I FINISHED IT DON’T HAVE TO REWRITE HISTORY YEAH YEAH YEAH TIME TO SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
All from episode seven, but I think this sums up Kirino’s psychocognitive behaviour pretty well
Kuroneko and Kirino get into a fight because both of their novels were so horrible they wanted to kill each other for it.
However, Kuroneko’s needs a brain and some mental functions such as READING to understand, so Kirino’s triumphs cause everyone can read it, whereas only about 1 in 60,000,000 people can read Kuroneko’s. That is to say, 1 in 60,000,000 can read at all. Yes, there are some 60,000,000,000,000,000 people in the world. The Africans made sure of that.
Kirino then thinks she’s such a good author that she must get her brother into a car accident but Kyousuke has more common sense than the average American, maybe because he’s Japanese. Though any American would gladly jump into a bunch of cars cause their little sister told them to. Right? At least it’s safer than smoking :V
“Oh ho ho, I wonder what will happen if I pull this…”
She submits her work to Raigeki Bunko, a publisher that specializes in books about little sisters created by 14-year-olds, cause that’s an entirely productive marketing strategy.
Kirino’s money-making scheme:
1. Make horrible book
2. Add little sisters -> horrible book turns into BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME CAUSE THERE ARE LITTLE SISTERS IN IT WOW WHY DID NOBODY FIGURE THAT OUT BEFORE
Somehow, she has ‘fans’ as well (who are obviously just trying to fulfil their fantasies of an entire planet with only little sisters), and gets an agent, Iori Fate SetsunaI KIMOCHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIi
…Then she gets an anime.
A FUCKING ANIME, before the MUCH MORE WORTHY Ashirogi Muto does.
HOW THE FUCK IS THIS FUCKING WORK I DON’T EVEN
She does what all stupid, cocky, outspoken, unrealistic, ignorant, bratty middle school girls do – writes a bunch of sheer, useless, and utter crap expressing her unfounded, egotistical, and quixotic opinions on matters far transcending her beliefs and understandings.
Obviously, the editor-creators of the animu completely ignore her opinions, and Kuroneko voices her own, OBVIOUSLY ENLIGHTENED IN COMPARISON opinions. Of course, she uses a dictionary to check out what the meanings of all her words mean because THIS PLOT THIS PLOT
OH WHY HAVE THOU FORSAKEN THEE, OH GREAT GOD OF TIME
I JUST REALIZED! RELEASING WORKS BY STUPID FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLDS IS A GREAT MARKETING STRATEGY! LOOK AT HOW MUCH MONEY TWILIGHT MADE!
Kyousuke says that her little sister’s happiness is more important then tens of others writing her anime who’ll get ripped off it fails.
He then realizes that he hates Kirino, so he stabs her to death.
Then for some reason nobody seems to care about the anime anymore, even though it’s PROBABLY STILL AIRING, and “Kirino gets really interactive with the eroge” nudge nudge wink wink yeah well who cares anymore
In an ENTIRELY UNRELATED TURN OF EVENTS WOW HOW UNEXPECTED ANOTHER UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS WOW WE WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT TO HAPPEN HUH some weird… THING decides to… SING in front of a bunch of… MEAN people who love little… SISTERS.
IT DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SO HERE’S A PICTURE FROM YOU ARE UMASOU THE BEST ANIME ANIME HAS THE BEST TO OFFER
So that’s how the dinosaurs got extinct
AND YOU KNOW WHAT HERE’S SOME WEIRD WHALE-FROG THINGS TOO
YOU SEE I’M GETTING REAL DESPERATE HERE I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS EVEN KNOW WHAT
OK OK OK I GOT IT YOU WANT SOME LESS RANDOM CARP DAMN YOU CARP YOU KILLED ALL MY DWARVES HERE YOU GO YOU CARPERS
IS THIS A SCREENCAP COLLECTION OR NOT LET’S JUST SAY IT’S NOT AND PROCEED WITH THE ‘STORY’
…Then she dies.
OH? EXCUSE ME THERE IS NONE
Just the end. Kirino decides to go to AMERICA
WAIT MAKING SNES OF THIS STORY IS LIKE TRYING TO PLAY A SENSE FROM THE 1980s
WEEGEE WEEGEE WEEGEE WEEGEE WEEGEE
Really, it’s kind of creepy to think that I only (mainly) ever have three faces; being neutral, being :/, and facepalming.
Oh and at the very end, Kirino’s life consultation continues. CONTINUES. Continues. DOESN’T STOP. Doesn’t stop. CONTINUES.
KURONEKO’S TWO OTHER SISTERS ARE SHORTER THAN SHE IS
WHY ARE HER EYES RED ANYWAYS MAYBE SHE PLAYS TOO MUCH LITTLE SISTER GAMES ON HER LITTLE SISTER COMPUTER. SHE SHOULD’VE BOUGHT A BIG SISTER COMPUTER CAUSE BIG BROTHER IS DEAD.
SO WHO WAS PHONE?!!?!
I’d be sweating too if I were them – I mean, inhabiting two bodies at the same time is cool, but I’m not quite cut out for it
I guess that’s the end.
It’s rather funny how higher standards can impose higher consequences. Kirino’d die of depression – even metaphorically, that’s a bit extreme – if she doesn’t get an anime. If she never wrote a novel in the first place, would she care about not getting an anime? Let the cow be content, grazing in the meadow – for men, ’tis truly a climb to freedom, treacherous as it may be. As Kunis said, ought we “Always have a backup plan”? We should set high standards, but always have a lower standard to fall upon, to comfort ourselves, to break the doom awaiting in the peaceful meadows below.
Kirino obviously either forgot about this, or her standards were so high, there was no point to build a smaller standard upon.
Then again, she may have had one as a last resort all along, but she knew Kyousuke would smack the director’s face literally (as in, in the manner of literature) because IT’S AN ANIME WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT
Anyways, all these Oreimo characters are all very bratty – is that realism? I’m too caught away in my own little enclave of knowledge that I either don’t notice the people around me are being bratty, or people aren’t being bratty. Sure, I know a few people who ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US WHAT HAPPEN LOLOLLLLOOOLOLOLOLOL I NOS LOLCATS, but those sure aren’t appearing in Oreimo (Japan’s done good to corner its otaku society into a… well, corner). I haven’t actually seen people behave in this way. So loudly rebuking people who know much more than they know, so shamelessly doing what would definitely not have been tolerated here – is this.. supposed to happen? This seems almost strange here, very utlänning – but hey, if that was a Hierarchy of Foreignness, what are the Japanese to us igloo-dwellers but Foreigners?
Ayase calls Kyousuke onii-chan. Kuroneko calls Kyousuke onii-chan. Basically everyone introduced in Oreimo are female – those who aren’t are either Kyousuke and his dad, or one-time characters (or so minor that they’re basically one-time characters). Even those not introduced (in face) in Oreimo are female.
…What type of anime is this? There’s no hareming going on, there’s no sisconning, there’s no incesting, and the God of Gerunds is probably hating me now by sending me lines and lines of red squiggles, but what anime is this? Slice-of-life? Social commentary? I don’t even. It’s amazing. You’d have expected some romantic tension to occur, and occur it did, but it wasn’t really tension. You’d have expected some slapstick comedy to occur, and occur it did – with such a setting, heaps of misunderstandings could have occurred. But nooooo, Oreimo didn’t become one of those, it just HAD to make the setting serious, it just HAD to actually have decent (though by no means interconnected) plot, it just HAD to be…
What is the real, anyways? How is it possible for us, us utlänning, to perceive what is foreign and what is reality to those strangers to us? To those in an entirely different culture?
No. All I can say is, Oreimo does an excellent job for a what-if scenario. What if my little sister wasn’t this cute? (OK, well, no, scratch that) What if my little sister was a hardcore erogamer? What if, what if what if?
And all I can say is, these what ifs did a wonderful job in executing this show.
Brilliant art (as to be expected from the studio that made Strike Witches), I didn’t really hear the music, deep characters (Kirino was a bit /too/ deep), everything was done in perfect balance.
But I still didn’t like it.
Something was wrong.
I mean, this was excellent – it should’ve ended at Episode 11 with that final confession, but it didn’t, and spread onto Episode 12 – WITHOUT SEEMING FILLERY (hah, let’s see you try to do that now Kaminomi). There’s no reason not to give this a masterpiece
I got it. I understand.
Any good anime, once it’s exceeded a limit, you stop looking at it’s pros and concentrate on its faults. What do you see more, the good things in a horrible piece of fanfiction, or the bad things in (what is considered by many) a masterpiece work – Twilight, for instance (don’t blame me, I haven’t read it and I’m judging from the fans point of view)? Wait, that was a horrible question, because that’s not what I’m comparing. Whatever, you get my gist.
Oreimo had way too many flaws. For one, the timeperiod was over 9 months. NINE MONTHS. When things like, say, Fahrenheit 451 (the book), take place over one week. ONE WEEK.
This disconnectedness made me feel disconnected. Yet, it also showed Kirino’s change over time, which I didn’t notice. Oreimo’s definitely worth a rewatch for all it’s worth.
Finally (or secondly), the main problem.
They just weren’t anime like.
They were realistic.
And is that good?
AND THEN AFTER THEY DO THAT IT ENDS BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW I WAS LYING AND THIS REALLY WAS JUST A SISCON ANIME FROM THE START
Overall Rating: 6/10 (Amazing)
“It’s all part of my plan… to take over the world!
It’s more tl;dw than tl;dw~!
To those who don’t live in alien countries (Japan, China, Saskatchewan, Arizona, Iceland, etc.), you should have already went out of Daylight Savings Time by now – which means that this blog’s ‘day’ ends at 16:00 instead of 17:00 (PST). Expect much more late posts. Many more.
Anyways, seeing as I really haven’t watched anime for about a month and just started watching again… yesterday… the HSR-season coming in right now is hitting me at an odd time. I’ve also not looked at aniblogs for quite some time so if my opinion shifts away from the norm… WAIT MY OPINIONS ALWAYS SHIFT FROM THE NORM
In every anime there’s a Kuroku.
You can see that this post has been ‘published’ 3 days before I actually have published it.
Don’t worry, things’ll be back on track within the next 4 years. But for now, I’m going with the newer animu’s HSRs and completely ignoring tl;dw/Shiki because I completely ignored them before, so it should be safe to completely ignore them now.
Kousaka Kyousuke’s just a normal 17-year-old awesome guy, not yet exposed to the indecency of online vagrants lurking upon a multitude of imageboards and blogs.
His little sister, Kousaka Kirino, is a 14-year-old world-class bitch who happens to collect (quoted from Wikipedia, the headquarters of truth) moe anime and lolicon bishōjo games because they’re so kawaii desu no. Desu.
Just needs to dye her hair darker…
Kirino somehow manages to keep her… hobby secret, until one day, Kyousuke finds an eroge belonging to her. Because that’s what all little sisters do, Kirino decides to slap Kyousuke silly in the middle of the night and show him her stupidly large collection of… let’s put it bluntly now, little sister porn games.
She then wants a life consultation.
Mainly consisting of her forcing Kyousuke to play said little sister porn games.
It’s revealed that Kirino actually has no friends at all! …Who know about her addiction to porn games.
Thusly, she must go out and talk to other people with no life!
She decides to join a club full of other little-sister-porn-watching girls, and all goes well as she makes friends with some gothic loli, Kuroneko, and some stupidly
fat tall blind person, Saori.
It’s also revealed that she works as a professional cosplayer to counterbalance her little-sister-porn expenses.
One day, after Kuroneko and Saori told her that their hobbies weren’t secret, she ‘accidentally’ drops one of her little sister porn games in front of their ex-cop dad. Naturally, he’s infuriated, but Kyousuke tells him that wasting your life on porn cartoons really isn’t worthless.
Nevertheless, he still shows concern over the fact that she’s watching porn, but Kyousuke covers for her and lies that he’s the one watching porn.
PIECE OF PAPER
The next day, a strange, heavily mutilated corpse was found flowing along the river…
“YOU WERE A BOY AFTER ALL!”
After this incident, the… stability of Oreimo (still longer than tl;dw) is called into question. Kyousuke decides to grope Kirino because that’s what good big brothers should do. They then go to Comiket and bump into Ayase, a yandere psychopath fellow professional cosplayer who hates being lied to. Upon discovering that Kirino watches little sister porn, Ayase admits that
she also watches little sister porn THEY MUST BREAK UP BECAUSE THAT’S A BAD THING TO WATCH
What you should try to avoid saying when making up with a friend.
Kyousuke then tells Ayase that he loves Kirino, like, siscon-love, and that somehow gets Ayase and Kirino to reconcile.
Oh, and then Kyousuke goes to his childhood friend, Manami’s house. Unimportant stuff happens, including Manami’s grandpa dying. Then coming back to life. And her little brother trying to play guitar with a banjo. Or Asian banjo. WHATEVER
Near the beginning, this felt like it had promise. Real stuff was coming through! Didn’t seem to have major siscon tendencies, the reversal of the person playing the little sister games was new, and generally speaking, it was probably very easy to relate for many of us. Not exactly the little sister porn part though. Yet.
Then, at around episode three, things started to fall apart. Too many service scenes, their reactions didn’t seem… normal enough, etc. I mean, who would lie and say that they watch little sister porn? A much better excuse would be it was Kyousuke’s friend’s, and he somehow sneaked it into Kyousuke’s backpack, which Kirino happened to be looking through, and found that disc, found it interesting, and was just about to boot it into her computer when her father found out.
And the one about Kyousuke loving Kirino doesn’t even make sense. How does that work? Why does that make Kirino able to make up with Ayase? I don’t get it. I’ll probably have to rewatch the scene several times to find out, and I’ll post about that later. But still, if you were with your little sister, and she had a stack of little sister porn, and her best friend found out, what would you do? Saying that you love her doesn’t make it better! It adds flames to the canola on both sides, killing our national revenue and shrinking the Canadian dollar! WE’RE AT PARITY WITH THE US THIS IS OUR BEST CHANCE TO TAKE OVER THE SOUTH oh wait what am I saying
The post is almost finished!
I like the different OP/ED each time, though it’ll be hard-impossible to actually have a memorable ED like this. It’s like HotD. I’d rather it be the same each time than different each time, TBH. The OP’s different character showing is cool though. Also, Afroman’s subs are cool. No. They’re awesome. Afroman’s now my number one fansubber. Watch their subs. Now.
And finally… yeah, I really like how this is so specifically targeted to anime-lovers. It’s not like anyone else is gonna watch this, as Bleach HASN’T FUCKING ENDED.
I’ve never actually told my parents about my anime-watching habits. I suppose they already know, but don’t care; just like with my grades, my homework, and generally my life. Contrary to what I may have stated some time ago, I love my parents.
Oreimo does this too, showing the soft side of the hard, strict, ex-cop as well. At the end, you just can’t ignore your family – they’re your family. I just do hope that Oreimo’s not trying to teach us some really crappy children’s story moral at the end…
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