Yada Yada Not Popular #01 — Doki Doki Shounen Shinpan!

July 8th, 2013

Actually, I’m surprised that isn’t a game.

I did glance over KamiNomi Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. It began with an insert song and five minutes of recap. That’s quite enough of that.

Impressions:

Ah. So this is indeed where Silver Link put all their effort instead of Prisma Illya. That ever so rare strong visual direction is here in spades, although perhaps a little less ‘effort’ could have helped on the musical side of things. A lot of the background music is just plain bizarre. Not in the way that works with the intentionally weird visuals, just kind of… too beepy? I’m not sure how to put it. It sounds like they latched onto the “looking things up on the net” part of things and decided that everything should sound like 16 bit video game music.

It’s a shame that it’s not, well… funnier. I think that the setup could work. It’s vaguely reminiscent of Yamada the failed sex fiend, but too much of it is taking place in the lead’s head and relies on just her making ridiculous faces to her own narration. Aroduc not liking self-narration? What a shock! But the show badly needs to externalize more and interact with other characters more instead of being 22 straight minutes of listening to a girl ramble to herself. I’m already tired of that. I was about five minutes in.

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16 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    While I love the manga I’m still shocked it got an anime. If they strictly follow the manga plot I can’t see how it will be anything but underwhelming, it does not lend itself well to 20 minute long animated episodes.

  • rubix says:

    >a show about an unpopular girl who can’t socialize
    >the show badly needs to externalize more and interact with other characters more instead of being 22 straight minutes of listening to a girl ramble to herself.

    I think you missed the point.

    • Aroduc says:

      I didn’t say interact positively, just interact. The monologues don’t work.

      Besides which, anime is rife with protagonists who claim to be unpopular and can’t socialize, yet are surrounded by entire harems, hetero and homosexual, within an episode.

      • rubix says:

        I’m not sure if this is a positive or negative for you, but Watamote kinda plays the ‘unpopular mc’ trait straight in that she actually is unpopular. And that monologuing is very akin to someone with social anxiety. I don’t want to say it’s ‘realistic’ in any sense, but her character walks the line of those behaviors.

        • algorithm says:

          You know what’s great about monologues? You don’t even need to care about the already cheap anime lipsync.

  • jingoi says:

    I hate yamada the failed sex fiend, f**king tease.

  • This looks like Tim Burton did the character designs.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey nigga, this shit sux, do you know why?

  • The Phantom says:

    I don’t think that was a recap of KamiNomi, I know I have not seen the show regularly but I saw some ppl there that has never been shown before, it seemed more like they skipped ahead and barely show certain girls in order to advance the plot (not sure though).

    • jingoi says:

      TWGOK season 3 exists just to advertise the manga. Wanted to see Yui’s conquest animated.

  • moridin84 says:

    > I did glance over KamiNomi Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. > It began with an insert song and five minutes of recap.
    > That’s quite enough of that.

    You probably missed the fact that it actually recapped stuff that didn’t actually happen in the anime then.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gotta say what I felt this anime lacked most was some sort of catch. Even though the protag was relatively unique and could be related to (we’ve all been unpopular at some point amiright?) HOWEVER that was it. No twists no turns just boring reality with anime effects added that people could do in their imaginations already. To be honest I stopped at around 5-7 mins in since I saw no change from the beginning as any reason to waste the rest of my time on the full episode.