Hmm...how to describe GATE. Basically, it's how many of us wish we could enter a fantasy world...armed to the teeth with modern weapons so we can just shoot the son of a bitch and hear the lamentations of their women. There's more to it than that, and despite some pretty glaring flaws, I found it to be pretty entertaining. Still, for the full analysis, check out the review, if you want to know what I'm really talking about. Also, a goth loli demigoddess who gets off on the pain, suffering, and death of her enemies! Enjoy!
In modern Japan, a gate suddenly appears in down town Ginza, and suddenly bursting forth from it...invaders! But not, your typical super powered alien invaders with science so advanced as to be indistinguishable from magic, running roughshod over everyone and everything, racking up a fucking body count so high that your average mujahid gets cock envy, until finally some plucky kid in a biotechnic robot suit does what professional soldiers cannot, and beats them back, oh no. No, instead, the doom that befalls us this time are...Romans. Yup, Romans. Needless to say, after the initial shock and awe wears off, with a few hundred people dead, the swat teams and SDF, with modern weapons and modern military tactics turn them back relatively easily. Still, that leaves the question of just what the fuck the gate is, why it appeared, the fuck were the people on the other side thinking attacking without intel or a plan, and so on and so forth. Aside from the international repercussions of a dimensional incursion, it's up to what amounts to Japan's armed forces, the SDF, to head to the other side and deal with whatever is there.
Oh hey, generic anime guy winds up with two new step sisters, one a loli and another that takes more than a little of her character design from Rias Gremory...though her tits may even be bigger than that. Dad has to bail for awhile; of course he does. This is either the start of some harem hijinks or an H anime. Even more generic twist! They're devils! They were using you and your father to hide from their enemies for awhile, but now that you've discovered their secret...they're going to have to erase your memory by beating your ass. Watch as our protagonist turns into the same kind of pussy that they all do in a long line of anime pussies that somehow wins the heart of...wait. Did that fucker just do the equivalent of shouting "Guyver!"? Yes, yes he did. Is he beating their asses like they said they were going to do to him? Like a kettle drum. Not this man's first rodeo apparently, and he's actually going to try to take care of these two? And one of them's a succubus...who maneuvers you all into doing all sorts of...yeah, the blu rays are going to be awesome.
Pop Quiz! Exceedingly hot girl with huge knockers shoves a flintlock she stole from Mami Tomoe into your face and informs you that you will go out with her on a date. What do you do? WHAT! DO! YOU! DO!? If you answered anything other than "Go out with her, of course." then you probably deserve the extra ventilation you're about to receive. In the case of our main character, Seiya Kanie, he chose far wiser, and not only went with her on a date, he found out said date was more of an excuse to get him to the failing amusement park, Amagi Brilliant Park, and to listen to its owner's request that he help her save it...or she and those working there will surely die. And so begins the adventures of Kanie as the new Manager of this park, finding both that he's damn good at that job and that is has several things to teach both him and those within about themselves and about each other; all the while the foreclosure of the park looms its shroud of death over them all.
As I slog through the various bits of AX media (15,000+ pics! This is not going to be quick!) I find I feel the need to review some anime. Under the gun this time is the Maoyū Maō Yūsha anime. This one just barely escapes the executioner's axe, but I'll be damned if it doesn't get some sort of drubbing for the ball dropping its guilty of. Read on, to see what I mean.
It's time. You're at level 99. Your party has your back. However, you know what's probably going to happen to them if they come with you on this, your final assault on the big bad. So, you go alone, cutting through the defenders of the Dark Overlord like butter (or would, if there were any...very strange), and finally getting to the throne where that entity awaits you. Yet, all you find is rather friendly, well dressed, and buxom...very buxom (oh, by the Light Spirit, this lady is built like a brick shithouse with not one brick out of place) woman who seems a lot happier to see you than a Demon Lord should. "Be mine, Hero!" she commands in the manner of a pleasant request. Of course, you know better than that. Despite her loving and happy demeanor and rather...interesting...looks she is still the final obstacle to stopping the invasion of your world by the forces of evil. You refuse, prompting a rather surprising and truly puzzled response from her of, "Really?" About this point, even your dull senses are registering that 'Okay, this isn't how this usually goes. Something isn't right here.' And through the course of the conversation you're about to have, you find out there's a whole lot that's not right about everything you once believed in. Things are a lot direr than you initially thought, and simply taking her out won't change shit. The question now is: What are you going to do about it? For that, she makes you an offer you'd be a fool to refuse, and it turns out the price she has already asked of you is something you're now more than willing to part with...for there is work to be done, and it's going to take you both to see it through if your world is to have any hope of survival.