I know it’s been ages since I’ve wrote on here but have no fear I plan on making a full comeback ^_^
OK so my latest anime obsession is Strike the Blood. You like vampires? You like cute chicks? What about a vamp with a hentai kink? Well….you all are just in luck….Strike the Blood has all three elements and more.
A little background of this anime:
The main character is Akatsuki Kojou, who’s your slightly normal 16 year old high school. Except, he just gained the ability of immortality from the vampire known as The 4th Progenitor. If you’re anything like me you’re over there wondering, “What in the world is progenitor??” Well, progenitor is actually 1 of 3 vampire lords that rule the world. Kojou is being observed Yukina Himeragi, who’s a sword shaman sent by the Lion King Organization to kill Kojou if his powers seem to threat to the already powers that be.
What makes this anime so compelling is the fact that the main character is a complete perve. The guy gets turned on by blood and most of all when he kisses a new female with high spiritual powers he gains more control over his own vampiric powers. I think what really got my hormones raging was when Kojou took human blood for the first time. Ohh My God!!!! That expression on Yukina’s face when his fangs pierced her skin was pure stimulation. I wanted whatever it was she feeling at the moment. I literally had to pause the scene, take a moment, fan myself and take a deep breath before I could hit play again. I live for moments like this….don’t judge me.
Another little tidbit that had me hooked is the love triangle that involves Yukino – Kojou – Asagi. On one hand, there’s 14 year old Yukino, fresh out of The Lion King’s orphanage who was really sent to meet Kojou for other reasons “wink wink” unknown to her. And on the other hand you have 16 year old computer genius Asagi, who’s Kojou best friend. Asagi is what I like to refer to as the “Rem-life” character. For all those Re:Zero fanatics out there, Rem needs no introduction . However, I feel I should explain why I bestowed the “Rem-life” title to Asagi. Like Rem, Asagi is known to be madly in love with Kojou but seen only as the “best friend”. Literally does anything Kojou asks of her without hesitation. This girl had literally hacked into all sorts of places for this guy and what happens to her?? She gets bumped by the darn 14 year old….or does she. Hmmm, I don’t want to give too too much away. Sooo on that note if I’ve sparked your curiosity please show your support of Gokuto Mikumo’s “Strike the Blood” and then find out the answer to the love triangle by watching the 8 episode series of “Strike the Blood II” which actually just released on November 23, 2016 and will be concluding on April 26, 2017.
Visit these sites if you would like to give Strike the Blood series a try:
I hope you find this anime as stimulating as I did.
Okay, so I felt I needed to finally talk about this anime. Sorry for being gone for 10,000 years, but I have gotten really busy lately. But enough about me. It’s time to talk about the new season of a show that I have gotten completely hooked on, and that is Aldnoah Zero.
For all you otaku out there who aren’t really into mecha anime, this is another one, but I still urge you to give this a try. It has mechas in it, but in my opinion, the plot does not make them the focal point. There is fighting and characters do die, but trust me, it is well worth the watch. For everyone who loves politics, there is a whole lot of that in here too!
On to the plot…
It is set in the future and humans have colonized Mars. However, the Martians have been there for a long time, so at the start of the story, we are dealing with 3rd or 4th generation Martians (maybe even a longer period than that) because they have established their own legends and working political structure. They have found a power called Aldnoah, which only those of the royal line could have full control over and for normal people to be able to use this power, someone in the royal family must bestow this power upon them. Likewise, a person of royal lineage could also take this power away from them. The Martians and people of Earth (in here called “Terrans” like Trinity Blood), have developed a sort of hatred toward each other and so tensions are always high when they have to have dealings between the planets. But there are some, like the Princess of Mars that want to create a lasting peace between them and start a line of tourism, and beneficial travel agreements between the planets.
Now that the stage is set, the story (after explaining all that) basically starts with these high school kids (like many anime) who are supposed to work crowd control for the coming arrival of the Princess of Mars as an ambassador for peace. However, things go awry when a faction of rebels attack the Princess’ convoy and kills her in the middle of the street using nuclear weaponry. Earth is blamed for the attack as a whole and the Knights of Mars collectively come down to Earth to destroy all opposition and retake the land for themselves.
The main character (and my favorite character) Kaizuka Inaho, is basically a quiet kid, but his battle strategies are unequaled in effectiveness. He is the reason Earth begins winning battles against the highly advanced technology in the Martians’ possession.
This is also the first time I have seen an anime featuring my hometown, New Orleans, in it even for the short period of time it was in there. ^_^
I can’t say anymore without completely spoiling it for you guys, so I’ll stop here. But trust me when I say things get real later on. I highly recommend this anime and if you haven’t started watching it, there is already a second season, so it’s time to catch up! ^_^
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.