Turns out searching for Mayo Chiki on Google images doesn't provide many 'savoury' results, so here's a Tiger & Bunny image for your appreciation:
So I haven't posted anything in the last week: this is because I have been in Wales - otherwise known as the Land of Sheep and Rain. Nor will I be posting anything in the coming week because I will be in Eastbourne - otherwise known as the not particularly famous place somewhere to the South as far as I know. Now that the formalities are over with, the list of Mayo Chiki cliches continues.....
Episode 2, unsurprisingly, didn't learn from the mistakes of its predecessor. In fact it continues very much in kind. Harem roll-call begins again!
Rich girl turns out to also be the girl who's into manga! Double check that one.
Girl forced into dating the main character? Check.
Girl somehow has first encounter with claw machine and/or Purikura booth whilst on said date? Double check.
Creepy stalking of said date? Double check.
Tsundere? MASSIVE check.
I've also been trying to work out whether or not 'being incredibly painful to watch' counts as a harem cliche. If it does, then that pretty much dominates the list. Either way, the series has officially been dropped. So long Mayo Chiki; we hardly knew ye.
Due to the time I've taken away (without internet - SHOCK HORROR) I've also got a massive backlog of episodes from this season, and seeing as I'm going away for a further week it's only going to get bigger. Not an ideal state of affairs, but I'm sure I can corner off a week or so on the far side to get myself caught up on everything. There are a few that I think I'll most likely drop after seeing the second episode, so that should take a load off, but there are a few that have definitely grabbed me already this season.
I'm hesitant to hail Penguindrum as a godly series just yet though, mainly because of how little sense it makes. Granted it makes for great entertainment (has me in tears of laughter frequently) but it's not really telling a story. Maybe it would be better if we knew anything about the Penguindrum or the hat, maybe it would be better if we knew where on earth the penguins themselves came from. But there are a lot of maybes - if there were some semblance of plot we wouldn't get immortal lines such as "For now we can only do what the hat tells us and find the Penguin Drum." For now I'm all for mindless hilarity, especially if it's penguin-related.
Incidentally I'm trying to decide which penguin is the best: 1 or 2. Number 1 has the amazing facial expression going for him, but then again number 2 has the bug spray. Too tough to call as yet. I'll get back to you.
Really looking forward to seeing how this is going to play out.
Anywhos, I've probably rambled on a bit for a mere status post. I'm off to watch 'The Killer' now and then driving away merrily on the morrow.
Peace out y'all,