Kami Sama no Memochou
Well, I urge all my readers to drop any expectations of me ever understanding this current arc. From what I can pick up, it’s about a conflict in the past between the Fourth, Souichiro, and this Yu Gi Oh wannabe (About an illegal immigrant, no less). Not that the idea is horrible in any way. The only thing that stands between me and this show is how droll everything is. I find no excitement at all in any of Alice’s “deductions” or in Narumi. He’s one of the worst protagonists I’ve ever encountered. Then again, he’s the first self-sacrificial male lead to pop up ever since I’ve started this blog. I guess the timing is really what killed Narumi. Had he appeared back when I was nothing but a viewer, he possibly could have been well-liked by moi.
Dantalian no Shoka
That has got to be the ugliest clash of colors that I’ve ever seen in a post, but let’s just stick with it. I don’t want to go digging in my pictures folder for a more “aesthetically pleasing” collage of colors. I mean, hey, you’re not here just for the pictures, are you? You could have fooled me.
Anyways, for those among you that have been paying attention to the opening segment in this show, you should have noticed that the two characters that this episode focuses on are in it. They are Hal Komhout and Flamberge, a Key Keeper and his Forbidden Library (I really don’t know what to call Flamberge and Dalian). They’re an interesting foil for Dalian and Huey as they show a different balance of power. While Huey concedes to whatever Dalian does, Hal is firm and unforgiving when it comes to matters of gravity. Hal and Flamberge work less as a team and more like a craftsman and his tools, Flamberge being the tool. You can bet a penny or two that Huey and Hal won’t see eye to eye on certain things. Read the rest of this entry
There you go, you pervs, your weekly dosage of loli (Specially administered by yours truly). Ahem, yes, that was a bit off topic but let’s get back on topic. Nothing amazing happened in either DnS or KamiMemo; I bet that really shocked you. In any case, it goes without saying that Dantalian no Shokan is the superior show in terms of story and its execution. I’m actually yearning to learn more about Dalian’s other half and that mystical library of books within her. Alice doesn’t have the same thing going for her unfortunately. The more I look at her, the blander she gets and the less “moe” she becomes. JC Staff’s use of Alice as a source of moe is so abused that if I were to call it a dead horse, Alice would turn into mashed potatoes. That doesn’t make sense. Read the rest of this entry
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.
Really, this looks very familiar. I swear to god that JC Staff is getting lazy. How many times has Alice glanced over her shoulder with tears in her eyes? Many. Too many. I’m losing faith in this show and the sooner Kami Memo gets a coherent story line or ends is the day I will sing to the heavens.
Dalian isn’t progressing the way I willed it to: a historical anime mixed with a bit of mythology and action (all based on books, of course). Instead, it’s going down the path of an episodic anime that introduces a handful of characters each episode and reflects on the nature of life – and knowledge, always knowledge. Read the rest of this entry
The opening song is in a language that I’ll label as French for now, though I’m not entirely sure. Regardless of what language it actually is in, it’s a fitting song and melds with the historical feel of the anime quite well. Hey, it’s this or an upbeat JPOP tune. Which one would you prefer for a show like Dantalian no Shoka?
Three episodes in and Kamisama no Memochou is already showing its weaknesses. Not good, JC Staff, not good at all. While some may be delighted at the recent revelation that Narumi is a natural conman, I’m not pleased in the slightest. Between the two shows, Dantalian no Shoka is obviously the superior one with better scripting, smoother transitions, and a plot in each episode that stays well-grounded and plausible. Well, as plausible as a fantasy/historical anime can get. Read the rest of this entry