July 14th, 2012
Thank god Whose-His-Face didn’t transform like that.
FYI, Horizon’s broadcast is delayed about 20 minutes today. It already airs pretty late, just letting you know it’ll air even later.
Not bad. The longer they stretch out this initial battle, the less time they have to spend frittering it away on concerts and having tea. The animation for Becky’s transformation at the end was all kinds of janky though. I’m sure they got some other guy to come in and handle it and then just said "screw everything" to making it consistent with the style for the rest of the episode. It was also a lot more… sexual… than the show usually gets, although it couldn’t seem to make up its mind whether she was writhing in generic magical girl magical girlness or having a blast as it seemed to cut back and forth between her grinning like an idiot as clothes appeared and being in mid climax while tentacles injected clothing onto her.
Not a ton otherwise. It wasn’t boring, but none of the battles were well-animated enough to be all that interesting either. Becky’s version of the Sword Surfboard seems to be water skates. Take that as you will. I also am beginning to wonder what’s happening to the chocobos/giant sparrows whenever people fire gigantic blasts into their midsts. Only dog/cat/squirrel balls come flying out. Are the non-sentients just vaporized? Also, it seems like even the squirrel balls would suffer from being dropped a few hundred feet up in the air. Cou continues to annoy me, but I place at least as much of that on her speech pattern as her squeaky voice. Maybe she’s be more tolerable when she stops whining and starts shooting things next week. At least in theory.