Category Archives: Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn
Review-Roundup: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 01, Dagashi Kashi 01, Kokaku no Pandora 01, Nurse Witch Komugi R 01
I like the sentiment of the father correcting his son’s manga-drawings but… how would he know that if his son hasn’t filled in the dialogue into the speech-bubbles…? The premise claims the main-character of Dagashi Kashi is good at understanding sweets but sucks at writing mangas. Well, if anything I will side with this guy’s frustration because his father is judging his manga before even reading the script!
This time I review:
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 01: Rakugo is the art of telling a great story live before an audience. Yotaro leaves prison with the desire to become such a storyteller and he already knows who to turn to for tutelage. This is how he meets Konatsu who works her ass off in secret to compete with the guy who has something to do with her beloved father’s death. Meanwhile, Yotaro is dealing with his emergent career as rakugo-storyteller.
Dagashi Kashi 01: Some guy wants to do what he wants and not what he’s supposed to do. But since traditions are important the girl of his dreams gets dropped in his lap (despite already having a childhood-friend ready who’s head-over-heels in love with him) whose sole task it is to convince this guy that he needs to take over his family-business. Of course, he’s also better at managing the family-business than writing manga which is his passion. Yep, it’s a nice comedy telling you that your dreams are worthless and what counts is taking over the family-business. Also, there’s a bit of absurd comedy because the dream-girl is a Haruhi-clone.
Kokaku no Pandora 01: Shirow Masamune is the creator of Ghost In The Shell. Later he turned into a shitty writer for ecchi and hentai-stuff. And now we finally we see post-Ghost-In-The-Shell-Shirow-Masamune-work! Of course, you won’t be that surprised if you’ve actually read the original Ghost In The Shell manga because it’s much pulpier than both Oshii’s GitS, the SAC-stuff or even the Arise-stuff. That should tell you something about how relevant Shirow Masamune is as a creator. But I guess, they’ve finally found some idiots who don’t care about that. And the product is one of the worst series of the season!
Nurse Witch Komugi R 01: Look, if you want to make fun of the mahou-shoujo-genre, maybe don’t try to tell a formulaic mahou-shoujo-story at the same time… Especially if your jokes suck.