Version 5.3.2 ~ Haruhi gave rock and roll to you.
karmaburn.com karmaburn.com
  • HOME

Dated 9 August 2014: I dropped both Rail Wars! and Zankyou no Terror

Noah
You stole this idol pose from Spider-Man, Noah.

Rail Wars! is insipid. The only reason I lasted five episodes is because of its voice cast. Wasting an assemblage that includes Horie Yui, Numakura Manami, Chihara Minori, and Nakahara Mai in a production this weak is a travesty. Rail Wars! is not just a poor effort, it is offensively bad. Rail Wars! wasn't satisfied contriving unlikely scenarios for Potato-kun to accidentally brush up against SHOCKING BREASTS while stumbling through loosely train-based ordeals of little imagination and worse execution, it also had to be incredibly lazy at it. Rail Wars! straight up insults its viewers, even ones normally on board with low-brow harem comedies that devote considerable time providing licentious pandering. I'm tempted to believe the Rail Wars! production is a false flag operation created by a shadowy consortium in the anime industry that is conspiring to stamp out both harem comedies and fan service as well as the nascent nationalistic anime movement with a one-two punch simply by being completely awful at everything. I can't explain how else anyone could have fucked up an anime about TRAINS and gun-toting girls in tight-fitting uniforms this bad.

Lisa
If Lisa wasn't forced to wear a seifuku she'd wear all black clothes.

I dropped Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance) because I had no interest in its three lead characters. I'm sort of disenchanted with 9, 12, and Lisa for the same reasons I disliked Mikado, Anri, and that other chucklehead in Durarara!!. In a way, Zankyou no Terror is just as guilty as Sword Art Online II in being, ahem, CHUUNI1 AS FUCK. Kids are a pain in the neck, and I have no interest in seeing 9 and 12 triumph over a corrupt and indolent adult society. I don't give a shit about Lisa either. And I'm tired of seeing that one fucker make his stupid :3 cat mouth all the time.


Note 1: As it became an anime buzzword, chuunibyou evolved to suggest a farcical devotion to imaginary mystical powers and past lives. (See, for example, Kyoto Animation's Moe Blob atrocity, the flashbacks in Oreshura, and whateverthefuckelse.) However, when I scornfully reference chuuni kids, I'm referring to sophomoric bombasts who fantasize about an unstoppable proficiency and mastery of the real world via theoretically reachable means. (See, for example, the crazy deductive powers in Death Note, unbeatable video game skills in Sword Art Online, serendipitous crowdsourcing in Durarara!!, and all the nonsense 9 and 12 do in Zankyou no Terror.)

Dated 30 September 2014: Summer 2014 season conclusion

Slaine
Slaine has seen some shit.

Aldnoah.Zero was far and away the best show from Summer 2014. I know a lot of viewers disagree with this opinion, but I thoroughly enjoyed all of its episodes. I've written a lot about it. Probably too much, considering I don't like it thaaat much even though it did almost get a perfect score on my little chart jobbie.

(more…)