Lots of people seemed to like the last episode because “stuff happened.” Fair enough.
But me, I didn’t particularly like the last episode. Sure, stuff happened, but it wasn’t interesting stuff. Continue reading Robotics; Notes 17 — Robots Fall Down, We Get Back Up Again
Ok, so stuff actually happened this episode… but I can’t bring myself to care. Two weeks ago I decided I would accept Robotics; Notes as it is, a harem love comedy, and now it has abandoned that too and decided to be tragic. It does it better than Key, but that isn’t saying much. Now I just want to see more of Akiho and Frau fighting over Kaito. Continue reading Robotics; Notes 16 — Everyone is Murdered by Gravity
So from now on, I’m going to try to stop expecting Robotics; Notes to uncover some brilliant mindfuck conspiracy or to have our heroes fight robots. I’m going to try to just accept it as it is, and enjoy Frau slobbering over a half-naked Kaito on the couch.
Right after I say that, Robotics; Notes proceeds to ditch the only parts I like about it and dives head first into gathering more stupid Kimijima reports and adding more placeholders to the harem. Continue reading Robotics; Notes 15 — A Virtual Loli Imouto Sob Story
You know, if Robotics; Notes were a romantic comedy, I think I would like it. Look at that screenshot above: replace the next Onii-chan whatever show with this and everyone would love it. Robotics; Notes has a perfect setup for shipping wars in Akiho vs. Frau, and a non-contentious romance between Subaru and Frau. Add the teacher hitting on Nao and it would be perfect. Continue reading Robotics; Notes 14 — A Romantic Comedy
Episode 12 was painful. Drama and feelings are one thing. But all this crying over being friends with a robot that has the intelligence of a tape recorder? Give me a break. This is like having a dresser fall on you and retaining a chronic fear of dressers ten years later.
In episode 13, it finally appears that stuff is going to happen. Hidden messages in anime episodes, power outages, fires, a robot rebellion? This is the kind of thing I can get behind. Now why didn’t we have this twelve episodes ago?
Continue reading Robotics; Notes 12 + 13 — Feelings and Solar Coronas