If you wanna know why Crymore is in the state it’s in…
Most of my entertainment in this ep was derived from HorribleSubs’s troubling inability to rip a simulcast correctly.
Yet beyond that, nothing springs to mind as remotely memorable.
Okay, maybe green-chan’s bitch face was.
I’m inching closer to a 7 for the series as each episode provides nothing but 20-odd minutes of a poorly executed one-sentence concept.
But this is a character-based anime from everything I’ve seen, so hopefully we’ll get to where I can be distracted by how cool everyone is… to the point that I don’t care that nothing is happening.
All the Tatsumaki fanart out there gives me hope beyond hope. Don’t let me down, bipolarity-chan.
Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans
And that’s why people are gonna die.
IBO is setting itself up for greatness, and my ratings for the series are taking its promises into account. You’d be right to point out that the shit has not hit the fan just yet, but you’d be blind to ignore all the setup for the feces flinging.
Since when has anyone ever been happy in the Gundamverse?
A show with characters this flawed can’t simply ignore them. Their flaws necessitate failure. And when the body counts start to rise and the plot armor cracks, the pay-off is going to be so sweet.
Take ’em down, green-eyes.
Sure, I could be wrong, and this could just be another “passable” entry into the time-worn Gundam franchise. But I’m taking the bet that this show cannot end without the bodies of orphans littered across space. And when I’m right, and the corpses of children float across your screen, just remember my sagacity is perfection manifest. Then, I dunno, donate to Crymore’s Patreon?
Utawarerumono – Itsuwari no Kamen
I don’t care how hot you are, there ain’t no way I’m getting drunk on sake. … …wait, are those kemonomimi? Goddammit, you siren of sorrow, I guess I’m in for a few.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the original Uta, but all these characters whom I vaguely remember coming back, and the constant hints of some serious behind-the-scenes shit, are giving me some heavy nostalgia for a series I could only realistically peg at an 8/10.
Agh, I shouldn’t be so hype by this, but I so fucking am.
With characters who enjoyably interact with one another, and a fully built world begging for exploration, Uta impresses me almost as much as my own reflection does. The pacing is slow, but entirely reasonable, and the moe beats out anything else this season.
Even if you haven’t seen the first Uta, this is a great series to forget about the failures of most everything else in Fall 2015. Reaction faces are universal, after all.
Valkyrie Drive ~Mermaid~
You know it.
There is way more going on here than just tits and the bodies they’ve been bolted onto. The slice-of-life aspects are fun, the action isn’t dull, and the character relationships are legitimate. All that slides up into a solid piece of entertainment.
Just try and tell me that smile ain’t contagious.
Despite being lodged in the ecchi genre, Valkyrie Drive still legitimately rises above the rest of the series this season, and that’s not by mistake.
Plus the booty game strong.
Genre-advancing series like Valkyrie Drive (or Sekirei or Highschool of the Dead, if we’re keeping with the ecchi theme) are reminders of why people who refuse to watch past their insecurity-imposed zones of comfort will never have opinions of value. There’s more to life than just what’s familiar.
Yeah, I’m taking a moral stance on titty bar: the anime. Haters can get graped.
What I’m saying is, give the show a chance if you haven’t already. It’s honestly solid stuff.