(In “celebration” of the premiere of Symphogear, whose first episode was one of the most terribad anime that I’ve seen since Dragonaut, I’m republishing my posts from my old blog so that everyone can remember just how unbelievably bad Dragonaut was -jpmeyer)
fall 2007 day 3: boobnaut and goshuushousama ninomiya-kun (originally posted on 10/04/2007)
I watched Dragonaut: The Resonance first. I thought I was getting Starship Troopers. I coulda sworn that one preview that I read said that the show had “people fighting aliens with mecha”. What I got was…Divergence Eve. More than anything else, the one thing that stuck out the most (HAR HAR) from this show were the ridiculously enormous bakunyuu boobs on the mature ladies of this show. This of course made perfect sense when I saw that this show has the same character designer as Gravion and Witchblade.
After I finished G Gundam, my plan was to continue along with the remaining Gundam series that I still had yet to watch and move on to Gundam X. I got about ten episodes in before it made me burn out and switch for watching my anime backlog to my non-anime backlog of stuff like A Song of Ice and Fire and Breaking Bad. Well, I finished those off so I figured that I guess I need to plow through this once and for all. It took some effort.
I had originally planned to watch Macross 7 first when I was starting this whole let’s-finish-off-Macross stretch last month. It was the longest one, so I wanted to plow through it and stop procrastinating. Unfortunately, I’d watch a few episodes and after facepalming repeatedly while my ears bled from the ninth time hearing Planet Dance in that episode, I’d give up and watch one of the other Macross anime. Repeat this for a month.
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Sugar Sugar Rune is one of the girliest series that I’ve watched in a while. I get forced to watch plenty of shoujo series, and occasionally watch one of my own volition, but this is on a whole different level. Boys, stealing boys’ (plural!) hearts, accessories, lip gloss, gigantic eyes, threatening-but-in-a-non-threatening-way bishies, sumptuous art-nouveau-meets-goth-loli art, queens (although no princesses), witches, contrasting between being tough or demure, and of course, being best friends 4-EVA! even if we need to be rivals right now.
I was forced to watch Da Capo 2 and Da Capo 2 2: The Search for Curly’s Gold two years when they aired. I couldn’t keep a straight face during them because of how insanely cliched they were. They crossed the line over into camp. OTOUTO-KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!. For reference, here is my post from my old blog about the first episode of Da Capo 2:
I had actually attempted to watch this a while back. I got through the first story arc, but the 10 year old CD-Rs with the second and third arcs had died so I had been trying to piece together the missing parts to finish the show. This time, rather than resume where I left off, I’d go in chronological order and watch the prequel first, then finish the series, and then watch the epilogue OVA.