So here it goes, my very first post on AOIA.
The final episodes of noitaminA’s Anohana and [C]is out as we reach the end of the spring season, both finales were equally mind blowing (in a good and bad way). I considered talking about both endings in depth but to be honest, I suck at that and Valence already wrote the one for [C] so lets just talk about finales and endings in general.
Oh, possible spoilers if you have yet to watch the finales, so BEWARE.
Given that one of my recent posts seems to have blown up in my face, in an attempt to avoid making any comments that others might accuse me of being elitist for, I decided to spend the afternoon clearing off my downloaded episodes.
I downloaded almost everything, Ika Musume, MM! and Fortune Arterial included. What I soon realized after watching though, was that I’m a really bad fortune teller : everything I expected to be bad was good, and everything I expected to be good weren’t as good as I expected. Continue reading
It doesn’t take much to see that GAINAX’s latest controversial offering, Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt, is referencing American cartoons at every corner possible. Aside from Chuck, who the creators said was a homage to Gir from Invader Zim, the entire show seems to be one elaborate parody of The Powerpuff Girls. The show even attests to this by including characters with the Powerpuff Girls’ faces in the show as cameos, hidden to most by spotted by the sharp-eyed. Some call it a fresh concept. Some call it an affront to American animation, an insult of Western Culture and perhaps, completely unacceptable to any normal person to watch.
However, it occurred to me that all that might just have been the point of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.