Nothing to see here, carry on.
If you’re staying to read, then so be it. I’ve warned you enough. I’ve nothing good to say about Binchou-tan. I may be wrong or unfair, but I don’t care. I hated watching it. I hate it. And if I’m going to hate something, like loving — I won’t do it half-assed.
Obviously, this show isn’t meant for me. It’s supposedly meant for young children, albeit older males may find this show sexually attractive.
To a partisan, the show has the possibility of being charming, funny, cute (of course), sexy, relaxing, and makes one feel good about life. At the most generous, Bincho-tan herself is like Mizunashi Akari from Aria with the talkativeness (and blue hair) of Ayanami Rei from Evangelion only maybe younger by half their lifetimes, and perpetually drawn in chibi form. WELL, I AM NO SUCH PARTISAN. I HATE THE THING, AND I WILL COMMUNICATE MY HATE THUSLY:
This is for making these children unnaturally fall on their faces for and/or comedic (and sexual) value!
And THIS is for episode 04, which was actually quite GOOD, being a study of mood and atmosphere: serving melancholy, frustration, and warmth through nuanced use of music, minimalist dialogue, and weather. WHY? It’s because episode 04 isn’t representative of the show.
And THIS is for being a moenkey on my back that prevented me from picking up where I left off in shows I actually like! (VOTOMS, Overman King Gainer, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) And during when I actually had time to watch some damned anime!
So, do I think the show is objectively bad? Naw, I’m not a useful person to ask this. But did I like it? No. Someday Bincho-tan herself may come after me piloting an Evangelion, and she’d be justified in doing so. I won’t run away from the dispensing of my comeuppance. But in the meantime, Sayonara Bincho-tan~
So why would I piss all over something that I wouldn’t have liked in the first place? Last Xmas, we local bloggers from Metro Manila, Philippines had a fun party. I invited everyone to share shows they wanted others to see and write about, so we drew lots. We contributed three shows each, mine being Millennium Actress, Umi ga Kikoeru|Ocean Waves, and Aim for the Top! 2|Diebuster. I just happen to draw Bincho-tan and I wouldn’t shirk or cheat on a game that I initiated.