First Impressions: Winter 2014 – SoniAni, Wake up, Girls! and Engaged to the Unknown
SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation
I sat glazed eyed throughout this exercise in banality. Seriously what the feck is the point to this show? Super Sonico doesn’t even feel like a character, she’s just a check-list of hobbies and moe traits without the personality needed to connect it all together. There was absolutely no need for this to be a full length show – shorts would have sufficed since this episode was so disjointed it felt like a load of shorts strung together anyway.
Super Sonico sleeps in & feeds her freaky looking cats. Super Sonico goes to college and studies marine biology for some reason. Super Sonico goes to work as a gravure model and prances about in her teeny weeny bikini. Super Sonico goes to work another job as a waitress in a local restaurant were everyone worships the ground she walks on. Super Sonico goes to yet another job in a K-ON! tribute band and freaks the public out with her creepy CG dance routines……….WHAT WAS THE POINT!?
Watching this was a massive waste of time – dropped.
Wake Up, Girls!
Took me a few goes but I finally managed to sit through all 1.5hrs of this crap. The Seven Idols movie is required viewing for understanding the first TV episode……which was annoying, thought I would get away with just watching 30mins of generic idol crap, but it was not to be. Wake Up, Girls was boring. There is absolutely nothing of note about the show, it is as bog standard as idol shows go and doesn’t even have bright colours or strong personalities to save the viewer from mind numbing boredom.
Granted I am not a fan of idol shows anyway – I have yet to finish one of them since I usually get bored within a few episodes, so I’m hardly the target audience for this series. Saying that I still can’t see much merit in the show since all the girls are dull as dishwater with a colour palate to match. The dancing was okay in the short concert sequence….until they all started flashing their knickers for no apparent reason. Yeah, I’ve dropped this unsurprisingly.
Engaged to the Unknown (Mikakunin de Shinkaikei)
I only watched this this morning and I’ve already forgotten most of it. Something about surprise fiancé and loli sister-in-law to be moving into girls house with very little fuss made. Oh and the older sister being a massive lolicon. And that is about it. Engaged to the Unknown doesn’t really have much of an individual personality to make it stand out from the hundred similar shows. The loli was the most memorable character since she tries so hard to act all grown up and like a stereotypical bossy sister-in-law. But that’s about all I can really say about the show.
Nothing else really stood out. The acting is decent, the animation is fine. It’s all very middle of the road and passable without being remarkable or memorable – I don’t have time for just okay, so dropped.