Just some random thoughts that ran through my head as I got around to watching some of the season’s premieres. On tap? Pandora Hearts. The generic anime with a generic name.
Fansub group: Mochi
Things I liked:
- Genuinely creepy at times.
- WTF? ending.
Things I didn’t like:
- Lame, uninspired characters.
- Crappy designs, lazy animation. They overused dark colors and shadows like they were trying to hide details.
- Generic as hell. Looks like it’d fit right into the Yugi-Oh, Pokemon weekday afternoon lineup that I remember as a kid.
- 4:3 aspect ratio.
- Yaoi fodder.
Random other thoughts:
Chains. Shotas. Master-servant relationships. Pain. I’m starting to think this show was created only to give the Yaoi doujinshi fans some new material to play with.
The story was pretty crappy for the first 18 minutes or so. I watched it while reorganizing my CDs and DVDs. Apps in one spindle. Games in the other. I was actually more engrossed in my reorganizing than I was in the show. But then I did find the last few minutes interesting, when Oz stumbles upon the grave and later when Gilbert meets that witch or whatever she was and gains some courage and an evil grin to boot.
I’ll watch a couple more episodes to see how this goes. I’m always intrigued by Alice in Wonderland themes, and the dark turn it took towards the end of the episode piqued my interest.