January 08, 2012
However, I had heard a rumor that the 9th episode of Carnival Phantasm was going to be something I would find truly special... a Grand Prix race using the F/SN characters. Eh? Really? So it was with a sense of excitement that I started the episode... and imagine my surprise when the rumors appeared to be true!
My heavens, could it be true? I mean, sure, there was going to be silly things going on, but it really looked like we'd be getting a Formula 1 Grand Prix-style race for our enjoyment! We haven't seen one of those since Yakitate Japan Ep44! I was actually excited.
Oh. Never mind. Wacky Races... or maybe Scramble Wars. Darn it (*kicks imaginary pebble, sulks*).
I mean, Carnival Phantasm was probably the best chance I had to retire from blogging! As I said somewhere, if there's ever an anime with F1 and rubber duckies involved, I'd shut The Pond down with no regrets. And CP just blew it. Oh well... better luck next time.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 08, 2012 08:17 PM (+rSRq)
I must find this show.
Posted by: brickmuppet at January 08, 2012 11:13 PM (EJaOX)
And too many of the good bits (of which there weren't a lot) were cribbed from comedy doujin I read years ago. The one where everyone ends up sleeping in the sun on the futons, for example...
Did it settle down and get better?
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at January 09, 2012 05:53 AM (GJQTS)
Posted by: Wonderduck at January 09, 2012 07:45 AM (f/6aJ)
Now I remember... it wasn't doujinshi at all. It was actually Type-Moon's own comedy comics. (So you can't really blame them, they're their own scripts!) I thought the Sakura one was done considerably better than the comic, though - extra layer of humor through Sakura's own vanity, which was missing from the original.
How could they have missed the scene with a shirtless Archer riding on the front of the car, though? Come on, he's the only other character from -anything- who could pull that off.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at January 10, 2012 05:32 AM (GJQTS)
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