Princess Lover! #09 — Masterful

August 30th, 2009

 

There’s really no other word for it.

Impressions:

I’m not sure what they did a better job with, the repetitive music, haphazardly mixing presentation styles, the lack of production errors, or the surprise twist at the end. We’ll start with the best and most surprising part. GMW Stubbins… is not actually dead. And he’s evil! Wow! I never saw any of that coming. I have to applaud his foresight. He managed to predict that Charlotte would run away from home, go to a certain hotel, and then planned to fake his own death just so he could pick her up himself in a limo just afterward. And all this weeks, maybe months in advance. This was done so amazingly that it didn’t feel completely fabricated in the slightest. The terrorists were also amazingly on the ball. Despite Teppei having absolutely no reason to be there in the first place, let alone stay there after everybody else left, they managed to catch him in their carefully thought out trap.

The rapid shifts in presentation and genre were also handled excellently. In the middle of a terrorist bombing, it was wonderful to see two or three minutes of comic relief of Teppei attempting to fight a steel divider, with the gag that there was a hardware store right next to them all along. Charlotte also contributed well to those sequences by happily dancing around and saying how fun it was to be with Teppei in spite of imminent death. One also has to congratulate Seika and Sylvia. The Arima group only had 50 some odd special ops units in the field… and a dog, so it made perfect sense to fly in a dilettante and a fashion designer to disarm a single bomb. What can’t fashion designers do? I also loved the encore presentation of "Teppei is so awesome" while flying back to a terrorist engagement. It’s not like they could have been boning up on bombs or anything. And yes, Sylvia, I too think that sex with Teppei would be just as awesome as your dead mother.

Teppei also stepped up to the plate by magically regenerating his broken wooden sword, and turning it to metal in order to deflect bullets. I think this opens up the possibility that he’s really Shirou. He also managed to defy the laws of physics by throwing a building wrecking bomb about 30 feet away from him down a chute. I mean, it’s not like an enclosed space would channel the heat and force out of it or anything. He’s clearly far stronger than anybody ever suspected.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think that repeatedly slamming a waffle iron on my hand will be an excellent idea and a perfect way to follow this absolutely stellar display of… well… everything.

Preview:

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17 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chen says:

    Oh, those wacky terrorists!

    This is turning out to be more absurd than Juuden-chan.

    Well, maybe not.

  • Anonymous says:

    I always knew he was Shirou. I mean he already has Saber and Rin in his harem, and the maid is an easy replacement for Sakura.

  • shadow says:

    Is other anime with the man,hero and the girlsd are in love for the hero and the girls are only a pretty body ?.

  • Anonymous says:

    Trace On !

  • moridin84 says:

    You’re being sarcastic, but it sounds like a really awesome episode.

  • Irie says:

    I hadn’t seen the episode before reading the review. Couldn’t stop laughing. Really good stuff.

    As to the episode itself, there really isn’t much I could say for anyone looking for either a logical story or some serious development. If at all possible, Charlotte was made to look even ditzier. But I actually thought many of the scenes were pretty funny. Basic slap-stick stuff at the expense of reality or even common sense.

    I can only suggest anyone watching this episode not look too carefully. Like I said, get a few yucks and basically move on.

  • benevida says:

    Jerk. Just when I was willing to overlook the episodes flaws, (apparently ‘many’ flaws) you turned me around on this one. The sword that regenerated and deflected bullets was the straw that broke the camel on this one.

  • jeffng9 says:

    erm… looks like the fiance to be didn’t die i guess…
    can he clone or multiply by himself?

  • Nanaya says:

    I think we broke aroduc with this episode…

  • Kikaifan says:

    You know, I actually got into anime while I was staying in a burn ward. It’s funny how these things move in circles.

  • karasu says:

    Oh how the vicious cycle continues

  • Yue says:

    Indeed. But maybe at the time of his writing this, he has odd demonic grin on his face overflowing with sarcasm.

    Or maybe he had too much coffee. ^_^

  • Nikolai says:

    Oh God….. this anime is turning out to be the predictable type….. if you have read my last post at Episode 08… you’ll know how right i am…. xD

  • That guy says:

    Goddamn I love reading your episode reviews.

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  • erosmagnum says:

    what do you expect from an anime based off a hentai game.. they should have left the hentai…

  • Josef says:

    It is supposedly normal for maids of the Arima Group to have elite hacking skills so I find it odd that they don’t perform regular data backup and that security and data don’t seem to have separate servers.

    Very early on, Isshin asks if Charlotte and Teppei were the only ones left in Arima Hills and Yuu affirms that. About four minutes later, we see a couple of hostages (as seen from the previous episode) still tied up in what seems to be a computer room. No wonder the SPs cannot reach the other bombs if they didn’t even bother securing the whole area in order to search for and rescue everyone.

    To a certain degree, viewers are expected to suspend disbelief (for any kind of film sans documentaries). Humor can sometimes even be found in forced absurdities. However, scene and plot oddities arising from lack of quality control can and will become annoying as they accumulate.

    I may have enjoyed watching this a bit, but it turned out to be one of those series that I cannot recommend.