Summer 2015 Anime Opinions – Weeks 1-3, Part 2: I’d still rather be watching AMVs

Anime Opinions, Article, Summer 2015 — By on July 27, 2015 1:29 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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One of these days, I’ll post an opinion that is less than perfect. We’re still a few decades off from that point, though.


Himouto! Umaru-chan (10/10, if you watch with [kdfss], 9/10 otherwise)

Himouto on Imagery

I originally wanted to just shove this show on the background while I cleaned, so I could technically say I watched it. But then this stupid fucking OP kicked in, and… well, you know how I am about stupid fucking OPs.

It would be hard to overstate how much I hate literal moeblob imagery, so for Umaru-chan’s first episode to actually entertain me (in a non-masochistic manner) is a testament to how fucking good this actually is.

I would pay to have her vomit on me.

I would pay to have her vomit on me, and not just cuz she’s cute.

Watch this shit if you want a spiritual successor to decent slice-of-life comedies like Minami-ke or… well, I guess Minami-ke was the only good one. Either way, treat yoself. Since you’re savvy enough to visit Crymore for my superior opinions, you deserve it.



Gangsta (10/10)

Reminds me of Mekaku City but in a good way this time

Gangsta is perfect. Well, the manga is, at least. The anime thinks subtlety is some flavorless French desert.

Oh boy I wonder what trophy they're gonna pick!

Oh boy I wonder what trophy they’re gonna pick after having spent over half the episode focusing on the abused prostitute!

Still, I ain’t gonna waste space on any more flowery language than necessary — the show certainly doesn’t. You need to watch this, now. It’ll put some much-needed blood back in your veins.



Rokka no Yuusha (8/10)

Adlet Mayer

Episode 1 was a lot of setup… but I think it was handled well enough that it’s not gonna lose the people it needs. Having read the first novel, the real reason to watch this show is gonna come at the end of episode 2, where they reveal that there are seven Heroes, and one of them’s a liar.

Could even be Adlet, who knows!

Could even be Adlet, who knows!

Though I am somewhat apprehensive about the show’s necessary reliance on its generic source material, if Mondaiji’s taught me anything, any show with bunny girls in it can’t be bad.

Brave On 2

Let’s bet on the bunny and hope the first ep isn’t gonna be indicative of the budget in the coming weeks.



Shimoneta (8/10)

Eh, it’s kinda boring, but green-chan seems like a decent mop for dick sweat, so I’m in.

That mouthfeel



God Eater (6/10)

We South Park now.

It looks like South Park, but feels even cheaper.

If Ufotable had only skimped on the budget, and presented at least one interesting new idea with this series, I could have recommended God Eater — and I really fucking wanted to. Instead, we get another Owari no Seraph-like shounen where all the problems in the world can be solved if you yell loud enough.



There’s not one iota of suspense in this staid story. You’ve seen this before in better incarnations, so I don’t see any reason to bother watching this unless you’re really that bored.

Back to Monster Hunter; the armor has more personality than anyone in this cheap cash-in ever will.

Nargacuga's gonna be in MHX. Get hype.

Nargacuga’s gonna be in MHX. Get hype.



Classroom Crisis (6/10)

Going through episode 1 was a roller coaster of emotions that peaked when an over-the-top space rescue mission culminated in a mining-asteroid crash that a space kuudere escaped from unharmed to deliver a politically charged bounty to a hostage-cum-hype-maker.

This frame right here.

This frame right here.

The support on said roller coaster crumbled shortly after, when it was revealed the show was really just “Mr. Growly Eyes Does Space Accounting”. What is this, the fucking BBC?

Classrom Crisis 1 Classrom Crisis 2 Classrom Crisis 3

I guess it’s meta that the characters and the animators both blew their budget in episode 1. Don’t be surprised if this ends up worse than getting pubic hair caught in your throat for a fucking week.



Monster Musume no Nichijou (5/10)

I thought I’d like this show, but the addition of a cheesy soundtrack (we’re talking Kraft Singles-tier here) to every fucking filler-filled character interaction makes it really hard to enjoy, let alone masturbate to.

This was the only scene to inspire emotion in me, and that was horror at MC-kun cooking something with five eggs that's not a fucking omelette.

This was the only scene to inspire emotion in me, and that was horror at MC-kun cooking something with five eggs that’s not a fucking omelette.

Like you, I’m only watching to get to the point when Arachne joins the house, so I’m withholding my permanent judgment till then… but THAT STUPID FUCKING SOUNDTRACK will likely be a bigger boner killer than bad English.

Tide me over till then, Ms. Smith. <3

Tide me over till then, Ms. Smith. <3



Joukamachi no Dandelion (3/10)

I thought this would be like Code Geass, I really did. Instead, it’s just a cutesy do-nothing anime, professionally subtitled by the only company worse than Bank of America.

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The pictures without subs are there because… they were left unsubbed by Funimation. Gotta say it’s likely the translation quality affected my opinion of the show, cuz it’s all I can fucking remember about it.



Non Non Biyori Repeat (Dropped/10)

Like with Himouto, I tried to just throw this show on in the background so I could get my multi-task on, but… I had to sit down and analyze this one.

Haven't we seen this before?

Haven’t we seen this before?

Looking back at the apparently relevant title, I had to check that this wasn’t another Haruhi situation where they just reaired old episodes and pretended they were a new season. Turns out, they’re even bigger KyoAni fans than I thought, and decided to Endless 8 the entire first season of Non Non Biyori (Endless 8 was an arc in Haruhi where they repeated the same filler episode 8 times in a row… which went over about as well as you’d expect).

Renge on Repeat

Renge on repeat, same dull beat

Considering how Haruhi S2 killed any love I had for what was then my favorite franchise, the same thing happening to a series I despise is both gleefully satisfying and entirely unappealing.

Dropped this after 10 minutes like the pile of constipated garbage it is.



Sore ga Seiyuu! (May as well not even exist/10)

[Flax-Sushit] Sore ga Seiyuu! - 01 (720p) [3053E8F3].mkv_snapshot_15.30_[2015.07.27_00.18.50]

What am I watching? WHY am I watching? Fuck everything about my life that led up to this moment.

I despise the concept of celebrity in general, so an entire show dedicated to the fauxlebrity of seiyuu rubs me about the same as gravel on my dick.

Sore ga Seiyuu!

Who the fuck cares?

At least Sore ga Seiyuu brings closure to my cleaning the room arc: I finally found something that I can “watch” without issue (as long as I put it on mute). Rather than dropping this, I’m just gonna use it as an easy way to get a +1 on MyAnimeList. Thanks for the e-penis, SgS.



Prison School (Dropped/10)

Prison School: Manga Edition

Prison School: Manga Edition

What the fuck?

Prison School: Anime Edition

I’m on Team Literacy for this one. Back to the manga, boys.




Current Tally

E.01 E.02 E.03 E.04 E.05 E.06 E.07 E.08 E.09 E.10 E.Final
Akagami no Shirayukihime 9
Aoharu x Kikanjuu 6
Chaos Dragon 5
Charlotte 9
Classroom Crisis 6
Dragon Ball Super 4
Gakkou Gurashi! 8
Gangsta 10
Gate 8
God Eater 6
Himouto! Umaru-chan 10
Joukamachi no Dandelion 3
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 2
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou 5
Non Non Biyori Repeat Dropped.
Ranpo Kitan – Game of Laplace 9
Shimoneta 8
OverLord 3
Prison School Dropped. Seriously.
Rokka no Yuusha 8
Sore ga Seiyuu! +/- 0
Ushio to Tora 7

I suggest creating your own score cards and trying to get as close to my perfect thoughts as possible. Think of it as anime bingo.


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Mehrwerfer says:

Watch Joukamachi no Dandelion from Doki instead of 4 days late Funicancer? Problem solved.

Dark_Sage says:

A good takeaway. I doubt Doki could be worse. (Watch me eat those words.)

Mehrwerfer says:

Worse than Funi? Is this even possible?

pi says:

I’m pretty sure viz had some terrible releases back in the day.

Dark_Sage says:

I like Doki for being one of the few groups left that has retained its pride, but their quality is inconsistent, especially on the original TL front.

corocoro says:

Remember Doki-AFFTW?

Dark_Sage says:

Now I do. Thanks for that. ;_;

lenny says:

>Prison School (Dropped/10)
do you even bluray

Dark_Sage says:

For low-budget ecchi? Not really.

lenny says:

Prison isn’t really low-budget.

Dark_Sage says:

Wouldn’t know. I barely got past the cheap-looking bolt-on boobs before the censorship happened and I closed the video.

lenny says:

the show is funny enough for the censorship to be passable.

Dark_Sage says:

Maybe I’ll undrop it. We’ll see.

anonymous says:

The third episode was really good, try to at least get that far.

Welp says:

” Instead, we get another Owari no Seraph-like shounen where all the problems in the world can be solved if you yell loud enough.”

You mean Dragon Balls?

NakkiNyan says:

Non Non Biyori starts its own story on ep2; I also like the politics in Classroom Crisis. I pretty much agree with the rest.

just saiyan says:

Not watching Gatchaman? doesn’t exist too?

Dark_Sage says:

Haven’t finished the first season yet.

Assirra says:

That OP.
Now i just gotta watch at least a couple episodes for that alone.

Xavier says:

Nice fonts in that Umaru OP webm, D_S. You’re a real encoding wizard; the Daiz of our generation.

Dark_Sage says:

Did it fuck up? There’s a reason I stuck to editing. (Can’t check right now cuz I’m at a bar.)

jabashque says:

Yep, all the lines are shown as Arial, and none of the vector drawings are showing up for some reason.

Dark_Sage says:


Numero_6 says:

“Turns out, they’re even bigger KyoAni fans than I thought, and decided to Endless 8 the entire first season of Non Non Biyori”. Nope. Just ep1 is definitely prior to season1. In any case, the events are new to the series, so there is no trace of endless8.

Soluna says:

I think that Underwater’s Gangsta translation, “Are the spoils ours?” was done well. It was still obvious what he was referring to, but at least it worded more subtly. It’s too bad that they still only have 2 eps out.

Soluna says:

Ah, what a shame; I’ll check out AboveSeaLevel’s then. Thanks for the heads up!

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