Mikan Watch #109: Magical Girl Raising Project

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at January 5, 2017 on 5:49 pm


From Episode 11 of Magical Girl Raising Project, during Tama’s Token Inspirational/Tragic Backstory Reveal segment. Rather uncharacteristically didn’t even notice this until I was scrubbing around for a screengrab yesterday, figuring I might use something from the scene immediately before this, but I figured the Nemurin shot was ultimately funnier given the significance of the scene versus how adorable it looks on the surface.

Anyway, I had my fill in regards to writing about the show in yesterdays post, so I’ve nothing more to say at this point.


Mikan Watch #108: Classicaloid

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at October 24, 2016 on 6:24 pm


From the opening sequence to Classicaloid – I gather thats Chopin sitting in it. I gather he may also appear rather more prominently in the third episode, but I’m woefully behind on my TV anime right now thanks the to sheer amount of quality content made available on a weekly basis, and the fact that I’ve been traveling these last few weeks.

Admittedly, being behind on TV cartoons because you’ve spent the last two weekends sat in a cinema watching stuff like A Silent Voice, Your Name and Girls und Panzer is a pretty good problem to have, but, ironically, I’m kind of counting on the fact that I’m away for the weekend again this week to catch up on things, as at least this time I should find myself with plenty spare time on an evening with little energy for much else.

Having too much good TV anime content to keep up with is a pretty good problem to have as well, honestly. I do need to catch up on Vivid Strike to see this apparently hilarious beatdown that is the toast of Twitter today, though…

(although now that I’ve taken that screen grab, I do suppose I have the third episode of Classicaloid queued up already…)


Mikan Watch #107: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Posted by DiGiKerot in Gaming, Mikan Watch at September 6, 2016 on 9:53 pm


That’s Tokyo Mirage Sessions “Sharp” FE, as in the musical notation – I’m just too lazy to figure out how to type that.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is that game that Nintendo initially announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (where “X” is “Cross”, in this case), the game theoretically mashing together Atlus’s flagship RPG branding with Intelligence Systems Fire Emblem series of strategy games. This, of course, set alight expectations of some dark, gritty psychologically fraught low-fantasy epic amongst those who claim Japanese RPGs are now “Too Anime” (which is pretty much just a catch-all for lazy criticism).

They should probably have known a little better.
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Mikan Watch #105: SPACE PATROL LULUCO

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at June 9, 2016 on 6:29 pm


From Season 4, Episode 1 (or, episode 10) of Space Patrol Luluco, one of the two latest efforts from Studio TRIGGER, being used as, well… it’s a spoiler.

Also, Wooser.

Luluco is doing a pretty good job of convincing me that comedy anime is really second-best served in nine minute chunks – obviously, such things are best served in the precise format that Teekyu follows, but failing that, Luluco does a pretty good job of not really overstretching it’s often one-gag episodes, taking things to their end-point without stretching them too thin. It’s a pretty entertaining show, really.

Also, any show that delivers more Sucy is pretty good in my book.


Mikan Watch #104: Mr. Osomatsu

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at March 25, 2016 on 9:08 pm


Seen here in it’s traditional guise as a container for moving domicile, from the penultimate episode (for now, at least) of Mr. Osomatsu (or Osomatsu-san, if you are so inclined).
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