Monday, October 25

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

I do know that I'd've given it a chance if it looked like that.  One of the reasons I watch anime is because of the art.  If I wanted to watch something with crepe art and animation, I'd watch, oh, anything on American television.

So why would I want to watch something that looks like crepe when I'm trying to get away from that very look in the first place?

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, October 26 2010 12:21 AM (vW/MM)

2 I watch anime mostly for the stories.  Anime routinely not only explores the boundaries, but knocks them flat, kicks up its heels, and heads for the horizon.  When a Western cartoon or live-action show does that, I'll watch it just as happily.

That said, art matters.  That said, I think the choice of art style is exactly right for the story told in P&S+G.  I love that whole scene, not just the transformation sequence.

And that said, the rest of the episode wasn't so great.  It does have its moments, but it's not my cup of tea.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 26 2010 01:26 AM (PiXy!)

3 Though it does possess a certain air of demented exuberance that I really enjoy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 26 2010 01:28 AM (PiXy!)

4 I was perfectly willing to give this a shot given the quirky art style. I thought it might be cute or interesting or...something. Of course it now appears they are just gunning for a slot on Adult Swim. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wednesday, October 27 2010 02:21 AM (EJaOX)

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