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My Little Sister Can't be this Cute
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 3/5Since the post title refers to this series I'll start the review with this highly anticipated show. It seems to deliver with many people talking about it every week it came out. It sure delivered for me... The knee pits were quite detailed even if there weren't too many scenes of visible knee pits.
I've heard many things about the series before and read a couple chapters of the manga, but it didn't feel like it went too far into the story. I guess I should be reading the original light novel, but with the lack of linguistic skills, that is not possible for me at the moment. The anime gave out more details than the manga did and just from watching the first 2 episodes, I felt that this is a more realistic portrayal of the otaku culture, similar to Genshiken, rather than Nogizaka Haruka. I also had a fear of possible incest within, especially with the title; but after seeing more than the first 2 episodes, I felt that there won't be any in the foreseeable future. Unless I go look up more information about the novels that's probably more advanced in the story... Kirino is really cute, but I don't want to picture her as her brother's love interest...
Amagami SS (Second half of the Season)
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - |) (| - 2/5
Last season's knee pits loving initiator opens up with a new animation for its new opening theme song with a nice view of knee pits! Despite that regular addition of knee pits, the first 2 episodes of the new season lacked the knee pits to give it a high score. At least they were nicely detailed in some scenes...
Nanasaki Ai's arc was pretty good, but still kinda goofy in some parts. I like the show, but I still have to cringe at some of the corniness... I'm hoping Rihoko's arc can be less unrealistic. I am liking how it's told through Rihoko's perspective though.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ~ | - 1/5Ara! So low for such a very ecchi show! Why!? Why can't you show more knee pits???
Even with the low score, Panty and Stocking still delivers! It's like a mix of Cartoon Network's toons with Japanese wackiness that goes beyond American sensibilities! I started watching this show with a very open mind. My expectation could've gone either way, but just watching the first episode I was hooked! It was funny, dirty, inventive and imaginative! The exploding "ghost" at the end of most segments is something I look forward to, just because it's so out of place, yet it works (for me at least). I look forward to see more Panty and Stocking!
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5
From one ecchi show to the next! Unfortunately it's plagued with a lot of censor blotches... But the knee pits are in full view! The picture above only shows a fraction of what's there! It definitely deserves its high score!
Seeing as I've only watched the first 2 episodes, I'm a bit iffy about the show... It felt like I don't know what's going on or what era it's supposed to be. The story seem to be in the back seat. Sure I'm thrilled at looking at the fan service, but I'm still confused at what's going on...
Otome Youkai Zakuro
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - 0/5
Nothing! All the girls are covered with their spiritual robes, so no chance of seeing any knee pits here...
But otherwise it's a pretty good show! This was the first fall anime I watched and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it even though I don't like supernatural genre that much. I had a Sakura Wars vibe when I was watching it, probably because it's in a similar era. The art style reminds me a little bit like Ouran High School Host Club or another shoujo series I can't think of right now. The first 2 episodes showed some promise, so I'm continuing to watch Zakuro and her comrades.
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - |) (| - 2/5
It has some potential since it's based on an eroge, but for now it's lacking. There were none in the first episode!
After seeing many pictures and Dollfie Dreams of Fortune Arterial characters, I finally get to see what this is all about! It seems like another typical eroge scenario with many girls going after one guy, but the twist is always something to look for. Vampires though? Well I still give it some chance just because the animation is superb!
Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ~ | - 1/5The knee pits invasion has been stopped by the invasion of Ika Musume! For a show that takes place on a beach, there seems to be few shots of knee pits...
BUT! The invasion doesn't stop there! Ika Musume is not the shiniest shell on the beach, but she doesn't fail to make me laugh at her antics! This invasion angle has been done before though... I'm reminded of Keroro Gunsou when I watched the first episode. It's so eerily similar that I thought it was the same creator. I would LOVE to see Yoshizaki Mine drawing Ika Musume though :D I just call her the moe version of Keroro Gunsou.
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ~ | - 1/5Oh yeah baby! Show us some kneepits! Huh, what? That's a g-guy!? DESPAIR! 0/5!!!
I totally didn't know what this show was about, but once I watched it, I was intrigued by this apartment full of "nerdy" women. The girl on the left is a jellyfish fanatic, so the show is called "Jellyfish Princess". And yes, that skinny woman bending over the tub is not really a woman ^^; Definitely on my watch list. I can't really say much more because I've only seen the first episode for this particular one, but I'm still intrigued.
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5Lovely lovely knee pits! There were so many I couldn't keep up. Even the opening has one! Amazing! I'm going to say it's because SHAFT is the one animating it... As seen on Bakemonogatari...
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - |) (| - 2/5From one of the longest title this season to the shortest... From one of the most knee pits scenes this season, to almost the least... I was expecting more with this kind of premise, but only a few... Disappointing. Is that Azusa on the top right screenshot!?
I'm almost disappointed with this show as well. The main character being a very masochistic guy is probably the reason why I'm not too keen on watching this. It was getting interesting at the end of episode 2. I may give it a chance just because of what happened in episode 2 though... But aside from the marketing blitz I saw for this series, I'm somewhat disappointed.
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - 0/5Yeah... Iron Man's knee pits just doesn't count......
I'm quite a fan of Iron Man even before the movies came out. The movie really made gave him a better presence around the world. Which is why you're hearing Tony Star in Japanese. The character design is great. The computer CG is a bit iffy, but it looks like Iron Man. The story is not based on any comic book stories that I know of, so maybe that's why I'm not totally into it as much. I'm still going to watch the rest though, just because it's Iron Man.
To Aru Majutsu no Index II
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5JC Staff does not disappoint in the knee pits department! The Railgun series was FULL of knee pits! Especially Mikoto's! JC Staff knows how to detail their characters. Ok, with Index II, there were fewer, but the quality gives it a high score in the Knee-Pit-O-Meter!
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5Speaking of Railgun... Here are more Railgun knee pits! Not as many as I'd hoped, but it's still quality! Or maybe I'm just Mikoto biased (sees banner on top left of the blog).
This OVA is just more of Misaka Mikoto and I can't get enough! The story is a bit weak, especially the "villain". But you get to see more Kuroko's yuri antics, Saten's flipping of Uiharu's skirt and more young girls solving crimes at Academy City. It's like the Hardy Boys are turned into girls joined forces with Nancy Drew mixed with X-Men. A guilty pleasure. The premise at the beginning is interesting because Mikoto is definitely bothered and shows that even though she is powerful, it can be her weakness as well.
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ~ | - 1/5It certainly has potential but need to show more! 1 out of 5 is being generous for me...
Yosuga no Sora
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5If I could go beyond 5/5, I would! This anime, reeks of ecchiness, and the second episode alone there were 8 instances of knee pits alone in one minute of a particular scene (as you see below)! They even show the details even when the characters are far away!
The World God Only Knows
Knee-Pit-O-Meter - | ) ( | - 5/5Akio Watanabe's knee pits are the best! Akio Watanabe's character design can be a typical anime kind of design but his lines and curves are always detailed and thankfully it translates into the anime. I liked it so much I had to put 3 pictures of them here :D