Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Anime Expo prep

We started watching One Punch Man again. It's very slow going because we don't like it. Well then why are you watching it, sillies? Because Anime Expo announced that they're going to have a One Punch Man panel "event" thing, and it's going to feature the director, the main character's voice actor, "and more". The "and more" is the part that really gets us, because when we went to Japan, our Japan buddy, who is a big fan of One Punch Man, informed us that our beloved favorite voice actor is in it. So then the question was is he a big enough character that he might possibly be included in "and more". The answer: ...we're still not sure.

For anybody who doesn't know, One Punch Man is about an average guy who one day decided to be a hero, and through his training became so powerful that he can defeat his very powerful opponents in just one punch. It's meant to be a comedy, and I can definitely see where it's joking around, but it's not our kind of humor. And the first few episodes seem to have an air of looking down on the hero anime that it's parodying, which is an attitude we don't much care for. That goes away after a little while, but so far it's still just not that interesting. It got kind of a little interesting when the ninja showed up, but it's hard to tell if that's because it was actually more interesting, or if it was because that episode featured our beloved favorite voice actor.

It's just a little bit frustrating, too, because there are situations that I can see as being funny concepts...and yet the execution is just not our cup of tea, I guess. We still haven't decided whether or not we're going to keep trying. I think we watched episode five last night.

And speaking of watching anime to prepare for Anime Expo, we're in a bit of a pickle. See, the creator of Your Lie in April is going to be a guest of honor, but we haven't actually finished the series. Our deadline for the second to last volume of the manga isn't until after the convention! We thought maybe we could find some time to do quick rough drafts of the last two volumes so we would know how it ended, and then we could (ideally) binge watch the anime so we'd be familiar with both versions. But the way our schedule has been, it's looking a little iffy. We seem to keep getting to a point where we go, "Okay, we just need to finish this and this...and this and this and this and this and this and this and this and this and this, and then we'll have time for extracurriculars!" I guess we'll just have to see what happens. If worse comes to worst, we'll just read those last two volumes without translating them.

Finally, Gaston was talking about Captain America: Civil War when he was over last week, and we thought we were just done with superhero movies, but now we kind of want to see it. Not because we trust Gaston's taste in movies, but because we're interested in how they handle the theme of security versus freedom. (Also because we don't always know when to give up on something, and we really did like the first Avengers movie.) So we almost went to see it today, but then we had dentist stuff and chores, so we decided we'd rather stay home and relax. But we're planning to see it on Thursday! Assuming work doesn't turn out to be doomful.

Today I'm thankful for finishing our Corpse Party translation really fast, the kittens not running away when we stepped out onto our patio to go to the dentist, still having plenty of Gilmore Girls to watch, being done with the dentist for more than two weeks, and being done with our chores.
Tags: avengers, one punch man, your lie in april

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