Monday, January 13, 2014

Sakura Trick

I saw a post on the other day about the excessive yuri in Sakura Trick. It was a good post detailing that an anime like Sakura Trick doesn't necessarily have male only viewership, and that the show isn't necessarily objectifying women. On both points I would agree. On the first point I would say that funny is funny regardless of genre. Of course, I also agree doesn't necessarily objectify women, but that doesn't mean a lot coming from a man.

That said, it very well could objectify women and I could just be blind as a bat. Then again, one could argue that anime, as a medium, objectifies women on a broad scale. How are we all supposed to react when Tanabe, from Planetes, is constantly worried about and pressured into finding a boyfriend to take care of her. Is that something an anime should preach (I realize she comes into her own later in the series, so save those arguments)? Or what about the disgusting objectification of classic Evangelion characters like Rei and Asuka. Is that OK because the series is a classic and not a part of a niche genre? Does Code Geass have some sort of carte blanche to put any and every girl in a revealing costume because its Code Geass?
Even more anime!!!

Last Exile

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Samurai Flamenco Episode 12 "Document! These are The Flamengers!" Preview Images and Synopsis

The mighty new Samurai Base has been revealed! A new super team has stepped forward to defend humanity from the evils of "From Beyond!" They are The Flamengers! Except this super team has quirky conflicting personalities, so they have no teamwork as their sometimes less than heroic principles come together. Every day is another struggle against more of From Beyond's Mysterious Beings, and Matsuyoshi is questioning himself as the Flamenger's leader.

All right, show. You want to be Super Choudenji Sentai: Combattler Ranger, that's your business. I'm just along to see how you attempt to tie all the shows elements together and whether or not it'll work on any level. Also, in the course of writing this, I just noticed that all the Flamengers are color coded by named. Blue is Soichi AOshima, Green is Hekiru MIDORIkawa, Black is Anji KUROki, and Pink is SAKURA MOMOi. Well, "Sakura" and "Momo" aren't really colors, but the theme is still present.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 13 Shows Ending in 2013

Well, the year is ending, and I've actually watched a large amount of shows ending this year (over 60), so here is my list of the top 13 shows which ended in 2013. The shows and their positions are factored by how much I enjoyed these shows and how good (artistically, thematically) I think the shows are. Only full shows had been considered, no OVAs or movies of any sort. The names link to the show's description and information on My Anime List (MAL).