Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hanebado! The Underwhelming Sports Anime

Hey guys! Hope you are all doing well, sorry I havent posted a blog in a while but school and work have been keeping me busy but they will be coming on a more regular basis from now on. To all my Georgia Otakus I hope you all have a great weekend at AWA, Im not able to go this year due to car trouble but hope you all stay safe.

So as we come to the end of this current season of anime, I must say I have been enjoying a few shows especially Banna Fish( My show of the season) but there is one show that has just not lived up to the hype(not sure if there was any lol) and that show us the sports anime Hanebado! the badminton anime.

I dont know where to start talking about Hanebado! its half sports anime half slice of life anime and its not a really a good version of either genre. At times the competition aspect of the show is intense but at times the play just seems a weak plot point. The show also especially during the first few episodes does this weird Villain of the week thing where we give one of the main characters Ayano past opponents to play against all of which seem to hate her for one reason or another. I also want to mention that Ayano's personality switch while due to her past I understand why it happens at the same time it happens so randomly that it just lacks impact.

If you enjoy this show by all means I dont mean to bash it or to make it sound like its a horrible Anime, I just feel like the pacing is really bad and with the way certain characters pop in and out it doesnt give you a chance to feel attached and to be honest if this show wasnt 13 episodes I would have dropped it but I am curious to see how its going to wrap up.

Sorry for ranting on for a while. but i hope you all enjoy the post and oh I will say Nagisa is my favorite from the show so see I dont dislike everything lol. Well until my next post I hope you all have a great weekend!

MAHO OUT!



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Twin Star Exorcists: Forgotten Anime 12?

Hey guys! hope everyone is doing well, first I would like to say thank you for all the views on the blog and I hope you guys have been enjoying the content. There will be more blogs coming and im hoping to have them come out every Wednesday. Today im bringing you guys another Forgotten anime post and the anime im discussing is one that Im a bit shocked about because I didnt expect it to be overlooked or pushed aside. The anime of discussion for today is none other than Twin Star Exorcists.

Twin Star Exorcists is a anime that debuted during the Spring 2016 anime season, and fun fact I had just read the first volume of the manga a few months before the anime was announced. Given how great I thought the manga was I was really excited for the anime and couldnt wait to see the rest of the story. Now given that this is a forgotten anime post I must say that I did drop the show but not because it was bad but because I got to far behind and I was just a bit to lazy to catch up.

Now the show did come out during the same season as a small anime that you may know called My Hero Academia, and while I personally think Twin Star is a lot better given that they were both Shonen animes I can see why Twin Star may have gotten lost in the Shonen shuffle. I do plan to go back pretty soon and revisit this series and I honestly wouldnt mind seeing it pop up on Toonami because I think it would be a perfect fit.

The show does have a dub, so hopefully that will draw some people to it that may have not watched before or who dropped the series as I did before. Well I hope that this post will shine a little light on the series because I do think its a awesome series. As always thanks for reading!


MAHO OUT!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Movie Review: Black Butler Book Of Atlantic

Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well and I hope you all had a great 4th of July. I finally have another review to give you guys. In case I havent mentioned it before, I am a huge Black Butler fan; So when I heard that they were going to start releasing arcs in OVA and Movie form I was really excited. So the review I have for you guys today in none other than Black Butler: Book of Atlantic.

To start off, this movie is what you would get if the Titanic had not hit an iceberg and instead had a zombie outbreak. Ok now that I have given you a visual lets see where to begin, We do start off with Sebastian and Ciel on the ship where they are there to investigate the Aurora Society. We get some familiar faces from the first two movies which was fun to see. The movie really starts to pick up when we see Sebastian and Ciel go undercover as members of the Society and this leads to one of the greatest secret passwords ever, I wont spoil it you just have to see it.

Once they are inside of the society we see what will eventually turn into the main plot of this story and from here the movie moves at a pretty high speed, there is alot of slicing and blood and just trying to survive. I will say that this movie really gives us some great character development and If you dont follow the manga as I dont it will defiantly have you wanting to read it. We do get  grell appearance and he is as awesome as every and we get some great moments from him. Dare I say the real stars of this movie are Elizabeth and Undertaker, We get to see that Elizabeth is truly a badass and we got to see that the undertaker is not what he appeared to be and I must say both caught me off guard especially Elizabeth.

I will defiantly say this is my favorite Movie next to Book of Circus, the plot is not strong but the character development more than makes up for that. If you are a Black Butler fan Then this is a must see I dont think you will be disappointed , If your someone who was just a casual Black Butler and have not seen the series in a while I feel pretty comfortable saying that You can watch this and not feel like you have missed anything. I would have to give this a 8/10, and It is dubbed so you should be able to find it on Funnimation.

Thank you all for reading and hope you enjoy!


MAHO OUT!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

OVA Review: Aki Sora -Yume no Naka

Hey guys! Finally back with another post for you guys today. I hope everyone is having a great week so far, I know I am because its con week. First I will give you guys a quick update, I will be planning to start uploading blogs every Wednesday (hopefully) so that I can give you guys content on a regular basis. Also I wanted to point out that im sure most of you have seen the player that have been added to the blog, that is for a new side podcast that is different from our youtube podcast so I hope you all enjoy it also.

The anime that I am here to review today is the sequel to a anime that I reviewed for our side podcast and this anime is Aki Sora ~Yume no Naka. Let me say this is a hentai, a detail i was not aware of until I watched the first series. I will say, given that this season of the show has 2 episodes, its a step up in the quality of story not that there was anywhere to go but up after that first series. What I did enjoy about the series is that we got to see more backstory not only from Aki ( the sister) and Sora( the brother), but we also got a really good backstory from the other sister Nami and we got to see that even though her and Sora are twins she is pretty envious and jealous of him which I didnt expect. With this being a hentai of course that means there is sex but you also realize just how strange the relationship between Aki and Sora is because not only are they having a intimate relationship but they are also ridiculously reliant on each other and to a certain degree Aki has convinced Sora that she is the only person that he can depend on and Sora has not backbone to be able to stand up to her. 


While this series was defiantly a upgrade from the first season, its still not a great show, if you enjoy hentai this this is for you and if you like fan service then I would also recommend it but if your looking for a balance for story and fan-service the ratio here is about 90% to 10% and while the backstory is decent its not really worth the time unless you have the time to waste. 



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