Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is never a girl online?

Back in early 2000’s you always hear stories of guys falling in love with people in MMOs during the heyday of World of Warcraft. As friends we have always made jokes of these stories that the female avatar was always played by a stereotypical overweight troll who agreed to go out to get some rare items or just for lol.

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This is what I originally thought this series was going to be about . But this series based on the light novel of the same name written by Shibai Kineko that was released in the Spring this year is about a young teenager Hideki Nishimura who not only finds out his team online are real life girls but are also classmates from his school.

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Sounds very Haremeque so far but Hideki has become disillusioned about his life after asking a female player in the game only to discover that the player was a guy.

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I think all of us can identify going on a first date or talking with a potential interest only to discover they weren’t what you were expecting.

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The series is broken down to 2 arcs . The first is the introduction arc where the players meet up in person and the founding of their school gaming club and the Romance arc where Hideki comes to grips with falling in love with character’s wife who in the real world is delusional female fellow student with severe anxiety problems.

High points of the show : Animation is light and bubbly which makes the show an enjoyable watch with plenty of humorous moments.

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Low points : The goal of the show was to help the love interest realize she isn’t married but nothing is resolved here besides the main character falling for her. I wished that she was able see reality for what is was . The main character asked her out , or spoke from the heart it had no emotional effect on her because she already believed they were together.

Final Thoughts : Lacks any emotional impact but still enjoyable 5/10 Boobies

 

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One Hit Wonder or One hit KO – One Punch Man Review

One Punch Man is a anime developed by Madhouse based on the ongoing online comic of the same name.

The story is set a alternative world where our main character Saitama live in Z-City a city that is constantly under attack from numerous villains and natural disasters and many heroes with amazing abilities to combat them.

Saitama is easily the strongest character of the show. Flipping the role of the typical shonnen jump route. He is already bored with being a hero. As every obstacle he overcomes with no effort at all.

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Genos is disciple and partner register the Hero Association in the hopes to gain recognition for their efforts. Which is only challenged by various heroes who laugh off Saitama as weak and useless.

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For ages after its release the popularity was huge mostly due to common basis that everyone at one point in time used to be a Shonnen fan. I was hesitant not because of the popularity but due its premise. I’ve been in the trenches for way to long and have seen all the parodies for the Shonnen genre that it was almost cliched.

But one of the shows greatest strengths is tackling the topic of depression and resentment.

Saitama is bored due to his own power but its dealing with depression and boredom of moving forward is something quite unique. We all struggle with the daily routine whether if its about looking for work, keeping our employment or just living its how we deal with it that really matter and working towards a goal.

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Resentment plays a equally strong theme throughout the series. Every Hero and member of the public hates him. Blaming him for either taking credit or being a fake . This reflects a lot what everyone deals with . Whenever we achieve good things in our life whether its a job , a love life or simply gotten healthier . Misery love company and  hates competition.

But Saitama never lets it get to him because that was never the reason why he became the hero he simply became one because he was bored while he searched for employment.

But as season 2 rumours have spread over the summer it remains to be seen . Can One Punch man continue with the same pace and jokes as the first season did or literally be a one punch hit?

Well either way its something that people should be watching for . 3/5 Mosquitoes

 

 

Absolute Rubbish – Absolute Duo Review

Where to begin with probably worst anime  of 2015 . Based on the light novel of the same name created by Takumi Hiiragiboshi who’s only credit is this joke of a show takes place at a school where the student Battle each other using weapons called Blaze . Our main character Tor uses a Blaze shield which makes him an irregular user

Each student is paired with a partner that compliments their fighting style . Tor is teamed up with Julie Sigtuna a supposed a Scandinavian girl who uses 2 swords as weapons .

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This is where things end on common and entertainment as things get way to clichéd as the they throw in too cliched boring girls into this harem. The only redeeming feature being a psychotic bunny teacher who barely shows up in the series to make room for a villain group called Equipment Smiths who have a feud with one of the harem girls family’s and only want power.

But the biggest problem is bland main character . Tor is searching vengeance for his family that was killed by a mysterious group that isn’t brought up a lot in story and his goal changes to being strong enough to protect Julie

Animation is sub standard at best which is why I really need to ask why create something so crappy 1.5/5

The Wallflower

Based on the manga of the same name has made a major influence not just in the world of manga and anime but also in fashion . In 2008 it inspired the Wallflower fashion line by Julie Haus. The story revolves around Sunako who after being rejected by a boy she fancied because of her looks , 2 years before the story began. She makes herself reclusive and starts to grow resentful and fearful of anything or anyone that beautiful. When her father moves away forcing her to move into her over the top beautiful aunt’s mansion. The occupants of mansion are these over the top gorgeous looking guys who are stalked and chased after by every other single women no matter what their age is which makes it really creepy. The aunt tells the boys if they can turn Sunako into a proper lady they would be rent free in the mansion but if they fail their rent is

tripled.

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On the surface the story is very cardboard thin but the real enjoyment out of the series comes from the humor of the show . The director of this series is known other than Nabeshin or Shinichi Watanabe. Who previously directed Excel Saga and Puny Peomi. Yes it is a strange pick for this director who mostly sticks with seinen comedies. But strangely it works as a major plus for the show. Sunako herself is a great character constantly drawn to macabre, bizarre and gory but just like everyone else feels insecure about their appearance . Whether it’s our looks , muscles or how we appear to others perceive

it’s very easy to relate to the main character.

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Sadly the only downside of the series is the romance. The main romance between our main character and one of the handsome men living in the mansion feels a bit flimsy. He doesn’t spend more time with her than more of the cast and he doesn’t even open that much by the very end of the show.

Is it good ? Ya I found it light and a good funny watch and a nice first watch for all people who want to attempt watching shojo

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Medaka Box Review

Medaka is a popular and overly charismatic girl who become elected as president at her school with 98% of the votes on her side. Her first act is to create a suggestion box to help her school and her students . She forcefully includes her average friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi who is more than reluctant to help her but is roped into the position of General Affairs (take in suggestions and water flowers) . Slowly at first she convinces the other 2 per cent to be her on her side .

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Now it seems a little stereotypical at first gets more complex and action packed as we enter the Flask plan arc . You see there is 3 types of students at this school. Normals – typical normal students, Specials – People that excel in a specific ability

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or subject and Ab-normals-abilities so magnificent they border super human. The Task plan is experiment on the rest of the students making them all ab-normals.

This show has blown me back with the style of story telling and twists and turns develop this show into one of my new favorite shonnen shows because it’s not just about team work but to truly keep the peace between friend and enemy. even the character Medaka is not as simple as your typical main character. Because she excels in everything she is isolated with most of her fellow students , even her masters have retire because she beats them at everything. She wants to make friends most people either consider her a rival or an unholy demon .

One of the jokes mentioned in the show is if anything almost extraordinary happens its most likely her . But this joke takes on a new form when part of a school blows up and no one is even worried if she’s alright.

Her greatest ability is also her greatest curse. Even helping so many people with their problems its hard for her to maintain relationships because she isn’t near anyone level.

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Her friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi is a normal no special abilities but has the sheer determination to stay by her side. So even being a regular guy he takes on any task helping her. While he starts as the straight guy in her comedic foil . He turns into the protector for her emotional burden and always making sure she never sheds a single tear.

this show is absolutely fantastic and an absolute addictive watch

Episode count 23 plus 1 side story

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Trinity 7 Anime Review

Kasuga Arata lived a normal life together with his childhood friend, Hijiri, in a small town. However, everything changed on the day of the Black Sun, and a magician appeared before him. The Black Sun caused the Breakdown Phenomenon which destroyed the town where he lives. Because of this, his normal life was artificially reconstructed by a grimoire that his childhood friend had left. The appearance of the magician led him to a new life in the Royal Biblia Academy and meeting the members of the Trinity Seven.

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Later he learns the only way to rescue his childhood friend is to become friends and use the magic of the Trinity Seven the most powerful magic users in the school with his own power of Lord Demon Candidate. The offers some great comedic moments mixed in with some good magic battles . But outside the typical Harem story the elements that make it most unique is the magic .

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Magic in this universal is all based on the opposite of our most negative trait . For example Kasuga most negative trait is he is a massive pervert. So he soon realizes his magic and power is based on control.

Overall the story is fun fast paced with a good sense of humour . Quite enjoyable for a Harem show in today’s current Anime season

Geek Eire Belfast Film and Comic Con , Naruto , and Death Threats against Venus Angelic

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Naruto Finale whether we hate or love him the franchise in hindsight.

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