12 Days of Something VI: Brainless Entertainment

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Just ignore that thing in my eye, it means nothing.

Each year there seems to be an ever growing number of series that are fantastically action-filled and fun to watch as long as one does not care about such matters as plot or character development. I may not have watched much in the 2nd half of the year, but the winner of this category in 2016 was established before summer began. I’m decreeing that the award for Brainless Entertainment in the medium of anime is awarded to Big Order.

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That’s not a joke.

Previous winners of this award that I just made up for this post include Triage XTo Aru Majutsu no Index II: The Punchening, Sekirei, and Needless. Hell, I didn’t even watch that last one until I was getting utterly blitzed by endless panty shots, but I digress. The things these shows have in common are tons of fanservice shots, plenty of action, and the complete ability to have no idea what the plot was having watched all of it.

So here’s what one needs to know about Big Order*:

  • Eiji is fucking clueless as a leader, but he knows he’s a mere puppet
  • In the manner of Star Trek, Eiji’s crew sends him out because why the hell not, he’s the main character.
  • Eiji is also into his younger sister…yeah in that way.
  • Rin in funny for dying repeatedly in one episode, but because she’s immortal she keeps coming back for more punishment.
  • Iyo is best girl
  • Big Order also shows the most comical understanding of how humans reproduce in anime
  • Half the 10 episodes are devoted to something like NTR bullshit, yet I still finished

If none of that has turned you off from watching the best brainless anime of the year, then go ahead and enjoy Big Order. I’m not being paid to say that either since who the hell would take my opinion on this blog seriously to begin with.

*statements may not be entirely accurate

12 Days of Something V: Because Why The Hell Not

triagex08aFor anyone out there tempted to watch this series after reading this post I will simply say this: don’t watch Triage X. It’s a bad show and anyone should feel bad if they do end up liking it. Yet, there was one episode I still remember fondly from its 10 episode (10 episodes is always a sign of a bad show) run. Unfortunately for those hoping I’d have taste it’s the 8th episode.

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The Bad Spring 2015 Anime Season Preview

 

Sorry, the Prison School anime is next season.
Sorry, the Prison School anime is next season.

I thought I would never come back to writing posts like these. They never turn out to work, I spend a ton of time and effort and no one really reads them anyway. However, I really needed something, anything to write about this season that wasn’t terribly meta or utterly depressing. So here I am back again to write about the upcoming season and not a single one of you will actually read this paragraph.

The obvious caveats that go with this are numerous. If you’ve listened to any of the recent Friday Anime Podcast season preview episodes, I’m the guy who knows fuck all about studios and who has a taste worse than Kelloggs, but no one bothers anymore about saying that because I’m beyond hope. So don’t expect to be informed by any of this.