18 September 2017 @ 10:37 pm

Saiyuki Reload BLAST E11-12 (9/10) → Slightly disappointed with how Goku acted in E13 once the situation escalated; spoilery? )

I defended the anime's portrayal of him in E02 but I'm siding with the disappointed peeps on this one.

Some other spoilery stuff. )

I can't believe that the episode this week is gonna be the last. Part of me still has trouble believing that we even got a BLAST anime in the first place, and now it's already ending :( I have no idea how the finale's going to go or if we're even going to have a S02 somewhere down the line.

 
 
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Current Location: home
 
 
11 September 2017 @ 10:39 pm

Anime/OVAs

Saiyuki Reload BLAST E10 (9/10) → I found the equivalent manga chapters for this episode confusing so I was pleasantly surprised when the episode wasn't. I'm chalking that discrepancy up to official translation vs. fan translation. Spoilers. )

Movies

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (8/10) → I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a local mall chain had decided to pick up the movie and screen it. Much yelling with friends ensued and plans were quickly made. Spoilers. )

Overall, a strong movie with good casting despite the pacing feeling a bit off. I like that Jotaro looks older than he does in the manga (I will forever wonder why they didn't just make Jotaro Josuke's dad and Josuke be Jolyne's dad) but that's probably just me being biased towards more hot oyaji.

Random note: Why was everyone ridiculously attractive in this movie? Angelo's supposed to be an ugly fucker, not some dude who looks like he just needs a warm bath to look hot again. I couldn't handle it when they'd zoom in on Keiicho's face augh ;_; too pretty.

 
 
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Current Mood: cold
 
 
07 September 2017 @ 10:56 pm

Anime/OVAs

Saiyuki Reload BLAST E06-08 (8/10)
Saiyuki Reload BLAST E09 (10/10)

E06 definitely felt rushed but I still ended up all teary by the end ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Dunno how effective the feels train would be for someone who hasn't read the manga/watched previous incarnations, though. Spoilers. )

Books

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (4/5) → A teeny bit more mature than what I expected but I find that I liked it more than I thought I would. I have some questions about the logistics of some things (How do Miss Peregrine et al. receive Abe's letters???) but they're minor enough that they don't detract from my overall experience.

Spoilers? )

 
 
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06 September 2017 @ 09:58 am

I was going through a chat between a friend and I looking for something and ended up re-reading the portion where we talked about the Yuri!!! On Ice finale.

We're both of the opinion that Yuuri's maybe not that sure of his feelings about Viktor yet. He's always talking/thinking about Viktor in the context of a coach, called the rings "good luck charms," etc. It feels like Yuuri's not at the level where he sees himself as Viktor's equal (but he's getting there!) so he's framing their relationship in the coach/student dynamic. How he feels about Viktor could change once they're on equal footing/competitors (could go either way, but most probably they'll stay together).

On Viktor's part, we're like, "Viktor's not pushing for explicit declarations because he knows Yuuri isn't ready." Which is nice of him, but I still don't like his balding ass :3 (I once thought I was neutral about him but as time went on, I realized that nope, I don't like him.)

Hopefully S02 will establish how Yuuri really feels since Viktor's going to start competing again. I mean, it's nice that we're getting a show where the main character isn't jumping into a romantic relationship willy-nilly after a short period of time but I also wanna know if we're getting Viktuuri endgame or not hahaha. If they don't give me that, I will settle for Otayurio lmao