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Man, I'm on a Final Fantasy high at the moment. I am playing XIII, which has one of my favourite heroines, finally started XV, which has extreme combat that I adore, watched Advent Children, and have just Started Chrius Core. So when I came across this fan series created by ureshiii, a big name in the MMD community, I thought, why not? She is also making new episodes, so if your interested, click her name, and watch some of her stuff. I recommend the SHIVER MV, it's really good. But enough rambling. This is my first impressions of Project M
Spoilers(Maybe for the VII series of games as well) are here folks, so watch episode 1 right now:
This is the reaction of everybody favorite dead hero, Zack Fair when he sees Sephiroth, the one winged angel before he fell from grace(this takes place around the events of Crisis Core), and newcomer Emily pining for each other during a training exercise. For the record, Emily is a girl who surprisingly isn't a female Cloud. Cloud is in this, just not the first episode. Yes I watched episode 2 of this. This is FIRST IMPRESSIONS though. Anyways, Zack tells Emily that they are to meet in a bar, which Sephiroth was going to do, but forgot. This is what happens when you try to romance your students!
And that's it really. Not much happens in this first episode, but I still enjoyed, even if I haven't played Final Fantasy VII. The characters do seem a bit uninteresting besides Zack, but I put that on my lack of FFVII knowledge and this being the first episode. I do like the dialogue, feels very natural towards, especially Zach. I know enough about him to see the writing is accurate, and so is his voice. Speaking of, the voice acting is also really good, and the animation level is great. Especially if your Emily getting shanked in the ass!
I am looking forward to this series, and where it could go. However, I would recommend playing Crisis Core before watching this, as it will help you understand certain characters.
Either way, thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if it not too much trouble for you, and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
Project M(Fan Series)(C)ureshiiii
Crisis Core:Final Fantasy VII(C)Square Enix
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I love Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. I felt the final arc was rushed due to the episode count, but I love the suits,story, characters, video game theme and you can not deny that the villains were some of the best Kamen Rider has ever seen.
However, what we have here is a epilogue set after the events of the main series. Gamedeus is back? Hurricane Ninja? Another pandemic? What has happerend to our heroes?
1.Spoilers(and I'm talking series, not just the film this time) are abounding folkes.
2.I am watching TV-Nihon subs.
That's it. Kamen Rider doesn't really get not safe for work, so let's jump into my first Toku review.
This is my review of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending.
We begin with a look at Johnny Maxima, CEO of Machina Inc, and Kagenari Nagumo, or Kamen Rider Fuuma, looking for a test player to play their game for them. Let's talk Johnny Maxima for a bit. Maxima was shown in the last few episodes of Ex-Aid, as his company agreed to distribute Kamen Rider Chronicle worldwide(The game was only shown to distributed in Japan), if he got a game driver. However Masumane Dan had his own plans and had to stop the Riders. Of course, he was defeated, and Johnny was left hanging until now.
Metal Gear jokes aside, Fuuma goes to the Hospital, where Emu is looking after a patent named Madoka, who is the test patent for the game Fuuma's game, Hurricane Ninja. Ex-Aid, Brave, Poppy and Snipe fight Fuuma and Greyfoxes, but all except Emu(Ex-Aid) are knocked out thanks to the ninja stars inserted. Poppy and Kirya(when he goes to the world) retain themselves due them being Bugsters, but Hiiro(why is his name not just Hiro) Taiga and Nico are now a part of the world. As such, Emu now has to go into that World thanks to Mighty Creator VRX and Kuroto D- I mean Neo Kuro- I mean God Kuroto Dan! Man, I can't keep up with this guy.
Anyways, I like the Mighty Creator VRX suit. I really like the white, and the Chronos style and Voice really make this sound powerful. After Emu helps everyone escape the world, we move into the Gamedeus plot, where we found out that it was Johnny Machima along. He is even called Gamedeus Machina(Obvious Joke). After Madoka is given surgery(she is termally ill), Emu Defeats GameDeus, and to say this next part is not relevent, would be an understatement. Bulid shows up after Emu is called out to fight a sudden Bugster breakout, only for Bulid to gather his "supplement". More on that, when I get to Heisei Generations Final.
The story is pretty basic, but it helps that the main rider films are only about an hour long, So the plot doesn't really drag on. However, this comes at a cost. Characters are given no development(which I don't mind since the series did tie up all the arcs well in my honest opinion), but I do like how Emu is given a lot of the focus, since he's not getting another movie to end off his character. Ex-Aid's fight is over.
Speaking of Fights, HOT DAMN the action was good. I loved the Ninja fights, and Fuuma VS Mighty Creator.
Overall, I enjoyed this film. While it wasn't the best Kamen Rider Summer film, everything it did do it did well(Besides the Bulid Cameo). And I will say this right now, if you are looking for somewhere to start, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid is a great place to start.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if it's not too much trouble for you and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid(C) Toei
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Hey everybody! So I was going to do the Fig Jam, but I have a lot going on at the moment, and I couldn't think of anything to go with the theme. School has also kept me busy, but I managed to start work on new learning project. I am calling it the extended project, which will help learn how to make combat systems that don't involve guns or FPS movement and HUD and UI features, as well as learning the Unity partical system. Keep an eye on my twitter for updates.
In terms of my art work, I am slowly experimenting with different lighting set ups, in order to create better looking renders. I am really enjoying it so far, but I have to say, it is the hardest part of making renders, because god damn, it's hard.
I am also slowing learning 3D modelling! Something I never though I could do. It's nice to get it out of the way, and the project I am doing it for is really helping me to learn how work in a team.
Finally, I will say the script writing is going well, and ideas are flowing fast. I even have ideas on the charaters will wear. Next time, I will take you through my demo reel process, and test my VA skills.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if it's not too much trouble for you, and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
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Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Kingdom Hearts(C)Square Enix.
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So, with the pressure of Maku and Tiff(In preparation for Season 3, somewhat), I binged this. And this being the first Shonen Jump Anime I have watched/review, was it good. But how good was it? Same rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
This is my Review of My(Boku no) Hero Academia Season 1.
So the story is a bit all over the place. After episode 1, where Deku meets All Might, we learn that he can only stay in that form(See picture for true form) for 2 hours due to an injury he sustained from a fight with a villain. He sort of puts Deku off his hero dream, but seeing him going to save Kacchan re-ignites the sparks in him. Because Deku showed that he had the courage, and will, All Might says that he is worthy to inherit his power. This is kinda of our prologue, and I like the start this gives us, but to say the pace gets jacked up, would be an understatement.
After he says that, Deku goes on a training spree that allows him to become a vessel for All Might's quirk(All For One), however he can't really handle the power, because of the fact he is a rushed vessel. This is more than evident in the Hero Exam, where he breaks both his legs and his left arm, in order save a girl called Ochacko. He enters the school, does a few practical exams, meets a guy call Ieda, and not make it sound I'm skimming through things, but besides the Deku Vs Kacchan episode, nothing happens to advance the main story. Everything is more or less focused on Deku and All Might for obvious reasons. The other students class is given their moments, which I don't mind, but besides Iida, we don't learn anything besides their quirks. I am not saying that as a bad thing, mind you. They do have personality.
Anyways, things begin to come to a head around episode 9, where villains let the press into the school to trigger a false alarm, then when the class goes to training they are in invading by villainy. Their leader Tomura Shigaraki, and his bio-engineered All Might rival, Nomu, search for All Might, who comes, but not before the students do a fantastic job defending themselves.
Overall, the story is ok. Again the pace is a bit all over the place, and like I said before characters outside of Deku and All Might get little to no development. Again, with the wide cast I don't mind it, because they all have personalities, but I feel this is a consequence of the 13 episode season one, as season two has nearly double that amount.
Deku himself is limited on the development he gets, as the show shifts development between Deku and All Might, with the hero getting a lot of the development over the rookie. However, he does learn courage, and I do like how his backstory contributes to his development. He can't really control his power, and I really want to see his courage, his determination and his passion to grow stronger.
Speaking of strength, All Might is the best character in the show!
His charater in his true form, to be honestly kinda of depressing. He says he smiles to trick the fear inside him, and as a hero, it shows. As All Might, he is bold and heroic, willing to help out anyone in a pinch. He needed help to see the bigger picture, as he was too focused on his time limit, his arc is really the main focus of the season. His battle with Nomu really highlighted that he is the Symbol of Peace.
Speaking of, the shows animation level is secound to none. The style is more or less typical anime, and the fight scene are great to watch, but a bit too fast paced for my liking.
Overall, I liked this anime. Not as much as others, but I think that might change from season 2 and beyond.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night share if it's not to much trouble and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo.
Maku and Tiffany for making watch this.
My Hero Academia (C)Shonen Jump/Funimation