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Oh MSG:Iron Blooded Orphans

Warning spoiler, spoiler everywhere.

[Spoiler (click to open)]FYI generally in war theme story regradless on which media I'm pretty open about tragedy and character death whomever they might be because war by nature is pretty much a death pit and vortex for tragedies.


But IBO you hurt me (emotionally), tears were shed, the anticipation frustrates me (ten fold for someone like me who couldn't stand cliff hanger), the death flag gnawing at the back of my mind as to whether it'll comes true YET I can't stop watching.

Honestly I think the build up tragedy is what really got to me.

E40 Naze and Amina death


E41 Lafter death


E43 MacGillis back story  (Izanio you creepy child-predator sadistic asshole)




E45 Shino death (did not expect this) and possible Orga death flag.

Orga asking Mika to be vanguard to their head-on mission
Mika: Anything you order me to do.
Orga: This will be my last request.

Me: Not cool Orga, not cool. Don't say that!


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Gintama teaser trailer



[not gintama related]
Also found out that Resident Evil has new animated film, love the previous animated film probably will watch this one too.

Leon looks so different I did not recognize him if not for the hair style.

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Mobile game the new developer gold mine

My epiphany about mobile game started last year when Konami vs Kojima was a hot topic.

Youtube video for more info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMK-kajdgMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwPPYkd8gs

Tl:dr Konami wanted Kojima out, not in a good way.

One of the reason of Konami action was because they wanted to focus on Mobile and gambling game. At the time I was not aware the mobile game economy until I started playing Final Fantasy Brave Exvius a gatcha-mobile game which literally is mobile and gambling game in a way. It is not necessary to spend money to play but if you want the good stuff and be top of the pack money is everything. If you're not willing to spend and still want to be on top of the pack better bring out your lucky charm, horse shoe and rabbit foot because you a huge amount of luck on your side.

Even knowing this my ignorance or innocent which ever you prefer to call still believe that people couldn't possibly spend thousands on intangible stuff that will be always be replace by a new better intangible stuff. Well that was until I see this guy video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6MDhBywDhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cxk7XbRvWU

He spend more than USD 8000 on this game and this game is only about 6 months old.

He is one of many in the game, there are many other semi casual player who spend not that much but still a considerable amount.

Renta is not a publisher

I keep forgetting to post about this but when hoshi_kuzuu posted dropping project licensed by Renta it all coming back.

Actually I found out about it from a thread on Mangaupdates when people discussing english releases by Renta. I was made aware that Renta is merely an ebook site just like its Japanese counterpart.

(MU thread https://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=51584, there are other similar thread just search through the forum.)

Summary

-What about all those titles that only avaiable on Renta?
They just have the exclusive release of it just like some of CR titles (less and less title exclusive to CR these days Comixology has bunch of the same titles available).

-So who is the real publisher?
The real publisher is whoever Renta listed as publisher (seriously, they never credited themselves as publisher).


-Proof that the credited publisher is the real publisher.
Here one of em https://www.futurecomics.com/en/. They also serve manga by other publishers like those licensed by DMP and Harlequin which publishes Harlequin manga.

Many people are not aware of this, if you look at MU there are many title listed as licensed by Renta even when on the cover there's obvious DMG or June logo on it. I also noticed that they mainly cater to not mainstream manga. They used to have quite a sum of shounen titles but not as many anymore especially they literally re-brand themselves as "Renta! is The Official Romance-manga Site".



Mainstream manga publishers like Kodansha & Kodakawa seems to either avoid or just prefer some better ebook sites like cd japan, amazon kindle, comixology etc. Well, they are big time publishers and many has their own exclusive ebook site for example Kodakawa Book Walker (paid content), Comic Walker (free content).

Although if I put on my conspiracy theory hat on, it was because Renta service; their ebook reader and their ebook quality is pretty bad. The reader sometimes just stop working and you have to close and re-open from the beginning and the image quality is grainy and it grating on you when you read. At the bright side the typesetting and font choice for their exclusive titles has improve in their newer releases (older releases can't be help).

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Resident Evil: Final Chapter

I watched this movie...

I'm not the one paying for the ticket so I guess I can still claim that this movie does not profit from my money.

2 warnings to anyone on planning watching this movie.
1) It's really gross, personal grossness level may differ between individuals.
2) Prepare your ears, the jump scare music perhaps a little too loud.

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Katsura

Something is off somewhere, I cannot pin point where exactly but I feel like something is definitely off.

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Side story

On new year's holiday, my family and I binged watch FMA:Brotherhood anime. When we got to the part when Bradley asked Riza if she knows who he is he mentioned that in his life all the choices was made for him except his wife, he chose his own wife.

It was then occur to me with the current trend of manga getting sequel/prequel/spinoff on each side character, if there is one about how Bradley chooses his wife I would read that. However I probably fancy something like extra chapter like DB Future Trunks story than entire vols or multivols.

I maintain my belief that side character should remain side character because they are not very well fleshed out and attempt on one usually ends up with continuity error. Also, if what happen to the side characters is so important it should be apart of the main story telling for coherent plot.

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The most destructive relationship of two protagonist in Gundam history, they bring the worst out of each other.

Someone needs to do an intervention, probably too late but still...


The worst part of this week ep is this (I probably the only one who feels that way though...)
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This scene I was like "oh, god please no. Just no!".
Atra heel, heel! How did you make that conclusion? Why does a baby will make everything better? I find it quite the opposite considering how much Mika wants to protect those that around him.

I honestly from the beginning couldn't quite grasp why Atra ship Mika and Kudelia so much, Mika pretty much acts the same towards everyone (except Orga). It was Kudelia who showed interest in Mika and suddenly she backs off thinking she doesn't stand a change winning Mika's heart agaisnt Kudelia.

Also imagining Mika suddently interested in sex is quite difficult since so far his priority are these: Eat>Barbatos>Orga's vision>the rest of the world.

Thinking about the future of this series regarding this "baby" brings me back to my bad memory in anime Blood+ when Diva raped Riku and in manga Loveless when Soubi lost his ears. In story setting not centered in romance (i.e not porno or romance) sex among minor and especially sex with minor disturb me, very.

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Gintama Live Action

Main casts in their costume.

The man that plays Shinpachi was Phillip one half of Kamen Rider W. He's quite popular now apparently, he stars in Death Note too.





The adaption on the looks (hair color, eyes, costumes) pretty decent. Unfortunately I don't get Ginpachi vibe from Shun.


p/s: Anyone watch Death Note new live action film? Is it any good? I hate the first 2 films.

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Catching up on OP

Sanji and siblings are test tube babies and they are all the same......in this aspect...



Reiju hasn't been tested yet, probably have to wait for Zoro.