Kannazuki no Miko = Robots + Lesbians


Translation note: "Kannaduki no Miko" is NOT the title of this show.

Giant robots are stupid. I have no clue why otakus are so fascinated by them, but since everyone keeps telling me how great they are, I decided to give them another chance. Just to be on the safe side, I watched Kannazuki no Miko. That way if the robots sucked, at least the lesbians could steal the show. Why am I always right...

Well developed minor characters
Simultaneous subplots
Unforeseeable plot twists
Comical victimization
Recurring random character(s)
Badass mid-episode transitions
Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura
Fade into intro/ending
Catchy dance sequence
Themes of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge
Lesbians
Hilarious ambiguously gay dude
Stylish visual effects
Dinosaurs
Giant Robots
Tournament Competition
Graphic violence
A character vaguely resembling myself
Pimp in a white suit
Time Travel
Supernatural power
Fight in a Ballroom/Casino/Cathedral/Theatre
Self-parody

The Good:

1. Did you read the checklist?

Themes of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge
Lesbians

2. This show has the catchiest intro/ending theme combo I've seen in a long time:


3. Chikane (the blue-haired girl) is almost as cool as me. (I'll add her to the list later)

4. The badass gang of enemies:

5. The series provides a great backdrop for ShizNat fanart. (example)

6. The last few episodes are amazing.

The Bad:

1. The show was only 12 episodes long. This led to a few problems:

2. The gang of bad guys was supposed to epitomize the hatred, suffering, and vengeance of those who were unfairly victimized by the harsh realities of life. Unfortunately, the conceptually badass team was wasted by underdevelopment, just like the pimp from REC.

3. Giant robots suck. Let me rephrase that. Giant robots that are shaped like humans suck. What's the point? They can't possibly be aerodynamic. Who do you think would win between a B-52 bomber and a mecha? Obviously the bomber. It'd just bomb the shit out of the mecha and fly away.

4. Nobody knows how to spell the title. It clearly sounds like "Kannazuki no Miko", but some people romanize it to either "Kannaduki no Miko", "Kannadzuki no Miko", or "Kannatsuki no Miko". It's hard to find clever ways to work them all into your website so that you get hits for all four.

Despite the shortness and the robots, it's still a very good series. Check it out, or you hate lesbians.


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