La Corda d’Oro – Blue Sky #01 — Rape Sense Tingling

April 5th, 2014


Did somebody call for a rosin-slinger?


Back to magical school we go, although no magic here. I think one of the older iterations of this show had a magical musical fairy though, so that’s good enough for me! This also had almost no implied sexual violence! Maybe because there was so little actual content in it, but that didn’t stop one of the guys from having the evil eyes which set off the lead’s rape sense or something. It’s probably best not to think too hard on that. Although there’s not a whole lot else to think about for most of the episode. Girl joins music school, has flashbacks to the same letter like, 3-4 times, is insecure, and is all but incapable of saying anything out loud. Not that I think she could get a word in edgewise with her overprotective childhood friend throwing temper tantrums ever few seconds. I get it. He’s loud. And bitchy. Thanks for making the doormat of a protagonist seem more passable in comparison. Now please stop.

While this managed to be a little less formulaic than the gods thing simply by dint of introducing half of the pretty boys via concert instead of just bumping into them in turn, it was still only half… and each one still had to be immediately slotted into their appropriate role along with a lazy effect showing how pretty they are along with the announcement of how super dreamy and/or special and/or violiny they are. The rest they do just bump into. And if my remark about flashing back to the letter (which had already been panned over, then read out loud as it was panned over again) didn’t clue you in, it’s pretty far on the bottom end of the budgetary world without even any proliferations of exploding flowers for me to giggle at. Even the ‘concerts’ of people playing were almost entirely stills while voices in the background marveled at how amazing people were.

But it sure has a lot of elevator music!

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sanjuro says:

    I’m getting the feeling that you aren’t attracted to looming pretty boys. That can’t be true can it?

  • The Phantom says:

    Hated the first season or series and hated this one, is a shitty show that deserves none of my attention.

  • Flip Porter says:

    Well to be fair about the people remarking the concert is amazing, I think it’s amazing that they can play an instrument while remaining perfectly still. Oh and I have no desire to ever watch this *runs away*.

  • anon999 says:

    This anime is just boring as watching paint dry.