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This Week in Anime - Himote House is a Hidden Absurdist Comedy Gem




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flammie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:01 pm Reply with quote
I think Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore is the pinnacle of the Gdgdverse so far, but Himote House had some fun bits.
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harminia



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:05 pm Reply with quote
It was one of my most anticipated series of that season (as a fan of gdgd fairies, gdmen (my best anime of 2018), naria girls etc), but I only got around to watching it this week.
I feel like it's not as funny as gdgd, but (like Naria), it gets funnier as it goes along. It was really nice seeing the fairies together again (I knew Mimorin was in it, but hadn't realised the other two were, but while listening to Tokki speak I was like "dude that's gotta be shrshr")

The TPP adlib bit was so good. Enishi's expressions were so hilarious, how they look away or tear up and stuff.

I'm always happy to see the anime references in the ED in these shows. It's fun guessing them, and in this case it was cute seeing sort of made-out-of-what-you-have cosplays that work.
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MarthKoopa



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm Reply with quote
A "gem" isn't really accurate. More like a big turd with some fragments of a gem stuck inside it
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KyokoBestMeguca



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm Reply with quote
I'm glad we can all agree that Dio is best girl, especially when she talks about Senegalese wrestling.
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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm Reply with quote
I guess it isn't really fair to compare this show to Teekyu, since that series had pre-existing material to draw from and nine seasons to figure out what worked and what didn't, but all things considered I think I personally prefer this kind of absurdism in two-minute rather than twelve-minute installments.
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gridsleep



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:12 am Reply with quote
I laughed at the old guy under the bed bit. It takes a lot to get me to laugh. I don't know if I could survive Himote House. I'll have to watch all the gdgds, too.
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Lord Oink



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:21 am Reply with quote
MarthKoopa wrote:
A "gem" isn't really accurate. More like a big turd with some fragments of a gem stuck inside it


It's rated as the worst anime of the season, but the pre-order numbers aren't terrible. We'll see how it turns out.
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Mhora



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:23 pm Reply with quote
Thank u for writing about these strange girls. I do not get why people hate on it xD eveey season needs a target...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:14 pm Reply with quote
Lord Oink wrote:
It's rated as the worst anime of the season
Where?
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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:13 pm Reply with quote
vonPeterhof wrote:
Lord Oink wrote:
It's rated as the worst anime of the season
Where?

Probably MAL, but I just checked and there's like 8 shows below it.
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dm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:27 pm Reply with quote
Thank you so much for this dialogue/review/commentary. I would never have watched this series without it.

It is wonderful. Just amazing. It reminds me a little of Joshiraku, but with better chemistry among the cast.

I can tell I've been missing out. Now to check out gdgd fairies....
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cfalcon



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:30 pm Reply with quote
Thanks, this article reminded me to finish watching the show. After I got used to the janky visuals (which are reminiscent of Kemono Friends), I found this show comfy and often hilarious.
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