Majin Bone #01 — Rock Sense Tingling

April 1st, 2014

 

Did somebody call for a bone-master?

Impressions:

I don’t think everybody on staff was on the same page here. If not for the ridiculous OP and ED, this could probably have passed for a more or less regular show and NOT a TCG shilling advertisement. Not that I’m saying it was much better or more exciting than those things, it just played that angle pretty close to the vest with a set of characters more generally associated with things like horrible LN adaptations, right down to the evil dragon within, rather than young teen card game schtick. I guess it was mostly the way they veered a bit older and how the show was taking itself weirdly seriously when it came to the central action.

It, however, moved with the speed of a kneecapped snail. After Noisy’s Rock Sense started tingling, he faffed around with the rock for three minutes before it exploded, and then it was another minute and a half before it exploded again. And that was followed by a couple minutes of wandering around in the dust. And even all that didn’t come until halfway through the episode, so after the Everybody’s Kung-Fu Fighting ‘hook,’ it was around 7-8 minutes of just watching generic exciteable protagonist daydream about busty American ‘aliens’ and/or get interrupted by his neighbor when about to masturbate.

While not quite what I was expecting, and bear in mind that I was expecting a silly fiasco of everybody screaming about bone-this and bone-that, it still didn’t really have much interesting to it. I guess the CGI blends better than I expected with the regular art, which is always a major source of annoyance for me, but I suspect that’s because both it and the art are pretty haphazard. Otherwise, feh.

Next Episode:

Oh, there’s the trading cards.

Posted in Anime | 5 Comments »

5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Silly Aroduc, snails don’t have knees.

    Also, I can hardly contain my excitement for your Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V review. I won’t take no for an answer because the preview had the protag riding a pink hippo. That easily outdoes almost everything Kill la Kill has ever done and you went all down the rabbit hole with that.

  • anon999 says:

    It seems like YGOV has set the tone for the series.

  • elior1 says:

    not bad at all pretty good for first episode

  • elior1 says:

    the new pokemon season with new main character that is not ash which will air in this thursday set the bar pretty high more then yugioh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy6oKszQRnM

  • The Phantom says:

    Another stupid card game show? gimme break japan…