The Aesthetics of an Antihero #12 — Dragons Filled With Gunpowder

September 20th, 2012

 

Why exactly did it explode?

Impressions:

Well, they succeeded in making it even worse than just ten minutes of groping and other silliness by instead packing the second half with all kinds of shadowy planning and arguments between characters who really have nothing to directly do with a single event that happened. What a fantastic way to end a show. Talking heads shadows and quaternary characters putzing about how everything’s super serious. Good lord. Could you have at least focused it on the main characters? You’d at least think that it would’ve freed up some money to make the finale not embarrassingly poor, but of course not. You’d also think they’d end the show instead of a terrible, corny cliffhanger about going off to have adventures in the other world. But we’ve long since left sense mugged, robbed, violated, and stinking in the gutter at least six or seven episodes ago.

The first half was at least terrible instead of just boring. I’ll never understand one thing though. When the enemy shoots a narrow beam, why must every Japanese character’s first instinct be to try to hit it with something. Sword, fist, face, another beam, whatever. Even Superman… who is invulnerable… dodges at least 10% of the time. Also, I haven’t been paying close attention to the exact science, but the whole SHOCK! bit over him losing a whole one of his bands was ridiculous. Especially with about a half dozen people behind him. At least Pinky gave him hers immediately, as did bitchy. That’s twice as powerful! Wait, no. He already had about 10. So that’s… 10% more sword than he had before! That must be why the dragon exploded. Or maybe it was Second Banana doing something for the first time in the show… only revealed after the fact anyway. Stellar.

 

Final Thoughts:

What’s left to say? It’s been tedious and boring. Even more so after No Sex moved off the night so there was nothing ready at hand to favorably compare the poor story to. Oh, there were glimmers at the start. Not horrible animation to kick things off, confident and amusing hero sexually harassing girls that needed sexually harassing, and the roaming lesbian also sexually harassing girls that needed sexual harassing, but as things went on, about all that was left of any of that was some overt T&A to fill the time. Is Whose-Her-Face even a lesbian anymore? Did we forget about that entirely?

Then again, that time filling was worlds better than when it tried to be serious. Being bad I can take. Enjoy even. It gives me something to write about. Something to laugh at. Being slow, plodding, and boring though? Ugh. And almost the entire last month or so was the latter. That last arc had less menace to it than the damn cockatrice since it mainly consisted of people sternly glaring at each other and iterating, reiterating, and rereiterating arbitrary plot points. Go back to ancient warlords with G cups, Arms.

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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jingoi says:

    Heard the LN isn’t any better, just a bunch of akatsuki always being more powerful than anyone except his dad and I bet that won’t be true soon. Not enough les-girl or Yuzuha ecchi, just a lot of miu we’ve already seen before. Edited ep 11 down to about 2-4 mins of miu ecchi scenes, not wasting 60-90MBs on crap anymore.

  • RaiKitsune says:

    So what shows are good aruduc? What are some of the best anime of all time. I need to watch those instead of this.

  • algorithm says:

    This could be interesting.

  • tachi says:

    pokemon, digimon, monster rancher

    in that order

  • Aroduc says:

    Final Fantasy Unlimited, Seven of Seven, and Tarzoon.

  • RaiKitsune says:

    What a troll. I was actually curious about a serious answer. Guess I am not getting one.

  • MAR-KLAC-VELOUS DE-KLAC-CADE says:

    well give good news, bad news, & seem more to go on it.

    good news
    everyone is safe cause boss block phil-dragon blast & tell miu believe in akatsuki give a wrist band & also vice pres as well.
    yea boss slay phil-dragon everything all fine.

    bad news
    Alazzard world yea bit yikes since probs monsters, demon, etc going wild since phil-dragon is slayed with phil’s owner is shock.
    with princess listy seem ok phil is gone but probs attack cry for boss & he on the way.

    hmm news
    secret meeting going seem like more hmm on boss akatsuki & want ready plan Y.
    kaido sorta sneak help boss with chains & oh spy with council members to watch boss.

    etc
    miu reveal her secret to shorty & lesbian after boss grab miu’s “fun size” so all in travel to Alazzard give kaido chain himself along wtih vice pres grab in too cue the adventure continues.

    & odds so must happen really where else main guy such a BOSS.

  • Try Mouretsu Pirates. I thought it was outstanding.

  • Also Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Best series of the last five years.

  • Aroduc says:

    I’m sure your intentions were nothing but altruistic.

  • Gorilla13 says:

    Madoka is pile of dog shit!

  • jingoi says:

    I suggest Mushi-Shi (very little action but it’s episodic plots are interesting), Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (it’s slice of life comedy without a bunch of crazy sh1t going on, comedy is hit or miss).

  • Haxer says:

    what a waste