Archive for January, 2018

Draggle on Hakumei to Mikocchi 01

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Remember the much-anticipated adaptation that Ani-nouto called? It is out and someone is disappointed:

I found this extraordinarily boring. I was hoping for something like Strange Dawn, but nope. It’s a barely animated kids show about little people getting along well with each other. Zzzzzz…

At this point it’s one of the two: either Draggle is a complete idiot and blind like a mole, or the director made a colossal blunder in the tone of the anime adaptation.

P.S. I reserve the judgement until I see our slum-dwelling diva making an appearance.

P.P.S. Yes, I dropped the manga because it became aimless and thus boring. But I lasted for 30 chapters, all the way through the explosions at the ropeway.

Evirus on Koi wa Aeagari no You ni anime

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Well, doesn’t he nail it on the head:

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Love Is Like After the Rain) is about a teenage girl who falls in love with her 45-year-old manager at the family restaurant where she works part-time. […] That is, you don’t necessarily need to dodge the show if the premise makes you uncomfortable. (Likewise, if you find the premise titillating, expect to be disappointed.)

Precisely why I dropped the manga some 20 or 30 chapters in.

The 2017

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

If I had to select an anime of the year 2017, it would be ACCA (also known as “13-Territory Inspection Dept.”, or “ACCA13区監察課”). For all of its faults, it was an artistic anime without being a typical NoitaminA fare. It is also dangerously subversive and can screw with weak-minded. ACCA’s world is a pan-national-socialist utopia, which obviously cannot exist. But, suppose for a moment that Mussolini made trains run on time. What would be challenges of everyday life, as well as political and historical ones, in such a case? So, the anime of the year goes to ACCA for daring thinking as well as artistic flair.