Or, how Amagami SS found more erogenous zones than just the usual T&A.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…Or, OH GIRLS! MORE AND MORE GIRLS! For every Otaku need, there is a sekirei suitable!
What does free food has anything to do with free manga + free anime? Is Pizza Hut finally doing a campaign tied in to anime in the US? OH BOY!
Well, if you look at the first pic, you will realize this is about opinions on supporting the manga industry – don’t leave yet! There is free food! Or that’s being mentioned, at least!!! Also fan service pictures are posted through out the article!
After many years (yeah, 3 years) of thinking and probing (don’t go there) about the issue from every angle, which is encased in today’s cyberworld under the tyranny of the global Giga banker-controlled economy – think the Genom Megacorp in Bubblegum Crisis or the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, I’ll give you my reflections. It’s not going to be a long article, trust me, because when you boil it down to basics, it ain’t that complex.
My roommate, having exhausted some of the current shows this season, was looking for some other anime to watch. Some time ago, when we were trawling through the anime section of Best Buy, I saw Maburaho and suggested that he might like it. Well, last night, we decided to finally check out the first three episodes. Here are some observations.
- This feels more like Love Hina as a harem show than, say, a more “modern” example like Baka Test.
- Why are “main girls” so often pink-haired? It’s true here, and in Zero no Tsukaima, Baka Test, Rosario + Vampire…the list goes on.
- I was still relatively new to anime in 2003, which is when this show was released. I remember that it was considered extremely racy for its time. Now, in the Kanokon-Queens Blade-Seikon no Quasar age it looks rather tame.
- The only little sister-like character we encountered so far (episode 3) was not really fetishized. The imouto loli lovin’ hadn’t quite begun yet at all.
- There was a startling amount of plot accomplished in the first episode, more than I expected. Not that it’s a good plot, mind you–it’s as full of holes as any show of its ilk–but until the mindless haremette chasing begins in the second half it felt kinda, well, meaty. In both senses of the word.
- The pacing seemed a bit slower, almost limp by today’s standards. Or was it unusually slow for its time too?
- It’s a testament to how things change so fast these days that a show that is merely seven years old already feels like it comes from another time: before Haruhi, before the wholesale moe takeover, etc. Though of course the formula is pretty well in place.
We watched some Rosario + Vampire after that, and in the space of five years, the animation quality, the action styles, and even the introduction of snarky self-referential humor: all were in place for a “current” anime.
Now I’m told that this show becomes a lot more than just a harem comedy later on. I’m not sure I’m interested enough to check it out further, but the experience was instructive. Or, I could be generalizing irresponsibly based on a tiny sample size. What do you think?
I’m going to stop being a hypocrite and just admit it: I enjoyed the first episode.
Not only the characters are quirky and holds my interest somewhat, but also the plot is different. I didn’t think they could come up with new plots!
So, Minorin, I mean Nayu Hayama, is kind of a someone who wants to design underwear for girls with adult women bodies. You know, that’s wonderful and natural. After all, women know about women’s bodies better and today’s women are growing fast.
That said, enough panties and fan service in this one to keep a men fappingly happy. It doesn’t have as much awesome-ness as Aika Zero episode 3 (I love it when that girl is trying for a long jump).
The premise is interesting, anyway. Nayu is the tester of new underwear that her “roommate”, probably a teacher at the school, designs. It’s an odd premise considering most teenage girls would probably just go: “You pervert!” and not be the tester. But hey, with enough plot trimmings and plenty of pantsu, it’s a turn off your brain and eat it show.
Good fap, and good night!
Additional Note: this doesn’t even remotely match up to Kanokon, Queen’s Blade (I really saw the light there) and Aika/Najica, so it’s rated G in Uncle Ray’s not-so-humble opinion! XD
Earlier this weekend, while doing my rare rounds of looking for more tv goodness in the ever fruitful lands of Huluville, I ran into a title that equates clearly to the recent acquisition of another geek classic, Edgar Wright’s SPACED. The late 90s-early 2000s TV series featuring none other than Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and various members of the cast of future nerdcore classic Shaun Of The Dead movie. As many feel, the sharing of such a seminal tv series has been something of a rarified godsend for those looking for a little added edge to their streamy viewing. And just as SPACED fulfills great gobs of love for geeks of the comic-book & movie persuasions, the discovery of GAINAX’s penultimate 2000s tribute to Robot Anime is akin to an action lover’s gold rush. No I’m not speaking of THAT show, I’m speaking of course of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan.
And why is this reason for celebration? Why is it that the discovery of this series on one of the more mainstream viewing sites such a big deal? I’ve decided to compile some simple, concise reasons as to why missing out on this show could possibly be like missing out on your own wedding or birthday. It’s simply that remarkable. But don’t take the last two paragraphs’ word for it. Read on. Oh yeah. Read on!
WHAT THE FUCK?????????!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT THE HELL??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLOT? WHAT PLOT?????????????????????????????????????
It’s anime dada. And it’s just so…disjointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Queen’s Blade S2 starts out quite differently from season 1 by filling the episode up with intrigue and intentions. As most of us know, it’s a service show borderline hentai that caters to men and some lesbians mostly. It is not for most people. In fact, one of my friends who recently started watching a lot of mainstream stuff downloaded the fan sub of episode one, season one, and as soon as he saw Melona’s milk attack, he turned it off.
Who says anime has to make perfect sense? It’s entertainment! I mean, it’s not like other media such as US comics never had things that didn’t make sense, for example, gravity defying female bodies, impossible stunts (blocking bullets with a hard wooden stick or doing an air flip in the middle of a bullet storm), or having a group with the goal of taking down the rich, while launching an obviously expensive operation only the rich can pull off. Not to mention not having any hard copy backups of information locked somewhere away safe (basic corporate computer security lesson 101).
Of course, one of the points above now makes sense. Having the real perpetrator shot and seemingly dead is an ingenious move – usually that suspect is escapes detection for a while longer. Alas, we saw that kind of plot on TV already (I think in CSI).
But yes, as for the eternal argument (read: recent year argument) that anime must make sense, well hey, it’s good looking girls with big and juicy melons and the day is saved, thanks to:
A few pairs of melons, a wooden sword and one pair of red lucky panties.
It’s another turning off your brain and eat it (quoted Mike) show done almost right.
Nothing beats escaping from reality and this show delivers the goods. We have a female loli-con and now not two but three lolis, one played by Kugimiya Rie. I’m not into lolis but hey, female kids are much cuter than male kids, whom I’ve seen running amok being annoying. But for those of you who craves lolis, how’s a tsundere loli sound?
I’ve never understood why some people would categorize this show as a fan service show except for the public bathhouse episode, which they censored all the goodies on the version I saw. However, after watching this episode and reading into the sick-minds interesting insights from some folks, I came to realize why.
Seeing poor little Kana being scared, squirming and the like all the while needing a lot of help (perhaps from some Otaku ojisans in the audience) really did make me go, “aw, how cute.”
This time, Haruka, the Horie Yui character (my, look how far she has fallen) gets to hug and squeeze both Kana and Mika, the Kugimi character. That was such a treat.
I wanna hug you and squeeze you and love and get fuzzy wuzzy with you!
Maybe we guys just like to see women all scared and vulnerable over little things like lighting and cats in the dark?
Oh and for those of you lolicons who hasn’t seen the part, if you cared, Kana goes to the bathroom and you will get to see her in there.
I pass. Moving on…