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  1. RRW
    2014-01-26 06:20
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  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-25 23:45
    Are you sure it was me? I haven't found Nisekoi all that compelling regardless of Shaft's involvement, at best I've said I might watch more if I wasn't feeling too genre fatigued or I might watch it with my girlfriend since she likes it. I've been more into this season's other arranged marriage comedy (Engaged to the Unidentified) since it's comedy is less overtly conflict driven.

    Edit: ...And my girlfriend just texted to say this week's Nisekoi was "amazing". This isn't a great season in terms of being able to nail down a watch list...
  3. ices
    2014-01-25 21:24
    Loved your Miuna character explanation in nagi no asukara thread. Great insight you did there...
  4. Coldlight
    2014-01-25 21:18
    Sorry about the delay, I'm getting distracted by a lot of things right now...

    Anyway, that is a really nice picture you've found. I do already have something else in mind for my next avatar, though. I just haven't found the time to make my next set (incl. sig) yet. ^^;

    So yeah, I think I'll play fair this time and let other fellow Sayaka fans use those very nice avatars by Kogetsu... especially because I'm not particularly active on AS right now, which would be a waste of nice opportunities to show it off and "spread the love" so to speak.
  5. RRW
    2014-01-24 23:02
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    2014-01-24 08:49
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  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-22 05:33
    Updated impressions time!

    Stuff I'm loving: Nagi no Asukara, Tokyo Ravens, Seitokai Yakuindomo S2
    Pumped for: The Pilot's Love Song, Engaged to the Unidentified, Sakura Trick, D-Frag, Kill la Kill, Golden Time, Wake Up Girls
    Also liking: No-Rin, Wizard Barristers, Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha, Space Dandy
    Stuff that I'm likely to end up watching because of my girlfriend, brother, anime buddies, etc: Saki: The Nationals, Nise-koi, Nobunga the Fool, Nobunagun
    Still wildcard: Pupa


    I didn't care much for Seitokai Yakuindomo's "let's reintroduce everyone!" season opener, but episodes two and three were a fantastic return to form. I have no idea why I find the combination of rather crude running gags - in fact, I didn't find the first season that compelling until about episode four when some of the show's tropes became running gags - and very subtle of romantic subtext so damn compelling, but I do.

    The Pilot's Love Song has been very solid, but I'm not sure what I thought about Kal-El staring at the painting in episode 3. It felt to me like they were really trying to force home a point that had already been made.

    I've already said some things about why I like Wake Up Girls elsewhere, but the big appeal for me is seeing how Yamakan reconciles his love for idol groups with his distaste of aspects of industry. To me, that's more interesting than the criticism itself. Plus, while people might not like hearing what he has to say, he doesn't have the added problem outside critics have of insular fandoms being weary of outsiders. (BTW, I'm not actually sure causing a stir on 2ch means the show is doomed. I'm taking a wait and see approach on that (as if I wasn't already prone to doing so…).)

    I settled on Engaged to the Unidentified, D-Frag, and No-Rin as my bets for comedies this season (Sakura Trick is different enough that I'm not lumping it in here). No-Rin started the strongest but I haven't found the jokes after Yukata is introduced as funny as those before (the opening scene of episode 1 was a riot). Engaged is probably the frontrunner of this group - it's the cutest of the three, and has the best OP. D-Frag continues to hold steady because I find KanaHana's character amusing.

    Loved Space Dandy's second episode, didn't care much for the first or third. The second is also the one that reminds me the most of some of Bebop's better comedy episodes.

    I love Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha's premise, and I don't mind the shoujo touches (hey, I utterly love stuff like Otome Youkai Zakuro and Inu x Boku SS - although I guess those are technically classed as seinen) for the most part. However, it feels like it's aimed at a younger audience and could maybe use a bit more subtly and wit. Will be watching closely since I don't think it's fair to judge on one episode.

    I like Wizard Barristers for it's action and crazy character designs, though between this and Galilei Donna I must say I'm not found of this director's way of doing legal procedural scenes. I feel like the tension in such scenes should come from something other than having the court completely and utterly stacked against the protagonist(s).

    Of the "watch with others" list, Nobunagun and the new Saki are probably the most interest, the former for it's Symphogear like sensibilities and butchering of historical figures, the latter for a slower paced moe fix - my interest with Sonico lasted until shortly into episode 2. That seems to happen to me a lot with shows I use as a "moe fix" actually - they temporarily serve as a fix, then I get frustrated with them.
  8. Guardian Enzo
    2014-01-21 00:28
    Guardian Enzo
    The problem is that it feeds into a centuries-old box Japanese women have been placed in. And as someone very dissatisfied with the way gender roles have developed in anime, the rise of idol culture is a disaster purely on an artistic level. It's a lose-lose in every way, and anything that forces people who like to pretend otherwise to rub their noses in the shit they help to spread is a positive in my book. Whether WUG ends up being that is an open question...
  9. RRW
    2014-01-20 23:00
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  10. Guardian Enzo
    2014-01-20 01:05
    Guardian Enzo
    Well, I certainly am no expert, though I know a bit about the idol industry. The first thing you have to understand is that it has a large yakuza presence, and the more localized you get the more control is in the hands of the yakuza. Then you have the whole issue of the more famous idols not being allowed to have boyfriends - there's the notorious example of the idol who was berated and forced to shave her head on live TV because she was discovered to have gone out on a date.

    There are also countless stories of scams, mostly involving cases where girls are promised a fast-track to stardom and channeled into host clubs (and far worse). This would be the most likely result when something like WUG takes place in real life. The ones you see on TV are the barest minority - and even that disgusts me - but the picture you don't see is in most cases probably about one step up from sex slavery.

    All of that, of course, is not even to consider the impact this has culturally - fostering an image for girls that's totally unrealistic and, for me, undesirable. Would you want your daughter growing up thinking becoming an idol was the highest aspiration she should shoot for? I'd rather she think about being a doctor or an astronaut, myself. All the worst aspects of gender politics in Japanese society are exacerbated by idol culture. And it happens to be toxic for anime and music, too, if you want to talk about the superficial level.

    No, I'm not a moderate on this. This is a nest of cockroaches and the longer people are allowed to pretend otherwise, the bigger the problem grows.

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  • About Triple_R
    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Honoka and Sayaka Miki, Sig by Kogetsu Shirogane
    Currently Watching
    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    SAO II
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Top Tier

    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    2nd Tier

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Sword Art Online
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