Spring 2008

I don’t have time to do the season justice; this is really a comment I started at Chizumatic. As usual, it got away from me.

With the exception of Code Geass 2, Steven pretty much described my reactions to everything. As for CG, the attraction to me is that I’m not watching a drama, I’m watching a badly choreographed disaster farce crossed with Hamlet crossed with Jerry Springer. I mean, if you just said to me “Hey, want to watch cars crash?” I’d probably go, “eh?” But if you said, “hey, lets go to the demolition derby!” I’d go, “Cool! Got earplugs?” It’s all in the presentation….

RD Sennou Chousashitsu: GITS ripoff is what I thought. Then I saw that it’s written by the same guy that did GITS, Shirow whatshisname. Guess he decided to file the serial numbers and try to pass it off as something new.

To Love-ru: Somehow, I keep thinking there’s a bit of UFO Princess Valkyrie in it. Which is odd, since I haven’t seen that series. Maybe it’s the whole “marriage” angle. Oh well, I’m guaranteed at least one good fanservice series this season, what with two doggie-girl shows (whatever happened to catgirls?) and one show that might even have an androido meganekko meido. (You know, I almost named this blog Mahou Androido Meganekko Meido, just for the absurdity overload. Fortunately, Steven talked me out of it.)

Maid-Guy? “Hayate, phone call on line three from someone named Nagi…” The text almost makes it sound interesting. Almost. The art sends me screaming from the room. Which is annoying because this room is where my computer is.

Yeah, unless there’s a surprise announcement of Melancholy season 2, spring is looking a bit weak.

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6 Responses to Spring 2008

  1. You asked what all the interest is suddenly in doggy girls. I think the preference is for two reasons: 1. Catgirls have been done to death. 2. Doggy girls have such nice tails. Catgirl tails are boring.

  2. Wonderduck says:

    EVERY season is tagged as looking “a bit weak” or “awful” or “bad”. Yet, every season, there’s always some good shows, some bad shows, and some in-between. Just because there isn’t one obvious hit doesn’t make a season bad.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Re: Tails. Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Horo is always stroking her tail the wrong way?

    As for obvious hits, those can usually mask a bad season, but they can’t make a good season. Everyone talked about a couple of sure-fire hits this season, and what happened? One all but vanished, another turned into a huge disappointment, and maybe one of them about some mecha is still as big as it was expected to be. But the big (critical) winners seem to be Shigofumi and Miname-ke. (Maybe, since I’m not sure what the Japanese rankings are.)

  4. astro says:

    Re: Tails. Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Horo is always stroking her tail the wrong way?

    Yeah, that gets grating.

    I’ve got high hopes for Allison and Lillia this spring. It’s based on the light novels by the same author as Kino’s Journey. From what I’ve heard, it has the same kind of feel, but is set in a WWII-ish type of world.

  5. I’m glad I wait until you guys have watched all this stuff before I buy anything. Thanks!

  6. Ubu Roi says:

    The few, the proud, the Animé Fansub Scouts! (AFS)

    What? It’s better than being in the Anime Scout Service! “Hi, I just joined the ASS.”

    Um, no.

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