I did. I even have an .ogg of it, which I guess I’ll upload or something.
Sequel seasons pretty much ruin even the most beloved of series.
But not with Magical Boys, now this is how you do a sequel. Which is basically to give us exactly the same thing as from season 1.
Having said that, Magical Boys S2 is particularly good in reminding us of all the running gags we may have forgotten while only slightly ramping up the gayness and bukkake-ness of the first season.
I think the key to spotting a good second season vs a terriblefuckingpieceofruinousshitstain is in the number of !. If they stick to just one !, then the second season’s good. If they add a second ! like in K-On!/K-On!!, then it’s the latter.
tl;dr, I dig Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! S2 episode 1.
So I finally got around to finishing up Crimsons, aka “Eden no Umi” (Eden of the Sea? Sea of Eden?). It’s basically the dramatization of the Sockeye Salmon’s life cycle.
Spoilers after the jump because spoilers are nigh fucking unavoidable if I wanna talk about this manga.
Eden no Umi being a made up pun I made up, ’cause Crimsons is basically Eden no Ori… in the ocean!
I came upon Crimsons when the first couple chapters were first scanlated, and I liked it. But I didn’t really follow it. Welp, I finally got around to looking at it again and it seems it was completed. So I binged read.
Again, if I had to describe it, it’s basically Eden no Ori, but set in the sea. If you’ve never heard or read of Eden no Ori, then lemme describe it a lil’. It’s when a bunch of youngin’s get thrown into a hostile environment and there are sudden bouts of graphic death amidst an otherwise cute/comfy setting. It’s easy to spot. Just look for a character to have a “mind break”-face whenever something dies horribly or if there’s some abrupt death of a main character.
There, I’ve spoiled the early portion of the manga. Kinda unavoidable if I wanna talk about it at all. Oh well, not like it was any surprise. It’s more of a “will they do it or are we getting something toned down?”. I do dig that predators are depicted as eldritch abominations, at least in the earlier chapters. Pity they become less mythical as time progressed.
Anyways, each chapter’s typically broken down to 3 parts. The opening segment focusing on a water flea. The water fleas are awesome. They’re all philosophers and some are outright geniuses. But they’re near the bottom of the totem pole. Then we have the actual Salmon main story, which is interjected with scenes of a professor and his student explaining stuff while engaging in an illicit relationship.
Anywho, it’s a decent read and it’s only 20 chapters + 3 chapter side story. Give it a read.
Okay, so this post is a tad late. I wanted to do one post per day so I held off of reviewing these, but stuff came up and I simply haven’t had time to watch any anime.
I just tried watching Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R #1 before making this post, but got interrupted halfway, right before we’re getting to the meat of the story. So I only saw the boring setup part and not the hook. Bleh.
So, just a quickie review for Koukaku and Sekkou, since I’m short on time. They’re both okay. Koukaku has a vibe like it’s based on a manga from the late 90s/early 00s. It’s pretty okay but perhaps a tad underwhelming. I saw half of the second episode, which looked pretty good.
Sekkou Boys, same deal. Kinda good but not quite hooking me with the first episode.
It’ a shame. This season looks like there’s a lot of possibly visually decent though somewhat mediocre series and well, real life just ain’t letting me see if there’s any gems. Bummer.