First impressions? Was too lazy to do em. So I guess these are midseason? Man the whole ‘airing two episodes every Friday’ thing is hella weird. Does Nick hate this show that badly? Well, not like I blame them…
Well, you know what? So far season three hasn’t… it hasn’t been… it’s not… bad. It’s not great but compared to the past two seasons it sure is. Does it compare to ATLA when it was at it’s best? Nah. Nah son. Of course not. But it could still be worse. It could be as bad as season two.
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(featuring: Aldnoah.Zero, Akame ga Kill, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Sabagebu)
I know I’ve said past seasons have looked boring and ending up finding something interesting to watch despite that but I really don’t know with this one. Sequels and certain adapations aside, nothing much stands out to me. So because of that I just have to try a bunch of things I wouldn’t normally wanna watch. This has lead to me liking some shows I wouldn’t have in the past but this season? Ehhhhh…
Who am I kidding, I can’t wait to rewatch Psycho-Pass.
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It’s not often I write about any of the manga I read. Recently, I’ve finished Oyasumi Punpun, continued reading Koe no Katachi and started reading Inside Mari online. In real life, I finished reading the Ouran books. While I enjoy all of those in different ways, something completely unexpected caught my eye.
Bored with the selections summer and fall seemed to offer, I had a peek at the TBA section on Anichart. There were only a few things I was looking forward to (besides Girls Work because that is never coming out) and I rolled my eyes at the start of this description until I got to the zombie part. It had seemed like another “cute girls doing cute things at a vague sounding club”. Except here its with the twist that they’re survivors of a zombie apocalypse and the only ones left alive in the school.
I was amazed at such a premise! I always want more zombie anime, so much that I sat through the godawful Highschool of the Dead when it aired years ago. And so out of morbid curiosity I started reading the manga because I was just too excited (and after all, there’s very few details about the anime currently).
Though I must say that whatever I was expecting… it was not this and it was certainly not this good.
(Spoilers for the first 25 chapters)
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It’s hard to believe it’s already over. Spring went by quickly but it feels like Mekakucity Actors was over in no time. Maybe because it’s the first show in a long time where I’d wake up early on Saturdays (if I didn’t have work) so as soon as it was uploaded on CR, I was ready?
And you know, now that’s its over I’m gonna miss having something to be excited about but I don’t know if I’ll necessarily miss this show. I really liked it and as a fan of the series, I thought it wasn’t half bad. I just can’t help but feel that it was lacking something.
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Hey! Wrote this back in November or December around when Korra ended and I was so disappointed, disillusioned, and disinterested (and any other word beginning with dis you can imagine) with Korra that I didn’t finish completely writing this and post it. So before I watch the beginning of S3 and force myself to write something up on that, here’s a few of my numerous complaints with the wreck that was S2.
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(featuring: Akuma no Riddle, Isshuukan Friends, Love Live, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii)
I’ve been real busy moving and with side projects that I didn’t have time to do this right away. And then instead of doing this, I rushed to watch Akuma no Riddle. But for real moving has taken a huge toll on me and I feel like a miserable sack and it’s kind of reflected here, huh. Well enjoy the word vomit.
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After last week, I expected to this week to be a bit more heavy and I certainly wasn’t wrong about that, I suppose.
As Shogo says, Kujo is a hard person to judge. Sure, he’s kind of an ass but he doesn’t know about her condition and it seems like things went south between them. Still he’s so abrasive and slimy about it that I can’t really feel bad for him.
Like it’s so hard to get a read on him. This isn’t the type of show where he’d do something villainous like change her diary, right? There’s only three more episodes so I don’t know if they could work that all in. Will he play it sympathetic and help Hase figure out what happened only to be rejected again and accept that defeat with grace?
To the show’s credit, the drama has been handled pretty well. It would have taken five episodes for such an important detail like “her memory resets” to finally come up in conversation with someone who needs to know that if I were watching NagiAsu.
One thing that did really bother me was Hase’s selfishness again. While I do realize he has some right to be upset, I don’t recall him asking “why did this happen?” and “how can we fix it/help her?”
It’s not the first time he’s seemed overly selfish but those other times I just wrote it off as cute teenagers too dense to realize they’re in love or something like that. This time the situation caries a bit more gravitas and it was uncalled for.
Well I applaud the show for managing to give this episode a more grave air about it. The Saki x Shogo bit was really cute though and just proves that their relationship is kinda cuter if only because it feels healthier.
I have never played any games in the Drakengard series prior to this and I certainly have no plan to after this. This game was really, really cool for certain reasons but I doubt I could stomach a game with even worse gameplay than this had.
That being said, I’m really glad I did play this. I would have ignored it entirely but the trailer with This Silence is Mine won me over so hard that I excited about this game for months. So even though this game was frustrating, tedious and a chore a lot of the time, I still think the end result was totally worth the headache.
Spoilers ahead, I guess?
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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii is corny, silly and I still can’t believe it’s airing in this day and age and I’ll say that every time I talk about this show. Still, I love it to pieces. And I was so excited for this episode. So why did I end up feeling so disappointed at the end?
The preview showed us this Libra lookin guy and Nike and you knew it was ripe for misunderstanding and it wouldn’t go very far but MAN I didn’t expect it to spiral out of control like it did. Nike does Ouran Chapter 9 bit (is attempted rape/sexual assault with no intention to go through to teach the female a lesson but she sees through them a common thing in shoujo or what? Because that’s hella gross guys) where Kyoya gets Haruhi on the bed but Haruhi calls him out. Nike calls out Bard after he gets her on the bed and immediately after Livi shows up but instead of a comical reaction like Tamaki, he flips the hell out and turns into the biggest douchelord of the century.
Though he had warned her, she had done nothing of fault and to mistrust her so easily is ehhhhh. I have a feeling they’ll be like “oh, he was just bluffing” and it was an act or she’ll forgive him when he see’s he was in the wrong but like LOOK:
How am I supposed to forgive the way he’s acting? Threatening her with something so damned serious like that? We may have reached the point where we see he’s still not a normal adjusted person and has some serious problems and if this show holds up, they can work it out and stay together and move past this IF DONE RIGHT. And sure we don’t know his history with Bard but like goddamn that doesn’t mean take it out on the one person he does like. Though I guess he could have been afraid of losing her to him. So be an asshole. That” totally help.
It’s going to take a lot of grovelling and repentance on Livi’s sake for me to possibly accept the goofiness from the beginning of the episode again. If they just wash over this incident like it was nothing, I’m going to be pissed. Though it’s hard to ignore Livi saying he’s gonna torture his uncle to death and all. But I would still hope Nike is mad for her sake. That his mistrusted her and turned on her so easily.
So this stupid show that I ended up loving has left a bad taste in my mouth but I think that’s entirely the point. Whether or not it can redeem itself and make me continue to love and enjoy it is up in the air right now but I sure am rooting for it.
So really this post could have waited but I get so hyped up after each episode (so much that I wait until the day before episode six to post this huh) and notice a bunch of really neat things about the show that I love. I’m glad they’re putting effort into the show even if there are some things I don’t like.
I guess some of this will be stuff I’ve said before and will undoubtedly repeat when I do my final impressions. Still, up to this point there’s been some really cool things happening that have been pretty subtle. So I’ll just go over some of the obvious ones now and when the next few episodes cause me to flip out, maybe they’ll get a post too.
That all being said: there are some big big big spoilers that could potentially ruin the rest of the series for you if you’re new to Kagepro in this post and it’s mostly intended a post for people who have prior knowledge of the series.
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