The Best!! Super Cool Class President #01 — Children of the Corn

April 4th, 2009


Burn the village to the ground!

New Season Disclaimer:

I prefer to give every show a chance. You never know when your dream-eating insect wielding Mai HiME knockoff will turn out to be a psychological romantic thriller, or the strange moeblob show will be full of wit and urine jokes. However, my preferences are still my preferences, and while I’ll endevor to at least convey why I do or do not like things, there are genres of shows that I just plain don’t particularly enjoy. My opinions are based on nothing more than a gut reaction to what I watched literally 10-15 minutes prior and should be construed as nothing more and nothing less than that.


I only made it about 10 minutes before I had to throw in the towel. It wasn’t that it was girly girly stuff, nor the irritating talking hamsters (which I didn’t even make it to). It’s that about 95% of the show is pre-rendered CG and it was creeping me out like you wouldn’t believe. Sure, the work is easily on par with Idolmaster, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a bunch of people whose facial expressions are creepily defaulted to the exact same thing every time. All that ever changes is a little cheek shading, the eyes, and the mouth. The worst part is that their pupils almost never ever move. If they need to look in a different direction, the entire head turns. They’re always staring straight forward. Damned Children of the Corn. This is practically a litmus test as how deep your personal uncanny valley runs.

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Posted in Anime | 6 Comments »

6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DmonHiro says:

    I hate this “animation” style.

  • Karry says:

    “It’s that about 95% of the show is pre-rendered CG”

    Pre-rendered ? As opposed to what, rendered in real-time right on your TV ? This is not a game you know.

  • Aroduc says:

    Yes, it’s a pedantic distinction. Sorry for being overly exact?

    And actually… it is a game…

    I wouldn’t be shocked if they were using the same engine for both.

  • Yue says:

    Color yellow… too harsh for my eyes!! [wears sunglasses] ^_^

  • neir says:

    Jesus. I just scrolled down to see the comments, and something in my brain saw the exact same facial expression over and over and said ‘Don’t go here. Thar be dragons.’

    This one in particular creeps me out.

  • jeffng9 says:


    hahaha its been a while since we last seen BIG ROUND eyes like this :P