Asura Cryin’ Episode 2

I would first like to point out that I am very tired as I start to write this…..keep that in mind…

Folks we have on our hands a real banger. Asura Cryin’ is what I like to call, “A complete, bangout.”  While the second installment in this series wasn’t as loaded up as the previous, it did not disappoint. I could just write a summary of the episode, and give you my thoughts……but that’s what everyone does, so instead, I’m going to take one point from the episode, and that will be the focal point of this post. And that focal point, is Takatsuki:

In a word: Awesome.

Takatsuki is slowly becoming one of my favorite characters. For the most part, she is quiet, shy, and doesn’t talk much. For example: Natsume goes to meet the owner of the house that he is renting, this guy:

Spirals? Be quiet you hippie.

Wow, he loves spirals almost as much as this Shiho from Mai Otome…

Awesome show, Mai Otome.

Anyway, while here, he meets up with Takatsuki, who happens to be living on the Spiral-owner’s huge estate. It is here that Natsume discovers that she was in fact the girl that attacked him during the first episode, after he sees her miko get-up. He inquires about a few things, and learns that she is in fact a devil (this anime truly has it all).  She explains that a projected spirit (Misao) is (quote)

“It’s kind of like a living spirit…that it’s sealed by Asura Machina (big robot thing at the end of the first episode) as a [human] sacrifice.”

But this still doesn’t explain why Takatsuki is so great. The next day at school, Natsume is called to the office where he meets the guy dressed in white from the battle in his house (first episode). He reveals himself to be the student council president (they might have said this in the first episode, but there was a lot to take in so…). His name? Reishirou Saeki. In a sense, he asks Natsume to join him, and when Natsume refuses, he whips out a nine and starts busting caps in phones:

Sucka Free Sunday! Brrrrat! Brrrat! Brrrrrat!

Needless to say, here comes Takatsuki, putting on her game face (seen in first photo) and doing some nasty shit:

Nice grab.

Yes…..she caught the bullet, and then melted it, no problem. You know what, here’s a full list of why Takatsuki is awesome:

  • Split personality, sometimes she’s shy, but when she uses her “mimesis”, she gets nasty at fighting and almost ruthless.
  • Heterochromia…..looks……sick (different colored eyes).
  • She is apparently a demon.
  • As a normal girl, she can’t dodge bullets, but when she’s ready, she doesn’t have to (cause she catches them and melts them in her hand).
  • Dresses as a miko, which, according to the recent Hayate episode, all Japanese men love (I am not Japanese in the least, but miko rule).

I should mention that there is a medium sized BAM at the end of this episode, after which it is appropriate to say, “Well, add another thing to the contents of this show.” Now this show covers:

  1. Romance
  2. Harem
  3. Demons
  4. Supernatural
  5. Mecha
  6. Action
  7. Comedy
  8. Hippies that love spirals
  9. Fan Service
  10. Time travel
  11. School
  12. Heterochromia
  13. A Truly Awesome Ending Song

Did I miss anything? I’m probably did, but let me know anyway.

K-ON! Episode 2

Yea I know I never said I was going to review this series literally 10 minutes ago, but this episode was so pointless and stupid that I couldn’t hold back (spoilers I guess…..they’re really):

First, they go with Yui to look for a guitar:

Yea....it's a guitar store, it's to be expected.

Then, since Yui can’t afford it, they all get jobs:

See? I wasn't lying.

Then they go back to by a different guitar, because Yui discovers that money doesn’t grow on trees, and decides that she can just buy a cheaper one:

In this troubling economy, you should have done that from the start.

No they're not talking about a cock, they're talking about how stubborn Yui is, and how she just has to have that expensive guitar.

Then Mugi bargains the price down from 250,000 yen to 50,000, because apparently her family owns the store.

"Are you serious? You could've gotten it cheap from the start? We had to get jobs! You're a shitty friend." -What any other character should have said.

……couldn’t she have just bargained in the first place? In a nutshell, this episode:

  1. Accomplished: Nothing…..well, I guess Yui did get a guitar.
  2. Served: No Purpose….well, I guess Yui did get a guitar.
  3. Was: A waste of 26 minutes…..minus the 5 seconds it actually took them to get a guitar.

However, it was almost worth it to get to the ending song, which is the best of the year.

EDIT: This is a misleading post.

Shows I Will “ISSS” Spring of 09

I will not be “blogging” any shows, because to do that you need a blog. I have a self-proclaimed “ISSS”, therefore I will be ISSSing a few shows, probably only three main ones. They will be:

  • Asura Cryin’ – I think this show looks great, despite the fact that everyone else debates otherwise.
  • Queen’s Blade – I am probably going to look forward to watching this show more than any other show. It sucks based on the first episode (basing a series on the first episode of course is something you shouldn’t do, but I did it anyway).

Other shows that I might review random episodes include every other show I’m watching, but mainly:

  • Sengoku Basara – One of the top five shows of the season easy. Seriously, this show is great.
  • 07  Ghost – I’m on to you….I know your secret….
  • Hayate no Gotoku! S2 – This show is one of the Top Two shows of the year, but everyone freaking reviews is, so unless something sticks out, I’m just going to watch it.
  • Full Metal Alchemist – Same thing as Hayate, and this series looks better than the first one so far:

Huge Budget + Great Plot = BANGOUT

Other then those, I doubt I’ll do any other series. Expect episode reviews of Asura Cryin’ and Queen’s Blade perodically though.

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