Sasami-San 7, Robotics 18, Polar bear 45

After the latest episode of Shin Sekai Yori with its thoroughly depressing story of possible human extinction at the hands of rat-pigs, I turned today to a Sasami-San@Ganbaranai with its equally depressing story where Sasami is dragged off by the cruel fragments of her mother after all her friends got the shit kicked out of … Continue reading Sasami-San 7, Robotics 18, Polar bear 45

Sasami-and-Kotoura-san 6, Kanojo Pet 19

I've been watching Sasami-San@Ganbaranai each week, wishing I knew more about the religions here and marveling at some of the visual ideas, but I began to worry that the show was drifting into a "supernatural being learns how to exist and make friends in the common world" theme, mind you, a Shaft/Shinbou version of such … Continue reading Sasami-and-Kotoura-san 6, Kanojo Pet 19

Winter 2013 pt5: I should have started with these first two shows

Well, the season now doesn't look as bleak as it did before. I should have gone to the good stuff to begin with ... Oh, wait, I tried that with KyoAni a couple days ago. Never mind. Leave it to SHAFT and Akiyuki Shinbou to deliver ... something. The art in Sasami-San@Ganbaranai is light with … Continue reading Winter 2013 pt5: I should have started with these first two shows