Hi there, people. I haven't posted anything in a long time already, so I think it's time to start. o/
First of all, I'd like to mention I'm using Google Chrome because my Mozilla Firefox has been crashing like crazy, so it's kinda hard on me because it works kinda differently (such as, in Firefox I can control the images' proportion directly, but it seems to work differently in Chrome, etc..).
So bear with me please~ ^^ (Though I doubt you people probably missed my posts, since they tend to be very long and boring, and I'm not the most interesting guy around here for sure. :P But let's leave the emo talk for another day...)
Ok, so first of all:
A really awesome new year for all of us. May 2013 be filled with awesome joy and epicness~ :) We've already had some epic announcements (like SMT x FE for WiiU) and awesome games (like Ni no Kuni) released this year, haven't we? ;)
Also, if you use Gamespot Fuse, you probably know it was having some problems but it was fixed recently, so we can all be happy about it (or not). :D Guess I should mention I'm probably gonna post the next "Random Game/Anime Music" only next month. I'm also thinking of making it weekly from now on, but I might change my mind meanwhile. ^^
Time to talk about the stuff I've been doing lately. I've started a lot of games and a lot of animes too. I'm gonna talk about them later on, but let's have some order here. First of all, this book:
Dunno if you guys remember, but I mentioned it here. It was made by a Brazilian author and features the story of a renegade angel, Ablon, and his fight to avenge his friends and save the world from the supreme ruler of the angels. It was a really interesting story and I really enjoyed reading this book. :D I'll also soon start reading the followup book, "Filhos do Éden: Herdeiros de Atlântida" (something like "Eden Children: Heirs of Atlantis"). ^^
I've also read two of the mangas I got in the last Anime Festival I mentioned in my previous blog post:
- Nurarihyon no Mago Volume 1 ^^
It really was an interesting shounen. Kinda reminds me of my childhood shounen stuff, or at least those that didn't have lots of harem in it, hehe. :P Looking forward to the next volume (which was probably already released), though I dunno if I'll be able to buy it anytime soon.
-Cardcaptor Sakura volume 1
It was really nice. Sakura was my first Mahou Shoujo. ^^ Though since I've only watched it and Madoka Magica, as far as I remember, I guess it's my only reference on the genre. xD Anyway, I think, unlike what a classmate of mine said, I'll probably not enjoy the manga as much as I enjoyed the anime (which I'll probably rewatch someday). The first volume left me with a "bad" impression because of minor stuff that IMO makes all the difference like: In the anime, Sakura is the "culprit" for releasing the Clow Cards, while in the manga they were already out. It made all the difference for me, yeah, I'm that picky. xD Dunno though, if they add something later on that explains the situation better, it could surpass the anime though...
Talking about anime, of the ones I mentioned last time, I'm only still watching:
Yu-Gi-Oh! is gonna take so long... Specially since the fansub I'm following is releasing the subs now, so I'm actually up-to-date with their works, but I'm still just starting the filler episodes of the BattleShip Tournament. ^^ I hope it won't be too hard to find subs for the whole GX series by the time I finish this...
I've finished some anime recently though:
Durarara!! was an awesome anime, just as I expected. It grew on me episode after episode until I saw myself totally emerged in the city. :3 One of my favorite animes for sure. ^^
Clannad and Clannad After Story were an interesting bunch. I didn't enjoy the first season very much, but Clannad After Story was really awesome. ^^ I didn't like Nagisa very much (though After Story changed that for a couple of reasons), so the "Another World" episodes were quite nice because I liked Kyou and Tomoyo way more and their stories were really interesting. :3 Still not gonna beat my love for Angel Beats! though.~ :P
Air was another Key anime I watched, after Clannad. I really liked the atmosphere of this one, but the plot had some big holes and the presentation wasn't very engaging, so it ended up being just average. Still liked it though. ^^
Busou Shinki is a Konami IP (they made many figures and some Japan-only PSP games of it). It's like Danball Senki, but with intelligent female-only robots. I had already watched the Busou Shinki:Moon Angel OVA, so I expected it to be a mecha action anime. That caused me to be utterly disappointed at first because the anime was actually a fanservice-y slice-of-life one. By the fifth episode though, the situation changed and I ended up enjoying it for what it was. ^^ Average, but enjoyable if taken for what it is, for sure. :)
Campione! is a fanservice-filled shounen that was nice. I liked the concept of "Campione" and the characters were interesting. Not a very remarkable anime, but a somewhat nice one. ^^
Codebreaker was really nice. Though Sakura Sakurakouji was a boring main character, the other characters were pretty interesting and the plot was nice. The ending is quite open to new developments too. Dunno if it'll ever be continued in anime form, but I'm sure the manga is still ongoing, maybe I'll check it out later. ^^
Kiss x Sis was an anime I had started a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago, but I lost the episodes and only recently got to finish (though I still have to watch the many OVAs it has). I really enjoyed it. ^^ Gotta love both Ako-nee and Riko-nee. :P
Nekomonogatari (Kuro) was a really nice bunch of OVAs. I have to say the monogatari series just keeps getting more and more interesting to me. I enjoyed Nekomonogatari (Kuro) more than Nisemonogatari more than Bakemonogatari. It got funnier and more engrossing with every single new story IMO. :)
Gotta admit I had prejudice toward this series because the net said the main guys kissed each other in the series. Huge mistake. No.6 is one of my favorite anime series ever. A guy who lives a hypocritical life inside a futuristic utopy called No.6 that acts as a sort of brainwashing machine to people. Not that it was made for this, but it's easy to forget the world has problems when you live in a comfortable home. No.6 is an awesome anime that shows the life of two people who lived in completely different worlds and yet magically meet one day, an event that changes both for the rest of their lives...
Saber Marionette R is an old anime composed of 3 OVA. I decided to watch it because I used to enjoy watching "Saber Marionette J" when I was a kid, but R wasn't as good as I expected. It had a nice cyberpunkish atmosphere, but it was just average up to the very end.
And that's it about the ones I've already finished. Now, besides my usual stuff, I'm watching:
Air Gear has a nice marginality atmosphere with air trek gangs disputing over their power, etc. Story is kinda thrown everywhere though. xD And so far it has hardly shown much about any characters besides Ikki, the main character. xD
Now time for the games~ :D
I'm still playing a lot of Pokémon White 2. It's really nice. Gen V has been my favorite one for sure, thanks to the plot behind Team Plasma which IMO is a lot better than any of the mainline Pokémon games has ever had so far. :) White 2 just might be the one to surpass the amount of time I played Crystal. My main team is already lv85+ (something that hasn't happened in any game besides Crystal so far) and I don't intend to leave the game behind yet, even though I'm only playing a little per day. ^^ Last major thing I did was catching Latias with a common Poké Ball... and it only took one ball.~ :cool:
I started The Legendary Starfy recently and it is a really nice game. ^^ A little on the easy side though... ^^'
Fire Emblem has been pretty nice. It's been really nice so far. I've just finished Lyndis story (also known as the Tutorial stages xD) and I'll start Eliwood's one soon. The permadeath system hasn't bothered me in Lyn's story because the stages were easy, but it'll probably start being a pain now. xD
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams is a really nice game. I really like Klonoa games, you know, even though I've never finished one. xD Let's see if I'll finish this one, shall we? ^^ So far, I'm in the second town. ^^ That reminds me it would be nice if the GBA Klonoa RPG were to be localized somehow. Maybe a remake for 3DS? :)
Medabots Rokusho has been really nice. The game is kinda frustrating because luck can determine everything and a mistake or unlucky move early on can be (and usually is) fatal. =/ Also, leveling up doesn't seem to make my Medabots stronger at all or at least it's hard to notice many improvements... It has been fun nonetheless. :P Anyway, Natsume mentioned being interested in localizing Medabots 7 (3DS) and that would totally be a blast.~ :3
I haven't finished any of the Mystery Dungeon games yet, so I decided to give Red another try. So far, I've just beaten the Skarmory boss and I've gotten my first teammate, the Magnemite that helped save the Diglett from the last dungeon.
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is a really interesting game. A friend of mine is a huge Shining Force fan, so I decided to try this game out. It has been pretty interesting so far. ^^ I just finished Chapter 2. :)
Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP) is the first of the Persona 2 "duology", and possibly the only one we'll get localized for PSP. Sweet irony considering we didn't get it on PS1, but got Eternal Punishment back then. ^^' Gotta say Innocent Sin is a nice game and way better than the first Persona.
Started Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (PSP) not so long ago (the game was released recently after all :P). It has been pretty interesting improving on the already dense story of the original one. ^^ I've played the first two chapters so far and it has been pretty impressive. Gotta say the experience was awesome since I've been playing this at midnight in my room with the lights off and headphones on~ :cool:
I'm also playing some other games but I'm only gonna mention these since they're the ones I'm focused on right now.
And that's it. Huge post as usual, I bet. xD Well, hope you enjoy at least some of the things posted here. ^^
See ya all next time~ o/