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Jul 052014

beardmanSo I’ve watched the first episode of Argevollen. Since Landon will probably never watch it, I’ll do my in-depth on it.

Story-wise, it’s your typical “We’re in a war and a hot-headed private from the losing side gets ahold of a super mech”. That’s it. That’s the entire episode. The first fifth of the ep’s devoted to telling us that the losing nation is run by rich and incompetent leaders while the second to forth fifths’ just to emphasize how much of an asshole the main character is. Final fifth is just the Super Mech Argavollen showing off its stuff.

At this point, there’s absolutely no reason to watch this show in terms of story or character interaction. The overall story is generic, although as a fan of turn based war strategy games, I kinda like it. But really, if there’s any reason to watch this show it’s just to admire the Front Mission 1-esque mech designs. Generally speaking, I dig the mech designs.

I’d be willing to watch another episode or two. But Argevollen ain’t no show I’d recommend to anyone else at this juncture.

Jul 042014

tgeI’ve just finished Tokyo Ghoul 01. The hero’s a wuss, but yeah, this is right up my alley. I’ll refrain from making a full on post for now. I reckon this season has enough going for it that Landon can do his “arbitrary pronouncement” thang.

Jun 222014

akumadanglethingieJust a slight exaggeration there. Ever so slight.

So this Akuma no Riddle thing is done. We got a winner. People cried. People seemed to die. Hearts were broken. Sadness and death and I was a happy camper right up until that epilogue. This was a world of assassins and shit– BAD PEOPLE doing BAD THINGS. No one was some hapless victim in this show. Everyone had their baggage and their sins and all that, and they kinda had it coming when their dreams and lives and whatnot got crushed. Some more so than others, but this ain’t no sparkles and unicorns and happily ever after territory.

Except, well, that’s exactly what we got. We got happily ever after.



Not barf.

Fucking barf.

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