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Sakura Trick 2 – A Kiss for You

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So, hey, Sakura Trick! How do I like it so far? Not very much. Well, visually, I like it. (I will allow you a moment or two to get your “hurr hurr hurrs” out of the way.) The colors and general framing of shots and such are nice. I often find my attention wandering when I watch this series, but then it will pull out something like this that makes me pay attention again. So from a general art direction standpoint, my time spent has been generally worthwhile.

The other stuff? Mostly boring to me. There are little dramas, solved mostly in polite ways. Nice for the characters — they seem, at the very least, happy in their relationships — but not all that engaging for me, nor do I find the characters in and of themselves all that interesting. Methinks I’m just getting too old for this. (I say this, of course, knowing full well that my favorite anime last year involved flying piranha and cyborg Nazis.) That’s not a total dealbreaker, of course. If you will allow me to bring in a different sort of series, Working!! is a show where I don’t care much about the romantic foibles of the cast, but the general interactions so amusing — and the drama in relatively sparing supply — that it’s something I can ignore easily.

With Sakura Trick, though, I don’t find most of the comedy stuff all that funny or endearing. There’s one moment I really enjoyed: the first kiss between Haruka and Yuu, which starts off as this idealized thing, but then becomes awkward because neither is all that experienced with the art of the kiss. That awkwardness presents them as they are — two kids exploring these newish feelings — and it’s amusing and charming. I’ve also chucked a bit at Haruka’s various lewd fantasies, mostly because they are so silly. But that’s about it. The general hanging around doing school life things humor gets no reaction from me because I am a grumpy grump. Neither does the cuteness, sadly. I was too busy awwing over the dog in this week’s Silver Spoon. What an adorable pup!

Mostly I agree with what Day writes, though Day also comments on some things that I am in no way qualified to evaluate!

Anyway, enough of that nonsense. We all know the real reason you’re all here: stupid poems! I have decided to stick with haikus, because I am a simple man, and they are simple to understand. (Please ignore that I botched the first two haikus last week.) My commenting system will also be changed up a bit this week: If you want to comment on anything I wrote about in regular ol’ prose, then you may also comment in prose. Anything outside of that range is subject to haiku. No exceptions! If you change topics in the middle of your comment and talk about other things, then you must also switch to haiku form.

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Two girls enter and
No girls leave. Winner, you ask?
Too tongue tied to tell.

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Just say that it is
Classic Greek literature.
Hail Pythagoras!

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Get the animal
Correct. This is a hedgehog!
That’s what Sonic Sez.

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Is this show boron?
Helium anime, so
As much as you zinc.

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6 Comments

  1. Varyn
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Lesbians are hot
    So how is this so boring?
    Just Moe Bullshit

    • Shinmaru
      Posted January 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

      Haiku when it is
      Not needed? Your gumption is
      Appreciated!

  2. Cobrah
    Posted January 20, 2014 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    So if I wish to comment on how I’m not watching Sakura Trick but enjoy reading these posts I can just speak normally?

    But then if I wish
    To change the subject right now
    I would write haiku?

    I wish it were Spring
    I am so pumped for part three
    Stardust Crusaders

  3. HenryIsHot
    Posted January 20, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Your prose is mournful, you sound like you don’t enjoy blogging this.

    I don’t wish to be scornful, but reading your lazy complaints is hardly bliss.

    The haikus you write
    They make no sense which is fine
    They’re nothing to boast.

    Shinmaru please fight,
    And make these posts as divine
    As your normal posts.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted January 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      I suppose that is a fair criticism. The main problem is that I dislike Sakura Trick but don’t really hate it. It’s a competently made piece of fluff I don’t really care about. It doesn’t really get me riled up when I watch it, you know? So it’s tough for me to whip up genuine venom, and I don’t want to falsify that. It’s unnecessarily cynical.

      As for the haikus,
      They require the show’s context.
      Sucks for non-watchers. :(

      (But they probably
      Aren’t that great even with that.
      They’re dumb pun machines.)

  4. Posted January 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    The real trick here is
    Caring ’bout this show… Shin you’ve
    A tough row to hoe.

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