Hackadoll is the Secret Best WUG Anime

Posted by DiGiKerot in Wake Up Girls! at October 2, 2015 on 9:46 pm

Well, maybe not, though most of my exposure to the IP as a whole comes from the fact that I apparently know way too many WUGners.

Hackadoll is kind of a weird one. Anime based upon mobile, Free-to-play games are not an uncommon commodity. There’s money in F2P games, but the issue with all those games is in user turn-over. Flashy adverts attracting niche audiences, particularly ones with fluid disposable income, is kind of an important part of the life-cycle of these things, as they require the attention of a constant stream of new players to sustain themselves, and that’s why things like Rage of Bahamut: Genesis end up existing.

I’m not sure if this is a win or not…

Posted by DiGiKerot in R2(J) DVDs, Random Stuff at September 29, 2015 on 9:24 pm

I mean, it’s a perfectly nice image of Diana – the beginning of an effects shot even – but then some jerk goes and gets a nice frame of Akko and Lotte and I start pondering my lack of luck with these random pack-in things.

But, hey, I didn’t even realise this was coming with a genga until yesterday morning, so I probably shouldn’t complain, and at least it’s not Candle Tier.

Mikan Watch EX+Alpha Super Turbo

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at September 22, 2015 on 8:00 pm

I have to say, Ren-chon has really, really sharp taste in sweaters.

10th Anniversary?

Posted by DiGiKerot in Free Talk at September 5, 2015 on 3:41 pm

Apparently it’s been ten years since I made the first update on this blog. I can’t really say I have anything particularly thought-provoking to say about the matter, but, hey, here’s a post acknowledging this fact, now freeing me up to do more important things like sneak around in a virtual cardboard box. Yay.

Mikan Watch #96: Himouto! Umaru-chan

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at August 28, 2015 on 8:08 pm

From episode 8 of Himouto! Umaru-chan, residing in Ebina’s apartment, presumably full and probably sent by her country bumpkin parents.

Umaru-chan is… OK, I guess. I honestly find it a little too lethargic for the kind show it seems to be trying to be, and whilst it’d probably be fine if it was served up a third of the length, I find twenty-four minutes of it in one go to generally be a little too trying to get through. I suppose Teekyu ruins a lot of non-Teekyu things, but whilst it was never going to be quite that kind of show, it just throws into contrast that Umaru really doesn’t have the kind of joke-density it probably needs, or at least I’d want it, to have.

Also, not enough Sylphynford. It definitely needs more Sylphynford.

But, hey, there’s little as subjective as comedy, and your mileage may vary. I gather some crazy people even enjoy Kill Me Baby, so what do I know?