- Spirited Away (the first ghibli movie i watched and i fell in loooooove ;o;) - The Secret World of Arrietty - Howl’s Moving Castle - Ponyo - Grave of the Fireflies (even tho it hurt me.. DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN)
The most clever way to recap all 74+ episodes of Ninjago, but still be original.
Premise: Zane is plugged into the computer in the Samurai X cave, only to discover a puzzle that is more dangerous than it is fun. It takes a team effort to solve and even fight the puzzle, just not in the way you expect it.
Footage: 99% is footage from all the seasons, some of it is edited specially for this mini-‘season’. ….you’ll see.
Voice Overs: Same voice cast, no new lines from Lloyd. All the others have a ton of new dialogue. And will it make you laugh? Absolutely. I would say the dialogue in this is the only reason to watch it over and over.
My opinion: I really don’t know why this was made other than a recap of the series so far, especially after this movie. There was no hints to Season 8 at all, but it did focus on a few funny scenarios with the other ninja, especially their feelings on some past events (cough cough Skybound). I enjoyed it because there were times the ninja were just in character for the spite of being in character. There are plenty of humourous moments that will forever put a smile on my face. I highly recommend sitting through each of the 10 episodes.
How to watch: It is free on the Cartoon Network App.
I already know that I’m late to the party but a LOT of things happened while I made this, including events like my Patreon reaching it’s 6 month anniversary, this blog getting nearer to 2,000 followers, and @therealjacksepticeye reaching 13 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS.
I don’t know about you, but that is beyond amazing.
So basically, this is a little tribute to every single one involved in these events, specially including @pixlpit whose magic sparked an old passion I had with video editing, @furiarossa, @petzemz, @vi0lentquiche, and other Patrons whose tumblr I’m not sure are the right ones, the entire JSE community whose support this last week just blew me away, and of course Jack himself. Last month was incredible, and this is me saying that I am so glad you had fun along the way.
Thank you for being awesome. Don’t stop being awesome. :)
Mid Season Thoughts on the Fall Anime Season 2017:
Ugh, it’s already November, and we are halfway through the Fall season, and you know what that means. Yup, mid season thoughts. I know, ALREADY. Ugh, this year is just flying by. With most of these series hitting their 5th or 6th episode, I’m able to go into more details about the shows I’m loving, and hating this season, thus far, (as spoiler free as possible). Keep in mind, I am only watching about 22 shows this season, so if you see something I’m not watching or should be, tell me! Also, please remember this is solely my opinion and if yours differs from mine, I’d love to hear it. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Net-juu no Susume: Studio Signal.MD
Dropped. Alright, so I feel like I have to mention this. I’m a serious gamer. More specifically, I love me some MMOs. How much you ask? Well, so much so that I actually met my husband on World of Warcraft. Insane right? I mean my god you do not want to see our /played time on that game. So, needless to say, I am a bit critical on gaming anime because of this, because I know what it’s like. This anime was just… . cringey. I found myself sighing every chance I got and by the 20 minute mark, completely turning it off. Everything about the first episode was just … bad. There’s really just no redeeming qualities… well, one line said by the Guild Master which was something along the lines of “you have no idea what her irl gender is.” I laughed. It’s accurate. 85% of female toons you see on wow are actually guys. Anyways, moving on.
Evil or Live: Haoliners Animation
Dropped. Mmmm I had such high hopes. After reading the summary, I will admit, I was hyped for this show. On Paper, this show sounds wonderful. I thought it was going to be some horror psychological thriller that at the end of it left you questioning the very meaning of the world around you or something. Instead, what happened? I …don’t even know. The series starts off with massive amounts of Live Action, which, while being completely unexpected, I didn’t mind so much; the series became an instant drop for me when the MC and Co were clearly showing a break from reality and needed actual mental help, was beaten instead. It wasn’t “horror” or “edgy” it was just poor writing. Needless to say, I have dropped it.
Just Because!: Studio Pine Jam
Dropped. Did I make it through the first episode finally? Yes! When did I fall asleep this time? Episode two. The pacing on this show is what kills it for me. It’s so fucking slow. Ugh, I hate dropping it because it’s really pretty to look at, but I can’t deal with that pacing. Moving on.
Sengoku Night Blood: Typhoon Graphics
Dropped. I watched two episodes here before calling it quits. Let me save you the time. Girl goes back in time and gains a harem. A Vampire Harem. You heard me right.
Urahara: Studios Emt^2 and Shirogumi
Dropped. Instant Drop. Fuck, that animation is fucking trash. You have two studios working on this series, and the animation still looks that garbagey?!?! How?!?!?! I can’t even with this… Ugh, nope, moving on.
Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-Bitch na Ken: Studio Diomedea
Dropped. This show is annoying.
I started watching it with hopes of it doing two things. One, fill the hole in my heart that was left when Hajimete no Gal ended; and two, explain what the hell a Sho-Bitch is. Two episodes later, I still have no idea what a Sho-Bitch is. While the art is generic, the characters are bland and too common; also, the comedy too forced at time and repeatable. Yes, we understand main waifu really just wants to figure out what Haruka likes, and obviously misinterprets everything, but does that really have to be the joke every single time?
Imouto Sae Ireba Ii: Silver Link Studios
Dropped. Hahahahahaha, why is this show so popular this season? Seriously, find someone who isn’t talking about this show. It’s official, this is Silver Link’s answer to A-1′s Eromanga Sensei. My god this kid is OBSESSED with imoutos. It’s a bit repetitive for my liking, but I totally see why people think it’s hilarious. Needless to say though, as entertaining as it may be, I dropped it.
Omiai Aite wa Oshiego Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji: Studio Seven
Why am I still watching this you ask? *Nervous Laughter* It’s grown on me. It’s so bad, don’t get me wrong here, but like… . Will Nano and Souji get married? Yes, but it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. Rofl. Who am I kidding? I’m trash, but this is my guilty pleasure for the season, and it’s only four minutes each episode. I DON’T JUDGE YOUR LIFE CHOICES.
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara: Creators in Pack
Not dropped yet, shocking right? Well, not really, I’m only watching it for the cocktail recipes. I feel like this anime is top notch for being bad. Like, it has spot on animation, considering the studio and that it’s a short, it’s unique at the very least, but nothing happens. Really, nothing happens. It’s the same premise each episode that is repeated heavily and the downfall of the series. Wife comes home, tired, husband makes her drink, wife gets drunk. The end.
Ousama Game The Animation: Studio Seven
I feel like you have to watch the truly terrible series in order to appreciate the good ones. This series is bad. My god it’s bad. Poor writing, poor animation, blood for the sake of blood, just overall bad. And what makes it worse? It’s one of the two survival game anime airing this season, the other being fantastic. After sitting through both weekly, this one just fails… .Except Mamo. Mamo is perfect. I love you Mamo.
Black Clover: Studio Pierrot
Ugh, do they ever stop yelling? Pierrot has killed this series. Plain and Simple. Honestly, there is so much I could go into, like the terrible voice acting, horrible pacing, stereotypical characters, or decent animation, but I feel like all of that is just beating a dead dog. Everyone in the community has already mentioned all of this, so why reiterate? I’ve been told the manga is a billion times better, and I might one day start it, (especially since I own the first seven volumes haha), but for now there are only two reasons why I am watching it still: one, because my husband really likes the series, and two, because you have to watch the bad series to appreciate the good ones. But, for the love of all things holy, please stop with the yelling.
Konohana Kitan: Studio Lerche
MY CUTE LITTLE FOX GIRLS.
I love this show. It’s so adorable, and Yuzu is fucking adorable, and this entire show is adorable. The tone of this show is just so fucking adorable and leaves you feeling so happy. Did I mention it’s adorable? No? It’s adorable. Ugh, I needed this show.
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World: Studio Lerche
I’m watching the dub. YEAH, I’M WATCHING THE DUB, WHAT’S IT TO YOU?! Every season, I typically pick out one or two dubs per season to watch; last season it was Boku no Hero Academia, (Yeah, I watched it subbed too, WHAT’S IT TO YOU?) this season it’s this. And, no it’s not just because I heard Ian Sinclair had a role in it! So, what are my thoughts on it? I like it. I like it a lot. It’s different, everything from the beautiful animation done by Studio Lerche, (yes I really like Lerche.) to the wonderful story line. It’s different, and when you’ve seen as many anime as I’ve seen, different is very much appreciated. How’s the dub you ask? Surprisingly, pretty well done. Lately, I’ve been feeling like the quality of dubbing has gone down with as many as Funimation does in a season; they mostly just feel rushed and poorly executed, if you need an example just look at Juuni Taisan. It’s nice to see that that isn’t the case here.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou: Studio White Fox
It went in a different direction than I thought it would. This show is genuinely good, and is definitely worth the watch this season, but more so if you like episodic Slice-of-Life series. While I still haven’t permanently given up on the hope of the series taking that darker more philosophical route, I am actually satisfied with the way it is going from here. I am also fascinated with the fact that they aren’t actually the last humans alive, and I think that makes this series just that much more unique than the majority of the moe post apocalyptic series out there. I guess the only major downfall of this series is the terribly done 3D animation. I mean, dear gods they need to take a page from Inuyashiki or Children of the Whales because they know how it should be done. But overall, I am actually happy with the first part of the season, and looking forward to the rest.
Mahoutsukai no Yome: Wit Studio
The hype killed it for me… .
Yes, this series is really good. I’ve already admitted it’s contender for Anime of the Season, and the best thing this studio has done, period. (Fight me SnK fans). But, this series has been so hyped up that I dread watching the weekly episodes. It just exists for me right now. I know, “but Persephone, this show is just SO good, how could you not be in love with it?” Meh, it’s a phase, I’m sure once the hype dies down, I’ll like it more; for now though, I’ll keep watching it weekly, but if you need me I’ll be in the corner hyping up Juuni Taisen.
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau: J.C.Staff
Children of the Whales, because fuck that long title. After many recommendations, I picked it, and oh my god am I glad I did. First off, the art style is beautiful. It looks like nothing this studio has ever created, it’s easily one of the best animated series of the season. I bet most people didn’t even notice it’s in 3D because that’s how well done it is. The plot is captivating, and makes me scream either “What the Fuck?” or “No!” at least once per episode, (thank you for holding up to the ‘Drama’ tag). Netflix needs to step up their game and release the damn episodes weekly, just saying. Also, Best Closing of the season. I can’t skip the closing. Period. It’s beautiful. Don’t wait. Watch it. It deserves more hype.
Blend S: A-1 Pictures
My moe blob this season. This is one of my favorites. Why wouldn’t it be right? Cute moe girls doing cute things? Perfection. I think why I like this show so much is solely because of all dark, dramatic, depressing or actiony shows I am watching this season, this one can leave me with a smile on my face. It’s the palette cleanser you watch when you are sad or just want a better mood. It puts a smile on your face and I need that, especially this season. Plus, it’s also just really good; and, not to mention, I got my token beach episode, so I’m happy.
Inuyashiki: Studio MAPPA
This show destroys me. MAPPA, what the fuck? Why are you making me feel? Alright,
The opening few minutes of the first episode made me feel. Fuck, I almost started crying. It was depressing and yet the story was just relatable and beautiful all at the same time. Then… it got weird with the whole alien, mecha space thing. Then, more feels. What did episode two do to me? I broke down. Hard. That scene in the second episode was fucking hard to watch. I honestly don’t think there’s been a scene that’s been that hard to watch since the puppy scene in Elfen Lied. That’s how hard that scene was to watch. That was also the moment I knew I was hooked. Now, we are coming up on episode six, and I’m still just as hooked. This is without a doubt one of the best of the season, and definitely the darkest.
Juuni Taisen: Graphinica
Without a doubt my favorite non sequel of the season. I’m addicted. I love everything about this show. It’s fucking intense and filled with plot twists and betrayals and deaths and gore and just epicness. Is it a bit predictable? Well, yes, but what do you people honestly expect when there are twelve main characters, twelve backstories and twelve episodes? Also, DID YOU SEE MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE PYSCOTIC USAGI?!?! BEST BOY 2017. YEAH, FUCK YOU FIGHT ME.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou: Studio Gokumi
My God, am I a whore for a good drama filled Magical Girl series. Seriously, it’s my crack. Ugh, add on gorgeous animation to top it off, and I’m set. I loved season one. I adored it, and now that this part has just finished airing, I can say without a second of doubt, this season is better than the first. Just watch it. Take my word. Watch it. Oh, and
*Screaming as loud as possible while crying hysterically*
Osomatsu-san 2nd Season: Studio Pierrot
I feel like this show is the hardest show to talk about. I mean most of what this show is can be summed up with a simple “What the fuck am I even watching?” But, let’s see what can be said about this. My gods this show is a gift. This has to be one of the underappreciated comedy gems to come out in the recent years, and it fills me with joy knowing that it still shines just like the first season did. I love the more focused episodes on each of the brothers and even the parents. With just the first part out right now, I can still say without a doubt that I am enjoying this season more than the first.
Shokugeki no Soma: J.C.Staff
It’s about to go down. I repeat: It’s about to go down. The hype is real with this show. This is hands down without a doubt the best season of Food Wars period. As a manga reader I can tell you everything is true to the manga and perfect. I need more Food Wars in my life. This is amazing. ALSO, MY SON IS ANIMATED NOW AND HE’S FUCKING GORGEOUS, AND I’VE WAITED FOR YEARS FOR HIM TO BE ANIMATED AND HE FINALLY IS AND I’M SO HAPPY.
3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season: Studio Shaft
My Gods, WHY IS NO ONE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS?!?!?!! I fucking LOVE this show. This show makes me feel shit I didn’t want to feel. You know a show is amazing when every episode you don’t know if you want to cry because it makes you so happy, or curl in a ball and cry because HINA AND REI ARE MORE PRECIOUS THAN LIFE AND DESERVES ALL THE HAPPINESS THEY CAN GET. Without spoiling anything, episode three and four destroyed me; I’m talking like near Koro-sensei level of destroyed, and that alone makes it a gem that’s hard to come by. Hina and her development in this arc is fucking amazing, and my gods don’t even get me started on Rei. Ugh, it’s perfect and deserves all the praise.
Gintama. Porori-hen: Bandai Namco Pictures
Like what even was life before Gintama? Was there even life? Was that actually living? Any anime season with Gintama airing is a good season, regardless, yet once again Gintama keeps bringing us more and more quality comedic gold, proving yet again why it’s the king of comedy series. This arc is hilarious, like seriously, is there someone out there who doesn’t like this arc? Exactly, I rest my case. Thank you Gintama.
Ballroom e Youkoso: Production I.G.
This has to be one of the best sport anime I’ve seen in a long time, and without a doubt, the best sport one of the year. I love Sport anime, and I think that I.G. has proven they know how to do a good sport anime. I mean with Kuroko, Haiykuu, Prince of Tennis, Diamond no Ace, (Do I need to go on?), there was never a doubt that it wasn’t going to be anything less than amazing. But, damn. They outdid themselves here. I’m impressed. All I’m left with each week is the need for more. It’s really good. Fuck, it’s really good. Seriously, why are you not watching it? Also, Fuck you Chi-chan. You are still worst girl 2017. Yeah, Fight me.
So, yeah, those are my thoughts so far on the Fall Anime 2017 season. Let me know yours, and if there is anything I’m not watching, and should be, then please tell me! I love recommendations.
How much would you recommend jacksepticeye's playthrough? I mostly avoided it because I know he's loud ( that's my only reason for not watching his stuff) but if it's really good I can dig watching it for the sake of being Homestuck trash
i usually dont watch his stuff a lot for the same reason but his hiveswap lets play is pretty chill so i definitely would recommend watching it! plus hes really into the game even though he doesnt know the background, so thats super nice
14 yr old me@ 14 yr old me: The only reason I compulsively watch this tv couple kissing is bc I really like them as a couple ! Not bc I have a huge fckn crush on the woman! If anything I like the guy !! Bc I’m straight !!!
I really didn’t have time to reread it, but I hope you’ll like it anyway. Happy 20th Birthday!
was just so tired. Heavy legs, aching back and he couldn’t even bend his elbow
without feeling an acute pain through all the arm.
that he didn’t like his job, it was his child dream after all. And this
particular job was everything he ever hoped for. He could sing and dance, every
day on set was a challenge and full of fun. And it gave him the possibility to meet fantastic people,
now close friends: Emma, Dan, Josh.
But if he’d had to prove the steps and the choreography of Gaston one more
time, he would have killed someone and then…
doing it again”
the head to look at the person standing next to him, Josh, as if he’d just
noticed him being there.
you’ve been staring at nothing since we stepped into the lift” said Josh,
slightly touching his arm “Is everything ok?”
tired, don’t you?”
My body isn’t made for all that dancing” said Josh as the lift doors opened at
their floor and they both stepped out “Sooo, I guess no watching TV together
stopped in the middle of the corridor looking oddly at him, just before gave
him his usual smirk “I’m never too tired for that”. For you, I’m never too tired for you, Josh.
finally reached Luke’s room and let themselves in, locking the door behind them
in a comfortable usual silence like any other night.
It became a sort of tradition now, hanging out together every night in
their rooms, watching movies or anything crap they could find on tv, drinking a
beer or two, laughing and talking about whatever came on their minds. It was
the easiest feeling in the world, anything came so natural with Josh and Luke
knew he couldn’t get along anymore without it, without him.
He knew, he
knew he shouldn’t have fallen in love with Josh. He was married and had two
daughters, two amazing daughters who adored him like a second father… No! He didn’t
have to think about that, not when he knew it was impossible and Josh never
felt the same way, and especially not when Josh was lying on his bed as it was
the most normal thing in the world.
do you want to watch, Luke?”
want will be just fine, I’m too tired to even try to pick something”
said Josh as he turned on the TV and started zapping through channels. “No. No.
I don’t like it. Nope. Boring. N…Yes! Found it! Luke, Luke! Stop everything
you’re doing and come here, I chose the movie!”
trying to calm his mind, Luke climbed on the bed next to his Jos.. friend, next
to his friend.
we watching then?” he asked while Josh tilted his head to point at the screen
trying to hide a not so small smirk. “Why…oh my god, are you kidding me?”
let me choose and I chose this. It’s your fault” explained Josh, as The Hobbit:
The Desolation of Smaug was shown on the TV screen. “Now, shut up, get yourself
comfortable here and enjoy your own movie”.
settled down on next to Josh, the same comfortable silence as before fell
between them and with his movie in background he started to think again.
wasn’t strange for them to spend time together just in silence and it wasn’t
for certain a bad thing. They both realized that sometimes words weren’t
necessary between them and they could perfectly enjoy each other company just
being together, with no words and nothing to do. And that was odd, at least for
him. Luke couldn’t find a person in all his life - neither friend nor relative
nor boyfriend – he’d been so relaxed and had felt so at home with. Everything
with Josh was so naturally and he never felt inadequate with him. Josh was pure
joy, he put passion in everything he did and inspired the others to do the
same. His laugh was heart-warming and not just once Luke had been breathless in
his presence. He couldn’t remember when he exactly fell in love with Josh, there
wasn’t a time in his memories where he didn’t love everything about him.
Luke was distracted from his thought by Josh resting his head on his shoulder. Even
a lot of physical contact wasn’t strange for them, it was just their way to let
the other know they were there for him. It didn’t certainly make things easier
for Luke, though.
my daughters love this movie”
your daughters watched it? They aren’t a little young for movies like that?”
insisted so much. They wanted to watch their favourite British actor..”
Orlando Bloom. They literally love him” grinned Josh.
know” he hesitated “That’s probably one of the few thing they didn’t take from
his head to look at him, only to notice that Josh wasn’t resting anymore on his
shoulder, but he was now looking at him very
close and with a gaze he never saw in his eyes. It was a mixed of different
emotions: fear and insecurity, but also determination and something he couldn’t
really permit himself to hope to see.
you mean?” he found himself whispering.
“Well, Luke.. See.. The only reason I watched
The Hobbit is because I like you. Really, really like you. And maybe like isn’t
even the right word to express what I feel for you. I love you, Luke. And I’ve
been in love with you for a long time now and I can’t really keep all this for
myself now, I needed to tell you. And I’m sorry if I’m talking to much or if I ruined
our friendship, cause I know you don’t feel the same things.. and I’m so sor..”
suddenly stopped by Luke kissing him and Josh found himself responding to the
kiss almost immediately. It was a sweet chaste kiss, not
hiding all the feelings and the passion they felt for each other though, as
they both found themselves breathless while breaking apart.