>Yutori – 08 Released

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve released anything over at Tonde Subs. Here is Yutori for all of you people out there who want it. 😀

Yutori 8 Post at Tonde Subs

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>The Beard Is…. GONE!?!?

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Recent events have forced me to do something drastic. Something unexpected. What is it you say? Click MORE to find out.

I have forgone the big, bushy, pubesque beard for a more streamlined sexy look. My reasons? Even though I am an Otaku, I also like girls. And it seems girls don’t like the big, bushy beard. And in case you are wondering, it has already worked. So be ready for Otaku Talk, Streamlined Edition.

>Nurarihyon no Mago [Anime/Manga] Review

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Nurarihyon no Mago, is a manga, about a boy, called Nura Rikuo. He is a quarter demon (yokai) and half human, Rikuo has the ability to change into his demon form only after the sun has set, this is because he is a quarter demon. He lives in a house filled with spirits,demons along with his grandfather. He tries desperately to escape from his duties as a demon, and trying not to fulfill the duties his grandfather wanted to place upon him, which is taking over the Nura clan.

However, Rikuo is a different type of demon, not only because he is a quarter demon, but the fact that he helps humans. Eventually he had come to accepting his demon blood, thus taking up the title of Young head of the Nura clan. Now Rikuo has to gather his Hyakki Yakko (Night parade of One hundred demons) to follow him, as he defends the Nura clan from various attacks from different clans.
Alright, This manga was originally a oneshot, incase you guys may have strolled across something similar to the synopsis stated above. This manga has incredible artwork, and you can see a bit of the details put into the artwork from the picture above. The plot is quite intense, but at the same time they give you time to breath, before they dive into another arc.

The arcs in this story are full of events, all linked up, leaving each chapter to have a cliff-hanging ending before the end of the arc. The anime, which follows the manga has a few parts that are a filler, but mostly following the manga. The anime only shows up to chapter 1 all the way till chapter 47, i’m not completely sure if it follows the manga 100%, but the plot is followed.

If you guys are reluctant to read it, try watching the anime, the first few episodes, and if you like it you should continue all the way, and if you want more, you can begin reading the manga at chapter 47 after you finish the anime. But if in any case you do forget the story you could always reread from the start :).

My rating : 10/10 The plot of this story is really interesting, to the point when i began reading i was thoroughly engrossed and could read for about an hour or two before realizing how much time had past. The artwork is incredibly detailed to a certain point, which makes things clearer, as the demons have to have some kind of thing that differentiates them from the humans. Lastly, the artwork had to be very accurate, to not make the pages confusing especially if a demon uses their skills/powers, which could make the reader confused, but does not occur through the manga nor anime. I definitely would say you have a read at this, no matter what your preferences are, because i feel that this is a general manga/anime people would enjoy, especially if they like Action genre anime/mangas

>Infinite Stratos Episode 7: Blue Days / Red Switch

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After much internal debate, I ended up blogging this episode after all.

The tardiness of this post is, quite frankly, intentional; furthermore, the initial plan was in fact, a lack of post for last week’s episode, but due to several (recent) conditions, I found it somewhat necessary to come up with an assessed review. I’m going to open my review for episode 8 with this post, while maintaining my weekly quota at the same time.

With that said, I’ll be mentioning some points in the episode that piqued my interest; containing, but not exclusive to rabbles and ‘whatnots’, as well as magically appearing-and-disappearing headbands.

By far, the focus of this episode is Laura being godly awesome with her Schwarzer Roegen. Clearly the Germans have done their Physics homework, and have been successful at implementing, bending, theorizing and applying the Laws of Motion for their IS. Cancelling inertia of a moving mass? Brilliance or pure madness? Either way, as it stood, none of the representatives stood a chance against her, including Ichika and his Leeroy Jenkins plan. In the end, Chifuyu pwned all of them though.

I know I said I haven’t taken any particular interest in Laura, but after this episode, I kind of grew to like her. She’s clearly by far the only female that has not fawn all over Ichika in a mere two-episode run. That’s worth something at least.

This particular segment of the series also revealed a little back story for Houki’s past. It’s been revealed that due to the introduction of the IS by her sister, her family had been moving from place to place frequently out of protection from being held by organizations and groups that are trailing to make IS available for the military for use in combat. In the present, she reminisces about her behavior in the past, and narrates a short dialogue about the difference between strength and violence. Her take on it is quite interesting, but then again, I’m more interested in overwhelming power and absolute obedience.

Also, did anyone notice how Cecilia’s head bandages suddenly turned into her usual blue headband, and then reverted back to bandages after several seconds?





























>Mx0 (エムxゼロ) manga [Review]

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Mx0 or known as エムxゼロ is a manga that revolves around a boy, called Kuzumi Taiga. He is a hot tempered boy, and also is strong in fights. When interviewed for joining Seinagi Private High School, he is asked a question, “If you could use magic, what would you use it for?” He replied “Conquer the World.”

This made the other applicants burst out in laughter, then a girl, Hiiragi Aika, a cute girl that was sitting beside him, realized how rude it was of her to laugh at him thus apologizes to him with his hands in hers. He desperately tries to get into Seinagi Private High School to have a change to talk with this girl. But little did he know that Seinagi Private High School was a school focusing on teaching magic, and that he had no magic capabilities….

Alright, that’s the basic synopsis of the first few pages in the first chapter, if you like it I definitely recommend you read the series, because it is very interesting, to the point that i had re read it again recently. Other than the rushed down ending, because i think this series might have been forced to stop, or other reasons, this manga is a really good manga. The relationships of the characters are deepened all throughout the manga, which is one of the several reasons why i really liked this manga.

The artwork of this manga is quite nice, as it was made in 2006, especially the details later on in the manga. If you guys like a magic and fantasy manga, I am sure that this should be able to fit to your preferences. There are quite a few comedy acts within this manga, so it is not all serious and tense all throughout the manga. Also, if you think you might not like this manga, i seriously ask you to try the first chapter atleast, before just walking away from this manga.

My Rating : 9.5/10 : Fantastic artwork, plot and also how the story was laid out. It had attracted me to read it all the way through out just from touching the first chapter (not really touching, but having a glimpse at.). If you guys are looking for an interesting manga to read, this is definitely the right pick for you, especially if your preferences fit mine i would say.

>Marvel Vs Capcom 3 [XBOX360/PS3] [Review]

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First post, one of my favourite fighting games ever, and probably will be the best fighting game for me this year, unless a stunner would appear. I have been tracking down this game for the past two months, as you should be able to tell, i’m a huge marvel vs capcom fan, and I have been basically engrossed with this new unique fighting style. Before continuing on with my rants, this game is set with 36 characters, not including DLC characters, and have characters from both Marvel and Capcom sides (Marvel vs Capcom ). The characters are ranging from groups, like Street Fighter, Dark Stalkers, X-Men, Iron Man, Spider Man, Devil May Cry, Mega Man (Featuring zero this time!), Hulk and many more.

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Gameplay: This game is a fighting game, where the player is allowed to choose a team consisting of 3 characters, and can be from either the Marvel or Capcom side, maybe a mix, maybe just from one side, fully up to the player. Marvel vs Capcom 3’s gameplay is set to be a fast motion action fighting game, where the players are enabled with high speed attacking moves, depending on the character, and are enabled to knock back, launch, and simple attacks such as punches and kicks.

Controls: The control layout in this game is divided into two compartments, the “Normal” controls and the “Simple” controls. The normal controls, as stated in it’s name, is the ordinary fighting style, something similar to street fighter, especially for the direction movements. The attacks are split into 3 buttons, the square, circle, triangle, in those 3, the kicks and punches are set to come out naturally. They have a launch button, which enables to hit the person up into air with pressing the button x (these controls are for PS3, Sorry to you 360 players =x). The “Simple” controls are the movements set into pressing just a button, allowing it to be much more convenient to players that are new to the game.

Deeper Details : In this games, certain players are enabled to hover/fly, but for a certain period of time(we can’t have people flying all game long to waste time and get a win from that now can we?). The combos are quite simple, especially since there is a mission mode, which will be in deeper detail later on this post. The guarding in this game is quite complex, as there is a normal guard, where as normal fighting games you just hold back, crouch back or jump back depending on where the other player decides to hit you on. There is an additional guard, called “Advancing Guard”, this appears when the player presses two attack buttons simultaneously, this reduces the chip damage received to the player greatly depending on how fast the player presses it. Lastly there is the newly introduced mode, which is the X Factor mode, this is activated from pressing all the attack buttons simultaneously, this mode makes the player’s current character or sub character to heal faster(if they are still alive and have a red bar on their hp to regenerate.) and also deal a lot more damage. This is usually used for cancelling hyper combos (can be read up on attack buttons later.) and do it again for additional damage.

Lastly, there are two buttons to change opt out to the sub characters, where if you press them they would come out to give an assist attack, which can be chosen at the start of the select screen when you pick the player. The buttons are L1 and R1 on the PS3 controller, and to change out to them you have to hold them. I feel that i might go on too long, the rest can be checked in the marvel vs capcom 3 guidebook/hand book/booklet inside the case and the inside the game itself.

Characters: As already described, Marvel and Capcom characters only, a huge variety from games, 4 characters to be unlocked from gaining player points.

Mission Mode: Alright, the main knitty gritty of this game i would suppose, in this mode, it is exactly the same as Street Fighter’s Trials, the game would give you a list of moves, to execute together, before having the mission cleared. If you are stuck on the moves, hit start then clcik on mission objectives, where they would show the buttons and the movements to do the hits/combo/attacks.

Training Mode: Self-explanatory

Online Mode: This mode is extremely fun, but that also depends on whether you can win or not i would suppose, if you are a beginner, i would recommend getting a few buds and playing the player lobby, where it isn’t recorded onto the player’s license plate in the game.

Attack Buttons : As mentioned, the moves aren’t that complex for normal control settings, to pull of hyper combos , it usually is just holding the analog down and sliding it forward then pressing two attack buttons, or the other direction. This is shown within the marvel vs capcom 3 guide booklet and also the game, when you hit start then go to controls.
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Audio : A different theme song that is played during the game/match, the theme song changes depending on the character that is subbed in with lower hp and etc. Overall, the theme songs sound great along with the BGM.

Voices : Alright I daresay, Capcom characters have the option to change their voices to japanese so feel free to change them.

My Point of View: If you guys are in for a fast paced fighting game, this is definitely the game that you should be looking out for, and i also must say that this game is addictive as long as you find it fun, but at the end of the day it is all up to your preferences.

Overall Rating: 10/10 Awesome – Best fighting game on par with blazblue IMO, fast paced action fighting game, what else could i ask for? If you love fighting games, please make sure you have a try at Marvel vs Capcom 3