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|Clueless Gamer: Conan O’Brien Reviews “Tomb Raider”|
Posted by Miya on February 27th, 2013
This was hilarious. Don’t read the YouTube comments though, many creeps.
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|Winter Anime Season|
Posted by Miya on January 20th, 2013
I’m still behind. I’m only just now starting this seasons anime. Except for when my headphones broke, and near the end, I was really good about keeping up with my anime last season. I’ll try to keep it up this season, but I’m still not feeling very good. This post will be updated as new episodes come out. These are just my random thoughts while watching the first few episodes of each series.
Chihayafuru 2 – Chihayafuru’s back! I forgot what a big head Kana has. This episode focused more on the shallow new skank instead of what’s really important, Chihaya. I hate it when new characters come in and mess up group dynamics.
Is the tramp the main character now? More attention is being paid to her than anyone else.
At least the attention was more evenly distributed between the members in episode 3.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – The Demon King really needs a good bra or corset.
Congrats. You’ve been upgraded from serfs to maids, a higher class of slaves.
And that’s it, dropped. I’m getting less tolerant of mediocre anime in my old age.
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? – A mish mash of other anime. Boring, bland. At least there’s a cat, and the girls aren’t trying to claw each others eyes out. I heard people were looking forward to bunny girl fan service, but there’s more fan service in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha than this. It seems relatively harmless, but probably not worth the time.
I think Anne Hathaway said it best: blurgh.
I’ll continue with this anime unless it gets to the point I can’t bear to watch anymore.
Haganai NEXT – At least this doesn’t have Yozora writing about Sena being raped, unlike the OVA. But it does have a teenage girl being spanked by her father, which is disgusting even if it is Okiayu Ryotaro. Maybe if it was Inoue Norihiro I’d be okay with it. What I liked about the first season was the dirty humor was funny and surprising. I’m pretty much a prude, but I love dirty humor (like the 1st Haganai, Mistudomoe, Ixion Saga DT). I grew up watching Are You Being Served? Right now Haganai NEXT is just typical fan service, and doesn’t bring anything new or even humorous to the series.
Second episode wasn’t any better.
Despite the loli fan service, this episode was much better. I like how Kodaka doesn’t bat an eye at nekkid loli, instead of blushing and stuttering like a lot of other characters would.
Tamako Market – At least the characters are cute.
This is the best new anime so far.
I’m going to die of cuteness. Best anime this season.
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru – So this guy is the male Shizuku. I have an irrational hatred of the orange girls hair.
Kotoura-san – Not bad. I skipped about 5 minutes in the beginning though.
Hanazawa Kana! The little guy from Accel World has lost weight. So many slutty girl characters this season.
Vividred Operation – This might’ve been a decent anime if they made it more mature and cut out the lolis and fan service. I’m going to give it one more episode.
gdgd Fairies 2 – Animal abuse isn’t funny.
Yama no Susume – It’s ridiculous that Crunchyhell thinks it’s appropriate to put a waiting period on a 3 minute show.
Is Japan trying to get people interested in mountain climbing?
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|Anime End of Year Review|
Posted by Miya on January 15th, 2013
Obviously I’m behind on this. I was waiting until I finished Kamisama Hajimemashita, and I’ve been procrastinating because I just don’t care that anime. I posted my initial thoughts on all the fall anime, so I thought I should include my thoughts on the end as well, to be fair to the shows. Note: I haven’t proofread this yet.
Kamisama Hajimemashita – As I said before I just don’t care about this anime. I don’t hate it, I don’t feel anything at all towards it. It started out funny, despite it’s reused character designs, then it turned to drama and cliches instead. It’s impossible to hate this because it’s just so bland. It should have stuck to comedy, where at least it was somewhat interesting.
K – K really surprised me. I was very wrong about it. It never took itself too seriously, it was the viewers who were taking it too seriously. A few episodes in I realized it was in on the joke. K is just meant to be enjoyed. It’s not really original. In fact the death at the end is taken directly from Code Geass, they just copied the situation with different characters. The quality dropped off a little for the last two episodes, but it’s still a very beautifully animated, very enjoyable anime with a lot of heart.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – More crazy people in love, except this time they’re really cute and unlikely to physically and mentally abuse each other. This is my favorite anime of the fall season. It’s so sweet, funny, and makes me feel all the feels. I grew to like Rikka, and was rooting for her near the end when Yuuta and her family took away her identity and turned her into a doormat. At first she reminded me of Chitanda from Hyouka, and I couldn’t stand that girl, but Rikka is way cuter and not as manipulative, lazy, and troublesome (year I hate Chitanda). I liked Yuuta through most of the anime. Finally a male lead that isn’t blank and bland. He did piss me off in two episodes at the end when he proceeded to ruin all the girls in the show. But he made up for it in the end. Even bitchy Nibutani got slightly better at the end. Chuunibyou was such a wonderful anime, too bad there’s no chances for anymore.
BTOOOM! – I’m not sure which came first, Mirai Nikki or BTOOOM!, but the Mirai Nikki anime came first, so it’s more well known. Comparisons are inevitable. And BTOOOM! is nowhere near as good in my opinion. BTOOOM! tries too hard to be shocking and edgy. The characters are all weak and pathetic. Ryouta and Himiko briefly showed some promise, but Ryouta is a coward, and Himiko just mainly cries, trembles, and says she’d rather die than loose her purity. Okay, die bitch. In fact, all of you die. You deserve to be on that island. I thought at least Shiki was tough, but then she had to go save the guy who blew off her arm. Pathetic all of them. Also, Himiko has a face like a basketball. It is so round? Just something I thought through the entire anime.
Sword Art Online – SAO wasn’t from the fall season, but that’s when it ended, which is why it’s included here. SAO started out innocently enough. Another bland anime that I felt nothing in particular towards. I thought the “romance” between Kirito and Asuna was pretty ridiculous. I get years passed during the show, but we didn’t see that. We didn’t see much interaction between them at all and suddenly they’re all love~ <3 <3 <3 That's pretty standard anime romance, which is one reason I hate drama/romance anime as opposed to comedy/romance. Then the first half ended (pretty quickly and stupidly) and ALfheim Online. From the first half to the end I was disgusted. ALfheim Online is basically just Asuna and imouto fan service. It was a light harem to begin with, but it wasn't pervy, and if there was any fan service at all in the beginning I don't remember it. ALfheim Online is mostly just Suguha being in love with her cousin/brother and Asuna being groped. And there is a lot of Asuna groping. Asuna went from being a strong, capable knight to being molested, almost tentacle raped, and being trapped in a cage waiting for wonderful Kirito to rescue her. It doesn't add anything to the story, it's just purely gratuitous fan service. Asuna is the most popular character and all the guys consider her their waifu, and you have to keep the pervy fanboys happy. I've seen a lot of fan service and the only other time I've ever been disgusted by it was during Freezing and the Haganai OVA. The best thing I can say about SAO is that it was at least able to make me feel something towards it in the end. I hate it.
Zetsuen no Tempest – Still has a lot of unused potential. I can tell it’s really trying to go somewhere, it just doesn’t seem to know where that is. Maybe it’s using Apple Maps. I started to prefer Samon when they showed Hakaze’s response to him and the others when they were trying to talk about their concerns. Because that wasn’t destructive at all, little tree princess. I’m on Samon’s side. I don’t like Hakaze at all. She’s arrogant and self righteous. Maybe if she’d been a better and more mature leader to them they could have settled this amicably, but she won’t listen to anyone but her own wonderful self.
Shinsekai yori – Another anime that isn’t living up to it’s potential. Occasionally we make some progress, but mostly it just feels like we’re going around in circles. It has plenty of episodes left, so maybe it’ll get going and be able to coherently explain everything at the end. Maybe. I did have a pretty awesome Shinsekai yori dream though.
Ixion Saga DT – I love Ixion Saga DT! So glad it’s a full series. Ixion Saga does not get enough love. It is an amazing comedy. A perfect comedy, if you like or don’t mind dirty humor. Just like K, people take this anime too seriously. It is a comedy, and only a comedy. It is not an action or adventure with comedy thrown in. It is just a comedy. If you expect something serious, and deep, and epic, this is not it, and it’s not the fault of the anime if you can’t understand that. Fucking Btooom! has a higher rating on MAL than Ixion Saga DT just because Ixion Saga wasn’t what they expected.
Little Busters – I don’t like it, I don’t hate it. Still like the cat girl.
Robotics;Notes – Robotics;Notes is better when it focuses on conspiracy and not hobby robot building. Like the beginning one episode was devoted entirely to robot building. I was bored out of my mind. Maybe if you like mecha you’d like that? But I don’t, I’m far more interested in mystery. Maybe they don’t have enough mystery to fill the entire series and needed filler. Or maybe they’re just going to piss around then rush to get everything explained near the end. I can’t stand Akiho. I hate loud, energetic characters that are always shouting. So Robotics;Notes is better when it focuses on conspiracy, AND when Akiho isn’t around. I meant to watch ChäoS;HEAd and Steins;Gate since while I was waiting for new anime, since they’re all crazy cousins, but the holidays are a bad time for me. So I just messed around on Sims Social and watched Skins and Doctor Who instead.
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|Fall Anime Season|
Posted by Miya on October 15th, 2012
It’s that time of year again! A change in season means a change in anime. Here is a list of what I’m currently watching, and my thoughts on them so far.
Shinsekai yori – This is one of the anime I have the most hopes for, so it will probably let me down. There isn’t enough horror anime, and while this one isn’t listed as horror, it does have a lot of creepy undertones, so fingers crossed that this will be scary and disturbing. Hanazawa Kana is in it, and the second episode had Tobita Nobuo in it. I think. He isn’t credited on MAL, but he has a very distinctive voice.
Okay. The 4th ep looks more interesting.
Kamisama Hajimemashita – My favorite so far, though that’s only based on the first episode. It’s generic shoujo (romantic?) comedy, but it was enjoyable.
K – Oh, that was cracktacular. The ANN reviewers weren’t kidding when they said K was a gorgeous anime that was trying too hard. K has some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen in an anime. Unfortunately it’s like they spent all their budget on the animation and there wasn’t any left over for a decent story or script. It’s trying so hard to be one of the popular kids and failing miserably at it. I think that’s why the punks are trying to kill the main character, because he’s so effortlessly cool and they’re lame and they want to eliminate all the cool people in the world so they’ll be the only ones left and then they’ll be cool. That’s the story I was making up in my head and it was a lot better than whatever was going on in the anime. The best part of the episode was when the guy with the naked cat lady was at school. It was just being what it was, and it was working. Then the dorks came back. And the Engrish. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted them to stop because it was embarrassing, or keep going because it was so lolworthy. K also gets points for being a seiyuupalooza! It has FukuJun, OnoD (all it needs is HiroC), Nakamura Yuuichi, Miyano Mamoru, Sugita Tomokazu, Sawashiro Miyuki, Sakurai Takahiro, and Horie Yui, though I don’t like those last two. K is stupid as hell, but it’s worth it for the snark. I just have to remember to watch it when I’m sleep deprived (well, more sleep deprived than I usually am) and more easily amused.
This show is so bad it’s good. It did try hard in the first episode, but it also doesn’t take itself seriously.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun – I really didn’t like the first episode. It’s supposed to be a comedy/romance and they forgot the comedy. Whether I like shoujo depends on what kind it is. If it’s comedy, or comedy + romance, it has a good chance. If it’s drama or drama + romance I’ll probably hate it. I don’t like drama/romance anime and manga in general. The first thing I think of when I hear that is either Nana (sorry Amber, that one Nana is a slut and I can’t stand her) or Clannad, melodramatic soap operas that just leave me rolling my eyes.
The main character is still a bitch, but the second episode was surprisingly enjoyable. I really like the new girl, she better be in the series more because she adds a lot to it.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – Fukuyama Jun! Eye patch girl is crazy, she’s way too old to be acting that way. All I kept thinking was “Smack her JunJun!” And he did, but obviously not hard enough because she kept talking. IDK, I guess she’s supposed to be cute, but she’s just meddlesome and annoying to me.
The second episode was better. Eye patch girl wasn’t as annoying. No wonder she’s crazy, her sister beats her with a ladle. She probably has brain damage.
Zetsuen no Tempest – This anime has potential. Will it do anything with that potential? Experience tells me no. I just hope it doesn’t turn out as bad as Romeo x Juliet, because I don’t think I can survive that again.
The second episode wasn’t any better or worse. The music is wonderful.
BTOOOM! – Watching this because Dao said if you liked Mirai Nikki you would probably like this. It wasn’t as bad as ANN said. Not surprising, I rarely ever agree with them.
Second ep was difficult to watch. I like Himiko so far.
Ixion Saga DT – Eh. I watched it because ANN said it was funny, but since I already knew what was going to happen so it wasn’t as good as it could have been.
The ED guy looks good with his hair down, but he really will have ED at this rate. Imagine the shit of those carrier pigeons. Where’s the shocked face smiley? :blank: That’s as close as I can get.
Little Busters! – I’ll probably regret this.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I like it when the first girl in the group beats up the big black haired one, and I like cats. That’s the best I have to say about it. At least it doesn’t make me want to gouge my eyes out like Clannad does.
I don’t hate it yet.
Robotics;Notes – I didn’t like or dislike it.
Haven’t decided on Code:Breaker, Girls und Panzer, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, or Magi yet. I heard there’s animal abuse in Code:Breaker, something I have no tolerance for. Unless the next episode gets stellar reviews (if ANN does the 2nd ep) I won’t be watching. Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb – I haven’t finished the Hidamari Sketch I’m watching now. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Animation – more animal abuse. Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – no Wakamoto Norio no watching. Psycho-Pass – I was looking forward to this but sexism oozes from every review and interview about it.
I’m more interested in the winter anime season. New Chihayafuru and Haganai!
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|Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?|
Posted by Miya on July 24th, 2012
This makes me lol everytime I see it. I actually really like this show. I love this sort of thing. If I was in an anime high school I’d definitely be in the occult club.
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|Last Airbender TV Spot|
Posted by Miya on February 7th, 2010
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