I did say I would continue this. I also said I would do Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, but I didn't.
Instead, I have watched Mob Psycho 100, and rewatched a classic Invader Zim. Let's talk about it.
Mob Psycho 100 follows the life of a middle schooler who is so plain, that he is called Mob by his friends (which is basically what they call background characters). However, Mob is also an incredibly gifted esper and has telekinetic abilities that are tied to his emotions, and are more powerful than any other. Unfortunately, due to a childhood accident, he became afraid of his power and tries to refrain from using it. This keeps him under an emotional shackle, and he no longer expresses a ton of emotion. But if he is under too much stress, an emotion will reach 100% and cause him to explode.
Learning that this was created by ONE (who made One Punch Man) immediately grasped my attention. However, I didn't actually give the series a chance until the second episode came out, and boy... I'm glad I did.
This series is beyond gorgeous. The fast paced animation and incredible sequences express the incredible story of this adorable middle schooler that I just absolutely empathize with. The production value in this looks like it would be through the roof, but it's amazing what studio BONES did with a normal budget. The characters are lovable, the story is engaging, and the aniamtion is breathtaking. It's a great one in a very long time.
Everybody knows Invader Zim. This poor Irken invader wants to prove himself to his race, who ridicules him and casts him out. He's intelligent, but never has his priorities straight. He was given faulty equipment, including the infamous malfunctioning robot GIR. On Earth, he must devise plans to wipe the human race from the planet to gain recognition from his race once more... If the human Dib would stop messing up his plans. But you can probably tell that they both enjoy the shenanigans.
Those who love morbid humor probably worship this show. I remember liking this show as a kid, and then being frightened by one of the episodes and never watching it again. I'm glad I picked it up once more, because once I heard the show had been adapted into comics recently, I was excited to get into it once more. The show blends CG and 2D animation seamlessly, which is very hard to pull off. The main and recurring characters are funny and likeable (once you warm up to it), and the main plot is very intruiging.
I'm still sad about it being cancelled, but the dark humor must have frightened more children than clowns did. I have a feeling this is the reason Nickelodeon is playing it safe nowadays. The community is still thriving through the comics though, which makes me very happy. Some background characters are more often annoying than not, which distracts me from the storyline of that episode, but then again it is sort of part of its charm. This show is weird and makes you afraid to watch it alone. But in a good way.
I will review more well known shows soon, but I want to get the newer ones I got into sooner. Have any suggestions? Leave it in the comments!