So, the first post of which I review the anime that we watch as a society!
I must admit, as of late, the society’s choice in anime has been quite disheartening. I mean, sure, everyone has their different tastes, but not many of the shows actually interest me enough to concentrate on listening to them. :’)
Unfortunately this week, the one show which always made me laugh at these meetings, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt was voted out after a mildly successful (in terms of being in the society’s lineup) four episodes. However, this loss wasn’t as bad as I originally thought.
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 9
Honestly? I don’t have a clue how this series is still in the society’s lineup after nine weeks, but hey- that’s just me, apparently. This is undoubtedly popular within the society and I’ve never really understood why. Saying that, however, I – admittedly – found this episode to be one of the most memorable episodes of Stardust Crusaders, mostly because of Kakoyin’s infamous fellatio-style tongue movements involving a cherry. In fact, this episode has the basis to be known, for me personally, as “The Best JoJo Episode I’ve Seen” but many would argue about that. I actually paid attention to this episode, unlike the many episodes before it. One thing is certain: I am not a JoJo fan and I would have more than likely given it a low rating, however, if the episodes continued like this, I would be more than willing to continue Stardust Crusaders, at least, after the semester has ended in my spare time over the summer.
- Sakamoto desu ga? Episode 2
So – this is actually more popular than I thought it would have been within the society, but I can see why. A cool guy, who, for an animated character, is quite good-looking, suarve and pretty awesome. Who doesn’t want to see that? I certainly wouldn’t have originally said this was a ‘seinen’ anime, but it was quite popular among the male audience last night. The only issue with this series, I’m already finding, is that I believe the humour will be quite similar throughout, using the same punchlines constantly. One Punch Man did the exact same thing and that was quite boring. Please, Studio Deen, don’t let me down.
- Koutetsujou no Kanberi Episode 3
Oh, boy. This series I really don’t like. Created by the same studio who made the anime adaptation for Attack on Titan, this is, for those who don’t know is like Attack on Titan but on trains. I feel as if the script is too similar, the characters are practically the same – Ikoma being the new Eren, Mumei being the new Mikasa – and everything about it is just too similar. Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to this show, however, the ending in this episode did intrigue me slightly, but it still wasn’t enough for me to want to continue watching the series on my own.
- High School Fleet Episode 1
Well, this was freaking adorable. I’m actually quite suprised that this one did get voted in
(although, with Shounen Maid getting a mere 6 or however many votes…)but everyone, literally everyone, found this to be adorable. Some even argued it’s the best show we’ve seen all year. It’s about girls attending a nautical school and they basically have to learn the ways of the seas. But, of course, that isn’t as simple as it seems and by the end of the first episode, they’re practically screwed. Also, the amount of innuendos someone could make watching this is unreal. As proven by the society.
- Boku dake ga Inai Machi Episode 11
Now, I’ve alredy seen Erased once, having completed it over the Easter holidays, so I find watching it a second time pretty predictable. The most entertaining thing about having this in the society viewings is simply watching the reactions of other people, who haven’t seen it, and then hear them coming up with theories of their own. If you haven’t seen it, I do advise you to at least watch it once – it’s easily one of, if not the, best anime from the Winter 2016 season. At this point in the series, I can’t really comment on anything without giving too much away, but Episode 11 is incredibly cute and it’s quite a good watch.
Unlike the last episode, in my opinon.
So, they were the five shows that we watched this week at the Weekly Anime Society Meeting. At this point of the year, it’s a little sad – we only have two events left before exam season begins and we all begin to say ‘goodbye’ to each other before the start of the summer holidays…
The next event will be on Friday and it’s apparently an Evangelion movie night. Having not seen the original series, I don’t know anything about it, really, nor do I know what to expect, but either way – a blog post shall be written about it afterwards!
Anyway! If you’ve watched any of these shows, let me know your opinions and let’s start a discussion, shall we? I think that’d be quite nice. c:
Until next time!
– Amelia xo
30th May 2016 – Re-phrasing about Kakyoin’s cherry, as suggested by a reader.