February 22, 2014
There hasn't been much activity here lately because there just isn't much to talk about. You can tell I'm desperate when all I have to post is nudity shots...
The latest episodes of Witch Craft Works and Maken Ki took a while for my selected sub groups to get around to, and for good reason. Neither was particularly good.
Maken Ki was another "girl of the week" episode, only for a change Takeru wasn't even in this one. The teaser says that next week will be Kodama, so maybe we can have some decent pettanko tsundere action -- but probably not.
And they censored the hell out of it, too.
Witch Craft Works is getting really strange. Actually, they're starting to explain things, but... well... learning what's going on is taking the magic out of the show, as it were. The mystery led me to imagine much bigger things than they're actually telling story about. Another problem with it is that Kagari isn't very interesting: fire and boobs, and there really isn't anything else there. For the show to become more captivating they need to develop her as a character, and they're not doing it. Plus, the Macguffin of the show, name of Evermillion, has only shown up once and then only briefly. (She's voiced by Mamiko Noto, another reason to mourn her virtual complete absence.
Witch Craft Works feels a bit like Yuushibu did, where they've decided to make one cour of show out of only one or two basic plot arcs, and thus having to spread everything out. And some of the running jokes are wearing thin.
Meanwhile, I still haven't found anyone writing anything about the Mouretsu Pirates movie.
Man, this season has been a real loser. And right now it looks like the only thing I have to look forward to in the next season is the restart of Fairy Tail.
I do enjoy replaying my Oh My Goddess collection (On laserdisk!) which my wife also enjoys. Tenchi Muyo was entertaining, too, until they started blowing away the continuity. My first love in anime was Urusai Yatsura, though. (Which I also have much of on untranslated laserdisk.)
I don't know if Japanese animation has gone downhill, or the tastes and mine have just diverged. But I'm seeing less and less of it I would even have bothered with when I was single.
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at February 22, 2014 01:19 PM (HGNzm)
Girls und Panzer and Mouretsu Pirates should both be fine for your wife. Essentially no significant fan service in either of them.
(Lots of swimsuits in the GuP extras, but only once in the main show, maybe 20 seconds in episode 2.)
And they both pass the Bechdel test.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 22, 2014 01:49 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Mauser at February 22, 2014 03:48 PM (TJ7ih)
I stopped reading the manga after the fire mountain/frozen giant arc. I wanted it to build up so I could follow through on several stories in a row.
Maybe I shouldn't restart until after I see the anime.
Posted by: topmaker at February 22, 2014 04:10 PM (2yZsg)
I stopped reading at the end of the tournament.
It's beginning again in April, and I assume they'll pick back up and finish the tournament. That, alone, is probably good for 15 episodes considering everything that's going on.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 22, 2014 04:25 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 22, 2014 06:58 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: sqa at February 22, 2014 07:11 PM (HW6oD)
Posted by: tellu541 at February 22, 2014 10:45 PM (g3Agm)
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at February 23, 2014 01:34 PM (HGNzm)
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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