Akikan is better than half the shows I’m watching

This is by no means an endorsement of Akikan. It is a simple observation that many of the shows I’m currently watching are worse. First, a quick unbiased review of Akikan:

Three things that rock:

  • A suprising dose of original humor
  • Mamiko Noto
  • A hardcore lesbian

Three things that suck:

  • Lame premise
  • Lousy animation
  • A crappy joke for every good one

Overall, Akikan is a 7. The single +. Average. Entertaining but nothing special. Bearing that in mind…

Shows I’m currently watching that are better than Akikan:

  • Asu no Yoichi
  • Golgo 13
  • Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
  • Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae
  • One Outs
  • Ride Back
  • Toradora
  • Tower of Druaga
  • Tytania

I won’t bother explaining this list since I’m assuming it’s not controversial to claim a show is better than Akikan.

Shows I’m currently watching that are worse than Akikan:

Minami-ke Okaeri:

  • Not enough Hosaka

Maria-sama ga Miteru Season 4:

  • Only one lesbian (Sei), and she’s practically non-existent this season
  • Shimako never does anything, ever
  • Touko is a bitch
  • Too much talk about feelings
  • Correction, that should be feeling, singular. The only feeling on the show is insecurity. And unlike how real girls deal with insecurity (i.e. having sex with the first guy who pretends to care about their feelings), these girls just talk and cry.


  • Akikan has one lesbian. Maria+Holic has none.
  • Akikan delivers at least three good jokes per episode. Maria+Holic would be lucky to have three good jokes in the entire series.


  • Bullshit inter-episode filler


  • Bullshit intra-episode filler

Soul Eater:

  • Too many crappy jokes
  • Too many annoying characters
  • Not enough Blair
  • Buildup to a potentially great story, no payoff, presumably due to deviation from the manga

Hetalia Axis Powers:

  • The stereotype humor works extremely well when it’s satirical, fails when it’s not

Clannad After Story:

  • Ushio’s arc doesn’t make up for the boring slice-of-life arcs earlier in the series


  • Lucky Star all over again

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