November 12, 2020

Ducks In Anime: Third Time's The Charm

-Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, Ep02

I know I mentioned this in passing, but the third anime installment of the Love Live! franchise is currently airing.  It feels like this one is going for something different, though... the "team" aspect of the previous two series seems to be missing somewhat.  Also missing is any of the dramatic tension of the "save our school" storyline from the first two: there's no way Nijigasaki High is going to close, not with the obvious funding it has.  I mean, it doesn't have holographic monitors at each desk... actually, I'm not sure it even has classrooms... but the United Center in Chicago, home of the Bulls, is smaller than the school's Club Wing.

Hell, there are entire towns smaller than the Club Wing.  So when you remove the whole reason behind the first two Love Live! series to occur, what do you do now?  To be completely honest about it, sell merchandise to anime fans.  Best way to sell merchandise to anime fans?  Cute girls. 

Except this time, we have TEN instead of nine.  I probably shouldn't be surprised that my favorite of the bunch, Yu... the one being leaned on... is the one member of the club that doesn't want to perform, choosing instead to be the manager.  All of the girls have a color associated with them; Yu's is black.  I gather she's taken the role of us, the player of the video game.

I'm not going to try and talk you into watching this show.  By now, you know if you're a fan of Love Live!.  If you are, you're probably already watching and you don't need me to tell you about it.  If you aren't, there's nothing different here from the first two and you're not likely to suddenly become a fan.  But it's got a rubber duckie in it, so that's okay with me.

What, you thought I'd leave it with just that arrow in the top picture?

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:20 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Having recently finished a watch-through of Ouran Host Club, I saw that arrow and started to worry something tragi-comic was going to happen to the poor ducky...

Posted by: GreyDuck at November 13, 2020 09:14 AM (rKFiU)

2 He is no rare Ming vase, thankfully!

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 13, 2020 08:27 PM (vNkOW)

3 I've been playing Hitman lately... and it has rubber ducks!
Unfortunately the rubber ducks are either a) explosives, placed by you, or b) environmental things that you are rewarded for hunting down and shooting. So that's not so great.

There are also ducks in Genshin Impact. I hear they can be hunted (like pretty much all the wildlife in that game) but I just let 'em do their thing. Hunting cranes and boars is more fun.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at November 14, 2020 04:55 PM (v29Tn)

4 I know where Hitman and TF2 got the idea from... see here for the great reveal!

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 14, 2020 11:44 PM (pN4dr)

5 Saw a rubber-duck night light at Home Depot, thought of you.

Posted by: Mauser at November 15, 2020 12:47 AM (Ix1l6)

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