August 23rd, 2010
Please, Madhouse, never do that again.
Let’s start with the most notable thing in the episode. When Takashi tackled Rei and used her chest as a cushion for the rifle, the animators were apparently replaced by Cthulhu and His Unholy Legion. That was beyond Eiken levels of revolting. The least disgusting thing about that scene was Takashi shooting bullets between Saeko’s wildly flailing breasts as she flipped around through the air. The simple crotch cam of bullets grazing through her thighs was pleasant by comparison. But no. They decided to show the recoil as some kind of horrific undulating all over what could charitably be called her chest, but I think was some kind of disgusting space gloop.
The rest of the episode was decidedly mundane by comparison. The start was irritating and inane to the point of even Takashi getting so bored that he fell asleep, and then… once again… when they tried to move somewhere, they had to fight zombies, which led to Saeko getting her own little episode date with Takashi this time. If history teaches us anything, it means that next week will be 10 minutes of recap followed by Saeko getting groped. The animation and action was solid this week at least, breast revoltingness notwithstanding. The dog coming to their rescue was imbecilic and embodies the worst possible thing that they could have done with it, but it managed to be less irritating than Takagi with her whole "I’m so awesome! Oops, almost died immediately again."
I also question why a shotgun has a scope, and why Takashi would need to use it to hit something 5 meters away from him. It is a shotgun. It has a point and click interface. Next they’re going to have grenades with stabilizing fins.
Saeko and Stupid get chummy.