A Distinct Lack of Depth to the Current Season

This seemingly has the opposite effect to the character who really matters in BakaTest

Every season lately it seems as though I’m able to find some flaw in anything new, which then goes on to ruin the experience. Maybe it’s a distinct lack of “must watch” feel to anything airing right now, but then again others would disagree with that. Maybe the last time I experienced that was watching one of the bad seasons of 24 and laughing off plot absurdity and disrespect for constitutional law like nothing. What follows is pretty much unfiltered rant material on everything I have watched this season.

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The Massive 2nd Episodes Catch Up Post

Much like this post, there's a bunch of useless junk seemingly out of place.

After watching the 2nd episode of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, I felt extremely frustrated to the point where I had to take a little break from watching anything new. The experience of watching Space Runaway Ideon while purely paying attention to body count suddenly had me clamoring for something where civilians weren’t being blown up out of fear. So a shorter post for this entry, really with just thoughts on the episode since anyone reading this probably would have caught the episodes or read somewhere else anyway.

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An Unintentional Advocation of a Caste System

The existence of a character like Tsuchiya Kouta (middle) continues to bother me endlessley.

The new winter season shows keep coming and in this case we have the story of an idiot, tests and monsters summoned by students. Sure there’s a lot more to Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu than that, but it’s hard to say how much. While there may be an intended social message coming out of the first episode, it amounts to an unintentional advocation of a caste system.

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