I like taking the perspective that Giant Robo is how we’d like to remember giant robot anime as being like, or perhaps what we wish they were all along. This is very different from making a making a work that meticulously tries to reproduce the way things were done back in the day, like say Gekiganger 3 or in a non-anime example, Black Dynamite. What makes Giant Robo different from those types of reproductions is that Giant Robo tries to improve upon the original, both in terms of overall quality and in terms of signifiers of quality.
I have to post about this Zombie show.
See first half of the show I’m thinking yea some stupid mahou shoujo parody with some stupid non talking loli and some stupid high school kid who has to remind us every 5 minutes that he’s a zombie. But then in like the last 5 minutes of the show… Continue reading
WHY DOES EVERYBODY HAVE TO DIE!?!?! C= C= C= C= C= C= 。・゜゜ヽ| ；∀；|ノウワァァァァァァンッ!
Well I knew they’d all drop dead like flies but why Sano?? He was supposed to just peacefully leave and go get a waifu and live happily ever after. Geezus they just don’t give anyone a break in Hijikata’s route do they! In other news, after playing the game and the fandisk the anime makes a lot more sense…which is to say that it’s just poor direction I guess. Either that or they don’t expect anyone to watch this show prior to playing the game since they try to mush 6 guys’ routes into something linear and it doesn’t quite work.
Also Chizuru is a lot more annoying in the anime. Maybe because she has a voice. ( ´_ゝ`)
Also someone has a nifty Anime vs Game CG comparison page going here!
Let’s start with Akagi.
As I mentioned in my last post, my motherboard fried (eat a cock Dell) so I’ve ordered parts to build my own computer. Until then though, I’ve spent a lot of time doing something I haven’t done in months: Watch US TV So last night Kill Bill Vol. 1 was on TNT, and since it’s on like TNT rather than HBO or something, it was heavily edited. Now I’m not really a fan of violence and someone saying the F word 5 times a minute isn’t going to necessarily enchance the movie for me…but maybe it’s this addition of profanity & violence that is actually a “part” of the movie..because otherwise the movie felt really stupid to me.
I mean the first part was cool. She’s going to get revenge, she’s kicking asses. Then it all pretty much went to hell once she got to Japan. I don’t know why they kept switching between Japanese and English especially since Uma Thurman’s and that Chinese lady’s Japanese was fucking terrible. When they were fighting I was like “alright, you both can speak PERFECTLY GOOD ENGLISH, for the love of god why are you sitting here butchering Japanese……” ==;
The fight scenes were terrible. After seeing Kick Ass (which was also another violent and profane movie) I can say that the choreography in that was much better. What JP tells me is the Japanese fight was choreographed poorly on purpose to be like those old timey Yakuza movies. I mean it works for those old timey yakuza movies because they were made like 40 years ago. It doesn’t work for a movie made in the last 10 years, especially when the fight sequence with the black lady at the beginning was done SO MUCH BETTER. It’s like the fight scenes got progressively worse throughout the movie. It’s like I could almost see the fake cables they had to pull Uma around so that she “flies” while she does her bootleg samurai moves
I don’t know if it was the editing, the crappy Japanese, or the attempt to be like a 1970s Yakuza movie, but Kill Bill was…retarded. I mean maybe Volume 2 is better if she’s fighting back in America with nice choreography and less crappy sword fights, but I don’t know if I want to bother at this point lol.
I’m not sure what the twitter drama, Sunao ni Narenakute was trying to accomplish honestly. At first I thought it was gonna be super fked up like Innocent Love/Last Friends, but then it like mellowed out and all of a sudden one of them kills himself. Wut. I guess it wouldn’t be a J-drama if SOMEBODY doesn’t die but it’s like the writers couldn’t make up their minds. Additionally why the HELL does everyone like Nakaji? He’s like a poor photographer who barely makes a living shooting pics for porn magazines. Also his actor is really fugly, or at least he was in this drama. The korean dude is like way better looking! I mean literally the entire cast – except the Korean guy, have at one point or another fallen for Nakaji. Really? Come on. Also the drama would introduce characters like Nakaji’s dad, and then go into the whole relationship with Haru’s mom…and how he had cancer, yet by the end of the drama he’s still alive and kicking. At the same time, the gay guy goes and slices his neck open…and just when you think he made it through, he spontaneously dies.
I don’t know honestly. I guess we’re supposed to assume that Nakaji and Haru “ended up” with each other at the end or whatnot but it was still kinda…微妙(´･ω･`;) Also honestly if they have a relationship with one another…why do they still call each other by their twitter names @@; I’m pretty sure I’ve called people by their real name in real life, not by their online handles. That’s just weird.
Man, the mid-to-late 90′s. The days when one was not constantly handed yaoi on a silver platter.
Oh damn, Karin is really dead now. Continue reading