I love Gintama so much, I’m glad it’s back right when school is ending.
If all the fanservice in Shokugeki no Soma had been reserved for food porn, it might not have been such a disappointing start.
Hell Girl for the discerning audience
I finally watched “Big Hero 6” yesterday; I wanted to watch it in theatres but I never managed to find someone to go with me. All my friends had already gone with other friends. Hmph.
The story of BH6 follows fourteen-year old Hiro Hamada, child robotics genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of his brother’s fiery death. He is accompanied by Baymax, the healthcare robot that his brother made, as well as four friends – Go-Go, Fred, Wasabi, and Honey Lemon. There is a twist at the climax when you find out just who was responsible for the fire that killed Tadashi that made me widen my eyes in surprise, but I was also expecting Tadashi behind the mask so….
Tadashi: Who the hell is Tadashi?
Yes, I may or may not have been influenced by a Tumblr post when I got to the un-masking scene.
Baymax is ADORABLE and I would love to have my own. He is so cute and clueless, and he looks so big and huggable. He and Hiro are obviously the most developed characters when it comes to the story, as they are the protagonists, but I feel as if the movie is a bit too short. I feel as if we didn’t get enough of the others. Although the four supporting characters aren’t just flat or one-dimensional, they are so …. trope-ish. Go-Go is the daredevil adrenaline junkie cool Asian girl. Honey Lemon is the perky, pink-loving girly-girl who is super smart. Fred is the kind of stoner friend, but hey, he’s rich. Wasabi is the nice black guy. There just. Wasn’t enough on them.
I remember reading on Tumblr complaints that Disney changed the races of the characters, as BH6 was originally a team comprising of all Asian characters. Fred, in particular, is of Ainu descent, which is quite important considering the marginalized status that the Ainu face in Japan. In the film, Fred and Honey Lemon are now white, and Wasabi is black. Why did they do that. Although I like the aesthetic of San Fransokyo, I was a bit annoyed by it considering they changed half the race of BH6. I felt like Disney/Marvel were saying that it would be too Asian if BH6 is fully Asian AND it’s set in Tokyo, and that it wouldn’t do well in box office if it was so Asian. I may be reading too much into it, but that is what it started to come across to me.
EDIT: So it has been brought to my attention (read: I read it on a Tumblr post) that Honey Lemon is NOT white but is Latina. Oops.
I pedalled through Yowapeda 2 at the speed of light so there aren’t any funny reviews for each episode. I can’t even write a good review because any memories or emotions I might have felt have been completely written over by the biking angel known as Manami Sangaku. And not entirely in a good way either.
Ever since I returned to Canada from Asia and school started up again, life has been kicking my butt. I still watch a lot of shows and play a lot of games, but I just haven’t really had the time to write about them. Truth be told, I forgot about this blog for a while. But I really do want to write and blog about this!!
So I’m coming back. I’ll be organizing things on this blog and my updates will start up again after March 3rd (because that’s when my midterms and essays finish).
In other news, I lost my phone. I feel really upset, and scared because I’m not sure anymore if I have any important data or information on it.
The much-anticipated ‘beach episode’, in which Handa manages to bring in fanservice without even taking off his shirt.
This feels like the start of a Hannibal episode
Sasuke’s timing is on par with someone who makes a yo mama joke to someone on their way home from their mother’s funeral.
This episode is a god-send. The Tomoda chapter and the mixer chapter are two of my favourites from the manga, and we get to see a lot of Mikorin, which never goes wrong. I spent practically this entire episode either laughing or trying to suppress an idiotic grin.
No, Mikorin. Showing girls your weakness will only excite them.