StrikerS 24: 80% fail 20% win

Nanoha StrikerS

OH FUCK DUAL ZANBERS ROCK!
OH FUCK DUAL ZANBERS ROCK!
OH FUCK DUAL ZANBERS ROCK!
OH FUCK DUAL ZANBERS ROCK!
OH FUCK DUAL ZANBERS ROCK!

And yeah, I’m still watching the show. This episode was really made of 80% “OH GOD THE FAIL, IT’S KILLING MAH BRAIN CELLS” and 20% “OH GOD THE WIN, IT’S MAKING ME SHED MANLY TEARS”. Man, why the fuck did Lutecia vs Elio & Kyaro took so fucking long. GIVE THE FUCKING SCREENTIME TO FATE INSTEAD!!!

You know I’m really pissed of with this season because they could’ve made it so much more awesome, so fucking much more awesome, if they actually did it right. Fate’s Dual Zanbers, Nanoha’s “shoot first, ask questions later” policy and Vivio-chan are direct proof of this, but yet, they had to waste time mucking around with those darn rookies who barely get any development at all along with that fucking Jail asshole and his harem Numbers gang.

I /r/ another season of MSLN, with only Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, Vita and Signum only, kicking some real good ass. At the very least, we need to see more of Fate’s Dual Zanbers. Oh god those things are kewl!

11 Comments

  1. NC Said,

    September 11, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    I think the biggest problem was their change in style. Two successful 13 Episode Seasons both with excellent pacing had the right feel for it. Then they suddenly switch to a 26 Episode Season forcing them to extend their already successful pacing. Along with they just threw in WAY too many characters.

    If I had to do StrikerS I’d probably have gone 13 Episode Season, Keep the Rookies and Vivio-chan. Make Lutecia and team the Initial main villian, revealing Harem Master as some mysterious voice pulling the strings on everything for whatever scheme and go from there.

    Though I still like the series, it currently doesn’t give me the same feel as it did with the first two, especially A’s.

  2. lanie-emon Said,

    September 11, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

    I agree that Fate wielding dual massive zanber = pure awesomeness and win ^^.

  3. __getattr__ Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 4:42 am

    Is “dual zanbers” some slang for the huge pair of boobs the former loli is showing off in that picture?

  4. Demian Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 8:56 am

    Subaru is the only good thing to come out of Stikers.

  5. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 9:02 am

    Subaru is probably the one of the worst thing to come out of StrikerS…

    …No wait, there’s Vivio.

  6. deftoned Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Caro, Erio, and their relationship with Fate were completely neglected. Lutecia and Zest were pretty neglected as well. That whole aspect of the show would been more appealing NOW if they had spent time on it earlier instead of the endless training, Subaru lusting over Nanoha, and Nanoha lusting over Vivio. Why should I care that Caro is befriending Lutecia? They summon crap… that seems to be the only link. No substance there. The links between Fate, Project F, and Scaglietti (and Erio too) also feel pretty weak. Her kicking his ass would have meant a helluva lot more had they developed that storyline further. Just saying he’s tied into Project F and bringing up Precia at this point was too little too late. StrikerS brought too much to the table, yes, but had they balanced things a lot better, the season could have been a lot better. Ideally they could have done two separate seasons: One focused on the Stars and the other focused on Lightning. Subaru, Teana, Numbers, Vivio, Ginga, and cyborgs for 13 episodes, then Caro, Erio, Lutecia, Zest, Regius, Scaglietti, and Project F for a separate 13. And poor Hayate… Vivio got more of a transformation than she did. It’s almost been a game searching for Hayate the last half dozen episodes. I think I saw here in 23, but I don’t know. :P

  7. secclrse Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    “The links between Fate, Project F, and Scaglietti (and Erio too) also feel pretty weak.”

    I’m guessing that Jail is Fate’s (Alicia’s) biological father. :P

  8. UH Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    Overall, I actually enjoyed the whole season. I agree it could have been a whole lot better, but I see no reason to spew profanities at the studio just because they might not have the budget to go full action style for the whole season.

  9. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    September 14, 2007 @ 8:14 am

    “Overall, I actually enjoyed the whole season. I agree it could have been a whole lot better, but I see no reason to spew profanities at the studio just because they might not have the budget to go full action style for the whole season.”

    Not having the budget is one thing, but not planning out the story carefully? Spending more time on NxF fanservice? Putting to much focus on Vivio when all she does is cry ‘mama’? Not giving Main characters like Hayate and the whole of team Lightning any proper developments? Poor execution?

    That we can blame them.

  10. T_I Said,

    September 17, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    Hayate, Erio and Caro are not main characters. In fact, I wonder why Erio and Caro are even in this anime. They go against the overall plot

    the main character is Nanoha and/or Subaru

  11. Tormenk Said,

    September 17, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

    “Hayate, Erio and Caro are not main characters. ”

    They are main characters, but shafted to oblivion for Hayate and too little development for Erio and Caro.

    “I wonder why Erio and Caro are even in this anime”

    sad but true. I get no attachment to them or their rushed lame-ass befriending attempt to lutecia at the every end. and I wouldn’t say they go against the plot, more like they don’t fit into it.
    Actually I wonder too about Teana’s role in strikers aside from being Subaru’s partner.

    Alot of focus was given to Subaru but she hardly endears to me as a main character.

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