I was swamped with Xmas stuff, so this post is slightly late. Highlights this watch include:
- Speculation that the Rakudai director is drunk again and poorly trying to rip off Shinbo and Shaft’s visuals.
- James Bond references in both episodes
- Kelloggs reminding us about a song from the 90s that should have stayed forgotten.
Instead of a screenshot, have a Christmas picture instead.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ep. 11
Kelloggs: Haha, goddamnit. She just skipped out on the announcing. This is like that episode of Idolmaster where they put a plush Chihaya when Chihaya wasn’t available.
Kelloggs: I didn’t realize she was into that kind of thing. Kinky.
Keidence: Gives you stamina.
Kelloggs: To meet each other in the finals, we just have to win all our matches. This is-
Kelloggs: It’s just like… “Okay, we have to meet each other in the final. And to do that, we have to win all the matches.” Really now, I had no idea that’s how tournaments work. They’re just looking for words to say.
PumpkinMochi: I mean, what about the fact that there are just voyeurs everywhere.
Kelloggs: Yeah, I mean this world is kinda concerning in terms of the number of voyeurs. It also has a lot of forests that are conducive to voyeurs.
Kelloggs: The uncrowned sword king? I feel like there’s a circumcision joke here.
PumpkinMochi: Goddamn NCAA.
Kelloggs: Some guy bought him lunch once because he’s good at sports and stuff, and now he’s gonna get sanctioned.
PumpkinMochi: What the fuck?
Kelloggs: What? I’m focused on the glasses here, I don’t know why you’re freaking out.
Kelloggs: Didn’t this show already do that once? Or was that a different show?
PumpkinMochi: I don’t remember.
Kelloggs: I feel like I saw that gag recently. With the skirt up and the panties showing.
PumpkinMochi: I don’t think it was this show.
Kelloggs: Maybe I just watch too much bad anime.
PumpkinMochi: Is he shrinking more and more?
Kelloggs: Yeah, I feel like he’s lost a foot since the show started.
Keidence: Yep, so the glasses are a limiter.
Kelloggs: No, it was fine already. You didn’t need to explain this. Nobody went “That was a cool fight, but I wished they explained how the electricity interacts with her vision.” But there are probably people who care about that, so I shouldn’t assume.
PumpkinMochi: So it’s like his ability. Perfect Vision or whatever bullshit.
Kelloggs: Yeah, but his is powered by logic.
PumpkinMochi: Oh right.
Kelloggs: Oh my god!
Keidence: Crimson forbidden?
Kelloggs: Goddamn paparazzi.
Kelloggs: Hey hey careful. Oh geez.
Kelloggs: This guy looks nice.
Keidence: I’m calling him Oddjob now.
Kelloggs: As an aside, if you used Oddjob in Goldeneye, you’re an asshole.
Keidence: Yeah, pretty much.
PumpkinMochi: So is making out with a princess improper benefits?
Kelloggs: I’m pretty sure that college sports teams give girls to their recruits all the time. But give them a little money and the NCAA is like “No, fuck that.”
PumpkinMochi: What happened to all the color?
Kelloggs: We’ve entered noir mode.
Keidence: What’s going on?
Kelloggs: I told you. We’ve entered noir mode.
Keidence: Are you serious? They’re really asking him that?
Kelloggs: I think the director’s drunk again, you guys.
PumpkinMochi: But you asked him a question…
Kelloggs: Shirogane Ikki…
PumpkinMochi: Is your love true?
Kelloggs: Are you a crimibear?
PumpkinMochi: Why are they doing this grain effect?
Keidence: Yeah, is this a flashback or is it actually happening right now?
PumpkinMochi: It’s happening right now.
Kelloggs: The visual style’s confusing the fuck out of me right now.
Kelloggs: Sniff it, sniff it!
Kelloggs: You can still participate in your selection matches, you just have to do it in jail.
Keidence: Wait, I’m still not clear. Is he actually incarcerated because he kissed her?
PumpkinMochi: Yeah. Illicit sexual contact.
Keidence: That’s seriously the reason? Oh my god.
Kelloggs: Now she’s blue? Why?
PumpkinMochi: Ahaha, what the fuck is happening.
Kelloggs: So whenever Ikki isn’t around, the academy gets transformed into film grain.
Kelloggs: I’m still going with the director is drunk theory.
Keidence: I’m actually on board with that, I can’t think of anything else.
Keidence: Because it’s bullshit?
Keidence: Now we have yellow! Yellow for hope?
Kelloggs: This doesn’t look very hopeful.
Keidence: This is like a Gatorade commercial.
Kelloggs: Is it in you?
Keidence: Whaaaaaaat. His eyes changed color!
Kelloggs: I don’t even know what’s going on anymore.
Kelloggs: You aren’t the worst one I raised you to be!
Keidence: He’s coming to a realization, he’s in color now.
Kelloggs: This guy’s been watching too much Shaft anime.
PumpkinMochi: The director was like, “Psh, I can do that!”
Keidence: Color and symbolism, how hard could it be?
PumpkinMochi: And then he finished off his whiskey. “Alright, time to direct this shit.”
Kelloggs: That’s funny, I don’t want to continue this any longer either.
PumpkinMochi: So what was the point of all of this?
PumpkinMochi: Well, that was an episode.
Kelloggs: What the fuck is this show, you guys.
PumpkinMochi: See Keidence, they heard you say that the show was getting better and thought “We better put an end to that!”
Keidence: How did this mess this up? They just had to keep doing what they were doing!
Kelloggs: They got bored and started going crazy with the artstyles.
Keidence: I was honestly expecting the end credits to have film grain too. It would have made as much sense as the rest of the episode.
Kelloggs: It’s probably Tarou’s fault.
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk ep. 11
Keidence: Alright Asterisk, Rakudai is handing it to you this week. You just have to not put film grain on everything and you’ll win.
Kelloggs: If they put film grain in this episode, I’m gonna laugh so hard.
Kelloggs: Just sit by while I shove my breasts into your arm, okay?
PumpkinMochi: Goddamnit fuck off, Kirin.
Kelloggs: Yes, Claudia. Please make me atone. That sounds hot.
PumpkinMochi: That guy with the mustache…
Kelloggs: He looks like blond Robotnik.
Kelloggs: You see, I have a gambling problem.
Kelloggs: Or that.
Kelloggs: Don’t worry, he’s trained in carrying girls. Also, I just realized the main character has two rivals that wear clothes off the shoulder.
Kelloggs: Imouto power!
Keidence: So was that whole subplot with Saya just so this meeting could happen?
Kelloggs: It’s like those trick choices in visual novel, you think you’re gonna get a Saya flag but you actually get a vampire girl flag.
Kelloggs: You know, we have a door.
Kelloggs: That desk was three days from retirement!
PumpkinMochi: Is it gonna be like a Jojo thing where it looks like something’s gonna happen but not the way you expect?
PumpkinMochi: Wait, we had Oddjob in the last show and now we have Goldeneye…
Keidence: Make me the third wheel!
Kelloggs: Well, there’s already two of them so she’d be the fourth wheel.
PumpkinMochi: They’re gonna be naked, aren’t they?
Kelloggs: We can only hope so.
PumpkinMochi: I guess not.
Kelloggs: See, this part could have been in film grain except they’re doing it with stills.
Keidence: It’s still de-saturated though.
Kelloggs: Yeah, but it’s actually a flashback.
Keidence: Yeah, stylistically it makes sense.
Kelloggs: And now they’re back in the present.
Keidence: This is how you’re supposed to do it, Rakudai.
Kelloggs: Time for a late night booty call.
Kelloggs: Woah! They’re doing that color thing too.
Kelloggs: Actually this is pretty cool. Is this the first time we’ve actually seen her in action?
Keidence: I think so.
Kelloggs: I want to see more of this.
Kelloggs: Ahahaa, what? Have you?
Kelloggs: And the answer to that one is yes, I guess.
Kelloggs: The worst part is that I always have that dumb expression on my face when I die.
PumpkinMochi: Oh boy.
Kelloggs: Yes please.
Kelloggs: Dude! She’s begging for it! (#prudeshaming)