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Thermae Romae – Nice Paper

When I heard about Thermae Romae, I thought it would be the best show of Winter 2012. How could you go wrong? Hot dudes plastered on your screen! TIME WARPS! If Star Jeffry were in charge, Rome would be Tolkien and Japan would be Rowling. Unfortunately, my hopes were dashed.

If Thermae Romae were a manga[1]—and I’m not a manga-reader[2], but if it was cool to read comics[3]—and I saw it on a table at Comiket, I’d have to compliment its author. “This is pretty good paper. It feels good to the touch and the finish is flawless.”[4]

Like one of Najimi’s many shitty forays into the world of Doujin Work, Thermae Romae displays its meat very conservatively.

Najimi’s Doujin

(Screenshot screenshotted from Josh’s Anime Blog)

For the ignorant masses, Najimi is a shitty artist. She gets better at drawing by focusing entirely on faces at a single angle. It makes for exciting porn.

Thermae Romae

The Bottom Line

Najimi was a shitty manga artist because she didn’t draw genitals. Doujin Work was about how terrible she was and how amateurs can’t just make easy money by entering a pervy industry unless they’re prepared to bare it all. Lucius should watch Doujin Work on one of his excursions to Japan and learn this lesson. He’s clearly not cut out to work in the bath industry.

And if he intends to continue in his fruitless pursuit of the titular ‘thermae,’ I can only say to him what Jon Lajoie has said far too many times: show me your genitals.


these notes are like lelouch's head to the boot of this post's suzaku

  1. I know it’s a manga, douchebag. []
  2. I read manga, mother-fucker, just bear with me. []
  3. I’d use proper grammar if I weren’t channeling Don Glover, fuckwad. []
  4. This is a reference, asshole. []

it is moist & delicious meta

and it's not even a lie!

penned this last love song at 21:11 on January 16, 2012.

It's categorized as Anime, Comparative, and it's tagged over nine thousand things, including: , harry potter, jon lajoie, lord of the rings, show me your genitals, time machine. What a slut.

At least it only has 3 comments and 4,842 views.

3 Responses

  1. Woah, were we watching the same show? Yes, the animation is largely that talking heads, flash style whatchyacallit, but I thought that ended up adding to its charm. The bottom line (no pun intended), I guess, is that the humour wasn’t to your taste (or you didn’t find it pretty enough to stick around to find out). The music was great and used very cleverly too, I thought.

    • Maybe we weren’t. I drank from the [gg] Kool-Aid. Who knows what they put in there!

      (More seriously, the above was meant to be a humorous reaction, not a fair one. I quite enjoyed the 2 episodes of Thermae Romae I’ve seen. The best part? Every episode is a bath episode!)

      • Hmm, clearly Nutbladderade tastes rather different!

        And, D’oh! Perhaps I should’ve checked all those footnotes and links before I wrote that. Glad you enjoyed it after all, though. And yes, I thought the second episode was funnier, too – not least of all the Steve Buscemi lookalike!

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