The Royal Tutor

Why can’t all tutors be this amazing?

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I actually can’t remember what made me want to watch this, but it’s just adorable and funny. I’d end my review there, but there’s a lot more to talk about than just saying it’s adorable and funny.

When I got into the first few minutes of the The Royal Tutor, it felt like it had some Diabolik Lovers vibes going on, but fortunately this proved to be wrong. Not that Diabolik Lovers is a bad anime in my opinion; the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more, and for me it was curiosity that made me watch the entire series. But we’ll get on to this topic in a sec. Continue reading

Attack on Titan (Season 2)

Just when you thought you knew what was going on in Season 1

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My did Season 1 end with a cliffhanger, which I am gonna spoil because it’s been what, 3 or 4 years(?) since it aired: Titans in the walls! Talk about a bombshell.

Attack on Titan comes back after a long wait with a very intense plot as we delve deeper into the AoT universe. So much is going that I have no idea where to start. Well, I can say that Season 2 carries on from where Season 1 ended with everyone who was fighting the Titans looking at the part of the wall which crumbled after Annie had grabbed it in her attempt to escape from Eren in his Titan form.

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Koe no Katachi

The past can come back to haunt you

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It’s not often you come across a manga where a person has a disability, and this is what drew me to Koe no Katachi. The huge difference in what you usually come across in the world of manga and anime, you know your fantasy worlds, typical high school romance stories and what have you,  is a nice breath of fresh air, and after coming across it via tweets when the movie was what everyone was talking about and seeing a couple of clips, I just had to get in on the hype.

And it truly is amazing. Koe no Katachi follows Ishida Shouya, a boy who’s bored with life and tries to add some excitement to it by becoming somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. His fearless actions are adored by his friends even though they aren’t really fans of what he does, if you get what I mean. Nevertheless, they want to be around him. Continue reading

Attack on Titan (Season 1)

More like attack on humans amirite?

It’s been so long since my last post! But I have come back now that my exams are over. There are so many new anime that have released and I want to check out, one of them being Attack on Titan Season 2, and since I watched Season 1 before I started blogging and because of the big gap between them, I went back to refresh my memory on Season 1.

Attack on Titan is set in a fictional world where humanity is on the brink of extinction. Why? Human-eating Titans. Yes, Titans, and as such humans have resorted to building tall walls in order to get away from them. Three in fact, those being Maria, Rose and Sina, and for 100 years humanity has been safe from these Titans. Well, those who remain behind these walls. Continue reading

Food Wars! The Second Plate

Even more mouthwatering than Season 1

Knowing me, I don’t always watch a series on time depending on my schedule, level of laziness and if I’m holding it off until I get round to finishing off other anime. Or re-watch an anime. You get the idea.

So, imagine my regret mixed in with all the hype and excitement when I got round to Season 2 of Food Wars and realising that it’s one of those where you should really watch it whilst episodes are being released before you go back and binge watch. Well it wasn’t that bad, because the hype for The Second Plate (TSP) was real and big enough for me to not think about regret too much. Continue reading

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (Season 1)

Greatest Anime cook-off ever

My first review did not do the anime justice, and with Season 2 completed a while back, I decided to watch Season 1 again. And it’s just as good as the first time I watched it.

Yukihira Soma is the star of Food Wars and a talented young chef who wishes to surpass his father’s cooking skills someday. He helps out at the family diner until one day his father decides to jet off somewhere, and enrolling Soma in Totsuki, an elite culinary high school with a 1% pass rate (well something as low as that). So only the creme de la creme can graduate at a school with such a low pass rate, and at his induction ceremony, Soma declares he will become the Number 1 student at Totsuki. Continue reading

Pokemon Generations: The Redemption (Episode 18)

A timeless love 

The final episode of Pokemon Generations comes in the form of The Redemption, and I’ll say right now that the series definitely redeemed itself after The Investigation, ending it on a high and touching episode.

Since this is the final time we see the Kalos and the Pokemon Universe in Generations, what better way to end it by featuring post-game content. I know that The Investigation had post-game content, but that was kinda meh. I guess it was included to save this part of the content for the final episode. Good job, but I still don’t like The Investigation. Continue reading

Pokemon Generations: The Investigation (Episode 17)

A Pokemon remembers

It’s the penultimate episode of Pokemon Generations, and wow did the time fly by. It felt like just the other day I was watching the first two episodes that came out and seeing a montage of the different Regions before starting our adventure in the Kanto Region.

Again we’re in the Kalos Region, and The Investigation failed to impress. I wasn’t entirely focused on the episode the first time I watched it, but when I watched it again, it wasn’t anything amazing. Unlike previous episodes, The Investigation has made a dip in the quality of Pokemon Generations episodes released. It is a shame really, considering how each episode has surpassed the previous, and now we get something like this. Continue reading

Pokemon Generations: The Beauty Eternal (Episode 16)

No rest for the wicked

So there are around two or three (maybe four to make it a nice 20) episodes to go now before the end of a short but amazing series that is Pokemon Generations. And we’re finally in the Kalos Region! I haven’t played X or Y, but from the looks of this episode, it’s a pretty interesting Region with its villains.

The Beauty Eternal is sort of a fast paced but dark episode, and is a strong-ish start to a new Region. Lysandre is our main guy in this episode and judging from the glimpse of Yveltal at the end *late spoiler alert*, he’s the villain from Pokemon Y. At first I thought he was a good guy, what with how he seemed to be portrayed during a public presentation with his Pyroar, until he mentions something about never letting the world become ugly. Turns out he’s part of Team Flare. My lack of Pokemon gaming knowledge is clearly showing… Continue reading

Pokemon Generations: The King Returns (Episode 15)

Poke-fusion?

Well there’s a first time for everything, and this week’s episode definitely proved that. It was such an amazing episode that it made me wonder why all anime isn’t this good. There is a good handful of anime that’s brilliant don’t get me wrong, but when you have a short series like Pokemon Generations, it makes you wonder why there aren’t more hidden gems like this out there.

The King Returns is still based in the Unova Region and continues on from The Frozen World with Kyurem under the control of Team Plasma. Ghetsis is using it to create an ice age in Unova which as you saw in The Frozen World, worked well against Gym Leader Drayden who failed in saving Opelucid City from Team Plasma. It’s definitely a strong episode and has everything you could ask for: good score playing in the background, Legendary Pokemon, strong storyline, and Pokemon Fusion.  Continue reading