Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Acknowledging the BLAME! Game

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Coming from an area that touts itself as the city that never sleeps, New York is full of life at all times. Crowds get heavy not only during the day, but at night as well. The lights of high-rise buildings illuminate New York and its residents in all its hectic glory. Yet there is beauty found when it’s just lights only and no one in sight. I wish New York was more like that after watching the movie adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame!

Blame! is about a human named Killy and his quest to save humanity from being crushed by cybernetic forces wishing to take over a world filled with emptiness. The movie and original manga covers his journey through vast areas of isolated buildings and landscapes. The dialogue can be a bit sparse in the original manga, but the reader will be in awe of how isolated yet beautiful Blame!’s universe is due to the many double-page panels of the architecture. The movie covers the beginning portion of Killy’s adventure as he helps out a colony of humanoids find food and shelter from cybernetic beings known as the Safeguards. The end of the movie has him continuing his long road in a world full of dangers in every corner.

My interest in Blame! piqued after reading this look at its environments. It reminded me of how much I felt when I decide to go to NY at night and marvel at some of its empty corners. During times of depression, I would take the time to walk around at night by myself in NYC. I felt so alive taking in the view. While the city get packed, I always imagined “What if no one was around? What if there were …continue reading

    

Libra of the Vampire Princess Visual Novel on Steam

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Recently, Libra of the Vampire Princess got released on Steam and was Western localized funded on Kickstarter. The game is a visual novel about a regular boy who meets a vampire girl and then discovers his birth. Current special 10% off release price is $35.99 or ¥‎4010 until June 27. For more details, check out the store page. Here’s a trailer.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/604170/

Official Website: http://mikandijapan.com/libra/ …continue reading

    

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Episode 12 Final Impression

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On this episode, Sistine plans to marry Leos while Glenn temporarily vanishes. Later, Leos reveals his true identity along with his actual intentions and then Glenn fights against him.

Whoa, I wasn’t expecting Leos to have a true identity later and the real Leos got replaced. Also it was cool to see Glenn come up with a strategy and attempt to turn into his former self. Other than that, the plot twists was pretty great and the final battle was cool. Now will there be a second season coming since they left it open? I really hope there will be one coming because I decently enjoyed the series. Overall, more nice plot twists and cool battle finale.

Conclusion: More nice plot twists and cool battle finale. …continue reading

    

Quan Zhi Gao Shou Episode 12 Final Impression

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On this episode, Xiu and his team continues to counter the opposing teams wanting them dead. Later, Xiu faces against his rival from the past.

Wow, the finale action was awesome and it sets up for second season coming soon. Also it was kinda touching (not heart warming) to see Xiu face against his rival from the past. Other than that, they also revealed an extra short scene and second season announcement after the credits which is great. Now when is second season going to come out? I really can’t wait and will be definitely looking forward to see our male lead and his new team join the eSports scene soon. Overall, awesome finale action and rival battle.

Conclusion: Awesome finale action and rival battle. …continue reading

    

Renai Boukun Episode 11 Impression

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On this episode, Guri disappears and Seiji tries to look for her. Later, Guri falls to the darkness.

So it’s weird to see that Guri decided to disappear on her friends. Also then she randomly falls into darkness which is kinda lame. Other than that, I wonder how Seiji is going to bring back Guri to her senses. Now what’s going to be the next plot counter from our male’s lead group? I can’t wait to find out. Overall, Guri vanishes and decent plot twists.

Conclusion: Guri vanishes and decent plot twists. …continue reading