First Love Limited #01 — Desperate Schoolgirls

April 11th, 2009


And at least three times as bitchy.

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.

WordPress ate this as I tried to post it. Writing this a second time has not improved my disposition.


JCStaff has found a new method for conserving the budget. Character art is good, animation is fine, backgrounds are often nonexistent. Even when they do bother to draw them, they’re sparse, and sometimes even completely unfinished. Everybody knows a GIANT WHITE FLARE is much more pleasant to look at in the background than shots of a city. At least they did a pretty good job on the sight gags, but then your second thoughts kick in and you realize that the girls are being massive bitches the entire time.

Speaking of which, there’ll be the inevitable comparison to Kimikiss because of the artstyle and studio, but it couldn’t be further away. While Kimikiss had a strong cast with confident and flirty Mao and Asuna, the cypher Futami, and male leads that didn’t seize up and drool when confronted by the opposite sex, this has the vapidest bunch of teenage bitches that you can imagine. A little bitchiness is fine, but that’s teasing or sadism. These are superficial spoiled little brats. They all start making fun of Ayumi because an ugly guy likes her, and her response is to try to get her brother to beat him up. Maybe she becomes less of a bitch in the future. Maybe the other stories aren’t quite so horrible. Maybe they won’t rely on panties or kidnappings in broad daylight to move things forward. I think, frankly, that I would prefer them all to be shanked.

I can’t even imagine watching this on the same day as Regios, whose main strength is its characters. For that matter, I can’t really imagine watching this at all. Maybe if there’s one hell of an attitude adjustment coming for the entire cast, but that’s something best found out after the fact. I’ll stick with Felli and Corti or Alicia for Saturdays thankyouverymuch.

First Love OP


Two jerks masturbating behing a pole.

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Hinano says:

    They all start making fun of Ayumi because an ugly guy likes her, and her response is to try to get her brother to beat him up.

    It’s a girl thing that you will never understand lol.

  • Aroduc says:

    I have a sororstitute sister. I don’t want to understand.

  • Chen says:

    I’ll gobble everything JC Staff cooks up BITCHES OR NO BITCHES.

    Well, except Potemayo. That was just plain silly.

  • Hinano says:

    I’m sorry to hear that :( LOL.

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  • Totali says:

    Well, except Potemayo. That was just plain silly.

    Woah. WOAH. Who is this character that has something against delicious honi honi?

    Er…not enough mayo chips or frogs. =)

  • TJ says:

    It was at least funny, in a dumb pathetic kind of way.

  • Yue says:

    HAHA! From lens flares to bg glares… what’s next full~screen bloom?

  • Rawr says:

    Well, Aroduc, you’re obviously not the intended audience. Or are you? It’s meant to hook teenage virgins who still haven’t gotten to first base, or the plain pervert who lives in his mother’s basement drooling over 2d girls, or maybe the teenage girl in japan who honestly likes watching romance shows. I don’t think any of this applies to you, so obviously you wouldn’t like it. As it doesn’t apply to me either, and I have no obligation to watch this crap, JC Staff or not, I won’t even bother checking it out (Op aside).

  • Aroduc says:

    It’s targetted for Jump’s audience alongside Naruto and Dragonball. They’re not the most discerning crowd.

  • Tensho says:

    In case you don’t know, the teasing is a part of the Asian tradition for friends. I don’t think they are bitchy, the show is very funny because I read the manga. Guess you never read any manga.

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