WataMote doesn’t really have a consistent sense of episode structure in a way that some comedies do. Contrary to last week’s, where the rain and the cold bits split the episode, this week’s show ran through a series of 3 skits. The underwear one invoked some legitimate pity, and had a fairly touching conclusion.* However, the others (the nightmare and the molestation one) were based around karmic payback for Tomoko’s stupidity. All of which was accompanied by the series’ typical visual panache and some nigh-flawless transitions.
When P.A. works gets ambitious and does cool crap like this show, it’d be a disservice to the material to just have one reviewer. We’re breaking down the not-at-all-token arsty show of the new season, Uchoten Kazoku, buddy cop style!
In the long-delayed second episode, we talk about Kickstarter. More specifically, we start by discussing anime and manga it’s funded already, and use what numbers we have (mainly myanimelist statistics) to wildly speculate on what else might be a viable candidate for a Time of Eve-style international BD release.
Show Length: 59:40
(Timestamps for each segment in parentheses)
Kick Heart (1:01)
Time of Eve (4:07)
Kickstarting Manga (6:20)
Other anime realistically kickstartable (7:29)
-Refer to list after break for data
The “Almost Certainly Would Get Funded” Group (9:02)
The “Maybe But Maybe Not” Group (21:48)
The “Probably Not Actually Happening” Group (44:00)
Anime Sols and the viability of other sites to crowdfund anime (52:14)