The Year In Wrestling, 2016

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Hello There! Let me take a moment of your time to talk about something that has been near and dear to my heart for 2o years, Pro Wrestling.

This year has been all over the map for Pro Wrestling as we’ve seen incredible highs(with amazing five star matches) and horrid lows(with matches that should have never happened). But let’s start at the beginning of the year with Wrestle Kingdom 10

Wrestle Kingdom 10 featured a handful of incredible matches! Three of which are considered match of the year candidates and high recommendations from myself.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Katsuyori Shibata for the Never openweight title, a brutally hard hitting contest between two of the hardest hitting guys in the business right now. Stiff kicks, brutal chops and devastating forearms is the best way to describe this match. A must see for those who want to witness why it’s called Strong Style.

AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, both guys gave everything they had in this contest. Putting on one final big contest in front of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome is what these guys do best. One of the most talked about matches of the year because shortly after WK10 both men left to make names for themselves in WWE. Like any normal Nakamura match, it’s hard hitting but also technical contest featuring two of the most brutal Bomaye knees Nakamura has ever delivered. A must see for those who want to know more about both Styles and Nakamura.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, a storied rivalry between these two men came to ahead in this contest. Okada had never beaten the veteran Tanahashi at the Tokyo Dome and Tanahashi had Okada’s number for a majority of the year. What came down to a contest of wills, Tanahashi vs Okada was one to remember and a high recommend from me!

New Japan Pro has had a calendar year for wrestling and speaking of calendar years, let’s not forget about Bullet Club. Finn Balor(Fergal Devitt/Prince Devitt) winning the Universal title, AJ Style winning the WWE World Title, Kenny Omega winning the G1 Climax tournament, The Young Bucks super kicking their way through the Indy scene and having both the IWGP Junior Heavyweight tag titles and the ROH tag titles at the same time, Adam Cole joining Bullet Club and subsequent unseating of Jay Lethal as ROH World Champion and the recent announcement of the Grand-Son of a Plumber Cody Rhodes joining it seems like they’ll continue to rise through the next year!

Let’s talk about the middle shall we?

Lucha Underground is the hot commodity this year, with a successful season 2(ending with Ultima Lucha 2) and building towards an even better season 3 ending, Lucha Underground has taken off and become a popular choice for people to watch on Wednesday nights. Also having a couple of matches that could easily be in talks for match of the year helps too(in my opinion).

Sexy Starr vs. Mariposa in a No Mas Match, if it was an example of Woman’s wrestling done right this year, it was this match. Mariposa had been stalking and terrifying Sexy Starr for weeks along with her brother Marty “The Moth. In order to overcome her fear of Mariposa, Sexy Starr challenged her to a No Mas Match(I Quit Match). A match that features a brutal brawl of two woman beating each other senseless and Sexy Starr defying Mariposa every step of the way, this match really helped Sexy Starr stand out this year as an incredible talent on the Lucha Underground roster.

Prince Puma vs Rey Mysterio at Ultima Lucha 2, the proverbial Student vs Master passing of the torch match. Puma felt the need to prove himself to not only the fans but to himself, and what better way to do that than to beat the legend Rey Mysterio? A fantastic contest between both men that featured plenty of high flying. Proof that Mysterio still has “it” and that the new lucha generation has what it takes.

With an incredible season 3 going on right now, Lucha Underground is setting up for an incredible Ultima Lucha 3!

Now let’s talk about *sigh* the others…

Let’s start with TNA/Impact Wrestling…

In a year marred by backstage politics and poor decisions, only a hand full of things/people have stood out from this company. One of the people that have stood out has been Drew Galloway, winning his first major title with the company this year and now him going after the new title that was introduced this year, he’s been making a name for himself this year in the company.

Another has been Eli Drake, a guy that has continually stood out with his incredible promos and feuds with Aaron Rex and Ethan Carter the 3rd. He’s been having a hell of a year thus far and I hope to see him succeed next year as well.

Another has been Moose, after a hell of a run in ROH he debuted this year as a bodyguard to Mike Bennett and he proceeded to have a fantastic run through the rest of this year. Recently having one his first title with the company this year as well, hopefully we’ll see him succeed to greater heights next year.

The Final and most successful name in Impact Wrestling this year, Matt Hardy aka Broken Matt Hardy. Starting the year as Big Money Matt Hardy, he was Broken by his brother Jeff during a match and thus proceeded the biggest undertaking in Impact history. Matt eventually challenged his brother to a match where it all started in Cameron, North Carolina called…The Final Deletion and it all went uphill from there.

and finally…WWE…

What can I say, well in a year full of ups and downs(mostly downs) and marred with bad decisions WWE has had it’s moments.

Starting off with what most consider not the best Wrestlemania in recent history, WWE has had a roller coaster year. The Matches to mention at Wrestlemania are include The Woman’s Title match, which saw the beginning of a new title and the slow fall of a division. The Intercontinental title Ladder match, which while it was a fun result immediately saw the devaluing of a title the next night after with it switching hands. The WWE World Heavyweight title match, which to most was the beginning of the downfall.

Now in the middle of the year WWE tried to change things by having another draft, some will say that it did but others say it made it worse. With such a small roster WWE was forced to raid it’s developing brand NXT. While not exactly a bad thing(with bringing up both Finn Balor and Alexa Bliss)it also left a fairly big hole in NXT.

And speaking of NXT…it definitely had the better year, with bringing in Shinsuke Nakamura from New Japan, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and Eric Young. An incredible amount of talent and matches have happened for the NXT brand.

The debut of Shinsuke Nakamura was one to remember as he faced Sami Zayn at NXT Takeover Dallas and both men left it all out there as they wage a battle that is considered by many to be one of the matches of the year. Also with the great series of matches between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe that also happened this year, Bobby Roode’s unforgettable debut(and subsequent theme song) against No Way Jose and Eric Young finally debuting in the group known as Sanity, NXT has had a very big calendar year. Much better than that of the main roster.

Along with a great Tag Division and the rising Woman’s division, it’s safe to say NXT will have better years to come on top of this one.

Now back to the main roster. With Roadblock:end of the line happening a few days ago, the landscape has changed for possibly the worst. With Raw not only devaluing the US Title but also it’s woman’s title(with a proverbial game of hot potato), the stand out of the RAW brands have been Finn Balor winning the Universal title(and subsequent forfeit because of injury) and New Day becoming the longest reigning tag team champions of all time(only to lose them to a thrown together tag team, though the new RAW tag team titles look excellent).

Can’t forget about Smackdown can we? Smackdown has definitely had a better product. Unfortunately they have the same problem with the mid card title in devaluing the Intercontinental title and the devaluing of the main event scene by including some jobber named James Ellsworth into the Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles feud. Though those have been the only problems with Smackdown since the draft.

It’s been quite the up and down 2016 for the crazy world of wrestling, with indie promotions becoming a huge factor for the big names in wrestling and finally gaining their own spot light(WCPW, Progress, ICW etc etc). Hopefully 2017 will bring us more excitement for Wrestling and less disappointment.

This has been my blog about the 2016 year of Wrestling, thank you for reading! hopefully you guys liked it!

Until next time,

This is Pervy Fatman

I’ll See You on the Other Side!

The Year In Wrestling, 2016

Top 11 Summer Anime 2016!

Hello! Welcome to my review of the Top 11 anime from Summer 2016! Let’s get right into it shall we!

Number 11.

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Hida Kizuna possesses the Heart Hybrid Gear ability, but it is not strong enough to make him important. His older sister calls him to transfer to a strategic defense school, where many of the students(many of which are girls) use their Heart Hybrid Gear to fight invaders from another world.

Masou Gakuen HxH is a show that uses it’s ecchi and comedy to it’s advantage. With the “fun” character interactions with Kizuna and the girls after his heart to the almost absurd moments of ecchi during the battle scenes, Masou Gakuen HxH may not be for everyone. Though it’s in the same vein as Infinite Straos(a harem that heavily relies on ecchi), it shouldn’t deter you from watching it at least once. I would recommend watching it uncensored as the censorship does take away quite a bit from the show that the story itself tries to add.

So with a balance of ecchi, comedy and character interaction, Masou Gakuen HxH gets a 7.5/10 from me.

Number 10.

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One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. The letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class name Kakeru Naruse.

Based on the manga, Orange is the story of a group of friends going through the struggles of life both in and out of school. Character interaction is a huge focus in this show both during the present time and during the future portions of the show, especially with Naho and her group of friends and the objective that gets set before them in the present time. The story itself is beautifully well written and it really brings out the emotion that was set in the manga.

With good character interaction and a well written story, Orange gets an 8/10 from me!

Number 9.

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Mahiru Shirota, a high school student who likes simple things and dislikes difficult things. One Day, he picks up a stray black cat and gives him the name Kuro. From this moment a contract between Mahiru and the servant-vampire Kuro, also known as “Sleepy Ash”, is formed.

Servamp, based on the manga, is a show based around Vampires and contracts that they make with their counter parts. Character interaction is definitely a big point to Servamp as it really lets you get a feel for who the characters are and what their about. The story itself is actually very good because it goes in depth into Kuro and the some of the other vampires who interact with him and Mahiru. Though it definitely flew under the radar during the summer season, it unfortunately didn’t get as much attention as it probably should have.

So with pretty good character interaction and a pretty good story, Servamp gets an 8/10 from me.

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Dismissed as a hopeless lose by those around him, 27 year old Arata Kaizaki bounces around from one job to another after quitting his first company. His Existence takes a sharp turn when he meets Ryou Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers Arata a way to change his life for the better.

ReLife is a great anime that brings up the question “What If?” What if you had the opportunity to go back and change your life for the better, would you take the opportunity or would you stay the same? ReLife answers these questions and more throughout the series. Throughout the show you really connect with Arata and his struggle as he tries to correct his life with help from Yoake.

With a pretty good story and really relatable characters ReLife gets an 8/10 from me!

Number 7

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During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor.

That’s all I can really tell you about 91 Days, the story follows a boy named Avilio who returns to the town of Lawless after some horrific circumstances when he was younger forced him to leave. The story of 91 Days is an almost definite nod to mafia movies of old as it explores what Avilio went through from a young age to when he finally returns to Lawless. The character building is also a definite nod as well with how well written each character in the show is.

So with a really great story and really really great character building, 91 Days get an 8/10 from me!

Number 6

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Hope’s Peak Academy is a special school. This school has two courses: The main course and the preparatory course. The 77th class of the main course is filled with students who not only have unique abilities, but unique personalities as well.

Danganronpa 3 Despair Arc is the prequel story to the Danganronpa franchise. Taking place before the first game and setting up the arcs for both the first and second game, we’re introduced to a cast of fun and weird characters from the second game as we’re given a chance to see how everything develops into the story we know.

A big part of the Despair Arc is the character interaction, watching how the characters interact with one another before the second game is an interesting experience. Also learning the fact that everyone knows each other before the second game really opens up a whole different aspect towards the game.

Another big part of the show is the story, for a prequel to a successful game the story links itself together nicely. It really helps set up how important each game is in the franchise.

With really great character interaction and really great story writing, Danganronpa 3 Despair Arc gets an 8.5/10 from me!

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The world was close to being destroyed by Ultimate Despair, who caused “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History”. In order to save this world from the event’s chaos, The Future Foundation was formed.

So that’s all I can say about this part of the show without spoiling everything. The sequel to the first game, Danganronpa 3 Future Arc rounds out the story for the original series. It follows remaining three remaining members of the first Danganronpa game, Makoto Naegi, Kyoko Kirigiri and Aoi Asahina.

Like Despair Arc both the character interaction and the story writing are a huge portion of this show, especially with how the DR 1 characters interact with the others and how it mixes into the story through out the third arc.

So with really great interaction and really great story writing, Danganronpa 3 Future Arc gets an 8.5/10 from me!

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Since the passing of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. This is where Kotori Iida comes in, as one of Kouhei’s students she offers to cook and share delicious homemade meals with him and his daughter.

Amaama to Inazuma aka Sweetness and Lightning is an amazingly fun and light hearted series but it also gives a sense of realism as well. A very big portion of this show focuses on Kouhei raising his daughter Tsumugi and how real it can be. The slice of life aspect in this show stands out overall and mixes really well with the character interaction in the show.

With incredible writing, character interaction and an amazing seiyuu cast. Amaama to Inazuma gets an 8.5/10 from me.

Number 3

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Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made Aoba’s favorite game as a grade-schooler is her senior at the company.

The proverbial Cute girl show of the season, New Game is a light hearted work place comedy that really focuses on it’s characters while they make a game and get to know each other through their trials and tribulations. Aoba getting to know all her co-workers is a very fun part of the show because we really get an understanding of why they’re working for the company and why they chose the career path that they did.

With really fun character interaction and a pretty cool story, New Game! gets an 8.5/10 from me!

Number 2

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Shokugeki no Soma Season 2!

Food Wars Season 2 picks up where Season one left off and continues the competition between the students Tootsuki Culinary Academy and what takes place after that.

Our favorite group of chefs return as we get to see an incredible cooking competition between the students. Of course the biggest portion of Season 2 is the huge amount of character interaction that takes place, from Soma and the other students to the teachers and the Alumni, the seiyuu do a fantastic job of bringing each character to life and giving them a wide range of emotions. The continuing story is also amazingly well done and follows the manga to a tee, which is all the more fun.

With incredible character interaction and an amazing following of the manga, Shokugeki no Soma Season 2 gets a 9/10 from me!

And Now…

Number 1

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A self-proclaimed normal girl, Chika Takami has never joined any clubs and lacks any notable talents. However, after a visit to Tokyo, she discovers where even a normal girl like her can shine-The World of School Idols. Inspired by former school idols μ’s, Chika is determined to start her own school idol club in here seaside hometown of Uranohosi Girl’s High School.

The new series in the Love Live franchise, we follow a whole new cast of characters as they try to become school idols. Obviously both character interaction and story writing is a huge focus of Love Live Sunshine but also how well drawn everything is also plays a big part of the show as well. Watching each girl interact with one another while getting to know them is special, it really lets us understand why each girl wants to become a school idol. The story is well paced as we get a chance to see the girls find their own identity as school idols(including finding their name for the group) and their place in the school idol world. The art(both character design and backgrounds) really stand out as through out the show we get a chance to see the beautiful sea side city that a majority of the show takes place along with a return to Tokyo!

With amazing character interaction, great story writing and beautiful character and background designs(bonus points for an amazing soundtrack), Love Live Sunshine gets a 9.5/10 from me!

And that’s my list for the Top 11 Summer Anime! What did you guys think?

Thank you guys so much for going through my list and reading it! Stay tuned for more by the way, I’ll be starting my Top anime from fall here soon.

Until next time,

This is Pervy Fatman,

I’ll see you on the Other Side!

 

Top 11 Summer Anime 2016!

Top 12 Spring Anime!

Hey all! Welcome to my review of the Top 12 Spring Anime!

Let’s get started shall we?

Number 12

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For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems aware of. Suspected of being behind the strange incidents, the 18 year old is kicked out of the orphanage and left homeless and wandering through the city.

That is until Atsushi saves a rather eccentric named Osamu Dazai, it turns out that Osamu works for a supernatural detective agency along with a group of others.

Bungou Stray Dogs was quite the interesting show from the Spring season, with a pretty fun protagonist in Atsushi who you always find yourself rooting for, along with the very funny and comedic Osamu and the always by the book Doppo Kunikida, the mix of character interactions is the definite strong point of this show. The actual story of the show is pretty good as well, it brings a mystery aspect that really brings the show together.

With this combination of elements Bungou Stray Dogs gets an 8/10 from me.

Number 11.

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OBJECTION!!

Since he was a child, Phoenix Wright’s(Ryuuichi Naruhodou) dream was to become a defense attorney, protecting the innocent when no one else would. However, when he takes on his first case under the guidance of his mentor Mia Fey(Chihiro Ayasato), he quickly realizes that the courtroom was a battlefield.

Ace Attorney the anime follows the first game to a tee, from the first case “The First Turnabout” to “Turnabout Goodbyes” so far. The voice cast has been nothing short of excellent and really bring life to the all the characters in the show. Also thanks to Crunchyroll that we have two different sets of subtitles for the show itself, one for the Japanese names and one for the Americanized names!

Along with the story line being the same, Ace Attorney gets an 8/10 from me!

Number 10.

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Sakura Hane is a high school student who is a little bit of an airhead. On the way to her high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road on a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles and joins the motorcycle club at the school.

One of the three really fun moe shows from this season, Bakuon not only has cute girls doing cute things but along the way it teaches you a bit about motorcycles and everything as well. The interactions between all the girls is a big focal point to this show as it not only lets you get to know the girls but it also lets you know how much the girls enjoy the bikes they have. The art is definitely a fun part of the show as well, it’s a very unique style that TMS Entertainment has brought to us. Sort of reminiscent of Kamisama Hajimemashita with a little bit of Jitsu wa Watashi wa.

So with really fun character interactions, unique art style and a fun story. Bakuon!! gets an 8/10 from me.

Number 9.

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Anne Happy centers around class 1-7 of Tennomifune Academy, where all the students with “bad karma” or misfortune seem to have been gathered. Hibari, who is a student in this class, meets the unlucky Hanako and the perennially unhealthy Botan. Together they try to turn their school life into a happy one.

The second of three moe shows from this season, Anne Happy is a really fun show that has cute girls doing cute things. Following the girls through out the series, you really root for them to find happiness in their school lives even though they have bad luck. Of course being taught by their teacher Kodaira-sensei(voice by Yumi Hara, same seiyuu as Takane from Idolm@ster) to give them that “extra push” is always entertaining. It also has one of the most catchy openings from this season as well that the main five girls sing, along with great comedic timing in each episode and a lot of adorable moments.

All of this wrapped together in one really cute and really fun moe show, Anne Happy gets an 8.5/10 from me.

Number 8.

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Sakamoto Desu Ga?

Well now you have…

Sophisticated, suave, sublime; all words that describe the handsome and perfect Sakamoto.

Sakamoto Desu Ga? or Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto? is an anime about a particular student who happens to be Cool, Cooler, Coolest than every other student on campus. It follows Sakamoto as he makes his way through his school life surrounded by a cast of interesting characters including the other guys in his class that try to out do him and the girls that try to get with him. It’s a very humorous show that focuses on how just cool Sakamoto is, along with a very fun art style for the animation. Studio Deen did a fantastic job casting everyone for the characters as each seiyuu really brings the comedy to their characters.

With a very humorous story line, a fun art style and an excellent cast, Sakamoto Desu Ga? gets an 8.5/10 from me!

Number 7.

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Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of it’s area to submergence. To preserve Japan’s territories, coastal cities sprung up, one after the other. At the same time, Maritime Jobs were becoming more popular among women. The Blue Mermaids tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female students dream job. Akeno Misaki and Moeka China, childhood friends, enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka along with other girls who want to become Blue Mermaids as well.

The third moe show from this season, High School Fleet aka Haifuri excels at not only having adorable characters but also a really fun story that can bring some really cool action scenes and great character development.

Along with a really interesting cast of characters, Haifuri really builds on them with great character development. Each girl definitely gets their chance to shine during the series and really show what their about. Like the Captain Akeno, you get a chance to understand why she wanted to become a Maritime Captain through out the series. While the show has great character development, it also has a pretty cool story. From our main group of girls(pictured above) being mistaken for a rouge ship to finding out there is some foul play involved with the other ship as well.

So with a really cool story and great character development, High School Fleet gets an 8.5/10 from me!

Number 6.

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Katsuhira Agata is a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. His childhood friend, Chidori Takashiro, can only faintly remember the days before Katsuhira had lost his emotions. However, one day Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other teenagers are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as official “Kiznaivers”

The first of two Studio Trigger shows this season, Kiznaiver prides itself on not only a huge amount of character development but also a fantastic story. While Katsuhira may not have any emotions, that style blends very well with the other characters in the group. The caring attitude of Chidori, the goofy style of Nico, the overbearing personality of Tenga, the cold personality of Maki, the weird personality of Yuta and the masochist personality of Hisomu mesh so well together that it makes the story even better! The story itself is very well written with each character getting a backstory and helps the viewer understand each character better.

With an excellent amount of Character Development and an amazing well written story, Kiznaiver gets an 8.5/10 from me!

Number 5.

 

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When Subaru Natsuki leaves the convenience store, the last thing he expects is to be wrenched from his everyday life and dropped into a Fantasy World.

That’s actually all I can tell you about Re:Zero without spoiling the story.

Re:Zero is a fantastic show with really cool fantasy elements but also an amazingly well written story and awesome characters! Re:Zero may seem like a light hearted fun show, when in all reality it has many twists and turns and it gets very dark very fast. The drastic change in both story pacing and theme is something that can catch even the most seasoned anime fan off guard. The characters are so well put together in this show as well, everything from how their written to design and voices really attaches you to each character in the show.

With an awesome story and amazingly well written characters, Re:Zero gets a 9/10 from me!

Number 4.

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In a land blessed by nature’s bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, is a professional witch. She left her home in Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live with her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins her training as a Witch.

Flying Witch was one of the more calming shows this season, with all the craziness from the rest of the shows this season, Flying Witch was a big stand out. The art style was definitely a huge aspect of the show, with beautiful backgrounds and character designs. The character interaction is also a huge aspect of this show as well, Makoto interacting with her cousins, her sister and her cat Chito are all really fun to watch. The music also really helps set the scenes as well, it also gives it a very calming atmosphere.

With beautiful art design, awesome character interaction and a calming atmosphere, Flying Witch gets a 9/10 from me!

Number 3.

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The appearance of “quirks”, newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.

Boku no Hero Academia or My Hero Academia was one of the big action packed shows from this season. The story while focusing on Midoriya mostly, really puts itself together by not only building up the main character but also the surrounding characters. While Midoriya is the main character, you really get a chance to know the other heroes in training and their teachers. It also boasts an amazing voice cast, each seiyuu really fit their characters and bring them to life. Especially Bakugo, Uraraka and Tsuyu, Bones studio really took their time picking the cast. The music of the show also really sets each scene, including the action scenes. It really gets you excited during each action scene during the show, which there are a lot of!

So with an amazing story based on an even more amazing manga, an amazing vocal cast and a really good music score, Boku no Hero Academia gets a 9/10 from me.

Number 2.

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The year is 1999. Morioh, a normally quiet and peaceful town, has become a hotbed of strange activity. Jotaro Kujo heads to the town to meet Josuke Higashikata, along with the mild-mannered Koichi Hirose and boisterous Okuyasu Nijimura, the group dedicates themselves to investigating recent disappearances and other suspicious occurrences within Morioh.

Based on part 4 of the Jojo’s manga, Diamond is Unbreakable(or Diamond is not Crash depending on which version you’ve read) is a 1-1 adaptation of the manga. David Production has done it once again for the Jojo’s franchise, with a great art style to match the manga, a fantastic voice cast for the anime, really good music work to set the scenes and amazing character interaction. You can really tell that David Production took their time with the animation to DIU and made it something really special, each character blends into the scenery so well even the background characters blend in! While both Josuke and Koichi’s voice actors have changed from the game(All Star Battle), the new voice actors have done a fantastic job bringing their characters to life along with Daisuke Ono continuing his role as Jotaro and Wataru Takagi continuing his role as Okuyasu.

Much in the way of a Jojo’s anime, the interactions are a huge focal point of the show. With Josuke interacting with the enemy stand users, the serious moments of the show receive get a huge boost off of these interactions but also the comedic moments get a boost as well with Josuke, Koichi and Okuyasu interacting as well.

With all these working aspects of the show(which was well done by David Production), Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable gets a 9.5/10 from me!

AAAAAND now…

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Living an abnormal existence in Ogikubo, an intergalactic melting pot of humans and aliens, Luluco is a bubbly middle school girl who just wants to be normal.

The second of two Trigger Studios shows this season, Space Patrol Luluco or Uchuu Patrol Luluco is a fantastic short show that topped my list this season. It takes the best works of Trigger and compiles them into one seven minute and fifty second episode per week, with an amazing vocal cast and an awesome story line that includes amazing cameos from other trigger works. The seiyuu cast matches each character perfectly, with Mao Ichimichi playing the role of Luluco and really bringing her to life. Mayumi Shintani(voice of Jakuzure from Kill La Kill) playing the role of Midori(Luluco’s best friend), Junya Enoki playing the role of Nova(Luluco’s crush) and Tetsu Inada(voice of Ira Gamagoori in Kill La Kill) playing the role of Over Justice(head of the Ogikubo Space Patrol). Each an every cast member really brings their character to life. The story itself is really good as well, we follow Luluco on her adventure to bring justice to the universe but also we get to see her and her friends journey through the galaxy to different Trigger based planets as well.

With the awesome voice cast along with a really awesome story, Space Patrol Luluco gets a 9.5/10 from me!

That was my top 12 anime from Spring Season, hope you enjoyed it! Any way thanks for reading all the way through this and until next time

This is Pervy Fatman, I’ll see you on the other side!

Top 12 Spring Anime!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review!

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Welcome to my Review of Uncharted 4!

The Story of Nathan Drake Continues, several years after the events of Uncharted 3. Nathan Drake who has since retired from fortune hunting, embarks on a new adventure with a special guest and his long time treasure hunting partner Sully in search of Captain Henry Avery’s long lost treasure. From Panama to Italy to Scotland to Madagascar, Nathan Drake goes from exotic locale to locale, fighting new enemies and finding clues along the way.

The writing of the story itself is absolutely fantastic, the combination of a Nathan Drake that we’re not used to seeing(older and retired) and the mass adventure of the newest treasure to hunt for is amazing. The fact that we actually get to see Nathan Drake’s origin from a young age being left in an orphanage to being in a Panama prison much later on really gives a chance to finally know Nathan Drake inside and out.

Of course being an Uncharted game there are bound to be some puzzles and other tough spots to get out of. Very early in the game(In the Panama level) you get your first taste of what the Puzzles are going to be like in this game, while difficult for those who aren’t used to puzzles, they can be easily solved with some time and effort by those who are. The hardest puzzle comes in the form of lining up three crosses in the Scotland level, which took this reviewer at least a half an hour to solve.

Beyond the amazing story, there is also a multiplayer mode!

Amongst the multiplayer mode there are four different types of game modes to choose. One is the standard Team Deathmatch where the first team to 40 Ko’s wins the round. Second is a capture the point type of game called Command where the teams fight over three command zones and the first to 700 wins the round. Third is Plunder which is a capture the flag type of game which both teams try to secure an idol in their respective chests and of course Fourth and finally is Ranked Team Deathmatch which is the standard Team Deathmatch but the players are ranked and matched on their performance in the game.

Now across the game types you also get some pretty cool weaponry, abilities and gear.

The Main Weapons are: AK-47, FAL, M14 Custom, XCR, MP34a, Mettler-M30, HS39, Mazur LDR and the Spezzotti 12 Gauge. Each weapon is unique, there are automatic weapons, semi automatic weapons, sniper rifles and a pump action shotgun. Of course these also come with side arms of various degree(both automatic and semi automatic)

There are also special abilities known as Mysticals which stem from the Uncharted games more so the stories of Uncharted

They are: The Staff of Ayar Manco: a staff that sends out pulses which reveals enemies on the radar for a short period of time. The Wrath of El Dorado: a thrown attack which summons El Dorado that launches specters that seek out and damage near by enemies. The Cintamani Stone: A powerful stone that revives downed allies after they have been injured. The Spirit of Djinn: When activated it’s power renders you invisible and let’s you gain a speed boost while rolling or jumping from a rope swing and finally Indra’s Eternity: when thrown it creates a field which slows all movements. Each ability can be used to your advantage during the rounds of multiplayer.

There is also the gear add-on’s that will also add an extra advantage to your set up.

There are Grenades, Revive Packs, Mines, C4 and Smoke Bombs which all work with varying degrees of success.

There are also heavy weapons such as an RPG, a Barok 44 high caliber pistol, a Condor semi automatic shotgun, an ARX 160 fast firing automatic rifle, a China Lake pump action Grenade Launcher and a Stoner 63 automatic light machine gun. All of which can also be used to varying degrees of success.

and finally the one of the most important aspects of your multiplayer set up…Sidekicks!

The Sniper which defends you and your team from afar with her rifle skills.

The Savior which will revive you and your teammates and distribute ammo as well.

The Hunter which tracks down enemies and puts them in a choke hold for the KO or however long it takes for you to attack the opponent in the choke hold.

and Finally the Brute which assaults the enemy team by laying down suppressing fire.

So with a very well written story, beautiful backgrounds, amazing character interaction and a really fun multiplayer Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End gets an 9/10 from me!

This has been my review of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, hope you guys enjoyed it!

This is Pervy Fatman,

I’ll See You Guys On The Other Side.

 

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review!

Let Me Speak….

Hello there! I hope you guys have been doing well!

As for my self, I’ve been quite busy. I had Phoenix Comic Con at the beginning of the month and had an absolute blast, got to meet Arryn Zech(Blake from RWBY), Caitlin Glass(Winry from Full Metal Alchemist, Miria from Baccano, Satellizer from Freezing, Petra from Attack on Titan, Maki from Love Live) and Nolan North(Nathan Drake from Uncharted Series, Deadpool from the Deadpool game). All of which where extremely awesome to meet and get autographs from.

But in all seriousness, this isn’t about me. I really want to speak on what has been happening with everything recently.

So during that specific weekend, we lost not only a sports icon but also an amazing humanitarian in Muhammad Ali. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”, I was stunned when I found out. Truly we lost a legend that day.

Almost a week later we lost another person in Kimbo Slice, professional MMA fighter, professional Boxer and an Actor but also a Father and a soon to be Husband. It was stunning to me that we lost another person so fast.

Then a few days after that we lost “Mr. Hockey” himself Gordie Howe at the age of 88, it was another huge loss to the sports community. A man that exemplified what Hockey truly was, Howe was a monster on the ice but a gentleman off the ice.

So much loss so fast can be very hard to deal with in such a short amount of time.

A day later, another tragedy happened as Singer and Songwriter Christina Grimmie was taken from us far to soon at the age of 22. That shook me, someone who was two years younger than me..gone..just like that.

Then just two days later, the lives of 53 people where taken from us in a cowardly act…

After all of this loss, I had shut down…I didn’t understand it. How did so many get taken from us in such a short amount of time. I know a lot of people feel the same as me and I’m here to say that it’s okay to feel sad, angry, upset and confused. It’s at this point though that we have to come together to make a change and while we’re together we need to be good to each other. There is a lot of bad going on right now…even as I’m typing this out, but it’s in these moments that we need to combat the bad with nothing but good.

I thank you guys and gals for taking the time to read this, I hope you have an amazing day and an even better week.

Until next time,

This is Pervy Fatman and I’ll See You On The Other Side…

 

Let Me Speak….

Winter 2016 anime! My Top 9

Hello and welcome to my review of my top 9 anime from Winter 2016!

Let’s jump right in shall we.

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Number 9.

Active Raid is one of the shows that has been flying under the radar this season as not many people have been watching it. The story is based around Asami Kazari who is an Assistant Inspector and her joining a group called the Mobile Assault Division or more commonly known as “The Eighth”, her assignment is to restore the image of the Armored Police Force. Eventually they end up facing a group of people called “Logos” who are trying to cause mayhem throughout Japan by using every day people and the machines known as Willwears.

While the show itself has an interesting story, a very good art style(reminiscent of Clamp animation and a bit of Code Geass) and really cool CG animation for the Willwears, it suffers from a slow pacing through each episode and a poorly formed villain.

All together though this show is still worth the watch as all the good elements out weigh the bad and with that this show gets a 7.5/10 from me.

 

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Number 8.

Schwarzesmarken(or the prequel to Muv Luv) the German word for “Black Marks”. The Show is set in the 1980’s in an alternate time line version of East Germany, it follows the East German Army’s 666th TSF Squadron. They specialize in Unconventional Tactics using advanced Technology to fight Beings of extraterrestrial origin or the BETA. The BETA are a fearsome unpredictable enemy that seem dead set on destroying the human race and taking earth and it’s resources for themselves.

Schwarzesmarken has some great points to it, the action sequences are very well done and wonderfully violent. The Mechs that are used are hand drawn as opposed to CG, which makes them stand out against the dark background and bloody war that occurs in the show.

Though it does suffer quite a bit from quite a few problems. The story slows down severely when a battle is not occurring and has suffered from a side story that almost brought down the actual story itself. The characters aren’t very well put together and can come across as boring. While it’s not necessarily required, it helps a lot if you’ve seen the original Muv Luv series to get a better feel for the setting and time frame in the show.

While there are plenty of good things about this show, the bad things in Schwarzesmarken drag down the show a lot. So overall this show gets a 7.5/10 from me.

 

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Number 7.

In Musaigen no Phantom World, Phantoms, beings that blur the line between illusion and reality, wander around right under the noses of unsuspecting humans. The origins of Phantoms are mysterious and few can see them, until a research facility bombing spreads a virus that grants the ability to. Humans with special powers or “Phantom Hunters” are tasked with sealing the trouble making phantoms.

Phantom World follows Haruhiko Ichijo and his rambunctious team Mai Kawakami who are at the bottom of the Phantom Hunter ladder at Hosea Academy. In order to become stronger they recruit new teammates and develop new powers.

Phantom World has its good moments as well as a handful of bad as well. The good moments consist of some very funny humor between the characters and some very interesting story arcs, while the bad side consists of a bad arc about one character(who was actually a really interesting character until said arc) and some moments to where things completely went off track for the show.

All together though, Musaigen no Phantom World was a pretty good show all around. So it gets an 8/10 from me.

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Number 6.

Kazuma Satoru, a high school student, gamer and shut-in, died on an average day walking home from school, performing the one heroic act of his life. He reawakens in the afterlife where he meets a “beautiful” but rude girl by the name of Aqua, who claims to be a goddess that guides the youth whose lives got cut short. She offers Kazuma a choice: go to heaven or get sent to another world to defeat the Demon King.

Konosuba is a fun little show that bases itself around its Comedy and Fantasy aspect, the comedy stems from the interactions between the characters. Whether it be Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin or Darkness, the situations and conversations the characters have is a huge strong point for the show. The Fantasy aspect stems from the “battle” sequences, now I say “battle” but it’s more so just Kazuma and his group stumbling around to defeat enemies.

Though unfortunately the show itself suffers from only having a 10 episode season which made the pacing to the show go a little bit fast. That, fortunately, is the only down side of the show, as the rest of the show itself is still very good. All together with its hilarious comedy and pretty cool fantasy aspect, KonoSuba gets an 8/10 from me!

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Number 5.

The Students of Class 3-E return for their second semester. Following the exploits on the island during summer vacation, they continue to set their sights on their slippery teacher Koro-sensei. They have more to worry about than just their teacher, however, as enemy assassins, both old and new, are out to get Koro-sensei as well. They also have to worry about their rivals in Class A as well as the Fearsome Principal of Kunugigaoka Junior High.

The Continuation of the first season of Asssination Classroom, S2 brings more fun from Koro-Sensei and his group of students. From trying to pair Irina and Karasuma to battling the Class A students for supremacy of the school, we’re treated to a fun portion of the anime as well as getting to know the students back stories this time around!

Really the only down side of season 2 is that it’s going to end along with the manga and that’s it. The second season has proven itself as the better of the two seasons, as it has brought more story and a lot more fun to the table. All together Assassination Classroom S2 8.5/10 from me!

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Number 4.

Some time has passed since humanity drove back the invading forces from what is known as the  “Special Region”. Since then, a bustling town has formed inside the protective walls of the SDF Basecamp. After Japan’s extreme show of force in destroying the Kingdom’s forces during the second battle, commerce and diplomacy between Japan and the native people flows naturally.

However, there are some in the kingdom that still don’t trust Japan, viewing them as a threat bent on taking over.

GATE S2 follows our fearless hero Itami Youji as he(as well as others) try to maintain and bring peace between both Japan and “Special Region”. We of course get a lot of answers to questions left off in the first season, but it also leaves us with even more questions from this season. We get a lot of new characters as well that add something to the story, especially to the hugely important political side.

We also get a big new villain in Prince Zozal(Pina’s Brother) and his servants, which he becomes a huge plot point during the show itself.

GATE S2 was nothing short of awesome, The story always kept me intrigued and the character interactions got even better this season. How they wrote every character this season was amazing, with Itami struggling to help others(Tuka, Pina, Lelei etc), Zozal being a really really good bad guy(enough to make you hate him with a passion), along with all the other characters you meet this season.

GATE S2 was an amazing follow-up to the first season and I look forward to S3 hopefully. Overall GATE S2 gets a 9/10 from me!

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Number 3.

Meet Galko. Tall, buxom and Fashionable. She’s seen as popular and a bit of a party girl. Although she can be sharp-tongued, she’s a good person. Her close friends Otako(who is Galko’s polar opposite) and Ojou(an airhead from a Rich Family) round out the Trio.

Oshiete! Galko-chan is a short anime about the daily lives and humorous discussions the girls have and various myths about Girl’s bodies.

Galko-chan is a super funny and super endearing, with the character interactions being a very strong point of the show. For a show that runs Seven Minutes and Fifty Seconds, the animation is very good and the story telling is fantastic. From learning about who each girl is, to the funny situations involving the myths behind a girl’s body. Galko was the short show to watch from the Winter Season, it definitely set a precedent for short shows this year.

Overall, Oshiete! Galko-chan gets a 9/10 from me!

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Number 2.

In the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi. However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business. That may change however, with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu’s Father to bring him back to work for her family’s company, Shidare Corporation, a world-famous sweets manufacturer. While he refuses at first, he states that he will change his mind if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop.

Dagashi Kashi is a fun show with a lot of humor and it has it in spades. Along with being the Third show in the Winter Waifu War, Dagashi Kashi brings a varied sense of humor along with a bit of education for the common Japanese Dagashi Candy or snack food. By having both of these elements mixed together along with fantastic character interaction, Dagashi Kashi gets a 9/10 from me

and my Number 1 of the Winter season!

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Just as tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma is sent back several minutes before the event occurs. The 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon to save many a life.

However, when wrongly accused of murdering somebody close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past, but this time to 1988. 18 years in the past…

And literally that is all I can summarize for Boku dake ga Inai Machi without spoiling the rest. Erased was the Diamond in the rough for the Winter season, being that it shined brightly among all the other shows from this season. With a unique art style, story and amazing character interaction, Erased takes all this and wraps it up in an amazing story where you find yourself cheering for the Protagonist from beginning to end and eventually absolutely hating the Antagonists.

This is the show that I will recommend time and again for those that want to know what the best anime from this year were. This will definitely be one show that I’ll be picking up when it hits shelves here in the states…

All together Boku dake ga Inai Machi gets a 9.5/10 from me!

That was my Winter Anime 2016 list! What’d you think? Did I miss any out? Tell me in the comments.

Until the next time,

This is Pervy Fatman, I’ll see you on the Other Side!

Winter 2016 anime! My Top 9