Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bleach Update

Bleach Manga Update
Written by: ClayDragon

If anyone has been wondering what's been happening with Bleach lately, allow me to fill you in.

For whatever reason, Tite Kubo has decided to take a long break, effectively putting Bleach on hiatus for a number of weeks. Whether it's because he's going on holiday, having a mental breakdown, or just so that he can annoy his fans, the bottom line is that there will be no Bleach (and therefore no Bleach reviews) until the end of the five-week hiatus.

This public service announcement is Urahara-approved.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Wolf’s Rain Anime Review

Wolf’s Rain Anime Review
Written by: ClayDragon

Not quite paradise, but it comes close.

Wolf’s Rain is a strange show. For a start, the 30-episode anime was made first, with a manga adaptation following. It tells the story of a pack of four wolves, as they search for a plant called the Lunar flower which will lead them to paradise. Oh, and the world is entering a nuclear winter due to fallout from a massive war, there’s a wolf hunter after the pack, and an insane noble is trying to find and claim paradise for himself. Fun times.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ouran HighSchool Cosplay by Kelsie&Kylie

Kelsie and Kylie  are 15 year old cosplayers from USA who loves to cosplay twins and paired characters from manga and video games. Before you ask, yes, they're real twins. We've chosen to feature their Hikaru and Kauru cosplays which is one of their best works.

I can't tell which is which, either.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fairy Tail Chapter 345 Review - The Little Champions

Written by: Shiggins

Better than last week but still so bored.

As expected, this week began with some humour with Erza checking her young body out. Of course, she has a bit of a freak-out when she has a look at her chest and between her own legs. (If you can't figure out why, then you are far too young for this blog.) After having trouble adjusting to her new body and rolling down a hill, she pictures some of the problems that could come from being such a short kid.

And So We See Erza "Falling Down" To Wendy's Standards.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Baccano! Anime Review

Baccano! Anime Review
 Written by: ClayDragon

Immortality in the 1930’s. What’s not to love?

Baccano!  (Italian for "ruckus" or "commotion") is one of those shows that no-one seems to have heard of, which is a shame, as it’s one of the best anime series I’ve ever seen. It started as a series of light novels written by Narita Ryohgo, and was adapted into a 13-episode anime series. There are also 3 bonus episodes that tie up some loose ends, but they’re not essential. The story is told non-linearly, and as such, there are three separate storylines, which all end up converging at the end.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

5 Naruto Theories That Could or Should Be True

Written by: Shiggins and Micha [Collaborative article]

Ever since the revelation of Tobi, it has long since been established that Naruto fandom is full of bullshit. We were blinded by the huge number of possibilities for the identity of the formerly unknown man and thus we had forgotten the most essential and crucial detail of all; Masashi Kishimoto doesn’t give a shit about our theories.

And yet here we are again to discuss some insanely possible theories that we believe could’ve, would’ve and should’ve happened.

5. Tobi was Future Shino

And now for a theory like no other. A theory to defy the way rational people think and to make us seem utterly and completely insane. A theory that will cause people’s faces to burn from the severity of the recurring face-palm they will give themselves as they read this section and see a glimpse of the inside of our minds. Allow us to sum up this theory for you all with just a few simple words.

We once believed Tobi could be Shino from the future.

The Masked Face Of Evil

Character Birthday Challenge ~ Sasuke

I'm off to the Netherlands for a week, so won't be able to post on the day itself. 
Favorite personality trait:
Keeping his cool in fights. Always analyzing things that happened, trying to think one step ahead of his opponent, knowing when to use a technique on a certain moment, seeing him fight is always amazing.
Favorite relationship:
Itachi. I really loved seeing them train together. And even though Sasuke only felt hate for him, in the end he knew why Itachi did all these things and came to realize he always thought wrong about him. He cried, which says enough.

Character Birthday Challenge ~ Kotetsu

Favorite personality trait:
Being carefree. The way he forgets about his duties, just to hang out, is hilarious. Luckily there’s Izumo to remind him about them.
Favorite relationship:
Izumo. His loyal partner. I really love this relationship. They know each other so well and know exactly what to say to the other to get him to do something.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fairy Tail Chapter 344 Review - Failures Fight Fairly Well

Written by: Shiggins

And now the strangeness increases.

While Erza stays behind to investigate the village of giants and ice for clues, the rest of the Fairy Tail group chase after the treasure hunters from Sylph Labyrinth. The treasure hunters claim they went through too much trouble to obtain the moon drip and aren't going to give it up easily. After a small foot race which, thankfully, did not take twelve pages, the three decide to stand and fight instead. And it turns out, they aren't half-bad.

Epic Bro-Fist

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Naruto Chapter 639 Review - Night of the Dead Dead

Written by: Shiggins

And so their attacks do fuck-all.

To start this week off, we saw the remains of Hashirama and Tobirama reform back, slowly. Tobirama then begins his counterattack against Obito, using a strategy he seemed to have created years and years ago for all Edo-Tensei zombies. Hashirama binds Obito using his wood-release jutsu as  Obito suddenly realises he is covered in those convenient explosive tags that have been in the entire series. To put it simply, tags keep multiplying and exploding, over and over again.

It's Like A Pretty Hug That Kills People
Of course, it doesn't work. Why would it? We've already seen Obito survive an attack like that, when going up against Konan and her canyon of boom. He only had the sharingan and still managed to escape that impossible deathtrap. So now, he's super strong with a monster inside him. Nothing is going to work.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bleach 546 Review – “The Last 9 Days”

Bleach 546 Review – “The Last 9 Days”

Written by: ClayDragon

Well, Soul Society is screwed.

Continuing on from last week, Shunsui gives more information to Keigo, Tatsuki and Mizuiro about what Ichigo has been doing. He says that once Ichigo has finished training, he will be even stronger, and he might be so strong that his power might affect the world of the living, in a similar way to Aizen’s power. If that turns out to be the case, then the Soul Reapers will not allow Ichigo to return to the world of the living. However, the chances of such a thing happening are very low – less than one in 10,000.

"Yes, my kimono is very nice. Now get your filthy hands off of it."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Character Birthday Challenge ~ Shikaku

Favorite personality trait:
Calmness. Always as calm as possible. Always analyzing stuff. I think it’s amazing he’s able to keep his calm, looking at some of the situations they’ve faced.
Favorite relationship:
Ino-Shika-Cho. Like their children, the three of them are so in sync with every move they make in a fight. They completely understand each others’ techniques and know they can trust the others. And also beside the fights, they have a very strong relationship.

Fate/Zero Anime Review

Fate/Zero Anime Review
Written by:ClayDragon

Fate/Stay Night’s prequel manages to be a much better anime than its parent show.

Fate/Zero is the prequel to the popular visual novel Fate/Stay Night, created by Type-Moon. Fate/Zero followed roughly the same path, being created as an illustrated novel before being adapted into an anime. Even if you haven’t seen Fate/Stay Night, you’ll probably recognise it for spawning this memetic phrase:

Let's hear it for Captain Obvious!

Set roughly a decade before Fate/Stay Night, the story of Fate/Zero revolves around 7 mages (known as Masters) who each summon a hero from myth or history (known as Servants). Each Master and Servant duo then fights it out for the chance to win the Holy Grail – an omnipotent wish-granting device. Each Servant is sorted into one of seven categories, and their powers depend on the category. The categories are: Saber, Archer, Lancer, Caster, Rider, Assassin, and Berserker.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fairy Tail Chapters 341, 342 and 343 - Water, Earth And Then Ice!

That's Right. The Anime Is Returning!
Strange Moments At Every Turn!

So to start off this week, we get what Fairy Tail is widely known for: Fanservice! That's right, almost all the main females of the Fairy Tail guild are trying out their new bathhouse, and not being shy towards each other at all. Levy mentions how Jet and Droy decided to try doing a mission of their very own, which turns out to mean "Follow Gajeel and Pantherlily, then beg them to save the day". Cana suddenly teases Lucy about how she heard of Natsu's groping skills, and surprisingly, gets a good grope session of her own too.

The Fanfiction Writes Itself These Days! Also *drool*

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bleach 545 Review – “Blue Stripes”

Bleach 545 Review – “Blue Stripes”

And now for something completely different.

At the Kurosaki family household, Yuzu is busy making lunch for Karin, Isshin and herself as she wonders where Ichigo is. The rest of her family don’t seem too concerned, as Karin is playing videogames and Isshin is treating a patient.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fairy Tail Chapters 338, 339 and 340 Review - As One Door Closes, Another Opens

Random But Effective!

3 chapters for the price of one!

So to start off my collective review, we attend the party that is in the Pumpking's castle and is for all the mages. As with every arc ending, this chapter is fun, silly and shows us all that you can still have a life shortly after seeing your friends and yourselves die horrifically.

In this party, we get to see fun sights including Gajeel in a suit, Hisui and Lucy having a chat over Lucy's father, Mavis wanting food and Ichiya wearing a hat. One of the particular highlights of this chapter is Kagura, who has been forced into a dress and suddenly getting far too drunk. As with all drunk women, she cries, hugs and makes you forget just how cool she can be while sober. Milliana also had some fun where Erza won her over and cheered her up by giving her all three of Fairy Tail's exceeds to play with, against their own will of course. 

Context Is Needed!

Character Birthday Challenge ~ Kiba

Favorite personality trait:
Impulsiveness. I really like this about him. He rushes into things without thinking, which gets him into tricky situations all the time. But when he tries to use a technique, it’s sometimes able to surprise and hit the opponent out of nowhere since they didn’t expect that to happen.
Favorite relationship:
Hinata. They way he cares for her and tries to protect her is just the cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Character Birthday Challenge ~ Neji

Favorite personality trait:
His maturity. The way he handled being in a team with Guy and Lee was just amazing. He always kept his cool and tried to make the best of the situations they got themselves in.
Favorite relationship:
A very tough one, but I’m gonna go with Team Guy. I can’t think of a relationship with a person which was special at all. The way they knew each others’ skills and worked together in a fight, was just amazing. I really loved them as a team.

Bleach 544 Review – “Walking With Watchers”

Bleach 544 Review – “Walking With Watchers”

In which it’s shown that Yhwach just keeps getting smarter.

After his announcement that Uryu is to become his successor, Yhwach has met with Uryu in private. Uryu asks Yhwach why he was chosen as his successor, to which he gets the answer that it’s because, when Yhwach made his ‘Auswahlen’, every mixed-blood Quincy died. Except Uryu. This explains why Yhwach called him ‘the last survivor’, and it turns out that Uryu has something that can surpass even the Emperor’s power. He then orders Uryu to come with him, and Uryu obeys.

Actually, the 'idiots' part might be debatable...