Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 6
Good news, WordPress has changed its design to now support free multi-file uploading, as well as a much smaller sidebar-menu-thing. Bad news – I wanted my extended menu! Now, instead of it being one-click access to My Comments, Add New Post, and All Pages, I have to hover over the submenu until it pops out options. Granted, the options come out in a quarter of a second, but WordPress seems so… empty without my extended menu.
And now, on to HORIZON.
Man, that OP. I thought it was stupid and bad and weird and stupid and bad and wired life at the beginning, but guess what? I also thought that for both Nichijou OPs. And then they became awesome.
Horizon’s OP is ALSO AWESOME. Seriously, to everybody who’s still watching the show, can you POSSIBLY disagree with me? Doing so would be a DIRECT VIOLATION of the UNIVERSE’S most SACRED constant: that AWESOMENESS, when sufficiently AWESOME, appears EQUALLY AWESOME to all observers.
The scene before the OP was actually half-decent, especially the absence of music. The director must be a really DIRECTIVE person, huh?! After all, to be the director of an anime, you have to have SKILL, and he demonstrates that in EERIE and SUSPENSEFUL pre-opening scenes.
AND THEN THE TECHNO MUSIC COMES IN
PLAYFUL DRUMBEATS WHILE TALKING ABOUT THE DEATH OF EVERYBODY ON MUSASHI
SUSPENSEFUL STACCATO STRINGS WHILE TALKING ABOUT FAT LOLICONS
That day, faces were palmed like never before.
The whole thing feels like tl;dw (for those uninitiated into my blog, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes), but with more fat lolicons – there’s MAJOR WORLD-BUILDING, a TON of POLITICAL CHARACTERS of ALL AGES, and generally a really LEGENDARY feel to it. There’s also fat lolicons. Did I mention fat lolicons? Horizon’s HUGE WORLD is definitely a strong point – the anime’s sitting on an extremely solid base of light novel material.
There’s really only one complaint about this show, the one issue that all its downfalls arise from – the length. That’s right, I’m going to keep on bitching about this one concept for as long as I need to, because THIS IS NOT LONG ENOUGH. You can’t BUILD a giant world in 13 episodes. You can’t DEVELOP its characters. You can’t even properly INTRODUCE the entire cast! Please, somebody tell me they’re lying. If not 39 episodes, and Horizon totally deserves to be, at least give us 26 episodes!
Some of you may be thinking, “Man, this guy actually WANTS more episode of this Horizon GARBAGE?!”
The thing is, Horizon WOULDN’T BE garbage if the directors knew from day one that it would be a 39-episode show. They’d start it off slowly, come up with less derpy art, and start building a SOLID foundation for the ANIME.
But now, it’s too late. If it’s announced that they do indeed get 39 episodes, perhaps the directive quality will improve substantially. But you can’t change the past. The previous episodes sucked DUMPLINGS.
I haven’t read the light novels, but with such a massive plot, shouldn’t the characters also be well developed?
I mean, you have this girl whose only defining trait is having BLONDE HAIR. OH WAIT, some other girl ALSO has blonde hair, so let’s give that girl WINGS. What?! There are two characters with EXACTLY THE SAME FACE, HAIRSTYLE, AND PERSONALITY?! Let’s make their hair COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS to EXAGGERATE their ‘DIFFERENCE’.
Even the people who seem to be fleshed out – Shiro, the penny-pincher. He’s a pretty cool guy with a personality, right? I mean, he handles money and shit, right?
EXCEPT THAT’S THE ONLY THING HE DOES
One of the LARGEST flaws in character DESIGN is mistaking DESIGN for ACTIONS. A character is not defined by their ACTIONS, a character is defined by their PERSONALITY. Sure, we LOOK at characters for their ACTIONS, but it’s their PERSONALITY that drives their actions – not their actions that drives their personality.
A bunch of you are getting bored now, and I’ve 3 minutes to wrap this up, so I’ll talk about OTHER STUPID SHIT.
MORE PEOPLE LIVE IN VANCOUVER THAN IN MUSASHI HURR DURR HURR
Actually, there are THIRTY THOUSAND people that SHARE the EXACT SAME postal code as myself. THIRTY THOUSAND. And a hundred thousand people live in Musashi? That’s really far too little. Then again, when the only habitable land in the world is Japan…
Here, it’s in NOTES FORM because oh god I don’t have TIME TO WRITE, nor TIME TO RHYME
– Tori’s smile is SO CREEPY
– Are the maids human, or are they AUTOMATED DOLLS? OR MAYBE THEY’RE BOTH, OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
– Suzu’s writing is messy, and she doesn’t use any kanji at all – this tiny bit added to the REALISM in having a MOE BLIND GIRL
– Still, Tori’s ‘I only helped you because you’re cute’ was bad, because it shows that he only cares about OUTWARD APPEARANCE rather than INWARDS PERSONALITY, JUST LIKE THE PRODUCERS OF THIS SHOW
– Their reasoning makes no sense, what would getting Honda Masazumi on their side do?! Also, what kind of nickname for her is ‘Seijun’? It reeks of lameness
– MUSASHI IS A FLOATING SHIP, why is there a MUSASHI NOBILITY CLUB
– You really have to watch this twice to appreciate the full efforts of TYPESETTING ON DRUGS
tl;dr: Ben-To, Horizon, and Majikoi air on the same day, every week… brb killing self