Shakugan no Shana III: The Progression of Character for Shana

i’m guessing I won’t get many comments on this post, considering that all of the Shakugan no Shana reviews have come and gone from everyone, but mine’s the only one anyone should be concerned about, because I’ve been one of the biggest fans for the past 5 years.

Shakugan no Shana officially ended for me on April 2nd at 1:54 in the morning. I shed a tear almost (I actually tried really hard to cry but in the end I couldn’t get anything more than a little choked up). The show was over. Now, I’m a gigantic Shakugan no Shana fan. It opened it’s arms to me long ago and invited me into the world of anime, and introduced me to Rie Kugimiya, the greatest seiyuu who ever lived (who by the way, was FUCKING PHENOMENAL in this season). So clearly I must have a completely bias opinion of the show, right?

THE ENTIRE FUCKING SEASON WAS GOD DAMN POINTLESS.

So in a nutshell, Yuji joins the bad guys (fuck, he leads the bad guys), starts a war that kills everyone, and then waits until thousands are dead before he finally tells Shana what his plan was from the beginning, at which point Shana pretty much tells him that he’s a fucking idiot and should have just said his plan from the start since it’s not a bad plan at all.

And believe me, it really wasn’t a bad plan. In fact, it was brilliant. Yuji pretty much solves every single problem on Earth: from the Tomogara, to the fighting, to torches that have disappeared. Fuck he even gets his power of existence back, so he’s no longer a torch. I’d go so far as to agree with Riyoga and say that because of his plan, Shakugan no Shana was one of the few anime that had an ending where every single loose end was tied up. Sure he committed genocide in the process, but then again, who hasn’t?

That’s one thing I thought was odd. He causes the deaths of all these people, and his only punishment is making out with Shana while flying through the sky (which is pretty fucking awesome). That’s like capturing Hitler and sentencing him to sleep with a bunch of hot women as punishment for his crimes.

Okay so that might have been a bit extreme of an example, and now I kind of feel like a huge douchbag for bringing up Hitler in anyway, but that’s still essentially what happend, and I must say, this had me confused for most of the series:

Why didn’t he just sit down with some Flame Haze, discuss his plan through negotiations, and then ta daaa! Problem solved. If they didn’t agree with his idea? Okay, then you go to war.

Okay, so Yuji started a huge fuckin war because he’s an idiot and doesn’t think. I’ll accept that for now, because I want to talk about how much ass everything else in this season kicked.

I can totally see this yuri couple forming and taking care of Justus together.

Oh snap! Proven right! They're officially a couple (in my mind).

For one, the characters kicked ass, and as you may know, that’s a BIG plus for me. It’s my opinion that a show is good or bad mainly due to the characters. The problem? There were about 304958393 new characters, and each one had a name + a Crimson Lord, which means 2 names (sometimes three), so that made it a bit confusing. That being said, the characters all had their own personalities and awesome powers, and I loved every single one of them. Especially Rebecca Reed.

Rebecca Reed is bad ass, but funny. She’s pretty upbeat and carefree, but she’s also got strength that scares enemies shitless, as in, “Oh fuck not this girl again. Welp, we’re alllll dead.” I also like how Rebecca was kinda tomboyish. I love tomboyish girls, and that’s why Rebecca Reed was my favorite new character, pretty much from the second she was introduced in episode 6 or whatever.

And look at her with Wilhelmina, who is also one of my favorites. Who can’t see them totally getting together and maybe who knows marrying each other thus creating the greatest yuri duo in anime history? I sure can. In fact, I’m assuming that their pairing has happened and been consummated, and anyone who doesn’t believe that should suck my dick NOW.

Speaking of awesome characters, you know who I want to see more of?

She looks fucking badass.

I think it would be awesome to have a prequel of maybe 7 episodes or so that shows the past of the above Fucking Awesome Flame Haze (who is cooler looking/way hotter than Shana). Maybe throw Wilhelmina and Rebecca somewhere in there toward the end having lesbian sex or something idk. That would be an awesome prequel (even without the lesbian scenes).

The fact is every single character was awesome, even the bad guys.

Speaking of the bad guys, who were the bad guys? The Tomogara? They ate humans because they had to in order to live. It’s called a food chain. Actually, Tomogara didn’t even eat people, they ate people’s existence. So it’s not even that bad (right?).

The Flame Haze were kind of just being dicks to them the whole time. Even when the Tomogara wanted to just get the fuck out of there and live a normal life in another world, the Flame Haze kept murdering them until they died from it. (third quote)

Anyway, putting the mistakes aside, the action and story progression murdered the shit out of the previous season. There wasn’t a single filler minute let alone episode. No stupid visits to the waterpark or episodes that described love. This was all action and plot from beginning to end. Zero bullshit (you know, if you could over look the whole Yuji being an idiot. And there are valid excuses for his actions too I guess).

Anyway, what I really want to talk about is how Shana changed as a character from the 1st episode way back in 2007 until the very end.

Shakugan no Shana I

Shana first showed up as a Flame Haze similar to Wilhenmina (who also changed a LOT), in that she followed the rules, did her job, and showed very little of her own emotions. She was almost emotionless in the first few episodes, doing only what she thought a Flame Haze should do.

Then of course she somehow developed feelings for Yuji, and began to change. She ignored her feelings because she didn’t fully understand them, thus falling into the tsundere role.

And what a tsundere she was.

When you say Shana, most people automatically think tsundere, and in the first season, she certainly was one, and I think that’s part of what made the first season so fun to watch. I loved the first season. This season was good, definitely, but it was almost a completely different show then the first season. The first season had the melon bread, the Shana-tan, the Urusai! Urusai! Urusai! and the jokes. It had the funny tsundere to offset the other serious tones of the show, which all kicked ass.

Toward the end of the first season, Shana began to realize her feelings (though she still didn’t quite understand them as love), and her tsundere label started to peel off. Then came season 2.

Shakugan no Shana II

In the second season, she wasn’t so much tsundere as she was a confused girl. She wasn’t really fighting her emotions like she was in the first season (well, she still was at times). I felt like she knew the feelings and was trying to understand them so she could act on them, which was the point of all of those bullshit episodes about cooking shit and visiting waterparks and asking Margery Daw what love was. The second season was all about her understanding what love is…and that’s why everyone said the season sucked.

So skip to this season.

Shakugan no Shana III

We have a completely different Shana. This one understands everything. She knows her feelings and she knows herself as a person. She’s completely different than the tsundere that she started off as. Now she’s mature and has her sights set on what she wants. To me, it’s pretty fucking awesome to see the difference, and I feel like the series as a whole deserves a lot of credit for showing that gradual progression as well as it did.

Conclusions

I was entertained the entire time I watched this show through the characters and awesome fight scenes.  It obviously wasn’t as good as the first season (nothing will be), but it was definitely better than the 2nd season (by a little bit).

The few drawbacks have to be the stupidity of Yuji and the lack of comedic relief. It was a very serious series for the most part. I mean, sure Rebecca and that stupid scientist guy gave a little relief, but where’s the Urusai! and the melon bread and the Margery Daw’s awesome dialogue with Marchosias (I LOVE watching them two argue I could watch it for days on end)? Just a little bit. I mean, Shana only ate Melon Bread once and it wasn’t even Japanese Melon Bread!

I WANT TO FUCKING TRY MELON BREAD. WHAT THE FUCK.

One other thing that confused me though was Pheles and Johann. I get their story in that Pheles fell in love with Johann, Johann was fatally injured and so Pheles stored him inside the Reiji Maigo and then looked for him yatta yatta yatta.

What confused me is what the fuck makes them so important? Are they like super powerful or something? And what did Pheles “not want to do, but ended up doing anyway”? What the fuck? Like Johann wanted her to do something that she didn’t want to do? I didn’t have a clue what was going on.

Anyway, looking back on the season, I’d have to say that one thing that stood out was the ending, which I’ll agree with Riyoga, was one of the best endings out there in that it tied up pretty much every loose end ever, even the torch girl from the 1st season (I already said this. Oh well).

Remember me?

It was an awesome season, better than a lot of other shows out there this year. But I did expect a little more to be honest. Still, no hesitation in giving this season a well deserved

FINAL GRADE = 5*

(see full grading chart here)

Bill should've known not to fuck with Shana, now he got his ass kicked by a Flame Haze for the third time.

A Review of Everything

Well I took a week off from writing anything (more like I have a shitload of work to do before the end of the semester [this is the life of a procrastinator in full effect]), or even doing anything anime or Eye Sedso related, but I did have this draft that I wrote, and just never put up. In it, I review pretty much anything that I would’ve reviewed, had I not been getting my character list out instead.

First are reviews of shows and stuff that I finished I want to just say that it is becoming very hard for me to watch anime at all, for several reasons:

  1. Whenever I start an episode, I can’t seem to get through it without my shitty computer shutting off from “overheating”. FYI, it’s NOT overheating, it just THINKS it is, because it’s a PIECE OF SHIT. I would LOVE to get a new one, but for that I need MONEY, and finding a job right now is NOT EASY (especially if you don’t look, like me….that being said, the ski slope opens soon [job I have] and training for lifegaurds is going to be soon [another job I will have], so I’m kind of just holding out until then).
  2. I have MUCH LESS TIME on my hands than I usually have, for a few reasons: First of all school work is actually finally starting to become….how you say….heavy? I actually have lot of shit due, and most of this shit takes a lot of time to produce.
  3. I’ve been reading manga more than watching anime, because with manga you can read on your own time. You don’t have to commit 24 minutes to it, you can read for 5, 10, even 654 minutes at a time. Not only that, but the artwork and stories in manga seem to have more depth to them. I actually sometimes go to Borders books and READ MANGA now (once, about a month ago….okay 2 months). I need to buy some manga now.

Just a warning, this is a longgggggg freakin post (maybe my longest ever….well….that I put up all at once at least). This is mostly due to Queen’s  Blade, since Queen’s Blade takes up about half of this post. (chances are, I made 1000 spelling/grammar mistakes).

Section #1: Anime Series Reviews

Pandora Hearts

You know what seems to be a trend? In every anime, whenever characters have a cheers, the camera suddenly shows the outside landscape, and than pans upward to the sky when they all say Kampai!!! Anyone else find that odd?

Anyway, Pandora Hearts was good, and I’ll get to that in a bit, but first let me get to the bad:

CONS:

  • Oz. He started off as a pretty cool character, seemingly not giving a fuck, but then it turned out that he was just an emo bitch, and toward the end especially, he was just miserable as a character, asking himself, “What am I, who am  I, why didn’t daddy love me?’ Enough Oz. Cut the bullshit, act like a man, and go kick some ass.
  • Unanswered questions. Remember when Elliot complained about having that dream? It seems obvious to me that he is to Glenn what Oz is to Jack. Aka. However, they brought this whole “dream” bullshit up, only to never talk about it again. That’s just one example. This, along with it’s lack of ending, leads me to believe that a second season would be coming, but apparently, this is not the case (so I hear). In that sense, this anime was a complete waste of my time.
  • The fuzzy animation quality. Even the torrents were pretty poor quality (which is no ones fault really, you use what you get), but even the high quality torrents that I saw still had that fuzzy, dull look that I absolutely HATE. It reminded me or Shikabane Hime or Kurokami (both good shows however). The actual animation wasn’t bad though, only the color schemes.

PROS:

  • The characters were a HUGE PRO, and a big part of why I liked this series. We have Alice, aka one of the most awesome characters EVER. We have Echo, a minor character who ruled. We have Break and Sharon, both who are awesome either by themselves or paired up. We have Gil….who was…….gay?……Anyway, the characters were great. Even Oz was pretty cool for the most part.
  • The premise, despite the lack of an ending, the plot was actually relatively intriguing. Chains and the Abyss, Alice and the Will, Vincent and his deal (another unanswered…..you know what, there were no answers to anything). The search for Alice’s memory……everything was tied into each other pretty nicely, and for the most part, I found the plot great.
  • The comedy was awesome. I went into this in another post that I don’t feel like looking for, but the comedy was done pretty nicely, and put in at the right moments (although I guess that is mainly credit to the manga, if the anime copied it).
  • Alice. Without her, I may have dropped this show.

For this, I give Pandora Hearts an average

FINAL GRADE = 4

Bill sent Pandora Hearts into the Abyss, but it managed to claw it's way out.

Bill sent Pandora Hearts into the abyss, but it managed to claw it's way out.

Spice and Wolf II

Well, the first season was awesome. And the second season was more awesome. I don’t really have much to say here, so I’ll just list whatever about the show (There will be spoilers in this little list, but only in the little list):

  • Horo was in it, so it was good.
  • Lawrence sold Horo off to some guy in marriage.
  • Lawrence sold Horo off to the church.
  • Lawrence sold Horo off to people for sex, and collected the money Well, he might have well have (had well? I don’t know the right grammar here).
  • Horo got drunk.
  • Horo and Lawrence plotted and schemed.
  • Lawrence confessed his love to Horo!!!! Unexpected! (actually it’s not that big of a surprise).
  • There were awesome money transactions.
  • Several BAM moments.
  • Great new supporting characters.

There was probably more, but I really want to watch Gintama, so I’m going to finish this up…. The second season of Spice and Wolf was even better than the first, which was awesome, and seeing as the first got a grade of 5^^ (which is my highest grade in my awkward system), this season also gets a

FINAL GRADE = 5^^

Bill tried to shave Horo's tail in an attempt to win....BAD MOVE BILL.

Kanamemo

Clockwise from the top left (saki bottle): Haruka (pedophile), Yume & Yuuki (lesbians), Mika (tsundere/lesbian for Kana (in my opinion)), Kana, Saki (boss), Hinata (Money).

Don’t watch this, it sucks. The first episode was okay, and then it was all downhill from there, as the series became riddled with repetitive, stupid plots, and retarded characters. At one point, it took me a week to get halfway through one episode.

Basically, it’s a show about a little girl who loses her grandma aka entire family (she kicked the bucket, meaning she’s fucking dead), and is now looking for a place to stay. What she finds is a newspaper delivery service that offers boarding to it’s employees, of which are compiled of, a 4th grade boss, a lesbian pedophile alcoholic, a girl with a money obsession, and a lesbian couple. She also meets Mika, an employee from a rival paper who she is destined to have lesbian relations with, once they are both of age.

Sounds like it could might be good, right? It actually really doesn’t, but Rie Kugimiya is in it, so I had to watch it. No surprise, but it ended up sucking pretty bad. Each and every single character was incredibly one dimensional. The only characters I found decent were the 4 year old boss and Mika. The money girl was okay too, only because she was normal and didn’t get on my nerves.

I struggled through it, until I finally got to the last episode. Ironically (and I love irony) I actually thought that the last episode was funny, and enjoyable. Maybe because it had great scenes where Mika and Kana pretend to be on bikes, and Kana dies (for pretend, which makes it pretty remarkable). It’s completely retarded, and I like stuff like that (because I am completely retarded). Even Haruka, the pedophile, managed to do something funny. She told Kana that she would like to “have” her, but Kana, who was not listing, and was instead thinking about a book she wanted to buy, absentmindedly said, “2800 yen”. Haruka went and got the money, assuming that Kana wanted money for sex. Misunderstandings are funny sometimes (this is the only one that was funny in this show). Actually, five seconds late (can you tell that I’m watching this episode as I write this?) Yuma tells Kana to pick up 2 notebooks tomorrow, and that she could keep the change (which would be enough for Kana to buy her book). Kana declines, and not one second later, Yuuki (Yuma’s lesbian lover) comes in holding 2 notebooks, displaying that she is completely Yume’s bitch.

It’s the last episode and the last episode alone that bumps this anime up to an amazingly low

FINAL GRADE = 3

Bill took a 2x4 and bashed the pedophile's head in. Not just because she was pedophile, but because she was fucking annoying.

If you want to know my favorite character, consult The Character Page, under, “K” (obviously).

Tokyo Godfathers

I’ve had this movie on my computer for about 4 months now, just taking up space. Why I hadn’t yet watched it is beyond me. Truth be told, I was a little put off by the premise of hobos carrying around an infant for an entire movie. After literally just finishing it (at least when this post was originally written), I can now say that judging a book (or in this case, movie) by it’s cover is the one thing you should never do. This movie was absolutely fantastic.

If I could sum this movie up in one word (and it just so happens that I have just the word to do so), it would be:

BAM

Every second there was a BAMmy BAM BAMerific BAMpster waiting to kick me in the face. I actually was kicked in the face so many times that I no longer have any teeth, and my nose is broken, and that’s a good thing. Let me rewind (don’t worry, no spoilers here).

This centers around three homeless people: a runaway girl, a homo (I like to refer to him as a hombo [homo + hobo]), and a man who seemingly threw his life away (I don’t want to spoil). They find a baby, and decide to bring it back to it’s mother. Now what makes this movie truly great is the pasts of each of the main characters, and how everything seems to come together in a GIGANTIC PLETHORA of HUGE BOMB SHATTERING and AWESOME COINCIDENCES. There are SO many coincidences and awesome turns, that I couldn’t help but punch several holes in my wall, just out of sheer joy (lol, can you imagine me jumping around my room laughing and punching holes in my wall? I can completely see myself doing it, and that’s scary).

The animation was FANTASTIC. Notice the colors. What movements! What power! (that’s sort of an inside joke) This is why I love animated movies. They’re so much more alive then series. The movements of the characters are so fluid when compared to a series (some exceptions). Tokyo Godfathers might even crack a TOP FIVE on my top ten animated movies list. In fact, it definitely does (now where did I put that list…)

.   .   .   .   .

Ah, here it is…..really? Howl’s Moving Castle isn’t better than Akira! I need to revise this a bit……annddddd:

  1. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  2. Akira
  3. Tokyo Godfathers
  4. Howl’s Moving Castle
  5. Steamboy
  6. Princess Mononoke
  7. Spirited Away
  8. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  9. Perfect Blue
  10. Kiki’s Delivery Service

That’s right, I gave it the three spot. this was fantastic.

Shakugan no Shana-tan 3

The best one yet, and adding Hayate to the roster of shows on JCStaff certainly didn’t hurt. I really don’t have much to say, but this, just like all of the -tan shorts, was very amusing and entertaining and funny and awesome and great an-

Section # 2: Anime Series First Impressions:

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza


Okay, it took me watching this new season for me to realize just how awesome the last season was. Not only that, but I just watched episode 3, and to my surprise, I found Rie Kugimiya voicing a typical rich, tsundere character, and also using the main lead character as her butler. I’ll stop there and just say that it pretty much mirrored an episode of Hayate no Gotoku…..well, it was similar at least.

What can I say, I knew that that it would only be a matter of time before Rie Kugimiya was in this show, and she even made a short reference to Taiga from Toradora (at least that’s what I saw it as), aka her best performance ever. I fuckin love this show (even though it is extremely corny, very stupid, and completely retarded). Not only that, but we also got a new maid, named Koko or something. The reason why she is great is that the only words that she speaks are her name, which happen to be “Koko, koko”, (just like a Pokemon!) but the one thing that makes her great is her ability to pretty much kill anyone, due to the use of a weapon that looks very very very very similar to Dokuro-chan’s weapon Excaliborg (or whatever it’s called) from Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (which is a fucking hilarious show done by the same studio I think…..or the same director……or something lik- you know what it’s in another one of my posts, go look for it).

Section #2.5: Manga First Impressions

XBlade

Okay, so I was checking up on TJ’s blog which usually reviews only awesome shows and manga, and I came across XBlade, a manga I had somehow never heard about, and later found that it is one of the greatest mangas I’ve ever read (after 2 chapters) and is filled with so much bad ass bad assery and assnes that isn’t good, that the whole God damn thing is one giant, continuous BAM. Just reading it puts hair on your chest. Hmmm. You might not get it, or might be underestimating this manga with that, so here’s this:

Normally I make all of my pictures sized to 500 x whatever, but I made this one 600 x whatever, because it’s so fucking sick that I developed a fetish for vomitting by reading it (that was just too gross). It’s awesome…..too bad I already caught up to the manga…

Ultimate!! Hentai Kamen

I should first point out that this isn’t hentai as in porn. There is no nudity. In fact, if I were to compare this to any other anime/manga, I’d say that it’s like Dragonball Z. Basically, this manga is a bit childish, but is also really really funny, and I started reading it by accident. I meant to watch Until Death Do Us Part, but the scroller is shitty, and I somehow started reading this. Speaking of Until Death Do You Part….I’m actually thinking of dropping it (which I won’t acually do), mainly because I’m reading it, but I have no idea what the fuck is going on.

Mahou Sensei Negima!

Pretty much just like the first show, which I consider one of my favorite shows (top 20? if not than certainly close). Awesome. I could read this really quickly if I wanted to, but I’m going to try and go slowly.

Section #3: Queen’s Blade:

Did you think I had forgotten Queen’s Blade? Shame on you. There’s  reason why I save Queen’s Blade for last, and why it get’s a whole section to itself. I may have not put out any posts about it in the past 2 and a half weeks, but I’ve been watching, and I’ve been liking. No longer is this show just a ridiculously hilarious fan service/softcore porn show. Now, Queen’s Blade actually has a good plot, and interesting twists. I actually anticipate episodes now, for different reasons than previous. Ready? Here are all of my episode reviews:

Episode 6

This fight (#6) actually changed my mind about Claudette. I used to hate her, but now I kind of respect her resiliancy and slight bad assness. She finally stands up and exclaims that she doesn’t give a fuck, she’s going to be the Queen:

WINNER = Claudette

Meanwhile, Irma, (my 2nd favorite active character), is being hunted by EH-Risty (Evil Hot Risty). However, when hope seems lost, her old master shows up and rescues her. Personally, I love this development in the plot….that’s right, DEVELOPMENT in the PLOT. In Queen’s Blade! I love it!

Elsewhere, Airi (my favorite active character) is still being nagged by Cattelya’s bastard child, and because of this, she hasn’t really been able to eat (human life force) in front of the kid. Airi has kind of become less of a bad character, and more of a gaurd dog to Rana, but I like characters who change, and Airi has an awesome scythe, which is why she wins as my favorite charcters. Anyway, Tomoe catched Airi about to feast, and then tell her that she and Shizuka will take care of the bastard child instead. Airi veiws this as an opportuniy to eat (human life force), and flies across town to get a meal, but right when she’s about to eat, Rana, being the bastard that he is, grabs her skirt….how he manages to catch with someone who was flying is beyond me, but it is then decided that they will be together for the rest of this season (apparently). In my opinion, I think that as long as Airi is paired with Rana, she won’t get frozen in yellow carbonite like her counterparts, Menace and Mellon (I forgot to tell you, Menace got frozen in yellow carbonite).

Up next is another Queen’s Blade battle, this time it’s

Queen’s Blade Fight 7: Tomoe vs Elina

Personally, I hope Elina gets her head cut off and dies. I hate her stuck up bitch additude. It’s fairly obvious that Tomoe is going to win (I feel like she’s destined to meet Reina in the finals), so I look forward to this. I find it kind of funny how Elina fouht in fire  during the first fight, and now is fighting in snow during her second one. That kind of sucks.

Queen’s Blade Fight 8: Irma vs EH Risty

Needless to say, I have a bad feeling about this fight. I have a feeling that Irma is about to get the boot. You can’t beat EH Risty, and her whole conversation foreshadowed pretty  blatantly that she couldn’t win, just from the general tone and Echidna’s little monologue at the end. Just don’t like it. Of course, I could be wrong, maybe Irma knocks Risty back into reality or something.

Episode 7

One thing I’ve noticed is that the fight scenes do two things:

1) Everyone’s shirts rip, and both fighters are left topless by the fight’s end.

Randomly, EH Risty's shirt becomes see-through.

2) The fight sequences are getting pretty good.

It's so quick that my print screens can't even keep up.

The same can be true for the fight between Irma and EH-Risty (as I obviously just showed). This fight ruled, despite it’s shortness in length. I loved the music, and the ice cavern. What also made this great was the flashbacks of Irma’s past during the fight, as well as Echidna’s little monologue. I thought it brought a good amount of drama to the fight. However, they didn’t let us forget that this is still Queen’s Blade, and kind of ruined a dramatic scene, after Irma get wailed on by that spiked ball you see in the above picture. after getting smacked in the back, she stands up (or manages to get to her knees anyway) and then coughes up blood, and falls backward, as dramatic music that actually really fits the scene  plays in the background. But whoops, she’s not wearing a shirt, soooooo

Holy mother of God.

Instead of feeling like, “FUCK, Irma fucking DIED. I’m pissed (because she is….or was, my second favorite acting character)”, I instead just laughed.

WINNER: EH Risty

After the fight, we see a similar pattern play out, as the scene moves to Airi and her dilemna with Rana, and how she’s all “OMG a kid OMG.” It’s becoming noticible that her weak state (due to lack of human life force) is starting to take it’s toll, and I don’t believe that she’s going to be surviving her next fight.

At the same time, Echidna finds an inconcious (or dead) Irma, and has to deal with her. In a sense, both are dealing with feelings of being a parent figure (or older sister figure) in looking out for the young ones. On to the fight between Tomoe and Elina.

Almost right away Tomoe loses her shirt (because she’s a whore). Elina is using mind games so that she can win (because she’s a huge lesbian whore). However, Tomoe unknowingly FLIPS THE SCRIPT, and uses mind games on Elina when she tell her that she and Reina (whore) ate and slept together.

Does anyone think that Elina looks like a whore right here? Because I do.

Does anyone think that Elina looks like a whore right here? Cuz I do.

When Elina hears this, she gets so upset that she kills herself by strangling herself to death.

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Okay actually Tomoe just literally kicks the shit out of her (well she kicks her at least).

A topless Tomoe is not one to tango with.

WINNER – Tomoe

And then, just to remind you that this is still Queen’s Blade:

Really, you weren't expecting this?

Up next we have an awesome fight, between Nanael and Airi. Both of them are hungry, because they haven’t eaten, and they’re both some form of spirit. They’re actually like mirror images of themselves, now that I think about it. I don’t know who will win this. I almost feel like Nanael will lose, because she’s stupid, she bet on herself (never a good thing), and she’s a dirty whore (look at the picture). Honestly this fight looks like it will be more of a comedy act than a fight.

However, before this gets started, we have a bombshell dropping, as Shizuka reveals to Tomoe that she’s actually an assassin hired to kill her (Tomoe) and thus, she tries to kill her. GASP!

Of course, this turns out to be a lie, and Skizuka just wanted to fight Tomoe so that Tomoe would have no more weaknesses (which makes perfect sense….oh wait, no, it’s just stupid). So Tomoe obviously kills (yes, kills) Shizuka, and then cries like a bitch. Queen’s Blade is getting HEAVY.

Corny montage of Shizuka plays with music. This is good, because it means that Irma must be alive (she had no montage).

Episode 8

The fight between Airi and Nanael starts, but isn’t being shown anywhere (mainly because it’s being held in front of Queen Aldra, which means someone is getting frozen in yellow shit).

Anyway, as the fight progresses, both fighters are tired, and it appears as though Nanael has the upper hand. Thinking quickly, Airi sheds her clothes, and attacks using “Bra-Panty Slut Combo”

Not kidding, it's a legit Queen's Blade move.....I read about it.......IN A BOOK!

Then, as what usually happens with all of my favorite characters, Airi FUCKING DIES.

Maybe I should choose Reina as my new favorite character, so that she could die. Let’s take a look back on my favorite characters, and what happened to them:

Allean – Held back by a worthless, pantsless loli. Lost and was eliminated from Queen’s Blade.

Irma – Got completely raped by EH Risty. Lost and was eliminated from Queen’s Blade.

Airi – Started becoming awesome, was held back by a worthless, tiny kid. Fucking died.

Fuck me right? In related news, I now absolutely despise the character of Nanael, and hope that she dies. She’s so stupid and that little fucking wing she has is annoying as fuck. I mean, why is she even participating in Queen’s Blade anyway? Sometimes, I just want to take her by the throat an-

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Can I…What!? Who the fuck are you to tell me what to do!? You want a review? Here a review of the rest of the episode:

  • Rana and The Dwarf Girl whose name I always forget talk, and Rana decides to help said dwarf girl reforge the sword. I guess that means that the dwarf girl is about to die, since everyone who hangs around Rana gets the ax.
  • Reina is a whore.
  • Reina’s dad is planning something to take back the throne.
  • Melona is freed from the yellow stone, due to the fact that holy milk was spilled on it, mainly due to the fact that Nanael is a clumbsy whore. This is pretty big news I guess, but whatever.
  • Reina is a whore (still)
  • the dwarf’s name is YMIR! (hits himself in the face with a bottle of contact solution [it was close by])
  • The next fight begins! I can’t wait for it, because one of my two least favorite characters will lose!

Queen’s Blade Fight #10: Nanael vs Reina

Suddenly, I don’t hate Nanael anymore. In fact, I’d say that she’s now my favorite active character!

What a fucking pussy you are Nanael...and you don't have any milk left because you don't put a cap on the bottle....wouldn't that make more sense?

WINNER – Reina

*facepalm*

Episode 9

So the last episode ended with the next two battles announced to be

Queen’s Blade Fight #11: EH Risty vs Claudette

and

Queen’s Blade Fight #12: Reina vs Tomoe

Honestly, I don’t care who wins first one (leaning toward Claudette actually), but I really want Tomoe to win her fight, since she is now my favorite active character, and Reina absolutely pisses me off. This means that EH Risty and Reina will win their fights (I’m assuming). The count planned to take advantage of the final Queen’s Blade fights by attacking with his troops, but as it turns out, the fight between Claudette and EH Risty is being held AT THE CASTLE, hindering his plans (literally pretty much copied this word for word from the subs).

Anyway, the count decides to send out the troops anyway, and Elina and Reina have sex.

She's touching you boobs, Reina....your boobs....(you'd think she'd be able to tell, wouldn't you?).

Randomly, we switch back to the fight, where Claudette, who spent last episode watching way too much Pokemon, breaks out her moves:

Claudette used Thunder Shock!

It's not very effective...

Unfortunately for Claudette, it looks like EH Risty, who has been known to like Onyx (both the rapper and the pokemon) seems to have been ready for Claudette’s electric attacks, and as you know, electric is weak against ground type pokemon. Anyway, Claudette is no level 7 pokemon (despite using a weak attack like thunder shock, when thunder or thunder bolt is much better [personally, I prefer thunder bolt. It's more accurate, and is still a good move]), and so she starts breaking out the body attacks.

Claudette used Skull Bash!

Claudette used High Leg Kick!

With EH Risty now in a weakened state, Claudette decides to finish her off with one of her electric moves, so that she can regain her pride (what’s better than beating a ground type with an electric move? Sex, and that’s it.)

Claudette used...Thunderclap Strike? Wait, I've never heard of this move?

With EH Risty apparently down for the count, Claudette takes this time to talk smack to the count (that wasn’t an awkward sounding sentence or anything). She tell him that he’s a stupid fuck, and that she will become Queen. unbeknowngst to the two of them, Aldra had given EH Risty a Max Revive, and she suddenly comes rushing after the Count, but is blocked by Claudette. However, Aldra also gave EH Risty an X Attack, so she’s like, super strong now (we’re talkin’ red eyes strong). Realizing this, The Count and Claudette try to run, but as any good pokemon trainer knows, you can’t successfully run when you’re facing another pokemon trainer. Eventually, EH Risty uses Fissure. and even though it misses 4 out of 5 times, this time it does the job. As you know, fissure kills any pokemon in one hit, and since Claudette was fucking awesome in this fight, and I actually really like her character, and was rooting heavily for her to win, she of course FUCKING DIES. That’s right, she’s fucking dead. Good for me. i bet Tomoe dies in the nexy fight, and then every single character besides Reina dies after that. STOP KILLING THE CHARACTERS I LIKE!!!!! Now it reads like this:

Allean – Held back by a worthless, pantsless loli. Lost and was eliminated from Queen’s Blade.

Irma – Got completely raped by EH Risty. Lost and was eliminated from Queen’s Blade.

Airi – Started becoming awesome, was held back by a worthless, tiny kid. Fucking died.

Claudette - Cheated out of a victory by the Queen. Fucking died. Oh good, she didn’t die, she just lost.

This is pissing me off a little.

WINNER – EH Risty

UPDATE! NYX APPEARANCE!

Since they showed Nyx, it's apparent that they might not be done with her character just yet. I have hope that she is able to kill Elina (or at least rape her in an embarrassing, Queen's Blade sort of way) to complete her revenge!

After this a bunch of shit happens, although not much of it is important. Tomoe kicks the shit out of some trees (oooo real hard). And Melon steals Nanael’s milk, because Nanael is retarded and can’t realize something obvious when it comes along (I thought she knew Melon was not to be trusted? What a moron, she deserves it). Then it shows Aldra looking at her frozen yellow stuff collection. Then it cuts to the ED which is basically a place for Menace to act like a stripper.

Episode 10

To start out, Nanael is getting hammered off some milk, which is the most abundant of all liquids in the world of Queen’s Blade. Some bullshit happens, and she eventually wanders into the woods, looking for Flabby Pink, which I think is a much better name than Melon. There, she finds Tomoe, who has apparently ascended to the level of unstable psycopath bent on killing bamboo trees.

Too bad Tomoe isn't facing a bamboo tree in the next fight.

A bunch of other stupid bullshit happens, and then it’s time for the fight, which is being held, coincidentally, at Tomoe’s birthplace. Also, Tomoe looks, FUCKING AWESOME:

Dudeeeeee......DUUUUDDDEEE.....

As Tomoe completely beats up on Reina (something that makes me happy), Ymir (I remembered her name for once) talks to a crowd about how her blade is being used by Reina. Tomoe is using sick moves, and is just beating down Reina as if she were a helpless child. I was thouroughly enjoying it, until Reina said that she, “can’t afford to lose.” Somehow this makes her strong, which is complete bullshit. The end result?

First one to expose both tits loses. Those are the rules.

WINNER – Reina

God damn it you know? Anyway, Ymir makes a shitload of money by selling cheap knockoffs of the blade she HALF made, and Flabby Pink was apparently pretending to be Rana for a while (I kind of spaced out when she said why though). Tomoe is wakes up before the Queen, and my sleep cycle is completely fucked up right now (I woke up form 9 hours of sleep at 1 in the morning).

Bonus Section: Thing(s) I Need:

Here are some thing I really need now:

  • The Girl Who Leapt Though Time on DVD. I really want to watch it again, but my computer struggles when it plays MVK files (and all files, really).
  • More anime movies.

I wish there were a place in CT where I could buy mainly anime stuff, but there really isn’t (sure Best Buy or Fye might sell a few movies/series, and Borders might have a slim manga section, but it’s mainly bullshit stuff). I don’t “do” online shopping anymore, just because.

Was this post long or what?