(And today, we have the final installment of Zero no Tsukaima, anime’s greatest examination of the resolution of Hegelian dialectic between the thesis of kissing and the antithesis of titwhores -jpmeyer)
Zero no Tsukaima III – 01 (originally posted on 07/06/2008)
Woo hoo! You know you’ve been blogging too long when you’ve blogged season 1 2 and now 3 as they aired in Japan.
(This season: KISSING! KYAAAAAAAAAH! -jpmeyer)
Zero no Tsukaima II – 01 (originally posted on 07/09/2007)
Louise, flat chests turn me on. Let's do it during the opening credits.
So we’re back with another fun tsundere packed season of Zero no Tsukaima. Although unless you’ve been under a rock, the obvious reason this whole story was created was (besides the continuation of the novel) to show how big of a horndog Saito is, and that Louise is now showing more dere dere than usual. I honestly think I like the current Louise more and based on the opening theme I get the feeling I’m gonna enjoy any and all the cute Louise x Saito moments. And of course I will be sure to cover every single one of them in my posts
(In “celebration” of the fact that Zero no Tsukaima will finally end, we’re republishing these old posts so that everyone can reminisce of grabbing tits and being told to shut up. And if you couldn’t tell, I didn’t write these, as I am not a fangirl. -jpmeyer)
Zero no Tsukaima – 02 (originally posted on 07/09/2006)
Manslave Part 2
I love this show
!! I feel like I’m about to explode in a firework of fangirliness but I’ll spare the readers (whoever you are
). What makes this show great is the fanservice in it is minimal and used with humor unlike some shows I know *coughtsuyokissahem*. The fact that they use Yuuji and Shana’s voices (or in my case I know her well from Rizelmine) just kicks it even higher for me…and also the fact that it’s been ages
since I heard Hayashibara Megumi in an anime
. So basically Saito is Louise’s manslave!
(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.
ridiculous boobs #1
Stripped of its context, this statement is going to make me sound like I am either some kind of know-it-all trying to sound smarter than you by dismissing something that you like, or like a crazy TV Tropes contributor who can’t help but compare everything they come across to that one show/book/movie/video game that they like way too much: Summer Wars is basically the exact same movie as Digimon: Bokura no War Game. See what I did there? I even called it “Bokura no War Game” rather than “the second Digimon movie” or “Children’s War Game”.
i totally could've slipped in a screenshot from digimon and nobody would have known the difference
I’ve read juuuust enough of the manga (meaning, like a volume or two out of the dozen or so that we owned), seen a few of the OVAs, and watched a few random other CLAMP series that doing so hurt, rather than helped my understanding of the Tsubasa Chronicle anime. This basically allowed me to see a character, recognize who that was, and then get really confused when nothing those characters did seemed to make sense or matter in any overarching way.
AND WORST OF ALL, THERE WAS NOT A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF HAND HOLDING
I had always thought that Ai Yori Aoshi was in this weird space where the show’s premise doesn’t work on a fundamental level, but if the show were shifted just a teensy bit, it could have been this kind of deconstruction of the harem comedy genre. It’s a common belief that it’s usually “obvious” which girl is going to win in these kinds of series due to things like prominence in promotional materials, book/DVD covers, etc., but here it’s explicitly obvious in the storyline without the need for air quotes.
don't lie. it's your favorite vegetable, too.