After the failure of an episode last week (The one where Konekomaru turned into a chicken), we get another episode to toss into the trash. Isn’t that wonderful? It’s the stuff dreams are made of. Just wonderful and…Who am I kidding? The fact that Rin and Yukio didn’t know the difference between a Christmas cake and birthday cake was surprising, though not something significant. It’s not like someone’s going to reprimand them for not knowing. Talk about pointing out stupid things for a lame joke or two.
I skimmed through this episode without so much as looking back, so here’s the summary: Shima goes around asking the girls for their birthdays and finds out that Izumo’s is soon. He then plans her birthday party in secret. Rin and the bald chicken monk are to bake the cakes, Shiemi is to decorate the room with Suguro, and Shima has to find Izumo a birthday present. Unfortunately, he spills the beans, being the idiot he is. Read the rest of this entry
I was shocked when I watched this week’s episode of Ao no Exorcist only because of how horrendously-drawn Amaimon was in the fight scene. No, I was even more appalled by how quickly the fight ended. The show’s been building up to this point for a good few weeks so I expected a grand fight full of punching and slashing, and, really, who wouldn’t? You’ll be glad to know that they wrap the fight up in… a minute, all before the opening sequence pops in. Talk about a killjoy. Oh, did I mention that they hit baseballs?
Plot, plot, plot – AnE is weak in that department but it’s got potential to be sure. It’s going to run for at least a few years, so give the manga time to develop a somewhat coherent plot. Hell, I’ll applaud the mangaka if he manages to make a shonen series without going down the Bleach or Naruto route…they’re just retarded now. Oh, and I love Mephisto Pheles, if only because he makes everything a game and is using everyone for his own goals – I bet he wants to take Satan down and claim power for himself. Read the rest of this entry
He be trolling, he be trolling. Okay, not really. Even if he’s not trolling the whole Exorcist order and the demons, it’s clear that he’s stringing them along and leading them into a trap. Well played, Mephisto. I don’t hate you as much as I used to. I quite like your bad-assery and obvious disregard for others, as twisted as that sounds.
Oh, who’s that blonde bishoujo? What’s that? It’s a bi-shounen? Oh god, how low have mangakas stooped? Are they desperate for viewers that they even have to tap into the rabid fangirl communities? No, I’m messing. This man is named Arthur something Angel and he’s the newly appointed Paladin for the Exorcist order. He pops in once Rin’s fight with Amaimon goes out of control. Rin is starting to lose his humanity and it’s only Shiemi that’s able to stop his rage. Read the rest of this entry
Hey there, peeps. Are you by any chance looking for that mid-season climax of Ao no Exorcist? Well, you’ve got it right here in episode fifteen of the series. If there’s only one episode you watch from this show, it should be this one. Nay, it must be this one. If not for the exciting plot developments (That’s iffy), then blankly stare at the intense fight scene between Rin and Amaimon for its pure enjoyment value.
Let’s breeze by this episode summary, shall we? Back at the campfire, Rin, Bon, Shiemi, and the rest of the gang find the rest of their classmates waiting for them, lanterns in tow. However, things go awry the moment they all reconvene as one of Amaimon’s demons appears out of the blue (Hurr Durr). Shura splashes a dab of Holy Water on each of her students save for Rin as he’s a demon himself. It’s supposed to protect them, but even that won’t prove useful – especially when Amaimon controls Shiemi and brings her forth out of protective barrier enclosing the campfire. Read the rest of this entry
While IkoMei goofs around a bit and loses focus this week, Ao no Exorcist steps its game up in the thirteenth episode. I’d be willing to forgive this show for all of its previous sins if it actually starts getting good in a few weeks’ time. There are many ways the mangaka could develop Ao no Exorcist’s story. Now that we know the Order of the True Cross is linked to the Vatican, why not take a page out of Index’s book?
I fear that by the end of Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, I’m going to have a library full of Yune’s strange faces. I mean, she makes one every five minutes or so, and that’s what I’ve come to attribute this show with. Bah, but that’s trivial. Something I’d like to know is whether or not the French spoken in the beginning of the episode was done well. Was there an accent? Read the rest of this entry
That’s weird, I though they were already friends. Anyways, Hanairo’s 14th episode takes us for a brief stint at the beach and then takes us to Yuina’s fiance’s inn. Did you catch all that? We also find out Yuina’s got more on her mind than just having fun and being a tease, because you know, she was totally a deep character even before this.
It seems like Yuina’s not the only popular girl on the beach as a boy admirably confesses his love for Minchi as loud as he can, and in front of everyone else on the beach. The boy’s got balls! It’s a shame that Ohana and Nakochi didn’t get too much time in the spotlight but this, at least, opened up enough time to delve into Yuina’s problems. They’re the typical rich-girl-who-wants-to-escape-from-family type of dilemnas where the character wants to break free from the expectations and roadmap his/her parents have laid out for him/her. If I was the heir of an inn family, I’d probably turn tail and run as well. What about you?
Hold on and don’t get your little panties in a bunch, but unfortunately for you lot, the beach episode is set to take place next week, right in the middle of summer. Oh you lucky, boys, you. But what takes in this episode is far from the fan-service you (might) desire. Yes, this episode explores some of Father Fujimoto’s past and shows the folks over at Shonen Jump that sometimes the fans get bored of constant fighting. Seriously.
Agh, Yukio, stop! Stop looking at me, it makes me feel all weird. Alright, alright, I’ll use my awesome abridging skills just for you. Now you won’t have to wade through boatloads of text for the summary- so just stop staring already. Read the rest of this entry
I knew something fishy was going on in St. Cross’s Academy after I saw that professor, Igor Neuhaus (Neigasu?), summoning that demon a few episodes back. And despite the apparent cover-up job done by Mephisto Pheles, we get a sense that he has a personal agenda.
And just like how the Pages at St. Cross’s passed their Esquire Exams, I also reached a milestone in my blogging. 10,000 hits in just a month. Who woulda thought it? It might not seem like much to a lot of the peeps out there in the animu blogosphere (what a tiny number), but it feels amazing on my part. Oh, and the recent increase in traffic seems to be growing, so that’s nice to see. Read the rest of this entry
In order to revitalize the title and make it more appealing to the core anime viewing audience, A-1 Pictures has officially moved the series in a new direction. Why, just check out the rest of this post to find out the details.
Interested? Well, sorry to disappoint; that was a total pile of crap. If anything, that would only serve to drive the viewers away. Speaking of viewers, what the hell were A-1 Pictures thinking when they decided to make this episode cooking-centric?
I’ve been wondering ever since Yukia and Rin moved into their isolated dorms, who cooks for them? It’s an abandoned place for crying out loud. Honestly, I never saw this coming, there’s a cooking demon named Ukobach (Hey, don’t discriminate) that apparently loves to cook and serve children. Oooh, I’m shaking.
Yup, there’s your token anime mascot that attempts to act all cute. God, he looks like a Pokemon reject.As for story development, I can’t say there was any. It was a fun little diversion but in the end equals to nothing but filler. At least this anime taught us a valuable lesson: never throw away your food. Otherwise, Ukobach will come along and fry you in a dishpan. Serve ‘em while it’s hot! Ciao!