Strike Witches – Episode 02July 11, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Strike Witches | 7 Comments
I was a bad girl. I illegally downloaded the episode. Bad me. I watched the streaming version, but I didn’t take any of my screencaps the first time through. I usually try to go through after and get some images.
But…um…we just got a Wii yesterday. And I think anyone who has a Wii can accept that as a perfectly good excuse. By the time I was done playing, I was too tired to do anything and…tehe. The next morning the stream was gone. Just like it’s supposed to be.
I’m going to have to start remembering about that. At least until I get my own methods of payment to buy the downloads (just 23 more days…).
Now that my confession is out of the way, let’s move on. I will be blogging Strike Witches every Thursday (or Friday if my scheduling gets messed up). I assume making fun of fanservice and cliches will get old after a while, but I can at least give reports on Mio and her awesome laugh every week. It’ll never get old (at least for me).
Yeah…okay. I’m not doing summaries for this show. If I take it too seriously (even enough to summarize it without being sarcastic) it stops being fun. So there. I won’t even pretend anymore.
I think this episode was better than the last one. It came across as having a legitimate (though really common) storyline. And there was almost no fanservice. Amazing.
It could be possible, that I’ll start watching this show just to laugh a little, but actually get a little sucked into the storyline. I know it’s happened to me before. I watch a ridiculous harem comedy, but then actually start caring about what happens. It’s weird.
But it’s still so moe, so I doubt I’ll ever really take it seriously. At least I can always enjoy Mio-sama and her laugh. If there’s ever an episode where she doesn’t laugh, I’ll…have so much less to talk about.
lol. I know what we were supposed to be thinking. Oh I should have known. How could I not expect that going into this? There’s what…11 girls in this show? And pretty much no guys. At least no guys their age. I was already expecting fan pairings, but Gonzo is setting stuff up for us, even if they’ll probably never make any of it canon.
You know when I think I’m right to say a fight scene is entertaining? When it’s hard to get a screencap. Because that means the fighting actually had action. I’m surprised Gonzo. You cut corners in this episode, but you didn’t cut that many.
Lame. I always hate the second episode of any fighting anime where the main character doesn’t like fighting. Because usually, they just get in the way until suddenly they pretty much save the day. It’s pretty lame. And Yoshika was annoying. She’s the sort of moe, I don’t like. But I can tolerate her. Hopefully they’ll make her grow up a bit in the series and I can even grow to like her.
More awesome points for Mio. Magic katana = awesome. How many more awesome things will be revealed about Mio? Does she have a fanclub full of jealous girls? If she does…more awesome points.
You know, if you watch any anime where the anti-fighting character goes through their sudden change, it sounds the same. “There’s nothing I can do. I want to do something.” Boohoo.
But I can at least Yoshika’s sudden disappearance of her anti-war attitude makes sense since this war isn’t even against other people. Though that just makes me remember how stupid her anti-war attitude was in the first place.
And here comes the moe Mary-Sue to save the day. Whoopee. At this point, who was betting that she’d be, “incredibly powerful for a newcomer” or something equally lame?
Incredibly powerful newcomer pretty much saves the day…confirmed. And watch the eyes roll. Let’s bet she faints next.
Oh snap! Didn’t see that one coming! Seriously, I was going through this in my head the first time through.
And to get away from the lame cliches…let’s take a look at a much more entertaining cliche.
Jealous Mio fangirl confirmed! AWESOME! I expect completely ridiculous humor to evolve from this. Don’t disappoint me Gonzo.
And you may have noticed the gap, because up until this point I was enjoying the anime as if everything were just…a legitimate story. It was nice. Yoshika talking about her dad’s bad timing was a nice touch. It actually made me feel bad for Yoshika.
Then they went straight for the histeric crying. I’m sorry. I have never seen anyone cry like that. First you just start…crying…and then you start sobbing. I hate it when someone just starts sobbing. I’ve never seen it happen. It takes at least five seconds to get there.
But the enjoyment returns with Mio and her awesome laugh~! She’s so cool~!
Um…it looks like an episode about one of the other girls who hasn’t even said anything yet. She’s cute. I’ll probably like her. Don’t know her name and didn’t feel like grabbing a screencap. But next week’s episode looks more light-hearted, so I expect fanservice again…and ridiculous humor. Don’t care about the fanservice, but I look forward to ridiculous humor.
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