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Snappy Hands, Almost Caress (Mahouka)

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I thought Tatsuya was going to use the powers of creepiness and rub the guy’s face. Which probably would have made the rest of the series turn into a show about Ichijo’s elevated obsession with Tatsuya. Makes me wonder if that short-lived vibe was intentional, because there’s plenty of ways to reconfigure and redirect this scene to be less.. fabulous. But we all know everyone enjoys such shows. Just remember Star Driver. Or don’t. Because sometimes people can’t handle the kiraboshi.

I’m behind on the Mahouka blogging lately, with which I’ve started to wonder why it’s ended up being the show for me to regularly write about. Perhaps, sometimes I┬ájust want to write about a show that’s a bit more flawed, flashy, and fabulous, than a show that seems to hit more nails into the planks of stability and quality. Consider it a contrast to shows that take a serious effort towards storytelling, pacing, and very controlled swells of emotions. Mahouka is like that strange corner shop with that weird tasting soda pop and two arcade machine with dilapidated joysticks, iffy button response, and a Start Game button who’s label text is ghost of its original print, pigments lost to millions of hands slamming their anger into repeating the hallway of death that was 90s arcade goodness.

I’m waxing nostalgia while writing about a show that’s in the future. Yep. I’m late one episode, so I’ll probably end up combining the next two.

For a while, I thought this season was going to contain three trap anime (e.g. Love Stage!!, Himegoto, and Sword Art Online S2). Then I remembered that Love Stage!!’s trap phase is already over, since it covered the (or uncovered, depending on you-might-know-what) commercial plot bit.

-maserbeam

Podcast #8

Probably one of our biggest podcasts in a while, this one is a huge 2 hours, 27 minutes and 4 seconds. Just what exactly the hell were we talking about? Anime. You know the drill. Click the thing that says “This area I reside on is a part of Earth.” because it’s a fact. Unless you live in space. And don’t give me that, “I live in an airplane, forever fueled by love.” crap because I capitalized Earth, indicating I definitely mean within the atmosphere.

So get comfortable and listen to us while you’re doing something more important, like laundry or grinding away in your favorite RPG.

yey,podcast.

-maserbeam

RAGEcast #7 – Yay Production

How can you NOT be tempted?

A little late in running, due to me experimenting with things to try and make the sound less crumpled and obese sounding. It kind of worked, but I’ll let you see if it worked.

Most of the podcast seemed to be about being fabulous. In which case, the most fabulous anime this season are Milky Holmes, Togainu no Chi and Star Driver. A couple of announcement reactions as well, since Strike Witches and K-ON! are both getting movies, along with Maria+Holic getting a second season. More wonderful SHAFT productions for us to enjoy in the future, but we also can’t forget that Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru and Arakawa Under the Bridge S2 are already airing.

This seventh professional podcast is brought to you by amateurs, with exquisite amounts of unprofessionalness. We also can’t seem to refrain from saying things that make us sound stupid. We require failtrain my fellow crew. For new listeners to the podcast, we do our best to make it seem like we were recorded while we were naturally talking about anime all day like it’s the only thing we do. Maybe we’ll have a new listener or two thanks to Animeblogger.net, as it’s our first time being on an aggregator. Please rage carefully amongst the population.

Wait. Patchy’s tower of books isn’t supported at the bottom..

-maserbeam