July 29, 2007

Simoun

I started watching this one back when it was still being broadcast, but stopped right before the last episode because I couldn't really bear to see it come to an end.  I finally got back to it this morning and I've gotta say it was a surprisingly satisfying ending to the series.  All the girls wound up with decent lives after the spring, and Aeru and Neveril's transformation into Tempus Spatium neatly fulfilled the prophecies and provided a little extra circularity to this tale.  A lot of things are left unexplained, but left more intrigued than angered.  I would love to see another season of this, possibly told from the Plumbish side of things.

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July 28, 2007

Moetan

After watching Episode 2 I gotta say I'm just not Japanese enough to appreciate this.  Our heroine is one of those 17-looks-like-8 creatures of Japanese male fantasy, and the magical transformation sequence is way too long and way too naked, and the male characters get way too aroused.  There may not be any explicit stuff in those sequences, but it's pretty clear the artists and the intended audience consider this a defect and not a feature.  blech.

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July 27, 2007

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Finally watched episode 2 tonight.  Sensei continues trying to appear to be attempting to kill himself.  He gains a bevy of stalkerettes with varying levels of comedic effect.  Favorite moment: The "travel-size suicide kit" with the Enya Greatest Hits CD.

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July 24, 2007

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

aka "Goodbye Teacher Despair".  The teacher is an emo (his first appearance is when he drops down into the scene on the end of a noose).  The student is a pollyanna (she thinks he's trying to become taller, like her dad did those five times).  She insists on calling him "Pink Supervisor" and even ponies up 50 yen to purchase his naming rights.

Things get sillier from there.  Both of them live in fantasy worlds that come in constant conflict to great comic effect, but the density of background gags are the real reason to rewatch this series.  For example very time the blackboard appears in the background in the classroom there is a different bizarre inscription written on it, sometimes it changes in mere seconds and continuity be damned.

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July 21, 2007

His and Her Circumstances II

I watched disk 2 of the thinpak last night in between honing sessions on the Puma gold, and my Jude the Obscure worries have subsided substantially. 

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July 20, 2007

His and Her Circumstances

I've watched the first disc of this so far and I'm getting a wierd Jude the Obscure kind of vibe off of it.  I liked Jude but I'm not sure I want to see that happen to these kids.

It probably doesn't help that the girl reminds me of me at that age.

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