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My Roommate is a Cat midway impression

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I like this book, it has a cat in it!

Finally got to watch more of this show….and I feel conflicted.

Positive: I love the sections where you get to see the world from the cat’s view.

Negative: I can’t believe on any conceivable level that our main male lead is a writer.

“I haven’t used names in such a long time” . . . How do you write a book where no one is identified by name? I guess you could identify them by traits.

 

The neko detective despised the tall human getting in his way, for his long legs couldn’t compare to the kitties pouncing prowess.

 

I just can’t believe that a man who has no understand of people or how interaction works could conceivably write a story. This is a guy who is so closed to the world that he doesn’t know what a pet collar is! He didn’t even know that he lives next to a dog.

The dog was there before his parents died, so there is no excuse for him not knowing that.

My only guess to his mental state is that his parents were enabling this isolated behaviour, otherwise they would have forced him outside more (this guy doesn’t even go in the garden).

 

Here is something that bugged me:

“What a freak, he’s reading a book in a class room” yet no one bats an eye when he brings a book with him during PE (physical education).

I’m also not a fan of the way the anime transition from the human view to the cat view (it feels like I’m having to watch the same episode twice).

 

The dude comes-off like he is incapable of taking care of himself, and that ignoring his mistrust of people. When was the last time he took a bath, did laundry or clean anything in the house.

Simple tasks can be made more fun with a cat in the house.

 

I’m very much in a love hate relationship with this anime.

Girly Air Force first impression

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I don’t get it ether. 

This anime is about planes…..I think.

The animation is bland, the character designs are bland and are main lead is bland. Here are some notes I took while watching.

Let me get this right anime, are you telling me that he is surprised that a military plane is going to military location? Pluss your telling me that a military plane landed on the water and no military bases were tracking that plane? Or am I meant to believe that are main lead truly didn’t think anyone would come to help??????

It just seems odd to see a civilian jump out of his sub/boat onto a jet.

I have big question (15 minutes in), HOW DID YOU FIND HIM! “I followed him” no you didn’t, you where at home making dinner, that’s why you texted him.

“I have to keep you locked in my house, and treat you like a child, because I’m lonely.” *paraphrasing*  Was that really meant to come off that creepy, it sounds like the premise of a psychological thriller.

 

Think I have figured out what is wrong with this anime: It can’t transition. Whoever is writing this doesn’t know how to make one scene flow into the next one.  A lot of the time nonsense has to occurred just so the plot can move, which is problematic when your trying to keep a particular tone.

My favourite moment in this episode is a piano playing in the background:

Anime: “Are you feeling anything”

Me: “no, it just feels awkwardly funny”

*It goes on for way too long.*

 

“I’m going to tell you all my plans and show you are secret equipment.” WHY?! Because he stood by your fence? Your telling me those two are the first to walk there? He found it using his normal phone location app.

“It had a ugly crash” Yes that ugly crash that landed it perfectly on the water.

 

I have one big problem with this anime: If humans can’t the G force to keep up with the other plane, Why have a human in the plane at all?  Just make an AI that represents the Jet, That way you keep his obsession with planes more focused.

I want to see the plane, not the girl.

My Roommate is a Cat first impression

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Are you sure that’s not going to make him sick?

Can I state for the record that I love the timing of that opening song.

We at a funeral, everyone is very sad.

^-^ Happy music time; Doop pa dooby doody!!!

This anime is about the writer and his cat. It’s kind of like dog and scissors, but without the violence.

 

I know that anime is telling me that he is a good writer, but is he? Taking one month to write one chapter? Not wanting reference material? Only caring about the ending and not the way/how it’s written? He kind of comes off a little useless, how the hell does this guy have an agent…or is he truly that close to his publishing house. Give me a feel anime, is he a mega popular writer or your everyday writer (you can’t treat them the same).

I don’t like people, but I understand people need to do there jobs. How the hell has he been advertising his books, getting them checked or even pitched in the first place if he hates people that much.

Plus wouldn’t a publisher care more about how many pagers are done in the current manuscript over how many chapters there are? They only care about the complete manuscript, why would they care so much about this one guys ability to write 20 page in a 300-400 page book in one month? “You know what will happen if he doesn’t hit his deadline” fire his ass!

 

When I was doing my art course are tutor told us 3 important truths you should always remember:

  1. Eat
  2. Sleep
  3. Drink

It’s very easy to forget to these things when your are focused on a project (even if you need to set alarm clocks for it, DO IT!).

One day, ONE DAY! You got sick from exhaustion, from one day. Y-o How does this guy have a writing  job? How could he be a popular writer and only now face this basic mistake (not pacing yourself).

Plus why would you give your publisher an idea for a book that you have no idea how to write????

 

Final thoughts: I love the cat, but hate the writer.

If it was his was set up as his first book I would have been OK with him, but telling me he is popular and written before makes his mistakes nothing more than frustrating.

T-o Sorry guys, love the technical side of writing too much (even if I’m not disciplined enough to write myself).

THE PROMISED NEVERLAND first impression

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Things are unnaturally happy.

Called it! Straight from the start I figured out that this was horror anime, they are not that hard to spot. To be fair to the show it does give you a lot clues to figure out what is truly happening to them throughout the episode.

Even the name gives it away, NEVERLAND.

In the original ‘peterpan’ story it is said he would thin out the lost boys when they got too old (implying that he killed them). If you know your literature, you can do the math.

I’m a little confused to who they choose and why? From an emotional point of view it it makes sense to choose the cutest child,  from a story point of view there isn’t that much meat on her (or any of them for that matter).

*Dark humour*  At least there free range humans, they lived a happy life.

This episode dragged a lot, it almost felt like it didn’t know what to with all the extra time it had.  I’m hoping that this problem doesn’t leak into later episodes.

MYSTERIA Friends first impression

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Who are you people?!

It’s been a long time since I have done one of these, better start with a short one. *10 minutes latter * “What the heck did I just watch?!” Think I just watched fanfiction the anime.

This anime is about a mary sue who exist in a ‘School’ haphazardly scattered with ‘mystical creatures’.

… I have one way to describe this anime: It’s this kind of show that you would see another anime character watching in the background.

It lacks any form of story structure, which in a way makes it a very unique watch.

 

Merc StoriA: Apathetic Boy, Girl in a Bottle first impression

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Did his dad trap the fairy in the jar, or is she the jar?

This an anime about a young monster soul healer and his fairy in a jar.

The show is simplistically pretty and is has consistent animation.

Now to the wired stuff, Why are the structures of these stories so muddled? I don’t mean this in the sense of, “The story is hard to follow” I mean it in the sense of “There ignoring the basics of how to construct a story.”

 

In the first episode it’s established that the hero lives in  a world  filled with human and monsters. Healers tame the monsters hearts allowing everyone to live in peace.

Can someone explain why he has a fear of monsters????  He doesn’t seem to be scared of evil monsters, just the nice ones….why?

Why is the dad telling his son what a healer is while he sleeps? How can these town exist peacefully with monsters if they don’t have a resident healers?

Why are the animal people and fairies (human sized) when the first episode established that it was a world of monsters and humans?

*The human fairies are stranger then you think. They shrink the main cast down but, they keep the water fairy small….then what is the point. Why didn’t you just make the normal human sized fairies just living around big tress. If they go though the portal there just normal sized humans (this is what happens when you add unexplained magical portal door in your story).*

 

You can’t just ignore your set up, by doing this the viewers has no idea what is strange and what is normal.

Did I mention that the stories in this show are infantile.

“I have a problem”

“let me help you”

“yay”

Things just sort of happen, don’t question it.

E.g

  • princess doesn’t what to get married.
  • runs away.
  • goes home.

There tried to throw in some commentary about sexism, but the story never established that she was forcible feminine around the guys, she just came off as a normal 5-7 year old. Which is a little creepy when you think about it (there forcing a child to be married).

 

Episode 3:

  • Dagger removed
  • Beast unleashed

This is a two-parter episode…..WHY! There isn’t enough content here for one episode. Let me describe this episode for you: two people fight over who is better and a small princess whines.

It’s harmless in the sense it does nothing, but boring in the sense that it does nothing.

DOUBLE DECKER! first impression

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This is a cool image….but why is he sitting on the road?

So what is this anime about? I have no clue. It could be about a magical mutation that can only be solved using magical bullets???

The best way I can describe this anime is tonally outdated, it feels like it wants to be an 90’s anime with the sensibilities of  modern times.

In sort: It’s confused.

The character designs rage from ‘lets start a reverse harem’ too ‘let’s pilot a mecha’.  It wasn’t until I started reading other peoples review did I even realise this was related to ‘Tiger and Bunny’.

I have one big question for this show: Did you base this shows setting on the Uk? If so, why would you name you show after a chocolate bar??? when you put the shows name into google it’s the first thing to come up.

I think this might have just been really bad first episode.

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As you can see Aquafresh is all 3, Aquafresh is for your family!

 

Chio’s school road first impression

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I couldn’t find an interesting screen shot. 

Boring!  This really boring!

This show is about a girl who likes games, LAUGH!

Did the writer of this episode play assassins creed? I ask this because so many jokes that could have been funny were missed.  When she was standing on the building looking at her school it would have been funny if she said “synchronise”.   It would have been a lot funnier if instead of talking about how assassins kill with blades you made a death from above joke (it would have fit in with the sense of her jumping on the guys head).

The show missed one of the easiest jokes: “I feel like an assassin” looks down at a pile of leaves “I don’t trust you.”  She gives the leaves an evil glare.

The only joke that legitimately made me giggle was when she ran into the bathroom to avoid the girl she was walking with (funny set up, funny pay off).

when assassins creed 1 came out she would have been 4-7, Has it really been that long since she has seen/played an assassins creed? I think that is the game she is referencing in her daydream.

Y_Y oh there is one more thing, THERE ARE FEMALE ASSASSINS! Why would she be imagining herself as a man.

Island first impression

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I have seen it all now.

I don’t think I have laughed at an anime for quite some time. This show is not a comedy, in fact I’m not really sure what this anime wants to be. At times its giving you themes of mystery, at others it’s trying to drama and in random intervals it’s trying to be ‘ecchi’.

The show is about a guy who land on a remote island with no memory outside of him being a time-traveller (Which everyone is way too excepting of).

The show has an editing problem; there is no sense of flow.   I don’t know why the girl in the beginning ran to the beach? I don’t know how she landed on his penis….or why the show felt like it had to show me that?

Interactions between characters feel forced and unnatural.

When got halfway into the episode I had to pause. There is a moment in this show when they try to be really serious. They convey this by playing dramatic music, over a moment that isn’t dramatic enough to for it to play.  You could have played that track during any part of this anime and you would have still achieved the same effect.

The show does this trick trice! Near the end of the episode our main lead asks white hair girl to sing, simple request. Why are there instruments playing? It’s not touching moment, it’s not impactful, and in fact it feels out of place. LIKE MANY THINGS IN THE SHOW!

On the second viewing (looking for a screen shot) I spotted this:

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She say at the end of the episode that sunlight will kill her.

Caligula first impression

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I like his coat.

You have my interest anime, how long can you hold onto that.

The show is about a boy who thinks way too deep about what is real, what is truth and what is the unseen.  Perfectly reasonable questions to ask yourself in the bathroom, but it’s not ok to ask your friend this question (There self-reflected answers, how can you expect someone to have a respond ready in seconds).

Think I kind of get what the show is talking about.

When a person can’t cope with reality they can trick their mind into thinking their saturation is a lot happier than is.

The first introduction to the main lead was him sitting in front of 3 monitors surrounded with rubbish yet, his room later has no computer, in fact his room is bare. How can a boy have so many books and yet no books?

I have a feeling the guy who shot the gun is in reality the doctor who is treating him.

T_o The entire show reminds me of the song “hotel California”.