Check-in Station: Miss Monochrome ep1 (perhaps I’m starting the Fall season a little too ambitiously)
What the hell am I watching? An animation about some vocaloid princess tossing all her money to some half-wit moe con and wondering her ass into the real world only to find work as a convenience mart clerk? Oy! This may have been a mistake!
I guess if I’m gonna give this first episode points, it’s SOMEWHAT unique. The roomba as a pet for an artificial person is a cute idea. It’s only around four minutes long, so if this is terrible, I’ll only die if I watch the entire series as once. And Ms. Monochrome’s character design doesn’t seem all that bad. It’s cute while still being robotic, even with those giant, lifeless eyes.
I’m not excited that this series starts off with a premonition, or that this show is about idols. I know they’re all the rage right now, and so are shows about them, but I hate them! Keep that crap in my mecha anime as a supporting role, or tangentially inside of Kami Nomi (Macross being an exception to all rules).
Well, that’s the start of my Fall 2013 season. Man, I can’t believe I let people talk me into trying this…