This is my first time actually doing an anime in its entirety. I actually ~don’t know~ how long Uchuu Kyoudai will be, but I didn’t look it up not because I’m stupid but because I’m pretty much prepared for whatever length this happens to be.
Sorry for being late. I am usually SUPER SUPER GUILTY about being late and am usually kinda punctual with things, but only now have I been given the OK for writing this post before the preview for Spring 2012 comes out.
That was nonsense, sorry. Let’s get on with the SPACE BROS.
FEEL SO MOON»
Are you ready for a pun? Yes, you are.
See that sunset? Yes, you do.
When does the sun set? In the evening.
What time is the evening? Very late.
So. What’s this enormously late post going to be about?
The title says it’s going to be about ‘2012 Winter Anime First Impressions Part Two’. OK, so what does that mean? It means that this post is going to be about my first impressions of the anime airing in the winter of 2012. And this is part two.
Read part one here.
Whereas part one’s shows all sucked, part two’s shows… well, half of them suck. The other half are decent. And then there’s one awesome show. But it’d be too disjointed if I just hopped around from one anime to another in this post, without any main thread in between. So this post is going to be about anime, and first impressions, and 2012 Winter. But it’s also going to be about Anime Club. That’s right, Anime Club.
So now you know what this post is going to be about.
Click for CAPITALISM»
Hey, everybody. It’s time for me to INTERACT MORE WITH MY REGULAR READERS by starting a
WEEKLY I mean MONTHLY I mean YEARLY competition to see who is the GREATEST FAN OF O-NEW OUT THERE!!
What’s the challenge? Well, the challenge is understanding what I said in these comments. Whoever comments below with the proper translation of my speech, good reasons for thinking that that is the proper translation of my speech, and an excuse for me for saying ‘speech’ when I’m not even talking first will win! Here are example submissions:
Posted 2012/02/30 at 26:71 | Permalink | Reply
‘Wine, art upon sting a genome? So I’m a shoe, tapes a shinto.’ means ‘I sting genomes because I type like shinn87!’
‘Thous, our whiz-wards yew halved. Their butt-eye Kant-creek ate scream; shoots yews. Sing empathy, bee! Cousin thee en-ditch – to mush Worch!’ means ‘I take screenshots because I’m a butt-eye!’
I believe that this is the proper translation of your speech because you are an idiot, I hate you, and you are most definitely also a butt-eye.
An excuse for you saying ‘speech’ when you’re not even talking is because you are a butt-eye and butt-eyes cannot talk, but want to sound like they’re talking.
Posted 2012/12/23 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply
where are the tits
Posted 2012/03/00 at 00:00 | Permalink | Reply
your wine and shinto comment mens kyaa~ squee~ Ouma Shu is super hot desu~~~~~<3
your wizards and buteye coment means uguuuu~~ my cousin is super cute desu~~
i believ this is right because ouma shu is supper hot desu~~ and my cousin is also super choo-kawai~
you say spech when your not even talking because you are uugly and grosse and déspicable et méprisable. Aller mourir dans un puits au large de la côte de la Finlande. b-b-baka
Posted 1949/10/01 at 07:15 | Permalink | Reply
So do all Mushyrulez need to wear 斗笠 when they write bad posts?
Je ne grosse pas»
Oh, hey. Welcome to February. Note that the first anime of this season aired nearly a month ago (Natsume, on January 3rd). Back in my day, they called me the lATEM@STER. Because I write posts. That are late. Hahaha. That’s not even a pun what am I typing
Here, read my season previews. They’re decent. And by decent I mean they’re not horrible. That is to say, they’re merely bad and/or mediocre. Just read those god-damned posts and come back here and read this god-damned post and like, just, damn yourself, god
Before anyone accuses me of espousing anime as an entertaining, interesting, and fun medium of communication, let me disclaim myself with a disclaimer that I believe fully fits the mood of this post.
[Disclaimer: ANIME SUCKS]
I wear anime sucks in my anime shoes»
Y’know, the kind of première episodes I hate the most are those that exist only to introduce the characters (see: Horizon). What kind of posts can you make out of those, other than posts that exist only to introduce the characters (see: Horizon)?
I guess my creativity was sucked out of me by octopuses or something, because I can’t think of any creative things to do than to recap a five-minute-long episode in a post that’ll take you more than five minutes to read. Here’s a guy’s eyebrow. I think it’s the most interesting thing that’s happened this episode.
I don’t know, I’ll try to blog all these three shows differently. That said, this is indeed the final show that I shall be blogging this first half-season (until December), along with Ben-To and Horizon.
Anyways, man, there was anime club today. They watched Ben-To, which sucks, when they could’ve watched cool shows like Mirai Nikki which they had downloaded. They also used gg’s subs and everybody left saying how the quality was shit. Anime club, keep failing.
They also had Kamimemo from last season (episode 1) downloaded, which is like…
“Kam, I’m Emo!”»
Man, I got better Internet. instead of downloading at a hundred kilobytes per second, now it’s downloading at over a megabyte per second (Speedtest.net says mine is at almost three megabytes per second). So, I downloaded Episode 2 of KYOUKAISENJOUNOHORIZON in SIX MINUTES. What’s the point of downloading an episode in six minutes when it takes twenty to watch the show?! I’m better than 86% of people in terms of download speed, but I’m worse than 99% of people in terms of anime-watching speed. It took me two hours just to watch this episode (with screenshots, blobs, notes, etc.) and another
one three hours just to write this post (five in total)!
Expect no more half season reviews until I’m totally caught up with these three (Horizon, Ben-To, Majikoi) episodics – Shoka was my last currently following show of last season, as I’m not currently following Penguindrum and Kamisama no Memochou/Dolls.
Uhhh tl;dr, let’s begin (over 3000 words, be warned).
I like the variety in facial expressions»
So, why the heck am I blogging this? IT’S TIME TO DERP ALL THE WAY IN PREPARATION OF NANOWRIMO
EXPECT 100-WORD POSTS EVERY DAY IN NOVEMBER
BLOGGING BEN-TO, HORIZON, AND MAJIKOI LIKE A BOSS
This is me after this season is over (by which time I will undoubtedly not remember what the heck I decided to do and why the heck I did it):
Actually, that’s me every day»
HEROES ARE THE LEGENDARY HEROES
So, since everyone else is doing Anime First Impressions, why don’t I join the party?
…Because I’M NOT POPLAR ENOUGH I’M TOO TALL AND NON-FEMININE ;~;
Anyways, to start off the season, let’s start with some (relatively) ‘familiar’ territory – Bakuman.
That’s right, the manga about drawing manga has been made into an anime, but still about drawing manga.
I’ve probably raised this opinion on numerous (or innumerable?) forums already, but really, there was/is (maybe not will be) no need to make Bakuman into an anime. Best thing it could do is more publicity, but honestly, the manga is better than the manga in virtually every aspect.
It says something about an anime when they’re too lazy to draw anything but his head
The art for the anime looks really strange, for some reason (people don’t close one eye that often, unless if it’s bleeding like a certain person cough cough ); there’s really no movement involved, because everything’s in words; and because everything’s in words, the anime will probably become very boring.
Here’s probably, because as it stands right now, the first few episodes of Bakuman are actually… quite good! Not exactly looking forward to it, but nice ‘backup’ anime in case all others fail; with such a good supporting story already, I strongly doubt this will flunk, only become boring.
Did you see the stunningly coincidental emoticon two paragraphs up? ;)
THE OP IS TOO COOL FOR ME :kozueface:
Anyways, as with Bakuman, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (AKA KamiNomi or TWGOK) is an adaption of a manga I’ve read – I didn’t realize it was going to be made into an animu until it was too late to stop reading ;~;
It’s about this
creep guy, who’s only into 2D girls. BUT ONE DAY A DEMON FROM HELL COMES AND MAKES HIM DATE LIKE SIXTY THOUSAND PEOPLE OR ELSE HE WILL DIE
…Don’t ask me, I didn’t make up the plot.
For some reason, Kaminomi’s art looks really… weird too. Keima’s lips look like he puts on lipstick every day or something, and generally speaking, it doesn’t look that… correct. No idea why though; not much of an artist (cough cough masha hijack rofl), but even I can tell these slight… distortions.
Anyways, directly contrasting with Bakuman, Kaminomi was something I really wanted to see animated. There’s tons of movement involved, and animating it would smoothen everything out by a lot.
Funny how he’s not actually black, though. Racists.
Everything about Kaminomi (maybe apart from art though) really is, excellent. The OP is stupidly cool, the seiyuu do their job incredibly well, the focus of each frame is a brilliant interpretation and adaptation from manga to anime, etc. etc. etc.
There’s just one last problem though – and that’s on the translator’s part. HorribleSubs, IIRC and AFAIK the only widely spread subbing of the series, Americanizes ‘otomegane’ as ‘dweeb’ and ‘kami-sama’ as ‘divine one’. I suppose it’s sort of a lacuna (lexical gap), but simply by explaining the otomegane pun and kami-sama being God would’ve made it much better…
But my little sister is this cut. BET YA MUST BE JEALOUS HUH
Anyways, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (and I was thinking Legend of the Legendary Heroes was a long title) is… quite good, actually. Most things this season are quite good. OH WAIT I’M ONLY WATCHING THE GOOD ONES HAHA
Oreimo (Ore, Imouto)’s about this girl who watches porn. Her brother finds out. She then forces her brother to watch porn.
I SAID DON’T ASK ME I’M NOT WEIRD ENOUGH TO MAKE THESE PLOTS
One of the main points is that Oreimo actually exhibits some sign of realism. There’s no implication of any siscon relationships here; their actions seem very realistic, compared to other actions in other anime. If you were a closet otaku, you’d (probably) tell someone everything about your addictiveness just because you haven’t told it to anyone else before. If you found out someone was a closet otaku, but you haven’t socialized with that person for years, you’d want to help him/her out, even if the… ways of helping out seem quite strange.
Oh, one more thing; I never realized this, but @Seanver’s avatar has been Kirino for like, the longest time. I guess there are too many orange-haired people in anime nowadays…
Must be a ko-in-key-dink :o
What else I haven’t noticed is that everything up till this point is alphabetical! So let’s continue that pattern, with Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Spirit Detective Yakumo) up next.
Some guy has a red eye, but it’s not bleeding, unlike mine. ); With it, he can see SPIRITS OF THE DEAD and he uses that to SOLVE MYSTERIES.
Unlike the other, lighter ones of the season, this one is very dark. The animators were probably just too lazy to add proper lighting :V
However, with Shiki and tl;dw transferring from last season over, the contrast is pretty much balanced for fall.
Yakumo has a really cliche’d concept (who else can see spirits and ghosts? Kurosaki Ichigo), but its execution is brilliant. It’s dark, but sometimes humorous. It’s somewhat creepy, but not horror. It’s mysterious, but realistic.
…but he’s not.
For example (SPOILERS SPOILERS), at the end of both mysteries, it is revealed that the culprits were human all along, and the spirits didn’t do anything (the human pretended to be a spirit). The backstories, even of the single-episode characters are also all very developed, even though it took them less than ten minutes each.
Yakumo is first and foremost a mystery anime; there’s little to do with the supernatural (haven’t ya had enough Occult Academy already?!). If you like things like Detective Conan (BTW 14th movie just came out), you’ll probably enjoy Yakumo.
I AM READY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
Finally, the last thing I’m currently watching is… Squidgirl! (Shinryaku! Ika Musume!)
She’s so awesome she has her own twitter de geso!
Squidgirl is about a squid girl (literal translation of her name). That’s it.
She just does stuff.
One scene somewhat irked me, though. This guy makes a squid hat, so when it flies away, Ikamusume thinks it’s dead. Then, she throws it back into the ocean, even though her original point of invading humanity was to stop pollution.
Isn’t that pretty hypocritical?
Then again, it could be that she really thought that was a squid.
THAT IS NOT A GODDAMNED SQUID. God doesn’t damn squids, Poseidon does.
Oh, funnily enough, everything I’m currently watching has no English translation on MAL, either. So many ko-in-key-dinks today!
Also, Sanae is actually Aya?!
“…of fried squid recipes?”
In conclusion, everything I’m watching this season is either from manga (kaminomi/bakuman), light-hearted cause of shiki + tl;dw (oreimo/squidgirl), not gainax (panty & stocking, not sure how it’s progressing currently), and Yakumo because of my bleeding eye.
Oh yeah, also Index, but I’m not done with season 1 yet. :V
post scriptum: Cirno x Ikamusume OTP