July 13, 2012

The Next Series: Voting!

You've nominated shows.  I've whittled them down to series I'd be willing to do, then added some titles as well.  And now... you get to vote.  But first, the final nominations:


Perhaps a strange choice, since it's on my list of favorite series of all time, but oh, is it ripe for the pickin'!  Little girls with terminal illnesses or severe injuries are taken away from their families, turned into cyborgs, trained as assassins and let loose on the enemies of Italy.  That's about as perfect a setup for a Wonderduck Episodic Review ever.


Humanity is fading away.  The fairies have come.  They're weird.  There's skinned poultry running around.  What more do you need to know?  (note: I've gotten all this from reading other reviews, I have no first-hand knowledge of this show)


Happy-go-lucky nuclear family hijinks.  No, wait, that's wrong.  Let's try again...  Dark. Grim. Violent. Cute. This is the way the world ends.  I'm almost SCARED to try Elfen Lied, it could be the greatest review fodder ever... or the worst. 


High school guy gets asked on a date by a beautiful classmate.  Woo!  Who then turns into a dark angel and kills him.  Oh.  He gets better.  Yay!  Because a devil brings him back to life as a servant.  Oh.  As far as shows go, it could be fun.  It could suck.  Either could make for good review stock!


The best show about martial arts combat for half-priced bento you'll ever find.  Fanservice, action, stupidity, cute girls, AND a surprisingly good story... it's nigh-on perfect for a review series!  I really liked it, wouldn't mind visiting it again to savage in one of my patented episodic reviews... I mean, I didn't like it THAT much.  Heh.


Girls with guns?  That's for amateurs!  In Upotte!, the girls are guns!  Really, how can this be bad?  It doesn't take itself seriously, except when talking tech-specs or everybody is shooting one another at short range.  I watched the first six episodes or so then let it go, but it showed great promise as a review topic.

So there are the choices.  It's up to you, my readers, now.  Voting closes at 10pm Central Pond Time on Sunday, July 15th.  One vote each, so make it count!  And let the "best" show win.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:08 PM | Comments (19) | Add Comment
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I vote for Upotte.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 13, 2012 10:10 PM (+rSRq)


Best series on the list, though ep 3 airs next week, so it could get worse.

Posted by: sqa at July 13, 2012 10:47 PM (5/dUV)

3 Elfen Lied... a work of art, but one I'll probably never revisit. GSG is a hard one to work with since it gets really slow-paced in the middle-to-late stages. And I know almost nothing about the rest.

Hmm. Blogsuki already had some fun with blogging Ben-To, but of the listed anime it's probably the one I'd find most amusing for you to take on.

Posted by: GreyDuck at July 13, 2012 11:12 PM (Buiw/)

4 Ben-to, hands down.

Posted by: Ed Hering at July 13, 2012 11:16 PM (X4WqB)

5 I cast my vote for Gun-spelled-backwards!


Posted by: J Greely at July 13, 2012 11:58 PM (2XtN5)

6 I cast my vote for Gun-spelled-backwards!

You wazzuh gnuh?

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 14, 2012 12:44 AM (PHdMw)

7 Upotte!

Posted by: David at July 14, 2012 12:53 AM (vyRm+)

8 Humanity Has Declined.  Since none of us know how it's going to end up.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 14, 2012 12:56 AM (PiXy!)

9 My vote goes to Upotte!

Posted by: thenullset at July 14, 2012 02:06 AM (Pc/aK)

10 Hmmm, I've seen Gunslinger girl, and Elfin Lied, DxD is on my downloaded but not watched section, and I checked out the first episode of Uppote on CR the other day and wasn't terribly impressed.

So I'm voting Ben-To, because those fairies looked awful.

Posted by: Mauser at July 14, 2012 02:25 AM (cZPoz)

11 Upotte!!  (Remember the second exclamation mark!)

Posted by: jt at July 14, 2012 06:35 AM (wFXI8)

12 Ben-to.

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at July 14, 2012 08:14 AM (T5fuR)

13 Ben-to. 

Posted by: Civilis at July 14, 2012 08:23 AM (CW57P)

14 (in hiragana, "gun" is written てっぽう; reverse the order of the characters, and you get うぽって = "upotte")


Posted by: J Greely at July 14, 2012 09:49 AM (2XtN5)

15 Ben-to!

Posted by: Shawn, but not lowercased shawn at July 14, 2012 07:05 PM (0d4fW)

16 SONG of WIND and TREES!
Oh wait..Troll Wonderduck month is in August.

Then I have to go with Ben-To.

Posted by: Brickmuppet at July 14, 2012 07:43 PM (e9h6K)

17 Humanity Has Declined.

Wish they'd translated it as "Humanity's Gone to Pot"....

Posted by: Maureen O'Brien at July 15, 2012 12:07 PM (fGqjI)

18 Voting's closed!

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 16, 2012 06:31 AM (p5kAx)

19 Yeah, I know the voting's closed... But I love GSG and Elfen Lied. Elfen Lied seems fractured, they should've made it longer and maybe less gratuitous.

Posted by: skyhack at July 19, 2012 07:52 PM (3ESSA)

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