A Town Where You Live #01 — Bait and Switch

July 13th, 2013


"Check it out! Tits! I mean melodrama. Yes. That’s the ticket!"


I guess I’ll say it was better than what I remember of the OVA. That was 21 minutes of nothing happening very slowly. This was merely 17 minutes since apparently Gonzo already blew the animation budget on Dog Scissoring and couldn’t shell out for the full time that this epic romance demands. It is not a pretty show in any way. The direction certainly isn’t helping either. There’s this scene at the start where one swings a bat at the other and knocks the other over, but the whole thing is shown as a bunch of quick shots of thighs, eyes, hands, and hips. I don’t even know what they could have possibly been thinking there. There’s also a moment later in the episode where he points out that he can see her panties, and it takes an entire three seconds to pan all the way up her, sitting with her legs splayed before she reacts. That’s a rare kind of incompetent direction that you don’t see every day.

So no, it was not particularly enjoyable and between the melodramatic episode featuring morose generic guy and combative angry girl and their laughable sexual ‘chemistry,’ the topless OP, and incompetent direction, I think it’s safe to say that they don’t have any idea what they’re doing here and are just trying to throw crap at the wall and hope that something sticks.

Next Episode:

Meeting the rest of the cast.

Posted in Anime | 13 Comments »

13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • slicendice says:

    And in other news Women are just giant holes to drool over.

  • DmonHiro says:

    The HELL? They aren’t starting from the beginning? Who does that?
    I’ve never seen an anime that does not start from the beginning of the manga, except those OVAs that comes with volumes. Well… I’m out.

  • Karry says:

    What is the name of the fucking show ?

  • Baby Choo Choo says:

    Oh god, it’s this freaking show. I tried to stick with the manga. I really did, but holy **** it just gets increasingly worse.

    The main character is dumber than your average bag of bricks, every female might as well be called “Hole” and given a number, and story makes your average soap opera look like an Oscar-winning masterpiece.

    I’ve seen some terribad harem/romance shows in my time, but this one is definitely up there with the worst of them.

  • The Phantom says:

    So this was supposed to be a highlight of this season? what a boring unanimated piece of melodrama shit this was.

    It did not even started from the beginning what the heck, people should buy the manga to know what happened before this? Disappointing disappointing disappointing!!!

  • Speedyshadow says:

    From all these shit Japan have pulled out from their asses the past couple of years, I have come to a conclusion that Japan love their flat characters that are basically a black slate for you to overwrite yourself into.

    • Speedyshadow says:

      Btw pplz, please feel free to input characters on top of your mind in here that is considered a blank slate.

      • jingoi says:

        The MC from the Rescue Me! manga/OVA, whatever his name is. Male harem leads shouldn’t count as characters anymore.