23 CommentsFirst Impressions, Nisekoi / By Scamp /

Nisekoi episode 1 – Sure is Shaft in here

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When I lost a game guessing MAL’s bad taste
I was resigned to blogging some duds
But writing normally would be an waste
So I decided to watch without subs

Nisekoi’s plot is quite a common one
Easy to follow and understand
Traditional viewings I plan to shun
All English translations are banned

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I read the manga, 10 pages or so
Which isn’t that much I admit
But it’s enough to follow this bland show
And I promise that I will not quit

This plan started as only a rough draft
But it did quite improve Nisekoi
When your animation is done by Shaft
Their style has again brought me great joy

We’ve got polka dots, head tilts and sharp cuts
Vomitting confetti when they talk
There’s also plenty shots of boobs and butts
So these girls we can ogle and gawk

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It’s an incredibly bland anime
But blogging it like this will be child’s play

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  1. Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Sugoi! Perfect! Would read again!

    More seriously, it is indeed a show that follows very well-trodden territory, but isn’t it actually even duller and more painful, or rather, even less fun for you without subs?

  2. Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Rap version, please?

    • Scamp
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

      I would love to do a rap version, but I’m a middle class white boy. I can’t rap

      • gw_kimmy
        Posted January 15, 2014 at 6:53 am | Permalink

        so is macklemore.


  3. JoinedforFal
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    free topic for scamp to write about if his idea well is running dry, and that topic would be Double Arts.
    i wouldn’t call foul because it meets the criteria with sharing the same author.

  4. romulus
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Now all what’s left is to ask you to deliver your further blog posts on this anime as some form of recorded audio. :D

    • Scamp
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      As said earlier, I’d love to do a rap version but I have no musical talents

      • romulus
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

        There is still declamation/recital, which (imo) needs none. :)

      • Karry
        Posted January 15, 2014 at 6:03 am | Permalink

        As if any rapper in the world has musical talent.

  5. blargh
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Read the mangu for awhile, realized the monkey was going to win and dropped it. Felt good.

  6. Kinza Datteri
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    I’m on your cart with this one, maybe subless version will make it at least a bit more interesting: typical harem story, typical characters, indecisiveness, inconclusiveness (this one made me drop the manga, woo-hoo).

    The only good virtue is that it is Shaft.. but even then it was the most typical Shaft I’ve ever seen… :-(

    I will never understand why they decided to adapt this manga.

    BTW, great poem (or is it a song?) You could also try to write a review in some Japongrish. Might be fun.

    • Scamp
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      I still really like typical Shaft because I feel they’ve really improved over the years. Since about 09-ish they now use Shaftyness to emphasise the story instead of for its own sake. It should be old by now, but I guess I’m still cool with it

  7. Jaysus
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I read the manga for a bit, and felt that obligation to continue reading it, until the introduction of YET ANOTHER girl just made me tap out. It should have ended ages ago.

    • Scamp
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      It’s a shounen jump manga. It has to go on forever. It’s in their contract

    • Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      First line up: Tsundere and Kuudere.
      Hot teacher.
      Hot mom.
      Yet to appear:

  8. Posted January 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I swear the mangaka for this must have come up with the plot while reading or watching Love Hina (probably reading, since I think he was watching a yakuza movie at the same time).

    Here, I’ll summarise Nisekoi: ‘A young, meek male protagonist inherits something he doesn’t want from his family, leading him on a quest to try and remember the girl that he made a promise to marry ten years ago, but whose name and face he can’t remember. That girl is strongly hinted to be somebody that the protagonist knows, but also has the potential to be one other girl who is set up as a romantic rival. The main two romantic interests are a tsundere and a quiet, caring girl.’

    Sound familiar?

    • Scamp
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      Yup. Sounds like every other anime romcom ever

    • Cyber-Kun
      Posted January 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

      It is more funny that if one reads the plot on Wikipedia, it sounds half way decent. I know it is not, but the plot really could be more interesting than it is.

  9. AsteriskCGY
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    At least it’s funny unlike Kimi no Iro Machi.

    • Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:04 am | Permalink

      Comparing something to Kimi no Iru Machi is like comparing a bad guy to Stalin.

  10. Wodes
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    A decent poem
    Iambic pentameter
    Could be much improved

    For you next post could
    You try a Petrarchan one?
    Shakespearean’s bland.

  11. Posted January 14, 2014 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    I like the ribbon. That’s all I’ll say.

  12. gw_kimmy
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    i demand the next one be in villanelle format

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