Watched way too much anime this summer:

Fate/zero – link

Not so good. Kinda cool characters but storyline was a bit confusing and no idea what the ending was about.

Zetman – link

So so. Not sure what it’s about. just monsters attacking each other with so human in iron-man type suit wanting to be a hero.

Hajime no Ippo – link

Currently watching this.  classic underdog story.  seems out of the times with all the stories about long term effects of head injuries of boxers.  All the guys in the anime take a huge amount of pounding. one of those things that could give kids the wrong impression.  Like it though old school anime.

World War Z

This movie was pretty entertaining. Kept me on edge on the most part until it slows down near the end. Classmates and co workers had said it was worth watching and it was.

Star Trek Into Darkness

It was enjoyable. Little over the top at the end but it was an emotional moment.

Otherwise a pretty typical blockbuster movie. Lots of action, super human villian, and a comedic relief by trying to throw some hit or miss zingers.  I find the doctor a bit annoying.

Anime: Sword Art Online

Finished watching the Sword Art Online (SAO) anime today. Today, I watched episodes 13-25. WOot!  They’re ~22 min episodes so it goes pretty fast. Obviously I liked it esp in the first 14 episodes.  The last 11 episodes were not as good do to a twist in the storyline.  A bit strange with the plot change in the middle, kinda kills the momentum but you can only kill monsters for so long I guess.

I liked the series because I like the ideal of really living in the game world. I’d be a fighter trying to gain strength. Surely beats going to school. I’m pretty bad at MMO games so only having one life is very scary but certain things would be really cool like cooking or fishing as you can see in the anime.

Also raises the question of online vs offline personalities. This is a subject I find pretty fascinating and think about sometimes. Maybe a blog for a different day. I’m going to watch the SAO special epsidoes today (2013/03/03 Update: not worth watching).

The series can be found on or google ‘animefreak’ for a commerical-less source

SAO synposis from wiki:

Virtual RealityMassively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) has just been released. In the game, players control their avatars just as they would with their real bodies using the Nerve Gear, a VR Helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain. However, on its first day out of the beta testing period, the players soon discover that they cannot log out


So the players are stuck in this game where it becomes their lives and they can not be respawned either.  In order to free them from the game they have to defeat all 100 levels.