This is a really cute show. It’s not particularly deep or complex, but it’s got punching and weird stuff going on. Much of the middle filler is probably best watched while you’re doing some minor chore that busies the hands, though. (more…)
Last time, didn’t the plot just resolve? I thought the plot just resolved. (more…)
Onwards to the end! (more…)
Second season go!
Last time, good opening! Then nothing happens. (more…)
Last time, are the villains ever going to steal the heart fairies? (more…)
Last time, is time passing? What is time? What is hurry? (more…)
Last time, why is Marcus not dead.
DAVID SUMMONS ME to his office the next day, and I am afraid that he remembers how I used him as a shield when I was backing away from the Weapons Lab, how I pointed a gun at his head and said I didn’t care if he lived or died.
FUCK IT WE ARE NOW GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE KUROSHITSUJI MOVIE
Instead of more of why comics are awful, let’s take a break this week and talk about Moribito, an anime I’m currently about 3/4ths through.
As the new year comes, I’d like to talk about my absolute favorite anime of all time, which I watched in its entirety twenty times before I lost count.
It is no one else’s favorite anime, and I understand that, but you’re all wrong. (more…)
A bunch of unrelated good stuff I wanted to discuss but didn’t have much to say about.
Oh hey so I did a liveblog comparing the two Fullmetal Alchemist animes. You can read it over on Archive of Our Own because they will apparently let you post anything there.
For those not in the know, it’s common for anime adaptations of manga to be commissioned during the manga’s early run. Because manga is released much more slowly than anime episodes, these early animes often have to come up with their own plots and endings once they overtake what’s currently published.
Fullmetal Alchemist is rather infamous for taking major divergences from the source material, not just in content but in tone. It’s basically straight-up the showrunners’ AU fanfic. The manga proved popular enough to get a faithful adaptation commissioned when it was finished, and now there’s a lot of squabbling over which one is better. Usually, this consists of manga fans screaming that the original anime is objectively terrible and no one should ever watch it and original anime fans are dumb idiots with no taste. I rather strongly disagree, so I made this liveblog to see how the original anime holds up and examine the differences between the two.
I knew from the start that comparing them would be rather futile, as they’re so completely different it’s like comparing apples and oranges. That said, my god the new anime is terrible. I ended up bailing on it about a third of the way through because it was so terrible, but I don’t really care, because it’s terrible and I’m not wasting more hours of my life just to confirm that it’s terrible.