Robot Girls Z #07-9 — “Jack Off!”

March 3rd, 2014

 

That does not mean what you think it means, Toei.

Impressions:

The way Giganta’s lips moved when she talked but often not her fangs/teeth was a little unsettling. I’m also not sure the face on her chest with the two eyes and long, cyllindirical beard was the optimal design. Unless they were going for a penis. I guess that’s always a possibility. I think this one much more than the other two was leaning on the references and robo classique in-jokes, especially toward the end. The first part… well… the antagonists basically did nothing more than climb into a robot and then strip the protagonist trio. I think they just needed to pad out the time and didn’t want to bother coming up with any actual premise.

The last two ‘episodes’ were essentially just one which meant that all of a sudden, everything was taking twice as long. They also couldn’t seem to make up their mind whether random people leaping in at the last moment to save them was ‘cool’ (relatively speaking) or a joke and mixing the two wasn’t being very effective. Tone in general felt a little off in the latter going. The overdramatized moment of despair was particularly weird. I’m pretty sure they were going for excessive, but it really wasn’t far enough beyond the bawling of your standard snotty Jump affairs love to do, so it was less parody and more imitation. Galaxy Angel’s volleyball and soap opera parodies remain my gold standard of mocking melodrama in anime and this was no they… them… thou?

So overall, I guess it was an okay OVA series. The first part(s) were easily the strongest and it got fairly lazy toward the end.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • AGear2Ax says:

    There was a part when Giganta talked that the animation turned very weird, almost as if it was only sketched. Idk if that was a joke or they were lazy animating that part >.< XD

  • ang show na maraming tama says:

    where’s the FINAL thoughts about this.

    Aroduc says:

    Montpelier, Vt