Anime I’m Currently Watching

February 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas – This show needs to be an actual video game asap! The potential is so strong in this one. The show had its entertaining value but it had some fundamental flaws. First off, it’s 12 eps total. A show with a huge cast of named characters, how can 12 eps cover all that? 2nd, it starts in the MIDDLE of the story.  What we end up is a rushed product. Good animation though. The world setting is quite ambitious but too little to fully digest. I guess my final criticism is Phoena. She’s the most useless female character ever presented. If you take her out of the story, literally nothing would change. I’m a sucker for fantasy genre anime so it’s such a shame this show didn’t get the treatment it deserves.

GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation – Another fantasy anime I have high hopes for but I should expect less just so that I won’t end be being disappointed. The high notes on this show is without a doubt, the visuals. The art has this unique hand drawn style that’s got the 90s feel to it. The story though is as generic as it gets. A peaceful village gets involved in an evil empire’s conflict where someone (most likely a female character) within defects and runs away only to encounter someone from that village (your main hero). This is literally in the most basic J-RPG stories in terms of setup. Other than that, I can’t wait for the actual show to start airing in April.

Scum’s Wish – A mature take on high school romance that took me by surprise when the anime adaptation was announced. It’s nice when anime can be this daring such as this. It starts off pretty interesting, then it kinda goes downhill for me as you learn more about the characters. Most of them are unlikeable. Hopefully that’ll soon change.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season – Where the show is currently at, I don’t know who to root for. Seeing Mcgillis’ past in its full form was quite a reveal. With him rising against Gallahorn, Tekkadan is kinda the third wheel of things. I honestly don’t know whether they’ll stay with Mcgillis or go on their own. One thing that annoyed me in the most recent ep is Mcgillis’ character writing. He went from smart and cunning to a fool. I guess that lust for power went over his head.

Seiren – This is a very safe type of innocent romance, ecchi anime. I’m not sure why I’m watching it, but it does reek of Amagami SS. Every 4 eps is a different girl route. It has its  moments. Nothing amazing or bad, just simply entertaining to lighten your day.

Tales of Zestiria The Cross Second Season – Okay, I’m at a loss with this one. It seems that this adaptation is taking on original material contrary to the game. The game however explores certain parts of the story the anime completely glosses over. The two adaptations can’t live on its own. That animation though. Wow!

 

UPDATE:

Holy how did I forget this show?

Konosuba S2 – Anime of the season. One of the best fantasy comedies anime I’ve seen in nearly a year or two. Highly recommended!

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Song of the Day: Lecrae – Take Me As I Am

February 25, 2017 Leave a comment

When it comes to hip hop or rap music, I’m really picky. Lyrically, it’s one of the biggest reasons I can never get into it long term because of endless cussing and same exact themes of violence, sex, money, and drugs. I’m also really picky when it comes to Christian music since it musically lacks variety. The reason for that is praise lyrics tends to be the main focus. That’s why there’s not much emphasis on the composition or the instrumental techniques, but when it does try to go outside the box, the execution falls flat making it sound unappealing. I knew about Lecrae for some time but never really bothered to listen to any of his songs until I watched a documentary that used one of this songs for the ending credits. This is actually pretty good. Really good! The rap style reminds me of Tupac. The beats sound great and the lyrics are meaningful and emotional. Looks like I’ll have to do some discography search ups for Lecrae. 🙂

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Gemini & Sam Ock – Not Alone

January 31, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Just discovered this today. Pretty nice graceful themed song.

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Song of the Day: Talamanca – White Sands (Original Mix)

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Can’t have enough progressive house.

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EVGA is AWESOMESAUCE!

January 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Couple weeks ago, my GTX 780ti died on me all of a sudden. I was getting tons of white boxes and lines all over both of my monitors. After doing every textbook diagnostics, it was time for my to contact EVGA to check on my warranty. Thankfully, I had about 50 days left before the expiration date. So I sent mine in through UPS with their pricey shipping label ($28) and waited a few days. Afterwards, I got an email response from EVGA about sending me a replacement card. Curiously, I googled up the serial/product number that was in the email, and surprisingly, they sent me the GTX 980ti. What an upgrade! I couldn’t be happier. That saved me $500 right there. It’s too bad they didn’t include a backplate on that card but whatever. Back to intense gaming! 😀

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My Favorite Bible Verses

January 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. – Exodus 23:9

When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:33-34

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. – John 6:27

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. – Acts 17:24-25

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. – Revelation 3:20

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. – Matthew 5:3-11

 

Of course, there’s plenty more to post but I think I’ll stop here for now. For any truth seekers out there, I just want to let you know that there’s a God who loves you unconditionally. 🙂

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Anime I’m Currently Watching

December 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Only two I’m keeping up with aside from Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans S2.

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Girlish Number – This show is amusing and quite depressing in some ways. The one thing that really attracted me to this anime is that it shits on the corrupt anime industry that’s going on today. More specifically, I enjoyed the knock down on light novel writers by stereotyping them as super shy, unsociable otakus. Burn. But the main focus is on voice actors. Your main character, Chitose, is a girl who’s a rookie in voice acting career. Although arrogant, she’s quite entertaining and it’s fun seeing her facial expressions whenever tables get flipped against her. If you liked Shirobako, definitely pick this up.

Drifters – I love the concept of taking historical figures and putting them in a world where they team up and fight against each other. The humor though is kinda hit or miss at times. Same thing happened with Hellsing Ultimate considering it was by the same author. It’s balls to the wall bloody gory fun. I wish the antagonist side had more compelling characters. So far, we only got emphasis on Joan of Arc. With 10 eps in, I’m guessing it’ll most likely have a season 2 since the story is nowhere near finished.

 

This has been the weakest season as far as shows I’ve kept up with.

 

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