Month: September 2009
Now, I understand that everyone reads shounen manga magazines. They’re supposed to be for teenage boys, but they have the broadest demographic appeal of the different types of manga magazines. I get that. What I don’t get are the series like Detective Loki Ragnarok.
While we’re at it, I’ll throw in series like Pandora Hearts and Kuroshituji. Seriously, these are meant for teenage boys? Just look at Loki:
The main character is an adorable shota with a cuddly doggy. He’s not particularly energetic or hotheaded like most shounen heroes, even younger ones that are around 12 years old or so. Compare him to Detective Conan. Where Conan is goofy and nerdy looking, Loki is some adorable, almost wan shota. Or, if you compare him to say, Negi Springfield, at least he’s surrounded by nubile naked girls (for a while, any way). Series consisting primarily of nubile, naked girls are a pretty standard format for shounen series.
Nope, instead Loki looks like the sort of thing dreamed up by some fujoshi as the sort of thing that she wants to see in a doujinshi where he gets raped by another male character who is twice his age. In the early episodes, Mayura almost feels like a female self-insert character who wants to jump Loki. And while we’re at it, what’s the deal with the Squeenix manga magazine having series like these anyway? I never feel like I see these in Kodansha, Shuueisha, or Shougakukan’s magazines.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? Nah
I guess I don’t really blame anyone other than myself for watching this show. I really love this kind of art style and I studied it a lot when watching this anime. I was like “wow I really wanna draw perfectly proportionate bishies just like in this show!” But other than that, it was kinda crappy. Nothing got resolved, nothing made sense. It’s like they cut up a bunch of strands and left them loose all the way until the end. Ah well, I know the manga is still going. Maybe one day I’ll check it out. The anime was kind of a drag and I wouldn’t really recommend it to anyone.
Alright so here’s day 2. Actually it wasn’t much of a day 2. I spent all morning playing Pangya until we met up with Omo & Co. at Terakawa Ramen for lunch. It was really crowded to the point where they didn’t even have enough glasses to give the 5 of us water. Yea never going back there again
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Actually it wasn’t much of a day but rather a night. I only came to the con around 7:30 to catch the amv contest since I mentioned that my video made it into the contest. I missed most of the drama romance category but during the “brief replay” it looked like I missed a really good Nana amv. The action category was strobe effects that gave me seizures until there was that one video about some racing anime that looked like it came out of 1985. It was fucking awesome and got my vote. In the upbeat category everyone was squeeling at the ouran twins (enough already?) and the sailormoon crap in the magical girl amv. I voted for the magical girl amv because they had Trappiness and Nanatsuiro Drops xD Then in my category it was pretty…random. I actually think I had a chance until I got completely upstaged by that hilarious Mahoromatic amv. I woulda voted for it, but I decided to give my video a pity vote. I didn’t expect anyone to get the NicoNico meme to be honest and despite what Ntreev thinks, almost nobody plays PangyaBRNorth America.
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So yay the good guys win, Ellen kills Scythemaster and she and Reiji leave Japan and go to Hong Kong. They then try asking people there about Scythemaster to try to figure out Ellen’s past. They end up in Mongolia where a granny says that if Ellen’s from Mongolia she’ll never forget the blue sky there. OKAY I’m TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THIS ENDING HOWEVER…………………. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay. I’m glad Natsuki got dumped for good. I’m glad Naoki wins the game. I’m glad he gets his buzzer beat. I’m glad he gets the girl. However what the fuck happened to Riko’s dream about being a violinist?? She just dropped it? If she wasn’t so serious about in the first place, why is there this “dramatic” 6 month period of separation between these two?? She was like really going places with her violin career but no, she just drops it instantly because she has to be this complacent Japanese wife while her husband brings in the money to support her, and then throw out all her violinist talent and dreams – DESPITE THE FACT THAT NAOKI WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD HER TO GO AFTER IT. GEEZUS WHAT THE FUCK can we get a special or something here? Perhaps something where Riko kicks ass in her violining??
And fuck Natsuki. She found a fucking rebound, damn slut:
I wanted her to be miserable. To be a miserable bitch and realize what she’s lost. Not find some other guy to rebound on like IMMEDIATELY. God what a slut. ==; Meh I guess it’s a good end but the whole Riko drops her dream out of nowhere bit was really jarring. Still I’d give it a 9/10 as it was fairly enjoyable to watch.