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Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 09:11 pm New anime
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We've checked the new anime for this season. These reviews are a bit later than usual, because of klik being away on a zen retreat for a week.

Inferno Cop: Only a few minutes per episode. Tough cop cuts down gangsters -- the end. Over the top, cardboard cut-out animation, stupid.

Puchimas: Girl finds smaller version of herself and convinces her brother (who has a capital 'P' as head) that she can keep her/it. Only a few minutes per episode, no plot, stupid.

Mangirl!: What happens when a bunch of girls launch a manga magazine without any prior experience. No plot, short, stupid.

(Are you seeing the pattern here?)

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru: Eita doesn't want anything to do with romance. His parents' failed marriage soured him to the idea, and furthermore: he needs to study to get into a medical university so he simply doesn't have the time. Then he gets the seat next to Masuzu, a beautiful girl that every boy pines for, and she manipulates him into becoming her pretend-boyfriend. She is not interested in romance either, and she needs him to keep the other boys away from her.
It'll probably turn into a harem anime, but I thought it was nicely done -- the protagonist has character and goals of his own, which should make things interesting.

Minami-ke Tadaima: I think I've lost count: is this the fourth Minami-ke series? Still, it's fun in exactly the same way as the previous ones -- though I did notice a sudden increase in fanservice. Let's hope that stays within bounds.
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From:merle_
Date:January 30th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
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I'm about to check out Psycho-Pass tonight, which looks either good or bad. Something that may or may not be called Sword Art Online (or may not exist) looked maybe good, but maybe because the ema I received has what looks like Asuna on it. Was going to check out Little Busters! until I read up on the video game background of it...

Gonna be hard to beat out Steins;Gate.

Update: First episode of Psycho-Pass was okay. The world has potential but the episode was mostly background with so-so characters. HorribleSub subs seemed decent.

Edited at 2013-01-30 02:44 am (UTC)
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From:fub
Date:January 30th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
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We'll be starting to watch Sword Art Online today. It seemed nice, but then I read somewhere that it is based on the work of the same mangaka that also inspired Accel World -- and that one wasn't very good. The premise is interesting, though. We'll see.

Little Busters! is still running, so we haven't watched it yet. We are collecting it, though. But then again, being descendent from dating (or worse) sims doesn't deter us. ;)

The most interesting character in Psycho-Pass is the world. At least, in the first episode we watched. It's still running, so we're still collecting it.
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From:merle_
Date:January 30th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
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I look forward to seeing what you think of SAO. It was my second choice but all the references made it sound like it has so many external referents that the internal politics might be treated as being expected of the viewer.

For Psycho-Pass, yes. I fully expect from what I can guess and the closing lyrics at the end that the world will be the boss creature.
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From:kees_s
Date:February 1st, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
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The first season of SOA is very well done, better than Accell world I think. The second season of SOA is a bit meh, but still watchable. Psycho Pass needs a bit of getting used to. Once you suspend disbelief about the Minority Report type hunting of potential bad guys, it's pretty nice.
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From:fub
Date:February 2nd, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
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We're currently watching SAO, just about to finish the first season. So far, I agree with you: it is superior to Accel World.

And I don't know if disbelief needs too much suspension: there are already systems that monitor enclosed spaces like airports that use a pattern analysis to determine who is up to no good. From there, it's a simple step to persecute everyone who doesn't behave according to the norm.
(But then again, we only watched the first episode so far.)
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