Archive for the 'ZKC' Category

Zettai Karen Children 01

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Bending to the persuasiveness of IRC, and having read what Aroduc had to say, I checked out the first episode of Zettai Karen Children. The series does not appear like anything for me to watch, but it’s absolutely amazing.

The first thing that jumps out is the art and animation. I don’t know what budget the show has, but it cannot be small: there is too much moving detail. The most striking part is the character design, which looks like something out of printed manga, only animated. The 3D is not completely blended, but it’s inoffensive enough (and their helicopter flies properly: belly down). The thin confining lines are obviously designed to be experienced in HD.

The premise seems superficially similar to PowerPuff Girls, at least initially. Unfortunately, it is, for the lack of a better term, updated to modern sensibilities, which means faggotry flowing thick. Thicker than I would like, anyway. And with 52 episodes scheduled, the series is likely to be episodic.

We know of shows that started equally strongly only to sag later (I’m thinking Soul Eater here), but what I saw is a season’s highlight, just on the basis of innovation in animation alone.

SMALL UPDATE: About the only bad thing I can say about the show at this point is that the girls are not as evenly balanced as Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles were. Kaoru stole the show all for herself, which I think is weak writing due to pandering (voiced by Aya Hirano, BTW). You can see from the minisculity of the complaint just how good this shit is.

Animanachronism on ZKC

Friday, January 2nd, 2009


One such unexpected moment lay in wait for me in the tenth episode. There’s really no way to convey how broadly it made me smile, reading what it was won’t be funny […]

Actually, it worked. Daniel made me giggle as hard as ZKC itself did. Too bad for thematic concerns!

I hated X-men, too.

SDB on ZKC 01

Friday, April 16th, 2010

In short, he liked it, which is good. My own love affair with ZKC did not work out at the time, and in the post-Nanoha era there is no chance for me to pick it up again, but it’s a series obviously deserving a good look by anyone and everyone who loves anime.

On the left, wearing glasses, is Aoi. She’s sensible, which you can tell because of the glasses.


FUNi licenses what again?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

After Oh Edo Rocket it almost seemed that FUNi decided to mend their “only ever license drek” ways, but today it was announced that Sentai acquires ZKC, while FUNi acquires Pretear. I even happen to know what kind of garbage Pretear was first hand.

Perhaps they plan to get everything with that lawsuit anyway. Yes, that’s the only sensible explanation.