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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