Friday, October 31, 2014

The Queen of Mahou Shojou: A Review of Princess Tutu

Written By: Platitude

Hello! I discovered Otaku Nuts a few months ago, and recently decided to apply all of my pent-up bile into writing a few reviews and other things for the site. I'll be writing a few pieces from time to time, so get used to me being here, bitches.

     Due much in part to Sailor Moon's success in the mid to late 1990s, the magical girl genre has become one of the "faces of anime" to people who are unfamiliar with the medium. If one from this group were to be asked to describe what the subject matter of a typical anime would be, magical doe-eyed schoolgirls flying around and battling evil ranks just above incest in terms of popular answer choices, although it still comes in second behind tentacle porn. 

Of course, there is much more to the genre than the big eyes and short skirts aesthetic that the general public perceives, as producers realized that in order to capitalize on the path Sailor Moon had forged into the west, a magical girl series must evolve beyond the original concepts provided by the likes of Sally the Witch. And thus came the Tutu.

Yep, it's called Princess Tutu. Wait! No! Come back!

Fairy Tail Zero Chapter 4 - Dances With Blades

Written by: Shiggins

Wow, I'm so sorry! I usually never take this long to finish a review! Well, here it is now!

Before I can talk about how excited I am by today's amazing ending, I'm going to focus on what is probably my favourite chapter of Fairy Tail Zero so far. Mavis and her new gang have arrived in the port town Hargeon, and the girls are looking in amazement at everything going on. Precht is in a foul mood because of the girls tagging along with them so goes to find information about Blue Skull and to his chagrin, Mavis wants to come too.

"We'll find the Two Piece and become Queens of the Fairies!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NARUTO Chapter 698 Review : Naruto and Sasuke part 5

Written by : FrillyPhoenix

This is it, the climax of the Naruto vs. Sasuke fight has been reached.
And I believe nobody can deny it is one of the most emotional chapters of the manga.
I mean, even Emosuke couldn't hold all the feels by the end of the chapter !
It is during moments like these that I remember why Kishimoto is a great mangaka.

Bleach 603 Review – What the Hell

Bleach 603 Review – What the Hell
Written by: ClayDragon

Normal service has been postponed.

Okay, so remember last time when I said that I thought I was on top of things and I shouldn’t be missing any reviews from now on? Well, I was wrong. So very, very wrong. So instead of making what might turn out to be false promises, I’m just going to admit that I don’t know when I’ll next be able to do a review. I could be fine from here on out, or I could be so swamped that I don’t get any reviews done for a month, so I’m just going to have to take this day by day. In terms of this review, I’m only going to be covering today’s chapter, as the events in it have pretty much rendered the last two chapters pointless anyway.

This is what university has done to me.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fairy Tail Chapter 406 Review - The Girl in the Crystal

Written by: Shiggins

And another huge question is finally answered!

Ever since the Tartaros Arc happened, we've been getting tons of questions asked and answered. Where did Igneel go? What will happen to the "evil" Minerva? Will any of these shipped couples ever smooch? These and more were always on our mind, and now we've finally got one less question to wonder about: What is Lumen Histoire?

If I was about to get crushed, I probably wouldn't be laughing!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Magi 244th Night Review

Written by: Micha

What a plot twist. Turns out there actually is some sense in Hakuryuu and Judar teaming up together, and this chapter pretty much explained it. 

So this chapter is a continuation of Hakuryuu and Judar in the Dungeon Belial where Hakuryuu is unable to take Alibaba’s hand, because clearly he has inner battles which are explained in this chapter. Even Hakuryuu wonders why he couldn’t take Alibaba’s hand, and Djinn Belial sees the black thoughts swirling inside Hakuryuu.

Then Morgianna extended her hands to him, saying that try and talk to Hakuei once more since he’s been attempting to realize his dream with his sister. Hakuryuu remembers his sister growing up in Kou together. He then asked his sister why he didn’t do anything about their mother despite noticing that something was wrong with their mother and their country.

Alibaba: "What the fuck is this dork doing?"

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - What I Think

Written by: Shiggins

With the newest release in the Dangan Ronpa series and my immense boredom from not having written an article for a few weeks, I have decided to do my best to encourage more people to join the fandom of one of my favourite game series.

I’m going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, and tell you why the Story, Characters, Gameplay, Anime and Other facts should make you invested enough to dive in.

"Danganronpa" is a combination of the Japanese words "dangan" which means bullet, and "ronpa" which means refutation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NARUTO Chapter 697 Review : Naruto and Sasuke part 4

Written by : FrillyPhoenix

The "Naruto vs. Sasuke" fight is reaching its end.
You can feel the exhaustion of the two boys at this point !
I'm pretty sure their shirts must smell aweful by now...
Anyway, on to the serious stuff !

What's happening in this chapter ?

The fight between Naruto and Sasuke goes on. Naruto's "shurikens" and Sasuke's arrow (so nicely named after his ancestor Indra) collide and create a huuuge... err... explosion that casts thunder everywhere in the area. The blow is so impressive it reaches Kakashi and Sakura as well as the places were the mummified people are.

The "cocoons" moving in the wind cracked me up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fairy Tail Chapter 405 Review - Part 6: Magna Carta

Written by: Shiggins

And now we enter Part 6 of the Tartaros Arc! (Man, this arc is huge...)

To be honest, I didn't bring this review up immediately because I was really wasn't heart-pumpingly excited this time. There wasn't anything brilliant that I wanted to fangirl over (like Lucy vs 3 demons at once), or anything that I needed to rage-rant over (like Erza's Terminator-status) so in the end, I'm just sort of doing this review because I have to. As you can imagine, I'm not entirely enthusiastic but that doesn't mean it's a negative review.

Okay... That is fucking awesome!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kuroshitsuji Chapter 98 Review - That Butler, Response

Written by: Shiggins

*happy sigh of relief*

I was so worried that this month's chapter would be another stupid breakdown into insanity. Thankfully, the series did manage to pick itself up a little bit and started to recover from the idiocy of the previous chapter. The series' running theme of "conspiracy" has always been prominent and as you should remember, it has never been as silly as this one. Anyway, enough build-up. It's time to begin the review.

"I have to pee!"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NARUTO Chapters 694, 695 and 696 Reviews : Naruto and Sasuke (1, 2 and 3)

Written by : FrillyPhoenix

So many things to take care of, so little time left...
Naruto is ending in three chapters from now on !
And I also have three chapters to review... ugh.
Fortunately for me, nothing really happens in them.

Fap material for SasuNaruSasu fans.

Magi 243rd Night Review

Written by: Micha

Apparently there is no foreplay this week. The translators, whom I respect very much, have given it to us fast and dry. I didn’t even get to read the raw version like I always do which took all the romance out of it, but who am I to complain? This is great. 

This chapter takes place a while before or during the summit, I’m guessing. And will explain the mysterious Metal Vessels Hakuryuu has come in to possession. In this chapter, it is shown that Judar raised the 68th Dungeon Belial for Hakuryuu,

Judar reminds him before going in that he could not predict what he was going to get out it in the end, but as a Magi, Judar was sure that the Djinn residing in that dungeon was strong and special. And Judar was giving it to Hakuryuu, just as he wished.

There is something erotic about this picture. I can't quite put my finger on it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top 10 Creepiest Anime & Manga Characters

Top 10 Creepiest Anime & Manga Characters
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

Since it’s October and on the run-up to Halloween, we decided to go for a slightly darker list than usual, and came up with this. We’ve scourged every series we’ve seen and categorised the Top 10 creepiest characters ever. This isn’t just in terms of looks, but also their personalities, mannerisms and interactions with other characters. This list was requested by Aynsleigh Hollywood! Happy birthday Aynsleigh!

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible for any nightmares you may have after reading this list.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Magi 242nd Night Review

Written by: Micha

Well, this was quite a revelation, wasn’t it?

Last chapter ended with Hakuryuu being shown as the new King Vessel of Judar as he stands in front of his army in the capital of Kou, which is where this chapter continues. Hakuryuu has captured the capital with his army, and it is shown how some of the people in Kou are reacting to this new development.

One civilian says that Hakuryuu is the legitimate successor of the Kou Empire as Hakuryuu’s father Hakutoku was the emperor. But another civilian counters that since Hakuryuu had killed the Empress, Gyokouen, he should be considered a rebel, but his friend warns him not to express it as they were under the law and Hakuryuu’s army might react to this.

And on top of that, they had the right general Li Seiryuu and left general Shuu Kokuhyou of Kouen are part of Hakuryuu’s campaign, which makes them the army.

A legitimate beard as your right automatically makes your kingship legitimate too.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fairy Tail Chapter 404 Review - 00:00

Written by Shiggins

I... didn't even want to review this week's chapter. I really didn't.

What else can I say but that? This chapter has pretty much taken the tiny inch of chance they had to fix last week's mistake... and made things worse for me. Erza is defying logic, even in the magical world of Fairy Tail. And it burns me. In fact, there is one panel in this chapter that sums up everything wrong with this chapter. One panel. You ready for it? 

They actually said it! I made that joke last week and now they agree with me!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bleach 598, 599 & 600 Reviews – This Might Take A While

Bleach 598, 599 & 600 Reviews – This Might Take A While
Written by: ClayDragon

Normal service has resumed.

Firstly, I’m sorry for missing not one, but two Bleach chapters over the last fortnight. I won’t bore you with the details, but the gist of it is that pretty much every force in the universe seemed to conspire against me (especially those related to university). I think I’m on top of things now though, so you shouldn’t need to worry about me missing any reviews from now on. In terms of this review, I’m just going to review the most recent chapter as normal, and then discuss my thoughts on the previous two chapters at the end – because let’s face it, this review will be long enough as it is without me fully covering two more chapters.

This is how I feel every day of my life.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fairy Tail Chapter 403 Review - Erza vs Kyouka

Written by Shiggins

It's time for the "Erza Cliche Drinking Game"! Take a shot every time Erza says/does something she always does!

If it's not obvious yet, this chapter annoyed me. And it shouldn't annoy me because I like Erza. I like her character and her abilities and so much more but... I'm unable to defend her anymore. I will explain why in this review so just bare with me until then. Anyway, it's time for the review. As you should remember from last week, the final battle between Erza and Kyouka has finally begun.

.....Then why haven't you been using it this whole time? You could be stronger than God!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Magi 241st Night Review

Written by: Micha

Surprise early translations! Though, not that early. But still pretty early compared to other days.

 This chapter is not as good as the ones we were having for the past month. Maybe because it was more like a build up to what’s coming next.  After it was announced that Hakuryuu had killed Gyouken(I’ll try not to cringe), everyone’s in a bit of a shock. The Kou Empire army says that after Gyouken has been killed, the surviving combatants of the Defense Corps were now heading towards Balbadd.

 Kouen immediately orders Alibaba to go to Balbadd and sailed away with his troops, probably to confront Hakuryuu.

And that's the only amount of beautiful goatee we will ever see in this chapter.