Anime, daily life and randomness


Yes, night fever isn’t enough, it must continue the next morning!

Section 1: Episodes watched today

  • Shakugan no Shana Final 21
  • Black Rock Shooter 6
  • Highschool DxD 10
  • Persona 4 22

Starting with the overdue Shakugan no Shana (Eclipse subbers are busy people)

In this episode, action scenes are little, explanation scenes are many. As we edge closer and closer to the finale, Shana’s grand plan is slowly explained, yet the important parts are still hidden, their motives, and what exactly did Johan and Pheles do in that plan as a neutral party? The end to all this is probably gonna be so much keikaku* and less action scenes.
(*TL note: keikaku means plan)

Next up: Blue Rock Shooter

Or should I say, Purple Rock Shooter since her last transformation. Turns out the teacher does know about the other world, and apparently Black Rock Shooter is a person so strong, she can destroy the entire other world when awakened. Strength (Yuu’s other world) and Black Gold Saw (Teacher’s other world) are desperately trying to stop Black Rock Shooter from going berserk. If the other world’s Persona is killed, all the previous pains, troubles and worries are forgotten, and any new circumstance is endured by the person alone, the Persona is no longer there to help the person endure and withstand the pain. Black Rock Shooter (Mato’s other world) is probably killing them so that they learn to stand by themselves, and not rely on their personas to support them.
Now that Mato and Black Rock Shooter are merged, all of Black Rock Shooter’s pains are felt by Mato as well, right now she’s passed out, but what will happen when she awakens? 2 more episodes till it ends.

Next is Highschool DxD!

The rating game has begun! The game between the Gremories and the Phoenixes has started, and right from the start, we are shown that its almost like a literal game of chess, with planning, strategy and lots of skill. Apparently Issei, being 8 pawns worth, has layers of restriction placed on him. How many layers wasn’t mentioned, but taking 1 piece to be one layer, that’s 7 layers and 1 layer has been unlocked, so he’s probably as strong as 2 pawns now.
Right off the bat, rooks from both parties are taken, as well as 3 pawns from Phoenix, with another 3 waiting to be taken by Knight Kiba from Gremory. That leaves 1 queen, 2 pawns, 1 bishop, 1 knight on Phoenix’s side with the possibility of rescuing 3 pawns. That’s 5(+3) pieces while the entire Gremory side only has 1 pawn, 1 queen, 1 knight, 1 bishop left. I excluded the king because once that piece is gone the game is over. Right now its a 5(8) vs 4, and Issei’s special move has already appeared, DRESS BREAK! Harvesting all his hentai energy (wait, this sounds familiar) he places insignias on the opponent and shred their clothing to nothing. Somehow they’ve managed to combine both action and fanservice into one attack, kudos to the anime. Phoenixes has unleashed their queen and taken out a rook, narrowly missing the pawn. Let’s see how the plan* goes next week! (*TL note: plan means keikaku)

Now its time for Persona 4!

Not sure if final boss or not, but it only took up 15 minutes of time. Well, I guess that’s that. Nanako was rescued, but and she wakes up a few days later. Due to the previous 10+ episodes of jokes and laughter, it didn’t strike me that the anime was still about a serial murderer and that people actually die when they’re killed. The plot development is stronk with this episode.

Section 2: Manga read today

  • The World God Only Knows 180

The plan for the overnight conquer of Ayumi has begun! With her panties as hostage, Keima brings Ayumi out to confess to her but Vintage is also eager to capture both Chihiro and Ayumi and put their plan into action. WHAT WILL THE GOD OF CONQUEST DO?!

Section 4: Random Music Video

Quite a lot of people have watched Madoka Magica, and it probably is one of the most revolutionary and concept-bending anime for a lot of people. This is the character song-duet between Sakura Kyouko (Ai Nonaka) and Miki Sayaka Eri Kitamura). Both of them are my favourite characters in the series, mainly because I’m half-hipster and think that liking Homura is too mainstream, and also the interaction between Kyouko and Sayaka is tragic and very beautifully delivered. I also like Eri Kitamura’s voice and she voice acts quite a lot of characters I like. The song may be short, but the melody and mood it portrays really fits the relationship between the 2 of them, and I’m a sucker for duets.


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