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Shiki

Shiki is an anime that probably didn’t received as much love as it should get. Doing a simple search in my Greader, not many bloggers talked about it when it aired, in fact there’s only a handful that followed the show throughout the season which was surprising. You would have thought if Shiki gets the seal of approval by some bloggers, more will join in the fun and watch it. For me, I have not really been catching up with anime for a few years now, the last time i seriously followed an anime was Gurren Lagann and even that was like 2007!.

At least this year, I’m getting back the groove of watching anime regularly again.

Anyway more about shiki,  there are flashbacks happening along with the current timeline and is not those lame fuck Naruto or bleach flashbacks. Those flashbacks are important as it will show you how the current situation become what it is now. So in a way is story telling in reverse and in order at the same time, If that makes sense at all? Of course I know myself, I’m not particularly good in writing reviews so I’m not gonna write anyway. You can always check out other wonderful blogger’s review[1].

What I want you to do is, GO watch Shiki. Seriously, because not many people talked about it, thats why you should watch it. There’s a reason why Shiki is in Caraniel’s Top 50 anime list, in fact it was #2. If you’re still not convinced, go check out what Flomu wrote about Shiki. And i quote Flomu saying,

Shiki is last on this list because it was also the best show of the year

– Flomu

Shiki is an awesome anime, story & character wise. I wouldn’t say the OP is to my taste, I reckon it takes time to grow into you. Unlike High school of the dead OP, which was really good but the show wasn’t :P.

[1] http://psgels.blogsome.com/2010/12/30/shiki-review-90100/

 

ps : I wonder will i ever make a top 50 anime list ?…

High school of the dead makes no fucking sense at all

Today I am going to talk about the “Boy Who leapt over Zombies”. This isn’t really a full review of the anime , it is just some rant that i developed while watching it.

I did a speed marathon of High school of the dead the other day. Whereby i did not sit through the full 22min-or-so-per-episode, thank goodness it is just 13 episodes!. I skipped whenever they have boring scenes or when i just do not want to see my screen filled with panties and boobs. Personally i like zombies movies like Dawn of the dead and Zombieland and they have one thing in common, They Eat Food. As in the humans, not the zombies.

It is just a small issue but i do not notice anyone of them looking for food. They are either sleeping or having some sex fantasy while they are sleeping. I know this is an anime but when there is too many boobs showing, it really gets boring. Also everyone female has HUGE boobs that do not fall to gravity, even the swordswomen(can’t remember her name) have really really big firm boobs that seems to have push up bra everytime when in reality she is wearing nothing but an apron and G-string. Not that i do not like fan service from time to time BUT every other minute to have boobs action?

BOOBS! IN MY OP!! If this was my first time watching anime and i watched this, i reckon ALL animes are like that. Boobs and all. But Thank goodness i’ve been fed with good wholesome 70s-90s anime when i was growing up. Also i notice there were many times where the nipple is suppose to fall out of whatever clothes they are wearing but magically the nipple stayed in. I just find it weird if you are going to show so many boobs, might as well spend a bit more effort in doing it correctly. After all this was a late night anime wasn’t it? But aye, Kids these days have access to porn at such early age already, I don’t even know why they bother to do ecchi anime when they can just do the real boob revealing instead.

There was never a point in this anime whereby you wouldn’t be greeted with compromising shots like this

If anyone was bored enough to count the amount of time boobs get screen time, please let me know.

As the series goes on, High school of the dead reminds me so much of the game, Left for dead(PC version of course). Another small issue I’ve noticed is that , they actually stab zombies in their heart and THEY DIE FROM IT. >..

0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVyWxOuEyAQ

Speaking of nonsense, take a look at this

My mind was going off “WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS!!!” “WHAT T.H.E FUCK?!” The gun recoil will seriously hurt her even if the boobs function as a cushion. HE is a complete wreck when it comes to shooting because he is a melee character. BUT suddenly when he uses that woman as a tripod, he can fire. Not wanting to spoil your fun but 😛 he misses most of his shots which stopped my rage.

Personally i were to rate this, i will only recommend this anime for people who can wank off to zombie slashing teenage girls that have boobs bigger than their head. Other than that, I don’t even find this anime funny or entertaining. If you want to find out why so many people like this anime, go ahead and watch it for yourself. But i reckon your conclusion would be the same as mine, Boobs, fuck tons of em.

ps : How many times did the word “Boobs” appeared in my post?

Naruto movie, The lost tower

Naruto, The lost tower , takes place back in time when the usual stupid shit like “Space-time jutsu” or some random “Time-traveling jutsu” occur and somehow it cannot be reverse simply by re-doing the jutsu. Because ONLY the bad guy knows it, some how. Naruto and supposedly Captain Yamato goes back in time to kick ass.

Anyway , go read ANN’s description of this, i fear my version is highly inaccurate. What i really like about this is that, 4th Hokage has more screen time. In fact, naruto as a character is nice and naruto as a story as itself is also not bad. But I’m really just interested in the time line that occurs before naruto was born, i.e., Kakashi’s childhood , 3rd Hokage early days and you know when the current old farts were still young. Because things were more brutal. Is not to say now isn’t , i mean Nagato is pretty kick ass and especially the manga, the freaking United Ninja-samurai alliance vs the clone army, snake face and stupid mask. I highly doubt it can beat the great ninja war. But i don’t know, i haven’t really follow naruto that closely.

Well the other thing besides revisiting the past, is Puppets. I like the puppet ninja idea in naruto but this, lets just say the movie director or whoever decided to upscale the power of puppets to a point where instead of being tasteful, i simply hated it. I wish the damn puppet dude called Mukade or something should just quickly get killed or sealed up. Which he did, after dropping into a pool of lava-like-chakara-thingy. Well it was purple.

Also , Naruto has been going on since 1997 and back then when the anime first came out, i only started watching when episode 40 came. Because I been hearing things like “The FIGHTS AWESOME” over and over. That was almost 10 years ago! ok 9 years but dammnit i was just 15ish back then. But i still find naruto enjoyable nonetheless.

Overall, I like the quality of animation in this movie. Is a love/hate thing, some say is too sloppy or what, Personally i think is alright. Yes it can do better but hey, they been going on since 1997, so probably the animation isn’t really the main concern i guess. I’m just not use to doing a damn review. It feels so weird. Is like i’m licking the ass of the movie or something.

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