Medaka Box 01

Medaka Box

ALL HAIL OUR LATEST GODDESS, KUROKAMI MEDAKA. PLEASE OFFER US YOUR GUIDANCE.

Well, that was a lot more enjoyable than I expected. I hear lots of complaints about the show being boring, but well, this was how the manga started! Man, I actually kinda miss this. It was a much much more simpler time. I actually think they did quite a good job with the pacing too, I certainly didn’t feel it was dragging around in the episode.

Aki’s performance as Medaka really did not impress me at the start since I have been reading the Medaka Box manga from the start and somehow always chose Itou Shizuka as my minds’ voice for Medaka. But well, after two watches, I guess she’s taken control of the character decently and I will admit she is doing an acceptable job so far. Still my bias would be for Tama-nee to do this but hearing Ainama pull it off will be interesting. On the other hand, Emirin really got Shiranui’s character down to pat, even the signature giggle too. Well after Kyubei, this should be nothing for her hahaha.

Lastly…

Medaka Box

Mmmmm DAT GAINAX BOUNCE.

Medaka Box

Medaka Box

and mmmmm DAT TSUNDERE HUG.

32 Comments

  1. marthaurion Said,

    April 5, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    I didn’t really think the episode was boring and I didn’t read the manga…I’m curious where everything is going, though

  2. baka~ Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    with Nisio Isin cooking up the story, there’s almost no way this adaptation could go wrong

  3. Phantasm Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    Was quite fun didn’t expect Toyosaki to do well when I first read it but was nice. Unless there’ll be a v2 OP we won’t get to see the Flask Plan till summer and Naked Apron-senpai will have to wait even longer :(

  4. Xellos^_- Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    funny thing about the goddess comment. Medaka’s surname literally means “Black God or God of Darkness”

  5. Anise_Punter Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Can anyone walk me through why you would give a character a heaping helping of cleavage like that but then make her sound like Yui straining to fake a masculine voice? What was the benefit to this? Large bouncing breasts should not be accompanied by yui voices. This was an unpleasant mix.

    Everything else about the show? It was not dull nor was it spectacular, but it was not bad by any stretch of the imagination.

  6. Metalsnakezero Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    Oh Gainax and their bounce.

  7. Ryn Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Is it only me or did that one guy look exactly like Kamina?

  8. Spinarakk Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    @Anise_Punter
    They didn’t give her a heaping helping of cleavage, that’s how her character always looked like, and it just so happened that when Toyosaki Aki auditioned for the part, one of the producers liked it. I think it was an audition as I remember reading something of the sort in one of those colour info pages about the anime in Shounen Jump.

    However I agree that Toyosaki as Medaka isn’t the best choice.

  9. c2710 Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    it should be homu-homu chan or gahara-sama! no one else seems to fit the bill!

  10. Fencedude Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Large bouncing breasts should not be accompanied by yui voices. This was an unpleasant mix.

    Someone didn’t watch InuBoku.

  11. Fencedude Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Is it only me or did that one guy look exactly like Kamina?

    It basically was Kamina. GAINAX injoke, apparently. I wonder if he looked like that in the manga. The casting of Konishi Katsuyuki makes it fairly obvious though.

    it should be homu-homu chan or gahara-sama! no one else seems to fit the bill!

    Saito Chiwa would have been rather too obvious, I really like her, but someone else needs to get these roles occasionally. She just got out of one sort of typecasting, lets not get her trapped in another.

    Itou Shizuka would have been my first choice, or maybe Hikasa Yoko.

    Yukana?

  12. Giovanni Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Well, personally, I loved Aki Toyosaki here and thought she did a smashing job. After her role as Aoi Kunieda in Beelzebub I’ve had no doubts in mind she could do a role like Medaka.

    But that’s just me of course. ^_^

  13. Qwerty Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Which group are you getting your subs from?

    The “Tsundere” line in your last screen is waaaaay different from the line in the version I watched.

  14. Benigmatica Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    @Fencedude

    I think Youko Hikasa is the better voice actress for Medaka…

    Then again, Aki-chan is broadening her roles lately so it’s a good thing instead of being stuck with cute characters like Yui.

  15. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    I’m not sure who translated the tsundere line wrongly in the other group, but that’s exactly what Zenkichi said.

    Yoko Hikasa would be a good choice for Medaka too, but I intend to see how Ainama performs from now on. I didn’t totally dislike her handling of Medaka yet.

  16. Qwerty Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Last time i grab an episode from Subdesu, looks like that line isn’t the only thing they messed up that episode.

  17. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    What happened to the your lord thy god madoka?

    She is going to be vengeful.

  18. raisuke16 Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Kazune is right… :)

    Madoka is going to be so angry… :)

  19. Ronin AnimeLover Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    What Kazune said. Madoka is the one and ONLY Goddess.

  20. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    I don’t think you guys are getting the joke here.

  21. Westlo Said,

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    Medaka is beyond godhood anyway…

    And Megumi Toyoguchi was perfect as Medaka, still Aki is doing a fine job for now, whether she can keep it up is another thing.

  22. Benigmatica Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    @Westlo

    Then what about Rie Tanaka? She’s also perfect for Medaka too!

    Although, it would be worse if Rie Kugimiya would voice Medaka… Anyway, I hope GAINAX can adapt the chapters at moderate speed.

  23. Fencedude Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Benig, we get that you don’t like Toyosaki as Medaka. Seriously. You can stop now.

  24. Anise_Punter Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    @Benigmatica

    Aki Toyosaki at least does adorable Yuis very well (anything is improved with the addition of yuis). Rie Kugimiya should just not be given any more work at all. Yuka Iguchi is another one whose voice makes me want to rip my eardrums out.

  25. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    Hmm… You are right. Kugyu should be Medaka. Then I would watch. Meron-pantsu comments would be very appropriate then.

  26. edru Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    meh, once youve read the manga, you’ll feel like hitting medaka after she said “that” to zenkichi.

  27. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Not sure what’s with the sudden turn in to Kugyu hate. I like her as a seiyuu, and she actually has a number of different roles apart from the usual J.C. Staff tsundere ones.

  28. Fencedude Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    I think you just have a bunch of really, really clueless people in this thread.

  29. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    As Jason puts it… these are my readers!

  30. Skribulous Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Smile, Kuro! You’re famous now!

    Also, I am okay with Aki’s voicing of Medaka. It works out fine for me. No idea why everyone’s dead-set on trotting out their favorites. Then again, Medaka’s one of those characters I can’t think up of a good seiyuu for, so it’s all good.

  31. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    April 7, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    The Kugyu hate probably is because of all the TsundeRie boxin. She actually does a good shota (Taiku from Juuni Kokki). And the fellow from FMA.

    My favourite is:
    My name is Koboshi Uematsu. I am twelve years old.

    Kugyukarin is a good combo. :3

  32. Spinarakk Said,

    April 8, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    I also just realized, if Kumagawa ever appears in the anime, we might have another seiyuu rage.

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