New season, new articles, new writing about random anime fetishes. Wait, did I say fetishes? I meant archetypes. There’s also a new season of anime to write about, which means I’m on board the Owarimonogatari and One Punch Man trains. Not the Gundam train though. Turns out too few people care about Gundam to make that worth writing about this season. Which is a shame because it really is quite a good show. I recommend watching it.
Durararax2 Ten episode 12 finale: This wasn’t out when I posted the last roundup, so here it is. It was a pretty good season for Durarara. It’s also the only series that has seen people leave comments on my MAL profile for, since the actual articles themselves don’t have comments yet. Which at least gives the impression people are enjoying them.
One Punch Man episodes 1 and 2: Yeah I got my hands on One Punch Man, a plenty entertaining show which makes for easy writing material as of now. It helps that I’ve read the manga so can plan my articles in line with what the show will continue to offer. On One Punch Man itself, I seem to be in a minority that isn’t going batshit insane over it. Yeah it’s fun, but I just don’t find myself getting really into it. Something about having a bored, ambivilent protagonist means I equally can’t get that into it. Still a lot of fun though and I don’t want to shit all over an anime I do actually like.
Owarimonogatari episode 1: Of course I grabbed the latest iteration of the Monogatari franchise as soon as I could. I can write Best Girl arguments from now until the end of time, which appears to be how long it will take for Shaft to finally finish this franchise. Senjogahara is still best girl in case you were wondering. Also it’s nice to see the trend from Second Season continue as we get less and less fanservice over the course of this franchise. Yeah the toothbrush scene was pure art, but frankly since it can never top that scene it might as well cut back altogether.
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans episode 1: The first and only Iron Blooded Orphans post I’ll be doing since it seems like nobody gives a hoot about Gundam on MAL. Shame because it really is a good show. The second episode was also pretty great with lots of good character moments. All right it still had a line that went something like “boobs are soft and warm, not like this cold and hard cockpit”, but it has a guy named Biscuit with two younger sisters called Cracker and Cookie so it definitely has something going for it.
Tsunderes and Twintails: Part of a series of posts about anime archetypes I was asked to write. The idea being new fans click on this shit elsewhere on the internet and this brings them to MAL. So long as I can write something entertaining and informative while also directing them towards good anime then I’m fine with writing with them. Sure the twintails one was tough to write but I did get to include Eri from School Rumble so hey, if I can get more people to watch School Rumble then I’m OK with that outcome.