October 4th, 2012
Needs more Angelic Layer, less Hand Maid May.
I really don’t quite know what they’re trying to do with this one. On the upside, the slavekeeper/male protagonist was barely in the episode. That probably made the entire dynamic a little less weird, but you still have 3 inch T&A bot roaming around, pressing butts against ‘glass’, flouncing their breasts, dressing up in maid outfits, and cleaning toilets all for their slavish devotion to their master. It’s probably something to not think too hard about and just enjoy until one of them invariably leads all the robots to rebellion.
Setting the premise aside though, it just doesn’t really do much of anything else. The action is nice enough, although both of the fights were just kind of along the lines of "Now we must kung-fu fight!" The art, however, is often… inconsistent, shall we say. Same CG-blended with animation as Infinite Stratos was for the fights too, which at least they’re using to be flashy instead of as an excuse not to draw a Pontiac Aztek. If they were trying to fill the rest of the time by being cute or funny, then it didn’t work at all. All they did was overlay the thinnest veneer of personality traits, maybe a cutesty speech tic nanodesu, and then have them run around. That’s it. It needs to ramp up one side or the other a lot more in importance and focus. They’re not even mutually exclusive. I don’t see why they weren’t cleaning his toilet with mini beam cannons or managing the hamster with judicious use of vibrosabers. At least the OP doesn’t have the idiot at all, so maybe they’ll be able to ditch/minimize that half of the show entirely… or maybe they’ll stay the course and try to have "cute robogirls skip around ‘cutely’ while talking about how devoted they are to Master" just to pad out the time between random encounters.
At least something’s getting shot at.