It definitely doubles down on it's worst instincts. Very much like the Austin Powers franchise.
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Do I have a show for you...It’s the 1920’s, somebody show up with a tommy gun or a flamethrower!
It's more 1910's than 20's. Demon Slayer imo does a really rotten job of taking full advantage of its setting. But tbf:It’s the 1920’s, somebody show up with a tommy gun or a flamethrower!
I feel like there are very few that do. I don't need "I NEED TO GO BACK." But it's like, why introduce such a huge life change if you are so deeply uninterested in contending with the inherently most dramatic aspect. And in this show especially, since it can be joyful, since this character seemed to be robbed of so much in life.No dealing with the fact that she's dead
I'm liking the show but I feel like it's non-linear story telling wasn't clear at first, to its detriment. But after a bit of a start with little investment, it has been working and it's probably one of the more interesting shows of the season.I keep trying to give some thought to Sabikui Bisco, but the only image that comes into my head is the Oglaf dwarves: "You want a giant fucking crab, we got a giant crab! How about some hippos with guns or mafioso with pink rabbit mascot heads?!? Fuck yeah, we got it all!" It reminds me of Dorohedoro or No Guns Life, where the world building is third or fourth on the list of things to talk about and it just want to get to the action.
Best horse Whiteking.So many great characters, Best Boy Bojji, Other Best Boy Kage, Best Mom Hilene, Best Teacher Despa.
I'm really kind of impressed at this series for the way it's been (so far) handling Wolf Bete. A monster that was designed to be male, but interference from higher turned it into a female body without time to adjust the brain's settings, resulting in a transmasc character that could have easily been handled so poorly. Like, I was expecting at best them to be treated as a "standard" male-to-female gender morph, and in general just to exist to be the butt of jokes.A couple more animes to talk about! And honestly, neither are phenomenal. But hey, they fill up 20 odd minutes of time and are mostly enjoyable.
First up is Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department. Like it says in the name, Miss Kuroitsu works for Agrastia to defeat Divine Swordsman Blader, a Kamen Rider-esque hero. Except she has to deal with budget restraints, her boss' procrastination, and the whims of the 12 year old leader who likes cute things. It's a decently funny show that reveals the love the creator has for tokusatsu shows. The side plots of Blader needing to get to his part time job and regular schmo Karen Mizuki doing gig work as a grunt highlight the inherent silliness of the genre without being mean spirited. It might be my favorite show this season, simply because of how much I'm just enjoying it.
It's probably a reason, why I like the battles in this show so much, especially compared to other stuff. I mean, partly it's just that they are, when they happen, big and important. But also, the focus isn't really on the action, it is just used to frame the situation, when it's more about the tactical decisions made.One thing I'm noticing about the Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA that I didn't appreciate the first time around is how quick the editing is during the battle scenes. In-universe, it takes hours to conduct these complex fleet maneuvers, with a lot of relaying of orders and fine adjustments and so forth. But they will frequently cut directly from one admiral giving the order to the enemy admiral seeing the result and ordering his response. It's edited like they're just having a conversation, even though hours elapsed between those two statements, and that really helps to strengthen the framing that it's more a battle of wits than a battle of ships.
Both I think you can watch with commercials, but both are sometimes glitchy as hell. Crunchyroll's interface on smart TVs is the better of the two, which still isn't saying much.
netflix bankrolling a bastard anime and it's so perfect for their ethos of what anime is and should be that i can't even begrudge them for digging through the trash like that
eternally stuck in not-your-daddy's-cartoons late-bubble manga entertainment juvenile bullshit mode
they got the goblin slayer anime's director to do it which figures
it's actually like almost too much of what it is to drag into the modern day. like the entire thing is just heavy metal album cover writhing: the comic and calling it "borderline" porn is underselling the aesthetic. they're not exactly doing a smutty ova with it so you just get like weird pretension of the series having any inherent worth as a narrative
the saga of dark schneider must be told