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Summer ’09 Anime: Last Call


Oh god, I’ve been letting Expo Expo dust over. D:  All the series that aren’t continuing on into the fall season are over now,  and I think Summer ’09 was one of the better seasons for a large quantity of quality shows, which is in stark contrast with the “meh”-ness of the current fall shows.  Spoilers ahead obviously…

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Anime Update: Rough Draft Style


Oh man, if there’s one thing I’ll miss about living on campus it’s having reliable internet access.  Right now my housemates and I are trying to get it up and properly functioning, so I’ll make this quick before my wireless decides to cut out again.  This will also let me get in a couple words on some series that I don’t make constant posts about.

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Summer 2009: Needless

The opening animation of Needless lead me to believe that the show would be purely action-based, but that’s only half of it.  There’s a lot comedy in the form of corny word jokes and SD faces.  The costumes and bad guys are pretty out there also, so this series is basically Excel Saga meets Cutey Honey.  At times it felt more like I was watching a video game, especially when Blade yells out “Judgment! DEATH PENALTY!”.  I thought Sengoku Basara was high-octane action, but this show goes even further.  Needless is certainly a visual feast since Madhouse is at the helm, and I just hope they can keep the gag jokes unique or things will get boring quick.

My only WTF reaction is at the ending animation.  I mean, shit, Chris Hansen will be knocking on Madhouse’s door if he ever sees this.  Either Madhouse are loli lovers or they’re making fun of how anime credits always use the overzealous girls who act out the wet dreams of guys.  Except this is a bit of a backfire if it’s a parody, cause lolipedos and neckbeards will just eat this shit up.