March 27, 2016
For example, I mentioned the case of Charao fixated on Galko while on a date because something like that happened to me when Kojiharu's pictures in bed with some actor pretty boy were floated around. I remember that for some couple of days after that, I sometimes found myself wondering randomly why Kojiharu is so dumb and what's wrong with her (news reports at the time indicated that it was a part of her attempts to shed a "good girl" image - it was almost like Brittney Spears serial marriages). And it's not like I care about entertainment personalities in general. I'm not her fan in particular either. I have the Heart Ereki CD, but mostly for unrelated reasons. Likewise, Charao isn't in love with Galko either... He just can't help getting fascinated by the damn shirt.
The pool shota was phenomenal too, I thought. It wasn't quite powerful like the assberger shota of Initial D who had his balls drop at the sight of Mako's slender legs. Galko's focus was once again how she combines all the appeals of playful exterior and kind personality in a certain kind of life example (not only for the shota, but for his lowlife girl classmates as well, hopefuly).
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Mar 28 14:50:18 2016 (XOPVE)
I got far enough into the first episode to where they were talking about whether the aurolea (or however that's spelled; I refuse to look it up) on an eponymous also was big. And one of them draws circles on a balloon with a magic marker.
And then I decided I didn't care anymore.
It didn't help that I'm repelled by the character art.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Mar 28 19:54:27 2016 (+rSRq)
"The pool shota was phenomenal too"
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Mar 28 22:50:25 2016 (/4jFR)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Mar 28 23:03:57 2016 (XOPVE)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Mar 28 23:09:37 2016 (/4jFR)
I had a couple of friends who had the same reaction as Steven. "Ugh" and nope'd right out. And that's a fair reaction - the show is not merely earthy but outright fertilizer here and there. If that bugs you, definitely not worth it to wade through.
I liked it because, frankly, at this point I'm pretty jaded; I've also developed the "don't create a mental image of that" perk that has served me well over the years, so I can talk about disgusting topics without inconvenient visualization. ;p And underneath the discussions of nipples, anal hair, and feminine hygiene products, the characters in the show are pretty good. Galko will make a great mom sometime.
Maybe I should say that it's offensive, but in a genuine way rather than one intended to titillate the viewer.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tue Mar 29 04:49:05 2016 (v29Tn)
They're good friends, which is rare. They, esp. Outo, make some mistakes about that, but it's a pleasant show to watch.
Offensive? Titillating? I've two teenage daughters on a highly competitive swim-team. You'd be amazed at what girls talk about; and these days, they could care less who's listening.
Good show; thanks for the post, BM.
Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Tue Mar 29 19:40:33 2016 (lU4ZJ)
Gal-ko is "gal". You know about the Gal subculture, right? Mika Jougasaki etc. I still remember when this sort of thing was called "kogal".
Ota-ko is "otaku". Duh.
Niku-ko(-cchi) is "meat". Because it wasn't so funny in Haganai.
Boys are a little harder. Well, not Spo-o, whose name means "sport". Ota-o is male Otako. But why Chara-o? He is supposed to lampoon a VN character? Or what?
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Mar 29 22:26:05 2016 (XOPVE)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Mar 29 22:28:14 2016 (+rSRq)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tue Mar 29 23:17:59 2016 (/lg1c)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Mar 29 23:46:53 2016 (XOPVE)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wed Mar 30 01:50:01 2016 (v29Tn)
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