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Koro-sensei Quest! // First Impressions

You wouldn't think so at first, but this is actually a normal day in Class 3-E. Well, that sounds linda familiar...

You wouldn’t think so at first, but this is actually a normal day in Class 3-E.
Well, that sounds kinda familiar…

A Lerche adaptation of the Assassination Classroom spinoff manga by Kizuku Watanabe and Jou Aoto, Koro-sensei Quest! follows Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka School of Magic as they learn the sword and magic skills neccessary to defeat the Big Bad… and their homeroom teacher, the Demon King Koro-sensei.

“Hey, kids. Do you love this popular manga? Then you’re gonna love its unneccesary chibi spinoff gag series!!” is basically the selling point of every single unneccesary chibi spinoff gag series, and Koro-sensei Quest! is no different. Not that I didn’t hate what I saw of the first episode, but I don’t expect anything out of this, really.

Koro-sensei Quest is available to watch on Crunchyroll. An English dubbed version will also be available to watch on Funimation at a later date.

Seasonal Anime Reviews: Spring 2016

$4 Million, down the toilet. And the end result was a game that is "better than nothing." I doubt Inafuune will be trusted with a Kickstarter-backed video game ever again.

$4 Million, down the toilet. And the end result was a game that is “better than nothing.”
I doubt Inafune will be trusted with a Kickstarter-backed video game ever again.

Seasonal Thoughts: This was a good season, way better than the last two Spring season. Like, the weakest show this season (Kabaneri) was still fairly decent, and the least worst show (Ace Attorney) has merits in that the source material is not a pile of shit. Can’t say the same about the adaptation, but I’ll get to that another time. You know, I’ll be surprised that we’ll see a season as good as this before, say…, Fall 2017.

In case you’re wondering where Rin-Ne Season 2 was… I decided not to watch it. If I wanted to be put to sleep watching something, I’d watch the 2003 Hulk film.

Anyway, let’s talk Arrow Season 4 *crickets chirping* …Or let’s not.

So Captain America: Civil War… I pretty much walked into this movie knowing it’s gonna fuck me up emotionally. And it did, Black Panther was badass and I’m super-excited for his solo movie. But damn, why I gotta wait 4 more movies for it? Oh, and Spider-Man was awesome too that I’m actually excited for a Spider-Man movie for the first time in 10 years. That should tide me over until Black Panther.

As for X-Men: Apocalypse: Well, I walked into this movie not expecting it to top X-Men: Days of Future Past or Deadpool, but personally, I liked it. I mean, yeah, it had its issues, like the Quicksilver scene, awesome as that was, happening at literally the most inappropriate moment possible in the film, but it’s a bit of a stretch to say it’s worse than X-Men: The Last Stand. But that’s just my opinion, y’know.

Honestly, as long as any superhero film has nothing as braindead as a jar of piss labeled “Granny’s Peach Tea” or anything as contrived as two guys’ moms sharing the same first name, they can’t be all that terrible.

So E3 was the same ol’ from last year: A bunch of all-CG trailers for more grimdark first-person shooters, AAA games that will be glitchy messes and look worse than their E3 demos *cough*Watch_Dogs 2* when they release this holiday season, and Virtual Reality bullshit that I don’t believe will ever catch on. Stop trying to make VR a thing, gaming industry. And yet The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that is coming to consoles, one that is on its last legs and the other hasn’t even been revealed yet, the only game Nintendo showcased at E3, won best of show. What does that tell you about the current state of the gaming industry?

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Assassination Classroom Second Season // First Impressions

Screenshot - 1_27_2016 , 11_06_56 PMThe second semester begins in the second season of Assassination Classroom, and while some things at Kunugigaoka Middle School have changed, Class 3-E’s assignment still remains the same: To kill Koro-sensei before the end of the school year. And Koro-sensei has made it clear that he’s not going down easily. Time is running out, and Class 3-E’s failure means the end of the world as we know it.

As you know, I’m not exactly a fan of Assassination Classroom, mainly because I can’t understand the ridiculousness of letting an alien that can destroy the world if he so pleases teach of class full of trained assassins. But I can live with it. Although I don’t understand their approach. An super-powerful, nigh-unkillable alien that can speed up to Mach 20 has to have some kind of weakness. Like shoot some lasers at him when he’s not even looking. Or set up a proximity mine around his office or something. Surely he won’t be able to avoid those! Am I overthinking this? I probably am.

Assassination Classroom Second Season gets a speed of Mach 3 out of 5

Seasonal Anime Reviews: Spring 2015

And we all seriously thought that Digimon Adventure Tri. was coming this season. Nope, it's gonna a series of six movies that I'm not gonna be able to watch for some time and will obviously only come out a few years in between! Whatever, Toei, but just do me this one thing: Can you please retcon 02's ending? And make Tai and Sora an item! And Joe and Mimi! And T.K. and Kari! Please, just give my 11-year old self some reassurance!!

And we all seriously thought that Digimon Adventure Tri. was coming this season. Nope, it’s gonna a series of six movies that I’m not gonna be able to watch for some time and will obviously only come out a few years in between! Whatever, Toei, but just do me this one thing: Can you please retcon 02’s ending? And make Tai and Sora an item! And Joe and Mimi! And T.K. and Kari! Please, just give my 11-year old self some reassurance!!

Seasonal Thoughts: You know how last season was kind of a half-and-half ratio of better than decent and less than subpar? Well, the”less than subpar” outweighed the “better than decent” this season, in my opinion. You know what? Forget everything I said about last season being meh. Winter was indeed a strong season, because it at least had several enjoyable shows to me, namely Maria the Virgin WitchDeath Parade, and Yurikuma Arashi. What enjoyable shows did Spring have? Absolutely nothing. Blood Blockade Battlefront, maybe but that didn’t even top Yurikuma Arashi. This season being a drag is the price I gotta pay for a surprisingly good Winter. Talk about a massive step backwards. If you ask me, this Spring is probably one of the weakest seasons in recent years. I guess I was right to not expect anything out of this season, which says alot since I dedicated most of my time this season rewatching older stuff. Or maybe I just watched the wrong shows this season. I guess since I’ve gotten through the worst of it, the rest of the year should be smooth sailing.

And what’s worse is that I thought that Avengers: Age of Ultron would be the most awesome movie I’ve seen this year so far. Nope, it was actually Mad Max: Fury Road. I mean, yeah, Vision was awesome, but that flamethrower-guitar. You just can’t top that shit. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Marvel just couldn’t pass their own bar they set for themselves last year, and I’m not gonna hold my breath for Ant-Man, either.

And what’s even worse than that is that for some reason, Sega thought it would be a great idea to make another Sonic Boom game. Yeah, smart move there, considering the first ones amazingly failed. Maybe it’s a good thing Sega gave Yu Suzuki the license for Shenmue 3. Well, if you say it’s going to be “way better than the first one”, I’m gonna hold you to that.

And what’s even more worse than that is that I have to live in fear and blood-boiling anger of the possibility of more Cross Ange happening. Really, why? I would much rather see more of Accel World than this garbage. I mean, Accel World sucks too, but at least it isn’t infuriating stupid. The lesser of two evils, you know. Seriously, Sunrise. Do not let Fukuda have his way.

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Assassination Classroom // First Impressions

You wouldn't think so at first, but this is actually a normal day in Class 3-E.

You wouldn’t think so at first, but this is actually a normal day in Class 3-E.

Class is in session. Welcome to How to Murder Your Teacher 101.

Assassination Classroom, Lerche’s adaptation of Yuusei Matsui’s manga, follows Kunugigaoka Junior High School’s Class 3-E, who has one mission: Kill their homeroom teacher. This is because he, whom the students gave the nickname “Koro-sensei” (from korosenai sensei = Unkillable teacher) is actually an alien creature who is responsible for blowing up 70% of the moon, and intends to do the same to the Earth if he isn’t assassinated before the end of the school year. Problem is that Koro-sensei is virtually impossible to kill due to his accelerated healing ability, speeds up to Mach 20, always thinking one step ahead, and just being the best teacher Class 3-E has ever had!

In all my years of watching action films and stuff, I can’t help but think the students of Class 3-E keep missing the perfect opportunities to bust a cap in Koro-sensei’s ass. Like, shoot him when he’s not even looking! Or use, like, a motion-sensitive explosive. Aside from that, Assassination Classroom looks and sounds like it has the most ridiculous premise this season. Only time will tell if this will be stupid good fun, or just plain stupid. Until then, I won’t expect this to blow anyone away.