I finally finished YQ, marathoning the last seven episodes in the last couple days. Man, what a disappointment. It was not unlike sitting in for a long operation at the dentist. You know it’s going to be unpleasant going in, and during it, it’s just as unpleasant as you expected, and afterward you leave with a bad taste in your mouth. The only reason I marathoned it was because it was getting to the point of no return. After putting it off for so long, I had to either watch it all at once, or I’d lose complete interest forever (what little interest there was). And I’m loathe to drop a series, no matter how bad. Especially when it’s only 12 episodes long.
Turns out some solid character designs, a good OP and ED, a pretty good soundtrack and a fine first episode is no match for a mediocre story, sub-par writing, lame villains, awful monster designs, and unremarkable characters.
Now it’s onto the awfulness that is Rosario+Vampire Capu2, although I have no one to blame except myself for that choice.