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June 2014

Bandai Namco Considering 「The iDOLM@STER」 and 「Love Live!」 Collaboration!?

This would be so awesome if it happens. I can’t wait!

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Anime blogger, Tenkyouin has tweeted that he asked Bandai Namco if they were ever going to have an The iDOLM@STER and Love Live! collaboration.  Bandai Namco replied to him saying, “We are considering it”.

Will we see some kind of video game or anime collab?

Maybe CD collaborations would be more likely.

【バンナム株主総会】「ラブライブとアイマスはコラボしないんですか?」→「検討します」

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First Impressions: Rail Wars!

First up for the Summer Season is Rail Wars!

The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

Now when I saw this coming up and I was doing my look around for what I was going to be watching this summer, I picked this. Why? Because it looked interesting and it wasn’t standard everyday shonen. However I also felt a bit like I should choose something more mainstream so I can get in on some of the hype of that anime. However I didn’t want to sell out.

However out of sheer luck, I got one that’s going to be a hit. Rail Wars has a lot of Seiyuu that I love.

They’ve got Jun Fukuyama from Code Geass(I haven’t really watched anything else with him.

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Manami Numakura known for her work in Idolmaster but I know from last season’s Akuma no Riddle as Otoya Takechi and Gokoukou no Brynhildr’s Nanami. I know she’ll be a good addition.

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Maaya Uchida. I don’t know much she’s been in but I just saw her in Date A Live II as Kaguya Yamai and she got me hooked.

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Satoshi Hino. I haven’t seen much of him other than Naruto as Sai but I think he’ll pull it off.

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They’ve also got Mai Nakahara and Yui Horie. I know Mai as Fairy Tail’s Juvia Lockser, Kaori Fujimiya’s mother, ummm and a whole lot more. Sorry it’s late as I write this. I don’t know much about Yui Horie other than Carla but I think that’s she’s a good one.

They also have Minori Chihara doing the Opening Song as well as voicing one of the characters. I made a joke with my friend Nick Corps that if Minori Chihara’s doing the opening or ending of an anime she must be in it someway. He said she might not in this one. Then a few days later she was announced to be a part of the cast. Hahaha. I know her as Yuki Nagato(The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Miku Izayoi(Date A Live II), and Anatasia Nasuhara(OniAi).

Don’t say thing about OniAi. I watched that one on a bet. Friend bet me that I’d get disgusted with the sheer amount of wincest in the anime. He lost and I got twenty bucks. I’m actually looking forward to its second season if they ever have one.

All in all I think that Rail Wars is going to be one of the hottest(pun not intended) animes of the season so I suggest you check it out and look at my reviews on it.

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Side Note: Sorry for the reviews not coming out as fast. Internet at home is bad. It’s hard to get the episodes to watch and get the pictures. I download them at the library and then watch them at home. I was going to post Akuma no Riddle Episodes 11 and 12 but I forgot to put the files on my flashdrive. I’ll have them up by tomorrow or later this evening.

Let’s Look: Date A Live 2 Season Finale: How To Save Two Fallen Angels

Here we are at the finale. Now it’s time to save two Fallen Angels.

Now the stuff before the opening is just Shido getting stabbed by Ellen.

After the opening we get this.

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The whole room’s covered in this purple darkness and when it disappears we see this.

Now for a bit of backstory…it’s quick! I promise. Now the Spirit’s Inverse form, triggered when a Spirit reaches an emotional negative. It’s only happened twice in the series, once is here with Tohka when Shido got stabbed by Ellen. The other is in volume 10 when Origami despaired after she realized she was the Spirit that killed her parents. Now for the biggest fact, this is the Spirit’s true form in the dimension they come from. Now imagine an Inverse Kurumi…poor reality.

Back to the story.

Inverse Tohka ask Miku where she is and why she’s here. To which Miku explains that it’s DEM’s Japanese Branch and she was kidnapped by Ellen.

Wescott comments that everything they’ve been working for has come true and he orders her to fight Inverse Tohka.

Now this is set up to be an awesome fight…but we switch to Mana vs. Jessica Bailey.

Looks like Jessica’s got Mana on the ropes but…

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Looks like she’s coming up on her time limit.

As Jessica gets weaker and weaker, her shot gets wilder and wilder until she’s not even hitting anymore.

Jessica questions why Wescott and Ellen put her a young Asian girl to such an important post in DEM. She wanted to be Adeptus-2. Looks like someone’s jealous.

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Mana comments that Jessica’s always been jealous and ambitious but she’s loyal which she respects. You can’t deny that loyalty’s important but when you’re loyal to a bastard like Wescott.

It’s over now. Jessica asks if Wescott will acknowedge her now? Mana…what will you say? Tell her the truth? That Wescott doesn’t give a damn about her? Or let a dying woman have some peace before she dies?

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Wescott’s a bastard. No other words need be used to describe him. He used Mana and cut her lifespan down to ten more years and she’s only fourteen! She’ll die before she even gets a chance to live. Jessica got so much power stuffed in her that she only had one day to live.

Let’s go to the next scene.

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Now this is the type of power that Tohka had before she was sealed. She isn’t even trying!

Then Ellen blows the roof trying to get rid of Tohka but it doesn’t work. Now guess whose turn it is?

Someone shouldn’t be calling themselves the strongest Wizard. More like the most pwned Wizard…if that’s the case then everyone in DEM is the most pwned Wizard. They always lose.

Moving on.

Miku protects both herself and Shido with her voice. While across the room, Ellen saves Wescott. Wescott asks if she can keep fighting and Ellen says that she can’t fight Tohka now because she’s not at her best because she got cut by Origami.

Now that’s just a scratch. All I hear is coward.

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So you fuck up the world by causing a Sephira Inversion and then you just run away?! Get back here and fix it!

After Wescott and Sneaky Ellen make their escape, Inverse Tohka attacks Miku and Shido but looks like normal Tohka’s still got their backs.

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Inverse Tohka asks why does he possess an angel. While she’s answering, Kotori gets a message through and tells Shido to remind her who he is and do the same stuff as usual. Sweet talk the Spirits and make them fall for him.

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See Funanimation, your tagline got him blasted off his feet.

Now looks like Miku’s about to go at it.

Looks like it’s going to work…

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Well she’s screwed and she wore out her voice.

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Then we get a flashback from Miku, saying that she only felt useful and happy with her voice. Now that she doesn’t have her voice, she’ll be thrown away again. But despite that she wanted to see one person truly love another person from the bottom of their heart.

And then we go to commercial with Shido calling out for Miku.

After the break, we see all the Spirits awakening from Miku’s mind control and Origami trying to rush in and save Shido before passing out. That’s cool but not as important.

Now remember the title? How to save a fallen angel? This is how to save the first one.

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You save a fallen angel by keeping your promise.

Now this scene is definitely the big scene of the light novel 8 and it’s been floating around for a bit. Take a look at the original.

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It’s soo cute.

Now this is badass on Shido’s part. He’s using three Angels at the same time. He’s using Tohka’s Sandelphon, Yoshino’s Zadkiel, and Kotori’s healing all at the same time. Awesome!

Anyway Shido says the reason he saved Miku because he promised.

Now we go over to Inverse Tohka who’s straining herself saying Shido’s name. She raises her sword and does this!

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There are 10 levels of being screwed. This is level 11.

Shido asks Miku to run but she hugs him and begs him not to break his promise. Inverse Tohka’s about to attack but…

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Looks like Death’s late to the party. Don’t worry he’ll be there soon.

Now this is the power of Sephira Inversion. Even at full power without a spatial quake no one Spirit has caused this much destruction in one shot.

Looks like Shido’s gone but wait!

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Thanks to the Yamai girls for saving the day but the battle’s not over yet.

Shido drops down to Tohka and you know what he does…

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Inverse Tohka has a flashback about all the good times she’s had with Shido and it really proves how much Shido changed Tohka.

After that the sun rises and we see Kurumi commenting that her target wasn’t in the DEM Building before she disappears into the shadows.

So after that we’ve got Shido at the Tengu Square with Miku and she calls him Darling. I’m guessing someone’s changed their tune.

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And with that Shido’s sealed up six Spirits. Our man might be getting good at this.

After that Miku comments that the reason why she asked for him to come is because he promised to always listen to her songs even when no one else would. She says like he’s the only good guy and he’s the only one that she can trust. Now that’s sweet but remember she’s naked while she’s saying this. Anyone can just come by and get the wrong idea.

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So we go to the ending credits where Miku’s singing the ending song. It’s an awesome ballad and I really can’t wait until it comes out.

Of course we can’t end Date A Live without a little misunderstanding. At the end of her song, Miku says that she loves Shido and calls him Darling again.

Aw man. Don’t you know he’s got a harem of girls that would get angry?

And with that we end Season 2.

But there’s a bit more!

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A Date A Live Movie! Now that’s some good stuff! I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on it both on here and on Twitter. So now for final thoughts.

Date A Live 2 had itself a slow start with a filler episode right off the bat. Not a good start and the Yamai twins arc was at least at the beginning very fanservice heavy. However true to the standard Date A Live set itself up for it came through at the end. I feel the same for the Miku arc as well. Not much happening at the beginning but a great ending. Personally I believe that we had a half decent season here, not all good but not all bad. At the end I give Date A Live 2 a 7/10.

Make sure to keep looking here for some Date A Live Speculation posts all month long. I need to keep some Date A Live in your heads until the movie and the OVA come out.

So make sure to keep coming around. Until the next post,
Later Days

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Side Note: Sorry for not having my reviews out this week. A lot of stuff has been happening with my computer. I’ll make sure to finish all the past reviews today and post the new Akuma no Riddle and Fairy Tail reviews sometime this weekend. 

Summer 2014 Anime Season: What You’ll Be Seeing!

Hey everyone. Things are starting to hot outside and you know what that means…

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It’s time for the Summer Anime Season 2014! We’ve got awesome anime returning like Psycho-Pass and Black Butler as well as a whole bunch of new stuff. Now for some updates.

Now during the Spring, I took up on my list:

1.Akuma no Riddle
2.Date A Live II
3.Fairy Tail Second Series
4.Gokukukou no Brynhildr
5.Isshuukan Friends
6.Love Live School Idol Project Season 2
7.Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Out of the seven, I dropped four, each for their own reasons. I dropped Gokukukou no Brynhildr and Isshuukan Friends because I didn’t have anytime to do them and follow through on my other responsibilies like at home and on the internet. I got off Love Live even though I love it because I didn’t watch the first season in time to do the reviews. That will get a full season review after it ends. As for Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei…yeah Tatsuya sucks. Way….too…perfect. It made the anime boring. So I dropped it like a bad habit.

So after the horror of constant dropping, only three series will make it to the end, Akuma no Riddle, Date A Live II, and Fairy Tail Second Series. This basically teaches me that I need to know my limits. Taking on seven different anime, most of which were on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, was a bad idea. So as a result, I need to take on an amount of anime I can work with which is about three or four.

Fairy Tail of course is going to be carrying on so it passes on automatically. So I’ll be taking up two new series:

Rail Wars!
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The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

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The story follows six high school students who meet during the summer. The protagonist is Touko Fukami, a 17-year-old born in Fukui Prefecture. Her dream is to become a glass artisan.

So after this I’ll have two slice of life and one shonen. Good balance in my opinion.

Just so you know I’m not taking up Sword Art Online II. I would but there’s pressure to do a good review and I haven’t watched the first season. So sometime during the summer season I’ll watch the first season and do a full season review. Then after the second season’s done I’ll do another full season review for it, just like with Love Live.

That’s all I’ve got for you. I’ll make sure to have the Fairy Tail review out by tomorrow at the latest. So until Rail Wars and Glasslip come out and also be on the look out for Summer Season First Impressions,
Later Days

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Let’s Look: Akuma no Riddle Episode 10:The Queen Bee vs. the Princess

When will the action stop?! When damn you? Not that I’m complaining.

Let’s see who wants to kill Haru this week.

Okay we open up with Nio looking out the window, saying that Mizorogi-sensei must be depressed because he put them on self-study and left. You kinda expect it. The Black Class, which he has no idea is full to the brim with assassins, is down to four members. Poor guy must think its all his fault…

While Nio’s commenting on this Tokaku thinks that there’s only one more assassin left.

Then Hanabusa walks up to Haru and gives her her this.

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Now I can read outside the lines pretty good. She’s going to kill her there.

Anyway after we get the opening we get this.

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First rule in watching a serial killer: Watch them. Second rule:Repeat the first one!

Otoya Takechi broke out! How the hell were you idiots not watching a serial killer?

And she coming after Haru!

After that we get Hanabusa preparing for the tea party, mixing various dry teas together. As someone who has a strong love for tea and coffee, I have never made my own tea from scratch. I guess it would good.

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No poison as far as I can see

Then after that we go to Haru and Tokaku in their room with Haru showering(not going to show you. She’s a cute girl but the scars don’t do it for me.)

Haru comments that she’s going to ask Hanabusa to give up to which Tokaku asks why. Haru says that Hanabusa might be thinking the same thing because she invited her to a tea party instead of giving her an advance notice.

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Someone who’s thinking! And here I thought no one was going to say anything.

Anyway Tokaku tells Haru that just because Hanabusa is that last one left doesn’t mean that she should let her guard down. Can’t let your guard down if it was never up in the first place.

After a cute little apology from Haru, we switch scenes.

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Oh my gosh, she’s hot

Can anyone else see a resemblance here? If you can’t…

They look alike! Like Nio with longer hair or something. Mom and daughter, Niece and Aunt, or something. Heck in anime your grandmother can look about forty so it could grandma and granddaughter. The point is that I think that Nio and the Chairwoman are related in some way.

Anyway we get Mizorogi coming up to the chairwoman’s office(he ain’t let into the real office with all the secret cameras and stuff. No she’s too awesome and secretive for that.)

He asks if it’s his fault that the girls of the Black Class transferred out. The Chairwoman puts him at ease, telling him that he’s the perfect teacher and he should have more confidence in himself. Now this would sound sweet but remember Chairwoman was a assassin in the Black Class back in the day. She’s a good liar and probably feeding him some crap to get him off her butt.

Now get out there and teach those assassin girls!

Now after that we see Otoya sneaking on to the grounds. After that we see also that Hanabusa sent a dress for Haru to wear. Nice but not important.

This is important. Otoya gets outside of Haru and Tokaku’s room, scissors ready before this happens.

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Looks Hanabusa caught her in the act. Oh but wait Hanabusa’s body is supposed to be weak so she can’t fight off the strong Otoya. Right?

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Weak body, my ass! More like she’s freaking strong!

After breaking the scissors, she could just kill her but hey apparently Hanabusa’s a nice girl and she does this.

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Now why do I feel that this isn’t so nice?

We hit the night and we have Tokaku and Haru riding up to the 99th floor for Hanabusa’s tea party.

Oh it looks like we have more guests other than Otoya.

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Hanabusa brought them all back!!!
Well Nio isn’t there but hey.

Wait a second! Kirigaya and Chitaru are there. They’re supposed to be dead.

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Hanabusa’s from Naruto obviously…she’s using the Puppetmaster Jutsu…

Then Hanabusa asks Tokaku a riddle.
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I’m stumped.

Apparently Haru isn’t because she gasped. We’re getting close to when I can say one of the biggest secrets of Akuma no Riddle.

Anyway Haru asks if the game of the Black class will end today. She says she’ll make sure that she can grant her wish that the Academy would have granted for her.

Hanabusa laughs and says that only she can grant it but her wish is to be a stronger queen than Haru is. Another hint. One more and I’ll say it.

Hanabusa’s backstory is a lot like Haru, consistantly being the target of assassins. You can expect that since she’s the heir of a huge company.

So anyway…

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No one should act all surprised and what not. We all knew it was coming. Now this is what we didn’t see coming.

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Now that is unexpected.

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Not let’s begin.

Then Hanabusa decides to go after Haru while some type of glass comes down to seperate the room but Tokaku pulls her back just as the glass comes down. Looks like it’s Tokaku Azuma vs. Sumireko Hanabusa from here on out!

She’s apparently from Naruto. She’s a puppet or a cyborg. I’ll keep saying puppet because that way I can keep making Naruto jokes. She’s Sasori’s daughter. She was born in the Hidden Sand…anyone. These any good?

Moving on.

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I understand that you’re an assassin. You lie. That’s a part of the game and the job but come on. Weak body and you can break walls without even slowing down!

After Hanabusa’s utter wreakage we get this.

Turns out Hanabusa had a very similar childhood to Haru, constantly assassination attempts. The difference is that Haru kept her body. Sumireko’s was broken down to the point where it was useless. She had to be rebuilt with prothestics and had to relearn how to walk with them. Now if you know pride, you never can imagine how humilating it has to be to learn how to walk again and relearn how to do everything with your body. It’s embarrassing and Sumireko’s had that since she was a kid. No wonder she hates Haru.

As we continue with the battle between Tokaku and Sumireko we get this.

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Looks like she’s back in the game!
She goes after Sumireko with a Kukri and she even gets a blow in before well you know how it is. Main character stuff…

Taking advantage of Otoya’s move Tokaku kicks in the Kukri and injures Sumireko but hey she’s a cyborg/puppet no harm.

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Okay she’s got a new arm…

Then Sumireko talks about her earlier riddle where the rabbit and the worker bee are both willing to throw their lives away for the queen bee. The difference is that the worker never knows that it’s a worker bee.

There is it! That makes three! Now it’s time to come clean on the biggest secret of Akuma no Riddle, Haru’s Queen Bee effect.

Queen Bee is Haru’s ability to gather protectors to defend her from any type of harm, similar to how worker bees in a hive will throw themselves in the line of fire for the queen. However it’s an ability that works over time. It’s the reason why Haru has never had her guard up during this entire show. She was trying to turn the entire class into her protectors. It’s also speculated if not outright said right here that Tokaku’s under Haru’s Queen Bee effect. Bet ya didn’t expect that?

Moving on we got Otoya over by the wall when Nio comes out. She questions why she’s here and Otoya freaks out. I would too look at what’s she seeing.

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Scares the shit out of me too.

After that Tokaku takes out the chandelier and lands it on Sumireko. What is she going to do in response?

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She gave you what she gave her but harder!

After that Haru picks up a rocket launcher, blows out the door, and run down to the elevator. Oh come on Haru. You don’t go into the elevator when something’s chasing you.

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Oh you clever girl…

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Nice try but full points for the effort.

Haru runs out into the roof where Sumireko follows her. At this point the music changes and gives it a real Terminator feel to it. Good for the anime crew.

After she catches Sumireko gives her the spiel about how she was able to survive without worker bees to protect her all the time and how she’s the strongest. Can’t deny she doesn’t have a point. Haru would have been dead a loooooong time ago if she didn’t have pawns to throw in the way of the danger.

Anyway, Sumireko tries to snare Haru with some type of wire but Haru dodges. Haru grabs her and pulls her over the edge.

And this happens…

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Haru ends this battle? Didn’t expect that.

After that Haru comes back into the room and Tokaku asks what did Sumireko meant by Haru being the Queen Bee. All she says it’s not the right time to tell her.

We end the episode with Nio standing over the hole that Sumireko fell through saying that she didn’t become a queen after all with a devious smile on her face.

Now that was a good episode. Didn’t expect Sumireko to be a cyborg thing though. These last few episode have definitely cut down on Nio’s funny parts and pulled out her scary raep faces. It’s clear she’ll be the final fight for Haru and Tokaku.

The next episode is “How to Distinguiush a ‘Congraluations’ from a ‘Curse'”. Now remember Haru and Tokaku think Nio’s just working for the Academy. They don’t know that’s she in the game too. Heck the chairwoman forgot until Nio reminded her and the chairwoman put the class together. Nio’s making her move next week. You don’t want to miss it.

Until next week,
Later Days.

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Let’s Look:Date A Live 2 Episode 9: When Despair Comes To The Center Stage, The Birth of Inverse Tohka

Date A Live 2 Episode 9: When Despair Comes To The Center Stage, The Birth of Inverse Tohka

Keep going, Shido! Go as far as you can to save Tohka!

We open up with Kurumi vs. the DEM Wizards.

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We get Origami’s immediate superior Ryouko looking down on the carnage that Kurumi’s bringing to the table before going to the next scene.

Shido’s exhausted and panting as he walks through the DEM Building, trying to find Tohka.

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Can Shido go any further?

Now normally I don’t talk about the opening but the words said before the song starts are really important to the episode.

Sorry this is about to get speculative

And remember the opening for episode 10 last season.

Spirits are not human. Likewise, humans are not Spirits. But nevertheless… why is that? Shido Itsuka is confounded.

Now Spirits and humans aren’t the same. They may be similar but that’s nowhere near being the same thing. They’re from two different realms of power and those Spirit powers are taking a toll on Shido’s body right now, from a physical standpoint and a medical and spiritual standpoint.

Medically of course with Kotori’s healing power it might be subject to the Hayflick Limit, which is the limit of how many times cells can divide before dying. Healing is healing, no matter where it comes from. Everytime Shido uses Kotori’s healing power he forces cells to divide rapidly to put him back to normal and the bigger the injury the more cells divide.

So basically Shido’s cutting his life down by years during this battle and add to the fact all the physical stress that his body is taking using Sandelphon. I wouldn’t be shocked if he dropped from sheer exhaustion but he won’t drop. He’ll keep fighting to save Tohka. No matter the cost.

Let’s get back to the review.

After the opening we get Shido on the floor pressed down by a Territory before we get this.

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It’s Miku! She came to help!

So now she’s got the DEM Wizards under her control then Yoshino, Kaguya, and Yuzuru fly up and ask what should they do? To which Miku tells them to basically up Kurumi against the Bandersnatch and Wizards outside.

As Shido and Miku walk, Shido asks why did Miku come? Was it for the promise he made her and the promise he made to Tohka. She says no but look at her face.

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Mouth says no, face says yes. That’s human emotion for ya!

We head over to the battle between Mana and Jessica and Jessica’s just about lost her mind.

Mana speculates that she’s taken in a massive amount of magical power in a short amount of time. Looks like she’s going to be tough to beat.

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Sneaky Ellen!

As if things weren’t already tough on every battlefield. Now it’s Mana vs. the most powerful Wizard in the World and one Wizard with the most powerful tech in the game!

She can’t go any further…

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Mana!

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Origami coming in down just in the nick of time!

We head back to Shido and Miku. After a little yuri seduction, they get Tohka’s location but of course those Wizards are going to get in their way.

After dealing with the Wizards Miku goes in on Shido, questioning his reasons for going to save Tohka. She says that he’s too old to think he’s a superhero that can save everyone. She even offers to enslave a bunch of girls to him if he gives up on Tohka. Now remember what I said. Shido’s struggling just to move and he’s shortening his life every time he heals. I’d give up at this point but what does he do?

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Then Miku just gets childish, saying that Shido must be lying. She calls men her slaves, girls her dolls. Shido asks how could she hate people so much even when she’s human.

After that Miku gets even angrier as Shido asks what happened her. After saying he’s very persistent, Miku tells her story. She was an idol under the name Tsukino Yoimachi. She was at the top of the world then a TV manager took an interest in her and her manager told her to be nice to him. That type of nice. She refused and then the scandals came and her name was tossed through the mud and all her fans abandoned her. Finally she lost her voice forever and even comtemplated suicide before Phantom turned her into a Spirit.

The sad part about Miku’s story is that it is very much a reality for idols in Japan. Someone takes interest in you. If you accept then your career goes on but if you refuse it all goes away.

After that Miku explains that it was because those men she lost her dream, her passion. That’s why men are pigs in her eyes. But Shido doesn’t believe it for a second. There have to be a lot of fans that stuck with her after the scandals still loved her music.

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Shido says that Miku’s created an image of humans and she can’t move forward thinking like that.

Someone’s hit the mark and Shido promises to seal Miku’s powers. She gets shocked that he’ll seal her voice since that means she won’t be able to sing again. Shido says that no matter what he’ll always listen to her and be a fan.

As they walk through the floors they keep arguing or rather Miku is talking in an annoyed tone and Shido’s just listening. It’s clear that Miku’s starting to fall for Shido.

Once we reach the 18th floor we flash to Origami vs. Ellen. Turns out that she stole a piece of unregistered equipment to get around the restrictions she had.

Nice. Don’t play the game, play the man or this case the woman. Take her off guard with a distraction and hit her! That’s Origami!

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Well she gave it her best shot. Full points for effort. Ellen thought so. Something Ellen said got me.

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So does that mean that no one in DEM thinks for themselves? Wescott’s doing all the thinking.That explains why all these Wizards are going to so far to stop the Spirits even this mission to take Tohka when she’s clearly not a threat while sealed shows that few people in DEM are thinking for themselves. I think max Origami, Ryouko and the now defected Mana have ignored orders.
Anyway looks like Ellen’s about to kill Origami. Well it’s been nice knowing you sweetie.

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Just in time guys!

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Okay I’ve never seen anyone cut Ellen during this entire anime and according to her it’s the only the second time anyone’s done it. Origami might be one of the most powerful Wizards in the world.

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You got lucky, Origami.

We flash to Shido and Miku where they enter the room where Tohka is only to find Wescott. A threat, some strong words there, and he releases Tohka.

Man that was easy but puts down some type of glass to separate them.

Okay that was your move but he’s got freaking Sandelphon. It’s only going to take a second for him to cut through that glass.

Now I didn’t expect that.

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Miku do something! Don’t just sit there and stare in shock! (She does just stare in shock for the rest of the episode)

Question. How the hell did she get in without Miku(who’s standing right at the door) not noticing?

Anyway Shido lays on the ground as Wescott gives the order for Ellen to kill Shido.

She can’t cut through glass…

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There’s nothing we can do…

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What’s happening? On the Fraxinus Kotori gets a report that Tohka’s levels have gone into the negative that means…

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This is bad. Inverse Tohka!!!

The episode ends with the darkness that Tohka creates along with Wescott annoucing for mankind to prepare for the coming of the Demon King.

This is definitely an awesome episode. We’ve got good set up for the final episode of the season and we learned a lot about Miku. We’ve got awesome fights with Mana and Jessica and Kurumi vs. the DEM Wizards. More importantly we’ve got Inverse Tohka about to be born!

I can’t wait until next week but I have to so until next week
Later Days.

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Happy Birthday to My Love Live girl, Nozomi Toujou!

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Today’s June 9th. Today’s the best day ever! Why? Because it’s the birthday of the eighth member of Muse’s member Nozomi Toujou!

Nozomi is my absolute favorite character in Love Live School Idol Project, although if you get follow me on Twitter then you can see.

So I’ll follow my friend Nick Corps’s example and celebrate the day by posting a lot of Nozomi pics. Why? Solely because she’s so cute and kinda sexy with the best body out of all the girls. I can’t be a true lover of Love Live if I don’t have a post of my favorite girl.

Let’s have some pics!

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I Love some Eri x Nozomi. So cute.
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Happy Birthday never looked so cute
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This came off of the Love Live School Idol Festival app. Go buy and you can spend time with all the Love Live girls as much as you want.
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Nozomi’s clothes definitely inspire a lot of my drawings. She’s got good style.
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Nozomi and Eri make a way cuter yuri couple than Umi x Eri. Just saying.

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Nozomi-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live and check out the new episodes of Love Live Season 2.

And shout out to all the Nozomi Toujou fans out there. I think you’ll be seeing one of these again in July. Not my favorite girl but she’s cute when she smiles. Nico Nico Ni!

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live and reminded me that Nozomi’s birthday was today!

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Let’s Look:Date A Live 2 Episode 8: An Army of Beautiful Kurumis

Is there anything that Kurumi can’t do while being hot?

So we come back in on the episode with Shido and Kurumi still dealing with Miku’s psuedo zombies until Kurumi does this.

Snapshot_2Now that was pretty easy. Why were we worried again?

So after Kurumi knocks out everyone outside we flash inside to Miku realizing that Shido’s coming to seal her. She turns to Yoshino and the Yamai twins and tells them to get ready for battle.

Snapshot_4After the opening, Shido and Kurumi enter and Shido tries to talk to Miku but gets her usual ‘I hate men’ talk.

So what she do?

Snapshot_5She orders Yoshino, Kaguya, and Yuzuru as well as all the people in the arena to kill Shido…yeah that won’t work. Why?

Snapshot_6Kurumi ties up everyone with her shadow hands but the Yamai twins go all out with a wind attack but Kurumi blocks it.

Looks like things are getting serious.

Snapshot_7Do you think that they’ll let me have one?

Yoshino and the Yamai twins start fighting back until Kurumi summons Zaphkiel and asks Shido to make sure that Miku won’t interfere with them saving Tohka.

So Cute
So Cute

Then Kurumi busts out Aleph and makes a clone to take Shido to Miku.

You know with all those clones saying Me all the time must get confusing.

Anyway clone Kurumi rushes at Miku while another covers her mouth so she can’t use her powers Kurumi sinks them both into the shadows so they can have a private conversation.

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So while in the shadow world(not an official name. It’s just the best thing to call it.) Shido explains that he needs to save Tohka and he asks for her help.

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Then she launches into a spiel about how humans are selfish and evil beings. Wow someone has a lot of hatred. Ironic seeing as she’s technically like Kotori, a human turned into a Spirit. Shido tries to ask why she hates humans so much only for Kurumi to call out and say they’ve run out of time.

Kurumi pulls them out of the shadow world and we see this.

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Okay not bad girls but remember all of Kurumi’s clones don’t have her powers only her guns. That’s one of the only reasons why Kurumi isn’t easily the most powerful Spirit in the series(she’s pretty close to the top if not already there)

After leaving the shadow world Shido tries to talk with Miku again only to a warning shot from Yoshino. Kurumi uses Aleph and they teleport away.

So we flash to an alley somewhere where Shido apologizes for being unable to get Miku’s help or make her stay out of the way while they rescue Tohka.

Kurumi basically says no problem and you know what the basically the most powerful Spirit in the series asks for…a pat on the head.

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Yeah that’s a good reward…

Anyway Kurumi explains that she doubts that Miku will do anything to endanger herself and she basically put the fear of the Lord in Miku so she won’t try and cross them.

Then we go to this.

Is everything she does sexy? The answer is yes.

After that little part is over Kurumi says that she knows where Tohka is being held, DEM’s main office in Japan.

We go inside the building with the captured Tohka, Isaac Wescott, and Sneaky Ellen(she really deserves more respect from me since she’s the most powerful wizard but all I remember her falling in that hole and getting owned by Ai, Mai, and Mii.)

Wescott explains that he wants to use Tohka’s Spirit powers to turn the world upside down and he’ll do anything to make her despair.

Ha! That’s nothing for Tohka…

Snapshot_24And he hits the jackpot. Now they’re going to wait until they can get Shido so they can use Tohka’s power.

After the commericial we join up with Shido and Kurumi outside DEM’s main office while Kurumi’s going over the plan until…

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That’s strange. All the Spirits are already here.

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Kurumi manages to save Shido and call up her clones to fight the now in coming Bandersnatch.

They change up the plan using the clones as the distraction while Kurumi and Shido take the entrance.

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What the hell happened?

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Looks like Mana’s returned. That’s good. Kurumi says that she has some business to take care of in DEM so she’ll leave Shido’s protection to Mana. Kurumi disappears into the shadows and Shido and Mana move forward after a quick talk with Kotori, who’s been freed from Miku’s control.

We flash over to Miku who’s basically pissed off that Shido had the apparent arrogance to talk to her and asks the girls around what Shido thinks of Tohka. Ai, Mai, Mii give nothing of value while Yoshino and the Yamai twins say even though they’re being controlled that Shido wouldn’t care how far he had to go to save Tohka.

We go to the Fraxinus and Shido getting ready to storm the DEM building. We have a quick scene with Origami trying to get moving to the fight before we get to the real fight.

First thing about this next scene is that Kurumi’s second theme, Rage, is playing in the background so it gives this an awesome feel and it really amps up the action.

We’ve got the Kurumi army vs. the DEM wizards and the Bandersnatch.

Next up Mana vs. Jessica Bailey!

Snapshot_37This is so awesome but this is what really seals it.

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He’s got Sandelphon again!

And then he goes in on some dumb DEM wizards and one tries to stab him…umm do you know that he’s got Kotori’s healing?

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And we end the episode with Shido calling out to Tohka.

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After that you really understand why the studio chose the song they did for the ending theme. It’s all about a hero going the distance to save the princess…and Tohka’s codename is Princess. How did I miss that?

Now that was a good episode. It’s one of those episodes that makes you sad that this is only a 10 episode season. That being said this month I’ll have the Date A Live season 1 full season review as well as three Date A Live Speculations. One’s about Origami, another speculating if Kurumi will ever get sealed, and one if the anime will get a third season. So make sure to watch out for those!

I can’t wait until the next episode it’s going to be really awesome. It’s episode 9 so you know it’s going to be awesome. I hate this wait so until the next episode

Later Days.

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Let’s Look:Fairy Tail Series 2 Episode 9: Sayaka Ohara vs. Kikuko Inoue vs. Saori Hayami

The episode opens with Rufus, you remember him guy that got owned by Gray a few episodes, waking up and remembering what happened.

After the opening we get a quick review of the scores with Fairy Tail in first place with 50 points followed by Sabertooth with 49 points.

Risley and the girls from Mermaid Heel comment that it will be hard for them to come back since they’re in last place with only 43 points but there’s no need to worry because they’ve got…

Prim and composed is so cute.
Prim and composed is so cute.

They’ve got Kagura, who’s voiced by Saori Hayami one part of the beautiful triangle that’s made in this episode.

But Beth(the carrot girl) comments that no one’s seen Millianna on the Lacrima vision for a while. They hope that nothing’s wrong…they are so wrong.

We go to the Rescue Team walking through the Hell Palace towards the exit. They talk about how Arcardios survived and what the Princess, Hisui, is planning. Until they find the exit.

Looks like they’re going to get out.

Who is this?
Who is this?

Who is this?

We flash up to the guys in the palace and Princess Hisui. They basically tell us what we already know. Fairy Tail came, they saw, they owned the Garou Knights.

Now we get the minister of defense, Darton, come up and question why she’s so happy that Arcardios, who was thrown into the Hell Palace with Fairy Tail has escaped since she threw him in there. Darton then realizes that Hisui not Arcardios is the mastermind behind the Eclispe Project.

Hisui comments that the plan that he’s heard about is only a cover plan but the Eclispe Project has another version, phase two. She states if Phase Two of the Eclispe Project doesn’t go into effect then all of Fiore will be destroyed tomorrow.

We head back to the Grand Magic Games(Finally!) where we see Juvia(ah my beautiful water mage) getting attacked by Chelia.

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Turns out Chelia wants to fight Juvia because she’s getting all of Lyon’s attention. Aww…little Chelia has a crush. Now for some extra info. Now according to Chelia’s guild card, she’s fifteen while Lyon is twenty-six, eleven years her senior. So unless he wants to date a girl that young it ain’t happening.

Guild Cards are usually cover pages for manga chapters and they explain a lot about the character that hadn’t been seen while they were on screen. After the Grand Magic Games Hiro Mashima did a few months worth of guild cards for all the guilds that participated in the Grand Magic Games

Anyway thanks to Mavis’s strategy Erza heads up to the roof of some building where Mavis strategized that she would fight Minerva, the ace of Sabertooth. However this happens.

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Yes! Now it’s Sayaka Ohara vs. Saori Hayami! So awesome. I haven’t seen them go at it since Sekirei(Sayaka played Miya Asama and Saori played Musubi)

I’m giving you pictures but they don’t really do it justice. Imagine epic music and awesome voice acting alongside and you’ll get the picture.

Then Erza and Kagura clash and this happens.

Looks like Minerva’s joined the party and with that Kikuko Inoue joins the party! Three of my favorite female seiyuu about to duke it out. Thanks Fairy Tail!

Wow this is tense. Only pictures can convey this awesomeness.


Then Minerva uses I Ragado to trap Erza and Kagura in spatial bubbles then she uses one of the most badass spells in the anime, made even better by Kikuko Inoue’s beautiful voice.


So awesome but you know what’s better?

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They took it like some bosses!

So Minerva changes up her strategy seeing as Erza and Kagura are stronger than she expected.
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Oh so that’s where she went. Minerva explains that she’s sucking out her magic and sneers at Kagura and Erza’s anger.

We flash to the palace where Hisui explains that a person from the future told her of the coming threat and to make her believe he told her that one guild will win the Grand Magic Games with an unbelievable outcome.

We go back to the Hell Palace and Natsu confronts the hooded woman who begins crying, asking for their help. As she asks them, everyone notices her voice and she takes off her hood to reveal that she’s Lucy from the future.

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Wow we’ve got some good stuff here. See get rid of those Boring Knights and we’ve got some good stuff here. I can’t wait to see what happens from here on out.

So until next week,
Later Days.

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