Shin Koihime Musou OT #12 — The Grand Plan

June 16th, 2010

 

Choun’s a naughty naughty girl.

Impressions:

Thus it ends. Not with a bang. Not with a whimper. With this.

That was only slightly more painful than I imagined, but they did put together a valid final strategy. Since the real Ryuubi is obviously too inept to get anything right, distract Koyasu with a stand-in, complete with fake sword, and then stab him in the back. I don’t think that’s going to go down in the record books as one of the more heroic ways to defeat your enemy, but hey, it was at least as effective as my idea of simply smothering Koyasu in her breasts. I’m amazed she even had the strength to throw her sword for that matter.

As for the bad part… well… pretty much everything else. After going through a montage of every character and their part in the elaborate scheme to charge straight at Koyasu, we then got to see… another montage of everybody charging straight at Koyasu while introducing themselves, sharing their favorite color, and other interesting ice breakers for the next time they’re at summer camp. I didn’t really expect the inanimate pottery to put up much of a fight, but Koyasu could have at least done something more impressive than sipping his wine, and flicking not-Ryuubi away from him. It’s always a sad day when any Koyasu dies, but at least I know that he’ll be back in a couple weeks as a sexual predator ninja in Basara. He really gets around the Orient these days.

Final thoughts at the bottom.

 

Final Impression:

The main reason I watched this was for something to do on Wednesdays, a day with absolutely nothing else going on. It filled twenty minutes in the evening, provided a few cheap laughs every now and then, and some good jokes about radioactive T&A. That’s about it. I skipped the last couple seasons, so I don’t really know how this stacks up, but eh… it killed twenty minutes once a week and while it was certainly never above mindless, it never got so bad that it physically pained me. Sure, it started at a much lower bar than, say… Princess Lover or Railgun, but it at least stuck to that and made very few overtures of being anything more than what it really was. That’s… well… not particularly laudable, but at least you know what you’re getting into. I’ve certainly watched much worse.

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Little bits of yuri and lots of moe. Works for me. They wrap up the main plot in one episode, which is what I expected and like most men in this series, the main bad guy is here and gone just like that. Great show for yuri and/or moe lovers.

  • cutemi2 says:

    another Shin KoiHime Next year again

  • Solaris says:

    Really? I definitely love this baka comedy. And fuck to Mr Serious 3Kingdoms adatpations out there :P
    PS: when will manga gamer publish this game? I’m so tred of waiting!

  • Anonymous says:

    Do you have a source to back up this claim? I saw nothing about this on moonphase, the show’s official website, or Anime News Nework. Maybe a magazine?

  • Anonymous says:

    all i get from your impressions, is that you are tsundere for this series

  • Jack Damn says:

    Ah, another season in the books.

    While the writing stayed it’s (its?) dismal sameness, the animation improved this season and I do like the character designs. Their hair designs are awesome.

    The cast is WAY too large. You’d think after three seasons we could have some in depth exploration of a few more outside the core cast. But no. We don’t even know much about the core cast actually. Lots of walking, carpet munching, eating and yelling of long names. Not much digging into their goals once things settle down and they no longer need to carry fancy spears.

    Maybe Gonzo will pick up the fourth season and add some 3-D pig mecha or something.

    Here’s hoping there’s another 12 episodes in the rice cooker.

  • Gonzo is a dead parrot. They stopped doing animation about two thirds of the way through Saki, and haven’t done anything since.

  • nothikago says:

    I wanted Ryuubi back in the bath ;_;
    Here’s to endless montages!

  • shadow says:

    I have hope is the end of it shoujo..

  • Solaris says:

    Well i’m speaking about the game here. It looks like this firm is going to publish it: http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/
    Check their blog staff. There are several posts about Koihime Musou. (and a lot of people asking when it will be finally ready)

  • Anonymous says:

    Wait, so what happened to that evil-mouse girl?

  • Aroduc says:

    I think he was in the background of the post party somewhere, but I really don’t remember well.