Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair First impression

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Do something!!!

Firstly: why would you call your show “the last Period”?  let’s make this clear, the show is not about different Periods of time.

The magic users in this world are Periods *giggle*.  I can’t help it, every time a character combines a power with the word “Period” a part of me chuckles.

strong period

fast period

heavy period

All these periods can be yours for this low price.

 

The show is about a group of adventures for hire trying to make money.

I have questions:

How are they getting the missions sent to them if they recognize by the city as a guild?

Why did the man make them fight? he clearly said he got team one because they were cheaper than a normal adventuring party (did he expect them to work for free).

Are humans the god of this world? If not, why make a loot box joke using real world currency?

 

This sure lacks a lot of comedy for a humour driven show.

I find that the lack of humour comes from the lack of character each person brings to the table. How is anyone meant to bounce naturally when the dialogue ranges from a boring back and forth to JUST YELL AND SCREECH LOUD!

 

I’m not going to watch this.

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18IF review

What is the show about? … I can’t answer that.

How about I re-word that: What do I think the show is trying to be?

It’s a show that tries to tackle big issues by using oversimplified logic.

 

The catalyst for the show is a condition called “sleeping beauty syndrome”. From what I can tell this condition in the anime shows very little resemblance to a real-world condition called “Kleine Levin syndrome”. This anime seems to use the words “sleeping beauty” literally.

Some episodes have Haruto (the protagonist) telling the girls to get over their problems…and others he doesn’t serve any purpose yet gets the girl in the end.

The morals given in each episode (excluding ep9) are in earnest. They are not meant to be taken as “get over it”, the people writing this generally think this advise is helpful to people in these saturations. The truth is that in reality you can’t just talk away a mental health problem.

  • Feeling alone won’t go away just because you are with someone.
  • The brutal loss of losing people you love won’t go away just because you kill the killer.
  • The pain a being beaten won’t go away just because you found out the other person is also in pain.
  • The scaring a sexual violation won’t go away just because you got away from it.

 

My favourite episode “And Now There Are None…” (7) doesn’t really have anything to do with the show. The animation looks beautiful and the story was heart-warming … but that ending!!! Am I honestly meant to believe that this girl got “sleeping beauty syndrome” from reading the “Wizard of Oz” while listening to an audio book??? This girl’s problem are much bigger then this episode lets on.

The show needed to spend more time talking about the topics and less time quick fixing them (you make their problem look petty when you can solve them in one sentence).

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Why was the ending confusing and anticlimactic? My answer: The show ran out of money?

I think this because:

  1. Episode tens animation looks awful.
  2. Episode 11 pure filler
  3. Episode 13 is filled with animation/design mistakes (rushed job).

My theory is that they had to create episode 11 in order to rewrite the last episode.

Was it worth it? no.

 

 

Spoiler zone: Eve is a god. Why did God make eve a god? How can eve have fallen into a deep sleep and still be mother to all?

I don’t like the story of the Garden of Eden, but I am familiar enough with it to know something is off with this shows version of Eve.  Did they get Eve and Lilith confused (Adams first wife in Jewish folklore)?

I think the show tries to make a point about free will and equality for woman… right up to the point it falls over its own feet.

 

Haruto is implied to be Adam.

There are two Adam in this show (reflecting the two Eves).

Why? I HAVE NO IDEA! They never address it in the show (I think that is what they were going for). There are  also far too many questions that remained unanswered. Such as:

Eve became one and Adam is now pure???

Why did Eve not become free of the evil?

Why would Eve want to go back the garden?

Was eve only punished because she impurified men?

What was the point in making a physical form of Haruto?

How did the city dispose of all them dead lilies?

Where was the RED DOOR?

Spoiler zone end

 

Final thoughts:

Long as you don’t think that deeply about the morals the show pushes, it’s not that bad.

I recommend watching “And now There are none…” (7) and avoiding “Idols Don’t Go to the Bathroom!” (9); SKIP THIS EPISODE (it blends fetishy fan-service with an extremely uncomfortable topic).

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It’s so beautiful!

Edited by: DB

11eyes review

This is one of those anime that you always see on top of the alphabetical Crunchyroll list, however, you never stop to watch it because of ether:

  1. The art looks dull
  2. Plot doesn’t sound interesting
  3. The name is wired

I can tell you right now that I have no idea why the show is called ‘11eyes’. The show never gives a reason for the name, you are just forced to accept it!

 

So, what is this anime about? … … … T-o isn’t that the thousand-pound question? You know how shows usually have one main plot and little ones that are subordinate plots. How would you feel if I told you this anime is made up of only sub plots?

You might ask: How can you have lesser plots if there is no main plot?

You can’t, what you are left with are:

loads of tiny plots fighting for your attention;

loads of tiny plots that don’t really connect;

loads of tiny plots being forced together into a nonsensical story.

 

Plot 1: Kakeru and Yuka have a strained relationship when Misuzu enters into their lives.

Plot 2: Yukiko and Takahisa are two cursed children who can’t admit their feelings for each other.

Plot3: A different world is trying to kill the kids.

They try to connect the subs to plot 3, but unfortunately it doesn’t work, because plot 3 isn’t properly explained till way later into the show (You can’t call a premise a plot).

The ending twist (not going to spoil) feels more like they created a 4 plot which just made the small morsel of story they had left completely fly out the window.

 

I think the most pointless plot point in this anime is that different realities exist …why? You could have just had all the kids exist in the one world from the start? I know what fans will say “But they needed to hide all the powers they held” fine, but does it really add anything to the story? If I took it away would anything truly change (We would lose two completely pointless characters)?

I think the only reason they kept it in was to grab your intrigue with that murder scene at the start…which made no sense. How Could you remember your own death?

He clearly remembers his sister dyeing in the memory where he dies.

To make things even more complicated the memory of her death is not even him form that reality (Why the hell is this so convoluted).

 

Let’s make this clear: This anime has 2 endings.

*The bad ending and the good ending.*

One more thing to make clear: neither of them make sense.

 

Was this anime bad? I would say ‘Meh’.

The anime kept my attention throughout all the episodes; at no point was I not interested in where the sub plot might be going.  The problem that I see with this show is that it lacks an identity. I believe this comes from the fact the show doesn’t know what it wants to be.

It’s one of those shows that watch and then quickly forget about.

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T-T Been ill.

I can’t catch a brake!

I’m not a winter person (when we ‘UK’ go for days without the sun, I start to get very ill).  It also didn’t help that there was a virus going around.

Think I will stick to one anime per week(for now). I still want to study the English language in my free time.

^_^ *I have learned how to say ‘auxiliary’*

DB has me remembering them like grammars reindeer:

pro noun

noun – verb

adjective – adverb

conjunction – interjection 

article – preposition  

O_O Do you know what is strange? I can only remember conjunction,interjection and syllable as: 

t junction =  conjunction

indigestioninterjection 

silly bulls = syllable

XD ‘Silly bulls’ is up there with ‘oh you lazy dinosaur’ for strange things I remember from school (would, could and should).

 

 

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd midway impression

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Do something new you bland harem!

I’m at episode 6 now, and everyone is extremely horny! There hormones erupted when the writers realised the plot is too thin to carry the show.

  I can easily sum up the plot to a MANY harem anime within this one line: Boy need to pick one girl. Why can’t he just have sex with them all? You unlocked the ‘the orgy ending’.

The main plot about the magical library was interesting, until it turned into you generic ‘pick a girl’ story (I couldn’t give a magical toss about it anymore).

The show looks pretty and has clearly had a lot of effort put into it…but, you just can’t get away from that bland as hell formula.


^-o I’m hoping it picks up in the second half .

18if first impression

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Only ‘IF’ I knew what the title meant!

This is one of those anime you look at in the crunchyroll back catalogue and just say: “Not for me.”  

Just look at the cover art for this.

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2017…looks a lot older then that???

The plot: Boy solves peoples problems in there sleep. 

Let’s get this out of the way, this anime looks cheap. The sad truth about making an artsy anime is that you need the budget in order to bring life into the world. This is not to say its not possible to do it on the cheap, it’s just really unlikely.

Another problem I found with this anime was that it had a lot going on, yet at the same time it had nothing going on. The conflict the show presents doesn’t really become relevant until the second half (The first half is just him running from stuff).


THE CONFLICT IS DUMB! 

According this anime a young lady got ‘sleeping beauty syndrome’ because a guy called her ‘boring’.

This young lady was tricked by 6 students into thinking a boy wanted to take her out on a date, which she said yes too. The 6 mocked her for it saying it was prank/game and that she was boring for not playing hard to get.

Y-Y The anime treats it as if those 6 students didn’t do anything wrong!

The moral of the story (according the animation) should be about how one shouldn’t mistreat others just because you were mistreated.

The witch played around with her victims until she broke/got bored of them.

How is telling the victim “You just need to relax more” meant to solve the core problem.   


My final thoughts:

I have very little faith in this anime getting any better.

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd first impression

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great concept, strange setting.

Plot: A boy wants to enter a magical library he was told about as a child.

I have 2 questions:

  1. Why dose he still believe the words of a man he met randomly in field as a child?
  2. Why can he see into the future?

  It’s not even good future-vision! He predicts a girl would be hit by a derailed train…how? The train barely came off the rails and she was nowhere near the tracks. In order for her to be hit she would have to be standing 20cm away from the rails.

Plus you have to love how this guy knew the train was going to derail and only thought to save this one girl. Let’s have a moment of silence for all them poor souls that died on that platform.

XD I also couldn’t stop laughing when he tackles her. I understand the show is trying to make it look like he was attempting to brake her fall…however, you tend to try and make the character look like they are pivoting when they fall (If you don’t do that one action you end up changing the context).     

 

I also have a very hard time believing how many students attend this school.

The student population is 50,000!  Your school would have to be a mini city. O_O How can a school have that many students yet have so little walking around! What was the point in making that number so huge.

They have classes of 650 students.

Hire more staff!


I’m a little worried about the mental heath of the two main leads (they are both way too easily amazed).

The example of this is when they each get an email:

 student “Must be from the school”

Other: “Wow, we all got the same message!”

. . . I understand they show is trying to make this a magical moment, but it just comes off dumb. You 4 students are in the room alone, you don’t know if anyone ells outside got the message.

If these students suddenly received a coupon ‘email’ for 50% off cake would they be like: “We must be the most magical people in the world.”


 

Was the first episode any good?
To be brutally honest, it was just bland.
The anime plays it way too safe and struggles to get basic cliches right.

original name: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

originally aired: 2014

studio: Hoods Entertainment

streamed though: crunchyroll

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Best image you will find in this anime.

What have I been doing?

Sorry it has been so long! O_0 I Fell up the stairs and ended up bruising my foot (50% of my foot turned purple). It doesn’t help that I like to sit on my feet when i’m typing.

T-T *spent a week off work with an ice pack on my foot.*

I’m trying type out my first review: 11 eyes

O_O I need to put a release date on that (it will encourage me to write it faster).

What I really need to back into is a posting rhythm.

T-o Guess I could go back to my old format of

First impression: Monday

Mid impression: Tuesday 

End  impression: Wednesday 

First impression: Thursday 

Mid impression: Friday

End  impression:  Saturday

Review: Sunday 

I really do want to bring life back into that blog!

 

Happy new year… O_o I’m going stir crazy.

Hello out there in the world of word press! Its been a long time.

Firstly, I’m currently switching from cruchyroll to funimation.

The reason for this is because I just can’t be bothered to read sub (yes I’m lazy). The reason for that is:

I’m writing to train myself to be a better writer. 

THIS IS NOT FUN! I don’t know if you guys have ever noticed but, I have no concept of basic English language skills.  You may say “didn’t you once mention that you had a C in English language?” yes, but not for my written work.  I have the rare skill of being able to put on a presentation and not send everyone to sleep.

As my college English tutor said to me, “You have the gift of the gab.”  Strange seeing as human contact general courses me a load of physical pain (I’m now seeing a doctor about that…at least I’m on a waiting list for one).


I have been trying to keep up with my new years resolution of writing a short story once a day for one hour… which turns out to be harder then it originally looked.

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T_T I only managed to write for 20 minutes today (the topic I randomly chose was not interesting).  It still counts technically (this is just as much a task of discipline as it is about my writing seed).


It’s odd to think that I’m at my most stir crazy when my brain is going at 100%. O_o How can my mind want to be around people when I don’t like being around people (maybe it just want to stretch its communication mussels).

Guess I would like to play Dungeons and dragons again… too bad I have no one to play it with anymore. I know all the rules and have read ALL the E5 books, maybe I should look in streaming a game.

If anyone wants an online dungeons and dragons game I’m willing to try and DM it. 


Been an odd year for me 2017.

Let’s try and find some stability it 2018!

 *I know for a fact my ability to spot error is improving.*

XD Got my copy!

Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a long time (don’t have anything to blog about).

If you live in the UK you will know just how hard it is to get hold of these!

 

I only got hold of my copy because our shop had numbered the books in the order of when we pre-ordered them (good thing I pre-order my book straight away).

*Our shop still needs a load of normal copies and one more limited edition (all pre-orders).*

This apparently a problem all across the UK and even on amazon.

This saturation make me really angry because this book is (on this day) number 15  ‘USA’ on the amazon bestselling books.

Is that where all our allocated stock went? I will be super angry if I go into a game shop and see this book on there shelves (There are way too many people still waiting for them).

Additional: Dose anyone else have gluey finger prints on the limited edition copies?