January 25th, 2013
Again, not enough bunny/bunny abuse.
Quite boring first half. Things got a little better in the later going, but the lack of budget is still doing a number on things. Maybe now that they’ve got all the basic intros to the characters out of the way, they can pick things up a little bit. It’s also a little unintentionally disturbing that they have a bunch of destitute children cleaning up a gigantic bath for them to lounge around in luxury. Maybe they could share one of Bunny’s many fancy dresses with the children dressed in rags. Not to mention Izayoi is surrounded by females and the only thing he has interest in is the helpless little boy. I’m trying not to read too much into that. Any time the director begins randomly panning around a room to show such exciting things as… the ceiling… or that chair over there… and check out this empty shot of the sky… they’ve pretty much failed the litmus test of "Have I made this scene interesting?"
The episode was mainly centered on
Not-Rin Asuka and Jin… although all she really did was poke the magic tiger in the head with a sword and all he did was be talked at by Izayoi. The animation for these ‘fights’ isn’t getting any better either. I guess it’s slightly interesting, if unsurprising, that her power comes with a number of limits in terms of both interpretation and opponent, but in the same way that finding two M&Ms stuck together is ’slightly interesting.’ They could have done a whole lot better and more with it than wrapping the tiger up once followed by a slightly off-screen finishing donk to the head.