Friday, November 29, 2013

Diabolik Lovers 10 - Heart Transplant and Some Lovin'

Well, aren't they romantic?
This episode starts of with Cordelia and Richter reminiscing about the good ol' days. Richter reminds Cordelia that she is still his brother's wife, and that is an "inescapable" fact. He tells her how he fought for her (with his brother) and lost, and that he attempted to forget her by wandering the world for 100 years (a love story of multiple centuries). Cordelia says that there was no need to forget her, and that he owes nothing to his brother. She also states that all that is meaningless now, it's all in the past. 
Not sure if pissed about mom being alive or Heroine being potentially dead
Suddenly, Ayato arrives, extremely displeased. Cordelia can see this, and tells Richter to explain. She takes her leave, saying that she needs rest because she is not used to the body yet, and that Heroine seems to be trying to eject her. Ayato then asks Richter what he did to her.
We then are presented with a flashback of Cordelia's heart being cut out by Richter (just before Emo Shota burns her body) so it could be transplanted into her next vessel. It is then obvious to Ayato that his mommy's heart is in Heroine's body. Richter states that Heroine is indeed still alive, but once Cordelia is fully resurrected, Heroine's soul will be...obliterated for eternity (DUN DUN DUNNN). Ayato is stunned when hearing this, and Richter adds in that the awakening is already at hand.
I can already see where this is going
Next we see Cordelia standing on a dock, where Ayato approaches her. She asks him if he'll kill her again. He tells her that he used to be a bad swimmer. She responds that he improved all because of her. He tells her that it is now her turn. She responds that she is a excellent swimmer (a little conceited there now, aren't we?), but alas, she does not know. Though Cordelia is a good swimmer, Heroine is not. Ayato pushes her into the lake (haha, I knew it), and Cordelia drowns and loses consciousness.  Ayato starts to walk away, but then he hears a familiar call. It's Heroine (she's back)!
Once he brings her back to shore, she starts asking about why she was in the lake, why she was wearing the dress, yadda, yadda, yadda. Ayato tells her to be quiet (lol) and then starts sucking her blood (as always).
Oh my, is that a proposal?
He makes some of the usual "sweet" comments, but he also adds in that is so filling (ಠ_ಠ). He then tells her that she belongs to him, her blood, her heart, her body, her soul...and then he tells her to devote her blood and life to him. He appears to be leaning in to kiss her (ohhh) but is interrupted by Emo Shota and Fedora (awww), who also wish to enjoy some of Heroine's blood. 
How do these two manage to out-creepy everyone else?
Heroine gets scared and, successfully for once, runs away. Ayato blocks the path for the two of them (he does care!). Fedora comments that "it's not nice to be greedy," (as seen above) and Emo Shota adds in that they want to taste her too. Ayato tells them to "shaddap" (oh Ayato, you're so graceful).
Now, just what are you gonna do with that, missy?
Heroine manages to run all the way to her overly pink room. She opens her drawer, and takes the knife out. Suddenly, Subaru grabs her from behind. He bites her (how unexpected....), and then stops, comments that it's good (okay..), and then says that he'll make her really feel his fangs (ಠ_ಠ) and then bites her in a more sensitive part of her shoulder.
What is up with you and destroying people?
He tells her that her blood is irresistible, and that he will make it all his, down to the very last drop. She drops the knife, which surprises Subaru. Heroine falls over, and Subaru picks up the knife. He asks if she's become afraid of them (he and his brothers) now (well, who wouldn't after being assaulted and possibly raped several times?!?!?!?). She says she hasn't (well, I guess the answer is Heroine...). She says that if she carries the knife with her she doesn't know what she might do (I wonder why she went and got it in the first place if she didn't really want to kill them). Subaru tells her to keep it and disappears.

Suddenly, Richter appears, telling her that her blood drives them mad (oh really? I didn't notice) and it makes them want to claim her as their own. He says that this will lead to a conflict (a Brothers Conflict perhaps? Buhahahaha that was awful) that will result in tragic deaths for the lot of them (and we all know that we should definitely be concerned for rapists' safety). Heroine asks what she can do. Richter tells her to clear her thoughts, and that the answer shall eventually come to her, all she needs to do is accept it (I have a feeling these are some Jedi mind tricks for her to accept the awakening).
AHHH!! GREEN EYES!
Suddenly, Cordelia (in spirit, of course) is standing on the balcony. Heroine becomes dazed again, and reaches for Cordelia. She collapses. Richter states that the time for the complete awakening has finally arrived, and Heroine opens to eyes...but it is no longer Heroine. She has become Cordelia!!!

Episode rating: 5/10 because more plot and Ayato cares

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Winter 2014 Anime

The fall anime season is over half-way over, which means it's about time to take a look at the new anime to start off 2014. The winter season looks absolutely incredible for me, because of 3 adaptations of manga I'm reading (wowza), two sequels to anime I absolutely loved (yesss), and...well......you'll see.
The chart can be found here:

As usual, I have them listed in order of interest:


Space☆Dandy

Synopsis:
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it's first come, first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety of aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

Opinion:
Ever since I saw the preview for this series, I've been in love. It looks like it has flair, it looks fun, and the staff working on it is absolutely incredible!


Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Synopsis:
Due to various events, Yuuta and Rikka are living together. This secret co-habitation is so exciting for the two lovebirds! Or so it should be...

Is having a chuuni girlfriend too high of a hurdle for Yuuta, who never even went out with a normal girl?! Yuuta worries about how to advance his relationship with Rikka. And then everyone else, Nibutani, Kumin, and Dekomori, have powered up by advancing a grade. Furthermore, the cause of his chuunibyou outburst in middle school, the girl who calls herself Sophia Ring Saturn the 7th, Satone Shichimiya appears...

This is the long-awaited second season of the adolescent romantic comedy revolving around chuunibyou that makes you laugh and cry.

Opinion:
The first season of this series was absolutely amazing. It only makes sense that one would look forward to the sequel. I look forward to more delusions, more (hopefully) progress in the romance department, and the new character addition.


Gin no Saji 2nd Season

Synopsis:
Second season of Gin no Saji.

Opinion:
More of Gin no Saji is simply a joy all in its own. This series provides a very interesting perspective for those of us that don't really know the process of raising animals for slaughter. There's also the slice of life, the characters were so much fun to watch in the first season. Seeing them in action again will be a real treat. Also, having an additional character or two is something else to look forward to.




Nisekoi

Synopsis:
As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face...

Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss!

Opinion:
This is the first of the manga adaptations that I had mentioned earlier. First off, I love the manga, it is a bunch of fun with a lot of really dense people (and smart people like Shu and Yuri). Also, the fact that Shaft is doing the adaptation catches my interest quite a bit. The combination of Shonen Jump and Shaft is just...not something I expected.


Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.

Synopsis:
In this romantic comedy, a girl named Mitsuki Kanzaki lives with her step-brother Yuya after her mother remarries. One day, Mitsuki is possessed by the self-proclaimed spirit of a young girl, Hiyori Kotobuki. Hiyori (in Mitsuki's body) must fall in love with Yuya to move toward the "Gates of Heaven."

Opinion:
This is another one of the manga adaptations I had mentioned. I'm not one for reading ecchi romantic comedies, but this one is an exception. I absolutely adore step-sibling romances. Also, the story was pretty funny, and the heroine is...cute I guess(I like her, but I don't really know why)? So, seeing this animated will be a treat.


Mikakunin de Shinkoukei

Synopsis:
Yonomi Kobeni, an ordinary girl, finds out on her 16th birthday that she is betrothed to Mitsumine Hakuya, a boy the same age as her. Hakuya moves in from the countryside and starts living with her, bringing his younger sister who is still a primary school student with him. The three (and Konbeni’s older sister Benio) start living together underneath the same roof, and hilarious happenings occur.

Opinion:
I absolutely adore this concept. It sounds like an adorable romantic-comedy, but I have an awful hunch that it might be a short series, and that would just be wasted potential.



D-Frag!

Synopsis:
Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji's gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls—Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka—and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls. Shanghaied into joining their club, what will happen to his everyday life from that point on?

Opinion:
Ever since I started reading the manga, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like as an anime. Well, I guess my curiosity will finally be satisfied! It's a pretty funny gag manga, but I can't help but think it'll be so much more entertaining in anime form. Let's see if I'm actually right...


Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Synopsis:
The story takes place in Tokyo in 2018, where normal humans and those who can use magic coexist. As a result, there are laws against using magic, and a "magic courtroom" exists to preside over lawsuits regarding magic use. In these cases, "Benmashi" or wizard barristers defend those who use magic. The anime follows Cecil, the youngest Benmashi in history, and her associates as they defend clients in these cases.

Opinion:
Magic and lawsuits! What an unexpected combination we have here! I actually like this concept, and the preview made me like it even more. It looks exciting, and plus, there's a mascot character voiced by Norio Wakamoto (yes!).


Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

Synopsis:
Fushimi Inari is a shy, not-so-bright middle school girl living in Kyoto's Fushimi ward. She has a crush on her classmate Tanbabashi, but cannot express her feelings. One day, as thanks for helping a fox pup, the deity Ukanomitamanokami grants her the ability to change her form.

Opinion:
The manga is one of my favorite romantic-comedies. I am indeed very excited to see it adapted, but I'm a little bummed that my favorite parts of the manga are probably not gonna be adapted (the latest chapters are great).



Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta

Synopsis:
This is a tale of a prince who lost everything who leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he meets several people that teach him about friendship... and love.

Opinion:
Seeing as this show is a side story to the movie Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku (known as The Princess and the Pilot in English), I can only expect it to provide me with something that'll...move me. Still, I am keeping in mind that this and the movie are separate entities. I'm just hoping for a good drama/romance here.



Sakura Trick

Synopsis:
The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years.

To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward.

Opinion:
Wow, an actual, legitimate series about lesbians (and this time it's definitely not a mistake!), I haven't seen one of those in a very long time. I also like how it sounds like it'll be an actual romance, and not just goofing around like in Yuru Yuri (even though that show was pretty good).


Witch Craft Works

Synopsis:
Takamiya Honoka is a regular student whose only problem seems to be that he sits next to Kagari Ayaka, the school's #1 beauty. They have never spoken to each other before and any small interaction between them immediately results in her fanclub beating him. Yet when a falling part of the school's building is about to send him to the afterlife, it's Kagari that comes to his rescue. Only... she's dressed as a witch, carrying him in her arms and floating on a broom?! Kagari tells him it is her mission to protect him and that now she can finally protect him openly rather than undercover.

Opinion:
Witches...witches are cool. I mainly like the idea because I saw how bright and colorful the visuals were (bright and colorful visuals = fun series). I also like it when there's a guy playing the role of damsel in distress (though I wonder what makes him worth protecting). So needless to say, I have my eyes on this one.


Onee-chan ga Kita

Synopsis:
The story revolves around Tomoya Mizuhara, a 13-year-old boy who suddenly gains a big sister when his father remarries. 17-year-old Ichika is a little strange, and her affection for Tomoya is rather overwhelming, if not scary. On top of things, Ichika's friend Ruri is the ultimate sadist. Then there is Ichika's big-breasted quarter-Japanese friend Marina.

Opinion:
I know it's a strange thing to have a series like this so high, but damn it, I missed these (potentially) raunchy non-supernatural/sci-fi harem series. I also, as I previously mentioned, like step-sibling romances (even if the girl is a total creeper/pedo), so that's also a plus.


Noragami

Synopsis:
At the boundary between this realm and another, there live eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. A sweet middle school girl named Hiyori Iki has been enduring bullying from her classmates, and she goes to the restroom by herself to cry. Scrawled on the bathroom wall is a phone number and the message, "I solve your troubles."


After Hiyori calls the number, she encounters a homeless boy wearing a jersey who calls himself a god. The boy, named Yato, is rough, moody, lazy, and never listens to anyone's wishes, but he had the power to be a god... that no one knew of.

Opinion:
Godly assistance for a bullying victim....what? Despite the strangeness of the concept, after seeing the preview, I believe this series has a great amount of potential. Also, it's a series by Bones, and they have yet to disappoint me.


Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Synopsis:
The dark comedy revolves around the fierce god aide to the Great King Yama, Hoozuki. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.

Opinion:
A strange combination of a sadist and a problem-solver, this can't help but pique one's interest. I mean, can you imagine someone like that helping out around town? Sounds strange, but at the same time very interesting. Also, the style of animation looks quite unique, like a combination of old style and new.




Nobunagun

Synopsis:
Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.

Opinion:
Big weapons are a no-brainer in anime. Big weapons with the souls of historical figures is most definitely...unheard of. This series is yet another one of those weird ones that can either be ridiculous or really good. Personally, I believe it'll be a bit of a combination of the two.


Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda

Synopsis:
The story follows Zvezda, a secret society bent on glorious world conquest—and led by a little girl.

Opinion:
This show sounds really stupid, but it looks like it'll be fun to watch. Though, I'm just basing my opinion off of the character designs (they look real cute and colorful ♥). How this show will turn out is anyone's guess, but I have a good feeling about this one.






Strange+

Synopsis:
Kou comes to a slum neighborhood in search of his elder brother Takumi and finds him to have become the head of a private detective firm. Kou is drafted by Takumi to do errands and chores in the detective firm, and they come to meet various interesting people...

Opinion:
I tend to enjoy detective series, so that alone makes my interest in this series justifiable. There's also the animation. Like Hoozuki no Reitetsu, this series has a hint of older style animation to it, and I love it.



Seitokai Yakuindomo*

Synopsis:
Second season of Seitokai Yakuindomo.

Opinion:
Perverted jokes! Perverted jokes everywhere! This show never really followed a consistent or serious plot, but we all know by now that's not exactly necessary to make something entertaining. I like this show, but I still prefer those that at least try to go somewhere..this show is just sex jokes. Nothing wrong with that though.






Wake Up, Girls!

Synopsis:
Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president's orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl...

Opinion:
I generally like shows about idol groups, so this one's a no-brainer for me. However, seeing as they hired all amateurs for the main roles, the voice acting quality is anyone's guess. But, the music will be good, most likely anyway.


Tonari no Seki-kun

Synopsis:
The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as Seki-kun. During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazing little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course's hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces. Yokoi often finds herself getting reluctantly interested in his games, even though they always seem to end up getting HER in trouble with the teacher!

Opinion:
This series sounds fairly simple, but amusing nonetheless. Seat neighbors are a surprisingly big part in one's school life, and seeing a series about a particularly quirky one could be quite entertaining. Then again, it could also get repetitive, or old at some point. Well, we'll see.


Hamatora The Animation

Synopsis:
This story unfolds on the stage of Yokohama in 2014, and centres around the special abilities referred to as "Minimum" or "Minor miracles".

Opinion:
Special abilities in the present day. Okay, that's simple enough, I guess. I have little to no knowledge on this show, but I like the character designs. The characters look like those people who are just too cool to approach.





Mahou Sensou

Synopsis:
In this modern magic action story, Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a "fake" couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi's destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two—the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.

Opinion:
These "modern magic action" stories are getting far too common. This one feels like it'll bear a similar atmosphere to Strike the Blood and the Toaru series, and I'm not too sure if I'll like yet another one of those shows. I'd probably be more excited for it had it been scheduled for another season.


Nourin

Synopsis:
When the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka's biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone's amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.

Opinion:
An idol suddenly retiring from the entertainment business so she could go to an agriculture school? Okay, that's definitely different, but I'm not sure how something like this will turn out. It'll either be really cheesy, or really weird/funny (I'm hoping for the latter here), but we'll see.


Robot Girls Z

Synopsis:
The story revolves around a new team of "Toei robot girls" named "Team Z" that is made up of three girls based on Toei's Mazinger Z franchise: Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and UFO Robot Grendizer. Usually they perform in activities around Nerima ward in Tokyo to raise the awareness of the promising future energy source "Photon Power" (koushiryoku). However, there are times when "Mechanical Beast" team of girls emerge from the "Subterranean Empire" and attempt to steal the energy. Thus "Team Z" has to battle them to prevent this, though sometimes they just go and beat up the "bad girls" to relieve stress.

Opinion:
Though this does sound a bit childish...and...a bit dumb, I think this series may have some potential. Toei series are often a lot of fun to watch, and that alone is a bit of an appeal. It's just a short series, so I'll probably watch it either way.


Buddy Complex

Synopsis:
The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school's opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy.

Opinion:
Friendship and mechas. I'm not exactly super duper fond of the synopsis for this one (sounds a bit on the homosexual side) and the title (even more suggestive). But of course, we have the most beautiful girl in school involved (because any other female wouldn't be good enough as the heroine), and all that stuff. Eh..


Nobunaga the Fool

Synopsis:
The Western Planet and the Eastern Planet.
Once upon a time, the two sides were bound by the "Dragon Pulse" spanning the heavens.

The civilization that once had prospered has now turned to a tale of dreams, as the inextinguishable flames of war tear the realm asunder. The two planets remain engulfed in endless battles.

The return of the super technology known as "sacred treasures" could revolutionize the world order, but no one knows of them but one person—a "heretical girl."

A girl from the Western Planet, Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, saw heavenly visions of the birth of a "Star Messiah" who will save the world. She embarks on a journey to the Eastern Planet with Leonardo da Vinci, "the one who observes the world." They come across the heretic of the Eastern Planet and "the greatest fool of the day," Oda Nobunaga.

Opinion:
I have no idea what this is about. Is this some sort of combination of historical figures in a sci-fi wonderland? I don't understand...I think it's a reverse harem though...I think...Also, what's up with Oda Nobunaga? Is he everybody's favorite figure in Japanese history?


Go! Go! 575

Synopsis:
Go! Go! 575 adapts the Project 575 games for PlayStation Vita and iOS, which allow anyone to create songs using the traditional Japanese 5-7-5-syllable meter found in haiku and tanka poems.

Opinion:
How does one achieve writing music using a 5-7-5 syllable meter? What's the point of doing that? It's a mystery, really. I have to admit, I'm a bit turned off by this idea. On the other hand, I like the character designs (as expected from the person who did the ones for OreImo).





Z/X: Ignition

Synopsis:
The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds—the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.

Opinion:
This sounds....kinda ridiculous, like someone just took a bunch of different ideas and meshed them together. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but this sounds pretty bad. One the other hand, the art looks OK.


SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation

Synopsis:
A series featuring Super Sonico, the mascot girl of Nitroplus.

Opinion:
From what I've seen in the preview, it's pretty much the daily life of this robot (?) girl (who also seems to have like 5 cats) with obvious doses of fanservice (because when your heroine has boobs the size of Texas, who can resist?). I don't sense any deeper meaning to it, nor any outstanding comedy, so this one's probably gonna be just another meaningless fanservice series.






So those are my thoughts on the upcoming anime season. It looks pretty good so far, but then again, I'm not basing my opinions on much. There are quite a few things left out (due to the lack of a visual, or it being a series that is a sequel to something I haven't watched), but there will be updates to the list, so stay tuned for those!

Update 12/14/13:
Added Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.Robot Girls Z, and Buddy Complex

Update 12/23/13:
Added Gin no Saji 2nd SeasonToaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, and Seitokai Yakuindomo*

Update 12/30/13:
Fixed title and description for Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Diabolik Lovers 9 - Domination (Not in the S&M Sort of Way)

A lot of things, actually
So this episode starts off with a mysterious voice calling out to Cordelia (or as I lovingly call her, Mommy-kins). Heroine awakens, and contemplates what is wrong with her and why she has chest pains. So, like any logical person, Heroine decides to wander the property in the dead of night...in her school uniform (well, I suppose it's better than wandering in your pajamas). Suddenly, she is attacked by bats. She tells them to stop, and then hears a moany-groany voice saying to be quiet in a nearby...tomb? Heroine immediately recognizes it as the Space Cadet (who else would it be?). He asks her what she wants. Heroine apologizes for the disturbance, and attempts to consult him about her recent...issues...which inevitably results in...
Why do all conversations end with this?
  Him sucking her blood. How unexpected.
However, something is off. Space Cadet notes how her blood has changed and that the awakening is at hand *GASP*. Heroine seems a bit surprised by this remark, so Space Cadet repeats himself, adding in that her blood is hot and bursting out right now (gotta love the adjectives they use here). He attempts to go back and suck more blood, but even with her meager amount strength, she manages to block him.
HOWEVER,
Please, enlighten me with more information
He also adds that  new, fresh, blood also flows through...(wait for it)...her wrists!
After he sucks some blood from her wrists, he states that her blood is of the finest quality (just in case y'all forgot). Then after some more blood sucking and 'delicious' comments, Space Cadet says something else about the awakening and Heroine finally asks him what it is. After some more reminders of what a sacrificial bride is, former mystery man Richter shows up and explains the whole situation.
Where should we start?
Heroine immediately recognizes him as the man from the flashback. After Space Cadet leaves, Richter apologizes for the poor manners of his nephews (because that is totally relevant at this point). After Heroine barrages him with questions, Richter explains to her that she was not chosen per say. It turns out she was picked because she was simply the right age and was easy to obtain (so this could've happened to anyone! Even...YOU!) and that her father had no involvement in this. Heroine is relieved by this news, but then, suddenly, her chest pains begin again. This means the awakening is progressing, and Richter couldn't be happier about it. He somehow renders her unconscious (her will is unconscious, but she can still walk and stuff) and takes her to the attic(?). He turns her father's (fake?) diary and her (fake?) baby picture to dust, stating that there is no further need for them.
Well, I guess I'm not sleeping this week
He takes her to the location of Mommy-kins's bloodied up dress. Suddenly, her hand is covered in blood, and then everything becomes dark. Mommy-kins creepily fades in, and slowly reaches for Heroine. Heroine looks as if she's about to scream.
The bitch is back
After the reunion, Mommy-kins (in Heroine's body) laughs evilly. This awakening is noticed by all of the brothers, some of whom certainly more perturbed than others.

Who knows what's in store for us next week?!?

Episode rating 6/10 A-a postive rating?!?! What kind of sorcery is this?!?! 
Well, it's nice to see a somewhat interesting development every once in awhile.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Diabolik Lovers 8 - Killing the Queen, Blood-Sucking with Subaru, and Cuddling

Oh yeah, I think she's very warm now
So the episode starts off with Heroine walking in on the Fedora playing the piano. She immediately (and I do mean immediately) asks him who the lady with purple hair is, and her question is then answered with a flashback of the brothers murdering her. I'm not gonna get into the intimate details of it (because this scene was shockingly exciting). And that was half of the episode right there.
I like Subaru, he tells it like it is
After they finish telling her the story, she runs away. She says she can't take it anymore, and then, suddenly, Subaru arrives, and tells her she should've left when she had the chance. She asks him if he knew about what the triplets did to their mother, and he responds "and if I do?" He prepares to walk away, when she asks him why he gave her the knife. She steps towards him, and he responds as such:
Ah, so we're back to Mr.Wonderful mode again, aren't we?
And to add to that, he says he will not only destroy her body (oohh) but her mind as well (I think he's trying too hard). Then he throws flowers at her (so scary). She automatically flashes back to the woman she saw standing in the tower. She then asks him if that was his mother (because now is obviously the best time to ask questions). He blows up again screaming "what do you know?!" and grabbing her arm.
Well, I guess he's destroying your wrist first
Heroine is in pain, and demands Subaru let go. He then proceeds to beat himself up and act as if he is talking to his mother. He then returns to reality, and hugs Heroine. Then he bites her (well at least he was more gentle about it...). Of course, he also comments that it's so sweet.
Isn't that statement a little bit redundant?
Then he pulls down half of her shirt (pulling an Ayato here, aren't we?), and sniffs her (?) then bites her upper arm. After all that, he provides her with an answer to her question. He tells her that he gave her the knife to stab him with, should he want her to. She says she can't possibly do that, so he tells her to use it to kill herself instead (well, okay then). He tells her that she has no right to refuse, just like how she can't deny him her blood. Heroine cringes in fear, and Subaru is seemingly pleased by this. He tells her to always be quiet and allow his fangs to enter her (oh dayum), and bites her again.

Later, Heroine is quietly lying in bed, when someone else enters it. She turns around.
That's not exactly very intimidating to say while you're clinging to her like a small child
It's Ayato. He tells her not to look at him, and pulls her back down. He holds her (kind of) and tells her not to disobey him, and then falls asleep (?)

Episode rating 5/10 not a bad rating, isn't that crazy?!? That chase scene really was something.