Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Some winter anime thoughts and boring stuff

I had another post prepared for last week but it was shit so I deleted it. I guess I'll talk about current anime that just finished.

Let's start with Nisemonogatari. It was great and enjoyable even though it wasn't as good as the first series. It felt like it was going nowhere and there was MUCH more fanservice throughout. But of course, the journey is much more interesting than the destination. If you liked the first series then you'll appreciate this as a fun ride with little substance.

Black Rock Shooter was pretty bad and I always went in with the "let's get this over with" mentality. The story content was so uninteresting to me. I've seen a lot of people enjoy this, which makes me feel like I'm not getting something here. If anybody else watched it, please tell me what you thought of it. I really want to like this even if it's just a little bit more.

Alright, I know some people want to hear what I thought about Guilty Crown. Short answer: it's SHIT. I won't talk too much about this since I'm pretty sure you've heard it all. Cliches turned up to maximum, scenes that were cheesier than cheese, and plot holes the size of my shoe. To be honest, it was enjoyable sometimes. The first half was probably the worst since a lot of scenes made me cringe but at least there was some character development. Even if it was bad. It makes me wonder how this even exists and why the creators didn't look at this and say "Whoa, this is shit!" There is one good use for this series though. I highly recommend this to anybody that is involved in storytelling (writer, director, etc.). This show is a good guidebook on how NOT to make a story.

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou was a great comedy. This is probably my favorite show this season. I'll admit that the earlier episodes were a bit weaker but I always came out with a smile every time. I even went as far as to watch some episodes twice. A bit sad to see it go since it really brightened my day. The series isn't for everyone since the comedy is rather love it or hate it. You'll know whether you like it or not by watching it. There was an announcement of a season two but the idea sounds too good to be true. Apparently, we'll have more info on this in April.

Now we come to Another pie. The show had problems with characterization and focused too much on the "curse". Because of this, the characters felt a bit flat. Despite its flaws I still enjoyed it a lot, especially the ending. There several questions raised but I'm fine with it. It was enjoyable and that's all I could've asked for.

There are more series that I'm watching but haven't ended yet. I'll write my thoughts on those later.

Why did you guys choose twintails?

I've been trying to fix my sleep schedule for the past two weeks. It's hard to stay up when you don't want to. I don't like this. FUCK!

I've been playing Armored Core For Answer. It's fucking awesome holy shit. A much more face paced game than its predecessors. The mechs look more anime-styled and prioritizes the laser sword. I love it. I bought the Japanese version so it's even better with my orders voiced in Japanese. Just like my Japanese anime.


  1. My friend showed me the toothbrush scene in Nisemonogatari. I've heard there is some stuff with hachikuji too...I think I'll watch it soon.

    I have a friend who loves guilty crown, I just didn't get into it though. Maybe I'll check it out? Who knows. So much stuff to do =/

  2. I knew BRS was going to be a let down so I strayed away from it, the only character I really cared for was Yomi anyway..

    >The show had problems with characterization and focused too much on the "curse"
    Yes. Totally agreeing here.

    Still watching Nise, only on episode 3. High School Boys was definitely one of my favorite this season though.

  3. Intriguing thoughts. I haven't watched any of those things so I can't provide a remark.

    I need source on twintails girl, please.

    Your Skype friend must really be full of shit.

    >Suggest a suitable punishment for someone who can't meet deadlines

    Watch Guilty Crown.

  4. I haven't finished anything for this season yet. I'm really behind on my animu watching. I'm tempted to try watching Another for dem twintails and dat eyepatch, but I might just try to read the manga.

    Hm, those tags...might they be referring to me?

  5. Been a bit busy to check out anime unfortunately =/

  6. I watched BRS but it doesn't sound like our opinions differ that much on it. The CGI segments looked pretty but dear god were the school bits difficult to watch. Pre-teen angst, not so good.

    I agree with you on Another too. It was pretty enjoyable.

    I'm glad I dropped GC early on, it really sounds bad.