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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:05 pm Reply with quote
You mean, the gall force, you say.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 pm Reply with quote
Wow, I need to watch this. It sounds a little like a more fantastical HoiHoi-san.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:39 pm Reply with quote
The main thing that bothers me about this show is just that it's another "recursive anime," heavily referencing The Culture and made solely for otaku. All we've got in that category this season is this and Isekai Quartet, so maybe that trend is finally dying out, but it's still kind of disappointing that it exists. Especially when it takes the Big Bang Theory approach of "lol he's such a creep but also a harmless dork, so it's funny."
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:04 pm Reply with quote
When Nona was freaking out about the reality of her situation, I can't be the only one who thought "Don't you get it!? You see the hat!? I am Mrs. Nesbitt!!!" right?
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:28 am Reply with quote
Just noticed the music in the opening scene is Luminous and Unstoppable. I wonder how they got the rights to that?
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:20 pm Reply with quote
kotomikun wrote:
... it's another "recursive anime," heavily referencing The Culture and made solely for otaku. All we've got in that category this season is this and Isekai Quartet, so maybe that trend is finally dying out

You do realize that you just jinxed yourself, right? You could have said the exact same thing about the Isekai genre (which has only two new series this season and one of them is said low budget short) and no one is expecting that to kick the bucket any time soon (unless truck-kun is involved).
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote
Steve wrote:
Well, the bar for short anime this season is just rolling around on the ground, so it's not hard for AMAZING STRANGER to clear it.

Maou: "Apologize! Apologize to all the fans of Senryu Girl and Isekai Quartet across Japan!"

In all seriousness, if this weren't a short-form anime, I would've dropped this series like a rock many times over by now. It isn't outright offensive or anything (or even its "short" status wouldn't be able to save it), it's just dull and filled with characters that might as well be actual plastic figures. Granted, Isekai Quartet is only decent at best, and this is coming from someone who has experience with all four franchises and gets all of the jokes.

Senryu Girl is held up by its centering around possibly the cutest couple of this season (which is helped by it not having much competition in that department).
Take notes, Wise Man's Grandchild. And go and sit in the corner and reflect on what you've done.
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