Well that's good. Fantastic. That gives us 20 minutes to save the world and I've got a post office. And it's shut!

Friday, October 19

Anime

Moyashimon

So I watch the opening scene of this, and I think to myself, meh, not another Mushishi.

And then the credits roll, and I discover that I am quite correct: This is not another Mushishi.  This is something... different.  The story makes little sense, the artwork is merely adequate, the animation so-so, the voice acting unobjectionable, the music unremarkable.  But it cranks the weirdness up to eleven without becoming either incoherent or merely frenetic, and I have to give it points for that.  I'll be waiting for the next episode, and while you may not feel the same after watching the first, I still recommend that you do.

Amoebas: All of them.

OP & ED after the jump.
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Anime

Things You Learn From Anime And Then Wish You Hadn't

Kiviak is a gastronomical Christmas treat from Greenland which, for some reason, hasn't been adopted by many other nations. It's made from the raw flesh of an auk which has been buried under a stone in sealskin for several months until it's achieved an advanced stage of decomposition. Apparently, it smells like old blue cheese and tastes very pungent.
Sourced here; I'll talk about the anime shortly, after I've had some time to... digest.

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Anime

Shion No Ou

This is the story of Shion, a young girl who lost the ability to speak when her parents were brutally murdered.  I looked that up on Wikipedia, because I gave up watching it after seven minutes; the blandness of the voice performance being matched only by the blandness of the characters themselves.

The fact that the show seems to have a total animation budget of 85 cents doesn't help either.

Zero amoebas.

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Thursday, October 18

Anime

Cutie Honey - The Live

Yes, it's another outing for our robotic quick-change superheroine, and as the name suggests, it's a live-action version.

It is, of course, terrible.  But it has its attractions...

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Mikie Hara mightn't be another Eriko Sato, but she still has the essentials.  Cutie Honey is supposed to be a tall busty redhead, and two of those properties being somewhat scarce in Japan, they make damn sure of the other.

And the costume design is less worse than the film:

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What's more, there are two other costumed cuties fighting either alongside or against Honey-san (I haven't seen either one yet, so I don't know which):

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Rating: Two amoebas for Honey / tokusatsu fans.  One amoeba otherwise.

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Wednesday, October 10

Anime

Clannad

I suffered brain freeze halfway through the opening credits.

Pretty like all Kyoani output, void of content like almost all Kyoani output.

No amoebas.

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Tuesday, October 09

Anime

Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun

A.k.a. Pander! Go pander!

This is the succubus one.  Not total rubbish, but not a lot of surprises either.

Two big bouncy amoebas.

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Anime

Rental Magica

This is the first of the new season that gives the impression that some real talent went into the animation (though Mokke is nice enough).  The opening action sequence is definitely cool, particularly the rocket broom.  And the obligatory cute meganeko witch.

The story, unfortunately, is stupid.

Maybe that will improve.  But for now, just two amoebas.

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Anime

Kimikiss Pure Rouge

High school romance.  Childhood friends separated and reunited.  Fortunately uninfiltrated by the squeaky voice brigade - better production qualities all round, in fact.

Not amazing, but a solid two amoebas.

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Anime

Night Wizard

The girls with guns genre needs a little livening up, Tanaka-san.  What can you give us for the fall season?

Anno...  Hotties with howitzers?  Cuties with crossbows?

Tanaka?

Hai?

You're fired.

Failed Shana-wannabe.  One amoeba.

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Myself Yourself

I was going to give this no amoebas based on the first minute, then bumped that up to one amoeba after the second minute, then two amoebas during the opening credits...  Then back down to one amoeba.  And a small, sickly one at that.

High school romance.  Childhood friends separated and reunited.  Indifferently animated; while digital animation ensures that everything is clear and colourful, I don't get the impression that anyone particularly cared about this show.

Oh, and wait for the dub.  Trust me on this.

Rating: One amoeba.  With a wooden leg.

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