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Muromi-san begins

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

When everything else fails, a simple, kind-hearted comedy comes to the rescue. And as a mark of a good one, the 2nd episode is more solid than the 1st, with what I presume is a brilliant parody of girls and their cellphones. So, I’m looking forward to the remainder of 12-minute shorts.

Unfortunately, it appears that nobody (except Aroduc) blogs this, so there’s not going to be the traditional “Bloggers on Muromi-san” type of thing, unless they start coming out of woodwork.

UPDATE: Almost forgot about Chris Beveridge, and now wish I did. Check out the writing style. I am a big fan of overlong sentences, but this is the next level. Also, he may be charles-solomoning us with the small mistakes:

Her curiosity with the cell phone has her wanting to text with him, and she sends him a ton of stuff […].

Muromi clearly was well familiar with the cellphone, just could not help herself when texting a boy.

Levia’s comical from the start as she treats Takkun like the dog at Shibuya […]

Actually it’s Muromi who treats him this way.

Nobar on Muromi’s seiyuu

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

And so:

[…] but Photokano and Muromi-san are already covering pretty much all bases when it comes to seiyuu ear porn.

I thought some of voicework in Muromi-san was vaguely familiar… Let’s see.

  • Muromi: Yukari Tamura, also the voice of everything between Akazukin and Togame. Very, very accomplished. Does a great job for Muromi.
  • Hii: Ai Nonaka. Not very familiar with her, but apparently she was Shippon? Not bad. Her Hii seems a little plain it, perhaps.
  • Levia: Mai Nakahara… Everyone here watched Mai-HiME, right? Also, Ritsuko. Appears to be largely cast for stereotypical strong women. /me approves
  • Sumita: Sumire Uesaka appears to be a complete beginner who burst into the scene and started grabbing main roles. Okay.
  • Fuji: Hitomi Harada: umm… She’s not on the scene as of ep.3 yet.

Looks like Nova may be right, and I like the performances. So yeah.

Muromi-san 06

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Blogging pickings for Muromi-san 06 were so slim, that I had to read Aroduc. Kuro tried to get off with just one sentence! Not that Aroduc’s griping became any more interesting, or extensive, in the years since I saw it last. But it seems like nobody finds Muromi blogworthy. Which is perhaps understandable, but disappointing.

On this side, I watched the episode twice. Not because it’s brilliant, or anything like that, but because Otohime is this moe. Yes, I said it. The taboo word. Of course I can see how roughly her introduction was handled, and of course all characters are one-dimintional in this comedy. But it didn’t hurt much.

I looked her legend up, and it seemed somewhat nice, for a folk story. I did not do it for Kaguya.

One small thing: the scene of the disco reminded me very much the episode of Joshiraku where Marii-san goes to sleep. Was there really a time period when they danced like that? I thought that disco meant the whole crowd dancing, but in both of these case characters seemed like performers on stage. Perhaps the story of Ryuuguujou was a reference to the 80s, depression, etc. The loser fish definitely was.

Oh, and what’s up with the protag’s caps in the last two episodes? First it was ASEAN, now NATO.

UPDATE: Aroduc wrote:

I hope you’re up to date on your Japanese oarfish mythology. That and Otohime, although even if you are, I’m not sure how enjoyable this episode will be.

I read it as a hint that Otohime is not sufficiently regal for a mother of the first Emperor of Japan. But she is certainly sufficiently moefied, which is the anime way, right? Considering various genderswapped moefications of Oba Nobunaga, she should do.

Muromi-san fails

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I protest-dropped Muromi-san with one episode remaining until the end (thanks to Fuji-san), so in some way it almost counts as a completion. And frankly it was way too late. The series wasn’t all that great even as an absurd comedy. Worse, it slided badly through the run. The attempts at social commentary and satire were pathetic, not only compared to the jerk fairies, but even to Sunred and Joshiraku. Yes, Otohime was so moe that she broke the blog, but even her episode offered some clue about where all this was heading, when she was imagining being violated. So, whatever. With the benefit of hindsight, I think it was a mistake to pick Muromi for torrenting. Should’ve focused on Yuyushiki instead, but who knew.