Winter 2015 — First Impressions

Ongoing Series / Sequels: Aldnoah Zero, Dog Days S3, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kuroko no Basuke 3, Log Horizon 2, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Parasyte, Sailor Moon Crystal, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Shounen Hollywood, Tokyo Ghoul Root A

New Series

19. Sengoku Musou
Seen this a million times before.

18. ISUCA
Worst fanservice of the season.

17. Koufuku Graffiti
Food porn.

16. Absolute Duo
Lolicon show of the season.

15. Unlimited Fafnir
Pretty forgettable.

14. Kantai Collection
A 1 on a scale of 10 (Code Geass) to 0 (Aria). Continue reading Winter 2015 — First Impressions

Aldnoah Zero 15 — Slaine is Still a Scumbag

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So Slaine did exactly what I wanted him to do and betrayed the count. Yet somehow he managed to do it in a way that made me hate him even more than I did before. The count started a war and plotted to murder the princess… but he was the only Martian besides the princess who treated Slaine like a human being. And Slaine murdered him. Continue reading Aldnoah Zero 15 — Slaine is Still a Scumbag

The Week in Anime Winter 2015 #1 — Catholics, Incest and Forehead Flickings

I think I’m only going to stick with three shows this season. Instead of doing a fourth series, I will do a weekly Week in Anime post. Except this time, you know, actually do it. At least that’s the idea. It will be Wednesday. So if I don’t do it on Wednesday please yell at me.

I’m going to play around a bit with the format. Instead of a one liner for a ton of series, I’ll try to limit it to a few series and at least write a paragraph or so about each.

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Maria the Virgin Witch: Check out the excellent discussion on iblessall’s post on the anti-Catholicism in Maria. I wrote a lengthy comment there proposing that Maria is more along the lines of the common “You could call it… God! Let’s kill it!” with Catholicism awkwardly transplanted on top rather than being expressly anti-Catholic in the Western sense. Also, how did that little girl who probably hasn’t even had her first communion yet smuggle the consecrated host out of church… Continue reading The Week in Anime Winter 2015 #1 — Catholics, Incest and Forehead Flickings