys, Altair, the 2nd stage boss is a big tank-like machine. Altair’s theme is also a damn nice theme so we’ll get that next time.

Spring Anime 2016 Week 5

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Spring Anime 2016 Week 5

Finally a week without delays and hiccups, took us quite a bit to get back on track.

The episode count is pretty varied all around due to said delays but we’re nearing the halfway point of the season. I hear that BnHA is actually going to be one of those longer adaptations but I could be wrong. The only thing I intend to continue without a shadow of doubt is Jojo but there’s only one real series that has the risk of getting dropped by the end of this week so we’ll see how that turns out.

But it’s good to be back on track after all this time.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 5: Explanations Galore

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 5: Explanations Galore

They actually did it, they extended the entirety of that post-fight explanation with Keicho into an entire episode. But to be perfectly fair with you, the photo scene got me pretty hard since these family based tragedies and reconciliations are my weakpoints. But hot damn, they made the Nijimura Bros arc into 3 whole episodes. Thankfully, it seems like Echos/The Lock will be one episode, hopefully it stays the same for Surface.

Special props to the OST for making me feel really sad about the bros.

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Music of the Week #239

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Drop Warning

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Seisen Cerberus is taking it’s sweet time with its set-up before the grand adventure begins but to be perfectly honest with you, I’d tolerate something around these lines if it was a series that was going to be made in a lot of episodes but knowing that none of those actually ever happen anymore, I just think they’re wasting episodes at this point. Still going to give it a few more chances before I drop it.

A quick one this time around, White Ice is the last normal stage before the game kicks in for the endgame and for the zone, it’s very Christmas-y with penguins and happy happy snow. The subordinate boss battle takes place against Regulus, arguably the coolest looking enemy in the franchise and he’s astoundingly the easiest. He has no noteworthy projectiles but his draw is that he’s going to combo your ass to death if he catches you in his dashes. The happy happy Christmas feels turn further south when the last boss of the stage is an enormous ice spider wearing a mask that hides its freaky looking face. Plus it spawns its offspring at you as well as the floor breaking beneath you, it’s pretty jarring considering the previous stages.

Spring Anime 2016 Week 4

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Spring Anime 2016 Week 4

Let’s do this

So apparently, the reason for Kabaneri’s Episode 2 being available last week was because of the Chinese Broadcast that aired it. So this week, we got our Sakamoto back but Kabaneri’s Episode 3 will be for next week. The rest however is going as it should, for better or for worse. One series is up for the boot in getting dropped but that’s mostly because the actual journey hasn’t started yet and I’m wondering if it’ll ever set out for what it wants to do or not.

But for now, it’s safe, and by that, I’m going to give it around 2-3 more weeks. But aside from that, let’s be quick about it.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 4: Bad Company

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 4: Bad Company

One of the many highly anticipated fights of Part 4 comes to a close.

I’ve mentioned it before but Part 3 only had a few handful of fights that I looked forward to other than the always climatic finale that each part makes sure you never forget. Part 4 and the inevitable Parts 5 and 6 to come all have some amazing fights headed our way. But truth be told, with Bad Company over, it’s going to take a while before the next anticipated “arc” comes around. I’ll still enjoy what we get in between but I have to mention how much time they’re taking with the early portions. The Nijimura Brother’s fights are over so we get some exposition next week while we’ll probably start Koichi’s. That makes me think if they’re going to make cut things in half or not but I guess we’ll find out next week.

You have no idea how severely I’m holding back to flood this post with screencaps.

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Music of the Week #238

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More Jojo

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Spring Season chugs along and we’re already a month in. It truly was a season worth waiting for since I think this might be the most I’ve ever watched or rather, most I’ll get talk about by the end of the season. It’s funny to think how many seasons I end up watching things I hate but now I’m actually having a lot of fun again every week, I definitely missed this feeling.

Anyways, let’s not waste too much time since I have nothing interesting to share and I’ve, surprisingly, have anime to watch. This week’s theme is from the third stage Red Mountain that fittingly is a volcanic stage with minecarts and all the good stuff a set piece like that brings. Fire hazards a plenty and while I couldn’t talk about the Blue Resort’s final boss (which was just a giant fish who cut apart the raft you were on), Red Mountain has a lot of things worth talking about. Artemis was alright but the mini-boss in this stage is Orion who in my opinion is the toughest mini-boss in the game. Whereas Artemis just threw fire at you, Orion fights you head on and instead of using bombs, his main strategy is to stun you with an AoE force-field and then throw your ass into the lava. If that wasn’t enough, he leaves behind an explosion after he’s defeated that can kill you. The final boss has Orion return but this time, in a mech.