Monday, March 18, 2019

Star Twinkle Precure Ep 7 Review: Blasting off to Space!

Kirayaba! This is my review of Star Twinkle Precure Ep 7 as the girls tried to fix Lala's spaceship!

The girls decided to get Lala's spaceship fixed and the AI scanned the girls to see what they are suitable for. Lala is good at fixing, Elena for her physical and Madoka for her supervisor. However when it come to Hikaru, she got cleaning duties!

The girls realised it was getting mundane in fixing the spaceship after four hours and it was then Hikaru was actually designing to make the spaceship more "cuter" and with Elena knowing what she want, the rest of the girls chipped in and even design personal rooms in the spaceship.

The AI was unable to compete in Hikaru's thinking but suggested that Hikaru is the mood maker that got everyone more motivated in getting things done.

Soon, the spaceship was ready but Tengu and her men arrived to cause trouble. (Seriously, the girls should just move somewhere less conspicuous so that the Knot Raiders is unable to track them) I do realise that if the episode's fight is between the foot soldiers, it is definitely one-sided since they pose little threat to the girls.

After Tengu retreated, the girls saw the interior of their newly remodelled spaceship. Prunce even presented his latest invention which is donuts making machine. However it still need work after taking a bite on it.

The girls prepare to blast off into space and Lala started the countdown and sure enough, they are in space and enjoying the moment. Suddenly Elena's pendent started flashing to the Libra symbol and Fuwa warp the spaceship to the Star Scape System!

I felt this episode is more of showing each girl's strength like Lala is good at fixing things, Elena is in charge of the heavy stuff (Seriously,where she find all the supply from?) and Madoka who is already the student chairman was supervising the work. When it come to Hikaru, she might not have the talent or strength like her comrades but she make it up with her positive attitude which got the girls to be more motivated in remodelling the spaceship and quote from Lala "Cuter" in the sense!

As I said before, the foot soldiers were more of a hindrance to the girls rather than a threat which worried me about the future of the series. Since we have ten more Star Princesses to locate, what happened after that? How will the Knot Raiders going to battle the girls if they only have foot soldiers to throw at them unless a game changer will to be presented to even the odds.

At the end of the episode, the girls are now back in the Star Scape System and Elena's pendant is hinting the Libra Princess location! As seen in the preview, they landed in a bone shaped planet and the Libra Princess Star Pen is being worshipped by the natives! Until then, see you in the next post!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Anime 2019 Preview: One Punch Ultra Titan!

Hello everyone! This is my preview for the upcoming Spring anime 2019 which begin this April! (Some of the series synopsis are taken from other sources)

Kenja no Mago: Shin was reincarnated into the grandson of the most powerful wizard in the land. With amazing talents in magic, Shin will begin his adventures as the strongest wizard!

Isekai Quartet: A fun and cute crossover series featuring the cast of Overlord, Konosuba, Youjou Senki and Re: Zero!

Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai: Watch Yuiga Nariyuki tutors 3 different girls who are genius in one subject field but failed in another or more field!

Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?: A cute and ecchi comedy about 4 boys who has the worst luck with their hated teachers but always end up together in all sort of embarrassing situations!

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tanjiro's family was murdered by a mysterious vampirc demon and his sister, Nezuko has been turned into one. However she was able to retain her humanity and a demon slayer instructed Tanjiro to become a demon slayer himself in order to slay the demon and undo his sister's curse.

Fruits Basket 2019: A remake of the popular 90s shoujo manga/anime series. Tohru Honda lost her mother recently and she pitched a tent next to the Sohma residence. Honda also discovered the Sohma has a family curse and got involved in it...

Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai: Ao has a terrible childhood since her Erotic author father name her Ao claiming A is for Apple and O is for Orgy. Years later, Ao who has little interactions with boys was confessed by her male classmate, Kijima and her mind started wander all sort of erotic thoughts...

Fairy Gone: A war between fairies and humans has ended but the government created Dorothea in order to investigate the remnants of the fairies who hide in the shadows...

Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san: Nakano, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, is suddenly intruded upon by Senko-san, a 800 year old Fox spirit who promise to take care of him physically and mentally!

Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma: Nobunaga is a middle school teacher when a young girl named Kichou who is supposedly the real life wife of Oda Nobunaga appeared through a time slip and want to mate the present Nobunga in this romantic comedy!

Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO: Based on the 90s adult PC game of the same name, it tells the story of Takuya who discovered a device that his missing father left behind which enable him to travel to alternative dimensions!

Gunjou no Magmel: A mysterious island appeared in the middle of the Pacific ocean and now every superpowers is competing to discover the secret of the Island!

Carole and Tuesday: Mankind has made Mars a living colony. Two complete strangers, Carole and Tuesday meet by fate and learn they want to play music together!

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine: Girls and Baseball, nuff said!

Han-Gyaku-sei Million Arthur S2: 2nd Season of the wacky adventures of our 6 warriors who has to destroy the Million of fake Excalibur in order to get back home!

Laidbackers: Kumi moved into her grandmother's dagashi shop and met 3 people who claimed to be reincarnations of heroes who are after the demon king in present time and true enough, the demon king existed inside a little girl!

Cannon Busters: S.A.M, a friendly droid and his fellow allies goes on an adventure to save S.A.M's friend who is a heir of a fallen kingdom!

Strike Witches: 501-butai Hasshin Shimasu: Watch as the 501 squadron aka Strike Witches carry on their everyday lives while they are not battling Neuroi!

Chou Kadou Girl ⅙: Amazing Stranger: Haruto bought a 1/6 female action figure named Nona who suddenly came to life and begin the everyday life between Haruto and Nona!

Attack on Titans S3: The 2nd half of Season 3 continue!

One Punch Man S2: The continuing adventures of Saitama who is unknowingly is the strongest hero as new allies and enemies appear in the new season!

ULTRAMAN: Years ago, Ultraman came to Earth to defend from aliens invaders and monsters. After Ultraman separate from his human host Hayata and returned to the stars, Hayata started a family and has a son, Shinjiro. It was then both father and son inherited the Ultra genes which gave them superpowers and now new threats has appeared on Earth again!

From the title of this post, you know that I am anticipating these few titles but mostly Ultraman since he is one of my childhood hero and I did a review of the first volume of the manga on this blog before. Anyway, I hope that Ultraman will be good and seeing it is only getting 13 episode, I am guessing the story will probably end with the Ace Suit Arc. (The manga got better after that with the aliens went full invasion in New York and show all the main characters at their best)

One Punch Man was an absolute blast in the first season and hopefully it continue since we are getting the Gauro Arc in the second season which showed a pretty bad ass Gauro who started off as a hero killer but later become an anti hero of sort.

Kenja no Mago, Isekai Quartet, Nande Koko ni Sensei ga and Kimetsu no Yaiba are also shows that I am looking for to. Until then, see you in April for the new shows!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Star Twinkle Precure Ep 6 Review: It's all about Teamwork!

Kirayaba! This is my review of Star Twinkle Precure Ep 6 as the girls learn how to work as a Team!

Lala was busy trying to fix her rocket ship with little no success and even chase the rest of the girls out of the rocket. Hikaru decided to take Lala out for a breather and  they went to her favourite place-The Local Observatory!

Fuwa just love to give the girls unnecessary tension!

The rest of the girls also learn that Hikaru got her interest in astronomy at the Observatory with Futarou guiding her the ropes. They also learn from Futarou that the stars in the sky seem to dim weaker which could be the Knot Raiders reaching to consume the galaxy itself.

Initially Lala was more concerned on getting her rocket fixed and storm out of the room. However Futarou brought her to the Planetarium and explained that stars might be far apart from one other but they can form different constellations like how no person is an island and we all need help from others sometimes.

Aiwan arrived with her cat butler, Bakenyan on Earth and she was holding a corrupted Star Pen that react to Lala's pendent. The girls saw the duo and Aiwan used the pen to turn Futarou into the Monster of the week -Nottrigger!

Love how the girls jumped in different directions...

..and their Team Pose is pretty neat! 

The girls went to battle but they were thrown around like amateurs. Cure Milky remember what Futarou said about asking for help and she asked the others to help! Of course, the girls worked together and Cure Milky snatch the Star Pen from Aiwan which turned out to be the Leo Princess Star Pen.

Fuwa is too cute with her little mane!

Cure Milky immediately used the Leo Princess Star Pen to create her new attack-Leo Milky Shock (With Lighting Lions!) and defeated the Nottrigger! The Leo Princess shrine was reborn by Fuwa and she congratulated the girls for using Teamwork to overcome their enemy.

After faking a story to Futarou of him having a dream, the girls watched the night sky and Lala asked the girls for help in fixing her rocket ship. The girls agreed and aim to get it done...

Like all newly formed teams, this is the first time the four girls fought together as a team. The girls really need to understand each other's strength and weakness in order to face the Knot Raiders in the future. But I am sure they will get the hang of it sooner or later.

Lala's anxiety is expected since the fate of the universe is hanging by the balance and how she was used to working alone due to her supposedly Independence ideals from her alien culture. But really, Lala need to understand that things can get done better if more hands help and like today's battle, it was not amazing but the girls all did their part to overcome the Nottrigger and regain the Leo Princess Star Pen.

We are also finally getting the Monster of the week but how is Aiwan going to create new monster if there are only 10 Star pens left? Maybe some other devices that Aiwan create might substitute as the Monster of the Week in future episodes?

I am actually surprised that Leo Milky Shock has enough power to cleanse a Nottrigger although we will be getting the first power up as shown in the opening so the girls' base special attack might work now but not in the future. 

Overall, a good episode for the girls first teamwork battle and as shown in the next preview, the girls were helping out in getting Lala's Rocket ship fixed! Until then, see you in the next post!