Fourteen Sick #10 — Brought to You By EcDonald’s

December 5th, 2012


Home of the Big Eac.


Feelings! Nothing more than… FEELINGS! On one hand, they all but jettisoned any attempts at comedy this week about three minutes into the episode. Instead, it lurched around between corny romance and melodrama. On the other hand, that made parts of it probably the funniest this show’s been in a long time. When the violins are wailing, the insert song kicks in, Yuuta’s looking like his cat was just eviscerated in front of him because a girl he likes said that she likes him, and this is then followed by yet another goddamned sob story, the last thought in my mind is that I’m emotionally touched by any of it. All it was missing is someone running in from off-screen to yell "Drama Bomb!" Maybe with jazz hands… Subtlety, thy name is not Kyoto Animation.

This was then followed by "Cheer Leader Cheese Potato!" Is… Is that a sexual act? Or are these cheese potatos so EXTREEEEME that they need the exclamation mark? And since Captain Milquetoast spent pretty much the last third brooding about his newly discovered angst, I think we all know how much that I enjoyed that. At least he found a nice angst tree to sit under and look sad. It even has its autumn plumage for extra sadness, which is kind of confusing since I’m pretty sure it was summer a week or two ago. Japan and their crazy seasons.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    “Subtlety, thy name is not Kyoto Animation.”

    Did you watch Hyouka long enough to see the heart shaped pendulum clock? If pink filters wasn’t enough already.

  • jingoi says:

    I’d rather get punched all day than watch another second of MOE FEELINGS!!!

  • Ryugan says:

    yeah the next episode DRAMA BECAUSE NEW RIKKA IS TOO DIFERENT and fineal 12 episode she returns to her chun2 behabior…. done i save you of 2 episodes

  • The Phantom says:

    I’m I the only one watching this for the overthetop fights? is too much to hope for another one? the melodrama and feeling crap was just so damn boring, more fights please!

  • algorithm says:

    God, that was the most cancerous shit I saw since Kokoro Connect.

  • Jack says:

    Over at Reddit, they’re already voting this show as the “Best Anime Of The Year”. Personally, I haven’t watched anything past the third episode.

    I do like the animation. Kyo can at least paint and light a scene fairly well. You’d have to say, for the most part, their technical abilities are better than most. Yeah, I know…there are times when they suck technically, but come on. Out side SilverLink and SHAFT, most shops are rubbish. Most animation sweat shops can’t even light a single scene properly. It’s either too dark, flat, or blown out as if everyone has their own pet Sun in every room.

    That said, after 3 episodes, the subject matter of this show did nothing for me. I found it embarrassing. Personally, at 14, I never went through such a stage. Nor at 10 or 17 or any age. I grew up poor and began working young. I didn’t have time to fuck around in some fantasy world.

    Am I really missing the best show of 2012?