Meganebu! 11-12 [END]

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M-E-G-A-N-E

I really need to learn to stop blogging comedy shows. They’re near impossible to talk about. Now, I know that you’re all absolutely devastated that Meganebu! is no longer airing, so let’s take one last look at it.

Episode 11 was pretty standard, but the fact that it kind of joined into 12 was interesting, since Meganebu! has had next to no continuity between episodes. Sure they have things like the Hima Council joining the cast, but it was an unspoken rule before these episodes that any development within an episode stayed within the episode. Er, I guess the development between the Council and the Meganebu didn’t really last for both episodes either, but having the last story of the anime be cut between two episodes made the ending feel more like an ending.

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The shirt removal was absolutely necessary.

Speaking of, the topic of the ending itself was a great one. The Hima Council was only introduced in the middle of the season, and they really helped make the show better by adding in other dynamics when the Meganebu itself was kind of getting stale. Seeing the Council finally get along with the Meganebu was an interesting change to the show as well (not that it lasted). Of course, the heartwarming scenario still ended on a rather ridiculous note, since the Meganebu came up with a convoluted solution to the issue that involved glasses (what else), but that was a nice ending all the same.

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Overall, what really kept the show interesting though was the little things that the director did. The fact that she made all of the non-glasses characters unidentifiable block people was interesting enough, but the fact that they all changed when they put on glasses was really something. Or the fact that the characters weren’t allowed to be seen not wearing glasses (…which changed once William was introduced, but it was a fun detail while it lasted). I wouldn’t have been nearly as interested in this anime if it wasn’t for the creative animation styles that it had. …Because without it, this would have just been a show about 5 guys with glasses. Which may or may not have been watchable, but the point here is that the director made all of the difference.

As I’ve said before, this was a show that was better watched than discussed. Crazy things happened, and it was best just to turn your brain off and stop questioning things. As far as mindless entertainment goes, this was great. Of course, with that kind of formula, there were a ton of things that could have been improved. The characters were all pretty flat with little to no permanent development, things happened that made no sense, and there was no plot to speak of. The absurdity was part of the fun though, and the director did an awesome job working with what I assume was a pitiful budget. Maybe the BL undertones weren’t for everyone, but this was more a show about 5 guys (plus the other characters) acting like idiots more than anything. In fact, minus Mitsuki pining after Soma, you could probably watch this without feeling like it was anywhere close to BL. …Maybe. But still, Meganebu! wasn’t created for the purpose of being the new Evangelion or anything, and was rather entertaining for the silly comedy show about glasses it was supposed to be.

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…Yep. If you ignore it really hard, the BL intonations just go away.

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10 Responses to “Meganebu! 11-12 [END]”

  1. Namika says:

    Finally, it’s over. Now I can marathon it ^w^

  2. zztop says:

    To paraphrase Gintama’s description of Shinpachi, are the characters humans wearing glasses, or glasses that wear humans?

  3. Highway says:

    I really need to learn to stop blogging comedy shows. They’re near impossible to talk about.

    Well, crap. You’ve been blogging longer than I have and haven’t learned this. I’ve got no hope…

    It really is hard to blog straight comedy shows.

    • BlackBriar says:

      I’ve got no hope…

      “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man”
      – Friedrich Nietzsche

      It kind of puts you in despair, doesn’t it? ;)

      • Highway says:

        Comedy is just something that leaves you with nothing to talk about. That was one reason that Nyarlko W got switched halfway through the season to every other week. Love Lab at least had a story arc to go through. Kiniro Mosaic was bloggable for the first episode, but the rest of them, not so much.

        We’ll see if anyone attempts SYD next season. I know I won’t. :)

    • Karakuri says:

      My very first shows blogging here were Maria Holic Alive and Sket Dance. Both mostly comedy. Both impossible to talk about at length. …Though in my defence at choosing this, it was based on a drama CD, so I had absolutely no idea what this would be about (other than glasses). xD Had I known that this wouldn’t have a plot, maybe I could have avoided this sad fate.

      • BlackBriar says:

        You were simply drawn in by something you like. But after finding out what you think, I’m glad I didn’t bother with this show.

  4. Liza says:

    It was a fun anime about glasses and it is sad to see it is over now. D: I’m going to miss that club(and the catchy megane songs)

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