Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Welcome, snark seekers. First proper week of the new season (albeit with a bunch of shows still to make an appearance), and for some shows at least the eyeroll factor is high. Makes for some good screenshots.

Before then, though, I’ve been playing catchup on a few shows and I’ll take a dig at them first. While I’m no Suruga fan, my inner completist insisted that I watch Hanamonogatari. I could hardly be worse than Tsukimonogatari, right? Especially as it features a girl who has the same attitude to tidying books away as my elder daughter.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

The animators were also cribbing heavily from 2010.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

I’d put a nearly identical shot from the movie in there for comparison, but screencapping DRM’d video from iTunes is verboten. Sigh. Also caught up on: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, where we have two people wishing for things that will never happen:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

The Shirobako team face many problems, but this one was unexpected:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

If you speak into the can, do you get a shady auditor on the other end? And finally in this catchup group, Log Horizon, which raises one of life’s important questions:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

I’m sure they’re not tight enough to count as hotpants, but the sentiment is valid.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

I suspect we all know how Naotsugu would like to interpret that statement. Moving on to things current, we’ll start with Absolute Zero, which would probably be an instant drop if it wasn’t such good material for this column…

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Now there’s an offer you don’t get every day.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Dude, aren’t you supposed to be at Magic High School? It’s just down the road, on the right…

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

YOU’RE FIRED.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

What services she’s offering for the dough remain unstated, but in that outfit you can work out the possibilities.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Is the Absolute Zero production office: “Quick, we need to ramp up the fanservice. What should we do?” “Imagination sequence?” “GENIUS.”

A pretty dire, by-the-numbers show, then. Enough so that I took to Twitter, wondering about possible shows that could be better:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Your turn. Testament of Sister New Devil wins the award for “Should’ve got a native speaker to decide on our English title” award. It also wins “Dignity? We don’t need no dignity” award for, oh, every event prior to the OP credits.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

We’ll be seeing a lot more of these, I think.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Why might that be? Oh, you spent the last 2 minutes DRY HUMPING HIM. Who’d’ve thought that would lead to something hard appearing. 0_o

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Remember, folks, this is the LITTLE sister. Although she wears male/female symbol hair baubles, so who knows what she’s thinking.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Emphasis on the ‘came’. Don’t encourage her to try that again, please. Unless there’s a hentai version. Once the credits rolled, though, this show became something almost completely different and rather more interesting, incidentally also saving itself from the instadrop list. Next up: Gao, GAO!

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Unbearably cute, aren’t they? Just don’t ask what they get up to at night.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

You probably can’t read it in this screencap, but they’re drinking Yurimilk. (Genuinely, that’s what it says.) I daren’t enquire to the method of production. Assassination Classroom certainly has the potential to be one of the more entertaining shows of the season:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

They’re gonna need more firepower. For which they could perhaps ask the lasses of Kancolle, except one’s kinda busy:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Sorry, dear, you’ll never beat Love Live! Maki. Meanwhile:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Well, outfits could be classed as weapons of mass distraction, I suppose… Speaking of idols:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Producer-san needs sleep. Badly. Cinderella Girls bit the dust this week, victim to the same “I’m just not feeling this” problem that killed the original Idolm@ster and Wake Up Girls! for me. Making idol shows entertaining is HARD. Making shows with manly MEN entertaining, though, just requires Jojo’s Egypt Arc.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

The dog hates Polnareff. I hate Polnareff. I love the dog already.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

They’re screwed. “It attacks by sound! Let’s TELL EACH OTHER THIS LOUDLY!” ::epic headdesk:: Moving on to Kamisama Kiss

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

…fortunately Nanami wasn’t an unhealthy / cursed girl on a beach. Or in any other show touched by Jun Maeda. Military! managed one sort-of gag before I gave up on it:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Watch what you’re frisking there. Mehlitary!, more like. Saekano, Saikano? Let’s call the whole thing off.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Ironically, I DID. Not calling the lead girl Chise was really missing a beat, too. And finally, a great fan of magical girls (me) encounters magical boys:

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

OKAAAAAY.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

Smaller than a Precure charm, but no less transformative.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

I’m going to be sniggering at that henshin call all series. At least they don’t have to engage in actual Love Making! with each other.

Anime Snapshots Roundup For Week Of January 9th, 2015

…is why we love this stuff. Come on.

And on that note, back to watching stuff. And grinding at this week’s School Idol Festival event. See you next week…

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