Archive for October, 2014

SDB on Twintails

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Looks like Ore Twintail ni Narimasu 01 was pretty good. And:

This director also did OreImo, which I didn’t watch (Eeew!) but a lot of people liked. It was popular enough to get a sequel.

Siscon is too much for me. I don’t usually like switch hitters, either, but I think I can tolerate this one because I think they aren’t going to dwell on it.

That’s the crux of matter, isn’t it? Still, Kampfer was quite good until they peed the story down their legs (well, the LN author did). I’m not going to do the same mistake and get invested into watching Twintails in-season, but godspeed.

UPDATE: I think Pony Canyon ought to strike a deal with Crypton about a guest appearance of the most famous Twintails of them all.

UPDATE: ANN says “Sumire Uesaka as Tail Red”. Why not Tail Red Star? :disappointed_asian_father.jpg:

Omo on iM@S Movie

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Question:

why are you complaining about that Million Live is being advertised in the Idolm@ster Movie ..?

I suspect there’s a certain disappointment about the opportunity costs. ML is not popular, so every screen second Namco is using to cram its characters down our throats is a second lost to Haruka and other originals… Jupiter… our favourte trap… or what the heck, even Leon. At least Cinderella Girls get a series coming in January.

By the way I’m just glad Matsuri and Fuka make appearances in this thing after all, as these two are my top ML idols today.

Well, good for you.

Nozaki-kun ends

Monday, October 6th, 2014

A beneficiary of quick off-season watch on legal streaming, Nozaki-kun was an honest comedy that used the meta premise as an excuse for a character study. And it made me laugh uproarously quite a few times.

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: Yes, like SYD

Reverse Thieves on Barakamon

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Here we get a proper review, the kind that gets somewhat rare nowadays (certainly Jonathan didn’t indulge readers with one). Here’s just one graf:

The most fascinating part of the series is probably the more realistic approach to the creative process. While there are certainly dramatic liberties taken with the creation of art I do feel the whole process around making something creative comes off a more genuine in Barakamon. There is much more of a look at the trial and error of making a piece of art. We see Seishuu failures, aborted ideas, test runs, and good ideas that don’t pan out even more than his completed works. His works are 90% blood, sweat, and tears and 10% amazing inspiration. There is a little bit of fantastic realism but overall it at least feels authentic and that is what is most important.

RTWT.

Tappan on Barakamon

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

And so:

The ending is sort of heartwarming, but not too heartwarming. […]

That would leave room for a sequel if they get the money for one.

I’m sort of conflicted about the sequel business. The track record of such sequels is mixed. For example, I think Honey and Clover received a good sequel (although personally I hated its messaging, it was well made). Nodame Paris Hen, however, was a disaster (although Evirus liked it).