Thoughts on Darling in the FranXX after episode 18

The best part of this show is how the ending song always starts just a bit ahead of the credits.

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the problem with violet evergarden

…is that I don’t give a SHIT about Violet Evergarden. After writing my last post on Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (which, by the way, has a stupid-as-hell English name so I’m going back to Japanese), I went and watched episode 5 of Violet Evergarden.

I had Violet Evergarden in mind as I was ranting about how Antarctic Girls is falling into the pattern of a “conflict-of-the-week,” and it’s pretty obvious why: it’s an episodic show with a microscopic overarching plot of Violet becoming human. I’m using “microscopic” because so far I haven’t been able to detect any meaningful change in our beloved robogirl. And while the conflict-of-the-week is sometimes interesting, everything revolves around KyoAni trying to make me feel sorry as I watch socially-inept Violet drawing pity as she takes off her gloves.

I don’t give a shit about this character. There’s nothing remotely appealing about a main character who has no emotions, and it’s even worse that every interaction and dialogue has to do with how she has no emotions. I could bear with it for the first few episodes, but now it’s just KyoAni flexing their animation skills and puking out a European Endless Eight where the only thing everybody talks about is how Nagato has no emotions.

you suck

 


Somebody made a manga based on me!

Actually, Butsurigaku wa yasashisugiru desu is based on a romanticized view of physics research at a Japanese all-girls high school. I’m a physics researcher obsessed with Japanese culture, who wishes he were young and filled with dreams like back in high school.

So close enough.

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some mikotoism flomu ultimate aniblog

surprise! misaki was me all along!!

Today, I imported two years’ worth of blogs to make this site (finally) my ultimate blogging collection of blogs. I found my exported xml files for Mikotoism/??? (2009-2010) and Some Aniblog (2011) but unfortunately none of the media/pictures came along for the ride. Good thing, too. Most of the pictures were shit anyway. My posts were shit.

But now, they’re nostalgic shit! I deleted most of my anime pictures but I never could get rid of the more important ones. So by manually searching picture file names and uploading every one, I’ve resurrected the greatest blog post I’ve ever written: The Greatest Anime of All Time 13, aka New Top Moment in Anime 2009.


Touma spews unfunny

Could you, like, say something actually funny?

Eighteen months later, I’m finally finishing the second season of Railgun. In Episode 12, Touma and MISAKA clone #10032 talk about naming a cat, and I found the dialogue strikingly unfunny.

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