Our theme today is inane, inane, INANE.
Look at them–they look like beavers or something.
Kampfer 07, The Sacred Blacksmith 07 and Nyan Koi! 07
Yeah, I’m lumping all three together because they were all equally fucking dull. At the same time. Don’t believe me? They all had a pandering bath scene this week.
What do I do? This s-s-strange female body! It’s practically alien!
No one saw this coming. No one.
So three bath scenes in one week. You know how women sync their menstrual cycles (two updates about menstruation, hurray!–you’re very welcome ) after living together for a while? Well, it’s like these three anime decided that week seven was a good time to synchronize shitting on the bed.
What really irks me about The Sacred Blacksmith is not so much the ecchi factor… it’s nowhere near as bad as Zero no Tsukaima. This is a show about knights–about female knights–and we spent all of this episode on maid duty. We went from
Let’s not forget episode five was all about Liza’s domestic life and makeover. Watching anime feels like… uh…
Yeah, it feels kinda like that.
Isn’t it curious how every one of these shows only have one significant male character? Sure, Nyan Koi! has a few tertiary male friends for Junpei, but none of them ever get any substantial screen time. Even shounen heroes have friends and rivals though: Vegeta to Goku, SASSKAY to Naruto… the list goes on. In these (supposedly more) mature series, the male protagonist is without any true male friends or rivals whatsoever. He’s utterly alone. What happened since adolescence?
Letter Bee 07
Call me dingo. Lag’s dingo. I can’t over that, sorry. I can’t get over the weird cat eyes on them either. Or the fact that everyone and everything in this anime has random English words for names.
Damn straight. That centipede is called the Glen Keefu. Anyway, Lag Seeing is real happy to be a mailman, but, as we shall see next week, it’s not all fun and games. Enter pathos.
The emotional weight of a scene is directly proportional to how much you zoom in.
Kimi ni Todoke 07
This show is so corny, but you guys might object, “But E Minor, shoujo obviously isn’t for you.” Okay, well, I’ll let Nyoron, a girl, handle it.
Nyoron: This is the gayest thing I’ve heard today.
Nyoron: This is the funniest thing I’ve heard today.
Yeah! And take a shit while you’re at it.
Miracle Train 07
I wish I knew how to quit you.
Fuck it, I’m done.