November 28th, 2010
If they set out to show a boring day, they succeeded!
Apparently the writers decided that last week’s "Kirino is now super famous and successful and awesome" episode was slightly too much so they scaled things back by having absolutely nothing happen this week. And if there’s one thing more exciting than watching people talk on the phone, it’s watching someone play a VN. I suppose the point was just supposed to be a bucketfull of Kirino fanservice. If she wasn’t human flotsam in every way, watching her scream and argue with a computer screen may have been simply irritating instead of a trial. I also question the reality of taking five seconds on each line and still finishing a VN in a single afternoon. By my math, that puts it somewhere in the ballpark of 5,000 lines long.
But don’t worry, they managed to fit in a phone conversation too. But wait! Hey look! Some oranges! Holy poor direction, Batman! Zoom in on them! That also went well with the "Kirino and the human doormat scream at walls" conversation shortly thereafter. And "Kuroneko slowly scrolls down a webpage." AIC isn’t even trying to animate this show anymore. They’ve clearly already got their check and have left the interns to do the work. I did enjoy Kuroneko’s magical vanishing apron though. How exactly did that work?