Pedantic Perspective Watches: Absolute Duo ep. 1

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.

[HorribleSubs] Absolute Duo - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.51_[2015.01.07_00.53.59]

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.

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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…

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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.

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PumpkinMochi: Thor?! HIS NAME IS THOR?!

SerendipitouslySane: Seriously?

Kelloggs: GODDAMNIT.

PumpkinMochi: I guess we have to get hammered when we watch this show.

SerendipitouslySane: Trust me, I’m already on it.

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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.

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SerendipitouslySane: Was that really necessary?

PumpkinMochi: Wait, where did all the other students go? There was a lot more there a minute ago.

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.

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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.

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PumpkinMochi: Oh goddamnit.

Kelloggs: Wait a minute, so he should be Captain America instead

SerendipitouslySane: So this is Marvel the Anime?

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PumpkinMochi: Wait, so he’s an Irregular… at Magic High School?

Kelloggs: GODDAMNIT WHY

SerendipitouslySane: NO, FUCK OFF.

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SerendipitouslySane: Wait, that’s not fair. He’s using two weapons.

CriticalMiss: It’s okay, the shield only takes up one slot.

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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.

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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: Oh boy, the loli’s here. That whole class is a bunch of pedophiles.

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CriticalMiss: Jiiiiiiiii~

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.

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PumpkinMochi: Oh no.

Kelloggs: Yes, the bunny girl’s here!

SerendipitouslySane: Wait, isn’t this character from Infinite Stratos?

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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.

Kelloggs: SHIPPP SHIPPP

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SerendipitouslySane: Of course he’s the only one with an opposite sex partner.

Kelloggs: Sorry, I was distracted by something. What did you say?

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SerendipitouslySane: 50 bucks says she’ll be naked.

PumpkinMochi: Or maybe she’s in his bed.

SerendipitouslySane: Eh, close enough.

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SerendipitouslySane: Wait, she’s from Gimle?

Kelloggs: So her homeland is the son of Glóin.

Kelloggs: BUTTS

PumpkinMochi: You got what you wanted after all.

Kelloggs: I got one thing I wanted and twenty minutes of stuff I didn’t want.

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SerendipitouslySane: OH MY GOD, IT’S A PUNCH.

Kelloggs: It’s when you move your fist at high velocity at a target.

PumpkinMochi: “Girls are clearly too weak to punch people.” This fucking show.

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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.

FINAL THOUGHTS

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.

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3 Responses to Pedantic Perspective Watches: Absolute Duo ep. 1

  1. John Samuel says:

    Note that the like does NOT imply a liking for the show, rather for your internal fortitude in watching an episode to find out why I should be grateful for CrunchyRoll not having this for Australia.

    I thank you, and flee screaming into the night. 🙂

    • PumpkinMochi says:

      Glad that something good can come of watching this show, if it helps to stop others from watching bad shows. This is only the first of a few fanservicey shows this season, and we’ll also see how the others shake out.

      • John Samuel says:

        You have performed a noble service indeed. 😄

        I look forward to your identifications of other titles that are not for watching but are for laying down and avoiding (to paraphrase Monty Python).

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