Archive for March, 2011

Kimi ni Todoke 34 – Joe Is a Fucking Idiot

Posted in Kimi ni Todoke with tags on 03/09/2011 by Shinmaru

If you’re like me and thinking of dinosaurs every time you look at these characters, then you probably hoped Kazehaya would suddenly spring up, whip out his toe claw and rip open Joe’s throat. I think Kazehaya is a dorky little wad of bland, but if he would have done that, then he would have my support for life.

Anyway, what, things HAPPEN in this episode?! Are we sure this is still Kimi ni Todoke? At least, things start to happen before Joe comes in and fucks everything up like he has ever since he toppled out of his mom’s gaping womb. Has Joe ever contributed anything of worth to anyone in his life? I doubt it. All he does is fail miserably and wander around waiting to start his next retard apocalypse. At least Pin inadvertently made Sawako feel better after crying. Joe delayed Sawako and Kazehaya getting their freak on for yet another episode. Way to go, fuckshit!

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Level E 9 – Sexy Time

Posted in Level E with tags on 03/07/2011 by Shinmaru

What would be the female insectoid equivalent of a cock block? Because Baka and company totally pulled that off on Saki.

Sure, she gets laid and contributes toward the growth of her species, but according to Saki’s talk with her mother (and they must be really close if that conversation didn’t turn awkward in a hurry, or perhaps these insects are just really open about sex because humans are the universe’s prudes), doing the nasty isn’t the height of ecstasy for them. No, it’s the feeling of watching an entire species die in the afterglow of mating that’s the best part (I imagine each generation’s queen smoking some sort of space cigarette while this is happening). But that’s not going to happen now . . . I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of a frustrated, horny insect, let me tell you.

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Fractale 7 – Creepy Old Man

Posted in Fractale with tags on 03/05/2011 by Shinmaru

Damn this old man and his Master Asia cosplay! He dishonors the title of Undefeated of the East!

Seriously, though, I guess no matter how old a guy gets, he never loses his taste for the titties. His doppel is freaking stacked, my god. I suppose when your spinal column is comprised of data, then you don’t have to worry about the strain of carrying prize-winning melons around all day. But why is he seducing little boys and putting dresses on them? You gotta get action where you can, I guess. Yuck.

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Kimi ni Todoke 33 – Miss Kuronuma, Tear Down that (Flimsy) Wall

Posted in Kimi ni Todoke with tags on 03/03/2011 by Shinmaru

I thought the aluminum can wall a rather appropriate metaphor for the wall between Kazehaya and Sawako: It’s hollow, malleable and easily kicked aside by anyone with the intelligence and will of a small child. So I am glad Sawako has decided to graduate to the status of small child.

In all seriousness, though, even my bitter heart could get behind the ending of this episode. As I’ve written in the past, I think Kimi ni Todoke is at its best when Sawako triumphs over the social paranoia that keeps her back, and not when it puts her through a needless emotional wringer. Sawako’s “FUCK THIS SHIT” moment is great, and something that had me cheering despite my feelings about the most recent episodes. She’s finally doing something for herself instead of kowtowing to people’s imaginary feelings. Good for her.

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Level E 8 – Love at First Sight Is the Destroyer

Posted in Level E with tags on 03/01/2011 by Shinmaru

We all deify the Power of Love, but see where it gets us? Earth will explode into little bits of impotence if our insectoid overlords decide to give mankind the sting. See where love at first sight gets you? In this case, instead of divorce, it’s the extinction of our species.

But I did enjoy the cynical take on the idea of love at first sight — two people jump in not knowing what to expect, and it is fated to end with utter destruction. Not very romantic! Also enjoyed how the episode gets the viewer to root against true love taking place, unless, you know, you’re cool with humanity dying out. (And a few people probably would be OK with that.) I was definitely on Kraft’s side in all this, and was facepalming at Colin throughout the episode. Love is one thing, but you can’t sacrifice all those people so that one dude can get laid. Come on, man!

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