Hey, at least we’re getting a show aimed at an audience who fancy themselves as manly men.
I don’t get the hate for this show, because despite delivering a poor start– there was nothing in this that felt offensively bad. The pacing was all over the place, and maybe some of you feel uncomfortable watching a young boy bathe with a fully naked blonde woman but other than that it was a decent opener with two nicely animated fight scenes. I can’t see how this is any worse than say… Mirai Nikki. The art in particular is eye catching, especially where line art is concerned. The unevenness along with the presence of a lot of small details give it a more organic feel.
Right now what I really like about Zetman is how it feels like a stylistic mix of dark western comic book heroes and Go Nagai’s Devilman. Here’s to hoping it gets a worthwhile run and doesn’t fall flat on its face.
Saint Seiya Omega
I keep hearing that Saint Seiya is a shounen series targeted towards females. I say they’re wrong and SSO is just fabulous— that’s all. It takes real guts to be as fabulous as SSO. However, I have to say that Saint Seiya Omega’s first episode was okay at best. Right now all I know is that Kouga has to protect Saori from a giant made out of glittering stars. YES. But it’s left such a strong impression I can’t help but check out the next episode.
Another plus for reviving such an old series, is how it easily reminded me of sentai ranger shows. The material’s universe is expandable and it’ll be easy to keep on introducing new saints, new moves and new villains. It’s a risk, but it could work out.
Out of these three shows, this is the one I feel the most optimistic about.
Well, this turned out terrible. It’s like the staff deduced that Medaka Box’s audience are unable to stay attentive at the long speeches so they had to incorporate a lot of effects regardless on whether or not that all came together aesthetically or helped the narrative flow. I don’t care if it’s shounen or if it’s running in Shounen Jump, it’s bad because there’s no cohesiveness in the visuals and the pacing feels disjointed. This is actually something that I’ve criticized in Gainax’s previous effort at an adapation– Dantalian no Shoka.
I have to admit though, it’s funny that this show is trying to play Medaka’s perfection straight off the bat and how only one character in the entire show seems immune to being swept into her pace. It’s a clever spin on the nature of main characters in general. That being said, there’s little about Medaka Box that holds my attention.