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From this season I’ve been watching the obvious Space Dandy & Buddy Complex. I’ve seen the first 2 Space Dandy & of course dubbed! I’ve got to say I’m really enjoying it. The animation has this style to it. It seems classy but new at the same time. It’s giving me the Bebop feel and there’s nothing wrong with that while not feeling like a complete Bebop carbon copy which I like. Also the dub is amazing and the script writers and voice actors are really having fun with it. THERE’S A TOY STORY & GOOGLE REFERENCE!
Then there’s Buddy Complex which I thought was going to be just another mecha show. Well I’m right and wrong with that statement. It is a mecha show with two sides, someone did this, next thing a wars going on and another brown haired protagonist but there’s a slight twist and if you want to know what that twist is you have to go watch it. Buddy Complex isn’t the best ever nor is it the worst but it sure is great and it may have tropes but the execution of it all makes it enjoyable for me.
Also I will eventually get around to watching Noragami.
If you want to watch Space Dandy and you live in the USA you can watch it on toonami, funimation’s official YouTube channel. In Australia you can watch it on the Madman Screening Room.
You cab watch Buddy Complex on Funimation’s website if you live in the USA or if you live worldwide you can watch it on Daisuki.
Valvrave the Liberator one of the most controversial anime from 2013 (especially for that one scene) has finished. I’ve got to say after completing the second part I just love it even more. This series has so many flaws, the plot, characters, the pacing but for me it was entertaining and I don’t know why but for the first time in forever I could just overlook all these flaws and just have fun and enjoy the ride. The second season was a lot better than the first in terms of story, characters and fight scenes but the ending was definitely rushed L it needed for episodes. L-elf was my favourite character in the first part and he became even more amazing in the second part, just continuously amazing me. Then there’s Saki, anyone that didn’t like in the first part would convert to a Saki lover. L-elf, Saki, and the craziness of valvrave, made the second part of valvrave AMAZING. It may use all the mecha tropes and people may hate it, but hey it’s one hell of a ride!
So 2013 is almost over and 2014 is almost here-meaning more anime! I’m pretty sure every anime fan is excited for Space Dandy for several reasons. Firstly it is directed by the same guy who did Cowboy Bebop-Shinichiro Watanabe and secondly it is premiering in the US FIRST WITH AN ENGLISH DUB! OMG! I also can’t wait for the F/SN remake by ufotable, because even if Shiro is still annoying as hell at least it look gorgeous! Psycho Pass Season 2 is coming next year, which I’m very interested in whether it gets better or worse as Gen Urobuchi has never done a sequel for his works before. I’m also really hyped to watch Madoka Magica Movie 3- Rebellion to see how it goes from the conclusion of the series ( sadly wont be able to watch it this year). Can’t wait for 2014!
So I recently finished playing Pokemon X, and it was great. This really is pokemon at its best. This game is a improvement over anything from last gen (black/white, black2/white2). All Pokemon are now 3D cell shaded and they look really good. I was skeptical over the transition due to the Pokedex 3ds app, where the pokemon looked ugly and I am glad to proven wrong. It seems like Gamefreak went with the complete opposite approach to Black and White, with having a small number of new Pokemon, combined with Pokemon from all the other regions before beating the league, instead of all brand new Pokemon until beating the league. That was a great idea. Less is more right? THE POKEMON IN X AND Y ACTUALLY ARE COOL AND CUTE, NOT STUPID RUBBISH BAGS AND ICE CREAM CONES! The new addition of the fairy type has evened the playing field against dragon types ( sadly now my awesome dragons get owned by fairies 😦 ). Another addition is mega evolution, when Pokemon temporarily evolve again, change appearance, and gain new stats or even a new type. I have to admit I thought it was stupid and it was just like a Digimon rip off when I saw it in the trailers, but after actually using mega evos, it’s actually really fun, and you can only mega evolve once per battle. I was hoping that X would have an awesome story like B/W ( the one good thing about B/W), but it was fine for a pokemon game. I was also hoping for an actual rival again like Silver, but no we get that guy who is ‘oh can I have a battle please, friend, neigbourino’, but again it’s still fine. The new overall design and same gameplay is enough, as it was a really fun Pokemon Game, and one of the best! This is definitely the best game on the 3DS system, and that 2 year wait for that Pokemon Game on the 3DS was totally worth it!
So all you Persona fans out there, you guy must be over the moon right now because Persona 5 has been announced for the PS3, along with a bunch some other Persona games- Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth ( P4 Arena sequel) and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Persona 5 is coming out in Winter 2014. The trailer was short, but it was very interesting. In the trailer there were a bunch of chairs, which were held down by chains and balls- which have given many the assumption that game is set in a prison and not in high school ( not that there’s anything wrong with high school).In the trailer it is stated “You are slave. Want emancipation?” From the tiny bit of Persona 3 and 4 I have played ( don’t kill me, I’m going play through 4 and finish it as soon as I can), this seems to be pretty dark – Persona 3 level, which I like. Next-gen might be here, but the PS3 is still strong, lots of RPG’s next year- Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and of course newly announced Persona 5.
Link to trailer-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mZssK05WYo