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—and I’m not a manga-reader, but if it was cool to read comics—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.”
Like one of Najimi’s many shitty forays into the world of Doujin Work, Thermae Romae displays its meat very conservatively.
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.
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
it is moist & delicious meta
and it's not even a lie!