I swear to god those twins are the same ones that asked me if I wanted to see a “twin-thing” back in high school. To this day, I still don’t know what that “twin-thing” was going to be.
A little late with this one since I’ve been experimenting with different first impressions post styles since I was getting tired of my old one. After a while, I found a style that seems to suit me and I’m eager to test it out to see how it works. Thankfully, some new shows came out early, so I don’t have to wait until October to do so. Now, there’s no way I’m subjecting myself to Diabolik Lovers, especially since everyone else already detailed its problems far better than I could, so I’m going to have to go with an American cartoon that isn’t anime, but might as well be due to its style and popularity with the anime fanbase.
Yes, after more than a year of waiting, the second season of the new Avatar series, Legend of Korra, is upon us. I’ve seen a bunch of people hyping it up before it aired, most of them way more forgiving than I was regarding the first Korra season, despite the fact that we seem to agree that Mako needs to die. And in case you guys forgot since I wrote about the show way back during my blog’s starting years, I found the show to be more of a disappointing mess than anything Bones could churn out. But I’m ready to wipe the slate clean and pretend that season didn’t happen. After all, this season wasn’t even supposed to originally happen, so maybe they’ll put more time and effort into telling a continuous story rather than the badly self-contained Amon crap. I can dream, right?
What Hooks Me:
The battle animation is awesome of course. It’s been a while since i saw the first Avatar series, but I remember Korra having martial arts that make most action movies cry, let alone action anime (let’s face it, most of them suck at delivering the action goods) as well as slightly surpassing the first in action choreography. This is obviously due to the different schedules in American produced cartoons compared to Japanese ones and how they’re given more time and freedom to produce the goods. So yeah, I give props to that. And Bolin is still cool, although he wasn’t making me laugh as much as he used to.
What Turns Me Off:
Unfortunately, everything else about this show turned me off massively. The first warning I got that things were about to go wrong was that a time-skip had occurred and so many things have changed. And unfortunately, it was all downhill from there. Ignoring the fact that Mako needs to die and Asami deserves better (yeah, I kinda liked her even though others didn’t), Korra is still as badly mishandled as she was in the last season and her new story with choosing some old fart who seems to be obviously evil over the kinder guy in regards to her bending is just irritating. Honestly, I couldn’t even finish the second episode due to how awful this premiere was. The dialogue is also extremely painful, almost matching Tomino and RWBY in how badly it’s written. I’d list examples, but I wiped most of the episode from my memory and I don’t want to go back to it.
I never thought I would say this, but this thing comes off more fan-ficky than Type-Moon’s output (and I think TM stuff is pretty damn fan-ficky). I didn’t mind it as much in the first season because Amon was there, and he was practically the Kyuubey of the Korra world. But now that he’s gone, the whole thing just falls apart massively. As you probably guess, I don’t like seeing fanfiction play out on my screen, TV or computer or otherwise. It sounds cool in theory, but in practice it fucking sucks.
Dropped with a score of 3/10. No way in hell I’m watching anymore of this shit.