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She produces a review segment simply entitled "The JesuOtaku Anime Review". Her review approach is very analytical, using a four-star rating system. She tries to be as objective as possible and may give high scores to shows that she doesn't personally like. She also produced her "summer project", an audio drama adaptation of Fruits Basket, every Wednesday throughout summer 2011 (and which can be found here if you're interested). She is notable for her large amount of shows:
Since joining That Guy With The Glasses, she gained a great degree of success previously unseen. Despite efforts to keep the Desu Des Brigade alive, she made the decision to officially leave the Brigade. This news, however, led to the Brigade's outright breakup.
Her videos can be found here on Blip.tv, here on That Guy With The Glasses, and here on Twitter. She also has a live stream, here. Additionally, she also often appears on Nash's long running Radio Dead Air internet radio show, which can be found here.
For an in-progress list of things JO has reviewed, see the recap page.
Jesu Otaku provides examples of the following tropes:
- Actor Allusion: In her review of Princess Tutu, she says, "I see a host club in someone's future..." on a clip of Femio.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Let's see, she reviews anime, is making a retrospective on all the Digimon anime, dubs Anime Theme Songs, is analyzing the Trigun anime, has another job reviewing even more anime on Anime News Network and oh yeah, is currently working on a Radio Drama adaptation on the ENTIRE Fruits Basket manga (also, she works at a theater).
- She is no longer writing reviews for ANN. However, in 2012 she decided to see every wide-release movie that came out, and in spring started doing video blogs about several of them.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In her in-universe LP of Super Mario 64, she does a first-person, diary-like monologue if Mario was actually an Italian plumber from...well..Italy, felt like he was hallucinating, and eventually became a thrill-seeking, sociopathic, evil-overlord-to-be with a god complex who never "gets some" from Peach.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: A common thread in her written introductions for each of the villains in her Top 20 Deliciously Evil Villains.
- Author Filibuster: She used her FLCL review as an opportunity to go on a rant about how Studio Gainax are complete HACKS when it comes to making Psychological Dramas and that they should stick to over-the-top goofiness and simple morals. She addressed this fact on her Twitter, and stated that the reason she did this was because FLCL was just way too simple for even her to talk about at length.
- Berserk Button: In-Universe, Moe, and now also an ecchi comedy about Brother-Sister Incest called Oniichan No Koto Na... ah, screw it. She found it painful just to get through the first minute of the first episode.
- She also seems to have a real and legitimate hatred of people questioning her on why she doesn't care for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. To be fair, this is because people did this INCESSANTLY after she made her lukewarm feelings towards it clear.
- Brain Bleach: Probably needed it after Ikki Tousen, and even more after Eiken, never mind Master of Martial Hearts...
- Break the Cutie: Usually calm and collected, JO was reduced to a fit of hysterical rage by the final fight of the Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament video game.
- Bennett the Sage 's goal for her. So far he's failed all three times.
- Breakup Breakout: Not quite. Rather than leaving the Brigade after joining up with That Guy With The Glasses, she still tried to be a loyal brigadier, and her new-found popularity did in fact bring in more viewers to the Brigade's site; however, her indecisiveness coupled with her Attention Deficit Creator Disorder caused her to grow increasingly distant from the Brigade, unofficially breaking off from it about a year from its official disbandment.
- Brief Accent Imitation: Takes on a self-admittedly goofy Brooklyn gangster accent for her Baccano review.
- Broke the Rating Scale: JO gave KissXSis a -5/5 and Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Ja Nai N Dakara Ne a GTFO.
- Catch Phrase: "Sayonara, bye bye!"
- Cats Are Mean: One of JO's cats (the calico) isn't very friendly, as seen in the review for Fruits Basket.
- Cheshire Cat Grin / Slasher Smile: Sage looks terrifying at the end of the Koi Kaze review. Seriously, he looks like the cat out of American McGee's Alice.
- Cloudcuckoolander: It's not as apparent in her reviews, but if you watch her Let's Plays, especially the Star Fox 64 and Super Mario 64 ones, it becomes clear that JO is something of one.
- Companion Cube: Her snarktitles. Until they have a brief falling out about their use in the Now and Then Here and There review, making up afterward.
- Cool Big Sis: She lets her little sister make cameos in the live-action intros (Beck and Princess Tutu being notable examples), and off-screen shares some of the more child-friendly anime with her.
- Covert Pervert: JO may be very academic and studious, but she might have a dirtier mind then Vix, as seen in Pocky Spot 22:
"Kyoya, you're not quite dressed for the occasion; you have to take your pants off too!"
"The correct response to this situation would be to grab his shoulders, throw him on the bed and ride him like a stallion!"
- Crossover: The number has been steadily rising since she joined TGWTG. Notable examples include a review of Sucker Punch alongside Film Brain, her status as a regular on her boyfriend Nash's WTFIWWY and Radio Dead Air (he returns the favor by appearing on her streams on a regular basis, and also appeared in her review of Transformers Animated). Also, rumors indicate she's due to appear in the 4th Anniversary Special.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Her Top 15 Dub Themes, invoked in-universe. Topping the list was, but of course, Pokémon. Nothing specific, just Pokémon.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her "snarktitles" in all of her reviews but Now and Then Here and There.
- Dear Negative Reader: Released a full-length one over her Twitter sometime around mid/late-2011 in response to the frequent complaints about her aforementioned ADCD.
- Despair Event Horizon: Bennett the Sage keeps trying to "break" Jesu by showing her horrible, sick anime. It eventually backfired when she got over it, but he got depressed.
- Double Standard Abuse (Female on Male): Her crossover review of Sucker Punch with Film Brain was a pretty severe example of this.
- Erotic Eating: Invoked then averted in the end credits for the Eiken review.
- Evil Is Cool: Invoked as the main criteria for her Top 20 Deliciously Evil Villains list.
- Fingore: Her review of Baccano! got a rating of "three and a half de-fingerings out of four".
- Fake Brit: She makes fun of this trope at the beginning of her Hellsing review.
- Fan Service: She dresses in a bikini top and shorts for her Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann review intro, most likely to emulate Yoko.
- Farm Gal
- Fun with Subtitles: While introducing the review for Now and Then Here and There, JO gets into a fight with the Red Snark Titles.
- Gag Boobs: To make fun of the large breasts of one of the main characters in the anime Grenadier, JO stuffed soccer balls up the top of her T-shirt, and as part of the joke, even balanced a plate of food on them and ate from it.
- Gag Nose: In her Phoenix review, she points out a recurring character's bulbous and almost tumorous nose. She even plays the Inception music while zooming the camera in on it to point out how bizarre it is.
- Heroes Love Dogs: She's been shown playing with a roommate's dog and her love for wolves is part of why she loves Wolfs Rain.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: JO plays this game a few times, more notably in her review of Jyu Oh Sei.
- Hurricane of Euphemisms: While summarizing Ikki Tousen, JO went through just about every synonym for underwear (and a few breast mentions as well). It underscores that this review is going to be rough.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": YAY-zoo? JEH-soo? She's pronounced it both ways...
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She enjoys letting cats show up (i.e. her roommates' cats) in her videos.
- Let's Play: Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask, and Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo64.
- Mood Whiplash: Directly after reviewing Fruits Basket, JO reviewed Now and Then Here and There, an anime she considered too depressing to even make fun of.
- Multicolored Hair: Recently sporting black hair with red highlights.
- Naked People Are Funny: In the Witchblade review:
JesuOtaku: By God, if I can't make a good impression, I might as well make a lasting one!
- Not Making This Up Disclaimer: The line "That's not a metaphor" is something of a Running Gag.
- A particularly unbelievable bit in Master of Martial Hearts gets a "THIS IS A THING THAT HAPPENS" caption.
- Pet Peeve Trope: Forced drama, Moe pandering, Ecchi, "Exactly like the Japanese version" dubs, shoddy endings, Gorn, and flat-out wasting the potential of your premise.
- Pink Product Ploy: She bought a computer case which was part of a PC Nash came out to build for her because of its unique pink color.
- Pokémon-Speak: Points out Nyu's tendency to do this in Elfen Lied.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: In the opening to Samurai Champloo review and her first line of the Digimon retrospective. The snarktitles are not impressed.
Aow! It's August!
- Readings Blew Up the Scale: JO's "Metafiction meter" blows up at least twice during her review of Digimon Tamers.
- Real Women Never Wear Dresses: The Mahoromatic review starts with her playing a maid, before she gives it up and complains "I'm in a dress. I'm wearing make-up. I hate all of you."
- Running Gag: Her gripes about GONZO and their varying production values.
- From her live stream, Boyd being blamed when something crashes or doesn't work properly on the stream.
- From her playthrough of Path of Radiance, the silly voices she uses for characters.
- Also from her stream, the people in the chat shouting "NAIL!" whenever Soren, who has the voice of Super Kami Guru, appears. It has gotten to the point where JO tells them early on to get it out of their system.
- Say My Name: JO at the end of the Koi Kaze review, upon realizing who sent her Master of Martial Hearts.
- Schedule Slip: JO's "Digimon Month", a month of reviews of the first five seasons of Digimon was intended to encompass August 2010. The Digimon Adventure review finally came out on August 20th (with part 2 only half-done until about a week later). It then took until November 6th for the first part of Digimon Adventure 02 to be released, followed by parts 2 and 3 on the 23rd (and part 2 half-done until the 28th). Following 02, her weekly anime review continued for the first time since July, with the fate of rest of the Digimon reviews left uncertain.
- She recently stated on her new Formspring account that they will continue, but they'll come as they're done, like Linkara's History of Power Rangers.
- Her "Month of Mayazaki" didn't quite fit in just one month, probably because she was moving IRL at the time.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: JO forwent her usual "Snark Text" subtitles during her Now and Then Here and There review for fear of damning her eternal soul by making fun of something so depressing.
- The Smart Girl: For the Desu Des Brigade.
- Something Else Also Rises: In JO's review for Chobits, she gave it X "Good Mornings" with appropriate gestures.
- Squee: Not herself, but her snarktitles don't pass the chance in the Ouran High School Host Club review.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders:
- Tomboy: From the way she dresses to the shows she likes, JO is pretty masculine.
- She makes it crystal clear in the start of her Mahoromatic review that dolling herself up is not a hobby of hers.
- Top Ten List: Top X Lists, mostly. Top 20 Villains, Top 15 Dubbed Anime Themes, Top 15 Stupidest Izzyisms, Top 15 Nerd Jokes in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Top 10 Cowboy Bebop episodes, Top 20 openings of 2010, and her top 25 favorite anime.
- The Top 20 openings is intended to be an annual project. She did one for 2011 as well.
- Turn the Other Cheek: She actually did this at the end of her review of Eiken, much to Bennett the Sage 's disappointment.
- Wall Bang: Does this before reviewing Eiken.
- What Do You Mean It's for Kids?: Invoked: When commenting on the scenes that didn't get edited out of the Toonami showing of Outlaw Star, she snarks "Toonami: Women abuse...for kids! :D"
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Asked this via snarktitles in regards to Jacuzzi Splot ("No really, WHAT were his parents on?")
- Your Mom: In the snark text captions of her Outlaw Star review, when comparing the plot structure to a round robin story-telling game:
"I went to the store and saw..."
"Your mom! OOH!"
"Come on, Brad, can we get through ONE ROUND!?"
"That's what your MOM said last night! OOH!"