Archive for October, 2015

One Punch Man begins

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Since Daisuki is not available in Japan, I had to watch OPM at hotel TV. It was an adventure all in itself: even had to set up an alarm clock. Screencapping was compromised. But regardless, it’s good and I think we can open its run safely.

I remember that back in the day, good old Aroduc was bringing up the quality of fights as a standalone measure of anime (in e.g. J2). I thought gaming made his brain to malfunction. Ditto Evirus and his focus on “mahou shoujo beatdowns” in Precure. But in One Punch Man the fights are amazing enough to matter. The way they vary the animation is quite nice too (although I’m sure not everyone can understand).

Even without that, I’d watch it for OP and ED.

Finally, the characters ought to be quite decent. The anime follows the reboted manga closely.

P.S. A few people found the comedy to stand out. I agree, it’s pretty good, but perhaps “solid” is a better assessement.

I’ve got nothing 2

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Anyway, pictures. As it happens, all of them come from series of which I only rewatch a couple of specific episodes.

Stellvia 12. Giant robots, school love, and classical education. What more could one want? Directed by Tatsuo Sato, too.

AKB0048 17. That man cracks me up every time.

Ai yori Aoshi 02. For all the amazeballs Yamato Nadesiko stuff Aoi is supposed to represent, I suspect she’d get on my nerves pretty quickly if I were in Kaoru’s shoes.

One Punch Man 01

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The moment when Saitama gears up to fight the King of Subterrans was highly reminiscent of the showdown of Sunred and General Vamp in Sunred 26. So good. Both end abrubtly for the same reason :-) .