Brave Witches – Episode 9: Break Witches

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And thus we finally get to an episode in which the popular in-universe and fandom nickname for the 502nd is revealed. And considering that opening, the deficiency in broken strikers might be made up for this episode?

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Izetta: The Last Witch – Episode 10: The Iron Hammer of the Witch

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With the shocker that was last episode, I think the rushed plot of the show at least makes some sense in this episode, but it’s still a lot to take in. The conquest of Europe goes swimmingly well for the Greater Germanian Empire. What can possibly go wrong? (Don’t Say That!)

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Brave Witches – Episode 8: Grape Juice for Your Eyes

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Another Thursday, and as a friend of mine on the Facebooks told me when I woke this morning, what I should do is to not look at Facebook (was on the Messenger app on my phone) and to just watch the episode. I was not disappointed, at all. Hell, I wasn’t disappointed that I spent uh about 6 hours writing this up because of all the checking I had to do.

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Izetta: The Last Witch – Episode 9: The Sellun Corridor Burns

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As I rest up for my eventual runs to clear E-4 for Kantai Collection’s Fall 2016 event, decided to toss this blog post out to calm my nerves. Realizing that I might not have the time (in reality, patience) to face plant on a map folks I know have said is got to be the hardest of the event, I’m going to do it on medium.

Anyways, on to Izetta.

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Brave Witches Episode 7: On a Holy Night

With winter now slowly setting over the Petersburg base, life gets a bit more drastic as the events of the past few sorties make their full effect on the 502nd known. That and Krupinski keeps getting into situations that any sane woman would avoid. Now that this post is done, off to clearing the KanColle Fall 2016 Event’s E-2 on Medium (yeah I’m a wuss).

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Izetta: The Last Witch – Episode 8: A Cruel Fairy Tale

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There is a certain cruelty in finding out that people who you’ve been led to believe were your enemy, are people as well. With their own ambitions and reasons for opposing your views. Your actions. Your desire to control them.

 

Edit2: Welp, I made a mistake without double-checking, thanks to Regris_Kallen on twitter for reminding me this was an anime-original production. I got sidetracked on an outside conversation and it ended up being a discussion on the hit or miss nature of LN adaptations and it bled into my thoughts while I was writing the post. I apologize to folks who are reading this. (Edited 1934 EST, 11/20/2016 rev 2)

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Quick Thought: Are You Sure This is Quick?! – Izetta 7, Brave Witches 6, The Grand Tour

Sleep doesn't sound too bad either. Art by lilywhite lilyblack on pixiv.

Sleep doesn’t sound too bad either. Art by lilywhite lilyblack on pixiv.

Two days back home in my beloved Old Dominion and I’m here hammering out a blog post after I recovered from jetlag. The first thing I did was watch The Grand Tour, then Izetta, then Brave Witches. For the two anime series I’m lifting using the episode description from Wikipedia and keeping my thoughts all jumbled together.

Anyways, onto the post.

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Status Update – 11/12/2016

At hotel in Manila. Enjoying my last few days in-country.

Blogging resumes when I return to the US. It’ll be for Izetta and Brave Witches. And maybe pictures of all the food I ate over here.

Reisen on a Computer, drawn by itsutsuki on pixiv.

Reisen on a Computer, drawn by itsutsuki on pixiv.

 

 

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Brave Witches – Episode 5: Deadly Battle in the Freezing Cold

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I’m still here in the Philippines and have been rather lax on posting ANYTHING about my vacation, other than texting my mom on all the good food she’s missing. I’ll probably work on a post by the weekend. So now six weeks and five episodes in, we’re actually making some character interactions outside of the command staff and the main trio. And I still am trying to get used to Krupinski’s rather deep voice.

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Izetta: The Last Witch – Episode 6: On a Quiet Day

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Izetta has not failed to deliver so far, and the intrigue is starting to match that of a military/political thriller. But let’s be fair, it can be written as such. I wonder if the source material has been licensed and translated to English. I’m already starting to collect the source material for Black Bullet as well as Log Horizon, I might as well add another one.

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