“Do you copy?” Yes, I copy. Summer not that great? You guys and your euphemism. There are some good and bad shows this Summer season. As usual it’s time to make a clear distinction among them.
High School of the DEAD
That’s a look that says “don’t tempt me”. Or just “please do!” I should’ve used a Saeko pic but whatever. I don’t watch it for the fanservice anyway.. Honest!
Zombie no ecchi. If I wouldn’t tell you and you wouldn’t already knew about it you probably wouldn’t ever suspect that this is a show about zombies and “tragedy” when the world ended simply based on the pics. HOTD (they had the courtesy of abbreviating it for us) is an entertaining show with lots of T&A, actually more T’s than A’s but that’s not really important here. That’s fine. I doubt anyone is here to look for the greatness of how anime is evolving into something deeper each passing season so no reason to get all worked up about HOTD.
I think HOTD is a great show. Ok, it’s an awesome show. Fine, it’s a masterpiece. Nah, it’s great but I wouldn’t bet all my money on it. One thing I know though, there’s no doubt in my mind I am going to finish this show and I much doubt I’ll come to regret it.
On an unrelated news, good to see that HOTD is still playing by the rules.
I remember when there were good shows about isolated villages and murders. I think that was back on 2006.
Rant. Skip this part if you like Shiki. Just what exactly is Shiki supposed to be? I’ll tell you what is. A combination of many things I dislike in my shows. Six damn episodes and I feel like I’ve watched absolutely nothing. There’s a few things you should know about me and mystery/horror shows. I simply despise third-rate mysteries, uncreative works, and dull stories in them. More importantly when the so called “mystery” is something anyone can figure out and the show is just wasting time on pointless things. Start moving, Shiki.
Shiki is slow, uncreative, and dull. I’ve stuck to it because I thought something good was going to happen but nothing. Shiki is a mess. Don’t blame the vampires which it’s already a terrible premise for an anime mystery, actually it’s so bad that villagers probably killed themselves to NOT be in the show. Please don’t go giving Shiki a high score. You know well it doesn’t deserve it and you’re only messing up the anime ratings.
I’m just here to tell you that even though Shiki fans would still disagree with this statement and think I’m just being mean here. I take my interest in mystery very seriously and Shiki doesn’t deliver in the least. I think that my +50 pages of mystery analysis scattered throughout Just as Planned are more then enough back me up. Sorry, Shiki is plain bad for what I’ve witnessed. By far Shiki is the only show in my dare not disappoint that has really DARED disappointed this much. Shiki a total mess of a show. I’m about to drop this show this week if nothing good comes up. If this was a party I wouldn’t invite Shiki.
Black Lagoon Roberta’s Blood Trail
Just where exactly did the rest of this show go?
It’s been forever.
You can practically tell how that inflatable dolphin feels totally violated.
There’s absolutely nothing controversial about this show. Nothing. You just happen to have a very naughty mind, reader. Yep, I’m sure these are all misinterpretations here. Shame on you. SHAME.
Yakuindomo.. Yakuindomo where to begin? It’s not that usual I encounter so many colorful jokes in a single episode or with a show that so passionately centers around it. Seitokai 2 is the show that you only need to watch 1-2 eps and you have basically the hang of it. If you have never watched this show then just watch the 1st then watch whatever ep you like you’ll know exactly what’s up. Nothing really changes. Not forward or backwards. It stays there. That’s the problem because it is basically a rehash of itself. Tsuda is a typical student, Suzu is a loli, Aria is a perv, Shino is a huuuuuge perv. Did I mention the word perv yet?
On its defense of Seitokai Yakuindomo (I’m defending it now?) some of the jokes do have a punch when they’re well timed. It has its moments, maybe enough to just keep you going. to watch the next episode. The problem is how many times they believe this can work and actually go through with it. Ultimately, its audience will either stick to it or forget about it.
Cat Shit One
Bunnies fighting evil camels. Zoo-goers and also you National Geographic watchers, you could have never seen it coming.
Cat Shit One was – the CAT. I certainly expected CS1 to be controversial when in fact it isn’t in the bit except we could debate how rabbits can be manly and still be so fluffy. I’m not going to shower CS1 with praise but I’m not going to go against it either. I think the show was ok. I’m not sure how a series for this would work out though.
I’d like to see what else they have to offer.
Times must be hard because Minami Chiaki can’t dye her hair.
First time watchers, skip the OP if you can. Also let the name of the show scare you away and have a moephobia attack. I think I already said that. Mitsudomoe came as nice surprise after not originally being included on my plans for this season. I already mentioned that I liked Mitsudomoe before I’m just here to emphasize THAT. Mistudomoe IS brilliant. Not decent because that’d be the opposite of what the show is.
What exactly do I like about it? If Seitokai Yakuindomo is about pervertedness than Mitsudomoe is about hilarity based on outrageousness. From getting buttheaded to being stripped naked, just about every possible craziness happens in this show. It’s clear the misunderstandings work wonders for the show and they know how to use them. All the stupidity and large (very) denseness of the characters contrast with the others creating these opposite forces of well, more comical stupidity for this dull season.
I can’t possibly drop this show. And last but not least.
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
Sometimes I feel like Maya should be quoted and caught in camera
just because her facial expressions are too amusing. Semi-occult Academy for me. Sometimes when I watch this show I feel like I accidentally tuned in a Sci-fi movie when I watch these paranormal monsters in OA appear. The major difference is that I don’t change the channel in the next minute. OA is a decent show, but I think I got it completely wrong in my Summer preview, well technically there was so little info I couldn’t possibly know. OA is about finding the key to stop the end of the world and not remotely related to any type of mysteries whatsoever, unless we refer to the mystery of why Maya likes that white one-piece dress so much. Also what’s so great about Bunmei and how AnC knows how to make great OPs?
The story interests me and the characters to some extent, though it weren’t for Maya and Koyasu’s JK things might be a bit different. On the negative side, as usual we can see the inconsistency and lack of direction that Anime no Chikara has in its titles. I think that they have these “great” ideas about their shows but never seem to pace themselves properly. It’s like they know their final result but struggle in the “getting there” part. As you can see getting a stronger lead has helped Occult Academy a LOT. This show promises to keep amusing. I enjoy it so I’ll most likely finish it.
The final result is entirely a different story.
There you have it, not the greatest season but with a few picks. Just about three major shows for me and the rest are fillings. Granted I’m not handling as many shows as I did in the past seasons. I barely managed to keep with the Summer season as I mentioned so I’ll high five myself for my dedication through this past two months.
Actually, good shows have been radically decreasing at a dismaying rate. I should be glad because I can’t handle that many shows anymore but also dissatisfied because I have less shows to watch each season. What to do? Nothing but being picky about it and enjoying what’s on.