A double feature blog/review of the best show of the season so far… well, the only actually good show of the season. And also the show that’s not bad per se but isn’t actually good yet (if ever).
Alrighty, so here’s the thing. I probably enjoyed the first episode of Magical Boys more than some others. I reckon that to other anime viewers/bloggers, the first episode merely mocked the magical girl genre. That it was merely self aware and was riding on a singular joke. But to me, it was highly amusing because it was a straight up genderswapped episode of Pretty Cure. And it was totally UNironic, thus making it ironic in a good way. But ep 2 is gonna be the real make or break of Magical Boys.
Gonna do episode 1 of Rolling Girls, Sengoku Musou and Seiken Tsukai no World Break.
I remember this cartoon from when I was a kid. It was called The Smurfs. The Smurfs lived in a perfect, happy little society where everyone had their special skill that made them unique, yet they worked in unison for the betterment of all. They were hounded by an evil wizard, Gargamel, and his evil cat Azrael. They wanted to eat the Smurfs or turn them into gold. It depended on who was writing that given episode.
It was silly, but I liked it as a kid. Now that I’m an adult, I really wanna go back and revisit that cartoon, but since I’m an adult I wanna twist it around. Gargamel and Azrael got a bum rap. They were just trying to get back at those collectivist Smurfs who used Papa Smurf’s magic to get what they want and impose their will upon the world. And you know what? Azrael is dead. She died because she got Magic Rabies, and Papa Smurf refused to help. So now Gargamel is working with Azrael’s young litter of kittens, and they’re gonna get back at those wretched Smurfs for ruining this medieval world and letting Azrael die.
Pretty damn stupid sounding, right? Well, that’s the first episode of Yoru no Yatterman.