Opening songs
OP 1-Color (MARiA)

Ending songs
ED 1-Kimi no mamoritai(Aika kobayashi)

Genre:Action, romance, science fiction


Starting to get rather busy here, so posts may not come as often (actually I'm just lazy to do school work and leave them for last minute.... thats why I cant post often since all my deadlines are coming up). Anyway, for today, we have once again, another badass anime in the spotlight. Freezing is something that many will watch because of SEXY GALS. Well, nothing wrong, its the same for me. I googled freezing and checked under the images, I was already convinced to watch it XD. Well, luckily, while it has some very sexy anime girls in it, the overall plot and its fight scenes are really up to par with some of the better animes out there. I would say freezing is an amazing 2 in 1 package (solid fighting + hot girls with fanservice), and it should be on the list of any anime watcher who finds appeal in these 2 genres.

Not many songs here, thats too bad. The opening song is 'color' by MARiA. 'Color' is supposedly a cover song by hatsune miku I think? Well, it is a pretty song, and MARiA's cool and clear vocals make it quite pleasing to listen to. As for the ending, 'kimi no mamoritai', its nothing special. Its already obvious that these kind of songs don't appeal to me, so lets move on.


Where queen's blade fails, freezing succeeds, that much I will say. Freezing is basically an extremely pimped up version of queen's blade. Animations, story, fight scenes and so much more make freezing outshine queen's blade in so many ways. Queen's blade tried to combine TONS of fanservice with some fighting and an engaging storyline. It failed so hard because soooo much of the effort was forced onto the fanservice. Freezing's fanservice is damn good, BUT the developers balanced it out, and didnt make it the MAIN focus. The fanservice only takes up a minority of the show, and so much more was put into the plot and fight scenes. Freezing does a good job in making some intense fights AND fanservice good enough to turn us guy viewers on XD.

You do NOT fck with satellizer.

Like so many shows here freezing features yet another male lead (whats with male leads, we could use a girl lead once in awhile), and his name is kazuya aoi. Kazuya is just your run-of-the-mill troubled school kid living in this messed up world. He lost his sister to the nova, a specialised group of monsters that threaten to cause destruction to the world. To combat the nova, schools were created to educate its students on fighting these creatures. The female students are called pandora, and they do the majority of the fighting with swords and stuff, the male students are called limiters, and they have access to freezing abilities to limit enemy movements. Male and female students usually form a pair to have maximum combat potential. Kazuya's sister is a top pandora, and her dieing to the nova was somewhat an honour. Since kazuya's sister was so talented, kazuya himself is a top tier limiter, able to perform crazy feats even though he's just a 1st year student in the east genetics. On the day of his transfer though, kazuya runs into satellizer el bridget, the current strongest pandora amongst the 2nd year students, and she strongly reminds him of his sister. Thus begins a weird relationship that would spark a great commotion in the school.

Freezing bears quite a huge name upon itself. It boasts to be one of the few in its genre (fanservice hentai + action) to be so damn good. The end of this season hints at a sequel, which I will be looking foward to. Who knows, there may not be one, but a man can hope! Freezing is great, and I would recommend it to you hentai lovers who love to see solid fighting.


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Greatest game character: 26 nov 2011

Because she is hot. That is all.

..........I guess that doesnt cut it, doesnt it. Anyway guys, welcome to another "best game character" post. Time for hazama to step down (as awesome as he was), and for another character to replace him. For today's best game character, we have Maria the fallen angel, from knights in the nightmare.


Okay, before I go listing alll of her feats in the game and whatnot, I have to say that Maria is smoking hot. She has to be one of gamings most awesome looking female knights (male knights always looked so much more badass in their armor anyway, Maria helped out and gave a few points to the girls). Look at dat armor! I would go as far as to say she even has some of those badass armored guys beat, in terms of design anyway. I wouldnt lie, I got knights in the nightmare because I saw maria on the cover. I mean, who wouldnt want a game with a badass female knight?!

Name me ONE female game character in armor that looks sexier than this.

Now then, while she is on the cover of knights in the nightmare, Maria is no main protagonist. She isnt out to "save the world" or "attain world peace". In fact, for about 60% of the game, you won't be using maria at all! For KITN, you play as the king wilmgard's soul, taking the form of a wisp. King wilmgard is supposedly dead, but Maria went into his castle, beat tons of soldiers to thier deaths, grabbed his soul, and revived it as the wisp. Then later on she goes off on her own accord and watches from a distance as the wisp fights off monsters and demons. After she deemed the wisp complete, she showed herself to the wisp, and fought alongside him, as he tries to make his way to aventhiem caslte.

Now there's the first part of Maria's ..."charm". You see and hear her in cutscenes many times at the start of the game, yet you aren't even using her at all. The anticipation to meet your mysterious armor clad helper becomes so huge that you eventually grow impatient. Just at the point where you were going to burst in anger and started to grow hopeless, she comes before you, delivers an epic speech, and before you know it, she's by your side as a permanent character that you cannot remove for the fights to come. And to top it off, she's so godamn strong! What normal knights can achieve in terms of damage she can achieve so much better. She can equip any weapon in the game and her attack styles all vary depending on what you use. She also has her own special EX burst move and is always at a superior level compared to all your other knights.

Yes....oh yes indeed! Do want now!

Maria also has a very deep and mysterious plot to her character background, and when you figure it all out at the end of the game, your affection for this particular character further deepens even more. Somewhere in the quarter mark of the game you will run into a charatcer called melisa. Melisa is what Maria acknowledges to be her enemy, and many a time you and Maria will combat melisa during the course of the game. Later through flashbacks and cutscenes, you find out that Melisa is actuallly Maria's other half. Maria was originally one complete being combined with Melisa, called Marietta. If you played yggdra union like me, this name means alot to us. Marietta was the angel that appeared before yggdra in yggdra union. *Gasp* Also, according to the wiki, marietta was one of the accursed in Riveria:the promised land (a game that I couldnt stand to play).

Maria also appealed to me as a character through her role in the game. Though she mainly appeared as a simple follower, her dark personality and the fact that she didnt reveal much about herself was truly awesome. Fortunately they didnt make her the kind of cold and "cool" character without a personality, she was still quite a lively one. Her back story provided more than enough of a reason to like her. Plus, while her purpose for hunting zolognark down was partially for revenge, she actually wants to merge with melisa to become Marietta once again, since zolognark was the one who tricked her and split her into two. For that, she needed the Ancardia, a staff guarded by that Fat dude in 23.5 (Scorg? Was that his name?), thats why she constantly left the wisp's side. And when you finally beat up scorg and she finds the Ancardia, it feels really good that you were able to help Maria in one very important way : D.

Maria is awesome. It has been awhile since a video game character made me think that much about. Her backstory, role in the game, and her entire character itself makes her one of the most memoriable gaming characters ever.

"I will send you crawling back to the gates of hell!" -Maria

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Crysis 2

Gamespot score:8.5(Great)

my score:8.0

(+)Pros:-Nanosuit is still great and provides a ton of variety of ways to kill enemies,- visually stunning city environments,-solid multiplayer,-large scaled battles in the campaign make it rather memoriable,-lenghty campaign,-nanosuit upgrades are great.

(-)Cons:-Half assed story that starts to get predictable,-takes awhile before the campaign heats up.

Gameplay time:20-30 hours

Cloak mode engaged...maximum strenght...MELEE ATTACK! ENEMY DOWN! Familiar? Crysis players should. Crysis featured a brand new FPS experience for almost anyone who played it, and without a doubt, we all knew a sequel would arrive. Crysis 2 comes with all of the features that made crysis awesome, and even includes full multiplayer support, featuring large scaled battles within many soldiers wearing the nanosuit. It also tries to deliver an amusing campaign like its predeseccor, sadly it isnt as successful. It tries to do something new, and while the game does show off some pretty impressive gameplay, its not as awesome as when we first saw it in crysis. Still, crysis 2 is a great shooter ( I loathe shooters, an 8.0 already means something) that will please FPS fans.

Crysis 2 may be a sequel to crysis, but the story isnt directly linked. It takes place after the events of crysis, but it stars Alcatraz (cool name bro) as its main character. Nomad is out of the picture, and so are most of the original cast from crysis. Alcatraz is a regular marine sent to fight off the alien invasion, but the ship he was in got smacked right down by aliens, and the entire crew was almost wiped. Prophet (those who played crysis should know him) was walking by, and saw Alcatraz, close to death. Prophet picked Alcatraz up and brought him somewhere discritive, there, he gave Alcatraz his suit. Prophet was already infected by a plague infected the city, the manhattan virus, and since he was already near death, he passed the suit onto Alcatraz, so that he could complete his objective. Of course Alcatraz isn't just holding the suit to complete prophet's initial objectives and fight off aliens, but also to stop those evil doers from getting thier hands on the suit.

Maximum armor now looks downright ugly, but you'll get used to it.

Crysis 2 takes its fight from the jungle scene in the original crysis, to the urban city wellfare. You do combat in new york city, and are faced with tons of enemies. Like the original, you will be confronted with tons of soldiers that mistake you for prophet, and want you dead. Soldiers are SLIGHTY smarter now, and cloaking yourself in one spot for too long doesnt really work as well anymore. While they are still vunerable to backstabs and stealth kills, it doesn't take a genius to see that these american soldiers don't get fooled as easily as north korean soldiers.

While you still combat soldiers, the game takes it to another level when you combat the aliens. Unlike crysis where you spend only the final segments of the game combating aliens, in crysis 2 you spend a huge bulk of the game fighting them. And of course, the aliens come in a good amount of varieties this time. Crysis aliens look huge and fly around, in crysis 2 the aliens evolved and took more humanoid forms, appearing smaller in size and they walk around on thier hands and feet. You will encounter aliens using guns, aliens that crawl around and maul you with thier claws, or even little scarab dudes that just scurry around. The variety isn't as much as you'd expect, but the alien designs are pretty cool, and when you take the fight to bigger armored alien enemies that take a buckload of shots to kill, the fights get a lot more intense.

Take time to admire the beautiful urban areas as you shoot your enemies.

Like its predeseccor, crysis 2 just isn't about its enemies and graphics, the gameplay, especially the nanosuit technology, is top notch. They buffed up the nanosuit to be upgradable now, and while you can still hook tons of different attachments to your gun, the true fun comes only when you begin beefing up your suit. Speaking of the suit, it works differently now. Instead of armor, speed, strenght and cloak, you know only have armor and cloak. Armor soaks up hits and grants you extra survivability, while cloak grants you invisibility. To run faster, you just sprint, it takes up energy, and if you want to jump higher, you just hold the jump button.

You upgrade your armor using nano catalyst, glowing shit that drops out of dead aliens, and this can be used to purchase stuff like being able to soak up more damage, or granting access to new abilities. Having these abilites (the ground stomp especially) makes you feel like a powerful soldier, and as you graze through the lenghty campaign's few memoriable moments where you take out huge walker units, or hold out in a last stand against hordes of incoming alien fire, you really feel like you're making a difference. As mentioned, crysis 2 also has its own multiplayer. On the surface, its nothing more than a modern FPS's multiplayer with the same few modes, but crysis 2 gives players full suit upgradability, giving players quite the choice. You can focus upgrade points on armor or invisibility, making them stronger. At least this gives players a variety of enemy types to face, since players mostly focus only on one path. Then again, I havent played alot of online, but the little time I had with it was great.

Cloak mode is great for campers.
Crysis 2 fails in some portions, more so in its story. The story in crysis 2 is boring, and you spend your time running from place to place like an errand boy, doing some really dangerous stuff with oddly lousy and lame explanations to cover them. So while you may be epicly trying to fight off a bunch of aliens to get somewhere, the guy there gives you a dumb talk of what you just did and sends you off somewhere to run another errand. Kinda lame, and the ending portions are a little cliche. Seriously? Left click right click left click right click for crawling? Give me a break (there isnt even a proper end boss mind you). As said though, the first half of the campaign makes you look like an errand boy doing some draggy missions, so it actually takes some time for the campaign to get good.

Crysis 2 may have a slighty draggy campaign at the start, but the overall experience is still a greatly statisfying one. Be it shooting soldiers or clobbering squids, you will have a lot of fun in crysis 2. I havent played a lot of multiplayer, but my little time with it was great. Overall, crysis 2 is an enjoyable package that provides great pleasure to all its fans.

Happy gaming.

Opening songs
OP 1-Help! ~Hell side~(Ayana taketatsu)
OP 2-Help!~Heaven side~(Ayana taketatsu)

Ending songs
ED 1-More-more LOVERS!!(Natsuko Aso)
EP 12 ED-Happy Birthday, my holy day(Ayana Taketatsu )

Genre:Comedy, romance

Once again, I am too lazy to review my next game (which is crysis 2), so heres another anime review. I'll try to do crysis 2 by tuesday. This time we add another anime to the review archives under the all so common romance/comedy genre. Romance/comedy animes are common, and probably 5 out of 10 animes in any freaking site or list out there are romance/comedy, no joke. However, MM! is definetely one of the best there is, and is something you shouldnt miss. Seeing as this is a romance/comedy anime, many will just dismiss and move on to something this case, don't. MM! is superb and I would recommend this to almost any sane anime watcher, because its just that great.

There arent much songs used in MM!, but believe me they are pretty good. There is literally only one opening, and its "Help!~Hell side~". Its godamn addictive, and they use it throughout the whole show, which is awesome. I'm usually not up for this kind of music, but "Help!~Hell side~" is simply one of the most addictive songs I have ever heard! Halfway through it changes to "Help!~Heaven side~", but I don't see the difference other than the changes in the opening animations. Either way, I think they are both have no difference and are awesome all the same. The ending is "More-more lovers!" by natusko aso, and its pretty good though. I prefer her other works like "movement of magic"," programming for non-fiction", and her famous "perfect area complete", this one isnt bad at all. Worth a listen. The final episode's ending is just a sweeter version of happy birthday...... not really exciting to listen to XD.


MM! receives a solid 8.5 out of 10 in my opinion. For something of this genre, it is genuinely funny and has a pretty comedic concept. Like most romance/comedy animes, it is more comedy than romance, and fear not, this show is actually really funny. There are PLENTY of laugh out loud moments and to be honest, some tense and emotional moments as well. MM! does well for something its genre, and though we have yet to see any real romance (I'm talking stuff like hatsukoi limited), the serious moments make up for it. That should be enough of a reason to watch this comedic masterpiece, because as of now, this is one of the few animes on the very top of the food chain.

This is the gist of MM! The life of a high school boy
who enjoys torture by good looking girls.

MM! features sado tarou as the leading man, and he is one hell of a troubled young man. He may not be the dumbest guy around, but when it comes of girls, he starts to freak out big time. Tarou is a mashocist, a person who obtains pleasure through torture and physical pain. But tarou is a special mashocist...he only recieves pleasure through pain when they are inflicted by good looking girls. He can get stabbed in the stomach 50 times and still  enjoy it as long as the one doing it is a sexy lady. Tarou wants to rid of his problem, since he doesnt want his first love finding out, so he joins the "2nd volunteer club". Here he meets class president Mio, who is hell bent on helping students who come to the club for help. Seeing as tarou has such a serious case of his "female mashocist" problem, mio starts to try curing him through some ridiculous methods. Mio herself is quite the beauty, so thus begins tarou's pleasure as he goes through mio's process of "curing" his problem....

MM! is a great example of a comedy show. I still don't think it fits the "romance" part pretty well, like most romance/comedy animes (there is no confession or true love being shown unlike clannad, angel beats or hatsukoi limited). However, that doesnt mean you should overlook this. With comedy levels near the standards of baka test, you will laugh your guts out when watching MM!, and its definetely one of the funniest animes up to date.


Seriously guys I ALMOST forgot about this tier thing I was intending to do = =. Anyway this is about marvel 3 once again and this time, we are disussing about the bottom tier characters. These guys are downright puny, and they have almost nothing against those top tier hogging assholes such as dante, wesker, magneto and many more.

I know some of you are fking sick by now, but this will probably be the LAST and FINAL MVC3 post I will be doing. Ultimate marvel 3 is already out and what I'm doing is supremely outdated. Still, I had to finish this, and just to clear things up, I am NOT buying ultimate marvel 3. Thats right, you heard me, Im not getting ultimate, for a few reasons....Not that I hate ultimate marvel 3, I enjoyed marvel 3 a hell lot more than most of you dudes, but well, after AFA I'm short of cash, and I am already intending on getting 2 upcoming fighting games, BB:CS II extend and persona 4:Ultimate in mayonaka arena. Yep, that just means I have no room for ultimate. But hey, you all just KNOW there will be a 3rd marvel 3 (capcom and thier greedy shanenigans, you know they're gonna do it), I will try getting that one.

The Bottom Tier

Now lets jump right to the topic. Like my previous top tier post, today's post will be covering all of the characters which I think are at the VERY bottom of the food chain. These guys need A LOT of work and from what I have seen in the UMVC 3 vids, they still need some really significant buffs if they want to catch up to the likes of magneto and gang. Once again, I will place them in order starting from the worst.


Whenever I play against a thor, I cant stop laughing. Seriously, I went up against this thor user online with over 500+ wins, I crapped my pants, I thought he had some mad skills. When we actually fought, I didnt even lose a single character! That guy ran zero, thor and hulk, and all the damage I took was just from regular zero BnBs. His thor came out and just died instantly. Thor is hands down, in my opinion, the WEAKEST character in the game. Crappy normals and pathetic mobility make him nothing but a tanky piece of shit. Sure he has highest health in the game, so what? He gets eaten alive by everyone else.

Thor my man, you can never hope to beat ammy.
 Lets keep on listing thor's shitiness shall we? What other crap that he have that makes him so weak? Basically its just his crappy speed, he has the necessary tools to be an effective character (I am serious), but he does everything so damn slowly, there almost no way to make him work. Sure I have seen high level thor play at evo, but still, Im not impressed. I have seen jwong play thor on WNF, he couldnt do shit against a good magneto. People this is just how pathetic thor is. He can fly, he has a decent projectile, a decent OTG and some pretty damaging hypers. But too bad, so what if you all all these propeties, but can't even hit an opponent with them? Thor is fail, period.

4.Viewtiful joe

Sorry joe, but you just ain't cutting it. Next up on our underpowered list is none other than viewtiful joe, the short red midget. Joe has some solid health for someone so short, but believe me, he sucks. He may not be as bad as thor, but he has a ton of weaknesses and almost nothing to compensate for them. Joe isnt speedy, he doesnt hit hard, and his normals have very very crappy range. Whats up with that? Once again, I have seen high level joe play on WNF by P.gorath I think? Yeah, not that effective at all.

Joe may suck but he's WAY better than thor.
 Joe has good tools. Voomerang is spammable but loses out to most other projectile spammers like doom and magneto. Shocking pink is too unreliable and can be blocked with ease. Most of his other specials and hypers suck too (mach speed isnt bad, actually). What does that leave us with? Red hot kick. Yeah, thats his only decent move, and even if you manage to overhead someone with that, it gets hard to extend combos to do alot of damage since his normals suck balls. The range is too short! Too fking short! I think the only way to redeem joe is to give him longer reaching normals and maybe a little more damage..the damage he does is way too low.


Tis a sad day when I have to put haggar on this list. Haggar may be the mayor of the world, and he may have one of the best assists in the game (we aren't talking assists here, so dont bitch about it), but when on the field fighting, haggar hasn't got much going on. He lacks COMPLETELY of projectiles, and he is slow. He may not be as slow as thor, but yes, he is probably one the slowest characters in the game. The 3rd slowest, I would say. Haggar has some really solid raw melee damage, but thats all he has going for him. It don't matter if you have solid damage and painful grapples, it aint gonna cut it if you have crap mobility and no projectiles.

We all know who's gonna win this.

Haggar needs alot of work. His assist is top tier, but why the hell did capcom have to nerf it? It was the only reason left to use haggar! Without his assist, he is crap. Haggar neeeds to get in REAL close to be able to do effective damage, and he gets easily zoned out by almost anyone with projectiles. Check out EVO, there were quite a few haggars, and on point the haggars mostly got eaten alive. His only redeeming quality on the frontlines is his pipe. That pipe is effective, but it isnt enough. Haggar needs some  speed to be used efficiently as a point character, as of now, he is way too slow.


Man I didnt want hsien-ko to be up here as well, but as things are in marvel vs capcom 3, hsien-ko is one of the weakest characters in the game. Lack of walking speed and proper dashes/air dashes make her really inefficient in combat. She HAS some good combo ability, and can dish out a ton of damage with her combos, but against half decent players, its going to be very very hard to get in with hsien ko. Some of her specials make no sense, and while the gong is super good for countering projectiles, if you cant time yourself properly, she still gets outzoned really easily.

Even though the other 2 darkstalker girls have
redeeming qualities, hsien ko isnt on par with them.

I only saw one hsien ko on stream during EVO, and while she was good, she stood no chance against the likes of wesker, wolverine and all the other whatnots. Like most bottom tier characters in my opinion, she lacks decent mobility to be of any use. Among all the worst 5 characters I listed today, she cant probably do the most damage in a combo...but thats if you can even get her in to perform a combo. She needs speed, and she needs it bad. A proper dash/air dash would be good, and a running animation maybe? Still, her easily most redeeming quality is that super armor level 1 hyper. It is so sexy in level 3 X factor.


You'd all think modok would be on this list woudlnt you? WRONG! Modok is fking scary and incredibly effective at a distance, he is definetely not bottom tier. Arthur however, has some issues. I have seen a MVC 3 top tier list that had arthur in it...the hell? Arthur is definetely NOT top tier. This guy has good zoning, but he gets eaten alive in a melee fight. All you can really do is throw knifes, lances, and shoot crossbows....hoping that the enemy is stupid enough not to approach you. A decent player can shred arthur to bits and avoid his projectiles like nothing.

Arhur is strictly for zoning only.

As stated, arhur may zone well, but he holds no candle to magneto and doom. He is a great sentinel counter, but otherwise, not much else. He is short and has 800k, the standard lowest health category, that means he cant take a good hit. His golden armor super enhances his zoning ability more but seriously, would you waste one bar for 10 seconds of improved zoning? And after that he immediately stirps to his boxers and you have to waste another bar to become normal arthur again. To waste one bar to be on par with top tier zoners is a total waste, and to waste another bar to put yourself back to decent defense is an even bigger waste. Shame, arthur could have been really good.

Thats all for now. I am lazy to do a post about the top tier assists, Im done with marvel 3, time to move onto bigger things. See you all in Ultimate marvel vs capcom 3:Arcade edition.


Opening songs
OP 1-Core pride(Uverworld)
OP2-In my world(Rookiez is Punk'D)

Ending songs
ED 1-Take off(2PM)
ED 2-Wired life(Meisa kuroki)

Genres:Action, comedy, drama, supernatural

I wanted to keep my AFA post at the top for awhile, but meh, when its to post its time to post. Here we are with one of the more recently relased anime this no exorcist. No doubt you would have heard about this if you're an anime fan, its a huge hit (especially for all you yaoi fangirls). Ao no exorcist is not something entirely new or over the top, there's a good chance you would have seen something similar to it elsewhere. Im talking about soul eater and D.grayman, 2 fantastic animes which are quite similar to ao no exorcist. Still, ao no exorcist has its own unique form of charm, it draws viewers into its unique world, funky character settings and somewhat intruiging story (though I would have prefered it if they followed the manga -.-).

Ao no exorcist has some of the most badass opening and ending songs out there. Most of them are unrivaled in thier own way one or another. Core pride is the first opening, and boy is it ADDICTING. Its been awhile since uverworld pulled of such a masterpiece, and core pride is definetely one of my favourite songs up to date. The opening animations were pulled off nicely too. In my world by rookiez is punk'd is the 2nd opening, and its every bit as amazing as core pride. I would put core pride SLIGHTY higher, but in my world is something not to be missed too. The endings are great too, the 1st ending is take off and the 2nd one is wired life. I didn't expect 2PM to sing for animes, but boy take off is pretty addictive. Still, wired life takes it for the better ending, I think meisa kuroki really put in her all to come up with such an addictive tune XD.


You can't go wrong with ao no exorcist. Even though the plot didn't follow that of the manga's, its original plot is still pretty good, altough the 1st half was significantly better. The manga has some sick shit going on, I suggest you guys to go read it, since I doubt they are going to come up with a season 2. A reboot like FMA:brotherhood would be nice, I hope they do something like that when the manga comes to a close. 25 episodes is pretty lenghty for an average anime, and ao no exorcist has some cool stuff going on, no matter what kind of anime fan you are or what kind of anime you like to watch, ao no exorcist has some good stuff for everyone.

You just KNOW cool shit is about to happen when you
see blue flames emit out of your body.

Ao no exorcist's plot places okumura rin as its main character, and he's quite the delinquent. He picks fights everyday with random punks on the street, and he has been that way since young. For that, his foster father shiro has to keep cleaning up the mess that he creates. One day though, bad stuff happens. Rin suddenly emits blue flames from his body, he is able to see small impish demons floating around the air, and some random punk he beat up is suddenly possesed by astaroth, a high level demon, and is now after his ass. Rin just started seeing the demon world, and after being saved by shiro, he explains to rin about the existence of demons and whatnot. Knowing that he cant hide it anymore, shiro hands rin the kirigakure (I think thats how its spelled), to seal his blue flames, seeing as he is the son of satan, he cannot leave his flames exposed. Of course shit goes wrong when astaroth attacks the church and everyone gets fked up when satan posseses shiro. Following the events of the attack, rin is transfered to true cross academy with his twin brother yukio, there, rin will lean about being an exorcist, hoping that he can defeat satan one day...
Ao no exorcist's plot for the first half of the anime is fking solid, later on it drops to just being good, it starts to dwindle when they stopped following the manga's plot. Still, theres almost no reason not to watch ao no exorcist, its a great anime on its own, and it boasts some of the best production qualities that most anime lack. I would recommend ao no exorcist to any anime fan out there, it is a mixture of a good variety of genres and is sure to entertain almost anyone lucky enough to lay thier eyes on it.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Anime festival asia 2011

First off, I would like to apologise for today's post. I have been taking a sustential amount of photos for both cosfest AND STGCC earlier this year, but my photos for AFA 2011 were kind of pathetic, due to crazy crowds, lack of space and more troubling issues. So, I'm sorry if there arent much photos, but I'll make do with what I have. So yeah, lets get on with it, AFA 2011!

Entrance fee has increased once again, this year its $18 bucks for a ticket with stage access. Costly, but then again, it was a worth ticket, because the goods bought were just troll. I brought around $150 this year and spent about $100. Yeah, thats alot. Anyway, the queue was kind of pathetic for some reason, instead of the 2 hour queue I had to deal with last year this year I only had to queue for 10 mins, whats up with that?

Anyway, lets start off right away with some photos.

First thing's first, the in thing of this year's AFA is mahou shoujo madoka magica, which is kind of a weird choice. I understand black rock shooter's appeal last year, but not so much on magica. It was a huge main focus to this year's AFA and as someone who has never watched a SINGLE mahou shoujo anime (yes, flame me all you want), I'm pretty much left in the dust. I'm not too keen about picking this anime up, but we'll see. Anyway these are snippets of boards displayed throughout the place.

Ahh yes, this is something for all you yaoi fans. Black butler was kind of a focus this year as well, and as a guy, I find that disturbing XD. Still, I guess its for all the girl otakus out there, black butler is really quite the hit amongst the girls. All you yaoi fans will have a great reason to visit AFA this year, thats for sure.... especially if you like black butler.

Yep, its what you think it is. Ao no exorcist was put up as one of the main anime attractions this year but unfortunately, I couldn't find much ao no exorcist related merchandise! Quite puzzled on this one, I was sure that ao no exorcist was quite the hit too. Damn billboards are just for show.

Beelzebub, that much I know XD. Still, I didn't watch the anime, so I'm left in the blur in terms of merchandise. There were quite the amount of beelzebub stuff to be bought don't get me wrong, but I know nothing about it so theres nothing for me to comment about here. You beelzebub fans won't be left out, so don't go being disappointed just yet.

Look at them mahou shoujo madoka magica merchandise O.o. Im not mahou shoujo fan at all, so this stuff didn't interest me. Still, I saw a bunch of dudes going all mad over stuff like these, so I guess these are some pretty awesome stuff.

You jelly people? I friggin love index, so that naturally means I friggin love railgun. I am very very happy to see railgun merchandise here, in fact, everything I bought was literally index/railgun! Them railgun stuff can be pretty tempting, and I can say all of you index/railgun fans will have lots and lots of stuff to buy at AFA this year!

Oreimo is another one series that received a lot of love this year for AFA. Its good of course, I have yet to review oreimo on my blog but I can tell you, its one hell of a great show, and seeing the series get some much needed merchandise always makes me feel happy. Sadly though the good oreimo stuff can be a little bit pricy, and some of them are really stuff that I shouldnt be getting (body pillows/cups).

You see?!? Mahou shoujo madoka magica again! As mentioned earlier I know nothing about the series so no matter how appealing this figurines are I can't buy or comment shit about them. Seriously magica is getting the most love this time round.

Lots of weird stuff going around in this pic. These are toys that I have no intention of liking at all. Kamen rider aint for me, and I sure as nuts don't like naruto in the slightest bit. Just took this for the fun I guess, theeres lots of stuff here. swan and co? I have no idea what these are and I practically just took them for fun. Well At least some of these look pretty cool and shiny.

Power fking ranger megazods and mazinger Z robots. Not much comment here since I once again never did watch any of these classics.

No anime event is complete without everyone's favourite dual pigtailed vocaloid miku! This is quite the weird iteration of her, seeing her wearing all these weird armored/robotic looking stuff. More better miku stuff to come.

.........Moving on.

Sora no otoshimo and milky holmes. Nenoroids are pretty cool, that much I can say, and these four were definetely good looking.

More miku stuff, and these are the better ones. Miku is sexy but miku append is on an entire league on her own. These cost quite the bomb, but Im sure they will run out fast, them miku fans will go to whatever extent to get her.

An entire shot dedicated to one of my favourite female anime characters, saber! Saber got quite the love in this year's AFA, mostly due to the fact fate/zero aired not too long ago. Nice to see that, saber chan needs moar love!!

More girls from the fate series. Saber alter, rider and rin tohsaka. Im also a fan of rin tohsaka so it feels great to see a figma ver of her. Awesome stuff here, awesome stuff.

Big, bagbadass and sexier versions of saber and rin. Damnit, these 2 look amazing. Rin looks really really awesome here, not that saber dulls when compared to her but they really stepped the shit out of rin's model. These would cost a bomb for sure -.-.

Bad photography on my part. More saber figmas, basically. These 2 kinda pale out when compared to the previous pic, but meh, more saber is good.

Hohohohohohoho, I like what I see here. Maid costume saber and casual wear saber plus casual wear rin. Mother fking sexy. Sure it looks a little weird to see our favourite fate stay night characters in these clothing , but its still awesome.

I think theres a new anime by danny choo coming soon? Its called mirai something, and it looks promising. Anyway, this is a case of figma with various girls like haruhi, mugi, mio, madoka and more all with the mirai school unifrom. Not too bad if I would say so myself.

A car printed with the girl from that new mirai anime. And OMG IS THAT A BMW?!! You just  dripped your entire BMW with an anime girl. Thats dedication right there dude, but if it were me, branding myself an otaku by pasting these huge stickers on my brand new BMW would be suicide, I would cry XD.

I think thats all for pics of figurines and other misc stuff, now time for something pretty cool.

Im not sure if many of you heard of chiwa saito. Well, thing is, like last year's kana hanazawa life dubbing session (which was awesome), this year had one too, and its of course, featuring chiwa saito. I only knew her for her voice of senjougahara hitagi (probably the best girl is bakemonogatari other than hachikuji), but today, she showed me more of her awesomeness.

Photography was prohibited so I couldnt take a snap, anyway chiwa saito did a live voice acting session, and she did it for her role as akemi homura in mahou shoujo madoka magica. I was turned off after hearing that she was going to do live voicing of a character in a mahou shoujo anime, but of course, she changed my mind. She did 3 live sessions of 3 scenes, the first scene was alright, nothing tense, just her being a little shy and concerned (her character in the anime, not her herself). The 2nd scene was badass, it really shows how she can mix around with her amazing and variable voice. 3rd was also good, but the 2nd one was the best. All in all, this session made me want to actually try watching madoka magica, but that will have to wait.

Of course, shoutouts to that vanguard producer, CA and milky holmes for appearing on stage, that was quite a fun thing to watch. Flow and ichirou mizuki too. It was flow's first time in singapore, and they are pretty awesome guys in person. Ichirou mizuki is still as "genki" as ever. Lol.

Now for the stuff you guys have been waiting for, cosplays! Enjoy!

K-on girls are always so obvious and they stand out the most. A team of 5 however is something quite rare. Mugi and azusa look good here.

AWESOME dante. This guy almost made it into my top 3 favourite cosplayers of the day. I would say a close 4th or 5th position. Not bad dante, not bad at all.

DON KANNONJI, UAHAHAHAHAHA! Nice to see a don kannonji cosplayer, its bloody ass rare, I think this guy is the 1st. Great cosplay here, he really potrays the image of don in my mind.

I am clueless on this one, but hey, at least she looks kinda cool. Not too bad of a cosplay in my honest opinion.

Naise, mafia rin and mafia len. Vocaloids are super common so I didnt take alot of them, on topic this is a pretty cool pair, one of the better cosplays todays.

Urk, I didnt know my photography skills sucked that bad. Anyway, no idea who this is, but girls with guns are always good. Not bad.

Once again, no idea who this is. Death note? Gosick? And I thought I watched alot of anime before I came to AFA this year -.-.  But no doubt about it though, she DOES have good looks.

Miku and who? Either that or they are the girl pair from macross frontier...I DONT KNOW. I must suck really bad -.-.  Both are alright in my opinion.

Ah, who's this again?....I must be mad taking pics of cosplayers which characters I don't freaking know. Anyway, she's got a bold look going on and her stare makes her look menacing, which obviously fits her role.

Yay finally some characters  I know! These are the genocide guys form baka test, and they sure make themselves stand out. Awesome cosplay, and that death to akihsa picture just made thier cosplay all the more convincing. Definetely one of my favs today.

Rozen maiden is always good, and altough I missed the suiseiseki, I got these 3. Not bad...but it would have been better if I had taken suiseiseki.

Huh, I am clueless once again. Still, girls with guns are always good and this is no exception. Im starting to think she belongs to COD or something.

Rua and ruka from yugioh 5Ds. I actually didnt know who they were until I saw them duel disks. Good to see some love for 5Ds though, now if there was only a good aki cosplayer...

Hmmm....nope, I don't know this character. Still, costume is pretty good, she has a good stance, and she holds swords! This definetely gets a thumbs up from me.

I require more training in my knowledge of anime! Yet again another character I do not know. Seems the fans.

Now its time for my top 3 cosplayers of the day! Once again these are OPINION based.

Naise yuna here. Great costume, not too bad of a body, and that staff looks great. She definetely looks pretty awesome here, and she definetely earns one of my spaces for the top 3 cosplayers.

I dont know this dude, but he looks so badass. He has easily the best costume in the entire AFA  area. Thick ass armor with good design and even a mouth that he can open and close at will. Combined with his 2 awesome swords he is just simply one of the best there is.

Tied with the dragon guy for my favourite cosplay. Misaka and kuroko are so damn rare I have never seen them in any of the previous anime related events at all. Finally in AFA I found them both and they definetely exceed my expectations. Great posing by both girls, especially the misaka cosplayer. A coin flip would have been way cooler though, just saying XD.

We are nearing the end of the post (AT FKING LAST). Once again I apologize for the lack of more cosplay photos, it was really squeezy just now, not much I could have done = =.  

Whelp, thats it for now, AFA this year rocked just as much as last year did. I came in with high expectations this year, and you can bet those expectations were met very nicely. I was disappointed by STGCC, but AFA brought my faith in the industry back up. AFA 2011 in my opinion was a great success. Its going on until sunday, but due to school and many other complications, I cannot make it (sad face D:). I will be looking foward to AFA 2012!

This is The fool signing off! Peace out!