Monday, October 31, 2016

A War of Ass - Otaku Thoughts #32

It's Halloween, and what better thing to do on a day full of spooks and scares than talk about a horrifyingly mediocre anime? All during PE class where I have a substitute today and everyone is doing f*ck all, no less! Yay!


The Asterisk War.
Also known as the Ass War (credit goes to Digibro for that one, I'm not that clever).

First things first: Kirin and Saya absolutely save this show from being completely average. I love them.
...
Is what I would say if I didn't have standards.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Why Emiya Shirou's ideals are beautiful - Otaku Thoughts #31


“I was not wrong.” 
Emiya Shirou

Yeah this isn't a 'review' or thoughts on a series as a whole but rather on a specific character's ideals from the visual novel (and the TV series by DEEN and ufotable, to an extent) Fate/stay night.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SHELTER isn't anything too special - Otaku Thoughts #30


SHELTER
is an inspiring music video not for its content; its content is completely average and tries too hard to be emotional and fails hard... well, for me, at least. Apparently everyone else cried buckets for this 6 minute music video but more on that later.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Centimeters Per Second: Love sucks. - Otaku Thoughts #29

I have a History paper that I have to research for right now, so what better thing to do than to write about anime, am I right?


5 Centimeters Per Second
is a heart-wrenching emotional romance anime film by Makoto Shinkai about how painful it is to have a long distance relationship and moving on from your former love.

Monday, October 24, 2016

HikariJake goes full retard on Madoka Magica - Otaku Thoughts #28


I think it's about damn time that I talked about 
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
because if you've read any of my previous posts you may have thought to yourself, "Dayum! HikariJake is totally homophobic!" You know, since I've criticized or expressed my discomfort with the homo-teasing in Love Live, Hibike Euphonium, K-On (actually... no, I didn't, surprisingly enough. Tbh Ritsu x Mio is pretty cute), and recently Shinsekai Yori. 
But that's only because those had shitty yuri. You want some good yuri?

RPG Maker - Codename "Faded Light"

My friend and I are making a visual novel with Ren'Py but I've been working on a story in RPG Maker far before that; well, actually, I've been working on this story before even RPG Maker and in the future I still plan on turning it into a webcomic!
But to see how it all turns out I'm going to be making an RPG out of it, and once the story is completely finished it'll have a visual novel version!
The visual novel will be a bit different in some respects:

  • my friend wants it to be an eroge and have sex scenes.
  • there will be different routes where the MC can fall in love with a different girl than I had originally planned.
In the canon story, which will follow one route and will be the only story that is told in the RPG Maker game, there won't be any branching paths and one of the major themes is that the MC vows that he will never love anyone again after his previous lover died, but he'll still begrudgingly fall in love one more time...

This game will have a dark, brooding story with horrors unlike anything in most RPG Maker games- and I'm not talking about jump scares. The MC will be strong and can fight, but the monsters and situations other characters are found in will be nightmarish. Any hope that the MC had has started to disappear...

The Apocalypse - A certain man whom the government refers to as 'The Wanderer' unleashed an army of demons onto the planet and massacred over half of an entire country.
Humanity's savior, King Makoto, stepped up and promised the world that he would kill those monsters and rebuild this nation as King.
As if God gave him divine powers, he unexplainably wiped out the monsters in less than a week.
And The Wanderer has yet to be caught for over a year since.
What humans live in now is referred to as the Golden Age.
Old technology, such as cars and telephones, are beginning to resurface.
Terrible crimes such as murder and rape have ceased to be.
Pollution is a minority; wildlife is aplenty.
The world is a beautiful place, all thanks to King Makoto.
.....
King Makoto…
This Organization…
I'll kill you…
I'LL KILL YOU ALL....!
I swear…
I will kill every last member... I will fulfill my vengeance.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rambling about From the New World/Shinsekai Yori - Otaku Thoughts #27


Shinsekai Yori is a slow anime at the beginning.
Episodes 1-8 were pretty boring to be honest, although it is necessary to build the world and to develop the characters, and after you get past those episodes, the plot and mystery of the show gets very intriguing, and I couldn't stop watching. It hit me hard, and the emotions are really strong.
And damn the later episodes are so intense and suspenseful. The conclusion was absolutely perfect, so many goosebumps...

Blog Update!

This site/blog sucks. I know it. You know it. We all know it.
I'm going to be changing some things:
Otaku Thoughts is going to stay, and the name will be the same, but it will only be for anime that I have Completed. Yes, I have not completed Bakemonogatari or Denpa Onna (I never will complete Denpa, f*ck that show) but I still wrote 'reviews' on them. Bakemonogatari I only had 3 episodes left when writing it, and I... I still... only have 3 episodes left. Lol. I need to finish it. And when I do, I will update the Thoughts post, if my opinion on it changes. The Denpa post will stay. This could be false but I highly doubt that the show would be worthwhile watching. I don't want to waste anymore of my time on it.
But for shows that I want to talk about, whether it be just a sentence or a whole freaking paragraph, I will write a post about an episode or episodes that I have seen with my general thoughts on the show thus far. I'll probably call it Otaku Reaction or some bs I guess. Hell if I know.
If I write about just 1 specific episode, it will be only about that episode. If I'm writing about epiodes, say, 1-4, then I will write about what I think about the series as a whole thus far. If that makes sense. If I write about episodes 3-8 or whatever, it will be focused on those episodes- get the picture?
I suck at this... Lol Well, it's fun writing this blog so that's all that counts.
Really, this blog is a personal archive for me of what I thought about a specific anime, because MAL tags are too short and writing what is essentially an essay on anime I have seen is fun. And if anyone wants to read it, then even better, right? ^^

~ HikariJake ~

The first season of Gantz isn't boring at all. - Otaku Thoughts #26


Gantz
a thirteen-episode show from the year of 2004, 
animated by studio Gonzo, 
is a noteworthy anime for several reasons:

Reason #1:

Reason #2:

And reason #3:

......
And also reason #4:

The Origin Behind My YouTube Name

I know, all of you are absolutely fascinated with me and everything about me~ That's why you're here, after all :3
...
Wait, what? You are only here because I threatened you?
N-no, no no no, that wasn't a threat! It was only... encouragement...

Well, now that you're here, you might as well read through my little.... 'ramblings' eheheh.....

So! dragonwarriorz1. That's my YouTube name, and multiple people have thought that I was a fan of Dragon Ball Z, and I can see where that misconception would come from... With "Dragon" and "Z" in my username, of course I would love DBZ!!!
...Actually, no.
I couldn't care less about Dragon Ball Z. In fact, I quite dislike what little I have seen of it.
So what the hell?? Why did my 6th grader self choose an obvious DBZ reference for his username?
Because it's not a DBZ reference! I didn't even think of DBZ when creating that name.
I actually just wanted the name "dragonwarrior" because I was obsessed with retro gaming back then and anyone with knowledge--

Tai get out of my blog

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I fap to Hestia a lot - Otaku Thoughts #25


I think it's about time I ask a question that has been plaguing us humans since the dawn of anime:
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Well, to try and answer that question: no, I don't see anything wrong with-- 
wait.
It's not a question?
That's the title of an anime? And another generic light novel adaptation by freaking JC Staff, at that?
...
.......
.............



JAPAAAAAAAAANN!!!!!!


Friday, October 21, 2016

All You Need Is Kill - Otaku Thoughts #24

Welcome to the newest edition of the Thoughts series, Otaku Thoughts.
It will be practically the same as Anime Thoughts, but I will also be sharing my opinion and perspectives on manga as well as anime. Perhaps light novels, or even visual novels, too (if I ever complete anymore visual novels other than Fate/stay night, that is).
This post will be listed as Thoughts #24 because I will be counting "Why I generally prefer Japanese animation over Western animation" as Thoughts #23.
So, without further ado...


All You Need Is Kill.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Why I generally prefer Japanese animation over Western animation - Anime Thoughts #23

This is a very controversial topic apparently and I guess I have an equally controversial opinion; yes, I prefer one country's wider range of animation (Japan) over a whole section of the world's animation (the West).
I wrote about this and had an 'argument' (more of a conversation I guess) over on Hummingbird and it wasn't all that well received nor did my original post gain much interest so, if you're on this blog to begin with, you'll probably be interested, right? Maybe? You better be. Lol
My original post is here: https://hummingbird.me/stories/8486258
And I will be copying it for some of this post, but a lot of this will be my more in-depth thoughts (or as in-depth as an idiot like me can get).

So yeah, if you like Steven Universe, I really don't care as I'm still going to criticize its art so just a warning.
I'm often asked and I often myself just ponder why I like Japanese animation as a whole far more than American animation, and I think it's simple when it comes down to it: the art is far less likely to look childish. The characters are more attractive and proportional. With the exception of some Disney princesses and some DCAU shows (but even then Wonder Woman, for example, looks far less attractive than, say... freaking Hestia or something), the VAST majority of American and Western cartoons look like something like this:


Now compare that to the norm for anime male protagonists:


The most average, generic anime male (from freaking Black Bullet ffs!) looks handsome and appealing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Terror in Resonance - Anime Thoughts #22


Terror in Resonance 
is a very unique anime by Studio MAPPA, with the director being the mastermind behind such works as Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and... Space Dandy... Shinichiro Watanabe. 
Yeah, I dunno what Watanabe was smoking when creating Space Dandy either but let's move on, shall we?
Back to Terror in Resonance, a show that grabbed my interest as soon as I saw its original PV and read the description of it on the Summer 2014 seasonal anime chart...

Monday, October 17, 2016

The World God Only Knows (Entire Series) - Anime Thoughts #21

"Reality
is a crappy game!"

Couldn't have said it any better myself, Keima.
Oh man. Keima Katsuragi from The World God Only Knows (sometimes referred to as Kaminomi) is my idol, dude. I swear, this is the man who I aspire to be in my everyday life. Although unlike Keima, I fail miserably, but that's okay: he's my idol, so of course Keima is better than me.

After all, Keima's a God;
The God of Conquest!

Doesn't that sound badass?
Well, it is!
...Albeit, in a very, very nerdy way. You see, Keima is divine in his abilities to charm any girl he desires!
"What?!" You may ask, "How the hell is that nerdy, that's just what every man aspires to be: a player!!!" Well... you see, Keima can't score over REAL women, nor does he have any desire to; just the 2D ones in his visual novel dating sim games.

Nanana's Buried Treasure - Anime Thoughts #20


Kind of like my Plastic Memories post, this Thoughts post will be a bit of a quickie as I don't have much to say about this very forgettable show, Nanana's Buried Treasure. Hell, there are few people who bothered to even watch this as it aired in 2014 (wow... can't believe it's already been over 2 years), yet alone actually enjoy it and remember it.

Erased - Anime Thoughts #19

Erased is an anime that I just knew was going to be a masterpiece after I watched a couple of enthralling episodes of the series in the 2016 Spring season earlier this year.


Everything was going in this series' favor: an intriguing time travel thriller plot, blooming romance, a Yuki Kajiura OST, animation by A-1 Pictures (admittedly a rather poor track record for this anime studio but they have mostly great animation quality in their shows nonetheless; off the top of my head their only phenomenal show before Erased is Your lie in April, however).
We get farther into the series. Episode 8, episode 9... Everything still as edge-of-the-seat exciting as always, and you really wanted Satoru to pull through and save Kayo and his mother, unveiling the devious killer.
But the last couple episodes took an epic plunge off the deep end of mediocrity and were so unbelievably predictable and anti-climactic that I felt the whole mystery of this show was an absolute waste of time in the end.
What the hell even happened?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

School Days - Anime Thoughts #18

So I'm looking through my Completed anime list to see what I'm going to be doing a Thoughts post on next and I come across
Oh, Japan, your terrible 'Engrish' never ceases to amaze me.
In the school, the three guys met.
Makes it sound like a f*ckin yaoi anime.

School Days! Joy!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Death Note - Anime Thoughts #17


One of the most famous, well-regarded anime of all time, which was animated by possibly the greatest Japanese animation studio of Madhouse, Death Note aired in the year of 2006 and is still talked about today, and for good reason; it's even getting a Netflix movie (which seems pretty Westernized and awful tbh).


Afro Samurai - Anime Thoughts #16


This anime has a black main character, and I'm racist since I'm a white male and all, so I can't even watch Afro Samurai. F*ck this piece of trash. 
Pfft, a black main character, how distasteful.


What's actually distasteful was my 'joke'. 
And what's also distasteful are the assholes who claim that all white people are racist. 



Friday, October 14, 2016

Soul Eater - Anime Thoughts #15

Soul Eater! Here's an anime that everyone loves. Except for me.

For Pete's sake, Soul, calm down.
...Y'know, for being the title character of the show,
he sure has very little screen time compared to the other characters.
*coughcoughBlackStarcoughcough*

Yeah, here's an anime, all right: here's an anime about how Studio Bones can really screw up an interesting story.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

K-On! (TV Series + Movie) - Anime Thoughts #14

There was a time when I would refuse to watch K-On! and I would equate it to something like My Little Pony.
Such childish girly shit, I'm not watching that.

Pfft what is this, Dora the Explorer?
Yeah, I still feel that way about My Little Pony, but thankfully K-On! has actual human beings as the main cast, and they're all girls so you know what that means?
It means that, if all else goes wrong, at least I'll have decent masturbation material; there's some darn good doujinshi for K-On!, and you can quote me on that- really, go check it out for yourself, you damn perv.

Ok, so I have fap material, but what else am I going to be getting into by watching K-On?
Cancer? Loss of brain cells? Both?
Well... I didn't get cancer... loss of brain cells though? Sure, that's actually pretty accurate.

A little rant about GATE

I've only seen a few episodes of GATE and I really don't want to watch anymore but for some reason it's quite a popular show.


But, shit, man... When this is the most you can think up to write for the biography of the main protagonist in a show? You know there's a problem.
Again, how GATE is a popular anime I will never know. Absolutely awful show from the couple episodes I've seen, and I am not picking it back up.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A bit more incessant rambling

Hell, I might even write a post on an anime I've completed already. Eh, stay tuned, we'll see lol

Wasn't as 'incessant' as the title of this post would claim it to be, huh?

Haven't been watching anime lately

Been busy doing... nothing, really. Oh, well, I'm trying to raise my Astronomy grade to a C. Kinda. Really I'm just screwing around.

Anyways, this weekend I'll either finish Gantz, Mob Psycho 100, or both, so stay tuned.
Heh. Who am I even talking to again? Nobody comes here but me. Lol Oh well, maybe one day that'll change? Yeah, I know: it won't.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Anime Thoughts #13


Chivalry of a Failed Knight could have been an anime that would be so easy to hate. The generic synopsis, the harem, the similarities to the atrocious anime disaster Asterisk War...
But everything that Ass War did wrong, Chivalry does right, and so, so much more. For the rest of this post, I'm not even going to give Chivalry the disgrace of comparing it to Asterisk War, so the comparisons to that shitty show end here, because Chivalry is a show that I thoroughly love.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - Anime Thoughts #12


The best part about Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko are the hentai doujinshi that spawned from it.

This one in particular.
Like, hot damn!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hibike Euphonium (Season 1) - Anime Thoughts #11

With Euphonium 2, episode one having just released yesterday as a yuri-teasing 40 minute extravaganza, I felt it would only be right to give my thoughts on the gorgeous KyoAni show, Hibike! Euphonium, also known as Sound! Euphonium, season 1.


Back when season 1 just finished airing in the Spring season of 2015, I wrote a mini-'review' of the show going over my thoughts and expressing my undying love for Hibike on Hummingbird (Original post here: https://hummingbird.me/stories/5592316). 
Admittedly, my thoughts have changed somewhat over the past year and a half, so I will not be copying my original HB post here with some minor edits, but I shall be writing my current thoughts. More work, for sure, but I don't mind. Hibike is special enough to warrant the extra effort of a little blog post.

Great Teacher Onizuka - Anime Thoughts #10

This is an anime where my thoughts haven't changed from when I first watched it during the summer of 2015; I still believe it to be an absolute classic, and most certainly great.
Great Teacher Onizuka.



I will be pasting my thoughts from my original MAL review (which I also had posted on Hummingbird) with some edits.
Here is my original MAL review: https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=190955
Here is my original Hummingbird post: https://hummingbird.me/stories/5578412

"Eikichi Onizuka, 22 years old, nice to meet you!"


Heh, kind of a scary looking guy, huh? Lol
Not so scary now? XD Kinda looks like an idiot- well, he is an idiot.
It's why we all love him haha.

Accel World - Anime Thoughts #9

From the creator of Sword Art Online comes another virtual reality where an irl loser becomes a badass... but this time, not quite a chick magnet. But he still gets the lovely Kuroyukihime at his side so he doesn't have it all that bad.


Yep, here we have the 24 episode TV series animated by Sunrise from the year 2012, Accel World.

This anime left me wanting more... and not in a good way.

Bakemonogatari - Anime Thoughts #8



Bakemonogatari is a mixed bag for me.
I started it in late 2014, and I only just now got around to watching it again.
I'd watch an episode and then drop it, only to pick it back up months later and be absolutely enthralled by it.... and then put it back on hold. It's really quite peculiar.

Joke of the Day #2 - What's the difference between acne and a pedophile?

Acne only comes on your face when you're 13.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Joke of the Day #1 - What do feminists hate more than a sexist joke?

Having it explained to them by a man.

I take no credit for any of these jokes unless specified otherwise.
I'm going to post jokes that I find funny because I want to piss off my visitors~

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Love Live! (Original w/ some Sunshine references) - Anime Thoughts #7


I remember getting into Love Live in 2014. I watched both seasons in the span of a couple of days; I was expecting to find it absolutely cancerous, or, at best, mediocre.
"This is just going to be another moe K-On! clone with dancing"
Season 1, I finished it and wasn't all that impressed; "Dang, Honoka's a bitch" I thought, and that was about it. It was... surprisingly enjoyable though. I couldn't quite figure out why.
Well, I knew why, alright: mothereffing cute anime girls with cute voices singing cute songs performing cute dances. Holy mother of Maki, what's not to like?
Ok, so my 'best' expectations were met: Love Live was mediocre. Just another cute show to add to the pile of f*cking cute anime. Where's the rope, right?
Then I told myself, "I can't take another second of this bs..."
And I finished season 2 the next day. I was in denial.
At the end, I was singing
I SAAAAAAAAAY
HEY
HEY
HEY START DASH
like no tomorrow.
...'Tomorrow'? You mean, like
Susume Tomorrow?
LET'S GO
DO
I
DO
I LIVE
YES DO
I
DO
I DO I LIVE

...
Why do I enjoy this?
Why do I enjoy this so much?
It's... it's quite baffling, honestly.

Berserk (2016 with a bit of '97 and GA Trilogy) - Anime Thoughts #6


Berserk is one of my absolute favorite series I have ever witnessed. The manga's story, characters, and art, and the way it blends them all together into one epic tragedy.... well, it isn't lying to say that there is no other manga like it in terms of its quality.

Lmao


Plastic Memories - Anime Thoughts #5

"I hope one day, you'll be reunited with the one you cherish." < Beautiful quote from Plastic Memories


Plastic Memories truly tried to be special. It wanted so hard to make you cry, but for me it failed miserably.
Isla, and her relationship with Tsukasa, is admittedly adorable. Her development is wonderful to experience, too... but, the rest of the cast is very bland, however, and the show is rather predictable. I knew what would happen in the end, although the show seems like it wants you to anyway (Your lie in April does something similar but that show excelled in everything else and it was heartbreaking how they foreshadowed it, unlike Plastic Memories where it wasn't as much foreshadowed as it was just... predictable). Plus, the comedy tries way too hard, and always falls flat. The show never once made me laugh, except for parts with Isla being cute and a couple of other exceptions. It was a bore to watch, and it's a shame because I remember thinking how much potential it had when it started airing.
I'd rather read hentai doujinshi.

~ HikariJake ~

Hyouka - Anime Thoughts #4

Note: I'm at school right now. Will add pictures once I get home... seven... hours... from now... >.<

Hyouka has that KyoAni magic. While the mysteries aren't anything grand (some can be an absolute chore to sit through if I have to be honest), the characters are so lovable. 



Monday, October 3, 2016

Berserk '97 Casca

Totally random but as I was rewatching the Berserk 97 ED, I just had to stop at Casca and admire her beauty. Miura made her beautiful for sure, but wow whatever artist drew her here sincerely perfected her look. She's, like, a gorgeous doll... I dunno how to explain it lol She's seriously just... beautiful!

Cardcaptor Sakura - Anime Thoughts #3

For the third Thoughts post, I decided to cut away from the edge of Akame and Elfen Lied and give the exact opposite: a a feel-good fluffy "gotta catch 'em all" romance shoujo anime animated by the legendary Madhouse and adapted from the hit manga by the acclaimed mangaka group, CLAMP.
Yes, I'm talking about the wonderful anime of Cardcaptor Sakura!


Note: Copy-pasted from my MAL/Crunchyroll review (Original MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=168547)
So with that out of the way...

This is a wonderful Mahou Shoujo anime that makes me feel happy whenever I watch it.

Elfen Lied - Anime Thoughts #2

We went from one edgy anime and nosedived smack dab into another; the anime that is considered to be the edgiest of all edges, and one of the most universally hated by anyone who actually has 'taste'. Yeah, this anime is Elfen Lied, and it is one of the most unfairly hated anime of all time.



Note: Since I'm just trying to get content on this site, I'll be copying and pasting my thoughts and writings about this show from other forums and sites such as Hummingbird of MyAnimeList. But I did write all of this, of course, I would never take credit for anything that I didn't write.
Now with that out of the way...

Written 5 months ago on Hummingbird.me by me, with some edits (Original: https://hummingbird.me/stories/7615213)

People jump on the hate bandwagon for Elfen Lied, calling it "edgy" and for "emo teens" because they are "inexperienced when it comes to anime and only care about shock value". Please. As if the reason that most who enjoy the show like it is because we only want to see tits and gore.
Give me a break.