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.


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).

Mikan Watch #103: Tetsujin 28 (2004)

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at February 28, 2016 on 4:14 pm

Thaliarchus over on the Twitter pinged this shot from the 2004 version of Tetsujin 28 in my direction some sixty days ago, which I promptly sat on and did nothing with.

I can’t say I’ve seen any of the 2004 version of the series myself, mind you. I did, however, watch an awful lot of The New Adventures of Gigantor (the US version of the 1980 Tetsujin 28 show) as a wee’un when it ran on the old satellite telly here in Blighty. I don’t really have much recollection of it outside of the opening theme, though!