Lets Komugication Blog 1

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No, I don’t want to Komugication! I thought we were done with you! We left you in the deep recesses that was last decade! No one remembers Soultaker or even your Nurse Witch Pretty Sammy Sailor Moon Supaaah OVA!

At least the first performance is as cute as it can be. It was a dream…of course. Then this is followed by the straight up, by the book, magical girl first episode. She has a great family, great life, is constantly late for school and a perfect best friend. The added thing is being an idol, but on a smaller scale.

At the halfway point she becomes a magical girl after saving the Luna equivalent and them saving her from a cockroach. Yup. A pivotal decision was made thanks for bugs. There’s a little bit of the spoof bits with the narration describing the transformation, but there isn’t much. The Komugi OVA was a spoof series and a weird one too, so this played by the book maho shojo template is disappointing. Especially so in a world where we’ve seen in transformed, subverted and even done away with.

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Apparently this is among other references to Tatsunoko stuff. I’m not sure.

This is why in the blog post How Long Will This Idol Train Last I wrote “Now we have stragglers whipping up less than quality idol anime to get in on trend. I’m looking at you Venus Project.” Now I’m looking at you Komugi. With Tatsunoko jumping on the idol trend with this product, the end is nigh.

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Sekko Blog 1

“A Visceral Allegory of Seven Years of My Artistic Life”

The title of this episode made me fall in love with the first episode. I known art students that said that in artist statements. In fact the reason this first episode appeals to me is because of the woes of an art student. Especially one who has to start drawing things they don’t want to.

Ouch.

Usually, this is the case and it consists of models, landscapes, and objects. What kind of art school only has sculptures to draw? What school did she go to? She is Miki Ishimoto, hardened by the art student world and now sees another type of art.

She isn’t wrong in her speech about performance art, even in show business is art. But then she meets the idols she will be managing and she’s in the school of hard knocks!

Of course! You saw this coming from a mile away! “Sekko!” The agency prefers to represent non-humans. The Sekko Boys have profiles “set in stone” and “firm morals.”

Each one fits that certain mold of a male idol or just bishie anime character. Medici would be drawn as the shortest and cutest one, or Hermes would be the one with glasses, if this was a conventional male idol show. Their “chiseled” good looks would take them far.

The real test of this show is: how long until the novelty wears off. The sculpture hating manager and the sculpture idols already seem to run it’s course already. The joke for the series is that fact that they’re “sekko.” Give me more than that, but at least this isn’t a rocky start.

I could have been worse with these puns you know.

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