January 13th, 2015
Contains no rapping.
The first three straight minutes of Boys Love was sitting around having tea and listening to the evil hedgehog ramble. After that, they moved to… another club room and ten more minutes of rambling as they all sat there, so… no. Just no.
Anyway… As usual, these are just the first things that pop into mind when I think about the things I watched over the last season that I at some point at least maybe entertained the idea of covering. It's not comprehensive, the final word, yada yada, so on and so forth. You know the drill and if not, I'd hope you can figure it out. I do check out the first episode and change of almost everything, but unless my opinion changes in any significant way or I have more to say, I'm not going to make another post on it.
There's two shows left, Isuca, another magical girlfriend having wacky misunderstandings in her breasts while fighting monsters but mostly not show on the 23rd (by Arms no less), and PreCure on the 31st, but I wouldn't count on either shaking things up. Anything I will definitely be covering at least one more episode for has chikuwa. There's actually been only one episode of most since it was a pretty compact premiere week instead of spreading out across two, so my plans are less set than usual. Might bail on it soon after, or pick up something unchikuwa'd if it improves after an expositionary mess to kick things off as occasionally happens, buuut things generally move in the direction of less and less happening as shows go on.
If you've got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Rape bait (which is okay apparently, because it's all girls) and a bunch of symbolism, but nothing tying it together.
Shouting, and drawing backgrounds is hard.
A bog standard magical girl show, except with boys. That's the sole joke.
Faffing, faffing, faffing, janky CGI, and random explosions… but on water!
Trashiest by far of the magical girlfriend shows this season. Congratulations!
Characters are still awful, plot makes no sense, action direction is lacking, but it's a weak season and pretty colors.
Announcing something's trashy doesn't put you above it then doing it for the next twenty minutes.
Girls blushing at each other, eating, and thinking about how many feelings they have.
Quite easily the blandest of the four magical girlfriend light novel adaptations, and that's a feat.
Start and end were way too drawn out, and the middle was incomprehensibly pointless.
Completely vapid Idols Are the Greatest Thing Ever show edition 8341.
Bizarre? In the 80s, this was normal.
Way too much angst and exposition for what was ostensibly a comedy. They needed to explain their own jokes too.
Not a great fan of recent developments, and really needs to find that big quest the first season was lacking.
Too many twists, some nonsensical, but otherwise certainly the most interesting premiere if nothing else.
Once again, we find that clowning and anarchy don't mix.
At least it's more comedy than last time, even if overenamored of idols and still missing the first season's fun.
A bunch of characters I don't have any nostalgia for, doing things of no import. What a hook.
Nobody died. Right back to awful robot of the week and nonsensical god-eggboy saving them all.
Not as adventurous or as fun as it thinks it is, and still missing the conflict/action of the start of the first season.
Losing its edge with recent developments being largely exposition. Still mostly as fun as a train crashing.
Badly needs a structure and some kind of plot to direct its energy. Also to ditch the squares.
All. Five. Air. Bud. Movies. In. The. Length. Of. A. Single. Game.
Somewhat okay characters put this on dubious top of its magical harem ilk this season.
Too saccharine, but I doubt it'll stay that way. Not really clear what it is going to be yet though.
Too G-rated to sell its anti-war message, and too little going on for the rest of the episode.
Like listening to a dozen chihuahuas yapping at once, all of them thinking that they're hilarious.
The story of the whiny Sanada brothers is only somewhat more awful than the art and direction here for 80% of it.
Not a strong start to the season, although Friday through Sunday don't look too bad. I'm not really wild on Tokyo Ghoul either, but nothing else Thursday is stirring much of any feelings either. Death Parade is the only thing that I'd say had a respectable first episode though, and even that has some significant problems which, if repeated, will start grating immensely very fast. I guess that's not much of a surprise with about a third of the new shows being sequels/continuations and a massive chunk of the rest being Diomedea and/or light novel adaptations of creativity and ambition deficit magical girlfriends at magical sch… We really need a pithy word for that. I mean besides drek. If neither of the Wednesday shows pan out, I'll think of something to do in the Monday through Wednesday span. Feel free to post suggestions.