October 10th, 2015


Finding humor

Our exciting night of watching anime turned out to not be so exciting after all. We discovered that when someone says Netflix is listing a title, that just means you can search Netflix titles at your computer (not on the Wii) and it will show up. That doesn't mean you can watch it, necessarily. But now we know for sure that Seven Deadly Sins will be available on November 1.

We also discovered that FUNimation is being especially stingy about Noragami. It's a "2-week member exclusive". We didn't look it up, but we think that means that we'll get to watch each episode two weeks after it airs, so it will be another week before we get to watch it...unless we decide to pay for it. We love Noragami enough to spend money on it, but we were so annoyed at FUNimation last night that now we're feeling stubborn.

So instead, there was one more anime we were interested in watching this season, and that's K: Return of Kings. And! Viz is nice enough that we can just watch the episodes on Hulu without having to wait and wait and wait. But we also knew there was a movie between K and K: Return of Kings, which fortunately is also available on Hulu. So that's what we watched last night, and I feel like I should comment on it, but I'm not sure if that's even possible. We were talking about K with Gaston (he watched it because it's on Netflix), and we all agreed that it starts you out by deliberately making sure you don't know what's going on...and by the end you know even less of what's going on. But they give you just enough information to help you feel like you have some idea of what's going on, and the characters are fun, so we like it.

Nevertheless, we were feeling pretty grumpy after all that, and I came to the conclusion that we need more laughter in our lives! So after we got ourselves caught up on Fairy Tail, we decided to search Crunchyroll by genre for comedy. ...And we found out that Crunchyroll has a very loose definition of comedy. I mean, I know I've only seen two episodes of Linebarrels of Iron, but they were far from comedic. But the only thing for it was to pick something and see if it worked (we were very close to just watching Miracle Train again...which is still not a bad idea).

I admit, the reason for my choice was shallow. I'd seen screencaps or something for Mr. Osomatsu, and there were a lot of pretty boys. So we went with it in the hopes that it would have a favorite voice actor or two. Collapse )

Today I'm thankful for the K movie being on Hulu, Viz not being stingy with their anime, getting to watch Mr. Osomatsu, remembering the importance of laughter, and our computer doing us the favor of not letting us access our usual time sinks.