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  1. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-13 01:40
    I didn't care for the first episode of Space Dandy but I felt a lot better at the end of the second. The main character still seems obnoxious in a not so great way, but there were flashes of cleverness in episode 2 that make me way more optomistic about the show. Time will tell, I guess.

    I agree that Yamakan will probably balance celebrating with criticizing, which is going to make things tricky for him. He can't really portray the industry's dark side as easy to avoid or just a few bad apples, because that tells fans that they don't need to worry about it too much. It'll be interesting to see how he handles it.

    Where is should be much easier to make a statement, of course, is on the issue of scandals. I've long been convinced that there's a lot of fans (be they otaku, idol fans, etc.) out there who dislike the atrocious behavior of certain fans, but are too ashamed and embarrassed to speak out about it. I'd love for Yamakan to give voice to their sentiments, and that's something I can see him doing given that Fractale made it pretty clear where he falls on that issue. Plus they've already foreshadowed that the issue will come up.

    Still wondering how I'm going to settle on a reasonable watch list this season, the relatively short list of clear cut winners could make things tricky.
  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-12 19:10
    Hmmm, just watched Wake Up Girls episode 1 and I liked it more than the movie. I like that it had more interactions between the girls and I also really liked the "week after" scenario more interesting than the lead up to the concert itself, because the "we're going to perform anyway" thing was pretty cliche.

    It'll be interested to see how Yamakan balances celebrating and criticizing idol culture. Personally, I'm not a big fan of works that take a super scathing approach - while I acknowledge they're often saying something that needs to be said, they generally don't make me stop being a fan, they just make me more weary and defensive about it. Whereas works that celebrate but also criticize tend to be far more enjoyable, but can feel like they're not actually accomplishing much in the end because they aren't being critical enough. My guess is Yamakan will tend towards the latter - and I'll probably like the show more because of it.

    Re: panty flashes... I know a couple girls who perform at local anime conventions and have also made it on Japanese talent shows. I don't know what they did for the Japanese performances, but here they just wear bike shorts or something similar if they're performing something where their skirts won't cut it.

    P.S. Looks like I may end up watching Nisekoi as well, my Shaft fangirl of a girlfriend likes it.
  3. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-12 15:49
    Dude, you were supposed to go like "That's not social commentary, they copped out!" And then I'd be all like "I know. Trolled." Actually, I thought the scene was funny despite the cop-out.

    The Silver Spoon comparison has always struck me as a bit superficial to be honest. Judging by the first episode, this is about crazy fanboyism and not agriculture. My biggest worry: they'll tone down the fanboy jokes in favour of also-run school comedy once he actually meets his idol.

    BTW, I think Wizard Barristers is a pretty good addition to the season. Granted, it's as silly as most of the other stuff I've seen this season, but it brings some much needed AWESOME to the table. Just hoping that the series progresses better than Galilei Donna did.
  4. Tempester
    2014-01-12 07:34
    My main problems with WUG so far are dull voice acting and the fact that most of the girls haven't yet gotten their chance to stand out as fun or interesting characters. However, it has potential to be great, and the more down-to-earth feel sets it apart nicely from the saccharine Love Live and wacky iDOLM@STER. Hope Yamakan doesn't bomb the show like he did with Fractale.
  5. sa547
    2014-01-12 06:48
    Man, what a nice big potshot you just did there. Fine, let's see if Yamakan lives up to his promise.
  6. Tempester
    2014-01-12 05:40
    Frame-by-frame investigation is srs bsns.
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-12 04:25
    Wake Up Girls strikes me as the kind of thing I might have been interested in if it were another season. And if you turn out to be right about the social commentary I might stick around for a look. I'm not surprised you like it since it's less... "garish" than a lot of the other shows this season.

    Speaking of idol culture... did you catch Nourin's opening scene?
  8. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-12 03:42
    I do actually agree that this season is a stinker, the lack of variety is very noticeable. I just disagree on which shows are the silver lining.

    I want to like Nisekoi because it's Shaft, but in the end I find I'm on the opposite side of you and Enzo in this debate: even Shinbo can't cover up how bland the first episode was. Meanwhile Monogatari SS was one of my favourite 2013 shows.

    I've seen the prequel for Wake Up Girls, what I still need to see the first TV episode. With the amount of anime I've watched this week to sample the new shows, 75 minutes in one go would have just been too much.
  9. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-12 03:00
    To be honest at the moment I'm leaning towards dropping Wake Up Girls and Nisekoi. With Nourin, Sakura Trick and Seitokai Yakuindomo having pretty much secured their positions on my list (along with The Pilot's Love Song but that's a different genre), the competition for any other comedy slots I decide to open is going to be a blood bath since I kind of liked D-Frag, Engaged to the Unidentified and Hamatora as well. I worry about genre fatigue, even taking into account that SYD's sense of humour is a rather... "unique" among comedy anime.

    On the other hand, I may keep Super Sonico just because it's unabashed moe service might actually be a nice change of pace from all the more overtly comic stuff. How's that for guilty pleasure.

    I'm keeping four careovers: NagiAsu, Tokyo Ravens, Kill ls Kill, and Golden Time. There's also Inari KonKon and Wizard Barristers still to come.
  10. totoum
    2014-01-11 22:06
    Remember when I said this:

    You're so moe wen you act tsun tsun towards Nagiasu, can't wait to see you in dere dere mode
    The wait is over

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