Dropped Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Centaur no Nayami, Isekai Shokudou, Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun, New Game!

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I’ve been watching some fun and interesting stuff lately, but for every good show I watch there’s at least one that I dropped because it couldn’t hold my interest past the first episode. The latest victims are:

Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji – Another recommendation I got when I asked for decent, recent, complete series. It certainly ticks all the buttons but shoujo is often a hard sell for me. It often has spineless brainless heroines paired up with borderline psychopathic men, but don’t worry the power of true love will help Mr. Jerkbrains overcome his tragic past and find happiness with our hapless heroine. Yeah yeah, I’ve seen it all before. And the heroine in this show is especially dumb so it’s no fun to watch.

centaur no nayami animefangirlCentaur no Nayami – Almost dropped it instantly when the show opened with a kiss scene. I soldiered on for another 5 minutes but it was just boring. I don’t care at all. And they just wouldn’t shut up about the kiss.

Isekai Shokudou – File this one under “A quality show, but one episode is enough.” I should create some kind of tag for such shows, since it’s a common reason for me dropping shows. The food looks delicious and the characters all seem like decent people. But I’m not much for slice of life shows these days. After one episode it’s like “I get it, okay?” So not a bad show, just not that intriguing.

onyankopon animefangirlOnyankopon – Terrible. And not even cute. And the dances don’t even match the beats. First time I’ve ever watched a 3-minute anime and paused it every 30 seconds hoping it was over.

Fun bit of trivia, onyankopon is an Ashanti word meaning “Great One” or “God” (reference). So the name is a pun on the sound a cat makes (nyaa) + a god = a cat god that teaches people how to dance. Cultural appropriation, I think it was called? Or more like misappropriation. Incidentally there are cat bosses in Wild Arms 5 called Onyame (also “God”) and Onyankopon, so now you know where the names came from. This paragraph I just wrote is 2000000x more interesting than the Onyankopon anime. It’s the pits.

Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun – Could have been good. Should have been good. They should have picked either a 100% comedic route or a 100% serious exploration of Aoyama’s clear mental illness. The half-hearted approach chosen makes all the characters look like either mean jerks or pathetic victims or both. It’s not funny, it’s not sad, it’s not interesting, it doesn’t feature any good sports action, it doesn’t make me want to watch any more.

New Game! – Same as Isekai Shokudou, I’m not that into slice of life and one episode is enough. If the show had a faster pace it would be nice to see how games are made from the inside out. However as far as I can tell it’s just “cute girls doing cute things” set in the game industry. If there’s a manga I wouldn’t mind reading it, but I don’t have the patience for a moe anime right now.

That’s it for the failures, now back to stuff I find interesting.

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