Everyday Life #01 — …Same As It Ever Was

April 2nd, 2011


Very same.


Is KyoAni even capable of making OPs without their characters dancing in them? Well, whatever. This will be brief because I have nothing to say that I already didn’t say in the OVA episode

This was a little bit better than that, but not a ton. Like Arakawa, it’s still trying to trade on character designs or events being unusual while leaving the characters themselves and their interactions with such as the most flat, uninspired piles of dry porridge imaginable. That could be an improvement over Arakawa’s screaming, but it’s unpleasant either way. I almost started enjoying it whenever guns were involved, and the slow-mo sausage segment had at least a little bit of energy that the rest of the show utterly lacked, but the remaining 20 minutes or so was the same mind numbing tedium as before. Even those rare moments where it did something unexpected enough to actually threaten to be funny, it never actually followed up on it.  It didn’t have enough energy to be funny, there was little even worth looking at in the visuals, and it was punctuated by long periods of time where the characters just stop and stare at each other made only worse by the interstitials being tossed in at the most random of times. Here’s an interstitial. End of scene? Nope. We just wanted to stick on in to interrupt the conversation. Thanks, KyoAni. I don’t even want to talk about the even worse drawn and animated Helvetica segment. The only blessing there was that it was mercifully short.

At least it’s useful as a sleep aid.

FYI, if you’re in the states, you can watch today’s last show, Tiger & Bunny, here. Hulu’s a massive pain to pull videos out from though due to how they stream, so I’ll let someone else deal with it. It was fairly unimpressive anyway.

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21 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Phocus says:

    Everything KyoAni touches turns to gold. Now we just wait and see how long until it gets incredibly profitable popular.

  • Ravage says:

    Where is my new FMP season KyoAni?
    Where is my Little Busters adaptation Kyoani?

    Stop dicking around and make something fun/good again…

  • Kaisos says:

    …That opening wasn’t generic at all. It was the opposite of that.

    • Aroduc says:

      Starting with epileptic displays and girls dancing, going into about 45 seconds of people standing or (gasp!) walking before back to epilepsy and dancing? Yeah, I can only think of about three or four other KyoAni OPs like that.

      • Kaisos says:

        It’s a SHAFT opening. It looks exactly like the kind of opening they would make if they were able to budget properly.

        Hell, the entire show is a SHAFT show.

      • Barry Sanders says:

        You have exceptionally boring taste and no imagination, bro. Maybe you should stop watching anime before you have a stroke from your hate.

      • sage says:

        Kaisos, with enough repetition, anything can become generic.

        KyoAni OPs are a painfully obvious example of that. Sure, it caused some giggles here and there the first time something like this was done, but it’s sad that they keep using this one-trick pony for everything. It’s already unoriginal.

  • The Phantom says:

    Boring show is boring, but this kind of anime seems aimed to much younger (10-) audiences.

  • Ithekro says:

    Maybe it is because I don’t watch a lot of anime, but this show is random. Amusingly random.

  • Chen says:

    Oh, Aroduc, you should know better than to summon the KyoAni Defense Force.

  • Aldonaris says:

    Touche !

  • Anise_Punter says:

    More skits with the robot girl, less skits of any other kind plz

  • Joel says:

    The hotdog gag was legitimately hilarious, especially towards the end.

    Everything else was bleh.

  • joe says:

    Wasn’t really anything special, but watchable. It feels a bit…dry.

  • Kubaru says:

    Why is it that yuko said Selamat Pagi in malay language? weird LOL!!

  • DMZ says:

    I made it about 14 minutes in before shutting it off. Not my type of show. I never did like K-On or Lucky Star, and this just seems like more of the same. Way too boring, and it tries way too hard to be funny when it isn’t amusing in the slightest.

  • Kevin Baconski says:

    Guess a show can’t be funny if it doesn’t have a fucking Cthulu reference huh?

    Loved every second of it. But then again, I guess not hating every single KyoAni show makes me an idiot.
    Have fun never having a single opinion of your own guys.

  • Rincewind says:

    Nice first episode.
    The robot girl and the scientist are cuuuute!

    For now, its in my list. Lets see the next week.

  • anonymous says:

    I cracked up both times they did their little dancey pointy thing in the opening there, however the slight chuckling was also met with a bit of a face palm motion.

    That is to say I wasn’t chuckling because it was cute or funny but because it was just so typical. It really is true what you say about Kyoani openings. It’s basically even the same almost dance move you see in all of their shows and the song even has that bizarrely high pitched octave that you can find in the K-On and Lucky Star openings. I don’t know what it is with finger pointing/hip waggling and Kyoto Animation…I guess that’s just what they consider catchy and edgy and their fans seem to agree so I guess they keep on doing it along with shows like this. As far as I’m concerned though all it does is to make all of their shows and characters appear even more indistinguishable from one another than they already appear to be.

    And that is my own opinion.

  • Yamibakeru says:

    This show feels like the source material was meant to be handled by SHAFT, but somehow, KyoAni got their grubby hands on it because it has Highschool Moeblobs.

    I dunno, some jokes felt pretty damn funny, but most of them felt lacking/sucky-ass. They really should’ve let SHAFT handle this adaptation.