It’s SNOWING. And at home it’s so cold I can’t get out of the bed. I have my glorious iPad and I am not getting out of here. Magnificent.
But this is about anime.
Have you seen what the hell is going on out there? It’s like, the best season the past three years.
We’ve got Nisemonogatari that is a better made Bakemonogatari, we have Ano Natsu that it’s like killing your heart strings every five minutes, there’s Louise and Shana every week for ten more weeks, and there’s actually plot in both shows.
JC Staff is being glorious airing Shana, Louise, Ano Natsu, Kill Me Baby and Milky Holmes all at the same time. And, for how in my opinion Ano Natsu is the best show of the season, the one everybody should watch is absolutely milky holmes. It’s the second season, and it’s again the sleeper hit, with over the top retarded characters, detectives that blow up prisons and become farmers.
Ano Natsu, this is instead original work by JC Staff. If you wonder why many JC Staff shows are horrible, it’s because they mostly adapt for other companies, with really small budgets. Sometimes JC Staff risks their own money, and when they do, you get incredible shows. Ano Natsu is a sequel (or same universe) of Onegai Teacher and Onegai Twins, romance with some sci-fi elements. We’re currently on episode 4, and it often made me want to jump on the chair with the briefly-solved misunderstandings and confessions. The most amazing part, at the end of episode 4, the anime admits that it was just a prequel, and that from episode 5 begins the Natsu (tl note: natsu means summer). I am not sure how much better it could get, because I hardly watched anime with such fast development and well inserted comedy.
This is the anime every normal person watching anime should watch, and then watch Milky Holmes.
Nisemonogatari (Impostory?) is the second best anime of the season for sure. I don’t think I should make introductions, considering it’s the Bakemonogatari sequel. It’s the peak of SHAFT shows, with their crazy architecture, 300 square meters baths with petals on ground, tons of fanservice, head tilts, NTR, vampires living in the protagonist’s shadow (and talking a damn lot this time around). It’s actually better than Bakemonogatari up to this point, the production quality especially (not a slideshow!). There’s no need to introduce characters again, so everything progresses fast, fanservice as much as the plot.
Papakiki instead… Papa no iukoto wo kikinasai (You must listen to your father). Sister had married with a guy who had two daughters, had another daughter with him, then sister and husband die in a plane crash. Therefore, our protagonist RUNS AWAY with the three girls into his single room house, and has issues with having to take more jobs to pay for the food, leave alone that the girls are spoiled as any third millennium child. OF COURSE, the parents seem not to have had any money, the airplane company paid no money for the deaths, welfare doesn’t exist at all and 20 years old boys can run away from family with three kids.
It’s all pretty stupid, but the way it’s dealt is really lighthearted (there is the fact that parents just died to be dealt with, especially making understsnd the 3 years old child that mama and papa won’t come back). It’s about the hardships of living together and having to act as a father, not about fanservice or romance.
I really wish this anime had a more realistic setting, but, lookie lookie, there’s a whole franchise of stories around the anime story, completing with romance. It’s about how it’s narrated, which saves it from being horrible, unsatisfying, soulless, and makes it so light despite the issues of the characters that in any other anime would be cliched.
I don’t think there is much more worth to be watched this season, at least for the taste people browsing this website. I watch all JC Staff anime because I am a huge fanboy after all.
Outside the snow started sticking to the ground. Glad I don’t have to go anywhere this month beside when there’s exams!