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Devil May Cry

As I mentioned Dante in the previous post, it got me thinking about actually introducing you to one of my favourite animes. The Devil May Cry anime. Why? Well… It has Dante! I mean, sexy half demon demon hunter… What do you want more? Oh, I know! For him to be real! xD But alas, we can’t have that so we have to do with just the anime and the video games.
I will not be going into the video games in this post, I’ll leave that for later. This is about the anime only.

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So, Dante is a demon hunter in Capulet (I think…) city. He owns the shop Devil May Cry and for money, he goes and defeats demons that swarm the earth. Then, there is Morrison, his agent who hands him jobs.

Also, Dante is always short on money, because, his friend Lady, yes, that is what she’s called, always takes it from him. Well, he does owe her a huge amount… And then, there’s Trish. She’s a demon modeled after Dante’s mother. And she can control electricity to some extent. Honestly, I don’t know the full range of her powers.

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Okay, so about the storyline.

It starts with Dante having to deliver a young girl – Patty Lowel – to some mansion in order for her to recieve her inheritance or something. He tries to refuse, but in the end, he does it.

They travel and are attacked by several demons. In the end, it is shown that this Patty is not the one the inheritance is for and she was only used as decoy.

Patty then starts hanging around Dante’s shop and some of the scenes are quite funny.

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The plotline then continues with some missions, in the second, Lady is introduced and few episodes later, it’s Trish.

In total, there are twelve episodes and my favourite si ninth and sixth. The sixth episode has great music! I mean, the Rock Queen Elena Huston’s song is beautiful! Then, the ninth episode has POKER! Seriously, POKER! And that says it all! I like poker very much. And the version used in the anime, it’s interesting. Won’t go into it, though. That would take too much time, just go and watch the episode. It’s great! I promise!

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Then, the last two episodes or so, there is the hell and underworld and the reason for Patty being there is finally uncovered. I again, won’t go into it. This time, because I just don’t remember it well enough. That part is boring anyway. I suggest you skip the last episodes. Well… probably not the first time, but if you watch it more than once, I don’t think the last episodes are interesting enough.

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Other than that, the anime is great! I’ve read some reviews saying that it’s no good and so on and so forth, but still… It’s DANTE!

Sure, the games are so much more interesting than the anime, and the plotline is thicker and more thought out, but still, the anime is good. I wouldn’t say it is the best out there, that would be pushing it, but is certainly isn’t bad.

See ya.

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One Piece

Aww… What the hell… I’ll just post this too…

This is currently one of my favourite animes. It has over 600 episodes and is still ongoing. At first, I was watching it with english dubbing. Then, I got to the point that there were no more dubbed episodes, yet. So I was wondering whether I should continue watching with eng. subtitles, or if I whould wait. In the end, I got tired of waiting and started watching with subs. I did skip a few episodes. The part with the missing flags, I’ve got no idea what that’s about. I also did skip parts of the battle with Moria.

Oh, and I did skip Ace’s death. That was cruel! He was one of my favourite characters!

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Moving on. The plotline is quite simple – Luffy, he wants to be the King of the Pirates. So he stes out on the sea and searches for a crew. First, Pirate Hunter Roronoa Zoro get’s roped into joining. Thus becoming the first mate. Then, Luffy decides that a girl named Nami will be the navigator. And practically forces her to join. The next on the list is Usopp who they happen across by chance. He’s a great sniper and has a good aim. He joins too.

And then, Luffy wants a cook. So they go to Baratie, a restaurant, where he ropes Sanji to join. And after spending some time at the restaurant, he does.

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Next part would be defeating one of the shichibukai – Arlong. And after that, Nami joins the crew for real, having finally saved her village.

And so to the Grand Line they go. The Grand Line is the place where at the end, or so it seems, the One Piece is. And the only one, who conquered it all, was the former Pirate King Gol D. Roger.

On the grand line, many dangers are waiting for the Straw Hat Pirates. But also new friends and crewmates. One of them is the doctor Choper, who is in fact a raindeer who ate the human human devil fruit. Then Nico Robin, a former enemy joins them. Her being interested in ponyglyphs that have some secret message about some weapon or something like that.

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Another member, who joins is a shipwright whose name is Franky. He wears speedo and likes to say the word super. Also, he’s a cyborg.

And the last crew member, for now, is Brook. He’s a living skeleton. And a musician. And has weird laugh. Not as weird as a girl named Perona, so that’s good.

Then there are the Devil fruits. Those who eat them, gain unnatural abilities, but lose the ability to swim. Luffy ate one – the gum gum fruit, thus he’s a rubber man. Others on the Straw Hat crew, who ate a devil fruit are Robin, the hana hana fruit, gaining the ability to reproduce parts of her body, such as arms and legs. Even eyes. Then Choper, like I mentioned before. And Brook. I think the one he ate was teh revival revival fruit or something like that.

Other prominent characters of this series are Ace, the brother of Luffy, who dies during the battle at Marineford. Then Sengoku, one of the leaders of the Marines, the shichibukai, also known as the seven warlords of the sea. And those are Dracul Mihawk, Boa Hanckoc, Doflamengo, Moria, Bartholomew Kuma, and some more.

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Former warlords (shichibukai) are Crocodile, Jimbei and some more whose names I just don’t remember. And the wikia doesn’t make much sense.

Oh, and then there are the admirals, or whatever, Aokiji, Akainu and Kizaru. Mighty strong, but can probably be beaten with Haki, which is an ability, that allowes people to fight on higher level. Even against logia type devil fruits.

Oh, and we cannot forget the Akagami no Shanks. Or readhair Shanks. Former mentor of Luffy, now one of the four yonko (emperors). Rulers of the New world, which is the second part of the grand line.

Okay, enough with the details. And more about what I think about it. Well… Frankly, some of the adventures are boring. Like… the part with the stolen flags… I didn’t like that. Also, I just hated when Ace died, but I learned to live with that.

Other than that, I really like the show and even more, I like the fact that it’s so long. Many people would probably like it better if it had the usual 24 episodes, like most anime do, but I like the longer ones. The longer, the better. I hate it, when it only has a few episodes and it’s the end… So kudos to One Piece. Still, I would like to know what exactly the One Piece is! I couldn’t find any hints. So, if you have a theory, share it!

See ya.

Sword Art online

An anime, to which I came back after a while. Still, the best episode is the one but last. I can’t help it, I like how he kicks that moron’s butt. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The whole idea of this anime, is that there is this new online RPG style game. And, people are trapped in it without any means to log out. The only way to get out is to beat the game, and, technically the creator – Kayaba Akihiko.
The main hero’s name is Kirigaya Kazuto, but his in-game name is Kirito. He was one of the beta testers of the game. And mostly knows what he’s doing.

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The anime starts out mild, but gets pretty intense. Especially the first part. In the end, they find a bit of a different way to win – by defeating the one, that didi all of it. And not necessarily on the final floor of the game. Kirito figures out that Kayaba is Heathcliff – the leader of one of the greatest guilds in the game. The fact he figures it out, is really just a fluke, but he does and fights with him, in the end winning. And thus ending the game.

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That’s not the end, though. Kirito’s friend – Asuna – is still trapped in virtual reality. How? Let’s just say that there’s this sleazy guy that has the hots for her and took a leaf out of Kayaba’s book. Thus trapping some of the people from SAO in a different game. And so Kirito sets on a quest to free her. And the rest of people that are still trapped.

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And now we’re getting to the best part. The one but last episode of the second season of this anime. The best part is when Kirito… But…. I just can’t tell you! It would take all the fun away! Just go watch it. I’ll even be nice enough to give you a link to it. Okay?

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Here it is.

Okay. This is it. This is all and if you watch the anime, tell me what you think about it? I think it’s pretty good. :)

See ya.

Edit: No link for you. It appears wordpress doesn’t allow it. If you want that link, write me an email, or something. (A.Elfwind@gmail.com)
Or look it up yourselves, it’s on anilinkz. And that’s one of links that aren’t allowed on wordpress. Heh, as long as it’s not a link, I believe I’m safe. 

See ya.

A surprise

Just yesterday I went and searched for a certain anime in english. I don’t remember what the original anime I wanted to watch was, but I decided that I will browse the page the anime was on and found a different anime that interested me. I admit it is a bit different from what I usually watch. The difference is that the main characters are all girls. Yes, there is a semi important male character, but that’s about it. And usually I watch only anime with main characters being males.

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Surprisingly, the anime is good! Not your typical school girl anime, but a mix of school, action and mystery all in one. Throw in some super powers, or ESP, as they call it, and you have a really great anime. Oh, and the name is A certain scientific railgun. To be honest, I was a bit surprised as to what actually is the railgun, as it is not a real gun, but it was not a bad surprise.

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If you’re a fan of anime, I recommend this one. :) It’s really good and the fact that it is with english dubbing is another plus. Not that I don’t like the original japanese, with eng subtitles, it’s just, if it is in dub, I can for example draw while I’m watching. Or something. It’s just that I don’t like doing just one thing.

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Oh well… See ya.