This is a screenshot from episode 44 of Fresh Precure, demonstrating some rather noticeable symptoms that have come to be known collectively in the anime-viewing community as “QUALITY.” Just that. It doesn’t stand for anything, but don’t forget to hold shift whenever you type it. That’s important. Continue reading
I promise they do exist. It’s just that to get to them, you need the patience of… wait for it… a kindergarten teacher. Assuming you have this patience (which I do not, making the fact that I watched 51 episodes a miracle), you’ll find that there are about eight pretty good episodes. Wow, eight entire episodes. Go figure, though, they all have certain things in common. It’s almost as if the staff actually knew how to make episodes entertaining and just decided not to bother!
Well, I’ll complain about Saint Seiya Omega later. This post used to be filled with lots of irrelevant thoughts about it, so I’ve decided to review it at some later date. But this post’s purpose is to shower praise onto the episodes that impressed me of those first 51 episodes, and to possibly shed some light onto what kind of checklist Toei should have been using if they cared about making every episode good (which they don’t). Obviously spoilers are within, but face it; you weren’t going to watch the show anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter. Continue reading
I took this screenshot many moons ago so I don’t remember what’s actually going on here, but anything that causes your eyes to undergo such a sudden enlargement is clearly not safe. Shouldn’t trust people who only have three fingers on one hand, anyway. At least not in anime. In real life I think you can, although as a child I learned not to anyway because this one guy liked pretending the stump (he had only lost like half of that finger) was my nose. You know, instead of the usual trick of using your thumb or whatever to fool kids into thinking you’ve got their nose.
I would also like to apologize for the random unannounced lack of posts. I haven’t felt like watching anime that isn’t currently airing, much less actually writing reviews. I’ll try to think of something else to write in their place until I feel like writing them again.
I’ve never been able to figure out what year I should attach to Winter seasons. At least if I do it this way people will continue to be confused about what year it is for a few more weeks. That’s the only way to go in my book.
Warning: Bored, boring, negative, disillusioned opinions within. Continue reading
I’m taking a break for all of November. Don’t think this is some scary slippery slope towards me quitting blogging forever. I did, after all, do this last year. It’s partially a break for NaNoWriMo (which you should be doing because everyone cool is doing it and you don’t want to be uncool, do you?) and also because NaNoWriMo is a good excuse to take a break from blogging. Because writing for Spherical Cows takes up all my time and energy every day of every week. Yes.
I may post one thing during November, as I did last year, but I don’t know yet. If I do, expect it to be worthwhile. No, it won’t be a Suite Precure review. I promise.
Those who follow me on Twitter might have heard something about Kouga and Eden learning how to extend the length of their arms (to increase the strength of their punches, of course). Here’s photographic evidence, because I know nobody else is watching it. This was on screen for a non-trivial amount of time, so no excuses. It’s just plain silly. It also wasn’t the only time it happened, and if you look close enough it appears that Eden has only three fingers on his left hand in this shot.
I know, the only QUALITY you’ve been getting from me lately is from Saint Seiya Omega. But how can I resist it when there’s so much gold like this?!
It’s Fall at last! And better yet, it’s October, the second best month in existence. November is of course the best. I can only hope these bests carry over to the anime that will be airing during this time. So, let’s get back to talking about cartoons instead of watching them. Continue reading
If you’ve seen the original series, then of course you have additional examples of this fact, notably one involving eyes. Saint Seiya Omega stays true to its predecessor. This time, as pictured, we have the Saint Yuna kicking an enemy into next week. I mean, I am all for kicking enemies into next week, but the fact remains that she’s only able to do this by dislocating her hip. Is that really neccessary? It must have hurt her quite a bit, even if it did pop right back into place…
Summer is great because I get to fill my posts with rage, negativity, and apathy because everything is terrible and I think there must be such a thing as reverse seasonal affective disorder. Too much heat, too much sun, and too much humidity? Yep, all new anime confirmed to be terrible. We should go back to the glorious golden days of anime where we had to watch Guilty Crown and Black Rock Shooter every week. Wait…
As usual, since this is not one of those popular season preview type posts, I’m only going to post about stuff that caught my eye. First episodes only despite being late enough for more, because I’m just totally not into anime right now. Continue reading