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Guilty Crown episode 2

I had to scale back my expectations for Guilty Crown after episode 1. Instead of anticipating the greatest anime ever, I now had to hope that it would add some depth to the already impressive presentation. Episode 2 looked at these new levels of expectation and decided the best method was to destroy all hope of quality whatsoever. Good job Guilty Crown!

Episode 2 kicks off in the same fashion as episode 1. Boy single-handedly destroying multiple giant robots with his awesome sword with lots of flashy effects. Except this time we get some added fanservice in the shape of, well, all three female characters in the entire anime. Inori’s outfit was always revealing, but we got ourselves a facefull of ass in this episode. Our software princess here had her enthusiastic bum button push while wearing the test plug suit from Evangelion 2.0. Even the wheelchair bound character got herself a customary boob jiggle after she slumped from the non-cockpit. Isn’t the whole point of plugsuits is so stuff won’t jiggle around so much? Fanservice is hardly something worth complaining about though. It does feel a bit out-of-place in something as straight-faced as Guilty Crown usually is, but I like boobs and bums, even in cartoon form, so I don’t have much of an issue here.

We get introduced to a new character on the side of the antibodies. He seems like a pretty nice fellow. Maybe we’ll see some of the opposing sides views on the state of affairs. A more balanced approach to the conflict in this series by giving us the idealist within the opposing factio-

Maybe not then. He’s just a complete psycho murdering machine with a scary personality twist. OK cool, we get it Guilty Crown. The antibodies forces are evil. Really evil. They hire psychos like this blondie to fight for them. Maybe that means the other commander will appear in a better light next to him…oh wait, never mind. Murder everyone, women and children included? Well, at least someone thinks of the children in this country. Well, maybe the rank and file military soldiers within their army aren’t so keen on murdering innocent civilians and are just following orders… oh wait, never mind. Holding guns up to people and pulling more psychotic faces, even the rank and file people? OK great, we get it. They’re evil. You can stop now Guilty Crow-oh what’s this? Another survival of the fittest speech? The downtrodden should stay down there and die like the scum they are? I think Guilty Crown wants us to think they’re evil, don’t you?

Speaking of that Darwinian speech delivered by the baldy guy, didn’t that sound vaguely similar to the exact same booming speech given by Fluffy from Code Geass? At least Geass established from the start that the main conflict here was not whether overthrowing the Brittanian Empire was the right thing to do, but what was the ideal method. Guilty Crown’s main conflict is whether the main character can overcome his crippling inability to do absolutely anything. Thrilling conflict indeed. But wait, what’s this? A King’s Power? Or a Power of a King? Or Kings in general? You know, a Power of Kings? At least ‘Undertaker’ is a sufficient enough deviation from ‘Black Knights’ I guess. Please stop producing a lame Geass knock off Mr.Writer. I loved you work on Geass more than most people, but I can assure you that the political setting was not the thing that drew in such a massive audience.

Apparently Gai was able to predict, amongst other things, exactly where the psycho robot pilot would be when they attacked so Shu being nearby when the time called for it. And Shu would have enough time to charge over there, smash open the container and pull the weapon out of his chest. I was under the impression that the character had to open up to Shu for him to pull the weapon out. What was the point of his interactions with Inori in the first place then? Oh, and you know what else Gai was able to predict? That the very weapon Shu would pull out would be a gun that could deflect lasers. And that he would shoot this gun at the exact right moment to defend him from a heap of giant lasers. If just one person shot a metal bullet then the whole plan would have failed. Or if Shu had gone for the wrong trailer and picked a person who instead produced an awesome electric guitar. Gai would be dead, but there would be some more exciting music instead of the bloody jpop that keeps playing.

Use me Shu, and draw the phallic symbol out of my bare chest. This is a metaphor for consensual sex. In which case, the scene straight after this one where you pull the weapon from the psycho pilots chest is a metaphor for gay rape while someone in unconscious.

Future Diary’s second episode had a lot of stupid, logic-defying plot holes too, but I have much less of a problem with that because it has this campy sense of self-awareness to it all. Apart from the occasional fanservice nods, Guilty Crown plays it all straight-faced. When a character somehow sets up a schoolyard full of anti-personal mines in Future Diary, its feels like the show is just trying to up the crazy ante, logic be damned. When an entire platoon of giant robots set off after one truck, leaving the rest of their force exposed, and yet not firing a single bullet towards this truck, it just stinks of Guilty Crown being stupid. Future Diary at least sticks to its themes. What minimal depth I had gotten from the first episode of Guilty Crown has already been thrown out the window.

OMG MYSTERIOUS TRANSFER STUDENT!!!

At least Guilty Crown still looks pretty.

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87 Comments

  1. Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Yes, it’s very pretty. And… that’s pretty much it to the show so far. Who knows though, this might be just one of those slow starters… Oh, wait, this was supposed to be a two-cour series in the NoitaminA slot?

    ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD THEN (sarcasm).

    • Maximillian
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      Sarcasm aside, if they really wanted to do nothing more than what we’ve seen in these two episodes, 11 episodes would have been more than enough. And that’s another reason why I’m not in such a hurry to drop this just because the story and characters have little or no development in a two-part premiere focused on action.

      • Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

        To be fair, the premise of a series is supposed to be either introduced or established in the first two or three episodes (if the series is plot-heavy), which is what we got here. With the 22-episode allotment it can also afford to pace itself, which is far more than what many other noitaminA series got.

        I’m not one of those who give series three episodes before saying quits, but I do think that the first third of the series will be critical in judging if the show itself knows where it wants to go.

      • Random
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

        Usually, 3 episodes is maximum to observe a series’ quality. Madoka was a VERY SLOW STARTER, and the quality skyrocketed in ep 3.
        If the next episode fails again, half the audience would drop the show.

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Code Geass was good because it was as close to “Char doing Char things” as we’ll ever get.

    I’ve been trying to explain to my friends why this thing is just… blah, and I keep getting “but Gai is sexy!” and “but it still has to warm up!”

    • Kiseki
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

      …Did anyone else here know Gai is only 17? I thought he was in his mid-twenties. orz

      Watching for animation, music, and the psychotic manchild. Gotta love that asshole.

      • mcm38
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

        XD 17. Another f*cked up fact about GC.

      • Anna Ki
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

        Oh crap, does this mean I’m a pedophile!? NOOOOO

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      Every anime character is a teenager. Except the ones from Squid Girl, who are apparently in their 20′s. They’re not in school and have a thriving business, self-employed and everything

      • Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

        Half of the cast of Working (Yachiyo, Jun, Souma, Kyouko, and Otooo are all in their twenties, ditto for the three elder Takanashi sisters) too.

  3. Gunslinger
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Any plans for Hunter X Hunter :P
    It may or may not get any better but it definitely can’t be any worse.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      Not Hunter X Hunter, but that Persona 4 sure looks tasty

      • Anna Ki
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

        At least it’ll have more depth than GC, eh?

  4. lostsage
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    I literally finished watching this and went “zzzz” and then “poor scamp.” Maybe it gets better? I mean there are only so many bad tropes and clichés left for Mr.Writer to try to cram into one show.

    I mean they could explain the weapon part like: If he rapes a person he gets to pick the weapon he gets but the show doesn’t even try to explain so I won’t even bother trying to either.

    • lostsage
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Oh, there was also some nice Inori boob jiggle in ep1 when she got kicked in the face that seemed out of place but strangely appropriate.

      • mcm38
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

        Ikr. Poor boobs.

  5. homuhomu
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    At least Guilty Crown still looks pretty.

    Good enough for me.

    • homuhomu
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      ARGGGG I fail at quoting.

      Well anyway, I feel pretty stupid for hyping the shit out of this.

  6. Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Maybe Guilty Crown is a challenge to modern relativism, and a forceful defense of traditional ideas of good and evil. Maybe the writers are attempting to atone for Code Geass and its blurrying of the distinctions of good and evil. Or maybe the writers were just too lazy to put any “nuance” into this show. Anyway, it is pretty.

    • Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

      New Sincerity! Good triumphs over all! I can get behind this. :)

      However, I see a lot more wink-wink self-awareness than Scamp does. Especially that last line with the surprise transfer: “This is reality.” Shu is clearly a tragic character, a guy from our world living in a world of Xanatos geniuses and Snidely Whiplash bad guys.

      • Scamp
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

        That’s the kind of self-awareness I don’t like though. “We know we’re using cliche, look at us point this out”. No, not funny

    • Maximillian
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

      Or maybe they aren’t in as much of a hurry to set everything up as the audience seems to be? I’m betting on that.

  7. fathomlessblue
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ve actually heard a few opinions stating that Guilty Crown’s lack of originality is a good thing, as it’s acting like a gateway anime for younger potential fans; to which my response has been, ‘then why all the cliché self-referential humour?’ Also, why noitamina? There are plenty of other dumb, rather inconsequential in any given series for viewers not quite ready to jump to deep end; e.g. Phi Brain.

    At least the Code Geass comparison, explains much of my disinterest for the show. I’ve never been able to make it past ep 3 of that series, no matter how many times I’ve tried.

    So yeah, whoopee! First Fractale, then No. 6, now this! Even if Guilty Crown doesn’t plum the same depths of stupidity and poor storytelling as those two, we still have twice as many episodes. *sigh*

    All I can say is thank god for Fate Zero being a pleasant surprise!

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

      Lack of originality is still a problem, but Guilty Crown’s issues spread to other areas. Show this to a new fan and they’ll say “why is this so stupid?”.

  8. mcm38
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I might even drop this, just so Code Geass name won’t get any more sullied, by this thing. Meh I wanted to see Gai walk in shorts like the one leader guy (whatshisnameagain) did in Eureka7. At least he would have some more anti-mr. perfect traits that way.

    Oh and offcourse she has no problem transferring all the while she’s wanted by the army. Cool, yeah seriously.

    Can I cry and throw up at the same time now?

    • Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      Drink your tears. If you cry and drink enough it’ll make you throw up.

      • mcm38
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

        On a second tought, I think I will bear with it for now. Thanks for the tip tough, might come in handy…. someday.

    • KBKarma
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:21 am | Permalink

      His name’s Holland.

      I’ve not watched the second episode yet. I will still, but this is getting worrisome. On the plus side, more time to catch up on my backlog. On the downside, I was looking forward to this.

      Admittedly, I was also sort of looking forward to Horizon, and dropped it due to the inordinate amount of fanservice (which I didn’t like) and Phi Brain, which I’m still enjoying so long as I shut off my brain (haha!), and wasn’t looking forward to Mirai Nikki, which I am enjoying a fair deal (not watched second episode) and Persona 4, which I’m very interested in. So far this season, every anime I was interested in has been less than promising, and every anime I wasn’t anticipating seeing has not turned out that well.

      … With the exception of Fam. I was anticipating it, and I enjoyed the first episode a good deal.

  9. chloeisafggt
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    you were so hyped up for this. lol oops.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

      Don’t remind me :(

  10. Maximillian
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    You know, despite not being in the majority here, I think it’s too early to make all these sweeping assumptions about how the rest of this show will turn out and make instant judgments about its cast

    Let’s get this out of the way: I don’t like Shu and I hate Inori. As they are now, I don’t have much of an interest in either of them.But you see, I don’t think they -or even the other characters- will remain unchanged and undeveloped all the way through.

    Why? Because the second episode really just was the second half of the first, in both pacing and content, which probably explains the reason they were screened together at New York Comic Con. They work better if you think about them that way, instead of treating the second episode as a fully independent entity and not just the lesser part of an action-oriented premiere.

    Reading what the producers said at the con panel, I believe it’s a mistake to leap to the conclusion that there is no “hope” of quality and that nothing interesting will ever be done with the elements they’ve left unaddressed. I don’t think the series is planned for 22 episodes for no reason, which means the details of its premise aren’t even completely clear yet.

    There are shows that can do this same sort of stuff better, such as Code Geass itself, but even that show wasn’t properly done setting things up until episode three or perhaps even four, when the Zero persona was brought into the picture and became a huge part of the series. So I’ll be content to wait and see, despite all the bitching.

    • mcm38
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      I don’t wanna see a Zero clone. Make it original and don’t f*cking copy/paste cliche’s (I’m not saying Zero is a cliche btw).

      • Maximillian
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

        I can only say that wasn’t the point of my comparison.

        I don’t think there will be a masked Zero figure in this show, but that’s an example of an important element in Code Geass which didn’t even show up until later. In Guilty Crown, the element could be something completely different.

      • mcm38
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

        I’m just joking. I’m only pissed at Inori showing up as a transfer student.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      You realise your argument basically boils down to “it could get better”. Yeah, nobody is denying that. But this episode was stupid

  11. Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    This really is Code Geass R3, complete with vast drop in quality from the previous season.

    • Maximillian
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      As long as we’re judging shows based on their premieres and nothing else, I guess you can say that. I do wonder how much or how little of that comparison will stand the test of time.

  12. Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    This is about how I felt after watching the episode. The show has no sense of subtlety. This would be fine except it takes itself so seriously. The action scenes are great though.

    I’m still hoping you’ll blog this.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      I might still blog it for the lulz

      • Rivalon
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 1:39 am | Permalink

        And if it gets even worse you’ll call the reviews “Terribad Weekly”?

  13. Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I’ve heard a lot of complaints about “What happened to the good Madhouse” when they were doing all those Marvel series, but between the likes of this, Kimi ni Todoke, Bunny Drop, Blood-C, and whatever else they’ve done lately I’m left asking “What happened to the good Production I.G.?”

    They did Azazel-san, which I loved, but other than that they haven’t done much of anything I’ve cared for since the last GitS series.

    So yeah, what happened to the good Production I.G.?

    • Scamp
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

      1) Bunny Drop was good
      2) They made Eden of the East 2 years ago
      3) Production IG have always been all over the place anyway, there’s honestly nothing new here in regards to their level of quality

    • luffyluffy
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

      The only studio that is consistently good is Sunr-

      … UFOTable probably.

      To be honest, seeing as anime is a subjective thing, I don’t really see how “good sunrise” and “bad sunrise” is a thing one can claim. You can claim they’ve been bad since they started and were always “bad sunrise” but once they make something entertaining they became “good sunrise”

      I dunno man, I dunno.

      • Scamp
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

        Brains Base are fairly consistently good, if we forget they ever made Akikan. Shaft are reliably Shafty, for what that’s worth

    • Mr.Durrr
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

      >good Pro­duc­tion I.G.

      Momo e no Tegami

      • Scamp
        Posted October 23, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink

        A Letter to Momo

        Stop being a weeaboo

      • Posted November 7, 2011 at 3:20 am | Permalink

        ペラペラ

        何言うのか。「ももへの手紙」だろう。

  14. Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Some people might cling to the hope this can all be cleared up and “get better” in a couple of episodes, but quite a few of us have realized that things like creative imagination and quality of writing don’t suddenly get better. No matter where the plot goes or what revelations they spring, if you want to continue watching Guilty Crown you’re going to have to deal with one-dimensional evil-for-evil’s sake villains and non sequitur fanservice from here on out.

    • mcm38
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

      Like the Belgian saying goes: A good start is a half-win. (It’s literaly translated, but the meaning should be clear.)

    • Maximilian
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

      “…but quite a few of us have real­ized that things like cre­at­ive ima­gin­a­tion and qual­ity of writ­ing don’t sud­denly get bet­ter.”

      I’d directly question that. Take Batman: The Animate Series, for example, which is generally considered a great piece of work in Western animation, but there are individual episodes that are horribly written and which even the creators acknowledge as bad.

      In anime, even Cowboy Bebop has episodes that are considered better than others, in terms of both creativity and writing quality.

      In this case, I’m not expecting a huge jump in quality that would go from Earth to the Moon, but to deny that even moderate differences are possible, and that they gradually might address some of the problems people have with this series right now, is a rather closed-minded way of thinking.

      To say nothing of the fact that there can actually be good shows with simplistic villains and fanservice, depending on how they’re used and how much the audience cares about such things to begin with.

  15. Marow
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    This is like Gurren Lagann without all the fun.

  16. romulus
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Unoriginal. I was watching the ep and collecting where I have seen the elements before. Just one thing: Undertakers as team name comes from Deadman Wonderland, and it has Kana Hanazawa to whom I’m allergic nowadays.

    Yeah, an Anime Totallo Genericco award is well deserved. It would make nice gateway anime, but any person with brain would facepalm at anything except the way the action scenes LOOK like. Least logic in those scenes after all.

    Reasons to still watch it:
    -GC reminds me of CG, well-made copy
    -two-cour, hopefully it’s generic only to get viewers
    -mecha designs

    • ペーパー先生
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

      Translation error; Its less ‘Undertakers’ more ‘Funeral Parlor’ Undertaker from Deadman Wonderland is 墓守 (Andāteikā), which is fake word using the kanji for Gave and Keeper. Pronounced in Japanese, it sounds like the English word ‘Undertaker’. the literal translation for Guilty Crown’s Undertakers is 葬儀場、using kanji for Burial, Formate, and Field. In other words, its not a copy, only a sad mistake.

      • ペーパー先生
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

        *葬儀場 is pronounced ‘shougi-jou’.

      • ペーパー先生
        Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

        *’Shougi-jou’ is an actual Japanese word. ‘Andaateikaa’ is not.

      • Iby
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 5:52 am | Permalink

        Eh?
        I don’t wan’t to hurt your pride but it’s 葬儀社」

      • ペーパー先生
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 6:28 am | Permalink

        すみません。

      • romulus
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for your correction and explaining the creation of the team names in the animes. Even though I didn’t know it, I’m still saying how unoriginal that team name is.

        After all my point was that there has been an anime before in which the armed, badass, illimitabe group was named as something in connection with arranging funerals. If their name was Gravediggers or Cremators I would still call it unoriginal.

  17. Kiseki
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Guilty Crown is Guilty Pleasure.

    • mcm38
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

      They’re indeed guilty of something.

  18. Mr.Durrr
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m gonna laugh my fucking ass off when BRS TV ends up being better than this piece of shit.

    • 3242
      Posted October 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      At least the BRS Promo doesn’t give me this feeling of oncoming disaster like the Guilty Crown ones did.

  19. Random
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    2ch expected this shit quality straight after ep1, the motive for most people to not drop this show is because how hot the female protag was. Fate Zero pwns this HAPPY TRANSFER STUDENT crap by a trillion light years.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      And they must be right, since they’re Japanese and all

  20. DarkEnergy
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    There’s still a chance Guilty Crown will redeem itself, right? Maybe? Please??

    Goddamn it, now I’m in hype-rage mode. I was so confident that this show would be awesome; I even told my parents how good this was gonna be! Now, I’m so pissed. Such a letdown…

    Does anybody else think Guilty Crown sounds like a dumb name for this show? Also, I thought the music would be much better, considering the other stuff supercell has done. But, all we get are these soft instrumentals with mediocre vocals. Why can’t they do something like what they did for the ending theme of Bakemonogatari for christ’s sake!?

    • Flawfinder
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:57 am | Permalink

      I’m not giving up hope for the show yet, as if I did, I’d have to pull the plug on a lot of my favorite anime or TV shows. But please give me a reason to care about the characters soon. Even Eureka Seven had at least one character I liked (Holland) in its crappy initial episodes.

    • Iby
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      Eh, I’ll quote one pal:

      And whoever says the BGM was bad had no taste in music. Seriously. ”

      Also I’m quite sure it’ll get better. They still have one of Nitro+ scenarists in their sleeve.

      • Scamp
        Posted October 22, 2011 at 10:58 am | Permalink

        The music really isn’t to my taste. I’m not fan of jpop, even the more ballad-y type that supercell do

  21. Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    God hates you… just saying

  22. Marcomax
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    “Use me Shu, and draw the phal­lic sym­bol out of my bare chest. This is a meta­phor for con­sen­sual sex. In which case, the scene straight after this one where you pull the weapon from the psy­cho pilots chest is a meta­phor for gay rape while someone in unconscious.”

    This is the type of in depth analysis that has earned you the respect of the blogging community.

  23. Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Apparently this show is trying to be over the top with everything and hopes to destroy Code Geass with it. >_>

  24. Someone Else
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Maybe this is ecchi disguised with plot? You know like Kyoukai Horizon, then keep the audience in the dark so that they will keep on theorizing and think there was an actual plot. Oh wait whatever I kept thinking its like this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WildMassGuessing or maybe this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory after reading it. Dang it, I’m not saying there isn’t one but it can be pretty confusing if you read too much on everything. What am I saying? I should stop reading tvtropes, it’s not helping -_-

    • Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:08 am | Permalink

      Sup bro, my name’s Horizon episode 5, nice to meet you

  25. Mr. Anon
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    You really should stop trying to pretend Geass had more quality than this show. I know you’re a massive Geass fanboy, but it’s getting ridiculous.

    • luffyluffy
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

      Geass had Char as a main character, there’s no way it could fail!

    • Scamp
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

      No

    • mcm38
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

      I don’t get it. Is there someone pretending?

      Lol, there is no such thing as pretending CG has one of the best quality in history.

  26. Bob Bobsters
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    The whole exchange student reminds me a bit of Full Metal Panic…

    Also, Gai claims the genome (no i’m not spelling it without the e) was meant for his use, and yet, when he gets the chance to use it in the first episode he tells the protagonist to keep it safe where it inevitably falls into the possession and use of Shu.

    • romulus
      Posted October 23, 2011 at 1:08 am | Permalink

      Logic? Don’t even try to find logic in this anime. Why would he use it (especially when no special circumstances are necessary) when he can just pass it to our wimpy, philosophing ecchi-surrounded generic male character for the lulzflashy action scenes?

      BTW I couldn’t put the two together, thanks for pointing it out.

      • Bob Bobsters
        Posted October 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

        I’m glad I could point that out for you!
        I know that if I hadn’t known about it earlier, I would have wanted it shown to me, like a whole new understanding of the show right?!

  27. ペーパー先生
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Like it or not, this anime is still making a shit-ton of money in Japan. Even if you watch it for the deep story lines and plots that are often forgotten in western animation, they are not marketing to you. They are marketing to Japanese Junior High Students, who want something entertaining to watch in between school, clubs Cram school, tutors, homework and the 4 hours of sleep the average Tokyo student gets a night. Anime might be deep and meaningful for you, but in Japan, these are fucking cartoons! It’s like blogging about Sponge Bob!

    • ペーパー先生
      Posted October 23, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

      Sorry, I don’t mean this as an insult, I simply like playing Devils advocate :)

    • stupid commenter
      Posted October 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      junior high student cartoon? broadcasted at 1AM?

  28. ペーパー先生
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    I don’t mean this as an insult, I simply like playing Devils advocate :)

  29. luffyluffy
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Well I watched it.

    What a waste of half an hour.

  30. 3242
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    All the names behind this were given stupidity pills.
    Except the animators, they were spared.

  31. Riann
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Your reviews are amazing! And the part where you introduced the new blondie character, all hopeful and then wala! Comes a picture of the blondie glaring hatefully at a tiny yellow daisy that
    s been plucked clean! Man did I laugh HARD!

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