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Offline Zeitgeist

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Blend S
« on: October 07, 2017, 01:00:39 PM »
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I'll be here for Mafuya.
I love the way she enters the frame to look at the Manager's picture.

that ass slap had quite the visceral and "full" sound.

The tsundere Monster Hunter scene was masterful. At first/ I was taken by how the shop's forced, and conflicting, typecasting are causing stress for the employees, but then, the show goes next level, fully embraces the concept, and Honaka captures both the essence of her job and a genuine tsundere. It was impressive.

It was genuinely enjoyable and maintained my interest. I'm more likely to finish this series than Konohana Kitan. Which really is a shame cause this show looks like every other show and that Kitan at least was pretty and I this makes me part of the problem.

Effusive. Surfeit. For such a vapid comedy this show is great SAT prep.

I have't seen anything DDR in a good decade. Plus, the main melody of the song that played during teh arcade scene was the same as the Chrome Shelled Regios' OP. Never forget.

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Re: Blend S
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 01:04:12 AM »
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Fortunately, that was a lot less stupid than I thought it would be.  Unfortunately, it isn't as stupid as I would like it to be.

It sort of ends up being a light Working! with a bit more otaku fanwank, but it doesn't go far enough with the fanservice or the wanking to be considered trash.  It is almost like they want to ride a line, and riding a line usually puts out a mediocre product.  I suppose it could go the Hinako Note route, say "**** it", and eventually just go gratuitous with fanservice shots while maintaining the same droll plot, but I don't know.  We have one character with the scandalous body type, while everybody else seems highly pedestrian.  Cute, don't get me wrong, but pedestrian.

I was expecting trash and I got recyclables.  Meh.
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Re: Blend S
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 12:15:25 PM »
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There is zero to talk about here.  It is your standard CGDCT show in a workplace with hijinks.  It is amusing, but not spectacularly funny.  I find it somewhat odd this is the A-1 pictures show this season.
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Re: Blend S
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 01:57:17 PM »
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Shinobu and Hifumi out of ****ing no where!
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Re: Blend S
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 10:29:06 AM »
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Kindness + stupidity = unintentional sadism.

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Re: Blend S
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 06:53:09 PM »
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Mafuyu in a monkey suite is way cuter than Maika. And her little sister act.

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Re: Blend S
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 03:04:33 AM »
....is anyone a little creeped out by Dino? He's a good 10 years older than Maika......

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Re: Blend S
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 04:23:22 PM »
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The tale of a grown-ass man attempting to court his under-aged subordinate. Truly the makings of something great.

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I am curious to see if they'll actually push the Manager+Maika couple.

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Some more casual shipping
 
I'm still waiting on Other Girl to be introduced.

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The show has pretty much become a gag rom-com at this point. I guess it sorta always was but as of episode 4 it became very apparent. Most of the cast is fading into the background as the Manager+Maika story-line is given more and more focus.

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I mean, while it was for the sake of a gag, the Manager literally being arrested for perving on Maika forces the viewer to address the very real implications of the show's main story-line. The humour should probably remain more light.

Mafuyu still manages some great moments and offers great faces while in the background.

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Re: Blend S
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 04:53:46 AM »
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Kaichou wa Maid-sama did it better.

Shame really, I wanted another Aguri
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