September 4th, 2012
What the hell was going on here, feel?
I really must reiterate how much more unpleasant it is to watch this on its own in the morning instead of on Thursday nights with the threat/in the aftermath of the other corny, bad AT-X show. Terrible things are so much easier to swallow on a full stomach. Anyway… and you’ll never guess this one… they got kicked around for a while before his power suddenly exploded and he won in one attack. It’s the formula that has never ever ever gotten old! Never! I guess at least feel is putting some effort into animating it. Not much, and it still looks awful, which brings me to the main point…
The star of this episode though was the remarkably awful direction. It’s never good to begin with, but usually the writing managed to beat it out in the terrible-off. Not this week though. Between the really freakish over-animation, the nonsensical daydreaming and overreactions in the middle of the fight, just good god. See, because his true ultimate sexual fantasy is a loving relationship. That is sooooooooo… Good lord, I don’t even know what. And apparently he spent that entire daydream narrating it to everybody else in the room. And that’s not even touching on the truly awful music. The start deserves special mention. "Flair the dramatic music! Final approach! Now… pan over some stuff! Pan some more! Pan some more! Pan more! Okay. Music’s over. Cut to something else."
Return of the dog.