Samurai Bride #01 — …And Now They’re Maids

April 5th, 2013

 

Shut the hell up and give them the food already. You’re hurting my ears.

Impressions:

When last we left our story, Jubei had died and come back to life in the battle against… I don’t remember. Genetically engineered super samurai or something. So now, of course, when Muneakira comes back to the dojo, they’ve turned it into a maid cafe whore house. Obviously. Unfortunately though, this is a much weaker start to this season. The last devolved quickly from a rather slick and stylish beginning, but this doesn’t even get that far. The action’s weaker, especially in the choreography department, and the supposed fanservice edges on the chirpy and ear piercingly obnoxious.

At least it does provide probably enough threads for the plotline to last the entire season, even if it takes half the episode to get there. There’s the antagonists who show up to curb stomp them because if they can’t track down the ‘real’ Jubei then why the hell not just smash some faces, sealing Muneakira’s power completely (like he ever used a sword anyway), and the killer Jubei is missing/presumed dead. After twenty minutes to reach the first sentence of Flower of Evil’s introductory blurb on the website, I’m not sure that I can handle such a deep and involving story moving so fast.

So basically, it’s about as good here as it was on the lower end of its first run. Not exactly an auspicious beginning for a series that had a number of significant problems to begin with. Luckily (for it), Friday is a wasteland.

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15 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Hiyama says:

    What is that girl doing with the bitgag, lol.

  • algorithm says:

    I second that.

  • Benigmatica says:

    And I fear that it’s gonna be censored like the first season!

  • giuvigiuvio says:

    I am hapy to report that there is an uncensored version out there.

  • Goldi says:

    The censoring in this was hilarious so I don’t care even if it’s censored.

  • Benigmatica says:

    Really… But I have to wait and see.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    Jubei got revived if you saw the DVD/Blu-Ray version of the last episode’s ending.

    Just so you know.

    Also, Yukimura’s thunder thighs. That’s all.

  • bill says:

    Maybe if they had killed off the male protagonist and left him dead, this would be worth watching. Another harem anime with all the girls fawning over a lame MC, I’ll pass.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    Not really…and even if is, it’s even jsutifiable with the contract excuse, a la Sekirei.

    In fact, it’s more of love triangle. Jubei’s just…there.

  • Jinzilla says:

    It’s actually still censored? I saw the uncensored one :s.

  • chad001 says:

    If they killed off the MC it would just devolve into another generic ‘action’-comedy-fanservice, with occasional yuri undertones, ie; not any better…

    Face it, Japan (and humanity as a whole) is just starting to run out of new and innovative ideas.

  • bill says:

    1st Statement(fixed):If they killed off the MC it would be an ‘action’-comedy-fanservice, with occasional yuri undertones, ie; much better…

    2nd Statement: I completely agree.

  • jingoi says:

    looking forward to complain about Yukimura’s censorship.

  • The Phantom says:

    I stopped watching when I saw the maid cafe… had to rewatch it later and at least some sort of action happens but is poor and uninspired.

    The first season sucked hard after some episodes, I suppose that in this season this was the best animated episode and best fight scene, so I am guessing the rest is going to be stupid fanservice and nothing else.

    I will probably watch later episode for any sign of improvement, but this season started poorly indeed.

  • rozen says:

    1. Speak for yourself, yuri sux.

    2. Agreed.