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Fireball Charming episode 2

So, blogging plans: No Tiger and Bunny because the second episode was kinda lame. No Hanasaku Iroha because, even though the second episode remained around the same quality, I’m not too fond of melodrama and don’t feel like covering that sort of anime. No Nichijou, which I could probably say a lot about because wacko comedies are sort of my forte, but I’m too worried it will do the old KyoAni thing of sticking to cuteness for the sake of cuteness. At the moment I’m leaning towards Steins;Gate, depending on how good the second episode is, and something from the later batch of anime, most likely [C].

Along with Fireball Charming, because my empress Drossel commands it. Not sure how well this will work, what with each episode being only 2 minutes long and all, but I did cover almost 70 episodes of Hetalia. This is not uncharted territory for me.

I’m guessing the first season of Fireball must have done some mighty fine business for Disney. Certainly enough for them to pump money back into the franchise because oh my Drossel has the animation quality ever improved. From the lighting in the classroom scene from the last episode to Drossel’s magnificent display of her reflexes (say it again Gedächtnis, magnificent!), they’re really flaunting their budget here. Swooping camera angles and everything. Now if only every CGI mecha could look as good as Drossel. Not that I want every mecha to have as prominent hips as she does. While the original design will always be my favourite, what this new design does is make her do is thrust those hip bones pistons about quite a lot. No wonder Gedächtnis told her she was being a bit un-ladylike, what with her effectively doing a pole dancing move into the chamber and everything.

One part I love about Fireball is how the world is apparently inhabited by way more than just Drossel and Gedächtnis, but that’s all we ever see and the show goes out of its way to not show anyone else. One of my favourite moments from the last season was the room of invisible maids. Now we have the man in charge of dropping a pan on Drossel’s head. We never see the poor guy, and we’ll never see him again because Gedächtnis is a tough employer, but he’s one of the many staff in charge of keeping their palace up to scratch.

…welp, guess 400 words per post is about as much as I’m ever going to manage for Fireball. Hopefully blogging this series will cut my wordcount down beyond its current 1100 state.

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24 Comments

  1. luffyluffy
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    *Squint*

    • Scamp
      Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

      Drossel > Tiger
      Gedächt­nis > Bunny

    • Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      Don’t worry luffy, I’m already wit you in this fandom. At least I’m checking all five minutes if pixiv has new T&B pics. That’s gotta count for something.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

        I hope [C] is a failure and noitaminA is canceled forever.

      • fathomlessblue
        Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

        Noitamina cancelled forever??? Those be fighting words missy!

      • Scamp
        Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

        If Noitamina does bomb I’m blaming you

      • Posted April 13, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

        Don’t. You. Dare.

  2. Posted April 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    400 words for 2 minutes anime was impressive. I only managed to write 3 lines for my diary.

  3. Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    She sure is mag­ni­fi­cent.
    Hey, where do you watch this?
    I can only find low quality versions. *sigh*
    And I live in Germany, so I can’t go to american or english only websites. *sigh*

    • Jared
      Posted April 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      nyaatorrents is a eu website.

      • fathomlessblue
        Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

        I’d be totally lost without nyaatorrents

    • anon
      Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:53 am | Permalink

      Have you really never heard of tokyotosho?

      • Posted April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink

        Sorry for being a noob… >___>

    • Scamp
      Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      That’s what the Resources links on the sidebar are for

  4. Posted April 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    “… I’ll make sure he’s fired.”

    I LOL’d.

    • fathomlessblue
      Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      Ha, for some reason that line sounded really ominous to me, probably because since playing Portal I’ve become suspicious of robots and the word fire used together. “First you will be baked, and then there will be cake!” …shudders

      • Scamp
        Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

        Gedächt­nis has always been a bit on the scary side. Him punching the screen last season anyone?

  5. Posted April 13, 2011 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Fireball Charming is possibly the best way to spend two minutes – or in my case, at least six minutes, since I tend to re-watch each episode to ogle Drossel’s movements.

    And take your word count average down? We don’t pay you to put out less than 1100 words per post!

    • Scamp
      Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      I’ve re-watched the first season of Fireball once already. Might go rewatch it again…

  6. Anonymous
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    All hail empress Drossel!

    All hail!

  7. Posted April 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    So it Hanasaku Iroha girls being insufferably mean to each other?

    • Scamp
      Posted April 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      Best. Description. Ever

    • Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      aka: High School For Most Teenage Girls

      • OHEMGEE
        Posted April 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

        Omg. Memories~~

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