Mawaru Penguindrum – 20

Notes taken while watching the episode:

The three siblings aren’t actually related at all (kinda like Momoka, Tabuki, and Yuri).

Shouma found Himari (Not Kanba as we anticipated since the beginning of the series)

Kanba is Masako’s brother

What I’m speculating:

The dad is also Masako’s dad.

Nothing else really. Its hard to speculate on an anime that’s very unpredictable.

 

The thing that I guess I liked the most in this episode, is the cute relationship of Shouma and Himari. Though I kinda lol’d how they’re speaking of such difficult terms when they’re fucking kids.

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Well with that out of the way. . .

I’m dropping on blogging Chihayafuru and Fate/Zero. I’m just totally dissatisfied with the few posts I’ve made with these two series. Maybe with this I can concentrate more in actually making a proper Penguindrum post; which admittedly is a lot of fun to talk about.

Don’t get me wrong though, I love F/Z and Karutashoujoanimu.

That feeling that you’re not getting motivated in blogging. . .

Yeah I’m feeling that right now. I always want to completed blogging all my shows, and the fact that I missed almost more than half of all of them (except Penguindrum though that’s also severely lacking too), I ts really losing my drive.

I just can’t wait for Fall to finish. I’m sure I’ll get motivated again in January since you know. . . the sequel of a certain show that I absolutely love will finally air.  

*Real reason I’m not getting motivated = SAIMOE DISASTER loljk.

No(i)t-aminazing anymore

Everyone who pays attention to the anime industry knows of the Noitamina programming block. Its main purpose is to produce shows which are obscure, or different from the norm. Stuff like Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Shiki, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Wandering Son, Anohana were produced because of this. As of late though, the block has become quite stale; surprising since this year is supposedly one of the best years for animation since 2007.  Let’s take a look at the shows in the programming block that somehow failed to gain, at least in my opinion, interest.

Fractale/Fractal: I’ll keep repeating this as much as I can and I will repeat it now. Fractal sucks. People overestimated Yamakan’s directional ability, and when he failed to deliver, it was like dipping sourness into. . . more sourness. There were some parts of Fractale that I actually like, and I was sorta getting used to it towards the middle, but it really just burst the bubble of terribleness once it finished. Terrible CGI, insulting characterization, uninteresting plot completely covered the somehow passable scriptwriting and a hope to change the industry.

[C]: While I do think C is an enjoyable show, its definitely lacking. I could care less about the characters nor the drama nor the action and the plot (in the starting parts) and this really hurt the series potential. This also damages the what could have been an imaginative setting, awesome OST and an artistic drive.

No.6: What started out as something that strived to be different, ended with a dungbomb and made it probably the most forgettable anime Noitamina has offered. Oh sure I liked it and even gave it a decent grade, but in the long run, I think its the memory that matters and right now I don’t even remember what happened in the middle part of No.6. Except for the gay kiss which I doubt anyone who watched this will forget.

Now that’s already half of what aired from Winter to Summer. This season, which looked like it had so much win. . . was so much fail. Guilty Crown is guiltily generic and Un-Go is just so unmotivated. That’s kinda sad, especially for Guilty Crown which had so much hyped. Things don’t look good next year too as Black Rock Shooter will air in winter with Guilty Crown.

Ben-to makes me hungry.

There’s a lot of things going on for Ben-to which make me really like it.

1. For such a stupid premise, why am I so hooked into the plot? I love the absurdity of everyone fighting for overpriced meals, and the serious air around the plot is so hilarious but at the same time intriguing.

2. This is what you would call an action series. Sure its comedy first and foremost, but the fighting scenes, while lacking in budget, are well choreographed and have me pumped up all the time. The camera-work is lovely, so is the directional quirks.

3. Its funny. Its very absurd but there’s a lot of wittiness put in through the humor. Its kinda like a mixture of Level-E’s cleverness and Bakatest’s stupidity. Sure I don’t think its as funny as those two but it brings something new to the table.

Fate/Zero – 07

Yo’ goin down sunnovabitch.

What I’ve concluded this episode:

Kiritsugu is a two-timer.

Saber easily falls into traps (good thing tentacle rape wasn’t slutty)

Rider is fucking awesome.

What I actually discovered:

Saber and Kiritsugu almost never interact.

Urobuchi probably made Irisviel so Saber has some form of communication with her and Kiritsugu.

Rider is fucking awesome.