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DeadTube

ComicVine.GameSpot.comChristmas is approaching fast and I hope you are enjoying your time with your friends and family.

For today, it’s going to get a little dark even with the happy holiday mood that most of us are in. That’s because today I’m going to be talking about the horror manga, DeadTube, which was written by Mikoto Yamaguchi and illustrated by Touta Kitakawa. It originally revolved around a boy named Tomohiro Machiya who is a member of the film club who suddenly gets a request from Mai Mashiro, who tells him if he can film her for two whole days no matter what happens then she’ll let him be her partner in her next project.

For Machiya this was already an unusual request, but he had no real reason to deny it so he recorded her. On the last day, she made it look like she was going to have sex with her boyfriend who was also one of Machiya’s bullies a long time ago, but she ended up killing him instead. After, the unexpected execution Mai decides that he is indeed worthy to be her partner.

It turns out that people including Mai go out of their way recording themselves committing crimes like theft, murder, violence, etc and upload the videos into a site called, DeadTube’, which is like YouTube only its full of gruesome and disturbing videos. After, the murder of the bully; he wants to tell someone and tell Mai to stop what she’s doing before they get arrested, but on the very next day he finds out there is no police investigation for the missing bully and that the crime scene was completely cleaned up as if nothing happened.

AminoApps.comTurns out that the people who control DeadTube are responsible. How DeadTube works is you commit a crime then upload it to DeadTube. If your video gets a lot of views then you get paid a lot of money in return, but if you put up a video and barely gets any views or none at all then not only will you not get paid, but you’ll be charged for everything that was put into the video. For example, if the death of the bully didn’t get a lot of views then they would have been legally charged with breaking and entering, indecent exposure, murder and be fined the money that went into making the video. Luckily, for him it did well in DeadTube, so they don’t get in trouble and he got paid pretty good for it which freaked him out even more.

If it couldn’t get any worse it turns out that once you register in the site, you can’t back out of it unless your die or lose and end up getting arrested or something. The moment he agreed to film her his fate was sealed. Poor guy……is what I would say if it wasn’t for the fact that instead of Machiya being sad and distraught about the killing, he ended up getting off on it and that’s when you realize he’s just as twisted as Mai no matter how much he denies it. So in this series their pretty much a twisted couple, even though, throughout the story he denies them being in a relationship.

While reading it I liked how Machiya and I were on the same wavelength when I saw something really suspicious or off about something going on in the story, he would point it out later. It just goes to show that he’s smarter than he looks and he’s not just some shy, weak boy who does everything that Mai tells him.

This manga series is still ongoing and is definitely M rated. There is a lot of sex, gore, nudity and violence in this story and it’s still not finished so who knows what is going to happen next. The story is really exciting and darker and it continues to get even darker as you progress through the story. It’s really good if you can handle the constant gore and violence portrayed in the manga. Can’t wait until the next update on the story its sure to be something.

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D. Grayman

MyAnimeList.netHi guys! I hope you guys are having a wonderful week like I am, even though, I’m enduring a horrible heat wave at the moment. If any of you live where I am then you know the struggle.

Today’s anime is D. Grayman which was written by Katsura Hoshino. It mostly revolves around a boy named Allen Walkers who was born with a strange and deadly arm which you learn later in the show is his akuma weapon. He lives in a world where akuma are constantly being created by the Millennium Earl and are killing people in order to evolve and get stronger. Akuma are hideous monsters that were once a person who had died, but if a person wants you back hard enough and you make a deal with the Millennium Earl, he’ll bring that soul back from the dead only to order it to kill you and become a akuma. Bad deal, right?

Personally, if someone I knew died and I was really mourning their death and someone came up to me with that offer I would most likely have 2 reactions: I would think your crazy and ask what’s the catch. We all know that nobody does anything for free even if they go up to you and say its free. There is always some kind of ulterior motive behind it.

BehindTheVoiceActors.comAnyway, with Allen Walker’s own personal hatred towards the Earl, he went to find the Black Order to become and exorcist. They’re some funny freaking characters in this show my 2 favorites would have to be Kanda and Komui. Kanda is a samurai exorcist with a mysterious past that I really hope they reveal one day. Kanda may seem to have a black heart and be cruel as hell, but later you realize he’s just a grumpy guy that doesn’t want to wear his emotions on his sleeve. I think he’s totally adorable to when you watch him be grumpy and angry for no reason.

Komui is this crazy genius with an extreme sister complex. He likes making tools and machines that most of the time don’t work and end up attacking people. I think the reason anyone puts up with it is because he’s the chief at the Black Order. He worked hard for that title, so he could be with his sister again who is also an exorcist.

Pinterest.comForgot to mention that akuma are considered to be imaginary creatures as far normal people are concerned.  Well, at least until they see one with their own eyes that is. Not everybody can become an exorcist, you have to innocence inside of you in order to use the power to fight akuma. Also, the innocence would have to choose you in order to use it, you can’t just find it and expect that superpowers or anything.

This show is a race to see which side will succeed in getting all of the missing pieces of the innocence and the heart. This crazy, dark, funny and full of action, so if your into those things then you better stop reading this and start watching this right now or read the manga. A third season to the show has come out recently called “D.Grayman: Hollow” and I can’t wait to see it and tell you guys all about it. Until then, watch this if your into it and I’ll see you all next time.

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Persona 5

WikipediaThe new game Persona 5 was developed by Atlus and is totally incredible. This game is about a group of outcasts that become famous Phantom Thieves that gain the power to steal and change the hearts of evil people. The game starts out really epic and weird only because the main character is trying to escape a casino while avoiding monsters and you have no freaking clue to what is going on.

Crazy, right?

I wasn’t too surprised since this is the fifth game in the Persona series so I was kind of used to the weirdness already. But, this is the first time that they’ve tried telling the whole story as a flashback. I felt bad for this guy in the beginning when you see how shitty his life becomes just because he wanted to do the right thing and now he’s being punished for it. What made it even worse was that for a hot minute nobody asked him for his side of the story!

Don’t worry guys things get better.

Youtube.comLater, I don’t know why but Igor (Prison Master/Velvet Room Master) chose him to have persona powers in order to “rehabilitate” him from ruin. How that works…..I don’t know but he just goes with it. Now, his new friends and himself are going into Metaverse which the other world is called and finding the most rotten of people in order to change their hearts and confess their crimes.

I think my guy is pretty calm and laid back for someone in his situation. He kind of just goes with the flow of things which is cool. Anyway, the game itself is pretty addicting and there is A LOT to do besides killing shadows and stealing hearts the whole time. While you’re not fighting in the Metaverse, you have to help him have and keep a decent social life in the real world; doing so will get you extra things in the other world.

After, a marathon of playing the game I realized two things that most of the shadows in the game looked really, really similar to the franchise game called, ‘Megami Tensei’, and that some parts of the soundtrack sounded really similar to another game called, “Catherine”. It wasn’t until later that my dumb self finally figured out that all three games were made by the same people.

PersonaCentral.comAnyway, this game has an awesome storyline, good comic-booky like graphics and is really easy to play. I think they’ve learned from Persona 4 when it came to difficulty settings because this time it goes from safe to expert. So, even if you’re a total beginner at gaming you’ll do just fine in this game. If you love a good storyline or RPG games, then you better get to this one fast!

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright?

I picked up this game mostly because I’ve been playing a lot of Ace Attorney games recently plus I’ve been really curious about what Professor Layton games are all about, even though, I’ve never played any of those. Basically, I was killing two birds with one stone. This Nintendo game was developed by Level 5 and Capcom and the storyline behind it is really interesting. Its about two different people getting sucked into a fantasy world called Labyrinthia.

In this game, the two work together to solve the magical world’s mysteries and hidden secrets. This is where I kind of got confused because the title of the game obviously says Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, right? So, how come their working together on this instead of being bitter rivals? I have two ideas of why they chose this title. Its because during the entire game we switch out between the main characters stories during a certain parts of the game, so it kind of felt like they were competing to see which character the player liked playing the most. Also, at the end the two are finally duking it out in the last trial (sorry if I spoiled that for anyone) which is they named the game this way.

Personally, I liked playing as Phoenix Wright the most and I’ve learned through this game that I’m not much of a puzzle solver. Sure, I solved a couple of them with no help but most of them I had to use a lot of hint coins to solve them. Hint coins are just what their called; if you find a coin in the game then you can use it to help you solve a puzzle. The only problem with this is that when you activate the coins the hint is something that you already figured out which frustrated me to no end. I liked using them during trials though when I felt like I’ve done everything possible to figure out the contradiction. Also, I liked all the anime cut scenes that they put into it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good anime cut scene?

During this whole game, I though the cat named Eve was totally evil. The whole time I thought the cat was special and way too smart for its own good. In the end I was right and wrong and I’m not going to tell you how or why, your going to have to go play it for yourself to why I say so. If your a lover of puzzles or solving crazy trials, then you’ll love this game and its wacky characters. It’ll definitely challenge your brain a bit.

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Brothers: The Tale of Two Sons

Brothers
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Warning: May Contain Spoilers!!

This game was created by Starbreeze Studios and I have to say this was a really unique and really fun game to play. The story revolves around two brothers, if you couldn’t guess from the title, who realize that their father is dying and the only way to save him is to travel across the land and find the water of life. Naia, the older brother and Naiee, the younger brother set out immediately to go find it.

What I find funny is that they never speak English in this game. They keep saying weird random words that make no sense to me. It kind of reminded me of when I played the Sims and you could never understand them. Even though, you couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying; they had such detailed body language that you could pretty much guess what they were talking about.

The story would suck you right in and before you know it your already done with the game. So far that was the only flaw I could see in the game. It literally took me 4 hours to beat the game, maybe even 3 if I didn’t die so much. The game was so easy to play that I actually thought it was impossible to die, so to test it out I died on purpose on one of the chapters, just to see if I could. The one thing that really popped out at me which made the game so unique and special were the controls. Instead, of controlling the brothers one at a time and switching them out whenever the need arises, you actually end up controlling them AT THE SAME TIME! That’s right I said it, at the same time with the same controller.

It’s because of this that I’m not sure if this is a good beginner game or not. It might be good for gamers who’ve played a game or 2, but because of how different the controls are for this game it might end up confusing you at first. It really does take some getting used to; but eventually you’ll get used to it. Also, I would like to mention that there are a lot of ‘What the fuck?!’ type moments in the game. Like for me, what got me angry was what happened with the spider lady and the twist at the end. As the credits came up I didn’t know if I should feel happy, sad or angry. It just made me think that maybe if I go back in the game then the ending would change……sadly it did not.

It was like you were playing inside of a movie but it’s not like games like Until Dawn( which I think I haven’t talked about yet) where you would watch a lot of the video game like a movie than make a decision here or there. Your actions decide how fast this game’s story is going to move along. Also, with all the different puzzles and creatures in the game, it really keeps your mind on its toes. I do believe that anyone playing this game will agree that, even though, it was kind of short it was a wonderful game to play.

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