It’s been said before, and I won’t be the last one to say it again but Mayo Chiki’s saving grace is the skillful balance that’s struck between all of its elements. You have beautifully twisted characters like Suzutsuki controlling everyone else through her schemes, though they’re well-intentioned, and gynophobes like Kinjirou and aichmophobes like Subaru Konoe. Funny how the two main characters each have their own weaknesses.
Kanade Suzutsuki takes everyone to a water park after telling Kureha, Jirou’s sister, that she’s happily going steady with Jirou. She’s suspicious at first, that is, until Suzutsuki agrees to help Kureha in her pursuit of Konoe. Poor girl, she doesn’t know that she’s a reverse-trap. Read the rest of this entry
Oh god, just…Oh my god. Subaru Konoe, a butler-in-training, is one of the best reverse traps I have ever seen in my life. I never suspected her of being this cute in her normal outfit, but the effect was just jaw-dropping to say the least. I guess it won’t be a surprise then that this post is going to be full of pictures. But you guys like that don’t you? It shows, you know. (More Subaru pictures after the jump)
And so far, my favorite “idol” would have to be Mami Futami…or would that be Ami? I have no idea, I like the twin with the side-ponytail better! Whoo, in any case, I’m going to try to keep my workload a bit lower so perhaps dropping a few shows is in order? I will continue watching IdolM@ster as usual, but there’s really not much to write about it. Yeah, I think this will be one of the last posts on IdolM@ster. If there’s enough of a public outcry stopping me from dropping this show, I’ll keep blogging it, but ’till then! Sayonara Idolm@ster. Read the rest of this entry
A common problem I seem to run into every anime season is remembering all of the characters’ names. There’s easily six to seven prominent characters in each show, plus a few extras or two. Unfortunately, not all of these characters are interesting enough so as to catch my attention. I foresee that as a huge problem for the new anime IdolM@ster given that the main cast of girls consists of no less than 10 girls – they even have a rival group! I probably won’t have a problem remembering Mayo Chiki’s Suzutsuki, though. What other gal slaps teachers senseless with wads of cash?
So let’s start with IdolM@ster, the galge-turned-anime that everyone’s been waiting for. The anime’s obvious selling point is going to be its characters – there’s a truckload of them. Having gone through a transition from an Xbox 360 game, IdolM@ster didn’t come out unscathed. The episode came across as being rushed, fragmented, and quite frankly, choppy. The video cuts between the various girls and shows them going about their normal day as an idol. This would be all honky-dory in the game itself, a lot of time would be put into the development of these girls’ characters, but in an anime with a runtime of a measly twenty four minutes, trying to squeeze all ten girls in one episode was a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry