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Postby Alaska Slim » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:41 am

Price of Smiles

Ahh... I'm sensing that this is a game of "break the cutie", combined with the sitzkrieg of, "when does the REAL enemy show up; the one that both of these trusting, exploited souls get to throw off together?"

Question: How likely is it that Joshua shows up later as twisted-cyborg servant of said evil-doer?

Stella: Ah, Saori Hayami confirmed. Completion is certain now.
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Postby Dartz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:28 pm

Spec Ops Asuka is enjoyable..

On a sort of make Madoka jealous by traumatising the living fuck out of it's teenaged cast while getting you partyvanned sort of way.

It's not shy. About anything.
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Postby Dr. Nick » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:53 pm

Galactic Cyclone Bryger:
So, yes, it's one of those shows that are famous for their villain, and I must admit that even though the anime as a whole is a depressingly low-rent affair, Khamen Khamen is an intensely cool villain who deserved a better series. As an Egyptian mafia princeling, he's all about gold, kush and oiled slaves. He has a cool theme song and a legendary-scale villain plot, and most amazingly, he totally succeeds! Our so-called heroes are only able to prevent the worst of the collateral damage, but that's all; they're just a speed bump on Khamen's solar system altering wild ride. That's not something you see often.

And to give credit where credit is due, Omachi does get a decently good short storyline to herself. While Bryger definitely fails at being Space Lupin, this particular two-parter gives out almost like some very mild proto Cowboy Bebop vibes; think of protoplasm puddle version of Ganymede Elegy. It also comes with one of the earliest anime sex scenes I've ever seen, so unlike in Lupin, at least somebody scored in this show.

Armed Girl's Machiavellism:
I guess it's not "bad" for what it is, a combat harem series with some admittedly pretty attractive character designs, but I just can't get over the inherent weirdness of these H-adaptation mimics. The last time I had a reaction like this was with Maburaho which came out in 2003, so I'd like to think I'm not some prude scoffing at all low-brow tiddy shows, but it really feels like AGM should be based on something with porn in it, and the fact that it isn't feels like I'm staring at a blood-slick rip in natural law. Considering the girl-collecting aspect of it and the distinct lack of anything else really, it's just like, why? I mean, obviously the cool guy MC with a literal pheronome punch isn't just getting everyone's stamps in the original, but there's no such original. Remember that one episode in Ufotable's Unlimited Blade Works that was dedicated to having belly laughs at the expense of mana transfers and jackhammers? This show is like a mutant version of that, referencing back to something that only exists in the void.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:21 pm

So Crunchy added a batch more shows for the season, meaning I'm now trying to catch up on The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, where the CG works for the planes but not quite so well for the characters, who look rather uncanny valley doll-like in motion (looking more like RWBY than Toji no Miko or Long Riders); and also this season's guilty pleasure show, Pastel Memories. The latter is full of otaku fanservice, inasmuch as each episode after the set-up gets set in a different manga or animé (Gochiusa, Rozen Maiden, Ro-Kyu-Bu, ...) with their serial numbers filed off -- but also of the T&A kind, with many gratuitous framings during the story, plus an "in lieu of a beach episode" ED sequence, which is remarkable for all the girls having hips, which animé girls never used to.

To make room, KemoFure2 has been backlogged, and I completed ClassicaLoid S2. That latter -- a generally unassuming sit-com -- is a series that I think has been unfairly ignored, for all it's not in my top few must-see animé of the 2010s list, probably because most of the characters are male, and such girls as there are are not particularly cute (and some of them are in fact embodiments of male classical composers).

Of the ones in flight, top three of the season, in terms of most looked forwards to the next episode of, are MGSO Asuka, He and his Cat, and, of all things, Endro~! (another Studio 5kumi animé with a pink Yusha MC, though this one has the more traditional blue eyes), even if I'm spoiling myself ahead of what looks like another pretty bleak spring season (Chihayafuru 3 being the only given, with just a couple of sci-fi titles and the new Ikuhara series in the suck-it-and-see bucket).
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