Rapid-fire comments on a few shows. I will also mention that there are some shows I’m watching but am holding off on posting about for now. Tears to Tiara, FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Marie and Gali, Eden of the East, Kigurumikku, and Guin Saga will get posts later when I get a better feel for them or get my thoughts together. For now, here’s some quick thoughts on some of the current season shows…
Basquash! is a new Shoji Kawamori show done by Satellite (Arjuna, Noein, Macross Frontier, all excellent). This show is worth watching for visual quality alone. The backgrounds are detailed beyond belief, and really they are hardly backgrounds – this show has a constant feel of dimensionality (holy shit, it’s a word), like you are standing right there in the show’s world. The animation is lively and fast-moving. There are CG mechs which is ordinarily a turn-off but Satellite has consistently handled them very well, making them feel natural with the rest of the show, and they do an even better job of it here than they did on Mac F. The main character’s hair is a little horrible (which is lampshaded in the episode) but the character design cake is wholly eaten by the hottest black girl in anime I’ve seen in a while. She’s got huge tits and it’s rare for me to like that, but she is just so hot it’s incredible. Possibly a bias on my part.
I hate writing season previews because I get all excited about a lot of shows that I probably won’t watch until they are over anyway. However, much more than that, I HATE reading season previews. Why? Because people are fucking idiots about them. Almost every time I see a preview, it’s 90% pessimistic, blasting a show based on the character design and tiny shitty description they get of the show. Some at last have the fucking decency to bring up studios, but even still they don’t bother to do extra research about the show. People, if you think a show looks stupid, why do I give a fuck? Who the fuck wants to read some bitch-ass making himself look cool by blasting a show that hasn’t even aired that he’ll probably end up loving and fanboying over.
Season previews make people look stupid as shit and can create negative vibes towards a show that doens’t need them. Fucking fall 07, some dumb little fucks accused Bamboo Blade of looking like some harem anime, and when that impression got let loose, tons of people avoided the show thinking it’d be some harem show. So all those people missed out on one of the best little gems of the 07-08 cross-season thanks to some fucking stupid rumors from people who hadn’t watch the fucking show. FUCK your uneducated season previews, if you won’t bother to FUCKING research the FUCKING show then SHUT THE FUCK UP. Anyway, here’s mine.