starlady: Hei in the trees + text saying "in the TREES" (this is an in-joke)
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It's all [personal profile] inkstone's fault that I'm watching this. Thanks!

OMG, tell me I'm not the only person excessively amused by the show's ostentatious setting of the show in 1999. Girls doing kogyaru in the first scene! That one building still under construction! Bwahaha natsukashii!

Also, between the girl named Kozue and the obvious symbolic object shots, I'm totally calling this as an Utena-influenced show. OH MY GOD, Mikaze's car is totally an Akio reference, too! I totally expected her to launch into the spiel about the end of the world. OMG, and then the "indirect kiss" business, ahahaha. Also, 1999? What movie with spoon-bending came out in 1999? The Matrix, that's what. Ahaha tribute! Show, I love you. Also I think "#6" is a Prisoner reference, possibly. Also I can't shake the feeling that "Abe Minoru" is a reference to something too. Also the landlady and the restaurant owner sisters are totally a Spirited Away reference, but you probably knew that.

I like the vice-principal as the secret!antagonist. Are they working with the aliens? (It's so hard to resist the Gintama jokes here, let me just say. But I am doing so valiantly.)

I love Maya's I WILL KILL YOU expressions. And I like Uchida's Tetsuwan Atom hair. (Did we just get told that Maya dies in the end?) I like Maya a lot; actually, I kind of love her. I like that she's angry--she's justified in her anger, but it's unusual that the show just accepts that. Not sure I buy her as tsundere, though. We'll see. Mikaze on the other hand is totally moe--she doesn't even devoice her final vowels, seriously.

Wait, the show just mentioned Hirata Atsutane and the kokugaku school. My respect for it has increased even more! (Also possibly this ties into the fact that "bunmei" means "civilization"? They're totally making jokes on that pun, regardless.)

Mmm, curry. And the garbage policing obaa-san! I want to go back too, Bunmei.

So, in conclusion, I like that this show has the occult and time travel and aliens. It is the triathlete of wacky anime! By way of Haruhi, of course.

why is everything my fault lately?

Date: 2010-07-23 00:58 (UTC)
inkstone: Michiko e Hatchin's Michiko in a green hoodie & sticking her tongue out (:P)
From: [personal profile] inkstone
The show is SO self-aware it cracks me up and I do have a feeling that Abe Minoru is a reference to SOMETHING but I haven't quite figured out what yet.

And I think them calling Maya tsundere is actually a roundabout way of making fun of that phenomenon because she doesn't strike me as tsundere either. At first glace maaaaaybe but we haven't gotten the dere dere part at all.

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Date: 2010-07-23 01:58 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zahrawithaz.livejournal.com
Yes, but it's your fault (and inkstone's and glass_icarus's) that I'm watching it too!

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Date: 2010-07-23 02:22 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corneredangel.livejournal.com
Dug the first two episodes completely, a little less so on e3 - mostly because of Uchida trying too hard to act like *the* stereotype of the guy character in a harem anime (...which I also can tell is supposed to be completely intentional, but is still a little grating). But overall, definitely worth my time and money, and pretty much the only thing this summer that *is* worth my time and money!

OMG, tell me I'm not the only person excessively amused by the show's ostentatious setting of the show in 1999. Girls doing kogyaru in the first scene! That one building still under construction! Bwahaha natsukashii!

That caught my eye *immediately*. And my reaction was pretty much the same as yours. Also, the cell phones!

It can't have been *that* long ago, can it have!

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Date: 2010-07-23 02:30 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
Oh my god the cell phones!

And it was eleven years ago, which is sort of mind-blowing.

Also yes, this is the only anime of the season worth the time spent, I think.

Yeah, Uchida's annoying.

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