The UNLIMITED #01 — Super Esper IV

January 7th, 2013

 

Apparently we’re just going to rewrite the past then.

Impressions:

Maybe my memory of the first season was wrong, but I’m pretty sure that PANDRA was a recent thing, and certainly not well estabished to have their own line of caviar. Well, maybe if Muscle was around. Alas. I give about even odds between Manglobe simply deciding to strike off on their own in strange directions, and only getting as far as the first line in the Wikipedia article of the series when it came to learning the greater series. Oh, and he also has a little pin in his lapel that he turns to go Super Esper IV. Aaaand the super cyborg that could fight him, the last boss of the greater series, to a standstill? Vulnerable to the all-mighty power of Gun-Haver. Sigh.

So the writing is already somewhere between haphazard and terrible. Manglobe didn’t do too terrible a job on the rest. Not a good job, mind you, as the fight wasn’t that interesting, the first 15 minutes of set-up was just plain dull, Andy is a very boring sidekick (even with the obvious plant angle), and I really have no idea where they’re going to go if they’re beginning with him already invincible and sailing the seas with a battleship full of over powered followers. I expected more insert songs and terrible CG. You know, Maglobe’s trademarks. Something I could really make fun of. Instead, I just feel ambivalent and a little bored.

Preview:

Cruising the European seas.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Wilfriback says:

    Actually, from what I heard this is a spin-off which Shiina (ZKC author) wrote for the anime.

    I missed that squirrel.

  • anise_punter says:

    Haven’t more recent manga chapters established that PANDRA or some reasonable facsimile has been around since the second world war?

    Now, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, but I think something did get retconned somewhere along the line.

  • Aroduc says:

    Ignore me. I just had WW2 on the brain since the next episode’s title was “Ghost of WW2.”

    And I’m feeling a little awesome on cough medication right now.

    Comments about the lapel and spawning a super cyborg in the very first episode that can match the supposed last boss of the series still stand.

  • OniId says:

    There is like a 2 or 3 year time hop in the manga, so end of the first series is like those 2-3 years prior. As I understand it, this stuff is happening in that gap. That said, it’s still a bit…hmm…yeah…

  • A-kun says:

    oh-ohhhh. when he turned back from his “SSJ4 mode” he said something about “stopping time”.

    Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but aren’t they implying that if he spends too much time in that “unlimited” mode he will grow old and eventually die?
    If that’s the case, well, I can see that happening in the match against the last boss of this series.
    Really.
    Japanese can be unpredictable when they want.

  • The Phantom says:

    Watching someone extremely overpowered blasting effortless everything (and with a super Saiyan mode on top of that!) was unusually boring for a somewhat action packed show.

    I will go on with this show SO LONG the action keeps going.

  • bk47 says:

    I did not read anything about it but is this not the dystopian future? if his queen exists it can be that far back (or did he have a vision of her)
    i was under the impression that with the prison and the full out urban combat this was the dystopian future
    and Gun-Haver was her kid

  • ark noir says:

    Dunno, I enjoyed it for what it was…..a mess, but an enjoyable one probably due to a lack of teeny boppers,high schools and hyobu getting turned into Yuuhi Katagiri from Akaneiro.

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images3/unlimited1/6.jpg

    google the rest.

  • Rednal says:

    Having recently gone through some of the older material for the series again, I’m not really sure that I agree with your feeling that the random monster was fighting Hyobu to a standstill… I think they just wanted an excuse for his… weird… super-mode thing… yeah, I got nothing on that.

    Of course, Level 7 espers are emphatically *not* equal in power; it’s a catch-all for “we can’t measure it anymore”, and in the first show, Kaoru destroys entire skyscrapers by accident. BEFORE she learns how to control what she’s doing and make it better. XD And Hyobu isn’t so much overwhelmingly strong (except for the random super-mode…?) as very good at combining his powers, so yeah.

    I’unno. But hey, more ZKC!