Month: March 2009
By the time this posts, JP and I will be getting hitched! (ﾉ∀`*) So with this our blog is taking a break until probably April 7th or 8th. When we come back there’s some catching up to do on shows that finished airing as well as all the spring premieres. I’m not sure if we’ll still do first impressions of all the shows that aired but I figure if they invoke fangirl rage they may be worth posting about since everyone apparently loves when I do that. というわけで結婚しているからブログは４月に戻ります！ (･ω･｡)ﾉｲｯﾃｷﾏｰｽ♪
So I half assedly watched Akikan today. It was the last episode. It was just as retarded as I expected. The Mix Juice girl was named “Miku” and her “owner” happened to be the cat that always sits on top of Kakeru’s apartment In order to add more “harr” to the whole Miku/Mix Juice thing, they actually had Hatsune Miku guest performing along with the singer for the ending theme in this week’s episode. What’s sad is they kept their low budget shitty animation until the very end. Not even did they improve in the last episode I wonder if things will look better in the OVA though!
So since I’m a cultureless white devil, I wasn’t offended by the Sakuracon commercial like Chicks on Anime were. That said, I do think that all of their reasons for feeling offended were pretty valid. Instead, I just facepalmed and headdesked. I couldn’t tell if it was supposed to be a parody or a satire (and if it was, what was it poking fun at?) or if it was just so bad that it failed utterly to communicate what it was trying to say.
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You know what Tear, I “like” a lot of things too. I like it when I unlock a new outfit on Pangya Wii. I like to eat Cherry Pie with tea while watching Tales of the Abyss. But you know what I don’t like? When I don’t see the “hinted” pairing actually GET together at the end of the show when the setup is SO FUCKING THERE COME ON SUNRISE WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR PROBLEM!? Read the rest of this entry »
Asu no Yoichi had a pretty anticlimatic ending for a generic harem anime. I mean you’d think he might end up with the “girl that he first laid eyes on” or something, plus all those hints of him and Ibuki and in the end…nothing. They just all go back to their “daily lives”. The only amusing thing the entire episode, or series for that matter is how Washizu’s friend went from burly man to uh….teenage girl?? LOL. Other than that it felt like they focused too much on the whole WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR SAMURAI SPIRIT garbage in the end instead of trying to go back to the whole haremi-ish factor which the anime is known for anyway. I mean come on who really watches this show for the samurai crap? If I wanted to see that I’d just go back and rewatch Rurouni Kenshin. Didn’t expect much I guess but still feel like it was a major cop-out.
I covered this more on my old blog but since the manga finally ended with 99 chapters I figured I’d add some concluding thoughts. Honestly, Special A felt like it should have ended 30 chapters ago. I had gotten tired of the repetition and I actually dropped it at chapter 94, then I heard it was ending so I picked it up and read the last 5. The thing with special A is a lot of the relationships/pairings are resolved midway through the manga. Once we had the Fin x Ryu thing, that was pretty much it. The final chapter sort of goes over what everyone is doing and it’s as expected: Megumi x Yahiro, Kei x Hikari, Tadaashi x Akira, Jun x Sakura and Ryu x Fin. There was nothing surprising and there was some bullshit about Hikari marrying Kei. Honestly the last little arc about “hikari moving away” was obviously some B/s to tie into the fact that she will “never leave Kei until she beats him”. I mean come on, 99 chapters and you wouldn’t let her win at least ONCE? How could you hate the main character so much Minami sensei …..(´・ω・`).
Do I think SA was worth reading? Yes. Do I think it was worth reading all the way to 99? No. So if you’ve pretty much read up to somewhere in the 80s and given up, you don’t have much to look forward to and you can probably “complete” the manga mentally in your mind as nothing important happens anyway and we only get an anti-climatic ending. Pardon my ignorance but was it because the manga was cut short? Or was this REALLY the ending that the mangaka was aiming for?