Mikan Watch #102: Concrete Revolutio

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 31, 2015 on 1:16 am

From episode 12 of Concrete Revolutio, a Superhuman who is a guy in a Mikan box with a drill for one of his arms. I’d have to presume that he’s based on some popular character from the 1960s or so, but I can’t say I have any idea who. I’d presume that he’s secretly way, way powerful, though.

I’ll probably write more about ConRevo in coming days, so I can’t really say I have much to say about it right now. It’s a real good show, though!

Mikan Watch #101: Blue Exorcist

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 30, 2015 on 8:59 pm

From the first episode of the TV version of Blue Exorcist, being used as a container to transport items from one homestead to another.

Mikan Watch #100: Teekyuu

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 1, 2015 on 8:34 pm

From episode 68 of the ever-wonderful, and greatest-sports-cartoon-ever, Teekyuu, which I cannot possibly think of a more appropriate show than for the 100th official Mikan Watch instalment.

Not that I particularly have any further comment regarding the show, but now that I’ve devoted the 100th post to something worthwhile, I can probably go back and actually post some of the other possible entries I’ve been sitting on (or, more honestly, been too lazy to go back and screencap).

(p.s. Hackadoll is still great)

Mikan Watch #99: Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 1, 2015 on 8:32 pm

Submitted by Hanners over Twitter, from episode 9 of Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, the currently airing spin-off from the original Aria the Scarlet Ammo.

I can’t say I’m watching Aria AA. I watched the previous Aria anime, or Bad Aria as I sometimes refer to it, in an act of differentiation from that other show called Aria that has the boats and stuff. It wasn’t a particularly great show – coming at the time it did, it very much felt like the epitome of me-too tsundere-fuelled light-novel adaptations, made amusing largely through such absurdities as a school-uniform parachute and demon-vampire-werewolf Dracula (both of which I’ve just spoilt for you, rendering the value of the series minimal).

I hear Aria AA is actually pretty OK, though. Or pretty gay. Possibly both, as it’s hard to tell sometimes these days. I gather it eschews pretty much anything resembling an actual serious plot in favour of largely being daft (and sporadically mocking the originals protagonist), which is probably for the best. It had the misfortune of starting in October, though, and it’s a pretty big struggle for me to keep up with anything that isn’t easily available streaming to the UK this time of year given I’m out-and-about with event-related travel, and I’m not realistically going to find the time to go back and start it at this point.

Mikan Watch #98: Monster Musume

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at October 26, 2015 on 7:51 pm

From episode 9 of Monster Musume (or, Everyday Life with Monster Girls, if you will), is something that I probably should have posted about over a month ago on the evening when I actually watched the episode, when it was still a relevant thing to point out.