July 13th, 2015
Not really that exhausting a new season ‘week’ honestly.
Obligatory disclaimer as always. Shows certainly do get better or worse than what their first episode(s) indicated, which is probably a good thing for this season as it was rife with pretty dull opening episodes that supposedly promise that later ones will be totally different. At least judging from what the rest of the peanut gallery around the internet is saying at any rate, reminding me why I’m a hermit.
Anything I’m going to cover for another week will have carbonara by the link to my original post on it, or if I don’t have an original post, to videos of puppies in slow motion or something. That doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it, or won’t eventually pick up something without one, just that I’m planning to cover at least one more episode. Thursdays and Saturdays are messy looking at the moment, so I’m playing it a little conservatively. Anyway, onward and forward.
The only things left to air are sequels to shows I hated (Cinderella Girls (17th) and Prisma Ilya (24th)), so… noooo… Not sure what the deal with Italian Lupin is at this point. Honestly, stopped paying attention and I cherish my ignorance.
He trips… and falls into boobs or a crotch! For the eighty seven thousandth time!
World’s most boring and socially defective people staring at plants.
Trying to do a little bit of everything, but the ‘selling’ point is just loudness in place of humor.
Is nobody going to mention the guy on a chainsaw writing love letters in Portuguese to a 14 year old?
The only notable thing was the weird narrator, and that was horrible.
In virtual reality made real, we sit in chairs and stare for twenty straight minutes.
The only jokes are that an attempted rapist is female and she has a cloaca.
Is this even a show or just the congealment of a bunch of terrible light novels taken digital form?
Or that one of Jiyuu’s friends desperately wants to do her father?
Trying to turn one bad joke cliche into twenty minutes by the sheer force of repetition.
Moving at a snail’s pace and has a fifth grader’s view of what’s adult.
If it doesn’t quickly build off the last minute of the first episode instead of the first insipid twenty, I’m straight out.
Is utterly ridiculous, yet keeps trying to take itself seriously. Also loves to murder children.
Understands basic episodic structuring, so doesn’t feel as slow as everything else. Characters and budget still a major problem.
Let’s all sit in a room and instead of plot developments, have everything explained to us with powerpoint slides.
All the glare in the world can’t hide the inappropriate melodrama and lack of humor despite auditory comedy stingers.
There was basically a ten minute expositional montage of the entire cast. What is this even trying to be?
Awesome action consisting of grunting and speedlines, with more yelling to fill the time otherwise.
In two episodes, I think there have been approximately twenty five minutes of briefings.
Look at the screencaps and you’ve got most of the humor. And fanservice too. And seen most of the animation.
Another show that consistent almost entirely of watching people at meetings.
A weaker start than the first two seasons, but they did punch a mountain and suplex a space shuttle.
Animaniacs had better sex jokes than this. And less sitting through meetings.
And seriously, what the hell was with that fever scene in the first series? Who thought that was a good idea?
Already cannon balling into the angst-pool and stripped the protagonist of the personality he temporarily had.
Two episodes spent reiterating and rehashing old jokes. Patience is running thin.
At least be horrifying with your weird assumptions about the internet instead of spinning your wheels for two weeks.
About five decent minutes of fantasy adventure so far bookending around 35 tedious ones of mostly exposition.
I can’t wait for the power level to reach maximums.
A few decent things with the direction, but mostly moving very slowly and a dullard for the protagonist.
Wrapup of the Wrapup:
Meh. Well, still betterish than last season… I guess. At least Symphogear and probably one of the other action shows will keep that end up after the three month drought. I almost certainly won’t be covering three shows on Thursdays, so it’ll probably come down to which one has the most obnoxious next episode, and I already know what Chaos Dragon’s is. Then again, School-Live’s is in the coveted before-work timeslot. Similar goes for Saturday, although it is a weekend and they are all hours apart, so I might be more lenient. If Charlotte and Working have another dull or angst-dump out of nowhere though, they’re probably right out. I can at least rely on the clown in Hajime’s boobs and the show’s (and clown’s) horrifying views on the internet and society in general to… well, be horrifying. But fascinatingly so. Like an evil clown embedded in someone’s chest.
Monday through Wednesday are looking pretty bad though. If Gangster can pick up its pace by about threefold and stop mincing around with talking about how totally adult and deep and dark it is while having super humans do cartwheels through the air and leaving body counts behing them that would make Pinochet blush, maybe I’ll go with that, but since it’s been all talk and (budget-less) execution has been at odds with what it’s saying, I have little hope. Perhaps I’ll do some more game reviews since it’s been a while, although those take a lot longer than the 35 or so minutes I usually take to post about an episode. I guess we’ll see. Avaunt!