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The Prince and The Pussy #12 — Attack of the Music Boxes

June 29th, 2013

 

I want to go back to sleep.

My stomach and I are fighting, so I got about two hours of sleep last night and am feeling more cantankerous than usual. Muromi also might be a little delayed if I’m successful in my attempts to go back to sleep since it doesn’t air for almost another two hours.

Impressions:

God, were they really trying to wring out the melodrama with the crying children and existential speeches from things that shouldn’t even be trusted to cross the street on their own. The time loop here also doesn’t make much, if any sense. The children also seemed to take people glowing, floating into the air, and then being sucked into a sparkly singularity pretty well. You’d think that’s the kind of thing that would scar impressionable children… at least the ones that weren’t being forced into drag by the local creepy woman.

And of course, to top it all off, a totally appropriate kiss followed by a date with everyone. Because why the hell not apparently. The only way that could have been more painfully forced just for the sake of having it is if there was a crowbar and a pack of burly men involved. There was even a damned music box tinkling for probably half the episode.

     

Final Thoughts:

After a decently humorous and even occasionally creative start, it quickly sank into yet another parade of melodrama with the humor just being something that filled a few minutes each episode, frequently having absolutely nothing to do with everything else that was going on. This is perhaps easiest to see through the character interactions, or more exactly, the complete lack of them. Not a single one exists in any meaningful way outside from Yokodera, who loses about 90% of his personality after the opening arc and from then on primarily exists only as a pair of ears.

Heck, Azuki may as well simply not exist as far as events in the story are concerned after about episode 4 and she’s supposedly part of the primary love polygon, to say nothing of the pink haired girl who was introduced and then unceremoniously dumped from the show almost immediately, or the angry ponytail girl who literally would just pop out to blatantly fill time. And all Yokodera ever does is stand there with an idiotic expression on his face while they blurt out whatever’s bothering them, instantly solving all their problems simply by dint of existing. That is not how you create a relationship, melodrama, or likeable characters, and this show is attempting to trade on nothing but its characters even while typically eschewing them or reducing them to obligatory fly-bys each episode. Maybe it’s some kind of super-meta thing about wish fulfillment, but I doubt the writers are smart enough for that.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jingoi says:

    I hate these shows, the ones where it’s painfully obvious MC and female MC are going to f***. Why can’t other guys have a chance with her then fail? Why must she falll in love with MC in 1-3 eps? Why bother with these damn love triangles?

  • elior1 says:

    can somone explain me what why yokudra lost his memories becouse i didnt understend in this episode

    Longhaul says:

    the girls mom will die soon, MC gave his memories to the elder sister so she would have memories of her mother, that is why she remembers things incorrectly and he just doesn’t have any long term memories

    Di Gi Kazune says:

    Kinda like self-induced Alzheimer’s…

  • The Phantom says:

    Most contrived plot ever, also non sensical most of the time.

    Just glad that its over, I think it stopped being fun after episode ~+3 (when they ran out of ideas and had to go for the atrocious main plot).

  • algorithm says:

    It was a story about a cunt trying to be cute. Or not, it’s kinda hard to tell.
    Anyway, special mention to the ED of this show for being the most cancerous thing since the openings of K-ON!!