Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Calm down there, Jared.
Ignoring the rest of the show, I guess the ending of episode 5 was pretty cool. The wimpy damsel in distress was forced to fight Mr. Morals to retain her indentured servitude to her uncle. And she wins, saving her position as oji-san’s bottom bitch? Yeah, I can be down with that.
Rank #1… in sucking her uncle’s dick! Yeah1!!
Much like Subete, the best thing about it comes from a little girl flossing every night with her uncle’s pubes. And that’s really the only thing you should take away from Gakusen.
My face during every “emotional” moment.
How long can a show go on where the only conflict comes from logic-defying misunderstandings? Seriously, come up with a Noragami character whose motivation for not just jerking off everyone and everything doesn’t come from some poorly managed game of telephone?
All’s I can say is I hope it ain’t gonna last past this season.
K – Return of Kings
I’m not dropping it, but I probably should. ~_~
Subete ga F ni Naru
As much as it tries to be le deep, Subete is only enjoyable in spite of itself. Every step it made away from the first episode’s office was a step toward ever more self-indulgent, navel-gazing bullshit.
Deep discussion requires a crucible, sure. And a murder is certainly the kinda thing that would lend itself to discussions around humanity or whatever the fuck. But chaining a deep discussion to an uninspired closed-room murder mystery is a risk that was never going to pay off for the show.
Conversation never feels like it flows naturally and its contrivance is even more insultingly blatant than a Sorkin script. While this would be forgivable if the discussion was intriguing, the themes addressed never even approach the realm of intelligence.
This would be a respectable thought if it wasn’t limited to children. I mean, shit, is anyone a fucking monolith? How is anyone supposed to have even a shred of intellectual respect for the argument?
Despite each episode consisting of about 20 minutes of an incompetent writer’s futile wanking, the flashbacks to Shiki’s uncle fucking make the show tolerable. Without them, I’d honestly peg this as a 5/10.
This show would be unwatchable without the fap material. But thankfully this Sam’s Club tub of lotion ain’t going unused. Stay mad, Sakurako.