Comic Site Rant: COBRA

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I had to do something about Minami-ke, even if it is a not very clever penis joke. I kind have something similar written for Ef, but I’m not sure if I want to do it now. Honestly, after reading some entries at The Comics Curmudgeon the writing here just looks even more horrible. I bet if I was a newspaper comic he’d tear me apart. I need to do better. The art here is ok. I used the pencil tool to do most of the shading rather than the pentool. I should keep doing this, since it’s far less restrained than the pentool. Though, sometimes you need control, like with the shadows on the face from the hair, so I still whip out the pentool for that.

Lots of anime related news came in over the past week, mostly in the form of announcements for more seasons of various franchises, those being Haruhi, Zero no Tsukaima and Higurashi. In Haruhi’s case it was just KyoAni being less cryptic (but still rather cryptic), but 0nT and Higurashi being more normal franchises had BS-free announcements. I think Haruhi is a very good show and I am quite excited for a sequel, since the first season really only got totally awesome by the end. I’m also excited for Zero No Tsukaima. I really liked the second series, even if no one else did. It was a fun fanservice romp that never really took itself too seriously, so I look forward to more. I have no opinion on Higurashi, since I’ve never seen it past the opening.

I have one episode left of Cobra. I won’t say much here, since I’ll blog it all once I’m done. What I will say is that it’s a severely underrated show and that everyone should watch it because it’s awesome. Also, to all you people who think old anime is unwatchable, this show looks far better than a lot of the stuff that’s come out over the past 10 years. Gotta love those 80s budgets.

Anyway, I’m out for now.

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