The Stone Bust

[NotHorribleSubs] Valvrave the Liberator - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.36_[2013.12.27_00.45.59]

The problem with Valvrave is that it was exactly like Guilty Crown, it was this long, drawn-out, and complicated affair with poor characterization, a worn-out and reused plot from a variety of other space shows, and a penchant for being completely asinine at every TWIST and turn.

The problem with Valvrave is that compared to Guilty Crown, it actually succeeded at being good occasionally. This would be before it went to shit the next episode. So I guess that makes it more like Code Geass and less like Guilty Crown.

Only Haruto is a Shoe.

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.

Cookies and Milk

[HorribleSubs] Infinite Stratos 2 - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2013.11.02_21.42.15]

Week five, and this season has pretty much boiled down to a few favorites. Taking on so many titles, along with the tail-end of Saimoe and everything else has left me skipping some shows I didn’t really get into. I hate dropping shows unless I really think they deserve it, instead I keep collecting the episodes each week and batch them at the end. So you might not see anything for Coppelion or Little Busters in the immediate.

Now, let’s hit a few of this week’s flavors.