It Was Supposed to Be a Lame Preview for a Lame Season

So I guess posting it two weeks late makes it even lamer. Yay. I’m not going to have much time for anime during the Spring season. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your point of view, it’s not going to be a problem.

Hidan no Aria might be interesting for both kinetic energy and humor, if they can work it right. The setup is ridiculous and cliché, and that will probably doom it. What worked for me at the beginning of the manga was the hero’s “hysteria mode.” I know only one way to describe it: “‘Cassanova Bond Quixote’ on the set of Mission: Impossible” Yes, it’s that stupid. Unfortunately, in the few chapters I’ve seen translated, it didn’t happen nearly enough, and the story was starting to drag. The tsundere was…annoying. Probably two-three episodes and out. (Have I missed it or is no one doing it? Or something?)

I’ll watch TWGOK all the way through, of course. It may take several more seasons before they get deep into the plot of TWGOK, but in the meantime the girls are cute, and they keep getting woven back into the story, even if only for cameos.

But the milky vampires are out for serious sequel watching. Maybe for a schwing moment or two, which it did manage in season one.

Hen Zemi is straight out. I saw what was either an lame adult OVA or a really, really ecchi one-episode tryout. It centered around one guy & two girls — and he wants to make porno films. While this has a certain prurient appeal, sadly the show wasn’t appealing at all.

Lotte no Omochoa: No. Hell no. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. This is why God hates the Japanese and sends them natural disasters. I’m almost serious, this is that disgusting.

Both NoitaminA series: Sigh. Brief flash of possibility fallen back into mediocrity in Fractale, and now more stuff I have NO interest in.

Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~:
Well, at least they’re not more lolis. (Looks again at the bottom three girls.) Mostly. (Main character’s a ditz.)

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi: Harem by the numbers, assembled from the Great Box of Clichés. Otherwise known as TVTropes.

X-men: Sigh, lesson not learned in the first two attempts.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: YAOI! IT BURNS!! Oops! Sorry, my rampant reich-wing not-so-latent homophobia is kicking up again. I must go watch Richard Simmons videos now to desensitize myself.

Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. *Snort* zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Nichijyou: Eh? Slice of Surreal Life? Pass.

Sket Dance: Shonen Jump = no. I hated every Shonen Jump ever. Well, except for Busou Renkin. I only hated it for about eight episodes, but even those were kinda cute in a horrible way.

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control: I hated Accounting class.

Deadman Wonderland: I hated prison.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: Odd. Is it a typical harem with one really offbeat character, or an offbeat show with a typical harem? Do I care? (No.)

Steins;Gate I generally don’t like “same universe, different characters” because it’s usually lazy writing. On the other hand, it might be “the first time was practice.” I dunno, Chaos;Head wasn’t bad, in fact, the way it kept the viewer guessing about what was real and what was imaginary was one of it’s best points. I’ll give it an episode to catch my attention. Well. maybe. If I get really bored and have spare time.

Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san Oi. If that clip is anything like the show, the animal fetishists are gonna love this. They can have it.

Moshidora: Wondered what happened to that last season. I didn’t miss it.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai: What the hell’s with all the slightly off-center slice of life stories this season? Where’s the hook to interest me?

Appleseed XIII: Mecha. Generally not a good sign.

Showa Monogatari: You’re kidding, right?

Toriko: Right?

Ao no Exorcist: I might watch one episode before I start bleeding from my eye-sockets and projectile vomiting, but it’s gonna be close.

Dog Days
: Is someone trying to do Zero with a less stupid and bitchy Louise? (No, as it happens.) I still say Saito should just drag her to the bed and get it over with. Then again, he’s probably wiser to keep his options open. Oh, this series…. I’ll give it a try.

What, Gosick is two cour? I didn’t know that (or forgot). After episode 11’s character building? Yeah, I’m in. Wish it had come earlier, but it did kind of need to be here, after we’d come to know them. Only problem I have is Kujo. He’s you’re basic nebbish, and frankly, a bit of a turd after leaving Avril hanging at the train station like that.

Everything else is so uninteresting to me right now, I couldn’t work up the energy to snark at it. And I still can’t. What a disaster of a season, so closely on the heels of the greatest in years.

P.S. Puella Magi Magical Madoka. Are you kidding me? OF COURSE!!!! Jeez, I’d take off from work to camp the torrents if I could. (Yes, I can read a calendar.)

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