Winter 2014 Harem Hill, Week 8: Totally not cute

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She’s right, y’know. She’s not cute at all. I’m going to streamline these posts for my own sanity. From now on, I’ll just try to highlight the stupidity in these shows instead of doing detailed write-ups.

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Nourin Ep. 7

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• I’ll just give you guys this screenshot without context. Trust me, it’s better this way:

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• Kousaku: “The crunchy texture and mild sweetness [of pear] goes great with curry!” Please stop adding fruits to curry. What an abomination. Yes, I’m aware that’s how they do it in Japan. I just happen to think it’s nasty.

• In fact, I think this whole episode is best covered by just context-less screenshots. Case in point:

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• Here’s another:

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Basically, they’ve been eating too much, and as a result, everyone’s put on quite a bit of weight. I have no clue why the guys have suddenly lost their weight so quickly though. Hmm, it’s as if people think weight loss is only important to girls. After all, fat apparently makes you delusional: “Call it ‘fluffy,’ ‘pleasantly plump,’ ‘curvy’ — anything that’ll trick yourself into thinking otherwise.”

• It’s like fat-shaming, the anime. If this is supposed to be a joke or a parody, I’m not seeing it:

Minori: “I’ll never get married with a body like this! What’ll I do?”
Kosaku: “Married? It looks like you’re already pregnant.”

Yeesh. Look, I’m not a subscriber to HAES or anything, but unless someone’s belligerent about his or her weight, e.g. this sort of bullshit, I really don’t give a shit what people choose to do with their bodies.

• All of a sudden, the fat-shaming segues into how the soybean plants are afflicted with mold. A natural progression, I’m sure.

• The general gist of the episode now is that their soil has been ruined by something called the “southern blight.” I’m too lazy to look up whether or not this is a real thing. What’s important is that Ringo falls into a depression over this and stops eating. Kosaku then gets to wax poetic about the art of agriculture or some shit. Again, I’ve been told that this is supposed to be a parody.

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• So now the tomatoes go bad, and Ringo doesn’t understand why no one’s depressed about it: “And now they’re ruined. Why aren’t you upset?” I mean, I don’t even know what Nourin‘s going for anymore. Is this touching? Nah. Is it funny? Nah. Is it insightful? Nope. It’s just all really boring.

• Ringo ate Kousaku’s vegetables and it blew her away or something: “Earthy, bitter, tough somehow… but a gentle flavor. … I knew that that was the taste of life. That you’d share life with me. … …I teared up for some reason, and I found the will to keep on going.” And that’s why she decided to retire from being an idol to transfer into an agricultural school. Makes sense.

• But it turns out Kousaku is even weirder than we had initially presumed him to be. He literally sent Ringo nothing but vegetables. Imagine how you would feel if you just got cucumbers in the mail one day. Still, Ringo says she got letters addressed to her from a Kousaku, so what’s up with that? It turns out Minori was the one writing to Ringo. She only did it because she didn’t want the idol to think Kousaku was weird or anything. Boy, talk about unconditional love. So in the end, since it had been Minori’s letters that Ringo was reading, she embraces Minori instead of Kousaku. Oh boy, what a twist. My sides… they are in orbit or something. Nah, they’re not. This anime still sucks.

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Nisekoi Ep. 7

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• So we get a new transfer student and his name is Tsumugi. Everyone’s wondering whether the transfer student is a guy or a girl, so this pretty much confirms it in my mind that we have a girl in disguise. ‘Cause let’s be honest, no one would really care if it was really just a guy. When a girl cross-dresses, however, stop the presses! We must make note of this momentous occasion that has never occurred before in anime!

• Naturally, all the girls think Tsumugi’s the hottest piece of ass in town.

• When Tsumugi sees Chitoge, she… ahem, I mean “he” dives straight for her. Yep, it’s a girl. ‘Cause c’mon, if it had been really been a guy, everyone’d be like “Uguu, this is so hazukashii, ne~” Plus, Tsumugi has a beauty mark. When it comes to the world of 2-D, we all know only girls are allowed to have beauty marks.

• And since Tsumugi’s really a girl, wanna take bets on how long it’ll take her to fall in love with Raku? It won’t take long, I’m sure. Raku’s no Kirito of SAO fame, but don’t underestimate his bland harem charm. By the way, who here’s excited for the SAO sequel? I know I am!

• Shu’s pretty smart. Well, as smart as one can reasonably expect from a harem anime character. It’s just too bad he’s relegated to being the perverted best friend who has no game.

• Tsumugi: “But now that I’m seeing you in person, it’s obvious that you’re such a reliable-looking person.” Trust me, this is the highest of compliments that a harem lead can receive. When you’re milquetoast, nothing beats reliability!

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• But for now, Tsumugi wants to kill Raku ’cause it turns out the former’s got a super clingy and creepy love for Chitoge. Not that Raku himself isn’t creepy, but this girl takes it to a whole new level. But then again, this is anime so people find yanderekkos totally endearing or something.

• As it turns out, Raku’s not fit to be Chitoge’s lover because he’s weak and he’s got slow reflexes. I mean, Chitoge’s an ojousama so she demands protection, after all. Do you know how many people would love to see her dead? This is thus not creepy overprotectiveness whatsoever. It’s just good ol’ fashioned paternalism!

• Tsumugi: “…to be honest, I’m absolutely sure that I love Young Miss more!” Yep, every hot girl in anime is always a breath away from engaging in yuri acts. Naturally, Tsumugi has also made a very important childhood promise to her ojousama, a promise that she can never forget. Childhood promises are ironclad, son.

• MEET ME AT THE FLAG POLE AFTER SCHOOL. BE THERE… OR BE SQUARE.

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• Chitoge blames Raku for this whole ordeal. I don’t like the guy, but even I think this is pretty ridiculous.

• Raku: “So he’s been training that hard to get stronger, to protect Kirisaki, huh? For ten whole years… And it didn’t seem like Kirisaki wasn’t into him. Don’t tell me that deep down, Kirisaki wants that guy to win…?” Even if this was actually the case — and you know it’s not because Raku’s the harem lead — I’ve no clue why Raku would even be surprised by this. Shit, he insults her every chance he gets. She should hate his guts. But uguu, why would she want me to lose? It was just good-natured ribbing! Like calling someone a gorilla!

• But as expected, Chitoge is really rooting for Raku instead: “Don’t even think of losing. N-Not that I’m worried about your welfare or anything…” She claims that this is merely for the sake of their respective yakuza clans, but she wouldn’t be blushing so hard if this was actually the case. Ah, harem anime honestly just write themselves.

• Chitoge continues, “…I’ll never forgive you if you mess up.” Yeah, ’cause he’d be dead.

• Jesus Christ, that uniform can’t be school-approved:

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• Raku reasons, “[Chitoge]’s not such a wuss that she’ll be happy to sit tight while someone protects her, is she?” Hm, surprisingly progressive from a harem ani-… “Call yourself a man? Then be a rock for her, and watch over her!” Oh c’mon, what’s the fucking difference? Either way, you’re still being a condescending jackass who thinks a woman needs you to watch over her.

• Somehow, Raku wins the duel by tricking Tsumugi into diving headfirst into a pool. So much for being trained as a killer hitman.

• B-But he can’t just leave Tsumugi in her-… I mean, ‘his’ wet clothes. The ‘guy’ might catch a cold! Better take them all off just to be safe…

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…dude, you gotta get those tumors checked out.

• All that hitman training and Tsumugi still acts all embarrassed and shit when a guy sees her half-naked. Pfft. In fact, she proceeds to sit there in the middle of the locker room, frozen from this abject humiliation she’s suffered. Give me a break.

• Tsumugi: “I have no idea why, but for years, I’ve been mistaken for a boy time and time again. It mystifies me to no end.” Hurr hurr hurr.

• “How pathetic,” bemoans our cross-dressing wannabe assassin, “I’ve lost to someone of your lowly caliber… What made me think that I could protect Young Miss.” Yeah, all they would have to do is strip you down to your underwear, and it’d be like, “Oops! I can’t move anymore!”

• According to Tsumugi, she’s long abandoned being a girl in order to have the strength to protect Chitoge. Well, that’s just stupid. I won’t even get into why it’s stupid. You guys can figure that out on your own, I’m sure. But anyway, Raku thinks this is such a shame because Tsumugi is pretty cute. Why would you ever want to abandon being a girl when you’re so damn cute, y’know? And just like that, this is all it takes to completely flip Tsumugi’s world upside-down. A… a guy thinks I’m cute? Well shit! Better start lubing up my vagina in anticipation!

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• Fuck harems.

• Chitoge: “You are a girl, Tsugumi, so you have to dress like one.” Fuck harems.

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Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga Ep. 8

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• Mitsuki can’t get any sleep at night ’cause Hiyori’s been repeatedly massaging her breasts. Why? Because we all know groping a person’s breasts will make them grow larger. It’s just science, man. Mitsuki’s boobs are like plants, and Hiyori’s hands are like fertilizer. In other words, her hands are shit. Basically, Hiyori’s shit.

• Still, I can’t help but imagine someone out there actually likes that bit of written dialogue. Like, they just watched that scene and giggled to themselves, “Oh my, what sort of ‘fun’ are you girls having, hmmmmmm?” Brr, gives me the heebie-jeebies.

• Upon seeing Mitsuki, Shotaro straight up asks her, “Wanna trade places with my little sister?” What a fucking creep.

• Mitsuki finds a gravure magazine and thinks, “I thought only weirdos looked at things like this…” That sure sounds like a healthy attitude to have. But anyway, even though it’s really Shotaro’s magazine — ’cause let’s face it, Yuuya’s the pure sort of harem lead who’s just absolutely clueless about sex — the magazine’s existence nevertheless gives the girls the false impression that Yuuya’s into big breasts. As a result, Mitsuki just has to allow Hiyori to grope her breasts later.

• Wait, no… we have an even better solution:

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So if Hiyori could do this from the very start, why did she still feel the need to grope Mitsuki every night? ‘Cause she’s a goddamn rapist, that’s why.

• Naw, we’re just kidding. That was all just a dream sequence. ‘Cause y’know, last week’s episode ending on two consecutive dream fake-outs wasn’t enough. We gotta do it again at the start of this week’s episode, because it’s such a fresh and original narrative technique.

• I’ve never seen someone so excited to go to the aquarium since Zetsuen no Tempest.

• Y’know, this is just as much Yuuya’s fault as it is Hiyori’s. I would never let my sister grab my arm in such an affectionate manner. But of course, establishing appropriate boundaries would be no fun whatsoever.

• Fish-gazing montage!

• Hiyori: “No fair! You can’t just jump back in now!” Yeah, what’s the big deal, Mitsuki! It’s not like it’s your body or anything, geez.

• Now, while I think it’s dumb that Yuuya allows Hiyori-as-Mitsuki to hang all over his arm like she’s his girlfriend, I also think it’s ridiculous that Mitsuki thinks going to an aquarium resembles some sort of date-like event. Goddamn, a brother and his sister can’t go to an aquarium now?

• And then somehow, her clothes disappear because she’s embarrassed?

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• But as you’ll soon find out, it’s not embarrassment that she’s feeling whatsoever.

• Rather, her crotch is tingling:

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All because this trip to the aquarium might look like date. Just the mere thought of being on a date with her brother gives both girls a fucking orgasm. Oh my god why am I even watching this shit?

• Honestly, you’d think Japan wouldn’t have all this trouble they’ve been having lately with sex if it was actually this easy to get girls off.

• Mitsuki: “Wait, am I stupid?” Yes.

• Even Hiyori begins to feel all weird and shit too. It’s like the two girls are connected at the clitoris or something. Shrug, feel free to come up with your own mystical anime bullshit explanation for this phenomenon. And as expected, the gauge on the chastity belt fills up ever so slightly.

• It turns out Mitsuki’s mom used to work at the aquarium. No, I didn’t think any of you guys would care either. But like, uguu, Mitsuki never had any friends as a kid, so the dolphins at the aquarium became her friends. Doesn’t just warm the cockles of your heart? No.

• Hiyori: “The truth is, I don’t even remember my own name.” That’s just fantastic. Can the episode be over already?

• So these tiny fishes are biting away at Mitsuki’s feet, and oh how it tickles her. And since the chastity belt is being extra sensitive today, you guessed it!

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Fuck it, I’m out. See you guys next week.

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23 thoughts on “Winter 2014 Harem Hill, Week 8: Totally not cute

  1. Chakraborty

    The amount of torture you willingly subject yourself to so that we can enjoy reading about how bad these shows are… you sir, are some sort of God. Thanks for these awesome posts.

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  2. IonCaron (@IonCaron)

    Hell yeah! Always fun to climb to the top of the horrible Harem Hill

    Nourin: So all I got from this is that we’ve got unfunny and rather spiteful fat jokes and vagina tomatoes. Lots of vagina tomatoes. Oh, and a twist no one cares about. …Okay.
    Hey! Remember when Panty & Stocking did an episode where Stocking got fat from too many sweets? That was pretty funny! It had fat jokes, the extreme of hyperbole, funny design changes, a ridiculous plot and, best of all, it didn’t meander aimlessly from topic to topic!
    But then there’s Nourin. …And all the vibrancy goes dull, and all color goes gray…
    Oh, and that fat pride pic you linked HAS to be a joke, right? …Right?

    Nisekoi: You know, I can swear that this trend of “girls dressing like guys, so kawaii~” really exploded after Persona 4. Maybe it’s just me, but I notice a lot of these cross-dressers all have some sort of dark blue motif to them too. I wonder if there’s a connection. I mean, P4 did blow up in popularity, so maybe it’s just a trend based off that character’s style.
    _Also good to see that not only did they keep the cliche of the Naoto-I MEAN female crossdresser character blushing furiously when called cute, but they added it to a girl who was literally aiming a gun at the harem lead’s head earlier that episode and spouting yandere shit. Nice. Yeah, no, she’s totally cute. Especially when she’s nuts and armed.

    “Naturally, Tsumugi has also made a very important childhood promise to her ojousama, a promise that she can never forget. Childhood promises are ironclad, son.”
    Yes, mate. To make a childhood promise is to carve your fate into your VERY SOUL
    I cannot believe they did this plot point again. Fuck me…

    “By the way, who here’s excited for the SAO sequel? I know I am!”
    Oh don’t do that, mate. My heart can’t take the anticipation of seeing Kirito Gary Stu his way through yet another generic fantasy land as even more girls chase after and fawn over his blandness, including his imouto. They are my OTP for reals!!
    …ugh.
    haha

    ImoCho: Fucking WOW. I… Wow.
    Yeah, I’d pull the ripcord and bail too if I was you. This episode was just…what the fuck?
    We start out with the horror that the girl can’t sleep at night because her ghost captor is molesting her, then we see her get progressively stupid as the episode goes on until we see she’s getting off to the idea she kinda-sorta-but-not really is on a date with her brother, a sign she might be getting Stockholm Syndrome or something. All this time she’s been abused and forced into a not-romance with her brother is brainwashing her.
    Then she orgasms to fish.

    I want to laugh at how stupid it is, but the implications of it all is seriously worse than Ragyu’s molestation scenes (which actually have a point, at least). I don’t even know what to say…

    If only the brother wasn’t the numbest of skulls and set some boundaries. Then Ghost Rapist would push even harder to break those boundaries, and he’d have to up-front tell her that “NO THIS IS BAD STOP IT”. Then the ghost rapist would have to leave. Happy ending.

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    1. E Minor Post author

      Nisekoi: You know, I can swear that this trend of “girls dressing like guys, so kawaii~” really exploded after Persona 4.

      Maybe it’s when you started noticing it, but girls crossdressing as guys have been a thing in anime since forever.

      Then she orgasms to fish.

      She’s just the Troy McClure of anime.

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    2. Arbee

      You know, I can swear that this trend of “girls dressing like guys, so kawaii~” really exploded after Persona 4. Maybe it’s just me, but I notice a lot of these cross-dressers all have some sort of dark blue motif to them too. I wonder if there’s a connection. I mean, P4 did blow up in popularity, so maybe it’s just a trend based off that character’s style.
      _Also good to see that not only did they keep the cliche of the Naoto-I MEAN female crossdresser character blushing furiously when called cute, but they added it to a girl who was literally aiming a gun at the harem lead’s head earlier that episode and spouting yandere shit. Nice. Yeah, no, she’s totally cute. Especially when she’s nuts and armed.

      One of the many reasons why I did not like Persona 4 all that much. “Please treat me seriously as a detective like you did before you know I’m a girl” “LOL NO! LET’S DRESS YOU IN SOMETHING GIRLY BECAUSE YOUS A GIRL! LOL GIRLS WHO DRESS LIKE GIRLS ARE KAWAII”

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      1. Anonymous

        Yeah, P4 was also disappointing for me in that regard. I especially hated the fact you literally have to tell Naoto to be more girly just to get a lovers route.

        Hey E-minor, I’m super excited for SAO s2. Since I assume you’ll blog it, will it be on harem hill or will it get individual posts?

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        1. Arbee

          Yeah. It’s not like loving Naoto as she is and because she is smart, skillful and strong and all would get a Lover’s route and all. No. If you wanna get in her pantsu, you gotta tell her that she is better off as a girl, tell her that you like her to talk like a girl and dress like a girl. WOW i wonder why Naoto’s characterization is wasted SO MUCH. That’s not contradicting on Naoto’s entire plot of you know…breaking down gender roles or anything because she wants to be taken seriously as a detective…? She doesn’t really gain must respect as a detective as she is “a kawaii girl who dresses as a guy who apparently has large knockers”. Making an otaku fetish about a serious issue on gender roles. HOORAY!

          And her relationship with Kanji went nowhere and Kanji actually somewhat insulting her saying that “I WANT YOU TO MAKE ME A MAN” or something after he found out that Kanji thought he was gay. Also, Wasted potential on that. Kanji and Naoto’s relationship was never brought up again. Kanji never questions you when you end up dating Naoto anyway too.

          Sometimes I wonder why people LOVE Persona 4 so much. ugh. I actually DON”T like the two.

        2. E Minor Post author

          Sometimes I wonder why people LOVE Persona 4 so much. ugh. I actually DON”T like the two.

          Well, Naoto is just one small part of the story. I don’t disagree with you on her character, but you’re making it sound like I have to hate an entire story just because Naoto is ridiculous. You don’t actually have to woo Naoto at all. I didn’t. Hell, I didn’t even go the Lovers route with most of the girls. Fuck that. Plus, I like the gameplay.

        3. Arbee

          I don’t disagree with you on her character, but you’re making it sound like I have to hate an entire story just because Naoto is ridiculous.

          I don’t mind P4 fans who are into the game. As long as we can get understandings and create debates about it. Maybe I was being harsh on my previous comment, and with that I apologize.

          I just didn’t get why many people LOVE this and praise this so much as if it’s the second coming of Gamer Jesus when I can see really hefty flaws in its plot, characterization and relationships.

          Plus the fact that when P4 Elitists in forums overpraise and defend the hell out of the game, you have to defend your opinion from the onslaught that’s coming for you. Especially those who praise Naoto and Kanji. The wars about them are endless.

          The gameplay was good, and for a fact I do enjoy the fast-paceness of it all. I just did NOT like the story and characters all that much and I do think that the characters need to rely on you to change them for Ultimate Personae is kinda annoying.

        4. E Minor Post author

          As an anime, it sucks. But it’s a game where I get to make my own (guided) choices. Essentially, I get to decide what’s canon and what’s not. I didn’t like Naoto nor did I like Kanji. As a result, I never interacted with them unless I had to. I didn’t really give one damn if they got their ultimate personae or not. I know fans tend to obsess over “what really happened,” and this usually entails some sort of perfect ending where the main character befriends and resolves everyone’s problems, but I think this is a horrible waste of the power of video games as a medium. Video games are defined by the user’s ability to interact with it. And for games like Persona 4, I know there are significant flaws in certain areas of its narrative, but at the same time, I have the choice to craft my version of the events. So while I get what you’re saying, my Persona 4’s story didn’t give two shits about Naoto. The fact that I can even ignore Naoto as much as I did is why I liked the game so much.

          Plus the fact that when P4 Elitists in forums overpraise and defend the hell out of the game, you have to defend your opinion from the onslaught that’s coming for you.

          Besides, you’re not gonna get that from me.

        5. Arbee

          Video games are defined by the user’s ability to interact with it. And for games like Persona 4, I know there are significant flaws in certain areas of its narrative, but at the same time, I have the choice to craft my version of the events. So while I get what you’re saying, my Persona 4′s story didn’t give two shits about Naoto. The fact that I can even ignore Naoto as much as I did is why I liked the game so much.

          I applaud you for actually choosing your own path in the game with your own means instead of the whole “You are not playing your game right because you did this” or “Get ALL the babes. because true ending blahblahblah”

          The thing for me that made me not appreciate P4 as much as the fans did is that there IS a True Ending that these fans want to play through and use it as a right to say “My game’s outcome is canon and yours is not.” (Persona 3 Portable’s FeMC is not canon now because she’s not in this and that, for example.) It would be interesting if P4 had at least very equal endings that have its share of positives and negatives and from there, people can actually use their own tactics and ideas to make the cycles as personal as they can be. RPG after all.

          Besides, you’re not gonna get that from me.
          Ehehehe don’t worry, out of all the people who I talk about Persona 4 with (and debated), you are one of the saner ones.

        6. E Minor Post author

          instead of the whole “You are not playing your game right because you did this” or “Get ALL the babes. because true ending blahblahblah”

          The truth is that the girls in the game aren’t even all that appealing as heroines. Yukiko and Rise are personally too girly for me and Naoto’s just ridiculous. I guess Chie’s the least offensive, but it’s like being the one-eyed king in the land of the blind.

          It would be interesting if P4 had at least very equal endings that have its share of positives and negatives

          Sounds like you’d be more interested in the main Shin Megami Tensei series than the Persona spinoffs. Granted, those games are much less extensively plotted, but I like them nevertheless. Nocturne, for example, is much smarter than either of the PS2 Persona games. Its storytelling just isn’t as explicit.

          Ehehehe don’t worry, out of all the people who I talk about Persona 4 with (and debated), you are one of the saner ones.

          Saner? I’m perfectly sane. The release forms from the asylum said so right here.

        7. Arbee

          The truth is that the girls in the game aren’t even all that appealing as heroines. Yukiko and Rise are personally too girly for me and Naoto’s just ridiculous. I guess Chie’s the least offensive, but it’s like being the one-eyed king in the land of the blind.

          I was actually tolerant with Chie. Yukiko didn’t change much and Rise just returned to showbiz, Apparently, someone said that the original Japanese version of Chie’s Social link revolves around her actually a srs complex with her tomboyish status because it was making her unworthy and actually wanting to be girly and docile like Yukiko. I was all “What the-” when I found out about that. The Western Localization sorta toned it down in a way (Think of it as Ken Amada’s FeMC SLink in P3P where the original version was… outright shotacon, while the localization is more of a platonic courtship.) Cultures can totally be a big factor in the differences between the two versions.

          Sounds like you’d be more interested in the main Shin Megami Tensei series than the Persona spinoffs. Granted, those games are much less extensively plotted, but I like them nevertheless. Nocturne, for example, is much smarter than either of the PS2 Persona games. Its storytelling just isn’t as explicit.

          A SMT fan, actually. Especially LOVED Nocturne and I have SMT4. Digital Devil Saga is great as well, especially their fusion of Hindu/Buddhist Mythos and Cyberpunk. Persona 1 and 2 is actually good in terms of storytelling and got better characterization and relations, gameplaywise though can be slow.

          Saner? I’m perfectly sane. The release forms from the asylum said so right here.
          I stand corrected.

        8. E Minor Post author

          Apparently, someone said that the original Japanese version of Chie’s Social link revolves around her actually a srs complex with her tomboyish status because it was making her unworthy and actually wanting to be girly and docile like Yukiko.

          Well, being a tomboy in a culture that expects women to be girly and docile, I can understand why she’d be insecure about it.

          Persona 1

          The gameplay and initial localization in the original was too clunky for me to to get into. I do have the PSP remake but I haven’t had the time to play it. Not really a huge gamer anymore.

          Persona 2

          Yeah, I agree it was great, and I would love seeing a return to that style again for the Persona series, but seeing how popular 3 & 4 were, I doubt it. Atlus can recognize a cash cow when they see one. It was annoying, however, that I couldn’t play Innocent Sin at the time. Again, I’m aware of the PSP remake, which — again — I actually own, but no tiiiiiiiime.

        9. Arbee

          Well, being a tomboy in a culture that expects women to be girly and docile, I can understand why she’d be insecure about it.
          Yeah. The One Year Later epilogue in P4Golden made everyone change in very oddly diappointing ways. Dork Kanji!

          Yeah, I agree it was great, and I would love seeing a return to that style again for the Persona series, but seeing how popular 3 & 4 were, I doubt it. Atlus can recognize a cash cow when they see one.

          Truer words have never been spoken. Their future games (Aside from Persona 5, which I HOPE goes back to its dark and complex tones ala P1 and 2, seeing the ideas of slavery and emancipation there in the tagline.) are technically a Persona 4 dancing game, a sequel to the Persona 4 Arena Game (But with MOAR P3 characters because!) and a Persona 4 x Persona 3 crossover game for the 3DS.

  3. Anonymous

    Man, all we do in my agricultural highschool is learn about soil components and plant reproduction! smh nourin…
    Nisekoi was especially stupid this week. I have a soft spot for tomboys so it’s always terrible for me when anime makes them be like: “woe is me, I secretly just wanna be girly and have a bland nipponjin boyfriend to protect me”.

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    1. IonCaron (@IonCaron)

      “plant reproduction”
      Explains the vagina tomatoes.

      Too bad Nisekoi can’t have one character that’s likable, yah. The closest was Chitoge…vaguely…until “You are a girl, Tsugumi, so you have to dress like one.”
      Now there’s no one. Might as well enjoy watching it burn, then. haha

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      1. E Minor Post author

        Is Chitoge really the closest to being likeable? I’d never root for an abusive person. I just think they all suck. Simpler that way.

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    2. E Minor Post author

      it’s always terrible for me when anime makes them be like: “woe is me, I secretly just wanna be girly and have a bland nipponjin boyfriend to protect me”.

      Just you wait. Technically, Tsumugi hasn’t fallen in love with the hero just yet, so I’m sure there’s just more of her “taming” to see.

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      1. Andmeuth

        Her taming is still ongoing as of the latest chapter…..

        Nah… never going to happen in 20 episodes, unless Nisekoi goes for the “Anime Original end”. Which usually provokes massive crapstorms.

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