And we’re back this week, with more things happening, and more rambling about the show, my reactions to the show, and my reactions to my reactions.
Just in case you missed anything, Diabolik Lovers has hit the standard mid-season recap episode. The episode was divided up brother by brother, showcasing Yui’s romantic encounter(s) with each of them in turn.
I apologize for the ridiculous amount of screencaps below, but there are just too many good scenes in this show for me to pass up!
On a side note, I just discovered a this hilarious review of Diabolik Lovers the game. It’s absolutely worth the read.
So Kill La Kill is a PRETTY AWESOME show. But it actually turns out to be even more awesome and clever than even I had realized.
Shounen is not an intellectual genre by any means. Nothing wrong with that, since it doesn’t tend to be in its nature. While there are panty shots and running gags and oaths of eternal friendship galore, seldom do you encounter and intelligent, thoughtful characters.
Magi surprised me in this aspect. It was also impressive that at the same time, the show managed to maintain an air of lightheartedness, without the seemingly perfunctory slapstick humor and gags to propel it along. I haven’t seen too much shounen, but just from what I’ve seen and in talking to Josh about it, he also seemed to agree that it was unique in that.
Bathrooms (or similar places, like onsens) come up in a ton of anime, so I thought I might as well talk about their possible significance beyond the fact that they’re incredibly common.
Note: This post should be SFW, although it toes the line a little bit.
This week, the spotlight was on Kanato (the purple-haired teddy bear loving “looks 12 but really is 17″ guy) and Raito (the “I wear cool fedoras and call you Bitch-chan” guy), with some appearances by Subaru (the white/pink-haired “I should be the lead singer of a visual kei band” guy). There’s wasn’t as much crazy abuse as last week: we start to see some character development and melodrama emerge, as well as some hints at the underlying “plot” that supposedly will be revealed at some point. So that was a bit of a bummer. My bet is that this “plot” will probably revolve around some strange past trauma associated with their mother and/or father that Yui is somehow related to, but at this point I’m wondering if she’ll survive to even see the light of day!
Anyways, all legitimate/critical talk of the show aside (and 6 episodes in, it is getting easier), let’s get down to business. Continue reading
After this last burst, I think I have a good inkling about what shows I’ll attempt to stick out until at least episode 3.