A: Pay close attention to every detail. Note the impossibilities, e.g., the helicopter flight in the first episode, and the implausibilities, e.g., damn near everything else. Chuckle at the absurdities.
B: Turn off your critical faculties and enjoy the series for what is: a bit of unpretentious low-budget science-fantasy fluff.
Ultimately, it comes down to whether the engineering fanservice and skintight spacesuits compensate for the ugly computer animation. I enjoyed the show. YMMV.
Update: See also the anonymous Author’s commentary.
An appreciation of Fantasia. I need to watch it again sometime — it must be 30 years since I last saw it — if only to have something to compare Robot Carnival with.
(Via Rightwing film geek.)
Central and Broadway, 9 a.m.
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Posting will resume when I’m less frazzled by construction, bad weather and bad smells — remodeling and plumbing problems at work, roof destruction and replacement during unstable weather at home. Until then, here’s Yukari and Matsuri from Rocket Girls.
Today’s word: “Waffo!” (Yes, the Right Stuf order arrived in less than a week.)
My garden, as it looked when I got home this evening. See if you can spot the rose bushes.
I’d applaud their industry except that it is Sunday morning and this is the house where I live. (It would have been nice of the landlord to mention ahead of time that the roofers were coming. Grrr.)
Ragle Gumm is planning to blog his way through The Three Stigmata of Palmer Erldritch, one of Dick’s most interesting books, starting in mid-July.
Grove, south of Douglas.
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Four o’clocks. (“Eight o’clocks” would be more accurate around here.)
… five cooking methods: bento for Americans.
(Via Naked Villainy.)
Bishoujo Senshi Excel Excel
Recently, a number of people have been making lists of favorite female seiyuu. Although Megumi Hayashibara and Kikuko Inoue have been mentioned, the lists generally focus on recent favorites, e.g. Aya Hirano. Here is a trio of experienced voice actresses who would be on my list.
Kotono Mitsuishi — One of the great comic actresses. Besides such silly roles as Usagi Tsukino and Excel Excel, she also is effective in straight roles such as Ginger in Sugar and Mireille Bouquet in Noir.
Aya Hisakawa — Outstandingly versatile. Her roles range from the demure Ami Mizuno in Sailor Moon to the anything-but-demure Mune-Mune in Abenobashi, not to mention Kerberos in Cardcaptor Sakura and Chloe in Noir.
Houko Kuwashima — Another versatile actress, when she isn’t stuck playing yet another emotionless girl. Her roles range from the ditsy Yurika Misumaru in Nadesico to the spirited Shuurei in Saiunkoku Monogatari to the tough Isako in Denno Coil. And, of course, there’s the definitive emotionless girl, Kirika Yumura.
A couple of new anime, etc., weblogs that might be worth keeping track of: Dork Side Pundit and ??????.