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.
No. 6 is a Noitamina anime and it brings a lot of expectations along with it, at least from my perspective. It’s being produced by BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, anyone?) and even has some light novel source material to cover for it. But from what’s been shown this week, there will be no grand science fiction plot like I had initially hoped. Yes, it’s still going to contain sci-fi elements, but it’s not going to go the route I hoped for: something like Fractale, but better.
As for Daikichi and Rin, well, their story is getting on a little better. I have no qualms with the story anymore as I’ve come to realize that this show isn’t going to throw any drama at me, the likes of which Ano Hana did in large quantities. Harrumph, why, yes, that just may be a new love interest for Daikichi.
I underestimated this show, No. 6 is totally a BL anime. ^ Just look at that picture above? Still convinced that Nezumi’s not boning little Shion in the rear after this? Hm? You don’t believe me? Why, that’s jus- correct. While there hasn’t been any clear indications that Shion is going to wind up with Nezumi, I think it’s fairly obvious to everyone at this point what’s bound to happen…lest the fan girls scream their heads off. Oh, and with a 60% majority, Aniphiles will remain a single author blog for now – let’s see what happens in two years though.
Though I’m nowhere near becoming a father yet, I do have an appreciation for a show like Usagi Drop. It’s much mellower than its companions in the animu world and gets by just fine without inserting an abnormally large rack or a few guns, or BL, or yuri, or fanservice…you get the point. Rin is slowly coming into her own as she’s becoming more vocal about her feelings. Read the rest of this entry
Something tells me that Safu’s more than just a little horny. The sad thing is that Shion actually thought about sleeping with her or going off with a dude…which he did, or a rat to be more precise. Hooray for ambiguous sexuality! Despite all of that strangeness, I find myself quite enjoying this show. The initially beautiful utopia is slowly degenerating into something along the lines of a totalitarian state; I wonder if the other numbered cities are the same. Oh boy, I could rant for ages thanks to this anime. All the good stuff like government, morality, yadda yadda yadda.
Blurgh, covering two shows a day just might kill me, and with my location being the other side of the world from where most of my readers come from, I’m bound to be a bit late anyways. Nevermind that for now, I’ll probably save that for my death post (*le gaspeh, will there even be one?) and for now, let’s get on to Usagi Drop and No. 6, though the latter will be first. Weird how things pan out.
I’m positively in love with the artistic stylings of the new anime, Usagi Drop. While I initially cast off the rather strange artwork as being a byproduct of a lack of skill, I can see that’s not the case. This isn’t one of your moe-blob shows, so don’t expect anything along the lines of K-ON or Baka to Test.
I’ll be the first to say that this sort of development is really far-fetched. What 70 year-old goes off and has a child behind his family’s back? But I digress, it’s a work of fiction and so, my suspension of belief will have to hold for now. Once you look past the odd set-up, you’ll be able to appreciate Usagi Drop for what it is, a touching tale of bonding between the black sheep of the family. (PS. No. 6 is also in this post.) Read the rest of this entry