The Unsinkable Gary Stu

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Every season we get some real gems of shows, the sort that reel us in with that whole shiny warm feeling that it will placate all of our pleasure zones and deliver maximum performance with minimal effort. Unfortunately, eight times out of ten, that minimum effort typically translates to minimum performance and a box full of turtles, and not the mutant kind that eat pizza and remind you that things are, like, totally radical, dude. No, we cannot be that lucky.

And then there is Black Bullet. Black Bullet is the anime that you wish had the foresight to abort while it was still in the womb, but since you work for Anime Hobby Lobby, someone else made that decision for you to keep the fucking thing, and let it eat thirty years worth of science fiction, fantasy, and human survival media, only for it to shit out into one unintelligible mess.

Yep, I need an entire post for this. Challenge accepted.

Shocking Truth

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I am back after a several week hiatus from buying a house, signing my life away for the house, briefly panicking about performing said act, replacing that panic with excitement that I own a building free from weird-smelling gumbos at midnight on a Wednesday, and then bone-crushing reality that moving is easily the worst thing we humans do. But after moving, unpacking, getting the network in order, and admiring the view of the deck, I decided to commence the jigglin’ once more. Even with this disappointment we call a season.

I’ve got a long list of episodes to catch up on, so there will be more posts after this. Tonight I’m covering Black Bullet, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka, Hitaugi no Chaika, and Mekaku City Actors.

The Boredom Games

After two weeks of not watching anime, in favor of watching House on Netflix, I returned to about a dozen or more episodes of shit to watch, and was just so incredibly disappointed with some of the lot.

Kicking off this post, is a drop. I don’t drop shows easily, mainly because there is usually something keeping me around despite bad everything else. Unfortunately, Akuma no Riddle has none of those things. It was just simply boring. But I’ll try to explain why.

The Warming Trend

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It’s week three of the spring anime season, and I guess if you aren’t ten years old hyped up on the latest anime fad, you’re probably trying to find something else to tide you over between the spoonfuls of sugar the anime industry claims helps the medicine go down. Well, I’ll be fair, it’s not all that bad, some of these shows are actually quite decent, but let’s face it, you go into every season hoping to be blown (or scissored?) away like Joss Whedon fans, but like Joss Whedon fans, you end up being blueballed and left to cry alone in a corner as he walks away smiling with more of your cable package dollars. Thanks, Writer’s Guild strike!

Alas, here is a quarterly-ranking of what I am watching this season in order from best-to-worst. This was hard. Really. But we’ll get through this together. It will be Fall soon. Log Horizon will come.