Impressions: Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara Episode 13

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This episode starts with Yuito’s first impression of Hitomi and his longing for her.

During the time to send Hitomi back to the future, everyone is given the opportunity to express their final feelings towards Hitomi as the final farewell gift. It gives everyone the closure that they need especially between Yuito and Hitomi.

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Impressions: Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara Episode 12

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This episode starts by continuing the relationship between Hitomi and Yuito as well as Hitomi’s eventual departure.

Out of all Hitomi’s desperation and depression, she at least has Yuito as her source of happiness. However, that source of happiness is going to disappear very soon so she’s frustrated by that fact. She thinks it’s better to not have met Yuito so she won’t have any of these confusing feelings. However, Yuito manages to convince her otherwise and thus indirectly making her take a step forward in facing the harsh truth of having to leave him and her friends. That step forward is well, to have the most fun with everyone, particularly with Yuito while she can. She’s basically facing her problem directly again instead of running away. She realizes that it’s no use wandering in the dark all the time. Her friends are always helping her so that’s the least she can do.

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Day 1 – Akane’s Struggle To Save Her Friend

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Anime: Psycho-Pass

Psycho-pass to me is one of the most intense and thrilling anime I’ve ever seen. Its world building is great, the story element sprinkled with mystery is phenomenal and the characters are well-developed. I really like how Akane develops from season 1 to season 2 and then the movie. She’s a really good and admirable character.

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Impressions: Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara Episode 10

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Like I said in the last episode, Hitomi has to deal with Asagi.

Hitomi in this episode is surprisingly proactive in solving the problem. She’s no longer waiting to react to others’ actions, instead, acts first this time. She’s the one who chases after Asagi and tries to work things out between them. Hitomi has changed quite significantly to the point she is the one taking initiative to solve problems, not running away from it. She’s the one making the effort to preserve their friendship. Asagi on the other hand is the one running away this time, avoiding to face the conflict head on. She keeps on running away until Hitomi finally catches her, letting Hitomi do all the work. Her work is to simply accept Hitomi’s approach. She is very happy though that Hitomi takes the responsibility to talk with her. Being extremely emotional, she couldn’t have done it herself even though she knows it’s the most rational thing to do.  To feel a little bit better, she adverts the blame from Hitomi to Shou in a joking manner. But there is some truth to it.

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Portal is a Very Creepy Game

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This time it’s going to be a little bit different because I’m going to talk about a video game I recently played. I think this will be the only occasion where I’ll talk about video game so don’t worry, after this I’ll stick back to my anime format.

Now I’m not a gamer, obviously. I don’t play that much video games. But of course every now and then I’ll play some games to fill in my leisure time and I mostly play the more popular ones. You know, the normal first person shooter games like the Call of Duty and Crysis series, the Command and Conquer genre like the Red Alert series and Generals and sometimes a little bit of The Sims or City Skyline. I’m just a guy who sometimes play games… like normal people. But I do want to share my thoughts and experience of this one particular game that I really like called Portal.

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Steins; Gate 0: A Sequel To an Already Perfect Ending

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Hey there friends! Okay so I’m gonna talk about Steins; Gate 0 now. Firstly, Steins; Gate 0 is a really great anime. Watch it if haven’t already and also watch the original Steins; Gate. They are some of the best anime of all time, trust me.

If you’re not familiar with the series, let me explain to you the basic premise of the anime. This is a time travel anime and the series has 3 major worldlines, the first is alpha worldline, the second is beta worldline and the third is the Steins; Gate worldline. The alpha and beta worldlines are dystopian worldlines just in different ways but the Steins; Gate worldline is the utopian worldline which is the worldline that the characters are trying to pursue.

Most sequels don’t do justice to the prequel especially when the prequel already has a ‘perfect ending’. When the ending of a prequel is so good, the sequel usually ruins the prequel making its ending quite insignificant in some ways. And I dare say that the ending of the original Steins; Gate is already as ‘perfect’ it is.

Which is why Steins; Gate Load Region of Deja Vu, the sequel movie of the original Steins; Gate is very much forgettable because the story doesn’t need to be. It doesn’t need to exist. The ending of Steins; Gate is already perfect so to add anything to it would just ruin it.

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Steins; Gate Review

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Synopsis

A self-proclaimed mad scientist named Okabe Rintarou a.k.a “ Hououin Kyouma” saw Makise Kurisu, a teenage science prodigy girl stabbed to death, laying coldly in a room. Okabe then texted his friend, Daru about the incident. Right after he send the text, he experiences something abnormal and inexplicable. Several hours later, he is shocked to see that, Kurisu, the girl who he just saw (dead), is alive in front of his eyes.

He later finds out that he can send text messages to the past only by using a phone and a microwave. By doing that, he changes the past multiple times. Little does he know that his actions are leading to ‘dystopia’.

Review

The first episode hit me hard especially the last scene of the episode where Okabe finds out that the dead Kurisu is alive in front of his eyes. Well, reliving a character always captures the audience’s attention right? ( Or wrong?) Continue reading

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Review

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Synopsis           

The story takes place in winter. Haruhi has a big plan for Christmas party. She, being very pushy, gets every member of the SOS Brigade ready for the grand party. Several days later, Kyon wakes up and goes to school as per usual only to find out that Haruhi has disappeared. Nobody in his class remembers Haruhi. “What? You don’t know Haruhi?”—- “Koizumi, where is he?”—- “Is… Is that you Nagato Yuki?”

Review

If you read ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Review’ you’ll know how much I dislike the series. Regardless, that didn’t deter me from watching this sequel movie. I planned to finish every sequel of the franchise even before I watched the series, and I’m glad I planned it that way. Continue reading