October 22nd, 2012
Okada wishes she could be more like Melrose Place.
I did take a gander at both the New World and Horimiya OVAs. The former is just teenage girls literally wandering around ruins for 25 minutes and the latter looks like it was made by the interns of interns.
Good god. This was an almost insultingly melodramatic episode. And over goddamned nothing. How can we go on living this charade now knowing this minor background detail that has yet to be shown to affect anybody, even the person in question? But everything’s totally different now! I guess from Okada I shouldn’t be that surprised, but I still expect better, even from her. At least have the decency to stick this kind of crap at the end of the show, not three episodes in where it’s obvious to all that nothing’s actually going anywhere. But hey, at least there was some humor in the form of Aoyama misunderstanding things and screaming about it again, which as we all know is the funniest goddamned thing ever. There was also some use of a fish eye lens, just so we knew that the director showed up to work this week. Otherwise, the ten straight seconds of speedlines and running legs would have been silly.