Thu 2 Aug 2012
As my readers will know, I am always honest about my opinions. I believe that honesty is the best policy, and that you have to admit when you’re wrong. You have to admit when you have made a mistake and you have to come out and correct that mistake. Today, I am acknowledging the mistake that I have made a year ago, something that I have finally had the courage to fess up to.
I have been far too kind to Mawaru Penguindrum. In the face of petty things such as “everyone else’s opinion,” I have allowed my own dignity, my own principles, to take the second fiddle. In the wake of everyone praising the show as if it were the second coming of the Lord, I somehow came to think the show was something other than a putrid pile of crap. And when I pointed out my issues with Penguindrum, my tone was almost apologetic. That gets fixed right now. Because there are only two things I don’t do in this world: one of them is wear socks with sandals, and the other is apologizing for my opinions.
As the only aniblogger on the internet with “good taste,” I am going to educate everyone today on how to spot a bad anime in sheep’s clothing. H2O: Footprints in the Sand is a derivative, aggressively mediocre visual novel adaptation with a similarly convoluted plot and terrible pacing. And I will argue that even this C-tier anime, which you see a-dime-a-dozen every season, is better than Mawaru Penguindrum. Warning: the sheer amount of truth coming up may overwhelm some people. (more…)