Archive for December, 2013

Most blogged at Ani-nouto in 2013

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

This topic did not reoccur since 2009, guess we’re not into navel-gazing much. I remembered to check the breakdown because of Omo’s tweet about iM@S having a “deep and multifaceted fandom”. So:

Sep 2009 Dec 2013 delta
iDOLM@STER 12 94 +82
Sekirei 29 +29
Kampfer 28 +28
K-ON 26 +26
AKB0048 23 +23
Mitsudomoe 25 +25
君に届け 24 +24
Toradora 36 51 +15
Strike Witches 33 46 +13
Nodame 23 31 +8
Lucky star 43 48 +5
Rocket Girls 34 40 +6
Gurren-Lagann 29 35 +6
Haruhi 22 26 +4
Naruto 29 32 +3
ef 43 46 +3
Manabi 25 26 +1
Azumanga 23 24 +1
Figure17 19 21 +2
Shingu 19 22 +3
Initial D 12 +12
RahXephon 11 11 0

I had no idea how strong iM@S was going. Part of it is its pure longevity, providing material every year, but still, it is without equal.

Gargantia

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

The best thing to be said about Suisei no Gargantia is that PIG’s animation is top-notch, even if they tent to flaunt hair motion. Visuals are absolutely fabulous.

Other than the visuals, however, content is fairly light… Not light as in “fluff”, but light as in “diet”. The scope of the story is larger than just the love story, but explanations are not very tight. Most obvious examples are inexplicable abilities of the magical mecha and the absurd geophysics and meteorology of the mystic Earth. The enjoyment very much depends on how much one can suspend the reason and gorge on the pretty pictures. SDB could not, while Brick succeeded. FWIW, Evirus was mildly positive. I wish I could spoil a moment in the finale which made me think that Urobutcher was going to strike after all (compare it with essentially same scene in RahXephon‘s finale), but… Oh, what the heck, everyone knows that he didn’t.

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: This is no Shingu