Knights of Sidonia #01 — The Ostriches Have Spoken

April 10th, 2014


Don’t worry, there’s awful tits too so you can’t call it art.


Here’s your hideous damn space CGI thing. Happy now? Of course not. What is it with the mecha and pseudo-mecha shows this season and being afraid to show people actually fighting the evil invaders or tentacles or whatever? Do you have to grope some tits and beat up a penguin before they let you do anything but have a launch sequence in episode one? Then again, this begins with him falling down a big hole in the middle of a wide open room, so operating a door knob is probably a triumph of the spirit as far as this show is concerned.

This also counts as a Blade and Soul post, since there were only two notable parts of the episode and both were CGIriffic. One was when a character transformed into CGI to slowly sway in the background as one ugly-ass dance, and the other was the fight which was certainly about eight steps up from the action the show did last week, but mainly stood out for the herald of the ostriches announcing its beginning.

Ugh. What am I going to do with Thursdays? Maybe that means that it’s finally time to pick up meth.

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Posted in Anime | 15 Comments »

15 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Fate says:

    I am infinitely curious what you are going to watch this season. I have no idea what even remotely interests me this season.

    • Fellow says:

      What shows are still left, even? Mekaku and M3 (pre-air on Nico for the latter) are this weekend, I don’t recall anything else yet to air. Hopefully those two are alright, although SHAFT seems to have gone el cheapo on the former and the 3D mecha seems kind overbearing in the latter.

      • Aroduc says:

        Date a Live’s bloody sequel tomorrow, but otherwise that’s all. Monday has nothing and there are a bazillion shows on both days of the weekend, so I’ll save the wrapup for then.

        • FlameStrike says:

          Date a Live… lmao I don’t have much hopes for THAT one.

          On a side note, has there actually been any anime you deem good recently? Or any older anime you’d recommend? Anime now a days are riddled with flaws. Still, I’ve been reading your enjoyable blog for awhile now, but I can’t for the life of me remember any anime that was received positively for the whole show. x.x Well if I recall you did like episode one of Dog Days, but that didn’t last long haha.

          Just to be clear I’m not complaining or anything. It’s fun as heck to see you tear into these poor shows, I’m just honestly curious to know about anime you’d give your endorsement to.

        • Aroduc says:

          Depends on your definition of recently. I still have an overall high opinion of Horizon and Symphogear, despite their issues and there are plenty of shows that had some good ideas or characters that failed to live up to their potential. Anime comedy/drama and I have been apparently having an outs in the past year or so. I don’t believe that anything is perfect or flawless though, and especially not that they have the consistency to maintain (or if you believe the internet hype, improve) themselves every single episode of the entire run. But I’m apparently crazy like that. When you start thinking of something as such, or referring to it in that way (particularly through weasel words/phrases like “Everybody will love X” or “X is a masterpiece”) then you’re closing yourself off to any kind of actual discussion. It’s much more fun to dissect things, and if you’re going to take the approach that everything is special and should be enjoyed for being so very special, then it doesn’t matter what you watch. Or say for that matter.

          And there’s also the natural inclination to go against the constant stream of declarations that a half dozen shows every season are wondrous masterpieces handed down from the God-Children of Japan which will be cast aside and forgotten a week after they finish airing in favor of the new half dozen wondrous masterpieces. You can set your clock by it, especially when it comes to noitaminA shows.

  • SlashZero says:

    If you’re really really bored I have a translation project where the hacking and 99% of the image editing have been done, ~15% of the game has been translated but then everyone decided to go do anything else instead.

    • Aroduc says:

      I’m interested in other projects on general principle, but I’m about 20% into a long one myself, in addition to the other two Jast ones I’m juggling that I still do more work on weekly than anybody else ‘working’ on them, and my last experience taking over someone else’s work was not a pleasant one.

  • jingoi says:

    rather watch generic moe slice of life #47 than ever touch meth.

  • FlameStrike says:

    Whoa, I have to say I’ve never seen any anime with more blatant CG. On the other hand at least it’s consistent, so it doesn’t look that out of place *cough* Tokyo Ravens *cough*.

    I liked the manga a lot so I’ll watch this too.

  • Longhaul says:

    What the shit they took out the catheter scene?

  • Anon says:

    Mmm, this is not an Anime. This is a OVA cut in pieces to fit as an Anime excuse…

    Dunno, the peace of the Story is so slow. As if they want to tell their story in this Anime cutting Episodes

    But frist impression? Good. But they could really use more Colors here

  • arknoir says:

    i want aroduc game reviews like jphinano

  • david says:

    This show seemed like it was animated in Adobe flash.

  • The Phantom says:

    It won “must watch” on my list just for killing a named character on first episode, so long they keep the killlcount going consider me a follower :D