Well, I’ve no proof and maybe I’m wrong. But I really think that chapter 111 will be the last. To add more weight to my words, allow me to argue that.
Every story arc includes 4-5 volumes
Every volume includes 4 chapters
Quotes from AOT Wikia:
They are a race of
giant humanoids that supposedly appeared roughly 107 years ago and rapidly exterminated humanity to the point of near-extinction. If put into a calculable perspective, the Titans first appeared in year 743.
According to the translator @fuku-shuu, Isayama was talking about the epilogue of the entire manga, not of this particular volume (which can’t be called an “epilogue” since the story is not finished). He also said that he doesn’t want to expand the story any further than his current plan (ending around late 2018) and the truth behind the mysteries of the series will be revealed soon.
I always suspect that narrator’s speech “107 years ago…”
in SNK anime
for a reason.
I initially thought that Isayama will write 107 chapters but after timeskip…
NEW STORY ARC ~ 854 year*
111 ~ Epilogue
*[111 years ago 145th King Fritz stole memories about the Outside World]
The Epilogue will be the final chapter of SNK story and reveal the fates of all Eldians and the main cast too. If my predictions are correct SNK 111 will be released on November 9th, 2018 [Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
Whether you’re a marvel comic book fan or not, this film is worth seeing in theaters if you haven’t yet. The plot is not original (cough Cowboy Bebop, cough Fifth Element), but it also doesn’t rely on the comic books to create conflict. Parts of the conflict are full of suspense, but the rest is quite predictable. The cast this time around (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Micheal Rooker etc.) seemed to gel more than they did in the first film. It was also interesting to see Sylvester Stallone (Stakar Ogord) make his way back into acting in science fiction films. He contributed to the natural humor.
The humor is childish, but it keeps you engaged. The acting isn’t award worthy, but it’s still has some quality moments. I’m not a Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) fan, but this film features some of his best acting yet. To me though, the best acting performance goes to Kurt Russell (Ego). The visuals were for the most part full of energy and imagination. There was some minor hiccups in the visuals probably due to creative decisions by the director (James Gunn). The biggest strength for me was the musical score. It created a successful nostalgic atmosphere to the 1970’s, which was probably a tribute to the era of original comic book series, and not just meant to tell us Star-lord’s childhood. This film probably won’t go down as an all time great, but it’s definitely a fun one to watch. I give this film a 4 out of 5.
considering how creative and interesting tim burton’s earlier movies were you’d think he would continue to grow and develop as an artist and make movies that are even more outlandish but no. instead he grew stagnant and lazy and now everyone is tired of seeing the same predictable movies with the same predictable cast at least once every two years
What is to come in Season 2 for Riverdale? Here is all my thoughts and predictions for what is to happen for Season 2, which is coming this fall to the CW. Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with me.
- Fred Andrews is going to die
I know, we all love Archie’s dad and I have such a soft spot for him. We see at the end of season 1 his father get shot in Pops, leaving off with Archie holding his dad’s gun shot wound. We have no idea if Fred is going to survive(we hope), but won’t find out till season 2. I feel like Riverdale is going to head in an even darker direction, which would make sense for them to kill a beloved character off of the show. In result, this could lead to a darker Archie. The question everyone is wondering, though, who shot Fred?
-Hiram Lodge is going to hate Archie and Veronica’s relationship
Daddy Lodge is coming into season 2, and we know he is gonna bring some mischief and drama with him.
We all know in the Archie comic books, Hiram Lodge does not care for his daughter talking to Archie, and thinks she can get better. Will that storyline make its way into the show? I honestly think there is a high chance it will, and this will make Archie want to respect Hiram and stay away from Veronica, and maybe this will cause Archie’s feelings to arise again for Betty, brining the love triangle between Betty, Veronica, and Archie back and swinging.
-Cheryl is not going to hold back anymore
On the finale episode, Cheryl torches the Blossom house, watching it go down in flames after trying to commit suicide at Sweetwater Lake. I have a feeling that the madness with Cheryl will not end in season 2. I believe she is going to become even darker as well, like Archie possibly could. How far will Riverdale push Cheryl?
-Cheryl and Jason’s secret relationship revealed
I still think there is more between Cheryl and Jason, and that the idea of them possibly being more than sister and brother still being a thing for the show. We have had hints and clues to it, but not the big reveal yet. Will there even be a big reveal? I think it would be an interesting storyline if Riverdale took this route, and it’s not like we would be too shocked, especially by the way Cheryl already acts and talks about her brother.
-Not so nice Hermione
Hermione Lodge has been sweet and helpful to most of the people in Riverdale. But behind that sweetness is there another personality waiting to come out? A darker one? We know that her husband will be taking a big part in season 2, which could maybe bring the darker side of Hermione out, along with secrets I think she is hiding. Could she be even more guilty than Hiram?
-Bughead crashing down
At the end of the last episode of season 1, we see Jughead accept the leather jacket from the serpents, which might lead up in season 2 to him joining the south siders. We all know he still has respect for his dad, even after all that has happened. Don’t forget, Betty, Jughead still is FP’s offspring. I think in season 2 we are gonna see them in a battle with each other, and a distance between them. Maybe they could even cut their relationship off for a minute during season 2, as Jughead is going to have a life in the south side.
We learn that Betty has an older brother that got put up for adoption. Could he possibly might have a part in season 2? It is possible, and I think Betty might either go looking for him, or fate could bring them together. Also, what if Hal isn’t the father to Betty’s brother? What if FP is? As we know, we kind of get vibes that Alice Cooper used to be a south sider and could have had a thing with Alice and got her pregnant. How interesting would that be?
-Bring in the Pussycats
I would like to see in season 2 the Pussycats brought in more into the storyline. In season 1, we all know Valerie had a romantic, music connection with Archie, but that did not last long. So what is next for the Pussycats and could they possibly be brought into the storyline more in season 2?
-Kevin becoming more important
We did not see much of Kevin in season 1, and his storyline honestly was a bit dry. We just know he is the sheriff’s son and has been a minor part in the Scooby-Doo gang, with Archie, Veronica, Jughead and Betty. But give us more Kevin, Riverdale. Open up a more in depth story arch for him. I feel like Riverdale can do so much with his character, and I’d like to see that happen in season 2.
-Another set of twins
It has been stated that Polly will be giving birth to her twins in season 2. Does anyone still feel like Polly is suspicious in a way? I fucking do. She’s been on the back burner and I think in season 2, more might be revealed about her and how she could maybe bring a twist to the storyline. Let’s just say I don’t think she is as innocent as she comes off to be. I think it would be interesting in season 2 if they have a big surprise with these babies being born. Maybe they die? I know, dark, but this is Riverdale. Or possibly Polly dies while giving birth. Or maybe, just maybe since Jason and Polly are related, the babies aren’t going to come out normal.
So those are all my thoughts and predictions and what I want to see happen on season 2 of Riverdale. Share some of yours with me. Once again, what the hell Riverdale.
Prediction: “Gem Harvest” will kick off an arc where we switch viewpoints to Homeworld and spend half a season following a new group of Gems we’ve never seen before and have no reason to care about. These characters will inexplicably become more popular with the fandom than the show’s core cast.
this is gonna make sound like SUCH A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE but HEAR ME OUT…. so valentina was actually my pre-season fav. not even just pre-season actually, like when she was just being speculated for being on the show. i remember looking at the predicted s9 cast on reddit, seeing her pic and falling in love with her aesthetic anyways. after following her on IG (which had less than 20k at the time), i watched one of her lives and couldn’t shake how much she reminded me of fame. she was impossibly beautiful but so extra and goofy in the way that she spoke. i have a soft spots for queens like that, obviously. now she’s totally blown up and honestly, looking at how the fans received fame, i never expected her to be a fan fave like she is now. did you know she’s the most followed s9 girl of them all?! THAT’S CRAZY TO ME!!!! anyways, i do really love her but her stans so kind of ruin it for me sometimes. i think she’s talented, beautiful and an overall strong contender but sometimes she gets away with murder - like aja hilariously pointed out. she’s still one of my top picks though and i hope she makes it far?
oh yeah and the specific buzz is that the national theatre production of angels in america will transfer, the one presently starring nathan lane and andrew garfield, which could mean andrew garfield and rob mcelhenney will be co-starring in angels in america on broadway, which would make not one but two of seph’s off-the-wall angels in america casting predictions correct
Now that I’m back from the dead and only my detestable part-time job keeping me from being a NEET, I can finally go back to do the shit I opened this log for: rant about anime! Spring season is over and there was so much variety and so many good shows that, after a certain cutoff point, it became difficult to ascertain my top picks for the quarter. So here are my summarized last impressions for this season, as usual, from worst to best (The top two are pretty much a tie, so don’t pay the order there much mind). I’m not mentioning the half-dozen shows I dropped because I already addressed that in this post
It must be noted that I’m extremely gullible, so if a show had a lot of flaws along the way but nailed a perfect ending, I’m probably gonna rate it higher than it should. Meanwhile, if a show that was great through most of its run craps the landing, I’m gonna be harsher with it than it probably deserves
Lost Village. To be honest I don’t even have words to describe this. I couldn’t
even begin to explain all that was wrong with this show. Nonsensical direction,
plot and characterization might be an apt way to put it. To make things worse,
the last couple of episodes dropped all of the hilarity of earlier moments
(nothing will ever top the silicone boob monster), to focus in the two most
boring characters out of the entire cast, with an amazingly stupid underlying
“message” about “psychological scars”. It’s sincerely baffling that there are
people who think this mess was being “bad on purpose”. And the most frustrating
part of it all is that not a single person died. At least Another had the
component of ridiculous over the top death scenes that had me laughing all the way
through. Lost Village didn’t even deliver on that front. Might be worth the
watch just to amaze yourself in how such a thing even came to happen. I also
can’t believe that not a single person died because I was so ready to see all
these despicable people meet a bloody end. Rated 0/10. It failed in everything
it attempted to do and the final episodes weren’t even so-bad-is-funny which
was criminal in and of itself.
Lovers: This shit ended so long ago I hardly remember it. It’s horrible and
gross and I can’t believe it’s getting a second season when Love Stage isn’t.
Agh. As the weeks went by it just got more and more gross with worse and worse
grooming undertones. But, to be honest, I might have been able to deal with all
of that if the romantic drama was even the slightest bit compelling, and it’s
not. At least Junjou Romantica (which y’all know I despise) has the latent
conflict of having to tell Misaki’s brother about their relationship. Here
everyone sees Haru and Ren kissing, sleeping together and even borderline
humping and everyone’s a-ok with that. Not only is that very creepy but makes
for very boring storytelling. There are no stakes, no tension and no drama
whatsoever. And I’m still gonna watch S2 for the pleasure of trashing it. Rated
0.5/10 and I’m being lenient here because the dog is cute.
Crystal III: Chibiusa’s
friendship with Hotaru was well-developed (except at the finale) and the first
set of OP/ED was great. That’s about the only good things I can say about it as
a whole. But the rest, well, poop painted in gold is still poop. Even with
better designs and slightly better animation, the story was as flat and
childishly stupid, full of plotholes and contrivances, and the character
development was nonexistent. The entire season is about how Usagi is a perfect
queen and everyone loves her and she can do no wrong. Character relationships
are paper thin, nothing in the entire series has sold me on why the senshis are
such good friends. And the very beloved HarukaxMichiru pair that I was excited
to meet for the first time didn’t even exist. I still struggle to figure out
what made this shallow and badly-written series an all-time classic.
I have conflicting thoughts on this show. The premise on which it rests is
incredibly stupid, and not in a good way. The show acts like it’s being deep
and clever, but when the whole exposition happens, I was left scratching my
head because the writers were obviously challenging my suspension of disbelief.
I didn’t care about the characters either. I kind of liked Tenga because his
design was very appealing to me, he looked mighty handsome when he smiled at
Chidori at the end, but that’s about it. And I’m probably gonna get stoned for
this but I really disliked Nico. Her crush on Tenga came completely out of left
field and her character was overall annoying. The only moment I liked her was
when she said she didn’t care about Noriko because those were my thoughts
exactly. The first half of the show was absolutely a drag, entirely boring and
unengaging. All that being said, the visual execution of the show is top notch,
the director is clearly very talented. The scenes at the bridge with Katsuhira
and Noriko were stunning. And it hit some great emotional notes in the second
half, even if I couldn’t get behind on what drove the characters to those
emotions. I’m a big sucker for pining, so the scene of everyone screaming under
the rain hit my buttons just right. But everything else about was just so… ugh.
The teachers were insufferable. The kids were insufferable. The premise was
insufferable. And there’s just a lot it does wrong for me to even think of
recommending it to anyone. So it’ll just have to stick to a mediocre
lower-middle spot. And it’s sad because it could’ve done great things. Maybe
next time, TRIGGER. Rated 5/10
no Kabaneri: This is the reason we didn’t get more Attack on Titan this year
(even though we were supposed to). And that’s fine I guess. It was a fun and
exciting show for the most part, with great action scenes and gorgeous designs.
It kind of went off the rails in the middle section, but it recovered in time
for a bombastic finale, so almost all of its shit is forbidden. I mean, don’t
go in expecting your life will change, but it’s a perfectly acceptable piece of
entertainment. And Ayame’s character really grew into her role instead of
devolving like I’d feared she’d do, which was great. Oh, Mumei also flings
Ikoma like a sack of potatoes back into the train and it’s hilarious. 7/10.
Could be a little higher, but yeah, that middle portion was baaaad.
This is another one of those shows that I don’t know what to make of. I think I
liked the concept of it more than I liked the actual show, mostly because the
final episode was so terribly underwhelming and with that gross, unnecessary
sexist remark at the end. This is probably the one show that doesn’t benefit
from how much a series’s ending influences my opinion of it as a whole. If they
had capped off the show with an introspection into Yuuki’s character this
could’ve gone way up higher, but it didn’t. I doubt I’ll remember this show a
month from now because it didn’t give me anything to chew on character-wise,
which is a shame because it had so much potential. Oh well. Rated 7.5/10
Maid: This show was way more adorable than it had any right to be, with a
loveable cast and predictable, yet funny storylines. It took a premise that
could’ve made it a rival for Super Lovers in the creepy department and made
something cute and sweet. I’m partial to family stories, so this one worked
pretty great for me. But the last couple
of episodes teased the possibility of predictably heart-wrenching melodrama and
then decided to cop-out. The final two episodes were actually rather boring in
comparison to the rest of the show. I was also thrown off and annoyed by the
last minute introduction of a girl that I suppose is meant to be a love
interest for Chihiro. Not only was her introduction to the series clumsy
–nothing like the well-handled introductions of the other cast members-, but
she brought nothing to the two episodes she was in, and was more of a
background character. Also, if anyone’s gonna be a love interest for Chihiro it
should be Hino because their level of mutual understanding is wonderful. 8/10
Witch: Honestly these three shows stand relatively equal to me in terms of
enjoyment. I’m putting Flying Witch in the middle because I got a little less
magic than I had hoped for, but it had an absolutely beautiful ending. The last
two episodes showed us how lovely and magical this show could be, so in
comparison it’s kind of sad that the rest of the show was borderline pedestrian
as far as supernatural stuff. But the show accomplished what it set itself to
do while delivering a loveable cast and a pleasant atmosphere, and it’s
definitely a stand-out in the slice-of-life genre. Rated 8/10
wa itsumo kedaruge: I caught on to this show sometime mid-season due to all the
positive responses it had. It was definitely worth checking it out. Like Flying
Witch, it is perhaps too slow and quiet, but in Tanaka-kun’s case, that is kind
of the point. Like all the others in this section, it has a loveable cast, with
all the characters working quite well as a group. One could say Tanaka is the
polar opposite of Sakamoto, in that we’re always waiting to see how far Tanaka
is willing to go for the sake of his own laziness. I wasn’t a big fan of how
much the last episode focused on teasing Tanaka about his nonexistent
relationship with Shiraishi (people who won’t take “I don’t have a girlfriend”
for an answer irk me to no end), but it led us to a very sweet realization from
Tanaka himself about how he’s come to enjoy his friends’ company. Rated 8/10.
Continuing in the sacred tradition of Seki-kun and Nozaki-kun, Tanaka-kun joins
the list of unusual school comedies with unusual leads that are way more fun
than they’ve any right to be.
Stray Dogs: This is a hard show to rate because I had very high expectations
for it, but it turned out to be something completely different from what I
wanted, as I have mentioned before. It’s not that the thing it did turn out to
be is bad, but it’s not what I wanted from it. In spite of that it still
managed to be fun and the character work they did was great. I came to really
love the cast. The last confrontation was really cool, especially with Mori
Ogai pushing Atsushi forward, that was very interesting. I could’ve used a bit
more Akiko Yosano because she’s the true boss of this season and I loved her,
but I’ll be looking forward to season 2. Rated 8.5/10
desu ga?! This was definitely the stand out comedy of the season, with a unique
take on the old high school anime setting and a protagonist that was perfectly
able to carry the whole show in spite of its irregular production values. It’s
not without its faults, and there are a handful of episodes where the jokes
just don’t land, but its overall a lot of laughs and over-the-top fun. There’s
not much else to say about this anime Mary Poppins other than I’m glad the show
addressed Acchan’s huge gay crush on Sakamoto :D 9/10
Classroom: That was a dang ballsy ending and I applaud Matsui for it! Lesser
mangaka would’ve gone the cop-out route –it even seemed like he was gonna do
that at some point-. This second season had its ups and downs, it had great
stories and rushed plot points, but the finale earns it a high place in my
book. This is truly a unique series –especially for Shonen Jump- with a message
about growing up, finding your own talent, and how important a teacher can be,
that it’s not a job to be taken lightly.
Even though a part of me was slightly hoping for the cop-out ending, but I’m
also glad they didn’t go that way and preserved the wonderfully executed
emotional climax. 9/10
Revolutio: Anime that takes a spin on historical characters or periods is the
stuff my dreams are made of, and I’m not exaggerating. Even though it had a
shakey start and could’ve used more episodes to really establish all of its
ideas, ConRevo was a creative and smart take on the 60s in Japan. It might have
lacked a little in character development, but it still told a complete story
that’s different from everything else that’s out there, with a unique visual
concept and maybe a thing or two to say about Japan’s politics. This is
certainly a show I’d like to binge (once I know more about the period, my
specialty is 30s Japan!) eventually to really grasp the story in its full Rated
Delta: I wasn’t very impressed with the first episode but boy has this show
grown on me. Probably 90% of that is that Mikumo is my new waifu and queen of
the world. I wasn’t big on the idea of an idol unit instead of a solo singer
(stop it with the idols Japan, that industry is horrible), but I’ve come to
like Walküre. Though I wouldn’t mind if they wrote out the Reina and Makina
because they don’t really add anything vocally to the group or plot-wise to the
series (also Makina’s godawful nicknames need to die. I fucking hate every time
she speaks and calls someone by one of those dead stupid nicknames uuuugggh).
Anyway, they’ve made an interesting story for this series and it’s one of the
shows I most look forward to every week. The emotional peaks in episode 11 were
absolutely beautiful. And the songs are pretty good in general, which is kinda
important for a Macross show y’all 9.5/10
Tora: Y’all know I’ve had an up-and-down relationship with Ushio to Tora. The
first half-a-dozen monster of the week episodes bored me to tears, but once the
plot picked up it got better and better. This final cour started on a rocky
path too, rushing through plot points and character development (Nagare’s bit
is still pretty damn bad in hindsight). But the second half and the final
battle against Hakumen were absolutely among the best shit the shonen genre has
to offer. Everything since Ushio’s reunion with his mom hit the perfect
emotional beats to make for a great story and the Hakumen no Mono was one of the
most memorable shonen villains I’ve seen. The final battle was hands down
amazingly cool and emotional. Yes, the show could’ve been executed better, but
what it accomplished was so great I’m willing to overlook most of its earlier
flaws Rated 9.5/10
Hero Academia : If it wasn’t evident at this point, I’m a complete sucker for
shonen anime, and one that is so well executed makes my soul sing. Fans of the
manga have complained about the slow pace but to be honest, with one exception,
I never felt that the pace was slow. The characters are endearing, Deku is the
type of shonen protagonist that I love, and I’m eager for new seasons to get to
know the rest of the cast better. They did a good job in showing us at least a
little bit from most of the kids in Deku’s class, so I was very satisfied with
that. The animation was stunning and every episode reached moments of wonderful
emotional peaks which had me on the verge of tears. And I love All Might. I’m so
excited for S2 and I might pick up the manga too. 10/10
Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable: This show is so fun. I love how much
David Production loves this franchise, and how palpable their passion for the
material is with the wonderful animation and direction, the lively colors, the
great pacing. I’m way more engaged in Josuke and his crazy bizarre pals than I
was with Jotaro’s crew, and I loved that crew. That they ended the quarter with
the very emotional reunion with Joseph, who is my favorite Jojo. They’re doing
a very good job in portraying Josuke’s inner conflict about resenting his
father while also wanting to get close to him. Now that the bow and arrow have
been captured, I do have to wonder what they’ll be doing for the next 25
episodes, but I’m absolutely willing to tag along 10/10
You’ll note that I didn’t mention Sinbad no Bouken. The reason for that is that, along with how busy I became with my dissertation (I can’t believe it’s finally over), the fansubs were taking a while to come out and I lost track of it. Since it’s coming to Netflix I’ll binge it when it shows up.
So that was spring! What were y’all’s favorite shows? Are you among the crazy people that claim Mayoiga was intentional comedy? Team Freyja or Team Mirage? Let me know which shows you liked/hated and if I missed out on anything that I should check out from the season. And stay tuned for my summer lineup, it’s a crazy busy season y’all!