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AKB0048 is a special kind of stupid, not helped at all by the stupefyingly gaudy finale and writing on par with the material churned out by the half-literate transients that Capcom hires to write the stories for their games. I was tempted to resign myself to a post similar to Scamp’s 20 Reasons to Watch Aquarion EVOL, because any show where a girl can shoot missiles out of her arm while her friends use microphones as lightsabers deserves at least a nod before being rightfully catapulted into the oblivion of collective public amnesia.

But something happened that shouldn’t have, given that this was about as gimmicky a show as can be, something that shocked the world to the core, setting off several minor earthquakes worldwide—a sequel was announced at the tail-end of the episode. The “official” reason? Apparently the show was popular, or the people who decided to fund it were high on more oxycodone than was originally thought. But perhaps it’s not as simple as all that. (more…)

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The response toward AKB0048 has been overwhelmingly positive, with most respectable publications hailing it as the pinnacle of entertainment, a truly moving experience whose legacy will transcend time and space. However, there’s a very vocal minority that claims it’s not the greatest thing in all of creation. They’re so vocal, in fact, that I have yet to see any opinion of the show that isn’t a ridiculously hyperbolic negative, such as “boring” or “fucking unbearable to watch, I hate this shit”, at least outside of my own delusions. Once again, it’s a case of the uninformed masses not knowing quality when they see or hear it. Keep in mind that these are the very same masses that think Guilty Crown didn’t save anime by eschewing such conventions as plot or logic, so their unfounded complaints should be taken with a grain of salt. (more…)

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The AKB0048 trailer elicits many strange emotions upon first viewing. A swirling, bubbling cauldron of fresh ideas with poignant messages lies bare in front of us, ready for us to ravage it with our minds in a completely nonsexual way. There are layers upon layers of themes presented just in this two minute trailer, something that rocks prospective viewers to the core and leaves them desiring to have the holes in their heart filled by cheaply-produced J-Pop in the ‘guise of a serious drama.

Lock up your children, close your blinds, and relax as the trailer takes you on a journey from the deepest crevices of human depravity to the heights of understanding. I must warn you, dear reader, this is truly a transcendental, slightly grainy experience:

Shockingly, there are some naysayers that doubt whether the series will be the pinnacle of human achievement. To these terrible people, I say does that trailer look like something fucking awful? Well it might, since I don’t understand a lick of what they said. But just to be safe, since I understand that it can be a bit dense for first-time viewing, I’ll give the rundown of what’s undoubtedly the plot of the show, based off of two minutes of hastily-spliced teaser footage. (more…)

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A new season of anime brings with it a new batch of hopes, most of which will likely be crushed before the first episode of each series even finishes. But I’ve done this every season so far and it’s not like there’s a dearth of things to write about for the upcoming Spring, so I’m not going to stop now just because my choices generally tend to be total shit. Well, for the most part, I did predict Penguindrum being interesting after all. Enough blathering about nothing though, here’s some blathering on what I’ll watch in the upcoming season!

For reference, and so I won’t have to explain the synopsis for every bloody show, here’s the chart that everybody seems to be going by. I assume pretty much everybody reading this has read season previews elsewhere, so I don’t think I need to explain anything but what I thought of the shows.

http://neregate.com/blog/2011/12/23/spring-2012-anime/

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