July 13th, 2010
Accursed firey ball in the sky.
Not so much the first week wrapup this year because I got distracted by OVAs at a critical moment, but eh… second week and 100% of the shows isn’t so bad either. There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I’m one of the few, the proud, the willing and arguably capable of watching this stuff without waiting for someone to subtitle things, my schedule for watching stuff syncs up more or less with the actual broadcast schedule. Therefore, there’s only so much that I can deal with in a day. Here’s the quick list of all the shows over the past week (plus the ongoing ones I’m already following) along with a short blurb designed to reduce a 24 minute episode to a quarter second bullet point. Comprehensive… it is not, but if you want more information, each one is linked to my initial post on it.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover for at least another week gets a little crown, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two. Likewise, just because I’m not psyched about something doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Exceptionally poorly made Jump PSA about friendship.
Some clear writing and direction issues, but still A-1’s strongest premiere in quite awhile.
The final 25% of both episodes contained about 95% of the entertainment. Also, kill the narrator. Please.
This show is butts.
Pure soulless wish fulfilfullment of spineless guy wins girl because he whines a lot… x5
Psyche! We’re bringing characters back from the dead! Shame, I might have liked watching the kid get cut down.
There’s potential as a comic fantasy adventure, but it’s certainly not taking advantage of it.
After one episode, I hate a dead corpse and most of the still-living characters. That cannot be a good sign.
Bleeds sugar if you cut it, but still a very cute, cheerful fantasy that knows exactly what it is and wants to do.
Treads that fine line of enjoying low-brow humor and succumbing to being lazy with it. Sometimes it doesn’t work so well.
Really needs to shake off its 4-panel comic origins and keep the first episode’s energy to stay fun.
The genre equivilent of "Will It Blend?" along with the exact same budget.
flash boobs and no substance, which is already beginning to wear thin, but at least it’s amusing to make fun of the writing.
First episode was a tad dull and all recap, but we’re back to the fighting and catching them all now.
Doesn’t quite capture the first season’s insanity, and the Incredible Hulk-Jesus is no Oda Nobunaga.
For the time being, my schedule is tentatively looking like:
Monday: Occult Academy
Thursday: Probably Legend2, maybe Shiki
Friday: Campanella, Mitsudomoe
Saturday: Student Council
Sunday: HSotD, Sekirei, Basara
Back to clustering on the weekends again, although Sunday’s schedule of one show about every 8 hours beginning at 1am is a tad draining. I’ll end up covering something on Thursday, but I can’t say that I’m particularly thrilled with either of those at the moment. Overall though, a really good season for action, and while the comedies had a great first showing, almost all of them stumbled pretty badly in their second episodes. Hopefully they’ll be able to pick it back up in the coming weeks. It’s looking like a very promising season at the moment, although it’s going to take quite a bit of mental gymnastics to come to terms with Sekirei being the most intelligent thing airing on Sundays.