January 08, 2008

Shows I'll never watch: Midori Days

Midori Days: Thirteen episodes about a guy falling in love with his right hand.

High school delinquent Seiji Sawamura is desperate to have a girlfriend, especially after being rejected by 20 girls as of late. He's afraid that he will end his life with his right hand as his only companion. Apparently, that doesn't change when one day when he wakes up and discovers that his right hand has become a girl named Midori Kasugano, who confesses that she has had a crush on him for the last three years.

Eeew. I didn't believe this concept when I first heard of it, and I still don't. There's Freudian, and then there's


Freudian!

 

...and this is the latter.

Of course, it was released in Region 1 by Media Blasters, who also did High School Girls and Gakuen Heaven. Who else would license it, after all?

UPDATE: Author begs to dispute. And I've been told by a reliable source that it sold extremely well. I can't say I'm all that surprised.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Never Watch at 02:29 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 -1 Disagree (frowny face, frowny face).

Sure, it's a psychoanalysts' union annual picnic, but it's aware of that.  It's also funny and touching and beautifully presented.

Actually, all that can be said for Nanaka 6/17 as well.

Not that I'm sure you would like those two shows - a teen angst warning applies to both.  Just that they're much better than an ANN summary would suggest.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 08, 2008 04:07 PM (PiXy!)

2 This shows saving grace is that it understands it is wrong and unhealthy.
It is a very well written little show. I enjoyed it a lot.

Its  portrayal of Japanese hand puppet stores captures the creepieness of them superbly

My track record at the accuracy of this next sentence sucks, but but I'll say it anyway as i've lot a good feeling about this one.

I really think Stephen DenBeste would like this show.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at January 10, 2008 08:11 PM (j9nkb)

3 Well, you botched it instantly, because you spelled my name wrong. (Two mistakes, even.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2008 08:56 PM (+rSRq)

4 I disugrii, u spel ur naim rong I am a veri gud spelur.

In all seriousness, I was very dubious about the show myself. It is far better than it had any 'biddness' being. While it's certainly no Van Dread or Slayers, I found it quite solid and engaging.

..and that is all I will say on that.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at January 10, 2008 09:23 PM (VWx/n)

5
It is far better than it had any 'biddness' being.
Now, where have we heard that before?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 11, 2008 12:13 AM (PiXy!)

6 Popotan. Which still gives me the creeps, though I'm glad I watched it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 11, 2008 12:21 AM (+rSRq)

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