Weak. Totally weak. Come back and blog Cross Ange, they said. People are dying left and right, they said. Uh-huh. Naturally, Tusk and the annoying maid don’t stay dead. But those little children, though! How else is Ersha going to learn her lesson? And Marika! She’s so important, too:
Anyway, all I really get is a bunch of quasi-rapey scenes…
…and incredible logic.
And to be honest, Cross Ange is like one of those throwaway basketball games during the regular season. You don’t really want to watch the actual game. The actual game is so bad, you really just want to hear Charles and crew bitch about it during halftime. Sure, I’ve “missed” the past five episodes. That’s over a month’s worth of content! Plot development! Character-building! But let’s be honest… did I really miss anything?
Fukken got’er. But seriously, I could’ve skipped the past five episodes (I watched them anyway), and I wouldn’t have missed a beat. It’s like coming back for the final two minutes of regulation. I’m totally ready for the nail-biting finish only. Oh, there’s no execution here. It’s just going to be one endless trip to the free-throw line.
Had this been a playoff-caliber game, it’d be one thing. But Cross Ange is not a playoff-caliber series. And honestly, I only blogged it initially because for some reason, people cared enough to click on the show’s posts. It didn’t really matter that the anime itself is cheap and exploitative, because truthfully, I was only exploiting it in return for views for the blog. Deep down, every reasonable viewer out there knows this show sucks like hell, and only the contrarian asshole out there wants to moan on and on about how it’s entertaining in a “stupid” way like Seikon no Qwaser, the last ironically epic anime series. Ironically good, man. Ironically good. So bad, it loops itself back to being good! Uh-huh. Sure. Whatever.
But once I got busy with life, the anime quickly became an afterthought, and that’s because nothing in it truly entertains me. Nothing. The trashy drama between the girls? Please. One of them went rogue, and a hair clip played a huge role in her decision-making. A hair clip. The fanservice? Not even well-animated. Shit, Forget being well-animated. It doesn’t even look good in still-motion. Slick mecha action? What? Hell, even the sound effects sound cheap. Have you paid particularly close attention to the gunfire in this show lately? I feel like some kids could put forth a better effort. Long story short, the show is trashy enough to turn too many heads, and I jumped on the bandwagon for a good two-thirds of the way. Anyway…
I honestly thought she was going to hand him that ring.
But this is much better. Mm-hmm.
Embryo, the lizard king.
Jill emerging from the Aurora with guns-ablazin’ is like some half-assed MLG parody. Well, if only…
It looks like Salia’s got a joke for us.
Uh, okay. Let’s hear it.
But she’s crippl–
It’s a miracle! It must be the power of Mana!
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got, because c’mon. What am I going to analyze? Nothing. There’s nothing to analyze or comment on. Remember when people thought that this show was a good reflection on discrimination and racism in modern society? Right. See you guys this upcoming Sunday. We’ve got some free throws to watch, and I have a feeling Rajon Rondo is coming to the line.