12 of 12 episodes seen
Another is an anime about this guy who goes to a new school which, if the opening can be believed, has blood on the surrounding fence. Seems legit, right? Well apparently his mother went to this school or something and failed to mention the fact that fucked up shit happens all the time such as people dying and everyone pretending someone doesn't exist as a foolproof means to trick the universe itself that there isn't too many people there so the universe doesn't start killing them off like a final destination movie; a plan that actually works for the most part until the new guy fucks everything up by not singling someone in the class out out of the kindness of his heart and God starts murdering everyone for the lulz.
They then think of a new way to trick the all knowing entity: ignore 2 people! And it actually still works for a little bit but this time God actually catches on and apparently he follows the old motto 'fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice and I fucking kill your ass' as no one is safe so the rest of the class decides to be friends with our pal and his little eye-patched girlfriend while God thinks of new and improved ways to peg our students off one-by-one including:
-umbrella through the throat
-Justin Bieber concert
-division by zero
After a while they decide to actually figure out how to stop it as the majority of the cast is dead and the series is coming to a close. They then find out they have to kill someone whose dead already (don't ask how they're back as I don't remember) and restore peace to Night Springs (please, someone get that reference). I guess the main characters let the secret loose in the end as... well remember back in Halo 2 on Xbox live when someone didn't have the DLC in the custom lobby, everybody's names started flashing and the only person who knew was that person him/herself and you had to kick everyone out until it stopped because the jackass wouldn't fess up? Replace kicking out with killing and you got the final moment until they found out who it was.
Now this description may sound like I think the show was retarded... and I kind of did as regardless of weather or not someone said you would die if you tried if my classmates friend's and family started dying I would catch the first flight out of that town as would any other person (unless your poor then haha you get to die terribly while I die quickly in a plane crash!). But retarded as that aspect was the show itself was rather enjoyable. The characters themselves gave a pretty enjoyable experience and anyone I wished would just fucking die actually fucking died rather quickly so I was pretty happy with the characters. There would also be the music which is great, art is not too shabby, story itself was told rather well and all of it was paced decently so I would recommend it to anyone who likes their friends blood all over them while they play with dolls... so I think that makes 2 or 3 of my friends.
If I had to put a number to it, and I really hate doing so, I would give it a seven. By the way my idea of a seven is average.
10: A fucking masterpiece that gets me off just thinking about it.
9: A really good show which I would recommend to many people.
8:A slightly higher than average show that managed to achieve what it was going for while still being memorable.
7:Average. Did it's job and did it well.
ex: Hellsing (original)
5:Why they fuck did I watch this?
anything lower is something I wont watch as it's not worth my time.
So all in all it was a good show with a few flaws here and there but otherwise good. Now someone make a photoshop of Bruce Willis' face on the dead person who I am not naming not because that would be dick but because I not only can't remember her name but I forgot who she was and needed my friend to tell me.
25 of 25 episodes seen
Now I have heard from countless people who haven't watched this series that the only reason they won't watch it is because all it is is about writing manga and that there is no way something a brief description of the general premise they read once could possibly leave out details. By the way they will also tell you that LOST is only about a bunch of people living on an island for 6 whole seasons without anything interesting happening. It's people like this who deserved to be slapped across the face (with the actual Bakuman manga for added irony), forced to sit down and watch this show as it is nothing like that.
The story continues from the exact moment Bakuman left off where their awesome manager Hattori was switched around with Miua; a short, chubby man who thinks simply getting the job is all you need so they shouldn't have their sights aimed any higher afterwards. Because no one filled this guy in on the entire reason Mashiro decided to start writing manga this series starts to take a bad turn as his lack of skill leads them back to the drawing board. Eventually this turns around for them and he finally starts to learn a thing or two about inspiring people and they get back on track. Fortunately for them Hattori gets off his prideful ass and helps them like a pal which gets them to the top yet again.
Now aside from the new pathetic manager of theirs (I really hate him) there are lots of other things interesting about the series. One of them being the character Hiramaru. Now we got a glimpse of his at the end of the first season as someone who randomly picked up a manga and thought it was a simple thing to do and proves his point. He came off as a really serious character who would prove yet another hurtle for our duo to leap. In this season, however, he is one of the biggest dumbasses who ever lived. He is a lazy bastard who thought that manga would take no effort at all and all he would have to do in life is eat and sleep because work is such a drag. This ultimately backfired on him as his manga was so good he got instantly serialized and now has to work on the weekends too. He is, however, absolutely hilarious and shows that this series can continue to make new and interesting characters who don't share the same personality as everyone else.
There is also the ever-increasing bond between Mashiro and his love to be. A particular scene that occurred when Mashiro wound up in the hospital because he forgot humans need to sleep every so often if they want to live was one of the most touching scenes I've seen in an anime (in the romance regard, and believable ones don't come very often for me I assure you) in a long while. Character development is one thing but the ability to make two characters develop together when they almost rarely see each other is a talent in itself. This was also written by the guy/gal who wrote Death Note, or so I have heard, so amazement is to be expected.
Now there was one thing about this season I didn't like and it's the fact that by the end of it they're right back where they started only this time with the chief editor threatening to fire them if they don't continue to be better than the kid who yells at birds and turns paper into top-selling manga at the rate that Jesus turns water into wine. The difference is that I don't like wine, but I do like manga so if Jesus is having problems competing with the guy you know your in for a hard time.
I also didn't like how it seemed the only real reason fatass was made their manager was so the story didn't progress too far and they can get other things done like marriage and almost dying before the whole point of the show concludes.
Now another thing I find that I enjoy is the shows tendency to make fun of fat people. First there is the manager who fucks up t=everything they've accomplished and doesn't go to hell for it until after he makes up for it by becoming semi-decent at doing his job. Oh and the reason I said hell is because I would think being taken from two nice kids who inspired you to do more with your career and being put into a group consisting of a child who forgot to take his Ritalin and a complete bitch whose first words to you was a threat to sue, a group I might add that was founded by your replacement, is a pretty shitty way to go. The other fatass whose name eludes me did a complete opposite of our previous fatty by going from a guy we were able to respect to a complete and total douchebag . He claims to love Aoki more than anyone else yet when she comes and asks him for help he tries to force her into a relationship which leads to him leaving the show out of guilt. Personally I'd like to roll them down a hill and see who can climb up to get the victory bucket of fried chicken first.
One last thing I'd like to bitch about isn't the shows fault at all and it was an issue that had me left with teary-eyes several weeks in a row and that would be the fucking subs. Why the fuck does it take you 5 days to sub a god damn anime which can usually be done by subbers in an hour or two. I did my research and it turns out you bastards subbed everything elce on time so why this? Please don't sub Bakuman 3 and leave it to someone else unless you can learn to pick up the pace or give us an excuse as leaving us in the dark doesn't get you anywhere.
All in all this show is an amazing show that deserves all the respect it has from fans. I give this show a 9 out of ten. I don't like giving hardcore calculations as numbers don't justify the value of ark, and THIS IS ART. Now someone edit the last moment of the series for me to have Mashiro's uncle's ghost standing next to ghost obi-wan and ghost yoda while that ewok victory music plays because tht would be badass! read more
11 of 26 episodes seen
Bodacious Space Pirates takes place in the future in a galaxy where the government allows piracy for some stupid reason. If I was able to actually focus through an entire episode I might actually be able to recall why but unfortunately for us all I can't. After our main character's dad kicks the bucket as Captain of the pirate ship Bentenmaru, Marika (I think that was her name if I'm wrong I don't want to be saying it through the entire review so I'm going to call her Main Character [MC]) gets contacted by the crew who decide that since she is rather smart and the former captains kid she should be a perfect candidate for Captain 2.0 even though she didn't know the fucker was still kicking until he actually did die.
So after a few episodes of her getting to know the two main crew members she finds herself in space on a ship with her friends from the yacht club and it's around here I started regretting pressing the play button every Saturday before I went to work. She spends a stupidly large amount of time with these broads so the one dude can get a sense of how good miss MC actually is at a job she didn't even know existed until a few days earlier.
After that yawnfest of shitty characters floating around in 0-G, pissing off other pirates and eventually getting their ass saved by the military we find ourselves with the next part of the show which I thought "hey, I bet now that she finally put on the fucking uniform shit is not going to be boring". I was really glad I was going to be able to put all that shittiness behind me... but unfortunately I fucking couldn't as she still dicks around all the time; being boring as usual only this time with princess Leia who in this case is just as boring. She says she wants to find a ghost ship and oh look my dog is rolling around on her back isn't that cu- WAIT REVAN your watching a show right now not your dog pay atten-
...oh sorry I fell asleep. Oh look the credits are rolling happiest moment of my Saturday so far. Maybe I should go back a bit and see what happ- OH LOOK Bakuman 2 is subbed already and not taking a week gotta take advantage of that!
So that's what happens in a nutshell of these episodes. Now I think its about time I addressed WHY I find it so unbelievably dull. You see the characters lack any emotion in their rolls as anime characters. If your character works at a maid cafe give her some typical tendencies of those types of characters. Better yet, give any damn tendencies because all she does is be nice to people in her flat toned manner. The only really nice thing about this show is the art and the music but that's definitely not enough to get a show going. I like to call it the Fable effect as Peter Moleneux (don't think I spelled it right either) thinks pretty backgrounds make games and the actual plot and gameplay mechanics are just extras. This show is beautiful to look at but hey you wouldn't go to the zoo every saturday to watch a tiger sleep on a rock for half an hour now would you?
This show could have been so much better and if it wasn't for Beelzebub's shitacular ending I would call it the biggest disappointment in anime of 2012 so far. Maybe it's for the best I drop it now as my brain has already melted from watching this. Here's a good example of why the story itself is boring. You remember how funny Azumanga Daioh was? That's because they did stupid things high school girls wouldn't do on a regular basis as well as the fact that the only male character with a name was a pedophile but that's another discussion entirely. Anyways, in this pile of shit they act almost EXACTLY like any random group of girls would act (personality-wise, not hobbies). If I wanted to see actual high school girls I would do so by looking through the hole in the wall to the change room as at least it would be fun to watch for 24 minutes.
What I got from this was a gaze at how shitty it must be being a high school girl as even if you put yourself in the position of Captain of a crew of bodacious space pirates you still would want to be a total hag to everyone you see.
All in all I think the art is great, music is pretty good, everything else is a floating pile of shit in a crapper which is why I honestly believe no one should watch this as there is no reason why Commander Shepard should need to die in order to blow up the mass relays, screw over the galaxy and destroy all the Reapers (I told you there would be spoilers to the great space adventure of 2012).
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