Brilliant Producer Throttle Drops “Japan”, an Introspective on the Feeling of Home.

There are wunderkinder in every form throughout the ages, and we just happen to have one active now . While out vacationing we stopped by Monstercat for “Japan”, Throttle’s 2nd single off his upcoming album. Throttle has changed and grown since his 14-year-old bedroom producer days.  Throttle has collaborated with high profile artists such as Galantis and Oliver Heldens, as well as officially remixing Ed Sheeran and performing at Tomorrowland, even before he was legally allowed to drink. Throttle has numerous production, remix, and original credits earning him home at Universal, Warner Music, Spinnin’ Records, and PRMD. He currently rakes in about 200 million Spotify streams on a monthly basis, so he’s kind of a big deal.

Following his first Monstercat track in six years “Dreamer”, this track gives us a bit of a toned-down side of Throttle. Serving as an introspective, “Japan” describes the feeling of home and how the loss of that feeling can provide some clarity. The longing of a familiar place, whether it is a home or within the arms of a loved one, is a universal feeling and Throttle’s lyrics express that. Throttle injects an almost fragile melody and a gentle drop that will easily touch your heart and caress the negativity that exists inside. “Japan” will fill listeners with hope and calm them down when life gets rough. Throttle we can’t wait for the rest of your EP, don’t keep us waiting.

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Anime Club – Tokyo Ghoul √A

Hello everybody! Sorry for the wait, as we have been making plenty of changes behind the scenes that you will see very soon! Anyway, this week we have the second season of the highly popular horror anime, Tokyo Ghoul √A!

TOKYO GHOUL √A

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CREATED BY: Shuhei Morita

NO. OF EPISODES: 12 episodes

GENRE: Dark Fantasy

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Japan

horriblesubs-tokyo-ghoul-root-a-02-720p-mkv_snapshot_21-59_2015-01-16_16-06-56The ghouls of Anteiku invaded the Aogiri’s site in order to rescue Kaneki Ken who is being tortured. Due to provocation, he unleashed greater power enough to defeat Yamori. To become stronger, he decided to join Aogiri and left Anteiku. Ghoul investigators also making their moves by collecting information about the eyepatched ghoul–Kaneki Ken.

I do want to start this review off by saying I don’t normally split reviews for different seasons of the same show, but I had to this time because they were so drastically different. With that preface, lets go ahead and dive into the review! My first impressions of this season is…meh. It takes a very long time to actually start the ball rolling. Pretty much it is just a bunch of characters wallowing in their depression for about seven episodes until they have to defend their lives. That is when the bad ass epicness starts. The fight scenes are insanely crazy, keeping the adrenaline flowing throughout the fight. The animation is also nicely crisp and finished, adding to the beautiful scenes.

Tokyo-Ghoul-Root-A-Episodio-04While I was rather thrilled with the first season of the series, aptly named Tokyo Ghoul, I was not insanely fond about Tokyo Ghoul √A. What enthralled me the first time around was how Kaneki was trying to maintain his relationships as well as blend into society, but it came across as they threw all of that away this season. This time Kaneki just felt like an empty shell, emotionally and mentally. What drew me to the character after the first season had been taken away. Also, while I understand Anteiku is the center of the second season, I would have liked to dwell on more characters in Aogiri Tree. I actually liked Ayato as an antagonist and would have liked to see more of him.

PROS:

  • Crisp and polished animation.
  • Decent voice acting.
  • Epic fight scenes.
  • Blood and Gore!

CONS:

  • Focus on Anteiku instead of Kaneki.
  • Empty shell.
  • Aogiri Tree background.
  • Slow pacing.

SCORE: 6.0/10

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Anime Club – Parasyte the Maxim

Hello everybody! Sorry for the wait, as we will be making many changes relatively soon, so be prepared! Anyway, this week have yet another popular horror/thriller anime Parasyte the Maxim!

PARASYTE THE MAXIM

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CREATED BY: Kenichi Shimizu

NO. OF EPISODES: 24 episodes

GENRE: Body Horror, Science Fiction

YEAR: 2014-2015

COUNTRY: Japan

9dsoghadsParasyte centers on a 17-year-old teen named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like creatures called Parasites appear on Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi’s ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from travelling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasites, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasites who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi’s human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi’s help.

Alright, its time for yet another highly requested review. Why do you keep giving me series like this? Parasyte the Maxim is Japan at its finest, at least in the mainstream. The amount of gore and blood is fantastic, giving audiences a rather interesting if yet stomach-churning experience. While initially I thought the series looked rather dated for a new series (2015), I soon realized it added a decent amount of charm. By far the best part about the series though is the design and personalities of each Parasyte. In this case, the weirder the better. How about a head that splits into multiple blades? Sounds good to me.miki

Unfortunately Parasyte the Maxim isn’t what I thought it would be. The story is rather lack-luster, even though I know many fans would disagree with that. The series also has a very over the top message regarding pollution and at many points it goes from tolerable to insanely preachy by the series end. We know, we don’t need that. Also, have you ever been interested in side plots? There are so many side plots that drop off the face of the earth by the season end that it is un-interesting.

PROS:

  • Body horror.
  • Blood and goor.
  • Dated animation creaes charm.
  • Parasyte design and personalities.

CONS:

  • Lack-luster stories.
  • In your face anti-pollution message.
  • Goodbye side plots!

SCORE: 6.0/10

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