Occult Academy #04 — The Heavy Music Club

July 26th, 2010

 

Uchida, you’re being outmanned by a fat guy in makeup with a keytar.

Impressions:

Well, the writing’s certainly not getting any better, but at least the inclusion of monsters and Maya this week was a step up from the previous episode. Mikaze takes Uchida to some random temple, they stumble into a hidden passage, Mikaze disappears for the rest of the episode (subtle), they discover Yggdrasil a magical underground forest, and then a keytar saves the day from the tengu mothmen. Seriously, A-1? A keytar? Even for this show, that’s quite the ass-pull. "I just happened to be carrying around… a keytar." He’s also apparently an expert hand to hand fighter. I expect no less from Koyasu. I’d be more annoyed with that scene if I wasn’t laughing at how awful it was. At least it was entertaining in that respect, which is more than I can say for Uchida.

The far bigger problem is that Uchida, who was not very good to begin with, was downright abysmal this week. He spent the entire episode crying and running away from things, then admitted (shocker here), that he made up his entire story about his past and he’s really just a pennyless bum that was forced kicking and screaming back in time. Meanwhile, we have both antagonist characters madly in love with him, one a walking cleavage machine and the other essentially Pepe le Pew. I cannot take your antagonist seriously when she’s also a joke character writing in her diary about how great the worst character on this show is. And Mikaze is… well… let’s just say that I’m not looking forward to the surprising reveal that she just might have something to do with the monsters. The only way that could have been more subtle is if it were painted on a blimp her blimps.

Preview:

Kozue episode… and why?

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • deathkillz says:

    hobo warrior Bunmei

  • lvlln says:

    I’m hoping that they made it so obvious that Mikaze was an antagonist or at least somehow related to this episode’s events just so they could surprise us by revealing that she’s not, and is just a country girl caught in the middle of something bigger than herself.

    Maybe I’m being too optimistic.

  • TJ says:

    At least we know now that Uchida has the foot speed to escape from anything. Just don’t expect him to save the world lol.

    Scamp says:

    Rincewind of the anime world?

    Aroduc says:

    Without the wit, beard, and cool wizzard hat.