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Review: The Legend of Korra – Book 3: Change

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Book Three: Change is the third season of the animated TV series The Legend of Korra. The season takes place largely in the Earth Kingdom, one of the four major nations in the setting of the series, and also depicts the re-emergence of airbending among people of other nations. Toph’s eldest daughter, Lin Beifong, and the now elderly Zuko, a character from the original series, are among the season’s supporting characters, as are “the Red Lotus”, a group of dangerous anarchists led by the new airbender Zaheer who want to overthrow the world’s governments and the Avatar.

General Information:

Create by: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
Written by: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Tim Hedrick, Joshua Hamilton
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy-drama
No. of seasons:
3
No. of episodes: 39
Origin: United State
Original Language: English
Original run: April 14, 2012 – Present
Status: On hold. Book 4: Balance primer date is not announced yet.

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No. of episodes: 13
Original run: June 27, 2014 – August 22, 2014

Review:

So after finishing the third season of the Legend of Korra, I must say that I’m impressed. The show keeps getting better and better, with a solid plot. I love how the character’s relationships improved and how the idea of Korra having a boyfriend almost disappeared. I do like Mako, very much. Nevertheless I’m glad they didn’t go on with the relationship it’s better that they are friends. I also love the fact that we got to see more of Lin’s other side. They give her very little credit. I’m also very happy for our beloved Bolin, for having Opel. Its good to see how the characters improved in this season. I love that Jinora is more recognized now, I know it started from the last season but I just love how far they are taking it. It is my favorite season by far. I love how the ending made me eager for more. It opened up many possibilities for the next season. It was also a better ending than Book 2’s.

THE LEGEND OF KORRAOverall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Cartoons/Comic books

 

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Anime Review: Mai-HiME

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Summary:

Thirteen girls, each with the ability to materialize “Elements” and summon metallic guardians called “Childs” have been brought to Fuuka Academy to battle mysterious creatures called Orphans. Each with a different personality and background, they must decide who they truly care about and why they fight.

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Sep 30, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Producers: FUNimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Ai
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Mai-Hime is a great anime. I was genuinely surprised about how good it was, I honestly didn’t expect it. It is a fairly or somewhat of an old anime. Nonetheless it is worth watching very good story and an interesting plot. It does have a somewhat of a Shoujo Ai aspect to it. I’m just giving you a heads up. The most interesting part for me was that each character had a certain depth to her/him. its not like other anime where the main character is the main focus. The was a dragon in the anime which turn up its rate for me. There were some pretty funny moments in the anime and some very dramatic ones that got me teary. Therefore its an excellent story. As for the animation it was pretty good for its time… as in fairly animated. The soundtrack was pretty cool as well. There wasn’t anything bad about the anime but it did lack something, You should check it out and judge for yourself.

Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Video Game Review: Toukiden

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Plot:

The setting is Nakatsu Kuni which has been protected since ancient times by “Slayers”. These warriors have banded together to purge demons and other forces of darkness for one thousand years, thus earning their title as “demon slayers”.

Eight years before the main story, time and the heavens distorted and the underworld emerged into the land of man. A great demon rose from its gap and plunged the land into an age of calamity. The Slayers fought tooth and nail against the demon and its army for seven grueling days; they barely succeeded in their mission to save humanity. The great conflict was later called the “Awakening”, and the Slayers whom fought in it were appointed to help restore the land’s political realm.

The protagonist is a part of the new wave of Slayers who rise to deal with the land’s never-ending demonic forces. They reside at Utakata Village, one of the last lines of defense in the war between demons and humanity.

General information:

Genre: Action, RPG
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Platform: PlayStation Vita
ESRB: T
Website: Click Here

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Review:

Toukiden is one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever played. I love the setting and music of the game. The game has 6 maps that you will unlock during your missions. The story of the game last up to 5 chapters. After chapter 5 you’ll finish the story of the game but there are still a lot of mission that you will have to complete along with quests and relationship status. There are 6 NPC that you can take with you during missions they will fight along your side. You will also form bonds with all 12 NPCs. My favorite is Nagi, she’s the most helpful during boss(Large Oni) battles.

The game also has a verity of weapons that you can choose from and different armors. You get to customize your own character of course. The game also has a Online co-op and single mood. The online missions are different from the missions that you play in the offline mood. Of course there is also the Ad hoc mood.

Most importantly the game is very fun and a bit challenging if you don’t have the right team. The story of the game is actually deep I didn’t expect that. It took me 20hr to finish the game and I was taking my time. The game wont bore you that was the most important part for me. Though compared to Fire Emblem: Awaking, Toukiden is short.

Rate: 4.5/5

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Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Gaming

 

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Movie Review: Maleficent

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Summery:

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. (Written by Walt Disney Pictures)

General Information:

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
Based on: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault
Director: Robert Stromberg
Screenplay by: Linda Woolverton
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Run time: 97 minutes
Release date: May 30, 2014

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Review:

I’m a fan of Maleficent, but I have to treat this as a movie so… First, I’m very glad that they made a movie about Maleficent. I hope they would make one about Ursula, that would be awesome. Back to the movie, the first thing you will notice is the amazing graphics and forest design. Also the verity of creatures living in The Moors. The second thing you’ll notice is how beautiful Angelina is as Maleficent. Then Aurora is born and you wouldn’t be able to ignore the babies cuteness. Probably halfway through the movie you’ll realize that no one had a decent conversion up until this point but who cares. The good fairies are funny.

Of course through out the movie they will show you some awesome battle scenes that by the end of the movie you realize that it was just another Disney movie… minus the music of course. The movie is amazing. I very much enjoyed it but that was exactly how it went. I do recommend it. I would give it a 4 if it wasn’t too storytelling based but it was. So enjoy the movie

Overall Rate: 3.9/5

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2014 in Live action

 

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Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata

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Summary:

The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai. (Source: ANN)

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General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Producers: Kyoto Animation, Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Kyoukai no Kanata where shall I begin… Its amazing in a very unexpected way. The anime is both brutal and filled with fan service for a PG-13 rated anime. The story is very good both beautiful and sad.There are many amazing stuff in the anime I cant pin point one thing that made it special. To simplify it, its a Slice of life anime with a hint of comedy that takes an action turn of events. I must mention that the animation is gorgeous. Also the characters never failed to surprise me. I really enjoyed getting to know their powers and personalities. I believe that the director and writer are very creative specially with the way they laid down the ending. I totally respect them for that. I wished that the anime had more action in it or more like I wish that some fights have lasted longer. Nonetheless its a great anime.

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Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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E3 2014 Highlights

There were a lot of games that have been revealed in E3 this year. This post will contain the ones I’m most excited about.

Bayonetta 2

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Platform: Wii U
Genre: RPG
Release Date: October 2014

Trailer:

I must say that Nintendo made Bayonetta totally ridicules but I still dig it!

Child of Light

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Platform: Ps Vita
Genre: RPG
Release Date: 2015

Trailer:

I know this isn’t a new game but its finally coming to the PlayStation Vita. This is the one right thing Ubisoft did this E3.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Platform: Wii U
Genre: Mini-Maze Adventure
Release Date: Holidays 2014

 Trailer:

I just love Toad and they are giving us a Toad game! Yay~

Fantasy Life

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Platform: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Release Date: October 24, 2014

Trailer:

I’ve been looking forward to this game for quiet a while and we finally have a release date!

Hyrule Warriors

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Platform: Wii U
Genre: Action
Release Date: September 26, 2014

Trailer:

I’m not a fan of the Zelda series but seeing Link and Zelda in action made me want to get this game.

Monster Hunter

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Platform: Wii U
Genre: Action, RPG
Release Date: Early 2015

Trailer:

Monster Hunter 4 looks Epic!! I cant wait to get my hands on the game and start hunting ;)

Persona Q

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Platform: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Release Date: Fall 2014

Trailer:

This Persona game seems promising and the new characters look totally cool. I cant wait to play this game.

Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Platform: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Release Date: November 21, 2014

Trailer:

If I saw the trailer correctly they included Mega Evolution feature to the game. It looks Epic!

Rise of Incarnates

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Platform: PC
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: TBD

This game looks incredible! I love that white bike.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Platform: Xbox One/PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG
Release Date: Holidy 2015

Trailer:

This CG trailer looks amazing cant wait to see more about the game!

Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Platform: Wii U
Genre: RPG
Release Date: 2015

Trailer:

The world, the mecha, and the action are all great. I so cant wait for this game.

 

E3 isn’t over yet, I’m still looking forward to Natsume‘s announcement about Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley they are supposed to tell us more about it this E3 so I’m looking forward to that.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Gaming

 

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Movie Review: Bayonetta – Bloody Fate

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Based on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along her side are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her “Mummy”, a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and a unknown white-haired woman who seems to know more than she is willing to reveal about Bayonetta’s time before her sleep.

General Information:

Directed by: Fuminori Kizaki
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Producers: Gonzo
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Super Power
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Review:

Hearing about Bayonetta‘s movie made me jump allover the place. Watching the movie was like a dream come true. I mean Bayonetta in a Japanese voice :$ I’m sold. No really, The movie was incredible. The action is amazing. Basically it was all action one fight after the other, defeated a boss to be confronted with a new one. If you are familiar with the game its very similar to it. The directing is amazing and a very good story. I can assure you that you wont get bored. There were cute moments there and funny ones as well. As great as the movie was I was left unsatisfied. I don’t know why, it just felt like something was missing. If you played the game of a Bayonetta fan you must watch it.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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