Posted by psgels on 10 April 2014 with categories: Some Quick First Impressions

And here is a collection of really quick impressions for the shows that I really can’t be arsed to really write much about.

Dragonar: random harem crap with a nonsensical premise.

Mangaka-san to Assistant-kun: this is just crap. The lengths that creators go to to get girls to grope themselves. I especially hate how the creators treat it like it’s the most normal thing to do.

Daimidaler: this show… it’s by far the single worst show of the season. Dear god, did I actually see this show that completely and unashamedly glorifies groping every single women you lay your eyes on? Seriously Japan? Fanservice is one thing, but this show actually promotes sexual harrassment

Kamigami no Asobi: Those male transformation sequences… And oh my god, these bishies are so pretty that flowers spontaneously bloom in their vicinities. I know that this show uses existing tropes and all, but the way in which it carries them further than everreaches the point where it looks so bad that it becomes funny. And OH MY GOD THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A PINK FLUFFY PEGASUS. Yeah, definitely so bad it’s hilarious territory, although that won’t last beyond one episode.

Brynhildr‘s main character is so impulsive that he has no control over his actions and can’t even wait for a bit while checking out a girl who resembles a girl he knew ten years ago. Could have had potential, but I got turned off by the fanservice, awkward acting and the school setting. The OP’s good though.

Kanojo ga Flaw wo Orareta‘s lead has the same problem as Brylhildr (seriously have some creativity dammit!), but at least she’s aware of her own actions. This show is a lot weirder than what I thought it would be. This show plays with irony, but it’s laying it on really heavy here. This feels like a worse version of Noucome.

Soul Eater Not: What have they done to you?! It’s so generic! Everything here is blatantly uninspired and bland! What did Soul Eater ever do to deserve this?

20 Responses

  1. longhaul says:

    “Soul Eater Not: What have they done to you?!”

    By they you mean the original author?

  2. Firechick says:

    @Mangaka-san and Daimidaler: True that. They really need to stop making this garbage already.

    • Sword Testing Cliff says:

      Pretty much this. . .

      Is it bad that this season I only really see one show as watchable so far? (Mushishi) There’s no game no life that seems interesting. . .I’m just NOT feeling that pedophilia-incest otaku pandering bullshit in the supporting character (little sister)

  3. Emma says:

    I must say the mispelling of flag as flaw is very interesting error and an appropriate one lol

  4. Scruffy says:

    Brynhildr is not actually set in school. The school setting does not last particularly long (it should be gone by the end of next week) so the ‘mysterious transfer girl’ trope doesn’t last that long. If anything the author is just playing with the audience.

    Personally I was quite happy with how Brynhildr was. And as for the fanservice .. I assume you mean the pool scene. It wasn’t that long and I think you’re just getting too sensitive about that sort of thing.

  5. Flawfinder says:

    I actually could see Daimdaler and Mangaka-san working if they had been executed better. But the problem is that for all their audacity, they refuse to actually “go there”. Needed to be more wrong.

  6. TheUltimateReaper says:

    Yeah I’ve got to defend Brynhildr here, looks interesting. Only a few shows that look watchable this season, I’m putting my money on Byrnhildr being one of them.

  7. Nyangoro says:

    I actually liked Soul Eater Not!. Sure, the art style has been completely lobotomized, but the writing style is still noticeably the same.

  8. AFGM says:

    Is kamigami no asobi a show about gays or are all the men just really effeminate?

  9. AFGM says:

    I really think kamigami no asobi is going to come out of left field and expose that this isn’t actually a female harem, but a show about gays fighting crime.

  10. Vawn says:

    I personally enjoyed Soul Eater NOT. It may not be up to snuff in comparison to the original Soul Eater, but I like that we’re able to explore more aspects of the world through characters that would be considered a bit more normal than the ones we’ve come to know. Don’t really care for anything else on this list.

  11. sex says:

    Daimidaler was so awful and autistic that it transcended the spectrum and actually became good imo.
    It’s like The Room.

  12. Rhyagelle says:

    Hitsugi no Chaika any thoughts on that one?

  13. reladimiad says:

    Daimidaler is pretty good if you view it as a ridiculous retro trash. It’s just that some people enjoy films like “Attack of the killer tomatoes” and some do not. Also if I to commend something about this show, the mecha design is pretty interesting and old-fashioned.

    • psgels psgels says:

      I don’t mind if it was going for the retro trash direction, I can also get behind that. What really got me was how it was completely glorifying the way in which the male lead grabbed every single boob he saw as if it was completely normal and cool to do that.

      • Kenjeran says:

        Haha kinda agree with you about the groping part, but since the premise is built around it (it’s on the summary anyway) I think I can swallow that.
        If you ignore the groping part, it’s actually quite funny.

  14. Someone says:

    Soul Eater NOT makes me feel like I’am facing a old friend as an enemy. Ok, he might not have been the most intellectual in my social circle but he had his own style and he was well aware of his own special identity.

    And now some asshole has revived him into a zombie and I have to face his dead and sad cadaver. With only a crowbar and the knowlegde that my friend deserved a more dignified passing than this. Fuck.

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:01 PM)
    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:15 PM)
    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    Well Bam, I had a go of synecdoche there. A bit of a slow burner, near the end slightly drawn out, however that last stretch was forgiven by that bonkers ending.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:23 PM)
    The voice of the main character got kind of annoying though, the dub wasn’t all that good either.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:22 PM)
    This was based on/was a homage to a series by the Gigantor creator and having grown up with gigantors 90s reboot this felt like a nice throwback, plot is fairly simple but used effectively. It’s a shame that it feels like there was more to tell but at seven episodes I suppose it avoids outstaying its welcome.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:20 PM)
    Decided to marathon Giant Robo, I think this was mentioned by someone on here before. I guess it was fairly entertaining, great action direction, looked good for its time, you don’t notice the hour long episodes go by, adequate characters, nice retro artstyle also, not sure if I got excited over this as big O and Mazinger however but still fun enough nonetheless.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 07:10 AM)
    Seeing Hoffman in before the devil knows your dead and his character being dependent on drugs, that was another thing that hit me a bit knowing the circumstances of his death. Watching most wanted man I could also see that he was wearing out physically.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 07:00 AM)
    This is not Anno bitching about otakus jacking off to his characters and turning around and selling Rei panties, this isn’t the idiots at Shaft throwing around meaningless camera angles and the oh-so-symbolic teeth brushing scenes, this is a human being looking you in the eye with fear and telling you that he’s dying; morbid, honest, moving and remarkable.

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