March 02, 2012

Voting Is Now Open

That's right, you read that correctly.  I have an urge.  I have a need.  I have an itch, which the doctor gave me an ointment for but never mind that now.  I have... a hunger.  I must do my annual episodic series recap.  Two years ago, it was Ga-Rei Zero.  Last year, Rio Rainbow Gate! was both my muse and my bane.  And now, it is time for me to strike whimper suck recap again... and I'm going to let YOU, my endearing readers that I lovingly call The Pond Scum, vote on what series I'll do.  Here are the candidates:

High School Of The Dead

Zombie Apocalypse meets Japanese High Schoolers in a fight to the death... undeath... whatever.  Great action, hideously top-heavy female character designs, comedy... what's not to like?

Toshokan Sensou (Library Wars)

In the not-too-distant future (next Sunday A.D.), the Government cracks down on books and magazines it deems offensive.  Naturally, the nation's librarians take up arms against the oppressors.  Or something like that.  Not terrible art, some fun times, action, romance... what's not to like?

Black Lagoon

The times are grim.  The times are dark.  Nuns and maids are heavily armed.  And everybody has a toothache.  Violence, awfully black humor, good art, and you see a helicopter shot down by a torpedo.  For what it's worth, the seiyuu for Revy, Megumi Toyoguchi, has a voice like liquid sex... not that you'll be able to hear it on here.

Blood-C

Schoolgirl is a little klutzy, a little dim, quite friendly, and able to kill everybody within a 50m radius using her sword without breaking a sweat.  Fortunately, she's just a demon hunter.  Or is she?  Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!  The most recent show of the four, it's got the best art and the worst hairstyle I've ever seen (see above).  Also: grim, dark, toothache.  Or is it?

So those are your choices.  Consider them wisely, for your mind may be at stake.  Mine is already forfeit.  Balloting is open until 1159pm Sunday, March 4th.  One vote per reader (unless you're from Chicago).  Leave your choice in the comments.  No write-ins.  The top rung is not to be used as a step.  Huh, will you look at that: "breach hull, all die."  I even had it underlined.  Make your picks, place your bets!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:27 PM | Comments (18) | Add Comment
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1 Lagoon Noir

Posted by: brickmuppet at March 02, 2012 10:34 PM (EJaOX)

2 High School of the Dead

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 02, 2012 10:44 PM (+rSRq)

3 Gotta go with Black Lagoon. Would you be doing both seasons?

Posted by: Andrew F. at March 02, 2012 10:55 PM (NbayB)

4 Black Lagoon

Posted by: flatdarkmars at March 02, 2012 10:56 PM (I55Es)

5 Black Lagoon.

Posted by: metaphysician at March 02, 2012 11:06 PM (3GCAl)

6 What part of "hideously top-heavy female character designs" are you guys having a hard time understanding?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 02, 2012 11:08 PM (+rSRq)

7 I've seen Black Lagoon and HSotD, and while it would be fun to read your review of either, I'd rather see your review of something I haven't. So I vote for Blood-C.

Posted by: David at March 02, 2012 11:09 PM (Kn54v)

8 H.O.T.D. is the only possible follow-up to Rio.  Black Lagoon, for all that I liked it...mostly... well, the second season involves taking a hammer, and pounding yourself in the nads with it.  Repeatedly.  It's not bad... it's just damn brutal.  

Posted by: ubu at March 03, 2012 01:02 AM (GfCSm)

9 I've seen part of Black Lagoon and found myself worn down by the grimness and I didn't even get to the 2nd season. I think I have to back Steven up on his vote, here: HSotD.

As an aside, I also picked up a DVD of the MST3K movie ("I calculated the odds... then went ahead and did it anyway"). Unfortunately it's the cheapest rendition of anything ever; the DVD itself is actually sticky due (apparently) to the misapplication of adhesive for the disc's label, or something. Ugh.

Posted by: GreyDuck at March 03, 2012 01:10 AM (eHm8o)

10 GD, perhaps you're right about us being related.  The first DVD I ever owned, even before I had a way to actually play it, was MST3K:TM.  Mine wasn't sticky though.

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 03, 2012 01:45 AM (O9XO8)

11 It's not the best show listed there, but honestly, Blood-C is probably the one which would be most "interesting" to write/read about...

Posted by: DiGiKerot at March 03, 2012 03:01 AM (BNl9U)

12 HSOTD.  After Rio, it might help.

Believe it or not, it has some good character development in it.

Posted by: Mauser at March 03, 2012 07:38 AM (cZPoz)

13 I enjoyed Lagoon alot, but if you are to do my bidding, I want a review of something that I haven't seen.  I vote for "High School of the Dead".

Posted by: Siergen at March 03, 2012 12:56 PM (3/gGt)

14 HSotD

Posted by: jcm3 at March 03, 2012 03:33 PM (OU30d)

15 I vote for HSotD on the grounds that it probably does the best of combining the natures of your two previous reviews in one show.

(Blood-C would be a more pure Rio experience, but you already put yourself through Rio once for our sakes.)

Posted by: Chris Siebenmann at March 03, 2012 09:57 PM (qk1Uz)

16 Black Lagoon made my top 10 of the 2000's list, but like the others I'd rather see you review something I haven't watched - but might. 

HSotD.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 04, 2012 06:20 AM (PiXy!)

17 Black Lagoon is the only series I haven't seen which would make me lean towards it but I'm going to vote High School Of The Dead because I think that will be the most entertaining to read.

Posted by: thenullset at March 04, 2012 08:56 AM (q6GRX)

18 Black Lagoon, which I have seen, or, failing that, Blood-C, which I haven't but am curious about.

Posted by: EdwardM at March 04, 2012 09:47 PM (gBlA1)

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