Official Maken-ki! Character sheets from the anime website. Japanese.
One of my favorite PC games is Mirror’s Edge. Has a lot of strong points which include a cool story, lots of action, an amazing soundtrack and a splendid artwork.
I guess that is why I enjoyed it so much, because of the simplistic abstract artwork. I even got a tattoo with the logo of the game. This was planned a very long time ago. Wanted something simple, black, something that should remind me of fun times. And I went with the logo of Mirror’s Edge.
Thing is… A tattoo just demands another one.. And then another one… Just like Pringles, you cannot have just one :)))
I plan to get another one saying “Silent Hill”, I just have to find the perfect font for it. But for now I am very pleased with this one and I am very fond of it. This morning I woke up and after playing some Dead Trigger (android zombie FPS), I listened to one of the songs from the Mirror’s Edge Official Soundtrack. It is called Kate (Puzzle). Harmoniously pleasant to hear. Produced by Solar Fields.
I don’t usually go outside of my sphere of dark, twisted, macabre productions when choosing to watch something, especially anime, but I’ve seen a few shows that are totally off my pattern. It is also the case of Maken-ki! which currently I am obsessing over.
The anime deals with genres like comedy, ecchi, harem, supernatural and action. There are both censored and uncensored versions of this show, and you guessed, I watched it uncensored. Even if it depicts everything that is wrong with somebody who is embracing his perverted side, I find it artfully decent. It is not a great show, it is not the lammest one either. Becomes way more interesting watching it with your girlfriend. I enjoyed a few episodes like that.
Maken-ki! tells the story of a group of students who are affiliated with magical elements. This thing makes them able to use various weapons to duel each other at Tenbi Academy, their school or to protect themselves from outer attacks.
Ooyama Takeru enters Tenbi Academy without any knowledge about the true identity of this facility. He just hopes to spend his days surrounded by girls, since the school just turned co-ed. Soon he will receive more than he wished for. From the first episode the harem element will put him into a closed triangle of women interested in him, the childhood female friend, Haruko Amaya, the girl whom he promised, Inaho Kushiya and the girl who sees in him the greatness of her “onii-chan”, Kodama Himegami. Pretty clicheic, but that is what ecchi shows have to offer. The first season and the season specials deal with a lot of nudity and themes like the summer vacation, hot outdoor baths, medical check-ups, sports events, maid cafés and battles between students.
The characters appear simplistic, holding lots of emotions hidden from the rest of the world. Only the main character doesn’t bother putting limits into his behaviour. A further note would suggest that all the male characters are defined as very sexually interested in the female characters which is directly linked with how the female characters appear in the show, voluptuous, cutely dressed and with huge boobs. Japan what?!
The story doesn’t have much to offer besides a rivality between different clans who want the power at Tenbi. Maken-ki are the ones who protect the school and ensure the safety of all students. The main characters belong to this club. 80 percent of the show is about relationships between characters, especially females and the main character. More and more girls will be interested in Takeru… eliminating all chances of seeing a proper evolution in these characters.
Animation looks good. Colorful and cheerful as how a happy, stupid ecchi anime should me. The art is impressive. The characters are well drawn. The anime was adapted by the manga written by Hiromitsu Takeda. He did paid attention in the female anatomy classes!
The soundtrack sounds good. There a few emotional pieces, piano and violin, the best instruments to be used in an anime.
I began watching the second season too, from the first three episodes looks better than the previous season and the story is a little bit more interesting. Of course the nudity is still a strong point, as in any softcore porn show, lol.
You would say that one person that is dead, should stay dead, right? And because we are not discussing zombies here, how is that a dead person can walk, talk, even think, apparently is full of live. This is one of the themes used in Outlast – first person psychological survival horror game developed and published by Red Barrels.
It was released on September 4, 2013 for Microsoft Windows and for PlayStation 4 on February 4, 2014.
In the shadows of Mount Massive Asylum, there are things that know no boundaries, no moral fiber and no shame. An experiment that was also a conjuring woke up an evil entity that consumes hatred and vengeance.
Miles Upshur, an investigative reporter enters this asylum to record and produce a story that would put a light upon the dark things hidden here by the Murkoff Corporation, who owns this place.
Run, hide or die. Classic survival horror established plan. No weapons against foes, no weapons to clear your path, only a camera to chase out the darkness.
Screams, noises that are from beyond our world, ghastly apparitions, a bunch of mad men let loose to do whatever sick thing their mind can imagine. At some point we witness necrophilia, live murders, you get chased by these lunatics who want to taste your meat.
Blood, corpses, mutilated bodies, decomposing remains, heads…
Driven by curiosity, you infiltrate the depths of the asylum, crawling through sewers and listening to the prophecies of self-proclaimed Father Martin.
You have to witness “amazing” things that are hidden from public, hidden even to the naked eye. Variants roam the halls of the asylum. Their bodies are mutilated and extremely modified. Then there is Walrider, Father Martin’s deity, a humanoid ghastly shape of nanites, which is visible only through the night vision of the camera, until later in the game.
Outlast offers lots of jump-scares, a dark atmosphere, a gruesome depiction of an altered reality.
Best played at night with headphones.
June 2016 is the official date for the release of an epic journey into a fantastic world, a live action adaptation of Blizzard’s hit game Warcraft.
Under the motto: Two Worlds. One home we will have the chance to enter the battle between Orcs and Humans, visiting places that were depicted in the games. Directed by Duncan Jones, Warcraft: The Beginning looks promising.