Saturday, 16 April 2016

Mr. Osomatsu

aka Osomatsu-san

When this show started i didn't know what to think, however i try to give every show a chance and that first episode was one hell of a ride.
Sure you can't see the first episode anymore because it leaned a little too close to copyright infringement for the studios liking... but trust me it was really really funny.

and honestly even though the humor at times was a bit more crass then i tend to enjoy this show always had me laughing.

considering the type of show this is the ending was also kinda perfect.

however plot is something this show doesn't have much of... a set of Sextuplet NEETS live their life... comedy ensues.

however thats all the show ever needed... i'll be honest more then ones the show got me to tear up... i don't think there was ever an episode that felt like a waste of time.

also considering how simplistic the style is the animation is top notch.

I enjoyed this show, it's not for everyone but give a try.... even though there isn't a first episode anymore (they are making a new one that should release soon apparently)

Fav matsu: Choromatsu - voice by Hiroshi kamiya my fav voice actor and out of all of them possibly the most reasonable.
Matsu i most resemble: Ichimatsu, with his love of cats...
Matsu I play mahjong like: Jyushimastu... i'd rather win no matter how cheap the hand is.
Best matsu: Karamatsu.... just cause...

alright there is one other show i need to marathon and then hopefully i'll be able to post my first impressions for the new season (spoilers: holy crap there is a lot of moe this season)

Friday, 1 April 2016

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

when the final cut to the ending song i don't think i've yelled so loud at a TV show before.
"isn't this the final episode?" i yelled through tears. "you cannot end it there"
i rushed over to Myanimelist and double checked the episode count and a saw it.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2.
no set date but it exists...

Anyways back to this show.

Rakugo is a stage play performed by one person doing all the parts, this story is told through flashbacks of one very prominent Rakugo performer after he takes on his first apprentice. The first episode is double the length of a normal episode... the rest are 23 minutes long but i wish every episode was longer.
every week i never wanted the episode to end.
seeing the young actors go from their nervous first performance to gaining more confidence... to watching their peers and feeling jealous of their talent without realizing they are getting the jealousy of others... it was just a joy to watch.

Between this and erased this season was an absolute joy...
also tears.... lots and lots of tears.

I recommend this whole heartily... or at least i want to.

It is 'slice of life'.. it is 'historical drama' and it's all about a type of stageplay that doesn't exist in north america. I know it wont appeal to everyone.
however give the first episode a try, if you like what you see you'll probably end up loving the entire show.

alright couple of episode of Osomatsu-san and haikyuu left and then i'm pretty much done with winter 2016... onto the next season (a ton of shows aired today so should be fun writing all those first impressions)