Unscientific First Impressions, Fall 2009

Darker than Black: HELL YES. If you have to ask, you have forgotten my place as a staunch supporter and member of the Darker than Black rewatch crew.

Fairy Tale: HELL YES. Big fan of the manga.

Armed Librarians: Thumbs up. It has a Read Or Die kind of feel.

Yumeiro Patissiere: Thumbs up. Maybe I’ll learn to bake!

Inuyasha: Thumbs up. I can’t wait to see the looks on 12 year old kids when I bust out the postmodernist-existentialist discourse.

Scientific Railgun: Another to Aru. Thumbs up.

Koihime†Musō: MOAR loli heroes. Thumbs up; why not? It can’t be any more brain-corroding than the first.

Queen’s Blade: Whether you watch it as a comedy, a meta-level social commentary, or a blatant fanservice vehicle, thumbs up!

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: What Koihime†Musō, Souten Kouro, Ikkitousen, etc. have been rehashing. Thumbs up; won’t be hard to figure out what’s going on.

Asura Cryin’: Thumbs down. Call me if this show figures out what it’s supposed to be.

Letter Bee: Looks like a cross between Alison to Lilia and Digimon. Thumbs down.

Nyan Koi: Great idea with what I’m willing to bet will be awful execution. Maybe if Kubo Tite was writing it. Thumbs down.

Tamagotchi: Oh look, horrors from the past! Thumbs down.

Mike: lol you liked queens blade

moritheil: I like the fact that it exists.  This does not mean I’m watching it.
I just think the very fact that someone does something so ridiculous is in a way “pushing the envelope.”

I mean, didn’t they blur out like 90% of it when it aired in the daytime?

Mike: pretty much

moritheil: And yet they still aired it!  That astounds me.

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6 thoughts on “Unscientific First Impressions, Fall 2009

  1. Adult Swim’s still-running 7-year Inuyasha marathon ruined it for me. Either that or the fact that it is chock full of even more horrid American voice acting. Maybe if I’d seen it with its original audio first but too late for that.

  2. @Seinime – All for truth and justice.

    @theillien – Ah, the tragedy of dubs.  Well, I think I’ve seen people put forth Inuyasha as a serious contender for “show that doesn’t end.”  I still remember the time I decided I would read the entire manga from start to finish.  That took months.

  3. Aw, come on, the Inu Yasha dub isn’t that bad and serves as a great gateway anime for many westerners. And, don’t forget the Japanese production companies have final say on deciding the English VAs.

    Very nice review, moritheil! *bookmarks*

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