April 22, 2013

Is there anything new I can stand to watch?

Yesterday, I got to thinking. "If there isn't any kind of decent show, at least is there a fan service show I can look at for cheap thrills, along the lines of Senran Kagura?" and then I remembered: "Samurai Bride". Problem is, I do not want to watch that one, either. The first season was wretched, and based on what I've seen the second season is worse. (What is Juubei doing back there? I thought she returned to the spirit world at the end of the first series. I think the answer is, "She has the best chest, so they brought her back to do fan service." Odds are they came up with some sort of hand-wave to explain it, but that's the real reason.)

I watched the first two episodes of Hataraku Maou-sama, and, well, it wasn't shit. But it wasn't good. And based on what I've seen they're tossing in silly plot complications beginning with ep 3. Maybe I'll try watching a bit more of that one.

There's gotta be something I can watch...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 06:25 PM | Comments (12) | Add Comment
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1 I'm sure you play MOM or that other thing that Pixy talked about, too. Helps to pass the time.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 22, 2013 07:18 PM (RqRa5)

Hataraku Maou-sama is pretty fun, if you can assume that Satan really has only a long-term evil plot in mind, and can ignore the endless petty evil that he could inflict in the short-term.  I can work around it in my rationalization, so it's fun.

I'll sum up Samurai Bride as follows: crotch sniffing. Literally.

Posted by: wahsatchmo at April 22, 2013 08:20 PM (3CDqB)

3 PhotoKano doesn't suck, and would promise to be a source of rotational screencaps.  Hataraku Maou-sama seems like it'd be more your cup of fish, though.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 22, 2013 08:43 PM (9jITs)


HM-S seems to have gotten decent reviews across the blogosphere, but two-three episode tests are worth the pixels they're printed on.

More time to rewatch Shingu and Haibane and stuff, I suppose...

Posted by: Mikeski at April 22, 2013 08:47 PM (DU6Ja)

5 I actually wrote some short reviews of the first few episodes of most every series running.  And it ran too long to post, even chopped in half, haha.

Photokano will be great top rotation material.  That's what the series is actually made for.  (It's an adaptation of a very thin PSP take-photos-of-girls game)

Posted by: sqa at April 22, 2013 08:59 PM (dvTNf)

6 People on Twitter say that Photo Kano is an awful sleaze. Not sure if my love of pretty girls extends that far.

Meanwhile I rewatched available Muromi episodes, can't wait for more.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 23, 2013 05:42 AM (RqRa5)

7 I saw a blog post about there being two really creepy guys in Photokano, which remind me of the creepy guys in "Green Green". (Which was also really sleazy.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 23, 2013 06:23 AM (+rSRq)

8 The setup is PhotoKano is the MC's father appears to be a pro photographer.  So, he upgrades his camera set and gives the used one to his son.  (Obviously they've changed the names, but it looks to be a high-end consumer model, roughly in the 3k USD range.)  From there, he gets roped into the school's Photography Club.  He's the only creep-but-likely-not-a-criminal among the group.   You aren't watching the series for the plot.  It's to watch the girls look beautiful and to listen to them.  (It's got a huge set of A-list seiyuus)  Though the series isn't as sleazy as some.   It's a little weird in that.  Mostly as the visual composition for the still shots truly is being done by someone with great skill.  (I.e. it's not really setup like a porno shoot, but an actual Magazine style photos)

Muromi-san is the comedy of the season, even at 12 minute episodes.  Though it's more in the classic Gainax-frentic style.  (With the series composition guy that did Hetalia)

Oh, and Samurai Bride and its first season really are significantly better than they should be.  (Also, the ending was changed in the DVD release of the final episode, as the LN series was on-going.  That's why it's Juubei is still around.)

Posted by: sqa at April 23, 2013 07:22 AM (dvTNf)

9 Argh, I read the sentence 3 times and didn't catch it. 

" He's the only creep-but-likely-not-a-criminal among the group."  There should be "only one not a".

Posted by: sqa at April 23, 2013 07:24 AM (dvTNf)

10 What's your thoughts on Suisei no Gargantia? Gizmo obsession or too derivative? I suppose it's been done before but that's OK for me if the presentation is good. It's my favorite show of the season so far.

Posted by: Doyen at April 23, 2013 03:56 PM (nV9J4)


I don't do mecha. There have been mecha shows I've watched and enjoyed, but the percentage of utter crap is IMHO far higher, and usually mecha shows are a waste of time.

And I don't care to argue about it. Please don't try to convince me otherwise.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 23, 2013 04:17 PM (+rSRq)

12 Oh, I wouldn't do that.  I already figured you had made up your mind about it but I just put it out there.

Posted by: Doyen at April 23, 2013 05:37 PM (nV9J4)

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