Medaka Box #12 — Blah Blah Blah Blah…

June 20th, 2012


Wow. They must’ve blown the budget last week on that ‘fight.’


Yawn. YAWWWWWWWWWWWWN. This may have been the most underanimated episode of the show to date. And the titular character didn’t even bother to show up. Everybody stood around talking about how awesome she is for the first third of the episode before it was time to go help the Shogi club clean up their room and solve a little spat between two of them. All done by standing around and just outright stating "I’m pissy." And then solved with a horrendously corny "What would Medaka do?" Cue the usual generic chunk of "Are you stupid? Your confidence is pissing me off. You have no idea what you’re doing. Your spirit has touched me." And everybody lived happily ever after explained the true meaning of friendship and believing in each other. Or whatever. I really just don’t care.

Final thoughts, such as they are, on the bottom.

‘Final’ Thoughts:

I know I’m really going far out on a limb here, but this was pretty bad. Even if they solved the problems of the woeful budget, poor humor, and often weird music, there’s still the 7,000 pound hippo of its pacing problems strapped to the show’s neck. Nothing is said in one sentence that can’t be said in four, repeated incredulously by another character, flashed back to later, and then rehashed with a new character an episode later. And god help us if they just show anything at all instead of making sure that everything is explicitly stated… at length. And often repeated. There’s so much exposition that the characters barely even have personalities under it all.

I guess I can leave things off there as a list of stuff the show needs to fix. It’s already confirmed that it’s continuing, but unless they can solve those problems (or it once again airs on the same day as a bunch of nonsense), I don’t think I’ll be continuing, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. As far as this season goes, I have troubles even remembering what the hell happened most weeks. I spent awhile trying to remember if the swimming pool arc was two or three episodes and I’m still not sure. Being utterly forgettable before your show is even over is really not a good thing.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Aroduc completes a season of a Jump show…

    Something something Mayans?

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    I heard Aki Toyosaki didn’t want to appear in the finale because she realizes when she doesn’t monologue, it’s not worthy.

    • Anise_Punter says:

      She should stick to adorable 12-year-old retard roles; it’s the only place her voice doesn’t sound weird.

  • Serpit says:

    Well, you’ve probably heard it time and time again, but the beginning was kinda lame and it continues to get better from here on. However, this being Nisio, it’s still a WORDSWORDSWORDS type of narration style.

    What might actually be of benefit to the second season is the fact that if they want to cover it in just 12 more episodes, they have to cover 3 instead of 2 chapters per episode and thereforce cut some stuff or speed it up significantly.

    Oh, and it has Gilgamesh.

  • tokwa says:

    I heard there’s a second season… Nah, who cares

  • Kaisos says:

    If anything, I think anyone who actually enjoyed what little there was to enjoy about this series should pick up the manga, it’s far more exciting past this point.

    That said, the second season is also going to blow chunks because the people working on the show have no idea how to properly adapt content from a manga format.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    I saw quite a few people saying that this was the worst show of the season, I can only assume they did not watch the Zombie 2 trainwreck.

  • Dynellen says:

    S2 content is much more battle focused and has some interesting characters.

    Unfortunately this kind of budget+more action=no one in their right mind will watch it.

  • Chipp12 says:

    Binbougami Ga promo!


    ok then give went to watch it all & now s1 finale ok then yea give ok series.

    now a s2 hmm as long stick with 13eps or less & NOT being long-run ongoing then maybe might watch just hmm on it.