Tuesday, July 06
Angel Beats is... Not even worth ranting about. The show only avoids being terrible by not having enough substance to be anything at all. I don't think any of that supposed potential was actually there - rather just an illusion of potential. It's pretty clear that no-one involved in the project had any concept of how to construct or tell a story, or how to draw faces or to animate, well, anything at all.
If they actually fed Haruhi and Shana into a Markov-chain Lua script controlling Maya and Vocaloid and streamed the results straight out onto TBS, then I give them a B for effort. If there were, unlikely as it may seem, real live humans involved in production, then they should be prevented from ever reproducing. You probably wouldn't need to put too much effort into that; just publicise the fact that they worked on Angel Beats.
I give it no nothings out of none.
Fortunately, there is K-On!!, which has a turtle.
Disclaimer: This review is based on watching only the first episode, since the show was cancelled immediately afterwards. In my universe.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, July 07 2010 11:54 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 07 2010 04:48 PM (PiXy!)
This show was supposed to be part of an entire media franchise: who knows there's going to be an extra DVD episode, a prequel light novel, a side-story about one of the characters etc. to fill the hearts of every otaku with hope to milk the cash out of the otaku cow to simply illustrate how bad the franchise was.
Back to Haruhi 101.
Posted by: Hitoribocchi at Thursday, July 08 2010 12:43 AM (T+5m5)
I'll admit I took the high road on my review (which, I'll point out, ends with "I cannot, in good conscious, recommend the show."), but I still enjoyed Angel Beats. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe the potential that I see wasn't there... but if I saw it, it's pretty clear that there must have been SOMETHING potentially deeper, even if it's in my own head.
After all, isn't that what SDB and J Greeley did with Hand Maid May? They just wrote it up.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, July 08 2010 08:38 AM (iJfPN)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, July 08 2010 09:43 AM (+rSRq)
Angel Beats was so inept that it accidentally went back in time and erased itself from existence.
Wait, what were we talking about again?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 08 2010 01:20 PM (PiXy!)
Even Love Hina had a turtle.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 08 2010 01:25 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 09 2010 03:54 AM (fpXGN)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, July 09 2010 06:28 AM (/ppBw)
"Let's get Petie! He hates everything!"
(Anyone get the reference?)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 09 2010 03:20 PM (+rSRq)
"Some fan-service. Supposed to be good for you."
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 09 2010 04:36 PM (2XtN5)
I haven't gotten around to watching the last episode of Angel Beats, mind you. Maybe it's a disaster of Evangelion 25/26 proportions.
Posted by: Mitch H. at Saturday, July 10 2010 12:42 AM (jwKxK)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 10 2010 01:41 AM (PiXy!)
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