But is it automatic?
Don’t mind me, I’m just on an REM kick again. I have several bands I really enjoy, but I’ll go through spots where I just want to listen to one of them… or, even worse, I just want to listen to ONE song over and over and over and over… Somehow I don’t go mad, I don’t know why not. You’d think repetition past a certain age does so.
Anyway, Togainu no Chi. What a piece of crap! It is a completely terrible show. I quite honestly cannot think of a single redeeming factor about it – the animation sucks, most of the characters designs are awful, the plot is incomprehensible, the blood looks like paint, the music is wholly forgettable… its just atrocious. There really is no other way to describe it.
And yet, I keep watching. And I’m loving it. Not just feeling mildly amused, not just enjoying it in a passing manner; no, I LOVE the damn thing. In fact, I have only one complaint: where’s the BL? The real BL? We’ve gotten some teasing behavior, but no more than that. This is based on an ergoe, folks! The only people who are going to watch it – especially if its this crappy! – are yaoi fans! Turn the sleaze up to twelve, please!
I also suspect that my above wishes will absolutely not in any way, shape, or form be honored.
This doesn’t bother me like it should or normally would. Because I’m actually enjoying this show even without any obvious BL, which is fairly surprising – I’d been anticipating the whole thing sucking monumentally, but had been also expecting to persist in viewing it only for the BL. Instead, I’ve been viewing it regardless of the BL factor, or lack thereof. I watch it every week with this stupid grin on my face. And I’m still grinning like an idiot after it ends, even though the preceding episode had no character or plot developments.
This show sucks! But it is also a fantastic demonstration of the kind of crap I love. Because it isn’t just mediocre, no, this show is like the 2008 Detroit Lions of anime. It doesn’t just suck, it does so in the mesmerizing way that a SyFy channel movie does. It is so devoid of anything good that this itself creates a good aspect in it – because, really, how is it even possible to completely flub everything? UraBoku had a good soundtrack and some solid minor characters, 11eyes had an interesting concept, Myself;Yourself had some good minor characters and nice artistry. They were all terrible, but they had some minor positive points.
Watching TnC is like watching a train crash. I just can’t look away. I hope it remains this shitty. I’ll be pretty disappointed if it doesn’t. Although it would be nice if they’d add some really sleazy BL stuff in, too, and not just with the feather boa guy and his room of sex slaves. The roof scene with Akira and the blonde kid in episode five was great, but some more cheesey dialogue and some groping would’ve been nice. If you’re gonna be crappy, may as well throw all caution to the wind.
If I had to describe TnC in a sentence or phrase, I’d say that it is the anime equivalent of a twelve year old’s fanfic, but you can’t see all the grammar problems and spelling errors. I hope it gets a second season.