My local bookstore had the second volume of Warau Kanako-sama on the shelf a couple weeks back, and seeing it actually made me excited to read a new manga for the first time in quite a while. A lot of what I’ve written here in the past is strictly negative criticism, so I figured I would take the opportunity to offer some rare praise for something I actually like.
I’ve used all kinds of words to describe the fall 2009 lineup: “wasteland”, “mega-generic”, “insipid”, “hackneyed”. Yes, the competition was fierce, but finally the wait is over. The winner has arrived.
At first I was like:
But then I was like:
Another episode of railgun about eating sweets and girl on girl crushes and wacky antics, whoo. For a second there before the OP animation I thought the show had developed a story, but nope. Railgun remains K-on! with psychic powers instead of instruments. It’s always hilariously pathetic when bloggers insinuate that they will ‘drop’ a show if changes aren’t made, as though that was a threat with some kind of weight, but no matter how well-animated it is or how interesting the setting this show is not going to be worth watching without a plot.
I came across this post, which translated the thoughts of Akamatsu, the mangaka of Negima, regarding moe. I’ll just address bits and pieces that stood out to me.
And I’ve got a few new anime that look pretty crappy to watch, but walking around Sea World killed me today.
So they can wait till tomorrow. You can just have this very moe video instead: