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
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