I’m finding it increasingly odd that I have a tendency to watch anime that receive unusual amounts of disdain. Making the rounds off animenano.com, I checked out the reactions to the first episode to Seitokai Yakuindomo. It’s one of the Summer 2010 anime shows that the general reaction seems to be: “Not worth it.” Sure, it might not be for everyone, but it doesn’t mean you should keep people away from it. If anything, this show is for people who wished it was Seitokai no Ichizon with higher animation production, Minami-ke with awkward sex jokes (but that show was awkward to begin with), and/or less shoujo elements than Kaichou wa Meido-sama. And for someone like me, it’s exactly what I ordered.
And with the second episode having aired, I’m happy to say that I’ll be following the series. Atmosphere is laid back enough that I don’t have to absolutely make sure that I’m in the mood for it, letting it be easily digestible.
I actually had a large post ready to be uploaded, but I realized I was just typing for the sake of getting some kind of article up that was supposed to sound professional.
After a single proofread, I deleted it.
Instead, here’s a series of short sentences that describe the current anime season from the narrow viewpoint of yours truly.
K-ON! Season 2 is Kyoto Animation giving us our weekly moe blob injections. Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou is the sequel to Seitokai no Ichizon. Working!! is for people who either like minimal story settings or have worked in the service industry. Kaichou wa Meido-sama is our seasonal JC Staff production with lovely watercolor/pastel background scenery porn. Angel Beats has the OP with a girl playing a piano. Heroman takes place in California. B Gata H Kei has Yukari Tamura. Ookiku Furikabutte is a baseball sports anime with a competent animation team. I don’t care about Major (another baseball series). Arakawa Under the Bridge is done by SHAFT. Mayoi Neko Overrun is love, since it has loli and zettai ryouiki. House of Five Leaves is a bakery and samurai talk boxes without any actual cooking. Kiss X Sis is for perverts. Senkou no Night Raid replaced Sora no Woto.
And I think Da Capo is happening again. (Yay!)
Picture of Kanata doing it wrong done by broiler (WARNING: Link is NSFW!)
This ended up being the one episode out of the new season that immediately satiated my need for a trainwreck series. Obviously I can’t tell whether or not it ends up as one since it’s only been one episode. But for me, it’s already in the Pizza Echelon: It’s still good even if it tastes bad.
The studio behind Ichiban Ushiro no Maou is Artland. And Sugisaki Ken’s voice actor from Seitokai no Ichizon is also the main character in IchiMaou. He already looks and acts like Ken, so might as well call this a SeiZon spin off written by Shiina Minatsu.
And this entry kicks off the first moe radiation data sheet. So pull out your Geiger counters, switch it to detect moe particles, and let’s collect some data.
Click here for the radiation data sheet.
I’ve been playing a lot of Torchlight lately. The next podcast has many a thing that may concern you! Many sequels, and we yodel the news to you. I lie, no yodeling here. Flavor text kinda weak.. might as well just post our agenda and get on with it.
Light novels, anguishing over Horo/Holo, Darker than Black 2, Kampfer, Nyan Koi, Seitokai no Ichizon, To Love-RU OVA, Bad Company 2 (again. yeah, we’re pretty hyped up for that game), Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Supreme Commander 2 (fuck yeah), Gran Turismo 5, the Dominix ship, and Miku all make the target list.
Get on with it.
I’m getting close enough! 2nd podcast for you to listen to, and many new audio cleaning techniques obtained. So hopefully audio quality is drastically improved. Small topic list for you, because I keep forgetting what we talked about during the podcast. Need more organization!
Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2, The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi, PC vs Console (yes, this kind of thing), EVE Online (like always!), 3D Gaming, and a very small section on anime make the target list.
Click here for ze audio.