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February 2014 Roundup

Kill la Kill - 19 - Large 37With the first season of Twitch Plays Pokemon over, I can finally get into my backlog and catch up with all the airing anime again. Maybe even write some new posts. I’ve wanted to write those OVA reviews. I might even get the season preview done in time…

What’s that? They’re starting Gen II? Welp, so much for that.

What’s Hot

Scamp: Space Dandy

Space Dandy - 08 - Large 24It’s taken me a while to get into Space Dandy, but I’m really starting to enjoy it now. What I love is how each episode seems to come from this single idea in the back half of the episode that they want to base the episode around, some giant ridiculous spectacle, and then work out how they get to that scene. The episode ending on Dandy surfboarding on an exploding planet was a great example of this. And then they just end the episode there because hey who cares about continuity. The endings of episode almost always crack me up. Dandy travels through time thanks to an errant cake in his petrol tank (something very Douglas Adams about that) and sees an image of himself as Buddha. How does he get back from that? Who cares, that’s a funny way to end the episode so we’ll just end it there. The quality per episode does vary a lot, but now that I’ve gotten into the groove of what Space Dandy is trying to accomplish, I’ve been enjoying it a lot more.

Shinmaru: Samurai Flamenco

Samurai Flamenco - 18 - Large 16I have no idea what in the hell I did to deserve this, Hunter x Hunter and Kill la Kill all being CRAZY AMAZING at the same time, but clearly I should do more of it. Samurai Flamenco gets the nod this month for its absurd, delightful escalation that somehow hasn’t gone out of control because it all fits in to the narrative on heroism, its symbolic value, and the extent to which it matters in good ol’ reality. (E Minor at Moe Sucks has been doing a great job of writing about the show each week) It just so happens that Samurai Flamenco is pontificating on these interesting things while centering episodes on A PRIME MINISTER WITH A SUPER SUIT POWERED BY HIS APPROVAL RATING and AN OMNIPOTENT BEING WHO IS ONE PART GOD AND ONE PART EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Samurai Flamenco delights me so much every week. It’s serious while being utterly ridiculous and loads of fun. I will be so sad when it is finished. Like every week, I have no idea where in the hell it is going from here, because it seems as if it’s winding down and bringing everything full circle … but there’s four episodes remaining. Please give Samurai Flamenco the finish it deserves. Also, put all the animators in a long line so that I can hug all of them when the show is over. You got through this! You got through this!

Inushinde: Mikakunin de Shinkoukei

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - 08 - Large 05I was originally going to compliment Samurai Flamenco, but Shinmaru covered most of why it’s fucking fantastic, and why everybody ever who dropped it is wrong. So I guess I’ll have to settle for praising Mikakunin instead, given that it’s my favourite show of the season, and I need to make up for finding a single redeemable facet of Imocho. Even though Mikakunin lacks a disturbing mascot character, it makes up for it with sharp humour, and a little girl named Mashiro who eclipses everyone else in the season with charm, spiteful dancing, and a love of cryptids. Almost every other character has something that makes them fun to watch, but Mashiro is the sole reason why I find myself yelling at the torrent to download Mikakunin faster week after week. It has nowhere near the same amount of impact or Flamenco Girls of Samumenco, but it’s carving its own niche in the season that I’ve really grown to enjoy.

What’s not so hot

Scamp: Pilot’s Love Song

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta - 07 - Large 34I was keeping up with Pilot’s Love Song despite it not being terribly good because it had a bit of heart to it. I liked the general outline of the story and the characters had a certain charm to them. However ultimately the amateurish writing got the better of me. The crowning moment that caused me to just give the whole show up was the worst death ever. They’d spent the previous two episode erecting so many death flags they were starting to resemble an Olympic opening ceremony. So when the actual death happened it wasn’t surprising nor emotional and just felt cheap. It could have been emotional if played right, but how they killed him was so fucking stupid. Pointless sacrifices are the worst kinds of deaths, especially when the character could have easily not died and only did so out of stupid bravado. I’m struggling to keep up with anime as it is, so when this show did something that stupid, I was only too happy to drop it.

Shinmaru: Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick - 08 - Large 10Watching Sakura Trick each week is a weird experience. I don’t like the show much, but I can’t bring myself to hate on it like a big, angry jerk because it doesn’t try to do much else than be an occasionally romantic, occasionally funny piece of fluff. Where is the sport in shitting all over that? Who can work up FAUX INTERNET OUTRAGE over that? Also, it is difficult to be outraged at something where the dominant emotion it inspires in me is apathy. (Is apathy an emotion? Let’s just pretend it is.) Most romance in anime does nothing for me anymore because most shows don’t make me care about characters in ways that make me care if they engage in unprotected hand holding. It’s the same with Sakura Trick. The times I care about the face mashing is when it’s proceeded or succeeded by something silly and awkward. Who could take teenagers in a mature relationship seriously? My teenage relationships all turned out like a Three Stooges sketch. The humor is generally better because the show at least establishes a set of characteristics and desires to play off of and be funny with. Last week’s episode was the funniest one so far because of that: the swimming contest with the dumb fantasy prize and The Most Shocking Shopping Trip in History Because It Was Actually Sort of Funny got me to laugh. I would rather the show do that all the time, but I am not in any way the audience for this show so whatever.

Inushinde: Nisekoi

vlcsnap-2014-02-23-08h49m26s136Honestly, I’m not that down on Nisekoi. It’s good, harmless fun with enough Shaft-ness to choke a horse, and sometimes choking horses through Shaft-ness is kind of nice. But out of everything that I’m watching, I’ve come to realize that Nisekoi is the show that I look forward to the least with each passing week. Hell, even Super Sonico is higher on the priorities list, if only because of the increasingly bizarre ED sequences, and the inherent ridiculousness of Sonico giving other people the will to live their lives by virtue of being an inexplicably successful meatpuppet. I guess what I’m saying is Nisekoi has less redeeming value than the shitty Sonico promotion show, and that’s why it’s ended up not being terribly hot. But hey Chitoge is still Chitogreat.

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43 Comments

  1. Posted March 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal should just be the entire Spring 2014 Anime Preview.

    • Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

      I agree with this man.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      I know I’ll probably watch more of that than I do actual anime this spring.

  2. mwp
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Keeping with the tradition of using a screencap from the actual best currently airing anime, but not actually talking about it, I see.

    • Inushinde
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

      But we talked about Mikakunin already.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

      Now that I’ve discovered this is a tradition, next week’s one will be from Nobunaga the Fool

  3. T1g
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    As for as Space Dandy goes, Scamp, theory I am running with is that in the first episode, where Dandy and crew literally pull at the fabric of space time, they create multiple parallel universes, or something along those lines. You might have noticed that whenever Dandy dies (or an equivalent): the first episode, the zombie episode, and the racing episode, the episode ends with “THE END”, whereas episodes where he doesn’t die ending on “TO BE CONTINUED”. So its safe to assume that those episodes at the bare minimum take place in parallel universes. It could also be that each time dandy dies, we swap to a different universe and the next 3 episodes take place in that universe until the next “THE END”. This fixes continuity, while still allowing the show to do whatever the fuck it wants like you said earlier.

    This is all further reinforced by the ending, which you might have read the lyrics for by now.

    I don’t have a guarantee that episode 10 will be a “THE END” episode, but if it is following a “once every 3 episodes” like it has been so far (episodes 1, 4, and 7 were THE ENDS), then 10 will be one too

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

      Ah, I haven’t been paying attention to what they say at the end of the episode. That’s a clever spot. I’ll be looking out for that now on

    • Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      That is brilliant. Why am I not watching this again?

    • R1CK_D0M
      Posted March 6, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

      Goddamn I hadn’t noticed this. This is a reason why I should pay attention to ED’s I guess.

  4. Cirith
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    While not liking the show I have to give KlK something: Quite a few screenshots of it look interesting.

  5. Shikamaru
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    What’s hot: Noragami

    I don’t know if any of you three is watching this but I’m really entertained by it. People are complaining that Yukine is an annoying bitch and really dislike the character. Well guess what? That’s the point! You are supposed to find him annoying. Why are you complaining when it’s working! You can feel hatred growing inside you and still enjoy the series at the same time. I enjoy hating Yukine. Feeling hatred once in a while isn’t a bad thing. It’s refreshing.

    What’s not so hot: Chuunibyou

    I adore Kyoani, I really do. Kyoani and Shaft are my favourite studios. Sigh. I still enjoy the second season of Chuunibyou, but Kyoani is better than this. Why are they animating shit now? If you don’t want to make more FMP then how about a third season of Haruhi? Do the same thing that Shaft has done with Monogatari except with Haruhi.

    Other anime

    Samurai Flamenco:

    I don’t have a problem with Samurai Flamenco anymore. However I have problem with people who like it. I’m usually the one saying that everyone can watch what they want. People have different tastes and opinions. If you like Samurai Flamenco then watch it. I have no problem with that. However if you are saying that Samurai Flamenco has good writing, then it’s not a matter of opinion anymore. You are flat out wrong. It’s fucking terrible. There are no words to describe it. It’s like the writer get’s bored with it constantly and that’s why he makes these stupid plot twists.

    “Superhero series is boring without supervillains. Let’s invent King Torture. One superhero is boring. Let’s add 4 more. Kids always love sentai series anyway. Let’s add even more heroes. That will make this epic. I know! Let’s turn the heroes to bad guys. This way they have to fight the police. We have never seen that before. No, let’s make the prime minister the villain. Genius! Now I got it. ALIENS! Everybody loves aliens!”

    How can somebody say that this is good writing?!?!?

    Mikakunin de Shinkoukei:

    Yes, Mashiro is easily the best character in this series. I was afraid that this would get worse when they revealed that something supernatural actually exists. Thankfully I was wrong. Really funny anime in general.

    Pilot’s Love Song:

    Episode 7 was the worst episode. Episode 8 was the best one. It’s a “shit gets real” episode. Really enjoyed it. People really should watch Gurren Lagann or Madoka to see how great death scenes are told. Is there any anime that has these giant death flags set, but it turns out nobody dies? That would be brilliant. First they waste 10 minutes to this one couple talking how everything is going to be ok, they are going to make it, they are going to get married and then they actually survive and get married.

    D-Frag: Some of the jokes are horrible. The first episode was awful. But this series has made laugh out loud which I rarely do. The comedy is really stupid in a good way. I enjoy it probably more than I should.

    Also, HanaKana is voicing one of the main characters in Nisekoi, D-Frag and No-Rin. I’m really happy. I love her soft voice. Sorry for the long post. Sometimes I have too much to say. God I need my own blog. I’m just too lazy to make one.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

      If you still think that the construction of Samurai Flamenco is because the writers are “bored” and don’t know what they’re doing, then I don’t know what to say to you. There’s been a clear path and clear things the show is saying. It’s couched in ridiculous sentai symbolism and archetypes, but it’s there. I could see someone finding it dull or uninteresting. That’s fair — not everyone is going to care about what a show’s going on about. It’s more than possible to think about something thoroughly and still come out not liking it all that much. But to pretend the show isn’t being deliberate with its nonsense is sillier than anything in Samurai Flamenco.

      I don’t think the show or the writing is perfect by any stretch, even if the entire point of the show partially excuses a few of my issues. But dismissing the show’s writing as “lol writers got bored RANDOM TWISTS” is a lazy criticism.

      • DP
        Posted March 3, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

        Perhaps calling the writers “bored” isn’t fair, as we can hardly divine their state of mind, but it’s absolutely fair to call them lazy!

        Let’s completely ignore the absolute lack of foreshadowing for Guillotine Gorilla and stipulate that the writers really wanted to make such a shocking development a complete surprise for the audience. OK, fine.

        But the fact that it and all of the super sentai malarkey which follows are then hand-waved away in this latest episode by having the whole thing be a wish/dream fulfillment granted by God – you can honestly say that’s not the laziest and cheapest of writing tricks possible?

        Look, I’ll freely acknowledge to not having any kind of background in super sentai or Japanese super hero mythologies, so perhaps the sharpness of the parody/homage or whatever the heck it is that several people in the blogosphere want to credit Samurai Flamenco with is simply flying right over my head.

        But coming at this as someone who found the narrative and character development up to that gorilla scene graceful and funny (to the extent that repeated crotch kicks can be said to be graceful), I think there’s absolutely nothing at all wrong with someone suggesting that just maybe, Samurai Flamenco turned into a disorganized, unfunny mess of a show after that point – trying to excuse its tokusatsu torpor with a wink towards towards crappy superhero shows – because the writers were goddamned lazy.

      • Posted March 3, 2014 at 6:26 am | Permalink

        I wouldn’t call it foreshadowing, but…
        “Why?! It was supposed to go like, “Mwa ha ha.” “Eek!” That would be normal!”
        Normalcy is a world where bad guys have to exist.
        “There aren’t any villains left!”
        “But if there aren’t any criminals, there isn’t anything to do. Nothing for us. Nothing for the heroes.”
        Cue the super sentai tragic backstory about how his parents were murdered by evildoers and then, an obviously fictional villain like Guillotine Gorilla is the next logical course of action for a show starring a man-child who wants to actually live out his superhero fantasies.

        I think you’re taking this a little too seriously, so you’re probably not the target audience for this anyway. You’re neglecting the fact that a story about a man-child who wants to actually live out his superhero fantasies is already a ridiculous idea to begin with (yes, I mean from episode 1) and the creators knew full well that there was no way to explain this ridiculous idea in a serious manner. However, the coming-of-age message it presents can be taken seriously, that he doesn’t have to be exactly like the larger than life superheroes he grew up watching and the small scale heroism of ordinary people (like Goto or the blind homeless person he saved) who merely want to help other people in need is just as heroic, if not more so.

        If you’re actually paying attention to the dialogue and not just ridiculing the insanity of it all, you’ll notice that this show is actually pretty structured, amidst all the silliness. The core themes were already clearly established by episode 10 at the latest and it has just continued to build on them since then. “Great King Torture will assimilate everything, to create one united being.” King Torture, From Beyond, the prime minister and Alien Flamenco all wanted to force the people to unite, instead of bringing them together more naturally and maybe the web of influence from a person who simply wants to do what’s right will do the trick. By rejecting his fantasies and going back to the real world, I’m guessing it won’t be long before we rebound on “Heroes are not alone. Heroes have allies they can trust. No, those allies may be the true heroes. They’re the ones who protect and help ordinary people every day. They’re much stronger than I am!”

      • Shinmaru
        Posted March 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

        @DP

        See, I don’t think even all that stuff is lazy. It’s clearly sacrificing something for some other end. If you’re actually seeking what they’re sacrificing, then yeah, I can see how you’d think it is bad. But I can’t see it as lazy, because there is thought put to it — thought that isn’t “How do we advance the plot as quickly as possible?” but “For what end is all this happening?”

        If you find that end uninteresting, I could understand that. I’m not here to say someone is dumb for not finding what the show is doing interesting or saying that I’m so clever for appreciating it. I just sincerely believe the creators put legitimate thought into the series, and I don’t like seeing it dismissed so easily, especially when I don’t think it’s THAT difficult to see what it’s doing. A lot of the time, the show is not being particularly subtle with its message. And like you, I don’t have all that much knowledge of tokusatsu/sentai series, so it’s not as if I am using some vast knowledge base to see what I’m seeing.

        Also, I think people who dislike the direction Samurai Flamenco went in are looking at the early portion of the series through rose-colored glasses. It is amusing in the beginning — I was a defender from the start — but by the time Guillotine Gorilla rolled around, that angle was getting tired.

    • Posted March 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      Haruhi’s later novels are awful. Isn’t that the main example people use for LN series that started off good then it becomes shit later on? Or did Maou-sama take that crown?

      • DP
        Posted March 3, 2014 at 6:53 am | Permalink

        @brianwuzhere – I appreciate that you took the time to acknowledge my screed, and I agree with you that I’m probably not the target audience for this show.

        While I essentially agree with you that the manchild wanting to be a superhero is kind of fantastical, I think dressing up in a funny costume while retrieving stolen umbrellas, admonishing litterers and stopping petty street thugs – even going on a made-for-TV drug bust – is all a far cry from eleven straight episodes of escalating alien combat that ultimately leads to a meeting with God.

        In fact, I’m not even saying that such a show with the elements of Samurai Flamenco couldn’t be shaped into something worthwhile, I’m just saying that this isn’t that show.

        You’re probably right that I’m missing the point and am too busy cursing the scourge of what I believe to be bad, torpid scripts to recognize what the writers have really accomplished.

        And to be honest, I guess what I’m most bothered by isn’t the show itself but what almost seems to me like mass delusion on some of the best anime commentary blogs which keep chiding me that Samurai Flamenco is so much more clever than I’m giving it credit for.

        I’m just really rankled by it, perhaps not totally rationally.

        In my mind, it’s like all of these folks who’ve stuck with Samurai Flamenco past its expiration date need a lesson in the economics of sunk costs!

  6. Posted March 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    I just want to say that Nisekoi is the best anime of forever and Inushinde is wrong >:(

    • Erif
      Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

      You may be the only who is actually enjoying Nisekoi at this point lol.

    • Inushinde
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      Yeesh, you’d think somebody would have enough of being WRONGER THAN WRONG.

    • fathomlessblue
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      What confuses me about Nisekoi is that, modern animation aside, you could literally transplant the show 20 years into the past and nobody be able to distinguish from the Tenchi’s and Oh My Goddess’ of the time. If that’s your thing, fair enough, but I just don’t get how it has such a vocal group of supporters when even the likes of Love Hina look fresher and more dynamic by comparison. There is absolutely nothing in the series that sets it apart from your average 90’s rom-com, let alone anything released today. It feels soulless in every regard.

      • Posted March 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

        I’d want to say Shaft, but the manga was popular even before then. Though keep in mind the manga runs in Shonen Jump. And if there’s anything that gets popular for being really REALLY cliche, it’s Shonen Jump stuff.

  7. ANON
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Scamp, there’s at least one ANON eagerly waiting for your spring ’14 season preview, in fact, this ANON might just have finished a review of your predictions about newly airing shows during the winter ’14 season, and may or may not have concluded that you were spot on for most shows you’ve covered, with the intention of helping other readers prepare for the upcoming spring ’14 FAL.

    I’m also quite sure that that ANON will post the results of the evaluation when the season preview post comes out, and so that ANON will definitely be refreshing this site every 5 minutes to see if the season preview is finally out.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

      I’M GETTING TO IT GAWWD!!! It won’t be out for another 4-5 days though, but it’s nearly done.

  8. Nagisa33
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Out of all the shows that are airing I’m enjoying Kill la Kill, Sekai Seifuku, and Silver Spoon S2.

    Kill la Kill is reaching even greater levels of ridiculousness and my brother and I are eating it up. It’s right up our alley.

    Even now, the concept of Sekai Seifuku still makes me smile. I’m enjoying the eccentric characters and the way they take such insane events with a strait face. “Yes, of course our invisible base runs on ancient udo.” “Of course we have bouncy gummy creatures that turn in to an octopus!” It’s strange, charming, and funny.

    I was losing interest in Silver Spoon and it was easier for me to make excuses to pass it up. Then episode 6 came around and I strongly connected with it. I appreciated seeing Hachiken’s interaction with his father and I want to see more of what makes him tick. Hachiken’s self-worth seems to be most strongly tied to what his father thinks of him. It’s interesting because he seems so well rounded, focused, and motivated but his father can easily bring his world down. He tries to please everyone and often is overburdened. He even pushed himself to the point of exhaustion and passed out. When I see Hachiken I’m reminded of myself and my college involvement in my first two years at my university. I tried so hard with my activities that I let them get the best of me. I used to be so focused on helping others and personally managing large projects in multiple clubs that I spread myself too thin. After overworking myself, I learned to not bite off more than I can chew and dial things back by focusing on myself. If you don’t take care of yourself you can’t effectively help others. Anyway, I’m glad that my interest and appreciation for Silver Spoon is back on track.

    Since I’ve been watching few series this season I took the opportunity to watch some series on my ever-growing “Plan to Watch” list. I had a fantastic time with these and it feels good to watch series when you’re ready for them. Waiting to watch them as they come out can break up the flow and you may not be in the mood for a particular series as it’s released. I’m still watching Ippo and it’s rapidly becoming more enjoyable and increasingly intense to the point that I’m fired up for every episode. I just started Ergo Proxy but the bleak world, the debating Greek statues, and the sassy helper robot has me interested. Anyway, here’s the series that I enjoyed:
    -The Tatami Galaxy
    -Z-Kai: Cross Road
    -You Are Umasou
    -Hajime no Ippo
    -Ergo Proxy
    -Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days
    -Mobile Police Patlabor: The Movie
    -Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie

    • Shinmaru
      Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

      PATLABOR, way too awesome. You are a good person for watching it.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      I’ve thought the same about Silver Spoon. I haven’t been terribly impressed by this season at all but that episode really brought me back in. Hopefully it can keep up the form until the end.

  9. Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Since it has not been mentioned, Witch Craft Works has been a splendid surprise for me as the quick humor and dazzling artwork (bar the unnecessary 3D) leaves multiple things for me to always look forward to.

    Also Tanpopo is Best Witch and should be the real protagonist.

    • Posted March 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      There can never be enough Witchcraft Works praise. THAT’s how you make a generic premise entertaining. Fuck that Nisekoi shit.

      • Someone Else
        Posted March 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

        Making a generic premise less generic. Other studios should learn from these guys

    • shytende
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

      Witch Craft Works is amazing.
      Seeing people being so surprised to love it is also really fun to watch.

      • Ken
        Posted March 4, 2014 at 3:15 am | Permalink

        Witch Craft Works is what I most look forward to every week.

    • randomake
      Posted March 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

      Glad to see others loving Witch Craft Works! Had some doubts at the beginning, but that seems silly now. Medusa’s gang of misfits are hilarious.

  10. Someone Else
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    But you can’t hate Pilot’s love song that much when the main lead is superman!

    • R1CK_D0M
      Posted March 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

      I literally described this show to someone telling him it was “a superman spinoff” and he believed me.

  11. strukingfourd
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    No love for Sekai Seifuku? That last episode with Gorou and Pierre was ALMOST like watching Joseph and Caesar, so much manliness.

    • Nagisa33
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

      I just finished the episode and it was phenomenal! So many chef jokes!!!

    • Cobrah
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 5:44 am | Permalink

      The steamroller vs rolling pin bit had me rolling with laughter and cheering with manly pride.

    • Posted March 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

      I just watched it too last night. Rarely do I feel for characters so suddenly introduced and killed ;_;

  12. shytende
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Why it’s not the best anime of this season, Phi Brain deserves more love. It’s just… really fun.
    Taking their already shady logic (Phi Brains can sees the future) and taking it to its extreme (Reallity rewriting) (and then having a character complaining its scientifically impossible), sloving moral dilemmas with german suplex…
    This seasons really upped the ante and is always great to see.

    • fathomlessblue
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

      The thing with Phi Brain is that it’s been officially recognised as a series for British people, meaning anyone outside of UK who watches has been granted honorary citizenship into our great and proud nation. This is why Shinmaru will always be allowed into my house, drink my many variants of tea and marry any one of my deviant cousins, while Scamp would be thrown out like the evil foreign devil that he is. So help me god!

  13. Posted March 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    E-Minor is alive? Thanks for revealing about that here.
    I have stopped visiting since he stopped posting for almost one year back then.

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