*:・゚✧Anime Spotlight: RWBY Volume 1

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The future-fantasy world of Remnant is filled with ravenous monsters, treacherous terrain, and more villains than you can shake a sniper-scythe at. Fortunately, Beacon Academy is training Huntsmen and Huntresses to battle the evils of the world, and Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are ready for their first day of class.

From RoosterTeeth

Genre Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Science Fantasy
Created by Monty Oum
Written by

  • Miles Luna
  • Kerry Shawcross
  • Monty Oum
Directed by

  • Monty Oum (Volume 1–2)
  • Kerry Shawcross (Volume 3–current)
Theme music composer Jeff Williams
Composer(s)

  • Jeff Williams
  • Steve Goldshein
  • Alex Abraham
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 48

I’m not going to be saying if this is anime, or debating the semantics of anime, go ahead if you want to, but I don’t really care as long as I can watch~

This is the introductory season, we get to meet all the characters one episode at a time, good and bad, the world and its terms, and get an inkling of what’s on stake. We also get to see the teams emerge, their issues and resolving to get a stronger bond. A bonding season, you could say.

One of the things that attracted me to this show was that it was made by Monty Oum, rest his soul, maker of the Dead Fantasy which I love and felt sad it couldn’t be finished by him, another was that Pink and Lilli kept talking about it. Talk about one show enough with me and you’ll end up convincing me to give it a shot /winks suggestively xP

Coming to this show was jarring for multiple reasons. First was the English voices, I’m not used to them aside in cartoons. Second, the 3D graphics. Third was that the show starts kinda weirdly, it half plomps us in the middle of the story and tells us to figure it out, and in the other half slows down and barrel disposes all the exposition :”D

After I got used to the 3D, which is really good!, the English voices, also really good!, and the show started picking up pace, I must say I got quite hooked. Not to the fever point I’ve seen of some die-hard fans, but it’s definitely fun and super enjoyable. My favorite parts are the comedy scenes and the kickass battles. Monty Oum showed he could epic battles in Dead Fantasy, and he definitely demonstrated it here again, claps and props to him and all the team at RoosterTeeth that got involved in this show!

There’s not much that can be said, since this is a “meet the characters, the world, their relationship” type of season, there isn’t too much plot, it’s more of a setup, but definitely a good one. I ended up wanting to continue to Season 2, which is where, hopefully, the setup will blast open into non stop epic badassery. Or something of the sort xD

The episodes are also pretty short, good or bad things depending on tastes, to me they felt pretty good since I like quicker things. One thing can be said is that every episode is never dull, there’s always some action, some comedy and engagement between the girls, and occasional dude, yes GASP, this ain’t an all girl show and there’s plenty of focus on guys too. They’re hot and good looking too, specially undressed /winks ;P

I’m curious who has seen this, and what they’ve thought of it. Did the English voices put you off? Maybe the 3D graphics? Or maybe you liked all those? I’m curious, so tell me all!

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Impressions: Project X Zone 2

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Let me just say this: I am impressed, I am thirsting for the game now.

This game is badass, like seriously badass. I’m so enthused I decided to give it a try, best decision in my life ever!

I thought this was going to be a fighter like Blazblue, but nope. It’s an interesting hybrid of SRPG and fighting. The maps/style are like Devil Survivor series, but when entering fights it’s badass, no barrels hold, kickass fighting combos. I never thought I’d see this kind of mix, but it works so good!

The combos/moves are flashy, fun and just plain awesome. This was a load of fun, plus it is a big demo, love that! Prologue + a few available chapters, and if you keep the save from the demo, you get bonuses for the full game (≧∇≦)/

I’ll admit my interest in this, prior to playing it, was solely that it had Ace Attorney characters in it, but after this I’m now thirsting and adding it to my wishlist “ψ(`∇´)ψ

Definitely a demo worth playing, and it has story, with cute but detailed graphics, and such a wide range of characters. I’m really looking forward to more. Why can’t I play it already ;_;

Have you heard about this game before? Have you played it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!