Winter Anime 2016 Week 1

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Winter Anime 2016 Week 1

, KBehold my shallowness.

A new season and a new batch of shows, this definitely doesn’t cover all the new stuff coming this week but I’ll get to those in the recap near the end of this week so look out for those. Now behold my terrible tastes and no-brainer reasons for watching shows.

Overall, it isn’t as “entertaining” as comparing the three shows in the challenge and no big-namers like One Punch Man are up but overall, and with more shows on the way, I guess it isn’t too bad. It’s definitely a bit more light-hearted and less drama filled from what I can tell so here we go, I’ll keep this short.

I’ll say this again, the whole season hasn’t taken off so only a small number of shows made it. More will come at the end of this week’s recap.

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Music of the Week #223

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That’s that

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The season comes to an end for me and I’m sad to know that I won’t get to torture myself as much this season with very few things to watch. Although I suppose I should branch out more but I would actually need to go look at the chart again. Anyways, last season was entertaining as hell (in a not-enjoyable but criticizing way) so I’m sad to see it go, but life moves on so bring on the new season.

This week’s theme is actually one of my favorites while it’s a sour point on a lot of other players. This is the Worshipers of the Dead, the theme of the boss fight that embodies the absolute worst enemies you could ever face in the Souls series: A gank squad. Gankers in the Soul series are two or more people who deliberately summon invaders or allow themselves to get invaded in order to gang up on the said invader with a group of friends. The boss fight that takes place in the optional Cave of the Dead in the Sunken Crown DLC features 3 particular NPC’s at the end of cave to be its boss encounter. You face the Afflicted Graverobber, Old Hunter Cerrah, and Ancient Soldier Varg in what may be the most hectic boss battle in the series if you face it alone. If you have your own team though, it’s a pretty exciting 3 vs 3.

One Punch Man- Saitama’s Zero Sum Game

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One Punch Man- Saitama’s Zero Sum Game

Arguably one of the most hyped up series this season comes to a close.

My only question is, what the hell were people expecting?

No seriously, I heard about this series way before the anime was announced by my friends who were talking about it and I gained slight interest in the series, read a few chapters, and the likes. I knew from the moment I heard the title and the concept that this series would be predictable but in a good way, a real cathartic, the bully gets completely blown the fuck out sort of way. What I can’t seem to understand is, what in the world were people expecting this to be?

And why is it so popular?

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Shomin Sample- Of thighs and muscles

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Shomin Sample- Of thighs and muscles

The last of Silver Link’s trio of “one-sided budget focus for Rakudai” comes to a close.

With the trio of Battle Harems done, we can move on to less serious topics, although, One Punch Man will probably be looked at a bit more critically given its enormous popularity. Let’s take it easy for now with this one, this will be way less

I actually don’t have anything explanatory or clever to say in the beginning so let’s not waste any time. But allow me to say: This series was practically made for me.

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Music of the Week #222

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Ever so close

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Shomin Sample and One Punch Man are on their way before the week comes to a close. Family comes visit during the weekend so I’m not sure how much I have until then but I’ll try to get One Punch Man up soon because Shomin Sample just needs some pictures to be ready. Other than that, not much happening other than me being preoccupied with games, rare huh.

This week’s theme is of Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon who is the final boss of the Sunken Crown portion of the trio of DLC’s that tell the tale of the three kingdoms lost in time. Sinh is a dragon who was worshiped by the subterranean kingdom that based their entire religion over him and a sect of priestess were assigned to sing to him as to keep him sleeping. Everything was fine and dandy in the kingdom of Shulva until a mysterious bunch of knights known as the Drakebloods, hired a familiar looking crest of a certain kingdom, marched into town and started slaughtering everyone to get to the dragon because apparently, bathing themselves in dragon blood will make them immortal. The resident queen, Elana, who led the priestesses was actually a shard of Manus, but survived the attack. Everything turned to shit when Sir Yorgh, the leader of the Drakebloods pierced the sleeping Sinh with his spear, causing the dragon’s brewing poison in its gullet to spew out and cover the entire kingdom with poisonous rain, killing everything that wasn’t dealt with by the Drakeblood knights. You arrive in the ruins of Shulva with its poison coated soliders still eager to protect their kingdom while a large number of bugs have made homes in the ziggurats. Sinh himself is a formidable fight with an enormous arena to fight in and people complain about this, but he’s a very flighty dragon. Which I don’t see a point in complaining since this gives you time to heal and any dragon with functioning wings would fly.

Fall 2015 Harem Challenge Part 3: Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon- Silver Link’s Guide on Wasted Potential

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Fall 2015 Harem Challenge Part 3: Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon- Silver Link’s Guide on Wasted Potential

Here it is, the final contender for our Harem Challenge, Anti Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon.

And before anyone asks, yes I skipped a week of episodes but oh well, not much worth mentioning happened.

Normally, Light novel adaptations that are rushed never bother me. This is primarily because I don’t read that many light novels because I am aware through my own research and experiences to know that most of them are honestly the same. Even through my friends am I told that some light novels are completely beyond help and I have begun to despise the very setting “reincarnating in a different” world setting, as well as the RPG-ish setting with stat buffs and the likes. Truth be told, the main problem lies with actual translation works as well, with some of the things I’d want to read not being translated or something similar. So it’s safe to say, most of the time, I’m indifferent to LN adaptations.

To the best of my abilities, I will try to be unbiased as possible. But even so, there’s a lot to discuss. So what in the hell went wrong? Well let’s get down to it.

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Music of the Week #221

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We’ve still got more

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Got the first two big pieces off my plate, so big that I completely forgot to post last week’s music post. We’ve got Shomin Sample, Anti Magic, and One Punch Man on the way. I recently restarted Pokemon Platinum after watching a famous Let’s Player start it and I also got Fate Extra CCC from a good friend of mine so I got a full plate for a while. But I still have stuff I want to talk about so I’ll have some fun for the next few days. Look forward to it.

This week’s theme is Longing, the ending song to the “default’ ending that was the only available one for a good duration of the base game’s run. It’s a rather calming song to listen to after the game’s events and tribulations. However, the ending is even more ambiguous than the first game’s decisions. You simply defeat Nashandra, and take to the throne inside the Kiln and you are sealed inside for god knows how long. Only “we” will know what the future will bring. There’s only thing for sure we know that’s going to happen though, that the cycle will continue with us inside the throne. However, that leads to more questions: what exactly did Vendrick take from the giants that made them cross the ocean? That’s something we’ll address in the DLC tracks coming up.