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Anime – Tiger & Bunny [REVIEW] – Hate Become Best Friends

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,09/10
Genre: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Super Power
Studios: Sunrise
Author: Masakazu Katsura, Masafumi Nishida
Seiyuu: Hiroaki Hirata, Masakazu Morita, Nobuhiko Okamoto


Previously, I made the first impression of this anime. Indeed this anime is good but why Japan should make this anime to be ranked first in Japan? This anime is a good start from the side of the story, character, action, and etc. But, I just don’t accept the fact that this anime is ranked first.

Tiger Bunny

“Tiger & Bunny,” tells about a futuristic city in New York called Sternbild City. An incident that afflicts a person becomes a force different from a normal human being. These people are known as “NEXT.” They are known for being superheroes who work under a company that starred in several advertisements. Their action will be aired to the public in the city’s popular channel”Hero TV” that accumulates each hero to collect some points. This point comes from fighting crime, helping civilians, catching criminals and so on. Hero with the highest value will become a “King of Heroes” in a season.

One of the veteran heroes named Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Hiroaki Hirata) a.k.a. Wild Tiger just got a new partner named Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Masakazu Morita) a.k.a. Bunny. They both originally hated each other because often get into trouble. While doing the activity of the superhero, they tried to find out about the murder of Barnaby’s parents. This hating each person transforms them into friends and partners who trust each other.

Tiger & Bunny is a Japanese TV series produced by Sunrise Studio in 2011. Sunrise Studio is known for its popular anime such as Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Gintama, and Accel World. The anime was originally adapted into a one-shot manga by Masakazu Katsura. The manga published in Weekly Young Jump on August 4, 2011, and made 2 sequel films.

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I just wanted to say this anime is good to watch. But, what the fuck are you thinking, Japanese? I’m just surprised to see this anime could be ranked first. This anime is good but not as good as being ranked first. One thing is certain why this anime is ranked Japan one because many are sponsoring it. This anime clearly sponsored world-renowned companies such as SoftBank, PEPSI, BANDAI, Amazon, and others. This company is what makes this anime why is ranked first. I’m so sorry for offending you but this is my own opinion only.

In addition, seiyuu of this anime also looks cool as for example Hiroaki Hirata who also cast the voice of Sanji characters from One Piece. In addition to Hiroaki, Masakazu Morita who filled the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki character from the anime Bleach also looks cool. So, they both can be spelled out the professional seiyuu in this anime. There’s also Nobuhiko Okamoto known by cast some various famous anime such as My Hero Academia, Blue Exorcist, Maid Sama!, and others.


Overall, this anime can be a complete package because with the element of action, mecha, drama, humor, bromance and some overpower is perfect for you to watch. Merging between 2D and 3D art is an original artwork of this anime.

Movie – Suicide Squad [REVIEW] – Justice Has A Bad Side

IMDB Rating: 6,2/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie


This movie is the most I await his arrival in 2016. Unlike films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or even Captain America: Civil War, this movie I’ve been waiting after I saw the first trailer. But, this movie isn’t as I think too. And more annoying again, this movie is the most overrated of all time in 2016.

Joker

“Suicide Squad,” tells about a group of governments who want to design a secret mission. This group will be named Argus. Argus is a group where all its members are the most famous and most dangerous criminals. The criminals are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

Diablo

From the beginning of the first trailer I watched, this movie has been getting a lot of good response from the appearance of Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody song, and the amazing editing. This film managed to become a trending topic on Twitter by beating Finding Dory movies and other 2016 movies. However, Suicide Squad is just one movie that is very deceptive if by looking at its own poster.

Deadshot

From stories to conflicts, they are very flat. From the first beginning of the film, introduced in detail and slowly from the introduction of the character. Until the conflict, the film is somehow like something is missing. In my opinion, this film is only able to steal the attention of the audience just like the characters Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Rick Flag. Some members of the Suicide Squad who aren’t too direct attention are just ignored and abolished. What’s more, Joker should be the main star of this film even got a lot of negative responses. Jared Leto is just someone who can’t describe a figure that looks so much like a Joker. Unlike Requiem For A Dream or Fight Club, Jared Leto only has at least appear in this movie. Harley Quinn who became successful and managed to steal the attention of the audience. Salute for successful Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn.

 

I don’t know what David Ayer, the author, and director thinking of this film. The cinematography David Ayer used was pretty good and interesting, but only the script and the story were so superficial. This film doesn’t show how and what the purpose of this film. And the storytelling written by him is also so weak.

Harley Quinn

On the other side, this film also uses some dark-comedy like other DC films. However, only a few and only this time using dark-comedy. In the end, this film is just making the audience and critics talk too much about this movie. Although the film received so many negative criticisms from famous critics, there are some positive points that can be taken from this film. One of them is action and comedy that always appear in every film. With music that is full of distortion that can be perceived by the audience, this film so covers the shortcomings. Visual Effect that Ayer made also not bad it feels like playing games. CGI is really neat.


Overall, this film shows many flaws that are not realized by the audience. That’s why some of his positive points mask the shortcomings. If you want to watch this overrated film, I will never forbid you. I just assume this movie is like a click bait on YouTube videos or food that has a beautiful name to a price that is expensive but not according to expectations that we imagine.

Anime – Blast Of Tempest [REVIEW] – The Civilization Blaster

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,14/10
Genre: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Studios: Bones
Author: Kyou Shirodaira, Ren Saizaki
Seiyuu: Kana Hanazawa, Houko Kuwashima, Miyuki Sawashiro


If you ask me “What is your favorite anime action?”, I’ll answer Zetsuen no Tempest or in English “Blast of Tempest”. This is one anime with a very cool storyline as well as a very mesmerizing action. “Blast of Tempest” is a manga written by Kyou Shirodaira. The anime was adapted by Studio Bones which began airing on October 5, 2012.

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Yoshino Takigawa

“Blast of Tempest,” tells about an ordinary teenager named Yoshino Takigawa (Houko Kuwashima) who secretly dates a sister from his best friend, Mahiro Fuwa (Yuuko Sanpei). But when his girlfriend Aika Fuwa (Kana Hanazawa) mysteriously dies, Mahiro is disappeared because he can’t accept the reality and wants the perpetrator to pay for his sister. Yoshino didn’t really think about the problem until he came upon a strange girl pointing a gun and suddenly his best friend came to save him.

This anime is inspired by some of William Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest and Hamlet especially dramas and dialogue taken from The Tempest. This anime describes how the world is filled with something contradictory such as sanity, madness, intelligence, and confidence . All that will be equally opposite in this anime.

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Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari

Seiyuu of this anime is also very cool especially the voice of the character Aika Fuwa named Kana Hanazawa who once also filled out the voice of Nadeko Sengoku from anime Bakemonogatari. Besides, Aika’s character is also very interesting. Aika is the main story and important points in this anime. In Shakespeare’s plays, she plays as Ophelia and Sycorax. If you’ve ever seen Bakemonogatari, you probably will not be foreign to Senjougahara. Senjougahara has exactly same characteristics and behaviors as Aika ranging from word processing skills, tsundere, aggressive, joking, painful, and highly readable situations in the future. Aika and Kana Hanazawa are merges that produce a very melodious sound.

The anime also shows how the love story and the mind game through its dialogues are very complicated to understand. Because this is an anime that needs a bit of focusing, though I’m also a little confused with these anime dialogues. However, the animation and depiction of the character are so detailed that it’s so beautiful to watch.

Opening

This anime plot will also have little Thriller elements so it’s very difficult to predict the storyline. We will be shown how someone is so hard to find out who his sister’s killer is. However, this anime is getting a lot more questions to the audience because we are very wrong when guessing the plot. So, this anime will probably have a bit of a brain twist and plot-twist but the action scenes are awesome. Also, the soundtrack opening and ending song are also very classy and very suitable for this anime.


Overall, do you like William Shakespeare? You guys will love this anime primarily even those who don’t watch anime. If you’ve read some of William Shakespeare’s major works, Hamlet and The Tempest, maybe you can guess the story. The anime is also recommended for those who like the Thriller and Action.

Movie – Premium Rush [REVIEW] – Ride Like Hell

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: David Koepp
Writer: John Kamps
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

How about a movie that’s about someone who’s being chased by the police and using a bicycle? Perhaps, it is very rare to get a movie like that. But this movie says “no”. Someone who used a bicycle while he was chased again by police on the highway. Moreover, if riding fixie bikes are pretty hard. I once rode a fixie bike and it was pretty hard for a regular bike. Moreover, if the speed can be up to 5-6 gear.

Hero

Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a bike courier in Manhattan. A bicycle courier service is needed in Manhattan because an item can deliver up very quickly and immediately. Wilee is very different from other couriers. If some bike couriers use bikes with 5 to 6 gear with brakes, Wilee prefers Fixie bikes with gear 1 without brakes but has a great speed. Passing urban Manhattan at incredible speed, Wilee suddenly receives a mysterious package requested by his ex-friend named Nima (Jamie Chung). Wilee was even being chased by a corrupt policeman named Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) to hand his an envelope.

This film is very clear because it focuses on the Thriller genre filled with scenes of the chase. The only difference, the theme he raised about a bicycle courier who was chased by the police. When compared to fixie bikes with mountain bikes, I better choose mountain bikes. The fixie bike requires us to pedal the bike incessantly, while the mountain bikes are not. In this film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows his skill how a person is pedaling a bicycle with wind speeds to avoid using brakes.

Wilee

This film has a very dark impression and very bleak like other Thriller movies. Cinematography used is High-key lighting, style with very bright and bright depiction. Due to the high-key lighting, the aura of the Thriller film is not felt at all. However, David Koepp managed to set the course of the film to be very tense for the audience. The use of the camera is also very smooth when following the fast speed of movement Wilee so that the audience will be carried as if was on a bicycle as well.

Premium Rush uses a nonlinear storyline. The plot is what makes this film also has a little thriller sensation. The audience will initially be shown a scene where Wilee crashed into a taxi and was badly injured. Since then, the story will reverse how Wilee got caught in the event. The storyline of this film is very similar to Reservoir Dogs or other non-linear films. But I can say this movie is very similar to Reservoir Dogs.


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Overall, for you Action-Thriller fans I would suggest watching this movie. Especially for fans who really like the nonlinear film. The film is also arguably still has shortcomings, especially the storyline that looks simple. However, his cinematography masks the deficiency. So, this movie is very interesting and entertaining to watch.

Anime – Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? [REVIEW] – Fanservice Became You Strong

MyAnimeList Rating: 7,85/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Studios: J.C. Staff
Author: Suzuhito Yasuda, Omori Fujino
Seiyuu: Inori Minase, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Saori Oonishi

Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!

There are so many cliches in anime. Like other mainstream anime-themed fantasy, action, main characters are initially weak and become strong, and much more. For this one anime, it looks like there isn’t much I will write. This anime is very mainstream for me, but I don’t offend who like this anime. There aren’t too many memorable scenes for this one anime. The title is also very long, so I’ll mention the short,”DanMachi”.

Hestia

“DanMachi,” tells about a teenager named Bell Cranel (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) goes to the dungeon with only his courage and ventured into the dungeon. Inside the dungeon, a monster is out of control and makes Bell cornered. Suddenly, a beautiful girl named Ais Wallenstein (Saori Oonishi) save Bell. Bell then fall in love with Ais. But Bell himself was a weak man. Bell then gradually gains strength and is determined to pursue Ais. Ais is known as the princess of the sword, while Bell himself is a very weak person. So, Bell himself thinks it’s impossible to pursue Ais.

For myself, the storyline is very mainstream. No surprises, no plot-twist, nor memorable scenes in it. This anime also issued a lot of fanservice scenes. The story is arguably flat. However, there is one scene that is very memorable to me. That scene is a battle of Bell against Minotaur Level 4. This scene is arguably very nice and cool to enjoy.

Visual, nothing is special. As always, this anime is fantasy and visual itself just like any other fantasy anime. However, the characters in this anime can be looks cool. Especially on the character Bell. Bell itself is the main character of this anime. He is very weak at the beginning of his appearance. His own strength is very rapidly developed due to bully by the people around him.

The opening and The ending are also very common for me. From “Hey World” by Yuka Iguchi to “RIGHT LIGHT RISE” by Kanon Wakeshima, nothing special from their respective soundtracks. This anime is perfect for anime fans. For those of you who love action, fanservice, and don’t make you confuse, this anime is perfect for you to watch.

Movie – Now You See Me 2 [REVIEW] – A Good Film For A Worst Sequel

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writer: Ed Solomon
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

For the second sequel of “Now You See Me”, this seems a bit disappointing. In fact, this is getting worse than I thought. This follow-up story is like a lot of mistakes and coercion. The director was also replaced by Jon M. Chu. In fact, Louis Leterrier may be better than Jon M. Chu. But, I really know to make a sequel movie isn’t easy.

Many additional characters in this film like Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). And of course, there are other characters like Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco).

In this second sequel, it’s told about The Four Horsemen had a year to hide their identity from FBI. For some reason, the character of Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) disappears without a trace. The Four Horsemen is planning to re-appear in public by hijacking a new mobile phone launch event. Both of these films seem to use too much CGI. Starting from the scene where Daniel Atlas changed his clothes and to control the fall of rain water. Suddenly, this action is disrupted by a person named Walter Mabry, a technological ruler who then managed to trap The Four Horsemen. They were threatened for a near-impossible theft act.

As a sequel, it’s bigger and more lively. However, everything becomes chaotic if the audience continues to yawn and complain in the first hour. The plot is very predictable, the quality is much worse than the first, until the magic that continues to rely on CGI.

“Now You See Me 2” is the same as before. Describes a pretty neat trick as well as impossible. But, that makes the audience disappointed this is a very compelling plot-twist. There were no early signs of the plot-twist. But at the end of the film, the plot-twist appeared instantly. Although like that, “Now You See Me 2” is arguably interesting and very entertaining to watch.

Anime – Drifters [REVIEW] – Battle In A Brand-New World War

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,07/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Fantasy, Seinen
Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio
Author: Kouta Hirano
Seiyuu: Yuuichi Nakamura, Naoya Uchida, Mitsuki Saida

Want to learn something but through anime? Want to know more about the figures of historians from all over the world? Maybe the question will be answered by just watching this anime. (That question is just seems like a weeaboo) Action, blood, cool, and etc. The audience will be amazed by the action of the figures of historians who are trapped in this fantasy world. Anime itself is adapted by Kouta Hirano who actually has something more valuable. Before this anime, he is also the author of Hellsing.

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“Drifters,” tells about a samurai from Shimazu clan named Toyohisa Shimazu (Yuuichi Nakamura), trying to retreat after losing the battle at Sekigahara. When severely wounded Toyohisa suddenly stranded in a strange white room with many doors and met a strange man. Without knowing the reason, Toyohisa was immediately sucked by a door and moved into a strange place in the world of living fantasy creatures.

Rescued by two Elf children, Toyohisa met with Nobunaga Oda (Naoya Uchida) and Nasu no Yoichi (Mitsuki Saiga) who also fared like Toyohisa. Without understanding the reason why they were sent into this world, the three samurais were stirring the kingdom who thanks to their actions helping the elves village and was attacked by government troops for rescuing Toyohisa. Called Drifters, the three of them invite the elves to rebel.

The first scene immediately opened with a fierce battle Sekigahara. The audience immediately drifted to see the first episode of Drifters which is anime with the action genre. Without much dialogue and unimportant scenes, this anime also opens the story with a mystery about the reasons why they can be in a fantasy world. The anime has a fast plot that the audience will not be bored by this anime.

Just like “Hellsing,” this anime also goes with a very regular story like anime in general. That way, the flow flows smoothly and reduces the chances of boring the audience. Oh, I almost forget it. By the way, the season two also got confirmed but not announced the years.