Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode Ep 35 Review: Believe in your Passion!

Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 35 and Himari felt uneasy when Aoi invited her to her Family Social Party Gathering.

The Good: Both Aoi and Himari had their moments in this episode. Himari was feeling anxiety among all the well-to-do guests at Aoi's party in the beginning. Although why Himari couldn't wear something more appropriate for the party is up for debate. Of course some of the guests are jerks like the two men who approach Himari due to being Aoi's friend but shunned her after Himari explained she is a commoner.

Himari stood up for Aoi after the guests insulted her being a band singer and working in a paterisse (But it is also due to Diable's influences) as Aoi believed in what her passion lies in. Later when Diable caught hold of Cure Custard, Cure Gelato returned the favor that Himari love what she does and somehow it caught Diable off guard.

The Bad: The fight with Diable is still not interesting. I mean he is technically a wolf so how hard can it be for six Super Powered girls to take down a Supernatural wolf?

Overall, Aoi and Himari showed they care for one other despite coming from different backgrounds. But then again, Aoi is not your typical Ojou Sama and seriously Himari, get your act together!Didn't Dr Sweet from episode 28 told you to trust your feelings?

Next episode, it is the Town Sports Festival and everyone is competing with each other but somehow Ichika and Akira are pairing with each other?! Until then, see you in the next post!

P.S: Guys and Gals, I am sure from the last few posts about Kira Kira Precure, you can tell that I am just going with the flow in posting reviews every week since to be honest, this season has been a downhill for me. Unless something worth mentioning happened in the last quarter of the series, this will be the status quo for Kira Kira Precure for now.

I will really want to do other shows reviews like King of Fighters Destiny which I will do a review once I have enough episodes to review or the recently aired Infini-T Force which is the gathering of the Big Four Tatsunoko Heroes and I haven't had this fun watching Super heroes in action for quite a while.

Yes, I am also aware that in the one hour special of Dragonball Super that was aired on 8th Oct that Goku has reached a new form that is reminiscing when Goku became Super Saiyan for the first time twenty plus years ago.

If you read this far, thank you for listening about my ranting of the state of this blog but I hope you can still support it at least until the next season of Precure begin and we will see how it goes until then.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode Ep 34 Review: Claws vs Pixies

Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 34 and Yukari switch bodies with her Crystal Animal!

The Good: Cat Yukari was playing everyone in order to lure Diable's shadows out so that she can take them since she knew that they are behind the conflict between the cats and the fairies. As seem from the last two episodes, Diable's influences are enough to turn humans against each other, let alone the cats and the fairies were also affected by the same magic.

Although Diable is not really strong but the amount of negative energy from the town is enough to regain his full form which we will see how it goes in the next episode.

The Bad: Cat Yukari maybe cool and calculated however Yukari took her cat form like a normal issue and didn't freak out which to be honest, any normal person will have panic at the sight of being turning into an animal. It will have nice to see Yukari panicking or at least filled with anxiety to get back to normal but no, she rather choose to be a cat for the whole duration until the battle start.

On the other hand, it was more disappointing not to see her Crystal animal fooling around in her human body. Instead, we only have one scene of her Crystal animal munching off Akira's packet of dried anchovies. It was even weird to see the rest of the girls transformed already and didn't question Yukari (Cat) on why she hasn't transform.

Yukari and Ciel's little conflict was not even that interesting and Yukari didn't bother telling Ciel that she is a cat and just play along until Ciel found it out by herself. The reason why Yukari and her Crystal animal switch bodies? It was never resolved at the end and happen so randomly.

In the end, despite Yukari turning into a cat, it did not develop her character or even got a chance for Yukari to be out of her comfort zone and freak her out but no, Yukari is as boring as the fight in this episode.

Next episode, Aoi invited Himari to her party which got Himari all freak out since she is not used to seeing a large crowd in a party. Until then, see you in the next post!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode Ep 33 Review: Dark Diable Arises!

Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 33 and a new enemy arises from the past!

The Good: It was cute for the Crystal Animals to appear as companions for the girls although I don't really find them useful other than cannon fodder. The girls also paid respects to Lumiere's shrine to after knowing she sealed off Noir in the past.

You really need to improve on your posing, Bibury...

Bibury's interactions with the girls was interesting since she still has that sarcastic attitude in her but yet she allow Peko to take a bite off her cupcakes. The funny joke was the girls suspected that Bibury could be more than 100 years old since she was from the past (If the series started at 2017, then 100 years will be 1917 which it is the Taisho Era and I was right)

Diable is the new enemy which I am suspecting that he is a Spawn of Noir which explain his appearance and essence is similar to Noir. Diable influence people to hate each other which is how Ichigo Town of the past got affected. The girls also doubt themselves since sweets were the cause of the invasion, there should not be sweets anymore which Himari called it empty calories.

But then the girls realised it is not about the taste of sweets but rather the love to make and create sweets is important since eliminating sweets is not the answer. The girls got a new resolve and together with the Crystal Animals, drove Diable away for now.

The Bad: The whole Crystal Animals wild goose chase. First, I don't see why the animals have to run away after Diable scared them. Then when the girls were searching for them, guess where they were? Back at the Patisserie!

There were some continuity issues- The girls were wearing their uniforms when they met Diable. The Crystal Animals ran north for no reason. The next shot has the girls wearing back their civilians attire looking for them in the rain. Then when they have the resolve, they returned to the Patisserie and guess what? The Crystal Animals are there and Bibury told the girls that they have been waiting for them all these while?! Did the Crystal Animals troll them just to extend the run time?

Toei, if you want to extend the run time, make sure your scenes actually integrate. Did someone in the storyboard room forgot a panel or something? Diable was not interesting seeing that his purpose was just to make everyone hate each other and his battle with the girls was mediocre at best.

Bibury is probably the most interesting in this episode and the girls taught her how to work and make proper sweets. Furthermore Ciel now took her in to work in her shop with the hope of making Bibury a better person.

Overall, an okay episode with some hits and misses. Next episode, Yukari got turned into a cat and got into a fight with Kirarin and the local cats! Until then, see you in the next post!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Autumn Anime 2017 Preview: Return of the Heroes!

Hello everyone! This is my preview for the upcoming Autumn anime 2017 which begin this October! (Some of the series synopsis are taken from other sources)

Shokugeki no Souma Season 3: Yukihara and his friends are back for more cooking battles! However it will be their darkest times as they go up against the Elite Ten and Erina's father who is plotting to take over the culinary world!

Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hatori Chise's life was filled with hate and sorrow until she met a man who is a mage and took her as not just as his apprentice and his bride!

Kekkai Sensen & Beyond: Season 2 of the action packed series.

Black Clover: In a world where magic exist, two orphans, Asta and Yuno were left in front of an orphanage as infants. Yuno is talented with magic but Asta has none. This all change when Asta discovered an ancient tome that granted him the ability to cancel all magic. Thus both Asta and Yuto now strive to be the Wizard King in this world of magic!

Dies Irae: Ren Fujii was trying to return back to a normal school life after an incident but when bizzare murders started happening in the city, he discovered he is part of the it and can't run off it anymore...

Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken: Haruka Shinozaki confess his love to the beautiful and talented Akiho Kousaka and she accepted him. However Akiho is actually a pervert person with an unique vocabulary to back up her...

Ousama Game The Animation: A class of students received the same mail to play the "King's Game" which include throwing their humanity. If they do not compile the orders, death awaits them...

Himouto! Umaru-chan R: Season 2 of the close door otaku Umaru as she spend her daily life watching anime, playing games and still getting top grades at school all at the same time.

Inuyashiki: From the creators of Gantz, come a story of an elderly man, Inuyashiki whose family life is in despair until he was abducted by aliens and turned into a living weapon. He decided to use his powers to help others but later realised he is not the only one who was abducted by the same aliens...

Dia Horizon: A fantasy story about past lives.

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World: A reboot of the hit 90s anime of the same name.

UQ Holder! Mahou Sensei Negima! 2: The sequel that launched the career of several seiyuus and an adventure that was originally a homage to Harry Potter and later turned into a full blown shouen series. Years after Negi Springfield and his friends saved the world, a boy named Touta discovered his fate is connected to Negi as he began his quest to search for the truth of the world they lived in now...

Imouto sae Ireba Ii: This is the story about the daily life of a young siscon novelist, Itsuki Hashima with his perfect little sister Chihiro, the genius illustrator Nayuta Kani, his best friend Shirakawa Kyoto and some insane partners from his publishers.

3-gatsu no Lion Season 2: Season 2 of the slice of life story about family and the world of Shogi.

Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara: Chisato Mizusawa is a reserved but excellent and pretty chief in her company. She has a secret that only her husband Sora knows which is she likes drinking alcohol and she can become very cute when she is drunk!

Netojuu no Susume: Moriko Morioka spent her time playing online games and create a male avatar for herself. She then saved a player with a female avatar not knowing that the player is the new hot male colleague in her company...

Juuni Taisen: The battle between the 12 Zodiac signs begin!

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou: In a post-apocalypse world, two girls rode a bike together to survive another day...

Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji: One is her teacher and the other is his student and both of them are engaged to each other?

Gintama: Porori-hen: Season 5 of the hit Shouen Jump series!

Konohana Kitan: In a village inhabited by youkai, the lives of several fox mononoke are working in a hot spring inn.

Garo-Vanishing Line: The Legend of the Golden Knight continue in Modern times!

Blend S: Sakura Nomiya is by nature, a person with bad luck and always gets into trouble but knows Dino, who manages a cafeteria. However it is not any cafeteria and the waitresses have to act according to their “attributes.”

Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2: Season 2 of the hit school idols series!

Anime-Gataris: As an anime beginner, Minoa Asagaya is invited by her classmate Arisu Kamiigusa to establish an anime research club together. Upon meeting Miko Kouenji and other seniors who like anime, Minoa is gradually drawn into anime...

Urahara: Several years from now, the great cities of the world will be destroyed by creatures from another planet. Their next target is…Tokyo's famed Harajuku district.

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru-Yuusha no Shou: Season 2 of the hit series!

Two Car: Yuri Miyata and Megumi Meguro who are complete opposite of each other are partners in car racing.

Osomatsu-san Season 2: Season 2 of the hit show that has become a favourite among female viewers.

Glamorous Heroes: Based on the app game of the same name.

Infini-T Force: Tatsunoko's Big 4 Heroes (Gatchaman, Cassharn, Polymer and Tekkaman) returned to save the world!

Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou: The Wake Up Girls idol group returned in a new season!

ClassicaLoid Season 2: Season 2 of the special humans known as Classloid who inherited the essence and abilities of famous musicians throughout history.

6HP (Six Hearts Princess): An aerial accident transported several girls to a strange world where they were granted powers. (Judging from the PV, it looked pretty dark)

Time Bokan-Gyakushuu no San-Okunin: Season 2 of the Time Bokan series.

This season is filled with heroes and returning shows. Shokugeki no Soma is a yes for me since we are finally dealing with the Elite Ten arc. Next is Black Clover which some has dubbed it as a cross between Naruto, Bleach and Fairy Tale thrown into a blender. With Asta who is like Naruto and Yuto like Sasuke and a group of magic users that resembles Bleach's 13 Gotei Tai, it is pretty obvious where the inspiration came from.

UQ Holder was a surprise since the manga only recently change their title to Negima Season 2 but then the manga first chapter was a dead giveway to the original series. However I find the cast to be mediocre and not as interesting as Negi's students. Infini-T Force looked hyped since I am a big fan of Gatchaman and the rest of the Tatsunoko heroes.

Gintama, Umaru-Chan, Love Live Sunshine, Wake Up Girls is a must for me. The rest of the shows of course, I will have to make my judgment once I see it. Until then, see you this October for the new shows!