Princess Lover! #08 — Maid Gear Solid

August 23rd, 2009

 

What’s the matter, Snake? Can’t fit into your jumpsuit?

Impressions:

They’re really continuing to struggle to find what tone they want to present this with, and that made this episode nowhere near as entertaining as it really should have been. Teppei and Sylvia didn’t even suit up and become super spies until almost ten minutes in, and there was still a rather lot of really strange slapstick throughout. Nothing quite says hostage situation like having Moe, Larry, and Curly taking people hostage, or motorcycle combat involving disembodied leg rockets. I don’t even want to talk about the "Idol Offensive" Seika used. Nor shall we wonder how Sylvia managed to change from her skintight jumpsuit into her normal while leaping from a helicopter cabin. It did settle down in tone a bit in the latter half, but the only action to be found was a few stills of Sylvia and Teppei wonking people with their silly little swords. I miss the days when all a superspy needed was a PP7 and a libido that just wouldn’t quit.

The two major things of interest in the episode is GMW Stubbins getting gut shot and, of course, the bomb at the ending, showing that most likely, the goal from the start was to assassinate Teppei. Of course, given that the preview for next week doesn’t have a single explosion, or even any of them popping bubble wrap, one has to wonder what the point even was. Instead, we get Charlotte dancing like a lunatic. Like I said, we’re having some distinct issues with presentation cohesion here. I also can’t believe that Stubbins is dead after all of 5 minutes of screen time, especially without a corpse. He’s probably in on it with the crazies.

Preview:

Bombs? What bombs?

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • karasu says:

    well that was quickest love rival elimination, ever.

  • Yue says:

    Snake! Can you hear me Snake! Snake!! SNAAAAAAAAKE!!!
    [someone has to do it]

  • jeffng9 says:

    still charlotte…
    i think we need something else to spice up the story…

  • chad001 says:

    …Let’s just hope Charlotte dies in the explosion, and we finally get some drama… there was nothing special about this as everyone hated Stubbins, and that yes, he probably is evil… most rich bastard fiancees are….

  • Anonymous says:

    And Nezu Haruhiko is the mastermind ! lol

  • jeffng9 says:

    its not that i hate charlotte…
    i jsut think its about time they move teppei’s attention to the other girls… especially slyvi

  • Irie says:

    I actually enjoyed the episode. Aroduc is right when he criticizes the tone of the show. The action scenes are much welcome but the comedy with the terroist seemed out of place. I suspect the writers wanted to tone down the tension a bit from what should have been a pretty serious scene.

    As to the romance, if you like Charlotte it’s a win. It’s pretty clear that the show is a bit less harem and more romantic comedy. May not be intentional but that’s what it appears like. The one thing I really do like is how the show is not a cookie cut harem. They are trying to add new elements which may not work well but still interesting.

  • Nikolai says:

    Well i think that Stubbins isn’t dead yet…. cuz they made it so that he was dead right? but they didn’t confirm it… they just shot him and then dragged him out of there… So if this story is really predictable or not… Nevertheless it still has to have a twist…

    Possible Twists:

    – Sylvie or Houjouin might die… probably because they helped Arima…

    – Stubbins isn’t dead yet and he might be with “Josephine” that acted as if they were enemies… lets face it, a love rival can’t be that easy to eliminate!

    – Van Hossen, The Trusted Partner of Arima, is part of the terrorist group “Truth”, and has a hidden agenda against Arima * and Some Other character will discover this fact and will tell Silvia about it…

    OR….

    This Anime is one of those 13 Episode disappointments that ends with a typical harem-love-comedy Happy Ending

    oh and by the way…

    To Chadd001: Well we all know Charlotte will not end up dead in this anime… it’s gonna mess up the script…