Minna-san, ogenki desuka ka? Now for what you have been waiting for….it’s J~Review
Shakugan no Shana III(Final)
I’ve been waiting for another season of this much anticipated anime. In this new season, we’re shocked by the awesome intro of the new season. Shana is fighting thousands of monster and shortly after a few battle she confront a man with a long hair….and it’s Yuji, as the leader of the Bal Masque….what the hell happened? It seems that during the Christmas Yuji suddenly disappeared and what left of him was the two letters for Kazumi and Shana. As we know if a torch has disappeared everything regarding his existence would disappear. In the end of the first episode, Yuji was revived and become the leader of the Bal Masque. The OP and ED of this season was quite good. The OP sung by the usual, Kotoko titled Light my Fire was pretty catchy. The ED by Altima, I’ll Believe had a slow start but after a few minutes the pace speeds up and the rap was pretty nice. My score?? Considering the surprises and nice theme songs, I give it 4.5/5. The 0.5 was due to being confused of the storyline……then again, who doesn’t love this anime?
2. Gundam….AGE 12 and below
I was pretty pissed of with Sunrise for the new Gundam that they released…..it’s pretty much childish to me. All of the characters was of child sized and I was shocked to find out that the main protagonist was really an adult…..and when I looked at the other characters they all lacking……height….and what makes it worst is the EU mobile suits which resembles….a combination of gargoyle and dragon and doesn’t look like the conventional mobile suits….it didn’t even look like one….and the storyline….gundam was a legendary hero in white?? And talk about the character…they’re like made for children’s show……luckily the battle scene is still in par with the previous gundam series…..kinda epic but due to the other factors….I’d say I’m really disappointed with this…I was hoping for a good series since SEED….meh….but it does have a good OP….Scores?? I don’t have the guts to give one….it’s up to the reader I guess….
3. Guilty Crown
Woot, despite of the ecchiness in it, the storyline was quite superb. I’m lazy to write the review as I got a few more, here’s one from wikipedia:
“Guilty Crown’s setting begins in 2029 when an unidentified “Apocalypse Virus” spreads and plunges Japan into a state of emergency in an chaos known as the “Lost Christmas”.An international organization known as the GHQ intervenes with martial law and restores order to Japan at the cost of its independence.
Ten years later in 2039, Shu Ouma, a 17-year-old high school student who keeps to himself in school, meets Inori Yuzuriha, the lead singer for Egoist, while visiting one of his favourite places on his way home from school. Shu is a big fan of Inori, a singer who has taken the Internet world by storm. However, he also discovers the other side of her, which is that she is a member of “Undertakers”, a resistance group that aims to liberate Japan from the GHQ. Shu starts taking a part in the actions of “Undertakers” and the “king’s mark” appears on his right hand. This “mark” bestows on him the power to reach inside another person’s body and extract and materialize a weapon from it.”
If you’re looking for something new this is the anime for you….a fresh storyline and epic battle scenes and a protagonist with new character build….I give the anime a 4.5/5….due to the OP and ED….not much to my liking but maybe for some it was quite soothing.
Game reviews…although most of the games had been released a few months ago but I still wanted to give some…here we have reviews from MMO ARPG and a few NDS games….I know there’s already 3ds but what the heck, they’re still great!
1. Dragon Nest
This game ranked highly on MMO related sites and was really addicting. Highly anticipated by gamers all over the world, the game introduces new style of gameplay instead of the usual…click….grind…levelling….boring gameplay, it introduces the element of ARPG and have a nice storyline….with good graphics I felt like I’m playing a chibi version of Devil May Cry…it has nice voice overs…quite cool when you heard your character shout out the skills a’la anime styles with Korean slangs….oooh…..I’m addicted to this game…sadly, this game was really heavy for any OS so make sure your system had a good spec. Lags? Don’t ask me, online games lag even if you have ultra speed DNS. And check out the other game with the same genre, Rusty Hearts here’s the link for these 2 F2p MMOARPG’s:
2. Kirby Mass Attack
Another release from HAL. In this new release Kirby splits into 10 and have to defend dreamland from the evil skull gangs. This game features new gameplay out of the usual Kirby games. The full use of touchscreen and the cuteness of the game added with challenging levels and bosses. Not to mention that it also have an extra of mini games and all sorts of other great things. The BGM was really catchy and quite a splendid masterpiece.
3. Harvest Moon: The tales of two town
Released for the DS and 3DS, this new series featured two towns where the main protagonist could live in. Either the western style town where you can raise a lot of livestock the ‘Bluebell Village’ or the Japanese themed vegetable farm the ‘Konohana village’. Besides that this game features quest system much like Rune Factory series. Best of all in this game is the activities and the change in the farming method. Enough of spoilers get this game now either legally by buying em. Or illegally by download…onto the DS or download…and use emulators.
4. Professor Layton and The last specter
Released a few weeks ago, the fourth release was a prequel before the first game ‘The curious Village’. This game tells how Layton meet with his young apprentice Luke and along with his assistant Emmy Altava, they confront the mysterious specter that have been terrorising the town of Misthallery. New features and puzzles as usual…I reckon that you play this game immediately! Unless you have upcoming exams or something…but this game can sure increase those brain power of yours I suppose.
And there you have it, a half-assed review written by me. Any comments or cursing would do but I would supposedly edit the cursing (for heavens sake there’s children reading this blog of mine.) Anyway, D.F.J signing out for now, have lots of work to do now……
Minna san, ogenki desuka? Mou….not too good lately…..(T~T)
I don’t know what’s happening to Japan’s popular franchises but it seems they’re focusing on kiddies show these days. Im not blaming the March Incident for this but it’s really sad for us fans outside of Japan. We love Japan shows but when I look at it sometimes…I don’t think that Japanese kids want to watch childish show anyway….it’s just an excuse to sell more products of their franchise….am I wrong??
Tokusatsu retards…….enjoy your older riders…….Great Kamen Rider Shows had gone from Japan….sadly….
You see what I see right? It’s Fourze…..the third rider after the DCD series….focusing on…yeah….more mix and match. It’s supposed to be having a space theme but if you look closely on it’s suit….yeah…the belt is horrid….the face area is just a rip-off of W’s Joker Form (look closely)….the Rider even have Playstation Buttons on it…and the suit is a rip-off of W’s Fang suit (the white one…look real closely)..and it’s head….is this even a bug anymore?? It looks like an Alien sketches somewhere….even NASA don’t have spacesuit with pointy heads…the main character is a high school student (first in the entire franchise)…and it seems this is another anniversary show??? Come on…..we already have Decade about a few years ago…we don’t need any new decade clone….sigh….
Gundam new series…yeah….for kids also…what’re the Japz thinking eh…?? How can we support Japz Anime and game industries if they’re focusing on..yup….exclusive to their own people…and…yeah….abusing the mind of childrens everywhere to buy…sigh….more products…..come on….after the BIG Incident we don’t need flowers and hugs….we need Rock n Roll to go through our problem…think about it…when ur sad ur listening to sad song or happy song then the next thing u know is that ur become more depressed….and eventually Japan will face the great depression soon…if only the franchise’s think about their people…..sad….