Oh my .... hurt me, beat me ... make me write bad checks!
Posted by: Kristopher at Friday, August 18 2006 10:32 AM (O5Ju8)
I gotta admit, the first episode is pretty funny. The premise is of an angel, Dokuro-chan, visiting Earth, which she "knows everything about" because she's read and memorized every harem comedy manga in existence. She essentially moves into a male high school student's home, because that's what she's supposed to do, and starts insisting that he act like the male leads of the mangas she's read (whom he considers "irresponsible losers"). Unfortunately for him, she's invincible as long as she carries Excaliborg, and she casually eviscerates and resurrects him as many times as it takes to convince him to play along.
I've only seen the first half of a fansub of the first episode, though. It sounds like a great premise, but from what I've heard, it quickly becomes even more moronic than Girls Bravo.
Posted by: Tatterdemalian at Friday, August 18 2006 11:18 AM (IOFN3)
It looks like something is broken with the feed of ai.mu.nu: all article links point to "http://ai.mu.nu/archives/". Coming through minx.cc is fine though (via denbeste.nu)
Dokuro-chan is simply the vilest anime I ever watched, period. It probbaly not the "worst overall". That title belongs to X the Movie.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, August 18 2006 02:33 PM (9imyF)
X - the movie is essentially a high-budget highlight clip for X - the series. If you already know the characters and plot, it's nice to see them done prettily.
If you don't, you won't after seeing the movie. I'm not sure it's enough of an independent entity to call a movie... but if it is, it's not good.
Posted by: HC at Friday, August 18 2006 03:49 PM (2pG6K)
Actually, some of the minx.cc links don't work either. The problem is that they're set to try to use port 81. If the ":81" is taken out of the URL, they work fine. With that in there the requests time out.
(When I post a comment successfully, the repaint afterward also times out because it's trying to use port 81.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, August 18 2006 04:24 PM (+rSRq)
I should've added that the first 3 minutes of the 1st episode are funny. The contrast and surprise of hapless Sakura returning from school, and the topical humor were nicely done. By the time I watched the ep.1, nobody in the U.S. remembered how desperate donkeys were to push for his hopeless candidate, how they grasped at every straw, with MSM doing their bidding and making fools of themselves. But now the whole sad story of their unraveling was immortalized in 5 seconds of anime film.
If the show kept it up, it would be great. Unfortunately, it settled into the ruts of sexual innuendo instead of actual jokes. I saw it falling apart after the first episode, and I cried for mercy after the first doublet. But someone else made me watch it all, so I witnessed how the show flopped around and attempted to create a story, with Sakura pondering his relationship to Dokuro. It was so pathetically weak, I just pitied the salaried staff.
It's not impossible to make humor-based shows. Excel Saga was the prime example, and heck, they did have the sex themed parts (although they had to make it weird: just how exactly would you have sex with Mrs. Will?). Even lesbians - vigorously denied by Excel for the camera! I can even enjoy Galaxy Angel. But this is just too stupid.
I thought Dokuro-chan made me apprehensive about Girl's High. Before, I did not know how bad it can be. I didn't watch anything on Steven's "5 worst anime" list. But now I'm afraid to try new, hyped things.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, August 18 2006 04:43 PM (9imyF)
About the brokenness - I'm developing a new blogging system and testing it live here. It's also being used by a couple of other munu blogs. The :81 is a test version, and the regular (:80) is the live version, and sometimes I need to switch this blog to use the test version.
So yeah, things may get a bit dodgy at times.
And the RSS feed is just broken.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 18 2006 06:53 PM (vP+3j)
And I stopped watching Dokuro-chan afer episode 2. So I was spared the worst of the horrors. ;)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 18 2006 06:58 PM (vP+3j)
As to using this as a test for your software, that's completely reasonable. Now that I know (and know what to do to bypass it) I won't have a problem.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, August 18 2006 08:04 PM (+rSRq)
Just testing something...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 18 2006 10:30 PM (FRalS)
Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi!
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 18 2006 10:31 PM (FRalS)
Yep, just needed to bash on it with Excalibolg for a bit.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 18 2006 10:32 PM (FRalS)
Oooooh, lookie! Comment spam!
Excaliborg? Excaliiiiiiiiiiborg? Here, boy!
Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, August 21 2006 09:26 AM (6YRS5)
Ayup. Works every time. ;)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, August 21 2006 10:05 AM (vP+3j)
That OP makes it look so bad, I need to watch at least the first
episode so I can hate it properly. Anything else wouldn't be
doing it justice.
Posted by: ubu roi at Monday, August 21 2006 04:38 PM (fUz8B)
Oh... oh my... Obviously the product of men abused horribly by so many women that they have well and fully gone over the edge.
Unless we're seeing some sort of strange Japanese mating call...
Posted by: Will at Tuesday, August 22 2006 04:12 PM (SOx9v)
The sound you just heard was every brain cell in my head exploding after I watched all 8 episodes.
The first two were ok, even inspired at moments. If the rest of it had maintained that quality.....
Posted by: ubu roi at Friday, August 25 2006 10:17 PM (Ib3Ll)
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