Strike WitchesJuly 4, 2008 at 1:37 am | Posted in Strike Witches | 14 Comments
Hmm…yeah. I’m going to blog this moe crap. Because as much as I hate Gonzo, I love them too. I have nothing else to really do on Thursdays right now. So this is fine. Besides, I want something to make fun of (SA isn’t being as crappy lately). And Strike Witches is entertaining (for me anyway).
I’ve also wanted an opportunity to jump on board with a legal series for a while. Too bad Gonzo’s anime from last season didn’t interest me at all. But Strike Witches is much more my kind of show…at least more than the others.
I’ll start blogging it regularly next week (summary, thoughts, preview), but it’s really just about my first impression this week.
My first, first impression from the narration at the beginning and the opening sequence was kind of, “Magical Girl Nanoha meets Tokyo Mew Mew” but obviously, the Tokyo Mew Mew crap just comes from the random animal ears (very random). The idea of Nanoha comes from serious war-fighting with magic. Heck, even the magic circles they use remind me of Nanoha.
Oh and by the way, for a random insert…Nanoha DVDs are back baby!
Everyone else seems to be thinking Sky Girls, but I never saw that so…meh.
But really, I guess the initial impression of Nanoha that I got is what they’re going for anyway. Moe magical girl anime. The first episode is titled Magical Girl after all.
This show is so stupid. But I’m watching it anyway. I always enjoy a Gonzo anime because I love them for being the stupid ‘tards that they are.
Just…you know…not when they adapt shoujo manga. Because people who so clearly excel at random fanservice suck at trying any shoujo.
Oh yeah, and the caps are crappy, because I just didn’t download the good version. I’m broke right now anyway so it’ll be like that for a while. At least until my birthday next month. But! Just as long as it’s legal it’s fine!!!
This plot is so lame. I love it. I love it when the premise for a fighting anime is just enough to get the fights going. Though, the idea of a fighting anime would be better if it weren’t the greatest lazy animators of all time behind the wheel. But I will take action that’s not just crummy shounen wherever I can get it.
Heh…”No one knows where they’re from or why they’re here.” I bet that will be revealed later very hastily. Hmm…yes I already have my theories going.
None…of them have pants. None. There’s one girl who has a skirt, but really…look how many of them have no covering on their legs whatsoever. I bet the lolicons are into this anime.
I counted. They did close-ups on the girls’ “no pants” at least 12 times during this action sequence. It was so excessive that it was funny.
It’s…their uniform. When I was watching the previews I thought for sure it was either a gym uniform or just for the military. But no. They have the lolis at school walk around…like this. Wow. Any chance of realism just got thrown out the window.
Wow, not only is it an incredibly lame cliche plot, but they introduced it in such a lame way. Like Yoshika’s (the main girl btw) friend didn’t know all of this. They made this explanation even lamer than when the people on CSI explain forensics to each other.
And she’s anti-war, made a pinky promise. So many cliches.
Obvious out-of-nowhere plot twist. Now I know that it sounds like I keep bashing this show. But I’m really loving all of this obviousness.
Hey…hey…in case you haven’t heard Gonzo, Britannia is a country (actually America, and not Britain) that uses giant robots, not flying girls and is run by a guy named Charlie. No wait…excuse me. That would be the Holy Empire of Britannia. My mistake. Please continue trying to sound impressive by using the name Britannia. Roman crap just sounds so cool.
I say the sole reason why I’m enthusiastic enough about Strike Witches to blog about it would be Mio Sakamoto and her wonderful laugh. The awesome eyepatch (with the awesome eye magic) and the fact that she’s voiced by Saeko Chiba help too.
Oh…how nice it is to hear Saeko-san voice someone who’s not just crazy. I’ve missed that since Nagihiko said bye-bye in Shugo Chara!
She’s making proud declarations about her anti-war sentiments while pouting! It’s like moe-ified Gundam, isn’t it?
Until this point I was figuring…okay maybe it’s just hot where Yoshika lives and that’s why her uniform is like that. And all the girls fight in their underwear (or bloomers, but I swear that one loli just has undies on) because those plane things have to go on their legs (they’re called Striker Units, right?). But no. Random kitchen girl tells me to stop using logic. It’s just fanservice and for the random bloomer moe.
Yes, I have met guys (only two) who just like bloomers…for non-fanservice reasons (though they could be lying to me of course…sneaky boys).
lol. Obvious Gonzo CG. I was surprised that until this moment all the CG seemed to be acceptable (meaning, not totally unnecessary).
Bloomers aren’t enough, huh? The big-boobed girl and the loli with no shame (the one that’s just wearing her undies all the time) had to hang around in their bathing suits. Ah…what can you do?
A month? Wow…I could have sworn it just took a week or something. More montage time in the future Gonzo. Everything you guys showed could have taken place in a day! You know, in fanservice-filled anime…
And why is Yoshika blushing…yet again? They’re trying to make her so moe that she’ll annoy even the most dedicated fanboys.
The Neuroi look so lame. And they apparently suck at aiming too. Why haven’t a bunch of witches been able to beat them yet? Yeah girls…try real broomsticks next time!!!
Well…Even I thought this was too obvious to laugh at the first time through but since I pointed out almost every other obvious thing. lol…unnecessary moe cat-dog ears (even Grandma is moe!).
Oh? Anti-war sentiment gone already? Well…well…this is why you’re not my favorite Yoshika. No conviction and no awesome laugh, unlike Mio who has both. Or as I am already affectionately calling her, Eyepatch-sama! Because “-chan” just doesn’t fit her, does it? Ah, maybe Mio-sama alone is enough.
As for the OP and ED really quickly, nothing special. I expect that everything in the opening will appear in the anime at some point if Gonzo can get away with it (hey, it’s what they do). And both songs are pretty typical. Meh. I liked the ending a bit more. I think it’s all the seiyuu singing which includes some favorites of mine like Rie Tanaka, Sakura Nogawa, Ami Koshizumi, and (obviously) Saeko Chiba.
But I totally enjoyed this episode. And it’s legal anime (OMGYAY!), so I’m totally watching it.
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