Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8 – Runaway, Maze and Summoned Beast Instrumentality Project

February 26, 2010 at 2:58 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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Well, that was a surprisingly good parody of Neon Genesis Evangelion. That show has been parodied/copied so many times already, but this particular instance of it was impressive in just how true to the source it was, and how consistently it kept up the parody. In fact, the entire structure of the episode felt just like that of an Evangelion episode.
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Bakemonogatari 14 – Tsubasa Cat Part 4

February 25, 2010 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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Well, thanks to the great Korean subber CORAN , I had the pleasure of watching the 14th episode of Bakemonogatari, titled Tsubasa Cat Part 4, last night. Of course, this is just the 3rd episode in the Tsubasa Cat arc, as Tsubasa Cat Part 2 was dedicated to the relationship between Koyomi and Hitagi (an excellent episode, if you’ll recall). This episode felt very much like an in-between episode, like Tsubasa Cat Part 3, with not a whole lot happening plot-wise, but the conversations, as usual, made it an entertaining one anyway.
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Dance in the Vampire Bund 07

February 23, 2010 at 2:26 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode, Overview | Leave a comment
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Well, being the Shaft fanboy I am, I’ve been watching this show. The premise, of vampires outing themselves in order to establish a human-recognized society, seemed interesting enough. Of course, the economics of them paying off Japan’s entire debt is a bit ridiculous – a sudden injection of that much money into an economy would most certainly lead to hyperinflation, which, even in the presence of real economic growth, would be a very bad thing. With no knowledge of the source material, I found the story to be a bit cryptic. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are only mentioned in brief. I’ve heard that the manga went deeper into the political intrigue, and I sometimes found myself wanting to see more of that.
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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

February 10, 2010 at 11:55 PM | Posted in Anime, Overview | 1 Comment
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To be perfectly honest, I started watching this series mainly because I read some comment saying that it was a Shaft show not created by Shaft. I’m a self-proclaimed Shaft fanboy, so I decided to give it a chance, despite the fact that the premise didn’t interest me in the slightest. A school where students are put in classes according to academic rank, and can use videogame avatars of themselves to fight for better facilities? A little too silly, and not in a good way.

But I’ve always been of the belief that the premise is the least important part of a show’s quality; it’s all in the execution. And after 5 episodes, the execution has been… mixed. Continue Reading Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu…

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