C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility
ANN (synopsis): http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=12400
I wanted to watch C first as it was the show I’d been most excited about prior to the season (despite the fact that the trailer looked awful) because the director, Kenji Nakamura (Mononoke, Trapeze), is one of the interesting creators working in anime at the moment. Alas, I found this very difficult to follow, the first episode had a very bizarre structure, and while this may have been on purpose, I felt confused. I’d say it was trippy but I think it was deliberately set-out to feel disconcerting. On top of this the animation was disappointingly poor and I had a hard time maintaining interest.
If this wasn’t a noitamina show by Kenji Nakamura I’d give up on it, still though, I’m hoping for some clever anime twists on the murkier side of the Japanese finance industry.
Tiger & Bunny
ANN (synopsis): http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=12198
I checked this out because I’d heard a few good things about it, but I just didn’t like it. The idea of superheroes in some kind of over-commercial city, fighting crime for ratings and points on a popular TV show, is clever and an apt comment on modern society, but that aside, this is clearly set to turn in to a silly, unfunny, buddy comedy. Maybe I’m wrong and it wont be as cliche as I’m assuming, but nothing impressed me about it anyway. And the show has blatant product placement and advertising smartly woven in to the very structure, but as obvious, and yet sharp, as this is, it’s still in your face advertising and it made me a bit uncomfortable.
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