Mikan Watch #130: Chobits

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 11, 2019 on 9:08 pm

From episode 21 of Chobits. Someone (I forget who, sorry!) told me about his one some… errr, ten years ago, or somewhere there about?

I’d like to say it’s something I was keeping under my hat for a rainy day, but it’s actually more a case of who the heck would want to watch Chobits in this day and age. That show is so 2002.

Mikan Watch #129: Mikagura School Suite

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 10, 2019 on 10:35 pm

From episode 3 of Mikagura School Suite, or so I was informed some, err, four years ago?

I have to admit, I’ve never seen a single minute of the show, and actually have very little idea what it’s about, and had entirely forgotten that it existed, but I also completely forgot to line anything else up for this post this evening, and I don’t really want to start trawling through the episodes of one of the other things on my list that I neglected to write down the episode numbers for…

Mikan Watch #128: Nichijou

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 9, 2019 on 7:07 pm

From episode 12 of Nichijou. Technically it’s on a poster for the Go-Soccer Club, but it counts regardless, OK?

Mikan Watch #127: She and Her Cat ~Everything Flows~

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 8, 2019 on 11:35 pm

From She and her Cat ~Everything Flows~(*), the short series based on the even shorter Makoto Shinkai short. I’m not actually sure why I’m even aware of this one, given I didn’t even watch the show (I hear it’s pretty good), but here we are. I gather it contains the titular cat. I presume it isn’t getting thrown into a river – this isn’t exactly Utena, or at least I don’t imagine it is. As I say, I’ve not actually seen it.

Mikan Watch #126: Tesagure! Bukatsumono

Posted by DiGiKerot in Mikan Watch at December 7, 2019 on 9:47 pm

From episode 5 of Tesagure! Bakatsumono, which I somehow missed when I originally watched it despite it being in plain sight, so thanks Elliot of, err, three years ago?

Anyway, Tesagure (which is probably best known for it’s OP that has lyrics that describe the stereotypical OP cuts it uses as they appear on screen) is one of those semi-improv shows that were all the rage (well, slightly the rage) a few years back, no doubt thanks to the emergence of cheap animation tools like MikuMikuDance, where the characters just end chatting nonsense about a bunch of random topics. In this particular episode, they discuss uniforms that somehow cup huge boobs, and cycling comics. I kind of feel that the demand for this kind of thing has probably been somewhat subsumed into the whole vtuber thing, though to be fair, it’s not like the entire medium of anime hadn’t peaked with gdgdFairies already anyway.

(Though Tesagure is one of the better examples of such a thing if you are in the mood for it, weird third series possibly aside)