The Ancient Magus Bride Mid Season Review

The Ancient Magus Bride is something that am particularly attached to. After the disaster of Worldend (I can’t even with the ending of that series -__-), I was bummed out that I didn’t get a decent romance for the season. Then I discovered The Ancient Magus Bride as soon as it started simulcasting and immediately started watching new episodes every week.

 

I LOVE this series so far. It gives a bit of a “beauty and the beast” kind of vibe although Elia’s personality is a lot more pleasant charming than the hot tempered grumbling beast of fairy tales. The opening of this anime is gorgeous and I watch it every episode without skipping it. I don’t skip most anime openings or endings because I tend to find entertainment value in them. The music is enchanting and you can almost feel the Chise’s emotions flowing through it, from despair to wonder. The opening vividly shows just what kind of impact Elias has on Chise’s life the moment he enters it.

 

The romance actually has developed faster than I anticipated but not in a way that felt rushed. They were both lonely wanting companionship and they quickly found it within each other. I love how different they are from each other because it balances the relationship between the two. Chise tends to make decisions based on how she feels while Elia’s bases them on logic.

 

I’m currently watching the dub and I’m pleased with casting choices. I’ve heard Brian Mathis’ voice in a fair share of anime and he’s pretty good at bringing out a character’s personality. He plays characters of this type very well which is probably why he tends to land these types of roles. I’m fine with that. Put people in their strong suits. I’m not familiar with Dani Chambers, but with as much dubbed anime as I’ve watched, I’m sure she’s been in something I’ve seen. I love her voice and what she brings to Chise’s tone and voice inflection. I think she does it perfectly and it suits the character. And then there’s the man whose in everything and he plays a character that just makes me laugh. There’s no way it’s a coincidence but if it is, then it’s a pretty hilarious one. If you’re familiar on who the top dogs of dubbed anime voice actors are, then you probably know I’m talking about Todd Haberkorn (huge fan). He plays Lindenbaum (or Lindel), who happens to be the care taker of dragons…DRAGONS. Makes me wonder if he’s fired up for the final season of Fairy Tail this September. XD Anyway, I love what he brings to this character. Although at first I tend to think of Natsu Dragneel every time I hear Todd’s voice, it never last long. After a few lines, his voice becomes the voice of the character he’s playing and then I forget this voice is also used for my favorite loud mouth dragon slayer. That takes incredible talent. Leave it to Todd to bring a lot to a side character without overshadowing the protagonists. Bravo. (I might be a tad biased).

 

According to online sources it looks like we’re getting 24 episodes. There’s 8 volumes of the manga released and from what I read it’s still ongoing (correct me if I’m wrong tho!). There’s so much mystery and so much unexplained, I just want to watch more and discover what happens between these two and the world they’re apart of. Have you been watching Ancient Magus Bride? What do you think of it so far? Let me know in the comments!

 

  • Shawna

 

I finally have a blog schedule set up, although a bit loosely. I’ll be posting first impressions, mid season reviews, and end of season reviews instead of individual episode reviews. It’ll make it much easier to keep up since I do have to work 40 hours a week. LOL. Producing content doesn’t make us money just yet! If you wanna help us fix that, don’t forget to check out our Patreon!

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We’re BACK. For real this time…

We’re back! Sadly, life threw a few curve balls but we’re now able to start blogging again! If you’ve stuck with us and follow us on Twitter, you might’ve noticed we started streaming regularly on Twitch. This will start to be a regular trend now. If you’re into gaming, be sure to check out our Channel, The Two Sills!

 

There’s a lot to discuss regarding anime and manga, so in the next few days I’ll be working on some reviews of a couple anime and manga I’ve been keeping up with over the Summer and Fall season. The Fairy Tail manga ended last summer and Dragon Cry was released in theaters so I have a lot to say about that! There’s so much to talk about with what’s coming this year and I can’t wait to discuss it and hopefully get some feedback on what you’re looking forward to.

 

We’re sorry we haven’t been able to put up any new content the last several months. That will start to change now thankfully. We do have a vlog waiting to be edited so be sure to watch for that since it will be our first vlog on our Youtube Channel. We just got a free movie editor so bear with us while we figure out it’s features and deal with the editing process! We appreciate all of you who kept following us! 2018 will be a great year!

Blogs are coming!

So sorry for the delay, I know I haven’t blogged in a bit! Things have been hectic so it was difficult to blog the past couple weeks. The dust is settling a little bit so I DO have blogs for Worldend, Attack on Titan, and My Hero Academia on the way! Again, sorry for the delay!

 

-The Wife Shawna

Throw Back Thursday – Battle Angel Alita : Last Order Volume 2

This volume picks up right where the last one left off. We have the giant robot that Jim awakened killing the two adults. It toys with his guardian and brutally beats him to death. When he dies, it angers this behemoth of a robot who was playing with him as he killed him.

So, we cut back to Alita and she’s got a new arm attached thanks to the annoying robot companion. She also gets a lead as to why she’s having trouble maxing her speed and maintaining control of her body during high speed combat. The robot telling her that it sounds similar to Phantom Limb Syndrome and that it might be something with her brain.

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My Late to the Party, Spoiler Free Review of Logan

Let me start by saying this was, by far, my favorite comic movie to date. The previous title holder was The Dark Knight which now has to sit at second place. And yes, I know I’m a little late but I figured I’d give my thoughts since it’s just released on blu-ray and for rent. So I’ll keep this short and sweet.

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