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God’s gift to Scamp

Not a Madoka post. This was just the best anime representation of him upstairs I could find

So there was I, minding my own business. Chilling in my room, scratching my bum and procrastinating on twitter, when God appeared before me and spake thus:

God: SCAMP! I have come to you with a message

Scamp: Oh no, is this the call? Where you come down to me and tell me to abandon my materialistic wishes, devote myself in a life of servitude and become a priest?

God: No, you foolish mortal. I wouldn’t come in person for such an insignificant task. No, I’m here to discuss something much more important: Anime

Scamp: Anime? Really?

God: That is correct. I implore you Scamp, the mighty anime scribe of the emerald isle, what would be the anime of your dreams? Speak now and I shall make it so

Scamp: As in you’ll create my perfect anime?

God: Are you hard of hearing? Make you decision this instant or your chance will be gone forever

Scamp: OK, how about this. Studio Rikka, the creators of Time of Eve and Pale Cocoon, making a 26 episode TV series about a cyborg stowaway on an intergalatic cruiser who the crew gradually warm up to, with music by Yoko Ka-

God: Hold on a second lad. I may be God, but I can’t perform miracles

Scamp: Fine then. How about a collaboration between a the director for Death Note and the writing staff from Code Geass, working together to create an sci-fi original story for the Noitamina timeslot. Oh, and animation by Production IG.

God: Done

Scamp: …wait, really?

God: Yeah, done. Oh, and I’ll add in music by Supercell and character designs by redjuice

Scamp: Who? I didn’t ask for either of them

God: You didn’t specify either of those positions, and I’m a vocaloid fanboy, so Supercell and redjuice it is

Scamp: Wait, really? This anime now exists?

God: Yup. Guilty Crown, coming this October.

Scamp: Oh hey, since you’re here, I’d also like an adaptation of Saint Young Men by Shaft. Oh, and a new original anime by Kenji Kamiyama, but this time don’t end the series with two movies. Oh, and a Durarara sequel. And how about a-

God: Only one wish. I’m God, not a genie

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  1. karry
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    “Saint Young Men”

    Someone actually follows that boring crap ? I’ve read actual christian bible fanfiction with better jokes about Christ.

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      I was probably going to skip it, but I think I’ll enjoy it thanks to this comment.

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Oh God, you’re so wacky~

  3. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I just want Nisio Isin’s Death Note spinoff to be animated into a movie. Ideally by Madhouse. The good Madhouse.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      I would spaz out if they actually made this

  4. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m picturing a cross between the god from Oyasumi Punpun and Santa from Hayate talking to some lanky Irish guy in a dimly lit room.

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

      to some half-dressed lanky guy*

      obligatory fanservice

      • Scamp
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

        If the public want a half-dressed Scamp, they’ll get a half-dressed Scamp

      • Posted June 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink


      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

        Does this mean we’ll get shirtless Scamp leaning nonchalantly against door frames?

      • Posted June 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

        I’d tap that.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

        I believe I’ve already stated my feelings about this subject

      • Scamp
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

        guys, you’re embarrassing me…

      • hi~mi~tsu
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

        Hands off my man. Scamp is taken.

      • hi~mi~tsu
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

        No, really, I’m dating him

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

        Damnit, everyone is ether married, dating, or 40 :(

      • Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

        Or gay.

      • Posted July 26, 2011 at 2:24 am | Permalink

        So when is this happening?

  5. Redcrimson
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    “Not a Madoka post. This was just the best anime rep­res­ent­a­tion of him upstairs I could find”

    You’ve got it all wrong. Madoka is the Goddess of Hope, Haruhi is the Goddess of Creation. Still, it was cool of Her to pull some strings for you.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Yeah, but Madoka > Haruhi

      • Anonymous
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

        Madoka and Haruhi are artificial, fake gods. Kamichu is a real god. Doing real god things. I need to finish that anime.

  6. Nop
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    I found listening to Fairy Fountain while reading this blog post very fitting. I highly recommend trying it.

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      dunununu dunununu dunununu dunununu dunununu dunununu
      dunununu dunununu dunununu dunununu…


      [You found a season of Guilty Crown!]

    • Posted June 19, 2011 at 4:33 am | Permalink

      so then god = freaky looking fairy queen from ocarina of time. and then she spewed magic sparkles from her mouth and guilty crown was made.

      i am okay with this.

      HEY! LISTEN!

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 5:47 am | Permalink


    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      I should probably play a Zelda game one day

  7. Arabesque
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    As expected from God, not only is He a douche, but also a major cheapstake.

    Anyway yeah, Guilty Crown will most likely be a ton of fun, and potentially very brainless. I mean when you get the director for HotD/Death Note with the folks who wrote Code Geass, then you don’t really expect stuff that is thought provoking, at least not in the traditional sense :P

    From the technical side of things, it does look very promising as an action series. You have the concept designs by redjuice, so it’s very JRPG-ish and cool looking, if impractical (seriously, that outfit must be very chilly to wear, and keep together. Not that I’m complaining at all :P) and when you get Nishida Asako to work on the actual designs, after Denpa where she succeeded in the herculean task of actual making the actual character designs look very similar to the concept ones, this bodes well for the general look of the show (then again, a whole lot of her success with Denpa rested in that SHAFT barely animates their shows in the first place hurr durr)

    Music wise, I’m okay with Supercell, but since God apparently is a huge fanboy of them I might not be able to get into their music anymore.

    I.G. will mean this might get a decent budget and some good looking action in general. And as for noitaminA … well, the old noitaminA that gave me Honey & Clover and shows about adults for adults has been gone for a while now, so I wont cry about a man who once made a show with laser pens and bullets shoot in between crotch’s and boobs is helming a new show here.

    Plus it could be interesting right? You have the main lead needing to employee the Power of Friendship (TM) in order to use a camera, a music instrument of choice and a katana to fight mecha and the like, and a Hotwheels who pilots a mecha as well.

    So lots of stuff to like, a lot of stuff to cry over, but it’s good all in all.

    (and you’re Irish?)

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      Hey now, Death Note and Code Geass are totally Deep and Thought Provoking anime. No really. I’m serious. Stop looking at me like that!

      Also, good thing I keep reminding everyone I’m Irish

      • mcm38
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink

        Deathnote is more a detective kind of genius work. Code Geass can be put more in the genre tactics. Since Lelouche is such a show of to bring miracles forth every fight (and that’s why we love him, Ik).

  8. Posted June 19, 2011 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Sweetness. Although you really should’ve asbked God to get Bones to animate it instead.

  9. Posted June 19, 2011 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Scamp: OK, how about this. Stu­dio Rikka, the cre­at­ors of Time of Eve and Pale Cocoon, mak­ing a 26 epis­ode TV series about a cyborg stowaway on an inter­galatic cruiser who the crew gradu­ally warm up to, with music by Yoko Ka–

    God: Hold on a second lad. I may be God, but I can’t per­form miracles”

    You are a cruel… and ANGRY GOD!

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:55 am | Permalink

      It will be made. Some day. If we all pray hard enough. Or sacrifice our Vocaloid merchandise to God

      • Posted June 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

        I don’t think I could take 26 episodes of Rikka. I’d die from the sheer amount of awesomeness.

  10. fathomlessblue
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Loving the artwork (reminds me of Guilty Gear oddly enough), but man, that MAL description… 17 year boy with a magical right hand, using an ability called Imagination Breaker Ability of King. If I see even a hint of a loli nun in the cast, I’m bailing.

    • mcm38
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      XD I’m with ya.

      • fathomlessblue
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

        Lol, good to hear!

        If on the slim chance GG does turn into a more pretentious version of Index (if that’s even possible!), I’ll be hiding out in my secret bunker built especially for the announcement of HSotD S2. The day is fast approaching… ‘shudders’

  11. romulus
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    sounds good

    • romulus
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:15 am | Permalink

      Oh and I know you don’t care about voice actors but they still can fail big time in that department. (e.g. by giving a high-pitched voiced role to Kana Hanazawa) I hope they put in some big shots.

  12. decadyn
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    >Studio Rikka with 26 episode series.

    You got my hopes so high up that Guilty Crown seems a disappointment in comparison.

  13. Posted June 19, 2011 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink




      • mcm38
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

        Didn’t know you were a superstitions follower.

        Srsly, relax. I doubt anything will happen, if not for budget limits.

      • kero92
        Posted November 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

        Oh, in the future this is so frigging funny

      • Posted February 25, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

        @kero92 hahahahaha wow I completely forgot about this

    • DesuSexual
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

      That made me giggle : D

  14. Posted June 19, 2011 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Actually, Madoka could be God, seeing as (s)He doesn’t have periods.


  15. Posted June 19, 2011 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    lol’d @ god being a vocaloid fanboy(girl, if we’re going with madoka).

    i wonder where he keeps his figurines.

    • mcm38
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      They’re in heaven/

  16. mcm38
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Sounds promising. Hope they will be able to show the best of their skills without having been restricted by stupid budget limitations.

    • mcm38
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      Oh, wait. Supercell should put some real effort in this one. They’re not that bad. But their current level isn’t good enough to match the potential of Guilty Crown.

  17. Posted June 19, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad God picked you instead of a some random moefags.

    • Anonymous
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Permalink


      • Scamp
        Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

        We already got a Votoms OVA recently

  18. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    God: […] music by Super­cell […]

    Scamp: Who? […]

    Only the guy(s) who made the awesome ending theme for Bakemonogatari. The other track on that CD was crap though, like the anime it was for.

    I hope this show is going to be good. I dropped Death Note halfway and never bothered with Code Geass so using that as argument doesn’t thrill me, it’s quite trivial to point out heavy black marks on these guys. Though seeing that apparently the division of Production I.G. that worked on Sengoku Basara (awesome) and Kimi ni Todoke (good) is working on this, I’m not too worried.

    As an aside I will echo how much of an asshole you are for starting with a 26 episode Studio Rikka anime idea. It’s not like they have the funds or manpower to do a weekly anime, let alone one of 26 episodes long. Yoko ‘Plagiarize’ Kanno would also not really be suitable for a Studio Rikka project if you ask me.

    • Anonymous
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      Also, Scamp, watch The Wings of Honneamise and Sword of the Stranger. Jesus Harold fucking Christ, that you haven’t seen Sword of the Stranger yet (according to your MAL (YAL?)) is surprising.

      • mcm38
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

        Sword of the Stranger is realy a must see for every anime fan. Didn’t watch Wings of Honneam tough.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      dropped Death Note…never bothered with Code Geass

      Get off this blog you blasphemer

      • God
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

        when I remember those old days back in 2008 that ur posts had 2 or 3 comments….and now 60 comments, yea, u’ve come a long way son…but u shouldn’t talk to people like that in ur blog, even if they’re stupid.
        u r too proud of urself and too much attention has just made u a…
        yea, it seems old days and the old u are gone son.

      • Scamp
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

        …it was an ironic use of the term blasphemer because of how much I was blasphemes in the post itself…

        But yes, my ego has indeed swollen to a size that can no longer be contained. My humble past, where I was delighted to get a single comment, are long since gone. Bow down before my self-importance!

      • mcm38
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

        I think Scamp is good the way he is. His ego is also a part of him that we can enjoy while he rages at anime, and is being all confident of himself that he’s making sense.
        Besides who wouldnt get conceited by this much attention? God, you’re expecting the impossible.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 21, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

        It’s not Scamp’s fault he’s sexy.

        You’re just jealous.

      • Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:29 am | Permalink

        since when does god speak in 13-year-old-on-facebook-glish

      • Anonymous
        Posted June 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

        There was nothing in Death Note worth watching if you read the manga as I had done. And the OPs/EDs for the show were so horrible that the person responsible for that crap should be shot. I was at an anime-watching low point during Code Geass’ airing, and won’t bother watching it till I run out of stuff to watch which has my preference.


        Didn’t watch Wings of Hon­neamise tough.

        More of a must-see than Sword of the Stranger.

  19. Posted June 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    This, the new Bones anime, Persona 4 anime, Mirai Nikki adaption and the Kimi to Boku anime?
    Holy shit, this fall season will be AWESOME. I’m still waiting for someone to wake me up.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

      Just to put a downer on your mood: The staff and studio for the Mirai Nikki anime are about as phenomenally awful as you could possibly get. Prepare to be disappointed.

      There is other interesting stuff already, but I don’t want to write my entire fall season preview in a bloody comment

      • Posted June 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for waking me up, Scamp.
        I guess I have to go buy the manga then. It’s coming out here in Germany this fall, at the same time the anime starts.
        Mah, but then I have more time watching the other anime. *optimistic*

      • Posted June 20, 2011 at 2:15 am | Permalink

        After the eight-minute Mirai Nikki “OVA” that came out preceding this, I doubt anything is capable of dampening my mood any further. I mean… who was that monstrosity even for? It failed every purpose I could imagine for it, from advertising to a cheap little extra to bundle with the manga.

        Fans of the manga don’t want to see eight minutes of random disconnected scenes from the first handful of volumes – they want one really powerful scene in that time. Newcomers of any other sort aren’t able to make heads or tails of the same disjointed scenes thrust at them trailer-style, so they come away going “What did I just watch again?” without being sold on the manga or upcoming series in any capacity.

        Mirai Nikki OVA! Why do you exist?!

      • Chipp
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

        Is the staff and studio really that bad? Can you briefly tell why do you think so?

      • Posted December 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

        Just to put a downer on your mood: The staff and studio for the Mirai Nikki anime are about as phenomenally awful as you could possibly get. Prepare to be disappointed.

        Oh the irony!

    • Posted June 20, 2011 at 1:48 am | Permalink

      Let’s not forget the Fate/Zero adaptation by Ufotable, story written by Urobuchi Gen (the guy behind Madoka’s story). Another big one is the new Last Exile series, though I’m not quite sold on it’s premise yet.

      And for those fans out there, there is a confirmed Shakugan no Shana III (the final season). I’m not hyped up for Shana, but it’s a nostalgic series so I’ll probably follow it for the hell of it.

      Persona 4’s staff is a little lacking in experience (Angel Beats director has me slightly worried), but hopefully the story will pull through here.

      Either ways, this Fall season looks like it’ll have a ton of heavy hitters.

      • Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:43 am | Permalink

        Can I watch Fate/Zero without watching Fate/stay night?

      • Arabesque
        Posted June 20, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

        Since it’s a prequel, yes there shouldn’t be an problem of just watching it without Fate/Stay Night.

  20. Posted June 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and that scantily clad girl must stem from your subconscious then. Same with the Kuroneko expy. She finally get’s her own anime! And because Kirino is not around to get on her nerves, she is much happier~ ^-^

  21. Thrashy
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    I’ll say I’m cautiously optimistic, but qualify that by saying it’s mostly on the strength of their site’s design.

    That thing’s a seriously slick piece of work.

    • mcm38
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

      Oooh Ik. I realy liked it, so I kept rollin up and down a few extra times. Since I can’t read Japanese anyways.

  22. mcm38
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    A post about this in a forum just made me realize how awfully lot this seems similar to Code Geass.

    17 year old guy meets a girl from resistance.
    Lelouche meets Kallen from resistance.

    Mechas are used to fight the government.
    KMF’s are used to fight Britannia.

    A girl in wheelchairs who’s at the least not blind like Nunnaly.

    It truly seems written by Code Geass’ writers.

    • Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

      All true, except this is by Production I.G and not (thank god) CLAMP, so it can only be infinitely better!

      • Rintaro
        Posted June 21, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink

        CLAMP did not write the story for Code Geass, they only came up with the character designs.

      • mcm38
        Posted June 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink

        He probably meant, that this story may have similarity’s to Code Geass, but since the character designs are not made by CLAMP but by Redjuice, this will have better character designs. CLAMP is not an animation studio, fyi. They write manga and do character designs mostly. The character design for Guilty Crown is by Redjuice the most well-known illustrator of the multi-talented group called Supercell. But it’s true that Production IG’s animation is one of the better quality ones.

  23. Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Quite possibly your best post ever! God should come talk to you more often.

  24. Posted June 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    God could choose any aniblogger to craft the perfect anime, and He went for you?

    God truly is dead.

    • fathomlessblue
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      Or just incredibly cynical.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      Hey now, you already got your new Ikuhara anime. Now give me my moment in the sun

  25. Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    If I could wish for something, I would want an Shinshi Doumei Cross Anime by SHAFT with Shinbo as a director. Or maybe Sakura Hime Kaden. It’s all good to me, as long it’s an Arina Tanemura anime. Her wackiness and her layer-like style would fit perfectly into SHAFTs thing. I can’t imagine how pretty this would look in SHAFT Opening style. <3
    Or this.

    Ahhh~ The possibilities~ <3

  26. Ommadon
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Yes, this was a pretty good post.

    Just because I can (and want to!), I’d argue both Death Note and Code Geass had a number of genuinely interesting ideas and themes, even if their execution in terms of storytelling was inconsistent and overdramatic.

    In other words, something does not have to be perfect or even entirely made up of high quality storytelling in order to be “thought provoking”.

    Unless you’re going to be pretentious or enough of a snob to believe that only the best of fictional works are worth thinking about, I’d say it’s possible to pay attention to the good parts of a flawed show and find something that deserves honest consideration.

    And, just as well, the term “deep” is a little too loaded for my taste, but both shows did have a couple of additional layers beyond the obvious “crazy twists are happening, OMG!” that probably led to most of their popularity (and, in turn, to most of their criticism).

    Which is one of the reasons I’m looking forward to Guilty Crown myself. Hopefully the lack of Sunrise involvement, for one thing, will make things easier for the Code Geass writing staff and, for another, the absence of having to adapt the second half of Death Note will likewise benefit the director’s work.

    Right now, it’s way too early to judge the show based on an extremely basic version of the premise that could literally go anywhere.

    And now I can go back to doing actual office work. Joy.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      I think you’re missing the reason why I like Geass/Death Note. I like them precisely because of their overly dramatic presentations mixed with DEEP themes and so on

      • Ommadon
        Posted June 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

        Well, I was only speaking for myself…but let’s try to go over that once again.

        Personally speaking, I don’t entirely dislike the overly dramatic presentation. It can work on an emotional level as long as you’re in the right mindset and willing to play by the rules of each show, but I do believe that’s not exactly a sign of having good storytelling if you’re looking at the usual standards of the field. Most critics wouldn’t adviste it.

        You can mix overdramatic scenes with good storytelling but that often requires moderation and prudence, something which was relatively rare (though not always entirely absent) in both shows. It requires a balance that was largely not found in either Code Geass or Death Note, especially towards their second halves.

        Which is why I don’t have any problem admitting that as a valid complaint and considering it a storytelling mistake, from a purely critical perspective, even if I did partially enjoy it. Does that help?

        As for the issue of “deepness” and so forth, my point is just that you don’t need to be a blind idiot or limited to exclusively ironic enjoyment in order to find those shows interesting in certain respects.

        I can easily acknowledge the shows have numerous flaws and still discuss something fairly intelligent or reasonable about them, without pretending they are the height of realism or creative accomplishment.

        Maybe my point of view is still different from yours, I guess, but hopefully I’ve made things a little more clear here.

  27. Posted June 22, 2011 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    So God visits you too? He visited me to talk about Shakugan no Shana, and thus, we have a third season.

    He works in mysterious ways.

  28. Golos
    Posted December 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Your god is evil, Scamp.

  29. Andsmeuth
    Posted December 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Are you sure it wasn’t a troll blasphemously claiming to be God?

    Guilty Crown is a perfect example of how an anime can have everything from top grade graphics , big names directing , and excellent sound track , and if you have utterly crap plot and character development , your story fails. Seriously , the budget wasted on this could easily have been used on more worthier plots than this.

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