A Pass, Once Again

Steven was soliciting feedback on a specific* purchase over at Chizumatic, when I noticed something odd: once again, he’s skipping the rest of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye. I’m not complaining, or saying “Steven ought to try…”**

It’s just an observation: if it couldn’t keep his interest, even with its stellar voice cast and characters like Honoka and Bogie, then I was probably right when I said it just didn’t have enough plot. Probably should have been a half-season series; 13 episodes at best.

For anyone else reading this, if this comes out in a bargain thinpack, I’d recommend picking it up. Yes, the narrator is damnned annoying, and Iks is a bland bishie; a walking, talking tofu-pop. But for me, the paydirt was the final face-off between Honoka and Blue Breaker, several episodes before the end of the series. It didn’t go anything at all like I expected.

I’d certainly rate it higher than Gravion. Damn, I’m stuck at the end of DVD 2, and considering adding a “No Mecha” to my heuristic too.

*(Specific, meaning don’t go over there and say “You might want to look at…” And don’t use my blog to do it either. Sturgeon’s Law applies to suggestions too, and he gets cranky when folks don’t understand that.)

**(See the above footnote.)

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7 Responses to A Pass, Once Again

  1. I have the whole series now. It just never really pulled me in. I got to the end of the second DVD, and just never really felt any great urge to go back to it.

  2. As to Gravion, nobody would ever accuse it of being high quality, but the second part of it is better than the first. That’s when the big revelations start coming out, and the fundamental satiric nature of it become apparent.

    Oh, and also because that one’s got the onsen episode.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Ah. Onsen episodes are always for the best. I still feel disappointed that CG’s was a “special DVD extra” that invovled dialog over still shots. Millie groping Shirley in the bath deserved better animation.

  4. The Gravion onsen is FFN for a couple of the bridge bunnies, so that’s not a bad thing.

    If you give up on the series, we can trade spoilers. I am somewhat curious about just what the story is with “The Third”, but not really enough to watch it in order to find out.

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    Hmmm… maybe I should have done this by email.

  5. Ubu Roi says:

    Well…. You’re very close. I’ll email it, if someone else doesn’t beat me to it.

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    I look forward to your email.

  7. Ubu Roi says:

    Well damn. After FINALLY getting that email out to you, I decided to watch the confrontation between Honoka and Blue Breaker again, only to discover that the end of it is on DVD 6… which I never ordered. Hmph. And after all the above, to find out I’m the one that hasn’t finished the series!

    The Rona Fauna arc was too long and slow for me, but the showdown with BB, starting in episode 20, was good.

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