February 08, 2017
There is no doubt, however, that the true breakout star of the series is Hikari, the vampire. She's basically the most realistic high school girl I've ever seen in an anime series. I mean, other than the whole "vampire" thing, of course. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but not too terribly long after I returned from grad school in ignominious defeat, my old theatre teacher from high school called and hired me to do the lighting design for a play the theatre department at his new school was doing. He had a lot of expectations of this one, because it was being entered into the All-State Theatre Festival... there were something like 900 shows being considered, but only six would be chosen. The name of that play? Dracula. A fairly faithful retelling of the original vampire story, in fact. And o, did I go wild on that design! Easily the best of my 200+ lighting designs, in fact. Anyway, we did go downstate, where I got to take a custom light design run via computer and turn it into something using a generic light plot run via a manual control board. That only took four hours to do. I digress. They say that there isn't a competition between the "full-length feature presentations" at All-State; officially, they're right. Unofficially, however, that's a bunch of hooey and everybody attending knows it. I saw four of the five other plays downstate, and the fifth I saw when it ran here in Duckford at a private high school. Not only were we the best of the bunch, it wasn't even close. I'm honestly not bragging about that, it's just a simple fact. We had a good bunch of kids... which brings me back to my original point: Hikari reminds me of, like, three of my students rolled into one. Good kids, all of 'em. If you've been watching the show, you undoubtedly remember the laugh-out-loud moment from the most recent episode: when Hikari needs to chew on someone because "her teeth itch." Relative to that scene, I found this:
For everybody that ISN'T watching the show, hopefully that just convinced you to do so. You're seriously missing out.
I'm enjoying Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. I'm ADORING Interviews with Monster Girls.
Posted by: GreyDuck at February 09, 2017 08:40 AM (rKFiU)
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Posted by: J Greely at February 09, 2017 09:12 PM (CLiR9)
(Honestly I'm glad that the "potentially sex-crazed" one is an actual adult character. That would've been way way too skeevy otherwise, and this show already dances along that line.)
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Posted by: Wonderduck at February 10, 2017 08:41 AM (UDOXQ)
(homeschooling is mostly illegal, by the way, although a quick search suggests there's a small community of activists fighting for it)
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