October 4th, 2012
At least I don’t have to watch it tomorrow now.
The Anime Network, in their infinite wisdom, managed to successfully ‘simulcast’ this about 14 hours before the show actually aired. Congrats, guys! With the godawful oldschool yellow text too! Bonus! At least I had fun playing Spot the Errors, although sometimes it was so easy that I got a little depressed.
Yawn. Even if it’s not technically a Jump show anymore, it still hasn’t shaken off its roots, particularly when it comes to recapping every single goddamned character in turn via monologue plus enough self-narration to choke a horse. Is that really necessary? Do we need to know every single character’s blurb before you kick them back out of the episode, and perhaps the entire show? Is this that "All Japanese suffer from amnesia" thing again? I don’t even know word one about pretty much any of them and I neither need nor want to basically have their Wikipedia page read out to me.
And unlike the OVA, all the ‘good’ parts are covered up by terrible and clumsy censoring, so there’s not a whole lot left but some shrill moaning and a screaming male terrified to death by vaginas. Don’t get me wrong. If a vagina suddenly sprung at me, all teeth and fur, growling and snapping, I’d probably panic too, but these are domesticated vaginas in their natural habitat, roaming freerange, not menacing anybody. They can be petted or hand fed and won’t bite. Probably. There’s no reason to be terrified of the damn things at any rate. They’re just as scared of you as you are of them.
This post may have gotten away from me a little bit.