Waremete is a Wonder

[Ohys-Senketsu] Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.53_[2014.11.09_11.06.00]

That’s right. I am traced CGI.

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete had lots of bad animation and non-animation right from the get-go. You can even see how most are badly traced CGI. It was decent episode 3 onwards, with only occasional failings, but the damage was done.

There’s a reason why many series debuts with higher visual quality than what it will have for the rest of its run. A significant amount of viewers get turned off by anything ugly. And production schedules usually aren’t messed up yet at the beginning.

Volume 1 sold a measly 400+ BD/DVDs in its first week. Whether its quality animation had anything to do with it failing commercially or not, no one can say for sure. I just wanted to mention its animation failures to open the post.

Yes, this title wasn’t watched a lot. And yes, I liked it very much. So let me dedicate a short post about it in the pretext that I’m doing this because it didn’t sell and it deserves more love (because love is making a blog post about it). Continue reading

Argevollen is Good, Your Taste is…

Before the season started, many were probably dismissing Argevollen as Xebec fanservice crap with mecha. The director’s previous works were Kanokon, Ladies vs. Butlers, Motto To Love-Ru, and To Love-Ru Darkness. It can’t probably be anything more than fanservice crap.

b-b-but where's the pantsu?

b-b-but where’s the pantsu?

Even if the fewer who took the time to know who the series composition was thought he has written/directed a good amount of series they liked, they would still be pretty skeptical. It’s still XEBEC and it’s still being directed by that person.

The season started and some people tried Argevollen. Many dropped it and many who stuck with it didn’t like it that much and was just hoping for it to improve to their liking even now. Even for those who are still watching it, some think that the pacing is incredibly slow, the ever-important plot only mildly interesting, and the characters cliche and bland.

Why am I dedicating all these sentences to saying what the majority thought about Argevollen? To bash them for not seeing the good in Argevollen. Nothing personal, just taking advantage of my anonymity on the internet. I don’t mind having contrasting opinions with others. But if those opinions are different because they lack the capacity to evaluate and understand things properly, then we have a problem. This is the case for Argevollen.  People do not like it not because of their tastes, but because they don’t have the ability to understand what it’s doing. I sound arrogant and I have every right to be. I am superior and people must know. It’d be such a waste of superiority if I don’t let people know.

Okay I suck at being mean.

Anyway, I like Argevollen. It being 6.4 in MAL tells me that liking it is a pretty rare thing because almost everything’s above 7.0 there, ongoing or finished.

UPDATE: The show became inconsistent throughout so this post is only half-representative of my feeling for the show Continue reading