Oh my god! Let me just start off by saying how nervous and excited I am to be doing my first post at Rabbit Poets. I certainly hope that it’ll set a positive tone and a leave good impression of me!
You know the really hot girl in the promo art? She’s dead within the first episode. We can go home now.
In ways that Star Driver will never be…
Hanasaku Iroha is very misleading from the prior impressions I had of it—it is much darker then I had anticipated. The series is a slice-of-life/drama series that at the moment is heavy on the drama. There is some humor, but most of is funny in the schadefreunden sense.
Spring is here. And KyoAni’s back doing what KyoAni does best – animating cute girls doing weird things. Or so it would seem.
If you’ve ever watched the Simpsons, there was a time (maybe they still do it now, I don’t know because I haven’t watched it in like 7 years) where something inopportune would happen and a character would grab his collar, shake it, make a sheepish grin and let out a groan that sort of sounded like “iiiiggggg.” I remember this, because they did it once in one season, and it was amusing for that first time. But then they started doing it all the time. Multiple times an episode. This is about the time that the Simpsons started sucking, so I’m going to say somewhere around season 9 or 10. I only mention this because that’s the first thing I thought about doing once I started watching Infinite Stratos.
One of the surefire, no-brainer shows airs. Worth the watch?
So the vaunted Shiki begins. And while the first episode wasn’t great, focusing more on mood-setting and character introductions, it has some potential.
Me and commitment. Man, it’s like oil and water. I was waiting to see Shiki before deciding on which shows to follow this season, but the first episode of Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin was impressive enough that I’ve decided to make the plunge (or maybe I’ve just been smitten by Maya, who’s by far the best new character of this season). Shiki and High School of the Dead will have to battle it between the two of them for the other spot.
So everytime the Chartfags chart is released for the first time, I read through it and think "damn, all these shows suck! Next season is going to suck!" And then next season rolls around and I start watching the shows and without fail, I usually say positive things about most of the shows I watch. I had no real intentions to watch Mitsudomoe, but after Scamp posted positive impressions, I decided to give it a shot. And lo and behold, Mitsudomoe is actually a funny show.