Bunny Drop #01 — Large Flat Surfaces

July 7th, 2011


Obligatory noitaminA post.

One Thursday show down. Five to go. And only four of them airing over the span of a single hour!


I feel like I should just have a boiler plate set of thoughts for these maudling noitaminA dramas. I’ll pick some random weird attribute to make fun of for a couple sentences, then comment on its relatively poor production characteristic of noitaminA shows in general, make a concession about its peaceful music, then conclude by saying it doesn’t matter because I have as much interest in watching melodrama as -analogy about something unpleasant, likely involving rabid wildlife-. In fact, half of this post may have been taken right from my old one on… I don’t know… Antique Bakery, let’s say.

So, without further ado… Between Daikichi’s giant chin and Rin’s all-consuming forehead, it’s a wonder that nobody has tried to land a helicopter on them yet. Production is Yet Another NoitaminA Showtm, with about 25% more piano than usual, and I don’t like melodrama. This is yet another ‘adaptation’ that’s precious little more than putting voices to barely animated pictures. The characters are exactly what’s stated on the box; the flawless little girl that everybody dislikes because of plot… hell, it even had the evil stepsister-like character taking advantage of her and messing up the funeral in case you didn’t already get that Rin was the perfectest thing ever… matched up with the dull male lead who only distinguishes himself by having no personality. THE CG bus was more distinctive than them, although that was probably because it really obtrusively didn’t match the show’s art style in the slightest. 

You could just listen to the audio and get 95% of the experience. I often wonder how much people’s impressions would change if they weren’t focused on the bottom 10% of the screen to read what’s going on, but I suppose that’s neither here nor there. Most of the of the remaining experience involves flat spaces on people’s faces large enough to use for a game of squash.


Posted in Anime | 8 Comments »

8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chen says:

    Hey now, Nodame isn’t melodramatic! It’s actually pretty lively and uplifting. It also taught me that playing the piano is like being a rockstar. So I will watch this and enjoy the piano chamber music thank you very much! Plus, I sort of promised Joule I’d watch this.

  • Mohamad Taufiq bin Morshidi says:

    Seriously, you’re just finding an excuse to drop this anime aren’t ya?

  • Jack says:

    And? Where are the damn rabbits?

  • Mesousa says:

    As much as this has potential to me, let me guess: we only ear the male leads thoughts, but not the girl, despite being the more troublesome characer.

    Remember when Softtenni and Squid Girl can do the thinking thing with every single character?I wish most anime were this.

  • rufe says:

    Not all noitanima is melodrama. I wouldn’t place Horou Musuko in that category for example. Antique and House of Five Leaves also don’t seem like melodrama to me though they had their share of drama. There was also just action like Toshokan Sensou.

    I personally remain fond of the slot since I enjoyed Honey and Clover so much….

    Anyway, melodrama can be fun and even valuable if you can get wrapped up in it and then distance yourself from it afterwards. (see my “Website”)

  • U.Renko says:

    I don’t know… I kinda liked it

    I guess I’ll watch it, they will probably fall in love with each other eventually and all that.

    And I tottaly agree with the “listen to the audio and get 95% of the experience” thing.

  • Anonymous says:

    it tottaly looks like she is punching something here