Friday, September 16, 2016

One Piece

The One Piece anime has been around for over 17 years. And it's about time I stopped watching. It started out okay. Your typical shonen with some interesting fights and powers. When the pacing slows to a crawl of less than a chapter per episode, that's when you know it's time to split. Sorry, One Piece, you won't be missed.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tales of Zestiria The X

There's no reason a game can't be adapted into a good anime. Especially for a series like Tales where the actual gameplay falls to wayside. Though apparently I forgot that with Tales, so does story coherency and interesting characters. And that's why Tales of Zestiria The X gets the drop. The X makes it sound cool, but there's just no substance there. There's no doubt that ufotable can make a good looking anime. And ToZTX is no exception. So at least Tales of Zestiria sucks in style.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Magaical Girls? Naria Girls

It sure takes something special for me to drop a short. And the Naria Girls sure are "special," alright. This "live action" anime only lasts eight minutes a week, but after nine episodes of this nonsense I realized I would be better off going to bed eight minutes earlier. This show comes from the same creators as other "variety" or "live action" animes such as gdgd Fairies, Tesagure, and Minarai Diva. gdgd was the first and it was great. It pretty much created the genre. However, all of its disciple shows have all been progressively worse. I wish these guys would just make a third season of gdgd and save us the trouble of these unfunny CGI live action animes.