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2016 Anime Year in Review

You know, maybe 2016 wasn't so bad after all. The Cubs did win the World Series this year. Back to the Future Part 2 was off by a year and a couple weeks. Close enough, I guess?

You know, maybe 2016 wasn’t so bad after all. The Cubs did win the World Series this year. Back to the Future Part 2 was off by a year and a couple weeks. Close enough, I guess?

On second thought,. 2016 was a fucking dumpster fire of a year and no amount of booze can make the pain go away.

On second thought,. 2016 was a fucking dumpster fire of a year and no amount of booze can make the pain go away.

Anime 2015 was a fairly decent year, but it came off the heels of a garbage year for anime. 2016 seems so much better now. I’d say 2016 was the antithesis of 2014. 2014 was a fairly good year for most media, but anime that year was garbage. 2016; fairly good year for anime, but a dumpster fire of a year, mostly because of all the celebrity deaths. We should’ve seen it coming when David Bowie and Alan Rickman passed away.

But, y’know, Leonardo DiCaprio did win his first Oscar, and the Cubs did win the World Series for the first time in 108 years, so I guess 2016 wasn’t 100% a dumpster fire. Continue reading

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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Sailor Moon Crystal Season III // First Impressions

Screenshot - 4_4_2016 , 10_21_57 AMWhen Toei announced another season of Sailor Moon Crystal, after how the first two went, I was not looking forward to it at all. Even though I thought it wasn’t good at all, it was at least watchable. Barely. But with a new staff that gives the show life and no CGI transformations, I started to get excited for it. But even with this season adapting the best Sailor Moon arc, it is still very much likely to go rotten.

In the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal, following their victory over Death Phantom and the Black Moon Clan, Usagi and her friends return to their normal lives. However, their rest and relaxation is short-lived when a new group of enemies known as the Death Busters appear, with the intention of bringing their master, Pharaoh 90, into our world and plunge it into an era of silence. Also appearing are two new and mysterious Sailor Guardians, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, whom despite opposing the Death Busters, operate on their own, without the help of the other Guardians.

If I can convince someone that Sailor Moon Crystal has gotten good, I’ll simply point them to this one episode, which is, honestly, tons better than the previous 26 episodes. I don’t miss anything from the previous two seasons, especially not those CGI transformations. Like I said before, there’s still a chance that this could go south, but from what I’ve seen, those chances aren’t very likely. You already won me back; don’t let me down this time. Well, I guess it’s time to get used to waiting every few weeks for– Oh, new episodes weekly? Even better!!

Sailor Moon Crystal Season III gets 3.5 Moon Spiral Heart Attacks out of 5

Seasonal Anime Reviews: Summer 2015

IwataBananasWhen you realize you’ll never see Satoru Iwata holding bananas again.

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Ok, I’m done.

Seasonal Thoughts: This season had all three of the current trends that I cannot stand in anime: the “OW THE EDGE” anime, the “Humanity Fights For Survival” anime, and the “You’re trapped in the video game” anime. And what’d you expect, I disliked all three of them. Honestly, even though this season is an improvement over Spring (and last year Summer), this season was just decent, but could not pass the bar set by Winter. Yeah, Winter is best season of 2015.

August was kinda a shitty month for movies aside from Straight Outta Compton and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, I suppose. How the heck did Fox go from fixing X-Men to fucking up Fantastic Four? I mean I haven’t seen it myself (I almost did), but the 8% on Rotten Tomatoes speaks for itself. It made the previous three Fantastic Four movies look better in comparison. Yeah, bet you didn’t know there was a Fantastic Four film that came 11 years before Fox’s first go at it. Although I’m sure they can’t blow Deadpool even more than the time they sewed his mouth shut. At least Ant-Man was good, but like Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was overshadowed by excitement for Captain America: Civil War.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5: Jupiter Ascending

Flower Power, bitch! Also, that "talent"

Flower Power, bitch! Also, that “talent”

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Sailor Moon Crystal Act 4: Let’s Dance Like It’s 1992

The technology in Sailor Moon astounds me. It has portable supercomputers and a database that has personal info of virtually anyone. Remember, this was made in the early 90's, yet our technology is far behind their's.

The technology in Sailor Moon astounds me. It has portable supercomputers and a database that has personal info of virtually anyone. Remember, this was made in the early 90’s, yet our technology is far behind their’s.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Act 2 & Act 3: Mercury Rising, Mars Attacks!

Could be worse. You could've had an installation disc for Windows 8.

Could be worse. You could’ve had an installation disc for Windows 8.

Hey, can we talk Sailor Moon Crystal? Okay, we’re talking Sailor Moon Crystal, then. Continue reading