It’s the beginning of a new anime season, and our first candidate for a dumb but enjoyable show to watch together is Absolute Duo. Kelloggs, SerendipitouslySane, and I, along with our friend CriticalMiss, participated in this group-watch to see if this can fill the void left by Ore Twintails ni Narimasu.
SerendipitouslySane: I’ve pumped myself full of Baileys. I’m ready for this shit.
Kelloggs: Initial review after 45 seconds: not enough butts. I just watched the Strike Witches OVA, so I know what I’m looking for.
CriticalMiss: I need to watch that.
SerendipitouslySane: No, you don’t.
PumpkinMochi: Time to 420 blaze it?
Kelloggs: Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like most of the plots of these light novels would be really boring as books. Nothing about that initial scene and what it focused on would have been interesting as writing.
SerendipitouslySane: Is that Kirito? The opening is excellent though.
Kelloggs: I don’t know, compared to Yuri Kuma’s opening?
SerendipitouslySane: I Yeah, but that’s on a whole different level.
Kelloggs: I might like the song here better, but the animation…
SerendipitouslySane: Suddenly, i’m reminded of Walkure Romanze.
Kelloggs: A lone individual standing on the grassy knoll.
SerendipitouslySane: I thought there was more than one person on the grassy knoll.
Kelloggs: I’m pretty sure there was just one. Hold on, I need to watch the Zapruder film again.
PumpkinMochi: Thor?! HIS NAME IS THOR?!
PumpkinMochi: I guess we have to get hammered when we watch this show.
SerendipitouslySane: Trust me, I’m already on it.
Kelloggs: So you got the goth loli student council president.
PumpkinMochi: And a bunny-eared maid?
CriticalMiss: I think she’s a teacher.
PumpkinMochi: I hate you.
SerendipitouslySane: Was that really necessary?
Kelloggs: They got relocated to the room where non-main characters go.
CriticalMiss: Wasn’t this fight scene in the opening?
PumpkinMochi: So they’re already recycling animation?
Kelloggs: Which studio is doing this again? Oh it’s 8-Bit.
SerendipitouslySane: They probably blew all their budget on Yama no Susume 2.
PumpkinMochi: He better bring out a hammer.
Kelloggs: …if you know what i mean
SerendipitouslySane: If your penis is shaped like a hammer, you should probably go see a doctor.
PumpkinMochi: Oh goddamnit.
Kelloggs: Wait a minute, so he should be Captain America instead
SerendipitouslySane: So this is Marvel the Anime?
PumpkinMochi: Wait, so he’s an Irregular… at Magic High School?
Kelloggs: GODDAMNIT WHY
SerendipitouslySane: NO, FUCK OFF.
SerendipitouslySane: Wait, that’s not fair. He’s using two weapons.
CriticalMiss: It’s okay, the shield only takes up one slot.
Kelloggs: “Yes, only the dozen of you still standing are admitted to the school.”
PumpkinMochi: I guess she’s gone now. Bye…?
SerendipitouslySane: it’d be funny if the story ended there.
Kelloggs: So based on his stature and glasses, I’m guessing he’s the guy that tells us how the world works every time.
PumpkinMochi: Yep, he’s already doing it.
Kelloggs: -gee gee baby baby. If I had the skills, I’d make an AMV of characters staring set to that song.
SerendipitouslySane: Get out.
PumpkinMochi: Oh no.
Kelloggs: Yes, the bunny girl’s here!
SerendipitouslySane: Wait, isn’t this character from Infinite Stratos?
Kelloggs: She might not have outlandishly colored hair, but I can tell from her chest size that she’s a main character.
PumpkinMochi: Nope, the joke still isn’t funny yet.
SerendipitouslySane: Of course he’s the only one with an opposite sex partner.
Kelloggs: Sorry, I was distracted by something. What did you say?
SerendipitouslySane: 50 bucks says she’ll be naked.
PumpkinMochi: Or maybe she’s in his bed.
SerendipitouslySane: Eh, close enough.
SerendipitouslySane: Wait, she’s from Gimle?
Kelloggs: So her homeland is the son of Glóin.
PumpkinMochi: You got what you wanted after all.
Kelloggs: I got one thing I wanted and twenty minutes of stuff I didn’t want.
SerendipitouslySane: OH MY GOD, IT’S A PUNCH.
Kelloggs: It’s when you move your fist at high velocity at a target.
Kelloggs: But… if it’s late afternoon or evening in Japan, then it’s midday in Scandinavia. This show makes no sense!
SerendipitouslySane: Be quiet with your logic and reality.
CriticalMiss: Maybe she’s just used to taking naps.
Kelloggs: Yeah, she is like five, so you might have a point there. Or she’s just faking because she wanted to sleep on him.
SerendipitouslySane: Well, I’m officially bored out of my mind.
Kelloggs: There’s still a few minutes left after the ED. But anyway, that sucked. This is not going to be the dumb show we watch this season.
PumpkinMochi: Who did the preview for this? Because I would have mentioned the fact that MC’s name is Thor right off the bat.
Kelloggs: I think ParticularlyPeeved got this one.
SerendipitouslySane: I think it’s written as Tooru like the guy’s name from Chaika, so it could have been overlooked.