August 22, 2010
I just watched the first few minutes of ep 7, and they've crossed me up again. Just a couple of days ago I wrote to someone that I expected the show story arc to be completed before summer vacation ends, and as of ep 7 summer is over and they're back in school.
I'm going to wait until tomorrow to watch the rest of it, but in just the first five minutes I had about three laugh-out-loud moments. The creativity isn't flagging.
And another cameo. (It's the second one from that show that I've noticed. I don't understand why they're including it. No one in the production staff worked on that other show, and it's from a different studio. What's the deal?)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 23, 2010 10:32 AM (9KseV)
Posted by: DiGiKerot at August 23, 2010 11:11 AM (FvwRk)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 23, 2010 11:12 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Andy Janes at August 23, 2010 11:19 AM (eeikk)
I'm having a strange reaction today: I don't want to watch the rest of this episode.
Just about everything I saw at the beginning was things I was glad weren't in the show -- only now they are. Eris is going to attend the high school that Kio and Manami and Aoi are in, and all of them are going to be in the same class. Antonie (the Greek Heiress) is now a regular character, and she's annoying as hell.
I suppose I should have faith in the writers that they'll soon leave the beaten path again.
Last night I thought I'd pounce on it first thing this morning, but it's the afternoon and I don't want to watch it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 23, 2010 01:54 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 23, 2010 02:41 PM (9KseV)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 23, 2010 04:20 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 23, 2010 04:27 PM (9KseV)
Posted by: ubu at August 23, 2010 04:50 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 23, 2010 05:07 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 23, 2010 05:51 PM (+rSRq)
Why did such-and-such artist do the seventh OP for such-and-such series? Probably because Sony is a backer/sponsor of the show and the artist is signed to Sony. Sony can afford to lose a bit of money backing a show if it pushes the artist a bit higher on Oricon.
The same small pool of actors appear in most Japanese dramas. Why? Well, if you hire an actor who isn't signed to "Johnny's" you won't be getting a lot of actors who are (unless a bigger player than Johnny's exerts their might, but that's rare in the world of TV dramas.) So they have created "lock-in" where there is no good reason for it.
I could go on longer than I should about the degree to which the Japanese accept overt corruption (in comparison to the covert corruption endemic in the US), but my main point is this: just because you don't know what the connection is doesn't mean that someone isn't pushing this. Or it could be entirely innocent homage... hard to say .
Posted by: tds at August 26, 2010 08:45 PM (0SOgY)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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