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12 Days of Anime #7: Spread ‘Em


Yes, we are neck deep in the “outrageously stupid moments” portion of my 12 Days run. Enjoy it while it lasts, because it’s definitely continuing tomorrow!

Anyway, WHO IS IMOUTO was a really super dumb series, particularly at the end when it proceeds as if anyone gives a shit about whether Shougo inherits his family’s company, or actually cares about who the little sister is. Little sis was definitely at her most entertaining when she was a creepy stalker who could ruin Shougo’s life at a moment’s notice rather than another girl whose problems can be solved. Yawn. But I digress; that’s not what I am writing about today.

WHO IS IMOUTO was quite abysmal much of the time, but there were moments where it achieved a weird sort of brilliance born from its commitment to being raunchy and stupendously idiotic. For that to happen, of course, many of the characters became less people and more objects of grandiose stupidity, in particular ol’ Creampuff at the top. I have no clue how she functions every day; it’s probably a criminal act that she was created to be so butt fuckingly stupid, her mind a portal to a vapid dimension of banality. I laughed a lot at certain moments and felt bad afterward, though I likely would have felt worse were it possible to feel a shred of sympathy for anyone in this series.

The moment up top is the last time I genuinely laughed while watching this series. Much like with Another‘s ridiculous deaths, it takes some imagination to conjure up someone so stupid that when you say you need to swab her mucus membrane for a DNA test, she drops her panties and expects you to stick a cotton swab up her cooter. It’s such an amazing, stunningly dumb scenario that it probably sets the women’s movement back a century, but the stone-faced seriousness with which it is treated got me.

So, yeah, it’s shit, but I laughed at it. That’s something.

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  1. Scamp
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    So far 2 anime have made it onto more than one of the Cart Driver’s writers 12 days posts. One of these is Girls und Panzer. The other is the greatest mystery of our generation

    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      Clearly we have our eyes on the most important anime of our time.

      • R1CK_D0M
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

        I like to think the two of you have a solid grasp of what’s important to anime as a whole.

      • Gunslinger
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

        Its because of such brilliant deconstructions and impeccable taste that this is one of the most influential blogs of 2012.

        Jokes aside, since we can safely assume the incest shows will never stop, how much longer will it be till one of you shoots yourself?

      • Posted December 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

        Eh, really, it’s super easy to ignore all the shows I don’t want to watch. Enough airs each season (along with the enormous backlog of great shows I’ve yet to watch) to keep me occupied.

  2. Karry
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Seriously though, if you havent watched Yamato 2199 – you are not qualified to run an anime blog.

    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      Oh boy, better shut down all anime blogs then.

    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

      Well, if I don’t have karry’s approval, then why am I writing in the first place?

    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      At last, I truly see. Thank you for opening my eyes to the true way of the world. I am forever in your debt.

      • Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:57 am | Permalink

        My mind has been liberated to a higher plane of existence. Never before did I see the possibilities of “quantum imouto” – where every girl is both your imouto and not your imouto until you try to determine whether it’s true.

  3. Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      >Miyabi >better


      • Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

        Mr X is the bestest.

      • Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

        OK, now THAT we can agree on!

  4. Posted December 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    “it’s probably a criminal act that she was created to be so butt fuckingly stupid, her mind a portal to a vapid dimension of banality.”

    I lost it here.

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

      I amused myself while writing that, too. I’m kind of a jerk like that.

  5. Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen cooter, vagoo, ham wallet, vajayjay, and a laundry list of other names for a vagina.

    Mucus membrane is new to me

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      Haha, don’t think I’ve ever heard ham wallet before!

  6. Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    So, at the end of it all was the mystery solved? Or is this another one of those “mysteries of the Earth” that they will talk about on Discovery 50 years from now?

    • SQA
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

      No, it was solved. It didn’t resolve much, as this was really should have been called “The High School Girls I Know are all Gold Diggers!”. Better name for the series.

      It was actually quite fun, but don’t expect too much from the series.

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