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Just Finished Zero no Tsukaima: 3 Interesting Points

About a few days ago, I finally finished up the Zero no Tsukaima series. I really was impressed. Although the story line could have been better, I felt like this show didn’t really need it to entertain the viewer. In any case, I just want to point out some things that I noticed that were either funny, disturbing, or just flat out adorable.

Saito Was Packing Heat the Entire Series

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Throughout the show, Saito used his insight on Japan’s military tools to save Louise and the world countless times. Normally, he always used jets or heavy military artillery. But, in the last season, Saito surprised me by using a pistol. I don’t know. I thought this was actually funny.

What endeared me to Saito was his determination. He didn’t always understand the world he was in, but he wanted to protect Louise with everything he had. Now, if you would look up at the picture above, you can see Saito wielding that handgun like a pro. And, boy, did he sure use it.

Saito Was A Pimp!?

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Honestly, I never got why all of the girls in Zero no Tsukaima loved Saito. He seemed pretty average in looks, intelligence, and composure. I guess a man with power is attractive, or maybe not. Who cares! All I know is that, anytime you have two girls sleeping in your bed, you have it down packed.

I’m not one to judge, but Saito knew how Louise felt about him, yet he went and did stuff like kiss other girls, grope them, and allow them to sleep in his bed! I guess he was having his fun until he made his final commitment. That actually takes me to my next fascinating posit.

Saito Married The Love of His Life

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My heart dropped after I saw Saito unconscious. I knew that the show would have a good ending, but I didn’t know what would happen. I assumed that Saito and Louise would run off together, and that appeared to be an understatement. Saito actually asked (more like told) Louise to marry him, which I found weirdly shocking. I suppose that’s why I like this show so much. The ending fitted so well and didn’t leave us all with a cliffhanger,

Anyway, Saito was dressed up in his knight uniform, looking ten times better than what he did in the beginning of the series. And, even though Louise was an irritating brat throughout the show, I warmed up to her likable character and watched her walk down the aisle.

Then, Saito takes Louise to his world and they tour Japan before stopping at Saito’s house. All in all, great ending, guys! I wish they would do another season of their married life, but then again, I don’t. Saito was kind of a freak anyway, so let’s all leave them be.

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Shakugan no Shana Season 1: First Impressions

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I know I’m late, but I just started watching Shakugan no Shana yesterday. I finished up the first season in about six hours, and I’m officially hooked. Shakugan no Shana is a bit different than most of the anime series I have seen in my life.

For one, the girls rule. Seriously, Shana is a beast and I can’t really think of a major male character who has caught my attention in the strength department. Then again, I only saw the first season. Anyway, at the beginning of the show, I was a bit caught off guard by how normal Yuji was.

Indeed, he was a normal teenager in a time where there was so danger, but when told that he had a treasure inside of him, he continually relied on Shana to a fault. Even towards the end, he never really got stronger. He only helped Shana out with his insight in battle. That caused him to nearly die at the hands of the enemy three times.

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As for the other characters, well they are pretty useless. Satou and Eita are just the henchmen of Margery, the drunk flame haze that they strangely follow to the ends of the Earth. Kazumi Yoshida is the typical female character in the anime series. She has a crush on Yuji but is too shy to tell him, and when she finally does, he doesn’t really say anything.

One thing that actually ticks me off about anime is the love triangles. From watching the first season, I knew that Shana loved Yuji and Yoshida does too. However, these type of things make me cringe because I just know that someone is going to get let down. In any case, I’m rooting for Shana!

Yuji’s mom is a stereotypical mom in anime who doesn’t care if Shana spends a lot of time with Yuji, stay late at their house, and beat him up. She’s about the only character that Shana isn’t really rude to. She knows just well as I that you have to treat your in-laws with respect. In any case, I’m rooting for you Shana!

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Don’t get me wrong. I love this show. So, I can be really critical on the parts that I do or do not like. However, one thing I am well fond of is the battles. Shana is probably one of the strongest female characters in anime. She’s calm, experienced, and as tough as nails.

She makes female protagonists look cool, and that’s a good thing in this time. Moreover, I have actually been really impressed with her battles with Friagne, Tiriel and Sorath, and Hecate. Even though she was outmatched, she still came out on top like a boss. She even gets stronger when Yuji is present, so I’m kind of excited to see what will happen in the second season.

At the end of the first season, Shana tells Yuji that she loves him after being conflicted with her feelings for him. I found this cute but irritating. Yuji acted clueless the whole time, even after Shana took a blade to the gut for him! Then, of course, they made up. Ike, Yuji’s best friend, told Yuji that he wants to pursue Yoshida, and Yuji just smiles.

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Poor, clueless, Yuji. Well, I’m convinced that I’m in for a ride now that I will be watching the second season later today. I can’t wait to actually see what unfolds next so I can criticize it in next week’s post. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe if you liked this post. Also, give your thoughts in the comments section of what you think about this post.

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I’m Back!

 

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Hello, guys! I am here to say that Brandon Lee is back on WordPress. But, more importantly, I am very eager to start back writing and getting involved with the reader base here. To start, I have renovated this blog to look better than my previous blog, the Bran New Day blog.

Also, I have added the anime in the blog’s name to literally tell everyone that this is an ANIME blog. Yes, I’m a part of the Otaku culture, too. Now that I spend my days writing about anime full time, I guess it’s time to start my own blog to pretty much write about what I want.

So, I’m back for good this time. I look forward to connecting with each and every one of you. Spread the word! The Bran New Day Anime blog is back in business!