Yaaaaaaaaaaawn #01 — The Manliest Poster

July 7th, 2012


Starting off my evening marathon with a bang!


Was the second half better than the first? Yeah. Was it much better? No. Did all the same problems still exist? Yeah. Was I marginally more annoyed by them now that I knew what exactly was going to annoy me and it had most of a week to stew in my brain? Oh hell yeah.

Good god, there was an exchange in the show where they all sat around a table and explained a character’s reaction to it before they could proceed. "X did Y, so Z was about to slap him, but then she couldn’t because it came from Q." THANKS, SHOW. I needed that, for you see, I had suffered from a stroke and completely missed those last 5 seconds, so the 15 seconds you took out to explain it was absolutely required. After all, isn’t that the best way to handle characterization? By sitting in a circle and narrating what the character is doing and how they are reacting? My favorite part was when they cut to the poster on the wall, having completely run out of anything interesting to show. I should probably recognize who that’s supposed to be, but I do not. Let’s call it the Undertaker, because that will amuse me.

So no, my previous opinion has not changed in the slightest. It is dreadfully boring with boring yappy characters that overexplain everything for the express purpose of filling up as much time as possible while doing as little as possible. Great.

Posted in Anime | 8 Comments »

8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Embok says:

    Well sure it’s poorly made but it lets me fulfill my dream of becoming the little girl so it’s still great. I’m going to buy 50000 BDs of it.

  • jingoi says:

    Rather watch Casshern Sins again. At least I’ll fall asleep knowing I’m missing something kind of interesting.

  • shadow says:

    is the undertaker!!!!!!!
    dead man walking

  • Totali says:

    Did you purposely arrange the heading images in a clever fashion while hoping with bated breath that commenters would notice.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Yeah, I thought that was the Undertaker myself. The one guy is a pro wrestling fan, or so they mentioned.

    The group leader seems like a terrible person.

    Also I’m kind of surprised your comments section did not erupt in the SAO post like it did Angel Beats (just 2 comments atm though it is 2AM est now, that could change by the time I wake up)

  • Adam says:

    It’s the slightly copyright friendly Undertaker.
    They pretty much just altered one of the first google images.

  • Golos says:

    Decent episode, boring review