Sunday, November 19

Anime

A Day Of Rest

Today, I did nothing.

And, while I was busy doing that nothing, I decided to watch some anime. Now that my notebook is back from repair - not actually repaired, mind you, but back - I plugged it in to my shiny new* TV and took a look at the new season.

So:

That Boku Show

Watched: 10 minutes
Rating: 1 boku out of 5

Review: I, My, Me: Strawberry Eggs, only with worse artwork and animation and an even more contrived plot. If there even is a plot. Pointy chins.

Kanon

Watched: 4 episodes
Rating: 3 uguus out of 5

Review: Our hero, Kyon Yuuichi transfers to a school in Siberia, in a town where all the girls have had their memories erased. Except that would be interesting. Beautifully animated and very cute, but dull as dishwater. In the preview for episode 4, there was a hint that something might actually happen. As it turns out, it was just a preview of a hint that something might happen. So far, nothing has.

Pretty, though.

Himawari

Watched: 1 episode
Rating: 2.5 kunoichi out of 5

Review: Don't take the dramatic introduction seriously. The show certainly doesn't. Looks like it's a nonsense slapstick comedy (with ninja girls), and I'm willing to watch some more to see how it develops. Art and animation are unamazing but decent.

Sumomomo Momomo

Watched: 1 6 episodes
Rating: 3.5 eye-sparkles out of 5

Review: Ranma ½ meets Rizelmine. If the writers can keep the male lead from becoming an idiot, they may have something. If not, that rating may plummet.

I'll see if I can watch some more of this now; my video player (I use Core Media Player) has stopped working, something that is almost certainly not its fault. I have Media Player Classic on the notebook as well, so I can probably get by with that until I get a chance to reformat the little bastard again.

Updated: Continues to be a very enjoyable and very silly show. I was surprised to see that it's slated for 26 episodes - I expected it to be 13 - but the pacing does become evident by epsiode 6. I don't know how well they'll keep up the humour over that length, but for now, I'm going to keep watching.

* And hardly used.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 08:57 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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Apparently, Otome wa boku ni koishiteru is an adaptation of an H-game, and it exists to be a fanservice vehicle. If it's trying to be like Popotan and trying to reach a little higher, no one who is watching it has said so, so far.

I took at look at some spoilers for Kanon, and it's weird.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, November 20 2006 01:37 AM (+rSRq)

2 If Boku is a fanservice vehicle, why does it look like a low-rent copy of Marimite?  Fanservice girls should be cute and curvy, not all huge eyes, slender limbs, and pointy chins.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, November 20 2006 02:17 AM (HEe1u)

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Well, I guess. Depends on your fetish, don't it? But it's lots of glomps, and "two girls sleeping together only one is actually a guy", and stuff like that. It's more suggestive stuff than jiggle-and-bounce. Or so I understand it.

As to the character designs, I think they inherited them from the game.

Sheesh. I know it's possible for a videogame adaptation to be decent, because I love Sakura Wars. But I do wonder if it's possible for an H-game adaptation to be any good. What I know for sure is that if there are any such, there aren't damned many.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, November 20 2006 04:24 AM (+rSRq)

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