April 29, 2015 § 1 Comment
For our pick this week, we have OP1 from Urusei Yatsura, “Lum’s Love Song” by Matsutani Yuko.
April 15, 2015 § Leave a comment
This week, we’re doing the OP for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan, “Ima Made no Arasuji” by Hirano Aya, Chihara Minori, Goto Yuko, Sugita Tomokazu, and Ono Daisuke!
April 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, usually shortened to Haganai, is not a very good anime. None of its characters are particularly likable, which is something of a liability for a character-based anime in a subgenre that’s equal parts “slice of life” and “harem,” and it doesn’t really have an ending, not beyond just tying up a few loose ends. I mostly just watched its two seasons and then basked in the fact that I’d never have to watch them again.
Of course, that’s not to say that there wasn’t anything good in Haganai. One of the more memorable things in it is one of the characters, Shiguma Rika. In a lot of ways, Rika seems like the boring trope of a geek girl, whose sexuality is defined by “boys love” doujinshi and mecha anime, but there’s also a more active element that are usually missing from such a trope. She wears her bedroom proclivities very openly, especially through the deliberate misunderstanding of others’ words, and even goes so far to proposition Hasegawa Kodaka, the nebbish protagonist, several times throughout the anime, seemingly in total seriousness.
April 8, 2015 § Leave a comment
This week, we’re doing Monogatari Series, Second Season OP4, “Kogarashi Sentiment” by Miki Shin’ichiro and Saito Chiwa.
April 6, 2015 § 1 Comment
Oh hey, I didn’t see you there. Why not join me for the first episode of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, the Better Call Saul of anime?
- 0:05 – It’s a nice touch that the episode opens with the sound of breathing. It gives the impression that it could be a dream that the “real” Yuki is having in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
- 0:12 – What is with all the bloom? It’s like I’m playing Half-Life 2: Lost Coast with HDR rendering on, my glasses off, and four beers in me.