So I’ve been looking at the polls…hmm. I see that there are more people not listening to the podcast. Not to not shamelessly plugging the cast, but we did pack more fun into the thing. But anyway,
Looking at the new season, I’m most impressed with Claymore, mostly “moe” ed by Lucky Star’s opening, and kind of disappointed with El Cazador.
After a certain thing hadÂ happened to me, I’m now into the “less plot, more graphics and carnage/moe/fan service thing.” This coming from a 30 year old is pathetic, I know, but when I’m on an anime diet, I want more filling, less substance – all I want is a decent story that I don’t have to feel being too involved, but give me what once made anime anime – impossible situations not seen in real life, girls, guns, explosions, fan service, giant mechas duking it out, stepping on missiles like they’re stairsteps in air, dropping 30 guys in a row without running out of bullets. I mean, come on! Does every show have to try to have a great PLOT? Look, what I’m looking in an action show is thrill. Claymore delivers that, and a bag of plot chips – what I meant by that is there doesn’t have to be a lot of talking and showing background story and all that, just montage, juxtaposed images would do. Remember Run, Lola, Run (Lola Rennt)? I don’t have to go into so much of what happens to each person, or before, just show me the images.
Yeah, the whole post now doesn’t make sense, but life doesn’t make sense either (I warned you that this is a rant). Back to anime.
Anime is entertainment. Some people find a thicket of plot unfolding entertaining. I can, too. It’s just that if the studio does action best, then stick to that. If a studio does super-powerful-incredible-planet-throwing and-Jupitor-using and psudo religious images better, than do that! Not every studio should try to be Kyoto Animation or Ghibli, but stick to what a studio does best and it will sell. Just don’t exploit it like Gainax with Eva.
I was trying to pick on Beetrain. Please, .hack sign was great for MMORPG Otaku but for me it was full of seams and holes and endless talking. Madlax was full of so-called “psychological exploration”. Give me slaughtage! Give me carnage! Give me explosions! Give me the ideal world created by human greed and hatefulness! HEEEEHAAAAAAA (I just got a strange half mask on face and I’ve turned into Friday Monday! Or was it Tuesday Thursday? Oh, whatever)!
Oops, I used a Madlax character impersonation. Eh, this is a rant. It doesn’t have to make sense. Oh, and the villains in El Cazador so far looked like some greasy fat guys in South American country side with a trunk full of tequilas and a few sombreros they forgot to put on (yes of course I’m being offensive on purpose for a portrayal of a stereo type. Sheesh chill out). At least the research institute people are OK.
Disagree? Mike does. But let’s see him go up against Lina Inverse in a one on one duel.
Yeah, you’re right. I’m just bored. Will try to put a post with substance when I have time.
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Eeeasy there, soldier. Just put the gun down, nice and slowly.
Actually I know exactly what you’re talking about – sometimes only ridiculous stuff that looks good will do – the stuff that just doesn’t work if you actually analyse it – but that’s why you don’t.
As well as Claymore (gets +3 for swords so big they have to weigh more than the person carrying them), there are a couple of other candidates – how about Heroic age? Only seen one ep so far but looks sort of epic, and then there’s Gurren Lagann which deserves an oscar just for the line: ‘A true man never dies, even when he’s killed!’
El Cazador had potential, the 2nd episode killed it. Doesn’t Black Lagoon fit your “Give me slaughtage! Give me carnage! Give me explosions! Give me the ideal world created by human greed and hatefulness! HEEEEHAAAAAAA”, innocent venus, too. Also, for new anime this season check out Gigantic Formula, it has explosions and the ideal world will be created by a world war, well its not earth shattering scale world war, just a contest or some sort using mechas.
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