to aru majutsu no index iii – 10

https://www.goodjobmedia.com/2018/12/to-aru-majutsu-no-index-iii-episode-10/

kamijou touma – ancillary skill – unintentional harem

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sword art online alicization (s3) 10

https://www.crunchyroll.com/sword-art-online

This season… this episode may do away with my previous doubts about this series. Actually this season is the best SAO so far. It’s been very long since an anime episode had me this gripped.

The motif of “law” and ethics in the form of the taboo index finally returns illustrating one of this season’s themes… life’s themes.

I’m sure there are some that would criticize this episode, but I think most of those people are just not able to accept the darkness in the human heart.

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The idea of social class, nobility, and such is long recorded in human history. This scene brings together all of the themes of this show in one:

1) Eugeo’s struggle with aligning his actions with his beliefs.

2) Willpower manifesting into sensible reality – the very concept of being better than someone else giving someone power.

3) Law and ethics in the form of the taboo index.

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System call.

sword art online iii (alicization) 09

https://www.crunchyroll.com/sword-art-online

I really like how they are able to form such a world without violating the integrity of the already existing show. In fact, this story line being placed in the SAO framework gives it a deeper meaning even though this alicization story line is great on its own. This is another reason why I give this season applause.

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Philosophy of ethics, law, moralism… lovely. Reminds me of psycho-pass (can’t wait for those movies 2019~~~)

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to aro majutsu no index iii – 09

https://www.goodjobmedia.com/2018/12/to-aru-majutsu-no-index-iii-episode-09/

The whirlwind pace of this season cannot be understated. I would like to know why they decided to rush the pace to this extent. Pretty much all of the scenes could have been better if extended, especially the scene with Mikasa.

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The amount of character/relation development in this scene was astounding, but was whizzed by. You really want me to read the light novels don’t you…

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The life of a busy high school student – international political intrigue, supernatural/magical battles, being fawned over by many women, saving lives and the world… and remembering to go to class enough to graduate.

sword art online S3 – 08

https://www.crunchyroll.com/sword-art-online

yes, the story line was good.

 

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kajiura yuki’s music usually has a distinct flavor to it that is usually toned down (on purpose i think) in SAO, but it seeped out during/after the fight scene.

ah i want to meet her.

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it’s funny how the eastern predilection for imagination and intuition highlights the concept of intention, images, meaning and yet there are many modern western people now catching on to its importance… whether they know or not that it was always there and whether they acknowledge its presence in the east (and other “non modern” cultures). what carl jung would say if he watched anime. i think he would have watched a lot. maybe i should become a jungian analysis/commentator on anime.

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this scene was cool… but way too short.

gyakuten saiban – S2 – 02-04

https://www.crunchyroll.com/ace-attorney

what a whirlwind.

my complaints of this show still stand, and i realize won’t change. the pace is really hectic and the trial parts aren’t heavy enough. the comedy is done well though.

but mayoi is really the highlight of this show.

it looks like the next 2 episodes are anime-original. i get the sense there will be more of that this season.

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godot… perhaps the most tragic character here

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