November 15, 2017

Ducks In Anime: Out Of The Darkness, A Light

-Aquarion Logos, Ep02
Despite my advancing years, my eye can still be distracted by cute representatives of the opposite sex, even to the point of watching an anime series solely because of a character design.  Oh, it doesn't happen often... I usually require something more than that, like a storyline or grand concept that is appealing... but upon occasion everything will line up just right.  As I wasn't really paying attention to anything this season... I still intend to finish up Girls Last Tour... I said "what the hell," and began watching Aquarion Logos.

This was not the best idea I ever had.  I acknowledge that giant robot shows can in theory be interesting and enjoyable.  Having acknowledged that, I need to state that Aquarion Logos does nothing to prove that theory correct.  Lots of combining small ships to make a big one, lots of yelled attack moves, flat-out awful animation levels, a stupid stupid plot... really, the only worthwhile thing in it is the Tagonist, Maia (above).  Yes, tagonist.  She's not on the side of Right And Good, so she can't be the protagonist, but she's not on the side of Darkness and Evil anymore either, so she's no antagonist.  So she's a Tagonist. Oh, and the cafe that's a front for the Good Guys' Giant Robot Hangar has a row of rubber duckies, as seen up top there.  Sadly, even the combination of cut-off jeans shorts and rubber duckies cannot save this series.

* Yes, I know I'm not using protagonist and antagonist correctly.  Just roll with it.

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1 To be fair, she *is* cute...

Posted by: Ben at November 16, 2017 06:42 AM (4E68E)

2 I still think Yoko was Will's favorite thing about Gurren Lagann. I wasn't really paying attention to the show, but every time I saw her on screen, she had a very large gun very strategically placed, and Will kept denying it was intentional. Not sure if he was trying to fool me or himself. 

Actually, I feel bad, because he used to re-watch Gurren Lagann every year, but he hasn't watched it since I made fun of it seven years ago. Will! You can totally watch it this year! I promise I won't say anything *and* I'll wait until your back is turned to roll my eyes!

Posted by: Mrs. Will at November 16, 2017 06:51 AM (JPRju)

3 I've made two stabs at Gurren Lagann and just can't get past the first half dozen or so episodes. I'm assured that it's actually brilliant and moving and such. Eventually.

To the more cogent point, though: I like that the artist didn't simply copy-pasta one duck repeatedly to make that line-up.

Posted by: GreyDuck at November 16, 2017 08:36 AM (rKFiU)

4 "I promise I won't say anything *and* I'll wait until your back is turned to roll my eyes!"   There you have it, that's true love right there, people!

Posted by: Rick C at November 16, 2017 09:12 AM (ECH2/)

5 GD, no, he copy-pasted TWO ducks.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 16, 2017 06:50 PM (EVb8m)

6 What Greyduck said.  I want to like Gurren Lagann sooooo bad...and I just can't make it past the first several episodes.

And yet, I own...I'm not entirely sure how many figures of Yoko Littner.  It's a fleet.  And there are *at least* three I don't have, that I will obtain at some point.  The Real-Image, the Alter, and the Bunshitsu.

Posted by: Ben at November 16, 2017 07:01 PM (4E68E)

7 I must be more exhausted than I thought to have posted my email.  Crap.

Posted by: cxt217 at November 17, 2017 07:46 PM (kS3Mo)

8 I took care of it for you, CXT.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 17, 2017 09:45 PM (EVb8m)



But seriously, it is a sad thing to say that the series I am most interested in watching this season actually began LAST season.


Posted by: cxt217 at November 18, 2017 12:19 AM (kS3Mo)

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