Monday, June 24, 2013

Demon Lord at Work!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maō-sama)

In the classic tradition of Hero versus Demon Lord, this anime brings us closer to home with the premise, what would a Demon Lord do if he came to present day earth and lost all his powers. 

Demon Lord Satan is the supreme ruler of Ente Isla, but a rebellion Led by the Hero Emilia(who is actually a heroine), forces the Satan to use his remaining power and flee to another dimension. Together with his Faithful general Alciel, they arrive in  modern day Japan, a world of advanced technology where magic does not exist. Determined to regain his powers and still survive the harsh new world, Satan and his companion obtain new identities, an apartment, and a part-time job at a fast food restaurant. All for the single goal of returning to back to power.

The series shows mundane daily activities of a supposedly evil overlord and the hero who is supposed to kill him but is hesitant seeing him in living proudly in his pathetic situation. 

As one of the best anime I've watched this season, Hataraku Mao-Sama has an amazingly deep plot under all the humor and awkward situations the hero and demon lord get into. 
Nothing too remarkable about the animation though. The story and premise is so simple yet funny it could easily be made into a live action or a drama-comedy series.
I'd give this anime two thumbs up, four out of five stars, or an 8.9 rating. I'm not really clear on how that's all done yet though.
Maybe it's time I think about what ratings I give to anime series I watch. hehe..

Friday, June 21, 2013

Railgun Season 2

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S (A Certain Scientific Railgun S)

Railgun is one of my most anticipated shows this season. Rarely does a spin-off show get a second season, but Railgun has just enough fans and ratings from the first season to warrant another run this time around.

The show is a spin-off of To Aru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index). Railgun is told from the perspective of Misaka Mikoto, the third strongest Level 5 esper in Academy City. Her powers make use of electricity and eletromagnetism. Her most powerful attack is using a videogame arcade token to conduct massive amounts of voltage to a single coin, creating a high powered projectile, thus earning her the title "Railgun".

The second season revolves around the story of the clone project "Sisters" and the atrocities that Railgun has got involved in and her attempt to put an end to all of it. Appearances of Accelerator and Kamijou Toma are also to be anticipated. Plus the first time two other Level 5 espers appear on an anime.

Right now I've watched till episode 10, the next two episodes will probably be the finale can't wait to make the review, it'll be my first one in an a really long time.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Return of the Otaku..

It's been a year since my last post. Man, how time flies. I've been so busy with work that I forgot all about this blog until today. Time to revive this blog again I guess. Watch out anime and manga lovers. Otaku Life is back in business.
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