I don’t like fads… usually anyway… this is one of those cases.
For whatever reason, shows with really short episodes are becoming pretty popular. I mean, back in my time, when dinosaurs roamed the aniblogosphere, there were no shows with 3 minute episodes. You wanted a show with short episodes? One Piece had short episodes (like 14 minutes of actual content. Not sure if this is still true seeing as I haven’t really been keeping up with it).
3 minutes? Are you kidding me?
What the hell can you put in an episode that’s 3 minutes long that’s going to be any good? One joke? Or maybe a series of shitty, 4-koma like jokes that have no substance and aren’t funny. Case in point: Ai-Mai-Mi.
Ai-Mai-Mi is a piece of shit.
Probably. To be honest, I’ve seen a few episodes, and I have no idea what’s going on in any of them. Random. Fucking. Bullshit.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE random fucking bullshit. Ever seen Hot Rod? I watched it with the girlfriend the other night (because she hadn’t seen it, which is a CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH). Hot Rod has tons of random bullshit in it. I love it. It’s hilarious. But Ai-Mai-Mi’s bullshit just makes no sense.
There’s no jokes because there’s no punchlines.
There’s no punchlines because there’s no set ups.
There is nothing.
The only acceptable 3 minute show is Poyopoyopoyopoyoypoypoypoypoyypoy, and that’s because it’s so simple and easy to follow. Anime down to the bare bones. Even the animation is simple.
That’s how it should be, not this Ai-Mai-Mi crazy ass bullshit.
I guess, when it comes down to it, what I’m trying to say here is that Ai-Mai-Mi is shitty. Maybe it’s just me in my old old age where I can’t follow along with a plot anymore, except that’s not true at all.