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Friday, October 29

Anime

Princess Tutu In Three Minutes Fifteen

Warning 1: This is basically a spoiler-reel for the entire show.  But you won't catch most of the meaning unless you've seen the show, so I don't know if it's really as spoily as all that.

Warning 2: If you're able to watch this that likely means you have Flash installed, and those cretins at Adobe have just managed to defeat the security on 99% of the world's computers again.  Youtube is safe enough, but for general browsing you'd better get yourself Flashblock or something similar.  Oh, and set PDFs to be downloaded rather than displayed in-browser, because, yes, they managed to introduce the same vulnerability into Acrobat.

Video?  What video?  Oh, right, the video!


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Monday, October 25

Anime

When, Suddenly, Patlabor...

Just because.


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Anime

Panty & Stocking W/ Garterbelt

Apparently the only time I get to watch anime is when one of the servers at work dies.  Which one did.  So I spent the weekend bringing up a new server, transferring 9TB of critical data, and then handing the ailing box over to the hardware techs to do their worst.

(We lost four entire servers to bad RAID controller firmware last year, so I've come to view routine hardware maintenance the way the CDC would view an ebola outbreak in central Manhattan.)

Anyway, this:



Um.  I'm not totally against that style of animation.  I love Invader Zim, but I love it for its bleakly absurdist humour more than its visual style.  Panty & Stocking gives us poop jokes.

It also gives us this:



Would the show be any better if it all looked like that?  I honestly don't know.

1.5 headcats out of 4.  Not unmitigatedly awful, but not good.

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Anime

Machiko

Someone's also started fansubbing Maicchingu Machiko Sensei.  You remember, this one:



Sadly, it's not very good.  But this is Japan, so it ran for 95 episodes and spawned at least two live-action spin-offs.

Google google google.  Two live-action theatrical-release films and at least four videos.

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Saturday, October 23

Anime

Hit The Ground Running

Another group decided to pick up Super Doll Licca-Chan and fansub that.  The first four episodes were subbed in 2004, and it's been languishing ever since.

No more.  They've subbed 43 episodes in the past two months.

Update: 44.

Update: 45!

Update: This:


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Anime

Strange Dawn

This one saw a commercial release back in the dim distant dawn of time, but only 8 episodes of 13 ever came out then it dried up and blew away.  Which made me a sad small mop-headed panda, because it's a surprisingly good show.

Now, after billions of years (anime years), it's being fansubbed.  Usual places.



3 headcats out of 4, maybe more, since I've never had a chance to see the whole series.

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Anime

Something Something Imouto Something Kawaii Something

So our hero has a little sister who likes playing, uh, dating sims.  In particular, little sister, uh, dating sims.  Adults-only little sister uh, dating sims, which she isn't (adult, not little sister, which she is).

Should suck.  Doesn't so far.  The father is freaking Gendo Ikari.  Still doesn't suck.

My favourite character is the girl-next-door-childhood-friend-romantic-interest-to-whom-the-hero-is-completely-oblivious.  She's quite well-handled, not a tsundere, not hopeless or helpless, and not stupid.  She is shy, but it looks like she's prepared to haul out the cluebat of love if she has to.

Another 2.5 headcats out of 4 - so far - and the most likely to make that extra 0.5 as the show progresses.

(Youtube fail: No video.)

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Anime

The World God Only Knows

So our hero spends all his time capturing girls in dating sims (on an apparently self-repairing PSP) and is set to capture demons (literally) from real-life girls by capturing the girls' hearts (figuratively).

Which he does by applying dating-sim tropes.

Should suck.  Surprisingly, does not.  Not great, but by no means terrible, silly and amusing and perfect for a rainy Saturday, which is exactly what it is where I am.  2.5 headcats out of four.


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Anime

Yosuga No Sora

Good lord, where did those come from?

No, I know where they came from, I mean why...

No, I know why, I mean...  Never mind.

Yosuga no Sora, surprise boobies (and occasional meido) anime scores 2.5 headcats out of 4.  2 for the show itself, and a bonus 0.5 for the meido omake.



That's not the opening.  It's not the ending either.  It's the second ending.  It think this show was made by hobbits.

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