the new season started, I was more or less snowed in and had nothing better to do
join me on my trip to hell
Rising of Shield Hero - okay, I don’t have a problem with the use of things like slavery in a fantasy context or the idea that loser shield bro gets fucked over because a woman faked being sexually assaulted per se. what I do have a problem with is the idea that loser shield bro supposedly spent a bunch of his time reading light novels and couldn’t see the laziest, most hackneyed betrayal ploy working him over. the former, in the context of the story, are just lazy writing; the latter is just fucking bad writing.
this show is goddamn trash and I’m fucking in for the 6 month ride of terrible
Magical Spec-Ops Asuka - it’s a dumber Madoka for military nerds, with the hook being “well, what does a magical girl do after they win” and apparently the answer to that is PTSD
this show is terrible trash and I’m out
Grimms Note The Animation - is this a cartoon about determinism
I like the idea that the heroes are fairy tale cops who are also magical girls (at least two of the group switch genders when it’s time to fight) but I can’t help but think all of neat ideas at work are just leading to a “what really is freedom?” plot
also I’m pretty sure the Brothers Grimm did not create Robin Hood, Alice or Goliath
this show is okay and I’ll watch this dumb mobile game adaptation
WATATEN! (as a side note, fuck portmanteaus) - when I read about this, my dyslexia apparently kicked in and I thought it was about a weird middle school girl crushing on a college girl and then I started watching the show and oh no it was the other way around, but thankfully, mercifully, the joke is that the middle school girl’s stranger danger alarm is going off the entire time, which says the author is terrible enough to flesh out this concept but has enough shame to know this is Not Okay. also it has a cool mom
this show is trash and I’ll probably watch it because I probably have less shame than the creator
The Promised Neverland - holy goddamn whoever got their grubby mitts on this comic is directing the shit out of this show and hope it can keep on the fun shot composition and cutting and pacing with its wacky plot and I like these things enough that I’m willing to overlook that black maid in the opening, who is probably not offensive but look, I’m an American, black maids in media trigger certain reactions (unless I’m watching Gimme a Break (okay, yes, I know, Nell wasn’t a maid but I can’t not read into a black woman helping around a white household while living there))
where was I? anyway, cool plot, I won’t ruin the reveal but let’s just say I’m waiting for anime Edward G. Robinson to pop up
this show is actually good and I’m gonna have to watch it to wash the stink off from everything else
My Roommate is a Cat - yeah, this show is okay. it’s cute, it’s inoffensive, it’s filled with the incredible coincidence where everyone in the protagonist’s life also owns cats. I dunno, I’m a dog person, I can’t relate, but sure, asshole author dude seems like a good target for being a cat owner
it’s okay, I ain’t got nothin’ else better to do
The Quintessential Quintuplets - one, fuck this name. two, the show is of the genre of “bawdy teen romcom”, which means it’s perverted enough to raise an eyebrow but chaste enough (the show flashes forward to show the protag and one of the identical quins marrying, a hilarious scene where he is fully voiced but the bride is fucking subtitled and mouthing words) to make having a plot worth it, which should tell you everything. I do like that our main hero is a lonely asshole who likes studying and instead of everyone being “yo, a smart dude!”, they’re instead “that weirdo is studying too hard again, ostracize him” and he seems pretty even keeled for a harem protag in that much of nothing fazes him but also guy how do you expect 5 girls to react to you following and watching them from behind random objects.
anyway, this show is, going by the next ep preview, some straight-ass trash and I will watch it
Ekodachan - hey, a realistic-ass comedic look at a twentysomething lady’s life in Japan and it’s 3 minutes long and every episode has a different director and voice actress and gets followed up with a 20 minute interview with said principals? sign me up!
of course I’m going to watch a show that drops a non sequitur like that, I am a trash man