Weekly Anime Round-Up: June4th-June10th

This has been a sad week, as two shows in the round up have reached an early end at 10 episodes and Accel World has taken a one week hiatus—also has been news Sankarea will be having a one week hiatus for this coming episode as well.  With two great shows over, I have been contemplating catching up on other shows from this season to fill the void, if time allows.

AKB0048:  Episode 6

This week the girls learn about dealing with haters.  With an upcoming “handshake” event, one of the idols will have to confront an angry fan that sent hate mail along with a bomb threat.  When the DES forces try to crash the handshaking event, AKB0048 fans take a turn at fighting the fun-hating space marines, with glow stick RPGs and combat mechs painted like itasha (cars with anime girls painted on them by devoted fans).

Haiyore! Nyaruko-San:  Episode 9

Just as Nyaruko is about to start taking her job of protecting the dreamlands seriously, Mahiro and her are struck with a beam that causes them to swap bodies.  While the whole body swapping trope is rather worn out in anime (Natsurio did this a few episodes ago), Nyaruko’s obsessive perversion makes for some hilarious moments.  And of course, Kuuko and Hastur are trying to take advantage of the situation as well.

Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?  OF THE DEAD:  Episode 10 (End)
(Is This a Zombie?  2nd season)

This week concludes the 2nd season of Korean Zombie Desk Car.  While this was not a bad episode at all, this episode did not deliver a satisfying ending.  There were plenty of good laughs to be had, but the battle with magiclad girl Chris we have all been waiting for isn’t going to happen.  Studio Deen has announced there will be an OVA coming up, but most fans are hoping they will do a third season to bring a more satisfying conclusion to the story that has built up over this season.  This show had me laughing every week, and I’m going to dearly miss it.

Natsuiro Kiseki:  Episode 10
(A Summer-Colored Miracle)

This week things have finally returned to full swing for this show.  This time another wish on the rock causes the girls to get mixed up into a timeline with themselves as children.  This wish causes the girls to realize how much trouble they were as kids, especially when they are armed with nunchaku and pepper spray.

Sankarea:  Episode 10

This episode finally picks up after the events of episode 8.  This week Chihiro finds himself under the “hospitality” of the Sanka household.  Dan’ichio’s lonely, drunken wife fills in Chihiro about the strange and twisted history of how they met.  As I mentioned earlier, this show will not be airing in the upcoming week, so we will have to wait a couple weeks to see what happens next.

Upotte!!:  Episode 10 (End)

This week is a sad week for anime fans/gun enthusiasts, as Upotte has come to an early conclusion at 10 episodes.  Fortunately this show about guns as cute girls ended with a huge helping of action and thrills.  There are gun battles galore as the girls representing Russian-made firearms turn a shopping center into a warzone.    This was a very fun and unique show, and I have to admit I’m sad to see it is over.

Weekly Anime Round-Up: May 27th-June 3rd

The end of the spring anime season is slowly creeping up, as after this week there are only 3 episodes left for most of the shows airing.  On yet another interesting side note, Zombies became all the rage again this week.  For all you anime fans that are not concerned about the zombie apocalypse, (or maybe the ones that are hoping all zombies are as cute as Rea) here is this week’s round up!

Accel World:  Episode 9

The Red King finally reveals she is trying to use Haru to defeat a being known as the Chrome disaster, a terrible monster that once brought chaos to the Accel world.  There is some hilarious jealousy between Kuroyukihime and Yuniko that results in the both of them sleeping over at Haru’s house.  There is a scene where the three of them go shopping at a supermarket, showing off the technology of this world by demonstrating the “augmented reality” created by the neuro linkers everyone uses.

AKB0048:  Episode 5

And now it’s time for this week’s episode of “Interstellar Idol Manufacturing.”  As the girls begin to fall into the routine of daily training, some of them begin to question the leadership structure of the group.  Two of the girls begin to search for the mysterious “S-Quadruple,” the entity behind all of the idol group’s songs, and most likely the leader of AKB0048.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-San:  Episode 8

In this episode of anime’s answer to Family Guy, things have returned to the normal pace of insanity.  This week Mahiro and company wind up getting sucked into a dating sim game, and the only way out is to spark off a romance.  I am biased towards this episode because they had an awesome reference to Guilty Gear, one of my favorite fighting games of all time.  They get bonus points for making Hastur into Bridget.

Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?  OF THE DEAD:  Episode 9
(Is This a Zombie?  2nd season)

Since Kyoko’s advice on defeating magical girl Chris doesn’t seem like it will work, Ayumu must find an alternative.  It seems Eu has a friend from the underworld that may just be powerful enough to beat Chris.  Lucky for Ayumu, this denizen of the underworld happens to be a busty manga artist that only wants help drawing her book.

Natsuiro Kiseki:  Episode 9
(A Summer-Colored Miracle)

This time the girls make more trouble for Saki with yet another accidental wish, even though the rock is far away at home.  Now poor Saki has been turned invisible.  While I was glad to have more rock wish fun, this show has suffered from some quality issues in the past couple episodes.  While things have improved a bit, there is a lot of bland scenery and crumby coloring throughout this episode.  It is truly a shame, since this show actually had beautiful scenery earlier in the season.

Sankarea:  Episode 9

Remember that cliffhanger ending from last week?  Remember being excited for this week’s episode to see what happened?  Too bad, you get a filler episode instead.  This episode revolves around Chihiro’s younger sister Meru, and takes place before the events of the last episode.  Unless you are interested in seeing a day in the life of Meru and her friends, you could totally skip this week’s episode and not miss a thing.

Upotte!!:  Episode 9

It’s Upotte’s turn for the obligatory beach episode, with even more bath time.  There is some very heavy “beam of light” censorship during the bath scene, perhaps to encourage the otaku to buy the uncut blurays.  I’m not one to gripe about that sort of thing, but it was so laughably bad that they should have just cut the scene altogether.  Once the fuzzy bath scene is over, however, the action heats up when the masked AK-47 girls deliver some mayhem.  If you thought Sako and Galil were trouble, wait until you get a load of these girls.

Zombie Outbreak in Florida Looking More and More Possible

A couple of days ago I reported that there was a man in Florida that tried to eat another man’s face off his head (which can be found here).  It turns out that was just the start of some real world zombie movie that is starting to break out in America’s lowest state.  There is an link that lists everything in chronological order that I have added to at the bottom of the article, but I will be addressing some of the more interesting happenings in kind of a more logical story telling sense.

A handful of students were walking from one class to another when all of a sudden they started to break out in some kind of mysterious rash.  This might not seem like it was that giant of an issue, except for the fact that a hazmat team seemed to instantly show up and usher every one who was exposed and had developed rashes out and away from the school. It is also noted that people who were inside at the time did not become infected.  For some reason the school remained open.

Source: Huffington Post

That is too bad because it happened again, this time at another school.  The hazmat team showed up, again, and took the entire class away.  The difference between this and the last incident was that everyone from this event was inside and the rashes were reported to have started breaking out around their wrists.  This news article says that the class had been released, which I don’t know if that is a good thing or what caused everything else.

Source: Miami Herald

The next day hazmat appeared again, this time at a school bus instead of the school proper.  A large percent of the vehicle was reporting having issues breathing.  This time it was blamed on the bus drive and pesticides with a story of him cleaning up a child’s vomit.   That might sound probable if it was for some much other random stuff happening in schools.  It sounds more like the child was starting to show signs and started to infect everyone else instead of some cleaner used to mop up vomit.

Source: Wesh.com

Don’t worry, it isn’t just schools that have been infected, the Airport has its own issues too.

Fort Lauderdale International Airport had some kind of random aerosol attack that managed to make several people ill, two passengers and three workers ended up being hospitalized from this.  Not enough?  A week later a man flew into Florida and was attacking so strangely that he had to be subdued by passengers, which not sound weird but he was Canadian.  Canadians are none for never having any kind of issues ever.

Aerosol Source: WPTV

Crazy Canadian Source: Fox News

In the outside world you have people biting each other, one who pleads with the random woman to not call the cops on him and another who decided to bite his cousin’s nose off of his face.  So in the wild world it seems that the zombies are starting to get out, and possibly have some reasoning skills left to almost know how weird their flesh lust is before they turn.  This isn’t science or anything, but I am interested that in the real world it seems to be slowly infecting the living before they need to be taken down.

Face Biting Source: MySuburbanLife

Cousin’s Noise Source: NBC

For me the weirdest is that an anesthesiologist was arrested for seemingly driving while intoxicated, the oddness starts that he had over 50,000 dollars on him and in the car when he was pulled over.  The entire time he was acting odd and seeming to request to be let go, you know so he could flee. While in the back of the police car he continued to oddness, but this time by smashing his head on the glass.  When the cops came to check on him he started vomiting blood on them.  Keep in mind this is the same day that the naked man ate the homeless guy that I first reported.  It kind of sounds like this guy got infected and knew what was coming and tried to run.

Source: ABCnews

Original Source: BoingBoing

Possible Zombie Outbreak Starts in Miami

Police shot and killed a naked man that they found eating another person’s face off near a bike path in Miami Florida.  Police yelled for the cannibal to stop, to which he replied only in grunts.  A police officer then shot him, which reportedly had no impact on the man.  The officer was then forced to shoot several more times (between three and six additional shots depending on accounts) before the man simply slumped forward.  Strangely enough the man who was eating the other was reported “dead,” and the face eaten guy was reported in “serious condition” but nothing else.  Kind of sounds odd and like a zombie cover up.

Sure, this could be something as simple as angel dust or bath salts that caused the guy to go insane and start stripping naked and eating another human, or it could be the entirely more logical thing of zombies.  The best part of this story, that wasn’t reported in every source as there are dozens of them, is that this happened right next to the Miami Herald headquarters.  Stupidly enough they were not the first people to cover the story, which is kind of stupid—and I ended up hearing about it first on Smodcast instead of reading it online.

Source: ABCNew.go

Dead Body Screams in Small Zambia Morgue

A man died in a tragic traffic accident in the Munali Hills in Zambia, Africa, and was transported to the Mazabuka mortuary with all of his belongings.  It was several hours later, during the night shift at the morgue, the employees heard what sounded like a massive lion’s roar from the area where the new arrival was being housed.  Being that this is Africa and everything, they called the local police to investigate—because you know, in Africa a lion is a real possibility.  When the police arrived they found no lion, but instead only the man and his duffel bag that had been brought with him—inside that bag they found all kinds of things for black magic, including a skull and a live snake.  A priest was quickly called in before anything was touched again.

Things get more interesting when the wife of the newly dead man went to the police station to claim his belongings and was asked about the bag.  She quickly claimed that the entire time they were married she knew better than to go near the bag.  Say what you will about people believing in magic and trying to avoid it, it is normally good advice to avoid duffel bags containing things that could possibly be a live snake.

Source: All Africa