Photo Girlfriend #01 — Montages, Monologues, and Rape

April 4th, 2013


Some of my favorite things!


Oho. A show that begins with only a sentence or two of internal monologuing before he… starts talking to a girl! Just kidding, it was a dream. A dream where a bevy of cosplaying girls are jealous that he’s not paying attention to them. And with that stirring introduction out of the way, it’s time for… a whole lot of nothing. Okay, the creature on a bike who looked like she had two watermelons tied to her chest was probably something simply by dint of physical mass. That’s also when the writers finally gave in to peer pressure and had the obligatory internal monologue introduction. And then a whole whole lot more. I think it was all they could do to hold out five minutes. What restraint.

So yeah, nothing happens, nothing happens, internal monologue, nothing happens, montage, internal monologue, nothing happens, internal monologue, and then, just when you’re not expecting it, nothing happens. My ‘favorite’ parts of the big fat of nothing that made up the episode were the montages. Random shot of scenery, more scenery, upskirt inches away from an ass, scenery, more scenery, sky, crotch, etc. There was this one point where a guy was hiding and staring at him chat up one of his sister’s friends with a dramatic musical stinger, but in actuality, it was just the generic male friend waiting to make his appearance to rant about the glory of youth and other totally creative and interesting things, and wait for this, make him join his wacky club! Which was shown in the OP anyway. And of course, our hero bitches about it, but only so the audience can hear. Occasionally even while fantasizing about girls exposing themselves. To get a full understanding of how pathetic this pantywaist is, he fell backward on the couch in horrified terror of peer pressure, and while he was being whimpering and cowering in fear, the male buddy climbed on top of him. Yes. This protagonist is so spineless that his sidekick metaphorically raped him until he accepted.

I guess I’d put it barely above that last show, but that’s mostly because characters occasionally walk around instead of sitting in one room rock still for the majority of the episode and, you know, I chuckled at how awful it was a few times, which is more than I can say for the other. It’s still made on a shoe string budget without a single amusing or interesting character in the whole lot, least of all the spineless gibbering invalid posing as the protagonist.

Next Episode:

Courting sexual harassment lawsuits.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • tokwa says:

    >Full of Montages, Stills etc.
    what do you expect in a photography show?

    Shitty mc’s are shitty. the male character designs are like drawn by a 4 year old kid.

  • Catz says:

    First haircuts now photography and then…

  • Pannya says:

    Best show this season

  • Wilfriback says:


    The first seconds of the opening make me shout Persona!!

  • The Phantom says:

    I hate fan service, but every single season there is more and more shameless crap like this, is like the plot (what plot?) goes to the background so they can show more panties, and tits.

  • arknoir says:

    MC is rather Kafkaesque if I do say so myself. Until the Photography came into it I thought there was no boys at the school. In fact I thought this was a Monogatari sequel considering the amount of girls he bumped into for a 1st episode.