Threads of Fate

[Underwater] KILL la KILL - 24 (720p) [E411335C].mkv_snapshot_03.59_[2014.03.27_23.01.21]

There are no masterpiece shows in anime. There are shows that come close, kiss the moon, or are noteworthy contenders, but to call something a true masterpiece is really a matter of personal opinion. Even Miyazaki films, which most regard to be the creme fraiche of animated film, aren’t probably hailed by someone as the best. We accept certain things in our heads as being common-knowledge winners because we side with the majority stake. That majority stake, no doubt, has chosen Kill la Kill to be their flagship show this year. Unlike Chuunibiyou, which set the landspeed record for “Longest Something About Nothing” or Golden Time achieving its award for “Shittiest Ending in the Friend Zone of This Time”, KLK actually delivered what it promised by the end, even if it didn’t have any idea of what it was doing in the beginning.

No Space for Stars

[HorribleSubs] Space Dandy - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.46_[2014.03.22_20.10.59]

It’s been awhile since I put together a multi-show post, but I’ve finally caught up on 90% of everything as the season is about to close. So as I take a break from constructing the next season chart, lemme take a few minutes to praise or mock this season’s lineup.

Five Yen For Your Thoughts

[HorribleSubs] Tonari no Seki-kun - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.33_[2014.01.31_21.21.08]

I’ve put seventy-five hours into Starbound since a little before this time last month. It’s a little disconcerning, especially since I wanted to finish Bioshock Infinite. BUT THERE IS STILL MORE THINGS TO DIG. Fuck, now I know why I don’t play Minecraft and I quit WoW many years ago.

So anime, right… suffice to say, only a handful of shows are keeping my attention this season. The rest I watch when I remember to, when I am bored, or to make fun of on Twitter (Chu2Koi, looking at you) or the blog. But, everything can’t be Symphogear for me and necessitate refreshing Nyaa every five minutes and downloading RAWs.

Anyway, this week I present a POWER RANKINGS special, fifteen micro-weeklies for everything on my docket this season, ordered from best to worst. It promises to be a mostly terrible affair.

Three-Star Surround Sound

[HorribleSubs] Kill la Kill - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.50_[2013.12.06_23.34.09]

Approaching the Christmas season, I have to deal with three major things each year:

  • Clients’ last-minute requests for the most ludicrous of things before they disappear on vacation, often right after making said request.
  • Four different holiday outings in four different places. Divorced-family first-world problems.
  • Buying gifts.

Of course this means my time allocated towards chinese cartoons and other such tomfoolery will be limited, but I hope to ride out the end of this season’s shows with minimal fanfare. But I may release some reviews early before the show ends. Hell, I could release them right now really. I doubt there will be a TWIST.

Anyway, here are a few highlights of what I found relevant this week.