Blogging about anime is hard and I don’t even like doing it any more. Wow though. It really has been a long time since I did a post like this.
So way back in March Mandarake launched Urban Mines. Their normal auction normally sells thing such a scripts from anime episodes or older anime cels. Stuff like that. The Urban Mines, however, is stuff that they would normally sell in the Mandarake stores proper but for various reasons can’t or won’t.
Better yet everything starts at 1 yen.
The creation of this lead to my (temporary) destruction as the situation spiraled more and more out of control. Addiction is a scary thing, kids.
I’m going to give you the shortest possible answer: no.
Absolutely not. God no. Nobody should watch Psycho-Pass 2.
Psycho-Pass 2 and clouded
my hue judgement of the show so badly that I thought all of Psycho-Pass was dumb and bad. But you know what? Upon my third watch of the first season, I realized it’s one of my favourite anime and I actually love it. I could easily go for a fourth viewing in a few months or hell even in a few weeks. I, uh, just won’t watch S2 again. Twice was enough. Never again, thanks.
If you want to skip what is quite possibly the worst sequel to anything ever (and really, who could blame you?) but still kind of want to know what happens, highlight below for the major events that happen in 2. But I assure you, other than a new face or two popping up, none of this is too terribly important to the movie.
Akane needs to mess this face up
So there you go. No need to watch S2. There’s one good scene. Here, I’ll even link it for you. It’s the ear scene. Something called the ear scene is the best part of Psycho-Pass 2. Don’t waste your time on this season.
NOW my thoughts on the movie itself. If you’ve gotten this far and you haven’t seen the movie, stop reading so you can go enjoy it in all of it’s beautiful glory.
I don’t have much to say here because, well, blogging is hard enough for me as it is lately. That’s why I’m going to make this as short and sweet as possible.
The most impressive thing the Love Live movie did was offer something that I haven’t really seen in anime like this before. There’s a billion anime about following your dreams and pursuing your goals but there’s not really any about… stopping.
Not giving up on your passion, per say, but accomplishing your goal and knowing that you have to stop or give up. Especially where they have to make the choice to do so rather than not having a say (like Go! Princess Precure).
I can’t imagine Chihaya from Chihayafuru going through a final arc where they give up karuta, you know?
Anyways, the movie was fine. It would have been better if it hadn’t come out in Canada so long after the announcement of the split (when it came out in the States would have been bice) but I guess I’m glad I could see it at all in a theatre.
Though I don’t have the strong emotional attachment to Love Live that some of my friends do, I still think enjoy it a great deal and this was a great send off.
Hopefully Sunshine can stand on its own now.
I haven’t posted anything in the new year yet and the first thing I actually do is RWBY? Oh what a cruel and twisted world we live in.
To be honest, I’m in a bit of a rut right now. This blog is nearly nine years old. Nine!! So this has happened before but this time may be the final nail in the coffin. I just don’t have the drive or determination to continue this any more. There’s lots of stuff I’d like to write and go in depth about but I simply can’t. When I start trying to write anything, I just lose all motivation. Even when I’m excited all day to come home and write it!
So I’m giving myself until March 7th to try and find my determination. If I can’t well then I guess that’s that. Well, whatever. On with this attempt to try and accomplish something.
The obvious flaws in this season, though a step up from the dreadful Yukine arc of the first season, did not stop me from enjoying the hell out of this show. Each and every episode kept me hooked with rapt attention. Despite the great shows that aired this year, this even became one of my favourite shows to have an aired this year. A true AOTY contender, if only for me.