The Week in Anime, Fall 2013 #8 — Hozukii Invents Central Heating

Galilei Donna — Japan has central heating now. Thanks be to Galileo!

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Gingitsune — This is more like it. What an adorable episode. This show reminds me a lot of Kamichu. Which come to think of it I really ought to rewatch. Seeing the foxes and children goof around is much more enjoyable than anything mildly dramatic like last week’s episode.

Tokyo Ravens — Now that I think about it, this show has a pretty good sense of humor. Kon getting flicked away by the ogre, the teacher bullying people, getting tossed around by a dragon, and the motorcycle familiar were all fairly amusing. The boob groping was not so funny, but every show has its misses. It is a pretty predictable storyline though.

Yowamushi Pedal — We’re still in the same race?! How many episodes has it been?! What’s even weirder is the fact that I’m still finding this interesting! I’m not sure what it is, but they’re doing something right.

Sengoku Basara — Not current in the slightest, but I never watched this and started this week. It takes place in the Sengoku Era, except Oda Nobunaga is a demon king, some of the generals are Gundams, and there’s even more ridiculous shit going down. Right up my alley.

Outbreak Company — Swimsuit episodes will always tend to be a low point in any show. The old guys designing the princess’ swimsuit were pretty amusing though.

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NouKome — Just when I finished saying how all swimsuit episodes are hopeless, NouKome goes and proves me wrong. This is seriously one of the best shows this season. Once again we get better wrestling than Sekai de Ichiban whatever in the epic battle of Onii-chans vs. masochists. I don’t even know what’s going on but this is hilarious.

Log Horizon — Finally some action. Not much though. Could we please have an episode where half of it doesn’t consist of people adjusting their glasses?

Kyoukai no Konata — The presentation is still very confusing, but at least now I have a general idea of what’s going on. I actually appreciate the presentation style, because if this were presented in a straightforward way the story would be extremely boring. This isn’t exactly novel ground being tread here.

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Week in Anime, Fall 2013 #8 — Hozukii Invents Central Heating

  1. Since talking about Log Horizon is just beating on a dead horse, let’s talk about oniichans versus pigs instead.
    “…the epic battle of Onii-chans vs. masochists. I don’t even know what’s going on but this is hilarious.”
    It is a parody of Emiya Shirou versus Gilgamesh in Fate Stay Night’s 2nd route: Unlimited Blade Works. Unlimited Blade Works got replaced by Unlimited Oniichan Works, while Gate of Babylon got replaced by Gate of Pigs. Shirou mocked Gilgamesh by asking ‘Do you have enough blades?’, and the loli said something similar in this anime. I totally didn’t see it coming. I had a good laugh.

    1. Ok, I phrased that wrong. I knew it was parodying this. 🙂 I don’t know how they would think of such a ridiculously awesome way to do so. 🙂

  2. With perhaps the exception of some scenes involving Yukihira, NouCome is excellent.

    The Unlimited Brothers fight was great but I kept on rewatching the ending with the gun scene. That scene was hilarious but more than just that, the voice acting (of Kanade especially) was incredible.

    Log Horizon is pretty great but then again, I am quite content with dialogue heavy shows.

    I still don’t know why I am still watching Tokyo Ravens. I guess it is occasionally funny and the overall story is fascinating but the presentation is absolutely horrible.

    1. Yes, those Yukihira scenes are awful. Otherwise it’s great. Did it really end this early though?

      I don’t mind dialogue heavy shows, but Log Horizon’s dialogue hasn’t been too interesting lately. It’s just about Shiroe’s plan. Which isn’t all that interesting, in part because there is no one to even oppose him.

      I know I’m watching Tokyo Ravens mostly for the cross-dressing, although the crazy girl ain’t bad.

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