Dantalian no Shoka & KamiMemo Episode 4,5 – Double Whammy! (Usagi Drop and No. 6)
Ah, deadlines. They frequently cast me into particularly precarious situations where I run the risk of having my ass handed to me on a shining platter. That said, I haven’t slept for over a day and I’ve been working nearly all that time. You know what that means? Work harder and get it done? No, silly! It means that I should write an anime post about all the episodes I ran through this past weekend…with six hours left ticking on the clock. Oh, dear.
Kamisama no Memochou – Yu Gi Oh Reborn
Kamisama no Memochou, what are we going to do with you? The Fourth calls Narumi and asks him to help with a band situation. I would tell you what that’s all about, but you better watch it yourself to get a firm grasp on the stupidity of it all. Meanwhile, Alice gets furious (and embarrassed) when Narumi attempts to wash her clothes and stuffed animals. Yup, that’s it.
I’ll keep on watching this until something interesting pops up. Suffice it to say, there won’t be any mystery in this show for a while. But hey, we’re in it for the loli–pops anyways, right?
Dantalian No Shokan – Episodic, It Is
Long story short, Dalian and Huey get a letter from a supposedly dead author, Lenny Lents. It turns out that he’s very much well and alive. However, there’s a crazed woman named Paula watching over him. When Huey investigates Lenny’s house at night, he finds him dead but his lover, Leticia Serkis, alive and barred in a cell. It soon dawns on him that there’s some Phantom Books involved. Things happen and Paula ends up shooting the corpses so much that they develop a resistance and create a single life form that kills her. Yeah, crappy summary, but deal with it.
I like DnS, I really do, and that’s exactly why I’m going to rip it. Tough love, kid. The development in this episode was sub-par and the way Huey gets whisked into strange situations is odd and forced. However, with the episodic format this series is pursuing, that doesn’t seem to be out of place anymore (or at least it’s not as bad as before). The moment I saw the knife and the dead corpses in the basement, I realized that there was a body switching thing going on between Lenny and his lover. That was the only way to explain how they kept on coming back to life. And the camera angles used whenever Paula was in the shot were a dead giveaway. Nowadays, camera angles are everything. Everything.
I wouldn’t mind a beach episode with Dalian frolicking on the beach. Her skin’s so pale; she needs some sun.
Daikichi finally meets the infamous Masako only to find that she’s a young woman, struggling to be a mangaka of what looks to be an unsuccessful 4-koma manga series. She acts aloof and distant in regards to Rin and that makes me want to slap the bananas out of the woman. Get a grip! Daikichi thinks about adopting Rin but she refuses, saying that she’d prefer to keep her name. She also tells Daikichi to be himself, and he bursts into manly tears. Baaaaw!
Yes, I’m finding myself smiling and bouncing about on my butt happily whenever I see Rin and Daikichi get closer. It’s what the whole series is about and I’d be damned if they ever tried to pull a fast one on me by putting any one of them into a hospital bed. That angle’s way too overplayed…Anyways, Daikichi should forget about Masako since she’s a lost cause (She already has a boyfriend) and focus on getting that cougar. Whatserface, the mother of Rin’s classmate.
No. 6 – Facepalm-inducing Junk
Oh no, oh come on, no! Even if the plot fancies itself to be science-fiction mixed with a bit of political intrigue, I just can’t stomach the show. I’m considering dropping this since it has only disappointed me so far. The implications that come along with Nezumi and Shion dancing, Nezumi playing a crossdresser, and a bevy of other things worries me. I don’t want a shounen-ai aspect of the show taking over and overshadowing the plot. For the fangirls, this will be an awesome episode. For the others…it’s based on how tolerant you are.
This show’s rife with attempted symbolism. You see that mural of bees and that blue tint? Symbolism. And the fact that Safu and Nezumi both fainted after feeling a breeze. Symbolism. I’m not going to try to point it out since I have to get cracking on another task. Dang! Five hours and thirty minutes and counting…no…five hours and twenty nine minutes and… Gah!
Catch you next time, peeps.
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