Sasami-san@Ganbaranai — First Impressions

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A girl stays at home and stalks her brother. Then three girls battle a chocolate invasion.

I except SHAFT shows to be weird at this point, but even by their standards this was pretty darn weird. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it yet, since I’m not even sure what it’s going to be about entirely. It does look cool, I can say that much.

In news that will surprise no one, I’m not particularly enthusiastic about the incest plot line. I do find it amusing how the brother keeps covering his head.

7 thoughts on “Sasami-san@Ganbaranai — First Impressions

  1. Should also comment on how SHAFT is able to fit the events of the 1st half with that of the 2nd half in the same episode, and still makes sense

  2. I kind of had a chuckle when I read Enzo’s review of the first episode. He (and psgels) is one of the most forgiving anibloggers around, so reading his reaction was surprising.

    1. Yeah, I kind of have to agree with him too. 🙂 I like the first season of Zetsubou-sensei and I liked ef-memories, but a lot of his shows just end up as camera tricks with absolutely no substance to them. It somehow seems to sell though if it involves hot girls (i.e. Nisemonogatari)

      1. It’s not the style over substance that bothers me. Some of my favorite anime are style over substance. What bothers me is the writing, which is incredibly smug and feels like the writer jacked off whilst penning the script. Ever seen the Boondock Saints? Not sure if you like the movie or not, but my hatred for Katsuhiko Takayama is like a mini-version of my hatred for Troy Duffy.

        1. What I was saying isn’t that it’s style over substance, more that it’s no substance with a style that’s become really stale at this point. And yeah, many of his shows do feel really smug.

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