October 13th, 2015
Obligatory disclaimer as always. Shows certainly do get better or worse than what their first episode(s) indicated. Mostly worse. Especially given the trend of the general anime audience to whip themselves into a furor over. Especially considering anime's problems with repetition and immediately taking every premise it has, unique or not, and then going to a holding pattern within a month. Anything I plan on definitely covering at least one more episode of has a Pusheen next to its name. Also, either a link to my post, or to a 90s cartoon opening.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. Unless an episode bored or offended me on a fundamental level, I do tend to at least glance through the next episode or two of most things, even if I have nothing further to say. It has happened at least once in the past that I changed my mind and both quit on, then changed my mind on a show between episodes 2 and 3.
Anyway, onward and forward.
Transparent CD advertisement vehicle for Yet Another Boy Band.
Change in staff has made what little humor there was left go the way of the dinosaur.
Has some needed focus on the action, but direction is nonsensical and the writing remains awful.
Mistakes cute for funny, and still not even selling that effectively on anything but a superficial level.
Sort of almost an actual musical, except not enough music and still suffers from all its subgenre's poor writing, animation, and character problems.
Slow pacing and a poor 'mystery' do nothing to make Yet Another Quirky Girl and Her Boy Sidekick distinguish itself.
Decentish action episode when it wasn't trying to be funny, which is unfortunately almost constantly.
Not really because of its merits, but because the rest of Thursday is bleak.
Twenty minutes of listening to 20 somethings blather pretentiously, going nowhere, not animated at all, and getting nothing done.
Oh boy, a new character to take over the show who's exactly the same as another one, only blonde!
Another LN trying to have it all, and ends up with just one remarkably suicidal child and janky art.
Massively overdramatized for how little actually happens or is shown. All talk, very little substance.
About twenty minutes of exposition, and a minute or two of really poorly drawn T&A.
First season drowned itself in existential angst, second season leapt right back into the angst pool to wallow some more.
Far more cartoonish and corny than last year's iteration, even before MAPPA's trademark collapse.
I hate broccoli, and yet, in a certain sense, I am broccoli.
One episode of half pure eyecandy, one episode of entirely talking heads. The latter will no doubt take over fully again.
Joseph Stalin, grab onto my armored muumuu. Together, we shall leave this foul Earth behind.
Promos promised action. So far, it's been an extremely slow paced, very poorly directed, exceptionally generic magic school thing.
After a recap clips episode, it spent another episode recapping and reintroducing itself. That should really say it all.
More character driven than most of its identical fellows, but the second episode was nothing but T&A schlock.
For people who want to watch lesbian porn, but would rather the vaginas be cropped out instead of censored.
Tout les monde nous somme les amis!
Needs to find some direction for the plot and pick up the pace as well as not have moments where the director/writer spit up total nonsense.
Reference is not parody. Self-reference, using the jokes people made about you years ago, is just masturbatory.
Oh, yeah. Down here I'm considered the apotheosis of cool.
Babies, chum; tiny, dimpled, fleshy mirrors of our us-ness, that we parents hurl into the future, like leathery footballs of hope!
Ridiculously overblown characters declaring their evil/naivety keep getting in the way of sweaty naked teenagers grunting.
Written and directed by mad people, with a cast that obeys no Earthly logic, so I assume it's for mad people as well.
Trying to cover up its problems with writing and character using gimmicks, not succeeding.
Its anti-climax schtick wore thin in week one, and the good animation isn't supported by characters or story in the slightest.
Wrapup of the Wrapup:
Well, first, I do want to finish up my experiment with horny magic girls and light-novel-but-not-a-light-novel that I began last season. Monday and Tuesday are looking like the meh-est days, so they're the primary candidates at the moment. Granted, I haven't taken my obligatory second episode glance at Aria AA quite yet (will do so after work today), but I can't imagine it setting my loins aflame. Thursday looks pretty sad too. I'm sure I'll follow something on Sunday, but all three of the shows there kind of seem like they exist for mad people with varying degrees of repetition disorders or disconnects on reality. Well, at least more than one show has animated action this season. That's already a huge step up over last.