So my friend Karl and I just spent the evening watching a bunch of new anime. This ranged from "hmmm, this is slightly tolerable" to "ok, so on the count of three we both pull the trigger." So I'll now go through very briefly the pain we've just endured.Rosario + Vampire
Ok, so there's a high school guy who gets into a school for monsters only. He meets a bubbly girl who's a vampire, she sucks his blood cause it smells good. Now this vampire chick, she's wearing an enormous cross that seals away most of her awesomeness, cause when it comes off her boobs get bigger (no joke) and she becomes the most powerful person in the world. But what this show is really about is panty shots! Panties everywhere! I've never seen so many panty shots, seriously it's got to be a record of some kind.H2O footprints in the sand
Blind high/middle school guy surrounded by girls. But for such a show, the girls actually have realisticly long skirts, like they're actually below their knees. He manages to "accidentally" feel up two girls in the course of the first episode, one girl twice. And then there's this girl who claims to be a spirit who keeps ambushing him. And there's a this girl who's just angry at everything who, despite everyone telling him to leave her the fuck alone, the main character has to follow and generally pester with his niceness. So I really don't know where it's going, could be tolerable, I want to watch another episode.Ikoku Irokoi Romantan
So this anime opens on a boat, there's mafia. If there's one thing I know about anime it's that Mafia + confined space = crazy blood sped. Only instead there's going to be a wedding, but the bride and groom passionately hate each other. The groom meets this italian dude before the wedding that tells him he's hot.......oooook. The wedding happens, bride and groom still hate each other. Bride kicks groom out who goes to bar to get drunk as most goes would. There's another guy who was in love of with the bride, sees the dude at the bar. He thinks to himself "oh, it's their wedding night and he's in the bar, things must be bad, I'm gonna go get with his wife!" Or at least that's what he should have done, what he actually thought is, "I'm going to walk over there and give him such a taunting!" So there's taunting and then a fight is about to start and italian dude shows up again to help the groom. Ummmm, then the fight happens and this is a point where there's a panty shot of the groom! I really should have hit close here, but I continued. They go back to the bar and start drinking, and then the italian guy starts making passes at the groom. They go back to italian guys room and then the yaoi starts.
The following is a dramatic reconstruction of the conversation between Karl and I when this show officially went yaoi
Me: OH GOD!
Karl: Ahhhh, turn it off!
Me: *tap the right arrow hoping this is a short scene and will be able to skip over it. The yaoi is the rest of the episode and what we actually get is a fast motion slide show of yaoi scenes!
Karl: GEORGE, TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF!!!!!!
Me: I can't, ALT+F4 isn't working!
*I hit F to un-fullscreen and grab the mouse, fractically trying to find and hit the X. Never has it been so hard to close a window, but I finally killed it.
Karl: QUICK, DO SOMETHING MANLY!
Me: *I hand him the shotgun next to my bed and I grab my rifle.
Karl: Suicide? That's emo, not manly.
Me: No, let's go kill something.
Right, so don't download that one. And does anyone know a good linux program for secure file deletes? I next to erase all traces of this anime from my HD.Koharubiyori
Otaku guy buys girl robot maid, only she just acts like a normal girl rather than a robot. Honestly we didn't watch it, we just flipped through it, seems pretty dumb. The only reason we even briefly watched this is cause it opened with a lingerie shot, which we needed after Ikoku Irokoi.Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
There's a guy and girl and they seem to be in a relationship, I really see no plot, didn't watch more than a minute.Armored Troops Votoms - Pailsen Files
The invasion of normandy, BUT WITH ROBOTS! MANLYNESS! This show could be good, but we were honestly too jaded to really read the subtitles. Kodomo no Jikan
LolisMajin Tantei Nougami Neuro
demons and private eyes, yeah, just stupid.Mokke
Two girls, and a lot of boring. We skipped right to the climax of the episode and said, "ok, you have two minutes to wow us, go!" and it fell on its face.Macross Frontier
Only Macross can combine mechas, jets, and pop stars! If you're a fan of Macross stuff, this is decent.
So the only decent, and by that I mean tolerable and maybe slightly entertaining anime so far is the vampire chick's panties, the blind guy and his harem, robots and macross robots. I just want more Baccano.