Whew, finally made it through Turn A Gundam. Unlike Gundam X, this wasn’t because I could barely force myself through it, but simply because I mean c’mon, 50 episodes is a lot to watch!
if you love retard-style fansubs, you're gonna LOVE turn a gundam
Much of the responses I’ve heard about New York Anime Festival, both online and in person, have been quite negative. The general consensus is that it’s being marketed as a kind of separate con, but it’s more like a daycare center for unruly anime fans. So let’s think for a minute? What’s the point of going to a con? I read Douglas Wolk’s new Kindle ebook about San Diego Comic Con, Comic-Con Strikes Again! yesterday. In one chapter, Wolk breaks down the various reasons behind going to SDCC: interaction with pros, procuring goods, gaining new information, and interacting with fellow fans. These also more or less apply to New York Comic Con. They don’t really apply to NYAF, because they don’t really apply to anime cons in general.
You know I was kinda pumped because finally we were getting a show about BOYS doing BOY things. Oh wait. This isn’t it. This is boys doing GIRL things. I always hated those stupid shows like Lucky Star and K-On cause it was always this group of 5 girls doing their thing. I was hoping that by having an all male lead cast, it would be something to combat all the chicks but nope. It’s basically taking those same 5 girls, removing their boobs and putting male uniforms on them. They look at cherry blossoms, braid each others hair and have tea parties and sleep overs.
What the fuck really.
If you want a show about BOYS doing BOY THINGS then I would instead recommend something like Boys Be or dare I say it, Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janaindakara ne! Both of those have guys doing things guys do, hit on girls, give each other chick advice, watch porn together and cry in the corner as they all get rejected by the complimenting female cast. The worst part is, this show isn’t even good as a BL anime. Most BL animes have a lot of crack/gag jokes that make them at least fun to watch. This show was as fun to watch as moldy bread on your kitchen counter. Honestly, if they were gonna go with this theme, just make them girls already. They’re already halfway there anyway (*cough redhead*).