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      So Bleach is coming to Disney Plus and Hulu! I'll be honest, I understand that Disney has the rights to it now but it feels like Disney is just the wrong place for the Bleach IP. Bleach is not the typical family friendly content that Disney likes. IF they were to take the IP and do to it what they've done to the Marvel IP during this phase 4 run it would be a disservice to to the fans of Bleach. 

      I'm grateful to Disney for really bringing Marvel characters to life on the big screen but as a fan of both IP I can definitely say the tone is definitely not the same nor should it ever be. Hopefully Disney does right by Bleach, for the fans. 

    • I'm working my way through season 1 right now on Netflix. It's actually pretty entertaining. I feel like its going to have a sad ending though. We'll see.

    • I am totally unfamiliar with the anime but the visuals look great! Hopefully, there is a great story to support the action on screen. Music sounds on point, and I'm loving the transitions between scenes here. I might check it out when it releases on a streaming platform.

      Since it appears to have a military setting I would have preferred a full series rather than a movie so we can have time to really enjoy the characters and have them grow on us before they start dying but again the animation rally catches your attention.

    • Tekken Bloodline doesn't look like its going to have heavy emphasis on story but hey maybe they'll surprise us.

      At the very least I'm sure that old school Tekken fans will definitely check this out. Also, younger anime fans will likely be interested as well since its a tournament based anime there should be plenty of combat.

      I like the fact that it looks like Jin is on a revenge mission.

    • So One Piece has a new card game!

      I'm not really into this sort of thing but as long as One Piece has been going I'm a little surprised that it hasn't created some type of crossover merchandise in almost every single industry.

      In my mind Pokemon and Yugi oh will always be the top dogs when it comes to card games since the animes were very similar to how the card games are actually played.

      I feel like this One piece trailer could have featured a demonstration of how the game is played. That would have made it a little more engaging.

    • This season is going to be action packed!

      There is going to be an all out war, I predict some people are gonna cry. I can't wait to see the full season! I can't say enough about just how good the voice actors are for Endeavor and Deku. I think they are really going to nail the emotional tone of the series.

    • Vinland Saga season 2 looking nice! Thorfinn is the man! Lol. A lot of good character development to come in season 2. I'm so glad this series has been animated. Good work so far.

      Now if only we could get someone to remake Gantz and give it this level of quality animation we'd be in a really good place anime wise. 😁

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    • The visual style in this trailer looks cool on some parts. In other parts though, I find myself wishing for more traditional animation. One thing is for sure though the voice acting, music and sound effects all sound top notch definitely a 10 out of 10 in that department.

      Its unfortunate though as they seem to be spoiling significant chunks of the story in the trailer.

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    • As bad as I want to see this next season of Mushoku Tensei, I don't want them to rush this out the door to reach some deadline.

      The first season of Mushoku Tensei was so good! It is an all time great, already a classic. It would be a complete travesty if season 2 bombed because they rushed it out the door.

      All that being said. I have every confidence that season 2 is not only going to be on par with season 1 but has the opportunity to surpass it! I'm gonna speak it into existence!

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    • Well season 2 is at an end! I had no idea I was watching the season finale until about halfway through episode 12. This season felt really rushed. And I'm not just saying that because of the low episode count. Like some of the scenes were quick and even the transitions from scene to scene, at times felt a little to brisk.

      In some cases I'm incredibly grateful for the increased pace but naturally in other places, I wish they would have spent a bit more time. I was thinking about Demon Slayer Season 2 comparing it to Rising of the Shield Hero season 2. Somehow even though they have a similar amount of episodes. I never felt like it was rushed. It almost always felt like appropriate pacing. At first I couldn't quite put my finger on it but now I feel like its because Shield Hero just had way more ground to cover. 

      Also it had a very weak opening, there was not much set up at all for the first battle against the spirit tortoise. 

      All that being said I really enjoyed episode 12. I was disappointed with how we went back to the wrath shield and how it is still an impediment for Naofumi. I was thinking that the dragon amulet in his new armor would allow him to finally wield the wrath shield and harness its full power. Instead he wins by unknown means. They kinda hinted at the mirror vassal weapon playing a part in his victory but they never fully explained the transformation that his shield went under.

      Also it's nice to see Naofumi rise to the level of Viscount when he got back home. I was 100% thinking that Ost was going to become a new member of the party. I'm a little disappointed that it didn't happen. But also kind relieved that there are some consequences for the main characters. 

      I can't wait to learn more about the waves. For example where do the monsters come from? I imagine the end of all this has to be Naofumi and other Cardinal heroes finding a way to travel to the land of the waves to put a stop to these portals appearing in their own worlds. It would be the ultimate team up. At this point I can't imagine any of the Cardinal heroes choosing to fight each other again. There is just no animosity left so the fights wouldn't be that compelling.

      Hopefully we'll get season 3 this fall or this winter.

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    • Wow this episode moves fast. There are a few moments of character building but for the most part we are moving from scene to scene it really feels like we were burning through the small moments to get to this dimensional wave encounter.

      Last episode we had Raphtalia becoming the katana vassal hero, but there were no huge repercussions revealed. Perhaps something will be revealed in this upcoming battle.

      They have really been trying to emphasize how Kyo is this two faced monster, which honestly makes me feel like he will be this misunderstood genius by the end of all this.

      Another thing of note is that Naofumi's armor is now imbued with materials from his world and this new world so there may be some type of crossover development of powers and skills. I wonder if his wrath shield will be augmented somehow and if he'll have better control over it.

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    • Good to see that Raphtalia is okay.

      I thought her escape from prison with Glass, L'Arc and Therese was extremely fast based on the way episode 9 ended I thought we were being introduced to a whole new area that we would be spending quite some time in. 

      It's a little surprising to see Raphtalia training with these L'Arc's crew considering they are supposed to be the enemy but I suspec that a greater mystery revolving the waves will be revealed soon which will put these three on the same side as Naofumi's crew permanently.

      As for the episode on a whole, I felt like it was kinda janky with the pacing but there is a lot of good stuff in this one as well. I thought Raphtalia becoming the Katana hero came out of nowhere but was still pretty cool. Naofumi's party keeps getting stronger and stronger. I'm guessing that Raphtalia can still party up with Naofumi because she is a vassal hero and not a cardinal hero. But I do wonder if there will be any repercussions to the system since she became a hero in another world separate from the world Naofumi was called into.

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    • Tekken! I feel like Netflix has really been looking for new anime content that they can add to the service. I honestly feel like Tekken is nowhere near as popular as you it used to be, at least in the united states. I haven't played a Tekken game in years but I'd watch this.

       

    • I'm really excited for this! The first Castelvania series on Netflix was great! It got better every season. The epic fight at the end was almost universally loved they somehow made it feel like an anime but still gave us that epic big boss feel, like we were playing the last boss in a video game.

      Expectations for this series will be sky high for Netflix. I have confidence that they can deliver! I can't wait to see a proper official trailer!

       

    • I must admit that although I have absolutely no hype for this at all I will end up watching it because Im a huge Dragon Age fan and I really love the Dragon Age universe.

      Now this is only a teaser trailer so I'm reserving judgment for now.  But the tone for this Dragon age series feels all kinds of wrong. It feels to bright , to happy, definitely not enough gloom.

      Dragon age should be animated very similar to Castlevania. It should be a bit gloomy, a bit dark, mature with some corny humor thrown in for good measure.

      I hope this series can pull it off.

       

    • Finally Filo is back!

      It took forever but Filo is back on screen. When they showed us a glimpse, earlier this episode, I was thinking that it would at the very least take 2 more episodes to get her back but I was pleasantly surprised.

      Also its cool to see Naofumi racking up the new shields every time he does something new.

      And lastly we finally get to learn a little about Filo's equivalent in this new world. Ethnobalt is the descendant  of a species of monsters that protect this new world. I wonder if they have a king or queen.

      I still don't completely understand the ultimate destination of this arc, but for now I can't wait to see the crew back together again.

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    • So Naofumi and the crew is back to his merchant ways. I love the auction and the scheme by Naofumi to run up the price. Also the idea that the worlds are similar but still different works well. Its pretty cool to see that the items from each world have different effects based on the world that Cardinal heroes ae brought in to. It makes me wonder if we will meet Filo's equivalent in this new world. And what type of mysteries they could reveal.

      The end of this ep is pretty sad. I don't like how Raphtalia gets left behind, hopefully we get more of an explanation behind that. Also it was a bit corny that Kyo's over the top evil voiceover just echoes across the room. This dude is first class cheese all the way.

      This 2nd season would have been received much better if Episode 7 was the start of season 2. I feel like the first 5 episodes of this season really had fans scratching their heads and from there this season has gradually started to feel much more like the shield hero anime that we've come to expect.

    • So episode 7 wasn't quite what I was expecting but it was still quality. I found it especially surprising that they manage to breakout of the Infinite Labrynith in just 1 episode. I thought it would at least take two episodes. But kudos to the anime team, not trying to stretch things out. Its interesting that Naofumi and the gang has regressed to level 1 but it helps the show get back to its roots. Which is learning new skills and leveling up while they try to understand the new world they find themselves in.

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