Asatte no Houkou Accomplishes Great Feet

Signature Reimu Pose

If you’ve seen Zettai Shounen, you might be aware of the “feet.” Somehow episode 10 of Asatte no Houkou reminds me of it.

Don’t get me wrong–I actually haven’t seen much of Zettai Shounen at all aside from screen caps. I though the attention to detail to the footwear in episode 10 of Asahou, though, was above and beyond the call of duty.

I think episode 8 of Asahou was definitely the best episode of anime that I’ve seen in a long while. It compares with Black Lagoon’s introduction of Roberta, or ENOZ’s performance in Suzumiya Haruhi. (I guess it wasn’t so long of a while?) What struck me as special regarding episode 8 was that it’s very tight and it’s got that stand-alone, slice-of-life packaging to it, in contrast to the plot revealed in that episode. I think you could polish episode 8 up as a tight AMV or even as a stand-alone OAV with slight changes.

Anyways, enough clamoring for a show that’s getting the attention that it deserves. I thought Kotomi’s outfit in the second half of episode 10 was…ludicrous, to say the least. Or I’m just totally out of touch with Japanese fashion. Both might be possible.

I don’t think I have any kind of a “feet” fetish. Maybe a sock/footware thing…but I don’t think it’s any kind of fetish. The reality is that when the character designers go out of their way to make their character’s shoes fashionable, it’s hard to not notice it if you pay attention. I suppose at least this idiosyncratic trait of mine comes true in real life as well, if you ever wonder if I compliment you on your footwear.

I also suppose this is why I dig Ikkitousen and Ryomou in general.

Anyways, as much as I enjoy talking about footwear all post long, here are some pictures to do the talking instead. Honestly lately I’m kind of busy both in the mind and in the physical, so this is as good as it gets.

blown up!

They’ve all got ’em, yep.


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