God of Misfortune! #01 — “She Says Only Backbiting”

July 4th, 2012

 

What the living hell is that supposed to mean?

Impressions:

As literally the only show airing on Tuesday or Wednesday this season, it doesn’t have a whole ton of competition, and yet for some reason I’m pantsless and wearing my towel like a feather boa. It’s annoying sophomoric. Nothing can be said if it can’t be screamed or said in one sentence when it can be said in ten. The jokes aren’t particularly good or creative to begin with. "I’ll kill you." "That’s a death god job, not yours." "I don’t care!" Thanks for that pause to tell a hilarious joke, random narration that existed in the show exactly long enough to make the show and was not see before or after. Character’s are less defined by character traits and more defined by volume.

Coming from Sunrise, it is well made at least, although like the deafening audio, it could probably stand to be pulled back a notch or three. It also never missed a chance for cleavage or shots up a girl’s ass, plus the ED is pretty much 100% cosplay T&A. Their constant cuts to splash backgrounds is a little disconcerting too. With the visuals going "a joke is about to be made" then the script screaming "THE JOKE HAS NOW BEEN MADE" usually accompanied by someone’s giant head popping out to yell it, it gets exhausting quickly, overwhelming everything else. The music wasn’t doing the humor any help either. It really loves its tinkling piano tracks, which do not mesh well with the show’s excessive energy at all.

I don’t know. It wasn’t all bad, but being effectively screamed at for twenty straight minutes isn’t my idea of a good time and overrides the few decent gags there were. The humor was mostly fairly poor anyway, even if it had been told better. Yes, yes. You have an inferiority complex over having small breasts. Hilarious. Never seen that one before. It really needs to deliver its jokes a lot better and make either character something besides a screaming harpy. …Which I highly doubt is going to happen.

             

Preview:

More of the same.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Totali says:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images3/misfortune1/65.jpg

    Zangief, protector of Russian skies, would be proud.

  • Fhoenix says:

    And the videos are already blocked in Japan…

  • The Phantom says:

    This was a boring and monotonous show, filled with bad jokes, bland plot and a noisy lead that spent most of the episode running and screaming.

    I’m certainly not gonna bother watching episode 2 of this.

  • Chipp12 says:

    I’ve got a headache from this episode…

  • jingoi says:

    So when does the crappy romance begin?

  • Anon says:

    “So when does the crappy romance begin?”

    Read the manga if you are that interested, its actually pretty good.

  • ano says:

    what volume does it begin?