October 14th, 2012
I don’t envy anybody who has to translate that ball scene.
Mostly the same as the first. Every now and then the humor worked well, but about 90% of it was just sort of open pointless space and boring exposition. The
Utena Rejects antagonists are being a lot more amusing than the protags too. The whole thing with them all standing around and using words with ‘tama’ (ball) in them as the now-single-balled winced was just about terrible enough to actually make the puns work, plus losing a testicle is such a better motivation than even antagonists in serious shows usually have.
Little else of tremendous import. Sidekicks gave background on world and various unneeded technobabble over magic, he got his ridiculous rocket sword working, and broke the other ball with a rocket to the groin. With the amount of effort and ringing noises they put into that though, you’d expect a little more into the gags about his ‘balance’ now being off, especially with the fight at the end. Go all the way with that in the fight, damn it.
Oh boy. An annoying mascot.