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04-21-2008, 04:47 PM
As with most shows this season, I didn't look at anything before trying it. Just grabbed anything that said ep 1, and this is one of em. So let's go!
Ep 1 thoughts will go in a reply to avoid having spoilers in the root post.
ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8844) entry.
Official (http://www.monochro.tv/) site.
Schedule (http://cal.syoboi.jp/tid/1354/time) for airing dates and times on various stations.
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04-21-2008, 04:47 PM
- Nikaidou Akira is killing time on the roof of the school when Suzuno Aya comes up and bitches him out for skipping class. He decides that he's just going to head home in the middle of the day.
- That man is wearing lipstick. Yes, yes he is. And damnit, he should be the one voiced by Ono Daisuke =P Now that Suwabe Junichi can't pull off the amusingly creepy voice just as well though.
- "Your face is too close!" ...is what Akira should be saying. Shirogane is like, Michael Jackson with a pimp cane.
- Akira returns home, determined to forget the disturbing encounter. That night his friend Asamura Kengo drags him out of the house to go have fun. They go to an arcade where they wind up saving a little rich boy from some thugs, but before they can learn more Aya comes charging after them with her shinai.
- She spares them some "education" in exchange for having them accompany her back to school, where she left something behind.
- Course, they get attacked by a bunch of shadow monster thingies. Shirogane saves them, and puts up a barrier. Then tries to seduce Akira again. Akira runs away...
- ...but what about Aya and Kengo? They were passed out in the school, and Akira just bolted and left them, and Shirogane followed so... monster food?
- Ahahahah! This is what happens when you watch something completely blind... SUDDENLY, DUDES KISSIN'! But like, waaaaay censored with mega-glare :sd:
- After some mediocre fighting, Shirogane tries to kiss Akira again, and Akira finds out he's become a shadow, and so on and so forth.
Hah, well, um.
I, uh, guess I'll give it at least another episode. On the whole it was pretty good, and I love Aya, and guys making out in and of itself isn't enough to make me drop a show. It's just that, well, I don't think I'm the... audience for this. I think if I drop it it'll be more because it's just completely generic, but I'll have to watch and see.
04-21-2008, 04:54 PM
Uh, yeah, I was a little surprised to see you start a discussion thread for this one. I haven't tried it myself but I was aware that it was targeted towards demographics that I most definitely do no belong to. And I was never under the impression it had much going for it other than that.
Maybe I'll give it a try if it sounds like it has enough to it to overlook.... other things...
04-21-2008, 04:57 PM
Uh, yeah, I was a little surprised to see you start a discussion thread for this one.
Haha, yeah. I type the top post up, then leave it ready to send while I watch. When I'm done the ep and have my episode 1 impressions, I submit both posts at the same time. So I already had the post written and figured, well, what the heck :sd:
Farther than I got with Himitsu, at least. Didn't even bother posting what I'd written for that :sd:
04-22-2008, 02:46 AM
The only reason I'm watching this show is the ridiculous BL and the total lack of plot. I'm not gay, I just find it utterly hilarious that the only reason this show has probably even been made is because Mag Garden seems to be desperate to get its manga made into anime and the director probably took one look at the premise and went "yes, we can shoe-horn in men kissing and the fangirls will watch!".
The original manga (which Tokyopop are releasing) apparently contains no BL. In which case, why would anyone read it? There is absolutely nothing interesting about the story whatsoever, although the manga does at least appear to have nice artwork.
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