Hey…Wait…What?

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Heybot

So a few weeks back my boys were over for the weekend. I had stolen the PS3 controller from my younger son and was looking for something other than the Hunter x Hunter marathon he was planning (he has been watching it, but I haven’t).

I started the first episode of Tigermask (as a bit of a joke), had a laugh, but quickly gave it up. Then I decided to (also as a joke on him) play an episode of Heybot.

My first impressions were one of mystified amusement. My son was repeatedly laughing and asking: “What the hell is going on.”

First impressions are sometimes on the nose.

We got over halfway through the first episode, then decided his older brother needed to watch it as well. So we called him in and restarted the episode. His reaction was much the same. “It’s as if someone did a bunch of cocaine and hallucinogens and then decided to make a show” was his description.

I wasn’t going to argue this.

Heybot is, I guess, a show aimed at a younger audience. The show takes place on the fictional island of Nejigajima and follows the Prince of this island and his robot (Heybot). They collect screws to use to compete in battles to tell the best joke. The island is all about these screws. The  Prince is creepily obsessed with screws. No, really. He creeps out other characters with his obsession.

The humor is fast paced, often juvenile, random, and occasionally clever. They do like to mess about with anime tropes on a regular basis. Not in a subtle way mind you. The humor does work. Often in a very confused what-the-hell sort of way, but it does get a chuckle.

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  The animation is nothing to write home about. It’s kid’s show style of animation. It is not bad for what it is and fits the format well.

Attention Parents: Mostly the show is harmless. There is some sexual suggestiveness in parts and bad body humor.

Would I recommend this show?

Maybe? My son now likes it (or at least watches it for the weird factor). I have gotten laughs out of it. Give it a try if you want to watch an off-beat, random show.

Until next time: Happy Viewing!

 

 

It’s Convention Time!

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It’s that time of year again for me and the boys.

Anime Milwaukee is the first con of the year for us. I’ll be taking my two boys, their cousin, and my older son’s best friend. Myself and 4 teens in one room (*shudder*), pray for me.

Anime Milwaukee is the largest Anime Con in Wisconsin. Attracting 9000+ attendees. It is held at The Hyatt Regency and Wisconsin Center, February 17-19.

It usually is a pretty fun time and has a fair amount good guests.

This year the line up includes the following voice actors:

  

VIC MIGNOGNA        IAN SINCLAIR

  

LAURA BAILEY       MAX MITTELMAN

  

LAURA POST            ZACH AGUILAR

  

ERICA MENDEZ     ERICA LINDBECK

Among several others.

There are other fashion, artists, and cosplay guests as well.

Also con favorites:

SAMURAI DAN AND JILLIAN

Who are an absolute blast to see. If you get a chance, go to one of their panels.

It should be a fun time.

Pictures in a couple of weeks!

 

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 30!!!

An Anime You Wished Never Ended and Continued On

Whew! Finally day 30.

I kept up with it.

Now I have a couple of choices that I would’ve like to see have another season, but go on indefinitely? No..

So, I will mention two that come to mind where I would’ve liked to see another season.

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior (Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou )

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I really enjoyed this show. Good animation. Like-able characters. Good comedy. Sweet story line.  There is more content, but perhaps not enough for another season. It is a simple, light romance of a show. It is not going to grip you with intensity, it is just a fun, easy to watch show…and I like those!

World Conquest Zvezda Plot ( Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda)

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I loved the random, oddness of this show. It had an interesting premise: Following the “evil” organization that was trying to take over the world and their battles with the “good” guys. It kind of blurred the lines of who was actually “good” and “evil”. The costuming was ridiculous and amusing and seeing what was going on behind the scenes in every day life of this group was a fun watch. I would’ve liked to see where it could have gone.

 Well This was my final post for the “30 Day Anime Challenge”: Thank you for reading!

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 29

Anime You Wished Was Real

Oh Damn! I almost forgot to do this today!

Anime I wished was real?

I don’t really have any. I like them for the escapism.

But I will pick one for good, arbitrary reasons.

Sgt. Frog

 

I like the idea of an incompetently led platoon of frog space aliens living in Tokyo, screwing up attempts to take over the world, and buying up all the Gundum  models. I’d be happy if that was happening under everyone’s noses. That, and I’d like to think Paul Moriyama and his huge mustache really exist.

Until next…yadda yadda yadda….

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 28

Favorite Quote From Any Anime Character

I have heard a lot of great quotes. Many life affirming, inspirational,  and heartfelt. My pick is none of those.

The one I chose, I chose because it made me laugh at the obscurity of the joke. That’s why I love it.

The winner goes to :

Tomoko Kuroki (WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular! )

I love it!

 Until next time: Happy viewing!

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 27

Most Badass Scene From Any Anime Character

 

What???

Hmmm….

Okay.

I really like this scene. I haven’t finished this series and need to come back to it sometime. This scene is pretty bad-ass though.

Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)

Watch it to the end. It’s pretty cool.

Until next time: Happy Viewing!

 

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 26

Best Anime Fight

Reigen vs. Claw

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I love this fight scene because of it’s bemused, matter-of-fact nature. Reigen has come to get his student back (Mob) from the Claw organization and is thrust into the middle of an epic battle. Mob finally gives in to trust Reigen and lets go of feeling like he has to be the person to fight. As a result of Mob’s decision, Mob transfers his power,unknowingly, to Reigen. Reigen (with new found power) walks around in a confident manner, deflecting everyone in Claw’s attacks with ease and mild amusement. By the end of the fight he ends up chiding Claw and telling them to grow up. This was a brilliant scene and probably my favorite fight.

Until next time: Happy viewing!

30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 25

Saddest Anime Death

I feel at this point I will be treading over familiar territory as we have had “most shocking moment” and “saddest scene”. Now while those other categories don’t necessarily include saddest death, they don’t exclude it either. So I will, instead of naming the “Saddest Death” (because Steins;  Gate and Clannad dominate that for me),  name another sad death moment without weighting it against others.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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The final scene.

Now, arguably, Menma was already dead. However,her spirit was not at rest.

The group of childhood friends held on to their grief, guilt, and pain, never letting Menma truly die. Her spirit returns to finish her business so she can move on, but this means her friends, in life, needed to find a way to let her go and let go of their own pain associated with her death. And in this way Menma, finally, actually dies.

 The final scene is beautiful, sad, and joyful all in one. It gets me every time.

Excuse me….got something in my eye (*sniff*)..Happy Viewing!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 24

Moment That Shocked You The Most in Any Any Anime

Okay.

I know what anime, but I can’t remember the exact scene.

There is only one anime that made me audibly gasp and that was:

Steins; Gate

Like I said, I don’t know which scene it was but Steins; Gate was an emotional rollercoaster and outstanding work of science fiction.

If you haven’t watched it, do so. So good!

Until next time: Happy viewing!