Ever since my bashing of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Clannad, and hell, even OreImo to a degree, people seem to think I just straight up despise the romance and drama genres themselves. That really isn’t true, I just think those shows had awful writing. Genres just dictate what the show is about and tone it’ll take.
It’s just funny to hear people say I hate the genres when one of my favourite shows of all time is ToraDora.
Given that, it’s only fair that I give it as in-depth a look as I did for Clannad. The show deserves at least that, right?
Does Attack on Titan really need an introduction? Pretty much everyone in the universe knows about the show at this point.
There always has to be that show every few years, doesn’t there? You know, that show. The one that somehow manages to gain the ire of nearly everyone in existence even though there are other, much more terrible shows that deserve that hatred?
Yep, it’s time to talk about Flowers of Evil.
For the longest time, I’ve had no idea what to make of Valvrave. I constantly fluctuated between thinking the show was either the greatest thing ever created, or the dumbest thing to come from Japan yet. The fact that it took me this long to make this just goes to show how hard it was for me to figure it out.
The irony is that I’m pretty sure the answer is that it’s both.
First things first, I’ve got plenty of pictures for you guys. Well, technically, I don’t, since it was my friend who took the pictures, but I’m the one posting them, so I’m taking partial credit.
I was trimming them down at first (there were over 350+), but the further in I got the lazier I got, and started only getting rid of ones that were too blurry to see what was going on. I may have missed some, though.
Oh, and obviously those last few pictures aren’t at AX, it was just me playing with my friend’s kitten, Oreo.
Now, most people tend to follow this up with a recounting of what they did each and every day, but because I’m a
hipster rebel, I’m just going to post about specific things that I remember happening that are at least partially amusing.
This is a huge rant post. If those aren’t your cup of tea, I suggest skipping on reading this.
You know what pisses me off? When shows that are complete trash get massive amounts of attention. I mean, it’s one thing if everyone is just laughing at the show, but then you get shows like OreImo, where people are calling it a “guilty pleasure”. OreImo is not a goddamn guilty pleasure, unless you really like the taste of garbage.
If you’re one of those people who like it just because “ermagherd, Kirino be an otaku just like meh!!!1!11! XD” then shut up. I would fucking hope that people are smart enough to know to choose friends by their personalities rather than their hobbies, but apparently that’s too much to ask. I know it might be a hard concept to understand for thirteen-year-olds, which seems to be the average age of the people who like this abomination, but you’ll understand when you get older.
As for everyone else, it’s honestly at the point where I’m convinced the only way you could like the show is if you secretly (or not so secretly) want to bone your little sister. And if you don’t have a little sister, you wish you had one so that you could, because seriously, the only thing OreImo is at this point is horrendously written, incest pandering bullshit. It certainly isn’t a heartwarming tale of siblinghood, nor a story about anything else since the other characters only do things when they benefit Kirino in some way.
The final episode was the tipping point, and now it’s time to spill my fury out for the world to see.
In the first episode alone of Date A Live, there are a decent handful of panty shots. In the first few minutes alone there are about three. “Whelp, this show is going to be pretty awful,” I thought to myself. There were a couple of funny quirks introduced in the episode, like Shido’s classmate who’s girlfriend is a girl from a dating sim, and that one chick whose only line of dialogue is “gross”, but nothing big enough to make me change my first impression; especially at the end, where it showed that Shido was going to use dating sims to “train” himself in order to seduce the Spirit girls. It seemed like the show was going to turn into a totally straight-faced version of The World God Only Knows.
But then the show did something I didn’t expect: it became self-aware.