[C] #02 — I’ve Got Big Balls

April 21st, 2011

 

Try not to overthink a black guy’s Economy-Persona shooting balls from its crotch.

Impressions:

Much much better episode than the first, although it still suffered from a lot of the same problems. I don’t like Kimimaro very much and the real world stuff remains pretty lame. They’re trying to tie the worlds together through the black money and how things are connected, but they’re not doing a great job of selling it to me, pun intended. Kimimaro also manages to both be combative when people aren’t doing much of anything to him but trying to help (arguably) as well as useless when fat black guys are trying to crush him with giant balls or stab him with energy daggers. It’s like the worst of all worlds. I guess at least he doesn’t whine… much.

MSYU isn’t bad so far either, and yes, that is seriously her name. Despite leaping on him constantly, she was actually concerned with their mutual survival in battle instead of any kind of horrible breast/lack-of-breast groping jokes. The whole first half with her fight was pretty decent all around. Not up to Tatsunoko’s usual levels of animation or choreography… aaaaand the rest of the art/animation in the episode was pretty janky, but it wasn’t that bad an action bit and took up most of the episode. It was a little disappointing on a couple fronts though. I don’t like how they were ready and willing to inflict grievous wounds on MSYU and have her roaming around just fine a moment later. Just like Freezing, it undermines their abilities to make these battles actually visceral enough to affect the audience when even the grunts are carving the protagonist in half. Second, it was incredibly disappointing to watch them run away for the entire thing, then just suddenly team up and nuke the entire city block in their first attack. I’m already having flashbacks to Dragon Crisis. I really really hope that they don’t keep pulling that for the rest of the show.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DMZ says:

    SO MUCH RED

    Jack says:

    Better dead than red.

    Aroduc says:

    I’m not sure Mao had a position on economic other-worlds.

    His wife though…

  • lubczyk says:

    Ah, man!!!

    I was hoping Mashu was going to be voiced by Rie Kugimiya.

    She would fit the role so well.

  • Aex says:

    Yes, phase the stupid normal girl into the background… good show, good. Msyu kinda annoys me and I already like her better. Her and Yoga will get along great once the confusion starts wearing off… hopefully.

    It’s seriously no wonder that most newbies don’t win their first match though, considering they’re thrown into the fight with absolutely no idea wtf is going on.

  • Toki says:

    Does anyone else notice their use of cg to animate people? It’s annoying me to no end.

    Zilla says:

    Dear lord, yes. And it’s so random, too. They switch between styles like a politician switches opinion: frequently, abruptly, and annoyingly.

    Anonymous says:

    why the hell are they doing this
    it looks simply awful

    i’ll keep watching this because i like dat mad hatter but that’s about it